Saturday, December 19

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Daily News Stuff 19 December 2020

You Can Take The Girl Out Of Australia Edition

Tech News

  • Content advisory: You might not want to click on that Haachama Cooking video from yesterday.  I posted it before the stream went live based on the amusing and misleading thumbnail...  That turned out to be a terrifying and accurate thumbnail.



  • Life Hack: Go to Domino's Australian website.  Select the three pizzas/three sides online coupon.  Swap the sides one-by-one for the gluten-free salted caramel mousse.  Then add regular pizzas, one at a time, and select half-and-half with the gluten-free sourdough base.  (Check their list of gluten free toppings to be safe.)

    There are no coupons for gluten-free pizzas or meals, but if you do this it works out to about half the normal price, and for some reason half-and-half is even cheaper than regular pizzas.


  • Not so much.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Microsoft is reportedly working on custom Arm server CPUs for Azure.  The article cites their work co-developing the Qualcomm SQ2 chip used in the Surface Pro X.

    The SQ2 is literally the same chip as the 8cx gen 2, which is literally the same chip as the 8cx.  Microsoft didn't co-develop squat.


  • Intel's Sapphire Rapids Xeon processors will support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 in 2023 unless they don't.  (WCCFTech)

    Intel's roadmap says 2021, but that seems unlikely.  Their Ice Lake Xeons are supposed to be out right now but aren't even on the horizon.


  • A Zoom executive has been charged with disrupting video meetings commemorating the Tiananmen Square Massacre.  (DoJ)

    The charges filed include a long litany of irredeemable bullshit, including identity theft and attempts to frame Zoom users for crimes.

    Friends don't let friends use Zoom.

    China ruins everything.


  • A bug in the Magecart malware - which steals payment details from online stores - leaked a list of infected sites.  (Bleeping Computer)

    The biter bit.


  • Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have declared war on Kazakhstan.  (Engadget)

    The Kazakhstan government is forcing its serfs - can hardly call them citizens - to use a government-issued root certificate to access secure websites.  The browser makers are going to invalidate that certificate.  For the third time.



Disclaimer: Taratame did nothing wrong.

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1 "Microsoft didn't co-develop squat."
I'm sure some manager sent QC a list of features they'd like to see implemented in the chip, and that's close enough, right?

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, December 20 2020 02:23 AM (eqaFC)

2 How MS does co-development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK1QHXPPkkw

Posted by: normal at Sunday, December 20 2020 06:09 AM (obo9H)

3 Looks like you have spam right here, how cheeky.

What surprises me is that nobody has come up with a trustworthy alternative to Zoom, and called it Telephoto.

Posted by: Mauser at Sunday, December 20 2020 09:45 AM (Ix1l6)

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




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