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Daily News Stuff 19 March 2021

Who Will Limit The Limiters Edition

Tech News

  • AMD will not be implementing driver or firmware changes to limit GPU mining.  (WCCFTech)

    Because they did it in hardware.

    Not specifically, but the RDNA 2 design with less memory bandwidth and a large cache (96MB or 128MB) is markedly slower for mining tasks than Nvidia cards in the same price bracket.

    Oh, and the 6700XT is almost out of stock already in Australia.


  • AWS has added Lambda to S3.  (ZDNet_

    They call it Object Lambda, and you can wire it up so that when you read a fil via the standard S3 API, it actually runs through a linked function first and returns the output of that function.  Useful, for example, for transforming JSON data automatically without having to manager your own database and application server.


  • 19 different antivirus companies class uTorrent as malware.  (TorrentFreak)

    Hmm.  I switched to Deluge quite some time ago, so I'm not sure what uTorrent may or may not have been up to. 


  • The bans will continue until morale improves.  (TorrentFreak)

    Russia is still threatening to block Twitter.  Since obviously people will just use VPNs to access it, they are also threatening to block VPNs, and ultimately, all content from outside Russia, some of which content even now is not entirely without value.


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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 08:23 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 The short version is that uTorrent is up to malware-y things, as of the last I had it installed.

Posted by: Jay at Saturday, March 20 2021 06:08 AM (0jVI9)

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Posted by: normal at Saturday, March 20 2021 06:08 AM (obo9H)

3 I don't install torrent clients on my employer's machines, and the only windows machines I use are at work.  I use rtorrent on BDS/lunix, and you can install that under wsl2 if you're so inclined.  And I've been mildly impressed with wsl2.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, March 20 2021 06:11 AM (obo9H)

4 Jay, yeah, I seem to recall that's why I switched to Deluge.  They were putting ads into it or something like that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, March 20 2021 10:07 AM (PiXy!)

5 I just use a much older version if uTorrent. I don't need bells and whistles, I just need file transfers, and labels so I can keep track of my vast library of unwatched shows.

Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, March 20 2021 02:54 PM (Ix1l6)

6 I started having trouble getting the old non-garbage version of uTorrent to reliably download, so I switched to qBittorrent a few years ago to deal with the occasional license mismatch or excess of steam. It's been pretty stable, although I don't download much these days.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Saturday, March 20 2021 03:55 PM (ZlYZd)

7 I had used an older version of uTorrent back in the old days to download, until various sites made changes that rendered uTorrent useless in general.  Now I use qBittorrent, which makes me slightly annoyed that Microsoft is about to make me switch to yet another client.

Posted by: cxt217 at Sunday, March 21 2021 03:31 AM (4i7w0)

8 Maybe I should just stick with Windows 7....

Posted by: Mauser at Sunday, March 21 2021 05:52 AM (Ix1l6)

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