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Message 100708 - Posted: 12 Sep 2020, 13:06:16 UTC

Good heavens, climate change is real, and it's happening in America of all places!
US wildfires fuelled by climate change, California governor says
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Message 100719 - Posted: 12 Sep 2020, 21:09:42 UTC - in response to Message 100708.  

Could be worse...

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Message 100732 - Posted: 13 Sep 2020, 7:46:42 UTC

Anyway it's "global warming", "climate change" was what they changed it to so it covered all possibilities, making the greenies "right" no matter what happened.


Not quite. If things stayed the same we would be wrong.
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Message 100733 - Posted: 13 Sep 2020, 7:53:06 UTC

The fires have burnt a total 4.5m acres - an area larger than Connecticut and slightly smaller than Wales - in recent weeks, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.


I see the BBC is still using their SI unit for these things.
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Message 100745 - Posted: 14 Sep 2020, 1:16:46 UTC

And things just got "interesting" again: ARM: UK-based chip designer sold to Nvidia
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Message 100814 - Posted: 21 Sep 2020, 22:36:44 UTC

Big gaming news: Microsoft is buying Zenimax/Bethesda Studios, known for things like Doom, Elderscrolls, Skyrim, Fallout.
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Message 100818 - Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 0:24:46 UTC - in response to Message 100814.  

Big gaming news: Microsoft is buying Zenimax/Bethesda Studios, known for things like Doom, Elderscrolls, Skyrim, Fallout.

<cynic>now will only run on a fully updated and valid copy of W10 with M$ preferred settings</cynic>
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Message 100847 - Posted: 24 Sep 2020, 19:00:03 UTC
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Dutch pricing has dropped for the Nvidia RTX 3090. Between €1,679 and €2,049
Prices for the RTX 3080 lie between €719 and €918

So much so for the price of the 3080 being on par with that of a 2080 Super, as those only cost €499-599 here. 2070 Super goes from €549-699
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Message 100848 - Posted: 24 Sep 2020, 19:15:50 UTC - in response to Message 100847.  

So much so for the price of the 3080 being on par with that of a 2080 Super, as those only cost €499-599 here. 2070 Super goes from €549-699
I'm not sure you're reading the right column there - in this country, 2080s are still more expensive than 2070s. Those look more like 2060 prices.
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Message 100849 - Posted: 24 Sep 2020, 19:48:42 UTC - in response to Message 100848.  

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Message 100851 - Posted: 24 Sep 2020, 21:03:35 UTC - in response to Message 100849.  

Grab 'em while you can. My local supplier has dropped prices on the 20 ranges, but is currently showing:

RTX 2060 SUPER: £354.97 - £486.90
RTX 2070 SUPER: £446.39 - £655.96
RTX 2080 SUPER: £765.99 - £827.32

They're not currently showing prices for the 30 range, which are still out of stock.
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Message 100859 - Posted: 25 Sep 2020, 21:05:15 UTC

Yorkshire 'supercell' storm covers region in hail

That one missed me by about five miles to the East. I got spectacular reverberations through the local hills, and a few direct bangs from 'line of sound' strikes, but no hail and only modest amounts of rain. It's suddenly turned brrrrrrr cold, though.
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Message 100909 - Posted: 1 Oct 2020, 11:34:34 UTC

For those of you who like me live under a stone and missed it: Specs of the upcoming AMD RX 6000 XT series GPUs leaked onto the internet. My bead is still going for the RX 6900 XT next year.
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Message 100913 - Posted: 1 Oct 2020, 19:41:31 UTC

Cross posting from SETI MAIN CAFE.
&$#@+** Potty-mouthed parrot posse kicked out of zoo for cursing at visitors
After being quarantined together for several days last month due to the coronavirus outbreak, the bold birds had apparently taught each other a colorful vocabulary of curse words.

... it just got to be like an old working men’s club scenario where they are all just swearing and laughing
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Message 100917 - Posted: 1 Oct 2020, 22:05:26 UTC
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Interesting video: how Microsoft was nefarious in killing competition from the get-go: the Win 3.1 AARD code.

And while you're at it: 16 bit DOS viruses can still infect your Windows 10 computer ( at least, if it's 32bit)
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