Monday, December 30
Intermittently Retromingent Edition
- Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake desktop chips could use two different sockets. (Tom's Hardware)
That is, different to each other, and also different to the current socket. Because Intel hates you.
- The EVGA SR-3 DARK is a motherboard for the Xeon W-3175X. (WCCFTech)
It supports six DIMM slots, six PCIe slots, dual 10GbE ports, two M.2 slots, two U.2 ports, ten SATA ports, 10 USB 5 ports, 2 USB 10 ports.... And costs $1800.
- This might be an interesting blog post about Google's monopolistic practices. (Medium)
But I guess we'll never know.
Don't use Medium for your blog. Don't use Google for anything if you can possibly avoid it.
The amazing thing to me about that is, then why add all those extra ports--probably approximately 0 people will ever use them, especially since that $1800 price is a pre-sale discount, and the regular price is going to be $200 higher. Might as well be honest and put 1 M.2, 1 SATA, and 1 PCIe x16.
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, December 31 2019 12:56 AM (Iwkd4)
My company is sort of in this boat, in a much more limited way: we distribute binary updates to our commercial software, but it's behind a password, so search engines can't even see them, but since we're not code-signing, Window SafeScreen tries to block them from running, and over the years, they've made it more restrictive (in the most recent versions of Windows 10, non-admin users don't get the "run anyway" button so we're considering getting an EV cert.)
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, December 31 2019 01:00 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 02 2020 12:07 AM (PiXy!)
I also downloaded, with Edge, a zip file containing an executable I wrote (again, unsigned); the zip downloaded fine, but when I tried to run the exe, SmartScreen "protected" me by not running it (although there's a smallish "more info" link you can click that gives you a "run anyway" option (but if you're not an administrator you will NOT get that.))
At the moment I don't have a machine running Linux so I can't speak to that--although I don't remember if Linux even offers signed binaries (IIRC Linux browsers will warn you about things like jars).
Right now I tell my customers they need to be admin to run updates. One has complained strenuously about it, to the point that my boss has agreed in principle we should get a regular code-signing cert (I didn't know at the time that EV certs let Windows skip the "unfamiliar app" syndrome) although they haven't done anything about it yet. If the customer complains again I'll probably need to suggest we look at the EV instead.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 02 2020 04:08 AM (Iwkd4)
I'll see how it works out.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 02 2020 11:06 AM (PiXy!)
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