[-] Sami 8 points 20 hours ago

Not when that person is a bad faith actor. He's not asking not to be called cisgender because it somehow relates to his identity but because he's promoting a certain worldview. He is the first to say that words have immutable meaning and is educated enough to know what the cis and trans prefixes mean and how they are not exclusive to gender.

[-] Sami 1 points 20 hours ago

Where I'm at it's indexed to inflation (but circumvented by evicting renters then raising rates illegally like someone else mentioned). Setting a target higher than the target inflation is mostly symbolic. Outside of specific situations like Covid, it is not likely to change much materially at 5%.

[-] Sami 19 points 21 hours ago

In case you missed that it's Peterson or are just not aware of him, he's a man that based an entire "career" in the spotlight on not respecting people's requests to be labeled correctly at the cost of his actual career and sanity.

[-] Sami 10 points 1 day ago

That translates into rents doubling in less than 15 years

[-] Sami 13 points 1 week ago

The same person who said Israel has the right to cut off the water and electricity of a civilian population. A former human rights lawyer as well.

[-] Sami 19 points 1 week ago

Yeah it is. I've seen variants with the same format.

[-] Sami 11 points 1 week ago

It's available to admins at least and I believe Kbin has it on by default for everyone so it should be publically available if someone wanted to find it. That said I don't think anyone is interested in that level of micromanagement unless its something like mass downvote accounts.

[-] Sami 11 points 1 week ago

No, but I am Middle Eastern and Canadian and am impacted by US policy whether I like it or not.

[-] Sami 29 points 1 week ago

It's incredibly depressing to know that my vote in federal elections is useless just because of where I live.

[-] Sami 15 points 1 week ago

Nobody is owed the peoples' vote. You can stick your head in the sand and pretend that everything is fine but don't be surprised if it doesn't pan out come election time in the US given past and current polling. Also, the whole Russian troll/useful idiot accusation that gets leveled at everyone who feels differently about anything from Biden's chances at winning to his responsibility for what's happening in Gaza is very condescending and shows a complete lack of flexibility in thought other towing the official party line. I wonder what you would say if Biden willingly chose to resign tomorrow.

[-] Sami 9 points 2 weeks ago

93 for 1/0.01075

[-] Sami 27 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

1024 historians assuming they all pick different combinations at random. Probability of randomly guessing at least 9 of 10 goes up to 1.075% or 93 historians (on average to get one person with 9/10 predictions right) or like the other commenter mentioned 1024-11= 1013 to guarantee a 9/10 but that's a little overkill.

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Boomer Shooter Humble Bundle (www.humblebundle.com)
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Ultrakill, Turbo Overkill, Forgive Me Father 2, Deadlink, Quake 2, Postal: Brain Damaged

Great value if you're interested in at least 2 of these

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We now can confirm we're planning for Hades II to launch in Early Access in Q2 2024 on Steam and the Epic Games Store. We'll have more details on the exact date, pricing, and system requirements closer to that time.

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submitted 10 months ago by Sami to c/borderlands

cross-posted from: https://kbin.social/m/gaming/t/424756

After many rumors and leaks , today it has finally been announced that Borderlands 3 will be coming to Switch this year. The official account of the game on

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I got access to the beta yesterday like a lot of other people and I was surprised to find that the game ran horribly on my PC. The FPS numbers are a bit lower than I would expect at an average of 90 but the actual dips are horrendous and it hangs for seconds at a time making it pretty much unenjoyable.

Specs: Ryzen 2600 with moderate overclock. RX 6700 XT, 16GB dual channel RAM at 3000MHz, 1440p resolution.

Monitoring utilization during a deathmatch game shows that nothing is exceeding 50% util (CPU, GPU, RAM or VRAM usage) at 2560x1440 no super resolution on medium-high settings. CPU util is roughly 35-40% most of the time which seems to be the main issue. Lowering graphical settings or resolution doesn't impact FPS noticeably. CSGO and other games run as expected.

It's kinda behaving as if multicore is disabled but from what I could find that's not a setting in CS2 and it should be always enabled. Anyone encounter similar issues? I know the Ryzen 2600 is a little old but benchmarks show comparable CPUs closer to 200 FPS.

Edit: Found something that helped with the hangs/stuttering. FPS is still not great but at least the game is playable now. Find cs2.exe under the default install path of C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\game\bin\win64 -> Properties -> Compatibility -> Disable Full Screen Optimizations

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Fantastic value at 60USD

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NOTE: Please backup your saves before attempting any of this as it involves modding your game files and that always poses a risk of data loss if things go wrong. Also, there may be some differences between original and remaster that I'll mention.

So the Knoxx DLC is notorious for being a driving simulator and BL1 DLC not having any fast travel stations except for the starting areas makes farming very tedious. Fortunately, there are ways around that on PC:

The "simple" way for Crawmerax and the Crimson Lance Armory

  • Download the Essentials Mod by LegX

Remaster/Enhanced version: https://www.nexusmods.com/borderlandsgotyenhanced/mods/7

Original version: https://www.nexusmods.com/borderlands/mods/34

  • Extract the WillowGame folder into your installation directory with the same existing folder: eg. a default Steam install should be in \Steam\steamapps\common\BorderlandsGOTYEnhanced\WillowGame\

  • Go to save data location eg. \Documents\My games\Borderlands Game of the Year\WillowGame\Config

  • Open WillowEngine.ini. Search for DefaultGlobalsDefinitionName=gd_globals.General.Globals

  • Replace it with DefaultGlobalsDefinitionName=gd_globals_custom.General.Globals

  • Launch game

  • Open Pause menu -> Options -> Mouse and Keyboard -> Keybindings -> Bind Fast travel to Craw/Knoxx Armory to whatever button

Notes: If you travel with the bind and are done with the area make sure you save quit instead of just traveling to it again as that will not save your current progress\

Also binding Fast Travel UI lets you fast travel from anywhere which is a big QoL improvement.

The manual way for Ajax (and Craw/Knoxx if needed)

  • Go to \BorderlandsGOTYEnhanced\WillowGame\CookedPC\DLC3\Maps

  • Copy dlc3_gondola_p.umap

  • Go to \BorderlandsGOTYEnhanced\WillowGame\CookedPC\Maps\Arid

  • Paste dlc3_gondola_p.umap

  • Rename Arid_SkagGully_P.umap to something like Backup_Arid_SkagGully_P.umap for safekeeping

  • Rename dlc3_gondola_p.umap to Arid_SkagGully_P.umap

  • Launch game

  • Fast travel to Skag Gully

  • You should spawn within 1 minute of Ajax as shown here

  • For Lance Armory and Crawmerax Repeat with dlc3_uberboss_p.umap for Crawmerax and dlc3_lancedepot_p.umap for Armory which can also in found in \BorderlandsGOTYEnhanced\WillowGame\CookedPC\DLC3\Maps

Another map you can replace is 'Arid_Cave_P.umap' which corresponds to The Lost Cave. You can use any map as a replacement but those are just the ones I've used before.

Note: the gondola file for Ajax may only work for the remaster or there may be a better one to use for the original if you search the large .umap files for yourself and try each one you might be able to find one that spawns you right in front of his area in the original version of BL1

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submitted 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago) by Sami to c/[email protected]

I've been looking at the current state of the GPU market since my RX 580 4GB is gonna be faced with 1440p soon and, while prices are still pretty bad, there's a few value options.

This was to suit my own preference but I thought it might be useful for others with similar needs. No preference towards Nvidia and I only care about rasterization so not looking at extra functionality/features making the shortlist basically just the AMD 6000 series midrange.

The standouts being the RX 6650 being the best overall value at ~$290 if you're fine with 8GB of VRAM and 6750 XT (or 6700 XT) for 12GB at ~$420 (these needing a good sale to reach that price).

The relative performance is from benchmarks at 1440p Ultra settings where 4090 performance is the baseline of 100% which should be representative of the average usecase for these (1440p and mostly not CPU bound).

There's nothing that offers 12GB under $380 (3060 12GB sacrifices some performance for 2GB of VRAM over the RX 6700) which is a shame in my opinion as 8GB is slowly becoming obsolete and has a good chance of shortening an otherwise serviceable card's lifespan.

I included the RX 7700 on there because there have been leaks about it and while they say it will be above 500USD, there's always the chance that AMD stops giving up free market share and puts it out at a reasonable price instead of slashing its price significantly 2 weeks after launch like it did with the higher end model recently. It makes sense for it to release around the release of Starfield (which they're giving away with their current GPUs) so might be worth holding out for that if nothing else comes up.

Otherwise, a sale on the 6750 XT seems like the best choice if you're willing to spend $420+tax on a GPU in terms of longevity and performance at 1440p.

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