Please help contribute to the Reddit categorization project here

    chrisdh79

    + friends - friends
    3,513,789 link karma
    189,160 comment karma
    send message redditor for

    [–] Watching OAN’s Lies Will Be Difficult Now That It’s Been Dumped by DirecTV | The satellite TV provider notified One America News Network that it would not be renewing its distribution agreement. chrisdh79 56 points ago in technology

    From the article: Former president Donald Trump, known for his gluttonous diet of TV news, is going to have trouble finding one of his favorite far-right channels, One America News Network, in a few months.

    Satellite TV provider DirecTV, OAN’s largest distributor, said it was dumping the news network on Friday, Bloomberg reported. DirecTV’s decision is a huge blow to OAN, which is not available on any other major U.S. TV provider, but it’s not exactly a shock. OAN basically sued its way onto DirecTV in 2017 and has come under increased scrutiny since then for spewing lies, promoting conspiracy theories, and fomenting violence.

    DirecTV confirmed that it was dropping OAN, part of Herring Networks, in a statement to Gizmodo on Friday. In addition to OAN, Herring Networks also owns the lifestyle and entertainment channel A Wealth of Entertainment, or AWE, which is targeted to the ultra-rich.

    [–] Watching OAN’s Lies Will Be Difficult Now That It’s Been Dumped by DirecTV | The satellite TV provider notified One America News Network that it would not be renewing its distribution agreement. chrisdh79 1049 points ago in technology

    I’m getting harassed with private messages and internal Reddit suicide reports.

    It’s sad what are society has come to. I just enjoy posting relevant technology articles. Not leaning one way or another politically. Why does the right wingers think everything has to be political?

    [–] Tesla lowers Model 3 range estimates in Europe due to extra power consumption of AMD Ryzen processor chrisdh79 5 points ago in teslamotors

    From the article: Tesla made several changes to the Model 3 and Model Y configurations in Europe last night.

    The Model Y got a range increase, with the Long Range variant increasing by as much as 28km (17 miles).

    Conversely, the Model 3 Long Range saw its range estimate decrease. The change wasn’t substantial, only dropping by 11km or 12km (~7 miles) depending on the wheels selected.

    There was seemingly no explanation for the change, as the source code didn’t note a different battery pack that could lead to a lower range estimate.

    It turns out there was an explanation, and it is due to the new AMD Ryzen processors.

    According to an internal email sent to European Service Centers this morning, the details of which were shared with Drive Tesla, the new processors require more power than the previous Intel Atom processors, resulting in the slightly lower range estimate.

    [–] Apple must let other payment providers into the App Store for the first time this weekend. These experts explain which companies will benefit from this momentous change. chrisdh79 65 points ago in technology

    From the article: This weekend, for the first time ever, Apple must let outside payment providers in the App Store. For now, the change is happening in a small corner of the tech giant's mobile platform, but it has major implications and offers lucrative opportunities for a host of companies.

    Starting Saturday, the iPhone maker must comply with a Dutch mandate to open up third-party payments for dating apps. Murco Mijnlieff, a spokesperson for the country's Authority for Consumers and Markets, told Insider that Apple must indicate no later than January 15 how it will comply with the order, "subject to periodic penalty payments."

    [–] New Intel chips won't play Blu-ray disks due to SGX deprecation chrisdh79 344 points ago in gadgets

    From the article: Intel has removed support for SGX (software guard extension) in 12th Generation Intel Core 11000 and 12000 processors, rendering modern PCs unable to playback Blu-ray disks in 4K resolution.

    This technical problem arises from the fact that Blu-ray disks require Digital Rights Management (DRM), which needs the presence of SGX to work.

    This is a feature that Intel introduced in the Skylake generation back in 2016, enabling PCs to play protected Blu-ray disks for the first time.

    As seen in Intel's current datasheets for the 11th and 12th generation of its Core desktop processors, the SGX is listed as a deprecated technology, so it's no longer available.

    [–] New Intel chips won't play Blu-ray disks due to SGX deprecation chrisdh79 13 points ago in technology

    From the article: Intel has removed support for SGX (software guard extension) in 12th Generation Intel Core 11000 and 12000 processors, rendering modern PCs unable to playback Blu-ray disks in 4K resolution.

    This technical problem arises from the fact that Blu-ray disks require Digital Rights Management (DRM), which needs the presence of SGX to work.

    This is a feature that Intel introduced in the Skylake generation back in 2016, enabling PCs to play protected Blu-ray disks for the first time.

    As seen in Intel's current datasheets for the 11th and 12th generation of its Core desktop processors, the SGX is listed as a deprecated technology, so it's no longer available.