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  1. Honestly during the lock downs my mental health would suffer worse if it wasn’t for video games. Video games have definitely helped a lot of people through the pandemic and other stressful times. And they are useful in other ways too; without them GPU manufacturing would not make financial sense in the current form. This would set back machine learning and all of its useful applications. I’ve spoken with experts about why we have to use CUDA and they told me the reason nobody is making chips specifically for machine learning tasks is that the manufacturing and financial
  2. It’s a shame you can’t plug in an Apple mini and use the display. I’m sure you could make a very low latency screen-share through the thunderbolt.
  3. If I edit the post, can I add a poll to it or will that remove the article?
  4. Summary [Former?] Technology pioneer John McAfee has been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering in deceptive schemes to promote cryptocurrencies, federal prosecutors announced Friday. In a newly unsealed indictment, the Justice Department alleged that McAfee and his business associate Jimmy Watson used McAfee’s Twitter account to tout various cryptocurrencies to hundreds of thousands of followers, all while concealing from potential investors how they stood to gain from a run-up in prices. They allege it was a “pump and dump” scheme. McAfee a
  5. Let’s look at the Cambridge Bitcoin ONLY power consumption index. Again this is only for Bitcoin and not etherium or other cryptos. https://cbeci.org First, notice the growth rate in power consumption. In a span of 5 years, power consumption goes from 3 to 130 TWh. That’s an annualized growth rate of 120%. Every year it more than doubles the power consumption. Second, look at the upper bound of their estimate: it’s 450 TWh per year. Even though they currently estimate 130 TWh per annum, under certain conditions it could be much worse. It’s impo
  6. Yes, I’m referring to processing payments through the banks in comparison to cryptos.
  7. The point is that processing the same transactions can be done with literally a fraction of the power consumption. Whereas with cryptos as the blockchain grows, power consumption grows much faster. And that’s why it’s wasteful. And Bitcoin is still tradable by governments if it’s ever converted back to cash; all they need to do is link a bank account to a wallet based on the transactions which if they really want to, they could. They can force any of the exchanges into giving them that info.
  8. I know... if it’s any consolation the images and their captions are from another source published a few years ago.
  9. Clubhouse was made to be for entrepreneurs and techies. It went mainstream with Elon Musk twitting that he’ll be on the platform for a chat in which he “spontaneously” called up the Robinhood founder and grilled him on the trading fiasco. The platform is kinda neat but it has issues. As of a couple of weeks ago, the room sizes were limited to about 6000 users. So for instance when everyone tried to get on that Elon Musk call, only 6000 people could listen in. Others had to watch YouTube streams of it from people who got in. I don’t know if the platform will be successfu
  10. Summary China’s Inner Mongolia has banned cryptocurrency mining and declared it will shut all such projects by April, spurring fears the world’s No. 2 economy will take more steps to eradicate the power-hungry practice. The autonomous region, a favorite among the industry because of its cheap power, also banned new digital coin projects, according to a draft plan posted on the Inner Mongolia Development and Reform Commission’s website Feb. 25. The aim is to constrain growth in energy consumption to about 1.9% in 2021. The draft policy was released weeks after China’s t
  11. This might be partly a reaction to Apple’s new iOS policy that you have to opt in for apps to track you. Exactly how much were they tracking us that they rather “end it” than tell us? When the iOS privacy label became mandatory, Google Maps wasn’t updated for a suspiciously long period of time.
  12. Intel won’t throw all of their partners, which is the entire PC industry, under a revenue killing bus. Imagine how much revenue Intel’s partners and even themselves will lose if we could just swap out laptop CPUs to get a performance upgrade. It’s the same logic as Nvidia allocating most of their GPU inventory to system integrators; it gets their partners extra revenue so Nvidia can preserve their influence.
  13. I call it Wild West because whenever one of these companies clearly breaks the law, there’s no one in the government to stop them unless it becomes worthwhile for some well funded lawyers to take them to court. You lost me on the lederhosen.
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