Tuesday, September 25

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Daily News Stuff 25 September 2018

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  • Yes, Virginia, there is a draft executive order to regulate social media floating around the White House.  (TechDirt)

    But it's just a draft, and officials have officially disavowed any intent to put it into action.  There's speculation that Yelp might be behind it, but I have no idea whether such speculation is any better informed than the rest of the nonsense sloshing around Washington this week.

  • If you need a laugh this absurdly stupid take on the split between the open internet and the we-will-drag-you-off-to-Siberia/Manchuria-at-3AM internet might do the trick.  (TechCrunch)


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1 Man, I hope Google gets in serious trouble over this sign-in thing.
That Zotac?  Sounds nice. Gets pretty hot, and loses a lot of CPU speed under sustained load, but that's par for the course for the 8000u series.  My 8250 Acer drops from 3.4 to about 2.0 after a couple minutes of Handbrake.  But that's still higher than the base clock (my model has cTDP up from the default of 1.6 to 1.8, which is nice), and I recently discovered that even when plugged in it's still set for balanced performance.  I need to retest it and see how it does both performance and noise-wise on performance mode.  The fan, as it stands now, is noticeable but not obnoxious.
"The focus has been on repeated rounds of tariffs that will ensure that Chinese goods — particularly in high-tech industries — are more expensive to American consumers, allowing domestic manufacturers to better compete."
Ahh.  Do you think this is just ignorance or pigheaded anti-Trump stupidity?  (I bet I can guess!)  The goal of Trump's tariffs is to bludgeon other countries into dropping theirs.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, September 25 2018 11:40 PM (Q/JG2)

2 This chip is a massive upgrade from Via's last x86 CPUs, the Nano line, which topped out with a 1.6GHz quad-core and a 2GHz single-core.
Claiming their new 8-core 3GHz has "equivalent compute performance" to a quad-core Kaby Lake i5 isn't terribly impressive, but it sounds like it's a lot more powerful than their last stuff.  It'll probably be plenty cromulent for basic office stuff.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, September 26 2018 03:43 AM (Q/JG2)

3 This is Via, back from the mostly dead.
Via?  I don't recognize that name... (googles)
CYRIX???  THIS is what's left of CYRIX???  Ye gods and little fishes.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, September 26 2018 11:52 AM (8i+JN)

4 Ah, yes, going back even further.  They bought out Cyrix.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, September 26 2018 05:46 PM (PiXy!)

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