Sunday, July 10

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Daily News Stuff 10 July 2022

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Top Story

  • Me: I am absolutely unavailable this weekend even if there's an emergency.
    Work: We have an emergency.
    Me: ...


  • Monday, this is a $25 stock.  (NBC News)

    Twitter's board, which fought desperately against Musk's takeover bid, claiming it severely overvalued undervalued the company, is now fighting desperately to enforce the offer.

    Good luck with that lawsuit, guys.  Discovery is a female dog.


Tech News

  • ASRock's DeskMeet is a compact desktop PC but not that compact.  (Liliputing)

    Available in AMD and Intel versions (the Intel model is better) for around $200, it includes the case, a 500W power supply, and a mini-ITX motherboard.  Which interestingly features four RAM slots, not at all common on mini-ITX boards.  You add the CPU, RAM, and storage yourself.

    It has room for a small video card - two slots wide, full height, and up to 8" long.  Which makes sense because the case is very roughly an 8" cube.

    The one notable shortcoming is that it only ships with gigabit Ethernet, not the 2.5Gbit that is finally becoming standard.


  • Well yes, but actually no.




  • RISC-V has shipped 10 billion cores.  (WCCFTech)

    Is that a lot?

    Which reminds me of one of the common elements of post-apocalyptic fiction, where there are no computers anymore and everyone has to rely on whatever it was we relied on before computers.

    I forget.

    Anyway, yes.  The slowest RISC-V core is probably a thousand times faster than the Apple II and there are more of them around than there are people, and RISC-V is still a relatively minor player in the market.  

    As of last year, 180 billion Arm chips had shipped from dozens of companies, many with multiple cores, with around 2 billion more chips being produced every month.


  • Do not dumb here.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Both sides could have handled that better, I think.



Disclaimer: Not dumb area here.  No, not you, you got permission slip.  You dumb all you want.

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1 Any fucntional software system depends on the goodwill of the people (or person) writing the software.  Traditionally this goodwill has been maintained through the exchange of money, and the ever-present threat of legal action.  Open source typically uses more subtle ego manipulation (look! my name is in the credits!), but this new model of harassment and public shaming seems like it could create a robust and highly reliable system.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, July 10 2022 11:14 PM (obo9H)

2 Public shaming only works if the object of the exercise was capable of feeling shame.  Far too many people today have been born and grown-up without that feedback mechanism.

Posted by: cxt217 at Monday, July 11 2022 05:50 AM (2tHvf)

3 "Monday, this is a $25 stock."
Not quite, sadly, but it is only $33.50 on Tuesday morning.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, July 12 2022 11:59 PM (BMUHC)

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