Saturday, December 12

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Daily News Stuff 11 December 2020

Sow Their Fields With The Tears Of Game Journalists Edition

Tech News

  • A look at the Supermicro X12SAE and Intel's W-1200 workstation platform.  (AnandTech)

    The W-1200 range of CPUs are the workstation versions of Comet Lake - the 10th generation desktop range, with the top of the line W-1290P being a Core i9 10900K.

    In other words, high clock speeds and high power consumption, but good single-threaded performance.  Unfortunately for Intel, the W-1290P barely beats a Ryzen 3700X on mult-threaded server workloads, and that's AMD's, what, seventh or eighth fastest mainstream desktop processor?  And available for half the price of the W-1290P.


  • A look at the Western Digital Black SN850.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The one I just got is the SN750.  The new model brings better latency and bandwidth numbers, support for PCIe 4.0, and about twice the price.


  • The Orange Pi R1 Plus is a simple, cheap single-board computer suitable for firewall / router tasks.  (Tom's Hardware)

    I'd prefer three Ethernet ports rather than just two, but at $20 and just 2" square, you can simply use two of them.  Well, and a DMZ switch.

    Compared to the original R1 it upgrades the RAM from 256M to 1G, and the CPU from a 32-bit A7 to a 64-bit A53.  That's plenty to route even gigabit internet.


  • We can have democracy or we can have Facebook.  (The Ink)

    Facebook doesn't cross my radar screen as much as Twitter and YouTube, but they too are a metastatic cancer and need to be burned out rather than broken up.


  • Need a single-chip 32-port 800Gb Ethernet switch?  (Serve the Home)

    Yes, 25.6Tbps of switching fabric can be yours for the low price of...  Hmm.  Wonder why they left that detail out?


  • Microsoft is planning to start forcing upgrades of Windows 10 1903 and 1909 versions.  (The Redmond Cloud)

    This has happened before, of course.  One of my older computers cannot succesfully upgrade and has bricked itself twice.  Soft-brick - being a PC, you can always reinstall from a current ISO.

    Unlike, say, a 2014 MacBook Pro meeting Bug Sir.


  • Wait, passwords?  (Tech Crunch)
    the music streaming giant said the data exposed "may have included email address, your preferred display name, password, gender, and date of birth only to certain business partners of Spotify.”
    That it was even possible to accidentally share passwords is an enormous red flag.


  • Then they came for Dilbert.


Robot Chicken Video of the Day

Two girls who barely speak each other's language attempt to debug an automated chicken fryer.



While being watched by a terrified sheep.



Disclaimer: There is no sign of intelligent life anywhere.

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1 The thing that makes facebook evil is the same thing that makes google evil.  Breaking them up, or even destroying them will obviously stop that particular evil but another will simply come along and do exactly the same.  The central thing you have to wrangle with is that people love their phones, and almost no-one really cares about privacy until it's too late.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, December 12 2020 03:54 AM (LADmw)

2 Passwords:  pretty amazing, really.  I have no idea how someone designs a system after 1976 that stores passwords locally.  (this article was written and researched using twitter and an iphone) (Berk Wapley has been writing tech articles for 6 years and doesn't have the faintest clue how to do anything but open twitter and candy crush saga)

Posted by: normal at Saturday, December 12 2020 04:04 AM (LADmw)

3 Google, I fixed your BS email:  "It's our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for leftists."

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, December 12 2020 08:43 AM (eqaFC)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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