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December 14, 2021, 07:46 AM
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I only talk about latest hardware or tech articles but I'm not a yearly upgrade tech enthusiast.  I usually keep the devices long until they are broken or unusable. I still game on 980M and 6700HQ

You follow my golden rule: upgrade ONLY when the item you have doesn't do what you want it to do. When I tried to upgrade my video card it's no so much that I needed it, it was a "by the way" type thing. Forget it! They're notoriously difficult to get and every expensive if you find one.

My printer also died and I wanted a laser this time. Same situation. Nobody had them in stock because everybody's working from home and buying them all up in the process. I had to pay a high price from somebody that actually had one available.

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It's hard to know if Bitcoin has a future. In my opinion, it's worthless, but I could be wrong. Likewise, many currencies ceased to be legal tender. Those who have dollars are lucky: All United States money ever issued, whether coin or paper, no matter how old, is legal tender and worth its face value.

In my opinion the big problem with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general is lack of stability. Who is going to invest in Bitcoin when the price rises and falls like a roller coaster? Since there no central bank or anything like that, the whole thing degenerates into a free for all.
Yeah the prices are notorious. Radeon Rx 5000 series costs 1000$ in India and lack of stock are causing scalping prices.

December 14, 2021, 12:26 PM
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In my opinion the big problem with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general is lack of stability. Who is going to invest in Bitcoin when the price rises and falls like a roller coaster? Since there no central bank or anything like that, the whole thing degenerates into a free for all.
Actually, the cryptocurrencies are easily manipulated. Today, a man known as Elon Musk explained that Tesla will start accepting dogecoin for some merchandise. Then the Crypto soared...
This video is talking about "Pump and Dump": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQbjvqncv1w
Well, for now, let's talk about something else in this topic (initially about games).

December 17, 2021, 08:48 PM
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Actually, the cryptocurrencies are easily manipulated. Today, a man known as Elon Musk explained that Tesla will start accepting dogecoin for some merchandise. Then the Crypto soared

What I don't understand is who does the manipulating? Are you referring to market forces, more correctly supply and demand? Even so, without some sort of central bank instability is the name of the game. As of today's date Bitcoin is about $45,000. It was over $65,000 a few months ago. People who bought a few Satoshis back then took a serious hit, unless they're doing it to speculate.

December 17, 2021, 09:22 PM
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What I don't understand is who does the manipulating? Are you referring to market forces, more correctly supply and demand? Even so, without some sort of central bank instability is the name of the game. As of today's date Bitcoin is about $45,000. It was over $65,000 a few months ago. People who bought a few Satoshis back then took a serious hit, unless they're doing it to speculate.
Here are a few articles for you...
https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/11/17/bitcoin-and-other-cryptos-have-slumped-after-record-highs-is-market-manipulation-the-reaso
https://worldfinancialreview.com/how-influential-people-manipulate-the-price-of-cryptocurrency/

December 20, 2021, 11:37 AM
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Unlike previous Resident Evil games, RE8 requires directx 12 and is not compatible with older GPU indeed, but I meant that it can runs well on any DX12 compatible card. I have a geforce gtx 1050, it's not a brand new graphics card, and yet the game could run pretty well.

When I had to upgrade my system last year, I also tried to see if I could upgrade my GTX-970 video card. Forget it! Even if you can find more modern graphics card, the price is ludicrous. Give thanks to all those people who still think they can get rich mining Bitcoin. I don't know if it's even worth mining any other cryptocurrency. Who even accepts them?

Due to the landlord refusing to have a decent heating schedule where I live. And I do not pay for electricity, I ended up using mining as a way to add some euros to "decrease" my rent, and add a constant source of heat. Only way to get "rich" of it is if you actively use the heat it generates instead of "dumb" electric heating elements, meaning that you do not have any other means of heat other than electricity.
For example in my parents summer house, they only use electricity to heat it at time of writing. Using mining there would more viable than wasting all the heat without getting anything in return other than heat.

That, or extremely cheap electricity and huge farms..

December 20, 2021, 10:06 PM
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Due to the landlord refusing to have a decent heating schedule where I live. And I do not pay for electricity, I ended up using mining as a way to add some euros to "decrease" my rent, and add a constant source of heat. Only way to get "rich" of it is if you actively use the heat it generates instead of "dumb" electric heating elements, meaning that you do not have any other means of heat other than electricity.

You're saying your landlord is so cheap he rations the amount of heat used during winter? Does the house use gas for heating or do they burn peat? Also, so I understand you correctly or did you say that during mining your computer produces enough heat to heat your room? If so I'm surprised the graphic card(s) don't burn up.

Without mining would you say the temp in your room is 15°C or less?

For example in my parents summer house, they only use electricity to heat it at time of writing. Using mining there would more viable than wasting all the heat without getting anything in return other than heat.

Your parents have a summer house? Where is it located? How is it any different from the regular "winter" house?

Hey Shadow: I've asked you this several times but you haven't answered me. In Ireland do they speak English or Gaelic (Irish)? Do you speak Gaelic and, if not, have you had a language problem? Just curious, that's all.


December 24, 2021, 01:26 AM
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Today, a repack of the game Wjchess is available on the forum.

This is a beautiful chess game with a powerful chess engine. Unfortunately, it is only available in French, but it’s not a problem for such a game.

only 662 kb
Link: WJChess




January 14, 2022, 12:25 PM
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Been playing Rimworld the last 2 days.
Internet died 11th of January and has not come back in my neighbourhood.
3g/4g is overloaded and is currently giving the following speeds.


Ping looks fine, until you try to play any game.

On a positive sidenote, ended up doing my hackjob on my E3372 4g dongle, so it now runs in Stickmode instead of Hilink. Which means disabling the firewall, NAT, and web UI.
Xbox networking now detects it as Medium Nat instead of Closed.

 Makes the whole experience much nicer when windows detects it as a simcard instead of a network device in itself. Autoconnect on startup, and can be used as fallback if primary network goes down.

It was an interesting little project. Reading sites in russian and german through google translate is always interesting. The english guides all seem to be slightly different in how they solved the problems they encountered. Seems to be region differences of the modem that makes the process  slightly difference.

January 15, 2022, 10:37 AM
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Once again, a new and smaller repack is available for the frictional games. The 3 mods “games” for Soma were merged. They can be started in the startmenu (they are no longer available via the soma mod laucher since the entry.hpc file names were changed).
More duplicate files were removed in Penumbra “Twilight of the archaic” and “Necrologue”.

Maybe shadow.97, humbert and Vasudev like these games. They can test it and confirm everything works.

Link: https://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=833.msg34947#msg34947






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