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Daily Tech News 30 September 2022

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  • Minor correction to the story on Intel's A770 graphics card: It starts at $329, but that model has 8GB of RAM.  The 16GB model is $349, which is a great price for a 16GB card if the card (and the drivers) are otherwise good.  We'll see once the reviews come in.


  • Google is shutting down its game-streaming service Stadia.  Expectedly.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Everyone predicted its imminent death within days of its launch, because game streaming services suck, and Stadia both sucked and blowed because you had to pay for the service and then pay for the games as well.

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Disclaimer: Although Kez's Kitchen lemon creams aren't bad either.

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1 The Mythbusters tested the bullet-in-the-air thing some years ago, and came to the same basic conclusion:  don't.

Posted by: normal at Friday, September 30 2022 09:17 PM (obo9H)

2 The classic Hatcher's Notebook has a section on firing into the air, and their biggest problem was figuring out where the bullets landed in order to time them, because the wind at ground level can't be used to predict the wind at various heights. It's been a few years, and of course my copy is in a box, but IIRC, they set up in an area with a shallow flat pond and test-fired a machine gun into the air to locate the general area the shots would land.

The big variable for them with near-vertical shots was whether or not the bullet had enough spin on it to successfully turn over at the top, or if it ended up tumbling, in which case the velocities were smaller. The linked simulation study doesn't seem to have considered wind or tumbling.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Friday, September 30 2022 10:03 PM (oJgNG)

3 "The Brave browser will soon start blocking those annoying cookie consent banners. "
If they add the ability to autohide those obnoxious "sign up for our daily email!" popovers I'd switch right then and there.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, October 01 2022 02:10 AM (BMUHC)

4 Rick C, escape the censors and toxic social media platforms by subscribing to our newsletter!  We promise we'll only share your email address, phone-number, home address, and any other information you accidentally type in with people and companies who give us money!

Posted by: normal at Saturday, October 01 2022 02:48 AM (LADmw)

5 Normal, sounds great!  My email is awshucks at mailinator.com and my phone is (202) 224-3121.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, October 01 2022 02:59 AM (BMUHC)

6 I used the Dissenter browser, which is based on Brave, but with better privacy. Although I can't be sure if it's related to my instability when watching YouTube.

Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, October 01 2022 01:53 PM (BzEjn)

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




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