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Daily News Stuff 30 October 2022

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  • Nvidia's RTX 4090 is a power-hungry monster - unless you ask it not to be.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The reviewers put the card through benchmarks of four games with the power budget set from 50% to 120% of stock, in 10% increments.

    At 70% power you lose about 5% in performance, while bringing power consumption down from 450W to a little over 300W.  They really have this thing dialed to the absolute max, even though that buys very little.


  • Ghostbusters movies ranked from best to worst for Halloween:

    1. Ghostbusters, 1984
    2. Ghostbusters Afterlife, 2021
    3. Ghostbusters 2, 1989
    4 - 999,997. Almost a million other movies, most of which have little or nothing to do with ghosts. 
    999,998. Ghostbusters 2016
    999,999. Naked, a Netflix original with a justifiable 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, and easily the worst film I have ever watched.  Which also has nothing to do with ghosts, it's just really bad.


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1 "the story is written in part by Taylor Lorenz"
I assume, then, that she doxxed someone and ruined their life.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, October 31 2022 01:11 AM (BMUHC)

2 The problem isn't simply social media, that is probably simply a recent event in a cascade of problems.

A lot of psych 'research' involves psych freshman.  For at least twenty years, this has included weird bookish kids who want answers.  At its best, psych is pretty seriously confounding, and difficult to sort value from nonsense.  For decades, mainstream psych research has been subtly drifting off beam. 

Then, the Education majors decide that psych research is entirely and completely credible, and push it on weird bookish kids.  Innumerates taking studies based on a sample size of twenty as being authoritative, and telling kids who are desperate for social affection or tolerance that the answer lies in being a psycho like the one dude out of the sample of twenty. 

Social media probably can make things a lot worse, but there are massive academic issues in addition to whatever the social media situation is.

Posted by: Pat Buckman at Monday, October 31 2022 04:32 AM (r9O5h)

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