Wednesday, August 29


Daily News Stuff 29 August 2018

Tech News

  • What's in a lake?  Intel launches Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake CPUs.  (AnandTech)

    These are ultra-low-power (U series) and hyper-low-power (Y series) chips for thin and light and overpriced notebooks, and join Cannon Lake, Coffee Lake, Ice Lake, Kaby Lake, and Skylake in the increasingly crowded Lakes District.

  • Intel's product naming is getting confusing, says Tom's Hardware.

    Getting confusing?

  • Speaking of Intel, they are releasing their own Linux distribution - aimed at autonomous vehicles, so with lots of extra verification.  It's based on the existing Clear Linux distro.  (Phoronix)

  • Oppo's new Find X phone has beautiful hardware, terrible software.  (Android Central)

    Just ship stock Android, you idiots.

    The phone has a 93.8% screen ratio - that is, almost the entire face of the phone is display - and it achieves this with a little motorised pop-up widget holding the sensor array.  The rear camera is available all the time, but for selfies it needs to slide the camera out from behind the screen.  It's a complicated arrangement, but better than a notch.

  • Vocus have plugged in a 40Tb patch cord between Perth and Singapore.  If you've ever tried to use a Singapore-based server from Australia, you'd know that despite the relative proximity it's really no better than going all the way across the Pacific to California.  This might improve things.

Social Media News

  • Have you been posting your tweets to your Facebook timeline?  Well, don't look now, but they might be gone.  Not just the feature, but all the prior tweets on the Facebook side, and all the comments on them as well.  (Techcrunch)

    Facebook first broke the feature with an API change, then somehow screwed up extra hard and lost all the history too.

Law of the Day

Clarke's Corollary to Hanlon's Razor: Any sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from malice.

Word of the Day

quaintrelle, n: A woman who is focused on style and leisurely pastimes; a dandizette.

Video of the Day

Picture of the Day

A very young Lauren Bacall with Hoagy Carmichael from To Have and Have Not

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1 "Oppo's new Find X phone has beautiful hardware, terrible software."
You forgot to mention "and costs $1000, or $3753 of your Australian pesos, so you get to pay a ton for that awful software."

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 29 2018 12:35 PM (ITnFO)

2 Are you sure that's not James Bond with Bacall?

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, August 29 2018 01:21 PM (+BFHX)

3 Could be, Wonderduck.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 29 2018 01:53 PM (PiXy!)


And now for something completely different...

Unfortunately, it appears the most popular export from Australia to the US in recent years are former prime ministers.  At least Julia Gillard only seems to work for the Clinton Foundation and collect money (Often from the dues of university students.) to make vapid speeches at universities and colleges.  Kevin Rudd is already roosting in New York and now Malcolm Turnbull is on his way to NYC as well!

Posted by: cxt217 at Thursday, August 30 2018 06:05 AM (BcQU4)

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

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