* Posts by Michael Habel

2808 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

Autumn's GTC shows who Nvidia really cares about

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>Implying that some Cheeto dust covered Booty-Caller gamer is (or was), their customer. Perhaps more like EVGAs customer. But, the saw the light, and bailed. There is only one way you could ever justify nVidias insane pricing, and that is precuring their Card(s) to do production work cranking out the odd bit/eth/Dog eCoins. Where you stood a chance to make your money back, plus a nice bonus on top.

Alas Bitcoin got mined out, and Ethereum closed the door on GPUs.... For the moment, given how big that market was, and still is to some... I suspect either nVidia will either develop proper ASICs for them, at the current prices, Or some new wonder coin will crop up again. Either way this is just the eye of the hurricane.

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Re: I play

Gets the noggin jogging if nVidia would have it so to create YACC that can only be hashed best using their reassuringly expensive Cards. Which only start to make sense if you'd choose to see it as a Commercial item sold to recoop its loss inside six months. Problem is Ethereum has gone 100% ASIC, the Bitcoin mine has gone dry, and the other shite-tier Coins just aren't worth the bother.

Of course it also keeps me up at night wondering if they could at least in theory, even get away with it, assuming they can manage to stay three steps behind it, with out anyone finding out about it.

But, if nVidia think for a second anyone sane is going to blow 2k€ on a Graphics Card, they must be high AF!

More is the genuine pitty that intel's leadership sucks balls. First by getting perma-stuck at 14nm, than not being able to develop a working ARC Chip, so as to be competitive against these two knuckleheads. Cause AMD are definitely not any better. 850$ RX580s in late winter 2020 anyone?

Tongues wag that Softbank's Son may sell Arm to Samsung

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Re: I don't have this language in my "localization" settings.

Slang, To be rid of...

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Ok what makes Samsung any better of a pick than nVidia. Whom you are either free to like or not?

Appeals court already under fire for upholding Texas no-content-moderation law

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Re: Here we go...

I think the good Sir is confusing Conservatism with libertarianism.

Amazon has repackaged surveillance capitalism as reality TV

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Re: Apathy is the problem

And, here I thought it only recorded what was immediatly in front of it. If a modicum of what your insinuating were true beyound that. Your beef is NOT with your Neghbor, bur with Ring, and by proxy Jeff Bezos.

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Pint

Re: Apathy is the problem

Thanks for saiving me the need to write a simular responce.

Baidu crashes the cost of robo-taxis by 75 percent

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Terminator

Who is ultimately responsable for this thing killing someone, or a great deal many more, when the IoT AI decides to have a little lie down?

Hive to pull the plug on smart home gadgets by 2025

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Are you happy owing nothing? If not, why not?

The return of GPUs on sale may be tech world's monkey's paw of 2022

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Pint

Been saying that for years now. Why? Because it's true.

How can we make the VC world less pale and male, Congress wonders

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Re: 'what wasn't specifically mentioned'

WASP?! HAHAHAHA Oh... Wait your serious, let me laugh even harder! cause if you think those are Protestant / Cathlic names you are demented Sir.

Hangouts hangs up: Google chat app shuts this year

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Re: Yawn

The "Secret" is to open the Play Store, and then to search for, and download the "Browser" of your choise. Be that Firebadger, Brave, Opera or Edge. So let us NOT say that options other than Chrome exist. Thanks.

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I think that was the Dialer portion, which IIRC was limited to the USoA at the time. It quickly died once Whatsapp managed to do it better, and World-wide.

Crooks steal NFTs worth '$3m' in Bored Ape Yacht Club heist

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Re: Bits

Ok if I got downed for that.... Its cool I guess I learnt something. So it was someone else Drive that decide to click off then.... Fools meet Money I guess..

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Re: Bits

Sounds a bit like the Cat, who blew +4B$ on Twiter. He must have seen something it it, that I have, as yet havent. All the same I hope Twitter get a baddly needed tuneup. As to the the other cat with .jpgs well now he knows whats its like when your HDD of Pictures starts to CL-- Cl-- CLICK.

Elon Musk's Twitter mega-takeover likely imminent

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Coat

Re: So...

You say this like its a bad thing... I say its time to put on my Hunter Hat, and get my

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Re: Musk has painted himself as a "free speech absolutist,"

Good bye, and good riddence. Tik Tok deserves 'em!

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Re: Musk has painted himself as a "free speech absolutist,"

Yeah lets attach Musk to a Company that he cant't have no say in for the next Three Years, or so. good call!

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Answerson a Postcard please where is this so-called "Russin Propaganda" did it fall behind the Sofa somewhere in the wall to wall coverage that Ukrane has been getting since Feburary? Nobody is say that what their doing is right. But, nobody seems to care if they (i.e. The Russians), just might have a fair few points here.

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God bless Elon Musk! This man is a gift that just keeps on giving.

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I think it was Jack Yellen who said it best.... "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!"

Putin reaches for nuclear option: Zuckerberg banned

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Re: I know, right?

Yeah I'm sure such travel bans will be a bother to absolutely no one. The best way to sock it to the BIG G, Netflix, and Facebook is to ban their sevices outright. While its a damn shame whats going on over there. I have no intrest to perticipate, or see my Sons march off to perticipate in some made up conflict that serves to purposes of those self-same idiots who told us to own nothing, and be happy. i.e. the same clowns who are actually the frontmen of these companies.

Elon Musk buys 9.2% of Twitter, sends share price to the Moon

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Re: A propaganda piece Russia would be proud of

Well at least we know most of the readers are from the greater London Metro area. which explans it all.

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Re: Trump vs Musk

Why blam the GOP, when the factoid your citing has already been noted in the US Constitutiion, as drafted by them Yanks that kicked your sorry rears?

The metaverse of fantasy worlds is itself still a fantasy

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Re: Who Me?

Who says the haven't they even adopted 3D(TV), back in the day. Well If I have to paint you a picture of how well that turned out.....

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Re: Who Me?

I take it you haven't actually tried to use a Quest to watch thse Cat Videos befor have you? Much like a VR Demo.... It's kinda cute... For about Five Minutes, then it gets old FAST!

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Been there done that. Its not everything it was cracked up to be, as was much the case with 3DTVs.

Nvidia releases $1,999, 8K-capable GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GPU

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2k (As in Y2k), with 1024x768 Max Res....

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Re: 2 minutes on sale

How does that addage go again.....

If a man can make it.... A Man can break it!"

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Re: Who can actually see the 8k benefit ?

i.e. Idios with deep pockets then. Or People who actually belive the steaming pile of bovine excrement about how 10 of these running in some rig, will make then a million a week in DogEcoin.

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Miners needing "Cores" is perpahs more of the underlinings problem than a legit complant. but, you make that what in fifteen minutes so yeah what are you complainging about?

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>Implying that Red would let you use a cheaper non propriotay means of redering. When they have their own shiniey shiniey to sell you.

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I can't wait for AMD/ATi to release some nex-gen Radeon Card for 1700€ that kicks the mother-loving snot out of this Card.... Ya know like the way its always been. I susspect that Card to drop anytime now.. But, 2k on a Videogame Graphiccard?

Hummmmm....

.... Yeah thats gonna happen. bless the Miners for they can keep this one to themselves.

How experimental was Microsoft's 'experimental banner' in File Explorer?

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Flame

Re: Usual attempt to see how far they can go before causing real outrage...

Arent M$ trying to p0wn Linux as well. Last I heard they were starting to embrace it, possibly extend it out a bit.

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Unhappy

Re: Usual answer

Well in the case of M$ it hasn'tbeen for a lack of trying. Problem is the Windows 9x / NT4.x GUI was as close to sher perfection as it got. You can keep your touchy (Windows H8, and Windows X Live Tiles.), and on that subect what the Hell is Disney+ lurking on my Windows x Pro?

Mores the pittly that Hackentosh won't be around in the nex five years. :(

Why Nvidia sees a future in software and services: Recurring revenue

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Re: Funny how all the big guys think they can turn their hardware into a subscription service

I'm sure Mr. Musk would like to have a gentle word with you. As Tesla have been known to remove functions from second hand cars. Say for exapmple those originaly sold with Autopilot.

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Re: turn on car features, such as driver assistance, through subscription services.

Can you even buy a Car off the lot any more? I thought Showrooms were like Magratheian catalog rooms where you got to experience all that was currently popular in the world of fine motoring before you placed your order in, and got to chill 6-8 months before delivery.

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Why would I want to subscribe to my Airconditioner, GPS Cassete F/A-M Radio, and Trip-domiter? Why does nVidia think I would pay though the "lifetime" of the Vehicle. while we're on that note. we have active lawsuits on-going in a few States as to why some "optional saftey" equippment.... Is still optional, never mind that this Option would add another 10k$ to the cost of this aforementiond Vehicle. Those People belive they have the right to sue the Manufacture of said Vehicles, and sadly the Courts have't exactly told those People to kindly go, and bugger off somewhere. Then there is the trust issue, we'ev seen how effective Tesla's self driving (into a Tree / Lamppost / Dumb Animal (of the 4 or 2 legged varity), are. So whats the point of a "self driving" Car that has to be constantly controlled? Ultmately who will be responsable for these accidents? Me or nVidia?

Intel's plan to license x86 cores for chips with Arm, RISC-V and more inside

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Re: Combining ARM and x86 cores perhaps has a great potential

Ahh if only it were that simple... When the slightst workload (Browsing, YouTube, or <Insert Game>), sets the phondelslab off like a torch. Let alone trying to run Windows, as an app. So perhaps Samsung could hire Linus (Tech Tips), to work out a watercooling soulution to that AIO phablet.

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Re: Combining ARM and x86 cores perhaps has a great potential

I might have missed the boat but, hasn't someone _coof_ Samsung _coof_ already done this with DeX?

*Granted it probably wasn't Redmonds finest that was running behind DeX though.

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Re: Intel

Ahh yes but, Apple had yet to show the world+dog the way to how ARM based Macs were smoking those with intel 5/7/9 cores. the cats been loosed. Arm Chips are likely from a cost point cheaper to buy in bulk than x86.

Thats why I susspect that this move is less Apple, and more of a slow goodbye to x86, As the Arm-ie parts of the Chip will soon be takeing over, while the x86 Core, keeps getting derecated down the leagacy shoot.

I guess time will tell if there will be a 13 Series line. I susspect this new "Chip" would debut around such a time. Probably in some ultrabook somewhere. Undoubtedly one thats 96% Mac-compat.*

*Sans the T1 Security Chip.

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Sounds like a last chance ditch attempt at trying to keep x86 relevent for a little while longer to me. I say its time to man up and just yank that band-aid off. The sooner x-86 get relegated to history the better....

But, the real question, is who are they trying to woo with this?, and why should Apple take them up on it?

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Re: Intel

Microsoft are just another dinosaur, about the only thing they are still capable of is to make S0NY look like a bunc of jerks. Which to be homnest, when you have the same cat running the place that killed Sega some twenty-odd years ago. doesnt seem to hard to do. While MicroSofts off somewhere being Chad, buing up Bio/Zeni & Acti/Bliz Cerny gets it into his head to buy... BUT NOT OWN Bungie --ouch

Well I'm not a fan of the Failbox, and S0NYs Managment is set to make the PSV as succsessful as the PS Vita, at this point. At this point my trust on / in S0NY is that they will continue to fisk this up. Why they don't mortgage the Farm to aquire, and in turn make all future Take2 / Rockstar Games PS Exclusive, is frankly lost on me. Perhaps S0NY are holding out some hope that Brandons DoJ will block this deal? I'd gladly place my money on exactly that NOT happining.

That said the Windows OS has been sliding down ever increasing rungs of hell, with its embedded spyware, and Candy Cursh (Which it now owns... so YEAH!), have been such worthwhile upgrades since XP/Vista/7.

No when the OD/EMs finally get 'round to bending the arm of the Redmond Giant, they will probably cave in and go Arm, as well. In fact, I was asking myself if this was a way to re-woo Apple to reimplement the x86 instruction set on the Mx Chip. Thinking about it here. This seems more like its going the other way, and how x86 finally dies, once the legacy software dies off.

Happy birthday, Windows Vista: Troubled teen hits 15

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Re: 512MB ram minimum memory requirement

Makes you wonder if they (i.e. M$), are being a touch too conservitive this go 'round with Windows XI? What with the cutoff being at eighth generation Covfefe Lakes? Not sure how this is in say the real world though. As I'm rocking a ninth gen Covfefe Lake Hackintosh, with no further intrest at the moment for any of MicroSofts' products, sans perhaps the XBOX Series X. (Still kinda hoping that S0NY can mange to get its marde in order though.)

BOFH: What a beautiful classic car. Shame if anything were to happen to it

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Re: No repercussions?

This is why two there always are. A Master, and an Aprentice.

Microsoft seems intent on buying the gaming industry with $68.7bn purchase of troubled Activision Blizzard

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Is consumer Windows still a thing I thought they were havning problems trying to give their spyware OS away. Or have M$ gone back to charging for Windows 11? Honestly I wouldn't know as I skived of to um fruitier relms... For the time being mind, at which pioint I will probobly just get a real Mac. but, I'm waittng to see if apple will end up droping these devices like so many a iPad, before it.

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Re: Oh No!

You understand there these things called GPUs....

Well mayby you don't... Anyway the generaly either just simply DO NOT exist, or when they do, they are so comiclly overpriced for what they are. the fact that there are some morons out there that still think VR will be a thing, at this point is the epiphany of cute. Hardly a wonder why people would rather have a Xbox Series X, for what is litteraly half the price of any recent nVidia offering.

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Re: Wow

And, praytell us what Mr Vax, has to do with M$ again? Last I heard he palmed his shares off to Monkey Boy B-17 Balmer. Though the thought of some App sreaming DEVLOPERS DEVLOPERS DEVLOPERS before unleashing his zergrush upon you, does seem like it would be worth a cuckle or two.

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Re: all-cash transaction valued at an eye-popping $68.7bn

Assuming there is a plafrom for them to seel the crap their pedling. I lament the fact that M$ now basicly own both Spyro, and Crash Banicoot now.

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Re: MineCraft+MineSweeper+Diablo+WarCraft...

If you allow this.... You only have yourself to blame. if this is the furture of gaming.... (PROTIP: It isn't"), then its time to take up another hobby, like Model Trains, or reading. (If anyone remebers either).

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