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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aquarium-themed build without wasting my money."

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks for your opinion!

Are there any cases you recommend that have the aquarium look? I also want it to hold at least 3x 140mm fans. Preferably under $250.

Thank you again!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aquarium-themed build without wasting my money."

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't even have one ;(

I really like aquariums, however they are too much of a hassle for me. So I've decided to integrate it into part of my PC build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Server CPU Recommendations"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm... that's a problem. I don't see them on Amazon or Newegg. However, older Xeon E3/E5s from 2015 or so are commercially available, so you might want to try those out.

I actually did find two types of Xeon Es on commercial sale.

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Corporation-CM8068403654221-E-2174G-Processor/dp/B07KYX5416?ascsubtag=s1568509042606vvu0a52348&SubscriptionId=AKIAJQXDQRH6HAYWR4NA&tag=52348_iceleadscom-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07KYX5416

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Corporation-CM8068403654221-E-2174G-Processor/dp/B07KYX5416?ascsubtag=s1568509042606vvu0a52348&SubscriptionId=AKIAJQXDQRH6HAYWR4NA&tag=52348_iceleadscom-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07KYX5416

They are Xeon E-2174G (4C8T, 3.8GHz - 4.7GHz) and Xeon E-2146G (6C12T, 3.5GHz - 4.5GHz) respectively.

Not all Xeons are widely commercially available, but these two would be good enough for your needs. The pricing is not expensive, so that's a plus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Server CPU Recommendations"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

6 core: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/xeon/e-processors/e-2286g.html

8 core: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/xeon/e-processors/e-2288g.html

These are the best-performing CPUs for your situation (high clock speed). I would consider 6C12T since 8 core server CPU can get a bit pricy, and you probably don't need that much.

Has an iGPU so you don't need a graphics card. Of course, you can use a GPU for increased performance.

For a mobo, do some research on Xeon E motherboards. ASUS WS C422 SAGE (I think this is what its called) is great, but costs quite a bit, compared to consumer motherboards.

For Xeon E you can get close-to-consumer CPU clock speeds if you are willing to pay more for increased 24/7 stability and ECC RAM support. So you are looking at turbo boost clock speeds from 4 point something to 5GHz.

For Xeon Scalable, a turbo boost of around 4GHz would be plenty. 3.7 or above is good enough. But Xeon Scalable is probably too many cores for you. ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Server CPU Recommendations"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Xeon E-series would work fine, preferably a(n) 6/8 core one with high clock speeds. I find Xeons are much more reliable than AMD alternatives, such as TR and Ryzen.

My best bet for you, with maximum reliability, would be a Xeon E. There are many motherboards but I find Asus' SAGE series being the best, although it is a bit expensive... Get one with graphics if iGPU is needed. Otherwise, get an entry-level workstation card (for maximum reliability).

For storage, a RAID 0 config with WD Red NAS drives would be great. Buy WD Black for extra performance, but it also comes at a cost... It looks like 32GB RAM would be right for you. Xeon E requires ECC so that'll be needed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Secondary Video Storage for Plex?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Not necessarily, many popular motherboards can handle raid types like RAID 5 (3 drives) or RAID 10 (4 drives), and there is recovery software for them (yes they cost money, but all good recovery software does)

CITATIONS:

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-X299-E-GAMING/specifications/

Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z390-I-GAMING/specifications/

Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z390-AORUS-PRO-WIFI-rev-10/sp#sp

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z390%20Phantom%20Gaming%20X/index.us.asp#Specification

support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 16)

https://www.stellarinfo.com/windows-raid-recovery.php

Secure data recovery from RAID 0, RAID 5, and RAID 6 arrays

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Scared!!! First build ever. Please advise."

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Well, try waiting. H500 is all you need, and spending more on an H500M doesn't make sense.

May I also recommend the H500P, it looks amazing and is also cheaper than H500M.

Anyways, I appreciate that you appreciate my suggestions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best RAM speed for Skylake-X"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for the link. I've never seen a X299 RAM article so I am delighted to see one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best RAM speed for Skylake-X"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see. Then I am probably getting 4x8GB for 32GB total. Thank you so much for the response.

I also have another question, if I buy 4x8GB DDR4-3000 memory, about how high can I overclock the RAM? Can I hit DDR4-3400?

P.S. This RAM set in particular:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/NGyV3C/gskill-trident-z-royal-32-gb-4-x-8-gb-ddr4-3000-memory-f4-3000c16q-32gtrs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best RAM speed for Skylake-X"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Follow up question:

Should I buy 2 sticks, 4 sticks, or 8 sticks of RAM? Should I fill up all 8 RAM slots? And does it affect performance?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best RAM speed for Skylake-X"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

I still need a recommendation. My senses tell me to buy 3200MHz.

Can you send me some benchmarks for 3200MHz and 3600MHz as well?

P.S. Did ASUS make the benchmarks?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ram Recommendation"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

For AMD RAM speeds makes a slightly larger difference, but this is my opinion:

2133 & 2400: There are no issues. The speed difference is not big. If you have old 2133 RAM I'd use it, but I would probably buy 2666 or above.

2666: Works decently. Get these if on a budget. Has best value.

2933 & 3000: Good. Cheaper than 3200 so might have better value.

3200: Recommended by AMD. Good performance.

3600: Lavish. Buy these if you have money to waste.

Above 3600: WHY DON'T YOU JUST SPEND MONEY ON RAM TO BUY A BETTER CPU OR GPU???

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I love your build... but I like your IKEA lamp better! Too bad you don't...

Anyways, congrats for feature!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AM4 motherboard with Fire wire recommendations"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Why not an add-in card? Is there anything wrong with it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Scared!!! First build ever. Please advise."

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $237.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $194.69 @ OutletPC
Memory Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $135.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $101.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1354.31
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1294.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 19:14 EDT-0400

This list has much more value compared to your list.

Ryzen 7 2700X offers SMT, a nice RGB fan enough for good overclocking, much more competitive pricing, and a better deal in general. Ryzen 7 2700X will be good for your build. If you wish more performance, you can overclock it. That's something the 9700 will never do.

Use the stock fan, it is good.

I chose a motherboard at a really good price. It looks great, is pretty cheap, and can support up to 128GB RAM! Get it quick, there is a $30 mail-in rebate.

Cheaper-per-gigabyte RAM. Only costs $70 / 16GB. I chose 32GB RAM with the money saved from buying cheaper parts. Apps will run more smoothly, and you will thank me because apps nowadays are RAM hoggers. Also includes RGB which is nice.

3TB HDD is all you need. I'd personally only buy 2TB, but since it seems like you require more HDD, 3TB is fine. Barracuda has okay performance for a competitive price.

Corsair 510 SSD is cheaper and is almost as fast. Much more value, plus it is one of the longest-lasting SSDs.

1660Ti has more performance over RX 590. Chose a card with three fans. Also, gigabyte cards are relatively cheap, so it's a deal.

H500 instead of H500M makes a minimal difference for your build, I'd go with the cheaper one.

Cheaper PSU, plus a $20 mail-in rebate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Secondary Video Storage for Plex?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

WD Red. Great reliable, and quiet drive for RAID. Get the 7200RPM version, slightly better performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "which is faster in performance? and speed Seagate barracuda pro vs wd black?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

For mass storage, any HDD will work. The difference is neglect able. For games/boot disk, you need an SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "which is faster in performance? and speed Seagate barracuda pro vs wd black?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Dude, just got an SSD. Intel 660p SSD is just a bit more expensive but will have nearly 20x faster read/write speeds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is this wiki page correct about FLOPS?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but this does not represent the actual FLOPS of a particular CPU. You can search for a FLOPS formula, and plug in the FLOPS per cycle for the architecture.

P.S. The CPUs with highest FLOPS are usually server CPUs, such as Xeon Phi, which has an extremely high FLOPS but low clock speed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "All of a sudden, this thing won't boot!"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

After pressing the power button, does it boot AT ALL? I know you can't get to windows, but can you get to BIOS? Is there POST? Are there beeping noises? If so, search up the beep patterns.

Anyways, try some generic fixes. Remove RAM and reinstall. Try with only one RAM stick. If you can get to BIOS, try resetting RAM speeds to lowest (DDR4 2133). If you have any other sticks of RAM try that.

Has your CPU ever overheated or throttled? If so, it might be a fried CPU, or maybe you just need better cooling. Maybe try taking CPU out and reinstalling. If you have another AM4 CPU put that in.

Check that the motherboard is not damaged. Try the test and/or reset buttons on the motherboard.

If PSU and RAM both work, then you usually can be able to get to BIOS. Otherwise, there might be a major issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Build for Gaming in the World?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Eh, whatever. It was just for fun anyways.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I have wanted to build my own PC since I was a kid - Is my build OK?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Do you really have a budget? If you can tell me a budget I can help you figure it out. Is there no budget? Or is it around $2000?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Build for Gaming in the World?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Hmmmm... no it is this.

WARNING: THIS IS INSANELY OVERPRICED AND WILL ONLY GAIN A ~25% PERCENT OF REAL WORLD GAMING FPS, COMPARED TO A $2500 PC, FOR A 200%~300% INCREASE IN PRICE, AND HAS TERRIBLE VALUE. IT IS ONLY FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE, AND WILL NOT SPARE YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. ALSO, IT IS NOT ALL THAT GOOD AT MULTI THREAD.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $614.50 @ shopRBC
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler $234.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE EATX LGA1151 Motherboard $1209.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4400 Memory -
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-4400 Memory -
Storage Intel Optane 905P Series 960 GB PCI-E NVME Solid State Drive $1599.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) -
Video Card NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) -
Case Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case $193.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair AX 1000 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $329.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4183.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-12 21:19 EDT-0400

i9-9900KF is slightly better for gaming.

Waterforce motherboard and NZXT X72 cooler provides superior cooling for OC.

64GB of DDR4 4400 RAM, insanely powerful.

Intel Optane SSD is the fastest, ever.

Nothing can go wrong with SLI Titans.

Better case.

Better deal PSU.

Who needs a sound card? Games do not have that good of audio quality to see a difference.

For peripherals consider the Apex Pro keyboard and Alienware monitor (240Hz refresh, 1ms, GSYNC)

P.S. Are you even going to buy this or not?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you think would be the best gpu to pair with a Ryzen 5 2600"

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

If you want AMD, the RX 580 is a good option. Nice performance for a relatively cheap price.

If you want Nvidia, get the 1660Ti. More expensive, but ridiculously powerful for its price range and what it is. AMD does not have a GPU like this.

Make sure to check that the GPUs have at least 6GB of VRAM, it makes it run much better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Amazon is being annoying right now."

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Oof, that's pretty sad. I liked that card. Don't know why MSI decided to discontinue it, though. That's really dumb.

Anyways, I have also heard some bad things about B&H.

On a related note, I have also received a 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, ordered from Amazon. (possibly 3rd party vendor) It shipped in a sketchy cardboard box, with NO Seagate labels on it AT ALL, and inside there was NO INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL, SATA CABLE, POWER CABLE, OR SCREWS. I think it might have been an OEM version. To make matters worse, it was raining and there was minimal water-proof packaging. If I haven't noticed and moved them inside the HDD would have been ruined.

And you know what else Amazon did? I also received some BOOKS that day too, and Amazon has NO WATERPROOF PACKAGING WHATSOEVER and the delivery man just laid the books in the open. The books got slightly wet, and if I didn't notice, both the BOOKS AND THE HDD, WORTH OVER CAD$100 IN TOTAL, WOULD HAVE BEEN DESTROYED BY AMAZON'S TERRIBLE PACKAGING.

I'll never buy from 3rd party Amazon vendors again, and I will probably also see if Newegg has it better. I am probably going to send a complaint email to Amazon.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Amazon is being annoying right now."

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that's true. I've learned my lessons.

Amazon or Newegg official only. Nothing else.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Amazon is being annoying right now."

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

That's true, it will probably be okay.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Amazon is being annoying right now."

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Next time I will only buy Amazon/Newegg official parts too. And not save money by buying from some 3rd party merchant. And definitely not from ebay.

Aliexpress is pretty cool.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Urgent! Build needed for animation!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

No, it's okay. I can afford it. i9-9940X appears to be the best price-performance ratio, costs just a tiny more, and is also decently better. 14 is the magic number for X-series.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Jokes"

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

A good joke:

The price of the Mac Pro.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Urgent! Build needed for animation!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

I just prefer TR4 because it has good multi-core, but after reading a few articals I saw that TR4 is actually not really good for the programs I use, especially the 2970WX. So I might not get it.

Nevertheless, TR4 still has excellent value, even if it is not the most optimized. I will always consider it.

Thanks for the parts list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Urgent! Build needed for animation!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

well, I'll just add it then, and watch it go $100 higher than my budget.

Oh, well...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Urgent! Build needed for animation!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

oof, I forgot...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Urgent! Build needed for animation!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

What do you think of this? It's just in the budget.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/qc73cY

Anyways thank you so much for inspiring me, and providing me with that build and website.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Urgent! Build needed for animation!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Ooof... I've never expected these things among AMD chips... I guess Intel's still superior.

What about X-Series chips?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Urgent! Build needed for animation!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Why i9-9900KF? Don't the Ryzen/Threadrippers offer better value? (i.e. R9 3900X, R7 3800X, TR 2920X)

Is it more suited for adobe software or something?

I'm just curious.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got waxed"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Did IForgotMyPassword forget his password?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The iPhone is affordable again!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

iPhone SE is terrible. I have one and it lags in games worse than an iPhone 5S. Also, it has terrible battery capacity. It runs out very quickly. Finally, it is way too small. 0/10 recommend, would rather buy something by Samsung, Huawei, LG, OnePlus, etc. Even Razer Phone is better.

I hope the iPhone 11 will be better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The iPhone is affordable again!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

One day, they'll make the Mac Pro affordable as well.

One day.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Urgent! Build needed for animation!"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

This is a long list.

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Blender
  • Ableton for Music Production

Possibly I will use some kind of CAD in the future, but I don't need it right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best cpu for 4k gaming"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm not saying Titan RTX > 2080Ti, I'm only saying Titan RTX > 2x 2080Ti. Yes Titan RTX has bad value in gaming, but if you want to squeeze out that tiny more bit of performance, then it will do the trick.

To clear things up, here's a list from highest value to lowest value:

Better value - 1x 2080Ti

Okay value for more performance - Titan RTX

Worst value but has a performance advantage in rendering - 2x 2080Ti

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts On My Tech Website"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

No problem! I'm sure it will be great!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I made a website"

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

I really like the website design and graphics! Maybe you can turn it into a blog? It looks really professional btw, where'd you get the website design from?

I got bored of video games and wanted to do something when I’m not in school.

By saying that I'll salute to you bro. And hopefully, everyone else will too.

hosted on a spare striped down laptop with Windows Server 2012 R2

What? You deserve a 18-core workstation for this site!

If you make a donation system I'm sure there will be people willing to donate.

Perhaps this is a stupid idea, but maybe you can do some giveaways to get people hyped?

Nothing special

I think this is more than a random website you made while bored, this could be an opportunity. You can (possibly, with hard work) make money from this thing/accomplish something else big/open doors (like what floridaboz said). Work hard on this or things like MySQL and you'll get there.

You're not the only one who has shared a website here today. The very same day I saw another guy share a really cool website of his. Maybe check his out too? (It's in this forum, in off-topic)

Amazing job, keep up the good work!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts On My Tech Website"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

I like the clean style of the website very much, but there are just a few suggestions. First of all, a "calendar view" would be really cool. Since this is a blog type thing, it would be really cool to have a calendar, with the article posted on each day in the day box of the calendar (sorry about bad wording), so that it looks organized and you can easily find the articles, since so far it is bit hard to navigate all the articles. Also, I felt that it would fit your minimalist style.

Regarding the actual build guides, I have a few suggestions. For the GPU you suggested 2x 2080Ti cards. Wouldn't it be better for one to buy a Titan RTX for roughly the same price instead? (not all apps support SLI) Also, where are the Quadros? I expected to see Quadro P4000/P5000s on the rendering guide but it only goes up to 2x 2080Ti. Also, can you give a few suggestions for the SSD/HDDs, rather than giving out storage capacity only? You know what would have been even better? Builds with Xeons! I love Xeons and that would be cool to see! Maybe add a server build suggestion page too?

For the music production page maybe include some speakers/headphones, too?

A suggestion for the Best Fortnite Settings page (or any future gaming page): add a tip to turn V-Sync off. V-Sync reduces your FPS and causes input lag, no one likes V-Sync.

Finally, where's Adobe After Effects on the "Animation" page for recommended apps? It's my personal favourite, and really powerful too, but it's not on there... how? ;( Maybe it costs too much?

I do like how there is a lot of "budgets", makes it more interesting and flexible.

Anyways, I really liked your website, it's really cool. For some reason recently there has been a lot of website sharing on PCPP, this is the second one I've seen here today. Maybe check that out? (it is a post in this forum, off-topic)

Keep up the good work!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best cpu for 4k gaming"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

For CPU, I recommend i9-9900K, i9-9900KF, or Ryzen 9 3900X. Note that the Ryzen has 12 cores, which gives it a big advantage in multi-thread, but it has lower clock speeds. Also note that Intel is going to release i9-9900KS sometime soon, which is basically i9-9900K but higher clock speeds. If you really are going to buy an i9 I recommend the KF since you don't need iGPU, and without it producing heat you can overclock it a bit more. The last time I checked, it was cheaper, as well.

I personally recommend getting a Titan RTX instead of 2x 2080Ti, as not all applications/games support SLI. Titan RTX costs around the same as 2x 2080Ti and has really good performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thermaltake View 71 - A good case?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

I see. It is definitely a beautiful case (much better than Phanteks Eclipse). Size is not a concern for me. I have to ask you, how good is the cable management and airflow? (I’m assuming it’s great)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Car Part Builder"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

No means to ruin your fun, but I doubt that's possible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

They are. Slowly, and at a margin of which changing will not affect normal life of humans. Any big change will result in catastrophe. Of course, there are SOME companies that harm the environment, but we're stopping them.

Think about it.

Why don't they make changes?

Because they don't want to lose money.

What if they do make changes, and do lose money?

Everyone loses money.

What if just that happens?

Jobs are lost.

And then what?

Poverty and hunger rises.

And then?

Armaggeddon.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Think about PCs. Forget about climate change, politics, overenthusiastic environmentalists, and bad research. Imagine it was all a PC build.

Imagine this:

The year is 2010. You are a proud owner of an Intel Core i7-930 and Nvidia GTX 260. Of course, even with your high-end setup, you still get frame rate fluctuations in some games. Of course, you know that they are perfectly normal and have nothing to do with your build. Only did one time was the fluctuations so extreme you had to get a clean install. Everything worked out fine.

Fast forward to 2015. You are excited to get the new Witcher 3 game to play on your PC! You installed it, only to realize it had like 5 FPS and was stuttering all the time, even crashing. "Normal," you say, "it's just a bit more extreme than usual. It will get better." However, it does NOT get better, and after a clean install did not fix things up, you are starting to get worried. "But it must be perfectly normal! This type of thing happens all the time!"

Next day, you talked to a friend about it, and he just laughed. Then, without your permission, he bought a GTX 970 with YOUR credit card, YOUR money!!! (you guys shared credit cards) "How dare you waste YOUR money?" you shouted furiously. "It was just perfectly normal fluctuation!" However, when he put the card in, the game ran smoothly. You still did not believe him.

Now it's 2019 and you want to run the latest hit game but your system doesn't appear to cooperate. Is it normal fluctuation? Or should you upgrade your computer?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Of COURSE there is a crisis! But that does not mean we should all go into some pre-apocalyptic state of mind! Politics aside, this is my opinion.

TL;DR: Do you know when you change the water of the fish tank? You have to change it slowly, not rapidly, or the fish dies. :( Well, it's the same for changing to renewable energy.

Total shut down of anything that burns something. Yes, I think it needs to be that dramatic.

At this stage, it is simply impossible to just "shut down anything that burns". We currently depend on the electricity generated from fossil fuels, if we stop that, then the world would have a massive power outage possibly resulting in hundreds of millions of deaths[*1 - see footnote on the bottom of post.] Completely stopping something is never the answer, what we are doing is slowly making plans for renewable energy, hundreds of engineers are probably working on that this very moment, and slowly applying them, i.e. switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Currently, our renewable energy isn't developed to meet our demands. If we develop it first and slowly but surely make the switch, we can do it. If we just switch everything over it won't work.

Yes - it just seems like a joke to me. While all that talk is going on, massive quantities of fossil fuels continue to burn at proportions way greater than any effort in place. It just seems no one is really doing anything about it, but just talk and proposing solutions.

Heck no. By saying that you are probably disregarding hundreds of scientists, engineers, and other professionals working to fight climate change right now. They can't do anything right this very moment, but they are contributing a lot, and in the long run, they'll definitely solve it. There are people doing it, it's just you may not notice.

So our plan basically is:

  1. Have scientists figure out a plan.

  2. Environmentalists propose those solutions in the meantime to make sure regular people like you and me don't do stupid things. [*2 - see footnote on the bottom of post.]

  3. Switch slowly from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

  4. ???

  5. Profit

How are you going to stop the cows from farting?

Well, it's the same process.

  1. Have scientists figure out a plan.

  2. Environmentalists tell us to eat less beef in the meantime, reducing the demand and possibly reducing cow population.

  3. Someone invents artificial beef.

  4. Stop the breeding of domesticated cows to reduce the cow population.

  5. ???

  6. Profit

So don't hate the environmentalists, if we all do something, we'll make a change.

(Like reusing plastic bags or donating or stuff like that. It's very important)

Footnotes:

*1 The plan you proposed (the one involving people dying) is a stupid idea. Would you have over hundreds of millions (possibly including you and me) die, or have no one die? Anyone will choose the latter. So all we need to do is make little changes, and little by little, we would have gone green. Easy. No need for people dying, we just need time. And not even a long time, most companies are switching to renewable energy before 2030. Also, why do people need to die in order to stop people from dying (from climate change)? Your plan is the same as not doing anything. Either way, people die. We could avoid that.

*2 The environmentalists have too much hate. Don't hate them so much. Even if you may not agree with their opinions, remember, they are people too.

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