Monday, June 15

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Daily News Stuff 15 June 2020

On The Fourth Hand Edition

Tech News

  • So how's the new Surface Book 15?  (Tom's Hardware)

    On the one hand, it is rather expensive.  On he other hand, it is much slower than the Asus G14.  On the third hand, it has great battery life.  On the fourth hand, the Asus G14 has even better battery life.


  • Well, that's torn it.  (Tech Crunch)

    The Scots are in space.


  • Now that's just mean.



    Hard to tell from the video, but that is a Ryzen 4300U APU running Crysis without a fan, or even a passive heatsink.  This is definitely not recommended, but it's comforting to know that it will survive and keep on ticking if your fan seizes up.


  • Even Reddit thinks GitHub is stupid.  (Reddit)

    And when you've lost Reddit, what's left?  Trolling Tumblr for pity upvotes?


  • What Western Digital knew and when they knew it.  (Serve the Home)

    Western Digital said in 2015 that SMR drives are not suitable for ZFS.  Then they shipped SMR drives for use in RAID arrays without telling anybody.

    Yeah, I'd be pissed too if I had any of these.


  • As Louis Rossman would say, what, are you crazy?  (ZDNet)

    I understand why it's tempting to buy a Mac when you're dealing with Microsoft's latest stupidity.  But the one real advantage the Mac has is that you can indefinitely pause OS updates.  I'm still running Mojave.  I think I updated to Mojave.  Pretty sure.


Disclaimer: The script for the Odia language looks like a herd of elephants heading down to the river.

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1 First link busted; review here.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Monday, June 15 2020 11:38 PM (ZlYZd)

2 Fixed, thanks.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, June 16 2020 03:45 AM (PiXy!)

3 It SOOOO want's me to update to Catalina. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tuesday, June 16 2020 04:50 AM (5iiQK)

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




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