New PlayStation 5 renders show off radical different design, again

“I’m digging the style of this PS5 render from the front — for some reason, it just looks nice and plain and I Love that. I could see some gorgeous blue LED light strip making the console…

New PlayStation 5 renders show off radical different design, again

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AMD's GPU Performance API Library 3.5 Drops ROCm/HSA Support

Released on Friday was a new version of AMD’s GPU Performance API “GPUPerfAPI” project under the GPUOpen umbrella. This is the AMD library used by CodeXL, Radeon Compute Profiler, and others for tapping GPU performance counters and to help in analyzing performance/execution characteristics for Radeon hardware. But this new GPUPerfAPI 3.5 release comes with a rather surprising change…

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I bought the cheapest new graphics card on Amazon.com and overclocked the crap out of it

He was able to push this GT710 to almost double the performance of stock clocks!

“I decided to buy the cheapest graphics card on Amazon to see if it’s any good. I then overclocked the living…

I bought the cheapest new graphics card on Amazon.com and overclocked the crap out of it

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Trouble installing Windows 10 on ASUS ROG Strix B450-i Gaming

It seems like this is an odd issue, while I haven’t found the exact issue I might not be alone.

Recently purchased an ASUS ROG Strix B450-i Gaming with a Ryzen 3600X, 16GB RAM and a Sabrent 1TB…

Trouble installing Windows 10 on ASUS ROG Strix B450-i Gaming

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How to Install Jetty 9 on Ubuntu 16.04

Jetty is free and open source, Java HTTP (Web) server and Java Servlet container similar to Tomcat, GlassFish and WildFly. It provides support for SPDY, WebSocket, OSGi, JMX, JNDI, JAAS, and many other integrations. It is often used for machine to machine communications within larger software frameworks. Let’s get started with the installation.

Source: LXer – How to Install Jetty 9 on Ubuntu 16.04

Study suggests vapers are 1.3 times more likely to develop lung disease

As debate continues around how e-cigarettes should be legislated, vaping companies promote their products as less health-damaging than smoking regular cigarettes. However, a new three-year study from UC San Francisco shows that vaping is associated w…

Source: Engadget – Study suggests vapers are 1.3 times more likely to develop lung disease

More Small Tests Are Happening For Universal Basic Incomes

DevNull127 writes: A video report from NBC News profiles “Springboard to Opportunities,” an advocacy group for affordable housing residents that’s now also testing $1,000-a-month payments (privately-funded) for 20 women in Mississsippi chosen at random. One senior-living aid making $10.31 an hour says the grants represent “a little freedom”. She’s using the money to pay down debt — and to visit the father in Pennsylvania who she hasn’t seen in 20 years.

Meanwhile, CBS MoneyWatch checked in on one of the 14 people picked to receive $1,000 a month for an entire year in the “Freedom Dividend Pilot Program” of U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang. “Sure, there’s going to be outliers that take advantage of any situation,” says Chad Dzizek. “But most people are just trying to get by. Having extra money in hand would only help move that process along. And I don’t see myself slacking off anymore. If anything, I’m going to be more aggressive in tackling my goals because it’s that much more available.”

That article adds that Yang, a former tech entrepreneur, “sees this as a way to reduce poverty and income inequality, especially as computers increasingly replace people in the workplace.” Although the program has already run into at least one hitch.

Following the program’s announcement in September, the former chairman of the Federal Elections Commission told CBS News that the program appears to violate “personal use” campaign finance laws since the funds come from Yang’s campaign and not his own pocket. Others, however, have argued that the program could be classified as an advertisement for the campaign. The Yang campaign declined to comment.

Business Insider also has an update on the Basic Income plan of Michael Tubbs, the 28-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, where 125 people making less than $46,000 a year are now being given $500 a month. “In October, Stockton released the first set of data about how the program was faring. Most participants, initial results showed, were using their stipends to buy groceries and pay their bills.

“Tubbs told Business Insider that these preliminary findings gave him even more confidence that basic income would benefit his city — and could even serve as a national solution to income inequality… Stockton’s basic-income experiment is designed to last for 18 months, so there are still about eight to go. If the pilot is successful, Tubbs said, the city will consider expanding the program.”

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What GNOME 2 fans love about the Mate Linux desktop

Stop me if you[he]#039[/he]ve heard this one before: When GNOME 3 was first released, many GNOME users were not ready to give up GNOME 2. The Mate (named after the yerba mate plant) project began as an effort to continue the GNOME 2 desktop, at first using GTK 2 (the toolkit GNOME 2 was based upon) and later incorporating GTK 3.

Source: LXer – What GNOME 2 fans love about the Mate Linux desktop

Elon Musk’s defamation trial over ‘pedo guy’ tweet kicks off in Los Angeles

Anyone remember pedo guy?

“British diver Vernon Unsworth sued Musk for defamation in a spat over efforts to rescue a Thai soccer team from a cave in 2018”…

Elon Musk’s defamation trial over ‘pedo guy’ tweet kicks off in Los Angeles

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