Thursday, January 09
Turn Off The Earthquake Machine Nikola Edition
- Samsung announced the 980 Pro, their first PCIe 4 SSD. (AnandTech)
Only delivers 6.5GB per second reads and 5GB per second writes, so doesn't deliver the full potential of PCIe 4 just yet. Maybe they'll get that just in time for PCIe 5.
- Thunderbolt 4 is on its way. (AnandTech)
Still no actual details, but it appears that this iteration has the same bandwidth as Thunderbolt 3, but supports USB up to at least 3.2 2x2. Whether it is the same thing as USB 4 or a different, semi-compatible standard remains to be seen. And Intel isn't saying.
- Are you in the market for a 38" 2300R curved IPS 175Hz G-Sync UWQHD+ monitor? Because if so you're in luck. (AnandTech)
Out in April from Acer for just $2400.
- Micron is sampling DDR5 server DIMMs to, um, server companies I guess. (AnandTech)
They promise not just faster speeds but more efficient use of available bandwidth by subdividing the channels so the CPU can perform more, smaller, memory operations. Don't expect to see it in the market this year though.
- InWin's Diey signature-edition case is an RGB-lit robotic pinecone. (PC Perspective)
This does not seem entirely practical, though maybe that's just me.
- Adata showed off a prototype consumer SSD that does 1 million IOPS and 7GB per second on reads. (Tom's Hardware)
Expected to ship mid-year.
- Hackers upset with Facebook for warning the hackees they have been hacked. (TechDirt)
In this case, the leet haxors are EU police using Israeli spyware.
- Everything Google has announced at CES. (Tech Crunch)
If you are thinking "But Pixy, Google hasn't announced anything at CES" then you'd be right.
Except for one thing - the nameless Google Assistant is getting a "forget I said that" feature. That is genuinely useful.
- How to exit vim. (GitHub)
Print this out, fold it, wear it as a hat.
- This entire story is vapid garbage. (Above Avalon)
Found in the links from this tweet about another story that was also vapid garbage.
- Cancer death rates are down - with the biggest annual drop on record. (Washington Post)
The US federal government is already working to reverse this.
- Measles death rates are up. (BBC)
- IBM has stopped work on server-side Swift. (Programmer.info)
IBM has been the major backer of Swift web framework Kitura.
I tried out Swift for web services a couple of years ago, and a little testing showed that it was clearly not ready for production back then and also was no faster than Python when using PyPy. And its JSON handling was a train wreck.
- Sonos is suing Google, alleging that something something something. (Six Colors)
- Firefox 72 is out and stomps on notification request popups. (ZDNet)
As a user, thank you Firefox team!
As a web developer, uh-oh.
Chrome plans to do the same starting next month.
- More cases of the Y2.02K bug are surfacing. (ZDNet)
"There's no way the program will still be running in 20 years" is the new "Hold my beer and watch this."
- Working on this for the new system, though I'd try backporting it. There's a trick to it right now so it needs a few more tweaks, but will be live soon.
- Nothing to see here, just NBC News' chief foreign correspondent pushing terrorist propaganda.
Anime Music Video of the Day
Spaghetti Space Western Trailer of the Day
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Disclaimer: The cat's eaten it.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 01:58 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 02:02 AM (Iwkd4)
Hell, I'm ready to disable Windows 10's desktop notifications, because Outlook spams me every time I get an email. (Yeah, I could probably turn that off in Outlook instead, I know.)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 02:24 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 02:26 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 09 2020 02:43 AM (PiXy!)
And of course that's the only real solution.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 03:38 AM (Iwkd4)
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