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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    He had a compromised immune system, from cancer treatment.

    Since he wanted to be in the room where decisions are made, he had to play ball.
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    Sticky: Re: New Computer | Upgrade Help

    I think it was optional, but Intel pushed them to go for fifth generation express, since they'll want to remain in front, but you have to wander how much it will cost you for any tier of a Ryzen Four...
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    This is why you keep a backup personal computer, if only to run diagnostics.
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    There are two things that disturb me, supply chain disruptions and six hundred watt graphic cards.

    I accept I'm likely to get a new type of power supply unit with the over next generation of...
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    From what I heard, if it's an expensive monitor, either screen technology is about the same quality.

    For cheap ones, stick to IPS.
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    1. Laptops - haven't bothered to keep track of them, since I'm waiting for Ryzen Four or Five as sort of reaching the pinnacle in terms of opportunity cost; however, anecdotally, having onboard...
  7. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    The problem with the Chinese real estate market is that it's so tied in with the statistics the central Chinese politburo uses to promote their Gross Domestic Product, and attract foreign investors...
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    The long view is that demand will catch up to supply in the second half of Twenty Twenty Two.

    In the meantime, you have to take account of raw material shortages and power outages disrupting...
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    Does it matter?

    Best bang for buck from the new ones I heard was the sixty nine hundred; the sixty six hundred is closer to supposed retail price.

    Market is dependent on factors outside of...
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    While the buck stops with Double You, I think we can probably assign the failure of Afghanistan definitely to Rumsfeld, and maybe Cheney.

    I do have a theory on Afghanistan in general.
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    What's not working?

    Presumably, the personal computer booted, and after you have properly installed the graphic card, ensured that the power molex has been socketed securely, the television...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    I think this is more of a case that if Forty Five was dumb enough to make the withdrawal agreement with the Taliban, in order to have some form of foreign policy success in the run up to the...
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    Going by the latest rumours, power draw is going up for the high end, all around.

    So when I advise getting reliable power supply units, it may save your other components.
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    1. I'd say trying to stuff the Supreme Court with their nominees, and preventing Obama's from even being considered, seems somewhat of a coup.

    2. But that's somewhat within the rules, though not...
  15. Re: US Forces In Full Scale Retreat From Afghanistan; 20 years of War Ending In Total Military Defeat?

    The Trump administration agreed to an initial reduction from 13,000 to 8,600 troops by July 2020, followed by a full withdrawal by 1 May 2021 if the Taliban kept its commitments.[7] The Biden...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    You have to admit, at least Biden has the balls to say that the buck stops with him.

    With Forty Five, the buck gets thrown into a fan and spread everywhere else.
  17. Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    The Texas Governor has Covid, but assures everyone he's already vaccinated, so, no worries while he self isolates in his mansion.

    Which Republican politician hasn't been vaccinated?
  18. Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    There are two ways of looking at this:

    1. Natural selection

    Actually, there's only way to look at it; my issue would be letting the medical facilities get clogged and the economy get bogged...
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    Actually, the way to figure out what's really going on is to follow the money.

    We know most politicians are corrupt, and that they follow the dictates of their corporate masters, and a lot of...
  20. Re: US Forces In Full Scale Retreat From Afghanistan; 20 years of War Ending In Total Military Defeat?

    1. I presume most of us are here, because we happen to like computerized military simulations.

    2. Biden can say what he likes, but anyone paying attention knows he's wanted out for a very long...
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    1. Some companies, apparently, were making short[cuts/circuits] with their power supply units and bundling them with discrete graphic cards.

    2. Are the new graphic cards going to follow nVidia...
  22. Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    I think the luxury of refusing vaccinations, is highly dependent of how much breathing room the virus allows you, and those around you.

    If you're a hermit, no problem.

    If you're in daily...
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    Methodology tends to be the same, the goals differ a little.

    Essentially, both want to be gatekeepers to societal norms.
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    To be fair, Forty Five just took advantage of existing fissures in the American body politic.

    It might be more accurate to say, he just made everything worse.
  25. Re: US Forces In Full Scale Retreat From Afghanistan; 20 years of War Ending In Total Military Defeat?

    1. I heard a theory that the Afghan military leadership and the Taliban made a deal, which allowed them to disappear in the hills, supposedly in exchange for no resistance and all the weapon dumps.
    ...
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    They're both looking for simple answers, and think authoritarianism is the way to resolve their issues in their favour.
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    1. The next generation of memory will probably cost an ARM and a leg, so I hear that Intel may have two controllers on their processors, so you that can choose whether to upgrade.

    2. Chances are...
  28. Re: Smartmatic sues Fox, Giuliani, Powell, others for $2.7 Billion

    Fox can absorb the loss, though the Murdochs may be unhappy.

    On the other hand, it would clear the table of their potential competitors for that specific demographic.
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    Re: Trumps Latest Controversy

    Systemic collapse.

    Usually the foundation for a Revolution, though I suspect cause may actually be a repeat of the previous one, people not wanting to pay their fair share of taxes.
  30. Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    If Americans don't trust the results of their medical institutions, they could study the methods and results from other countries.

    I hear that traditional Chinese medicine has been highly...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    1. Don't permit limited liability corporations, or at least, restructure it that Board members have unlimited liability.

    2. Companies cannot buy back their own common voting shares.

    3. All...
  32. Re: US Forces In Full Scale Retreat From Afghanistan; 20 years of War Ending In Total Military Defeat?

    1. I hear Pakistani Intelligence is supporting current Taliban activities with Electronic Warfare assets.

    2. Considering the rapid collapse of the current Kabul regime, it seems that even sunk...
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    1. I think we're stuck on 1440 because of lack of fairly priced graphic cards, because i'm pretty sure Jensen wanted us to be thinking about eight kay gaming last year, before being stuck at home,...
  34. Re: US Forces In Full Scale Retreat From Afghanistan; 20 years of War Ending In Total Military Defeat?

    I think that Biden made up his mind twelve years ago; Trump just made it easier for him to execute the policy.

    Same as with China.
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    Re: Trumps Latest Controversy

    1. People are sheep if you treat them as sheep.

    2. If you tell them the truth, and they know you're telling them the truth, they'll usually do the right thing.

    3. The fact that the Trump regime...
  36. Re: US Forces In Full Scale Retreat From Afghanistan; 20 years of War Ending In Total Military Defeat?

    1. Anyone ever find any oil in Afghanistan?

    2. I can't be the only one who's thinking, that the Taliban are in the minority, so in a battle of attrition against the rest of the Afghans, they'd...
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    Re: Governor Cuomo's scandals

    People should be very afraid.

    If we go by the Godfather narrative, if the nice brother enters politics after his aniki gets machinegunned, there are going to be a number of purges.
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    If the Republican were smart, they'd have coopted the Latinos by now, since for all intents and purposes, they have about the same values.

    Tactically, they've gone full gerrymandering to make up...
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    Re: Need advice: Building a new rig

    1. Computer parts economics are out of wack, mostly effected by events and forces outside their immediate bailiwick.

    2. Generally, Intel processors have onboard graphics, though they generally...
  40. Re: US Forces In Full Scale Retreat From Afghanistan; 20 years of War Ending In Total Military Defeat?

    1. Kobayashi Maru scenario.

    2. I get the impression that Biden hasn't liked Afghanistan for years.

    3. He may have decided that Islamization is going to be a bigger problem for Russia and China,...
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