In a crowded, but quiet theatre in Renlo Park, California, at the Stanford Research Institute, the modern computer was born. It was on 9 December 1968 that a group of researchers at Stanford University delivered a 100-minute long demo of a system they had been working on called NLS – the oN-Line System. NLS was the precursor to many operating systems and networks that followed since, influencing designs and systems made by Xerox, Oracle, Sun, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, AT&T Research, Intel, AMD, ARM, Qualcomm, the University of California, and the rest of the PC hardware industry.
If you’re in need of new PC speakers, I don’t envy you. I don’t envy you because the options available these days are pretty dismal. I recently needed to buy new speakers, and the experience left me unable to decide who’s dropped the ball: either the bigger names in peripherals have forgotten that people need PC speakers, or our local suppliers have.
My previous pair of speakers was in dire need of replacement, and after a few hours of online perusing, I realised my options were as limited as my budget. Cheap speakers abound, 5.1 options aplenty – but if you want a decent 2.0 or 2.1 system, your options are limited.
Netflix has announced a new comic book show based on the award-winning Dark Horse Comics alt-history series written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá about a school for superheroes. No, the other one.
It’s load shedding weekend again nerds, and this time it’ll be with us for at least another year according to Eskom. What’s a Saffer to do during the dark hours when the braai is over and you can’t harness the power of firestarting to make coffee? Well, I’ve got a few things to help keep you entertained. Hit the jump.
I mean, he’s apparently calling himself The Monitor now presumably because of trademarks or whatever and he’s moved to space and got a futuristic sci-fi makeover with RGB and stuff, but that’s totally Shredder.
There’s been much said about NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs since release. Whether or not you agree with the popular opinion, the reality is that NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs are here to stay, and the industry is better off for that. Let’s not forget that someone had to build the first ray tracing-ready GPU on the market, and NVIDIA has done just that – in the same way that they built the world’s first GPU 20 years ago.
As with all things, we’d all like to wield the power of the RTX 2080 Ti GPU – but the extremely high pricing simply makes this unfeasible for the vast majority of people. Something a little more affordable is in order, and that’s where the RTX 2070 GPU (and more specifically the AORUS GeForce RTX 2070 XTREME 8G) comes in.
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