The Daily Populous

Monday August 31st, 2020 night edition

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We don’t have too much longer to wait now before the first 5G iPhones, but don’t expect too much: analytics data shows that the slowest 5G speeds among 12 countries tested were found in the US and UK ….

This contrasts with the fastest 5G speeds, found in Saudi Arabia and Canada.

Canada delivered 90Mbps, perhaps not surprising when you consider that its 4G speeds are already twice as fast as in the US.

Opensignal, which collated the data, said that the prevalence of low-band 5G in the US explained both the low speeds and high-ish availability.

In the US the low-band 5G services of T-Mobile and AT&T have helped drive a high 5G Availability result.

The highest speed seen was a blistering 494.7Mbps, or about half of the theoretical gigabit maximum found on mmWave 5G.

You can see the full rankings below, for fastest and slowest 5G speeds, and best and worst availability. »

University of Alabama orders faculty to keep quiet about outbreak

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The University of Alabama tested 29,938 students returning to campus and found 310 positive cases among them, according to the website’s data.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey praised the mayor and university officials for acting swiftly, according to the AP.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Notre Dame also moved to online-only classes after cases spiked this month. »

Say hello to ZOTAC's new GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity graphics card

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VideoCardz has the scoop on the latest leak of ZOTAC's new GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity, which is a gigantic, chunky triple-fan, triple-slot beast.

It looks pretty damn long, features dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors -- remember, the nifty new 12-pin PCIe power connector is exclusive to NVIDIA's own Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series Founders Edition cards.

Better yet, you can read about the leaked specs on the purported Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 right here. »

Frustration and Violence in Masculine Culture — the behaviorist

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They began by examining whether education level plays a role in male gun owners’ responses to thwarted goals.

They recruited 403 male U.S. gun owners and divided them into a failure condition and a control condition.

Male handgun owners were asked to complete a shooter simulation task that required them to shoot armed targets and avoid shooting unarmed targets. »

France arrests top military officer over Russian-linked 'breach'

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French Defense Minister Florence Parly told French media on Sunday that a senior military officer was under investigation for "serious security breaches.".

"What I can confirm is that a senior officer is facing legal proceedings for a security breach," Parly told Europe 1 radio.

The lieutenant-colonel was reportedly based at a NATO facility in Italy and was arrested while holidaying in his native France. »