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  • I have totally ruined myself with high refresh. I guess I'm still glad I didn't choose 4k instead.
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    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    They certainly do, and you have post-processing options, DLSS and FidelityFX. But it always feels like more of a compromise - faking it so often might as will stick with 1440p. Whereas with high-hz running at say, 100FPS vs 144 doesn't really change what you see and the overall difference is subtle. More flexibility balancing hardware and settings before you get to the big tradeoffs.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    All that aside, nothing worse than a monitor that is 4k and/or hi-hz with bad color/contrast. Good and bad in every category. I'd still use an excellent-performing 1080/60 panel over a poor-performing 4k or 144hz one any day. It's all extra beyond that AFAIC.
    Vayra86
    Vayra86
    For me its more like

    High refresh (cake)
    Ditto framerates (icing)

    Everything else is the stuff you look at but you're full of cake anyway. But those framerates are often overlooked... 4K is nice, but if your motion resolution is still less than 1/4th of what the panel can show, have you really won anything or just picked a slideshow over a smooth experience?

    Nah... definitely keeping my 100~110 PPI. Fk 4K
    Oooo Steam... I told you NOT to EVER touch my goddamned FO4 with your unholy CC updates. Tryin to break my whole mod setup on the sly.
    Goodbye shitty IPS glow and grays, hello shitty VA ghosting.

    Still way better. Also free. Also still an MSI VA display, sadly.
    Ahh... I miss the days when you could hit the print screen button, open up paint or whatever and just push ctrl+v for screenshots.

    When did that get so complicated? Is the government now stealing all of my screenshots?

    Seriously though. How does that get fucked up? :laugh:
    biffzinker
    biffzinker
    Still works for me if I do PrtScn or Crtl+Alt+PrtScn for just the window in focus.
    Vayra86
    Vayra86
    Can't you do this with an MSI Afterburner shortcut? I use it for all my ingame captures at least. It saves the screenshot to a designated folder as well.

    I'm not sure if its possible to get the desktop video output as a selectable application in RTSS though, but that would be the way to capture desktop as well. Would be pretty neat... I might check that out actually
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    @Vayra86 just saw this, but more than once I accidentally tricked gfe in to taking video of the desktop by alt-tabbing in windowed fullscreen.
    FONV, man...

    "hormonal choir and genitalian orchestra"

    "Now it's holding up an array of... fully erect hand-penises!"
    I can't be the only one who compulsively checks every waterfall for secrets, even though games don't really do that much anymore.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    I will eventually try that one. Rumors of a remaster this coming year.

    Nintendo has lagged behind in some things, but they've always had the craft of actually making the games down pat. Take the least extraneous form of a simple, visually appealing game that just feels right, and maximize the amount of things contributing to that. They get that the other side of gaming is too complicated to be perfect.
    Drone
    Drone
    Yup you're right. They also wanted to remake Ocarina of Time for switch. Nintendo's remakes and remasters are always good. I just wish they did MGS Twin Snakes for new Nintendo console and MGS SE 3D.
    lexluthermiester
    lexluthermiester
    To answer the OP, nope, you're not. I do it all the time!
    Hmmm... covid or regular flu? It must be one, according to my throat and chest. If I'm lucky I will find out tomorrow.
    Vayra86
    Vayra86
    Good to hear!
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Oh definitely. Though I should count my blessings that even if I had it, I have insurance and dedicated paid days on top of 21 accrued sick days.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    So I likely wouldve just been losing my mind, stuck at home, feeling shitty. Though its worth mentioning I do know two people with lasting effects, one only 5 years older than me.
    There are a lot of good sonic reasons to never put a 12" sub under a desk.

    But AFAIC the main downside is that anything that can fall off of the desk, will, like it's being carried off by picnic ants.
    biffzinker
    biffzinker
    I’m good with the tabletop 4/5” sub. Puts out plenty of bass for me.
    biffzinker
    biffzinker
    For anyone wondering it’s this 2.1.

    Probably not making the best use of the EVGA Nu Audio card.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    For me, bass drivers have to be big. It's not all loudness... extension and accuracy. Big woofer moves more air with less travel, meaning it can be better controlled. Less boomy, more musical. Small bass boxes also have to be ported to get down to regular bass frequencies, which can make them sort of uneven. Depends on the music you like. Some almost require really responsive bass to hear what's going on.
    Don't trust those people! They wanna tell you what to think!

    Now, let me tell you how to think...

    Uh, I mean... let me tell you how to think for yourself! I can help you!
    R-T-B
    R-T-B
    Don't be judging now.
    It may be any number of those, maybe all at once, but I'm afraid store policy still applies.

    Though come to think of it, a sheep greeter I could feed a carrot or something would be pretty boss.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    I'm not judging! I am a man of many cultures. I consider it a legitimate area of anthropological inquiry.
    biffzinker
    biffzinker
    A guy (customer) was just cleaning the inside Windows of his pickup truck with a Squeegee and bucket we keep inside from freezing.

    I wasn’t judging just laughing.
    Money, modern comforts, stability... these are things that ease burdens like nothing ever has. But eased burdens do not equal increased happiness.
    witkazy
    witkazy
    In every dream home a heartache
    And every step I take
    Takes me further from heaven
    Is there a heaven?
    I'd like to think so
    Standards of living
    They're rising daily
    But home oh sweet home
    It's only a saying
    Roxy Music back from 1973 , and nothing really changed in the matter
    Today is the day I begin to break 1000's of spotify likes into playlists in the hope that maybe my 6 dailies will be more than 30-song-aggregates of all of my liked songs and maybe a couple of new ones that make no sense.
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    In english? I don't speak social media.

    EDIT: Oh, or music, apparently.
    Sometimes Im bummed when news articles dont have comments. Theyre like live letters to the editors. See what people think.

    And then, I read some with open comments... and I understand...
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Its interesting how youtube is a bastion in pockets and yet a cesspool in others. Comes down to the communities they build up.

    News always has the worst ones. That probably says something bout the news... the attitudes they wind up cultivating
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    One thing I try to remember with youtube especially is that the younger a person is, the more likely they are to be on it. Meaning a lot of commenters are literally kids or very young adults thinking they have something to say, not really knowing what they're speaking on outside of that. They tend to have much more engagement (and time.) The types of content you watch probably cater more to a grown-up crowd.
    biffzinker
    biffzinker
    The channels I’m subbed to looks at old retro hardware, fixing up old hardware, retro software, and SBC (Single board computers.)
    Sometimes I think about just moving back in with the folks and stacking bills. Take everything I'm paying in rent now and tuck it away.
    R-T-B
    R-T-B
    It can't be me. I never irritate me.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    See, my problem is that I'm very socially conscientious. I can mess things up for myself as much as I want, but not other people. I've been told I should be more bothered when I sincerely am not lol. I'm very good at irritating myself, though. This whole life choices thing is a drag. Need to work on irritating other people more. Good for my introversion.
    Vayra86
    Vayra86
    If you need lessons in irritating other people, do knock
    Why does it seem like whenever Im shopping for shoes and see a pair I like, theyre always out of stock? I dont ask for much. Size 11. Averaging a pair every 2 odd years. Never in my life not had to settle.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Fortunately, boots for work are easy. I've always had good, comfy boots. Bootmakers always seem to churn out every size. I'm a 10 1/2 wide in boots. Always been able to get that. But a nice regular pair of size 11 sneakers that are comfortable and look how I want? Nope! I'd rather just not see them displayed/listed if nobody is ever gonna stock every size. If the boot guys can do it, so can they.
    Fry178
    Fry178
    look at adidas. they even have the torsion series, which is coming in different options incl for flats like us.
    Caring1
    Caring1
    My sons a size 11 shoe and he found some Dunlops at Big W just the other day, I didn't know they still made the KT 26 lol.
    He grabbed a few pairs of varying colours.
    Sometimes I wonder anybody functions, given the thoughts that live in your average person's head.
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    The murder channels are fun though! :ohwell:

    It's more that internet comments often make me think of people out in the world like "People around them probably don't have any clue about this...:wtf:" You know? :laugh: It's funny to me that anybody maintains a sane appearance with the amount of insane thoughts caught in the inter-net.
    biffzinker
    biffzinker
    Eventually it slips out, I've had first hand experience with customers at work. It's went from self entitled, racist comment/s, to sheer stupidity. Just when you think you've seen it all someone proves you wrong. I'm at the point of not being surprised by things people say or do anymore.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Bahah, and I've done a lot of retail in south Florida.
    Yo, random news sites! When you force me to disable adblock and the first thing you do when I comply, is fill more than 50% of my screen with video ads, I'm blacklisting your domain.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    That's what I wish they got about it. It's not us using adblockers killing revenue. I don't expect everything to be free. But using adblockers is just a rational choice when the ads aren't used responsibly. Don't ask me to give you consideration you don't extend to me.
    biffzinker
    biffzinker
    I still whitelist TPU from adblock in uOrigin though.

    If a site forces me to disable Adblocking I fallback to the Privacy Badger extension in Firefox.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Same, though largely not relevant because I'm one of those supporter schmucks :D

    See, I really don't want content providers to suffer for my enjoyment. But sometimes these ad nags are like some random person saying "Could you please hold out your hand?" And I'm just like "Nuh uh they're staying in my pockets until I see what's in YOUR hand."
    Biggest pet peeve: play a game, love it, play it a bunch across a year, game gets updated and turned into a buggy mess forever, favorite game occasionally unplayable.
    Why is it that GeForce photo mode always wants to show the overlay in screenshots? Why would I ever want to see "screenshot has been saved to gallery" in ANY screenshot?
    Got a call from an abusive ex today. Instead of shutting her down, I bought in. For an hour I gave her golden chances to use her favorite tricks. And then when she took them I would mention an example of her doing the same before.

    Towards the end she was scream-crying kindergarten insults at me. I kept therapist tone the whole time. So satisfying.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Because she refused to understand the implications for me. I doesn't matter if I'm happy, sad, angry. It's about what she wants. I wanted to show her why she can't have what she wants. Her type will look for any reason not to look at themselves, I dealt with it for too long to be mad anymore.
    xtreemchaos
    xtreemchaos
    Ive been married to the same woman for 36 years and believe me we have never really fallen out over anything, but we respect each other and i think thats what its all about, i think your girl may be lacking in respect for you, i had a girl friend years ago she was so self-centered she could never see anybody else point of view i consider it a lucky escape for me :)
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    She doesn't even have respect for herself. During the relationship I tried to handle things on even footing, and she used that to make no-win scenarios for me. If I lie, I lose. If I'm honest, I lose. Looking back, she contributed very little and took A LOT. I think she uses other people to not have to ever face a deep self-hatred. Very angry and vindictive person.

    And yes, I dodged a major bullet. :laugh:
    It took a while for me to understand what 'comfort in humility' means. But it's really true.

    A bit earlier in life, I wanted always to be the best possible 'me' and know that I am. Just for me to always have that. But now I know that everything is both simpler and more meaningful when you don't pressure yourself for pride alone.
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    Here's one I dreamt up just now.

    a humble person can always excel... a proud person cannot.

    I've found a humble approach is really beneficial, even in my work environment... provided that it suits your role and paycheck of course. It opens doors to learn, but also to make your point, because people know you're not 'just saying something' to flatter your ego.

    Deep, man... deep. :D
    I feel like I've known for a long time, but seeing it second-hand cements it.

    Trying to reason someone out of their faith is the same as trying to 'faith' someone out of their reasoning.
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    robot zombie
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    Very right. The low-hangers aren't ripe. I like to think of it as phases. I've had points in being a person when there was no swaying me on specific things, to a nonsensical degree. There are things like that now. :laugh: So maybe it's not that people are becoming less receptive to ideological challenges. It's just that a person's receptiveness rotates depending on everything in and around them.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Realizing this helped me to empathize more with people and understand them enough to have more reasonable conversations. Maybe months later we have more to talk about because of a little connection. My thoughts may change too. People are more similar than different. We're just at different points in our grasps of things. And then on top of that, our brains are weird n'stuff and make us act irrationally at times.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Also, internet is double-eged. It opens a lot of doors for ideas to flow, but some things are just terrible for drive-by discussion. There needs to be that connection. An unspoken understanding between people who have learned how to communicate things to each other, person-to-person basis. It usually takes time to build up to that level of communicating with someone. You have to earn it together.
    In spite of things like house flooding, covid-19, sister stealing 1000's from mom, various BS, I think I'm the least stressed I've been in years.

    When things go back to normal, I don't know if I can live like I used to. You learn a lot when things get pulled away from you for a while. So many things I don't miss at all about my daily life and never realized.
    Twitter scares me with how easy it is exploit. Bots start off just retweeting things their targets like, taking advantage of filtering to get like minds on them. Assuming they follow, it gets extra weighting. And then once drawing a crowd can basically turn 1000's of real people into misinformation aggregates.

    I don't follow the conspiracies. But it seems like it'd be very easy.
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    windwhirl
    windwhirl
    Indeed, although I have seen a few that were rather... poorly handled and easily gave away their bot identity when it should have never been discovered (at least from the point of view of their contractor) that they were bots.

    And then there are those that just copy-paste the same text over and over again, which would easily give them away (nobody would copy-paste, they would just RT)
    windwhirl
    windwhirl
    On the bright side, there have been a few bots that everyone knew to be bots and were fun to follow around. There was this one that retweeted complaints thrown to a certain ISP, some of which were quite creative :laugh:
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    I know there are tools out there that will analyze and calculate the probability of an account being a bot. Some would put twitter at around 15% bots IIRC. 330m accts = 50m bots lmao. Not all of them can be sharp. But still! That's nuts!
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