NEW YORK, USA.- The son of the former US president Donal Trump has caused a sensation in New York after looking incredibly tall during a walk with his mother Melania.
Barron Barely 15 years old, he was photographed in the Big Apple and has surprised Internet users because of his height. The teen is 6 feet 7 inches tall, forming a stark contrast as he walks alongside his mom, who is 5 feet 11 inches tall.
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The ultra-private young man who – grew up in the public eye during his father’s tenure – left his home in the Trump Tower located in Manhattan, in the company of his elegant mother. They both looked very casual, dressed in black T-shirts and jeans. But, they did not leave aside the glamor since they carried expensive bags of the signature Louis Vuitton and Hermes.
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It should be remembered that Melania, 51, has worked as a model and is also a very tall woman. For his part, Donald Trump also has a good height at 6 feet 3 inches.
In this regard, the American tycoon has been astonished to observe how his son, who is the youngest of the family, has grown.
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GDDR6 memory used in modern video cards by September 2021 will rise in price by 48% compared to the indicators of the beginning of the year. This factor, along with a shortage of the cards themselves and problems with the production of semiconductors, can lead to an increase in the cost of accelerators. In Russia, some models already cost more than 350 thousand rubles.
PC gaming is getting more expensive
Discrete desktop graphics cards can become more and more expensive, in part due to rising prices for GDDR6 video memory. According to forecasts of the analytical company TrendForce, in the third quarter of 2021 the rise in the price of memory chips will be 8-13% compared to the indicators of the second quarter of 2021.
In the first quarter of 2021, GDDR6 memory grew in price by 5-10%, depending on the manufacturer. In the second quarter of 2021, which will end on June 30, 2021, modules became even less affordable, having risen in price by 20-25%. TrendForce analysts have not yet made a forecast for the IV quarter of 2021.
As a result, if TrendForce’s assumptions come true, by the end of September 2021, GDDR6 memory will have risen in price by 48% in total compared to the indicators of the beginning of 2021.
What happens to memory
Recent research by TrendForce has revealed significant discrepancies between GDDR6 memory prices in the contract and spot markets. In the first case, prices continue to rise as a serious supply deficit remains. In addition, the level of fulfillment by memory manufacturers of orders of some medium and small companies that produce video cards hovers around 30%. TrendForce analysts expect the supply deficit to continue throughout the third quarter of 2021.
Video memory is one of the key components of graphics cards of all generations
As for the spot market, at the height of the boom in demand for video cards, caused by the growth in the rate of cryptocurrencies, spot prices for video memory were 200% higher than contractual ones. TrendForce experts expect that in the third quarter of 2021, against the background of cheaper bitcoin and the interest of miners in video cards, it will decrease, which will reduce the gap between spot and contract prices for video memory. At the same time, the rise in prices will not cancel it, but it will slow down – from 20-25% in the second quarter of 2021 to 8-13% in the third quarter of 2021.
Price growth factors
TrendForce believes that the price of GDDR6 memory will go up not only because of the miners. In their opinion, gamers will do their bit too.
In total, the company’s analysts identify four factors for the growth in prices for GDDR6 modules. Among the first is the continued high demand for PCs around the world, especially for gaming solutions, provoked by the coronavirus pandemic and the transition of people to remote work.
Russians are forced to spend hundreds of thousands of rubles on video cards
The second factor is the lack of production capacity. Semiconductor companies are struggling to keep up with order volumes. In addition, they often prefer to fill orders from large customers first, as seen in the example of Nvidia. A graphics chip company leading the discrete graphics card market often buys out large quantities of GDDR6 modules to ship to major partners along with their processors. At the end of the IV quarter of 2020, Nvidia occupied 82% of the discrete GPU market, giving AMD the remaining 18% (statistics from Jon Peddie Research).
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The third factor is expressed in the activities of Microsoft and Sony. In the fall of 2020, they released the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 game consoles, respectively. They use special 16-gigabit video memory chips, which differ from the 8-gigabit GDDR6 video cards. They also take up space on the pipeline, which in no way improves the situation with the number of chips produced for video cards.
The fourth factor is the growth of orders for server memory. In an effort to satisfy at least part of the demand for it, manufacturers are forced to allocate production capacity for it, often sacrificing the volume of GDDR6 production.
There is hope, but not much
TrendForce experts note that the drop in cryptocurrency rates immediately had a positive effect on miners’ interest in video cards, albeit to obsolete ones. For example, the demand for GeForce GTX 1660 cards with GDDR5 memory plummeted, and after that the GDDR5 memory modules themselves fell in price.
The instability of the rate of bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies can also discourage miners from modern video cards, especially since there is a Chia token, which is mined using SSD drives. Nevertheless, such cards are not going to become cheaper yet.
In Russia, video cards are now more expensive than many used foreign cars
This is especially noticeable in the Russian computer market. In February 2021, CNews wrote that the prices of some cards came close to the level of 200 thousand rubles, but this turned out to be far from the limit.
The CNews editors found out that in large Russian distribution networks, many gaming video cards cost over 350 thousand rubles. So far, this applies only to the flagship GeForce RTX 3090, but some modifications of the 3080 have successfully overcome 200 thousand rubles.
Warsaw – Children who follow a vegan diet or are fed are on average three centimeters shorter than their peers. This comes from a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and carried out by the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Poland.
According to the study, the children who eat everything also had stronger bones than their vegan peers. In concrete terms, this means that the bone mineral content in vegan children is four to six percent lower on average.
From 2014 to 2016, 187 healthy 5- to 10-year-olds in Poland were selected for the study. Of these, 63 children were vegetarians, 52 vegans and 72 omnivores. The team then collected data on growth, body composition, cardiovascular risk and micronutrient status in vegetarian or vegan children and compared them with the group of children who eat meat. The average meat abstinence period was 5.3 years for vegans and 5.9 years for vegetarians.
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Children who followed a vegan diet were also three times more likely to have a vitamin B12 deficiency. However, the study also found that children on a vegan diet have a healthier cardiovascular profile and less body fat than omnivorous children.
The authors of the study emphasize the need for additional vitamin B12 and vitamin D supplements in a vegan diet and that more needs to be done to sensitize families with vegetarian and vegan children to vitamin supplements – including future osteoporosis and To minimize the risk of fractures.
Most of the tsunamis observed in California have been small, causing a slight rise in water levels in coastal areas and little damage. But whether generated by local or distant sources, such as earthquakes in the Alaska subduction zone, tsunamis have caused death and destruction in the state’s coastal communities.
Here’s a look at some of the state’s historic tsunamis.
January 26, 1700: There are no written records, but scientists have reconstructed the event using geological evidence, oral histories, and Japanese documents that describe waves along the coast of that country during the day. A strong earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which runs from Cape Mendocino to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, likely generated a 50-foot tsunami in Northern California.
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December 21, 1812: The low-lying areas of Santa Barbara and Ventura were flooded and damage to nearby ships was reported due to the powerful waves. Researchers have theorized that a landslide triggered by an earthquake caused the tsunami.
April 1, 1946: An earthquake in the Alaska subduction zone generated this tsunami, which caused flooding about 1,000 feet inland at Half Moon Bay on California’s central coast.
March 28, 1964: The most devastating west coast tsunami on record was generated by a deadly 9.2 magnitude earthquake in Alaska. It caused strong waves that hit coastal areas, including the Northern California community of Crescent City, where 11 people were killed. A sudden rise of about 20 feet in height flooded nearly 30 city blocks, according to the Department of Conservation. A total of more than 100 people died in the tsunami area, from Alaska and on the Pacific coasts of Canada and the United States.
March 11, 2011: Although not as destructive as the 1964 tsunami, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan’s Tohoku region triggered strong tsunami currents that damaged ports along the California coast. One death was reported in connection with the tsunami. The worst damage was in Crescent City and Santa Cruz.
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