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  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    Horusra said:
    Horusra said:
    What makes people think Net Neutrality means more providers and better speeds.  Everyone always paints the rosiest future for Net Neutrality and the worst for the other side.  Maybe Net Neutrality means slow speeds because there is no incentive to make it faster and less providers because there is no cash for providing something better.
    Because net neutrality has literally nothing to do with investment and predictions. Improving the networks requires the same money whether net neutrality is present or not. Investment incentive is also non-existent in the US. These giants are only out to make money, not spend it giving neighborhoods better connection services. 

    The telecomms would just love net neutrality to go away, they can maximize profit without spending a dime on infrastructure investment. And that's all this garbage is that the chairman is pushing through. With net neutrality in place, the telecomms have been trying to skate by wireless investment -- which is still an unstable technology -- where they can do this practice of throttling and service funneling that should also be regulated. In most of the US, cell service still sucks, they still do the unethical service charges, and have barely spent anything other than signal boosting existing towers.

    This doesn't benefit the people, and severely harms small business and startups. In a digital age, there is no Main St. The only street is the internet, and if an ISP can block or slow your storefront it's the equivalent of throwing a brick through a window of a downtown store. No one will shop there until the money is spent repairing the window and clearing dangers. 

    It's purely corporate controlled fascism. Where stockholders and CEO's are the dictators. 

    Net neutrality needs to remain, and broaden to include wireless.

    But, the internet as we know it is out for the count. Remember all those free wifi hotspots everywhere? Gone next year under the proposed and likely pushed agenda. 

    Local libraries can even be devastated -- having to pay huge amounts to maintain services with local ISP's-- and only one example. That's your tax dollars. So this will cost us in another way. Municipality expense to these hacks. 


    Yes because socialist countries are hot beds of innovation.
    I don't know, why don't you ask one of the hundreds of users on MMORPG.com here from socialist countries and find out? Average speeds in the US availability is 100-200mb/s where they are looking at 100gb/s fiber. 

    But I have to ask... At what point did I mention anything about socialism or anything related to it? Market regulation is just as much part of capitalism. Do you like reimbursement and pain and suffering for when you get ripped off? That's a regulation. Do you like protection of assets? That's a regulation. And also written in the constitution. 

    You are bad at this. 
    TorvalYashaXMrMelGibsonKyleran
  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    Horusra said:
    What makes people think Net Neutrality means more providers and better speeds.  Everyone always paints the rosiest future for Net Neutrality and the worst for the other side.  Maybe Net Neutrality means slow speeds because there is no incentive to make it faster and less providers because there is no cash for providing something better.
    Because net neutrality has literally nothing to do with investment and predictions. Improving the networks requires the same money whether net neutrality is present or not. Investment incentive is also non-existent in the US. These giants are only out to make money, not spend it giving neighborhoods better connection services. 

    The telecomms would just love net neutrality to go away, they can maximize profit without spending a dime on infrastructure investment. And that's all this garbage is that the chairman is pushing through. With net neutrality in place, the telecomms have been trying to skate by wireless investment -- which is still an unstable technology -- where they can do this practice of throttling and service funneling that should also be regulated. In most of the US, cell service still sucks, they still do the unethical service charges, and have barely spent anything other than signal boosting existing towers.

    This doesn't benefit the people, and severely harms small business and startups. In a digital age, there is no Main St. The only street is the internet, and if an ISP can block or slow your storefront it's the equivalent of throwing a brick through a window of a downtown store. No one will shop there until the money is spent repairing the window and clearing dangers. 

    It's purely corporate controlled fascism. Where stockholders and CEO's are the dictators. 

    Net neutrality needs to remain, and broaden to include wireless.

    But, the internet as we know it is out for the count. Remember all those free wifi hotspots everywhere? Gone next year under the proposed and likely pushed agenda. 

    Local libraries can even be devastated -- having to pay huge amounts to maintain services with local ISP's-- and only one example. That's your tax dollars. So this will cost us in another way. Municipality expense to these hacks. 


    Asm0deusRexKushmanMadFrenchieSedrynTyrosAvarixbartoni33MrMelGibson
  • Ascent Infinite Realm Teaser FAQ: No Gender Lock!

    The biggest question I have for this title is:

    Will this title also be stuck in EA hell for what seems like a decade, complete with a paid DLC release prior to the base game even reaching a release state?
    Not likely. Bluehole is pretty good at what they do. And judging the previous releases (TERA, Devilian, PlayerUnkown Battlegrounds) doubtful to the paid DLC prior to a release. Likely a full game, with microtransactions just like their previous games. 
    MadFrenchieConstantineMerus
  • Radeon RX Vega launches

    Torval said:
    Ridelynn said:
    albers said:
    So, what compute video cards are good at? How it will be useful for me to have giga, tera, mega flops of memory bandwitch ? 
    If you are doing very detailed design work, such as complicated CAD or other 3D modeling, doing professional grade production rendering (either proofing or post production), medical imaging, rocket science, working on advanced AI or simulation - just some examples.

    Gamers definitely don't need ECC VRAM or Gigateramegaflops of memory bandwidth. Most of that is for very high precision and/or low fault tolerance work. There is a market for it, and you would know if you needed it.
    Does ECC ram come with a performance hit in latency or something such as that? I can't imagine error correction comes for free so I would think so. But I've always wondered why the tech manufacturers have kept this as an enterprise only feature for so long.
    Technically speaking, yes ECC (Error Correction) uses redundancy (Duplicating bits and sending them multiple times through error correction circuits.) This extra encode/decode step will naturally cause more latency and propagation delay. 

    Stability is very important in mission critical industry. In home, not so much. Even an operating system is considered non-critical data. It's always been possible however to get parts with ECC for home use, but who would facilitate it? Save for maybe a small business owner running PoS systems etc. (Point of Sale, not piece of shit.) ECC vram I could see being beneficial in CAD and home 3-D printing/modelling. That framebuffer gets locked up and you could end up between a rock and a hard place. 

    The other benefits would be in some bleeding edge. AMD's cpu to gpu sharing in new APU and Ryzen chips. Resource sharing VRAM as system RAM, using the gpu as a second processor (Why not it's already pretty much a cpu?) Adding ECC on top makes that significantly more stable. 
    laseritTorval
  • Radeon RX Vega launches

    Cleffy said:
    Right now, nVidia's driver support for obsolete hardware is pretty bad compared to AMD. There is a reason why AMD GPUs have had a fine wine effect. They are only supporting 2 architectures for consumer GPUs. To cover the same amount of generations, nVidia would need to offer driver support for 6 architectures. It also translates to better backwards compatibility with older games for AMD as their drivers are built upon the previous generation. Right now AMDs driver support is much better than nVidias with more frequent updates and more stable drivers.
    I think what you meant is the advantage nVidia has with certain DirectX versions. The cards are just more efficient at it now. Since DirectX 10, nVidia has been lagging at implementation of the standard. As a result AMD typically played newer DirectX versions better until nVidia eventually caught up and surpassed AMD. I expect the same to happen with Volta. With Vulkan, the API is based on Mantle, so AMD will have an advantage here for some time.
    I'm comparing nvidia's performance with graphics libraries and api's. They lack on DirectX 12, and OpenGL 4.3+ but beat AMD hands down (New cards.) in backwards compatibility: DirectX 9/10 / OpenGL 2/3. In relation to new cards running older software. 

    Having used Vulkan... Could care less if it's based on mantle or whatever. It's OpenGL in the coding but no longer having to name everything an int pretty much and shader options have been simplified on the human side. Under the hood. it's still OpenGL + OpenCL. OpenGL with threading options essentially.  
    Torval