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by Winnow
May 20, 2024, 2:40 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

There is a large (~2gb) lora on CivitAI that does a pretty good job of the following LoRa mimicking midjourney slyle v5.2 This LoRA works as: Detail tweaker (supplements the picture with details) Color enhancer (adds contrast and brightness) BG depth improver (adds depth on the background) IMPORTANT...
by Winnow
May 18, 2024, 2:58 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS4 thread!
Replies: 1351
Views: 245815

Re: The Official PS4 thread!

Here's a couple udio songs to go along with the above post: Corporate Claws Crab Hands Anthem Crab Hands and Silver Screens Titles are audio generated by Udio : ) Maybe not the best examples of music that Udio can create but the lyrics kick ass! Edit: the first version is a little too metal. Third v...
by Winnow
May 18, 2024, 2:17 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS4 thread!
Replies: 1351
Views: 245815

Re: The Official PS4 thread!

Sony Music is sending warning letters to more than 700 artificial intelligence developers and music streaming services globally in the latest salvo in the music industry’s battle against tech groups ripping off artists. The Sony Music letter, which has been seen by the Financial Times, expressly pr...
by Winnow
May 15, 2024, 12:52 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 117
Views: 7517

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

It's really hard to say what Microsoft is thinking. They make a ton of money and even with these huge gaming purchases it seems like a sideshow for them. Microsoft owns half of OpenAI (49%). If you missed the past few days news, ChatGPT4o is pretty impressive. What's interesting is that it appears A...
by Winnow
May 11, 2024, 3:42 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Californication
Replies: 83
Views: 11478

Re: Californication

I've rewatched it at least once. It's worth a rewatch. I download 100% of what I watch even if I own a streaming service so I have no idea where some shows originate from or is currently available. Watch Shogun before rewatching something you already have seen. 3 Body Problem as well. Those are two ...
by Winnow
May 11, 2024, 3:20 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS4 thread!
Replies: 1351
Views: 245815

Re: The Official PS4 thread!

Sony BMG copy protection rootkit scandal The Sony BMG CD copy protection rootkit scandal was a scandal focused on the implementation of copy protection measures on about 22 million CDs distributed by Sony BMG in 2005. When inserted into a computer, the CDs installed one of two pieces of software th...
by Winnow
May 9, 2024, 11:22 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS4 thread!
Replies: 1351
Views: 245815

Re: The Official PS4 thread!

They shouldn't have caved! The requirement was there from day one. The issue was that due to massive popularity, which the servers couldn't handle, the devs (Arrowhead), and And yeah. A great thread for it since Helldivers 2 isn't even on PS4. So that's a fail. I was so excited to post some Sony ba...
by Winnow
May 6, 2024, 12:29 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS4 thread!
Replies: 1351
Views: 245815

Re: The Official PS4 thread!

Oh man, I wasn't sure where to put this bit of news but this seems like a decent thread for it! Helldivers fans -- we’ve heard your feedback on the Helldivers 2 account linking update. The May 6 update, which would have required Steam and PlayStation Network account linking for new players and for c...
by Winnow
May 3, 2024, 3:33 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Finally building a PC
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: Finally building a PC

I built a new i9 system at the beginning of the year and ended up having to exchange the processor because it was bad. It was having all sorts of problems and gradually got worse until eventually it would just BSOD loop. It was a very annoying experience. The new one is working fine though, even wi...
by Winnow
April 28, 2024, 11:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Israel/Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Israel/Iran

You should volunteer to join the IDF, Winnow! They’re a bunch of fucking fascists like you! I highly recommend watching Turning Point documentary on Netflix. It's the most non biased look at events in the world from 1945 to present. The Unites States is no angel in the world. We've done plenty of b...
by Winnow
April 20, 2024, 3:45 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

I'm still playing around with Stable Diffusion every day and also other AI stuff like yesterdays' new release by Meta of Llama-3-8B. Llama3-8B is an impressive model for it's size. It can be run on 12GB Vram and even less. It's not uncensored yet so i'll use another LLM mostly for now but for censor...
by Winnow
April 20, 2024, 2:53 am
Forum: Site/Board Development
Topic: Cloudflare?
Replies: 17
Views: 22806

Re: Cloudflare?

It's weird that VV mostly works for me now but more and more sites seem to be using Cloudflare and the VPN provider I use seems to have a lot of their servers on the 'block list'. I suppose this is how big brother wins the war against VPNs.. Block all their servers from accessing anything. Why have...
by Winnow
April 20, 2024, 2:24 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Israel/Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Israel/Iran

Man, I don't get it. Israel (and the US) should be blowing the crap out of Iran's military manufacturing and nuclear facilities. A couple points on Iran. 1. The average citizens of Iran mostly hate their government and were near revolution a year or so ago. I've mentioned it before that I went to sc...
by Winnow
April 20, 2024, 1:54 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?
Replies: 110
Views: 10496

Re: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?

Arizona House Republicans again block repeal of 1864 abortion ban Fuckin Republicans, man. Taking women back to civil war times. Great job! Maybe they can package military aid for Ukraine with abortion rights. Seems everything has to be a package deal these days. I didn't even know my state manufac...
by Winnow
March 30, 2024, 4:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War (Netflix)
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War (Netflix)

Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War on Netflix is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. It's hard to get an unbiased view of developments in the world between the end of WWII and Present day conflict in Ukraine but this documentary is the best attempt I've seen. It's nine episodes and w...
by Winnow
March 30, 2024, 3:51 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: K-Drama
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: K-Drama

Love Scenery C-Drama When We Were Young C-Drama A love So Beautiful C-Drama True Beauty K-Drama Love Alarm K-Drama So I married and Anti-Fan K-Drama Imitation K-Drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo K-Drama Love Revolution K-Drama My Strange Hero K-Drama Goblin - Guardian The Lonely and Great God K...
by Winnow
March 30, 2024, 2:45 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Replies: 64
Views: 11718

Re: Always Sunny in Philadelphia

I've never seen an episode or even a clip from this show. All I know is it has the short guy from Twins and Taxi in it.

I never seem to be lacking in content to watch but if someday I'm looking for something new to watch and it turns out to be good will be nice to have 18 seasons to binge.
by Winnow
March 29, 2024, 7:09 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

It looks like civitai made some changes which has broken the model browser in Stability Matrix. At least for me. I don't see anyone else reporting issues though so I'm not sure what's with that. I'm undecided on the new Content Rating system but it's nice that I can now filter out anime and furry (...
by Winnow
February 24, 2024, 10:23 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

I got bored and started messing around a bit with Stable Diffusion. I am using Stability Matrix which I don't know if that's a branch of Easy Diffusion or Why is it so hard to get a dark image? For example I was looking for a dark castle interior but if I add someone they are usually backlit or loo...
by Winnow
February 24, 2024, 8:12 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: AI Art - Examples
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: AI Art - Examples

jemima.png We haven't forgotten the injustice Aunt Jemima! You will be back on a syrup bottle some day! The tide is starting to turn vs those woke freaks! Creating text in AI generated images is about to get way better. Stable Diffusion 3.0 has been announced with some example and it does text almo...
by Winnow
February 24, 2024, 4:36 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

Man, Google is not having a good year with their attempt to catch up in the AI race. Gemini is horrible, and the open source LLM they released fails most of the logic test and typical tests asks of LLMs. They were caught lying about their AI's capabilities several months back as well. german.jpg pop...
by Winnow
February 18, 2024, 3:24 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Artificial General Intelligence - Artificial Super Intelligence
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Artificial General Intelligence - Artificial Super Intelligence

This thread is for the discussion of AGI and ASI. Speculation on what will happen and as it happens over the next few years. I found the internet thread interesting that showed how internet speeds increased over the years from 15mbps to 1 gbps over the years. Lets see what happens with AGI/ASI over ...
by Winnow
February 17, 2024, 6:14 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Finally building a PC
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: Finally building a PC

I'm somewhat concerned I might have mildly fucked my motherboard today. Bought a second NVME and installed it, which requires removing my GPU. I pushed down the release for the card and it seemed to release a bit aggressively (I used a screw driver because it's the only way I can do it without pull...
by Winnow
February 17, 2024, 2:47 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK6y8DAPN_0 Craziness. text to video took a huge leap in quality. This 10 minute video gives multiple examples of AI generated videos. Interestingly the very first example given is the worst (still impressive but worse of the examples). Watch at least a few of them. ...
by Winnow
February 10, 2024, 7:21 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: AI Art - Examples
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: AI Art - Examples

Joker.png Trump.png Here's some cool SDXL prompts that you don't need a LORA for, just use whatever model you want. "Heath Ledger The Joker in The Dark Knight, figure socket, Miniature, Models Figure, Gaming pieces, Collectible, Statue, Action figure, Gaming minis" "Donald Trump, fig...
by Winnow
February 10, 2024, 3:25 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

Just a short note, I love my RTX 4090. Zero buyers remorse. So glad I decided to get it even over retail cost. Coming from the 3080ti, it's night/day how much faster AI works with the additional CUDA cores and primarily the 24GB Vram. I'd say 4090 is a must if you are big into AI stuff which I am. O...
by Winnow
February 10, 2024, 2:49 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 117
Views: 7517

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

I played Starfield for maybe 2 hours and I don't know that I'll go back to it. I think if Bethesda doesn't knock it out of the park with their next big release, it's time for MS to put them down. Man that's more than I played. I think I managed 1 hour before closing the game. The point where you do...
by Winnow
February 3, 2024, 4:09 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: K-Drama
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: K-Drama

I'm on my 64th Kdrama (a couple C-Dramas). 1000+ hours of Kdrama and I still only know a handful of Korean words but I can understand a lot more while watching. I keep a list. Interesting thing about memory recall. When I go back and look at the titles of the Kdramas, most of them I can't remember a...
by Winnow
February 3, 2024, 3:20 pm
Forum: Site/Board Development
Topic: Cloudflare?
Replies: 17
Views: 22806

Re: Cloudflare?

For years Cloudflare has blocked me while on VPN from accessing this site but has recently started working. Which is good because my work recently starting blocking this site as it's classified as 'Gaming'. Really? This site hasn't been gaming-related for years. It's definitely dependent on your VP...
by Winnow
January 27, 2024, 12:52 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Finally building a PC
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: Finally building a PC

As far as AI goes with replacing jobs I'm not sure the end goal here. If you put everybody out of a job who is going to buy your shit? With cars for example that was only horse drivers (and maybe carriage makers) that were put out of a job but there was another economy that was created where those ...
by Winnow
January 25, 2024, 2:07 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Finally building a PC
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: Finally building a PC

I've got 7 TB of SSD storage and I guess that's going to have to work now. I'll have to be more picky as to what I store on those SSDs and what I place on the spinners. All AI stuff goes on SSD for sure. I really wish I had a 4TB SSD instead of multiple 2TB. I have all my Stable Diffusion and LLM an...
by Winnow
January 20, 2024, 6:32 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

From Jan 18th news: Zuckerberg highlighted Meta's upcoming infrastructure investment, stating that the company will acquire around 350,000 Nvidia H100 units, or approximately 600,000 H100 equivalents when including other planned GPU purchases. In case you were wondering – that's a lot of compute pow...
by Winnow
January 20, 2024, 5:21 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?
Replies: 110
Views: 10496

Re: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?

This is a bit of a diversion on the topic but regarding abortion/ban abortion. 1. Anything that is entirely in your body, you own and should be able to choose what to do with. I know people don't like to hear it but a woman should be able to terminate up to the point where that thing pops out of her...
by Winnow
January 14, 2024, 6:26 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

After a day of testing my new 4090 24GB VRAM card, it's met my expectations and more. Stable Diffusion: It handles SDXL so well. It cranks out the images and hasn't hiccuped once. Being able to generate SDXL (1024x1024 and variants of that res) quickly is a game changer for me. I like to test models...
by Winnow
January 14, 2024, 1:41 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Finally building a PC
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: Finally building a PC

I think I'll look more into under-volting it so that I can keep the temps down a bit. I immediately undervolted my 4090 before doing anything else. I used this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjYH6oVb2Uw You know you're getting old when the hardest thing about this upgrade was managing a str...
by Winnow
January 12, 2024, 7:55 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Finally building a PC
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: Finally building a PC

I can't be having a lessor graphics card than you! I bought an MSI 4090 and it will be here tomorrow. Paid a little over $2K for it. I still plan to get a 5090 but will probably get it in the later half of 2025. My new plan is $1K per year for graphics cards so every two years should be able to get ...
by Winnow
December 19, 2023, 1:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?
Replies: 110
Views: 10496

Re: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?

Republicans and their insane stance on abortion might actually cost them a "give me" election in 2024. Trump, very well could be in prison and STILL get more votes than Biden. Biden is an absolute trash president but the guy is incredibly lucky. He has no business being a president even if...
by Winnow
December 19, 2023, 12:28 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: iPhone 6, 6+
Replies: 111
Views: 51441

Re: iPhone 6, 6+

The only thing the cheap phone I have didnt have that I wanted was wireless charging but I fixed that by buying a wireless pad thingy you put between the case and back of the phone and plug into the USB port on bottom of phone and it's worked great for however long I've had the phone. 2 years I think.
by Winnow
December 17, 2023, 4:51 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Windows 11 and RTX 3080ti
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: Windows 11 and RTX 3080ti

3080tivs3090.png I almost bought a 4090 today but then thought better of it. I really want that extra VRAM but I can wait until after the holidays and maybe CES just incase to see if nvidia has any announcements on future cards. While checking prices on Amazon I saw someone posted a comparison betw...
by Winnow
December 16, 2023, 4:23 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Dragon's Dogma 360/PS3
Replies: 68
Views: 19723

Re: Dragon's Dogma 360/PS3

Man I wrote a wall of text for this one and battled crabby Kyoukan at the same time. I was great at getting under everyone's skin! Breaking out the pedo stuff is = to Nazi/Hitler references. Mission accomplished when that happens! I was annoying but did write in depth reviews. :poke: First DD is way...
by Winnow
December 16, 2023, 3:47 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Fuse (360/PS3)
Replies: 18
Views: 3717

Re: Fuse (360/PS3)

It’s funny rereading this thread seeing how much Winnow is trying to gaslight us (and himself) that Fuse was actually good. It won’t happen but I’d really like to see Insomniac make/release Overstrike. The game they originally announced before EA got all up in their business. Oh man my memory is sh...
by Winnow
December 16, 2023, 3:38 am
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Google Stadia
Replies: 11
Views: 2830

Re: Google Stadia

Update! RIP Stadia. I don't use it but Quest 3 now has direct app for playing Xbox Game Pass so you can play your games from the cloud on a monster screen if anyone uses that service. Full color pass through and Mixed Reality is really a big improvement over the Quest 2 (along with the improved res...
by Winnow
December 16, 2023, 3:17 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Windows 11 and RTX 3080ti
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: Windows 11 and RTX 3080ti

Sounds like Win 12 is on the way sooner rather than later so no reason not to wait and just skip Win11. Unless Win12 ends up being even worse than Win11. Whatever works. I didn't find a compelling reason not to update to windows 11 and I set my windows updates to delay max 5 weeks so they don't bug...
by Winnow
December 16, 2023, 2:35 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Everything - File Search
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Everything - File Search

Content search would be great as long as you can exclude (or include) certain directories. Filenames are fine but for me it’s limiting. Regardless it is better than the search in Windows Explorer which is terrible in all aspects. There's pretty extensive forums for that app. I was pretty sure you c...
by Winnow
December 16, 2023, 2:11 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x
Replies: 54
Views: 6968

Re: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x

I have been hearing some issues with the 870 EVO though so that is a bit concerning. Hopefully those have been resolved with firmware updates. All of my SSDs are Samsung. I know one is an 860 EVO (my only internal SSD other than my NVME system drive), not sure if 870 in particular has issues but al...
by Winnow
December 16, 2023, 1:09 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: iPhone 6, 6+
Replies: 111
Views: 51441

Re: iPhone 6, 6+

I work from home so don't really need a nice phone. When my Samsung Sxx (whatever the equivalent of an Iphone Pro/Ultra is for Samsung) broke, I bought a $280 Samsung phone the A54 (I think). I don't play games on it (use emulator on PC for that) and I don't surf the net or use apps on it except for...
by Winnow
December 14, 2023, 4:35 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x
Replies: 54
Views: 6968

Re: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x

I figured with SSD prices only forecast to increase now would be a decent time to buy. I thought about getting an 8TB SSD but still seems a little pricey. I still have 38TB of spinning drives I'd like to replace one old 8TB HS in particular seems like it's on its last legs. I've got 9 TB of SSD dri...
by Winnow
December 13, 2023, 1:32 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Everything - File Search
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Everything - File Search

It is alright. But super limiting unless all you care about is filenames. I’d really like to search content which I think it can do but is superslow. Ah, I don't search file content. For file names searching it's great. I don't keep it open all the time. I load it up when I need to find something I...
by Winnow
December 13, 2023, 1:24 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Finally building a PC
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: Finally building a PC

If you did go 4090 that was probably the call as they are starting to see inflated prices now. Which sucks. I thought we were over that sort of thing already. It would seem not! As for for the power supply I couldn’t say. I’d check max power draw on the cpu and graphics card and go from there. 4090...
by Winnow
December 13, 2023, 1:09 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1856

Re: Stable Diffusion and AI stuff

It seems the pedos have caused a bit of trouble over at civitai. Causing them to lose their image host or something. I can’t say that is surprising considering some of the images I have seen posted there. If you want to generate AI underage images whatever.. it beats you posting actual underage ima...