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Old 06-04-2016, 01:56 PM   #25761
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It's struck me as extremely odd for the past decade or so that the companies which are best known for producing GPUs do not produce graphics cards.

This wasn't always the case.

During the early-modern polygon era, if you said to someone that you have a 3DFX video card, that meant that you possessed a PCB made by 3DFX, containing a chipset made by 3DFX. Ditto for Diamond.

Today, if you say that you have an Nvidia graphics card, that means that you have a card made by any one of a large number of companies which does not include Nvidia. Ditto AMD.


This is a peculiar business model.


It would be like saying that you drive a Ford, and that being automatically understood to mean that your car was manufactured by pretty much any company other than Ford itself.
Why's it peculiar? As already pointed out above Nvidia does in fact make graphics cards still. AMD does as well, but I think it's only firepro cards any more.

This arrangement allows the chip manufacturer to do what they do well, and allows these board assemblers to kick *** at GPUs, motherboards, and everything else.

You'll notice 3dfx isn't around any longer, they did a pretty shitty job managing all things other than making badass graphics cards...
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It would be like saying that you drive a Ford, and that being automatically understood to mean that your car was manufactured by pretty much any company other than Ford itself.
It would be more like saying you drive a Ford and it being understood that Ford had manufactured the engine and drivetrain, but someone else had made the body, assembled it, emissions and crash-tested it, shipped it to a dealer, and was now handling the sales and warranty side of things. Except for the "calling it a Ford" part, this isn't actually unheard of -- look at a Pantera for example.

The video card manufacturers DO put their own branding on their products, it's just that the people buying the products know that the only thing that's really significant in distinguishing cards is the chipset on them, so they don't pay any attention to that branding.

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Old 06-05-2016, 12:37 AM   #25763
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It would be more like saying you drive a Ford and it being understood that Ford had manufactured the engine and drivetrain, but someone else had made the body, assembled it, emissions and crash-tested it, shipped it to a dealer, and was now handling the sales and warranty side of things.
So I take it you're a fan of the Toyota Elise.
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My body was not ready for this series.
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My body was not ready for this series.
WOW that was LOUD.

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Old 06-06-2016, 09:46 AM   #25766
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:51 AM   #25767
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Just delete them all, or forward them to pusha for him to handle.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:41 PM   #25768
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Still trying to get my phone back to normal.

Anyone have any experience using Odin to reflash?
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:09 PM   #25769
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Yeah, finding the right rom is a bitch.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:53 PM   #25770
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Still trying to get my phone back to normal.

Anyone have any experience using Odin to reflash?
Chainfire's new flashfire is supposed to be very useful. then head over to rootjunky's download site for roms. like unmodded original ones.
https://flashfire.chainfire.eu/
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...list/85478168/
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Old 06-06-2016, 03:42 PM   #25772
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America.
Man sued for $30K over $40 printer he sold on Craigslist
Man sued for $30K over $40 printer he sold on Craigslist
In a situation like that, if you really want any justice, there comes a time when you gotta take the law into your own hands, literally.







It's likely the only thing that can get through to a worthless parasite.


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Old 06-06-2016, 04:01 PM   #25774
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Still trying to get my phone back to normal.

Anyone have any experience using Odin to reflash?
Looks successful after finding a 5.0 stock rom, fingers crossed.

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Yeah, finding the right rom is a bitch.
I soft bricked it the first time I attempted to flash 4.4.2

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Chainfire's new flashfire is supposed to be very useful. then head over to rootjunky's download site for roms. like unmodded original ones.
https://flashfire.chainfire.eu/
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MG's ongoing career change:
Had my interview with the second company today. Went well, but probably not my first choice. It's a small company so I'd have to really bet on their growth if I want to advance in the next 5-10 years.

Also had a response back from the first company -- everyone I interviewed with is ready to move forward so they want expanded references and will be doing a criminal background check. The expanded references are tricky...they want 5 references including 2 managers/supervisors, but I've only had 2 jobs in the last 10 years. Only had 2 supervisors in that same timeframe. The supervisor from my last job is already listed as a reference. I can't list my current supervisor as a reference. And they want these references submitted within 24 hours.

Hmm.
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Had my interview with the second company today. Went well, but probably not my first choice. It's a small company so I'd have to really bet on their growth if I want to advance in the next 5-10 years.

Also had a response back from the first company -- everyone I interviewed with is ready to move forward so they want expanded references and will be doing a criminal background check. The expanded references are tricky...they want 5 references including 2 managers/supervisors, but I've only had 2 jobs in the last 10 years. Only had 2 supervisors in that same timeframe. The supervisor from my last job is already listed as a reference. I can't list my current supervisor as a reference. And they want these references submitted within 24 hours.

Hmm.
That's tough. I've never ran into that before. Every place I've dealt with has understood calling your current boss isn't really an option.

Best you can do is explain that to them. If they are unreasonable about it, it just shows it's not a place you want to work anyway.
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Your supervisor from your previous job + his supervisor at that job = 2 supervisors/managers.
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That's tough. I've never ran into that before. Every place I've dealt with has understood calling your current boss isn't really an option.

Best you can do is explain that to them. If they are unreasonable about it, it just shows it's not a place you want to work anyway.
Actually, after talking it over with a friend, I think I need to let my supervisor know anyway. He has passed job opportunities to me in the past (that I did not pursue), and he has always done right by me.

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Your supervisor from your previous job + his supervisor at that job = 2 supervisors/managers.
Not a chance. That guy was a crazy dude that I and my supervisor were both desperate to get away from.
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Put me down as a reference, I can pretend to be a supervisor on the phone. I will say you have great newb bashing skills for those who deserve it, and the ones who ask intelligent questions get meaningful thought out responses. I can also throw in some IT buzzwords like Agile, Synergy, Github, ruby on rails, CCNA, IBM think pads, you know the works.
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I think I need to let my supervisor know anyway.
You realize your supervisor has an obligation to the company to let them know if there's anything he/she knows that can affect the company. I realize it's not an "oath" thing but nonetheless. Let shuiend be your shill.
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