Sunday, November 25


Daily News Stuff 25 November 2018

Tech News

  • Speaking of 100 gigabit Ethernet and PCIe 4.0, Huawei announced a chip that provides both in a neat little package.  (Ars Technica)

    Along with up to 64 Arm Ares cores (this is a server version of the recently released Cortex A76), 64MB of L3 cache, and 8 memory channels, it has dual 100 GbE ports and 40 lanes of PCIe 4.0, plus interconnects to support up to 4 sockets per server.

    64 cores is the new 32 cores.

    Also, it probably steals all your data and sends it back to the People'S Liberation Army as part of their crackdown on... Marxism.  (NPR)

    Maybe stick with chips that only do that by mistake.

  • Apple's brand new, long awaited Mac Mini is more or less adequate for some basic tasks particularly if you add a large, noisy, and expensive third-party external GPU.  (Ars Technica)

    In other words, completely pointless and no-one should buy it.

  • Cards Against Humanity had their own little Black Friday sale.  (Tech Crunch)

    If you were looking for an eight foot long twenty-seven pound Gummy Python at 99% off YOU'RE TOO LATE because they just passed by sold out.

  • To no-one's surprise if they've tried to buy memory lately the top three memory producers have hit record revenues in 2018  (Fudzilla)

    Memory prices are down 20% from their peak a year ago, but are still more than double their low point way back in 2013.

    On the other hand, that low point way back in 2013 is a large factor in why there are only three major memory manufacturers remaining today.

  • Most of America is terrible at making biscuits?  (The Atlantic)

    No, all of America is terrible at making biscuits.  Those are fucking scones ya mad drongos.

    (Actually, it turns out to be the type of flour, and that depends on the type of wheat.  The right flour for making Southern-style scones isn't sold outside the region.)

  • Why websites are so slow, and why HTTP/3.0 won't fix it.  (Ars Technica)

    One of the rare cases where it was worth reading the comments.

    With custom filters, the Ars Technica page took 1.48 seconds to load.  Without filters, 26.92 seconds.

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1 The thing not directly addressed in the HTTP/3 comment you linked is:  it's not just the number of extra connections--it's the fact that all the ads, JS libraries, images, and so on will be coming from different servers.  Great, you got Arse Technica's home page to drop from 300 request down to 40 with QUIC.  I suppose that's somewhat beneficial, but it's probably not going to improve things (and I don't just mean load time) as much as an ad blocker will.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, November 25 2018 07:34 PM (Iwkd4)

2 Yep.

Make connections faster and sites will make more connections.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, November 26 2018 02:04 AM (PiXy!)

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