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Daily News Stuff 28 October 2020

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  • It's Radeon day.  No new leaks that I can see, and I'm not staying up for another pre-recorded launch.

    The interesting thing is that according to the leaks, these cards have less memory bandwidth than even the Xbox Series X, but are much faster.  No-one seems to know exactly how they manage that.


  • AMD recorded record revenue and profit for Q3.  (AnandTech)

    Against either Q2 or Q3 last year, revenues are up around 50% and margins are steady.  It looks like this quarter includes chips for the new Xbox and Playstation, but that should be continuing revenue and not just a one-time bump.


  • Nvidia's RTX 3070 is here and it's pretty good.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Great at 1080p, solid at 1440p, decent at 4k.

    Can you actually buy one anywhere?  No.


  • Starlink is now in open beta.  (Ars Technica)

    US and Canada only to begin with, but the plan has always been a global rollout.  The satellites don't stay put, after all.


  • GitHub's CEO is working directly with developers to get the YouTube-dl repo reinstated.  (TorrentFreak)

    Probably without some circumvention code, but that can be a downloadable patch from some other source.  While not perfect, this is better than we see from most companies, and evidence that GtiHub knows which side of its bread is buttered.


  • Don't buy an Oculus Rift.  (Polygon)

    If you ever delete your Facebook account - or, of course, they do that for you - all your purchased content disappears.

    Fuck Facebook generally.


  • Any sufficiently oversimplified security warning is indistinguishable from your operating system just plain being broken.  (Mr Macintosh)

    There's a certificate issue with some HP printer drivers for MacOS.  This can manifest itself in any of thirteen different error messages, all saying that the driver "will damage your computer".


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1 Other Linus's review bashed nVidia because apparently the release was only for sold-by-nVidia Founder's Edition boards.  The partners (Asus, EVGA, etc) haven't been released yet.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, October 29 2020 12:14 AM (eqaFC)

2 Well, the psychological barrier is imagining deleting your facebook account.  The adoption (or not) will tell us how the sad, greasy bulk of humanity actually thinks.

Posted by: normal at Thursday, October 29 2020 12:54 AM (LADmw)

3 In one regard, the Oculus thing makes sense, altho it's merely equally infuriating.  If you get permabanned from, say, PS4 online or Steam, you lose access to all your games, too.  I wish there were a better solution.  For me, quitting FB isn't really an option as there's no way I'm going to try to get my nontechnical family members, including multiple 70+ year old aunts, to get on, say, Gab.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, October 29 2020 02:02 AM (eqaFC)

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