Saturday, May 18
- HPE is buying Cray for $1.3 billion. (AnandTech)
Seems like a good purchase. HP Enterprise previously bought SGI in 2016, and Cray just won a $500 million dollar contract partnering with AMD to build a 1.5 exaflop supercomputer for the Department of Energy.
What are such supercomputers used for? Well, for example, in the Fukushima nuclear incident someone had the idea of pouring sand over the troubled reactor. The DoE ran a simulation overnight and came back and said: Do NOT pour sand on the troubled reactor. That would be bad.
- Samsung is sampling 32Gb DDR4 chips. (AnandTech)
Already? That was quick. They only just got 16Gb chips shipping in any volume.
Turns out the answer is no. These are 16Gb chips, they're just two 16Gb chips.
Exactly how they present logically and electrically, and whether they would allow you to put 4x64GB UDIMMs on a typical current generation CPU is not clear.
- Good work guys. Now even Canada doesn't like you. (TechDirt)
In the United States the social networks are protected by the First Amendment and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The rest of the world is pretty much a free-fire zone for speech rights. None of the major players seems to have worked out what this means.
- Black is a Python code formatter from the Python team.
Being from the Python team, it doesn't work on any version of Python older than 3.6, and enshrines some formatting decisions that no-one really likes.
I'll stick with Ctrl-Alt-L while I migrate to Crystal, thanks.
- Salvatore Sanfilippo, the creator of Redis, writes about maintaining an open source project.
Disclaimer: Redis doesn't suck.
- Your internet data is rotten. (The Conversation)
Oh, rotting? Well, that too I guess.
- More like Hack Overflow, amirite? (Bleeping Computer)
Sigh. At least they didn't incessantly demand personal data the way Quora did.
- We've found enough exoplanets now to start teasing out new theories on planetary formation from the statistical data. (Quanta)
In this case, rocky planets 1.5 to 2 times the diameter of Earth are unexpectedly rare, possibly because once a planet reaches a certain size early in its formation, its growth tends to accelerate outside that range.
- How did we end up in a timeline where Donald Trump is the last defender of free speech on Planet Earth? (One Angry Gamer)
- AnimeNYC says no fictional WWI Nazis thanks. (One Angry Gamer)
That's the second thing to show up on Twitter in the past 24 hours that has made me want to watch Tanya the Evil.
- China bans the word "kill" from video games. (One Angry Gamer)
Fong brings word from the mainland that in addition to having to avoid games that disrupt Chinaâ€™s "socialist valuesâ€, they also have to avoid dismemberment, overt sexual content, bones, guts, human corpses, skeletons, and now blood of any kind.This is not about ethics or morality or social order; it's a demarcation dispute.
Videos of the Day
Sarazanmai, this season's NoitaminA entry.
(Also, I spent several seconds after the trailer there thinking we were getting a voice-over from the actress who plays Summer, though YouTuber Alteori doesn't really sound that much like her.)
Disclaimer: I know that rhyming four with for is lazy but that's all you get at - oh crap - 4AM.
More gluing chips together? Crow delivery for Intel, coming up!
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, May 18 2019 05:38 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, May 18 2019 05:40 AM (Iwkd4)
I see what you did there...
...Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai...To the point that even the different frames within the same scene goes from 'acceptably mediocre" to "hot mass incarnate."
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