The Daily Populous

Thursday August 27th, 2020 night edition

image for Boris Johnson's new Brexit trade adviser is former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has been labeled an 'offensive, climate-change-denying, Trump-worshipping misogynist'

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is said to be poised to advise the UK government on post-Brexit trade.

Multiple reports indicate that Abbott, a friend of Boris Johnson's Conservatives, will join the UK Board of Trade.

A former colleague of Abbott in the Australian Parliament said his appointment was being "viewed with bemusement.".

Politicians in the UK and Australia have reacted with confusion and dismay to reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Tony Abbott to advise Britain on its post-Brexit trade arrangements.

The Australian journalist Bevan Shields reported that Abbott would be an adviser, not copresident.

Abbott is a vocal supporter of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, having originally advised Brits to vote Remain.

Economists, however, have lambasted Abbott for downplaying the economic risk on of a no-deal Brexit to the UK. »

Study suggests pornography use is common for partnered individuals — and unrelated to relationship satisfaction

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“This study is the first to use daily diaries to examine pornography use, so the findings are quite novel.

In the study, 77 same-sex couples and 140 mixed-sex couples individually completed daily measures of pornography use, relationship satisfaction, sexual desire, and sexual activity for 35 consecutive days.

The researchers also found that pornography use was related to same-day sexual desire and activity, but unrelated to relationship satisfaction. »

Obesity increases risk of Covid-19 death by 48%, study finds

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Obesity increases the risk of dying of Covid-19 by nearly 50% and may make vaccines against the disease less effective, according to a comprehensive study using global data.

Their risk of ending up in hospital with Covid-19 increases by 113%, of needing intensive care by 74%, and of dying of the virus by 48%.

The risk of dying of Covid-19 for people with obesity was significantly higher than anyone had thought. »

Satellite photos catch Greek tax-evaders

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As the nation of Greece teeters on the edge of bankruptcy, its tax authorities are taking aim at Greece's notorious tax-evading rich elite.

Using satellite photos, the tax authority examined the claim of the residents of Athens's wealthy suburbs and discovered that, rather than the 324 swimming pools claimed by the locals, there were 16,974 of them.

Thirty-four of them claimed less than $13,300, a figure that exempted them from paying any taxes at all. »

Confirmed: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 has 24GB memory, RTX 3080 gets 10GB

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GeForce RTX 3090: 24GB, RTX 3080: 10GB.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080 Memory Specifications RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 3070 GPU GA102-300 TBC GA102-200 TBC GA104-300 TBC CUDA Cores 5248 (TBC) 4352 (TBC) 2944 (TBC) Memory 24 GB G6X 10 GB G6X  TBC Memory Bus 384-bit 320-bit  TBC.

Leaked photographs of GeForce RTX 3090 (left) and RTX 3080 (right). »