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#1190259 Now this I couldn't believe ...

Posted by Rybags on Yesterday, 10:48 AM



I saw a Nirvana "Teen Spirit" music video on YouTube, there was a comment from some moron "They've ripped this off from Miley Cyruss".

#1190240 [Another] London Terror Attack

Posted by Rybags on 24 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

There might be other things.


The whole war on each front has been a drawn out huge waste of money and resources and gone on 3-4 times longer than it should have.

The initial strategy should have been to just go in fast and get the job done rather than the drawn out farce it's turned into.

It's gone on longer than the 2 world wars combined.

The US was at pain to explain early on that they didn't want another Vietnam.

They didn't get another Vietnam, in fact they got about 3 of them.

#1190171 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by Rybags on 22 March 2017 - 10:23 PM

I think this is my first Amazon purchase ever.




Yanks can have it for 15 bucks + postage, but I've just shelled out a touch under $39 for it.

#1190107 What car do you drive?

Posted by Rybags on 20 March 2017 - 10:37 PM

His point is it's not mechanically sound.

It can't handle large amounts of power and also remain compact in size.

It seems to have nowhere near the durability of a manual or auto.  Suffers with smoothness/refinement compared to both.


I remember reading about concepts and small scale implementation of it in the 1970s.

Fact of the matter is, there's been little in the way of widespread adoption.

Compare that to turbos.  In the mid 1980s there might have been half a dozen cars available with a turbo, these days they're an option on almost everything.

#1190025 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Rybags on 18 March 2017 - 12:19 PM

Big Clive has some laughs in his videos, some intended and some just as a consequence of the product.  This has to be the most hilarious of his clips that I've seen so far.



#1189846 South Australia to install new batteries!

Posted by Rybags on 14 March 2017 - 11:02 AM

They can't just take up "offers" like that - it's blatant corruption, bypassing the proper tender process.  The fact there might be clauses for big discounts or free goods/services isn't relevant.

#1189790 And What Are You Listening To?

Posted by Rybags on 11 March 2017 - 05:31 PM

Some people slag off Metallica's later stuff, IMO Load was and is great, even Reload has some good work on it but is indicitave of the start of the slide.

That aside, some of their live work regardless of what album it came off, is amazing.  Cue to about 1 min for the start of the song.


#1189778 AMD Zen

Posted by Rybags on 11 March 2017 - 01:07 PM

Shouldn't that be "can't" ?

You can't really hold the software responsible, it was here first by a long shot.  SMT works better with good memory (random) bandwidth which it seems is a lacking area.

#1189714 I do not, nor have I ever seen a penis ...

Posted by Rybags on 09 March 2017 - 11:42 AM

You're all wrong.


I've seen that one in stores.  It's simply a sign pointing out that the corrugated iron bedding section is nearby.

#1189678 I do not, nor have I ever seen a penis ...

Posted by Rybags on 08 March 2017 - 04:59 PM

+1 on @~thehung's statements.


Needless noise added to what should be a genderless icon on a warning sign.

Massive over-analysis of the situation and soapboxing self-righteousness aplenty to be had.


Meanwhile.  We have bush overgrowing that'll feed next summer's bushfires.

Hospital waiting times are still mostly unacceptable.

The housing crisis gets worse.

The price of rice goes up.

A million other things of greater importance than this go unnoticed.

#1189645 I do not, nor have I ever seen a penis ...

Posted by Rybags on 08 March 2017 - 10:58 AM

I later found out on this morning's news it's women's day.


I'm sure millions are just delightful at this "iconic" gesture.  Really, there's a whole bunch more useful things these businesses could have spent their time/money on.  Like maybe some baby change table facility or something with actual practical use.

#1189601 AMD Zen

Posted by Rybags on 07 March 2017 - 03:21 PM

DirectX and driver improvements will only go so far.  Game patches the same.  At the end of the day it's x86 code being run, sure the AMD and Intel offerings can have special capabilities or compilation requirements that can produce some optimisations.


The thing is, every chance the Dx and driver stuff will flow through.  As for games, don't be so sure.  There's been a fair history of games that favour one GPU type over the other, to say nothing of games that plain never worked properly on ATI/AMD hardware and next to nothing was done about it.

#1189545 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Rybags on 06 March 2017 - 09:49 AM

No doubt he'll ultimately end up getting labelled as the victim.

Worst case, he'll get a 3 month good behaviour bond or something and the whole legal process will just be a giant waste of taxpayer money and he'll be back to his normal behaviour in no time.

#1189526 AMD Zen

Posted by Rybags on 05 March 2017 - 02:41 PM

Pretty sure there's ony 3 models released so far, 1700X seems identical to 1800X except capped 200 MHz lower.

I await the lower models, it would be nice to get a mid 3 GHz 6-core CPU on the cheap.

#1189456 AMD Zen

Posted by Rybags on 03 March 2017 - 11:12 AM

It's a fixed hardware feature that's either turned on or off, I doubt there's any firmware upgrades that can help.


The disparity in performance, possibly SIMD type instructions go well but normal int/FP stuff suffers.  Stuff like video conversion does lots of similar repeating calculations where games tend to have a bit less repetition.