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    Something Random

    Well, I guess it doesn't exactly mean nothing. It's going to him re-elected.
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    Something Random

    Another political gesture that means nothing, will change nothing, and will amount to nothing.
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    Something Random

    No, I don't mean their store brand, I mean real brands. Like they'll work with a company to make a very similar product that's slightly inferior. So like a cordless drill has a lower capacity battery than the version sold elsewhere at other retailers at a higher price. Or their Rain-X washer...
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    Ryzen

    I'm pretty sure it will be different. High demand items aren't available for purchase online even if they're in stock in store. Like right now for me the 3900X is in stock in my local store, but I can't buy it online. The Rpi 4 was that way too when it first came out.
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    Ryzen

    I don't think you'll be able to buy it online though, so your plan is to head to the store ASAP after getting the alert?
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    Something Random

    Someone did it again... https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a30085091/these-guys-just-drove-an-e63-amg-across-america-in-a-record-27-hours-25-minutes/ :eek:
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    Something Random

    My beef with them is their crappy produce and substandard merchandise. They work with their vendors to make similar, but lower quality items that are hard to distinquish from the higher quality versions other stores sell.
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    Ryzen

    And how often are you doing that? :unsure:
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    Something Random

    I don't particularly like the company either, but I'm not above going and buying loss leader merchandise from them. 🤣
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    Ryzen

    That looks like a pretty good choice for the MoBo.
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    Something Random

    Well, when they're selling "4K" movies for $7.96 or $9.96 that are normally $20 or more I'll endure the trip into the store.
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    Something Random

    I'm pretty sure the people who were using my credit card information to order things online weren't buying discs, but I can't be completely sure.
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    Something Random

    I buy cheap Blu-ray / "4K" blu-ray movies from them in the Thanksgiving/BF sales, but that's largely the extent of my walmart purchases. I rarely shop there.
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    Something Random

    I added it up and it was $2544.76 in 9 purchases in total. $19.99 to Whitepages (1 purchase) and the other $2524.77 (8 purchases) to walmart.com
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    Something Random

    I'm pretty sure they were online purchases and they were stopped while the charge was still pending. What you're describing is only for in person transactions AFAIK.
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    Something Random

    Happy times! 🤬 I just got hit with a bunch of fraudulent charges on my Visa card from walmart.com and target.com. They got something like $1.5-2.0k of charges at walmart.com approved from before my bank suspected something was up and started declining the charges and sending me the automated...
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    Ryzen

    I wouldn't have any concerns myself. They have two different CAS16 options (16-16-16-36 & 16-19-19-39). I don't know which CAS16 flavor is representative of what was used in those articles. Here's the other CAS16 kit...
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    Ryzen

    It looks like 3600 CAS16 is a better performer than 3200 CAS14, but not even all the different sites' tests of Ryzen 3xxx for memory performance come to the same conclusions. https://www.cgdirector.com/best-memory-ram-amd-ryzen-cpus-3600-3700x-3900x/...
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    Ryzen

    They look to be about 2-3x what that amount of DDR4-3200 should cost. What am I missing?
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    Ryzen

    I mean in the applications that you're (LM) planning to run. I could similarly be fretting about only dual channel memory instead of quad channel, but it doesn't seem to matter per the benchmarks in the x264/x265 video compression results I've seen posted so far. The 3970X has twice the cores...
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    Ryzen

    You really should stop worrying about things that don't matter. What exactly are you worried about? Can you point to any sort of review or data that shows the slowdown on otherwise comparable systems caused by a lack of PCIe lanes?
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    Audio Equipment

    I had some delusions of recording different things for sampling / general messing around with. Expensive mics for playing around with though. I know some people who should be able to get an employee discount on them, which really drops the price but they haven't been available in their store...
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    Audio Equipment

    I bought the NT1 based on the frequency response, the self noise rating, and recommendations of people I know who do audio for a living. I would like a stereo matched pair of AKG C414's, but the right deal hasn't crossed my path yet.
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    Audio Equipment

    Interesting. I picked up a Rode NT1 (kit) and Scarlett Solo (2nd gen) a few months ago for voice recording. I don't have a nice desk boom / mount for it yet though.
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    Ryzen

    But does a 3950X not even work in an X570 with an older BIOS. I would expect it to POST, but maybe not work optimally until it's flashed, but maybe I'm wrong. I mean it's just a different variant of a supported processor series. I remember back in the day sticking Intel CPUs that weren't...
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    Ryzen

    On which motherboard platform? And which new CPUs? The 3960X and 3970X require a new chipset, so any motherboard for them will support them out of the box. Things on the desktop Ryzen 3xxx is a little less clear depending on which chipset you're try to drop them in. I'm not sure if the Ryzen...
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    Ryzen

    Well, I'm definitely not buying one tomorrow, so...
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    Ryzen

    Presumably we'll get the reviews of the 3960X & 3970X tomorrow on their release day. Who knows for sure though...
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    Lots of Snow

    It's going to have treads?
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    Lots of Snow

    I put the Pilot Alpine 4's on the S4 today. I skipped them last year and just used the Conti DWS's. I thought the DWS's were noticeably inferior from how I remembered the car driving on the PA4's. We'll see if the PA4's live up to what I remember from 2 winters ago.
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    Forum moved and upgraded

    What makes you think the Chinese aren't the ones who changed the forum? :ROFLMAO:
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    Ryzen

    They don't even have the Zen 2 Threadrippers out the door yet and they're already talking Zen 3... Figures. :unsure:
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    Australian Fires

    Personally, I would have avoided that road while there was a fire instead of driving by it 1000 times.
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    Clock Set to 1969

    Set the clock in the BIOS to close to the correct time and Windows will automatically adjust it syncing from NTP servers online. That will adjust the time in the BIOS too.
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    Something Random

    Why did you give the golden retriever your goniometer to play with?
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    Classic Phone revivals

    The new RAZR looks kind of interesting from a bit of a nostalgic viewpoint. But $1500... :ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:
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    Search function is garbage.

    Nope, we don't.
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    Search function is garbage.

    In FLAC format, yes I have 500GB of audios.
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    Ryzen

    My plan is to build in the December to January time frame.
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    Search function is garbage.

    No, it doesn't play videos. It's smaller and not a phone. Mine is black not red, but that's the model.
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    Skylum Luminar 4

    Yes (supposedly). As a standalone it will convert RAW files as well.
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    Ryzen

    The 3950X barely generates any more heat than the 3900X and both are well under Intel's offerings. You can air cool them if you want if you're using a top tier air cooler. If I go 3950X I will be air cooling it. The best air coolers outperform the AIO water coolers anyhow.
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    Skylum Luminar 4

    It works on cats too!
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    Search function is garbage.

    So I ordered a black Sony NW-A55 on eBay for $185 + 10% ($18.50) back in eBay Bucks from a seller in Hong Kong Tuesday night since Sony never saw fit to bring it to the US in the past year it's been out in Asia. It arrived via FedEx this morning. That's a pretty quick turnaround for free...
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    Ryzen

    As expected AMD clobbers Intel on the power consumption under load. From: https://www.legitreviews.com/amd-ryzen-9-3950x-processor-review_215425/8 The Ryzen 9 3950X uses less power under load than an Intel Intel Core i9-9900KS or Intel Core i9-9900K while pretty much doubling their...
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    Ryzen

    I would expect we'd see reviews by the 25th. I don't anticipate going to that level, but I will take a look at the benchmarks.
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    Ryzen

    I will probably wait to see how the 24 core Zen2 Threadripper (3960X) performs in comparison before making up my mind.
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    Ryzen

    Thanks for the heads up. It looks promising.
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    Skylum Luminar 4

    So as I mentioned in the Something Random thread I bought Luminar 4 from B&H to play around with. So far I'm pretty impressed with it. It is certainly easier to use than Photoshop in addition to have more dramatic effects. For example if you want to green up tree/foliage in PS you have to do...
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    Something Random

    It isn't correcting the lens distortion in the same way as the Sony RAW converter or the camera is. It looks like it's applying less correction. I haven't shot a picture of a grid to see how badly it's underdoing it. Well, now that this has grown probably, but I was just replying where the...
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