Saturday, February 12


Daily News Stuff 12 February 2022

Return Of The Revenge Edition

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  • I had it in my cart, again.

    This time it was an Orico 5-bay USB-C RAID storage box.  I just got one, noticed they were getting scarce, and added a second one to an order I was placing with a different online store.

    As soon as I placed my order the lead time went from 2 days to 2 months.

    Went back to the store where I got the first one, added it to my cart, didn't get time to check out, and when I looked the next morning it was gone.

    Not so much of a drama this time because (a) I was buying a second one just in case it went out of stock and I needed one, and (b) I got an 8-bay non-RAID model for the same price.  Hoping to set up software RAID on that.

  • Also grabbed an HP Pavilion Aero 13 as a spare laptop, since the two big ones are going to be cabled in to monitors and storage and networks and not readily lappable.

    A$1199 with Windows 11.  Exact same specs with Windows 10, A$1049.  Not exactly a difficult decision.

  • Twitter fell over.  (Bleeping Computer)

    The site was still up but gave not-very-reassuring errors any time you tried to do anything.

    I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of users wondered if they'd suddenly been banned.

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Party Like It's 1980-ish Video of the Day

Disclaimer: Don't blame me, I voted for Cthulhu.

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Posted by: normal at Saturday, February 12 2022 10:09 PM (obo9H)

2 I discovered that if you're running an AMD video card and it feels like your frame rates are too low, it's worth getting Java 17 and setting up Minecraft to use *that*, instead of the ancient 1.8.051 it still ships with.
The difference can be over 100FPS in my case (RX 6800 & i5-12600K, neither of which has been overclocked or otherwise tuned except maybe for applying the gaming profile in the AMD software.)

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, February 13 2022 04:44 AM (Z0GF0)

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

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