Saturday, November 21


Daily News Stuff 21 November 2020

Entropy Gradient Edition

Tech News

  • It seems PayPal doesn't like Australia's largest retailers.  Had a problem placing a grocery order with Woolworths on Thursday.  Went out to the shops, used the same card I use to pay via PayPal, went through just fine.

    Paid a hosting bill today, no problem.  Tried to buy a few items from Kmart, goes into compliance review with PayPal and they'll get back to me in three days, maybe.  Not sure what good that will do since the order seems to have been cancelled already.

    Fortunately this is just some household things I'd like to get before Christmas, not my next week's worth of food.

  • YouTube chat is garbage.  Just an observation.

    I mean technically, not the people in it, who are mostly fine.

    Except for the Chinese antis, who are very much garbage.

  • Sam is coming to Intel and Nvidia.  (Tom's Hardware)

    This is AMD's method for direct-mapping all of a video card's RAM into the CPU's address space.  Currently only works for Radeon 6000 series with Ryzen 5000 series CPUs on a 500 series motherboard but in theory it should work for any CPU, GPU, and motherboard combination.

  • An Elbrus mini-ITX motherboard.  (Tom's Hardware)

    I didn't know they were still making these things.  The chip is on the slow side and the board will be expensive, but if you're interested in that kind of thing, it will make it a lot easier to get a working system.

  • Third-party Radeon 6800 cards are on their way unless they're not.  (WCCFTech)

    Stock clock speed on this one from PowerColor is 2340 MHz vs. 2250 MHz for the reference design, but they got a stable overclock of 2650 MHz.

  • Making your web app run 100x faster means it costs 100x less to host maybe.  (Luke Rissacher)

    Just yesterday I found a common API call at my day job that takes about two seconds - but 99.something% of the time is returning the same, public data.  We added some code to the client to hit the API when it needs custom data and the CDN otherwise, and that dropped to 14 milliseconds.

  • End-to-end ECC vs. a 0.1¢ surface-mount resistor.  (Kate's Lab Notebook)

    0.1¢ on the resistor.

  • A Brainfuck IDE and interpreter that fits in a boot sector.  (GitHub)

    Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to boot and cry.

  • It's always a demarcation dispute with these guys.  (Tech Crunch)

    Pakistan: We want to censor the internet!

    Twitter, Facebook, Google: Hey!  That's our job!

  • Oh, right.  I have Amazon Prime now.

Move Aside, Conan O'Brien Video of the Day

I saw this and thought, hey, nice, they got a professional editor to do the opening credits.

No.  Well, maybe.  It was another HololiveEn member - Amelia.  But I know that Ina is a professional illustrator, so it's entirely possible that Amelia is a professional video editor as well as a Minecraft gremlin.

Disclaimer: All I got right now is this box of one dozen starving, crazed weasels.

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1 "Coming from a C# / Python / Javascript / JIT-compiled world, my early experiments putting graphics on the screen in native C++ and DirectX were startling; the compiled executable was tiny, started up instantly, and could put hundreds of thousands of objects on the screen at 60 frames per second without breaking a sweat."
LOL, these kids today.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, November 22 2020 08:59 AM (eqaFC)

2 WhaT is a Chinese anti?

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sunday, November 22 2020 11:44 AM (5iiQK)

3 It's like a Korean Anti, but with automatic weapons.

(anti-fan, that is; people who show up just to show their hatred of whatever a forum is devoted to)


Posted by: J Greely at Sunday, November 22 2020 12:42 PM (ZlYZd)

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

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