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Watching '1899' on Netflix? Make Sure You Change This One Setting - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 17:29
If you don't switch from the dub, a lot of this show doesn't make sense.

Nvidia on Melting RTX 4090 Cables: You're Plugging It In Wrong

SlashDot - Sun, 2022-11-20 16:34
NVIDIA has responded to a class action lawsuit over melting RTX 4090 GPU adapters. The Verge reports: Weeks after Nvidia announced that it was investigating reports that the power cables for its RTX 4090 graphics card were melting and burning, the company says it may know why: they just weren't plugged in all the way. In a post to its customer support forum on Friday, Nvidia says that it's still investigating the reports, but that its findings "suggest" an insecure connector has been a common issue. It also says that it's gotten around 50 reports of the issue. Nvidia's flagship card uses what's known as a 12VHPWR power connector, a new standard that isn't natively supported by most of the power supplies that people already have in their PCs. Because of that, it ships an adapter — or "power dongle," as Friday's post calls it — in the box. Users' initial reports blamed the adapter, with some saying that the melting cable had damaged their $1,599 GPU as well.... GamersNexus, an outlet that's respected in the PC-building community for its rigorous testing, basically came to the same conclusion earlier this week. A video posted on Wednesday by the outlet, which inspected damaged adapters sent in by viewers and done extensive testing and reporting on the issue, showed that the connectors had wear lines, implying that they hadn't been completely inserted into the slot. GamersNexus even says that some people seem to have missed a full connection by several millimeters. Its video shows that a loose connection could cause the plug to heat up dramatically, if it were plugged in poorly and tilted at an angle..... [A]n unnamed spokesperson for the company told GamersNexus on Friday that "any issues with the burned cable or GPU, regardless of cable or GPU, it will be processed" for a replacement. Thanks to long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot for submitting the article.

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Vikings Game Today: How to Watch, Livestream NFL Week 11 - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 15:17
Want to watch the Minnesota Vikings against the Dallas Cowboys? Here's everything you need to watch Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET game on CBS.

Cowboys Game Today: How to Watch NFL Week 11 vs. the Vikings - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 15:09
Want to livestream the Dallas Cowboys against the Minnesota Vikings? Here's everything you need to watch Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET game on CBS.

Raiders vs. Broncos Livestream: How to Watch NFL Week 11 Online Today - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 15:02
Want to watch the Las Vegas Raiders play the Denver Broncos? Here's everything you need to stream Sunday's 1:05 p.m. PT game on Fox.

Beyond Spike Proteins: Researchers Suggest New Design for Longer Lasting Covid Vaccines:

SlashDot - Sun, 2022-11-20 14:34
"With new COVID variants and subvariants evolving faster and faster, each chipping away at the effectiveness of the leading vaccines, the hunt is on for a new kind of vaccine," reports the Daily Beast, "one that works equally well on current and future forms of the novel coronavirus. "Now researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland think they've found a new approach to vaccine design that could lead them to a long-lasting jab. As a bonus, it also might work on other coronaviruses, not just the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19." The NIH team reported its findings in a peer-reviewed study that appeared in the journal Cell Host & Microbe earlier this month. The key to the NIH's potential vaccine design is a part of the virus called the "spine helix." It's a coil-shaped structure inside the spike protein, the part of the virus that helps it grab onto and infect our cells. Lots of current vaccines target the spike protein. But none of them specifically target the spine helix. And yet, there are good reasons to focus on that part of the pathogen. Whereas many regions of the spike protein tend to change a lot as the virus mutates, the spine helix doesn't. That gives scientists "hope that an antibody targeting this region will be more durable and broadly effective," Joshua Tan, the lead scientist on the NIH team, told The Daily Beast.... A vaccine that binds the spine helix in SARS-CoV-2 should hold up for a long time. And it should also work on all the other coronaviruses that also include the spine helix — and there are dozens of them, including several such as SARS-CoV-1 and MERS that have already made the leap from animal populations and caused outbreaks in people.... Maybe a spine-helix jab is in our future. Or maybe not. Either way, it's encouraging that scientists are making incremental progress toward a more universal coronavirus vaccine. One that could work for many years on a wide array of related viruses.

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Measuring Virus Exposure Risk Using a CO2 Sensor While Traveling

SlashDot - Sun, 2022-11-20 13:34
hardaker writes: I wrote up the results from studying graphs of CO2 measurement data during a trip I took from Sacramento, California to London to attend the IETF-115 conference. Since CO2 is considered to be a potential proxy for measuring exposure to airborne viruses, it provided me with a rough guess about how safe (or not) I was at various points of my travel. TL;DR: big conference rooms: good, busses: bad, everything else: in between. "Numbers alone do not effectively measure risk absolutely," the page concludes. "You must combine numbers with logic and common sense. Airlines with good filtering systems are likely ok. But do aim the fans at you with maximum air flow..." "Hallways and crowded coffee tables are where we need to worry the most. Unfortunately, the masking policy at IETF-115 was sort of backward: in the rooms the circulation was quite good, but in all my graphs you can see a spike as I wandered from one room to another, and this is where masking policies were more lax allowing participants to remove their masks."

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Google Celebrates 2022 World Cup With Doodle, New Game - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 13:06
New multiplayer game pits fans around the world against each other.

Authors Offer Free Downloads for New Second Edition of 'Designing with LibreOffice' Book

SlashDot - Sun, 2022-11-20 12:34
He's been a contributing editor at the Linux foundation's Linux.com, a contributor to Linux Journal, and a blogger for Linux Pro magazine. Now Bruce Byfield has teamed with the lead editor for the Open Office authors volunteer group (who was also co-lead on Open Office's documentation project) to co-author a second edition of Byfield's book Designing with LibreOffice. From the official announcement: The book is available as an .ODT or .PDF file under the Creative Commons Attribution/Sharealike License version 4.0 or later from https://designingwithlibreoffice.com. ["Under this license, you can share or copy the book, or even add to it," explains the book's site, "so long as you mention the writer's name and release your changes under the same license."] The first edition was published in 2016, and was downloaded over thirty-five thousand times. Michael Meeks, one of the co-founders of LibreOffice, described the first edition as "an outstanding contribution to help people bring the full power of LibreOffice into their document...." The second edition updates the original, removing outdated information and adding updated screenshots and new information about topics such as Harfbuzz font shaping codes, export to EPUB formats for ereaders, the Zotero extension for bibliographies, and Angry Reviewer, a Grammarly-like extension for editing diction. In the future, the writers plan to release other editions as necessary to keep Designing with LibreOffice current. Thanks to long-time Slashdot reader nanday for sharing the news.

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Train Through the Winter With up to $500 Off Horizon Fitness Exercise Bikes - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 12:04
Right now you can add one of these compact exercise bikes to your home gym for less, with prices starting at $599.

Black Friday Deals Bring All-Time-Low Prices on JBL Speakers and Headphones - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 12:04
These are some of our favorite speakers, earbuds and headphones on the market in 2022, and right now you can pick them up at the lowest prices we've ever seen.

Eagles vs. Colts Livestream: How to Watch NFL Week 11 Online Today - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 12:03
Want to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Indianapolis Colts? Here's everything you need to stream Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET game on CBS.

Best Winter Athletic Wear for Women - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 12:00
Searching for the perfect athletic wear to make your morning run more bearable during wintertime? Look no further, we've got you covered.

Bears vs. Falcons Livestream: How to Watch NFL Week 11 Today - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 11:57
Want to watch the Chicago Bears play the Atlanta Falcons? Here's everything you need to stream Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game on Fox.

Commanders vs. Texans Livestream: How to Watch NFL Week 11 Online Today - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 11:54
Want to watch the Washington Commanders play the Houston Texans? Here's everything you need to stream Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game on Fox.

Patriots Game Today: How to Watch, Livestream NFL Week 11 - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 11:52
Want to watch the New England Patriots take on the New York Jets? Here's everything you need to stream Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET game on CBS.

Rams vs. Saints Livestream: How to Watch NFL Week 11 Online Today - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 11:49
Want to watch the Los Angeles Rams play the New Orleans Saints? Here's everything you need to stream Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game on Fox.

Lions Game Today: How to Watch, Livestream NFL Week 11 - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 11:47
Want to watch the Detroit Lions play the New York Giants? Here's everything you need to stream Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game on Fox.

Jets Game Today: How to Watch NFL Week 11 vs. the Patriots - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 11:42
Want to livestream the New York Jets against the New England Patriots? Here's everything you need to watch Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET game on CBS.

Giants Game Today: How to Livestream NFL Week 11 vs. the Lions - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2022-11-20 11:41
Want to watch a live stream of the New York Giants against the Detroit Lions? Here's everything you need to watch Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game on Fox.

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