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  • Here's a 2800W power supply for your new...  Arc welder, maybe?  (Tom's Hardware)

    Exactly what power source that is supposed to plug in to is unclear.  An Australian 15A socket would work, but they're not common.  In the US maybe a 30A socket.


  • Intel's 144 core Xeons are here.  (Serve the Home)

    Unfortunately these will be competing with AMD's 192 core chips, and AMD's cores are faster.


  • There is nothing new under the Sun: Cable and telecom companies are suing the FCC over net neutrality...  Again.  (Ars Technica)

    I support net neutrality, because the cable and telecom companies cannot be trusted.

    I do not support the FCC creating this regulation, because it is a naked power grab.

    It requires standalone legislation from Congress, who can be trusted to do nothing.


  • China's internet is disappearing.  (New York Times)  (archive site)

    One third of the Chinese web has shut down since 2017, and almost everything published online in the country between 1995 and 2005 is simply gone.

    Even major natural events like the 2008 Sichuan earthquake are being progressively erased.

    In the West, the internet is forever.  Everything is archived, particularly things we might wish to be forgotten.  When Ragtag Archive - more than a petabyte of vtuber streams, much of it from channels now closed - was facing closure last year, a swarm of volunteers came together to preserve it.

    Less so in China.


  • Australia's Bookburner General has dropped her lawsuit against Twitter.  (Twitter)

    Never mind.  There will be another one along yesterday.


Disclaimer: Bookburner, bookburner, burn me a book, light me a fire, build me a pyre...

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1 Standalone legislation???  You  might as well ask them to stop taking bribes.

Posted by: Frank at Wednesday, June 05 2024 09:35 PM (HXB50)

2 "In the US maybe a 30A socket."
In the US, a 30A socket means the heavy-duty 240V ones usually only used for things like stoves and clothes washer/dryers, and you don't normally get any of those except the ones necessary for those appliances, meaning that, for the vast majority of people, you simply won't have anywhere to plug it in without having one installed, which means running a new circuit, too.  (I'm not sure if code would allow a 30A 120V outlet.)

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, June 06 2024 01:41 AM (BMUHC)

3 The linked story on that PSU mentions the household power problem. And the clear implication in the story, even though the specs aren't there, is that this is a 120v power supply. As the article mentions, you can set up 120v/20a circuits. They're rare, almost never found in a household, usually something you find in commercial/light industrial spaces, and they do have their own dedicated outlet format, but it's one that is backwards compatible with a standard 3-prong 15a outlet. I'd be very interested to know what power cable this ends up shipping with.  

Posted by: David Eastman at Thursday, June 06 2024 01:56 AM (rmrII)

4 I like powerful computers but I can't see myself buying something that would use that much power; my RX 6800 puts out enough exhaust heat that it increases the temperature in the room it's in (only a couple of degrees, but you notice it in Texas in the summer!) BTW, Pixy, I got an Edge update yesterday or today and now the form fields forgot my info, and as I tab through each one, it says "This form is not secure. Autofill has been turned off." No further info, even though the address bar has an https in it.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, June 06 2024 08:18 AM (BMUHC)

5 Dang it, comment failed twice, because akismet still pukes on "smart" quotes.
Anyway, I got an interstitial "this form is not secure, are you sure you want to post it?" message.  But now this page has the saved data for name/email, and the popunders are gone, so I don't know what that was all about.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, June 06 2024 08:22 AM (BMUHC)

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