Saturday, February 01


Daily News Stuff 1 February 2020

What I Mean Is, Why Edition

Tech News

  • Dammit, I hit shift-click there.  Ugh.

  • Looking for a mini-ITX X570 server motherboard with only one M.2 slot and one PCIe x4 slot?  No?  Because that's kind of useless?  Well, ASRock has one anyway.  (AnandTech)

    It does have dual 10Gb Ethernet, 8 SATA ports, and four SO-DIMM slots supporting ECC, so it packs a lot into the mini-ITX form factor.  Just not I/O.

  • Intel's Core i9-10900K is 2% faster than the 9900K.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The boost clock is 5.1GHz, up from 5GHz.  Oh, and it does have 10 cores instead of 8, so there's that as well.  But that is less impressive than it once was given that AMD is already shipping 16 core desktop parts in volume.

  • We previously reported on Apple's response to the EU's call for a standard charger port on all phones.

    They said no.

    The EU said LOL and voted 582-40 in favour of the resolution anyway.  (Apple Insider)

    This is not a law.  It's not even a bill.  Nothing in the EU is so simple.  It's a resolution to call for action by the EU Commission, which can respond with a LOL of its own if it chooses.

  • A look at the Xeon E-2286G, a mumbleenth-generation small server CPU from Intel.  (Serve the Home)

    Oh. That one's six cores.  I should be looking at the E-2288G.

    I'm looking at moving servers and have found a provider with reasonably-priced options for both Ryzen and Xeon E servers, so I need to do a little bit of reading and compare.  Ryzen is almost certainly faster at a given price point, but Xeon has much more mature motherboards in the server space, and one of these chips is easily faster than the two servers I'm running now, combined.  

    Also a lot cheaper.

  • Dip your fingers in molten iron when you're done with them too.  (Economist)

    Forensic technicians can now not only match your fingerprints, but accurately date them.

  • Security firm Avast found a great new business model: Collect everyone's personal data and sell it to everyone else.  (Tech Report)

    Well, they didn't exfiltrate the files from your PC, but they did track all the websites you visited, how frequently you visited each and how long you stayed on the page.

    Avast's response to this was:
    Oh no we've been caught.
    I may have paraphrased slightly.

  • The iPhone will be getting 117 new emojis this year.  (9to5Mac)

    Newly approved icons by the Unicode standards body include bubble tea, a weird thing that I think is supposed to be a seal, three-day-growth shopping mall Santa, and gender-inclusive-person coughing up blood.

Disclaimer: Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond.
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms ups.

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1 Good grief - I thought no one could be worse than Mcfee, but Avast decided to go for the gold here.

Posted by: cxt217 at Sunday, February 02 2020 04:57 AM (LMsTt)

2 Wait.
We find ourselves in need of...telephone sanitizers?

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sunday, February 02 2020 12:31 PM (5iiQK)

3 Well, we all know what happened to the Golgafrinchans.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, February 02 2020 08:54 PM (PiXy!)

4 The 10900K is supposed to have something called Thermal Velocity Boost that will allow a few cores to hit 5.3GHz if the cooling solution is good enough.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, February 03 2020 05:21 AM (Iwkd4)

5 Yeah, sounds like it draws up to 300W at full load though, so you'll need a hell of a cooler.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, February 03 2020 08:41 AM (PiXy!)

6 To me the most annoying thing is that you don't seem to get the highest speeds unless you get the highest tier.  I'd love a 6C12T i5 that could do an all-core 5.1 (or maybe a bit higher) OC but I don't think historically Intel releases cut-down dies at the highest speeds.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, February 03 2020 09:04 AM (Iwkd4)

7 Yeah, AMD does the same thing with the 3900X and 3950X.  They're not just 12/16 core parts, they also have the highest clock speeds.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, February 03 2020 09:53 AM (PiXy!)

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

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