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Forum & Website / Re: "Why was this member banned/unbanned?"-thread
« on: March 25, 2019, 06:56:42 pm »
DayBoul has been banned for 6 months for repeated posting of graphic content and use of racial slurs.

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:30:29 pm »
Steven the point still stands, please explain how that graph supports your argument.
Demonstrating the market values of 60 international companies at a single point in time shows very little, especially without any focus on British (or European) companies.

There are other graphs which show a very different picture:

https://www.ft.com/content/cf51e840-7147-11e7-93ff-99f383b09ff9

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:46:09 am »
I'm well aware what it says on the graph, thanks. My point was, you lead with an edgy "Good luck without us" then that graph. You provided no context, nor did it appear to relate at all to the discussion.

You're right that it's not necessarily at the cost of, although it still implies that the EU is growing at a faster rate than the US (to remain at a constant % where the US falls behind).
If it's just the distribution of the value of the top 60 companies, it ignores the vast numbers of BILLION dollar companies (Mrd. is billion, which is fairly easy for a even a beginner to translate).

Regardless, this graph (showing only 60 companies from one market sector of which the majority are not EU or UK) was just taken completely out of context and dropped into the discussion as if it in ANY way shows that the EU will suffer without the UK post Brexit. It does not show that (even though that's true). If you're going to use graphics to support your arguments please at least keep them relevant.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:26:45 am »
To buy used stuff just look at auctions that are ending soon, if there's something you like wait until 1 min before it ends and put a price $10 higher. Honestly it's WAY cheaper than trying to instant buy on eBay.

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:27:56 pm »
Sorry just going back to the graph, it states US 64% from 67% in 2015 and for Asia 31% from 28% in 2015. That's growth in Asia and shrinking in the US.
Oceania, South America and Canada/Mexico aren't shown, but whatever numbers that graph is using to make the percentages (100% without the aforementioned countries) do show Asian growth at the cost of the US.

Of course if you could explain where the graph came from and the context maybe it would shed some light on what you're trying to show with it? Just throwing a graph in does nothing to help your argument, even if it makes you feel smart.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:19:18 pm »
Surely you could get a 2nd hand 1070 or 1070ti for cheaper? 2nd hand prices have fallen a fair bit recently, I'd say it's worth having a look.

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: March 16, 2019, 01:22:15 am »
I genuinely don't understand your point with the graph. Do you think that those companies only operate in the country/continent they originate from? Besides that, the graph just shows growth in Asia at the cost of the US market.
Not that any of that will change post-Brexit anyway, they'll still need to comply with EU regulations and there are still cheaper places to operate from than the UK.

But obviously muh oppressive EU overlords stop me accessing Google, I'll be so grateful to leave the EU and have more personal data stripped.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: March 16, 2019, 01:06:26 am »
I managed to sell my i5 4670k and GTX 760 surprisingly easily, considering their age. 45 and 35 pounds respectively. Considering how cheap current gen stuff is I didn't think anyone would go for them. I'll sell the old DDR3 RAM off soon and I guess I'll try to sell the motherboard. Just have to figure out the best way to get rid of my old case.

Anyone got thoughts on NVMe vs Sata? For gaming I feel like it's not at all worth the extra cost from what I've seen of loading times.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: March 05, 2019, 01:42:07 am »
Solid build, lots of bang for very little buck.

Use PriceSpy (or local equivalent) to make sure you're getting all parts as cheaply as you can if budget is that much of a concern.
Also, put $10 aside for getting a 2nd hand Wraith Spire off eBay, it'll make a huge difference in what you can get out of the 2400G. I mean you can go for any cooler, but there's usually plenty of 2nd hand Wraith stuff going for cheap.
Alternatively you can get a much better cooler, but it depends on the money situation.

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:58:00 pm »
I mean I was more refering to the economic divide between the North and South rather than the Gini coefficient across the entire population, as we were talking about regional differences.
Regional differences were present in the Brexit referendum, also of note being Scotland and London, vastly different to the majority of England, particularly the North. I don't get what you're on about with the small vocal europhiles. You're just as much of an idiot for dismissing 48% (at the time) of the British population who voted as others were for trying to dismiss 52%.

Also in other Brexit news, those "easy to grandfather trade deals" aren't doing too great. 7/69 so far, with several of the ones done so far being with practically irrelevant nations.

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: February 21, 2019, 01:04:59 pm »
While we're at it we could make the same argument about many countries, especially ones with very polarised politics and high income inequality, including the UK.

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: February 16, 2019, 05:00:58 pm »
So Trump's gone full dictator. Not hugely surprising considering his idols but anyway.
Sets an interesting precedent for future Democratic presidents. One could very easily argue national emergencies on school shootings (even if they wait until the next one that won't be far off) or those lacking health insurance.

Presidential power has expanded rapidly in the last 25 years, every incumbent has abused the office in one way or another.  For example Obama did so via the prolific use of executive orders. I don't blame Trump-he has a clear mandate to build the wall.
Oh boy...

Obama used 276, 15 fewer than Bush and 88 fewer than Clinton (to look at historical context). Trump has also used more per day in office than Obama so far.
If we're talking about "prolific use" then we'd have to take a look at the 15 Presidents who used more than Obama, including Harding (522), Hoover (968) or Coolidge (1203). The grand daddy of them all was Roosevelt at 3728 but I figured I'd let him off the hook for having a World War to deal with.

Any other bollocks you want to get fact checked?

Edit: Grant was the first President to use far more than his predecessors at 217, all the way back in 1877, in case you were wondering

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:47:28 am »
So Trump's gone full dictator. Not hugely surprising considering his idols but anyway.
Sets an interesting precedent for future Democratic presidents. One could very easily argue national emergencies on school shootings (even if they wait until the next one that won't be far off) or those lacking health insurance.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:06:43 pm »
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-BX80684I78700K-Core-i7-8700K-Processor/dp/B07598VZR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549560957&sr=8-1&keywords=8700k
Most sites have them ~390, the cheapest I can find one (using PriceSpy no less) is like 365, no idea where you're getting 330-340.

Anyway, I'd have chosen the 9600k to compare it to, which is much cheaper (~250) and one of the best value for money CPUs for gaming. Considering how poorly most games utilize more than 4 cores, it's in a pretty sweet spot for the foreseeable future.

Remember that the Intel chips were released at vastly inflated prices (330-350 for the 9600k, 600 for the 9900k), the fact that they've come down so much in price is only because AMD was providing similar-ish performance for literally hundreds of pounds less.
If Zen 2 is even close to as good as current predictions have it then we'll have amazing value mid-range and content creation options, hopefully preventing Intel from gouging us too much with their 10nm chips, whenever they actually manage to make some.
In reality the real financial win for AMD is in the server market where they're clawing back masses of market share with Rome, giving them good long term income. PCs are small fry in the grand scheme of things.

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Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: February 07, 2019, 02:29:40 am »
An 8700k literally costs the same as a 2700x and outperforms it by a mile. Same with a 9700k which is like $50 more.

You are just looking at the price and the core count then making assumptions. Don't mislead people. For that price I wouldn't call them good.
I mean an 8700k is 400 pounds vs 2700X for 300 (as per Amazon right now). The difference at 1440p is literally within margins for error. The 2600 is overclockable and 150 pounds, so for budget builds it's a fucking no-brainer, considering how much games benefit from a good GPU over a good CPU.

Anyway considering a budget of 2000, you may as well buy Intel, assuming you're just gaming.
Nvidea has better cards than AMD at present, although I don't think the RTX series is worth it at all, but again, if you have the budget you may as well.

2nd hand is the way to go personally, especially for GPUs, and can save you a couple hundred on a 1080ti, which is pretty even to the 2080 (other than the ray tracing gimmick).

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