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Thread CONTROL |OT| Welcome to This Oldest House of Leaves
Finished it a couple of days ago. I really, really loved the game. However I didn't think I was coming to the end. It wasn't anti-climatic, but I didn't thought it was going to end there. I'm tackling the side-stuff now.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Mientras la gente siga usando mascarillas y no cometamos las estupideces de USA y otros similares de liberar todo, vamos a estar re bien. Yo espero a este jueves sacar mi pase de movilidad y al fin volver a ir al cine, puta que echo de menos hacer algo que no sea salir a trabajar
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Son programables, mapean tu piso para saber por donde pasar y tienen sensores para evitar caerse, etc. Cuando se les va la bateria vuelven solas a su estación de carga. Se supone que algunas son más ruidosas, pero la gracia es que hagan su pega mientras haces otras cosas en otra parte o estas en la pega. La verdad quiero una porque entra demasiado polvo a la pieza y además tengo mascotas. Hago aseo rapido tres días, más un aseo profundo a la semana, y al final se va cualquier tiempo. Buena! estaba ojeando una Eufy igual, al parecer son conocidas en este rubro. Estoy viendo varias para escojer bien una considerando que tengo mascotas
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Relacionado a la reapertura y las vacunas: los juegos Diana de Plaza de Armas están por abrir, aún no confirman fecha, pero ya están informando de los protocolos covid: entrada solo a personas con el pase de movilidad y niños acompañados de un adulto con su pase, registro de nombre y contacto para trazabilidad, uso obligatorio de mascarillas, además de lo usual (alcohol gel, etc.) Recuerdo hace unos meses cuando subian las fotos de las máquinas llenas de polvo, era super triste. Me alegra que reabrirán, tengo hartas ganas de ir a jugar cualquier tontera en la que pierda en un minuto
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Thread Pokémon Legends: Arceus - New Trailer, website updated with new info, screenshots, etc
Wow, It looks like a game from a 2017 Portable Gaming machine, incredible how they keep getting away with it. /s Anyway, I'm really interested in this, it's exciting that they are expanding the series in this kind of direction. I hope the game is good
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Thread The Other 9/11: Remembering the CIA backed Chilean Coup d’Etat
If you have the time and want to learn the context and a lot that went through, in detail, I can't recommend this 1975 three part documentary enough. It was censored in Chile until 1997 and never shown in TV until last night. I had only watched some excerpts, but last night saw the first part in full and yes, it is an incredible documentation of the whole process. Doc starts in March 1973.
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Thread Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection announced for PS5, PC (Includes UC4 and Lost Legacy)
Remember that 1080p60fps gif we used to have right after the first time Uncharted 4 was revealed at E3? Can't wait to have it even better than that now
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Thread A New Wrestling War Begins: AEW Dynamite BEATS WWE Raw in the Ratings for the First Time in the in the 18-49 Demo (one of the most important metrics)
I find those moving goalpost pretty stupid, but we also need to be aware that this is *just* the beggining. I have no doubts that AEW will keep moving foward, but this is the beggining of when the bigger headlines will come: beating them in overall ratings, for several weeks. And fuck RAW, the goal needs to be the A-Show which is Smackdown nowadays. And I'm pretty sure that's the current long term goal for AEW, since beating Raw is at rock-throwing distance In any case, AEW going up like this is the best possible thing. Either WWE steps up or bites the dust, both outcomes are good in one way or the other for Wrestling.
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Thread China calls for curbs on ‘excessive’ income and for the wealthy to give back more to society
The biggest economic crisis in Chile happened under Pinochet in 1982, after the neoliberal policies started to make effect. GDP went back by 14%, unemployment reached 33%, and inflation kept being high. Allende's crisis had other issues like a much much higher inflation that happened by different reasons, one being a complete sabotage of our economy. But the idea that Pinochet somehow "saved" the economy is complete bullshit. Chile only started to recover in the 90s with the center governments that attracted foreign investment and later the free commerce trades with many countries. Now, the political system that Pinochet left did help in being able to make such policies, which is a mix of authoritarianism and democracy (which is a topic that can be long on itself), but also created one of the most economically unequal countries, that evolved into a revolt with many deaths and human right abuses in a (failed? we still don't know) attempt to keep said system (an ongoing struggle even) What Authoritariansm helps doing is making radical changes that during a democracy wouldn't be accepted, normally at least. If those changes are well implemented, or thought out, etc. is a complete different story.
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Thread Shootember Wrasslin |OT| I didn't choose the shoot life, the shoot life chose me
That's where Cole and, above everyone else, Bryan leaving is so huge. Dude just main evented Wrestlemania alongside two of the top stars, was offered almost everything he wanted ANDDDD he even working in WWE. He still leaving just because AEW looked more compelling sets the tone for the future. The only way WWE can pull them back and keep the talent is by being a compelling show themselves, and they don't have the gunpowder to make that shot. It's not just people bieng unhappy anymore, is the other side looking and actually being greener. The only way I can see something like this stopping, is somehow having someone like The Undertaker backstage, not in the sense of drawing people via matches (please, god, please no) but as having someone that can motivate people in the back and also taking a stance. You know, like when he threatened to punch HBK in the face if he didn't drop the belt to Austin, but this time when creative do shit stuff.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Hmm this whole thing depends on a lot of stuff. Most tech youtubers and journalists do something that is reasonable, which is leveling the methodology so comparisons are 1:1. That means clean benches, specific scenarios of usage, etc. because you want to know the raw info on which are faster and which are not. While in general those charts will apply, your use case may vary and with that, so will you mileage. Future proofing is always a tricky thing, but we can look at the past and see that, for example, 4c 4t chips were fine enough, the "sweet spot" for many (or 6c 6t) but we know how they aged. And even then, you chart them and, well, they look actually useable. 4c8t chips (like the I7 4790) are still even showing in the "recommended" CPU for games, but we know that it isn't recommended even if they still perform fine. If 8 cores becomes a norm in, say, two to three years, and 6 cores become entry level hardware, then people going for 8 cores today will actually have made a better future proofing decision, even if future entry to mid level performs a bit better, just because the more years of use you can squeeze out of your hardware, your total cost ends up decreasing and ends up being the best value proposition.
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Thread Shootember Wrasslin |OT| I didn't choose the shoot life, the shoot life chose me
When Foley says something like this, it's coming from his heart. And the exodus will continue, proving him right every time. God, this is such an exciting moment to be following wrestling
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Thread AEW All Out 2021 [OT] YES! YES! YES! CM Punk is back, BAY BAY! WOO!
Yeah, but that's kinda the point, matches are predetermined, so you can create them around it. Breaking two tables and having the ref be like whatevs makes even less sense than the usual stupid distractions.
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Thread AEW All Out 2021 [OT] YES! YES! YES! CM Punk is back, BAY BAY! WOO!
It's still not a very good thing that the rules basically doesn't exist sometimes. I mean it's not the end of the world, but it's a pretty stupid way of allowing matches to do spots they shouldn't be doing. It's as stupid as ending normal matches with a pin after a single chairshot but having 10 chairshots ending in one or two counts during a hardcore match, during the same show. It really doesn't matter if the announcers justify it. To me it's just the wrestlers doing whatever they want and not caring about the stipulation of the matches or what has been set. Wrestling is predetermined, so it is a very consious way of saying fuck it. But again, it's not the end of the world. Personally, it's just stupid and unveliebable.
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
There's always some other reason why things are bad but it's never that the system itself is the reason. And if it is, well it's the only option somehow. It's funny because when you talk about the failures of any socialist country, it's always undoubtfully a problem of the core system and never adjacent reasons. Edit to not double post: Macron receiving Piñera with open arms. Only goes to show how well Human Right Violators are welcomed when they come from liberal countries Worth noting that Piñera's government withdraw support for the Escazú accords for climate change fight, which this very country even proposed years ago.
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Thread AEW All Out 2021 [OT] YES! YES! YES! CM Punk is back, BAY BAY! WOO!
In years to come, his podcast with Jericho will be seen as a stupid mistake by Vince like the mistake of saying that Mankind would win the WWF championship. He must have never thought that AEW would actually become relevant enough to be a threat (If he still doesn't think about it that way, he will)
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Thread AEW All Out 2021 [OT] YES! YES! YES! CM Punk is back, BAY BAY! WOO!
Pretty much the other's day Punk promo, that if you are going to hate watch just don't watch then and let the people that enjoy it watch it. Well he said it about AEW but it applies better to WWE.
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Thread AEW All Out 2021 [OT] YES! YES! YES! CM Punk is back, BAY BAY! WOO!
I think the only thing that would stop him is the "loyalty" in "HLR". Otherwise, I'm pretty sure he's watching and would do it. I would certainly love the heat that would create. Sounds funny, but honestly I'm pretty sure I watched a lot of small parts of WWE in ring storytelling last night. In Punk match too even. And that's not a bad thing, it's easy to forget that WWE had (and sometimes, still has) pretty good matches and there's a lot of talent in both wrestlers and producers that either gets overshadow or wasted.
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Thread Tomb Raider Reboot 2013 - Why You Stupid Snobs Steal My Happiness
Yeah, I've been replaying both games before jumping into SoTTR for the first time, and the reboot is really good. Liked it back then and like it now. Rise is so good too, you're not going to be dissapointed. I love how basically "Lara is Daniel Craig's 007" to "Drake is Pierce Brosnan's 007", even though Uncharted 4 is my favorite of the bunch. Never take too seriously either intense criticism or praise for games in internet forums
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Thread Shootember Wrasslin |OT| I didn't choose the shoot life, the shoot life chose me
Wrestlemania 28 was pretty good. Yes, even with the 7 second match, that sparked and ended up boosting Daniel. Wrestlemania 17 is an all time classic Wrestlemania 19 only downside is HHH/Booker Wrestlemania 30 is a modern classic ECW One Night Stand 2006 was fantastic too All Out 2021 will be remembered as a classic. I don't think it's the best PPV I've ever watched, but I'm sure it will be remembered among the best for quite some time.
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Thread AEW All Out 2021 [OT] YES! YES! YES! CM Punk is back, BAY BAY! WOO!
That was a fantastic PPV. Lucha Bros vs Young Bucks MOTN without a question, but there was no bad match. Some were fine, but that's ok, not every match has to be the GOAT, and that way it makes the pacing of the event better. It still felt a bit too long, but it was so good that I don't mind. Worth every penny. I'm very happy that Dynamite is going live in LatinAmerica, just in time to see the biggest star in wrestling, Bryan Danielson, in action.
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Thread AEW All Out 2021 [OT] YES! YES! YES! CM Punk is back, BAY BAY! WOO!
About what I expected to see. Fun match. I'd say weakest after the Moxley one, but they've all been good matches anyway so it doesn't matter MOTN so far is Young Bucks vs Lucha Brothers and Women's title match
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Well if they aren't good at shooting at a shooting game... As for the rest, you know, I don't think it makes much sense. There's nothing I've said that can be interpreted as "you don't like movement". The rest either, using a movement exploit isn't "getting good". Making the correct decisions, mastering the strengths of the legends, actually shooting... that's game changing. All this discussion is far more than what removing tap strafing deserves.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
It's kinda normal for Ryzen CPUs, though ymmv based on the silicon lottery and whatnot. I would advice in doing a slight Undervolt, I used CTR for my 3600 with an air cooler and it always stays between 55-65°C with an 1.250mV undervolt and a 4.450Mhz OC depending on load and game. Also, congrats on the upgrade! EDIT: In any case, it wouldn't hurt to check the AIO, I'm not the most in the known about water cooling so I wouldn't just dismiss the chance of an issue there, but those spikes in temps aren't all that rare in Ryzen CPUs
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Thread Is WWE wrestler/executive Triple H a draw? Do non-wrestling fans even know who he is?
Uh, careful friend. CM Punk fans might get upset at this. There are people who think that Cena was never a draw I agree with you though. I'd say below Taker, WWF Flair and HBK, but with Orton, Lesnar, Angle, Macho etc.
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Thread Is WWE wrestler/executive Triple H a draw? Do non-wrestling fans even know who he is?
He was booked as a star before even being with Steph Yes, he was a draw, and I don't know if he would still be, but I have no doubts that he was for a long time an important draw. Just not as the level of Rock, Austin, etc.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
So I should care about the streamers/pro players vision and dismiss the devs one? Yeah, not gonna happen. They are free to voice their opinions and I'm free to voice mine. This change largely doesn't change the game for 90+% of the playerbase, but I can see it being a good change for some people in allowing different types of control being more equal, or people with better aim having a better time that people who mastered spamming AD. This type of change is like when competitive Pokemon started to give the info on the type effectiveness, ammount of turns left of field modifiers and tracking ups and downs of stats. It made it easier to actually focus on what the game is about. People that aren't good at taking notes or with perfect memory are able to go against to players that do. It levels the playerfield, even though for some it "lowered the skill ceiling". Complaining about this type of stuff is effectively gatekeeping so yeah, It's a regular thing that I'm against gatekeeping attitudes. "Oh no, I'm sorry you never mastered tap strafing, but I'm good at it so either git gud or bust" *sighs*. It's good that devs pay attention to the playerbase, but the playerbase is super diverse and big. Being a streamer/pro player and feeling practically entitled to be heard because of your position and that somehow the game should appeal to them above everything else, yeah, I hope the devs take their feedback with a grain of salt.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
You know who have a predefined definition of what the game is supposed to be? The devs. If the game presents a change that can be ultimately be interpreted as a meta change... you adapt and move on, specially if you're supposed to be good at the game. The removal of the zipline hoping was received in the same way by the streamers and pro players, it even reduced Pathfinder picking rate. But the game is just fine without it. And yeah, I don't care about both the change - because it only matters in a very specific level of play - or the top players because of what has been said. It's a meta change, it doesn't break the game, it only affects a very small portion of the playerbase, so, just adapt. And even then, it's hilarious because the game still has stuff that only exists because of them. You know why we don't have a Wattson buff? Because she's good at the top plays. She has not much use in the "average" games but in upper ranks she's well used and a buff may break the game for that userbase. Removing tap strafing is such a small thing, that affects so little people, that I really find hillarious that they complain about it.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I play at 1440p 27" and a 4K 50" Tv depending on the game, both look really great, but 1440p wouldn't look as good at 50". You know where is at? 1800p. Playing at that resolution with the scaling done by the GPU looks very good on a bigger display. But yeah, sometimes 4K has too much cost to justify. If you're only gonna play on a monitor, I don't know if the jump to 4K is that much worth it.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
It is the movement BR, so when you have cross play and a movement that's very high level that can't be pulled off in other platforms, you are leveling the player field by removing it. This is something that only matters in higher levels of play with those a bit below those higher levels of play. It's not very different than removing an exploit. If they are good at the game, and they are, a change like this shouldn't be a problem. But it is because it affects their streams, montages, etc. The game will still be basically the same for what, 95% of the player base? And for those that are only edged out by these type of things in top level matches, the game will be even more challenging.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
So removing an exploit in the name of competition wouldn't sit right? This isn't about low level play. Bobby playing on the Switch has nothing to do with this. Not every top player plays on a PC at 240fps either. Not even all of them with a KBM on PC. They are indeed leveling that player base. They are removing a movement that is disruptive. It is very interesting that you, at the same time, mention that they don't want the game harder, however, that increasing the skill ceiling is a good thing. Increasing the skill ceiling making the game harder to master. Removing disruptive movements is, on it's own way, modifying the skill ceiling, meaning that you win by movement exploits but you have to be good the game. So if all the complaints they have is about a selfish desire of keeping the game harder for the other minimal playerbase competing at their level, then I really can't care about it. Remember when they removed the incesant jumping on Path's ultimate? Same freaking complaints.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
I do find funny that top streamers get upset at changes. They are the minority of the playerbase and can't expect the game to always appeal to their specific needs and tastes. If they are good at the game, this shouldn't break it. In Battlefield V, for example, the original game was very attrition based. Low count of ammo, a balanced TTK, everything making a very tense combat system. The "ambassadors", streamers and top players, got frustrated that they always ran out of ammo and couldn't keep their kill streaks which wasn't fun for them. After the beta, DICE changed it. The game began losing their vision, and, well, then started a series of good and bad decisions trying to please everyone. Streamers and top players are an important part of the playerbase for different reasons, but you can't always do things in their favor. If a change actually levels the player field, then it's a good change.
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Thread All Elite Wrestling |OT6| Brought to you by Nick Gage and Domino's Pizza
We got trolled by Space last night. Everybody was sure that Dynamite was going live after their social media campaign. They had done this usual campaign of "we hear you" and "if this thing gets to 5000 likes Dynamite is going LIVE". Then when it wasnt live people started to ask in social media why was that. Their answer was that they got 5000 likes on the twitter and facebook posts, but not on Instagram, lmao. Then they showed The Marine 6.
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Thread PSA: Amazon's New World is bricking RTX 3090 graphics cards (Up: May be an EVGA RTX 3090 hardware issue unrelated to game)
3090? I don't think that's how supposed to perform. I have a FTW3 model but it's the 3070. It never throttles, it doesn't even get over 65°C at full load on stock settings
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Thread PSA: Amazon's New World is bricking RTX 3090 graphics cards (Up: May be an EVGA RTX 3090 hardware issue unrelated to game)
EVGA does have some of the best built cards in the market though. The FTW3 are beasts. I think the issue in this case has to do with the fact that their cards (specially the FTW3) have higher max power draw unlocked (well, not unlocked, but the max power in the 3070 FTW3 is 111% and it already has a 270w TDP), which in combination with something wrong with the game and drivers, must cause a weird issue with the power draw and brick the cards. I would keep an eye on other high consumption cards such as the ROG Strix too. Purely speculation obviously, but if power has something to do, it may be the case.
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Thread All Elite Wrestling |OT6| Brought to you by Nick Gage and Domino's Pizza
Absolutely. Bryan is one of my all time favorites and I'm really looking forward to watch him in AEW. Even his last matches with Reigns were amazing, this dude fucking got a decent match back in 2013. That's how good Danielson is. Punk gets me curious because of the history and stuff, but Bryan actually has me excited to watch AEW.
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Thread All Elite Wrestling |OT6| Brought to you by Nick Gage and Domino's Pizza
Aw hell yes, Dynamite is gonna be broadcasted live on cable in Latin America. Best thing is, at least here in Chile, usually you have to pay aditional costs for channels (Like, if you want to watch Raw or Smackdown live, you need to have Fox 2, which has an additional fee on cable) but this is going to be on Space, which is a channel that's on every single basic plan of every provider. So I'm guessing a lot of people will be watching live legally in Latin America now that it's so easy (and cheap) to do. I'm pretty happy about it, usually I watch this thing on saturday or sunday mornings but I may jump into it live if I have the time.
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Thread Shootember Wrasslin |OT| I didn't choose the shoot life, the shoot life chose me
Saw last night the Charlotte and Nia thing, yeah I though that it may have been a work with the referee giving instructions but nah, it looks like Charlotte was frustrated at Nia and tried to "wake her up" and Nia didn't like that one bit and it escalated from that. Still, that finishing move looked very devastating in the end lmao
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Thread Is fan loyalty to sports teams stupid?
As someone from a latin american country, uhh it really depends. Attachment to a sports team means you to be willing to endure the lows and highs of your team. In the case of football teams, some of them have social and political backgrounds too, so it's something beyond being just a sports team and it brings people together. When this goes to the point of fans being too much entitled, to the point of making death threats for losing, yeah, that's not just stupid but outright just kills it. It is a tribal thing, and sometimes it goes hand in hand with family and stuff. Taking all of this into account, I feel that supporting only winning teams and leaving them if they fall, is more stupid. Just enjoy the sport if that's the case, the magic of supporting a team is that you're behind them whatever the case while being critical if things go wrong.
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Thread Hardware Unboxed: Still Awesome Today? GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 2021 Revisit
I had a 1060 6gb then went to the 1080Ti as a stop gap upgrade when the future started to look grim for GPU prices and was shocked at how good this thing is. I can't imagine there being a better deal than buying a 1080Ti in 2017 for $650 anytime soon again. It's a card you don't have to upgrade unless you play at 1440p high refresh, 1440p Ultrawide or 4K, and even then you can still tweak in a lot of cases to hit the mark. I went to a 3070 and don't regret it one bit, but if I hadn't been able to get one, I'd still be happy with the 1080Ti
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
It was good while it lasted. We got presidential primaries yesterday here in Chile. Only two conglomerates participates: Apruebo Dignidad with Communist Daniel Jadue (Also supported by several other organizations and some other parties), and Gabriel Boric (A more liberal leftist closer to the Democratic Socialism ideals) Chile Vamos with 4 former Piñera ministers: Joaquin Lavin (Pinochet apologist), Mario Desbordes (former Cop), Ignacio Briones (former Treasury minister who was happy that a $87 covid relief program was approved) and Sebastian Sichel (former center-left Bachelet government aide, turned Piñera minister then president of the State Bank in the most inoperant possible way). Everything pointed at Jadue and Lavin winning, but Gabriel Boric and Sebastian Sichel took the win, and by a good margin. It was gonna be great having a Communist and who also comes from a palestinian family to have a clear chance at the government presidency, but the last couple of weeks Boric had a much better campaign. Anti-communist sentiment and the cuban crisis also may have helped people in deciding against Jadue, since the communist party and his stance on it, even if condemning human right abuse and stuff, wasn't as adamant as that of Boric. Luckily both Jadue and Boric government program are pretty similar and Jadue already supports Boric, so in that regard we're good. Many people don't trust Boric because he's been a bit of a contrarian in certain matters. I'm one of them, but I'll probably vote for the collective regardless. It'll still be far better than the probable Center candidates of the zombified Concertacion (The party of the "left" that continued and deepened neoliberalism in the country for 20+ years). In any case, what says a lot is that this was the most voted primary in our history. And the Left Apruebo Dignidad got way more votes than the whole others combined. So much that Daniel Jadue, who lost, still got more votes than Sebastian Sichel.
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Thread Shootember Wrasslin |OT| I didn't choose the shoot life, the shoot life chose me
If you thought Dynamite was boring this week, think about this: I just saw the version casted in cable in Latam. It's only one hour long and they slashed the CM Punk promo. WHY
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Here in Chile the second dose of AZ for 45 and younger got replaced with a Pfizer one while an investigation of a case of thrombosis in a 31 yo man happened. We need two shots and a two week wait after the second shot to get the certificate
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Hey folks. I figure I would ask here becase I'm sure it'll be better than a google search. What does the current studies show on the possibility of reinfection after already having Covid? I know it can happen, but I remember data being very unclear on it. I got covid in between dosis, but already got my second shot last thursday (AZ + Pfizer as second). Daily infections have decreased a lot here these days, but I was wondering about this. I guess my chances of getting it would be pretty low all things considered. I'll still wear my mask and alcohol but it would be good to feel safer.
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Yeah, got AstraZeneca, then got covid, then got Pfizer So it's safe to be banderas.gif I'll take good care of myself, but feels so amazing to know this
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Thread It is kind of hard to play older pokemon games after playing Sword/Shield.
It's a bit hard, but it's not a problem for me. I do appreciate the QoL improvements of the last three gens. Unpopular opinion, but I feel that USUM is the best of the three past gens. I still haven't finished Sword and Shield, and while I've been liking them a lot, it isn't as good as XY and S/M or USUM. Sun and Moon felt so fresh. I never got the complaints about the cutscenes, they are so short that it doesn't really matter. I wish you could skip them, but eh, it's fine
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Thread WWE and AEW weekly ratings discussion
It's not really a bad thing, I mean, you can also look at it as a way of promoting new talent the day someone's who has pretty much legend status is arriving to the show. Double edged sword perhaps, but if there is something I do like a lot about AEW is that they are taking those chances
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Thread WWE and AEW weekly ratings discussion
It's probably a derivative problem from having so much talent and needing to do something with all of them, as promised. I can't give an opinion on the quality of the show yet since I watch wrestling on weekends while eating morning cereal. But whenever an episode with a lack of "stars" happen, I feel it has something to do with that.
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Thread WWE and AEW weekly ratings discussion
There are a couple of possibilities One is that Raw, while objectively trash, is still attractive to people. Second is that the recent bump in interest in Wrestling (mainly CM Punk debut being the talk of the week) also drags WWE ratings up in curiosity. If the first one holds, we'll see the bump in rating staying or improving. If the second one is, we'll probably see a drop again. In any case, as much as everybody wants WWE to crash and burn, all three main shows are relatively doing well overall. We shouldn't be surprised to see even the worst of the bunch doing well too.
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Thread WWE and AEW weekly ratings discussion
I did it for Cena lol It was a really fun period of time, fantastic matches. TNA ended up falling due to terrible managment decisions. And yeah, the huge drops of Raw are something to consider. It's good to finally see some good competition in any case, and I hope it continues for a long time.
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Thread WWE and AEW weekly ratings discussion
TNA was pretty close to RAW at some points, but it wasn't competitive enough and ended up losing the ratings. It was there though. Unpopular honest opinion: while I believe AEW is good and enjoy most of their weeks, I think that many people hold it in a better place because of how terrible the competition is. I don't think it's weekly must-see TV (neither is WWE, by a long shot) as many claim, but in comparison it shines.
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Thread WWE and AEW weekly ratings discussion
We're not gonna disagree on Dynamite vs Raw. It's not even a B show at this point. I feel that these weeks of live attendances have improved both brands. Smackdown for example doesn't have the same highs as Dynamite, but it's farily consistent as an enjoyable show. It lacks something fresh-er though, which is what Dynamite has going for them. I still tend to tune out of Dynamite more often than Smackdown, but when AEW hits a high it does HIGH. I really like having both alternatives, specially now with the live crowds. Maybe Bryan and CM Punk is what will kick it into must watch for me. I like the stars they have been building, but so far most of the people with legendary status don't do much for me (Like Jericho or Sting). Bryan on the other hand, yeah I'd tune in every week to watch him.
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Thread WWE and AEW weekly ratings discussion
Personally, I honestly don't care how good Raw can be, I'm not gonna go back to watch 3 hours of a weekly live show. 2 hours maybe, but I can only do 3 for PPVs on weekends. If it gets really good I'd watch replays to skip commercials, and even then I'd think twice. AEW and Smackdown are much easier to consume
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
The 3060 can play games at 1440p, but it probably won't have the longevity it will at 1080p. The 3060Ti on the other hand is much better suited for that. If the space is enough, a 27" 1440p Monitor will look nice. You probably will notice when content is at below native, but personally it's not such a big deal. It does look like a 1080p monitor would be better in your case, but yeah, I can understand you, if you are going to upgrade you of course want an
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Honestly, I didn't get much of a difference between them. I mean you notice the curvature, but there's nothing game changer between them. They are supposed to tax your eyes less, but again, I didn't notice any difference. Maybe there are bigger differences the larger the monitor is. I went from a 1080p 24" flat monitor, to a curved one, to a 1440p 27" flat monitor, and the flat to curve to flat was the thing I noticed the least. So if it's all you can get, you're not going to miss anything from either one. I'd say just make sure that the angle of vision is the same across the board and go for it. It's probably a RAM issue or maybe a windows install problem too. It's a weird issue surely
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I went from a 1080Ti to a 3070 (non-Ti) and the upgrade was still massive. Back in 2018, the jump from 1080Ti to 2080Ti wasn't big, but now there's at least 30% performance gains, and that is the difference between a locked 60 at 4K (or higher) and several dips. Resident Evil 2 Remake at 4K for example, I needed to drop several settings to get a locked 60 at native 2160p. With the 3070 I just needed to drop volumetrics from Max to High and that's it. That's all the tweaking I needed for a locked 60 (my 4K TV is 60Hz so I don't push further even if I could).
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Yeah I guess you are right. Doing the math, seems like I'm at 75% usage of my current power supply, which even if it's not the ideal in efficiency, it's enough power for now. I'll do it if I change the CPU to a 5800x no matter what though.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Yeah, I didn't either. It's not as easy as with Steam games, but EGS does recognize and allow to move games between drive with a few extra steps. While the 5600x is about 20 to 30% better in games and the 5800x is not that much faster, the extra cores/threads will help you in multitasking and overall user experience. Also it might come in handy playing the longevity game, For what it's worth, I'm currently on a 3600 and a 3070 and it pairs well at 1440p monitor and also a 4K TV. Maybe it's better for you to upgrade the GPU and see if you are falling short on what you play. But I wouldn't upgrade to a 5600x personally, even if its really fast compared, 6 cores to 6 cores when we are transitioning in generations doesn't seem a good idea for the long term and I'd better wait to see if games like Battlefield 2042 take advantage of extra core builds before making a decision
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Anyone has experiences with NZXT power supplies? I'm eyeing this one I have currently a 3600 and an RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra, with a 600W beQuiet! Pure Power 11 PSU. Though I be okay in wattage, the GPU has a higher TDP and I think I'm too on the edge with the current PSU. The other day I had a crash in Hellblade, and though it can be anything, you know what, I think I should upgrade to be safe. Specially if in the future I upgrade the CPU That NZXT unit seems to be in the A tier in the PSU Tier List at LTT, but I would like more opinions before buying it. Or if there is any alternative I should be aware of in the same price range Yeah, it really sucks. I have an FTW3 Ultra and it's so beautiful but I can't match it with the rest in the RGB in the case because I'm controlling those from the ASUS motherboard. I left the 3070 with a "cinema listing" white.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Been wondering about power supply all day, and I think I'm hitting a wall and instead of deciding on which PSU I rather ask you, knowledgable people, if I actually should change the PSU or not. Here's the deal Currently: Ryzen 5 3600 Asus x570 Prime P 2x8gb 3200 Mhz RAM RTX 3070 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Nvme Adata SX8200 Pro Seagate 2tb 7200rpm 5 case fans + hub, wlan pcie card I'm on a beQuiet! Pure Power 11 600W Gold PSU. Since the GPU has a tdp of 270w and recommends a 650w I was thinking about going for a higher PSU. Wondering if it would be actually better going 750w or 850w, or maybe I am overthinking and I'm just fine with what I have. I might upgrade to a 5800x in the future, can't be sure if I'd swap the 3070 for something else, but I guess it would also be a good idea to not having to change the PSU by then too again, right? What would you do in my case?
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
PSA for those having problem with the hot drop nuts: Remember that picking your legend in the selection screen increases the chances of you being the jumpmaster. If you are the third to select and pick your legend, you will always be the jumpmaster. I played on the Switch for the weekend. Instead of complaining about incompetent teammates, I became the incompetent one
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Crouch walking only works if all of the following criteria meet, at the same time: - You are close to an enemy - You are on the same level as said enemy (meaning, not in another floor) - Your teammates are fighting the rest of the enemy squad - Said fight is not immediatly next to you - The enemy you are going to attack is also shooting your teammates from a distance If any one of those aren't met, crouch walking to avoid detection is useless.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Either the interrupt or the passive has to go. The combination of them is what still very overpowered. I didn't had much issues being hit by the thing while in battle now that it doesn't do damage, but yeah, when they can so easily pinpoint your location, cancel your heal and ambush you, it's pretty obvious that it is still too much. And add me to the pile of people that feel that legends need to counter this. Rev and Path not being scanned by lack of heartbeats makes sense, but it would probably make them even more overused than in the previous season lol
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Downloaded and gave Switch Apex a try. For science. Wow, honestly, in handheld mode it's fairly playable. You can notice the drop in resolution in maps like Olympus, but in the small screen is very playable (only issue is that the controls aren't very ergonomic). Docked though it's just unplayable.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Finally able to win matches with the squad in BR. All three matches we won last night was with less than 1500 damage. Picking carefully your fights seems like the only way to go this season.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
That's why I said that scanning isn't really the problem because scanning gives you a bit of time to react. In POI where a lot of teams drop (looking at you Fragment), it's a complete third party mess, but it's not always like that. Adding the stun? That takes away the time to react. Valkyre gives you time to react with sounds and signs, Pathfinder makes noise with the zipline, same with Crypto's ultimate and drone. Well, Path's steps sometimes are silent but that's a bug lol
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
I think that Bloodhound is pretty balanced honestly. They can only scan for a brief period of time, in a specific angle that leaves your back exposed. The ultimate is scary to face, but far from unbeatable. Sure you can trace people but the traces sometimes are misleading and can lead to an ambush, and if you combine it with the tactical, it can also lead to give away your own position. Seer's ultimate is a complete dome that gives position of the team you are going to attack AND if another team will attack you behind your back. AND you get to detect people through the passive, combined with the disrupt + detect + showing shields and health. You could be giving your position with Seer's tactical, but the disrupt makes it impossible for the enemy to actually pinpoint your position. The other recon are barely recon at this point, except for very specific tasks. The Revtane + BH combos we had last season weren't as disruptive as a single legend this time.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
She's top tier in Arenas. The passive for extra bullets in LMGs + the covers for better positioning are really good in Arenas, since you pick your weapons before the match and you don't have to move around the map that much
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
The loot continues to be a problem I face rather frequently. Too many drop to POI with nothing but a grenade and items. A lot of times not even items, just blank sheets.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Seems like the only way to advance in this season is by playing extremely careful. Third partying is even worse now with Seer, so the game rewards being careful. This meta feels so different to the previous ones. I think that having a Loba in the team is more important now to be able to loot ammo at a distance. One of the biggest problems of Seer's tactical is that it gives you way too less time to react. Since you can't know where it's coming, when you're in the stun tunnel it gives you this warning sign but half a second later it already hits you. Whats the point of letting you know you're in danger if you can't move out of it? When Valk dropped, the predictable pattern of the missiles + the time it takes to hit you allows for at least some way of avoiding them, but with Seer they completely overlooked this.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Seer is really too good. Too damn good. It really is like having a wall hacker in your team. Had our first win of the season last night. Didn't do much damage, but played more strategically, picking our fights carefully. Feels like everytime you are in a fight, but aren't the one third partying, you are gonna get wrecked sooner than later
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Had a very hard time trying to find my feet last night, even playing with friends. Seer is very good though. Tactical has a long range and if you point it well it is very disruptive. The ultimate probably needs a bit of a nerf. It's very strong in team fights, so much that you are at a disadvantage if you don't have it
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Yeah, the Hemlock two seasons ago was a beast but right now it's hard to justify using it over the other options. It's not a bad weapon, but it's outclassed by all the other AR in their specific strong points.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Completed the battle pass last night! Ready for the next season. I'd say I'll take a break until next week but I don't think so. After not playing it for a month, I'm really loving it again. Also I will miss Sorting Factory battles :(
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Arena's matchmaking is really fast in Latam servers. I like it a lot as an alternative to Battle Royale, allows me to play with characters and weapons that feels a bit useless in Battle Royale unless in specific moments (Rampart + Devotion in Arenas is S+ Tier, even in round 1).
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
I imagine that even for pros it would be helpful if they still haven't engaged in battle. I will probably get a lot of complaints because it'll help third partying
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 10 Emergence: I can Seer you are recovering behind that wall
Made it to level 96 even though I didn't played for an entire month. I'll complete the battle pass it seems, the events have helped a lot lol So I built a PC with spare parts after the last upgrade, last piece came in a couple of weeks ago, a gtx 960 2 gb (paired with an I7 4770 and 16 gb of ram). At first, I was playing the original maps with the Origins event but then Olympus came back and wow, newer iterations and specially Olympus isn't as well optimized as those first maps. Playing on this PC is still enjoyable with everything turned down, however it still amazes how much less optimization has gone into the newer maps. On average they performe the same, but Olympus has many more dips in framerate. Weirdly it's strangely satisfying to play this on a weaker machine. I'll go back to my main one, but it has been an interesting experience.
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Thread Age of Empires: Definitive Edition |OT2| The Steam Age
Played it like two hours of campaign last night. Performance wise it was ok, it ran ok, but from time to time it stutters. I don't know what's going on. It has some other minor issues, but overall it's a great remake. I'd like to have a way to switch the music order though
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Thread I’m losing spanish how to I not lose it?
Sueles pensar en español? Cuando era pequeño en la escuela es probablemente el mejor consejo que me dio mi profesora de inglés para acostumbrarme al idioma. Quizá te ayude a mantener al menos en cierto sentido lo aprendido en español.
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Thread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
Well, at least that's faster and better than the responses by Ivan Duque in Colombia and Piñera in Chile. It would be ideal if they open to organizations such as Amnesty International to oversee the responses to protests too (without completely discarding them like Maduro does either)
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Your best bet would probably look for good combo deals in Aliexpress. There's a few stores with very good reputation selling at acceptable prices, combos of motherboard, RAM and a CPU with integrated graphics (Like B450 + 16 gb RAM + Ryzen 5 3400G for example). There's the chance to have to pay taxes in customs, but a lot of times (at least here in Chile and from what it reads in customer reviews) you don't. There are other selling older GPU like 1050 (non ti) or 960 for USD150 or less, though that's still pretty high for a card of those tiers. I bought my Ryzen 5 3600 from Ali, brand new, and even got lucky with a gold sample chip (better OC) For PSU, case and that type of things, it's better to look in the internal market because of costs and warranty. In any case, nowadays it's really hard to build a PC in that budget, but not completely impossible if you manage your expectations and know where to look at.
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Thread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
I find a bit interesting that the article repeats that the embargo is not to blame, but ends up with the conclusion that the embargo hurts the island. As you say, it feels like it tries to debunk the effects of the embargo, but it can't quite do it because it one of the things at play. While the import of food is bigger than the % of the US, for example, Cuba's own food production isn't as large as the US is to make up for it. And even then, the US is the biggest food export to Cuba, and still is just the 6th biggest exporter on the island. I get double messages from the article in that regard, meaning it tries to push that the embargo is not to blame, but at least it's well documented and well written to explain the rest of the serious troubles Cuba has, which are real enough that even *that* other article posted a couple of pages backed touched them, even if in a complete "checklist" approach. All in all, you can see that clearly the Cuban regime took very bad decisions, in a context where it just can't afford to take them. Well, Bolivia and Chile's right wing nuts had no choice but to accept it after trying very hard - including a complete disregard for human rights - not to. A lot of hard leftists are too afraid that the people will swing all to the other way when opening up places like Cuba, in Bolivia it was clearly the case with Evo. The people didn't want Evo to run again, but clearly they would've rather stay with him regardless. Proof of it was that once Evo didn't run, the Socialists got votes. Most of the time it's very hard to beat the massive propaganda and lobbying money machine the right (even, liberal center too) that tries to keep status quo or revert back to neoliberalism, but sometimes, there's just the right zeigeist in which people don't fall for it and pushes change (or, in the case of Bolivia, to continue it, democratically).
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Thread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
It's the nature of paranoid states. Not just not trusting their own people, but the Cuban government must think that they have no way of countering the mostly sure surge in foreign (and local) investment in propaganda to convince people to ditch socialism after opening in that regard. And we can't fool ourselves, it will happen. Just look at what was posted in Knowing and recognizing the legitimate problems of the cuban people right now, and that the cuban government has a of bad decisions involved, is not incompatible with knowing and recognizing that "the other wing" will try to take advantage of it and push their own agenda. The Cuban regime clearly aren't helping "the revolution" by supressing the population too. If they end up opening, there's no way in hell they'd be elected unless the cuban people really, are commited to socialism and just want a change of leadership instead of system.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 9 Legacy: Bringing A Bow To A Gun Fight
I play a lot of Arenas and I liked a lot the new Map. Provides plenty of different gun fights. Rampart + Spitfire is such an ace combo in Arenas. I love the Rampart niche, her ability is actually really useful in this mode.
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Thread The Mandalorian - Season 2 |OT| Wherever I go, he goes [SPOILERS ON EPISODE DROP]
Ahhhh I really missed the debates on if this Luke was REALLY our Luke. Lol I liked the episode. Left me intrigued as to how they'll continue. Grogu was a big part of this series, so I don't think that story is done.
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Thread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
Well, I'd say just use the report function. Even if the result is not what one always may want, it's always helpful. I personally just hope we can keep this thread healthy to stay informed about the situation in Cuba and the struggle they are going through, while yeah also being able to discuss stuff like the embargo without turning this into a thread about "white marxists opinions on the internet". It's hard enough to know what happens on the island right now without that
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Thread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
They quite literally implied that Castro was worse than the whole Operation Condor I am entitled to feel offense if it's that we're being used as an example to try to persuade white folks. I'm sure not every chilean on this board or even in this same thread feel the same, but I would please ask to find better examples to lecture those people that want to bat for the regime. You are using a dictator that toppled one of the few examples of an actual democratic, socialist government and people to lecture others.
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Thread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
Because it hits close to home and it's specially insensitive when you have several Chileans in the thread supporting the Cuban people. Political exiles that flee Chile were given asylum in Cuba too, so there's that also. Sadly, the cuban regime was (and still is) used to justify anti-marxist sentiment that has lead to attrocities in the other side of the "political fence" in completely different historical and geopolitical contexts. There are much better examples for the point you're trying to make.
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Thread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
Considering one of the excuses Pinochet used to kill thousands, and torture tens of thousands, including kidnapping babies and sending them to different countries (or even military taking them to their own families, making them hate their previous family without knowing they were adopted), was precisely to "not turn us into another Castro's Cuba", I find this comparison rather insensitive.AFAIK, they were actually doing well and those articles weren't puff pieces. The crisis just got to them eventually and they don't have many ways of getting out of it sadly.
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Thread LTTP: Appreciation for the the incredible 3ds 1st party game library
I've been tackling NSMB2 and SM3DL for the first time and yess they are really good. Super Mario 3D Land is especially so freaking good, it's becoming one of my favorite mainline Mario games
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Definitivamente las vacunas han ayudado. En mi caso nos contagiamos porque a mi cuñada se le ocurrio ir a un cumpleaños, sin embargo, de al rededor de 10 personas que asistieron, todas vacunadas, solo 2 se contagiaron. Así que de todos modos, si bien no te salva en un 100%, definitivamente reduce bastante la circulación del virus. Es solo que si lo apoyas con medidas adecuadas tanto personales como sociales, se podría mejorar aún más la situación. El mayor miedo es la sensación de que todo ya haya pasado y la gente se relaje. Veo en USA e Inglaterra por ejemplo como andan de libres sin mascarillas y casos subiendo, claro, mucho menos que sin vacunas, pero aún así es un enorme riesgo si el virus no está completamente suprimido. De igual forma, espero poder viajar y salir un poco más en un par de meses. Soy de esas personas que siempre prefiere estar en la casa, pero echo bastante de menos poder salir a algo más que venir a la oficina
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 9 Legacy: Bringing A Bow To A Gun Fight
Latin american servers have been absolutely awful. It's unacceptable to have to log to 140+ ping servers in the US just to avoid constant disconnects because the 60 ping Brazil servers are broken.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 9 Legacy: Bringing A Bow To A Gun Fight
Hey thanks! In any case, reaching level 66 for the music packs is what I am aiming for. I will probably get there anyway because I'm at 55 or something around that already. I agree with the sentiment that the legacy maps don't work as well. King's Canyon is just either drop in Skulltown with 50+% of the server in an endless horde mode until the end of the match, or drop somewhere else with few fights in between. World's Edge at least as a prettier color palette but it's very meh. But there is one main reason why I've been playing more Arenas than BR this week: damn server disconnects. 3/5 matches in BR give me a disconnect to the servers. Never had it so bad before. In Arenas the worst I've had it is being in a 1 v 3, but I just drop those matches.
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Thread Battlefield 2042 - Official Gameplay Trailer
Rotterdam and Panzerstorm :( sucks to have liked Battlefield V From the older ones, Davamand Peak and Caspian Border. Specially Caspian to be shiny and beautiful in the new engine. Though I can't be mad at Seige of Shangai. Always loved it.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Uff yo tuve suerte la ultima vez que compre con ellos. Pero un amigo el año pasado tambien le paso que espero como 5 meses la vuelta de la plata. Lo divertido es que dos meses después le volvieron a hablar para devolver la plata y salio ganando. PC Factory debe tener el medio despelote interno. Mas o menos a propósito, los precios de las GPU están bajando constantemente. Yo ya me habia rendido y estaba esperando la Series X, pero permuté mi 1080Ti y mi monitor 24" 1080p 144hz, por una 3070 y monitor 1440p 170hz. Con lucas a favor obvio, pero me convenía caleta el monto. Quedé más feliz que la cresta. Pero, si bien aún están caras, se ve la baja constante en el precio de las gpu. La 3060 está bordeando las 700 lucas nueva y algunas 3070 están volviendo bajo las 900 lucas. Como digo, super caro, pero al menos están bajando. Justo hoy volvio la Series X en stock en Paris. Duro varios minutos, pero ya usé mi presupuesto en el upgrade lol Asi que a futuro será una consola next gen. Ahora veía igual que las Switch de segunda mano están saliendo a precios razonables luego del anuncio del modelo OLED, así que eso está tentador.
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Thread Dear developers: please stop inserting random Spanish words into Latino/a/x character dialogue
As I said, I've read it used here in Chile since years ago, and not from academia or white or any US thing. Latines from outside the US can come up with these ideas in our own, you know. Most of the people who were looking for a gender neutral term are probably shifting to using the "e" instead of the "x" because of the vocal implementation being hard. But I would love to end this us/anglo centric pov that everything has to be a thing coming from there instead of different countries evolving their/our own language. Because of the same, it would be great to hear a wider variety of latines in games and media with different ways of speaking english or spanglish.
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Thread Dear developers: please stop inserting random Spanish words into Latino/a/x character dialogue
I would say that it doesn't matter. Using the "x" has been used in written words for a long time but it's being replaced by the "e", which is what I was refering to. Both are still a very early way of speaking in an evolving language that has no gender neutral and has been trying to come up with one. If people really want to take percentage of use to figure out a correct one, then the only correct one is "o/a", thus, "Latino/Latina". But that sucks for non-binary folks. So it would be great if we also stop the % nonsense and let latines from all over the world evolve our own language.
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 9 Legacy: Bringing A Bow To A Gun Fight
Coming back to the game after almost a month without playing it. There's no chance I'll finish the battle pass but whatever. At least I have to coins for the next one. Man, I am sucking so much compared to before. I didn't know about the event so when I started playing was very confused about the maps too lol
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Thread PC Gaming ERA | July 2021 - Steam Sale Ends July 8th
Got Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remake (Already 20 hours of play of the first one, on the first Second run). And since by luck I managed to upgrade to a 3070 and a 1440p 170hz display, got the Doom DLCs in the sale. Finally trying ray tracing and DLSS. DLSS Quality is noticeable, but not by a large margin, at 1440p. It still looks good. I'm amazed at how well it runs with the 3600/3070 at high framerates even without DLSS. I still enable it to get a better stable framerate. Ray tracing did make a difference though, wow, I saw in the reviews that it looks good but it really makes it shine so much more. Excited to try more games
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Thread Dear developers: please stop inserting random Spanish words into Latino/a/x character dialogue
Yep, that's a valid concern and I really get it. It's not much of a problem for me personally, I kinda just mute the word when I'm reading it in my head but I rather use Todes or Nosotres than Todxs or Nosotrxs. I just don't look at it as some white thing being pushed in our local throats, because it isn't coming from them. But in the US may be the case so, I understand
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Thread Dear developers: please stop inserting random Spanish words into Latino/a/x character dialogue
As you said, it's 3% but The biggest issue with both "Latinx" and the Spanglish topic is that latin america is such a diverse concept that any broad statement about how much acceptable it is or not will probably be wrong. I've seen the x used in written text outside of white academy since years and years ago here in Chile (Todxs, Nosotrxs, etc). A lot of people hate it here, but then you need to start asking if they hate it because it's hard to use it in spoken spanish (a valid concern imo), or because The use of the "e" is starting to be used more broadly (Todes, Nosotres, etc.), and it gets a lot - and I mean A LOT - of pushback because it's a "profanity of language" and "we already have gender neutral, just use the So when some people here say that the latinx it's just a white thing, I am baffled. Then it hits me, that's probably the case for Latino , as in, Latines that live in the US. So that research shouldn't really be drilled into everyone's mind because that just alienates latines from the rest of the world because of an American thing.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I don't know about the Skytech chronos, but I've read good things about the ABS prebuilt systems. It also comes with a better motherboard and a higher wattage PSU, as well liquid cooling for the CPU. I'd wait for more opinions, but would rather go for the ABS PC You're gonna be overkill for 1080p 60hz, but that's a good thing since you can later upgrade your screeen for higher resolutions and refresh rates :)
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Wow, that setup is really beautiful. Congrats on your new PC!Yes, that's a solid build. What resolution and refresh rate are you planning to play at? I'd suggest also considering the i5 11400 or the 11600k, not much difference in price but same or better performance. If you are not feeling sure about building it yourself and you are going from scratch, then you should probably also consider going with a prebuilt machine. There are very good deals in places like newegg.I'm gonna ask something anyway, but I can safely say that it is overkill in 99% of the times. Which CPU will you be using with that? As for the RTX, I'd say that the 3090 will have a bit better longevity. You are already spending a lot on a card, so if you can pay for it, might as well go with the top tier option.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
As the poster above says, consider the AMD options as well unless you really need Intel. Specially for multitasking purposes the extra cores/threads might help a little more, specially when streaming. But for the motherboard you really don't need such an expensive model. I know you don't have the time as you said, but looking at reviews always helps in getting a good motherboard that cover your I/O needs and also sustain temperatures and power for less money than that. The Asus X570 Prime P for example is not very fancy in looks and I/O stuff, but has high end coolers for the VRM that are much better than some more expensive models.So absolutely. The 3060 is super fantastic at 1080p at even high refresh rates.
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Thread Doom Eternal PC performance thread
I'm still having the same issue, maybe even worse. Dropping settings to low, sometimes freezing enemies delivers a huge blow in performance even with Dynamic resolution moving. I really don't know what happened, the game ran excellent in the beginning. I don't think or are covering the game anymore, but I summon them anyway, because I think something happened with the game since launch
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Thread Doom Eternal PC performance thread
I've had performance issues lately with the game, which I didn't think I had I7-4770, 16 gb of ram, 1060 6 gb. Nvidia recomends me the Ultra Nightmare settings for 1080p 60, but I drop settings to a mix of high/ultra/nightmare for better performance since I have a freesync 144hz compatible screen. Here's the thing, I noticed in the Fortress of Doom, and other areas, the game became blurrier. Dynamic Resolution, inside the Fortress started to go as low as 50% resolution to keep above 62 fps, just standing looking in that area where the classic doomguy skin is. Other areas drop to 60% or 58% too, sometimes the game drops below 60fps anyway. This didn't happen at launch, and it happens even with me lowering some settings I would assume could affect the game at the later point in the story (like dropping, lightning, shadow, occlusion and geometry), but even something that didn't do anything before, like ramping up texture filtering to ultra nightmare, makes the game take a hit now. Anyone having these kind of issues? I don't know what's going on. The game was much better before
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Thread Dear developers: please stop inserting random Spanish words into Latino/a/x character dialogue
I'm pretty sure that there latinos that speak like this, we are millions are pretty diverse, but I still feel that a lot of times in games and other media it still does sounds kinda half baked to say the least. I agree, just simplying adding a spanish word at the end of a sentence doesn't feel right. I have heard latinos irl mixing english and spanish but at least in my personal, and limited, experience, it never sounds like that. It's more natural, maybe? I don't know how to put it right
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Managed to trade my 1080Ti Founders Edition + a Samsung 1080p 144hz 24" Qled monitor (from 2019), adding some money, for an RTX 3070 EVGA FTW3 Ultra and a brand new Gigabyte M27Q 1440p 170hz IPS monitor. If I had sell the card and monitor, and added the money I gave, I would've still be far from buying those two items. One of the best deals in my life Now I wonder how much of a bottleneck the 3600 will be lol But screw it, will stick with it until the 5800x is much cheaper. I don't want to upgrade to a 5600x
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Thread A warm celebration of America's flag.
You didn't said it literally, but since you realized that you assumed choices while ignoring their circumstances, I'm sure you can understand my point that it comes across as a xenophobic "go back" post. I'd say this in any context, but saying things specially like that in the era we're living in, with all we've seen, and during your patriotic day, it's not a very sensible thing to say. To put it ligthly.
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Thread A warm celebration of America's flag.
Rather than racist, I'd say it's just Xenophobic. Why wouldn't they be able to criticize the largely known US involvement in fucking Latam up just because they have the US citizenship? You're basically saying to the user something that reads "if you don't like it go back". And the worst part of it, is that a lot of the time having the country fucked by the US is a big reason why people move to the north in the first place. As someone from Latam myself, hating what the US did to my country, yeah, I think I would still love to visit or even live there because it's far more complex than a gotcha thing. The only thing that makes me hesitant about ever going is, well, Xenophobia.
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Thread [Reddit] GPU prices are trending downwards
It is a good idea to not buy atm and wait. But I don't think it hurts to keep an eye out for deals, there are people that has started to sell their GPUs before a "crash". All in all, it's still a very uncertain period, GPUs may still drop for a good while, but there's always the chance they go up again and so on, and so on. So if you find something that suits you, it's not a bad idea to pull the trigger and just be happy with a GPU
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Thread Red Dead Redemption 2 |OT2| For A Few Hours More
I must be really lucky to almost never had any issues with the controls. I liked that it had a much slower pace than other games, it was often a welcomed change of play during the week Finished the main story, I am on the middle of the epilogue, this game is incredibly long, but god it is worth the time. Arthur's Story is one of my favorite of the entire generation. Such a likeable protagonist
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Si, lo mejor es preguntar, mientras estas en la fila se puede saber cual es y no es necesario ir a un cesfam especifico para vacunarte. Ojala la Sinovac reciba la aprobacion de la ONU pronto. Segun lo que habia leido de publicaciones Chilenas, al menos aca ha tenido efectividad para el fin ultimo que es reducir la gravedad y fallecidos (aunque si alguien sabe mas, por favor corriganme)
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
¿Quieres comprar todo aca localmente o es una chance traer cosas de afuera? Yo me traje una Asus X570 Prime-P de Amazon, me salio como 130 y de Aliexpress compre una PCI para wifi y bluetooth por 20 y algo lucas. Esta Asus se ve mas basica (en parte lo es), pero en cuanto a temperaturas es basicamente una gama alta. De Aliexpress tambien te puedo recomendar el cooler de CPU Darkflash Dark Air, 22 lucas y es practicamente igual en rendimiento al Hyper212, aRGB tambien.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Yo tuve la primera dosis de AstraZeneca thisisfine.jpg Asi que me toca Pfizer de segunda. En la casa tuvimos un positivo, asi que hemos estado todos aislados. Por suerte quien se contagio tiene hace rato las dos dosis de la sinovac y sus sintomas solo han sido de gripe leve, mientras que los demas (1 dosis) hemos estado practicamente sin sintomas. En la pega ignoraron casi completamente la directriz legal de que las oficinas no pueden funcionar. Como nadie fiscaliza, se sigue asistiendo, aunque con turnos. Lo que significa tener que compartir con mis compañeros anti vacunas de vez en cuando.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Realmente me pone contento que haya salido electa. Ella hizo trabajo de bases, con organizaciones sociales y estuvo ahi donde las papas queman. Ojala se asesore bien en aquello que sienta que necesite, pero confio en que hara buena pega. Estaba viendo algunas estadisticas, el promedio de edad es 45 años, con el 41% menor de 39. La menor es de 20 años! Un recambio enorme para el futuro.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Alguien aquí se maneja con las TVs del mercado chilensis? Estoy viendo estos tres modelos Los LG tienen paneles IPS, pero al parecer, al parecer, los samsung se verían un poooco mejor. Muchas reviews no hay, en rtings hay reviews de los modelos 7000 de samsung pero ni idea que tan iguales son al 7090. De todos modos tengo claro que en el rango de precios "de entrada" como estos tampoco se obtendrá mucho. ¿Alguna otra recomendación?
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Here comes a new challenger! Por lo que leí, este modelo es igual al H8G, solo que tiene otro sistema operativo (por lo que es recomendado comprar alguna cajita para apps). Por el precio, creo que iré por este finalmente. Es mejor que los otros modelos y cuesta básicamente lo mismo o menos en el caso de los de 50"
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Lamentablemente no, la única forma de comprar una 3060Ti a un precio decente es tener extrema suerte con una de newegg o bestbuy (por casilla), especialmente Bestbuy con la founders. Yo busque por todos lados una 3060Ti o una 3070, la primera llego a 490 cuando salio y no la compre, gran error. Al final pise el palito y compre una 1080Ti usada mientras, mi ultima esperanza era conseguir una 3060 por el momento, pero fue mas deprimente no tener ni la chance xd Hoy en Amazon hubo stock de una Gigabyte de 3 fan, disponibilidad 2 de abril, puesta en chile unas 530 lucas. Pero ver aca en Chile es casi imposible Esta también este tracker en youtube que puede ayudar a tener ojo, pero los precios de todo se fue a las pailas ya
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
No :/ A los gatos bebes les encontre un hogar temporal, pero aun no los entrego allí tratando de ganar tiempo para encontrarle casa a la mamá gata, para evitar que se vaya si no ve a sus gatos y asi poder operarla. La Gata es sumamente cariñosa y juguetona, pero esta complicado que adopten un adulto. Esta temporada de pega tambien ha sido super pesada en mi caso. Pero que bueno que hayas comprado una PS5, aunque no la uses mucho ahora considera que cada vez sera mas dificil comprar una consola nueva o componente de PC. Esta la cagaaaaaaaaa con los chips y los precios ridiculos. Creo que hice bien en comprar la 1080Ti xD
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Incluso con precio despacho + impuesto te va a salir como a la mitad de lo que estan vendiendo las 3060 aca. Yo aun tengo esperanza de algun dia agarrar la 3060Ti founders en best buy, pero quizas tenga mas suerte sacandome el kino antes xD ¿Que build tienes pensado hasta ahora?
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
A pesar de los precios inflados, realmente termina siendo mejor un pre armado que la gpu separada. Onda he visto PCs con 3070 a un 1.6M o 1.7M, pero la GPU sola ya la tiran a más de 1M asi que al final te sale más a cuenta el pc completo. El problema es que sigue siendo demasiada plata por un PC y no creo que se justifique el gasto
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Que buena sensación esa, en los showroom las TV están calibradas para los colores llamativos y todo, pero una vez que configuras bien la TV y ves algún contenido que vale la pena, uff, es 100 veces mejor. Busca en Youtube los videos de un loco paseando por Tokio en 4K HDR, son ideales XDNop, se supone que estoy en el ultimo grupo de "prioritarios" como "trabajador esencial de rubro asociado a la agricultura" o algo así, pero ni idea de en cuando se traduce eso. Parte de mi familia ya se vacunó al menos, pero yo aun no. Ojalá pudiese encerrarme pero aqui estoy en la pega, posteando en ERA, como todo un héroe. Hablando en serio, la movilidad en la RM se redujo como un 10% no más, cualquier empresa saca permiso de esencial y la saca libre, 0 fiscalizacion a los lugares que piden permisos.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Es demasiado dificil, y los precios usados se dispararon. 500+ lucas por 2060 Super o 2070/5700XT, y lo peor es que se las pelean. Pasar estos meses buscando una 3000 en todo el mundo ha sido bastante frustrante, creo que si no es necesario es mejor esperar, tarde o temprano va a pasar la tormenta perfecta que hemos tenido. Yo fui un poco mas impaciente y compre una 1080Ti a 450k (lo que no creo que sea un mal precio hoy en dia, o al menos no seria tan distinto fuera de la crisis) Tambien puedes probar en las shuffle de Newegg si es que quieres traer de afuera
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Algo de PSA A la empresa donde trabajo llego una gata con dos gatos bebes, llevo algunos dias buscando hogar temporal por lo menos para que esten mas seguros, este lugar es algo peligroso para ellos. Por razones obvias no voy a publicar informacion personal de contacto, pero si son de Santiago y les interesa, o saben de alguien u organizacion con voluntad para ayudar, les agradecería mucho un PM para coordinar
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Hasta ahora sólo ha salido un caso de una persona con problemas de garantía. En general he visto buen feedback. Para estos casos siempre estoy atento a los grupos en facebook. La plataforma es penca y todo, pero como los foros chilenos están básicamente muertos, es lo que queda para saber qué tienda es buena y cual no. Hay tiendas con página en esa misma red con harto buen feedback igual
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
No por ahora, pero se supone que de a poco irán saliendo nuevas de distintos manufacturadores y tamaños, etc. Los 364 Gb de la Series S es poco, pero al menos puedes ir moviendo los juegos a un HDD externo de ser necesario. Se nota que está pensada como plataforma secundaria o "budget next gen". Los juegos next-gen además pesan un poco menos en la series S que en la X
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
La Series S es sumamente atractiva y Game Pass es un manjar. Nunca pensé que estaría enganchado de un servicio de juegos pero aquí estoy, Game Pass de verdad lo vale. Yo probablemente igual en su momento termine comprando una Series S, el tamaño del SSD es pequeño, pero como tampoco juego tanto en consolas quiza no sea tanto drama tampoco PC Factory la tiene en preventa oferta en efectivo por unas lucas menos
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Definitivamente es mejor esperar a que la situación del Covid mejore. El precio de la PS5 está afectado por - Escasez de producción/stock - Encarecimiento del shipment - Precio del dólar - Tiendas chilenas tratando de aprovecharse del pánico Por lo menos con dos de esas cuatro que mejoren y así pueda ir bajando para estar en niveles más aceptables. A lo más, debería estar unas 20 lucas más caras que la Series X, pero no 120 lucas más. La Series X en realidad está super cerca del precio 500 dólares + 30% de impuesto ($494.000 al cambio actual).
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Thread PC Era PSA: EVGA confirms no time table for OG 30XX series cards
I recieved the same email about the ones I signed up for. Now I see in the Newegg shuffle that the 3060 Ti LHR variant is there. So the good thing is that this card is once again in existence (how much supply, I don't know). The 3060 with the new LHR is also bumping in production. With prices slowly coming down, just have a bit of patience, this thing will improve
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Thread Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - What Do You Think?
So much this. I love the IGAvanias, specially SOTN, but I've always missed the feel of the original more linear Castlevanias, specially the approaching to Dracula's castle in Castlevania IV I feel that Order of Ecclesia comes really close to be able to actually mix all of those elements. It's really damn good.
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Thread DF: AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution FSR Review: Big FPS Boosts, But Image Quality Takes A Hit
It looks better than expected, but I guess it'll be better use when even the temporal solutions don't quite cut the performance wanted at 4K
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Thread VideoCardz: "AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) launches June 22nd, supported by Radeon and GeForce GPUs"
And they should at the moment, really. DLSS is probably gonna be better every time since it's a hardware solution. Hardware solutions are almost always much better than software solutions, but the crowd won't get that and will just pile on FSR for not being as good as DLSS. This is one of those instances where something is great if you have your expectations checked at the door. For me, FSR is better than expected judging by the reviews.
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Thread VideoCardz: "AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) launches June 22nd, supported by Radeon and GeForce GPUs"
This actually looks better than expected, running very well. Looking forward to more games being implemented. Looking forward to the Digital Foundry analysis. I wonder how 1800p to 4K output vs 4K Ultra Quality FSR (1662p) stack up.
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Thread The Metallica Blacklist (Black album cover album, 53 artists) out September 10 - All profits go to charity
Mon Laferte, Juanes and J Balvin? Mac Demarco, The Hu, Elthon John? I'm absolutely listening to this whole thing
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Thread On this day 80 years ago, Operation Barbarossa commenced.
The biggest land offensive in the history of humanity, millions and millions of dead people as a result. And ultimately, the defeat of the nazis. Here's a video (two parts) that covers it at incredible details. Despite everything pointing out that the invasion was coming (even the British showing the leaked documents to the USSR), the Soviets weren't expecting it.
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Thread DOOM Eternal |OT| Hell's Bells
So, after finishing this game two days ago, here are my thoughts. I loved it. I really did, from start to finish. I think that overall it's a better game than 2016, but there are things that 2016 did better than Eternal. For once, the story is better in 2016. Rather than the story, the presentation of it it's much better than Eternal's, which made it more confusing. The other element that I think where 2016's is slightly better, is that Eternal's level design is open but linear (like Uncharted 4), and way less laberinthical. 2016 had ONE level, The Foundry, that was really well done, while the rest were much much linear like Eternal's. But that ONE level, is ONE more than Eternal's. Other than that, I think that pretty much everything else is done better in Eternal. The flow of the combat, the tools, the "dance", even the bosses. Yes, I enjoyed much more the bosses this time, even the Icon of Sin, which I didn't think it was that hard, despite dying quite a bit there. It was finally time to really use the sword. The final boss was pretty much what I pictured in the Icon of Sin battle in Doom 2. I really wanted more "Hell on earth" levels than this mystical dimension traveling, but oh well, it was varied enough to keep me interested in it. I still have to try Battlemode, which I'll do soon enough. I can't get enough of this game.
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Thread DOOM Eternal |OT| Hell's Bells
hahahah, yeah, that happened to me as well Finished the game, will post my thoughts later. For now, I'll cross post this from the performance thread: I've had performance issues lately with the game, which I didn't think I had I7-4770, 16 gb of ram, 1060 6 gb. Nvidia recomends me the Ultra Nightmare settings for 1080p 60, but I drop settings to a mix of high/ultra/nightmare for better performance since I have a freesync 144hz compatible screen. Here's the thing, I noticed in the Fortress of Doom, and other areas, the game became blurrier. Dynamic Resolution, inside the Fortress started to go as low as 50% resolution to keep above 62 fps, just standing looking in that area where the classic doomguy skin is. Other areas drop to 60% or 58% too, sometimes the game drops below 60fps anyway. This didn't happen at launch, and it happens even with me lowering some settings I would assume could affect the game at the later point in the story (like dropping, lightning, shadow, occlusion and geometry), but even something that didn't do anything before, like ramping up texture filtering to ultra nightmare, makes the game take a hit now. Anyone having these kind of issues? I don't know what's going on. The game was much better before
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Thread DOOM Eternal |OT| Hell's Bells
Question for the folks that finished it already. I'm at How far I am from the ending?Pretty much where I'm standing too. I like the story of Eternal, but it's not as easy to follow without going reading the lore codex entries, which makes me think why tf am I reading this much in a Doom game. Not a big deal though, sometimes it's enjoyable, but 2016 had the better approeach
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Thread DOOM Eternal |OT| Hell's Bells
I still can't feel the same "bad points" as many people. I am really enjoying the game as much as I'd hope I do. The Marauder is hard and a change of pace, but it's challenging hard, not infuriating hard (for me). Man, I really love how they nailed the Archville. That guy in Doom 2 gave me nightmares, and they nailed the creepy feel of it here too. The fucker just stands there until you find him and freak out. And if he moves, he hides somewhere behind you. Fucker always creeps me.
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Thread DOOM Eternal |OT| Hell's Bells
I'm on level 4 and I really don't know what's going on or why am I doing what I'm doing (outside of the Hell on Earth stuff). I know the codex would make me know, but I start reading and go "why am I reading in a doom game?". The story so far it's the low point for me, but I hope stuff starts to make sense since it feels that it has nothing to do with 2016's ending
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Thread Who here still rocking a Geforce 1000 series?
was on a 1060, wanted to upgrade to a 3060Ti, but ended up getting a 1080Ti when I realized the problems were going to continue for long and just bought it before it went up in prices. Now it's 2x what it costed me phew. Pretty happy with it and the R5 3600, I play at 1080p 144hz and also with a 4K TV, for which I tweak internal resolution to 1800p on more demanding games to get 60fps, and it goes very well. Would still like to upgrade to a 3000 series, but nothing less than a 3070 makes sense, and it'll be long before they get to a reasonable price
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
My advice: Buy directly from Amazon if you can If you can't/want someone to blame in Chile if something goes wrong: buy through Aeropost.cl Make Solotodo a bookmarked site. If you want Ryzen, there are stores in Aliexpress with excellent, and I mean excellent, reputation from buyers from Chile.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Yo creo que estamos claros que se va a tratar de subir una sarta de personajes que no deberían ser parte. Lo que si me gustaría evitar en ese debate de quien si y quien no, es el elitismo. O sea, si me dices que debe haber gente con conocimientos teoricos y técnicos en derecho y políticos, estoy de acuerdo, pero también creo que es válido que participen personas de distinto background y otras competencias. Al fin y al cabo queremos que sea una constitución ciudadana y representativa. Onda, si es un twitero "x", ni cagando, pero - me van a disculpar y se que se van a reir, utilizando un ejemplo de alguien que quiere participar, la "Tía Pikachu" quiere candidatearse, pa muchos va a ser sacrilegio pero ella ha tenido MUCHA actividad política este pasado año. No hablo de ir disfrazada a marchar, sino que en organizaciones sociales, trabajo comunitario, ollas comunes, etc. Ha tenido mucha más presencia donde de verdad un político debiese tenerla, por lo que no me apresuraria a decir "no, tu no, no tienes los conocimientos", pero decirle que si a un weón sólo porque tiene título o algo así. Camila Flores es abogada y ni cagando está capacitada para estar en una Convención Constitucional, por ejemplo.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Amazon gives you all the price at once. Shop there and it'll give you the product price + shipping/import fee. If the import fee ends up being less than what they charge you, they'll refund the difference. If it's more, they'll pay it. But as a general rule, import is 30% of the price. Sometimes Aliexpress sellers declare the price much lower so you don't pay them and they usually get a pass for some reason. Amazon is a much safer bet though. Speaking of high prices. Just read that some Eurocentro stores have the PS5... A 800 LUCAS!!!
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Yeah i absolutely agree with this. I would probably go for 5 years instead of 4, 6 is too long but 4 may be too short to see some stuff give the intended results. I don't care either way, 4 is fine, but term limits for both President and congress is a must
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Pobre Loreto Letelier, sin pan ni pedazo HAHAHA Yo probablemente mande el 2do 10% a la cuenta 2 igual. Lo bueno es que ahora estoy más tranquilo con el cambio de PC, aun no hago el upgrade (compré una fuente si ya) esperando que los stock estén bien. Con el triunfo de Biden probablemente el dolar baje más aun
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Pues si, de eso se trata. Estamos refundando el país después de todo. Me gusta la idea de promover que quienes discuten no necesariamente redacten. Redactar es más tecnico y para eso habrá asesores y personas que la misma Convención podría elegir. Respecto al Frente Amplio, sus polémicas son siempre tan tontas. Yo siempre los critico pero, ¿A nadie le ha llamado la atención que La Tercera publica literalmente todos los días sobre sus polémicas? Hasta lo más insignifcante pasa y salen con un "CAOS EN EL FRENTE AMPLIO: LA INCAPACIDAD DE LLEGAR A UN ACUERDO CON LA OPOSICIÓN SOBRE LOS CANAPÉS" Anyway, we're gonna have to take seeing shitty people trying to get to the seats. Mariana Alwayn? Who said that a new constitution was Realismo Mágico? Dra. Cordero? Really? All I can have is have hope in the at least temporary fact that people is not weona.
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Al parecer la Series S tiene buen Stock en esta parte del mundo. He visto harta gente comentando que la está comprando pero igual se puede encontrar. Hay tiendas que ni tienen pre-venta de la Series X pero si de la S. A mi igual me picó el bicho. Las reviews de MVG de la Series S y de DF de la PS5 me vendió la consola. Pero igual seguiré esperando, la prioridad es el PC esta vez. Lamentablemente si compro una consola y la pongo en la TV principal de la casa la usaré como 2 veces al mes xD
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OjoEsto también es absolutamente válido. Yo creo que el BC se mantendrá autónomo, así como la Contraloría y el Servel. No obstante, eso no significa que deban estar fuera de discusión y que no se puedan ver formas de que exista una democratización en ciertos espacios. Después de todo, y vinculandolo a lo que conversamos, ok, el BC es autónomo, pero ¿qué impide a los lobbystas hacer llamados a sus miembros? Nada. El BC puede ser autónomo, pero aún así estar más abierto a tener un espacio democrático dentro. Como tu dices, un equilibrio entre lo público y lo privado.
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Hey thanks for this. I do remember this. It was the only thing that made Nueva Mayoria different from Concertación, but of course, it was left for dead. The lack of proper political will from the concerta at its best. I am pretty optimistic about this process. All it really needs is being open for participation of independents and social organizations. I don't even fear the 2/3rd that much, since with "hoja en blanco" is a mutual veto
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El problema allí es que no podemos tomar los comentarios hacia los empresarios en un vacío. Estamos hablando de la CPC que deliberadamente escoge a un presidente precisamente por estar en contra de los procesos de cambios. Por eso Juan Sutil preside, por ser ferreo oponente a una nueva Constitución. ¿Cómo podemos tener los brazos abiertos con personas que literalmente han intentado resistir todo cambio? El fondo a lo que vas, estoy de acuerdo, evidentemente se necesita inversión y empresa y todo. Pero hacerle el quite a sujetos como Juan Sutil o Androniko Luksic creo que es muy importante. Es tan importante como hacerle el quite al populismo ciego. El poder que estos compadres han tenido y tienen es demasiado como para invitarlos nada más a la mesa después de todo el obstaculo que han representado. Tenemos más gente, tenemos más empresarios y más economistas que no están sólo en su burbuja.
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I think that there are three things that will stay: BC autonomy Contraloría autonomy Servel autonomy These three are in the "if it ain't broken, don't fix it". Besides, they do work really well. If there is something we can be proud of, is how well these three work and how they help to keep democracy in place. Contraloria has been huge to keep in line some of Piñera's movements (remember when Contralor said that he wouldn't support another State of Emergency to stop protests?). Servel only problem was that shady addresses change a couple of years ago. But elections themselves are quick, transparent and easy to follow. What *should* go in my opinion: - An effective constitutional mandate to protect the enviroment - Recognize the different cosmovisions that exists in the country, protecting them as valid nations - Just as Guzman feared terrorism (dedicating an entire article to penalize it, which is unusual for a Constitution like ours), i'd make a similar article about high-end corruption, both in public and private scale. Corruption is the biggest threat to our region. No matter if you are a right wing or left wing system, corruption fucks them all. This would avoid giving people like Ponce Lerou a way of reducing or avoiding penalties because "resolution was inconstitutional". It'll be the opposite. - Women's rights! Get rid of the article that leaves open the penalization of abortions. Leave the protection of "who's about to be born", but without perjudice of women's rights. - I'd redraw the limits of legislators to make emergency laws. Lots of issues that became evident with 18-O would've been solved by congress initiative, but this constitution forbids it. - The absolute civil control of military forces. Clear distinction of "Public order" for police, "National security" = External threat. - Civil rights to allow social organizations to participate of democratic elections and have public law initiative. Allow citizens to organize and present projects of law easily. - And, of course, having an open chance of nationalizing natural resources when necessary. Leave the door open to privatizations but declaring them of national interest so we can retake control of it if there is an absolute necessity, either because of corruption (see above), public calamity, etc. Well, I have a lot more in mind. I know very well that this process will be heavily institutionalized, but we, the "ciudadanos a pie" better have places of participation. If not, there will be trouble. If this process includes, in different capacities, social organizations and citizen participation, then the outcome will be really good. EDIT: I didn't include the call for guaranteed social rights like actual access to health and education because they are quite obvious. The wording there is more important than anything else.
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Your health always comes first. IF you want to go anyway, remember that it's open until 20 PM. So IF you want to go anyway, you can go later when the heat passes. But your health should come firstI was gonna do one, but I figured it would be better to do it once we know for sure the outcome. Besides, I already did too many posts about the whole estallido and things and probably burnt the forum on the subject lolSuggestions? By the way, anyone knows what happened to OP ?
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So, this made a good point. Rechazo might really have a slim chance. I'm getting anxious really. I don't believe the new constitution is reaaaaaaally gonna be a HUGE shift for our current system, but rather an evolution and an actual improvement overall. However, if Rechazo wins, any promise of doing reforms, is dead. Really dead, since the narrative will be that we are okay with what we have. That's the importance here.
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I can't blame you for not voting because of Covid. Probably a good chunk of people are in the same page, but I guess that most that wanted to vote will do it anyway. What scares me of this is that, while I'm sure Apruebo wins, Convención Mixta might have a chance and that would spoil everything.
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It's the same concern trolling there was in March, remember? Before It was postponed, some said the same Thing. I don't think people Will really go from One side to the other. That concern Is people trying to persuade others to change their minds, even using the supposed burned Cats for It. I also think It was part of the idea. Supposedly there were going to be 40 thousands cops, but they didn't make a huge presence (they did, just not on the same level as the prior weeks). Then Ministro Pérez says "it's clear now who's the violent", and It pretty much says that the idea was to allow chaos. I mean, how do people get to burn the freaking institutional church? That was always attacked, even in bigger protests. Why now? Without being too tinfoil hat, it's Like cops didn't care as much as other days. That's also why I said that I thought It would be far worse. I expected something closer to 18-10-19, but It was More on the level of the days beofre 15-N
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Socialdemocrats, liberal left, and stuff closer to the center left and the parties for the plebisicto. The hashtag was created to mock them anyway. It started because of comments on a video of the folks tearing down a traffic light that called to not protest or not being violent because it helps the Rechazo and stuff.
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It's usually better to start the other way around, meaning: How much is your budget? And from there starting to figure out the best part for what you'll do with it. Considering that you want to build a PC with a 3080, I guess that around 1200 USD is where's at. Think about a build like this one, but swapping the GPU In CLP it would be more, obviously. you can also save a bit of money going for a 3600 instead of the Ryzen 7, since the 3600 is an amazing gaming CPU, on par with the I7 8700k, but those extra cores/threads of the 3700x may come in handy in a couple of years. Whatever the case, be mindful that the 3060 is probably gonna be on par or a bit above the PS5 in graphics, and the Ryzen 4000 series will be announced in a couple of weeks.
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Thanks! I've just started this week :) I think that the mess with face masks at the beginning of the pandemic played a big role. I mean, we are still seeing a lot of infection, but there was a big slowdown once mask usage started to become the norm. Good thing that the anti-maskers are a real minority in this country
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Gracias wn! hahaha Yo igual estoy nervioso y ansioso. Cualquier cosa puede pasar. Me tiene algo tenso el domingo 18, más de algo van a querer usar de excusa algunos. Tenemos algunos reaccionarios peligrosos en este país. Ya se hicieron la idea de la fila larga que habrá que hacer? Espero que no haga tanta calor no más, tenemos días de 30 grados y días nublados con frio en Santiago, es absurdo
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That was something lol Really the #NoEsLaForma because "mancha el plebiscito" irritates me. There is so much going on at the same time, Plebiscito is important, it really is, but it isn't the end all be all of everything. Remember to charge your stuff for sunday though. Maybe a rough day
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I think that we're gonna have to do lockdown again in some time, but in the meanwhile.. just take care and be safe. I saw my friends for 18 but then I went isolation again. Gonna have to go to the super today though. Kinda weird, haven't done it since March And thanks!
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Nah I think you make good points. It's just that on the light of reopenings, plus everything that has happened (manipulation of Covid data, the kid thrown from the bridge, the lack of assitance outside of the 10%, Piñera trying to manipulate SC to refuse the e-mail request, Ponce Lerou stuff while they want to persecute people for the 500k, etc), and specially looking that the Rechazo people, with Neo-Nazis included, can protest with Police protection, it's hard to see center-left politicians saying that. Like I think there are things worse than a couple of houndred people protesting and some traffic lights. I don't expect the #NoEsLaForma politicians to come and celebrate violence, but sometimes not saying anything is free.
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Microplay started preorders for PS5 First Party games Spider-Man Ultimate Edition: CLP$76.990 - U$97.46 Spider-Man Miles Morales: CLP$54.990 - U$69.61 Demon's Souls: CLP$76.990 - U$97.46 Destruction All Star: CLP $76.990 - U$97.46 Sackboy: CLP $56.990 - U$69.61
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Estoy un poco oxidado en la compra de juegos físicos, pero Newgame tiene buenos precios. Hasta hace un tiempo Sniper igual estaba con buenos precios aunque siempre habian atendido como la callampa. Planeta Juegos del Eurocentro también, Dana Games del Persa Biobio buenos precios y buena atención. Secundo lo que dice , vas por una cosa al persa y termina siendo el medio paseo. Puta que echo de menos ir :(
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Xbox Chile deleted tweet stated prices for the next Xbox Series S: $319.990 Series X: $529.990 With GamePass and EA Play, we're really considering an Xbox at house with my brother. We can share Game Pass Ultimate PC and Xbox and just buy specific games EDIT: Confirmed via Xbox Chile Facebook too
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So, officially, today the Apruebo vs Rechazo campaign begins. The most important political moment in the history of our democracy. Which is fought with the most cringiest memes of all time lmao I really can't stand most of both Apruebo and Rechazo memes and propaganda. There are some cool stuff, but the vas majority is so awful
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La cagó weón. I went HOLY FUCK when I saw the 3080 price. $500 3070? The 3060 will probably be 349 or 399 tops. Yeah I'll keep saving and buy that when it comes out. I'm sad for the folks that *just* bought 2070s or 2080s Saw a 3700x at 289.000 yesterday but was not fast enough to buy it. I think that patience will be rewarded though lol
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I've read nothing but good experiences from Amazon. Though they are about electronics and not books. PSUs are really the problem. RAM, Motherboards, etc are in a good enough point if you buy from Amazon or Aliexpress (well, unless the dolar goes above 800 again). The local market is crazy expensive now due to the increase of demand. But PSUs are fucked all over the world and everything points to a situation that is only gonna get worse. I have a 450w unit that's good but I think is going to be too tight too keep it when I build the new one. In any case, I'll wait until at least september-october for new announcements and stuff, but the PSU situation is scary. I hope cyberweek brings something. I've already seen many things go up in prices, specially laptops and consoles. TVs are as usual, but some stuff already went up.
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Yeah, La Polar is shit too. My sister in law bough a cellphone and a frying pan in La Polar. Time of delivery ended and it never arrived. She called and the response was that the frying pan was out of stock, so they didn't send the phone because of that. After a couple of weeks of insisting, she finally managed to get the pan changed to another product. Once she did, delivery arrived with the original frying pan she bought and the cellphone
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Yup, I can't just buy stuff. It's good since I don't impulse buy normally, but for my poor poor girlfriend is terrible since it means that she has to hear my 30 minute babbling of pros and cons of these articles that I think I need and why I need them. There are some ok deals, but as usual most is just crap. Most of the stuff I want it's been out of stock since a while ago. I want a wireless headset for gaming and entertainment, I'm kind of done with the wired stuff. There just too much cables and I gotta fight my cats when they cuddle on top of me and start biting them. Checking the Steelseries Arctis 7 and the Corsair HS70 Pro as a plan B, but they are out of stock (Corsair are on Amazon but I'm not sure to go for them really). TVs in my opinion are always worth to buy in sales season. Technology as advanced so much that you can get good TVs at good prices. I was looking at this 4K Samsung 43" for 220k, seems like a pretty good deal
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Yeah. I mean as I said a while back, Chile it's just a place where anything that could go wrong with the pandemic, goes wrong. Qurantines and reopening are complex social experiments. It seems that a rebound will be faster than I thought. I won't be seeing my gf until the end of the year at best at this rate. At least I wanna see my friends once in the near future
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I was considering that there is a chance that a rebrote happens and it may hurt the share market, and that may hurt the AFP funds. So fuck it, I'm gonna take it out and save some of the money. I'll use the rest in things we need and I want. I really need to put safety nets in the windows before the summer so the cats don't fall and I don't suffocate myself lol And...Fuck yeah. I have savings and will take a cola out of the 10% to improve the budget. Will wait until Ryzen 4000 and Ampere is out and build a PC with a CPU that may last the generation and a decent enough GPU
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Someone to install it, I don't trust my skills for that really lol Today I got the e mail from Modelo saying they will transfer the money one of these days, so I hope that's done so I don't have to be worried about it anymore. As for the headphones, I use the Hyper X Cloud II I bought in Feb 2016. Great pair of headphones, but they are so used, the USB adapter died and I'm using the one from the PlayStation Silver ones, the mic input recently stopped working... and they still sound amazing. Really worth the price. I've never bought bluetooth headphones for this kind of use, so I don't know really what to tell you. I guess that on the price range you should go for the most well known brand or one with good reputation. You are looking more for price/quality than overall quality
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Option 2 with a little of 1. They do have guards watching, but they are pretty much on their own. Jail provides food and whatnot, but cells are packed. As in the US, jails are private rented to the State, who has to pay the privates a fee if the cells are overcrowded. So the whole system is just a big scam to get money from us. In my few years of law study, it was one of the things that made me the most infuriating. The whole justice system is based on money and how to get more out of it. Fiscalía is not dependant of Justice Ministry for example, it's under Hacienda. Bonuses are determined on cases taken and people thrown in jail. So jails are packed with poor people with low level crimes that then get out quickly because of the same overcrowded problem. Well, except for Human Right Criminals. They are in hotel-like jails. This country is hell on earth.
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How are you doing ? Got the AFP mail on satuday saying that my request has been approved but will say when it's gonna be done "soon" so the waiting game continues. I feel like the AFPs that are rushing to give the money must have shares in the Retail waiting to boom due to Dia del Niño. Well, everyone wins. I need to put safety nets in the windows of my house before the heat kicks in. Anyone know a tip about it?
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The 30% less income requisite is bullshit too. I mean, even if you've been risking yourself and have your salary intact, cost of basic goods has increased. For official numbers, cost of life hasn't changed because of the reduction of price of fuel and stuff like that but it is a pandemic so that average doesn't tell the full story
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Unsurprisingly, the same that called to "we want peace" and "we have to condemn all violence" rushed to justify the racists fucks in the south, like Luksic and Co. Could it be that, perhaps, maybe, they are part of the same groups? Well anyway. I feel this as a retaliation. I think the far right has gotten so beat up this past times. The 10%, government is collapsing, every bill hasn't passed, APRA protected-Martin Larrain is in Prision Preventiva despite the lobby made by them, and now the same APRA conducts this kind of movements. Added to the pardon to two Human Right Criminals, and adding Victor Perez - who even has ties to Colonia Dignidad, shows that they are really on the offensive. Dark times ahead. Stay safe, chilean pseudo-nazis are gonna feel empowered by this.
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I just realized that the online tramite will be only avliable until sunday After that it's either at AFP Offices or via Call Center I think I'll do what said and do it one of these days late in the morning or at night. No way I'm gonna go to an office or be stuck an hour at the phone
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I guess an option is to transfer it to the cuenta 2 but I really need to investigate more how it works. I know it's a good option to keep the money saving and moving for retirement, but you can make 24 withdrawals of money there so it's the middle point. The problem is that it can go up. but also down So I, like, don't know what to do really. I want the money but I didn't want to take it out just yet.
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Ayer en las noticias entrevistaron vecinos. Algunos decían eso, que se veían afectado y menos mal había llegado carabineros, otros estaban mas preocupados de que no estuviese en prisión preventiva. De hecho, la prisión preventiva también tiene ese efecto. Por un lado se cuida a la sociedad, la investigación, y al mismo tiempo tiene un aparato estatal (gendarmería) que resguarda al imputado. El enviarlo a hacer arresto domiciliario es un error garrafal desde cualquier punto de vista.
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Sure, there is a moment where we have to get out of it, the question is when. And the answer has been given: two weeks of 10 or less% positivity, 80+% of actual traceability. The first one is not met at a national level, it might? be at a local level, I'm not quite sure if it is or how really trustful is. Traceability is unknown according to experts. All we can really do is take care of ourselves. But, to be honest, I think this is probably a way to improve sales for Dia del Niño. I sympathize with those that love getting out of the house. I love being everyday in my home, and even I want to go out, buy an innecesary shit, get ramen or a beer with the gf. But I'll stay home, as you do. My hopes are that by the end of the year I can travel somewhat safely and spend christmas and new year at the gf's place. We haven't seen each other since february.
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It was the best outcome for everyone. Even for himself, though he'll probably have to be guarded heavily to not end up as a human washing machineWhile not being an expert, of course, I look at what the opinions are and everyone is still asking about the real data on traceability. The fact that they don't show it says a lot, same thing has happened before, and something is there. How has things been for the people you know with Covid or your own cases for that matter? Did everyone got the PCR test? I know of people that just never got the test. As in: one person in the family got positive, the whole family is taken as Covid+ but as there is no PCR, they aren't added up to the official numbers. There may be a giant overlook, and the death toll shows, we are still in critical numbers. In fact, numbers aren't even within those recommended by the WHO and experts
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Thread WandaVision | Paul Bettany is in this | Fridays on Disney+
Yeah, I also think there's something else going on. Glad I don't know about comic stuff, this show is giving me surprises I wasn't expecting :PThey've been doing this in other episodes as well, as a hint of format changing from "our" WandaVision into "Wanda's" WandaVision. I would have loved for them to go all out with that, specially with the 90s/00s sitcom, they should've gone with 4:3, but it still works as it is.
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Thread Biden: "How would it be if the United States was viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of other countries..."
Gee, I wonder how it would be? I can't imagine it! Please Joe, tell us how it would be. Good thing we don't live in that world! *Wink*
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Thread [Reddit] GPU prices are trending downwards
At the very least, prices have stabilized at the top for a couple of months now. Seems that there's less and less people willing to pay the premium prices these things are running for. Still a long way to normal prices. Gotta keep waiting.
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Thread After "Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties", which AVGN reviewed game would you like to see a remaster/re-release?
I was gonna say Attack of the Mutant Penguins but it's already on Steam So Cheetamen or Ninja Baseball Batman (though that wasn't a proper review)
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Thread Is 7/10 a good, average, or bad review score?
Yup, sadly this is how things are. A 7/10 game should be considered good, despite the flaws it gets. But no, every game has to be a 9 or it's worthless for a lot of people For this, scores just doesn't matter anymore. Just there to fuel stupid platform wars
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Thread Leading biologist dampens his ‘smoking gun’ Covid lab leak theory
But there isn't a lot of circumstantial evidence to support it either. There's just a lack of 100% proof of the natural origin, but the lab leak hypothesis is still the much less likely to be true. Basically a lab leak isn't imposible, but it's highly unlikely. We just need more evidence to be absolutely certain of which is correct
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Thread EA Play/GPU members get Battlefield 2042 early beta access, 10 hour trial starting October 15
EA Play Pro is only a PC thing though. I don't think it'll be on GP day one, but it be like Outriders and be just on console GP and not PC. That's a big though, I seriously doubt it'll be on GP
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Thread When you were growing up, did you only get a few games a year and so play them to death because they're all you had?
Yes. For a lot of years I only had a NES with SMB/Duck Hunt and only very ocasionally we rented something like Track&Field. Later we traded SMB for SMB3, and that's what I played the most until we got a computer in the family and could play more games. When I got the N64 (circa 2002), only had SM64 and then got Mario Kart and Goldeneye. Those were the only games I got for a good while until getting No Mercy and a couple more. Nowadays it's so easy to have many games. You don't even have to try to have a lot of them lol
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Thread Why isn't wrestling more popular nowadays?
Some things will never be "the thing" they used to be, despite being still really popular. The main issue nowadays is the lack of stars. You have a lot of fantastic and talented wrestlers, but there is no star. The closest thing to a star is Roman Reigns, no joke. There's really few people who can stand in the ring and make it feel full just by presence. A lot of wrestlers are very good but can't sell a promo to save their life. Even the better at doing promos, absolutely suck at selling them. It's like they don't even believe it themselves. The secondary issue, but still huge, is that creativity in the flagship of wrestling, that being WWE, is dry. Nothing interesting happens, and even in the good show, Smackdown, you have a watchable and enjoyable show, but absolutely missable. And then you got AEW. I get it, a lot of people praise AEW for doing something that feels fresh and a good alternative to WWE, but AEW is still far away from being an absolute "must see" show. Despite how good and fun it is, I can't help but feel that they are still trying to find what sticks. A lot of the time you don't know what's going on, even after months of watching, there's so many people, so many groups, so many matches that you don't know why they are being sold as a story, or so many inconsistent and baffling moments, or stuff that happens just for shock vaule, etc. The show is enjoyable, but I think it's percieved as better than it really is, because in comparison, yeah, there isn't much better. But then, that's just american wrestling. You have mexican wrestling still doing good and being as good as ever, you got the japanese promotions doing good, and a plethora of independent circuits around the world doing stuff. As a "thing", Wrestling is still struggling to find its place after the last time it was a "thing".
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Thread Possible screenshots leak from BF6 alpha edit: Confirmed by Tom Henderson
Sigh, and here I am. After loving BFV but dissapointed in that it failed to deliver the promise of an evolving war, telling to myself that I wouldn't fall into Battlefield's hype cycle, falling again into the hype cycle
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Thread 'OK Boomer' influencer criticized online for $2,000,000 apartment tour video
People who like the ideas of socialism doesn't want to be poor, as no one does. A lot of it is about improving the lifestyle. For that, I still feel this whole "controversy" is more about one of those gotcha moment of "leftist people can't have money", even if I agree that the statement on the "tax the rich" is a bit disingenous to say the least.
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Thread Vita Community |OT| ReVitalized
So I've decided to (finally) hack the Vita, I know what steps to follow, etc. A couple of questions: - Can I use a Vita memory and SD2Vita at the same time? - Can I use a Cartridge game with the vita hacked? The hack is only installed on the Vita Memory, so I should, right? I get confused by the memory stuff
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Thread Vita Community |OT| ReVitalized
So I finally did it, I really should've done it sooner. The Vita is stil an amazing system, and much more opened like this. I installed a lot of homebrew, emulators, and transferred games... Quake 2, OMG, can't believe how well ported it is. Any essential tools I should know of ?
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Thread WHO grants emergency approval to China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine
ICU occupancy rates are at around 99% in some places, but according to the intensive care association numbers, around 95% of them haven't got any vaccine yet. Right now, around 10-11 million (or the around 19 million population) has the first shot, but around 8 millions has 2. That's less than 50% of the population fully vaccinated. The outbreaks are due to a very constant, very poor management, specially in risk communication. Despite being at the top of the peak, for example, government is issuing green cards to fully vaccinated people, allowing them to travel all around the country even between quarantined zones. The results of the vaccination in Chile (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Coronavac), at least as of march/april numbers, has shown around 56% of protection against getting the virus, so they aren't cutting transmision, only preventing people from developing serious illness. Ineffective quarantines + the desperation of the government of getting a win (thus, giving peolpe a pass to break quarantines because vaccination is going so well) + lack of proper risk communitation, is the reason of the outbreaks. Medics College even withdrew from participating in the government tables because they don't want to be a part of the awful managment. That's how bad it is. As of March/April, however, the fully vaccinated people of 60 or 70+ age saw a big decline in ICU occupancy. So the vaccines are doing their job. My whole family at least got the Sinovac's Coronavac, and didn't had any issue with it, other than feeling a bit of a sore arm. I'm the only one who got an AstraZeneca a few days ago and was the only one to feel like shit at the other day lol
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Thread Is rock dead?
When people talk about Rock and Metal or whatever being dead, I always feel it's about being dead as a "thing". Like, metal won't probably be a "Anthrax on Married with Children" kind of a "thing" again, but there will always be new bands creating new stuff from its 546843515 different subgenres. Rock is the same thing, it will never be really dead, but as a "thing" it probably is.
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Thread An Assassination in Myanmar…and Preparing for a Civil War
After a coup like that, it's either civil war with guerrillas style resistance movements or decades of a ruthless dictatorship. Sadly sometimes can be both, and always the people that will pay the price is the general population. While not unbelievable, it's still surprisingly terrible how many places in the world can devolve so quickly into government who are population killing machines while the world just can't do anything about it (or don't want to, in some cases)
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Thread Rock Band (Series) |OT| Welcome Home
I've had a lot of fun playing online lately. Though I feel bad about everyone playing on Expert difficulty and I'm still afraid of jumping to Expert with Drums (Playing on Hard atm) Bought some DLC to expand the library, which I think I'll keep doing. I'm trying to find a second kick pedal and keep playing the older GH games on expert and expert+ to improve. Drums is so much fun.
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Thread Rock Band (Series) |OT| Welcome Home
So... I was a huge Guitar Hero player back in the day. Got an itch to play this lately so I undusted the PS3 with the guitar and all, with the ony one I had (Smash Hits). Rusty path, my hands are not what they used to be but I'm improving. Got Guitar Hero Metallica and went into a spiral of "What if I play this now". Long story short, ended up installing homebrew so I could play the now missing DLC of Guitar Hero games, but also gave a try to the Rock Band series. And I should have really played them before. I mean I did only like twice I think, but never gave them much attention. I like the different approach to songs. I'm playing Rock Band 3 with the DLC I've find, almost 300 songs, and the customization of playlist for the career mode and the classic band to stars story is a cool departure from the more fantastical ideal of the Guitar Hero stories (that I liked though). I mean you don't play these games for the story, but I think it's a pretty cool thing since GH3. Having a rough time finding the drum kit for either game. I don't know the situation in the States, but in this third world country every drum kit avaliable sells quickly and they are a hard find. Now going on to Rock Band 4, I really don't know if it's worth it since it seems that most of the songs I like aren't avaliable anymore. I kind of feel sad that these game didn't regained strenght. I blame Activision. Anyway, good to know there's an active RB scene in ResetEra
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Thread VideoCardz: "AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) launches June 22nd, supported by Radeon and GeForce GPUs"
This is amazing news. I just hope its as good as it sounds, it will help give much needed longevity to older cards
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Mark Brown published a video in his youtube channel Game Maker's Toolkit about how to handle player feedback, specially negative feedback. He goes and explains his tips on how to do it based on different experiences in the industry. You can see each and everyone of his points and realize that each and every aspect of it was a problem with Battlefield V. DICE should've sticked to their vision
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
That would be great. I honestly loved BFV for most of it's time, but I never had as much fun as I had during the Beta. I know it was highly criticized, but to me that vision was the best. Actual attrition to force teamplay, gritty battles, etc. The rotation of Rotterdam > Panzerstorm was the best of two worlds. Look at what they did to my boy. A WW2 without the Eastern Front or D-Day
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
I still have like 18 levels left despite most chapter rewards being a tier skip, mainly because I'm playing a lot of Apex. From time to time I come back to BFV, and enjoy what's there, but I don't know, it feels that something's missing. The momentum the game got with the pacific fell quite quickly A rework of Operations and Eastern front would make me go back for sure
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Unlocks now are ToW level instead of weekely challenges. It needs less work to award you with an instant level tier to unlock something. This is either having in mind that less people were working on the game, but also because even less now do because of coronavirus In my case, I needed a level to unlock the bazooka, and I like rush, so I played this week,
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Sigh, indeed. Some time ago, I said that the lack of balance made this game a russian roulette, you never know for sure if the game is going to be fun or not, so you take a risk everytime you decide to play this instead of another game. I think that this last period of the game, the chances of not having fun have increased a lot. More often than not, I just quit because so much going on: - Lack of balance - A festival of 2A, M2 or shootouts that don't make any sense. - Cheaters - A good/maxed plane in Pacific maps where the bomb one shot tanks so pushing objectives is futile (specially Iwo Jima third sector) Or just a game that isn't being a lot of fun in teamwork
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Wow, I feel sad and happy about it. Happy for you for starting a new project, I'm really interested in what you are gonna do next (I hope you can all unleash your creative freedoms!). Sad because you were our link to the team to give feedback lol Good luck! And thanks for staying around here
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Played a couple of rounds of Gun Master in BF4 during the weekend, forgot how much fun I had in that mode. BF3 one was even better in the Close Quarters DLC That mode would make me play the small maps of BFV. It would be cool to have it, but it would be a timed event sooooo yeah
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Solomon Islands is a pretty fun map, specially on BT. I'm really liking it. Reminds me of the China Rising DLC of BF4. M2 Carabine is a good weapon too, specially on this TTK, though on further distances it sucks.Yeah, that strikes me as a weird choice. Specially last sector should have more vehicles Now we have 4 Pacific Maps. WHEN are we gonna have new Grand Operations? please poke the people in charge of this stuff so we know something about them :(
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
For real? lmao EDIT: Oh, now I saw why it happened. So it was a mistake, and then they decided to leave them for everyone instead of removing them. I can't believe it, but ok, I'm not gonna complain lol What are they gonna use to replace the rewards?
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Yeah, the service model *could* work, but so far the offering is lackluster. The Pacific DLC was good (though to me it was enough lol I rather have variety than Pacific only servers), but that was the only quality content droped in the entire year. Panzerstorm was good, as was the Grand Operation, Mercury and Marita were ok and mediocre, the small maps I think I played them a couple of time and that's it. Combined Arms? No one cared. Firestorm? Good adition, but sent out to die, no updates, nothing. Not to mention all that was planned or promised that was left out or delayed. I want my Grand Operations in Greece and the Pacific, but I know they just droped it. I want factions by map, but that's too much work and not enough return so it won't happen. TTK could've happen, but it's going another route. I'd like to tweak private servers to play closer to the beta settings, but that won't happen because higher, understandable priorities (though those should already be fixed and in place after more than a year) need to happen. Premium would have fix it by having the money first? Maybe. But if you are gonna do a service model, you know, before hand, how it goes. You know you need to continually invest in the game to make it generate more money. The problem is not Premium vs Live Service, the problem is planning and priorities. Everybody knows we wouldn't get as *much* content as with premium (though I would say it's not THAT far), but quality and QOL stuff makes a big difference. Even some more "superficial" stuff like factions and such. The game felt like the Phony War for way too long. Cosmetics probably don't give much money, so now the strategy is the ToW XP boost. So, P2W mechanic? Maybe not now, but will they become P2W? We don't know. The game is being modeled by the service model as it goes, instead of being planned well in anticipation. Well, what do I know, anyway. Yesterday I managed to play a bit of BF4. It's fun but I'm ultimately put off by servers being US vs US. It's quite boring. I want my factions, damn it.
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
It's a personal thing, but Pacific is fun and all but I really can't care anymore about it. It's way too "been there, done that", but I'm in the minority here. I liked the idea of the lesser known battles. Would've take a Chinese vs Japanese expansion over this The map looks ok at least. Wake me up when the Eastern front drops
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Yeah. It seems that it has to do with an origin error I got the other day trying to download HOI III, the download got stuck and then origin didn't allowed me to finish it at retry, and had to do a ton of stuff to play again, and that fix seems to mess with Punkbuster. Origin is really bad at these stuff
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
BFV core gunplay was the strongest thing the game had. I remember when the beta hit, you had a lot of feedback on how to improve the game, but one constant was how good the gunplay was, how aggresive it was We came a long way away from that experience. I wish we have an option to go more into that kind of gameplay, at least with private servers, attrition and all that shit. I hope the Jungle map and chapter 6 is good
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
I... um, *shields itself* like planes on Fjell. I mean I do get how they become a problem, specially when some players are too good you can't ever take them down. The storm comes as a good solution, I would reduce visibility of planes when attacking the ground, but increase it a bit up there to keep the dogfighting
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Yeah, totally that. I wasn't able to point my finger, but it's totally that. Adding to the muscle memory, is that weapons don't work how they should. It's like you have this big gun that looks like a rocket launcher but it shoots bubbles. Something like that
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
I haven't played a lot recently, and I've tried, but it's just not very fun anymore. My main problems are, 1. the TTK it's just awful, guns don't make any sense anymore. It often relies on who shoots first, but in other times it doesn't even matter. I don't know how to put it, but most of the time you are outgunned is in a nonsensical way (a close range SMG vs a medium range weapon taking you down at medium range). And 2. I'm sick of the Pacific already. We complained about there being not enough maps for a long time, and now that we have a good ammount of them, we have pacific only playlists of the same 3 maps all the time. Good luck getting into a more varied server, because they are always full and if they have room, it's because someone is cheating. Private servers are a joke since they don't help you getting through ToW. The game is just not fun anymore.
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
The change to TTK won't even attract new people. I think that DICE really tried to balance things out and maybe EA pressured with the new players so they added the auto-spot, and were pushed to release the patch early enough to have a bit of time to re-patch it. Or something like that. I'll just keep playing as Medic or Recon and forget about the other two classes (unless a Tank need to be taken out). Hey, at least tank gameplay is much better now
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
It feels that you have to play with either close range or long range weapons. Playing with medium range weapons (like ARs) is playing at a disadvantage, since you won't kill quickly anything beyond or closer a certain specific distance. So it's better to specialize as a close range or long range combat It does feel pretty lethal and sometimes frustrating. You are shooting and shooting and shooting and maybe, maybe you'll kill something before you are dead. I was never frustrated by being killed from the back with no time to react, but now I do feel frustrated sometimes. Not enough to make me quit though, I still have fun, but some weapons are just useless now
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
I don't like it, but it makes sense that they don't allow you to grind ToW XP, since the idea is that if you can't grind it, you pay for it. At least they aren't patching it out later like AC:O did. It still sucks though, but I don't care too much about ToW XP anyway What a centrist post I just made, lmao
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I'm also enjoying the game. The changes are subject to be frowned upon but they aren't a game breaker, it's just that they do need tweaking. Most medium to long distance battles take too long. For spotting, we'll agree to disagree, since I think there are instances where it does make a positive change to the flow of the game, but I understand your point. I also liked the lack of 3D spotting
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
The autospotting is a *sometimes* necesary thing. In multiple instances, I've died having an enemy in front of me but full of allied icons above due to what's going on. In cases like that, having it close, and/or being ADS the game should tell you it's an enemy. As it is, it's way exaggerated. By the way, Frontlines Al Sundan it's just flat Aerodome, it's kinda boring. These timed modes can be a good opportunity to spice some maps. Have the Narvik variation be at night, or something like that. Give those maps/modes more variety
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
There's too much negativity, but I do kind of understand... here are my two cents BTK/TTK changes are weird. There are good things and bad things. Where to start? My personal feeling is that it was much easier to kill last night (played like two hours of Frontlines). Anecdotal of course, but let's start here. What allowed this is a mix of me keeping my distance, making that most weapons not being a Sniper Rifle could barely touch me. So using the Jungle Carabine, as long as my aim is good lol, just kept wrecking players. And the other part of the mix, is that the inverse is also true. Some weapons that were ok at close range are now useless. For example, Support players not using the FG42 didn't stand a chance going against an SMG in close range. As simple as that. I tried going the inverse, using a LMG going up close, and it's night and day difference. So for that, I think that these changes could be good since it forces you to change weapons if you want to change playstyles. Now, the other thing is that some weapons don't feel quite good, while others feel exactly how they should feel. For the ones I tested, I can say the MP40 feels kind of like how itshould feel. I don't know really how to put it, but other weapons have a more drastic change not for the better, where overall it feels that it takes much longer to kill in most instances, specially mediom to long range, but if you get too close then you won't kill either (unless it's a weapon intended for that), so you need to find the exact distance or otherwise it's a useless attack. I'm seeing a lot of assists too for that matter. So there are good things and bad things. Maybe players need to adjust, but since there is a ton of backlash, I don't see that happening. As for the auto-spot, I think it's too agressive. Again, it's not bad per se, it's just too much. I'm spotting players I shouldn't know they are there because they are too far away and it also kills sneaking while defending. I know people posing as bodies may be frustrating for some folks, but it's a valid strategy I think. Auto-Spot shouldn't come up until closer and possibly ADS, since that would mean you are actively looking if there is an enemy or not. The "You are spotted" changes the spoting meta quite a bit. Well, for those of us that are obsessively aware of it anyway. The thing is that since I know I'm spotted, I'll look if there is a flare, and shooting it down (thanks for the points, losers!). The fun part is not seeing any and realizing a Sniper spotted you with the scope, so you'll need to find cover/use smoke. I.. actually like it? Maybe people need to be more aware of it since in my team no one shoot the damn flares even with the "You are spotted" message. So overall I'm not against the changes, but they need tweaking. I can see why some many players are frustrated by it. It did change a lot in some places. Sometimes does feel like you are shooting and shooting and shooting and the enemy gets to cover anyway. The UI changes in the menu are good (once you update the ID_asdfadfa stuff), specially the improvements made to the My Company screen. A small suggestion there: it would be cool that when one change the faction, the background colors switch too, reflecting either the faction or the "season" they were realesed. For example, British and German = Blue Background/Year One, US and Japan = Orange Background/Year Two Copied:
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
IMO Assault: STG44 or M1 Garand. M1A1 Carabine and the rest of assault rifles are good anyway though Medic: Suomi is OP, the tommy gun is great for hipfire (might change with 5.2), Jungle Carabine is amazing Support: Lewis Gun is still king Recon: Gewehr M95/30 for Bolt Action, Trench Carabine for more aggresive plays
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
I think that some maps are excellent on Breakthrough because they do provide the required open strategies to happen, they tend to be really good conquest maps for it too. Best examples are Panzerstorm and Al Sundan, they allow flanking, sneaking, the vehicle combat plays a significant role also. I don't have connection issues on PC on Breakthrough thoug, maybe that is a factor in why I enjoy it so much?
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Is the bug on The Last Tiger fixed? I want to unlock the Tiger 1 skinWelcome! Assault: STG44 or M1 Garand. M1A1 Carabine and the rest of assault rifles are good anyway though Medic: Suomi is OP, the tommy gun is great for hipfire (might change with 5.2), Jungle Carabine is amazing Support: Lewis Gun is still king Recon: Gewehr M95/30 for Bolt Action, Trench Carabine for more aggresive plays There are some maps that are better for Conquest and others that are better for Breakthrough. Some are good on both, like Panzerstorm, Al Sundan, Iwo Jima, Pacific Storm, but they still are better in some. Personally, I'd put it this way (even though some maps aren't really that good anyway, with an *, or are good in both modes in contrast, with a +) Conquest: Rotterdam (+) Devastation Fjell (*) Hamada (some hate it, I love it) Pacific Storm Marita (*) Mercury (+) (the first sector on Breakthrough is not that good, but it works and the rest is good) Aerodome (*) Breakthrough Arras Twisted Steel (+) (I'm not a great fan of this map, but it works in both modes) Panzerstorm (+) Al Sundan (+) Iwo Jima Narvik Operation Underground (+) As for general tips: - Keep an eye for enemy flares, you can shoot them down to avoid being spotted (white flares are friendly, red flares are enemy flares) - If you play as a medic, smoke rifle is one of the best items in the game if you know how to use it. Most use it to cover for revives, and it works good like that, but since you often are stuck with closer range weapons, smoke provides a tactical advantage to cover open areas or flank. This works with the reinforcement too (fun fact, if an enemy is very low on health and you shoot him with the smoke grenade rifle, you can even kill them. The reinforcement does it too, but it's way harder) - Combat Roles aren't a thing to lose your sleep about, but the explorer for recon and combat medic are really useful - In Pacific Storm, tanks spawn on some flags and you can steal them - Don't be afraid of using reinforcement that aren't Artillery or V1. Well used, the vehicles are useful, as is the smoke. - When downed, you can use the contextual marker (the spot replacement) to warn squadmates of enemies around. Also, just use the marker, not many use it but it does help a lot as a form of communication. - Fortification system is either good or irrelevant, but in some instances it does help. Support class can build stationary weapons - You can duck in most turrets in vehicles - Most maps have huge flanking oportunities. Keep an eye on it, the game is basically built around this idea, so much that some maps turns into merry-go-rounds of flags being taken, like Arras.
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
can I report a bug with you? Had a match without squad leader. Literally. According to the squads menu, he was joining, but the match was full... the entire match was without a leader, no one could take his place asking for orders, and the bug went into the next match too. Finally completed the Tommy gun mastery... before it's dead lol
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Thanks for that, it's a good change :) I'll keep pushing for an audio option of language to "same as current team", so I can hear american english, british english, german german, and japanese japanese announcers and don't touch the tommy gun please :(
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Thread AEW Double or Nothing 2021 |OT| The era of D.M.D.
I enjoyed a lot the PPV. Feels good to finally dig AEW. Though there are still things that I can't get over, like the pointless bleeding in some matches. What was the point of Moxley bleeding for example? Having people bleeding for nothing only depreciates it for when it's actually earned. Anyway, that rant aside, the PPV was really good for the most part. The triple threat was MOTN
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Thread Okay but if the universe is expanding, what the hell happened before the Big Bang?
I wish I could understand string theory enough to consider the idea that it could explain what was before the Big Bang. Or understand it enough to dismiss it too lol There are some hypothesis as to what was before the Big Bang, but since all laws of physics as we know started with it, it'll be almost imposible to really get a grasp of that.
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Thread Mass Effect Legendary Edition - PC Performance Thread
Origin suucks. To fully be fully updated it must have completed the check files, then the download, then the install (the "finishing" state, that I used to hate because it got stuck in there so often). It can take a while, but it does clearly says that it's updated one it's finished. Neat, I'll check this out
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Thread Cats or Dogs? Let's find out which species is superior.
Ah well of course, if we talk seriously, both are great for different reasons. Both can actually be trained to satisfy their needs in the best possible way, with different levels of success depending on their personalities. My cats don't go outside. One of them tried out of curiosity until the day he met with a neighborhood cat and scared the shit out of him. They have a place they can get for fresh air and bird watching, and toys for hunt play. They are very social with the family but don't like strangers. Like me lmao. There isn't much native fauna they can wreck around where I live, but it's more dangerous for them to get out. Fighting other cats, neighbors that may poison them, eating a poisoned rat, being ran over by a car, etc. I had a dog that was very smart and liked to go on walks on his own and always returned (of course we also walked him but he just liked being on the street and wander). He had grew up on the street so it was also an urge we couldn't eliminate, but he was finally ran over by a car after several years of this.
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Thread Cats or Dogs? Let's find out which species is superior.
"Here, buddy, I got you a scratching post and a couple of animals toys for your boredom" *Cats learn* "Hey doggo, bought you theese cookies, want some?" *Dog vomits, eats its own barf and barfs it again on the carpet*
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Thread Cats or Dogs? Let's find out which species is superior.
Cat Owner: Don't worry buddy, here's a piece of paper with a string attached to it, let's play *cat has the time of his life* Dog Owner: *cleans carpet of dog cookies and a plethora of missing objects vomit*Cat will try to escape if they don't like living with you. Like a friend. The dog will stay with you because they don't know better. Like an animal. My point exactly
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Thread Cats or Dogs? Let's find out which species is superior.
Dogs: "woof woof you left me for 5 minutes and thought you were never coming back so I eat your couch woof woof" Cats: "Oh you're back? Cool, hi, yeah, it's been a quiet day except for that stupid bird that keeps coming. Hey, are we eating yet?"
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Thread Cats or Dogs? Let's find out which species is superior.
The are simpler life forms, not easier. The point is that with Dogs you are dealing with an animal, with cats you are dealing with a friend. You feed the animal and it will follow you to the end of the world because we engineered them to do it so we're obligated to take care of every single freaking aspect of their lifes in exchange for total obedience. Cats are friends you invited to stay home for as long as they wanted, so taking care of them is a matter of courtesy.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I'm being offered this card at a reasonable price for this unreasonable times but seller claims I can use it despite not having a custom loop (or any WC loop for that matter) on my system. I think dude's full of crap and just want to sell it because made the mistake of buying it for mining without wc loop. Does anyone know anything about these cards?
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I'm on the same boat as you, I'm basically asking in case there's something I don't know/don't understand about this. I think dude made a mistake purchase and wants to get rid of it quickly. EDIT: Lmao, so dude sent me a pic of a card working. I saw a heatpipe in there, and pointed it out. Dude said tnat made a mistake and apologized.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Bough a 10Mt HDMI 2.0 Cable to hook up the PC from the desktop to the TV so I don't have to move the tower everytime I want to play on the TV. Thing is, most of the time it doesn't give video. PC recognizes the screen, TV says there's something hooked, but it's just a black screen. The other time, the screen appears, then flickers and then looses signal. When it's on, it says 4K 60Hz, so it is 2.0. Just to be sure, tried the PS3 with the same cable and no problems. Looks like I can't plug the cord all the way down on the graphics card but I can on the PS3 so I don't know what solution I could get. PC works fine with other HDMI cable too, but it's too short
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
So I got a used 1080Ti for a good local price (for reference, the same price as a used 2060, new 1660Ti or half the current new price of a 3060ti/70/60) What a fucking beast of a card lol I have a question, just to be sure. When I swapped the cards looks like I moved something (or that's what I think). I swapped the cards and played and noticed something was off. Checked and there was only one stick of ram being detected. Weird, so I turned off, checked the ram and everything was normal. Turned on the PC and it didn't boot into BIOS. switched the RAM slots, nothing. Returned the RAM to their slots, swapped into the 1060 again, and it booted. Damn I said, bad GPU then. Swapped again to the 1080Ti, nothing wrong. Played for about an hour and a half and 0 problems, recognized both RAM slots with the correct speed and all. Rebooted a couple of times just to be sure, and everything ran fine. Is it correct to assume I just did something wrong the first time I installed the 1080Ti, maybe handled something wrong? Has anyone encountered issues like this when changing into a higer tier GPU? I'll keep testing the PC with the new card, but at least after the heart attack of a failure, played for 1.5 hours and had 0 issues, on the contrary. What a beast of a card it is. Full specs: MB Asus x570 Prime P CPU Ryzen 5 3600 RAM : 2x8 gb Crucial Ballistix @ 3200Mhz Storage: 1 x NVME Adata X8200 Pro / 1 x Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 7200rpm GPU: EVGA 1080Ti Founders Edition PSU: beQuiet! Pure Power 11 600W Gold Case: Fractal Design Focus G
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
So I'll let this here in case someone finds this of use, International english reviews for these type of products are hard to find. I have a Ryzen 5 3600, which with the stock cooler and stock settings reached a peak of 90°C with Battlefield V. Ran ClockTuner, went with an undervolt of 1175mV and 4225Mhz reached 80°C, but couldn't go through the C20 stress test. Looking for a new cooler, I got recommended the Darkflash Dark Air ARGB cooler, very cheap in local market and imported from Aliexpress. Alright, went looking for reviews, found a few in spanish that recommended them, and a few other in different languages, none in english. Being very cheap and the recommendation coming from people that imported it, alright I said, and bought it. 1:1 convertion ratio at 33USD, for reference an Hyper212 costs 54USD. Flashfoward, got the cooler, installed and ran some tests. Same undervolt settings, 1175mV and 4225Mhz, Battlefield V reached a max of 55°C! 25°C less than the stock cooler. So I ran Clock Tuner again, C20 now was able to go through with stock settings, getting 3523 points in multicore. Gave an underclock, same of 1175mV but this time reaching 4350/4400Mhz of speed. C20 now reaches 3846 points in multi, 504 in single core performance, reaching a max of 68°C with the stress test. So all in all, very good cooler specially for the price, and looks nice too. Fully programable from the motherboard. Some images in the spoilers, sorry for the blurriness (box came well wraped and protected, but still got an edge damaged, but oh well... everything inside was fine)
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I have a friend with a problem with his PC, we haven't been able to find a solution. His build: Ryzen 5 3600, MSI B450 A Pro Max, 24gb DDR4 3200Mzh RAM, 700W Bronze PSU, MSI 2080Ti Gaming X Trio He was able to play normally until a couple of weeks ago, where his GPU gives a black screen unless he boots into safe mode. Safe mode gives video, is able to reinstall all drivers, reinstall windows, but it just won't give video in normal boot again. Anyone have an idea of what might be? It doesn't seem to be that uncommon of a problem, but the few solutions found were already tried (unless he did something wrong, which is possible)
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Undervolted the Ryzen 5 3600, went from 1.4v to 1.128v, reduced 10°C the temps while playing Battlefield V (from 90°C to 80°C tops) with no noticeable performance loss. I'll get a better cooler anyways, but at least this helps a lot.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I used the Clockturner actually. Takes a bit of time, but I felt it was safer than me following a guide and potentially screwing something lol It actually works. Clockturner do some testing to determine what settings are recomended for your specific build, and you can save the profile to load when you turn on the PC. YMMV, in my case I gotta manually load the profile, but it's a couple of clicks so I don't mind.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Played a bit more with the new build and kept a better eye on temps, read a bit more about them too and it really is "normal" that the Ryzen 3600 can reach around 90ºC with the Wraith Stealth cooler. It depends on load obviously, but on heavy load reaches it, and stays there. So I'm gonna try undervolting for the time being, however I think that a better cooler is probably gonna be a better option. I was checking that the Wraith Prism can be as good as a 212 Evo or a Dark Pro Thin, and I could get it cheaper than those. Is there another air cooling option I should keep in mind? Specially to avoid any trouble with the RAM Rest of the build: MB: Asus Prime x570-P Ram: 2x8gb Crucial Ballistix at 3200Mhz Case: Fractal Design Focus G 5 120 mm fans, two intake on the front, two out on top, another out on the back Nvme: Adata SX8200 Pro 512 gb HDD: Seagate 2TB 7200Rpm GPU: Zotac 1060 6Gb Mini
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Finished the build! Everything worked flawlessly until the windows instalation and the stupid USB stick, but after a few trials I managed to install everything. Now, I read about the Ryzen CPU being hot but wow they really are. Build is Ryzen 5 3600 Asus Prime x570-P 16 Gb DDR4 3200Mhz Crucial Ballistix Adata SX8200 Pro 512 Gb Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD (7200Rpm, 256mb cache) Zotac 1060 6 gb Mini be Quiet! 600W Pure Power 11 Gold Idle CPU is easy between 50-60c, gaming depends on game, Apex legends 68ºC-70 somethings, Battlefield V 83 to 88ºC. I am using the stock cooler with the thermal paste it came with, could that be why it's so high? I know stock cooler isn't very cool, but I expected a game like BFV to top at 80, not 88ºC. Then again, I've read these temps are normal. For reference, previously the I7 4770 in the same case, with stock intel cooler, and a bit of Artic Silver thermal paste, it never went above 70ºC EDIT: The rest of the components are fine in temperature. GPU keeps the same as before (70 something, it's summer here), NVME 37º on Idle, etc. PD: Wow did gaming change with the CPU. Same GPU, but BFV has no stutter or frame pacing issues. Framedrops are really GPU related, poor poor 1060
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Yeah, looks like I won't buy a used stop gap. Checked the local used market and it's insanely stupid. 2070 for almost the price of a new 3060Ti, 2060 for what a 3060Ti would cost imported, and resellers taking advantage of people that are selling their gpus cheap for emergency money. Best deal I could find was a 1660Super new for a somewhat reasonable price, but that card isn't really very attractive going from a 1060. It's an improvement but not enough to bite
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Alright so, upgrade update CPU Ryzen 5 3600, which has arrived! Motherboard: ASUS X570-P RAM: 2x8 gb 3200mhz Crucial Ballistix Both MB and RAM have not arrived and should arrive by the 22nd NVMe Storage: ADATA SX8200 Pro which will be bought before the Mobo and RAM arrives Now, for the GPU, I'll just have to keep using the 1060 6gb. I really want to upgrade to maximize the CPU and the 144hz monitor, for that I wanted the 3060 Ti but it looks that I just wont be able to get it, at least in a lot of time until pricing, demand, stock, etc. settles.Pricing for used parts suck too, so I don't even know if its worth paying for those. I am playing on a 1080p 144hz monitor, but was planning to use the 3060Ti with a future 4K tv (I know I'd have to tweak with resolution scale and stuff, but the main use will be the 144hz monitor, the 4K TV would just be a plus).
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Thread Colombia: At Least 41 Are Killed Over Protests In Ongoing Political Crisis
I feel you. Helicopter flying low on residential areas at 3 AM during the week is something police also did to us in order to keep us in shock and terror. Colombia needs the CIDH in situ ASAP, the situation is getting worse and worse and the world doesn't even want to watch Saw the photo of priests getting involved in the first line of defense, only the people defending the people.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Has anyone here tried the Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless and the Arctis 7? How different are they in sound quality? I am about to buy the Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox since they basically works with just about everything wirelessly and it's a big plus. But I don't know if I should really jump for the 7s. If the difference in sound quality is that abysmally different I would, but I can't really know for sure
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
The best possible outcome came out of the Chile 2021 Elections. Since 2/3rds will be needed to approve any motion for the Constitutional Convention, the right needed just one third to be able to block stuff. They didn't even got a third of the seats. The non-party independent, activists who participated in protests and social initiatives (the overwhelming majority of them being leftists) got most of the seats, while the center-left got 25, and the pact of progressives with communists got 28 (both of this include independent people who joined the pacts). Basically, popular power in place, with an overwhelming leftist political force, will get to write the constitution. The traditional center and right wing, that have held power for the longests of time, have been punished for the years of neoliberal status quo. In local elections similar upsets happened. The capital's main district will now be run by a young communist woman. Communists in general got a lot of local mayor offices, while the progressive + communist pacts won several key places. November Presidential election can't come soon enough.
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
So, this weekend in Chile we have a bunch of elections: local authorities, our first of regional governors, and most importantly the one for the members of the Constitutional Convention. Members of this institution will be elected under the D'hont system, just like our congress, which favors pacts or lists rather than individual voting. The center-right, right and far right is going under a single unified pact, while the rest of opposition goes in several lists: independent pacts, anti-party pacts, center/center left parties pact, a left-parties pact, etc. This will probably leave us with an overrepresented right and disperse the opposition votes. And that makes me really torn on who to vote. I could vote for the "Lista del Pueblo" (People's list), activists who have actively participated in the protests and movements since October 2019 with somewhat clear left wing policies and ideas, or I could go with the left wing pact of parties (Composed by the progressive parties, the Communist party, and some independent people). The second one will probably get more votes and have more chances of carry another candidate under the D'hont system, but that's where the idea of giving power to the people who actually tackled the system in the first place dies. There is a lot at stake in this. The over represented right is probably gonna block a lot of stuff (they only need 1/3rd for that, since 2/3rds are needed to approve any one motion), so the process has been in peril since it's conception. This constitutional process was hijacked by parties with the clear intention of keeping the power in them during a moment where people was organizing constitutional councils locally and the Piñera's government was *this* close to collapse, and some left wing parties were too afraid of a vaccum of power and just gave in to the election system when the reform to allow this process was concieved. Still, all in all, it's still the best chance we have to change the neoliberal system we have. How much of it, it remains to be seen, but a lot of uncertainty for everyone on this.
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
The eternal boogeyman of anti-marxists. There are a huge lot of misconceptions that have been carried since the cold war. Like owning goods is contradictory because one's a marxist, you can't have a smartphone because it was "made under capitalism" and its like what? The problem is that some people really believes this kind of stuff. It all shows that people, in general, don't read
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
You know, I'm not being "paranoid" or anything, but it has been very eye catching that after Biden won, Chilean media has had an interesting shift towards being "worried" about China's business here. A couple of days ago, a Chinese transnational bought a good chunk of Chile's biggest electricity company. Before these kind of deals were even celebrated, but little by little media went "you know, this miiight not be very good, here's why" kind of articles. Currently most foreign investment comes from China, but the biggest corporations aren't from there yet. In fact biggest electricity company is Italian so, being 30+ years into privatizations now we worry who buys right? America is indeed back, with Biden's call to Piñera, agreeing for cooperation in public health and other aspects. What do worries me is that we once again will probably be cold war battleground, with the constitutional process we're in, and, you know, a Communist being a strong card for presidency and all? Trump administration never stop trying to have a voice here though, so it's not a Biden thing, it's really something more about the new administration probably being much more efficient lol
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
A fucking Landslide!! Pinochet's chicago boy constitution is dead* Almost 80% in favor of a new constitution. *We still have a long way, but I'm positive this is going to end up being for the better. We're gonna have to be in alert to avoid sabotages to the new document, but with 20% in favor of the current constitution, I dare them to sabotage the process.
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
Not yet, since we still need to choose the Convention members. There is a push for some stuff though, regarding the protection of the enviroment (specially changing the ridiculous water rights), increasing social services, increasing the protection for consumers, nationalizing the biggest exports, etc. Basically change the current focus on private property and initiative into a more socialized society. It'll probably end closer to a social democracy, which after living for 30 years under neoliberalism feels like a communist revolution lmao
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
I'm here just to say that I'm so happy for Bolivia. All I care now is that Añez faces Justice for the bloodshell. It does surprise me that they aren't doing anything to stay in power. This sunday in Chile we have the Constitutional referendum. Should be a 60+% victory to approve writing a new constitution and finish the Pinochet legacy once and for all.
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Thread Mass Effect: Legendary Edition |OT| First Contact (spoiler-free)
So as a heads up to those planning to buy it on Origin/EA Desktop app: they absolutely suck in regards to downloads/install and patches and other issues. Just go with Steam, I've been using Origin and EA Desktop App (because of Game Pass) and I've had constant, and really constant, issues such as games not launching but showing as launched, paused downloads unable to resume until you clear the cache, on Origin patches takes forever (maybe not as much as the "copying" on PS4) due to "checking files" of your already downloaded game (Checking 120gb of files will take a long time, believe me)
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Thread Shamus Young: Mass Effect 2 Broke the Franchise
You see, it's not just not being obligated to agree, it's just that the argument is, basically, wrong. Let's go with the example the author makes:So, the Mass Effect trilogy isn't at all structured like a single movie would be structured. It really is structured like a whole series of movies or episodes with main plot points. Going with the Superhero stuff, it's not "Captain America: The First Avenger", but it's all TFA, TWS and CW. While the first movie introduces 1940's Steve, patriotic heroic soldier, TWS makes the character question authority so it goes renegade in the third one. The second film, in this sense, actually works as a second origin story because it confronts the hero's initial beliefs and loyalties, adding depth to the character. It continues the thread of Hydra, but doesn't continue a WW2 story. Just like ME2 continues the Reaper story, but not with the same threads as ME1. The problem I see with the points the author makes is that the arguments are more closer to just wanting a different thing, rather than on not working for the franchise. Mass Effect 2 continues multiple threads introduced by Mass Effect 1, focusing on universe building, setting up what would become an effort to unify the galaxy against the reapers. Which was a goal from the first freaking game ("the real threat are the reapers, we need to stop them" - "no, Shepard, your mission is to stop Saren"). The idea of a "kill all Reapers" button makes sense in ME3 as a plot device, but the whole franchise is about the galaxy itself. The civilizations, races, mercenaries, conflicts, etc. That's what ME2 builds on, and why it still works as a middle stage despite not following some ME1 threads.
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Thread Shamus Young: Mass Effect 2 Broke the Franchise
Or, you know, a better argument on why Mass Effect 2 made difficult for ME3 to conclude the saga is that it's pretty hard to follow the Suicide Mission and having a story where many characters may or may not be alive and structure a good story around that. It's a debatable but very valid point. The points made in the video are very personal, just a "boy I would have loved if they did X!". Kinda like the criticisms of Th... nah, I won't go there
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Thread Shamus Young: Mass Effect 2 Broke the Franchise
Nah, dude's wrong on almost everything. Mass Effect 2 advanced the plot on many of the main points of the saga. Mass Effect never was just about the reapers, it always was about the whole galaxy and how the different species and civilizations interacted with each other. ME1 was about giving humanity the chance to prove themselves, and your decisions impacted how the other species would react to this. It sets the stage about a galactic threat that the galaxy needs to learn about. But the species are involved in a whole lot of stuff going on between them to care about some boogeyman. Hell, in the first game, the fucking humans are the ones saving the day. It serves as proof that humans are capable and a valuable asset to the galaxy, but there's a lot of tension between species and humans just aren't enough. The tension about the genophage, how the galaxy turned their backs to the Quarians after the Geth, are just some of the examples that the series provides. Being a Spectre was important to the first game, it was an official Council mission after all. But during ME1 the council continuosly dismissed Shepard warning. It was very logical that the galaxy would consider only the most inmediate threat and think that Sovereign was just another Geth ship under Saren's command. In ME2 the idea is that the colonial abductions are *just* a human thing, and the new council - and the Alliance - had their hands too full to just care about humans above all else. So the only organization that could do something about it is the renegade story: Cerberus. The spin is that humans aren't able to do this on their own. During ME2 companion missions, you don't learn just about your partners, you learn about the different cultures of the galaxy. Through this, they can take on the Collectors to stop the inmediate threat. And that's how Shepard has to stop the reapers. Together. Not just the team finding a mcguffin, but solving the Galaxy's problems so the different civilizations can work together. That's what ME3 actually builds upon and does it succesfully. I agree that some of the points are weirdly left out, like Liara stopping her research for example, but other than that, it leaves out some of the develomental problems of Mass Effect 3 and how they basically rushed the ending. Mass Effect 2 focus on world building, because the third game wasn't just about stopping the reapers, it's about It makes you care about the galaxy you are gonna save, not just being the hero that defeats the reaper.
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Thread Colombia: At Least 41 Are Killed Over Protests In Ongoing Political Crisis
47 already? God damn it :/ May they rest in peace. Fuck Duque's government Do you have any sort of mainstream or reliable news feed source (in spanish is okay too) to follow up this and maybe update the thread?
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Thread Colombia: At Least 41 Are Killed Over Protests In Ongoing Political Crisis
Same thing happened here. The government and media started saying that the protests were only harming the small and medium businesses, in an attempt at turning people against people, and thus forgetting why the people are in the middle of this in the first place. And in that attrition tactic, of course the people is the only one suffering. I don't doubt Duque's willing to chocke them before doing anything else.
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Thread Colombia: At Least 41 Are Killed Over Protests In Ongoing Political Crisis
The Patron de Fundo mentality never left. These guys aren't just happy with having a shit load of money and controling several aspects of society, they also want us to thank them for it. I just read the article, it's really disgusting Updated the title
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Thread Colombia: At Least 41 Are Killed Over Protests In Ongoing Political Crisis
On different levels, but El Salvador, and we in Chile are quite fucked too, with elections coming with a high sense of uncertainty on its outcome (a populist is leading the presidential polls, even). Bolivia had a year under a failed coup with several dead people, and Ecuador in 2019 faced a similar debacle (ultimately feeling betrayed by Moreno and electing a right winger, sigh). Not to mention Bolsonaro's Brazil. I really feel in my heart how Colombia must be right now, because, unlike others, Duque doesn't even seem to care about the international community will react (specially having full support of the non-Trump US), so yeah, on different levels, but I won't deny how terrible the Colombian situation looks even from the outside.
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Thread Colombia: At Least 41 Are Killed Over Protests In Ongoing Political Crisis
Sadly for all of us in Latam, migrating within our continent is like switching rooms in the Titanic. We are all fucked in different levels and for different reasons, or will be at any given time.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
So, a question for those with a Series X and a gaming PC. Does it feel redundant or not? I have a PC with a 1080Ti right now, and really itching for a Series X. Quick Resume, the differences in Game Pass library, enhanced BC (specially for games that aren't or are better optimized for console experience), and the staying power of a console, really makes me want this console. A PS5 would be good too (I have a PS3/PS4 now), but it's more rare to find and more expensive here, so the Series X is extra attractive. I already have GPU too.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
All giving me food for thought. I was considering a Series S too, but I'd be mainly using the console on a 4K HDR display and I would also like to take advantage of physical media (4K Bluray and 360 games, they are dirt cheap)
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Thread E3 feels different this year. Can y'all feel it?
I'm not feeling the same hype as past years, but that probably is more due to me being a bit older and not falling so easily for the hype cycles as 10 years ago. But I can't deny that this year looks promising. The "console wars" are heating up, Microsoft needs to be able to put out a showing for upcoming exclusive games while of course keeping the good momentum of Game Pass hype. Sony is coming with a huge console success and a constant stream of good exclusives (it won't be a part of E3, but we know we can't let them out). Nintendo is gonna have new hardware for their super succesful line of hybrid consoles. Next gen third party games may start to take shape this year, even cross gen games would probably show the diferences in a huge way, with new installments of series (like BF6), etc. You really can't deny this year is shaping to be special, if anything at the very least in the current context.
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
Gigabyte and EVGA has MSRP cards. The ones after those are $389 though. I guess that if you can grab one of those, assuming the 3060 is closer to 2070S instead of 2060S, would be good. Any other over $400 is 3060Ti price, so it really makes no sense (non founders Ti starts at $460)
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
I'd suggest waiting for reviews for the 3060. I believe that the initial leaks might have been a bit misleading. I was listening to Tech YES City last night (the guy that pushed the story on the 1050ti rerelease), and was asked for the same thing. He says that the card is closer to a 2070S - well, said it in a way that wouldn't break NDAs. If that's true or not, I think that if there was one time where we needed reviews before a buy, it's now. The 3060 for around 2070S performance would be a good buy. For 2060S performance, very dissapointing
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
It's highly dependent on the game and resolution, but seems to be above the 2070 in average and very close to a 1080Ti. Worth remembering that when the 2070 launched it was tied to a 1080, nowadays the 2060 performs like the 1080, not the 2070. The problem is pricing, below $400, specially at MSRP, this card looks very good, not as good as the 3060 Ti, but still good. Some reviews:
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
Videocardz states that retailers have been receiving stock of these cards all month. That will give us what, 3 minutes? lol Also, my mistake, reviews should be up on Tuesday, not monday
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
So reviews for the 3060Ti are out supposedly on Monday. Can't wait. Rumor is that stock will be better but damn, people are fast. I need to check too much stuff to buy it, so I gotta be extremely lucky to grab an import. Crossing fingers
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
Rebellions are built on hope lol I'm gonna check the pricing anyway. There is always the slim chance that it still fits into my budget. Cards just looks too good.
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
" NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is set to launch on December 2nd. The graphics card should have a suggested retail price of $399 in the United States. " The less than $399 dream is dead. I'll keep playing the waiting game. Damn you import fee EDIT: also " We have confirmed that GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will be available in Founders Edition. The design has not changed compared to the RTX 3070 model, except the shroud is more silver than RTX 3070. "
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
3060Ti with 8gb of VRAM and 3060 with both 6gb and 12gb models, but different memory bus. I wonder how they'll stack up in performance. Can't wait to dig into one of those.
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
I hope the 3060 Ti starts at $350 at worst. I'm hopeless for it being $300 (that would be the 3060), but $400 and it's over my budget when considering import fees and such.
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
Ahh I missed the PSU discussion this time. Will my 1600w be enough for a 1650 low profile + office pc? This is why I'm here! With the $299 Xbox announcement, I now see quite possible that the 3060 is $349 or $299 even, with the Ti being 100 dollars more and the Super being 50 ($299 3060, $349 3060 Super, $399 3060 TI)
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
I don't know if Colorful cards are sell in the US, but it's a good Chinese brand you can buy from their official store in places like AliExpress if you can't find them elsewhere
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
Nvidia recommends 650w for the 3070, so if you are aiming for those GPU it's probably better to go for a 650w at least. That's the only good PSU avaliable on my country so I'm gonna go for that one and call it a day, but I'm aiming towards a 3060 so I'm good
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 9 Legacy: Bringing A Bow To A Gun Fight
Yeah, same thing happened to me just now, the game just goes for three rounds before giving you the win lmao Just had a sudden death in Arenas, we won! Very fun mode, it's pretty great to jump between modes for variety, but Arenas is a great add
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 9 Legacy: Bringing A Bow To A Gun Fight
To all of those that said that the RE-45 was underrated I have come to say: you were right. Damn right. Gun's amazing at close combat, specially late game with the purple/gold mag and the quickholster draw, it's just to easy to use to take down other players.
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Thread Mass Effect: Legendary Edition |OT| The Lazarus Project (Open Spoilers)
So how much of Renegade/Paragon you need to have in ME2 to pick the dialogue options so you don't lose Miranda/Jack - Tali/Legion loyalty now? Even on now on my most Renegade run ever, I still have a lot of Paragon. I just can't help myself to pick Morinth, for example. Samara's so great
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Thread Mass Effect: Legendary Edition |OT| The Lazarus Project (Open Spoilers)
Wow, ME2 looks damn good in 4K HDR. ME1 upgrades are noticeable and all, but the artstyle of ME2 + the upgrades makes it look damn damn good Also, is there a way to modify a bit you character once it's done? It always happens to me that in the character creator it looks good, but in some angles in cutscenes and stuff I start to notice parts that looks off and would like to tweak it a bit. Starting the character in ME2 gives you the option of importing, go with the default or starting over, no tweaking
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Thread In Colombia, At Least 19 Are Killed Over Protests
This is god awful. The whole article hits very close to home and it's still absolute horror to imagine what is like right now. Police and Government isn't even minimaly concerned about keeping a smokescreen of being worried, they are just flat out massacring the colombian people :/
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Thread Why did HyperScape completely fail?
I think it actually was very fresh in it's settings, mechanics, speed, verticality, etc. It did bring a lot of stuff into the table but nothing was superb enough to make it stand out. Like Apex Legends had a lot of good stuff and the Trios + Respawning was fresh, AND also very well executed. I actually chuckle everytime I think that team play AND respawning was something fresh for a multiplayer game in 2019. But it really was the execution that gave Apex the saying power HyperScape didn't achieve.
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Thread In Colombia, At Least 19 Are Killed Over Protests
That was on me. Given the nature of possible sensitive information made public and the risk for abuse/doxxing, I felt that it was initially best to remove the number in accordance with ERA’s rules in an attempt to protect whom ever the number may belong to. At the moment, I wasn't able to verify where the number was coming from and the post didn't give enough information about it, so it was a quick decision. Given that the number is not a personal number but a public, government number we have reverted the post to it’s original state. I apologize for the confusion, and thank you for clarifying what it was.
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Thread I want to upgrade my GPU, do we have any idea when the shortage will end ?
It's pretty hard to say. There are some signs that Ethereum will stop being viable and that mean some GPUs will start going into the market by the end of the year. But that's a big IF. Crypto keeping up, would mean that the GPU shortage could stay well into 2022 and 2023, until demand has been better satisfied and new and bigger manufacturing facilities are built. I also have a 1080Ti and want to upgrade, but at least there are far worse cards to be waiting in lol The 1080Ti still performs very well and it's not that much less performing that a 3060Ti even. Only lacks newer technology.
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Thread In Colombia, At Least 19 Are Killed Over Protests
Yeah, the idea of being a "shady force" always is thrown trying to justify the horrors. Here in Chile it was the same thing, President Piñera even said we were "at war with a powerful enemy". Later last year we got to know he actually believed we were at war with a Venezuelan guerrilla thanks to a stupid Army Report that used a photoshoped Instagram post from a Venezuelan youtuber as proof that Maduro's agents were behind the protests. It was all bullshit obviously. A picture of them when they went to Cucuta to teach Venezuela a lesson on Human Rights... the ironySince so many international media are ignoring, sharing the news is a good start I think. Maybe look if there is any call to pacific protests in the front of an embassy where you live. But really, these type of governments get proud on their international figures that sharing the hell out of this does help in the long run
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Thread In Colombia, At Least 19 Are Killed Over Protests
At least the tax reform was withdrawn, but, as it sometimes happen, problem goes much deeper and people will keep protesting. The world really needs to keep vigilant over this. There are already multiple allegations of human rights abuse, ocular injuries, among other terrible stories.
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Thread In Colombia, At Least 19 Are Killed Over Protests
Absolutely disgusting, been following this over the past days and it's all so fucking awful. Governments that have sell their public image to the world as being the good democratic governments of latin america only to start shooting at their own people as soon as they fight back their policies. Stay strong, Colombia
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Thread Leaked doc shows Buyout Prices for the devs who participated in the Free EGS games program, copies redeemed and more for the first 9 months
Maybe it was included as part of a bigger deal
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Thread El Salvador: In first night with control of Congress, Nayib Bukele removes all opposing judges and Attorney General.
I really don't know if I can take Freedomhouse too seriously, or at least not take it with massive grain of salt I just checked how my country ranks, and whew, I didn't know I lived in such a democratic paradise It actually pains me that we still have that international image after these years. I guess having the military spy on journalists who report on their corruption, constantly giving opinion in civil matters and "just expressing how they feel" in regards to freedom of speech, with the government and courts approval, just happens in our collective imagination. Or how a government who has commited massive violations of human rights is okay because all Freedomhouse is telling is how pretty our elections are! I mean it's good we have an elected government with less than 10% popular support but lobbies it's way out of impeachments despite admitting to omissions in guarding human rights of protestors or constantly failing to help the people during the pandemic. Or, I don't know, how the state of emergency has been used to supress protests while the two major ruling political conglomerates sings the democracy song, increasing the "can the opposition gain power through elections?" ranks when in reality the democratic rules are just a way of keeping the status quo. In other words, ymmv, and situations can be much worse than what an index tells.
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Thread El Salvador: In first night with control of Congress, Nayib Bukele removes all opposing judges and Attorney General.
Some times it's more complicated than that, and it's not just specific power hungry people and more like an entire group or groups trying to keep the status q|uo supporting each other. Populists get the more eyes, but places like Colombia right now are under heavy civil suppresion, it's terrible
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Thread Saint Seiya is a really good anime/show that works against toxic masculinity
Yeah, the Hades' Sanctuary chapter opening still fucks me up because of knowing WHY it's so freaking sad. Friends and I, a couple of years ago, talked about how much in general growing up percieved Shun as gay when in reality dude was just the kindest of friends. I'm glad that in my teenage years I spent my time with friends that weren't afraid of huging or showing love for each other, and now that I think about it, nearly all of our group was very into Saint Seiya as a whole. Oh, btw I didn't expect reading people dunking on La Cancion de Los Heroes, it's corny but it has it's charm. Aslo don't sleep on The Lost Canvas. It's really good. I hope one day we get the rest animated
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Thread Why did the Guitar Hero games and Rockband games die? And can they come back?
A mix of oversaturation of market and also the economic issues after 2008 made buying expensive plastic toys non-viable. This combination killed this take on the music/rythm genre. At least Rock Band 4 is still alive. If you still have or can find the plastic toys, that is. I play RB4 every once in a while, but Guitar Hero and Rock Band for PS3 at least once a week with the Drums
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
I think that the first sector in Iwo Jima is much easier than it looks, as it is the last one. The fourth sector though, it's brutal for the attackers, and I don't think that's a bad thing. there is a minor thing that's annoying in the menus, when you go to "my company" and select, for example, the japanese medic, it shows the UK Assault. Same with the vehicles, you select the sherman, it shows the first UK tank. It's annoying. The other suggestion I have, is adding a way to cycle factions once you are in the class. For example, I'm tweaking the support class, as japanese, and then I want to go to the UK, then I have to go back to the menu, and then to the class again. It's minor, but it's not very user-friendly
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
BFV has great maps and some that are just ok. Panzerstorm Rotterdam Hamada Al Sundan Iwo Jima Pacific Storm Operation Underground Devastation I think those are great to good. The rest are ok to meh. I don't get the love for Arras, it's just a merry-go-round. Marita is the worst of the bunch, but it's not that bad, I think it does it's job but I don't miss playing it. Also realizaed I'm about to get to 400 hours in this game. Sometimes it feels like it's the only thing I play lol How feasible is to introduce an audio option to have language as "same as team" ? I would love to have German announcer playing as them, Japanese playing as them, American english as them, etc. without having to switch them
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 8: Don't blow a Fuse!
Lmao Reading all the bad experiences with randos here makes me double appreciate that I can play with two friends and have great matches on a regular basis.I rather have a Titan Ult-character being underwhelming rather than overpowered. I also do trust Respawn in thinking that it at least won't break the game and give an unfair advantage to the new character. Every legend has its niche. But some niches are nicher than others
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Core count is not all that matters, but the efficiency of these do. Console 8c/16t are from a very good architecture with lots of room to be taken advantage from, unlike the Jaguar cores. That's why our old chips are still good for gaming, because games have been made for much less quality CPUs as a base. We really don't know how long it's gonna be until devs take advantage of the higher core counts of the Zen 2 architecture, but they will eventually, this is a no brainer. At the $300 mark you are making a decision on wether you lose PCIe 4.0 future support, or a higher core/thread count. At which point, I'd insist, if you already have a 3090, why not jumping to a 5900x and forget about this whole discussion? You get both higher cores/threads, AND PCIe 4.0 support. Costs more, but you are getting more too. 5600x and 5900x perform very similar today, but that's the key part. Today. If we were talking about a 3070, 6800, a future 3060Ti, etc I really wouldn't even be arguing this, but if you are buying such top of the line hardware, there really isn't much point in buying a CPU that need an upgrade sooner than the other. Just get another top of the line hardware and forget about it. Your 4c/8t 7700k is still very good, my 4770 is still ok. How are the i5 7600k or the 4650k for CPU intensive games in comparison today?The point we are arguing may not really matter to you. If you buy the 5600x you're still gonna get amazing performance.
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Probably more than one disagrees with my line of thinking, but if you really are aiming for the long haul, you are better off buying higher tiered hardware, when they're good enough. The only buts for me here is budget. If budget is smaller, yeah, you really don't need the R9 or I9, but if you can pay for them, you're not really wrong in doing it. The alternative would be buying a really good motherboard and a 5600x and if there is the need, selling the 5600x and getting the 5900x or the 5950x, same goes for Intel. You're gonna end up spending almost the same in the long run, but if people like me are wrong and it ends up not really being a thing that higher cores will be better, well, you win.
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Difference between 5600x and 5900x is really not much, so whatever is fine. However, considering he's using a 2015 CPU I imagine he rather have a CPU with better longevity, so I think the 5900x is a better investment. He has a 3090 too. Why would you pair top of the line GPU with upper mid range CPU?. Unless money is a problem, 5900x is a better match, but having a 3090, aiming at 4K 120hz, I'm inclined to believe it's not.
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You're not wrong, friend. The difference is minimal, but the 5600x is a 6 core chip, which may come into play in the next 5 years. At close to $300 I'd go for the i9 9900k (which is on sale for $319) which gives you basically the same performance at 4K with a 3090 like the 5600x with a higher core count. If you're only gaming, I think that's a better choice price/performance.
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At 4K you're more GPU bound than CPU bound, and the differences between CPU's are less noticeable. That said, a 5900x should be able to squeeze a bit more out of your 3090. PCIe 4.0 is not a noticeable difference. Might come into play for nvme SSDs but it's not really relevant. The performance difference of the 5900x vs 10900k is still a nice one. Intel is going to play catch up with their next CPU
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Anyone has experience with these two Motherboards? Both seems to have good Tº according to a Hardware Unboxed review, with the B55M Bazooka having the advantage. ASRock Pro4 has more Sata, USB 3.2 ports and a Type C one though, while not being a bad board even if you push a 3950x
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Thank you. Yeah it seems that the ASRock is the quality/features sweet spot. I doubt I'd ever use it with a R9 anyway so I think I'm gonna just go for that one once we know about the R5 5600 :)As per The 5700XT would give you above 70fps ultra settings at 1080p. It's totally an improvement. I wouldn't say that new cards will be overkill for 1080p. Games are getting more demanding so the upcoming mid-range will probably be very good for 1080p rather than overkill. Unless you are reaaally eager to play AC Valhalla at max settings in 1080p, I'd wait for the new cards. You'll either get something better for the same price, or a price drop for the 5700XT
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I'm back at the drawing board. God I hate overthinking so much this stuff. Here's the thing. I'm decided to skip the 3700x. At almost the same price of the 5600x doesn't make much sense buying that for gaming, even with the slim chance of the cores being a factor in some time. That said, with import fees and stuff, the 5600x ends up being a bit over $100 in extra money than the 3600. I'm planning on using it with the eventual 3060/3060Ti, so I really don't know how much of a difference it's going to be if I just save that $100+ and go for the 3600. OR just play the waiting game until the 5600 is out (probably january). All three options are going to be a generational upgrade over what I have but argh decisions decisions. What would you do?
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Yeah, psu calc said the same but it's better to be safe than sorry (specially if in the future an upgrade has a higher TDP) Just bought it. Saw reviews, seems good enough, plus the B Tier. With the shortage and the exchange rate going up, I think It'll be better
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Currently have ECS H81H3-I, I7 4770 + 1060 6gb Zotac Mini with a 450w EVGA Bronze BT unit (a Sata SSD and Sata 7200rpm HDD) Upgrading to: AsRock B550M Pro4, Ryzen 3600 (maaaaybe 3700x, but not very likely) + keeping the 1060 6gb until the 3060/Ti launches, keeping the HDD but swapping the Sata SSD for a NVME
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I was wondering this so I'll just pop the question here Knowing that the 3600 edges it in gaming, would it be a good choice going to a Ryzen 7 2700x + X570 MB instead of 3600 + B550 if I can find the 2700x cheaper than the 3600 in local market?
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Just as a heads up, if you are considering a 2070S you may want to wait just a bit to see both the 3060 line and whatever AMD puts out before buying. There is a chance that they will be better than the 2070S for less money.Yes it doesFront mesh panel and a transparent panel for crystal aesthetics We really don't know yet. We'll have to wait for reviews, but if you aim for keeping it for the next 5 years, the 5800x is probably a safer bet. That said, since you'd get a X570 MB, you can always upgrade if you really really need it. At this point, there is not much point. We'll probably see improvements down the line. The Motherboard however I don't think it's overkill. Allows you to upgrade the CPU if you go for the 3700x, while keeping the PCIe 4.0 just in case. I suggest you look at this video to have more info. There might be improvements in 12 months but we don't really know yet If your PCIe drive has enough capacity for Windows + games, I'd do both. Currently I have a small SSD for windows and a HDD for games so I'm probably not the best to answer :P Who doesnt? With this being said, futureproofing is a hard thing. You really don't know what is gonna happen. I'd say you'll be fine, since you'll go for the X570 motherboard, you would still be able to upgrade to a Ryzen 9 even if these CPUs fall short in 5 years, which I don't really think anyway.
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Ok so after the suggestion by when on the hunt for a better NVME for around the same price for my region. Importing resulted in a huge increase in price, and in local market Tier A or B are just out of the question. However, found the Tier C ADATA SX8100 512gb actually cheaper than the WD Blue. So I think that'll be good enough for the price. So in the end it'd be like PCPartPicker Part List: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.81 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock B550M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg) Storage: ADATA XPG SX8100 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($115.45 @ Amazon) Only question that remains it's about the R5 Cooler. I'm so excited for this. Been planning this upgrade since so long ago, now I see that probably before December I'll be making a good jump from this now ancient 4770 T-TReally? I was not aware of this. So it should be better buying a new Motherboard around/after Nov. 5, right?
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Ok so I'm finally deciding the upgrade path PCPartPicker Part List: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.81 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock B550M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon) I got two questions I'm gonna re-use PSU until I can actually buy one locally (I'm not sure if I should import one from Amazon), the 2TB HDD, case, fans, and the 1060 6gb until I can buy a 3060/Ti/Whatever AMD Mid-Range is.
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Awesome, I've read good things about it, I'll probably go for that one. Gold rated, good tier, high wattage and it doesn't cost an eyeIt's listed as "Low Priority - Minor Issues" in the LTT tier, so I guess it's not that uncommon of a problem. The Segotep is cheaper so I think it's better for me to go with that one
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I was wondering, how close to the wall is safe in terms of the exahust fan in the back? Mine is currently pretty far off but I'm considering a new desk and location where the PC would be closer to the wall (it has two fans at the top too anyway)
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Yeah it's mainly used for gaming and light procution or productivity tasks. I wonder if I should wait so I don't "need" another upgrade in two years or something. For GPU I know I should totally wait, even if I end up with a 2060/2060S anyway, but for CPU I am wondering this
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I was wondering if I should actually wait for the Ryzen 4000 series announcement before building the new PC, or if I should just buy a Ryzen 5 3600. The main idea is to not upgrade the CPU in a few more years, so I really don't know. I'm set on a B550M so there will be an upgrade path anyway, but do we know anything about the next series other than 2020 being the placeholder year?
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I'm planning to build my next computer once Ryzen 4000 and RTX 3060 is out, but I was thinking that I could start buying pieces so the investment is going "little by little" I'm aiming towards the "$800 AMD" build, though I need to consider shipping and fees (buying them from Amazon so I get them here in Chile). Will wait to see if I go for a 4600 (assuming that's the name of the next Ryzen 5), or the 3600/3700x Thinking about starting with a B550 and the DDR4 ram (my current PC is DDR3). I'll reuse the Case and fans, 2TB HDD, with the idea of buying a higher PSU and max 500gb nvme SSD (I'll then sell the current PC with a cheap case, the 450w psu and 128gb ssd + 500gb HDD I also have). Is it already known if the B550 boards will also need a BIOS update when the Ryzen 4000 series launch? I'm looking at buying this B550M board I'm also considering these DDR4-3200 Ram, are they good enough? Has anyone done this thing of buying pieces over several months until the build is complete?
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If wants to spend in a new motherboard, ram and cpu, then a Ryzen 3600 is a much better choice But it seems that he wants to use what he already has and upgrade using that base. The 4790k is the higher option he can choose. I don't know if the 4770k or the 4790 non-K is cheaper, they are also good options. They are more or less like the I3-9100 or 10100 though these should edge the older I7s in any case
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I'm posting this here too too check if someone knows what could I do (or where I could find better answers I've been using a Dualshock 4 while playing on PC for a while now. It worked both wired and via bluetooth with no issues using DS4Windows, right up until a couple of days ago. For some reason, it stopped being detected by the bluetooth USB dongle. When wired, it is recognized by the PC, and works natively and via DS4Windows, no issues. But when trying to pair it via bluetooth, it just doesn't show up. No single bluetooth device is detected, At first, when the problem started and when wired, the DS4 was detected as an "audio device". Resetting the controller and reinstalling it solved it, but still no bluetooth. Took the DS4 to the PS4, and it works wirelessly there. Pair it with the phone, it works. Took the bluetooth dongle to another PC, and it works well detecting devices. So far, I've tried: - Uninstalling the devices, reinstalling them - Troubleshooting, it solved a "radius problem", but it didn't change anything - Updating drivers both manually and automatically to the latest drivers. - Updating windows - Running services.msc, locating bluetooth support service and restarting it, leaving it in automatic Googling the problem, these are the solutions that pop out. Others aren't really like my problem, but they also didn't work. As I said, both devices worked fine before, and works in other PC/PS4, so I really don't know what happened. HALP, Era, HALP
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Thread I’ve got a Guitar Hero itch to scratch, what are my options in 2021?
Your options are: - Get a PS3/Xbox360 with the instruments and older games - Get Rock Band 4 for PS4/Xbox One with the Instruments - Use Clone Hero on PC Pro Tip: If you have the instrument of the PS3/360 era, most of them are compatible within the same family of consoles for Rock Band 4. Be aware that for the Xbox One you need an adapter.
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Thread CatEra |OT| Share your pics, read our tips, ask any questions
Hi Cat ERA Have a few questions for you Making a long story short, a couple of weeks ago a Cat with her two baby kittens arrived at the warehouse of the company I work at. I've been feeding her and supplying water, as well as a little box with clothes to keep them warm at night, however it's obvious that they need a home. Finding them one has been incredible difficult, the ammount of abandoned pets here in Chile is sky high. I've managed to find a person that can take both baby kitties in for a few days to give them to a final adoptive family, but no one for the mom yet (chances are that by the end of the month she'll find one, but not sure yet), and of course we have to neuter her soon before she gets pregnant again. The thing is, kitties are eating and drinking water already, so they're ready to go I believe. They must be two months old. My question. If I take the two babies away now, how likely could be that mom cat runs away? I really don't want her to leave before I find her a home. Other question is, kitties still are very afraid of humans. I get close and they hiss me fiercely and hide. Mom, as lovely as she is, meows and purrs them when it happens to calm them down, but they are very afraid. I've made a bit of progress (can get close with my hand and they get close to sniff me but hiss right away), but not enough to take them so I can put them in a carrier. Any advice to get close to them? Thank you in advance. This whole situation has my heart broken. It's so hard to find them a loving home, so many stray cats and abandoned babies. Really wish I could take them all in.
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Yeah, they are eating. I left them kitty food because I knew sooner or later they were going to, good thing I did it in time. I'll take the kitties next week for their temporary home. It's just the mom now that it's my focus. Shelters are packed here. I thank you for taking the time to look for help, but believe me, there is a LOT of pets being abandoned or entire families left in boxes or bags. It's really terrible. I donate to shelters, and really can't blame them for telling me they can't take another cat with this situation. Again, thanks for your help. Do you have any tips to get closer to the babies? I can get a bit close, but they are still afraid of me getting too closeGood to know she's better. It's way too scary when they stop eating.
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Hey, thanks! - I haven't seen them taking milk from mom since a few days ago, but I imagine they may still do, it's just that I am not able to watch them enough to see how often they do. I go see them like every two hours or something like that. Up until a few days ago, I found them one or two times with mom taking milk, I haven't see that since tuesday or monday or so - I found a vet that can take and spay the mom and leave her for a day to recover before returning to her place. The thing is that I have no place to leave her and may be dangerous just leaving her at the warehouse (this place isn't fully closed, it's very open and only protected against human intruders, hence why the mom could sneak in and find a nest) - I have searched every group nearby, it's just that the situation is very critical. One place is the only one willing to help me with the kittens. And you are right, looks like it's better if I just take them from mom. All that's stopping me is the fear that mom won't stay put like she is doing now and will either return pregnant or not return at all.
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Made some progress with warehouse kittens. I am able to be around them, and play with them with a stick. I can get very close with my hands to one of them, they even sniffs me no problem, but touching them still spooks them. The most afraid one, the orange, is very afraid to come close to my hands, but kitty comes to play at least. Well at least they play when mom cat lets them, she's very playful and wants all my attention.
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Operation Treats was a complete success! Bought some Churus to lure the kittens closer, and the little things were so happy licking it. I was able to pet them and even take the most scared one. They still aren't all that trustful of me, but I'm working on it. Soon they'll be happy sociable cat and we'll find them a home. All that's still pending is a home for mom cat, lovely girl, I'll find her a loving home whatever it takes *avengers music plays*Do you have the water close to their food or litter box ?
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CatERA I need your help A couple of days ago (less than a week) I installed safety nets in my windows and a little "balcony". The thing is, at least one of my cats has already chewed off some of the net! The idea is that they can come out there to get fresh air while being safe enough that they won't fall off. I need to take quick action. What can I do to prevent my cat from chewing the net? I was thinking about a repel but I also want them to keep going to their balcony since that's what it is for, for them to get fresh air and sunlight in the morning. So what can be enough of a repel for when they chew, but not strong in the smell so they still get up there?
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A Stronger net would be cool but right now out of the option. Already blew off the money on the structure and net plus the people that came and installed them. It does support the weight (I tested it), the problem is that the cat chews chews chews chews, chews and pulls, then chews chews... this has been a 5 days work of the little rascal when no one is looking at him
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Not a very good picture, but I found them like this yesterday Left one is Leia, right one is Ben (or Benito). Leia is 9 months old, Benito is 5 months old, and has been with us since May. Leia didn't like being around Benito too much, but they slowly became friends. They still play rough sometimes and one of them gets angry, but overall are good friends. Ben is still a cat that likes everything for himself, but has learned to share a bed with her friend/sister. Seeing them like this makes me so happy. Specially after Leia lost her brother. Adopting Ben was a really good idea in the long term.
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My little cat Benito likes to cuddle on bed. Rascal comes for them when I have to get out of it for work and how can I refuse 5 minutes of purring? The good/bad thing is that after some minutes of petting he'll start biting and scratching, so that's the moment to get out of bed. Now Leia, she's a bit bigget and likes to sleep on top of me, however she can. It's winter here, so I don't mind any of it lol
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Hi Cat Era! First time poster in this thread, looking for advice with my cats. A little background. In January I adopted two kittens, Luke and Leia. Beautiful, lovely kittys, Leia grew up with no problems, but Luke lagged behind, being smaller in size despite being brothers of the same age. Leia always took care of him, but I learned that their mother rejected Luke. Anyway, we took care of both of them, and Luke little by little gained weight and grew a bit (always smaller than Leia though). Luke got really close to me, one of the most loveful cats I've been with. His sister is also like that, but with far more energy. Fast foward to last month, since quarantine was getting closer, we decided to sterelize them at the same time to avoid getting out again. Sadly, Luke didn't make it. Vet said he must have had a respiratory or heart condition that made him grew slower, but anesthesia gave him a stroke. I was really broken (I still am, sometimes I just think about him and can't avoid the sadness and cry about him), and I really don't know if that happened, but there is not much I can do. Leia was in good shape. Nothing happened to her, other than the usual post-operatory care she needed, she got all the love she needed. However, she did noticed her brother was missing. Meaowed her way around the whole house, sometimes I caught her looking at the floor, etc. She still was playful and lovely, but something obviously changed. So we discussed adopting a kitten so she is not alone in her cat world. We waited for her to recover, a couple of weeks, and adopted a kitten (well, I kinda smuggled him, since I didn't have a permit to go out, but it was first neccesity). This cat is named Ben, a really LOUD kitten, very playful, lovely and not shy at all. As soon as he arrived he just scouted the whole house. This was a week ago, exactly. Well, we introduced them both. He was at the cage, she came and smelled him, didn't like it too much. We let the little guy out, she looked in the distance and got a bit distant. However, when she gets into my room, she gets lovely again. So most things are okay. The kitten likes to play, and little by little they started to get closer, playing together, even sleeping together a couple of times. But here's the problem I need advice with. They are playing a lot together, he has a ton of energy and loves playing with us or with Leia. But Ben has a bit of a problem of learning the times and placed. So sometimes Leia wants to sleep, or just to cuddle a bit (she even accepts him in "her" places like her bed!), sometimes she has even started to clean him, etc. but then this little guy goes and bites her trying to play, jumps into her while she wants to sleep, etc. Sometimes Leia likes to sleep by my feet when I sleep, and Ben follows her and tries to play with her, but for Leia that's bedtime. And Ben then goes for me and bites and scratches my hands wanting to play. How can I teach him? He's just a bit over two months old, and Leia has really accepted him but sometimes he's too disruptive of the routine she has built, to the point where she's there cleaning herself, chilling out, then he wakes up and runs and jumps to her, bites her and stuff and she just says fuck it and goes elsewhere and look at me like saying "do something to this little brat". There have been moments where she replies her play, but bites his ear for example, and Ben screams, but instead of running of, he attacks and start getting angry. At that point, I stop them. It's clear that Leia doesn't want to hurt him, she really could but she's too lovely for that. Ben, however, wants the fight. Thanks for reading, will post picture of them later
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Thanks! Yeah, what pains me about Luke is that he was slowly growing. Perhaps he did had problems and wouldn't survive much time anyway, but that day he woke up as happy as any other day, gave me his little cat smile and purr me in the morning as I had to go to work. Leia's love and now watching he playing again with another kitten, chasing each other around, has helped a lot. I will try to find Valerian, the homemade toy seems a great option for him, specially at night for when we can't play. I have a fishing pole which is the one they play a lot with, I'll have it at hand for when he starts his biting frenzy Thanks!
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Ahhh so the wait for sudamerica begins again. It's been ten years since RATM came, with Suicidal Tendencies and Mars Volta, one of the best concerts I've ever been to. I'm pretty sure Tom Morello really wants to come down here
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Haven't done this in a while, but since my mental health is a little bit better today, might as well as give an update Chile August 12: + 1.540 new positives, 378.168 total, 422.089 with "probable" cases + 27 new deaths reported, total is in the 10.205 with PCR, 14.133 with diagnosed but no PCR +19.348 new test reported, total is 1.908.964 There are 4.902 hospitalized as of today, 973 connected to a ventilator. Situation has overall improved steadly, so we are reopening several places. Every expert says that it is still rushed to do this but well, you know how this thing goes. Some places want to bring kids to school again, others won't. The fact is that, in any case, people are kind of ignoring the covid. Streets are full, even in quarantine districts. Lots of fear of a "second" wave (as if the first one was ever controlled), but that won't stop people. Myself, I've returned to everyday office since three weeks ago. Every day we are three in this small space, and the company has everyone coming so whatever can happen. Up until this point, I just wanted to be in my house, but I see myself in this desk everyday and how the fuck am I not allowed to visit two friends a single day but can be with two coworkers everyday in a closed space? Fuck this shit.
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Chile Update, July 27th + 2.133 new positives in 24h - 347.923 total confirmed, 387.585 with "probable" cases + 75 new deaths reported in 24h - 9.187 total with PCR, 13.370 adding diagnosed with Covid19 but no PCR + 21.544 reported tests in 24h, 1.545.097 total Total hospitalized are 5.902, the lowest in 62 days, 1.555 in ICUs, 1.271 connected to a ventilator. 250 in critical condition. The past week continued being a positive trend. Overall positivity is today in 22,5%, while the daily today is 9.9%. Average death toll goes down a bit, but we still had days over 100 reported by records office. Another thousand deaths "diagnosed" were reported too, so the disparity between the Department of Health Statistics and the Government numbers grew. The capital begun reopnening in some sectors, facing heavy criticism by a lot of experts. Data on traceability is still not shared, however Government claim they are in the required 80%. Trust is not high, since they sometimes aren't even consistent with their official written reports. As the capital and other parts supposedly improves, In contrast, three new major cities now enter quarantine. On a personal opinion here: the fact that they don't share traceability data with scientists says that something's off. I know of people that got covid, and the whole family is treated as covid positive, however just one in the family get the test. So the official report only has one of the, let's say, five positives of the family. Still, positivity seems improved, but pressure to reopen from the private sector is huge.
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Hi! I'm back here again to post an update on the current situation in Chile and how it has evolved since I last posted (which was a week ago I think?) Update as of July 20th + 2.099 new postives -> 333.029 total, 371.323 with probable cases + 130 new deaths (READ COMMENTS BELOW) + 16.343 reported tests, 1.420.390 total * 12.8% daily positivity and 23.4% total positivity Comments:: As you can see positivity has indeed dropped, which has turned the talk into a "let's reopen" plan. They shared a reopening plan "step by step", one of the first steps in basically everyone going to work but just that, you'll live to work and can't do anything else. This plan has been openly critized becaue one main points that need to be accomplished is a 80% of traceability which in reality is UNKOWN. Government hasn't shared with scientists their data on traceability, so people don't even know. In any case, the plan still doesn't have a date.They will supposedly share this data tomorrow, so we'll see.: Government stopped doing their own fishy record, but they still don't recognize the "probable" cases, of those diagnosed with Covid by medics since they have every single sympthom but no PCR+, in the total. One thing that needs to be known and understood, is that the daily number is not actual deaths in 24h, but deaths registered by the public civil records office, so it is lagged (it was once said that this number wasn't trusted - when it showed higher toll than official numbers - but now it is, now that it shows lower numbers than the 24h would). It's still a mess. In any case, since the number is lagged, after a couple of days we DO get to know how daily numbers actually are as of July 16th: - Peak death toll in 24h was June 9th, with 271 deaths. - Between March 15th and June 9th there were 5.501 deaths - 63 deaths daily on average - Between June 10th and July 16th, there were 6.934 deaths - 187 deaths daily on average Even on official public records numbers, daily death toll is almost 100 a day. So it's terrible in relation to our population.: While the capital has improved (still having 273.293 of the total positive cases with around 8 million population), other regions are increasing. Valparaiso: 19.948 total cases Antofagasta: 13.304 total Bio Bio: 10.336 total Ohiggins: 10.851 total Maule: 8.241 total Those are the top 5 after Santiago. With alarming rates of increasing cases.
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Chile Update July 10th + 3.058 new positives, 309.274 total, 346.674 with probable cases + 99 new deaths, - 35.5 mortality per 100.000 inhabitants, 56,7 with probable cases + 17.727 reported tests, 1.255.359 total - 17.3% daily positivity, 24,6% total positivity General improvement, specially for the capital. The elefant in the room is being addressed by part of the scientific community: the 4.000 death toll difference
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Chile Update July 8th + 2.064 new positives, + 139 new deaths,- 34,4 mortality per 100.000 inhabitantes, 55.6 counting probable cases + 10.646 reported tests, 1.220.790 total - Today it was announced that 2 regions of the south will start to reopen. Movie Theatres, Restaurants, will be able to operate with a 25% capacity.
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Chile Update July 7th + 2.462 new positives, + 50 new deaths,33,8 mortality per 100.00 inhabitants, 54,9 counting probable deaths. + 12.065 reported tests, 1.210.326 total. Positivity is still better than a couple of weeks ago. Main criticism by scientific community now it's with how the traceability is being handled. Not many numbers to look at and just a few days ago (after four months) a plan was created. A good traceability strategy could bring down the numbers and help keeping them there. On related news: A couple of weeks ago, a bill was passed by congress to prohibit the denial of basic services (water, electricity, etc) due to debt during the pandemic. Today, government has announced that the President will veto the initiative since it's against the constitution for the State to get involved in private's decisions. President pledged a while ago to get into an agreement with private companies.
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I start to wonder if the E-cigs related pneumonia cases of last year might have something to do with Covid. It's going to be interesting for the "chinese virus" narrative and blaming on China and the WHO if this ends up being true.
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Chile Update July 6th + 3.025 new positives, and . + 76 new deaths+ 16.377 reported tests, 1.198.261 total tests. Despite improvements, Chile is now 6th in total cases in the world, 5th counting probable cases (only below India, Russia, Brazil and USA). 5th Per cápita, 3rd in the world counting probables. I hope we keep improving. If this is the case, we might be looking at the peak, at least for the capital (250.000+ cases just there with 7 million population), currently around 23% positivity here. Other regions, like the one right next to us with its positivity near 50%. , are facing different moments of the curve. In other related news, heavy critisism is being aimed at the government since the announcement from the President last night: a new bill to help the middle class during the economic crisis due to Covid-19. His plan? Give easy access to loans and credit line to an already heavily in debt class. Indeed.
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I have no idea really. It's just a thought about an hypothetical scenario where some pneumonia outbreaks may have actually been covid before covid
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Chile Update July 5th + 3.685 new positives, + 116 new deaths, We are still among the most affected countries in the world by the pandemic, but things seems to be stabilizing. We expect a lot of talks about reopening to start now. Government is hiring to start a "safe reopening campaign" for the State workers (state offices and such). Budget is 130.000.000 Chilean Pesos, or 432 minimum wages, to do a communication campaign on reopening state services. This would be the second time they are attempting this.
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Argentina death toll is the number I always look at. I know folks, like you, are getting crazy with the lockdown, but I look at that and it's such a neccesary evil. In Santiago around 60% of the workforce is still going to work almost every day.
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Sorry for not posting updates on the Chile situation during the past week, I needed a bit of a break. As a prelude, I'll tell you that it's been a weird one (as usual). First, let's go to the July 3rd numbers + 3.548 new positives, 288.089 total confirmed cases, 320.667 total adding probable cases + 131 new deaths, with three different death tolls. - 6.051 confirmed by government data and defunction papers - 6.631 confirmed by the office that's correcting the data - 9.477 adding the probable cases (reported to the WHO, cases with every symptom but with no PCR) * 1.757 connected to a ventilator, 420 in critical condition + 15.585 reported tests, 1.146.593 in total. * Daily positivity is at 22,8% today, total is 25,1% Government has been saying that we have a slight improvemnt during the past week. Another reason I took a break was to see how this evolved. You see, daily tests have dropped a lot, with days having only 10.000 (as low as May 16th numbers), so claiming that numbers were improving was a bit of a stretch. I waited to see what experts said. So, experts say that despite the drop in tests, there is actually an avergae improvent in percentages, which today can be seen in going from 25.2% total positivity to 25.1% . Yeah. But those that understand more claim that we went from being "a really really bad situation" to "a really bad situation". You can see what they mean in the charts here. Drop in tests meant a drop in positive cases, however averages are better than previous average, so it's something. Positives: Tests: However the general consensus is that we should wait at least a couple of weeks to see if there is really an improvement. Also, there is criticism since in April government claimed that things were improving, however it was due to mistakes in how it was handled, and it also allowed people to become less vigilant, which translated into an increase in positive cases. As for the reduction of tests, Government oficials claim that there is a reduction in demand. Which is possible, lots of people don't go testing in fear that - if not being an actual covid case - you may get infected by going to take the test in the hospital. So we are not going after testing people, we are waiting for them to get out of their homes and get the test. In any case, there was a slight increase in tests today which gave more positives, but not so big positive rate. Test capacity is supposed to be around 23.000 per day. In other related news, there were heavy criticism of the President last sunday. He was recorded on video going to a wine store (a high society one, of course) escorted by several of his security staff. Goverment claimed he had the dedicated paper for it but... essential ? He was also target of criticism by Health Ministry. Dirt sheets claim that what the Ministry said was not very well recieved by many in the government, while others found it neccesary to be said (he said something like "authorities, the king or whatever, should be responsible with their acts"). At the same time, some questions have been raised about his mental health, due to how erradic he his and his now long known weird spasms. Also, protests are slowly sparking in several places due to a long list of social injusticies that are going hand in hand with the pandemic. For example, recent numbers shows that while every place has seen a rise in mortality, wealthy places see that increase in the 40-45%, while poor districts have it in 100-110%. Most of these protests are taking place in the capital, which also have 220.000+ cases of Covid alone (a 7 million people region) So, that's it... TL;DR: it seems that there is an average very very slight improvement in numbers, but too early to tell. Everything else is a mess as usual.
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Chile Update June 25th + 4.648 new positives, 259.064 total, 286.257 total with suspected cases *HOWEVER* the state office - independet of Health MInistry - that is counting death toll is reporting today 5.257 deceased, NOT counting the probable cases + 172 new deaths, 4.903 total, 7.972 total with suspected cases * 1.751 connected to a ventilator, 427 of them in critical condition. 2.078 in ICUs in total. + 17.446 new tests reported, 1.025.081 total A bump in tests and a bump on positives. Daily positive rate is 26,6%, total positive rate is now 25.3%. However Health Minister again said that we saw a slight decrease in total cases in spite of how tests have behaved. Days ago, we knew that the driver of Health Sub-Secretary Paula Daza had Covid so she initiated quatantine since she was in the same vehicle with him. Supposedly she fufilled the quarantine, however, one of the main newspaper today revelaed that she just had 5 days of quatantine instead of 14. Healthcare Network Sub-Secretary also did a short quarantine that sparked controversy by that time. Well, anyway, today, on the wake of this news, new Health Minister Enrique Paris gave his full, "100% support" of what Daza did. It's also pretty much confirmed that the Uncle of President Piñera did indeed died of Covid19 related pneumonia. So, by all accounts, every single health and safety protocol was broken by him and their relatives at his funeral.
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Chile Update June 24th + 3.649 new positives, 254.416 total, 280.600 with suspected cases + 226 new deaths reported, 4.731 total, 7.800 with suspected cases * 1.742 connected to a ventilator, 424 in critical condition * 12.575 reported tests, 1.007.635 total Daily positive 29.0%, Total positive rate is 25.2% Health Minister claims that in the last 7 days there has been a reduction in positive cases that is independent of daily tests. However, there are around 10.000 less tests in the past 7 days (June 17-24th), than the 7 days before them (June 9-16th). That's almost an entire day of tests less. Positive rate went from 19% to 25.2% in two weeks. One thing that has been on discussion is that in the capital (hardest hit part), 60% of the workforce continues going to work every day. How is it possible that 60% are "essential"? Well, among the reasons are that companies can basically change their legal claims and pretend to be essential. That, and that there has been minimal to no fiscalization on the matter. In three months. So you'd think this would change, right? Well, no. Of course not. Yesterday Government said that they would do an actual catalogue of what can and cannot be essential. Today Minister of Economy says that they can't do it because "necessities change every day". Businessmen celebrated that. Government claims there is no contradiction from yesterday to today. I don't know if I should just post the numbers or if I also keep posting the context of what is going on here. There is something new everyday on how fucked things are, but if you are tired of it, you let me know.
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Chile Update June 22nd + 4.608 new positives, 246.963 total, 269.270 counting suspected cases + 23 new deaths (weekend lag), 4.502 confirmed, 7.571 total counting death with no PCR test + 1.726 ventilated, 403 critical + 18.645 reported tests, 982.353 total 24,7% positive rate daily 25.1% positive rate total On Sunday, dear President Piñera attended the funeral of his uncle, a priest accused of child abuse, who is pretty much confirmed to have died of Covid19. Supposedly, Covid related funerals can't have more than 20 attendants, coffin can't be opened and the deceased can't be dressed and has to be in a bag. None of this were fulfilled. Piñera demanded that the coffin was opened to be seen. To the funeral attended 20 relatives, plus 6 musicias plus 3 priests, plus several photografers. Despite the video evidence, government just claims everything was fine. Said he didn't died of covid (yet in the video the President says it, and then the President's cousin in an interview confirmed it). Health Minister said in TV that "since the coffin is sealed, the protocol was accomplished too", and after being questioned that "every coffin is sealed by demand of law" he just said, "I don't know". Health Minister doesn't know the normal health procedures for the deceased, and yet he claims that "everything is fine!" A total Fuck You from the very president to the 7000+ people that has had to bury their loved ones vía zoom.
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Washington Post and Reuters posted a couple of info about the situation in Chile. Washington Post basically tears apart the response to the virus Reuters released a report on how one Hospital has implemented a safety protocol to let a relative say goodbye to their loved ones.It boils my blood every time an official says that "not one country was prepared for this" when talking about their own incompetence.
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NY numbers are so hopeful Chile Update June 23rd + 3.804 new positives, 250.767 total confirmed, 275.648 total with suspected cases + 3 new deaths (weekend lag), 4.505 total confirmed, 7.574 with non PCR deaths + 1.720 ventilated, 392 in critical condition + 12.707 reported tests, 995.060 total Health Minister said that it was good news to have less positives but... there was less tests too, second lowest in more than 30 days. Positive rate daily is 29.9% and total positivity is at 25.2%.
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Chile Update June 21st + 5.607 new confirmed positives, 242.355 total - + 184 new deaths, 4.479 total - + 1.713 ventilated, 393 critical condition + 20.115 reported tests, 963.708 total
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Most of the positives are in the capital, where we've been for more than a month under "total" quarantine. Situation is out of control, mainstream media are still blaming the people, but in reality people has no other option but to keep working, either because of no social safety net or because is so easy for companies to say they are essential and just make workers assist. It blows my mind that the government think they are protecting the economy. They aren't even doing that.
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Sorry for not posting the update yesterday, it's an important one Chile update, June 20th + 5.355 new positives, 236.748 total + 202 new deaths reported, 4.295 total + 1.683 ventilated, 416 in critical condition, 311 ventilators avaliable + 20.080 reported tests, 943.593 total 26.7% daily positive rate, 25.1% total What was previously said to be "fake news", according to the government, the report that claimed that many more had died and was reported to the WHO and hidden from the public was true. 3.000+ deaths were not reported since they had every symptom but no PCR test. The reported death toll up until yesterday is with the chance of being more. Right wing politicians and social media bots are still defending the government, even after they hid 30.000+ positives and 3.000+ deaths.
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Chile update June 19th + 6.290 new positives, 231.393 total + 252 new deaths, 4.093 total + 20.347 reported tests, 923.513 total 1.645 connected to a ventilator, 395 in critical condition, 322 ventilators avaliable Death toll it still isn't updated, it should be more than 6.000 by now. Daily positivity at 27,6%, total positive rate is 25,1% Chile's capital is now the fourth city/state with the highest current cases.
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