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EgyptAir Flight MS804 lost with 66 aboard

by CWS

May 19, 2016

Egyptian airbus is presumed to have crashed in the Mediterranean; authorities suspect terrorism.

Sorry for no block quote, but to be honest there's too much info at the link to sift through, and it looks like it's still being updated, so you're better off just looking there.

Assassin's Creed feat. Michael Fassbender

by Loki Kola

May 11, 2016

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holy shit I'm actually impressed

GeForce GTX 1080

by CWS

May 8, 2016

Good God Almighty. :shock:

Quoting from Gamespot:
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New $600 Nvidia GTX Card Announced, Faster Than Titan X
The GTX 1080 offers an "irresponsible amount of performance," CEO Jen-Hsun Huang jokes.

Last updated by Jimmy Thang on May 7, 2016

onight during a special event, Nvidia announced the GTX 1080 card, which is faster than the Titan X, the company's previous top-of-the-line card. It launches this month and will start at $600. The card boasts "irresponsible amounts of performance," Jen-Hsun Huang joked when announcing the GPU.

The GTX 1080 is based off the company's new Pascal architecture, which supersedes the company's Maxwell architecture, used in the company's 900 series graphics cards. According to Nvidia, billions of R&D dollars went into Pascal and it is the company's most efficient architecture based on the 16nm finfet process, which makes it the first of its kind. The card will also be the first of its kind to use 8GB of G5X video memory, which is the fastest GDDR memory around, and is produced by Micron.

The GTX 1080 is also extremely stable from a power standpoint. Huang showed a slide on stage that showed a GeForce GTX 980 having a peak to peak power fluctuation between 209mV. The 1080, on the other hand, featured a much more consistent power usage with a range of just 120mV. This should make performance more stable for the end user.

In terms of performance, Huang said that the 1080 is faster than two GTX 980s in SLI. It is worth noting that he did not specify under what conditions or resolution. Huang also mentioned that the card is faster than the company's current consumer flagship king, the GeForce GTX Titan. He added that it also consumes much less power.

To demonstrate the power of the card, Huang invited Tim Sweeney on stage to show off Epic's upcoming MOBA Paragon running in real time. In the demo, it was revealed that the GPU clock was running at 2.1GHz, which makes it the fastest core clock on an Nvidia GPU either air cooled or water cooled. This is impressive because the 1080 is an air-cooled card, and air-cooled cards generally do not run as fast as their water-cooled counterparts. We also saw the memory clock running at 5508MHz during the demo with a memory usage of 2655MB, all while running at a cool 67 degrees Celsius under load.

Did we mention that the demo looked great and ran at a constant 60fps?

Huang also said that the 1080 is "crazy overclockable," would have 8GB of video memory, and would retail for both $599 and $699, the latter of which would be for the company's "Founder Edition' card which would be even more overclockable.

Huang did not delve into what makes it more overclockable compared to the stock version.

Huang then went on to reveal that the card would be coming out on May 27. And if that wasn't enough, Huang also unveiled the GeForce GTX 1070, which he stated is faster than the $1,000 Titan X. This is impressive since Huang revealed that the card would retail for $379 (with the Founder's Edition running for $449). The 1070 features 8GB of GDDR5 video memory [Editor's Note: A previous version of this article stated the card would use G5X. This was incorrect.] and will release on June 10th.

It also runs the new Doom at 200 FPS. o_o I don't think real life moves at 200 FPS.

R.I.P. Prince

by CWS

April 22, 2016

As with David Bowie, I can't say that I was personally a fan, but the man had undeniable talent.

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Doctor Strange

by CWS

April 13, 2016

First trailer.

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Fun With Polls V: Priorities

by CWS

March 28, 2016

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Happy Easter!

by CWS

March 28, 2016

Guess I forgot to put up a thread. :oops: Better late than not at all, I hope!

Now Brussels.

by CWS

March 23, 2016

I'm sure by now you're probably all aware that there was yet another attack by Islamic militants in a major European city yesterday. The attack, for which ISIS claimed responsibility, left approximately 30 people dead and over 200 injured, none of which is surprising considering they used nailbombs.

U.S. Presidential Primary Race 2016

by CWS

March 8, 2016

Just out of curiosity, and for the sake of potential entertainment. To be followed with an obligatory "final" poll once the primaries are settled.

R.I.P Alan Rickman

by snowman1989

January 14, 2016

This year's barely started and we're already losing talented people like flies. Alan Rickman, most famous for his role as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, has just died of cancer, much like Bowie only a few short days ago.

There's another movie I remember him from: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as the corrupt Judge Turpin. A surprisingly good movie for a musical. Damn, I'm already missing the man's villainous charisma...

R.I.P. David Bowie

by CWS

January 12, 2016

By now I'm sure everyone is aware that David Bowie has died of cancer at age 69. So I will let the man speak for himself.

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North Korea tests H-Bomb?

by snowman1989

January 6, 2016

Can't go a fucking week into the new year without some asshole like Kim Jong-Un scaring the shit out of the civilised world. :x According to Japan's geological service, there's been a sizable man-made earthquake in North Korea just a few short hours ago, consistent with an nuclear test, with some even claiming this was an attempt at an H bomb. Oh, and the test site is virtually right next door to China. I can only imagine the fury in Beijing right now.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

by CWS

January 1, 2016

You know what...? I'm not even going to look back at how much the past year has sucked, this time. (Even though I know I just did.)

But let's have one anyway. Let's just do it, one way or another.

Deadpool

by Loki Kola

December 26, 2015

Well, the second red band trailer for Deadpool is out, and fucking hilarious. Like Deadpool or not, Ryan Reynolds certainly captures his hyperactive charm.

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Merry Fucking Christmas

by Loki Kola

December 25, 2015

Today I thank Santa for my friends, my family, these presents, and the stretch of perilous ocean separating us from New Zealand Middle Earth.

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