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Submission + - Sorry But Jeff Sessions Absolutely Did NOT Perjure Himself Under Oath When Asked (lawnewz.com)

TrancePhreak writes: submit to reddit
Some of the same liberal law professors and journalists who thought Hillary should be President after lying to Congress about hiding emails and who also praised Clapper’s “independence” after he repeatedly lied to Congress about NSA spying, now attack Attorney General Sessions under a bogus claim of “lying” to Congress. There is no basis to suggest Sessions committed any crime at all for doing his job as a Senator on the Armed Services Committee.

Sessions, as a Senator on the Armed Services Committee, met with over 20 ambassadors in 2016. One of them was the Russian ambassador. There is no evidence, at all, Sessions met with the ambassador to review Trump campaign strategy, or anything of the sort. The suggestion that our Senators should not be meeting with representatives of foreign governments is ludicrous, especially coming from people who championed the Clinton Foundation meeting with foreign governments frequently to fund their Clinton Foundation and personal enrichment.

Submission + - Inventor of email to challenge Elizabeth Warren for Senate (boston.com)

squiggleslash writes: Shiva Ayyadurai, who — backed by Peter Thiel — sued Gawker for defamation after they questioned his claim to have invented email, has announced his candidacy in the 2018 Senate race against Democrat Elizabeth Warren. The man who single-handedly invented one of the most important communication technologies in history described Warren as a "fake fighter" and said he expects to use his Senate position to expose "Elites in Academia who weave SYSTEM of LIES 4 #FakeNewsMedia". Ayyadurai plans to run as a Republican.

Submission + - Sorry, Apple, the Headphone Jack Isn't Going Anywhere (yahoo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Two things unite almost every phone on display here at Mobile World Congress 2017: Android and a headphone jack. Apple doesn’t exhibit its wares at this trade show, so the domination of Google’s operating system is predictable. But the headphone jack’s persistence did not look so inevitable when Apple cut it from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last September. Lenovo’s Motorola subsidiary had already shipped a phone without a headphone hack, the Moto Z, and Apple’s influence over the rest of the smartphone industry remains formidable — indeed, within months, the Chinese firm LeEco had debuted a lineup of Android phones devoid of headphone jacks. As my colleague David Pogue predicted in a post approving Apple’s move: “Other brands worldwide will be following suit.” The hardware on display here at the world’s largest mobile tech conference, though, suggests otherwise. Two days of walking around the show floor showed companies expressing a consistent unwillingness to abandon the humble headphone jack, even on models as thin as, or thinner than, the iPhone 7. The MWC floor revealed only one company willing to do away with the headphone jack: HTC. The Taiwan-based firm, which has struggled financially for years despite shipping such well-reviewed models at the HTC 10, used its exhibit to showcase the U Ultra and the U Play, which rely on their USB-C ports for audio output. Unlike, Apple, though, the company didn’t make the move to save space, but rather to incorporate its “USonic” feature, which lets the phones’ headphones calibrate themselves to your ears and provide noise cancellation.

Submission + - NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Faster Than Titan X For $699 (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: NVIDIA just lifted the veil on its latest monster graphics card for gamers — the long-rumored GeForce GTX 1080 Ti — at an event this evening in San Francisco during the Game Developers Conference (GDC). The card will sit at the top of NVIDIA's GeForce offering with the Titan X and GeForce GTX 1080 in NVIDIA's Pascal-powered product stack, promising significant performance gains over the GTX 1080 and faster than Titan X performance, for a much lower price of $699. The 12 billion transistor NVIDIA GP102 on the card has 3,584 CUDA cores, which is actually the same as NVIDIA's Titan X. However, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will have fewer ROP units at 88, versus 96 in the Titan X. The 1080 Ti will also, however, come equipped with 11GB of premium GDDR5X memory from Micron clocked at 11,000 MHz for an effective 11Gbps data rate. Peak compute throughput of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is slightly higher than the Titan X due to the Ti's higher Boost clock. Memory bandwidth over its narrower 352-bit GDDR5 memory interface is 484GB/s, which is also slightly higher than a Titan X as well. NVIDIA also noted that peak overclocks on the core should hit 2GHz or higher with minimal coaxing. As a result, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be faster than the Titan X out of the box, faster still when overclocked.

Comment Re:The last set showed laws broken by DNC (Score 3, Informative) 333

According to Assange, supposedly they don't have anything surprising about Trump. Nothing that he hasn't already talked about or that has been brought up about him. So it sounds like there's lots of accusations without anything out there to back them up. The same thing happens with Clinton, but somehow we end up with the data to verify it.

Comment Re:Chasing the wrong people (Score 1) 74

I agree with your assessment in how things should be made more simplified in that the updates should come from Google. There's a problem, however, in that to my knowledge the drivers are tightly coupled with the kernel. They do this for both performance and because that is the way the Linux kernel is. You run into the same issues on desktop Linux systems where installing NVidia drivers requires a patch and shim to load a binary blob.

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