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  • AMD's new Threadripper Pro 5995WX is up to 40% faster than the current 3995WX.  (Tom's Hardware)

    That's a huge jump in performance because these two CPUs have the same number of cores (64) and the same power consumption (280W).

    I would have expected these high-end chips to be limited by the power budget and/or heat and not a lot faster than existing models, but it looks like AMD has been busy the last few months.

  • The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT Eagle is a graphics card.  (Tom's Hardware)

    It's one of the cheapest cards available from the current generation and it works, and it's avail...  Well, I can't find it in stock in Australia, but it exists.

  • Google Play turned a profit of $8.5 billion in 2019 on $11.2 billion in revenue.  (

    I assume that's net revenue - their 30% cut - and not gross payments. But I do have to wonder how you spend $2.7 billion to run a website.

  • I'm tempted to build my new PC in one of these.  (Thermaltake)

    It supports two XL-ATX motherboards, dual power supplies, and at least 21 disk drives (I had to look at the parts list to figure that out).

    You can increase that to 31 with a couple of hot-swap SSD cages, but those cost extra.  I could have Windows on one side and Linux on the other, and stuff it full of cheap disk drives in a RAID-Z3 config.  Bigger and cheaper than any NAS, if you were going to buy a Linux box as well.

Disclaimer: Or p'raps not.

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1 Google Play spends:  Marketing, and creative accounting, probably.

They played a lot of stadia videos for me.

Since they have marketing in house, their crookedness in other places makes me suspect that they are shifting spending around on paper, trying somehow to minimize taxes.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Monday, August 30 2021 10:14 PM (DHVaH)

2 "I do have to wonder how you spend $2.7 billion to run a website."

I'm going to guess "quickly", "efficiently", and "untraceably".
Wink wink nudge nudge also I could make great use of 5% of that meow meow please please.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, August 31 2021 11:44 AM (obo9H)

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

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