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AN UNDERWHELMING ENTRANCE
DON’T FORGET THE UNDERDOG
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THIS PHONE IS LIT BRUH
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I have a dac/amp for my phone, the version without battery costs 80€ and with battery 150€ (FiiO Olympus E10K/A5) so I'd say the price is pretty normal
(and the sound amazing if you have the right headphones)
Does no one remember the technological leap with Crysis and the difficulty the most expensive cards had running it at the time? We even welcomed it despite the price and performance trade-off. I'm confused why people aren't as excited (to put it mildly) to seemingly allow the possibility of enhancing and changing rendering technology for a better future in real-time graphics.
Perhaps because the immediate trade-off isn't so noticable... it's a first generation technology and I'd give it more time. Moving forwards in real-time graphics is so much more difficult and expensive than it used to be.
Hey guys there are a lot of reviews out there saying the FPS were unbelievably low. This is just not true. I am getting 90fps lows and 110-140fps average on ultra with taa on low. I have an 8086k/8700k not delidded at 5.2 and 16Gb of DDR4 at 4000 on 1080p with a 2080ti. Without a doubt I can’t wait for AMD’s implementation but I have been passionate about this far before nvidia mentioned their implementation. I live close to Linus so if someone wants me to drive over I would be happy to. Why are my FPS so high. To get stability I had to reset my nvidia control panel’s global and bfv settings to default. So on default if I am getting this high FPS imagine when I switch a few settings like “focus on performance and aa off if possible etc”
Except Project Fi is a bad value in most places (all places if you use more than a gig or two of data a month) and there is a bit of an outcry about wifi switching to mobile data when not wanted and not everyone trusts Google to run a VPN anyway, so... #fakenews? lol
Ok this one pisses me the hell off...
iPhones have been 'catching fire' and 'exploding' for years now... and no one even bothers to mention it... yet Samsung had a handful of devices catch fire and EVERYONE was in a fucking god damn UPROAR about it...
Now, a new iPhone is released, it goes BOOM, and people just laugh it off like its nothing? SERIOUSLY? Fuck who ever decided to write this script.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: RTX was never going to be a high-performance feature in its first generation. The mere fact that raytracing can be done even at 60FPS with a single card, as opposed to several minutes or even hours per frame with a supercomputing GPU farm, is in itself a massive accomplishment. The second generation of RTX technology will bring the performance we all crave, but in the meantime let us all appreciate the fact that raytraced games with playable framerates on a single-GPU system are even within the realm of possibility.
You can optimize it by having monitor resolution of 4K, Scale to 50% = 1080p 4K Super Sampling, up-convert to 4K, while keep everything Ultra, but you can leave TAA as low...during so will allow for 60 FPS with RTX enabled at Ultra. You won’t notice any “significant” changes.
Note: Also there’s only Low and Ultra (or Medium) Ray-Tracing.
Ray-tracing cores are going to take a while to adopt into the ecosystem.. same way multi-core cpu's took about 5 years to really hit their stride. The current offerings of games and such are akin to when games made in DX9 added options to use DX10.. you turned it on and massive hit to FPS for negligable impact to visuals. But, as time progressed, the real improvement came from game developers re-coding their shaders to use more and more of the functions that had been baked into the hardware-level instead of having to reinvent those wheels at the top-level. Ray-tracing is going to be like that for a while, too... You have a tensor core that can do amazing physics, AI, neural network.. but while you have the hardware, you still need time for the software industry to catch up. There are some game engines, like Unreal, that can leveage it.. but we're going to have to wait for more developers to build games with it from scratch instead of bolting it on after-the-fact.
But, the promise of RTX.... is that you have real-time lighting physics. So, no more baked-in shadows or lighting. And, even shadow maps and lighting can be way more intricate.
And, since it's real-time lighting physics, you can do stuff real-time like put a mirror next to a cave opening to shine light down into the cave real-time.. instead of that needing to be a scripted event or something.
As with anythinng new, it takes time for folks to adopt it, learn to use it, and then learn to really abuse the shit out of it and find amazing ways to leverage it.
And then we go through iterative phases where all the fancy stuff they're doing with it, but coded high-level, eventually becomes standardized and baked into the systems down at the hardware level witih more and more intrinsic functions and stuff.
RTX really is some next-gen shit for graphics cards, though. For past decade or so grpahics cards have been stuck with just over-clocking and incremental speed increases. What we're seeing now is specialized cores that are good at certain things... and we're going to see that in the cpu world soon, too.. as we see cores that specialzie in certain kinds of functions get work offloaded to them while a main core orchastrates all that. Specialization of processing is where computing is headed. And it's going to take time to re-architect and adapt.
Anyone else actually freaked out by the "distant explosions" at 3:03 of the video? I have decent headphones on and the sound profile made it sound like something exploded above and to the right of me in the distance. #triggerwarning
Honestly, Project fi was one of the main reasons I bought a Pixel 1, and recently upgraded from a 2 to 3. A few of my friends Ive talked to about Fi really want it to come to other phones in the future.
I'm sure it takes a lot of computational power. It's a move to a different way of doing things. Its like people just can't understand that resolution isn't graphics. What looks more realistic a game in 8k or a movie in 1080p? Ray tracing will bring more realistic looking games and of course that is going to take more power.
Prerendered ray tracing is not the same as real time ray tracing. No other card can do real-time ray tracing, you people have no idea how much of an impressive feat that it and how much computing power it actually takes. 60FPS is impressive AF all things considering. It is an added extra if you want it. I don't understand what everyone's problem is? You Can Turn it OFF!!!
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.