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Intel's CPUs Are Failing, ft. Wendell of Level1 Techs
  • This isn't true anymore, Intel dropped AVX512 since they moved to Big+Small cores design while AMD actually implemented it with Zen 4.

  • The left-wing French coalition hoping to introduce 90% tax on rich
  • The end result is that basically no one will be subject to this tax bracket.

    It is high enough that everyone at that level will mainly get their real income from stock/loan which aren't salaries.

    Having this tax bracket or not having it is, basically the same for the super wealthy. The real method to tax them is through capital tax, not income.

  • Nestle does not care about Ukraine
  • That the thing that I kinda have trouble understanding.

    The big multinationals are expert at extracting profits out of national economies and putting it in tax havens.

    If they boycott Russia and get replaced by Russian copies, wouldn't the Russian state get a larger share of profits ?

  • Hygon 8-core Chinese CPU matches Zen 2 multi-threaded performance in Geekbench
  • This is x86_64. AMD had a joint venture with hygon and made a Zen 1 CPU with them.

  • Egypt pyramids: Scientists may have solved mystery behind construction
  • They banned destrucive research for new rooms, because some researcher decade ago, enthusiastically drilled a bunch of holes to nowhere in order to do find them.

    They still allowed the non destructive muon imaging a few year ago that heavily hinted to an unfound room.

  • Trams nowadays look super sleek in my opinion!
  • It is the Eurotram at Strasbourg

  • Hello GPT-4o
  • If you already didn't know, you can run locally some small models with an entry level GPU.

    For example i can run Llama 3 8B or Mistral 7B on a 1060 3GB with Ollama. It is about as bad as GPT-3 turbo, so overall mildly useful.

    Although there is quite a bit of controversy of what is an "open source" model, most are only "open weight"

  • Bob l'éponge
  • Old french : esponge -> éponge (french) | sponge (english)

  • Hello GPT-4o

    > GPT-4o (“o” for “omni”) is a step towards much more natural human-computer interaction—it accepts as input any combination of text, audio, and image and generates any combination of text, audio, and image outputs. It can respond to audio inputs in as little as 232 milliseconds, with an average of 320 milliseconds, which is similar to human response time(opens in a new window) in a conversation. It matches GPT-4 Turbo performance on text in English and code, with significant improvement on text in non-English languages, while also being much faster and 50% cheaper in the API. GPT-4o is especially better at vision and audio understanding compared to existing models.

    >Prior to GPT-4o, you could use Voice Mode to talk to ChatGPT with latencies of 2.8 seconds (GPT-3.5) and 5.4 seconds (GPT-4) on average. To achieve this, Voice Mode is a pipeline of three separate models: one simple model transcribes audio to text, GPT-3.5 or GPT-4 takes in text and outputs text, and a third simple model converts that text back to audio. This process means that the main source of intelligence, GPT-4, loses a lot of information—it can’t directly observe tone, multiple speakers, or background noises, and it can’t output laughter, singing, or express emotion.

    > GPT-4o’s text and image capabilities are starting to roll out today in ChatGPT. We are making GPT-4o available in the free tier, and to Plus users with up to 5x higher message limits. We'll roll out a new version of Voice Mode with GPT-4o in alpha within ChatGPT Plus in the coming weeks.

    44 France announces low carbon fertilisers plant to reduce dependence on Russian imports

    French president Emmanuel Macron announced the project aiming at producing decarbonised nitrogenous fertilisers at the "Choose France" summit, an annual meeting of international business leaders at the Château de Versailles, on Monday 13 May.

    France announces low carbon fertilisers plant to reduce dependence on Russian imports

    The document urged the EU to break away from dependence on Russian fertilisers, by investing in innovation on made-in-Europe production and developing alternatives using chemical nitrogen.

    FertigHy wants to replace hydrogen – a key element in the production of nitrogen fertilisers – currently produced from natural gas with hydrogen produced by electricity.

    Initially planned for Spain, the plant will be built in France and will use electricity generated from nuclear and renewable sources, emitting reduced levels of CO2.

  • Sorry to dive in DE land like that, but WTF is the chaotic neutral ?! There is no seat ?

  • Fedora 40 boasts more spins and flavors than ever
  • So far seem to be an uneventful upgrade.

    Defaulting to wayland for KDE6 on a nvidia GPU doesn’t seem to have broken anything

  • New Zealand to seize black boxes from LATAM Boeing 787 as passengers recount incident
  • Yes, in the EU the minimum recording time was recently increased to 25h. It is not a tech limitation anymore. What is actually limiting are privacy concerns from misuse of the longer recording.

  • Are microplastics from car tyres contributing to heart disease?
  • Pneumatic tires have always been made of vulcanised rubber though. Natural rubber is way too soft to hold up in this application.

    Vulcanised rubber is a bio-based plastic, but being bio-sourced has nothing do with it being biodegradable. And vulcanised rubber isn't.

    There are bio-based-plastics that aren't biodegradable, and fossil-based plastics that are biodegradable.

  • New Zealand to seize black boxes from LATAM Boeing 787 as passengers recount incident
  • Black box were Solid State Drive before SSD were common, the advantages of no moving parts are simply too high.

  • Tethered plastic caps
  • Except PET from plastics bottles which is the only common plastic that is fully depolymerizable/ repolymerizable, instead of simply being remeltable.

  • European crash tester says carmakers must bring back physical controls

    TLDR : The US doesn't have regulations on the maximal allowed deceleration before brake light activation. But the EU does.

    Seem to be mostly a Hyundai/Kia thing that they are currently fixing.

  • Energy bills to fall by £238 as new price cap revealed
  • Because this is the natural state of a market. Everything end up roughly at the same price, the price that buyers are willing to pay.

  • English may be a hot mess but at least we don't have to worry about this nonsense
  • It depend.

    "Machine à laver" (washing machine) = female

    "Lave linge" (laundry washer) = male

  • Current state of NTFS compatibility?
  • I also recommend to stay away from NTFS3. I had some files that i couldn't empty from the recycle bin, they just keep reappearing.

    After a while NTFS3 straight up give up, it couldn't mount the partition due to NTFS errors. At this point NTFS3g still worked, and i moved everything to an ext4 partition.

  • Pity SUV drivers, fast being priced out of their badges of contempt for the planet | Catherine Bennett
  • I'm talking from an European view where we replaced the MPV body style with the SUV body style. Basically the same type of car underneath, some models even kept their name during the transition. I'm still quite flabbergasted in how we ended up in this situation.

    It is true that they don't take more space/consume more but they have zero usability advantages vs an MPV?

    They are more cramped, waste space with the higher floor/ bigger wheels, and you don't even have a better visibility since you are more upright in an MPV.

    The only thing they have is not looking like an MPV.

  • Pity SUV drivers, fast being priced out of their badges of contempt for the planet | Catherine Bennett
  • An MPV is more useful than 95%+ of SUV that never see anything but pavement.

  • France will ban the selling of single-use e-cigarettes by 2025, French Health Minister Aurélien Rousseau announced on Tuesday during a National Tobacco Control Program (PNLT) presentation, while increasing tobacco taxation.


    « Reprendre le contrôle du prix de l’électricité » : comment la France avance ses pions ? « Reprendre le contrôle du prix de l’électricité » : comment la France avance ses pions ?

    Les ambassadeurs de l’UE se réunissent mercredi (4 octobre) à quelques jours d’un conseil de l’UE décisif pour la réforme du marché européen de l’électricité. La France défend toujours la possibilité de contrats préférentiels sur ses actifs nucléaires existants, afin de maintenir la concurrence et a...

    « Reprendre le contrôle du prix de l’électricité » : comment la France avance ses pions ?

    > Dans le cadre de la réforme du marché européen, la France s’escrime pour que ses actifs nucléaires existants puissent être couverts par des contrats d’écart compensatoire bidirectionnel (contracts for difference, CfD, en anglais).

    > Ce type de contrat permet de fixer un couloir de prix de vente de l’électricité sur le marché de gros européen. Si le prix de vente est inférieur au plancher du couloir défini, l’État paye la différence au producteur. Au-dessus du plafond, le producteur rémunère l’État.

    > des CfD sur le nucléaire existant permettraient de maintenir la concurrence sur le marché français de l’électricité, tel que le faisait le dispositif d’accès régulé à l’énergie nucléaire historique (ARENH) institué en 2011 et voué à disparaître au 31 décembre 2025.

    > L’ARENH permet aux concurrents de la branche «fourniture» d’EDF, les fournisseurs dits «alternatifs», d’accéder à une partie de la production nucléaire de l’électricien français à des prix préférentiels.

    > l’ARENH n’a pas tenu l’ensemble de ses promesses, notamment sur la libéralisation parallèle du marché de la production d’électricité.

    2 Lawmakers reintroduce nuclear in EU's net-zero industry list

    Nuclear power was reintroduced as one of the preferred green technologies to revitalise Europe's industry, according to a political agreement struck by lawmakers in the European Parliament on the bloc's proposed Net-Zero Industry Act.

    Lawmakers reintroduce nuclear in EU's net-zero industry list

    >Initially, the European Commission proposed two lists, one of which included so-called “strategic” technologies subject to a 40% domestic manufacturing target and fast-track permitting procedures.

    >However, this list did not feature nuclear power, a move that sparked outrage among its advocates on social media, particularly in France.

    >However, things took a new turn on Tuesday.

    >The compromise list now includes renewable energy technologies, nuclear fission and fusion technologies, energy storage, carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen transport infrastructure, and electrolysers, among others. >

    14 Meta and Microsoft release Llama 2, an AI language model for commercial use | Engadget

    Meta and Microsoft have unveiled a next-gen AI model, Llama 2, with a focus on responsibility..

    Meta and Microsoft release Llama 2, an AI language model for commercial use | Engadget