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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:11 am 


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It looks like the GPU on my computer is starting to break down. So with a sigh I head on over to Newegg to check out prices and...

...HOOOOOOLLLLEEEEE SHIIIIIT! Look what you bitcoin miners have done to GPU prices!


A 1080 Ti costs more than $1000? Titan X Pascal is $1900 (Amazon). Then the GTX 1070 should be around $380 but now it's often being sold for $700+. Nvidia & AMD are none too happy about this.
Is it wrong to wish Bitcoin would just fucking crash? Let those Bitcoin miners start crying when their efforts are all for naught.

GPU manufacturers should try to limit the use of their products to gamers only.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:27 pm 


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^ Related.

I went to a local electronics store to pick up a new phone. While queuing I saw a man at the counter with what looked like 3 or so 1080ti's and felt some weird kind of anger rising as I couldn't help give some annoyed glares in his general direction. Not too classy of me perhaps but the situation right now is so ridiculous.

I luckily picked up a 1070 the year of release, otherwise I would be fuming like everybody else.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:59 pm 


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While browsing on Amazon I saw people selling GPUs in 6-packs.

They say the total energy being wasted on mining bitcoins rivals the energy use of a small European nation right now.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:25 pm 


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Mischief Maker wrote:
It looks like the GPU on my computer is starting to break down. So with a sigh I head on over to Newegg to check out prices and...

...HOOOOOOLLLLEEEEE SHIIIIIT! Look what you bitcoin miners have done to GPU prices!


A 1080 Ti costs more than $1000? Titan X Pascal is $1900 (Amazon). Then the GTX 1070 should be around $380 but now it's often being sold for $700+. Nvidia & AMD are none too happy about this.
Is it wrong to wish Bitcoin would just fucking crash? Let those Bitcoin miners start crying when their efforts are all for naught.


Fortune may come your way. China outlawed Bitcoin today. If it wasn't already on the brink, that should help to tip it over.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:46 pm 


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How in the world do you outlaw an entirely digital and anonymous currency?
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:09 pm 


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Maybe they can't, but it's not going to stop them from trying. More of a deterrent than anything (Great Firewall of China etc.)


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:38 pm 


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everything China makes illegal is stuff they do most behind curtains, you know like

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every guy will tell you with a straight face:

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...while walking to the massage parlor

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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:40 pm 


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Ji-L87 wrote:
^ Related.

I went to a local electronics store to pick up a new phone. While queuing I saw a man at the counter with what looked like 3 or so 1080ti's and felt some weird kind of anger rising as I couldn't help give some annoyed glares in his general direction. Not too classy of me perhaps but the situation right now is so ridiculous.

I luckily picked up a 1070 the year of release, otherwise I would be fuming like everybody else.


My computer came with a 1080 in it, so I'm also good. I'm just upset that others who wish to upgrade to a 1080 card or something better are getting SOL.

Mischief Maker wrote:
They say the total energy being wasted on mining bitcoins rivals the energy use of a small European nation right now.

Can't doubt it.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Couple keys on a bluetooth keyboard died [seemed like the key matrix had a short, like six keys didn't work for whatever reason], got a replacement from the manufacturer. That bit was A-OK.
I did a post-mortem on the old keyboard since they didn't want me to send it back [hey, maybe I could try and fix it], and there were like five fucking layers of glue ensuring that you could not reasonably disassemble the thing and get anything useful. Sure as fuck couldn't check the traces on the matrix without tearing the thing in half.
I spent a bunch of time wiggling a flathead screwdriver to try to pry the thing apart... and then found a thin sheet of plastic was glued to the back of where the keys were, and I gave up any hope that I could fix it, assuming the problem was there.

At least I did get a new working keyboard, since it's only been like ten months or so.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:34 am 


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Can I tempt you with our internet-famous Drakon Thread? :wink: (18+ only please)
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Can I tempt you with our internet-famous Drakon Thread? :wink: (18+ only please)

Wew, I remember seeing that thread.
would be a liiiiitle bit pissed if I'd seen that my system had basically been cummed inside
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:20 am 


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Is it wrong to wish Bitcoin would just fucking crash? Let those Bitcoin miners start crying when their efforts are all for naught.


Bitcoin hasn't used GPU hashing going on 5+ years now. It uses specialized ASICs.

Or is this akin to my granny calling everything videogame related "Nintendo"?

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GPU manufacturers should try to limit the use of their products to gamers only.


Why would they even contemplate doing that? 1 sale = 1 sale. Or do you believe they're making cards "like, for the scene, man.."
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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rancor wrote:
gameoverDude wrote:
Is it wrong to wish Bitcoin would just fucking crash? Let those Bitcoin miners start crying when their efforts are all for naught.


Bitcoin hasn't used GPU hashing going on 5+ years now. It uses specialized ASICs.

Or is this akin to my granny calling everything videogame related "Nintendo"?


a lot of people honestly are trying to mine bitcoin with GPUs despite it being a dead-end
Of course, there are other cryptocurrencies that are still profitable to mine via GPU [like ethereum].
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:22 pm 


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why every stock photo of a laptop has a cup of coffee in it
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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imo, the only good stock photo of a laptop is one from pornhub comments on stock photos.com!

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Man... the best site. Wish it was still updated.

My favorite will always be the one where the guy talks about spraying fruit juice on tits, then having gnats on the tits, then jacking off on the gnats. Classic.
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imo, the only good stock photo of a laptop is one from pornhub comments on stock photos.com!

i remember that site.
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As a defense to the stock photos, I always have a cup of coffee beside me.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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My lack of knowledge and understanding of SEO and how to use and manage subdomains, redirections etc.
I wish I had learned that shit when I was still in my twenties because now I don't have the patience.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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rancor wrote:
Why would they even contemplate doing that? 1 sale = 1 sale. Or do you believe they're making cards "like, for the scene, man.."


There is allegedly a high volume of warranty claims from miners, so that would be one motivation. Then when the difficulty is raised and a particular set of cards is no longer viable, there is a flood of used GPU product hitting the market all at once. That's got to have some negative effect on new sales.

Just a couple things I was thinking about that might motivate Nvidia and AMD.
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My lack of knowledge and understanding of SEO and how to use and manage subdomains, redirections etc.
I wish I had learned that shit when I was still in my twenties because now I don't have the patience.


If you'd learned it in your twenties, most of that would be useless by now. Hell, most of what you'd learn last year is probably useless by now.

SEO isn't too bad to figure out once you get the basics down though - Google is as interested in getting good results for the people searching as the people themselves. After all, that's how they stay on the top of their game.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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I'm not going to want a used card from a mining rig. Too many hours under load. Also, people are absolutely cooking those cards; miners don't give a crap about proper cooling.
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When people say Sodder instead of Solder. It's based on the word Solid... so yeah.

Just a minor thing, but it bugs me.


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Aargh! Let's Plays by people who suck at games. INSTEAD OF INTERACTING WITH EACH ITEM IN THE ROOM IN ORDER, JUST GET TO THE RED BLINKING ONE! AAAAAAAARGH!
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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When people say Sodder instead of Solder. It's based on the word Solid... so yeah.

Just a minor thing, but it bugs me.

I think this was a worthy first post for a new user.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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When people say Sodder instead of Solder. It's based on the word Solid... so yeah.

Just a minor thing, but it bugs me.

I think this was a worthy first post for a new user.


Yes and I agree, annoys the shit out of me. It's got an "L" in the word ffs.
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A cursory Google search suggests that a long time ago the word did not have an L.


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What kind of Google are you using?

https://www.google.dk/search?ei=AVaFWtm ... +etymology


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