Wednesday, August 30
Oops Left It In Draft Edition
- The fan forums for the game War Thunder have once again seen the release of restricted military documents, this time the flight manual for a variant of the Eurofighter Typhoon. (Cybersecurity Connect)
To be fair, while officially NATO restricted, the manual is available for purchase online... From Russia.
This follows on from postings of restricted documents covering F15 and F16 avionics and weapons systems on the same forums earlier this year.
- Yes, a pigeon can still outrun the internet. (Tom's Hardware)
At least out to a distance of 500 miles, after which the bird runs out of puff.
The pigeons in this case were carrying three 1TB USB drives, weighing 5 grams each. They could do a lot better with microSD cards, which weigh almost nothing.
Always make sure to wash your pigeons thoroughly before eating them.
- A New South Wales woman suffering from a curious array of medical symptoms, ranging from lung and liver lesions to depression and forgetfulness, has been cured after a three-inch roundworm was pulled from her brain. (Ars Technica)
This particular species of roundworm has never before been found in a human, much less a human brain, because it is endemic to carpet pythons.
Always make sure to wash your carpets thoroughly before eating them.
- At Hot Chips, Intel has announced a new RISC processor. (Serve the Home)
It has 8 cores, 528 hardware threads (66 per core - the article has a diagram explaining this strange number), 32MB of on-chip and 32GB of off-chip RAM, and 32 optical interfaces each running at 32GB per second.
Each optical port is as fast as a full x16 PCIe 4 slot.
And Intel plans to bundle sixteen of these chips into a sled (the individual chips use a relatively modest 75W, mostly for those optical links), and then 100,000 sleds into a massive supercomputer.
For close to a billion hardware threads in a single system.
Which used to be a lot.
Price not mentioned.
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