Monday, February 22


Daily News Stuff 22 February 2021

Random Cheery Thoughts Edition

Tech News

  • Thoughts from an Ethereum developer.  (GitHub)

  • Not 1984 but Brave New World.  (ZDNet)

    Is that better? Maybe, if the only available alternative was indeed 1984.

    The usual suspects have signed on to an Australian industry code aimed at stamping out that most dangerous of all scourges, misinformation.

    Of course, Facebook has taken it a step further and stamped out Facebook.  File that one under met or exceeded.

  • Liberals get the bullet too.  (BuzzFeed)

    Communists at Facebook are upset that the CEO has influence over corporate policy, and that they are prevented from simply deleting everything they disagree with.

  • Turning all of science fiction's dire warnings into Totalitarianism for Dummies guides.  (The Next Web)

    Today: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Precrime.

  • Vyolfers streamed Minecraft this morning and Reine is resuming her previously aborted stream right now.  I found that literally seconds before it went live.

    Their shopping mall is starting to look really impressive.

  • Half-price sale on organic gluten-free flours.  Don't care at all about the organic part, but do appreciate the gluten-free and half-price.  Have brown rice flour, coconut flour, almond flour, lentil flour, and oat flour incoming.

    Just cross-checking, at half price they're cheaper than the inorganic equivalents but not radically so, except for the almond flour which is expensive no matter what.

Hardware Unavailable Video of the Day

Which unavailable graphics card should you buy?  A quick check in Australia showed the RX 550 and RX 6900XT in stock on the AMD side - at $149 and $2149 respectively.  Every card in between was out of stock.

On the Nvidia side things were slightly better, with the discontinued 2060, 2070, and 2080 being readily available albeit outrageously expensive, and the RTX 3090 selling at not too much above its list price.

Disclaimer: You there: Fuck off.  And when you get there, fuck off from there too.  Then fuck off some more.  Keep fucking off until you get back here.  Then fuck off again.

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1 Oat flour is the only one I've worked with of those, and while I like the flavour, it doesn't act like wheat flour: I've never figured out how to make it behave.  It does make for some delicious shortbread, though. I've also use buckwheat flour a bit, and it's pretty good.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, February 23 2021 01:08 AM (LADmw)

2 The morons behind that "ethically correct AI" BS need to be strapped into a chair, Ludovico Technique-style, and forced to read "With Folded Hands" until they understand why it's a bad idea.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, February 23 2021 02:44 AM (eqaFC)

3 Micro Center's intermittently got 3070s in stock for $780.  Right now, the Houston store has a single 1660 card for $315, and a pile of 1030s for between $80 and $105.  After that it goes to 710s.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, February 23 2021 02:46 AM (eqaFC)

4 RX550s are still on sale?  Assuming that $150 is AUD then.. (checks conversion rate) that's about what I payed for one when I did a build in 2017 during the last major shortage of graphics cards...  Fortunately I managed to upgrade to an RX5700 XT last fall when I started hearing rumors of the upcoming GPU shortage.

Posted by: StargazerA5 at Tuesday, February 23 2021 02:54 AM (WIXd2)

5 Newegg has RX 550s starting at around $150 and going crazy from there.  Ditto Amazon.
I didn't know they were still selling them either.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, February 23 2021 03:11 AM (eqaFC)

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

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