If you feel like cracking into nearly 20-year-old operating systems for what we’ll describe as “various and sundry” reasons, the source code for both Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 has leaked online. The Verge that the source code for XP and 2K3 leaked before later saying they don’t know if it’s the complete code for the OS, so presumably, this could be a code fragment leak. There’ve been a few of those at Microsoft recently, with some of the NT 3.5 and Xbox source code popping up online earlier this year, and some Windows 10 code being stolen a few years back.
This week in machine learning news, artificial intelligence is . It’s also helping . And get this…AI is even for use in place of the real data that’s usually used to reach machine learning conclusions. Just think about the implications of that one for a second. No matter whether that fills you with amazement or fear, there’s no argument that the impact of deep learning is staggering. And for a technology with the ability to revolutionize literally every facet of life on Earth, there are some equally staggering opportunities for those who understand it all. can help make you one of those enlightened and highly employable few.
Humanity spent years wondering if there were planets outside our solar system, and now we know the answer: very much yes. There are thousands of exoplanets in just our little corner of the galaxy, and there’s every reason to expect the same is true of other galaxies. In fact, a researcher from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has found . It’s not the first potential extragalactic planet detection, but it’s shaping up to be the most likely candidate. We lack the technology to image exoplanets directly (), even when they’re right next door in Proxima Centauri. Planets are so dim compared with the stars they orbit that we can only infer their presence by the way they affect the star’s gravity (radial velocity) or luminance (transits).
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone is set to officially launch on October 2. This phone carries with it many of the same features present on Samsung’s current flagship smartphone, but it’s priced considerably lower at just $699.99. Pre-order now, and you can get it with a $100 discount. Almost all the features of Samsung’s current flagship smartphone and a lower price to boot: What’s not to love? The Galaxy S20 FE comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC that gives it performance identical to the Galaxy Note 20. A few features have been scaled back and the S20 FE has slightly worse cameras, a lower resolution screen, and less RAM.
It’s not unusual to see some users posting problems when a new GPU or CPU launches, but there’s early data suggesting that some RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 GPUs have a stability problem when they push near-to or above 2GHz. Most reports have focused on 2GHz, but at least one user said his GPU was below that clock. have popping up of stability likely to GPU boost frequencies. Known-affected models include the Zotac RTX 3080 Trinity and the RTX Ventus 3X OC. MSI’s Gaming Trio is mentioned, as is EVGA’s RTX 3080 XC. These reports make approximately the same claim: The GPU crashes in one or more titles, often at around 2GHz.
Cloud gaming is not a new idea — companies have been trying and failing to make streaming game experiences stick for a decade, but it seems like we’re finally reaching critical mass. Amazon has joined the likes of Microsoft and Google to . It will cost just $5.99 per month during the testing phase, but we don’t know what Amazon has in store for the full launch. All the games in Luna will render in the cloud, and the video will stream down to your devices. Luna will, naturally, rely on Amazon’s AWS web platform to deliver games with low latency.
(Credit: CABI)The discovery of antibiotics by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Suddenly, diseases that plagued humanity for generations were treatable with a few injections. And it’s all thanks to a strain of Penicillium fungus. Now, a team from Imperial College London and Oxford University has revived the mould to . Fleming did not set out to change medicine in 1928, but he did notice that the Penicillium fungus growing in one of his petri dishes had effectively killed the cultured staphylococcus bacteria. It is from this mold that Fleming isolated Penicillin. Molds like Penicillium rubens produce antibiotic compounds naturally.
Look, we’re not going to try to oversell this. If you’re just a casual dabbler or even an only semi-curious rubber-necker on true scientific tech innovation, then you might just want to steer clear of MATLAB. It’s not that it’s incredibly hard to get a handle on this math-based programming language used by engineers and scientists. It’s actually more relatable for newcomers than you’d likely think. Yet scientific programming, apps built around data analysis, modeling, simulations, and visualizations, are often dealing with data sets that are enormously vast and scientific problems with far more questions than answers.
Reviews of the RTX 3090 make it clear this GPU is a lot of things. It’s about the weight of a small roasted chicken (RTX 3090: 4.84 pounds; roasted chicken: 5-7 pounds). It’s longer than the Xbox Series X is tall. It’s a true triple-slot GPU and packs 24GB of VRAM. If you choose to wield an RTX 3090 as an offhand weapon, you will suffer a -4 / -8 to attacks due to its off-balance weight and heft. This may be reduced to 0 / -4 if you took graphics cards as an exotic weapon proficiency. Beyond these metrics, the is more.