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Daily News Stuff 19 March 2022

All Sales Final Edition

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  • Weekends are Question and Answer time.  Skip your questions gaily across the comment section like a stone across a pond full of frogs, and I'll serve up what answers I can tomorrow.

  • When are we likely to see graphics cards at anything approaching reasonable prices again?  (WCCFTech)

    Well, here in Australia, the answer seems to be today:

    I've confirmed this with a couple of retailers here; prices are down close to 40% since last week.  If I wasn't in the middle of buying a house I'd be buying a new desktop.  (Despite the fact that I already have two laptops with RTX 3060 graphics.)

    AMD prices have not adjusted nearly as much, so instead of the 6700 XT competing against the RTX 3060, it's now facing the RTX 3070 Ti.  Which is not a good matchup for Team Red.

    Pricing on the top-of-the-line RTX 3090 has also barely moved, still marked up by about 100% over MSRP.  But from the RTX 3060 up to and including the RTX 3080 there's been a seismic shift.  (Which also leaves the recently re-introduced RTX 2060 more expensive than the much better 3060.)

Tech News

Party Like It's 1980-ish Video of the Day

The original music video is on YouTube, but the sound quality is terrible.

Disclaimer: You can't get the wood you know.

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1 a) bottom vid gives video is unavailable
b) Over at Brickmuppet's I had a 1273 word/7827 character reply that I suspect may be too long for the comment box.  Is there a limit description posted somewhere?

Posted by: PatBuckman at Sunday, March 20 2022 12:14 PM (r9O5h)

2 Microsoft deciding what software you can have on your computer, because of course they can.

Kinda like the antivirals deleting the <3.0 versions of uTorrent which aren't evil because who needs to put thought into it?

Posted by: Mauser at Monday, March 21 2022 08:09 AM (gVjvf)

3 Well, the security camera system where I work uses an IE-only plugin.  Stupid?  Yes.  But we only use IE for that one thing anyway, so MS is just being butts.

Posted by: normal at Monday, March 21 2022 11:05 AM (obo9H)

4 Yep. 

"We're not supporting this anymore, it won't be installed by default, and you won't be able to make it your default browser."  Fine.

"And we're going to delete it from your computers."  Not fine.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 21 2022 02:05 PM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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