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  1. I don't know why they'd call the second Matrix movie "The Matrix 4".
  2. The Ballista seems pretty awesome but I think I've come to the point where I should just buy one in the 'verse if I need it. I was very tempted for a good week but I managed self control this time.
  3. Looks good from this perspective too: https://imgur.com/a/gj3YhkO
  4. I really hope CIG goes for the outright win, avoids any settlement that disallows them to publicly state that they outright won or at least the result of the settlement, considering anything paid would be with backer money.
  5. Ahhh that's who that is, its the Fleabottom guy from Game of Thrones.
  6. One interesting thing is the Warbond bundle with the Ballista has 5 I think vehicles and they get LTI. And the combined price is less than it was to buy all those via Warbond originally. Not explicitly worth it unless you wanted all those vehicles anyways, but it does make for really good LTI tokens.
  7. Well, good news bad news: Good news: there's a season 4 and we know the date The Expanse is coming back. Bad news: Its December 13th Gotta wait 5 more months. I haven't waited that long for anyth... oh wait.
  8. Couple of good Ballista videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmOC2gVfh7U https://www.twitch.tv/theastropub/clip/SnappyHardBottlePhilosoraptor (Not embedded because these forums choked on the Twitch video when it was embedded).
  9. Price increase! Now $35. Seems strange to be happy about it, but when its your LTI token, that's $5 less you have to pay for anything you upgrade it to.
  10. You probably want to wait until mid-August to buy one of these:
  11. Yeah, its unclear to me that 3800X is "worth it" or not. Certainly not from a price/performance aspect, but possibly from a "performance at not that much more" aspect. Its going to be faster than the 3700X, obviously, its stock clocks are higher. But will it be much faster than the 3900X? The chiplet design doesn't seem to have any real drawbacks from what I've read, so that fear seems to be unfounded. I found the 3800X in stock a few days ago, hopefully some review sites bought it and are in the process of reviewing it. Right now we have little more than a couple anecdotes. Then there's the whole overclocking aspect, which is still a complete unknown. I wish HardOCP was still in business, they'd have all this done by now, and if not, they'd be transparent without being asked about what was holding them up.
  12. 3800X is in stock at Newegg: https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-7-3800x/p/N82E16819113104 Hopefully there's reviews of it soon.
  13. And the reviews are popping up on the web. Here's Anandtech's: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14605/the-and-ryzen-3700x-3900x-review-raising-the-bar Now why didn't Anandtech review the 3800X instead of the 3700X? The 3700X is the downclocked version and the 3800X was the one I thought was most interesting, but they didn't review it (yet?). Still it went exactly as I predicted. If you're a gamer, the already-existing i7 and i9 are better, albeit only slightly. But they're also no more expensive. You can certainly make a case for AMD though for other tasks, like video encoding. In fact, if you software encode your gaming sessions on one PC instead of using NVEnc/Shadowplay or using a 2-PC setup, the 3900X is a clear winner. I don't plan to spring for these, I'm sticking with my i7-4770k and am waiting for Intel's long-delayed process node shrink. Intel better not wait too long, because at this rate I'll be getting AMD's 4th Gen Ryzens, if they come out first.
  14. If you want to shame Beijing, get people in inflatable boats and try to sail to Taiwan like people in Libya who try to sail to Europe. Symbolically it'll be huge.
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