Tuesday, June 02


Daily News Stuff 1 June 2020

Apatosauruses In Space Edition

Tech News

  • The Elbrus 8CB is, um, a thing.  (AnandTech)

    It's an 8-core 6-issue VLIW design with a peak floating point throughput of 576 GFLOPs.  A nominal 4GHz 8-core Ryzen can do 1024 GFLOPs, but considering the Ryzen is built on a 7nm process and the Elbrus is on 28nm, it's not too shabby.

    VLIW puts the hard work for achieving real-world performance on the compiler, though, and thus far that hasn't worked out too well.  Not even Intel could deliver, and their hardware designers and compiler writers are among the best in the world.

  • Apple says, go buy that MSI Modern 14.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Apple is back to its old tricks, charging $200 for an 8GB memory upgrade.  No, you can't upgrade it yourself.  No, you can't bring it back to the store for an upgrade later.

    Because fuck you, that's why.

  • Linux 5.7 is out.  (Kernel.org)

    It's 0.1 louder.

  • Moderation transparency matters.  (ACM)

    Twitter and Google are notoriously opaque about their moderation and account suspension activities, when they don't outright lie.  This study shows that telling users why content was moderated produces objectively better results.

  • A look at the Lenovo Flex 5.  (Phoronix)

    6-core Ryzen 5 4500U, 14" 1080p screen, 16GB of dual-channel memory, 256GB NVMe SSD, $599.

    Fairly standard array of ports: USB-C, two USB-A, HDMI, SD card, combo audio jack, and separate charging port.

    Does not have the four essential keys though, so again I'd go for the MSI Modern 14.

  • CDA 230 doesn't apply to Australia.  (AFR)

    This does not seem like a good decision.  Though perhaps legally correct.

  • The apatosaurus has reached the ISS.

Disclaimer: Tranquility Base here.  The Apatosaurus has landed.

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Posted by: normal at Tuesday, June 02 2020 10:49 AM (obo9H)

2 With the keming problems and my eyesight, the MSI Modem 14 looks more like a Modern 14.  Think they did that on purpose?

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, June 02 2020 10:51 AM (obo9H)

3 You are a bad person.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, June 02 2020 04:34 PM (PiXy!)

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