Thursday, November 29

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Daily News Stuff 29 November 2018

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  • Asus has a cheap new notebook that doesn't look cheap. (AnandTech)

    But is. Probably. Pricing not specified, but the lower models in the range have crappy low-resolution TN displays and should be avoided even if they are cheap. (I still have a notebook with a TN display, but it cost me about $150. If they're that cheap it can be forgiven.)

  • NEC has a 27" 4K monitor with USB-C and 1mm bezels (AnandTech)

    These would be great companions to my HP notebooks; if I got two each one could plug into one monitor by USB-C for charging and the other by DisplayPort adaptor.

    Price is $699, which isn't super cheap but not terrible, and it includes a USB hub.

    If you have a 2017 HP Spectre x2, you could do a lot worse than one of these as its desktop complement.

  • Gravitons have finally been detected. (The Register)

    These are Amazon's Arm-based Graviton CPUs though, so probably no Nobel Prize in the offing.

    They're based on the Arm A72 core, which is the same one in my tablet, and three generations behind the current model. Performance is best described as meh - but fast enough for lighter workloads. (Serve the Home)

  • If you're planning on visiting rural Japan in the near future don't forget to pick up your free house.

    Well, only a few of them are free, and they look like they need a tiny bit of work. But still, I could pick up a dozen of the more expensive homes listed on this site for the market value of the place I currently rent. [Sydney property prices. Ugh.] If I were a Japanese resident. Which I am technically not.

  • The Compleat O'Rly.


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1 The "Exiting Vim" one isn't fair!  "^Z kill %1" isn't hard!

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, November 29 2018 02:44 PM (Iwkd4)

2 sudo reboot now

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, November 29 2018 02:58 PM (PiXy!)

3 Ok, how exactly can you label Neon Genesis Evangelion a "Netflix Original"?  In the description they even mention it's from the 90s...

Posted by: StargazerA5 at Friday, November 30 2018 03:26 AM (Q7Wqc)

4 Nice!  But then you have to deal with the autorecover warning and a reeeaaally long save time.  Also, the comments need a +1 button.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 30 2018 05:15 AM (Q/JG2)

5 Stargazer:  perhaps they're counting on NGE having being so painful to watch that most people forgot it exists.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 30 2018 05:20 AM (Q/JG2)

6 I'll admit I never got past about episode 5 of the original series.  Well, maybe 6 or 7, I don't remember exactly.  Too much angst.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, December 01 2018 12:22 AM (Q/JG2)

7 That opening kicks ass and you're ready for an awesome giant robot series and sure they can have some existential crises along the way so long as they pull themselves together and get back to the awesome stuff eventually but no.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, December 01 2018 07:29 AM (PiXy!)

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




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