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Forum: OC3D News Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By tgrech
Threw a tenner in a couple days ago as a bit of a...

Threw a tenner in a couple days ago as a bit of a joke, just to play my little part in f*'ing over punitive hedge funds with their own dirty tricks, didn't expect to make so much off it. Once the...
Forum: OC3D News 21-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4,672
Sticky: Quick News
Views: 630,455
Posted By tgrech
Raspberry Pi have entered the microcontroller...

Raspberry Pi have entered the microcontroller market!

What a price and feature set! Taking it straight to the Arduino's and ESP's

Already put my order in to get to grips with this one quickly,...
Forum: OC3D News 20-01-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By tgrech
My point was just that, average expendable income...

My point was just that, average expendable income per country can vary significantly from average wage
Forum: OC3D News 20-01-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By tgrech
I see your point, and I'm not arguing against...

I see your point, and I'm not arguing against you, but wage data alone is not very useful without accompanying cost of living data. Eg: UK wages are ~x3-x6 higher than say Eastern European countries...
Forum: OC3D News 19-01-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By tgrech
Yeah you'll still be charged 20% VAT on goods...

Yeah you'll still be charged 20% VAT on goods worth over £135 (If not included in the price by seller) on delivery (As was previously the case pre-Brexit), but now also a further 2.5% customs duty on...
Forum: OC3D News 18-01-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By tgrech
Yeah exports are usually zero-rated on VAT, as is...

Yeah exports are usually zero-rated on VAT, as is the case normally in the UK.

https://i.gyazo.com/a21fd7954d9ee1d7eeee5da6a094057e.png

It's the same for exporting from within an EU nation...
Forum: OC3D News 17-01-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By tgrech
This article is a tiny bit out of date now, the...

This article is a tiny bit out of date now, the dev team at Epic are looking into ways with which users can register their Steam games to activate the DLC on Epic, it's more of a technical issue...
Forum: OC3D News 16-01-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By tgrech
A lot of countries still use large taxes at the...

A lot of countries still use large taxes at the point of consumption (Eg VAT) as a primary tax source, I think it could definitely be argued that it is an unfairer form of tax than income or asset...
Forum: OC3D News 12-01-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By tgrech
I think they look quite nice, especially the...

I think they look quite nice, especially the matte black, and they're about as well spec'd and price tier'd around what I'd usually buy (Don't need many bells and whistles), if they made them for...
Forum: OC3D News 12-01-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By tgrech
I expect AMD's retort will be bringing mainstream...

I expect AMD's retort will be bringing mainstream Zen3 parts prices back down to Earth. Seems like they've been selling out quickly enough at their current prices so far so I can see why they're up...
Forum: OC3D News 11-01-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By tgrech
To be fair, no Mini ITX GPU and CPU combo of...

To be fair, no Mini ITX GPU and CPU combo of todays parts can max out a 650W PSU without overclocking/power limit increasing, even a RTX3090 with an i9 10900K and all your other gear would be around...
Forum: OC3D News 07-01-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By tgrech
It's worth noting that "ASIC Resistant"...

It's worth noting that "ASIC Resistant" algorithms like Ethereum's Ethash just mean that they're designed in such a way that creating ASICs becomes expensive and with harder to achieve gains,...
Forum: OC3D News 07-01-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4,672
Sticky: Quick News
Views: 630,455
Posted By tgrech
Yep, the trading of crypto derivatives like...

Yep, the trading of crypto derivatives like futures, options, and tokens, makes no sense with the volatility, and exists just as a dodgy financers toolbox, this trading of derivatives adds no long...
Forum: OC3D News 07-01-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By tgrech
I quite liked Warzones but its been a mess...

I quite liked Warzones but its been a mess recently, the DMR and Mac10 are game breakingly OP even after yesterdays patch.
Forum: OC3D News 06-01-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By tgrech
Yeah most for-profit mining, in terms of big...

Yeah most for-profit mining, in terms of big farms, uses renewables to maximise that profit, some cities even invest heavily in renewables to lure in big crypto mining organisations, and the tax...
Forum: OC3D News 06-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By tgrech
Think there's a difference between "Creating a...

Think there's a difference between "Creating a needless additional middleman between a consumer and producer for the sake of profiteering often with the side effect of creating artificial scarcity on...
Forum: OC3D News 05-01-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By tgrech
This is due to America's tariff on goods...

This is due to America's tariff on goods assembled in China isn't it? GPUs now been dropped from the exclusion to it. This one:
...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 01-01-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By tgrech
Isn't Seagate being unreliable essentially an...

Isn't Seagate being unreliable essentially an urban myth down to people misunderstanding Backblaze data?

(IE treating it as some kind of reliable weighted sample rather than a fairly randomised...
Forum: OC3D News 26-12-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By tgrech
Yep that's how things should have worked, but it...

Yep that's how things should have worked, but it didn't. The crunch in this case started over a year before the final launch date, because when the game repeatedly got the delayed, the crunch was...
Forum: OC3D News 26-12-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By tgrech
Think we have to start accepting the fact that...

Think we have to start accepting the fact that Cyberpunk isn't just a buggy mess *despite* the crunch, but very likely BECAUSE of the crunch. There's lots of evidence on the ineffectiveness of...
Forum: OC3D News 23-12-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By tgrech
Think you could argue it's "a small electronic...

Think you could argue it's "a small electronic device for playing computerized video games." if it's designed for playing videogames regardless of what underlying tech it uses.
Forum: OC3D News 18-12-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By tgrech
I think what you're describing is Laissez-faire...

I think what you're describing is Laissez-faire Capitalism, assuming you're saying that "true capitalism" means as little regulation as possible. Sounds nice on paper, tried many times in the past,...
Forum: OC3D News 17-12-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By tgrech
Think the thing it would most likely replace, and...

Think the thing it would most likely replace, and that it's primarily used as an alternative for now, is Gold (IE a commodity useful as a secure store of wealth), the "secureness" often being of much...
Forum: OC3D News 17-12-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By tgrech
Scalping undermines the "safety valves" of...

Scalping undermines the "safety valves" of capitalism, scalpers mass buy products that would otherwise go to actual consumers, artificially restricting supply to consumers, the whole supply vs demand...
Forum: OC3D News 30-11-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,672
Sticky: Quick News
Views: 630,455
Posted By tgrech
Anyone noticed that last gen cards are now sold...

Anyone noticed that last gen cards are now sold out everywhere or inflated in prices too? RX5000 and RTX2000 cards all gone?
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