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Elon Musk is the worst candidate in Time’s history. A fierce controversy unfolded around the title of “Person of the Year”

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The choice of “Person of the Year”, which Time magazine this year named Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, a billionaire without his own home, has been questioned by many famous people and even sparked controversy. Some believe Musk is the worst candidate in Time history, and that there are many other figures to be recognized this year.

The controversy arose over Elon Musk’s attitude towards taxing wealthy people, opposition to trade unions, downplaying the risk of the coronavirus epidemic and other issues. The magazine emphasized that its annual selection is not an award, it only singles out “the person who has the most influence this year, whether the influence is good or bad.” Among those previously named Times Person of the Year were the Pope, the medical staff who fought the Ebola epidemic, Hitler and Stalin.

In the US, Elon Musk opposed the multi-backed “billionaire tax.” Musk and other super-rich increased their overall fortune significantly from 2014 to 2018, but only pay a very low tax rate, according to a survey conducted by ProPublica this year. For Musk, the income tax is only 3.27%. And while Musk pays taxes in accordance with the law, he shows that the US tax system focuses on taxing payroll and has failed to successfully tax asset gains. Wages are the main source of income for most people in the United States, but not for the rich.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted that Time magazine’s choice underscores the need to reform the tax system so that rich people pay real taxes. Robert Reich, the Clinton administration’s secretary of labor, recalled how Musk had previously “illegally threatened that if employees form a union, they would be deprived of stock options.”

In 2020, Musk tweeted a series of tweets to downplay the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak, which sparked controversy. For example, at the start of the pandemic, Tesla’s northern California plant continued production despite a local shutdown order.

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Up to 80 GB of memory and liquid cooling. Nvidia is preparing a new version of the A100 accelerator

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Up to 80 GB of memory and liquid cooling Nvidia

Although Nvidia recently introduced the H100 accelerator on the new Hopper architecture, the company is preparing a new version of the old Nvidia A100 on the Ampere architecture.

Up to 80 GB of memory and liquid cooling.  Nvidia is preparing a new version of the A100 accelerator

The new version stands out with a liquid cooling system instead of the passive one of the regular version. Given the release of the new version of the adapter, Nvidia clearly will not be phasing them out after the release of the H100. Recall that new items will be released sometime in the second half of the year, but the company did not specify the timing.

The Nvidia A100 in the PCIe version has 40 or 80 GB of memory and delivers 19.5 TFLOPS of performance.

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Xiaomi declares a price war. The company reduces the cost of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in China immediately by $ 75

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Xiaomi declares a price war The company reduces the cost

A big sale of 618 is starting soon in China, and many companies are preparing for it in advance. Including Xiaomi. The company announced a price cut for its flagships in China from May 23rd. And on this day, pre-sales of smartphones with updated price tags will start, but in reality the promotion will be launched on May 31.

Xiaomi declares a price war.  The company reduces the cost of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in China immediately by $ 75

The cost of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro will drop by 500 yuan or $75 at once. As a result, the most affordable Xiaomi 12 can be purchased for $480. Xiaomi 12X will also become cheaper, but not so significantly – by 300 yuan or $ 45. The price of this model in the basic version will be 2400 yuan or $360.

Xiaomi declares a price war.  The company reduces the cost of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in China immediately by $ 75

Recall that Xiaomi 12X is no different from Xiaomi 12, except for a single-chip system: if the older model is based on SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, then Xiaomi 12X is built on Snapdragon 870. And Xiaomi 12 Pro differs from Xiaomi 12 in having a 2K screen and a 50-megapixel sensor Sony IMX707 optical format 1 / 1.28 inches, as well as support for 120W charging.

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All AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will overclock above 5.0 GHz

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All AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will overclock above 50 GHz

An engineering sample of the new flagship AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor lit up in a screenshot posted on the well-known Chinese forum Chiphell. The Windows task manager shows a frequency of 5.37 GHz, however, according to the insider Greymon55 (as well as data published on the Web earlier), the 16-core flagship of the Ryzen 7000 family will be able to overclock to 5.45 GHz with one or two active cores.

All AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will overclock above 5.0 GHz

According to the same Greymon55, all Ryzen 7000 series processors will operate at a frequency of over 5.0 GHz when loading 1-2 cores. So, the maximum frequency of the Ryzen 7900X will be 5.3 GHz, the frequency of the Ryzen 7 7800X will be 5.2 GHz, the frequency of the Ryzen 5 7600X will be 5.1 GHz. Well, when loading all the cores, all these CPUs will be able to keep the frequency of 5.0 GHz.

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