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  • You can't feed cocoa seeds to parrots.

  • I mentioned that Far Cry 6 requires more video memory at its highest quality settings than most of Nvidia's current generation of cards actually provides.

    This review shows the effects.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Scroll down to the benchmarks of 4K Ultra DXR settings and the scores for the RTX 3060 Ti, 3070, and 3070 Ti are suddenly missing.  The text explains why: Those cards at those settings abruptly drop as low as 10 fps.

    The RTX 3060, which is slower card but has more memory, maintains a reasonably playable 30 fps.

    It's not an insurmountable problem: Drop down to 2560x1440, or switch off DXR, and the three missing cards turn in 50 fps or better.  But it does highlight the fact that Nvidia's most popular cards right now are low on memory relative to both their compute performance and their competition.  Those three cards have 8GB, where both the cheaper RTX 3060 and AMD's competing 6700 XT come with 12GB.

  • Eight problems with Windows 11 and how to fix them.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Step One: Don't install Windows 11.

Workstation Alternatives Video of the Day

The Nvidia A4000 uses the same chip as the 3070 Ti, costs about the same as a 3070 Ti, and comes with 16GB of ECC RAM vs. 8GB on the 3070 Ti.  The catch is that it's a lower power card and clocked much slower, so it performs more like the 3060 Ti than the 3070 Ti.

Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Steam Deck Video of the Day

Louis Rossman takes Steam to task over a how-to video that claims that repairing your Steam Deck yourself could be fatal.  To you, not the Steam Deck.  Well, to both, I guess.

Disclaimer:  Disclaimed by weight, not by volume.  Disclaimer may settling in shipping.

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1 Corporate knows that they can just stay on winders 10 until nearly EOL, and if enough people refuse, MS will extend the EOL.  Also, a 2012 mini is adequate for most office use (creating text documents in excel, playing solitaire, shopping amazon . . . well, actually more shopping sites are becoming unusable on older machines).

Posted by: normal at Sunday, October 10 2021 11:43 PM (obo9H)

2 So is Firefox only capturing the keystrokes that are typed into the address/search bar, or all keystrokes entered into the browser?  If the latter, this is a huge security violation, as they're capturing credentials to every service you log into through Firefox, and I can't stress just how unacceptable and unethical that is.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at Monday, October 11 2021 01:32 AM (nRMeC)

3 Just the address/search bar.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, October 11 2021 03:02 AM (PiXy!)

4 At the risk of "you kids get off my lawn"ing, I'm not a big fan of the combined bar.  I have a lot of sites I get to by typing 2-4 characters into the address bar--that used to autocomplete to the site I wanted, and I could just hit enter to go to the site.  Now, though, I get 4-5 search suggestions and then a couple of sites listed, which means I either have to hit down 4-5 times and then enter, or switch my hand to the mouse to select the URL I want and click, and then put my hand back on the keyboard.  It's not a huge thing when you do it once.  But when you do it, say, 15 times in a row to load up all your daily comics, it's a pain in the neck.  I suppose I need to write up a web page with a bunch of links.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, October 11 2021 06:13 AM (Z0GF0)

5 a) pale moon
b) I think there may be some way to disable that crud in Vivaldi

Posted by: PatBuckman at Monday, October 11 2021 01:04 PM (r9O5h)

6 You can disable it in Vivaldi.  Search for search in the settings panel, you can control exactly how the URL bar behaves.  It still does autocomplete on previously loaded URLs with search disabled.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, October 11 2021 03:13 PM (PiXy!)

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