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  • Dell's new Inspiron 14 Plus is HP's Pavilion 14 Plus only worse.  (Liliputing)

    The Dell has a 2880x1800 display but it's half as bright as the HP's OLED panel, and the Four Essential Keys are absent as they are on all of Dell's current laptops.  Since it's the same price as the HP I see no reason for anyone to buy it.


  • How to hack any AI.  (Tech Crunch)

    Be very annoying.


  • Wait, is Qualcomm's new laptop CPU actually good?  (Tom's Hardware)

    Maybe so.  It's only one benchmark, but it beat AMD and Intel chips on both single-threaded scores (narrowly) and multi-threaded scores (by a substantial margin).

    Qualcomm's previous efforts in this space have been underwhelming, but all reports on this venture have been positive so far.


  • Google Podcasts was an opportunity to do something innovative and genuinely useful.  (The Verge)

    But instead Google killed it and put all their efforts into generating racially diverse Nazis.


  • The highest-rating vtuber debut of all time is Hololive's Usada Pekora's mother.

    Her April 1 stream pulled in more than 180,000 concurrent viewers.


  • Frieren, Maomao, and Tanya are all the same person.


Disclaimer: Don't let Pekora's mother having the highest rating vtuber debut of all time distract you from the fact that Pekora bought a faqing monkey.

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1 In fairness, Google was lackwitted enough that they were not expecting the Nazi thing.

Also, akshully, the Axis coalition was pretty racially diverse, even fi you just look at formations under Hitler's command. 

People like to distance their favorite European nation's population from the Third Reich, but it actually anticipated the EU in a lot of ways. 

If it would not impact my health and work so badly, I would actually be tempted to try to author an African-American Studies paper purportedly trying to defend the Google image generation approach. 

Posted by: PatBuckman at Wednesday, April 03 2024 08:35 PM (rcPLc)

2 Stupid review sites reviewing laptop CPUs as if they are desktop chips.  Wow, your laptop can run BOINC and also run graphically intensive workloads!  That's totally why I own a laptop too!  Let's follow each other on social media!
I would like something that gets 10 hours on battery, like a netbook did back in 2010, and is just good enough to play fullscreen video without stuttering.  And I would appreciate a better display than we had back in 2010.

Posted by: normal at Thursday, April 04 2024 07:13 AM (bg2DR)

3 The screen I have on my current laptop is amazing.  It's a 2880x1800 14" OLED.  And that particular panel is showing up in lots of places; HP and Asus and Gigabyte all offer it.
Meanwhile these Qualcomm chips should offer much better battery life than the typical Intel laptop.  We'll see soon enough how they cope with the real world.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, April 04 2024 05:00 PM (PiXy!)

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