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Weekly Discussion: 10 June 2024
  • I'll take the risk. I'm certainly not recommending it for anybody else, just saying it's what I'm going to do. Worst case scenario, I'll be in a VA nursing home. But I own a home - it would be cheaper for the VA to send an attendant to me. That's what they did for my dad and brother.

    Anyway, my dad racked up some pretty hefty bills from hospital visits over his last decade, and the VA paid for almost all of it. We only got billed $500 each for a few ambulance rides. The military isn't a glamorous job and certainly not for everyone, but that retiree health plan makes a huge difference.

    But the 4th of July is coming up, so that means a few days of staying up till 3am so I'm not startled out of my sleep thinking I'm in a mortar attack, so ... there's that.

  • Weekly Discussion: 10 June 2024
  • Sorry for the late reply. I'm collecting a military pension and semi-retired now, so SS isn't going to make or break me. I'm just thinking it'll be better to spend it on vacations and fun when I'm 63 vs pills and nursing homes when I'm 70.

    I was fortunate enough to get everything paid off a couple of years ago, so unless I buy another house, I shouldn't have to worry about debt.

    I guess what I'm saying is that even though it'll be more money, I don't think it'll be much good to me at 70. Also, being single w/ no kids, I'm not trying to leave a bunch of money laying around when I kick the bucket. I'm trying to get as close to zero as I can.

  • Never buy .xyz
  • Thank you for that explanation. My regex impaired ass thought he wanted to hurt generation[x|y|z].

    I'm like "what'd we ever do to you?"

  • Weekly Discussion: 10 June 2024
  • Anyone thought about when they'll apply for Social Security(or whatever you have in your country)? I used to think people were dumb for taking SS early; obviously the longer you wait, the bigger your payment. But lately I've started to rethink that. I'll probably take it right away because:

    1. I don't know how long I'm going to live: I just hit 50 and I still exercise every morning and try to go jogging occasionally, but that's getting harder and harder to do. Plus I have this heart murmur my doctor hasn't figured out yet.

    2. I want to use the money while I can still enjoy it: I never used to pay attention to old people, but as I'm approaching that age, I've noticed there can be a sharp drop-off between age 60 and 65 or any given time span. Also, there's a history of dementia in my family(both parents, brother, and now sister) so I'm on borrowed time.

    3. There's no telling when SS will become unsustainable. I think the projected date is around 2034 when they'll have to start making reduced payments, but it's hard to predict anything that far out. I'm just going to take my money when I can.

    Any thoughts? Anyone out there already drawing SS?

  • wccftech.com AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 APU Benchmarks Leak: 12-Core 20% Faster In Multi-Threading, 40% Faster "Radeon 890M" GPU Performance Versus 8945HS

    First benchmarks of AMD's Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 APU have leaked & they show big uplifts in both CPU & GPU performance with Zen 5 & RDNA 3.5 cores.

    AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 APU Benchmarks Leak: 12-Core 20% Faster In Multi-Threading, 40% Faster "Radeon 890M" GPU Performance Versus 8945HS
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    How happy are you with your current distro?
  • Switched from Kubuntu to Mint + KDE last week. Very happy indeed.

  • Nvidia is now worth $102M per employee
  • At least the article points out that this is a Wall Street valuation, meaning it's meaningless in reality, the company doesn't have that much money, nor is it actually worth that much. In reality, Nvidia's tangible book value (plant, equipment, brands, logos, patents, etc.) is $37,436,000,000.

    $37,436,000,000 / 29,600 employees = $1,264,729.73 per employee

    Which isn't bad considering the median salary at Nvidia is $266,939 (up 17% from last year).

  • 512MB ram is nothing now
  • It sounds like the processor is the real limitation. Plenty of stuff from Windows XP era and before ran in less than 512MB.

  • AbruptChaos @lemmy.world OpticalMoose @discuss.tchncs.de
    imgur.com Gonna be an uncomfortable conversation with the boss

    Discover the magic of the internet at Imgur, a community powered entertainment destination. Lift your spirits with funny jokes, trending memes, entertaining gifs, inspiring stories, viral videos, and so much more from users like 1992sSisterActStarringWhoopiGoldberg.

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    Weekly Discussion: 3 June 2024
  • Nice! I've been saying I'm going to go to Canada, but I have no idea what to do or where to go when I get there. It'll be nice to get away from home, though.

    Have a safe trip!

  • Anyone tried running jellyfin on a rasbpi?
  • I ran it on a Ras Pi 3B+ and it did ok with 1080p and below. There were a few movies that had stuttering issues, so I'm guessing the Pi's better with some codecs than others.

  • 8 Trump losses in a row, and counting
  • If you replace winning with whining, it's correct.

  • finance.yahoo.com 8 Trump losses in a row, and counting

    Trump's latest legal defeat extends a remarkable losing streak.

    8 Trump losses in a row, and counting

    It's been a slow weekend, so I thought I'd post a scorecard for people who haven't been keeping up.

    Of course the convicted felon former president and current bible salesman still touts himself as a winner, and his followers believe it, despite all evidence to the contrary.

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    Trump supporters call for riots and violent retribution after verdict
  • But I thought they were "very fine people™"

  • Weekly Discussion: 27 May 2024
  • IRS makes free tax return program permanent and is asking all states to join in 2025

    Good news!(if you live in the US) But there's already opposition to the program, plus it's on the actual states to join(and we saw how that went with the Affordable Care Act).

  • Jaws 3 & Jaws: The Revenge to be released on 4K Ultra HD this summer, but we're still waiting on Jaws 19
  • I've grown to like watching Dennis Quaid onscreen. It's not that he's an especially good actor, he just gives me that 80's nostalgia vibe. The cocaine story is peak 80s.

  • Weekly Discussion: 27 May 2024
  • I don't really have any suggestions, but I can say that your Weekly Discussion is hugely successful in getting people to post. As you can see, you get way more engagement in the weekly thread than from regular Posts in the community.

    Like most people, I don't post or comment much because I hate all the negative responses you get on Lemmy (and anywhere, for that matter), but I'll try to be more active.

  • Eric Trump Slammed For ‘Particularly Disgusting’ Memorial Day Weekend Post
  • I think this is just how they keep in touch over social media.

  • www.yahoo.com Eric Trump Slammed For ‘Particularly Disgusting’ Memorial Day Weekend Post

    "How dare you tweet this, THIS weekend," former GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger fired back at Donald Trump's son.

    Eric Trump Slammed For ‘Particularly Disgusting’ Memorial Day Weekend Post

    I think this family bloodline carries a gene that causes a terminal lack of self-awareness. They can't help saying things at the worst possible time, without regard to how ironic it is.

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    Looking for upgrade advice. Anyone building their supercomputer out of 3060s?

    [!](https://discuss.tchncs.de/pictrs/image/9ed3d21c-4511-40ef-8a41-3c6c313c2d02.jpeg) So here's the way I see it; with Data Center profits being the way they are, I don't think Nvidia's going to do us any favors with GPU pricing next generation. And apparently, the new rule is Nvidia cards exist to bring AMD prices up.

    So here's my plan. Starting with my current system; OS: Linux Mint 21.2 x86_64 CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G with Radeon Graphics (16) @ 4.673GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Lite Hash Rate GPU: AMD ATI 0b:00.0 Cezanne GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Memory: 4646MiB / 31374MiB

    I think I'm better off just buying another 3060 or maybe 4060ti/16. To be nitpicky, I can get 3 3060s for the price of 2 4060tis and get more VRAM plus wider memory bus. The 4060ti is probably better in the long run, it's just so damn expensive for what you're actually getting. The 3060 really is the working man's compute card. It needs to be on an all-time-greats list.

    My limitations are that I don't have room for full-length cards (a 1080ti, at 267mm, just barely fits), also I don't want the cursed power connector. Also, I don't really want to buy used because I've lost all faith in humanity and trust in my fellow man, but I realize that's more of a "me" problem.

    Plus, I'm sure that used P40s and P100s are a great value as far as VRAM goes, but how long are they going to last? I've been using GPGPU since the early days of LuxRender OpenCL and Daz Studio Iray, so I know that sinking feeling when older CUDA versions get dropped from support and my GPU becomes a paperweight. Maxwell is already deprecated, so Pascal's days are definitely numbered.

    On the CPU side, I'm upgrading to whatever they announce for Ryzen 9000 and a ton of RAM. Hopefully they have some models without NPUs, I don't think I'll need them. As far as what I'm running, it's Ollama and Oobabooga, mostly models 32Gb and lower. My goal is to run Mixtral 8x22b but I'll probably have to run it at a lower quant, maybe one of the 40 or 50Gb versions.

    My budget: Less than Threadripper level.

    Thanks for listening to my insane ramblings. Any thoughts?

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    RealTesla @lemmy.world OpticalMoose @discuss.tchncs.de
    www.ibtimes.co.uk Woman Stuck in Tesla For 40 Minutes With 115 Degrees Temperature During Vehicle Update

    Tesla driver stuck in car during software update. Warns others to avoid in-car updates and highlights the importance of knowing manual release features.

    Woman Stuck in Tesla For 40 Minutes With 115 Degrees Temperature During Vehicle Update
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    [screenshot] Quake II RTX on the little APU that could

    I had to take my GPU out to do some troubleshooting, so I figured why not try some games on the old Ryzen 5700G. Ray-traced Quake wasn't exactly playable at 3 fps, but I'm impressed that it could load and display correctly.

    Other games I tried; Portal RTX wouldn't start at all. Spider-Man remastered did start, but I can't get past the load menu, not related to the Ryzen APU. Most of my library is 10+ years old, so pretty much everything else runs fine on the APU.

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    AbruptChaos @lemmy.world OpticalMoose @discuss.tchncs.de

    Every tree in this Michigan yard came down during tornado conditions

    Except for that one tree that has to live with survivor's guilt.

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    AbruptChaos @lemmy.world OpticalMoose @discuss.tchncs.de

    DASHCAM VID: Powerful tornado wipes out building in Nebraska | ABS-CBN News

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    tube.tchncs.de How to skin a car

    The PeerTube instance for content genuinely made by you.

    How to skin a car

    A place for everything and everything in its place.

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    Like it was never even there

    It's the first of 4 dams to be removed along the Klamath River by the end of 2024. The upper basin hasn't had Salmon in over 100 years and scientists are releasing some there as a test run.

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    www.cnn.com Trump is unindicted co-conspirator in 2020 Michigan fake electors probe, investigator testifies | CNN Politics

    Former President Donald Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Michigan attorney general’s probe into the attempts to overturn the 2020 election in that state, an investigator testified Wednesday.

    Trump is unindicted co-conspirator in 2020 Michigan fake electors probe, investigator testifies | CNN Politics

    > The Trump campaign had a seven-state scheme to subvert the Electoral College process after he lost the 2020 election. State prosecutors in Michigan, Georgia and Nevada have now charged at least some of the fake electors in their states. Investigations are still underway in Arizona and Wisconsin. Prosecutors in New Mexico and Pennsylvania have declined to bring charges.

    If you're going to commit election fraud, I guess NM and PA are the states to do it in. You'll probably get caught, but you won't be prosecuted. Might as well try - you miss all the shots you don't take.

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    www.rawstory.com Pessimism growing in Trump's inner circle that a hush money guilty verdict is inevitable

    In a deep dive into how the Manhattan hush money trial is affecting Donald Trump emotionally, the New York Times' Maggie Haberman is reporting that members of Trump's inner circle are starting to accept that he will be found guilty.As Haberman notes, there is an aura of doom in the Trump camp that t...

    Pessimism growing in Trump's inner circle that a hush money guilty verdict is inevitable

    Apparently, it's rare for lawyers to draw objections during their opening statements, but it happened twice for Trump's team today and the judge sustained both objections.

    [!](https://twitter.com/KatiePhang/status/1782433438349332750)

    [!](https://twitter.com/lawofruby/status/1782439957182697952)

    MSNBC Commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-XetPGnx0M

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    www.theguardian.com Residents push for renaming of Trump Plaza to disassociate from ex-president

    Tenants of the high-rise in New Rochelle, New York, want to abandon the name which has at times affected real estate value

    Residents push for renaming of Trump Plaza to disassociate from ex-president

    Another article lists some more of his managed(but not owned) properties that have taken his name down https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/in-a-luxe-n-y-condo-residents-battle-over-dumping-the-trump-name/ar-AA1nivX1

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    www.cnn.com Millions more go to Trump legal expenses as Biden and Democratic Party expand campaign cash advantage | CNN Politics

    Donald Trump’s leadership PAC spent as much money as it took in last month, with his legal bills remaining a top expense as the former president grappled both with the aftermath of losing a civil fraud case and prepared for the start of a historic criminal trial in a Manhattan court.

    Millions more go to Trump legal expenses as Biden and Democratic Party expand campaign cash advantage | CNN Politics

    Trump’s leadership PAC spent all the money it took in last month on his legal bills.

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    www.theguardian.com Residents push for renaming of Trump Plaza to disassociate from ex-president

    Tenants of the high-rise in New Rochelle, New York, want to abandon the name which has at times affected real estate value

    Residents push for renaming of Trump Plaza to disassociate from ex-president

    >In February the New York Times reported that after Trump became president the value of apartments in buildings bearing his name had underperformed market value. Buildings which had stripped the Trump name had seen their value shoot back up. “This analysis clearly identifies that it is the Trump brand that is responsible for the value deterioration,” an economist told the Times.

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    www.notebookcheck.net ASUS ROG Ally: ASUS announces resolution and warranty extension for SD card failures

    ASUS has finally acknowledged that it shipped some ROG Ally units with SD card readers that 'may not perform as expected'. While the company has not finalised a resolution for damaged SD cards and has expanded its warranty coverage, this does not apply to most markets.

    ASUS ROG Ally: ASUS announces resolution and warranty extension for SD card failures
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