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Daily News Stuff 24 June 2018

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  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 1000 is aiming to take on low-end and mid-range laptop chips.  Windows on ARM is already a thing (and ChromeOS and Android and other flavours of Linux, of course).

    Apple are already playing in this performance space, but their chips are not available to other manufacturers, or running anything but iOS, so the point is moot.

  • Not a bird cage from Versailles, but IBM's 50Q quantum computer.

    https://ai.mee.nu/images/50q.jpeg?size=600x&q=95

  • Gigabyte has you covered if you want to get ready for ThreadRipper 2's 32 cores later this year.  The board has everything you could want except for 10Gb ethernet.

  • Motherboard (part of Vice, but less worse than the rest of that site) has two updates on the EU's terrible horrible no good very bad copyright bill by Cory Doctorow and Karl Bode respectively.

    The one bright point is that the proposed law is so poorly designed that if passed it will be repealed in weeks as the internet grinds to a complete halt across Europe.  Because while having penalties for copyright infringement, legally obligating sites to establish automated filters, and broadening the scope of what constitutes infringement almost to infinity, there are no penalties for false reports.

    The EU Parliament have collectively painted a target on their butts and screamed "Kick me, 4chan!" with this one.

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1 "Quantum computer"?  That's a TARDIS time rotor.
"The EU Parliament have collectively painted a target on their butts and screamed "Kick me, 4chan!" with this one."
Oh ho ho, we're gonna need a bigger popcorn bucket.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, June 25 2018 07:43 AM (ITnFO)

2 I'd expect the TARDIS time rotor to have the characteristcs of a quantum computer.  Good point.

Posted by: Ed Hering at Monday, June 25 2018 10:09 AM (kublq)

3 I'm embarrassed for not picking up on that!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, June 25 2018 12:40 PM (PiXy!)

4 I wound up re-watching the teaser for the new Doctor/end of episode bit on Friday.
The TARDIS is actively trying to force her out of itself.  First it tips over and opens the door, leading her to grab onto the console.  If you watch closely--it's only on screen for about a second or two--you'll see the panel she's holding on to actually detaches from the console and she goes flying out the door.
I'm sure there'll be a reason for that, although it might not be much more than the cliffhanger.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, June 25 2018 11:42 PM (Q/JG2)

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