Tuesday, October 13


Daily News Stuff 13 October 2020

Hanlon's Razor Edition

Tech News

  • Clarke's Corollary to Hanlon's Razor: Any sufficiently profound stupidity is indistinguishable from malice.

  • Affordable faster-than-1Gb-networking.  (Tom's Hardware)

    And by faster than 1Gb I mean a five-port 2.5Gb switch from Qnap for $109.

    10GBASE-T came out in 2006 and we're still waiting for it to become afordable.

  • There's a Ryzen 5600 on its way unless there isn't but I think this one's a pretty safe bet.  (WCCFTech)

    The Ryzen 5000 launch focused on the mid-range and high end, from the 5600X at $299 to the 5950X at $799.    The six-core 5600 non-X is expected early next year at around $220.

  • Benchmarking the Xeon W-1290P.  (Serve the Home)

    This is the exact one I was looking at, that turned out not much faster - at least on multi-threaded workloads - than a 3700X.

  • A new Amiga for 2021?  (Vintage is the New Old)

    If it supports the AGA chipset an HDMI, I'll buy one.

  • The serverless revolution has stalled.  (InfoQ)

    Because it was only ever a niche platform, marketed mostly by complete bullshit.

    "I don't need a server!  I can just run functions on demand and store data in a managed database."

    (Checks managed database pricing.)


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1 Ponder, for a moment, the concept, mentioned in passing in that InfoQ article, of an in-house serverless environment.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, October 14 2020 01:02 AM (eqaFC)


Posted by: normal at Wednesday, October 14 2020 04:33 AM (LADmw)

3 A locally distributed environment wouldn't be out of the question.  But somewhere down the line you start looking to consolidate the distributed services and then you realise you're better off just getting a server.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, October 14 2020 04:36 AM (LADmw)

4 I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say if you've got a server on site to run the "serverless programming" functions you're in what could meaningfully be called "not a serverless environment" because--hey, look over there--a server!  (I understand what the article was trying to say.  It's still a silly term.)

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, October 14 2020 11:22 AM (eqaFC)

5 Hmmm, I thought you made the code auto-lock old entries. Appears there's spam appearing on http://notquitethere.mee.nu/

Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, October 14 2020 02:26 PM (Ix1l6)

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