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  • One thing I hadn't considered closely with this move was Amazon deliveries.  Turns out my free one day delivery now becomes free one week delivery.  So if I need something right away I'm just out of luck.

    Fortunately the new house is much, much bigger than my current place and I can just stockpile consumables, which hasn't been practical here.  (Which is why I went for a much, much larger place.)


  • Cut off from Western* technology due to its ill-advised military adventure, Russia is turning to China for CPUs.  (The Register)

    Unfortunately for Russia, China's CPUs are dogshit.

    On PassMark, the ZHAOXIN KaiXian KX-6640MA scores 1566.  

    That's just ahead of AMD's Phenom II X3 B75 from 2009 at 1560.

    It doesn't compare so well with current AMD chips, like the 5700X which scores 26,384.


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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:17 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 I'm delighted to say that my move has apparently put me so close to a major Amazon hub that I'm not only getting free next-day air on most items, but "within a few hours" for quite a few. For instance, on Friday at 4:30 AM, I saw a bunch of Anker products deliverable between 10AM-3PM if I ordered within 5 and a half hours. Hatchbox filament? 6PM. Etc, etc.

As for Google's AI, maybe it's like a cat, and just because it understands you doesn't mean that it likes you.


-j

Posted by: J Greely at Saturday, May 21 2022 08:20 PM (oJgNG)

2 Funny (?) about AI:  I just saw someone's post to a meme group on Twitter get the "false information" coverup.  The post?  "payday candy bar is changing its name because it's offensive to people who don't work."
Someone "fact" "checked" that.  Someone without a *real* job, no doubt.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, May 22 2022 04:17 AM (BMUHC)

3 Also, I'll believe Google's AI "understands" humor when it can explain this joke:
Why is a laser beam like a goldfish? Because neither one can whistle.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, May 22 2022 04:18 AM (BMUHC)

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