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Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Nvidia’s study linking hardware to competitiveness is peak PC gamer elitism
Using a series of graphs to display data sourced anonymously through its GeForce Experience app, Nvidia posits that, unless you’re using one of its latest GeForce RTX graphics cards and a 144Hz Nvidia G-Sync monitor, you’re playing these games at a disadvantage.
So much so, in fact, that Nvidia directly links higher kill-death ratios – a figure measuring how many times you kill players versus how many times you’re killed – to more powerful (and considerably more expensive) gaming hardware.
What’s the worst thing about this? Nvidia’s claims are grounded in reality.
Welcome to life.
Ahead of Thursday Hearing, Portman, Carper Unveil Bipartisan Report Detailing Equifax’s Repeated Failures to Protect Sensitive Information of More Than 145 Million Americans
Fair warning, if you read this you’ll get angry.
Oh, and Brian Krebs comes up with this: MyEquifax.com Bypasses Credit Freeze PIN
‘Bikini barista’ coffee shop in California has license revoked after city council deems outfits too revealing
At a meeting on Tuesday, city council members in American Canyon voted unanimously to revoke a license granted to Bottoms Up Espresso, after critics argued that the “bikini barista” coffee shop was operating more like an adult business than a café.
Y’all Heard? An Argument For The Great Southern Pronoun
Listen up, y’all: Perhaps even Yankees should start saying “y’all.”
Davies points out that early forms of English had pronouns for both the singular second person (thou or thee) and the plural second person (ye or you). Over time, “thou,” “thee” and “ye” all fell away. In contemporary English, we now use “you” to directly address both individuals and groups of people.
The Southern contraction “y’all” (“you” + “all”) brings back that plural pronoun, much like other regionalisms: “youse,” “you guys,” “you’uns” or “yinz.”
I had an friendly argument in high school with a teacher over the use of “y’all”. Millions of people use the contraction. That makes it proper language. What isn’t proper is to use “y’all” when addressing a single person, ever.
Town by town, local journalism is dying in plain sight
Blame revenue siphoned by online competition, cost-cutting ownership, a death spiral in quality, sheer disinterest among readers or reasons peculiar to given locales for that development.
Goings on around here are pretty much ignored by the regional paper (which sucks). The only “local” news we have around here is a blog.
Two congressmen just debated whether Nickelback is good on the House floor
The debate flared up after Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) cited the statistic that only four people out of 77,000 wanted to keep a particular voting rights provision that was being debated by the body. He described the ratio as “probably about the percent of people who think Nickelback is their favorite band in this country.”