Wednesday, February 08


Daily News Stuff 8 February 2023

Choosing Poorly Edition

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  • Big Data is dead.  (Mother Duck)

    There was a movement early this millennium toward sophisticated solutions for managing big data - datasets too large to fit on a single machine.  The article notes that depending on your platform this might not have been that large at the time: The original virtual server offering from Amazon came in a single size with just 2GB of RAM. 

    Today you can get an EC2 instance with 24TB of RAM and 448 CPU cores.  Sure, it costs $150,000 per month, but...  Actually that's kind of a lot.  Still probably cheaper than staffing up an entire team of engineers to manage your big data platform.

  • The Razor Blade 16 is terribly expensive but not terrible.  (Hot Hardware)

    It has a 3840x2400 screen, an Intel 13950HX (8P plus 16E cores), 32GB of RAM, a mobile RTX 4090 with 16GB of VRAM (basically a 4080), and dual 1TB SSDs.

    It lacks the Four Essential Keys and costs over $4000.  On the other hand it's very fast, surprisingly quiet, and has an adequate amount of memory and storage.

  • The desktop RTX 4070 and 4060 are expected by the middle of the year.  (WCCFTech)

    As always, it comes down to price.  The current generation of video cards are all overpriced, except perhaps Intel's A750 at $250.

  • AMD's Ryzen 7040 laptop chips don't have PCIe 5.0.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Which is not in any way a surprise.  There's little point to PCIe 5.0 anywhere right now, and all it would do on a laptop is decrease battery life.

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1 I'm a pissy moron about black history month.  At least this time.

I don't see the point of peering deep into the past through the same idiots who are pretending that they didn't support a campaign of white supremacist terrorism in 2020. 

If these sorts of arson campaigns were bad a hundred years ago, they are bad now. 

No where was there any real evidence that BLM was in the right, or that all the various schemes would not by default screw blacks and hispanics worse than they screwed whites.

BLM has been a terror campaign for about ten or fifteen years, and a de facto white supremacist one.  The de jure story of being pro-black was obvious crock, because burning down poor black neighborhoods.

You can't hurt broad swathes of Americans without tending to hurt poor Americans worst. 

'Celebrating blackness' is being pushed by the terror and destruction apologists that I am heartily tired of. 

There are legitimately good things associated with modern American populations of blacks.  I'm particularly pumped about the firearms purchases, but there are also a lot of other choices, both ongoing and recent, that are praiseworthy.  

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

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