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  • Building a Threadripper workstation and need lots of fast memory but also want ECC?  V-Color has you covered.  (Serve the Home)

    192GB at DDR5-7200 speeds.

    Though you only get full speed if you have one DIMM per channel, so if you need more (and your motherboard has more than four slots) it will slow down.


  • If you need even faster memory - like HBM - you can place your orders now for delivery in 2026.  (AnandTech)

    Hynix's production is already sold out for 2024 and most of 2025.


  • Google's search results, already almost useless, are getting worse.  (The Register)
    "It has happened," wrote developer Arian van Putten in a social media post over the weekend. "The number one Google result was an official Pulumi documentation page that was clearly written by an LLM (it had a disclaimer that it was) and hallucinated an AWS feature that didn't exist. This is the beginning of the end."
    Pulumi, the company generating the AI results, has been very responsive to the problem, has taken down two thirds of the pages and is reviewing the remainder for incorrect answers.

    Google meanwhile offered the cannedest of canned replies."

    Bing, meanwhile...  Didn't have the same problem.  So score one for Microsoft.


  • Generating 1024 bit prime numbers the hard way.  (GlitchComet)

    The easy way is to just copy and paste.  Here you go:

    177720646511895772991045629522972753502676425002016283330
    773868745109334356532783500581560425145704773959769930413
    789872718529515289471187735819720465888854952471427632098
    554011932730921272830418010265570121099752587584547435013
    097108422373834015070668330390239397186506619029851158511
    460040722871392491661731


  • If you play Helldivers 2 and live in Monaco or San Marino or Andorra or any of about seventy other countries, publisher Sony says fuck you.  (GamesRadar)

    You will now be required to sign up to the PlayStation Network to play the game on Windows.  The PlayStation Network is only available in about half the countries of the world.


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1 "It's a bold strategy."

My take on this is it's like kicking out poll observers:  there is no legitimate reason to do such a thing unless you're planning on doing something illegal, so it should be considered evidence that you are doing something illegal.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, May 04 2024 11:49 PM (BMUHC)

2 Rick C,
Elections are a matter of public record, so poll observers are completely appropriate.  Despite my intense loathing of the vile moloch-worshippers at google, internal e-mails don't feel like a matter of public record.  How large should a company be before they would be required to never delete any e-mails?

If the company is under investigation, that would be distruction of evidence, which is illegal.

(full disclosure: as a town employee, my emails actually are a matter of public record)

Posted by: normal at Sunday, May 05 2024 01:02 AM (bg2DR)

3 Normal, companies would normally keep correspondence (like emails, mainly, but also chat logs) for several years.  A place like Google--having run afoul of the law--knows that if they're investigated for something, they'll be told to keep chat logs and the like, and specifically not to destroy them.  So for management to proactively tell employees "don't keep logs", well, it's suspicious at best.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, May 05 2024 10:43 AM (BMUHC)

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