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Daily News Stuff 17 March 2024

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  • The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold 16 2024 is actually good.  (The Verge)

    I don't know what the specs are because the review focuses almost entirely on the screen, but then the device is almost entirely screen, so that kind of makes sense.

    Folded up with the keyboard in place the screen is about 12" diagonally.  Unfolded it's a 16" 2560x2024 display, and great for artists since it's pen-enabled.

    Problem, as usual, is that it costs around $3000.

  • The LinkedIn app is adding games, because...  It just is.  (Tech Crunch)

    Okay, I guess.

  • If you were watching the VMWare mess and feeling glad your company chose Citrix well there's bad news on the way for you as well.  (The Register)

    Now that the competition has destroyed itself, Citrix is doubling its pricing.

  • Get noted, commies.  (Newsweek)

    China posted to Twitter arguing against the proposed forced divestiture of TikTok.

    They got hit with a community note pointing out that TikTok is banned in China.

    And despite claims that TikTok is not controlled by the Chinese government as a spying operation, that same government says it would rather shut the whole thing down than permit it to be sold.

  • NASA's old supercomputers are causing mission delays.  (Tom's Hardware)

    What missions?

  • Twelve years later, the game Star Citizen is approaching 1.0.  (WCCFTech)

    The game was formerly infamous for raising half a billion dollars while still in beta, but it took about a decade to do that and Palworld just did the same thing in under two months.

    So...  New normal, I guess?

  • How many ways are there for 225 Minecraft mods to be mutually incompatible?

    Latest one I've tripped over is that adding compatibility between Aquamirae and Expanded Combat causes the game to crash.  I've got Forge and Fabric working together with no problems (I wanted Incendium and Nullscape together with BetterNether and BetterEnd), but when I add that tiny straw to all the other mods, it kills the game instantly.

  • A lot.  The answer is, a lot.

  • I'm building a modpack that's intended to look vanilla when you start out, but have a ton of content open up as you explore.

    Apart from drastically changed Nether and End dimensions, it adds the Aether, the Everbright and Everdawn, Twilight Forest, Midnight, and Undergarden dimensions, and several more that I'm still testing.  Plus lots of mobs, building materials, crafting options, and transport.

    It doesn't have Create because (a) that changes the goals of the game and (b) when I add that in with all the other mods my 16GB laptop thrashes endlessly.  To be fair with all the software I have installed 8GB is gone by the time Windows has booted.

    I'll be playing on a 64GB system but I want it to work with 16GB.

Disclaimer: New normal, same as the old normal...  But with an extra half a billion dollars.

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1 "How many ways are there for 225 Minecraft mods to be mutually incompatible?"

I wanted to play a skyblock modpack (All The Mod 7 - To The Sky), which is Minecraft 1.18.2.  It won't work on Windows 11 23H2--a few seconds after you hit Play in the launcher, it crashes to desktop.  Same thing happens with unmodded 1.18.2.  I'm surprised Microsoft hasn't fixed this yet.  (I have an i5-1235U Beelink nuc with Win 11 22H2 that can run that modpack, go figure, and Win 10 seems to be fine.  Really annoying.)

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, March 18 2024 01:36 AM (BMUHC)

2 I'm not so surprised about the modpack - the number of ways a modpack can fail is exponential if not factorial with the number of mods - but vanilla 1.18.2 failing is a bit much.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 18 2024 01:20 PM (PiXy!)

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