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    [–] Worried about a potential weak spot on the Index Controllers ThisPlaceisHell 2 points ago in ValveIndex

    My exact thoughts too upon learning about these controllers. Anything that requires constant mechanical stress like that, moving parts, wear and tear on a material over time, I fully anticipate it to fail at some point and with how frequently you take the controllers on and off (every day, sometimes multiple times) it will definitely not last long. I hope we're wrong and it really is durable, but I just have this sinking suspicion that it won't be.

    [–] Having Deja Vu reading about all the folks with controller issues in new inside out headsets and SO happy Index has lighthouse tracking. ThisPlaceisHell 1 points ago in ValveIndex

    As long as it's using regular cameras to track a fully lit environment, nope I won't support it. If the day comes that all VR is crappy camera based tracking, I'm out. Just ride out whatever my last setup is, maybe it'll be Index maybe it'll be something after, but that'll be it.

    [–] How do I force my Vive controllers to have the same FPS as the game environment? ThisPlaceisHell 1 points ago in Vive

    For what it's worth, I saw this same kind of issue when I had my Vive and was using SteamVR Home specifically. The controller judder disappeared when I disabled Home and instead used the empty void as the environment between loading games. From what I've seen reported around, Home is just super laggy and bloated, with performance issues for many users. It's not my setup either because I have a 7700k and 1080 Ti, and my performance graph in SteamVR is constantly around 2-4ms per frame. That's plenty of room to breath below the allotted 11ms for 90hz.

    [–] small bright glare directly in the centre of lens ThisPlaceisHell 1 points ago in Vive

    Well it may or may not be the case but I have my suspicions that the rubbing of the glasses on the lens is at fault.

    [–] PSA: Fix a lot of Rift S tracking and other issues by disabling USB power saving ThisPlaceisHell 2 points ago in oculus

    Because I gain nothing from having lights on when a VR headset is on my face and I'm alone. What do I need the lights on for? There's no benefit.

    [–] Having Deja Vu reading about all the folks with controller issues in new inside out headsets and SO happy Index has lighthouse tracking. ThisPlaceisHell 0 points ago in ValveIndex

    THIS is exactly why I will never go inside-out tracking. It's trash meant to cater to lowest common denominator users who don't care about quality and will trade it for easier cost of setup and effort. Well I do care and I will always pay that price for a significantly better experience.

    [–] Returning Rift S because of IPD Issues (58mm IPD) ThisPlaceisHell 27 points ago in oculus

    This describes my experience with fixed physical IPD headsets (DK2, GearVR) to the freaking T. Meanwhile my buddies CV1 and my Vive, both looked phenomenal. I told myself I would never again buy another headset with fixed physical IPD and this is why.

    [–] PSA: Windows 10 1903 will push DCH variants of drivers; for anyone having problems updating drivers ThisPlaceisHell 1 points ago in nvidia

    I mean when having direct control over my PC requires me to use such a caveman level tactic to fight against it from doing what I want it to, yeah I guess you can say I'm "attacking" how the current state of Windows. It should give you the option to disable these parts of the update process and respect your wish. There's multiple places where I tell Windows officially not to download drivers through Update and it still ignores them. You have the hardware installation settings menu, that doesn't work. Then there's group policy editor, where it has an option to specifically avoid including drivers in Windows Update, guess what doesn't work either. Only way I've found to completely block drivers from being included in Windows Update is with DDU and using its specific setting to block them. That's it for software solutions. Does that sound like a user-friendly setup to you? It sounds totalitarian and like my PC is not really my PC anymore.

    [–] PSA: Fix a lot of Rift S tracking and other issues by disabling USB power saving ThisPlaceisHell 2 points ago in oculus

    I did with my DK2 and again with my Vive. Sold both and have a day 1 pre-order for Index that I plan to also use in the dark.

    [–] PSA: Windows 10 1903 will push DCH variants of drivers; for anyone having problems updating drivers ThisPlaceisHell 2 points ago in nvidia

    I thought I was explicitly clear from the absolute starting post that my goal is total control over driver installation via a physical brute-force method.

    [–] ELI5: Why are the storage options for devices like phones or laptops multiples of 16GB? ThisPlaceisHell 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Flash memory as is found on smartphones, is made in modular chips. You can add more chips to increase the total size, and since in this example 16GB is the base amount, each module is 16GB.

    [–] PSA: Windows 10 1903 will push DCH variants of drivers; for anyone having problems updating drivers ThisPlaceisHell 2 points ago in nvidia

    So called bloatware and extraneous software hasn't been my experience with automated installs.

    Really? You don't have a dozen icons in your start menu with downloaded bloatware apps like Skype, Candy Crush etc? Because every single time I installed a fresh copy of 10 and left the ethernet plugged in on bootup, it went ahead and downloaded all that junk on me. Heck, there were even times where I uninstalled them before it could fully pull them from the store, only for me to open my start menu a little while later and find them all reinstalled again. That is beyond the definition of bloatware and is now borderline malicious software.

    [–] PSA: Windows 10 1903 will push DCH variants of drivers; for anyone having problems updating drivers ThisPlaceisHell 3 points ago in nvidia

    Windows doesnt overwrite drivers you've installed automatically

    Bolded for emphasis on the problem. You do not get a chance to install those drivers manually prior to Windows Update screwing it all up on its own if you leave the ethernet cable plugged in while booting up Windows from a fresh install for the first time. It will start messing with drivers before you get the chance to even try to locate the files. This is the problem and is why I said my recommended advice is to unplug the ethernet cable, setup drivers, THEN plug it back in and let it do updates with DDU set to not download drivers over Windows Update. There is no option outside of this brute-force method to block Windows from doing this before you get the chance to set them up yourself. That is what I am complaining about. Not that automatic driver updates are a thing, but rather the lack of control we have over them.

    [–] Millennials more likely to face working-age poverty than any previous generation, UK report finds - Millennials are on course to face record rates of working-age poverty thanks to government housing and welfare policies, according to new research. ThisPlaceisHell 0 points ago in worldnews

    First people replied to him with "lol what an asshole I bet his daddy is rich" and when he replied with how hard he worked on his own to get to where he's at it then became "doesn't matter, no one should have to work that hard!" How is that NOT moving the goalposts? You people demanded one thing of him and when he called you out on it you moved on to calling out another thing.

    [–] PSA: Windows 10 1903 will push DCH variants of drivers; for anyone having problems updating drivers ThisPlaceisHell 3 points ago in nvidia

    I have happily done the footwork for updating my drivers manually for the last 2 decades. I enjoy pulling beta drivers, updating them cleanly with tools like DDU ensuring it is done thoroughly and properly, and being in control of exactly which components are installed. Nvidia drivers through Windows Update will always install all available components. I don't want that. I want specifically the HD Audio and Physx components and that's it. I don't want the 3D Vision crap, nor Geforce Experience (I don't know if they still include that, it's been a very long time since I let Windows install Nvidia drivers on me.) Same goes for sound card where components are missing.

    You can blame the manufacturer all you want, the bottom line is you aren't in control over how those drivers are installed, what components are (or aren't) included, how they're configured etc. It's all automated for the absolute bottom denominator class of user. I am not that user. I want to take my time and do it the old fashioned way, and Microsoft simply does not give you that choice anymore like they used to. We have to pry that control back with our hands by pulling ethernet cables out and blocking it like some Skynet AI that's gone rogue, doing what it wants.

    [–] PSA: Windows 10 1903 will push DCH variants of drivers; for anyone having problems updating drivers ThisPlaceisHell 5 points ago in nvidia

    Yes, https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us and you put in your specific setup. It'll give you a list of the latest WHQL and beta drivers available. You simply download them to a secondary HDD or thumb drive and install them while your PC is offline.

    [–] PSA: Windows 10 1903 will push DCH variants of drivers; for anyone having problems updating drivers ThisPlaceisHell 15 points ago in nvidia

    I'd rather just not have Windows brute force drivers on me. I'm a power user who desperately misses the days of Windows 98-XP how I had to install all my drivers manually. This whole automated process, and the way it funkily installs programs or is missing some (for example my sound card, it will install drivers but is missing many important components) and now this whole DCH nonsense where you require a UWP based Nvidia Control Panel to use. I don't like it, at all. And I'll definitely be sticking to my tried and true method of blocking internet when I do fresh installs for the foreseeable future.

    [–] PSA: Windows 10 1903 will push DCH variants of drivers; for anyone having problems updating drivers ThisPlaceisHell 14 points ago in nvidia

    I always unplug my ethernet cable before installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 because it will throw a ton of shit your way including outdated drivers and bloatware you don't want or need. Better to unplug the cable and deny it internet access while you install drivers from scratch using the latest standard drivers on an offline storage device.

    [–] ‘Just Cause’ Video Game Getting Movie Adaptation From ‘John Wick’ Writer ThisPlaceisHell 9 points ago in movies

    This is the ONLY game that comes close to capturing John Wick in videogame form. Everything else is too slow and clunky to truly get it.

    [–] Average male 4000% less effective in fights than they imagine ThisPlaceisHell 1 points ago in videos

    What about the female mindset? Knowing they are objectively weaker than the majority of males and that in a confrontation, they would be utterly hopeless at defending themselves without a firearm. Do you think they shouldn't be able to defend themselves? Is that acceptable in your mindset?