Sunday, August 21


Daily News Stuff 20 August 2022

99.44% Done With This Shit Edition

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  • I am now a full-time resident of New House City.  Thanks to my brother for his help with the infinite number of "last few items" that needed to be moved.

    Schedules should slowly return to normal as I begin fixing the many things that have been broken for months while I ran around like a crack-addled squirrel with its tail on fire.

  • Samsung is building a $15 billion chip R&D facility.  (AnandTech)

    That's in addition to the $200 billion they're spending on new and expanded factories.  I think they might be serious about this stuff.

Tech News

  • The entire history of human ingenuity was leading to this point:

    The computer inside that Lego brick is an Arm Cortex M0 with 16k of flash and 4k of RAM.  That's a low-end microcontroller but plenty to liven up your next Lego spaceship build.

    More here.  (The Verge)

  • Lego?

    I assumed at first that this was a 3D render but it's real.

  • And speaking of low-end microcontrollers the Pi Pico isn't the only Pi Pico in the sea.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Raspberry Pi sells the chip they developed - called the RP2040 - directly to other manufacturers who are now selling a variety of compatible boards.

  • Alleged specs of Intel's 13th generation Raptor Lake lineup.  (Tom's Hardware)

    At the high end this is stuff we pretty much knew already, but further down the list the i5-13500 and 13600 both include 8 E-cores - where their 12th gen counterparts had none.  That will make those mid-range chips about 60% faster on multi-threaded tasks.

  • A roundup of upcoming AMD motherboards.  (WCCFTech)

    10Gb Ethernet is still thin on the ground, but every board listed here has at least 2.5Gb.

Disclaimer: I think I left my vacuum cleaner in the living room.  Oh, and my toaster in the bathtub.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 02:29 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 "I ran around like a crack-addled squirrel with its tail on fire."

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, August 21 2022 03:31 AM (obo9H)

2 The RP2040's one of the few Cortex-M0 micros widely available right now, and at non-inflated prices.  Digikey's got 150K of them for $1 each, quantity 1.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, August 21 2022 06:03 AM (BMUHC)

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

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