Wednesday, October 07


Daily News Stuff 6 October 2020

Digital Puppets Edition

Tech News

  • Nvidia can now reduce the bandwidth required for your next conference call to just a few kilobytes per second.

    Plus you can have doggy ears.

  • The first DDR5 modules are showing up.  (AnandTech)

    Unless I've missed something, there is currently no hardware for these to plug into.

  • It's even worse than you thought.  (AnandTech)

    One of those rare cases where it pays to read the comments.

    USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 is 20Gbps USB.  USB 4 is 40Gbps USB.  USB 4 may or may not support USB 3.2 Gen 2x2.  And, depending on the individual controller chip, it may not support USB at speeds greater than 10Gbps at all, despite the fact that it is USB and supports speeds of 40Gbps.

    If that sounds absurd, well, yes.

  • Python 3.9 is here.  (

    I spend most of my programming hours working in Python and I don't care about this release at all.  On the other hand, the last groundbreaking release of Python took them five years to recover from, so maybe that's good.

  • Unfortunately YouTube fixed my feed and I'm no longer receiving videos from a
    parallel universe.

  • Happened to be online right when the latest SpaceX Starlink launch went up.

    Whoosh!  And then a few minutes later, hsoohw! and the first stage lands dead center on the recovery ship without so much as a bobble.

LexxTube: Videos From a Parallel Universe

I captured about eight pages of this stuff before the interdimensional vortex closed.

Other Linus Eat Your Heart Out Video of the Day

Disclaimer: Don't turn it on, rip and tear it apart.

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1 Maybe Pyðon IV and Perl VI can merge into one unholy sea of madness.  Maybe call it e.Rubby 3.i

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, October 07 2020 01:52 AM (LADmw)

2 Adafruit's released a (small) line of Arduinoalikes running ARM processors and a cut-down version of Python called CircuitPython.  It's kind of nice--they expose the flash as a drive, so instead of "uploading a sketch" you just drag-and-drop a python file to a removable drive, and the board autoresets & runs the program.  There's even a REPL.

That reminds me that every time I try to learn python I'm put off by weird/quirky "documentation" that generally seems to not worry about details and was maybe written by hippies.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, October 07 2020 09:32 AM (eqaFC)

3 Normal, Skynet will be born from the unholy union of Ï€Ã°â’© â…³, Perl::Next 8â…–, Rails Over Ruby 😙.😱, and PHP 9.


Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, October 07 2020 11:12 AM (ZlYZd)

4 There are even rumours that PHP 9 will be Turing-complete.

I mean, intentionally so.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, October 07 2020 11:41 AM (PiXy!)

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