Monday, July 29
One Shiny Aluminum Penny Edition
- AMD might have some more Ryzen 3000 parts on the way. (Tom's Hardware)
It could be an error, but the document does specifically list a 65W Ryzen 3900 non-X part. A 65W 12 core CPU is pretty impressive stuff.
Now they just need to get them into servers.
- Now you can Switch to Android. (WCCFTech)
On your Switch. With Android. Which now runs... Never mind.
- Oh look more malicious code delivered right to your door by NPM.
These are far from the worst examples of useless crap masked as packages in NPM; one is nearly a hundred lines of code.
- I went to London and I got was this lousy pencil. (The Guardian)
Only in 70 AD, and in Latin.
- Notqmail is a successor to Qmail. (Github)
Actually, it is Qmail. Mostly. There are some recent updates, bust most of the code is old enough to vote.
- HyperCard died because it was too beautiful to live.Money quote:
- TSMC discuss their N7 (7nm), N7P, N7+, N6, N5, N5P, and N3 fabrication processes. (Wikichip)
N7 is in full production now; N7+ and N7P are ramping up. N3 won't reach production until 2022, so between now and then there are only five upgrades in the pipeline.
After AMD spent five years stuck at 28nm, this borders on the ridiculous.
- AliBaba has announced its own 16-core 64-bit CPU. (The Register)
It's based on the open-source Risc V core so it's not a remarkable feat of engineering, but interesting nonetheless that this came from a shopping mall rather than a major semiconductor company.
It's been done before though. Back in 1980, Scottish hi-fi company Linn developed it's own CPU from the ground up to improve its process automation. (Wikipedia) Money quote:
The last known copy of a Rekursiv computer ended up at the bottom of the Forth and Clyde canal in Glasgow.And stay out!
- YouTubers are unionising. (One Angry Gamer)
I didn't know they'd been ionised in the first place. Maybe check the power supply.
Board and assembly costs are identical - because it has only three more components; it just uses more expensive components - about $20 in qty 20, falling to $8 in qty 200.
So for a small pre-production run, the A750 is looking at around A$75 for a complete board, and the A1250 about $110.* In a run of 200, about $60 and $85 respectively. Add $70 for the nice case (or $40 for a fairly nice case)....
And $225 for the keyboard.
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Electrical design is easy, mechanical design is hard, I guess? At least at hobbyist scale.
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