Friday, June 26
The Kafka Goes On Edition
- AMD has succeeded in its ambitious 25x20 goal. (AnandTech)
In 2014 they promised to deliver 25x the power efficiency by 2020; their latest mobile parts deliver 31.77x.
The power numbers are slightly odd but not irrelevant. Ryzen 4000 APUs deliver 5x the performance of 2014 Kaveri with better than 6x the idle power efficiency, which means much bettter battery life if you're not running the CPU flat out all the time. And we do see both of those in this year's Ryzen laptops - amazing performance and excellent battery life.
Whether it's 31.77x times for real use is a bit harder to determine, but since they are the best laptop CPUs you can get, slightly beside the point.
- A Ryzen-powered NUC that doesn't look like poop? (Tom's Hardware)
Unfortunately based on a Ryzen 3000 APU and not the far superior Ryzen 4000. And it's not available. At all. They're planning an Indiegogo campaign but that hasn't even launched yet.
- Amazon has announced Honeycode, a tool for creating unusable mobile apps without coding. (Tech Crunch)
Of course, it ties you permanently into the AWS stack and costs... $10 to $20 per month per user.
- Surprise! TikTok is spyware.
- Wirecard lost $2 billion. (Deutsche Welle)
No, expenses didn't exceed revenues, and they didn't have a big write-down on assets. They lost it the way you'd lose a quarter down a storm drain.
- Perl 7 is coming. (Perl)
Like the PHP guys, they're pretending that 6 never happened and the last few years were all a bad dream.
- GitHub has rolled out a new UI design, aimed at people who don't use GitHub and never will. (ZDNet)
This is a very common failing. UI design is reviewed and it is found that people who don't use the application and aren't part of the target audience don't like it. So the UI is changed to reach a broader audience - while making things objectively worse for existing users.
- Apple's move to Arm has been in the works for some time. (PC Gamer)
A former Intel engineer has gone on record to say that bugs in Skylake drove Apple away.
Skylake came out five years ago.
The timeline works. That's about how long it would take to prepare properly for such a transition.
Posted by: J Greely at Friday, June 26 2020 01:03 AM (ZlYZd)
what does bad Apple QA cause?
Credit card debt.
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