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  Air Traffic Controllers In Oregon document UFO sighting
Posted by: dmcowen674 - 02-20-2018, 11:04 AM - Forum: Anything Alien - Replies (1)

Air Traffic Controllers in Oregon document UFO sighting

Unlike most UFO stories, this one appears to have substance.

According to data from the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings around the world have reached an all-time high. Statistics show individuals in the US are more likely to witness a UFO

On October 25, a strange craft was seen — in broad daylight — flying amid the heavy traffic of the United States’ air corridors above the state of Oregon.
Pilots radioed in reports of an aircraft flying outside registered flight plans. It was not responding to radio calls. It had no collision-avoidance transponders. But it was always just outside clear sight.

On the ground, air traffic control was also seeing strange things. Its radar was intermittently tracking an unregistered object moving at unusually high speeds.
It was cause for real concern.

F-15 interceptor fighters from the U.S. Air Force were scrambled to take a look.

The unidentified flying object was first detected tearing through the air above Northern California by radar stations in Oakland. It was 4:30 p.m. It was unexpected. It was traveling “very fast at 37,000”.

It wasn’t supposed to be there.

At this point the recordings reveal the U.S. military was also aware of the strange aircraft. Air traffic controllers are told the Air Force was examining the radar track.

Then the unknown flying object did something potentially dangerous.

It took a sudden turn into a crowded stream of commercial airliners.

There it disappeared from radar.

But not from sight.

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  Hitman DX12 Performance Issue On GT 1030
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 02-20-2018, 07:51 AM - Forum: Gaming - No Replies


Quote:With our simulated Core i3-8100 running the show, I fired up Hitman again to see what was going on. We've seen some performance disparities between Nvidia and AMD graphics processors under DirectX 12 in the past, so Hitman's rendering path seemed like the most obvious setting to tweak. To my horror, I hit the jackpot.

Hitman with DirectX 11 on the GT 1030 ran quite well with no other changes to our test settings. In its DirectX 11 mode, the GT 1030 turned in a 43-FPS average and a 28.4-ms 99th-percentile frame time, basically drawing dead-even with the Vega 11 IGP on board the Ryzen 5 2400G.

Contrast that with the slideshow-like 20-FPS average and 83.4-ms 99th-percentile frame time our original testing showed. While the GT 1030 is the first tier on the Pascal GeForce ladder, there was no way its performance should have been that bad in light of our other test results.

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  Intel Dedicated GPU Discussion Thread
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 02-19-2018, 11:08 PM - Forum: Video - Replies (1)


Quote:Intel is making progress in its development of a new discrete GPU architecture, after its failed attempt with "Larrabee" that ended up as an HPC accelerator; and ancient attempts such as the i740. This comes in the wake of the company's high-profile hiring of Raja Koduri, AMD's former Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) head. The company unveiled slides pointing to the direction in which its GPU development is headed, at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco. That direction is essentially scaling up its existing iGPU architecture, and bolstering it with mechanisms to sustain high clock speeds better.

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  Added Crypto Currency Forum
Posted by: dmcowen674 - 02-17-2018, 07:46 PM - Forum: Everything AlienBabelTech - Replies (2)

Added Crypto Currency Forum

Looks like a wave not going away any time soon.

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  Ampere Discussion Thread
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 02-17-2018, 02:29 AM - Forum: Video - No Replies

Give the rest a read as well.

Quote:But rumors circulating on 3DCenter tell us that Nvidia cut production of the GP102 based products back in November, 2017 – thus meaning that this flagship card is now EoL. This means that in the next month or two, the GTX 1080 Ti cards will no longer be available new to purchase, and in theory we should see other cards in the GeForce Pascal lineup end up similarly in the next few months too.

Instead, these cards will be replaced by the GeForce GTX 2080 and GeForce GTX 2070, although rather than being powered by Volta (as was originally rumored), we would instead see them use Ampere, an architecture designed for gaming. Given the release date of both the GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 cards is April 12th, 2018, Ampere will likely be shown off in March at either GTC or GDC… or possibly a later livestream hosted by Nvidia exclusively to reveal this new architecture.

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  Coinbase Thread
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 02-16-2018, 11:22 PM - Forum: Cryptocurrency Mining - Replies (1)

Coinbase is a train wreck, just look at the comments. Ignore R-T-B and his reading comprehension issues, which prevent him from seeing that the issue has been going on a lot longer than "3 days ago".

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  Amazon Surpasses Microsoft In Size
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 02-16-2018, 09:54 PM - Forum: Technology News - Replies (3)


Quote:Following the reveal of spectacular Q4 2017 results earlier this month, the company's share price has been on an overall upward trend and rose by 2.57% this Wednesday to reach $1,451. That put the online retail giant's market valuation at $702.46 billion, trailing behind Apple ($849.24 billion) and Alphabet ($744.73 billion), respectively.

While Microsoft's share prices too made some gains and climbed 1.6%, the Redmond giant simply could not keep up with Amazon, ending the day with a share price of $90.81 and a resulting valuation of $699.22 billion.
Some analysts estimate the company is expected to keep rising in the ranks and, if this trend continues, Amazon could even overshadow Google parent Alphabet to become the second-most valuable company in the world.

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  Facebook VPN Is Spyware
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 02-16-2018, 09:53 PM - Forum: Software & Programming - No Replies


Quote:Unlike a typical VPN, Onavo Protect (from a company Facebook purchased in 2013) explicitly gives itself permission to mine your data. Buried underneath the “Read More” link, you’ll find the following:
Think about the implications of this. In the name of providing safety, Facebook gets to analyze which apps you use, which websites you visit, and how those trends change over time. If a new app starts to become popular, FB will know about it based on data harvested from user devices. Are you watching YouTube instead of Facebook Video? FB gets to know. While this feature is integrated into Facebook’s iOS app, the application also states that it provides an additional level of security to all your mobile traffic.

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  Vega CrossFire Is A Failure
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 02-16-2018, 09:42 PM - Forum: Video - No Replies


Quote:We now understand why AMD kept quiet about the CrossFire during the Vega launch. The games we've tested now are not the newest. Of the games that came out the past year, only a small number support multi-GPU setup. The list of recent games in which a second graphics card is completely useless, on the other hand, turns out to be overwhelmingly long: F1 2017, Wolfenstein II, Total War: Warhammer II, Assassin's Creed: Origins, Forza Motorsport 7, Middle-earth: Shadow of War... DirectX 12 has reduced rather than improved the multi-GPU field of application.

Now, even more so than ever before, we advise you to buy one fast video card rather than several slower cards. If you're sure that the games you often play offer good support for CrossFire and you're not satisfied with the performance of one high-end video card, you might still want to consider it. With new games, the chance that multi-GPU does not work is so much greater than the chance that the second video card will be useful, that we dare to conclude that the era of CrossFire and SLI is coming to an end. We still have the hope that there will be a reversal in this area, but at the same time we would not know where it would come from. Unfortunately, we cannot but look to the future in a gloomy light.

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  Apple HomePod Fail
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 02-16-2018, 09:40 PM - Forum: General Hardware - No Replies


Quote:The problem is simple. The HomePod is a $350 speaker that works exclusively and only with Apple products. It can stream music if you have an Apple Music subscription. It can stream music from iTunes Music purchases, or the iCloud Music Library. It can stream audio from a different device, provided it’s from Apple and supports AirPlay. And that’s it. There’s no Bluetooth support. There’s no wired audio support. There’s no way to use the HomePod as an output for a different A/V device, and you can’t even replace the power cable (technically you can, but Apple doesn’t consider this a user-repairable option).

In other words, the HomePod is an extraordinarily limited speaker. It doesn’t even work with the Android version of Apple Music. And now, there’s evidence, admitted by Apple itself, that the HomePod can stain and mar certain types of countertops — potentially permanently.

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