Saturday, February 03

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Daily News Stuff 3 February 2024

Down And Out In Zuckerland Edition

Top Story

  • Looks like we can't count Mark Zuckerberg out just yet: Facebook's market cap grew by $200 billion.  (Yahoo Finance)

    In one day.

    I don't use Facebook - not anymore.  But there's no denying that an awful lot of people do use it.


Tech News

  • Infinite Craft is a fun little word-based crafting game.  (Neal.Fun)

    You start with four words: Water, Fire, Wind, and Earth, and from there you have to create everything, by dragging words from the right onto the main screen and then on top of other words.

    Some things are simple and obvious: Water + Fire = Steam.

    Others are more subtle: Snake + Death = Cleopatra, and Moses + Barbecue = Burning Bush.

    Still others are way out there: Behead + Reincarnation = Chicken.

    If you get a word or phrase that no-one has ever found before, it shows up with a "First Discovery" tag.  I'm proud to be the first to discover Gnorc - the creatures from the game Spyro the Dragon - and The Amazing Surfing Nun On Fire.


  • Another day, another recall.  Today it's the Bambu Ai 3d printer.  (Tom's Hardware)

    This one can short circuit and deincarnate your chicken, so best do as they say.


  • Running your Ryzen 8700G with DDR5-10346 RAM can improve performance even more.  (WCCFTech)

    Seriously just buy a video card if you're that concerned about performance.


  • Maybe Nvidia's "new" 6GB RTX 3050.  (WCCFTech)

    When I first saw this, I thought, oh, did they take the 3060, halve the RAM, maybe downclock it a bit, but keep the 192-bit memory bus, and sell it at a cheaper price?

    Because that would make a decent card.

    No.  They did not do that.

    They took the 3050, which had a 128-bit memory bus, and reduced it to 96 bits.

    That does not make a decent card...  But is still faster than the built-in graphics on a Radeon 8700G.  After all, it has about 50% more memory bandwidth (graphics card RAM runs about twice as fast as CPU RAM) and doesn't need to share it with the CPU.


  • Google is officially killing its cached pages feature in search results - about five years after it stopped working.  (Tom's Hardware)

    It's a bit like Ford announcing it is planning to stop selling the Edsel.  In 2024.


Disclaimer: Apocalypse + Barbecue = Aporkalypse.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 06:19 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 I got first discovery for Jabbertrump.

Jabberwock + Trump.

Trump has a poop emoji.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Sunday, February 04 2024 03:29 AM (r9O5h)

2 My son got First Discovery on "Kung Fu Potato".

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, February 04 2024 08:50 AM (BMUHC)

3 I got "Galaxy Express 999" as a first discovery. I was trying to connect that to Daft Punk, but instead I found that "French Punk" + "Clean Space Captain" = "Jean Luc Picard".

Posted by: benzeen at Sunday, February 04 2024 03:40 PM (RXJpR)

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