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Wednesday, February 28

Rant

Confiscated!

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Saturday, February 24

Rant

Twitter, Free Speech Engine Of The Interweb

From an earlier post:
Also, I'm on my 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st suspension with Twitter right now.
The only reason it's not more is you can't get suspended when you're already suspended.

(Bumped.)

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Thursday, February 22

Cool

If I Were The Richest Man In The World

I'd probably do this too.

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Wednesday, February 21

Geek

Xbox-on-a-Chip

Getting away from politics to happier subjects for a moment, AMD have released their desktop Ryzen APUs - that is, processors with embedded graphics.  The first batch of Ryzen chips (like the R7 1700 I'm using now) had up to 8 cores but no graphics; these have only 4 cores but use the other half of the space to provide the best integrated graphics of any PC CPU ever.*

There are two models, the $99 R3 2200G, and the $169 R5 2400G.  The R5 is up to 30% faster on multi-threaded workloads and up to 50% faster on graphics, but there's a big factor of "it depends".  If you only have 4 active threads the R3 will perform within about 5% of the R5, and depending on the game you want to play, memory speed might be a more significant factor in frame rates than the APU itself.

The question really is, though, can I play games on this thing without having to buy a discrete graphics card which currently thanks to goddamn Blipcoin miners range upwards of eleventy billion dollars?

And the answer seems to be, hell yes.


You're not going to be playing at 4k 60Hz, but GTA5 is quite playable even on the $99 model, with stock cooler, slow memory, at 1080p and with quality settings mostly on high.  Some other games need you to turn the quality or resolution settings down a little to retain good frame rates, but it's still running at an integer multiple of Intel's integrated graphics.

* The best integrated graphics ever belong to the Xbox One X, the chip for which is also made by AMD.  Second place goes to Sony's Playstation 4 Pro, which uses a chip made by...  AMD.

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Monday, February 19

World

Facebook Vs. Russia

This is not the narrative approved by the DNC-Media Complex so it has been alternately attacked and ignored. It does, however, appear to be true.

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Saturday, February 17

World

Shut 'Er Down Ma, She's A-Suckin' Mud


  • Spends an entire year investigating collusion with Russia in the 2016 election.

  • Indicts Russia.

🤔 😄 😆 😅 😂


In fairness, this is what the Mueller investigation was supposed to be - counter-intelligence.  But spending a year and a hundred million dollars to issue a toothless indictment against a Russian bot farm seems...  Kind of pointless.

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Friday, February 16

Cool

Stories

The Tammy Perkins Detective Series
by Charles Brewer

#24. The Quest Of The Combative Cuttlefish

CHAPTER 1: LABORATORY MARAUDERS
CHAPTER 2: A NEAR TRAGEDY
CHAPTER 3: TARANTULA'S PRIZE
CHAPTER 4: THE CHAMBER IN THE VALLEY
CHAPTER 5: THE CRYPTIC HARP
CHAPTER 6: DIGGING FOR PLATINUM
CHAPTER 7: FORBIDDEN ISLAND
CHAPTER 8: THE CHIMNEY COLLAPSES
CHAPTER 9: THE PUZZLING LIGHT
CHAPTER 10: A RUNAWAY
CHAPTER 11: THE ELUSIVE MRS. MISS COPELAND
CHAPTER 12: FLICKERING CANDLELIGHT
CHAPTER 13: TIRE TRACKS
CHAPTER 14: THE CLOAKED MAN
CHAPTER 15: DISASTER IN THE WOODS
CHAPTER 16: THE PECULIAR MUSICIAN
CHAPTER 17: LOST SMOKESTACK
CHAPTER 18: THE MAPLE TREE
CHAPTER 19: THE MEETING PLACE
CHAPTER 20: THE LAST RIDDLE
CHAPTER 21: THE JELLYBEAN
CHAPTER 22: FOLLOWING THE TRAIL
CHAPTER 23: A NEW GUESS
CHAPTER 24: THE WRENCH MYSTERY

"Brilliant prose, a fresh voice, and memorable characters are only a few of the reasons to read this gripping mystery."
--Cominto Town Taxi

"The Quest Of The Combative Cuttlefish is an engaging and truly gripping mystery."
--Raymond Martinez

"In The Quest Of The Combative Cuttlefish, Charles Brewer takes 'what if' in a new direction and to new heights!"
--Sheltering Pines Express

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Monday, February 12

World

So I See America's News Media Has Been Covering Itself With Glory This Weekend

And by glory, I mean shit.

That woman is Kim Yo Jong, North Korea's Minister for Propaganda, responsible for ordering at least a hundred political executions.

When BuzzFeed has to call you out for shoddy journalism, you know you've screwed up.
(Stan is a portmanteau of stalker and fan.)

Also, I'm on my 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd suspension on Twitter right now.

Also, back to reinventing cryptocurrencies again just after I got it working the third time.

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