Daily Tech News 23 September 2022

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  • Nvidia's new graphics cards are two to four times faster than the previous generation - if you are using ray tracing and upscaling. (PC Magazine)

    If you're not using ray tracing and upscaling, they're not.

    Except somehow in the case of Microsoft Flight Simulator, where they are - and somehow the RTX 4080 is the same speed as the much more expensive RTX 4090.


  • Nvidia also explained why the new cards are so much more expensive than the previous generation: Because. (PC Magazine)


  • And to gamers who are saying that the 4080 is really just a renamed 4070 to justify the high pricing, Nvidia had this response: Nuh-uh. (PC Magazine)

    Nvidia is handing a golden opportunity to AMD and Intel here. Intel simply isn't in a position to take advantage of it, but AMD might be.

    We'll see what they have up their sleeves on November 3.

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Disclaimer: Or does brain damage cause green hydrogen?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 Naw. Can't be first.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 04:14 AM (c6xtn)

2 Good evening Pixy

Posted by: Skip's phone at September 23, 2022 04:14 AM (xhxe8)

3 Someone pull up Bad Blue from downstairs please

Posted by: Skip's phone at September 23, 2022 04:15 AM (xhxe8)

4 Well! Whaddaya know!

And the evening and the morning were the Friday, and it was . . . well, we'll see. A former member of my writing group is throwing a little party at her house about 5 minutes' drive from me, some dinner provided, so that will probably be fun. To balance that, the water issues persist at my camp (which I used to call my apartment). Ah, well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 04:16 AM (c6xtn)

5 And I need to get ready to work out.

The lovely Annette O'Toole and the equally lovely Andrew Robinson ("Garak" from Deep Space Nine and a slew of movies) are on a 1976 Barnaby Jones.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 04:18 AM (c6xtn)

6
Happy first day of Southern hemisphere Spring, Pixy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 23, 2022 04:30 AM (Mzdiz)

7 >> equally lovely Andrew Robinson ("Garak" from Deep Space Nine and a slew of movies)

Damn. I loved Garak and know Robinson well. I had no idea Robinson played Garak, but now, I can see it, it was so obvious. The Cardassian makeup just obscured.

Shit fire, I didn't know.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 23, 2022 04:32 AM (Mzdiz)

8 Here you go, Skip.


https://tinyurl.com/2p82z8zb
There was a Bad Blue last night
Posted by: Skip at September 23, 2022 03:56

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 23, 2022 04:33 AM (ju2Fy)

9
Happy first day of Southern hemisphere Spring, Pixy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 23, 2022 04:30 AM


They (Australia) use the meteorological definition of spring which began on September the first. Personally, I prefer the meteorological definition. It just seems more accurate. Plus, here in the USA, who wants to wait 21 days into March for spring to start?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 23, 2022 04:54 AM (y3pKJ)

10
Oh yes, the meteorological seasons make the most sense as far as weather patterns. But the astronomical definitions are the coolest. Equinox to solstice, and back again.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 23, 2022 04:56 AM (Mzdiz)

11
Astronomically, Sol is now in their hemisphere of the celestial sphere, the South, and ascending, from their upside down frame of reference.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 23, 2022 04:58 AM (Mzdiz)

12
Tribute to the Southern celestial hemisphere. "There are stars in the Southern sky..."

https://tinyurl.com/yayc56p5

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at September 23, 2022 05:02 AM (Mzdiz)

13 Again Global Warming is moving to the southern hemisphere. Where the Politicians can start their all out war on CO2 and other icky stuff happening.
Shutting down power plants is now the thing in many parts of the world. Nuclear power, don't even think about it! /sarc

Posted by: Colin at September 23, 2022 05:06 AM (XqwVq)

14
I love the song 'Southern Cross' because of the nautical phrases woven into the song. Real nautical terms:

♪ Got out of town on a boat goin' to southern islands
Sailing a reach before a followin' sea
She was makin' for the trades on the outside
And the downhill run to papeete
Off the wind on this heading lie the marquesas
We got eighty feet of the waterline, nicely making way ♪

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 23, 2022 05:08 AM (y3pKJ)

15 It is actually chilly out there. 50 per weather.com.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2022 05:13 AM (dNqv+)

16 Commented about using bulk packs of HP USB sticks in tackle boxes as storage, and Yes, I was/am totally serious. It's a personal thing: give me 1TB of single hard drive, and I would fill it with an impenetrable jumble of cryptic file and folder names. I have to have physical objects to organize, I simply cannot visualize organized storage in cyber.
And by 'tackle boxes' I mean those flat 'small parts cases' with the little dividers, each compartment numbered to the USB in it; and a separate -physical- spiral binder with detailed lists of what's on each USB.

Posted by: LenNeal at September 23, 2022 05:14 AM (43xH1)

17 It is weird to catch Rekieta streams from this side of things. Faran is pretty damn drunk.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2022 05:26 AM (dNqv+)

18 As far as longevity, I do have real-time experience with multiple storage media. The key seems to be putting 'it' in reasonable temperatures, and trying not to overwrite too much. I have 'novelty' USBs that are still good after 15 years, HDs pulled when the towers failed that are still good after 20+ years.
I do back everything up: none of this electronic storage is forever, like, say, a well-made firearm.
The USB Tackle Box just a desperate effort at organization, information dispersal into component parts, and not trying to keep my Whole Life on a single storage device.

Posted by: LenNeal at September 23, 2022 05:27 AM (43xH1)

19 Morning.

Thanks for the Green Hydrogen article. When I had first read about it, I thought something was strange in the production and shipping of this to make it a Green energy.

It's solar/wind turbines/perpetual motion machines all rolled into one.

Posted by: Bruce at September 23, 2022 05:28 AM (vd8XM)

20 The USB Tackle Box just a desperate effort at organization, information dispersal into component parts, and not trying to keep my Whole Life on a single storage device.
Posted by: LenNeal at September 23, 2022 05:27 AM (43xH1)

Imposing order on a chaotic world.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2022 05:29 AM (dNqv+)

21 It is actually chilly out there. 50 per weather.com.

Same here. When the Earth tipped over into autumn last night, I didn't expect fall to start that instant.

Posted by: t-bird at September 23, 2022 05:30 AM (amJF4)

22 "The story isn't over" A reflection on the Lord's
Prayer. From "Our Daily Bread":

https://tinyurl.com/2p8mm8pm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 23, 2022 05:31 AM (iaKpa)

23 It's solar/wind turbines/perpetual motion machines all rolled into one.
Posted by: Bruce

I forgot, Ethanol in your gas too.

Posted by: Bruce at September 23, 2022 05:32 AM (vd8XM)

24 That's an interesting timeline, how many specifically purchased/built 'working towers' did I have? I think it's 5, total, and I still have the HDs from them. I used to get the best tower I could afford, until power became so absurd some basic machine from Walmart outstripped any conceivable need I might have in my life ever; at which point I started buying old off-lease Dell towers for like USD$100@ off ebay, and converting old Chromebooks to Linux.

Posted by: LenNeal at September 23, 2022 05:36 AM (43xH1)

25 Thanks for the Green Hydrogen article. When I had first read about it, I thought something was strange in the production and shipping of this to make it a Green energy.

It's solar/wind turbines/perpetual motion machines all rolled into one.
Posted by: Bruce at September 23, 2022 05:28 AM (vd8XM)

Every weird enviro story we have had for the past couple of weeks (and honestly for years) is trying to address the fundamental problems of a lot of these green energy sources- storage from peak to use during lulls.

But you are not wrong on the parallel with the perpetual motion and cars that run on water. I saw a story two weeks or so ago where they were talking about a 'breakthrough' of generating hydrogen using a gallium-aluminum composite material. I scanned the article looking for the word 'catalyst'. If it is a catalyst type reaction (and the composite material is not consumed) then you might be able to 'pay' for it in the long term by generating the hydrogen and pay for the energy used in creating the composite. If it is consumed, then I do not see how you are operating at anything but a deficit. But none of these articles EVER seem to consider that fundamental question.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2022 05:36 AM (dNqv+)

26 Thanks for the Green Hydrogen article.

It's very close to parody. Shipping hydrogen from Canada for fuel?! Only the most highly-educated policy-makers could come up with that.

Posted by: t-bird at September 23, 2022 05:41 AM (amJF4)

27 Finding peace-a devotional based on Isaiah 66 from a man now living in Alabama, but who lived in Berlin during the Cold War:

tinyurl.com/y9s98waz

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 23, 2022 05:45 AM (vH/6k)

28 My approach to computers is the same as tools and guns: expecting one machine to do everything is asking for trouble.
4 mobile phones, 3 towers, 3 laptops, 1 tablet; each of which serves a specific purpose.
A bunch of older stuff that still works but I hardly ever use (there is still a tower with Windows 95).
I tell techies this and they get all excited about how I can get a single machine That Does Everything! and use partitions for legacy software, etc. I'm like, "Why would I fake a partitioned Windows 95 on an expensive machine, when I can get a Dell tower with it loaded for real, for USD$50?"

Posted by: LenNeal at September 23, 2022 05:45 AM (43xH1)

29 Moving along, have to get some noisy work done before place opens for business

Posted by: Skip's phone at September 23, 2022 05:49 AM (m1cRN)

30 Oh! About Switzerland: most of the low-level staff at airports are 'guest workers', their version of H1Bs, who can only stay in-country for the duration of their work permit. I dress in Walmart clothes when traveling, so look borderline homeless; but travel with 3 mobiles. The Pakistani guy at the security check looked at the case I carry them all in, looked over my crummy t-shirt, knockoff sneakers and counterfeit jeans and said, "Ah! So you are, in fact, quite wealthy!"
He was stupefied by the obvious wealth of someone owning three mobile phones! He figured I was dressing down as camouflage, which is actually... well, that's true.

Posted by: LenNeal at September 23, 2022 05:52 AM (43xH1)

31 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 23, 2022 05:56 AM (ju2Fy)

32 It is actually chilly out there. 50 per weather.com.

Same here. When the Earth tipped over into autumn last night, I didn't expect fall to start that instant.
Posted by: t-bird at September 23, 2022


***
Ha. I *wish* I could have a low of 50 before January. 80 going to 95 today. It's like that moment in the opening titles of Jonny Quest where the natives are paddling their boats along a swampy stream, and a snake is slithering across the floor.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 05:58 AM (c6xtn)

33 26 Thanks for the Green Hydrogen article.

It's very close to parody. Shipping hydrogen from Canada for fuel?! Only the most highly-educated policy-makers could come up with that.

Posted by: t-bird at September 23, 2022 05:41 AM (amJF4)
----
It's not quite as good as a very long extension cord (undersea cable) from Canada to Germany. The cable would be more reliable and lose less energy on transmission hopefully than hydrogen.
The article failed to mention that hydrogen leaks through the walls of almost everything and that it makes many metals brittle.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 23, 2022 06:01 AM (qfLjt)

34 "But you are not wrong on the parallel with the perpetual motion and cars that run on water."

Reading a piece on how electric cars were going to 'save the world!' or some such by feeding back into the grid when not in use... I had the same thought!
"I thought the US Patent Office refused patents on perpetual motion machines!"
This is exactly what this is. It's the exact same wishful, delusional philosophy. Incredible.

Posted by: LenNeal at September 23, 2022 06:01 AM (43xH1)

35 B-b-but I was told in the 90s that the CIA was flying hydrogen fueled drones that never needed to land because they were fueled by water vapor. This may or may not have been declassified in Trump's Mar-a-lago super extra-secret documents he tossed on the carpet.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 23, 2022 06:03 AM (w2Z7l)

36 21 It is actually chilly out there. 50 per weather.com.

Same here. When the Earth tipped over into autumn last night, I didn't expect fall to start that instant.

Posted by: t-bird at September 23, 2022 05:30 AM (amJF4)
----
See when the Earth tipped over, some of the heat started to roll south, towards the Southern Hemisphere, just because gravity.
/s

Posted by: Ciampino - isquoting Rep Hank Johnson at September 23, 2022 06:05 AM (qfLjt)

37 This may or may not have been declassified in Trump's Mar-a-lago super extra-secret documents he tossed on the carpet.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

Included in those extra-secret documents was the recipe for Big Mac secret sauce

Impeach!

Posted by: Bruce at September 23, 2022 06:05 AM (vd8XM)

38 See when the Earth tipped over, some of the heat started to roll south, towards the Southern Hemisphere, just because gravity.
/s
Posted by: Ciampino

Now THAT is a good explanation. It's got gravity and everything

Posted by: Bruce at September 23, 2022 06:06 AM (vd8XM)

39 Dis kitten be crazy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 06:07 AM (c6xtn)

40 People with EVs are getting "range anxiety". Good. Sitting beside the road waiting for the charging truck in freezing weather is a good chance to review your life choices.

Posted by: fd at September 23, 2022 06:08 AM (sn5EN)

41 Da Swamp will no longer hold previous marijuana use and "low credit scores" against police applicants. Seems to me those rules were in place for a reason: to winnow out people with high impulsivity and low self-control. Just the kind of people, in other words, who *don't* need to be authoritarian figures with guns.

Our society really began to accelerate downhill when the SC made it illegal to use IQ tests in hiring.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 06:11 AM (c6xtn)

42 Stupid local news says in headline, a student says of another student killed in a car accident, he kept us "in tact".

Posted by: fd at September 23, 2022 06:11 AM (sn5EN)

43 Moon is a very thin crescent.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2022 06:12 AM (dNqv+)

44 40 People with EVs are getting "range anxiety". Good. Sitting beside the road waiting for the charging truck in freezing weather is a good chance to review your life choices.
Posted by: fd at September 23, 2022 06:08 AM (sn5EN)

Make stupid choices, win stupid prizes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2022 06:12 AM (dNqv+)

45 Just the kind of people, in other words, who *don't* need to be authoritarian figures with guns.

Our society really began to accelerate downhill when the SC made it illegal to use IQ tests in hiring.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 06:11 AM (c6xtn)

Why, it's almost like they want people with less inhibitions handling firearms for the State. Strange.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2022 06:14 AM (dNqv+)

46 'fewer' probably would have worked better there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2022 06:14 AM (dNqv+)

47 'fewer' probably would have worked better there.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

MORE better

Posted by: Bruce at September 23, 2022 06:15 AM (vd8XM)

48 @28

>>when I can get a Dell tower with it loaded for real, for USD$50?"

I have a MacBook Pro running a VM of Win95, which in turn, runs a VM of MSDOS 6.2 which allows me to run Lotus123 v2.3.

The next level to this would be to get this all running in Docker Containers.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 23, 2022 06:16 AM (up/3i)

49 Laughing at the maddening that Barky has a million documents at a off site in Chicago without a question but everything DJT has is now classified secrets and its stolen property

Posted by: Skip's phone at September 23, 2022 06:17 AM (m1cRN)

50
Our society really began to accelerate downhill when the SC made it illegal to use IQ tests in hiring.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 06:11 AM


Seconded. The SC should go back and revisit that case. I'd like to know just where exactly the US Constitution visits that issue.

As a former employer, I had to train many employees. In weeks I could turn someone with a higher IQ into a very productive worker. But I had to hire some dummy with a piece of paper because he/she was the 'most qualified'? That piece of paper incurred debt by the individual and they wanted to be reimbursed for that expense. End result? It cost me more for someone who ultimately was a lower productive employee.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 23, 2022 06:17 AM (y3pKJ)

51 47 'fewer' probably would have worked better there.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

MORE better

Posted by: Bruce at September 23, 2022 06:15 AM (vd8XM)
----
Is 'much betterer' betterer?

Posted by: Ciampino at September 23, 2022 06:19 AM (qfLjt)

52 @49

>>Laughing at the maddening that Barky has a million documents at a off site in Chicago without a question but everything DJT has is now classified secrets and its stolen property

Remember, this all allegedly started when the Archivist was watching a news report showing Trump departing the White House and saw staffers carrying out boxes marked GSA and him wondering what was in the boxes.

It's bullsh*t, but that's their story.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 23, 2022 06:21 AM (up/3i)

53 Donald Trump routinely demanded partial lease payments in cash. One client paid a parking garage lease in gold bars. They were taken to Trumps apartment where he looked at them and said "I don't know what to do with these". So he had his head of security take them somewhere. To this day sources don't know where he took them. They. Don't. Know!!! #goldbargate. Stay tuned for tomorrow's edition of daily Orangemanbad freakout!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 23, 2022 06:22 AM (s0IMC)

54 A lot of it is awful because that's just the nature of AI-generated art - you have to fiddle with things a lot to get something good.

*

Help me understand this. Is AI-generated art just a search engine finding pictures that you request be combined in a bigger image and the program puts them in an image together and fills in the blanks, or is a program running and creating interesting images of playgrounds from nothing, entirely without user input?

I'm skeptical. It's neat, although I'm not sure it's "intelligence." I suspect it's what we used to just call a program.

I can't help but wonder if we are using "artificial intelligence" in a way that has deadened us to what it should really mean.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 23, 2022 06:25 AM (0YbMY)

55 Remember, this all allegedly started when the Archivist was watching a news report showing Trump departing the White House and saw staffers carrying out boxes marked GSA and him wondering what was in the boxes.

Bullshit. It starts with a Trump staffer telling him that he can take whatever classified documents he wants without specifically declassifying them, then running to the archivist as soon as the moving truck drove away to report that Trump absconded with classified.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 23, 2022 06:26 AM (s0IMC)

56 Our society really began to accelerate downhill when the SC made it illegal to use IQ tests in hiring.

*

That worked out pretty well for the student loan industry and the whole "thank a teacher" scam, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 23, 2022 06:27 AM (0YbMY)

57 For the "cat people". Cats should always be fed first. Funny little video:

https://tinyurl.com/467frdsy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 23, 2022 06:29 AM (17y3k)

58 "Cats should always be fed first."

If not, they will try to trip you so they can get you on the ground and eat you.

Posted by: fd at September 23, 2022 06:32 AM (sn5EN)

59 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 23, 2022 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

60 Today's " Letters to the Editor" in the NY Post
are not on board with NY State AG Letitia James'
witch hunt against Trump:

https://tinyurl.com/2p97ez6e

One writer said ""Politicians are supposed to serve the people." Nice thought, buddy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 23, 2022 06:37 AM (17y3k)

61 Posted by: fd at September 23, 202

LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 23, 2022 06:38 AM (17y3k)

62 When I clicked on this thread I got a pop under ad

Posted by: Heartattack at September 23, 2022 06:40 AM (GX+NG)

63 It's Friday, it's Friday! Happy, happy Friday!

*twirl*

Posted by: Rosasharn at September 23, 2022 06:41 AM (yEBFM)

64 Otters do not, in fact, have hands. I demand that the AOS web site stops promoting this myth, and issues a immediate retraction.

Posted by: AOS Fact checker at September 23, 2022 06:43 AM (sn5EN)

65 For anyone interested in military and Ukraine/Russia stuff without trying Al-Jazeera (Hard Left), US MSM (ditto), Russian (State-run), Israeli sources (a mixed bag) etc. this Serbian military journal has interesting material.
It's all in Serbian but you can do a Google Translate Page and get the idea of what's being discussed; and they have piles of really cool and informative weapons articles.
This is their take on the new Iranian missiles:
https://tinyurl.com/2nxv8ap7

Posted by: LenNeal at September 23, 2022 06:44 AM (43xH1)

66 Wolfus Aurelius

You can question me about Kansas if you want.

We also have some esteemed Arkansas posters.
Emmie & Mr. Bassman went from a desirable & scenic place in Colorado to Arkansas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 23, 2022 06:44 AM (u82oZ)

67 43 Moon is a very thin crescent.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 23, 2022 06:12 AM (dNqv+)

and a Harsh Mistress.

Posted by: Robert A. Heinlein at September 23, 2022 06:45 AM (PiwSw)

68 Rosasharn!

*Does Happy Dance to Vince Guaraldi music*
**big finish**

You put the fun in Friday morning. Thank you for twirling.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 23, 2022 06:46 AM (u82oZ)

69 nothing desirable about Colorado
yes the pretty scenery, sure, but that's about it

Posted by: DB at September 23, 2022 06:47 AM (geLO8)

70 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 23, 2022 06:48 AM (sAmhv)

71 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at September 23, 2022 06:48 AM (UqnOO)

72 US watchdog admits $46 BILLION in pandemic unemployment benefits was stolen by fraudsters using the SSNs of dead people and prisoners - year after saying it was just $16billion

As all government about 3x worse than stated!

Posted by: Arkansas Four Play at September 23, 2022 06:49 AM (BRHaw)

73 off sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 23, 2022 06:49 AM (BRHaw)

74 Robert A. Heinlein

We need a fun Moon Colony run by the Deep State, and the Deep State only.

The draw is low-g NASA-Sutra. See if they can survive with administrators and robots. With no one to enslave, no illegals to support, etc. Keep sending them up as needed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 23, 2022 06:50 AM (u82oZ)

75 School has no students today, but got a lot of chores.

Have a great day everyone.

Be that swan gliding serenely though choppy water. Never let them see the feet moving fast.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 23, 2022 06:51 AM (u82oZ)

76 Morning, all.

The tiny crescent moon Aetius mentioned is golden here, just over the neighbor's house.

Nice one, Fen- the Our Father one. We are straight up about that- "mourning and weeping in this valley of tears".
One of the Christian balancing acts...

Posted by: sal at September 23, 2022 06:52 AM (y40tE)

77 Boker Tov Patriots

I got nothing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 23, 2022 06:54 AM (dO/0d)

78 Wolfus Aurelius

You can question me about Kansas if you want.

We also have some esteemed Arkansas posters.
Emmie & Mr. Bassman went from a desirable & scenic place in Colorado to Arkansas.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 23, 2022


***
NaCly, yes; I'd like to have some idea where to look in northern KS. I peer at a map and see Concordia and Blue Rapids as smallish communities, but I don't know much about them.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 06:55 AM (c6xtn)

79 I need to deliver Dagny the Siberian kitten to Miss Linda's in case workers will be in my place today to deal with the water issue (ha!). When I get to work I'll check back in.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 23, 2022 06:57 AM (c6xtn)

80 >I got nothing

Posted by: Nevergiveup


O we used to dream of having nothing
would've been a palace to us

Posted by: DB at September 23, 2022 06:57 AM (geLO8)

81 >You can question me about Kansas if you want.


why is it so flat

Posted by: DB at September 23, 2022 06:58 AM (geLO8)

82 48 @28

>>when I can get a Dell tower with it loaded for real, for USD$50?"

I have a MacBook Pro running a VM of Win95, which in turn, runs a VM of MSDOS 6.2 which allows me to run Lotus123 v2.3.

The next level to this would be to get this all running in Docker Containers.


In Minecraft.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 23, 2022 06:59 AM (BLOW1)

83 Master Troll:
Trump claims FBI agents were looking for Hillary's deleted emails when they raided Mar-a-Lago and recovered a trove of classified documents

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 23, 2022 06:59 AM (BRHaw)

84 Wolfus Aurelius

Email in ROT-13
AnPyl_qbt@xfoebnqonaq.arg

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 23, 2022 07:00 AM (u82oZ)

85 First day of fall. Home Depot was putting out their Christmas stuff this morning, skipped right over Halloween. Or was stuff out in July?

Posted by: Ripley at September 23, 2022 07:00 AM (MxEKc)

86 >>First day of fall. Home Depot was putting out their Christmas stuff this morning, skipped right over Halloween.


how long before we start observing holiday seasons a year in advance

Posted by: DB at September 23, 2022 07:02 AM (geLO8)

87 In before the spammers?

Posted by: m at September 23, 2022 07:02 AM (8rTNG)

88 US watchdog admits $46 BILLION in pandemic unemployment benefits was stolen by fraudsters using the SSNs of...

A little math- max benefit is $444 per week in DC. That means that at the very least, 100 million fraudulent checks went out before this watchdog sounded the alarm.

Inside job.

Posted by: t-bird at September 23, 2022 07:05 AM (N0qRy)

89 NYC Teacher of the Year:
Green has a slightly checkered work history as a New York City public school teacher, including being fired at least once for his activism, he told The Post. One of the last schools where he taught chemistry, Frederick Douglass Academy, falls far below the state average in test scores. Chemistry, which is Green’s main subject, had the lowest test scores at Douglass, with only 9% of students getting a passing grade.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 23, 2022 07:05 AM (BRHaw)

90 I'm taking the day off. Told the boss to f' off, he knows where to find me if he needs me.

Posted by: fd at September 23, 2022 07:05 AM (sn5EN)

91 The face of the Dem Party:
You cannot claim to hold progressives values yet back Israel’s apartheid government,” Tlaib said Tuesday.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 23, 2022 07:06 AM (BRHaw)

92 "Merry Christmas! with lots of holiday cheer.
I'm getting Dad a garden hose,
for his Christmas gift this year.
He wanted one last August
But he waited a little too long.
There were Christmas decorations,
but the summer stuff was gone."

From a '90s children's song the kids used to like.

Posted by: sal at September 23, 2022 07:07 AM (y40tE)

93 how long before we start observing holiday seasons a year in advance

Just turn on your TV!

Posted by: The Annual Pride Year Celebration at September 23, 2022 07:07 AM (Sv58p)

94 Nood JJ

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 23, 2022 07:07 AM (z99Zw)

95
Chemistry, which is Green’s main subject, had the lowest test scores at Douglass, with only 9% of students getting a passing grade.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 23, 2022 07:05 AM


No 91% Child Left Behind

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 23, 2022 07:08 AM (y3pKJ)

96 I see people putting up really horrible Halloween decorations at their houses now-
giant inflatable shit, like ghosts and dragons, gonna be in the front yards for a month or more-
saw one house with a life-sized horse skeleton in the front yard-

Posted by: DB at September 23, 2022 07:10 AM (geLO8)

97 aaaaaaaand once again my comment summons the nood

Posted by: DB at September 23, 2022 07:11 AM (geLO8)

98 54 Help me understand this. Is AI-generated art just a search engine finding pictures that you request be combined in a bigger image and the program puts them in an image together and fills in the blanks, or is a program running and creating interesting images of playgrounds from nothing, entirely without user input?

It's somewhere in between. You can ask it for a painting of the Space Shuttle in the style of Van Gogh, and it will give you this: https://tinyurl.com/3w9433es

But also seven other variations where you can only tell what you are looking at if you know what it's supposed to be in the first place.

It has a big database of mathematical descriptions of images, so it's taken a hundred images all tagged "space shuttle" and a hundred images all tagged "van gogh" and tried to find the common elements in each set and merge them together.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 23, 2022 07:12 AM (BLOW1)

99 >>> Nood JJ

Clearly inspired by early holiday decorations.

Posted by: fluffy at September 23, 2022 07:13 AM (UqnOO)

100 100?

Posted by: fluffy at September 23, 2022 07:14 AM (UqnOO)

101 >>> saw one house with a life-sized horse skeleton in the front yard-

Yesterday I drove by a house with a 10' skeleton out front.

Posted by: fluffy at September 23, 2022 07:15 AM (UqnOO)

102 81 >You can question me about Kansas if you want.


why is it so flat

Posted by: DB at September 23, 2022 06:58 AM (geLO
----
Glaciers?

Posted by: Ciampino at September 23, 2022 07:16 AM (qfLjt)

103 It's somewhere in between

*

Thanks. We're getting there, I think. I'm just reluctant to jump the gun on calling it AI. I'm weird that way.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't ask me to accept what you are when you refused to accept what you are at September 23, 2022 07:20 AM (Se7jp)

104 98 You can ask it for a painting of the Space Shuttle in the style of Van Gogh, and it will give you this ... but also seven other variations where you can only tell what you are looking at if you know what it's supposed to be in the first place.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 23, 2022 07:12 AM (BLOW1)

A series. Like Monet.

Posted by: m at September 23, 2022 07:30 AM (8rTNG)

105 We was Rangz

Posted by: sven at September 23, 2022 07:50 AM (Lzpvj)

106 so I am pondering getting the wife an RTX 3060ti

Posted by: sven at September 23, 2022 07:51 AM (Lzpvj)

107 Wowzers ... wake up to find I've made the morning report!

I can die a happy man now.

I don't want to say anymore because I've probably already said too much to give away my friend.

I just wanted people to know that there are "good people" at the FBI that do worry about the things we worry about. It would take a boat load of courage to do what Agent Freind did and its a tough thing to endanger your family's future.

That's all.

Posted by: Defenestratus at September 23, 2022 07:58 AM (YEQ8D)

108 96 saw one house with a life-sized horse skeleton in the front yard-
Posted by: DB at September 23, 2022 07:10 AM (geLO

In what was, formerly, a one-horse town?

Posted by: m at September 23, 2022 08:26 AM (8rTNG)

109 The nVidia cards are expensive because they were built with no concern for cost control. Basically the assumption they made was that being the absolute fastest would be the central variable, and were designed accordingly. That may have been a mistake.

S Tech on YouTube did some bottom up cost to build estimates on both Lovelace and RDNA3, and there is a massive massive difference in the two designs.

After the failure of Vega and the success of Zen, AMD has been focusing much more on building designs that modular, scalable, and cost effective to build.

Because of that, it looks likely that, if AMD wants to push the power limits to the moon, RDNA3 can probably beat the 600W Lovelace. But, they don't have to to be profitable all up and down their product stack.

And that means they can also launch with cards running in the 250-350W range, and let it be an AIB question of whether or not their board partners want to try producing ultra fast, ultra high power consumption versions to chase the performance crown halo market.

So unless AMD lays an egg with RDNA3, they're really going to be sitting in the catbird's seat for this generation.

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