Tuesday, August 29
Bin Chicken Edition
- Kias and Hyundais are too easy to steal, so cities are suing the manufacturers. (Vice)
Already this year, lawsuits have been filed by Seattle (mayor: Democrat), Baltimore (mayor: Democrat), Cleveland (mayor: Democrat), New York (mayor: Comm... wait, Democrat), Chicago (mayor: Lizard Person), St. Louis (mayor: Democrat), and Columbus (mayor: Democrat).
Wonder what the common factor might be that all these cars are getting stolen.
And I think rather than adding engine immobilisers to budget cars, manufacturers should look into deploying rabid wolverines.
- Asus is not shutting down its Zenfone division, and the Zenfone 10 will not be the last model in the range. (Android Authority)
So there's that.
- GitHub Copilot is great - unless you're trying to get something done. (Technically a Blog)
Like so many other mis-designed tools, it adds noise more than it helps with the process. In fact, that's the quickest diagnosis for a mis-designed tool.
- That Snake game has gotten even smaller. (GitHub)
Here's the entire binary in base-64 encoding:
It's playable; I've tried it. It's not very good, but it does only use 0.00000011% of the RAM on my budget laptop.
- Are your Python strings too slow? Stringzilla can chew through text data a hundred times faster than the built-in string type. (GitHub)
It uses SIMD instructions so it won't work if you're running an original model Pentium, but it does support modern x86 and Arm CPUs, meaning anything from the last 12 years or so.
Unless you're running Linux under VirtualBox on Windows 11, in which case it probably just goes splat like MongoDB 5.
- Intel presented more details on its upcoming 144 core server processors this week at the Hot Chips conference. (AnandTech)
That's an advance over AMD's current 128 core chips... Except Intel's version uses efficiency cores - E cores - which run at roughly half the speed of full cores.
The details of these E cores are interesting, at least; they look a lot like the fastest high-end cores from just a few years ago.
(also, all Kia cars made since late 2021 have immobilizers, something that always gets buried at the end of these stories...)
Posted by: J Greely at Tuesday, August 29 2023 11:58 PM (oJgNG)
Posted by: normal at Wednesday, August 30 2023 08:28 AM (obo9H)
Do I think car thieves are dumber than their Democrat sponsors? Meh, ton of feathers versus ton of bricks.
Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, August 30 2023 01:40 PM (oJgNG)
Posted by: normal at Thursday, August 31 2023 10:45 AM (obo9H)
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