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    Amd vega disappoints with leaked performance benchmark and fact that there will be only 16,000 available

    A leaked 3dmark Fire Strike benchmark performance test of the upcoming amd Rx vega card suggests that the card only matches the nvidia’s GTA 1070, which means if you were hoping that amd’s latest card would give nvidia’s a run for its money you will be sadly disappointed. Unless amd drastically undercuts nvidia’s 1070 which is highly unlikely (AMDs choice of expensive hardware such as using HBM2 memory being used will make undercutting nvidia’s very hard) it looks as though there isn’t really much of a point to the release of vega.

    In the leaked benchmark test the vega card was tested with a asus prime x370 pro motherboard and a ryzen 7 1800x cpu (high spec set up). With this set up the vega card scored a Fire Strike score of 14,412 and a graphic score of 17,801 points and hit an average frame rate of 60fps with a top GPs of 70. It is unclear whether the leaked benchmark test results where on a fully fledged vega card or just a stripped down one.. we will only really know how good vega is when real gamers get there hands on the cards and are able to test out the cards and post real world gaming benchmarks rather than blindly speculating.

    If you have been waiting a long time to get you hands on the vega card you maybe further disappointed on the news that if rumours prove true, AMD have only created 20 000 units of the new card making getting your hands on this slower than 1080 card very difficult and potentially expensive when the card is released at the end of q2.

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    Pepe the frog is dead. Creator kills off Cartoon frog with comic funeral

    The original artist of the pepe the frog character has killed him off.

    Matt Furie’s created the socially inept frog back in 2008 for the comic book series called “boys club” but the frog was quickly adopted by the internet and crowned the king of memes. Since then the frog has been used as a meme in lots of different situations and to promote lots of different things. For years pepe the frog was used innocently in memes on the internet but that all changed when politics got the hold of him. Various far right political movements started to use him to promote their agendas making pepe the frog synonymous with white supremacy and fascism.

    Matt Furie’s attempt to kill off pepe the frog shows that the creator is not happy with his creation being used by the alt right and white supremacists.

    In an interview with the times magazine Matt furies said that “I understand that it’s out of my control, but in the end, Pepe is whatever you say he is, and I, the creator, say that Pepe is love.”
    Is Matt furiers right to kill off the frog? Is pepe even his to kill off? There is some doubt about who actually created pepe the frog. Many believe that pepe was not created by Matt furiers but created by an anonymous 4chan user many moons ago and Matt Furie simply plagiarized the design.
    Whomever may or maynot have created the frog, pepe’s funeral is an attempt to put the end to the use of him as a “racist” meme character once and for all…. or it might have the opposite effect and just raise pepe’s profile even more and make him even more popular in the meme world.

    Pepe’s funeral is an attempt to put the end to the use of him as a meme character once and for all…. well thats the plan anyway wether or not it will work or will is anyones guess. This funeral may just have the opposite effect and just raise pepe’s profile even more and make him even more popular in the meme and alt right world.

     

    But pepe can never die…

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    Linux driver update leaks AMD Vega specs

    As the release of vega draws closer more and more leaks are coming out exposing the nitty gritty details of the card albeit details that only genius nerds can really understand and appreciate.

    A recent Linux driver update has revealed more than ever before the specs for AMD’s latest graphics card Rx vega which is due to be released sometime in q2. In the Linux driver update it details how the vega graphics card will use 14nm Vega 10 XT architecture which will make it clock more than any other amd card. The vega card will also have a healthy 64 compute units, 4 Shader Engines, 4096 Stream Processors along with 12.5 teraflops performance power and not forgetting 8gb HBM2 on a 2048-Bit memory interface making it a tough challenger to nvidia’s high end 1080 and 1080ti graphics cards. If the sheer out of the box power of the new vega card wasn’t enough many are speculating that and will further boost the cards performance via driver updates to make it perform even better in certain games. It is also speculated/expected that amd will also try to sell its new vega graphics card at a much cheaper price than nvidia’s high end graphics cards to try to grab some of the market share.

    Despite the buzz around amds vega graphics card and the release of amds very popular Ryzen  cpu it isn’t all just sunshine lollipops for amd as shares in the company have plummeted after failing to make a profit and instead actually made a loss of $73 million and used up $321million from its cash reserves in q1 2017..wups! Maybe amd is one of these not for profit tech company’s 😉

     

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    Pope francis visits Egypt and embraces Islam

    As part of Pope Francis 2 day trip to Cario in Egypt the pope has attended a peace conference at Al-Azhar University where Pope francis embraced Muslims imams and made a speech about the importance peace. In his speech he said “Let us say once more a firm and clear ‘No!’ to every form of violence, vengeance and hatred carried out in the name of religion or in the name of God,” to a crowd attending the conference.

    Before Pope Francis made his speech he greeted and embraced grand imam Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb and called him “my brother.” before addressing the crowd in ARABIC with “As-Salaam Alaikum,” which translate as “Peace be upon you,”.

    In his speech the pope talked about how we should end poverty to stop people from killing each other
    “In order to prevent conflicts and build peace, it is essential that we spare no effort in eliminating situations of poverty and exploitation where extremism more easily takes root, and in blocking the flow of money and weapons destined to those who provoke violence,”

    He even had a sly dig at populism which is currently sweeping Europe by denouncing “demagogic forms of populism.”

    Pop Francis trip to Egypt comes just 3 weeks after a Islamic terrorist attack at 2 Coptic Christian churches in Egypt which killed 45 INNOCENT people on palm Sunday.

    Whilst many see pope Francis trip as building peace between Muslims and Christians many critics of the pope have said that this trip is nothing more than passive weak platitude in the face of an evil religion that is persecuting Christians anywhere and everywhere that they can. Instead some say that the Pope should be trying to convert the imams rather than cosying up to them.

    As part of the popes trip he will meet with the leader of the Coptic church and will pray with him at the Coptic cathedral that was also bombed by Muslim terrorists in December.

    This is not the first time that Pope francis has cosy cosy with Muslims, only a couple of weeks ago the pope invited imams to the gilded halls of the Vatican where they made speeches and talked about Islam.

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    Austrian President tells women to wear headscarves to stop “rampant Islamophobia”

    The Left wing Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen, has said that all women should wear headscarves in “solidarity” to stop rampant Islamophobia.

    “And it is not only Muslim women, all women can wear a headscarf, and if this real and rampant Islamaphobia continues, there will come a day where we must ask all women to wear a headscarf – all – out of solidarity to those who do it for religious reasons.”

    His comments were made in march after a school girls questioned him about a ban on headscarves but have only now just surfaced after being finally broadcast on Austrian television.

    Not everyone agrees with him as his remarks have sparked anger from all sides both left and right who see the headscarf as nothing more than a symbol of restraint to women’s freedom and making women nothing more than “shadows”.

    Alexander Van der Bellen views are currently at odds with Austria’s current stance on headscarves and burqas. Alexander Van der Bellen left wing party is in a collation government with the centrist Social Democratic Party and the right wing Freedom Party of Austria whom are currently pushing for policies to ban the niqab and burqa in public. Since the government plans were exposed thousands of protesters took to the streets in protest against the proposed ban.

    The government has also agreed to ban police officers, judges, magistrates and public prosecutors from wearing headscarves and niqab’s and burqa’s so that they appear more ideologically and religiously neutral (even if they are not).

    In other news a viral video exposing the sheer abhorrent attitude of men towards young women wearing burqa’s in Saudi Arabia which shows a man herding women like cattle with a stick is removed by youtube (for no reason).

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    Elton John Bomb Attack

    An Islamic extremist has pleaded guilty to plotting to blow up an Elton John concert on 11 September on the 15th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks . 19 year old Haroon Syed has also admitted plotting to attack Oxford Street main shopping thoroughfare as well as trying to get an array of weapons to carry out mass murder according to the London’s Metropolitan Police who said “Syed admitted trying to get a machine gun, handguns, suicide vest and bomb,” and added “When he couldn’t raise any finance through loan applications, settled on trying to source a bomb, with a special request for it to be packed with nails so he could detonate it in a crowded place.”. Haroon Syed was snared by police after British Secret Service agents posed as fellow extremist online promising to supply him with the weapons needed for him to carry out his terrorist attacks. Polcie then managed to collect enough evidence against Syed to prosecute him. When Officers arrested Syed and asked him for the password to his phone he told police ‘Yeah, I.S.I.S – you like that?’.

    In his online communications to police but thinking that he was speaking with another extremists he told them that he wanted a machine gun and a suicide vest to blow himself up “so after some damage with machine gun do martyrdom … that’s what I’m planning to do.’

    He also asked for a portable bomb with lots of nails in it ‘portable’ device, saying: ‘I might put the bomb in the train and then I’m going to jump out so the bomb explodes on the train … So ask the brother if he can make that type of bomb with button.’

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    Harroon’s lawyer Mark Summers QC tried to defend Syed saying that he was highly vulnerable and was groomed by extremists online and that he was never going to carry out the attacks. He also said that police should have put him in a de-radicalisation group instead of gathering evidence to convict him.

    Haroon was also probably inspired by his older brother to carry out a terrorist attack. Last June Haroon Syed’s older brother Nadir Syed, 23 was jailed for 15 years plotting an Islamic State/ Lee Rigby-style inspired beheading of a soldier on remembrance Sunday in 2014.

    Judge Michael Topolski QC has said that Haroon will face a ‘discretionary life sentence’.

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    Nicolas Cage breaks his ankle filming #211

    Nicolas Cage has broken is ankle in an apparent freak accident on set filming his latest movie #211 in Bulgaria. After the accident the 53 year old film star was then rushed to a Bulgarian hospital in the capital. Doctors at the Bulgarian hospital told Cage that they would need to operate, however cage refused to let the Bulgarian doctors operate on him and instead headed back home to Los Angeles for an operation on his ankle instead.

    What exactly caused the the freak accident that broke Nicolas cages ankle remains unclear however it is believed that it might have been caused by a stunt gone wrong. Before shooting Nicolas cage told reporters of how he liked doing his own stunt and that he felt calm doing them adding “When they’re putting a bit of gel on my arm and lighting me on fire, or when I’m about to go into a high-speed car chase or rev a motorcycle up pretty fast, I find everything else around me slows down. I find it quite calming, which is an odd switch.”

    Nicolas Cage is set to star as a police officer in the upcoming heist movie #211 which is a police code for “robbery in progress”. The film is being directed by York Alec Shackleton and will also star Amanda Cerny, Sophie Skelton and Michael Rainey Jr. The film was set to be relased later this year however filming has been cancelled since Nicolas cages injury thus it is unknown if the film will have to be postponed or not. A spokesperson for Nicolas cage has said that he is “currently convalescing, but that he hopes to return to the set probably and resume working within two weeks.”

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    Jeff Goldbum set to join Jurassic World cast

    Jeff Goldbum is set to make a return to the world of Jurassic Park, It has been revealed that he will be playing a part in the next Jurassic world movie set to be released in june 2018.

    Jeff Goldbum starred in both the original 1993 Jurassic park movie and the 1997 sequel the Lost world playing Dr Ian Malcom. Back in 2015 Goldman said that he was not offered a role in the previous Jurassic World movie but said “If I never did any more, I’d be entirely nourished and happy and fulfilled from having done these” but also added

    “They’re doing spectacularly well without me.”

    Which is very true as Jurassic world that featured no original characters from the previous films made a whopping £1.3 BILLION at the box office making it the 4th highest grossing film of all time.

    This won’t be the first time Goldbum has reprised one of his well known roles, in 2016 Goldbum brought back David Levinson in Independence Day Resurgence a role he hasn’t played since the original independence day was released in 1996.

    The Jurassic World squeal is thought to be released in June 2018 and will be directed by JA Bayona and have Steven Spielberg as an executive producer.

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    AMD hints at Vega GPU release date and shows off 8k graphics

    AMD Vega can do 8k! At Las Vegas at the NAB exhibition AMD has shown off the new Vega gpu video editing in 8k on Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC 2017, something that was once thought to be years away for consumer level graphics cards.
    More details have also emerged as well, it has been revealed that Vega will be available in a smaller version for mobile devices and will feature. The desktop GPU will feature 4gb, 8gb or even 16gb of hbm2 memory 2048-bit memory bus with 512GB/s bandwidth making it on par with the highest end Nvidia cards.

    On AMD’s polish facebook page a user asks amd when will Vega be available and AMD hints at a release date by replying “When it is ready … and it will be this quarter.”

    Whether your an AMD or Nvidia fan this is good news for everyone because thanks to AMD pushing the boundaries it has meant Nvidia has had to step up their game as well. It is now rumoured that Nvidia maybe releasing its VOLTA line-up of graphics cards earlier than expected and will be using GGDR6 memory powering it well above Vegas 512bg/s bandwidth with 768gb/s memory bandwidth giving it a performance boost of up to 45% from nvidias current GPU’s that AMDS volta is meant to be competing with.

    The question now is do you wait 2 months or so to buy an AMD vega card or do you wait till the end of 2017 or early 2018 for nvidias Volta? TOUGH DECISION.

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