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Hardware Elitism - a tech scourge that needs to die.

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I definitely agree with that. I've had a few people mocking me for my RX 570, but it actually suits my needs quite well and it will most likely continue to do so for the next 2 years.
 
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A couple years ago I was harassed on TPU for running Win 7 (until its EOL). Similarly been harassed for not overclocking hardware. The block list just expands.
To those people: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all".
 
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A couple years ago I was harassed on TPU for running Win 7 (until its EOL). Similarly been harassed for not overclocking hardware. The block list just expands.
To those people: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all".
Well, I guess I would need to see those examples of what you are calling harassment. Strong encouragement, advising and reminding is not harassment in my book - not when it involves the safety and security of others, including me and my family.

I agree with you about overclocking. I have experienced that too. Whether we overclock, or not, affects us as individuals, and only us. Not anybody else.

But when it comes to using unsupported software, and in particular, critical software that is an essential component of computer security, and when that obsolete, superseded (multiple times!), and unsupported software has the potential to affect the safety and security of others, then that's a different ball game entirely.

If you were "harassed" a couple years ago before W7's End of Support, then that was wrong! But if someone is still using the unsupported OS after EOS (January 14, 2020) and connecting to a network that has Internet access, then that computer that person is responsible for is now a potential threat to the rest of us. And that is the big, defining difference - the fact it affects others.

And if that user has not learned that lesson by now (and come on, how could that be?), or knows and is just being selfish and doesn't care about others, then perhaps harassment is exactly what is needed. With all the free or low cost options to upgrade, and with Linux being free, there is no excuse.

At this point in time, W7 is no different than XP. If still being used, fine. But don't be selfish. Be a good netizen. Keep it isolated from the Internet to prevent exposing the rest of us, including our children and grandchildren to potential, and avoidable threats!

And I will add, as IT professionals who provide technical help to others, IMO it is our responsibility to guide those seeking help, on this site and elsewhere, down the correct, safe, and secure path. And I will not apologize for that. And if you consider that harassment, then I respectfully disagree, but will not apologize for that either.

And while W7 has absolutely nothing to do with hardware elitism, in a meager attempt to tie this back to the topic, it is my opinion that those who know the risks but think it their right to keep using W7, knowing it has the potential to expose others to risks but don't care, those are the elitist.

Now again, this thread is about hardware elites. That said, I feel this thread has run its course and perhaps why it keeps running OT. But that too is just my opinion.
 
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I think the only people that bother me when it comes to posting about hardware are those that do one of two things:

1) Talk down to everyone else because they had a pile of money to pay for current overpriced hardware - be it they purchased it from a scalper or landed one from retail. Then they belittle everyone else saying that they knew the price hikes were coming and they saved up more for it and now they have better hardware because they knew better.....and they go on to wonder why everyone else isn't doing the same because it's easy for them.

2) Those people that constantly brag about their hardware in every post they make:
"I played that game and it was fun. My platinum plated 3090 allowed me to max out every setting and I had no issues playing."
"I see you have NUC you're using on your 4K TV. When I play I setup my platinum plated 3090 with my 80" 4k TV and it looks amazing."
"I see those benchmarks on the new CPU were released. The results are good. If you used my platinum plated 3090 it would have been amazing."
 
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A couple years ago I was harassed on TPU for running Win 7 (until its EOL). Similarly been harassed for not overclocking hardware. The block list just expands.
To those people: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all".
I considered you one of the more knowledgeable posters on this forum although I don't doubt your experience or even find it shocking from some of the posts I have read on other threads.
 
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I think the only people that bother me when it comes to posting about hardware are those that do one of two things:

1) Talk down to everyone else because they had a pile of money to pay for current overpriced hardware - be it they purchased it from a scalper or landed one from retail. Then they belittle everyone else saying that they knew the price hikes were coming and they saved up more for it and now they have better hardware because they knew better.....and they go on to wonder why everyone else isn't doing the same because it's easy for them.

2) Those people that constantly brag about their hardware in every post they make:
"I played that game and it was fun. My platinum plated 3090 allowed me to max out every setting and I had no issues playing."
"I see you have NUC you're using on your 4K TV. When I play I setup my platinum plated 3090 with my 80" 4k TV and it looks amazing."
"I see those benchmarks on the new CPU were released. The results are good. If you used my platinum plated 3090 it would have been amazing."

I have seen some members here who use FULL CAPS TO SAY HOW GREAT THEIR GPU IS AT BENCHMARKS!!!1!!01!

Besides people being rude while giving their "2 Kopeks", these other people give me a headache.

You know, this thread is kind of therapeutic. I feel better letting this weight off my shoulders.
 
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it went off topic and started talking about taking morphine and meth
Jesus.

The rest of your post is spot on. People love their shiny pebbles. We are all crows in disguise.
 

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Well, this one has clearly ran its course.

Topic, or what's left of it, closed.

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