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by salm
2017-01-02 11:19am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: How green are electric cars
Replies: 50
Views: 10402

Re: How green are electric cars

I don´t think that it is very important that EVs are a lot cleaner NOW. EVs have the potential to be very clean, even if we can not fully harvest this potential at the moment. Combustion engines do not have this potential at all because they burn dirty fuel allmost by definition. Therefore it is imp...
by salm
2016-11-19 06:02pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Looks like Ghostery can no longer block Youtube ads. What to replace it with?
Replies: 12
Views: 3718

Re: Looks like Ghostery can no longer block Youtube ads. What to replace it with?

Note that ublock origin is different from ublock (without origin). ublock origin is the good™ one whereas ublock is evil™ for reasons that I once knew but forgot.
by salm
2016-09-20 04:59pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Explain yourself RAR
Replies: 27
Views: 3744

Re: Explain yourself RAR

Convert to the local religion. No, seriously. Since it's a Third World country, I don't speak the language, so I'll be doing my communicating through an interpreter. Moreover, the only people who are apt to speak my language in this lawless region are probably educated clergy, since other educated ...
by salm
2016-08-18 12:43pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China
Replies: 48
Views: 5825

Re: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China

Actually there are signs like this in Portland. However, it doesn´t matter if your average motorist understands theses signs. They are not made for normal drivers. Nobody understands these sign here either besides bus and tram drivers. That is enough. In some places these signs simply switch to "go"...
by salm
2016-08-17 05:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China
Replies: 48
Views: 5825

Re: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China

Well in this case we is Germany but i am sure signals for busses, trams and other types of public transportation vehicles are common else where, too. Here is a selection of lights and signs you see often but have nothing to do with you if you are in a car. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stra%C3%9Fenb...
by salm
2016-08-17 03:21pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China
Replies: 48
Views: 5825

Re: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China

Thing is, straddling bus designs are specifically intended to work with existing traffic ythe same roads as regular traffic, or there would be no reason to build them as straddlers. So if it doesn't seem as though they can operate along normal roads, even if those roads are significantly modified, ...
by salm
2016-08-16 05:01am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China
Replies: 48
Views: 5825

Re: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China

That thing does not seem practical at all. it will require all bus platforms to be elevated so you can get on the damn thing which would require a sizeable change in infrastructure routes. For newly developing areas it may work since they can be built specifically for it but established areas would...
by salm
2016-08-14 04:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China
Replies: 48
Views: 5825

Re: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China

The same thing that happens on an Autobahn when a truck wants to overtake another truck. The left lane is temporarily blocked by a truck. I don´t know how it is regulated elsewhere but on the Autobahn (and many other streets) you have to stay as right as possible and are only allowed to move futher ...
by salm
2016-08-14 03:49am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China
Replies: 48
Views: 5825

Re: Giant elevated bus test vehicle built and tested in China

I'm skeptical whether or not it's practical for this vehicle to share the road with other road cars- including vans, pickup trucks with oversized cargo, etc. The TEB's height will surely force the government to prevent tall vehicles (conventional buses, tractor-trailers, etc.) from sharing the road...
by salm
2016-07-17 06:37am
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: 3d Modeling
Replies: 9
Views: 8309

Re: 3d Modeling

Don´t extrude splines. It will give you bad topology which will make it rather obnoxious to work with later on. Instead of a spline start with a plane and extrude its edges to match the hull. That way you can control you topology a lot better.
by salm
2016-06-09 02:22am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Re: New rig - undecided on some components

What resolution are you planning to game at? The 1080 is significantly more powerful than the 1070, but both are good enough for 60 FPS at 1440P and neither will run 4K well without SLI. Personally, I am waiting for the new $199 AMD card but my budget is a lot smaller than yours. Gaming is not real...
by salm
2016-06-05 11:28am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Re: New rig - undecided on some components

So some new components have come (i7 6800K and GTX 1080) out and I put together a rig I´m thinking of buying. I am not sure yet on the RAM. Are the timings, CL14 16-16-31, a good combination with the mainboard and CPU in question? Does this make sense? Perhaps I could wait some more and get the GTX ...
by salm
2016-04-12 05:35pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Re: New rig - undecided on some components

Tests show that you get around 5% to 30% percent performance increase with hyperthreading when rendering scenes in raytracers such as VRay or Mental Ray on quad cores. In some cases it can be slower due to special circumstances but usually it is faster. I have no idea if this is any different for 6...
by salm
2016-04-12 01:50am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Erdogan demands censorship in foreign media
Replies: 37
Views: 5991

Re: Erdogan demands censorship in foreign media

Lol, this is gold. Apparently the Turkish vice president said that the comedian in question is guilty of crimes against humanity because he insulted all 78 million Turks. Well, Turks are people . Insulting them is really much worse than genociding humanely relocating vermin Armenians to mass graves...
by salm
2016-04-12 01:46am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Re: New rig - undecided on some components

Tests show that you get around 5% to 30% percent performance increase with hyperthreading when rendering scenes in raytracers such as VRay or Mental Ray on quad cores. In some cases it can be slower due to special circumstances but usually it is faster. I have no idea if this is any different for 6 ...
by salm
2016-04-11 03:12pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Re: New rig - undecided on some components

Terralthra wrote:If I were to build a new PC right now, I'd go with an i5-6600K Skylake just to replace it with the Cannonlake-E whenever that comes out and I had the cash to upgrade. No sense locking into a finished socket.
The i5s don't do hyperthreading so they are not as useful to me as i7s.
by salm
2016-04-11 03:04pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Erdogan demands censorship in foreign media
Replies: 37
Views: 5991

Re: Erdogan demands censorship in foreign media

Lol, this is gold. Apparently the Turkish vice president said that the comedian in question is guilty of crimes against humanity because he insulted all 78 million Turks.
by salm
2016-04-06 02:33am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Re: New rig - undecided on some components

Ah, sorry, I somehow wrote 680 instead of 980 in my last post. You mean the 980ti is 980 eurobucks vs 680? Your price on the 970 is right around what we pay here (~$350) and the 980ti are running around $650. Sure you aren't looking at the Titan? That's still about a $1000 around these parts. At $6...
by salm
2016-04-05 03:11am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Re: New rig - undecided on some components

Ah, sorry, I somehow wrote 680 instead of 980 in my last post. Ok, thank you for the watercooling hint. I will look into that. Extending life of the parts is a good idea and worth spending a few extra bucks as I intend to keep this rig for the next 5 or so years. I might have to revise my view won t...
by salm
2016-04-04 05:42pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Re: New rig - undecided on some components

I'd go with Skylake simply because it's on Intel's newer 1151 pinset. More upgradeable at a later time, where a Haswell-E is pretty much end of the line for that mobo. That's a good point. To be honest I have never upgraded a CPU but perhaps in this case it would make sense for when the Cannonlakes...
by salm
2016-04-04 05:38pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Re: New rig - undecided on some components

NOTE: I don't build PCs for rendering, One thing I am uncertain about is the CPU. I think either a i7 5820K Haswell-E (395€) or a i7 6700K Skylake (344€) would be a good choice. The main board I am not certain about either. for the 5820K Haswell perhaps the ASUS X99-Pro(355€) and for the Skylake an...
by salm
2016-04-04 04:02pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: New rig - undecided on some components
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

New rig - undecided on some components

Hi, I am planning to build a new rig and am undecided on several components. It will be a computer mainly for professional 3D work (3ds Max and Blender) and the computer should be fit for CPU and GPU rendering, even though GPU rendering is more important. The budget is around 2000€. One thing I am u...
by salm
2016-03-15 07:48am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Adblock delivers ads
Replies: 13
Views: 2837

Re: Adblock delivers ads

This is an arms-race that can only be won by putting content behind a paywall. Otherwise, users can simply refuse to download advertisement images or run advertising scripts , and they simply won't appear. Unless you re-design your content to work like TV ("you get what we send you" rather than "he...
by salm
2016-03-08 07:36am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Working on a game about airships...
Replies: 22
Views: 5961

Re: Working on a game about airships...

Hey, nice to see some progress. And nice logos. Personaly I find the top right one the best as it incorporates the whole airship idea in the most bold and simple way.
by salm
2016-03-04 08:20am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The collapse of the Mosul dam may be imminent.
Replies: 74
Views: 5825

Re: The collapse of the Mosul damn may be imminent.

Which area is in danger of getting flooded? Is it only mainly the center or is the diameter larger than the city?