Tuesday, May 28
Big Bag Of Socks Edition
- Intel had their big Computex presentation and announced a slightly overclocked version of the 9900K, which we already knew about, and which should be available by Christmas.
Which somehow took an hour and a half. (AnandTech)
- Well, okay, the also launched the Xeon E-2200 range which are exactly the same chips as their current 9th-generation Core i5, i7, and i9 just with new labels. (Serve the Home)
- And the long, long, long awaited 10nm Ice Lake parts with up to 4 cores at 4.1GHz. (Tom's Hardware)
Supposedly these have significantly better IPC than Skylake/Kaby Lake/Coffee Lake (which are all basically identical). I'll wait for independent verification of that, because Intel have been over-promising and under-delivering since Ivy Bridge. Because these are low-power parts with limited cores and clockspeeds they won't be winning benchmarks overall, but they will show what we can expect when Intel's next full generation finally lands.
- Dell has some retrofuturistic Alienware gaming laptops. (AnandTech)
They look nice, but they max out at 16GB of RAM, which my existing Dell laptop already has, and it's, what, three years old now? More? They support 4TB of SSD, but if I wanted to I could swap the 256GB SSD in my Dell for a 4TB drive. They also support up to 8 core CPUs and an RTX 2080 Max-Q, which my laptop most definitely does not.
- Asus announced five new laptops - 14" and 15" Vivobooks and 13", 14" and 15" Zenbook models. (PC Perspective)
These all have a 5.5" touchscreen in place of the usual trackpad, which I think is a nice feature.
- They also announced the Zenbook Pro Duo, with a 15" 4K screen and a 14" 4K screen.
No, not two different models. One model, two screens - a full-size 3840x2160 OLED panel and a half-height 3840x1100 LCD touch screen above the keyboard.
- In theory the EU has net neutrality. In practice, everyone ignores the rules and does whatever the hell they want. (TechDirt)
- I can see your local web servers.
Well in fact it can't, at least not at the moment, but it's a good reminder that web pages you load are free to try to poke around your LAN as well as making requests back out to the internet. You have to secure everything.
- How to pair socks from a pile efficiently. (Stack Overflow)
Only buy one style of sock.
- How to seriously piss off Microsoft from the comfort of your own home.
- Add YouTube Gaming to the ever-growing Google Scrapheap. (Thurott.com)
This is my shocked face. Let's run right out and implement "net neutrality" in the US, too (oh yeah, and turn ISPs into telecoms so the barriers to wiretapping are more or less dropped.)
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, May 28 2019 11:57 PM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, May 29 2019 12:03 AM (Iwkd4)
Interestingly, I set up a web server on http://localhost/, and it didn't find that, either.
Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, May 29 2019 03:53 AM (ZlYZd)
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, May 29 2019 05:37 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, May 29 2019 11:49 AM (PiXy!)
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