Friday, June 02


Daily News Stuff 2 June 2023

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  • Reddit is planning to charge lots of money for its API, just like Twitter.  (The Verge)

    Not quite as lots, but still lots, with the cited number being $12,000 per 50 million API calls.

    As a baseline example, blockchain gateway Infura charges $1000 per month for 150 million API calls, while at the other end of the scale Twitter charges anything up to $2 per API call.  Not $2 per million, $2 per call.

    A reasonably configured server should be able to handle 10 million API calls per day, meaning that Infura has something like an 80% margin to cover all their costs beyond the bare hardware, Reddit has around 99%, and Twitter 100%.

    Which used to be a lot.

    One Reddit user commented:

    They're digging their own grave.

    Reddit used to very much a bit player behind market leader Digg, until Digg released a hugely unpopular update and told users who complained to fuck off.  

    And fuck off they did, in droves, to Reddit.  I'm not sure if Digg is still alive.

    Update: Sort of.  The top post on Digg right now links to a Reddit thread.

  • Intel is planning to release 40 core Arrow Lake desktop chips next year.  (WCCFTech)

    This year the company is not expected to release a new generation of desktop chips at all.

    Next year's 15th generation though should bring a substantial upgrade, though not all that substantial, as 32 out of those 40 cores will be half-speed quarter-size "Efficiency" cores.

    I'd much rather see 16P + 16E cores, but that would make for a substantially larger chip.

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1 Sadly, it looks like the i5s will get another generation of 6+8 cores, while the i7 and i9 get more.
40 cores seems a bit silly for a desktop machine, but I guess they gotta juice those multicore Geekbench scores *somehow* and "more watts" probably isn't going to be an option.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, June 02 2023 11:12 PM (BMUHC)

2 Well, 40-core desktop chips will let windows 12 run more chinee cryptomining extensions in the background without slowing things down so much.  Or I even a locally-AI-enhanced version of clippy.  "It looks like you're trying to turn off your computer.  Can I help you by: a) turning on your camera? b) connecting your doorbell camera to our facial-recognition app? c) restarting your keylogging application? d) replacing all the meat and dairy in your last grocery order with soy products from companies that Bill Gates owns stock in?"

Posted by: normal at Saturday, June 03 2023 06:54 AM (obo9H)

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