The RAM and the board connectors are proof. A real GTX 780 has 3GB of GDDR5, and no board ships with VGA. VGA is only found on low-end (or old) cards, so it's a dead giveaway.
Indeed, this is nothing new. It takes all of 10 seconds to find fake video cards being sold on eBay.
The sellers will simultaneously lie and tell the truth to skirt the rules and not get banned. Not that eBay actually cares about counterfeit goods.
Right now it's rebadging Fermi (400/500 series) generation parts as modern Kepler (600/700 series) parts. However it's an old scam, and if you go back a few years you can find G7x (7xxx series) cards that were being rebadged and sold as GT2xx cards.
The method of the scam hasn't changed: flash a hacked vBIOS to change the device ID so that it shows up as the desired card. And as long as sellers aren't prosecuted it will keep happening. There's just not much risk in this kind of fraud on the individual level. Though the scam in TFA is large enough that it's certainly going to attract more attention than the perps would like.
Check out "Streamlined Mythbusters." It's a crowdsourced version of what you're lookng for.
Huh, I guess you really can find everything on the Internet. Thanks for the suggestion; I've wanted something like this for years.
It's called severance pay. If you want it, then you'll be sure not to besmirch your employer.
Nuke the server from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Asus laptops it turns out have excellent touchpads. Even the old eee 900 had a small but otherwise very good one.
I'd agree, but only up to the point where they went multi-touch. On my UX21A the touchpad isn't very good; palm rejection is poor and two-finger scrolling is often confused for pinch & zoom. Compared to Apple it's not nearly as reliable.
Correct. It wants to bundle Chrome and the Chrome Toolbar for IE when you're visiting the Flash installer page on IE.
Adobe Flash Player as recently as yesterday.
Unsurprising after the Windscale Fire that nuclear power is unpopular in the UK
Windscale was 60 years ago, in an air-cooled open loop pile who's only purpose was to produce plutonium and other nuclear isotopes as quickly as possible and damn the consequences.
Most people now don't even remember what Windscale was or even recognise the name. Out of those that do, a lot of them understand the different between Windscale and their local nuclear power station.
To the best of my personal knowledge, nuclear power is not unpopular in the UK, Windscale or otherwise. If anything the attitude appears to be "Get on and build the damn things!" and "Why are we letting the French/Chinese build them, I remember when the UK used to build things!".
It's a shame to see the service go, but I can't say I'm surprised.
When it was introduced the SpamCop email service was cutting edge for its time, offering extremely reliable spam filtering at a time when most other email services were capable of no more than a token effort. With the ability to utilize RBLs and even select which RBLs to use, and later features like greylisting, it was far more effective of a server side solution than anything else. Heck, some spammers wouldn't even hit spamcop addresses due to the fact that it just increased their odds of being quickly reported and added to the SpamCop RBL.
However it's generally outgrown its usefulness, which is reflected in the fact that the service has so few users and now is shutting down. Most email services are utilizing RBLs these days in some form - if only through SpamAssassin - and the largest services such as Google and Hotmail see so much email that they are second-to-none in their ability to identify spam based on heuristics alone. This means the SpamCop email service no longer has the large advantage in spam prevention it once held, and in some ways it may as well be worse since it can't rival Google's heuristics.
Plus the service has generally grown stale. The Horde webmail interface is functional, but badly out of date and lacking the functionality of Google & co's webmail interfaces. And the service itself has grown into disrepair; there have been repeated hardware failures and CESmail (the company that actually provides the service) has been slow in repairing them and responding to user support tickets.
Anyhow, the SpamCop email service lived a good life, but as is the case for many Internet services it has failed to adapt with the times and is now justifiably on its deathbed. The good news is that the SpamCop RBL itself is unaffected (it has been owned and operated by Cisco for several years now), so naming confusion aside the all-important RBL will continue offering spam protection for users world-wide.
OpenCL is not available on iOS. Nor does it look like it ever will be. Apple still promotes the OpenCL project, but for GPU compute on iOS devices they have indicated that they are putting their efforts behind their new Metal API, which is generic enough that it can be used for graphics or compute.
TFA doesn't make this clear which WHO announcement this tool is being compared to, which makes it really hard to judge the effectiveness of HealthMap.
The WHO declared the Ebola outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern only 2 days ago on August 8th. However I am not aware - nor can I find - any record of the WHO declaring an epidemic, as TFA states. (Does the WHO even declare epidemics?)
If HealthMap is being compared to the PHEIC announcement, then for all practical purposes its useless as this outbreak has been going on for some number of weeks now. More likely HealthMap is being compared to an earlier WHO announcement, but without knowing exactly when that is, there's no way to tell if the HealthMap analysis would have actually been of any use.
Yes, Comcast is EOLing DOCSIS 2.0 modems, and will eventually be EOSing them. Once a modem is EOL Comcast will no longer provision it (so no new accounts/installations), and farther down the line when it's EOS Comcast will shut off access for that modem entirely.
DOCSIS 3.0 is 8 years old now, so DOCSIS 2.0 modems are quite old. Furthermore DOCSIS 3.0 introduces multiple upstream and downstream channels, which lets operators better balance traffic over multiple channels. Hence their interest in getting rid of DOCSIS 2.0 modems.
I got said email (in Norwegian to boot) stating that I was using an old and soon to be unsupported version of skype on my android device.
There was a link to the announcement and a description of the upgrade path.
Ditto. I got an email and I'm a Skypekit user.