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  Robot armageddon nigh!
Posted by: RolloTheGreat - 07-08-2017, 10:26 PM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (16)

Shocking as this video may be, this is mankind's fate in the not too distant future according to Prof. S.Beast of Canada.

The overthrow of man will begin innocently enough in the next 5 years, according to Prof. Beast:

(07-06-2017, 05:34 AM)SickBeast Wrote: It's going to be extremely interesting to see what happens with automation, robots, and autonomous vehicles. With self driving cars we are almost there, less than five years away. Think of all those truck drivers, taxi drivers, bus drivers, and couriers. All out of work simultaneously. They make up a huge chunk of the economy. Actually pretty much the entire retail sector is going to be wiped out. Just picture Amazon with robots working in their warehouse and other robots delivering everything. They are going to have to tax the robots. Hopefully with enough tax revenue from the robots we can have lots of "slackers" living a decent life off the system. Because the way things look our economy will no longer have enough jobs to support all the people living in our societies. To look beyond these facts is both foolish and ignorant.

A bold prediction to be sure as retail is responsible for the most jobs in the United States:


And driving employs 3% of us as well:


The economic system will be unable to absorb these huge numbers of unemployed, resulting in an all out war for survival on the planet between displaced workers and their robot overlords. (as seen in video)

GStandroid, a possible mechanized harbinger of the future, echoes Prof. Beast's dire prognostication:

(07-06-2017, 07:28 AM)gstanford Wrote: Yep. Just about all jobs will go, except for emergency services (ambulance, fire, police).

If you want work, Elon Musk will probably have a job for you establishing his Mars colony.

Once that is up and running It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the USA shipped its jobless unwanted poor off to mars just like England sent their unwanted to America centuries before.

Although space travel costs millions of dollars per person, paradoxically GStandroid feels the USA will send the millions of poor to Mars rather than a prison colony like Australia.

Run for your lives, rich or poor!

The age of our metal gods has begun!!!!


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  Google's Security Hypocrisy
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 07-08-2017, 04:51 AM - Forum: Gaming - Replies (1)


Quote:While Google has been quite enthusiastic about pointing out “crazy bad” flaws and vulnerabilities in software other than its own, it seems that the company has neglected its own software. This comes at a time when organizations are moving away from SMBv1, with Microsoft going as far as creating a list of old and new software that still relies on the vulnerable protocol.
Laughing pig

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  Skull Canyon NUC Beats 2009 Extreme Skulltrail Rig
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 07-06-2017, 05:50 AM - Forum: General Hardware - No Replies

Wow. A NUC that can fit in your pocket can blow away a top-of-the-line system from 2009. And to think that the exact people who made Skulltrail now work on making NUCs.

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  Micron Accident Will Cause DRAM Price Increases
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 07-06-2017, 12:49 AM - Forum: General Hardware - No Replies


Quote:DRAM prices are on the rise due to slow transitions to new nodes and increased demand in PC, mobile, and server segments. TrendForce predicts that the first quarter of 2017 suffered a 30% increase in the average contract pricing for DIMM modules. Making matters worse, the soothsayer predicts that we will see another 10% increase this quarter, and that is before accounting for the recent production interruption.

Micron recently finished its long-overdue purchase of Inotera. The production shut-down occurred at an Inotera fab, and TrendForce estimates the fab suffered a loss of around 60,000 wafer starts per month out of the fabs' normal 125,000 wafer starts per month. According to TrendForce's self-described conservative estimates, that equates to 5.5% of the global DRAM supply for July. That should kick off yet more price increases across the board. The analyst firm also contends that the cleaning and restoration process will be a "time-consuming challenge," so it appears the fab will take some time to bounce back to normal production levels.

TrendForce also notes that the Inotera fab pumps out LPDDR4 products for iPhones, so we could see delays on Apple's latest smartphone.

Micron released a statement, via Reuters, acknowledging a "minor facility event," but notes that operations are still in the process of recovery.
A quick glance at DRAM pricing on Amazon reveals just how bad the shortage already is, and any significant long-term disruption could be devastating to the global DRAM market, which already has a razor-thin margin of error. We've reached out to Micron for comment and will update as necessary.

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  AMD Rumored To Be Rebranding RX 460
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 07-05-2017, 08:56 PM - Forum: Video - No Replies

Wow, they're desperate to clear out the inventory.

Quote:In a bid to better make use of what could be a respectable stock of RX 460 graphics cards, AMD is reportedly rebranding these to the RX 500 series under the RX 560D name. Apparently, this is a straight rebrand, with no increased clocks or other revisions to the GPU die whatsoever. As such, this RX 560D would bring a lesser performance level than the current RX 560 already offers. Remember that the RX 560 is currently a rebrand of the RX 460 already, only with that card's full stream processor count (1,024) unlocked, whereas the original RX 460 only enabled 896 of the total 1,024 stream processors available on-die.

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  AMD Hires Damien Triolet
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 07-05-2017, 01:51 AM - Forum: Video - No Replies


Quote:Hardware.fr, part of the global network of tech-oriented sites that strive to bring you the latest and greatest coverage of hardware and related news, has announced that their GPU contributor Damien Triolet is leaving the site. Damien Triolet has been described by our very own W1zzard as one of the world's best GPU tech editors, and leaves the French hardware site after a 14-year-long stint delivering high-quality coverage to French readers.

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  Video Game Forum Foils Planned Assassination
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 07-05-2017, 01:37 AM - Forum: Gaming - Replies (1)


Quote:Users of a yet-to-be-named video game forum foiled plans of an apparent would-be assassin after he allegedly inquired about acquiring a 'Kalashnikov type' weapon. He reportedly intended to use the weapon in a plot to kill the recently-elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, during the country's Bastille Day celebrations.

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  Ryzen 7 1800X For $400
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 07-04-2017, 10:12 PM - Forum: Hot Deals & Bargains - No Replies


Quote:If you haven't spent all of your money on fireworks, beer, and burgers, then check out TigerDirect's sale on AMD's fastest Ryzen processor currently available. It can be yours for $400.

The deal is good through the end of tomorrow (July 4) or while supplies last. Just enter coupon code IUN166219 at checkout and it will drop the price from $420 to $400.

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  Fermi Gets DirectX 12 Support
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 07-03-2017, 09:53 PM - Forum: Video - Replies (1)


Quote:With its latest GeForce 384 series graphics drivers, NVIDIA quietly added DirectX 12 API support for GPUs based on its "Fermi" architecture, as discovered by keen-eyed users on the Guru3D Forums. These include the GeForce 400-series and 500-series graphics cards. The support appears to be sufficient to run today's Direct3D feature-level 12_0 games or applications, and completes WDDM 2.2 compliance for GeForce "Fermi" graphics cards on Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703), which could be NVIDIA's motivation for extending DirectX 12 support to these 5+ year old chips. Whether they meet your games' minimum system requirements is an entirely different matter.

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  Power Cables And GPU Performance
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 06-30-2017, 02:53 AM - Forum: Video - No Replies

Using 2 cables instead of 1 cable with 2 connectors can make a slight difference in performance:

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