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Everything posted by WMGroomAK

  1. My question on this comes as to whether the list of 'Approved Reviewers' is to control who reviews it or as a fall-out of controlling the Driver releases. If nV is truly trying to control the Driver release (which could have some pro arguments) then they would need a list of who is authorized to access.
  2. And here is where this ruling by the Ninth Circuit should be useful... https://torrentfreak.com/ip-address-is-not-enough-to-identify-pirate-us-court-of-appeals-rules-180828/ Basically I think this would negate a big portion of this as it addresses that just an IP address is not enough to determine that someone has pirated material.
  3. An interesting series of reads over on HardOCP has the 780 release at 650, 980 at 550 and the 1080 at 700 for FE or 550 MSRP. The more interesting portion of the series is the comparison of the uplift in performance between generations from the 7XX series through the 10XX series. Part 1: https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/07/25/nvidia_gpu_generational_performance_part_1/ Part 2: https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/08/07/nvidia_gpu_generational_performance_part_2/ Part 3: https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/08/16/nvidia_gpu_generational_performance_part_3/
  4. Another thing to add in consideration of all this is that from the best that I can figure nVidia basically added between 15 & 20% more CUDA cores across all of the cards (At least based on the specs I saw on Anandtech)... 1080Ti (3584 CUDA) -> 2080Ti (4352 CUDA) ~ 21% increase 1080 (2566 CUDA) -> 2080 (2944 CUDA) ~ 15% increase 1070 (1920 CUDA) -> 2070 (2304 CUDA) ~ 20% increase We also don't know what clocks each of the Cards were running at (were they at stock configs, similar clocks, etc.) and/or how much performance gain is from switching to 12 nm from 16 nm process.
  5. I'll admit that I haven't tried out the Games Pass from Microsoft, but my big issue with a Netflix model would be how long a game may remain as being available on Game Pass or it's rotation and having to wait for the next rotation to play a game I want to. Of course, I still like having physical media as much as possible so I can go back and play some of my favorite older games whenever I want...
  6. At least for the moment... If they can use DNN AI to specify targets, I wouldn't think it would be too difficult to use similar techniques to equip the malware with multiple payloads and use the network to specify at least one payload to deploy based on the local security settings.
  7. Security researchers at IBM have developed a potentially 'new' class of malware that uses open source machine learning and Deep Neural Network AI models to target specific individuals. Their proof of concept that was demonstrated at Black Hat 2018 is code-named DeepLocker and masks itself as a simple video-conferencing application until the target is captured by the camera, at which point it deploys it's malicious payload (WannaCry in this case). https://securityintelligence.com/deeplocker-how-ai-can-power-a-stealthy-new-breed-of-malware/ https://www.hardocp.com/news/2018/08/16/ai_driven_malware_deeplocker_at_defcon/ This seems to be a very basic implementation of a potentially new class of malicious software that I could see getting more complicated, especially if you have a very imaginative programmer that sets multiple conditional attack vectors... The targeting ability I think that governments would be especially interested in this for multiple types of espionage (Or I'm being a bit paranoid).
  8. Tesla may be having further issues with Model 3 production after an alleged sabotage of the code for the company's production systems and an export of a large amount of data by a disgruntled employee. https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/06/tesla-model-3-production-has-been-sabotaged-according-to-cnc/ CNBC article: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/18/elon-musk-email-employee-conducted-extensive-and-damaging-sabotage.html Not sure if any of this is true since Tesla has not confirmed or denied the email formally, however, if it is true, then that disgruntled employee is in for some serious legal troubles... Of course, it could also be that they are just having separate internal problems and this is an excuse for further delays. Not much information at present, but will try to update if more comes out...
  9. This is the whole crux of the problem is that the article is fairly much an opinion/clickbait piece by WCCF so any news should require truck loads of salt.
  10. My understanding is that they targeted a notorious subreddit thread that is dedicated to document and observe death so it's not like they set it loose on Reddit at large... http://norman-ai.mit.edu Not sure what this says about AI image recognition learning or just humans in general for the morbid nature of creating certain subreddit threads and discussion sites.
  11. From the video over at Kitguru (approx 3:50 into video), it's sounding like it is keyed to Seasonic PSUs but there is no mention on whether it has to be a specific model. https://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/matthew-wilson/computex-2018-seasonics-system-cable-management-device-and-new-psus/
  12. Kind of what I was thinking looking at that... Wish there were better photos/description of the product. Also why I would like to see it actually tested.
  13. I don't think Seasonic focuses on cases, just power supplies, so I would assume based on the images that this fits most standard ATX cases... You probably need a Seasonic PSU on the other hand. The product page makes no mention of the custom extensions, so you would probably need to buy those separately, although at least the length of cables should be a lot shorter.
  14. Seasonic has presented a solution to all of that awful cable clutter, zip ties and cable management headache that goes on with building a PC by introducing their System Cable Management Device (SCMD). This is basically a way to move all of your PSU cables to a simple bar system that hangs out behind the motherboard and you can then just select the right modular cable to go to whatever you are powering, also drastically shortening the custom cable runs. And because this is 2018, it also has RGB lighting on it, so should you have one of those nice new cases with glass back paneling, you don't need to worry about crappy looking cable management. https://www.pcper.com/news/Cases-and-Cooling/Seasonic-shows-their-new-System-Cable-Management-Device I might have to consider one of these for my next build to help kill the cable clutter and it honestly doesn't look too bad... Would love to see someone review how much this impacts power delivery as opposed to direct cables from PSU. Seasonic Page: https://www.seasonic.com/scmd/
  15. Two options that I can think of would be to either switch the Y-Axis to a Logarithmic Scaling or to plot Series 1&3 with the Y-Axis on the Left showing the values for 0 to 10% and Series 2&4 with the Y-Axis on the right showing the values for 10 to 20%. Either way, when presenting the data, you should make a clear note of how you are modifying the graph.
  16. Arm has brought out the details on their upcoming Cortex A76 & Mali G76 & V76 processors at their annual TechDay. The new Cortex A76 is supposed to be a new Arm microarchitecture that they are touting as providing 'Laptop-class performance with mobile efficiency'. This new processor will supposedly be based on TSMCs 7nm fabrication and be able to provide 35% more performance with 40% increase in power efficiency and 4-times the machine learning capabilities while clocking at 3 GHz as compared to the previous A75 at 2.8 GHz using 10nm production. Cortex A76: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12785/arm-announces-cortexa76 The Mali G76 GPU will supposedly be a significant improvement over the current G72 by providing 30% more performance density and energy efficiency on the same process node or 50% increase in performance over the current G72 when the G76 is placed on the TSMC 7nm process. Mali G76: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12834/arm-announces-the-mali-g76-scaling-up-bifrost The last bit of the '76' processors that Arm announced today was the Mali V76 Video encode/decode processor which as an 8 core design is intended to be able to decode up to 8Kp60 and encode up to 8Kp30 videos, providing approximately twice the throughput per a core as the previous V61. This processor will also be able to handle most of the standard Video Codecs, with AV1 being the only exception. Mali V76: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12835/arm-announces-maliv76-video-processor-planning-for-the-8k-video-future All said, this all looks really promising for some future Arm based systems. I would love to see these coming out in the near future as home media center boxes or even as a decent mobile platform.
  17. But looking up wikipedia information while writing a report on a deadline is soooo hard!!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_masonry_unit Would seem based on this, that they are on the upper end of what a standard CMU (Cinder Blocks) compressive strength is... Still would not use for construction within an Earthquake prone area.
  18. Reading the Anandtech article, it's suggesting that the drivers have grown nice and bloated in size until there are some boards that would require a 6.5 GB install... I think that's getting a tad bit ridiculous myself, but 8 GB would be the bare minimum required I guess... Of course they could have tossed in another 8 GB and you would have been able to place your Windows install on it as well. Would be nice to have a single back up USB for the system.
  19. Going to try to keep this as apolitical as possible... I personally feel that it is well within these employees rights to resign if they feel they cannot support the company that they are working for. This does not mean that Google or any company should not conduct this work though. As for Project Maven, can it be used in a bad way? I would say that it could, but it could also be used in a positive manner such that the military may be able to avoid civilian casualties or sending troops into areas where there is a higher risk of casualties. One of the biggest problems that the military is facing with technical advances is data overload and not being able to quickly sort and prioritize data that needs to be analyzed and disseminated to the field.
  20. Say what you want about the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) when it comes to banking and regulations, however they have probably made one of the best trolls out there to try and push back against all of the fake Crypto ICOs that have been springing up. The SEC has decided to 'launch' a fake cryptocoin of their own known as the Howeycoin as an ICO. Their launch website has all of the basic generic language that someone may be looking for, however should someone be brave enough to try and invest, the site will redirect them to an informational SEC page from the commission explaining fake websites and scams. https://www.techspot.com/news/74671-sec-launched-fake-cryptocurrency-educate-investors-dangers-ico.html I think this is a wonderful troll by the SEC as even though it may not stop people from creating fake ICOs, it at least should begin getting the public aware and given that it is getting press, that adds to the awareness level. It also shows that the SEC is trying to take cryptocurrency seriously and may have future plans on how to better secure and shore up actual investments and monetary transfers. Howeycoin site: https://www.howeycoins.com/index.html
  21. Not sure if nV's 11 series cards will be on 7 nm, but considering that both AMD and nV use TSMC for their fab-ing, I could see them both releasing 7 nm GPU dies next year. Maybe nV will try to push out this year to be ahead in the game or they could refresh next year around the same time that AMD plans to launch their next GPU series.
  22. Hopefully it is seeing more power efficiency at 10nm considering that the Ideapads at least are using dGPU for graphics. Would be nice to see one of these with the iGPU enabled and be able to compare power consumption on a mobile platform.
  23. While Intel has admitted to having issues with producing volume of 10nm CPUs for consumers, it does appear that they are producing some small volumes, of which the first batch appear to be going to Lenovo for the update to the Ideapad 330. This chip is not listed as a 9 series but as the i3-8121u with a dual core, hyperthreaded part operating at a base frequency of 2.2 and boost to 3.2 GHz and a 15W TDP. Interestingly, it appears that the Ideapad listing may indicate that the iGPU is disabled as it is shipping with an RX540 GPU. There are two articles from OC3D which points to this information. First posted 5/14: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cpu_mainboard/intel_s_first_10nm_cannon_lake_laptop_spotted_-_lenovo_ideapad_330/1 Second posted 5/15: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cpu_mainboard/intel_confirms_the_existence_of_10nm_cannon_lake_i3-8121u_cpu/1 Intel ARK: https://ark.intel.com/products/136863/Intel-Core-i3-8121U-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_20-GHz?q=8121U Based on the specs listed for this part, I have to agree with OC3D that the 10nm process chip as it stands does not really provide much of a benefit over their 14nm Kaby Lake chip, and with the low yields they are supposedly getting, it may not be economic to really use instead of the 14nm chips... Hopefully Intel can get the wrinkles ironed out in the next year though and advance their 10nm process in a way that does show some gains over the 14nm that makes all of this time and effort at least partially worth it. EDIT: Here is an article from over at Anandtech on the new Lenovo Ideapad with some better information/images... https://www.anandtech.com/show/12749/first-10nm-cannon-lake-laptop-spotted-online-lenovo-ideapad-330-for-449 Definitely looks like a low end just needs something that works for a year or two deal...
  24. In the continuing saga of Kaspersky and the company trying to rebuild it's image after all of last year's fiasco, the company has announced that they will be opening a Transparency Center in Zurich, Switzerland. This transparency center will supposedly house most of its customer data as well as it's software assembly line and build infrastructure. Future plans include building more transparency centers in North America and Asia by 2020. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/kaspersky-to-move-data-of-most-users-from-russia-to-switzerland/ The move of the software assembly line is set to complete by the end of 2018, while moving servers tasked with storing user data will finish by the end of 2019. Kaspersky said more transparency centers are set to open in North America and Asia by 2020, but the company is not yet ready to disclose more details. ... For its part, the Russian antivirus vendor is doing all it can to keep its name clean. As part of this transparency center, Kaspersky said that a third-party organization will be allowed to independently review both processes —of how it stores user data and how it builds its software products. Kaspersky has not yet announced the third-party responsible for supervising this process, but said it would be open for the creation of a "nonprofit organization to take on this responsibility." I think that this is a great step by the company, especially if they allow for the independent review of data access as is implied, however I think that most of the damage is probably done and it will be a long and steep road to regain the companies footing (if it is even possible).
  25. Fairly much so... There is no NIN without Trent Reznor, although he does quite of bit of work outside of his NIN work as well. Mainly work with Atticus Ross and/or with his wife in 'How to Destroy Angels' iirc.