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    robertGL
    Capitalism, Idiotism and AMD GPUs
    • If you are not already aware AMD GPUs are in similar situation to 2014 year.
      In 2014 year 280X and similar cards had been used for Bitcoin mining.

      Today it is another similar shit like Ethereum, Zcash and such.

      Lot of people are converting energy into entropy.

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      In reality all this is same as Ponzi schemes, as none of it involves making any additional goods or services, it can rely only in false believe of value. And behavior of people is nothing short of scammers (who use abuse of trust), as if someone believe of this thing to have value (being equivalent) and you exchange it to something that have real value - you perform scam. They also make crime against humanity as this energy (and it is not so small amounts as value of this shitty things is very close to energy consumed to mine them) could be used to do real thing.

      It is also interesting how capitalists fight with it. Actually they don't. They just count profits :-)

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Capitalism: Trump and hopes
      • The budget will slash $1.7 trillion in spending on entitlement programs.
      • Massive nearly $200 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the modern version of food stamps.
      • The food stamp cuts are part of a broader $274 billion welfare-reform effort, according to a report by The Associated Press.
      • About $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid for fiscal year 2018.
      • Also expected are major domestic discretionary spending cuts.

      Rich guys will get more, poor guys will go and suck their dick.

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    New 99 CRI lighting tech
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      Researchers from the Institute of low temperature and structure research in Wroclaw, Poland, developed a new efficient white light source that uses graphene foam excitated by a continuous-wave laser. The laser opens up a bandgap in graphene which results in light emission that ranges from 360nm (UV) or 405nm (visible) to 980nm-1064nm (near-infrared).

      The researchers say that the light spectrum of this device is similar to the spectrum of the sun which is better than current light sources such as LEDs that offer light spectrum with strong peaks (the main problem is the strong blue light emission in LED lighting). This design can achieve a high efficiency (over 200 lm/W), high color rendering index (CRI > 99) and a broadband warm white color. The lifetime depends on the laser, which can be over 10,000 hours.

      https://www.graphene-info.com/researchers-develop-efficient-and-healthy-laser-induced-graphene-foam-lighting-device

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Samsung NX2 could be.. smart watches
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      With build in zoom :-)

      Samsung patent :-)

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    How capitalism works: AMD Ryzen
    • All AMD Ryzen processors actually have now 8 cores on die. Yet on most shipped processors part of them is disabled. Normal though can be that it is due to defects. But factory leaks tell that actual outcome of 100% functioning 8 cores now is more than 80% and much more if you reduce cores to 6. So, AMD is doing intentional customer damage now turning off cores. Btw, it is nothing new, from modern GPUs same are RX 460, RX 470, GTX 1070 and more.

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Cinegy Daniel2 codec
    • Cinegy presented an 8K demo using its new Cinegy Daniel2 powered Cinegy D2Player decoding one or even multiple 8K streams while performing real time compositing, color correction, scaling and titling. The hardware platform used for the demo is a sub-$1000 standard PC – in this particular case an Intel quad Core i7-4700K processor, and an NVIDIA Quadro M6000 graphics card. The same demo also works using NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 card for around $250.

      The Cinegy Daniel2 codec is an acquisition and production codec meant to be used for recording from camera sources, editing and post-production as well as playout. Cinegy Daniel2 is aiming for the same space as AVID’s DNxHR, Apple’s ProRes or Sony’s XAVC.

      NAB 2017:

      Cinegy’s Daniel2 GPU-based codec, claimed to be the world’s fastest GPU-based codec, can decode up to 1,100 frames per second at 8K, which translates to more than 4,300 fps in 4K, or 17,000 frames of full HD per second using NVIDIA Quadro M6000 professional graphics cards.

      Lot of talks about it, but I do not see anything since 2015 it first started.

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Premium margins - it is not camera companies only
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      Slide from AMD presentation.

      Lot of words also being said how new target are premium segments and premium users.

      Another one about GPUs

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      All top cards have huge margins.

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