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Forum Topic "My state is crazy....in a great way"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 1 month ago

It could be a multitude of people/groups. The vast majority of people I know under 30 (both online, and IRL) are generally for balkanization (assuming they even know what that word is). Anybody who has ideas that aren't currently mainstream (with little/no chance of becoming mainstream) wouldn't be opposed to a war in which their group gains power. As I'm sure you're aware, the right is generally going farther right, and the left is going even farther left. The traditional, moderate left/right wings are still what's acceptable to talk about, but communist, fascist, anarchist, anComs, NatSoc, etc. and other un-traditional movements are on the rise. The 2 genders (sorry, I meant all 76 of them) are more pit against each other than ever before, meaning that divorce rates are higher, and people aren't able to/are refusing to get married. This creates disillusioned young men and women, who'd be happy to see our current system burn.

Other global competitors (namely china, but india to a degree as well) are rapidly gaining power. By the year 2027, China's GDP is expected to surpass the US's. In the same way that we've shipped all of our manufacturing over to china, they'll start to start using Africa for all of their dirt cheap manufacturing. The chinese will be able to start to afford better education, allowing them to become more capable of producing advanced weapons, AIs, and other technologies. They're already one of the world's super powers (debatably #2 already), and once they have enough power, they'll want to challenge the US for global power/control. Since nuclear weapons are in the equation, neither country can outright attack the other, due to MAD. It'll be a Cold War, China edition, in which we lose because our country will lack a common purpose.

Just like the Soviet Union, our economy wont be able to cope, and poverty will rise. Considering the economy is the #1 factor in alot of ways, people will be more upset with the system then it already is, and it'll all hit a breaking point. Our social services will be strained more than they already are, and eventually, the government will have to cancel them as they wont have the budget for it. People might go without food, and this will be the point that it all crumbles.

Unlike the soviet union however, guns are everywhere, and relatively easy to access. Everybody who has neighbors they dont trust would be attempting to secure themselves against them, and this would cause the formation of militias. Eventually these militias would either conglomerate together, or fight each other and the smaller ones would die off. In the end, you'd likely end up with several groups with control over most of the US, separated on the basis of race, ideologies, nationality, or any other major factors that divide people.

Then again, all of this is coming from a cynical 18 year old, who just wants to see the world burn. Perhaps I'll die a peaceful death, at the age of 126, with a prosthetic heart/liver.

Forum Topic "My state is crazy....in a great way"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah, perhaps fun isn't the right word, but It's certainly inevitable, given that we've experienced constant artificial growth for the past 80+ years, we've got several states that want to break off from the US (Texas, Cali, and Washington state come to mind), and there's a several major groups trying to get as much power as possible. I'd imagine several million dead, and a new, balkanized form of the U.S. Govt.

Forum Topic "My state is crazy....in a great way"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 1 month ago

No, it'd be even worse, as we now have even more gruesome technology, and much, much higher populations.

Forum Topic "have any stupid theories?"

Jersey.Devils 5 points 1 month ago

Here's one of mine: The flat earth conspiracy theory is just controlled opposition, to make the conspiracies that are true look bad. Change my mind.

Forum Topic "My state is crazy....in a great way"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 1 month ago

That's pretty hilarious if I'm being honest. I do think you should have easy access to just about any fire arm you want (as long as you have no criminal history), but a requirement to own one is a bit extreme. It'd be like requiring people to own a car: while it may be recommended, you shouldn't have any obligation to. Either way, 3% of Americans own 1/2 of Americas guns (That's about 35% of guns worldwide), so this will help to spread that out a bit. It'd be fun if it started the 2nd civil war, as I'm ready for that to commence already ;)

This is coming from a guy who has family on both sides that're armed to the teeth (heck, I've got 1 uncle who has a job in ammo/weapon manufacturing, the dude has multiple GLs/Mortars).

Forum Topic "Karma Numbers"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 1 month ago
  1. I used a be an active member a year or so ago with a previous account, but I made a big mistake and got that account banned. If I recall correctly, that account had a few thousand karma, with several K posts.

Forum Topic "Between these 3 27" monitors. Your pick and why."

Jersey.Devils 1 point 1 month ago

I'm a bit of a monitor enthusiast/snob here, so I'll try'n give my best opinion: The acer is the best choice, because even though it lacks freesync, the IPS really does make a difference. Colors are so much brighter/pop out, even if you're not doing any sort of video production it's worth it. Additionally, you'll rarely notice a difference between a 1-5ms response time.

Personally I have a GN27D (144Hz/1440P/VA), and another TN panel next to it, and you can absolutely, easily tell the difference. The jump from from TN to IPS/VS isn't as great as going from 1080P 27" to 1440 27", or 60hz to 144hz, but it's certainly one of the better perks of a high end monitor.

From my experience, VA actually almost matches image quality of IPS, and is generally cheaper. The 2 VA panels I have in my house match the 3 IPS panels we've got, and most of my family actually prefers the VA (anecdote, I know). I'd actually recommend a monitor like this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824022734&Description=144hz%201440p&cm_re=144hz_1440p-_-24-022-734-_-Product because it's as cheap as your TN panels, and the VA panel (I believe it's the same samsung panel as on my monitor) will match the quality of most IPS monitors out there. As an additional perk, you get an 1800R curve, and while I always thought that curved displays were a stupid trend, now that I'm using it I actually enjoy it. It brings the corners/edges of the monitor closer to your face, so it makes a true rectangle in your view, rather than a convex rectangle.

I'd also recommend picking up a cheap 30$ stand if necessary, because getting your monitor at the right elevation/tilt is just as important as anything else. It also frees up a bit of desk space, if that matters to you.

Forum Topic "Times you inadvertently broke the law"

Jersey.Devils 2 points 1 month ago

Supposedly there is a 10,000$ fine if you touch a wild turtle in Hawaii, as it's considered "harassment". It's safe to say that after we learned of this, we stayed far away from em.

Forum Topic "New Zealand Mosque Shootings"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 1 month ago

We used to put people in mental institutions, but for some reason the government shut those down. I'm surprised he only got 21 years in prison.

Forum Topic "New Zealand Mosque Shootings"

Jersey.Devils 2 points 1 month ago

I'm sure I'll get downvoted to death, if the mods dont take this post down: If you want to know the "reason"s the shooter had, you should read his manifesto. You dont have to agree with what he thinks, but you should at least know what he thinks. You should be able to find a link on /b/ or /pol/, if you're that curious.

Forum Topic "why are people toxic?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 1 month ago

You named my 2/3 of my favorite boards ;P

Forum Topic "240hz monitor for $229"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 1 month ago

At least in esport titles such as CS:GO/Overwatch, a 1700/1700x can easily hit 240 FPS with some decently fast ram, and a gtx 1070+ GPU.

Forum Topic "Stereotypes of California - what do you think they are?"

Jersey.Devils 7 points 1 month ago

You forgot: You'll get cancer from just about everything.

Forum Topic "Are things better ran by the public sector or private sector?"

Jersey.Devils 2 points 2 months ago

I'd say it really depends on what country, and what thing we're talking about... Stuff like roads need to be publicly funded, because otherwise nobody would build them, or you'd end up with a road monopoly. On the other hand, I believe schools should be privately funded, with a voucher system. Same goes for the lunches inside the schools, they're terrible and half of it gets thrown away, but I'd recon some fast food joints would be much more successful instead.

Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 1600 for $99.99 at Microcenter."

Jersey.Devils 1 point 3 months ago

I picked up a 1700x for the same price from micro center on cyber monday, not that I needed it, I never come close to 50% utilization :P

Forum Topic "Price estimate"

Jersey.Devils 3 points 6 months ago

If you were to sell that on craigslist in the Houston area, you'd be able to get 150-200$ for that... I think it really depends on the prices where you live, so check out your local used market, you may be able to sell it for a decent chunk more.

Forum Topic "Old PSU"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 6 months ago

I don't know if this is a bigger diss at the PSU, or the users XD

Forum Topic "Custom Desk (Because I'm cheap...and why not)"

Jersey.Devils 2 points 7 months ago

I've been planning my own custom desk for a few months now, and it's gone through a lot of design changes... Personally, I would recommend against MDF board, as it tends to be weaker and less durable than other types of wood. For materials, I'm planning on using 4x4s, 2x2s, and 4'x8'x1" plywood sheets. The desktop surface is going to be 2'x6', which should give me more than enough room for all of my stuff. I'm also going to have my PC built into my desk, so I'll have a couple of drawers on the right side, one for my PC, one for files (I'm going to be an adult soon, I'm going to have to keep track of my stuff). On the desktop above the PC, I'm going to have a sheet of tempered glass that I should be able to get cheap off of craigslist. I'm going to drill a hole for my keyboard and mouse wires, and route them through there, underneath the desk. Ideally I'll stain the wood, but I haven't worked with stain in years, so I'll have to see what it'll turn out like...

This should make a good Christmas present for myself, so I can give my Meshify C to someone else in my family :) I'll be posting pics of it on this website, as my PC will be "finalized", at least for the next couple years.

Forum Topic "What phone do you drive?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 7 months ago

V20 Master race.

Forum Topic "What kind of phone should i get"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 7 months ago

I've recently picked up a LG V20. It's a great phone all around, and I love the replaceable battery (I have 3 that I hot swap), but the screen burn in is pretty bad after even just 10 minutes... Not a bad phone at all considering I got it for only 140$.

Forum Topic "RTX Reviews available on TechPowerUp"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 7 months ago

TL;DR: Very little performance increase compared to previous generations, huge price jump, decrease in price/performance metric.

I think the real issue is the price/performance. In the past, we've seen almost the same prices, with 40-50% performance increases. This time around, we're getting a smaller performance increase, with a much larger price. Even the entire MSRP thing weird; The cards are on sale for much higher than their MSRP. The 2080 TI has a ridiculous price, but at least it serves a very niche market for people who have an extra kidney.

The 2080 doesn't make any sense to me personally. Here are the current prices on cards: Cheapest 1080 TI https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137142&cm_re=gtx_1080_ti-_-14-137-142-_-Product Cheapest 2080 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126251&cm_re=gtx_2080-_-14-126-251-_-Product This puts the 2080 at 30% more expensive. In addition, the new founders edition cards run an overclock from the factory, with a good cooler. This means if you plan on picking up a blower style cooler, or another low end card, you may actually get lower performance than what's been tested. In addition, reviewers who benched the 2080 FE against a 1080 TI FE weren't giving the 1080 TI enough credit (or cooling), as the 1080 TI's FE cooler didn't allow for high boost clocks, nor did it run an out of the box overclock. The new FE is basically a mid range AIB cooler.

This means you're paying 30% more, for a 5-10% performance gain... This means that we've gone backwards in price/performance, which is one of the most important metrics for a card. Sure, the 1080 was somewhat more expensive than the 980, but at least it provided a large performance jump. In this case, You're paying a whole lot more, for only a marginal improvement... Let's cross our fingers that the 2060/2050 still give good performance jumps, and are leagues cheaper because they lack RTX.

PS. Does anyone else keep typing 2018, instead of 2080? I must've done it at least 5 times writing this :P

Forum Topic "July 4, 2018"

Jersey.Devils 2 points 9 months ago

If you wanna blow something up, you gotta jam one of the big mortars down a smaller tube, and light it off. It gets stuck and just blows up ground level, and you can feel it in your chest :P

Forum Topic "Is my RX 580 too cold?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 10 months ago

What model do you have? I've got an RX 580 Gaming X, and with a fan speed increase, overclock, and undervolt, I max out around 70C...

Forum Topic "YouTube getting rid of chronological subscriptions feeds"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

Twitch is cancerous in it's own ways though, and to my knowledge they dont support videos, or am I incorrect?

Forum Topic "Battlefield V"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

Welp, I was considering buying the "next" battlefield, but now I dont think so... Considering it'll be 90$ +, I think I'll pass. I miss the BF3/4 glory days.

Forum Topic "What are your specs?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $154.99
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler Purchased For $69.90
Motherboard MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $161.75
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $129.99
Storage Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $139.99
Storage Toshiba - P300 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $50.00
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8GB GAMING X Video Card Purchased For $234.99
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $69.99
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $109.99
Monitor Acer - G276HLGbd 27.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Monitor VIOTEK - GN27D 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor Purchased For $370.00
Keyboard Corsair - K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $140.00
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $50.00
Headphones Philips - SHP9500 Headphones Purchased For $54.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1736.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-24 00:12 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "The NFL Has Announced That It Will Begin Fining Players And Teams That Kneel For The National Anthem."

Jersey.Devils 2 points 11 months ago

It's not a violation of their first amendment, that only pertains to public entities. Besides, this is a smart move from the NFL, their viewership was way down last year.

Forum Topic "The NFL Has Announced That It Will Begin Fining Players And Teams That Kneel For The National Anthem."

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

Well, as the saying goes, Nothing is free!

Forum Topic "No one answers."

Jersey.Devils 5 points 11 months ago

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Forum Topic "Any job ideas for 15 year-olds?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

Ouch!

Forum Topic "Dummies guide to parts?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

I upvoted your post because for the most part, you were right! Case choice matters alot though, and just choosing off of looks isn't always the best decision. I dont think my meshify look bad at all, but I do prefer other cases in the looks department. However, I chose it because it has some of the industries best thermals.

Forum Topic "Any job ideas for 15 year-olds?"

Jersey.Devils 2 points 11 months ago

I have a 2700 PSI one... I gotta be really careful not to hit my feet with it, or else it feels like it's being blasted by acid.

Forum Topic "Santa Fe High School Shooting"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

Well that's a shame for your father in law, I wish him best of luck adapting to the new market conditions!

Forum Topic "Santa Fe High School Shooting"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

Yup, oddly enough it's actually the opposite of what democrats generally believe in, they're actually distributing more guns to the public, where as gun sales plummet under right wing leadership. Too bad we can't get a more middle of the road politician.

Forum Topic "Santa Fe High School Shooting"

Jersey.Devils 3 points 11 months ago

That would likely be due to 2nd amendment supporters being afraid of having many of their rights greatly diminished. When people are afraid of not being able to buy guns in the future, they decide to buy them now. When people are sure that their 2nd amendment rights are safe, they relax. Not saying that what they do is logical, but it's just the patterns that I've seen.

Forum Topic "Anime Recommendations for an 11 year old?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

But Cory in the House is the best anime of al.

Forum Topic "Wraith Max"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

I ordered a Dark rock pro 3 a while back and it didn't include an AM4 bracket, but it was easy to get one for free off of their site.

Forum Topic "Personality types"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

I got ISTP-T, seems about right.

Forum Topic "Yanny or Laurel"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

I've got Logitech G430s, and I only hear yanny.

Forum Topic "Good luck in craigslist?"

Jersey.Devils submitter 1 point 11 months ago

Honestly, you're best off buying and mining on cards while crypto prices are low. You'll be able to buy the cards cheaper, and difficulty will be lower, which means that you'll get more coins total. Later on, when prices go back up, you already have a bunch of the coin, which is now worth a lot more.

Forum Topic "Do all these things need ventilation?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

Oops! Welp, I hope yours turns out how you like it, you'll have to post it to the completed builds section on this site so we can see it!

Forum Topic "Do all these things need ventilation?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

This comment isn't going to be useful, but I just wanted to let you know that's awesome man! I've seen computers in briefcases before, but nothing as clean and good looking as yours!

Forum Topic "Good luck in craigslist?"

Jersey.Devils submitter 1 point 11 months ago

On my 2 580s, gtx 1050 ti, rx 560 14CU, I primarily mine ETH, sometimes Zcash depending on the prices. On the 2 R9 270s 1060 6gb, 1070 ti, and 4 960s, I pretty much stick to Zcash, although sometimes you can find some alt coins that are worth mining. I also have a few gtx 660s laying around, although I don't have the motherboard slots to currently run them, although they're pretty limited on what algorithms they can do, so they only run Skunk @ about 15 cents a day.

Forum Topic "Pentium G4560 even worth buying? vs saving up for Ryzen 3 1200?"

Jersey.Devils 2 points 11 months ago

I would personally go for the R3 1200, as it should perform somewhat better generally (especially if you plan on doing any sort of multi tasking), and it has a much better upgrade path (which you'll likely do within the next few years considering you're getting a lower end CPU). The G4560 will work alright, but I believe the extra 50$ is a worthy investment.

Forum Topic "Would 2-Way 4GB RX 580 Crossfire be worth it?"

Jersey.Devils 2 points 11 months ago

I tried out crossfired 580s in my PC the other day, and the results are honestly pretty underwhelming. I was expecting reasonable performance gains, without stuttering, but I sorta realized that you're not going to get either of those. First off, unity games don't support crossfire, so in my library that includes Rust and SCP containment breach (and a few others I can't remember). Rainbow six siege doesn't support crossfire either, so you can count that out.

After going through my library and looking at the games which actually supported crossfire, I found that there were only a few, such as Ark survival evolved, Doom 2016, and CS:GO. I launched CS:GO, as that's the only one I currently have installed on my PC, and I was pretty disappointed. First off, it only utilized up to 60-70% on both, which isn't horrible but it's not very impressive either. It did show some performance gain, but it wasn't very large (I went from my normal 200-250ish to 300-350), but worst of all it had really bad stuttering. I've heard other games that do support crossfire have this issue as well, such as BF1.

BTW, my specs are R5 1500x, 16gb 2666mhz, and x370 gaming pro carbon. 1500x wasn't even close to fully utilized on any core, so it wasn't holding the GPUs back.

I really would recommend upgrading to a single higher end GPU, rather than doing crossfire/SLI. If you check craigslist, I've been managing to pick up some really good deals on GPUs, you just have to check enough and offer lower than what they're asking. I managed talk a guy with a 1070 down to 300$, and a guy with an R9 290x down to 100$, which I'll be picking up later today. A single 1070 would honestly beat dual 580s all day long, and I say this as a guy who prefers to support AMD.

Forum Topic "Good luck in craigslist?"

Jersey.Devils submitter 2 points 11 months ago

Even though prices are still dropping, I'm still doing pretty good. Most of the cards we've picked up have a payback period of 3-5 months, which is short for the current market. If crypto currency really drops off, we can still sell our cards for a pretty decent amount.

Forum Topic "What is your most upvoted/downvoted comment?"

Jersey.Devils 4 points 11 months ago

It might be this comment soon :P

Forum Topic "Where are you on the political spectrum?"

Jersey.Devils 3 points 11 months ago

Nothing wrong with being older, it just means you have more life experience!

Forum Topic "Where are you on the political spectrum?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

More or less.

Forum Topic "Where are you on the political spectrum?"

Jersey.Devils 1 point 11 months ago

For real, that man is to the point and talks faster than a Titan V (Bad hardware joke)! He's the only person who I can't listen to in the background, I have to actively listen and pay attention to what he's saying!

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