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I have nothing to say about this.

I'll see some of you again in several weeks.

Okay, so I found archives of MASK (80's animated series) and watching episode one reminded me why I never watched a whole episode. The tagalong kid and robot.

Radio Dead Air – The Tale of Ghettocon - 3/9/12

In a special bonus overtime from WTFIWWY Live, Nash and Tara recount the story of the best worst gaming convention ever.
(Ed notes: this from @Nash076 's weekly stream is just... a tale)


I have new paintings for sale! These are the first ones I've listed since my move and I hope you love them. Big deal on a 10x20 abstract op-art piece. <3


If you need a 1080p gaming card and don't have a lot to spend, if you're still on something like a GTX 1060 or an RX 580? An RTX 2060 will get you by for a few years, no problem. It'll be a nice upgrade.

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By the way: right now, the RTX 2060 can be had used on Ebay for as little as $250 with shipping, and it's a better card than the garbage RTX 3050 Nvidia put out because it would sell regardless.

Those prices will sink lower. I can see them closer to $200 by the end of the month.

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I just encouraged a friend of mine who is apprenticing to become a plumber to stick with it because we need more weirdos fixing toilets.

The ARM acquisition failed, of course.

Now Nvidia has to go from record-breaking profits to a market that's going to be flooded with used cards undercutting sales for new GPUs.

The company is about to be in serious trouble.

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I believe strongly that this was the reason Nvidia made a push to acquire ARM. They knew mining would come to an end and they would need to diversify their sales to products beyond GPUs.

And while they do have server and professional products, those sales pale in comparison.

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We are no longer going to have quarter after quarter of miners buying up every GPU on the shelf. The most expensive halo products are going to linger in inventory like they did back in the Titan days.

Being able to sell a gaming GPU for $3k is over.

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Nvidia lied about this to everyone: investors, customers, government, everyone.

Now they're going to see such a sharp sales decline their next few quarterly reports are going to look catastrophic

And this is all self-inflicted.

I thought these might turn out to be budget darlings, and instead they just look like a mess.

I think they're going to be so late to market and so overpriced they'll be DOA. I think Intel's new GPU adventure is already over.

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First, they couldn't launch the cards during the height of the GPU shortage.

Then they couldn't seem to sort out the drivers.

Then the initial launch was a laptop version in South Korea *only.*

Now they're only launching the entry level card in China, and for insane prices.

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Remember, this is supposed to be a basic, entry level card. It's on a par with an RX 6500 or GTX 1650.

And they're pricing it at $600. That's closer to an RTX 3060 Ti, an upper-midrange card.

At every single turn, Intel has completely fucked up this launch. It's remarkable.

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A few days ago I saw what seemed like good news for GPUs: Intel offering an entry level gaming GPU for ~$150, capable of modern features and 60fps 1080p gaming.

Now the first custom card based on that SKU is out.

For $600 USD.


Me watching Paranoia Agent's opening originally: Creepy how they all laughing.

Me watching it now: Ah, exasperated relief. I know it well.

I'm hatching an extremely nerdy wormery plan. I'm going to set up a raspberry pi with pH, moisture and temperature sensors in it and a big battery, and then place it in the wormery. Then I'll keep a diary of what and when I feed them. Then I can correlate changes in those variables with what I've been feeding the worms...

Why did nobody tell me about Consent-O-Matic? It's a browser extension that automatically clicks on GDPR consent dialogs to indicate that you do not consent to your data being shared. Available for all major browsers.

"Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."

Cloud Atlas

The thing about large language models like GPT-3 and Lambda describing the experience of being self-aware is they can also describe the experience of being a squirrel.

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