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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Servers Now Running at 62Hz

    And Microsoft pretends game streaming is OK. ROFL.
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    Anthem: Our World, My Story Trailer

    Combat, combat and more combat.
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    You Can Now Run Windows 95 Inside Windows (or Linux or macOS)

    I still have the OEM Windows 95 CD-ROM and Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows CD-ROM.
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    Steam Play Evolves as Valve Adds Tools for Windows to Linux Compatibility

    Windows 10 abuses the user by pushing things he does not want. Even with batch files to disable telemetry there are still things hanging around like web search integrated into the desktop even with Cortana turned off, which implies sending data packets to Bing servers when you are searching the...
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    Good Old Games Representative Discusses Customer Engagement and Game Streaming

    Ownership of game saves, mods, latency, image quality, performance (saturated servers), spying on clients, ... too much negatives.
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    AMD’s Zen 2 Will Reportedly Offer Higher Core Counts, Major IPC Gains

    I would expect 6 cores per CCX. The 10-15% IPC improvement is wonderful. It will put AMD at latest gen Intel level or better. For those who ask, more cores come handy for software based multimedia decoding. Not relying in hardware devices is good. Problems arise when you use hardware video...
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    Linux In the News

    ¿Linux? GNU is the OS. Linux is a kernel. Usually when you use GNU with Linux is spelled GNU/Linux or GNU+Linux or GNU-Linux to give credit where it is due. Now that we know what we are talking about, Snaps occupy too much space. It is better if you do not depend on Snaps. Snaps should be the...
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    The Matrix 4K Blu-ray Announced

    Timeless classic. Instant buy. Now I need an HDR screen :( My GFX card is a Polaris so I think I am ready on the computer side.
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    Have we reached a dead-end in CPU microarchitecture performance?

    Lock-free Linux kernel exists since a long time ago. Windows NT still struggles with kernel locks slowing down systems with high core counts. You can design an algorithm and your data structures to access data without using locks. Coordination can be made only between relevant groups of cores...
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    Have we reached a dead-end in CPU microarchitecture performance?

    Amdah'ls Law graphs depending on parallelizable fraction: Algorithms are usually 90%+ parallelizable. Typical HPC workloads are 99% parallel. And people try to design algorithms to have 99% parallel fractions. On top of that there's...
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    Have we reached a dead-end in CPU microarchitecture performance?

    The only way to continue improving is adding more cores. And making them power efficient. Which means that you will end up with multiple small in-order cores and a few big out-of-order cores. Then you have to use runtime libraries to exploit those types of chips. But then you get into commercial...
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    Gabe Newell Responds to Microsoft’s Rumored Plans to Acquire Valve

    Just keep supporting GNU/Linux ecosystem please. Wayland is taking a long time to come around argh.
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    ASUS ProArt PQ22UC: 21″ 4K OLED Monitor

    FALD is great too. Not perfect due to the zoning not being done at pixel level. But good.
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    FCC May Vote Next Month on Change to Broadband Definition

    What about hundreds of Mbps without bandwidth cap?
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    “The Last Jedi” Is the Most Divisive Star Wars Movie Between Fans and Critics

    That is right. The Force does not allow you to survive in hostile environments for the organic life form race you belong. Think of scuba diving. If they could just pick up with them an oxigen bubble then they would never need the devices which allowed them to breathe under water in Episode I and...
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    “The Last Jedi” Is the Most Divisive Star Wars Movie Between Fans and Critics

    The Force does not give you super powers. The Force does not make you a super hero from the Marvel universe.
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    “The Last Jedi” Is the Most Divisive Star Wars Movie Between Fans and Critics

    Additionally, the use of the force by Leia and Luke and even Rey is placed as a plot hole filler. Does not follow any logic. Being savant with the force does not grant you anything without a minimum of training. Anakin and Luke did need training to move things and do Jedi tricks. Kyle Katarn...
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    “The Last Jedi” Is the Most Divisive Star Wars Movie Between Fans and Critics

    The Jedi Order did not believe having a legendary status and they did not teach to be overconfident. They always said the dark side is always a danger. Yoda himself told Luke so. In ROTJ Luke avoided the temptation of the dark side and attachment was precisely what allowed Darth Vader to return...
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    “The Last Jedi” Is the Most Divisive Star Wars Movie Between Fans and Critics

    In the prequels you get Yoda making an awesome duel and use of the force. In the sequels you don't even get Luke to do a proper physical appereance, just a projection which kills him because that drains his midiclorians' Force. Bullshit. Old Ben waited until Luke was ready to train him, but...
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    Where Raja? What's He Going to be Doing?

    He is not the first employee fleeing to Intel after leaving AMD.
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    Microsoft Gets Security Disclosure Revenge on Google

    90 days vs 30? If the disclosure policy is different, then the comparison is invalid.
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    Samsung DeX Will Soon Run Full Desktop Linux

    For me it sounds as if they will be using Linux containers. They can't risk their supervisor, KNOX, to be "easily" bypassed.
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    "DeUHD": New Software Can Remove Copy Protection from Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs

    Without these programs, no content would be available on Bittorrent nor "free" streaming sites.
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    NVIDIA CEO: Moore’s Law Is Dead, GPUs Will Replace CPUs

    In recent years, GPUs have grown from 200mm² to 700mm². CPUs are still 200mm². The workloads that GPUs manage are parallel (both compute and memory parallel). Adding more units to work in parallel pays off. CPUs are made for code with lots of control flow decisions and random accesses to...
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    iPhone 8 Faster than a Core i5 13-Inch MacBook Pro in Geekbench

    I would add that different OSes with different scheduling priorities also make a difference. And the data sets used by Geekbench probably fit in the cache of the mobile processor. Try using a bigger dataset or promote cache thrashing or more intercore communication.
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    Samsung Unveils New Electric Car Batteries for up to 430 Miles of Range

    Are you serious? :O Once units are converted, In Spain we are paying around 4.16 euros per galon of standard performance gas, which equates to 4.95 USA dollars. High powered turbo engines use higher octane gasoline which is more expensive.
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    Firefox 57 Will Hide Search Bar and Use a Uni-Bar, like Chrome

    AFAIK, the current awesome bar incorporates the search engines, so you can get rid of the search bar. I suppose that firefox 57 will remove the search bar because it is not needed at all.
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    Linux Doubles Market Share since December 2015

    AFAIK Chrome OS is based on Fedora, therefore it is GNU/Linux. For those gamers wanting to switch to GNU/Linux, there is the possibility of virtualizatoin and PCIe passthrough. You can automate the launch of applications inside the Windows VM.
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    GeForce 256 Launched this Day in 1999

    I was running on a Pentium MMX 233 MHz with an S3 ViRGE 2MiB and 32 MiB of system RAM (EDO). To me these "powerful" 3D accelerators were something from an alternate dimension lol. Some years later I had access to a PC with a GeForce 2 MX64. I got to play a demo of Serious Sam: The second...
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    8th Gen Intel Core Processor Family to Debut Aug. 21

    Intel releasing two generations in the same year. On top of that, this "new" generation is not motherboard compatible with the previous one.
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    Intel Coffee Lake Slides Leaked

    Those 24 PCIe lanes hang from a DMI 3.0 interface, which is limited to 4 GiB/s. Not great for doing DMAs across storage, network and I/O ports.
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    ASRock: Coffee Lake CPUs Not Compatible with Z270 Motherboards

    Nice... meanwhile AMD offers at least two generation support for their socket.
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    AMD Will Not Be Livestreaming the RX Vega Reveal

    NVIDIA released silently the Titan XP. Does it mean it is a bad card? :S
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    Firefox Can Now Open a Ridiculous Number of Tabs in Seconds

    I am still on Firefox 54. This only applies to Firefox 55 and newer.
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    Intel’s Principal Engineer Quits after 20 Years

    So what? He resigns. He is tired of doing processor development. He probably has an NDA of many years so he can't be in processor business for a different company for quite some time after exiting Intel.
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    AMD Reveals Ryzen 3 1300 & 1200 Details with Ryzen PRO Launch

    Under the light of this generation of processors, I can not consider true nor right saying that Intel processors are faster. There is such a casuistic in the software toolchain that simply saying that Intel performs better than Ryzen, lacks a lot of accuracy. Research papers measure improvements...
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    AMD Shows of Epyc Datacenter CPU

    I corrected your quote. Faster is not best. Best is not fastest. Best depends on your target. ICC does not fit in many targets, including data centers or supercomputers. AMD does not use ICC for their drivers. Neither does NVIDIA. Tell big data centers to use proprietary software like ICC...