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  • Speaking of laptops, the old new laptop - the one I bought two years ago that has been waiting all this time to be set up - has a working Windows license again.

    And it runs my modded Minecraft instance at 60fps with shaders enabled.

    It could probably do more but it's only a 60fps screen.


  • Asus leaked the part number and specs of AMD's upcoming Strix Point laptop chips.  (AnandTech)

    Twelve cores - four Zen 5 and eight Zen 5c, which are identical but run at clock speeds about 25% lower, 36MB cache, a top speed of 5.1GHz on the main cores, and 77 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of AI thingy.

    That's double the AI thingy of Apple's M4, which has a 38 TOPS thingy.


  • China's latest GPU beats the best chips from AMD.  (Tom's Hardware)

    That is, the best chips from AMD from 2008.

    It's roughly equivalent to a Radeon 4850.  I had one of those.  Passive cooler.  Played Mass Effect and Dragon Age on it.

    It definitely slowed down in big combat scenes but it was mostly okay.


  • Micron's new LPCAMM2 memory modules are now available for purchase.  (WCCFTech)

    In one speed, LPDDR5X-7500.

    $175 for 32GB and $330 for 64GB.  Not cheap but 80% cheaper than Apple and even more cheaper than replacing your whole computer because the RAM is soldered in place not that I'm bitter about that right now.


  • An OpenAI executive says that ChatGPT will be "laughably bad" in twelve months.  (Business Insider)

    Hey, give yourself some credit.  It's laughably bad right now.



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1 I saw someone spreading a rumor that the new iPad Pros would be upgradeable to MacOS, because obviously Apple would open up the platform so you could use all that power. I didn't ask him how many moons his home planet had.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, May 08 2024 10:44 PM (oJgNG)

2 Anywhere between zero and seven, just like ours.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, May 09 2024 12:02 AM (PiXy!)

3 I am disappointed in the quality of names for Our Close Companions. someone should really hold an internet poll, so that Moony McMoonface can take its rightful place among the stars.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Thursday, May 09 2024 03:18 AM (oJgNG)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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