Wednesday, August 11
Mediocrity And Mendacity Edition
- The Radeon RX 6600 XT is here and it's definitely a video card. (Tom's Hardware)
AMD jacked up the MSRP on this one because with cards selling as fast as they can produce them, why should the scalpers have all the fun?
And that seems to be the main point of contention in all the reviews - performance is fine, but the price hike means value is no better than AMD's cards from two or three years ago.
Well, performance is fine unless you want to run Minecraft with ray tracing enabled at 2560x1440. Then it plunges to 15fps - half the speed of Nvidia's competing RTX 3060. You can, of course, just turn off ray tracing, and then Minecraft will run on an elderly potato.
- There's also a professional version, the W6600, and there things are slightly different. (Hot Hardware)
In this case it's only slightly faster than the old model - but half the price. That really is progress.
- You can now run Windows 11 on an Arm-based Mac. (Tom's Hardware)
Under virtualisation, just to make things as miserable as possible.
- Hackers stole $600 million from crypto site Poly Network. (Tom's Hardware)
- What's wrong with Ethereum. (Tomer Strolight)
What's wrong - according to Tomer - is a pragmatic approach that tries to solve the problem that simple bugs can lead to irrecoverable losses of billions of dollars.
- Ransomware is now targeting both Synology and QNAP storage devices. (Bleeping Computer)
Not mine, though, because they're currently unplugged and switched off.
- Amazon has been awarded a secret $10 billion contract to provide cloud services to the NSA. (The Hill)
We know about it because Microsoft protested the bidding process.
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