Friday, February 02


Daily News Stuff 2 February 2024

We Can Recall It For You Wholesale Edition

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  • Total Pixy Recall: Snap has issued a recall of every Pixy.  (The Verge)

    More specifically, they are recalling the Pixy battery, but since they are recalling the Pixy battery because it catches fire, they very much do not want you to send back the battery.

    They want you to send back the Pixy, without the battery, although the Pixy itself is perfectly fine and it's the battery that's the problem.

Tech News

  • Pairing the new Ryzen 8700G with DDR5-9000 memory increases performance by 15%.  (Guru3D)

    Moving from DDR5-6400 to 8000 already doubles the price, and I couldn't find DDR5-9000 for sale at all.

    Pairing the slightly cheaper Ryzen 7700 with a Radeon 6600 would cost no more and would deliver around twice the graphics performance.

    The 7800G is a good all-rounder chip if you mostly use your computer for work with some occasional light gaming.  If you care about that extra 15% of graphics performance, just buy a graphics card.

  • Speaking of memory, you can now add 256GB of RAM to regular Intel desktop systems except you can't.  (WCCFTech)

    64GB memory modules should be here soon, but right now it's just a check box on the motherboard feature list.

  • Speaking of check boxes on motherboard feature lists, it seems that Intel started supporting ECC memory - two years ago.

    The Core i5 12500 and up, 13500 and up, and 14500 and up all support ECC RAM, both with DDR4 and DDR5.

    Finding a motherboard that enables that support is harder, but Gigabyte looks to be a good bet.  Several of their motherboards, again both DDR4 and DDR5 models, enable ECC.

  • There's another security vulnerability in GitLab.  (Tech Radar)

    This one is marked critical, but it's a privilege escalation bug, so it only applies to users who are already logged in to your GitLab server.

Disclaimer: 256GB should be enough for anybody.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 06:36 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 I'm sorry to hear you got recalled. That sucks. What are you going to do? 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Friday, February 02 2024 08:48 PM (liVFZ)

2 Get my ass to Mars, I suppose.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, February 03 2024 06:00 PM (PiXy!)

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