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  2. I think I will stick with 1909 for a few more months thank you very much
  3. “By all accounts”... so you’ve never listened to a pair? They are absolutely not studio headphones, the sound is heavier on the bass and a little on the highs with less attention to the kids. So they are far from a pure sound... however, it’s a very satisfying sound. Unfortunately I don’t find them comfortable, I don’t find any with that over-ear clip comfortable.
  4. See... everyone who said he dragged his feet on important issues... this proves how wrong you are
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  6. I'd always be wary of getting something like this. One component breaks and it's all useless. Battery probably not user replaceable. You can only get service for so long, and selling/upgrading must be a PITA. Definitely a niche product for people serious about packing up and going to a tournament and just has to have it out of necessity.
  7. Maybe you should get them checked out. Mine never do this, though I did have an issue with one of them in the beginning as one of the speakers in the left ear went out and you could only hear if you twisted it a certain way. They ended up swapping both, even though it was just the one. In and out 15 minutes tops. Too late I guess, I didn't like them besides that and ended up giving them away.
  8. Nothing is free, encryption need extra computing power. I do not understand why a normal user will need encryption. Are you doing anything wrong with it? Piracy is ok but don't overdo.
  9. That proposal is a quick way to take Twitter, Facebook and Google private. And that's about all it will accomplish. It will probably shut down most of the support forums for every other major company as well. complying with First Amendment standards is not hard at all! and would make Twitter a Freer and more liberal communication utility. Twitter needs to NOT editorialize and NOT selectively ban opinions they disagree with. or they will be held liable for this Behavior and not be protected by 230 immunity, Twitter will still moderate the platform for violence illegal activity Etc... and will retain its 230 immunity from being held liable for this type of specific moderation ( based on the precedent set by stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co) but as a platform they will not restrict, sensor or suppress any type of speech that is protected by the First Amendment. Twitter brought this on themselves for editorializing an opinion made by the president - they are clearly acting like a publisher but then hide behind the 230 immunities that was given to them by the government! Twitter didn't editorialize anything. Trump's original tweet was not changed in the slightest, nor did Trump offer an opinion but unsubstantiated claims. Twitter's action had zero to do with the First Amendment either. The First Amendment is about gov infringement on one's speech, it does not cover what is said on a privately owned platform. By Trump using Twitter, he and everyone else for that matter are agreeing to Twitters rules and TOS, it does not work the other way around. Enough with the nonsense. by adding a "fact check" by people who hate him they have edited his speech. they have changed it's context. they editorialized his speech. this is enough to lose your exemption. No, it isn't. The law doesn't have a "lose your exemption" clause.
  10. Feels strange? We never had one in any other versions of windows. And computers have been around longer than digital assistants. So what? Cortana has been the default assistant on Windows 10 for a while. And I have digital assistants on damn near all my devices. Yes, having a device without a digital assistant would feel strange to me. How you feel, or how you think I should feel, is irrelevant. What is it with people on here that they get upset at every little thing? I just thought it was a bit strange that it felt strange not to have a Digital assistant on a computer, since we never had until Windows 10. cortana has been the default assistant on Windows ten since it was created, myself i just never thought of it being much use on a computer, i am sure some people will think differently. i thought it was strange to put one on a computer in the first place, but I presume MS was trying to get into the D.A market as well and the phone market, and they failed on both accounts. Strange that Amazon who have never had a phone platform has managed to get into the D.A market and is doing very well. Maybe if cortana have done ok, in years to come it would have been a normal thing on a computer just like a GUI is these days, who knows. I am glad that in the new release of Windows we can now get rid of cortana, just a shame MS could not make it a simple option in the settings, but I suppose Ms do not want us to get rid of it. No offense, but everything that your explained in the second reply, should have been in the first. If I'm upset at anything, it was the lack of meat on that bone. As for Microsoft, I'm personally not too bothered that they didn't make a bigger splash in the smart device. Partially because I use voice assistants regularly but for the bare minimum. Nonetheless, it would have been nice to have more options than Google or Amazon. I know there's Apple but it seems like Siri integration has really fallen off in comparison to Google/Alexa.
  11. If you disable web search Windows 10 will show you the Calculator app upon typing clc while wther returns nothing.
  12. Mineria

    possible to disable password based login in Windows 10 ?

    In the past you had to set group policy to restrict account addition/creation on Windows 10, the new setting that restricts PIN only basically does about the same thing. Although, there are still workarounds to both methods in regards of adding/creating an account and assigning which user group it belongs to.
  13. Yep, it was a mess. The side rumors are that Microsoft requested active gameplay, and the publishers only did real-time engine demos. To make it even more of a mess, the demos weren't impressive or highlighting the new technologies. Microsoft also hasn't been taking the technical fight to the media, they have newer technologies, and faster hardware, and yet everyone is talking about the Unreal 5 on PS5 demo and PS5 NVMe speeds, which were not necessary for the demo. Just in example, how many people reading this have even heard of DirectStorage? It is the basis of the Xbox Series X's ability to transfer NVMe at sustained high speeds with almost no CPU overhead. This technology is important, as it is also coming to Windows this Fall, and offers developers a new low level API to access storage devices for direct GPU loading, etc - giving PCs the same features as the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. Just checked really quick,... they do have a post outlining all of that. https://news.xbox.com/en-us/20...ox-series-x-glossary/" rel="external nofollow">https://news.xbox.com/en-us/20...16/xbox-series-x-glossary/" rel="external nofollow">https://news.xbox.com/en-us/20.../16/xbox-series-x-glossary/ There are also developer references, whitepapers and if I remember right, one or two blog posts about the technology. The information is available, and was presented; however, nobody seems to realize it exists or is talking about it outside a few developer circles. I have followed some rather impressive writings on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, yet all mention the NVMe technologies in the PS5 as special, and say nothing about the new technologies in the Xbox Series X, which as you found, is available information. Another thing being skipped over is the NVMe security, as it is just as dangerous as an open external PCIe slot. Sony has shown nothing with regard to securing their interface, and it appears to be a standard M.2, while Microsoft was criticized for using a non-M.2 interface that is physically secured. Microsoft sucks at marketing and buzz, and even when they create a spark, the initial coverage is often turned against them by other players better at media manipulation. I am excited for the new consoles and the new technologies they are bringing the PC and gaming world. What bothers me is when new and good technologies are ignored or demonized, slowing the progression of new capabilities for generations. Understanding in addition to knowledge needs to be encouraged to be as important as being trendy in consumer spaces. If the gaming tech journalists aren't curious enough to discuss important technologies, then end users are the ones that get screwed over, and they are left clueless about things that they should be excited about. PS Thanks for digging up that link. Ironically, it is one I hadn't seen before. I just look at the two as one being more efficient and the other brute forcing it with as much speed as possible. One thing that I learned recently, but like really internalize it, is that people need repetition. In the last presentation, MS only showed "Smart Delivery", they could be repeating and repeating the different technologies from their games in the showcase. Let's wait and see. We still have many months left and MS promised to release a direct-kind of video once a month. Now, we can't say everything is bad. We have to recognize the awesome stuff they've been doing: 1) They showed the console early design (possibly gathering feedback from the community) 2) They've been constantly marketing the machine (let's hope they end up doing stuff better). They even have a real gameplay showcase through Eric Evans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fjn4GRw8qE (Which I didn't know about it, until now) And Sony hasn't been on the silver lining as well: - They ended up disappointing a lot of people with their "Showcase" back in March. It was like, "yeah, all the stuff... but the hard drive!... You see? The hard drive", as if it'd make the games look better I came back for my 3rd consecutive reply. I dedicated today's day to better understand the mechanism behind Sony's and Microsoft's consoles, and I have to say that I was misled by the media when it came to understanding the PS5, and why I now believe that the PS5 may be in fact, able to output better quality at certain games and certain scenarios than the Series X. This is long. TL;DR; Sony redesigned the entire asset retrieval process to inject it at almost real-time speeds (2 GB of compressed data in 0.27 seconds), allowing the GPU to allocate assets that are shown to the user, bringing into the full utilization of the GPU. Today’s games have wasted GPU power as they need to store assets (as the retrieval process is slow) that may not be needed in a scene (as a player may not trigger it). Therefore the Series X TFLOPs won’t necessarily mean better games, as it would probably be hindered by the GPU memory by loading unused assets and untapping the true GPU power. Here comes the explanation: Memory is fast, but volatile. Meaning that it loses all its data once power goes out, that’s why Hard Drives came to be as a persistent data storage that could hold data after powering off. Back in the days, assets were small. They were able to load fast. As time progressed, assets became much bigger than what the available memory became to handle them (From several MBs to gigantic TB files). This led to further compressing the assets so they could be stored and delivered to customers (DVDs, Blu-Ray, now the Internet). This brought a huge bottleneck. These assets needed to be found, decompressed and transferred to memory. This process ranged from 1 to 30 seconds (depending on the complexity), limiting what could be showed on the scene (Limiting on immersive environments, and limiting the developers’ art)as the developer had to shovel assets that had a low percentage of appearing but needed to be into the GPU memory as it could potentially break the experience if the user had to wait several seconds for it to load. In other words, if there is a scene super complex with a lot of assets, you could hit a bottleneck in GPU memory before you hit a bottleneck in raw power (TFLOPs). Now, what would happen if we could find a way to inject those assets into the GPU in real time? That means there wouldn’t be the need to store assets that are unused and free its memory to perform additional computations (or, in fact, to fully utilize its potential). Hence, better utilizing the GPU. The first thing to come into mind is to address your weakest part: The Hard Drive. They take considerable to retrieve the data as the spinning disk needs to find disparate data (as many important chunks are not next to each other and are scattered across the drive - hence the importance of Random speeds). Enter SSDs. These type of drives gives eradicates the need of a spinning plate and gives you almost instantaneous access to the data you are looking for. This decreases considerably the time to load into the GPU. But not enough for it to be instantaneous. For the assets to be injected into real time, they had to overcome a series of in-between process that take CPU times and can be equally expensive to perform (the most problematic being decompressing the asset). Sony (apparently) managed to overcome that limitation by designing the pipeline and the series of steps in which data is retrieved from the drive and funnels it in a near instantaneous way (2GB compressed in 0.27 seconds) to the GPU without impacting performance (as it has dedicated parts for decompressing and channeling data). So what is powerful of the PS5 is not the SSD (although that thing it IS a beast), but the entire process in which channels the asset into memory. Therefore, in very dynamic environments were there could be a lot of assets, the PS5 may have an advantage over the Series X, and heck, even PCs, in which it would be able to swap assets at near instantaneous speeds (Good developer trickery in here) making it look like more powerful than what it actually is, when in reality is fully maximizing the power of your machine. Therefore, the conclusion is this: We will have to wait and see. The Series X will likely outperform by a good margin (Those 2 TFLOPs ARE significant) in case there are not many dynamic asset swapping, but will likely not be as good as the PS5 in very dynamic environments in which different types of assets need to be shown in near-instantaneous scenarios. From Sony’s tech presentation this is something that we may see computers adopt in the near future, and I think it’s one of the goals that Intel wanted to achieve with its Optane memory . I’m super excited to see what developers will have for us stored in the upcoming years, and I can’t wait to play them all! Thanks for the read
  14. Sorry, I've been glued to my screens (yes, plural) as much as possible. We've been waiting for this for a long time. And it's everything we wanted so far.
  15. LOL this is hilarous... nuff said
  16. Feels strange? We never had one in any other versions of windows. And computers have been around longer than digital assistants. So what? Cortana has been the default assistant on Windows 10 for a while. And I have digital assistants on damn near all my devices. Yes, having a device without a digital assistant would feel strange to me. How you feel, or how you think I should feel, is irrelevant. What is it with people on here that they get upset at every little thing? I just thought it was a bit strange that it felt strange not to have a Digital assistant on a computer, since we never had until Windows 10. cortana has been the default assistant on Windows ten since it was created, myself i just never thought of it being much use on a computer, i am sure some people will think differently. i thought it was strange to put one on a computer in the first place, but I presume MS was trying to get into the D.A market as well and the phone market, and they failed on both accounts. Strange that Amazon who have never had a phone platform has managed to get into the D.A market and is doing very well. Maybe if cortana have done ok, in years to come it would have been a normal thing on a computer just like a GUI is these days, who knows. I am glad that in the new release of Windows we can now get rid of cortana, just a shame MS could not make it a simple option in the settings, but I suppose Ms do not want us to get rid of it.
  17. Noticed that in most cases it is caused when using the mouse to select a piece of text and getting something that might be hidden fields added to the selection, CTRL+C will the only copy the hidden field and not the marked up text. Happens often with webpages and some random programs. Never seen where spamming CTRL+C would solve it, always have to select the front of the row and use the keyboard to select the text instead to make it work. With the good old reliable programs there is never an issue, so I doubt it is Windows nor Mac OS but the layout of these sites and programs that is the issue.
  18. Feels strange? We never had one in any other versions of windows. And computers have been around longer than digital assistants. So what? Cortana has been the default assistant on Windows 10 for a while. And I have digital assistants on damn near all my devices. Yes, having a device without a digital assistant would feel strange to me. How you feel, or how you think I should feel, is irrelevant. Likewise. Your feelings are also irrelevant. This is my comment acknowledging your comment. After all, this is what we're doing, right? Making useless comments so we can be recognized for making useless comments. Please, don't keep me waiting for too long. I humbly await your useless reply so I, and others, can acknowledge it.
  19. Yep, had that recently with a client. Old production equipment software doesn't work on Windows 10 64bit. Try it on 32bit, and works no issue. Now just wondering how long the 32bit versions will receive feature updates for now this is the case Why would you want feature updates on such production machines? Usually those shouldn't even be connected to the internet. And why shouldn't those machines be connected to the Internet? Most of these old machines are used for nothing else but controlling equipment. Really no point in having them on the internet, unless there is some rare specific use which is why I ask.
  20. Funny that he didn't have any issues with sites censoring free speech opinions from the average Joe for years, but as soon as it hit's the president with a tag and not even a censorship, oh my.
  21. Feels strange? We never had one in any other versions of windows. And computers have been around longer than digital assistants. So what? Cortana has been the default assistant on Windows 10 for a while. And I have digital assistants on damn near all my devices. Yes, having a device without a digital assistant would feel strange to me. How you feel, or how you think I should feel, is irrelevant. Likewise. Your feelings are also irrelevant.
  22. Feels strange? We never had one in any other versions of windows. And computers have been around longer than digital assistants. So what? Cortana has been the default assistant on Windows 10 for a while. And I have digital assistants on damn near all my devices. Yes, having a device without a digital assistant would feel strange to me. How you feel, or how you think I should feel, is irrelevant.
  23. These ARE THE BEST HEADPHONES EVER. I wear them most days all day. I have tried many other wireless headphones both from Apple and other. If you are considering these I suggest you get them and that you won't be dissapointed. Obviously this is my personal opinion and yours may be different.
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