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kano

Anybody play TDM on a Ryzen 2400g? How's it run?
May 15 2018 08:24 PM
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kano

That moment when you see 16GB of memory costing $200, more than half as much as a computer. Crime does pay when you're a mega-corporation colluding to inflate prices! But oh no, soon they'll need to pay a fine that's a tiny fraction of the profiteering.
May 10 2018 01:13 AM
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    kano
    Litigation is now being brought against the memory cartels. Maybe we'll see prices drop around the time the miners get done with the graphics cards, and then we can pick both of them up on the cheap.
    May 10 2018 01:19 AM
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    STiFU
    Graphics card are already way cheaper. In fact, I got myself a half-year-old used GTX 1070 for 360€ the other day.
    May 10 2018 06:00 AM
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    Epifire
    I dunno, the price tag tends to come and go on a whim. If the demand is high, so it also tends to skyrocket for the prices. Capitalism at it's finest I do say.
    May 13 2018 03:26 AM
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kano

Why is tax charged on a used item that's being sold as refurbished? Isn't that double-dipping? It reminds me of MS and the way they wanted to force every Xbox user to go online so that they and game publishers could extort money out of people when they resell games.
Apr 26 2018 09:04 PM
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    OrbWeaver
    #TaxationIsTheft
    Apr 27 2018 05:04 AM
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    Bikerdude
    HMRC over here are now trying that crap on with private sellers on ebay, amazon etc. When you sales got above a certain amount your deemed a business.
    Apr 28 2018 06:07 AM
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    Anderson
    The state is the greatest creditor.
    Apr 30 2018 02:26 PM
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kano

New dentist tried to scam me by claiming I need EIGHT fillings. Old dentist says none are needed after viewing same x-rays. If new one had said only 2, I would have just believed him...
Apr 05 2018 08:42 PM
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    Springheel
    What makes you think it was a scam, and not just a dentist with different standards?

    Apr 06 2018 12:25 PM
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    kano
    The dentist who says I need none has been in business for over 30 years and is a well reviewed/5 star dentist. The one who says I need 8 has only been here two years or so. 8 was such an alarming number that I did some research online and I found that this scenario isn't that uncommon.
    Apr 06 2018 03:42 PM
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    kano
    I take care of my teeth, flossing daily. The other guy online was quoted the same extreme number out of the blue when he tried a new dentist. Ultimately I can't be 100% sure it's a scam because I can't interpret the slides, but a 0 to 8 disagreement is so big that something's not right.
    Apr 06 2018 03:53 PM
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    Bikerdude
    Blimey, I thought it was real, the cup did look a bit to perfectly shiny though..
    Mar 30 2018 06:16 AM
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    kano
    @Bikerdude, my thoughts as well. And here's the laptop model; it's about 3.5 million polys. https://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/72711
    Mar 30 2018 09:14 AM
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    Tarhiel
    I wouldn´t have think it is a render if you wouldn´t have said it :)

    Mar 30 2018 08:18 PM
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kano

I am now an official member of the Tinitus club, and It sucks. I have trouble sleeping on that side, because I hear faint "ringing" in the ear. Lower the volume before this happens to you too.
Mar 20 2018 12:09 PM
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    Sotha
    I also have three small kids, and sometimes when they play too loudly indoors, I seek silence with industrial earmuffs. Good purchase, even though the wife disapproves, for some bizarre reason... =D
    Mar 22 2018 06:00 AM
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    chakkman
    Oh yeah, cinemas... last time i went there, they turned the bass up to max, so it was BOOM BOOM BOOOOM!!! the whole time. Guess people need loud signals these days, otherwise they don't sense anything.
    Mar 22 2018 10:07 AM
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    Bienie
    I've had tinnitus for about 5 years now. I also got mine from a concert where I was dumb and didn't bring my earplugs. Shitty band too, such a waste. Anyway I was also freaking out about it in the beginning, but I took solace in the fact that it wasn't affecting my ability to hear, and even very low sound makes it inaudible. Now I never notice it, unless I have a bad cold with a stuffy nose which makes it a bit louder, but a mild annoyance at most.
    Mar 22 2018 12:15 PM
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kano

A Dark Mod deathmatch mission would be interesting. Imagine it, you're dropped into an arena and you can spawn different characters via pressing buttons on the wall. They fight each other (and you) There were missions like this for Thief 1 and 2...
Mar 06 2018 08:11 PM
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    Epifire
    Honestly this would be a good standalone project on something like UE4. D3 had limited network support but wasn't great even in it's heyday.
    Mar 11 2018 12:23 AM
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    Epifire
    Two important things to note are...

    A: No need to code extensive NPC stealth interaction since it would be purely player based.

    B: Project (light based) stealth could try and harness strict visibility based stealth. Since players will require clear line of sight, "fake darkness" really would have no place there. You really would need straight black in the darkest corners.
    Mar 11 2018 12:29 AM
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    ERH+
    Almost done with arena map. thieves are on player side; mages, pagans and moors on elemental team - so you have 4 sides: monster, townsfolk, thieves, exotic. It crashes sometimes when you have about 20 creatures, but I guess there must be such price.
    Mar 11 2018 10:01 AM
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    nbohr1more
    Amazon getting hit? Could be more cyberwar against the CIA. (Eg. Vault 7)
    Jan 02 2018 08:18 PM
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    kano
    And we thought the management engine was bad...
    Jan 03 2018 11:05 AM
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    jaxa
    Discuss here: http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/18055-2016-cpugpu-news/page-10
    Jan 03 2018 01:37 PM
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    nbohr1more
    Yep. This was a bargaining chip in both the Hillary email and Trump Collusion cases. The oversight team kept on explaining abuses and lack of compliance as a reason not to renew.
    Dec 20 2017 10:51 AM
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    nbohr1more
    Too bad there is more than one surveillance database now. CIA has one, Amazon has one, Google has one, etc. Not to mention the same thing from other Governments.
    Dec 20 2017 10:55 AM
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    stumpy
    MI6 = CIA. NCA = FBI.
    Dec 20 2017 05:48 PM
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kano

These corporations need to start being subjected to the same extremely harsh computer legislation that an average citizen would be. https://gizmodo.com/mozilla-slipped-a-mr-robot-promo-plugin-into-firefox-1821332254
Dec 15 2017 09:22 PM
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    kano
    But since the American justice system runs on dollar bills, the above will never happen.
    Dec 15 2017 09:22 PM
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    stumpy
    must be aimed at people from some other country than the one i live in, cause me not got it.
    Dec 15 2017 10:48 PM
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    kano
    What's amusing here is that Mozilla has criticized others for sneaking add-ons in before, and they've even locked down Firefox against such practices. And now, *they* do it themselves! "Do as I say, not as I do" springs to mind. I am in the US, and this one showed up in Linux.
    Dec 16 2017 01:21 AM
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kano

What will happen if I draw too many amps from a modern (decent quality) PC PSU? Will it shut down gracefully, or will it do something worse? I destroyed more than a few of those conventional AC adapters/wallwarts when I was a kid by doing this! But I would like to think that improvements have been made.
Nov 24 2017 01:28 AM
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    teh_saccade
    fkn limits, i forgot... forget it - you're fine. Just don't make any internal hardware changes while the machine is on - the worst that can happen is your PSU won't kick out 1.21 gigawatts to go back in time to let you know that daisy-chaining un-fused sockets to anything is a bad idea.

    Also that PSU's have always worked this way (except now I think they have inrush to charge @ 60a / 240v).

    https://computer.howstuffworks.com/power-supply.htm
    Nov 24 2017 09:44 AM
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    kano
    I'm talking about drawing too much power inside the computer. I've seen people intentionally short out a PSU, and it just shut off gracefully without damage. (impressive). So I hope a modern one would shut down if the load exceeds the max output.
    Nov 24 2017 12:46 PM
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    Bikerdude
    @Kano, take this thread to the tech support section fella. The update column isnt really to right place for this.
    Nov 25 2017 05:51 AM
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kano

Found a funny TDM bug that's also in 2.05. Equip a weapon, hold down attack, press escape to bring up the menu while continuing to hold attack, and then escape again to leave the menu while still holding attack. Now, walk around and you have become separated from the weapon! You can walk all around it and in front of it. Sadly, you can't hit yourself. When you let go of attack, the weapon fires from where you are, not where it is.
Nov 16 2017 03:51 PM
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    kano
    Yep, I saw that happen with the sword (it getting stuck in the "prepared to strike" position). Try it with the bow or blackjack, and you should see it floating there as you freely walk around, until you let go of the fire button.
    Nov 16 2017 04:18 PM
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    nbohr1more
    Hmm...

    http://bugs.thedarkmod.com/view.php?id=3164
    Nov 16 2017 05:16 PM
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    AluminumHaste
    That's awesome!
    Nov 18 2017 11:19 AM
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kano

Built a Ryzen system. Got segfaults, so exchanged CPU. Segfaults are solved, except for in cases of crap software that segfaults on any machine. But before, I also experienced very rare crashes followed by hardware errors during next boot. Naturally I thought that the new CPU would solve this too. I found out this morning that I was wrong.
Nov 11 2017 12:41 PM
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    Bikerdude
    WTF is ASLR..?

    Nov 13 2017 11:18 AM
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    kano
    Only ASLR I know of is Address Space Layout Randomization. It is a feature of the OS to randomize the way memory is allocated, in an effort to make attacks more difficult to execute. Far as I know, it has nothing to do with BIOS.
    Nov 13 2017 12:15 PM
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    lowenz
    https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/6f08mb/compiling_with_ryzen_cpus_on_linux_causing_random/
    Nov 15 2017 09:22 AM
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kano

I awakened at 7 AM this morning by some jack-off running a jack-hammer right outside the window. I live right next to a McDonalds. This is not the first time; I've called the police because they were running a F***ing power washer at 3 AM before. I thought there were laws about making excessive noise at inappropriate hours, but as we all know, laws rarely apply to businesses.
Nov 09 2017 01:49 PM
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    jaxa
    Try earplugs
    Nov 09 2017 06:33 PM
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    stumpy
    We had the noise of fireworks at 2am on 6th november till 2:30am. Airbomb repeaters and rockets that go phuzzz BANG are not quiet.
    Nov 09 2017 10:09 PM
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    kano
    Yeah, people do that here too. But they're smart enough to only light off one or two fireworks per night, making tracking them down pretty much impossible.
    Nov 10 2017 02:14 PM