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2 hours ago, luke viia said:

the GPU market :cry:

fucking appalling tbqpfh. I'm just not buying anything out of principle right now, prices are too ridiculous even when product is available. apparently this will continue at least til next year.

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16 minutes ago, usagi said:

fucking appalling tbqpfh. I'm just not buying anything out of principle right now, prices are too ridiculous even when product is available. apparently this will continue at least til next year.

I’ve been told the stores here don’t have “allocations” until 2023. I guess this suggests the stores are on allocations to begin with (I don’t really know how sales works tbh but it sounds like some places are getting preference over others?)

If some show up on the truck it’s a lottery/accident but essentially in my city the suppliers are saying we aren’t giving you any until then. 😕
 

 

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think my room smells of cat piss. Am unsure if it is the patch on the bed from when she got lonely when I was on nights, which I have sprayed liberally with industrial urine enzyme breakdown shit. Or if she's gone somewhere else yet undiscovered.

Also dingformung needs to stfu

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^ darreichungstfu

6 hours ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

I’ve been told the stores here don’t have “allocations” until 2023. I guess this suggests the stores are on allocations to begin with (I don’t really know how sales works tbh but it sounds like some places are getting preference over others?)

If some show up on the truck it’s a lottery/accident but essentially in my city the suppliers are saying we aren’t giving you any until then. 😕

that doesn't sound right. my understanding is that the stock would be trickling through but you would either have to be on a priority list for it by expressing your interest for a specific card with a shop or website, or it may appear briefly if there's a momentary surge in stock and the demand hasn't gobbled it up entirely straight away. that's the case here at least, I don't know why it'd be different in Canuckistan. are you saying retailers are just not putting anyone on a list?

personally I'm just not going to pay over $1k AUD for a 3080. and prices are currently hovering in the $3.4-4k range :cattears:

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got a job with the council as an apprentice software developer but they use all the microsoft powerautomate lowcode/nocode stuff. bit of a letdown for me because im more in to the actual programming side of things.

 

truly a first world problem though as theyve provided me with a brand new laptop and im mostly working from home. 🤷‍♂️

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5 hours ago, usagi said:

^ darreichungstfu

that doesn't sound right. my understanding is that the stock would be trickling through but you would either have to be on a priority list for it by expressing your interest for a specific card with a shop or website, or it may appear briefly if there's a momentary surge in stock and the demand hasn't gobbled it up entirely straight away. that's the case here at least, I don't know why it'd be different in Canuckistan. are you saying retailers are just not putting anyone on a list?

personally I'm just not going to pay over $1k AUD for a 3080. and prices are currently hovering in the $3.4-4k range :cattears:

Holy crap 3.4-4k??? They’re showing up occasionally “second hand” ie Facebook marketplace and kijiji for around $2000 here. The stores (some independent, some big box like Best Buy or whatever) show them in their product listings but I’ve never seen them in stock. The 3090 was available briefly in January but since then I haven’t seen one!

I did try to get added to a list with a medium sized chain here and that’s when I was told “don’t bother, we won’t have any for a few years”.

I kind of gave up hope at that point but you’re probably right, I just need to try harder. Doesn’t make sense that Canada would be getting 0 cards lol.

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19 hours ago, usagi said:

fucking appalling tbqpfh. I'm just not buying anything out of principle right now, prices are too ridiculous even when product is available. apparently this will continue at least til next year.

arghh! My swfp here is that the bearings in my GPU fan (an aging gtx 1060, barely worth saving if the market wasn't so screwy) are going bad real fast. dunno if it's related, but the trouble started during the pnw heat wave (I absent-mindedly left the PC idling one day while at work). I can't afford a decent new one - my GAS fund is not to be used for such nonsense - nor do I feel like getting ripped off by cryptocumming douchebags, so... DIY. It's a dumb design and I have to pull the entire heat sink off just to remove the shroud, so I've avoided anything beyond cleaning and readjusting the flimsy bastard. I really don't like working with electronics; "light touch" is not my M.O.  hopefully the fans I just ordered are actually the right ones. as it is, the card sounds like it's being operated by crickets with rotohammers. mama mia.

4 minutes ago, luke viia said:

 

wtf is going on with this post jfc 

and my internet just went out 

faqu technoglogy

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People have been having garden parties nonstop for the last 3 weeks and I'm on the verge of burning something down. Last weekend I politely asked some young idiots to please turn the music down. It was loud, they were loud, and it was fucking late. One reacted by threatening me, someone else shouted "WHERE DO YOU LIVE!?", and after I left they turned the music up again.

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5 minutes ago, Silent Member said:

Getting old is a bitch

No, I love it. You find out there's so much shit you don't need to care about. But I've always hated people who play music at full blast so you can hear it 300 meters away.

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On 7/7/2021 at 9:43 AM, luke viia said:

arghh! My swfp here is that the bearings in my GPU fan (an aging gtx 1060, barely worth saving if the market wasn't so screwy) are going bad real fast. dunno if it's related, but the trouble started during the pnw heat wave (I absent-mindedly left the PC idling one day while at work). I can't afford a decent new one - my GAS fund is not to be used for such nonsense - nor do I feel like getting ripped off by cryptocumming douchebags, so... DIY. It's a dumb design and I have to pull the entire heat sink off just to remove the shroud, so I've avoided anything beyond cleaning and readjusting the flimsy bastard. I really don't like working with electronics; "light touch" is not my M.O.  hopefully the fans I just ordered are actually the right ones. as it is, the card sounds like it's being operated by crickets with rotohammers. mama mia.

wtf is going on with this post jfc 

and my internet just went out 

faqu technoglogy

I'm still rocking a GTX 770 from 8 years ago. if your DIY job doesn't work out, you could consider a sidegrade as a cheaper option, some places should still be offering 10xx cards.

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On 7/6/2021 at 5:43 PM, luke viia said:

arghh! My swfp here is that the bearings in my GPU fan (an aging gtx 1060, barely worth saving if the market wasn't so screwy) are going bad real fast. dunno if it's related, but the trouble started during the pnw heat wave (I absent-mindedly left the PC idling one day while at work). I can't afford a decent new one - my GAS fund is not to be used for such nonsense - nor do I feel like getting ripped off by cryptocumming douchebags, so... DIY. It's a dumb design and I have to pull the entire heat sink off just to remove the shroud, so I've avoided anything beyond cleaning and readjusting the flimsy bastard. I really don't like working with electronics; "light touch" is not my M.O.  hopefully the fans I just ordered are actually the right ones. as it is, the card sounds like it's being operated by crickets with rotohammers. mama mia.

wtf is going on with this post jfc 

and my internet just went out 

faqu technoglogy

I’d be willing to part with my 1080ti FE if it helps you somehow

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Two large cups of pop from Burger King fell over in my skip bag, drenching the food as well as the seat underneath the bag.  First time in over 3000 deliveries that that's happened.  Was told by the chat team to just leave the scene and mark the delivery as done.  Guess they don't want to risk any violent altercations with customers vs drivers.  I saw the dude though and explained to him what happened, and that they were prob going to send him another.  He was so bummed out, but didn't take it out on me at all.  Just looked sad.  I did end up eating his fries, which were still alright.

PS this is from 3 days ago.  I am a fraud.

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10 hours ago, ignatius said:

decided to try the open core method and force big sur 11.2.3 onto my mac pro 5,1 

this could end horribly.. or simply never end. 

why did i do this? because i'm an idiot. computer now stuck in a reboot loop. can't start up from time machine for bootable thumb drive for reinstall of mojave because whatever i did w/open core has made my graphics card appear as 'non-metal compatible'. going to have to try and put an old ass OS on it and go from there. FML. what an idiot i am. 

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Bought a brand new coffee percolator but am too dumb to use it properly. Idk if having an electric stove negatively impacts it or not. Apparently it's supposed to perc for 7 to 10 minutes once it reaches boiling point, but I don't wanna burn the shit either. I think I poured my first batch prematurely.

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Yeah, I think it takes some trail and error to get it right. Used one for a couple of years on a gas stove and it always took some attention to get consistent results. Worth it though. 
 

 

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9 hours ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

Can't find a Hackers stream anywhere.  Unbelievable.

i feel like it's gotten quite a bit harder to torrent films/shows in the last few years, which is the opposite of what i would have expected/hoped for. Music's still pretty easy to come by though

Spoiler

speaking hypothetically of course

 

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