Tuesday, November 12
Red Sky At Night, City's Alight Edition
- More pinkish, actually. One of those Sydney days when the wind is from the west and the temperature goes up and the humidity goes down and you have to clean all the windows. Also, everything is on fire, and the usual suspects are screeching like fire was invented yesterday.
Thankfully no deaths reported thus far.
- Ryzen 4000 APUs look set to have Vega graphics again. (Tom's Hardware)
Speculation is swirling about them featuring 15 CUs (up from 11 currently) but it seems to be purely speculation.
- Samsung's DRAM factories got hit with a chemical contamination issue wiping out as much as half a billion dollars worth of wafers. (PC Perspective)
Everything is back on track but price decreases may stall for a few months.
It's funny that we can now talk about a half-billion dollar loss and the company is just blithely expected to keep going with nary a blip.
- LG has a 43" 4K HDR10 monitor for you. (AnandTech)
Four HDMI, one full-size DisplayPort, and one USB-C inputs, with 60W charging on the USB-C. Around $640.
- Horrible HTML tricks to play on unsuspecting visitors. (HTML Hell)
- Jellyfish is a GPU rootkit. (GitHub)
Well, a proof of concept. Don't try this at home.
- 512 cores, 8TB RAM, 32 NVMe SSDs, and 8 GPUs in a 2U server. (Serve the Home)
It has redundant 2.2kW power supplies, but if you fill it up the peak power draw is well over 2.2kW, which is a slight problem.
- Did Google really achieve quantum supremacy? (ZDNet)
This is a great analysis of the recent announcement from Google, which is run by idiots. Google may have exaggerated just a tiny bit.
- BuzzFeed, Vice, and Vox staff are shocked to learn that their shares are worthless. (One Angry Gamer - do not read the comments)
I've been there myself, watching paper wealth vanish in a puff of imaginary smoke, so I almost feel sympathy for these idiots.
I say almost because this kind of thing is an hourly event now:
- Then they came for One Angry Gamer. (One Angry Gamer - do not read the comments)
And I spoke up, and said Do not read the comments. Seriously, what is wrong with people?
- Stadia will launch with twelve games - three of which are Tomb Raider. (ExtremeTech)
We are not making this up.
Also, Google is run by idiots.
- Twitter is proposing to flag posts containing "deepfakes". (VentureBeat)
Just flag, not ban or remove. This is the least worst thing Twitter has done all year.
- Google is planning to name and shame slow-loading websites. (Tech Crunch)
Not entirely a bad idea - the amount of bloat on many sites these days is insane - except that:
- Google is planning a faster, better way to deliver web apps that curiously only works on Chrome and integrates with Google APIs. (VentureBeat)
Google is run by idiot weasels.
Oh, for God's sake. This is pure nonsense delivered from a perspective with an utter lack of knowledge. Absolutely nobody (except Ronald Reagan) thought that.
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, November 13 2019 02:52 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, November 13 2019 02:55 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, November 13 2019 03:08 AM (Iwkd4)
And regarding Samsung's DRAM factory - that sounds right up there with the chip factory that lost a couple months of wafer production due to a power failure from a few months ago.
Posted by: cxt217 at Wednesday, November 13 2019 10:30 AM (LMsTt)
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