Wednesday, November 25

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Daily News Stuff 25 November 2020

Once We Built A Tunnel Edition

Tech News

  • It's not worth the effort of trying to port Linux to Apple's Arm-based Macs says Linus Torvalds.  (ZDNet)

    Yeah?  What would he know?


  • How to install audio apps on the new Arm-based Macs.  (Six Colors)

    Step One: Reboot into recovery mode.
    Step Two: Configure MacOS into "Reduced Security".
    Step Three: Enable kernel extensions.
    Step Four: Reboot again.
    Step Five: Install the app.
    Step Six: Find out it doesn't actually work.
    Step Seven: Get a PC.


  • Vivaldi are building mail, calendar, and feed reader support into their browser.  (Thurrott.com)

    Currently in technical preview.


  • 32GB SODIMMs are A$150 on Amazon with free two-day shipping.

    I'm tempted to buy one and try it.  These should work in my Dell desktops (Inspiron 27 7775 all-in-ones) and one module would take me to 40GB, but I can't find anyone who's tried it.

    On the other hand, the 5900X seems to be back in stock.

    The new Asus Vivomini models are also in stock, ranging from A$499 for the 4300U to A$699 for the 4700U.  Those definitely do support 32GB modules.  I could get one and populate it with the discarded memory and SSD from upgrading my Dells, but spending $500 to re-use $175 in parts seems a bit
     counter-productive.


  • Memory leaks are out of scope.  Won't fix.  (GitHub)

    VSCode is built on a fundamentally shitty platform making memory leaks almost impossible to fix.

    I've used VSCode for some tasks where IntelliJ doesn't have the necessary language support.  It is bad.  I wouldn't quite prefer Notepad, but it's very close.


  • Xioami have announced the Poco M3, starting at $149 unless they haven't.  (WCCFTech)

    It uses a Snapdragon 662, which has four A73 cores, so performance should be reasonable if well behind flagship devices.  But it has a fingerprint reader, headphone jack, and microSD slot, putting it ahead of many flagship devices including every iPhone ever released.  Main camera is 48 megapixels, though on a device this cheap I wouldn't expect the best lenses and image processing.


  • The 2020 Razer Blade Stealth is a well-designed and completely pointless laptop.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The included 1650 Ti isn't fast enough for serious gaming, and a Ryzen APU laptop like the MSI Modern 14 is half the price and capable of running Minecraft at 120fps, leaving the Stealth in a place where it makes nobody happy.


I Have No Idea What Is Going On Video of the Day



Haachama's last Minecraft stream was a nice peaceful five hours of her completing the first two levels of her Tower of Babel.  Seriously, she's taking the Breugel painting and is reproducing it in Minecraft.  It's enormous.

Today she's  building some sort of redstone-controller water cannon, and this one is a Japanese-only stream so...  Now she's throwing eggs at it?



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1 Just picked up two 32GB DDR4 3200 SODIMMs for just under 200 Dollars Fuckin' 'Merican, Hell Yeah!.  And an open box laptop with a 4700U and 8GB soldered to the board.  I guess I'm happy with 40GB, but now I need a home for the other stick.

Posted by: normal at Thursday, November 26 2020 09:29 AM (obo9H)

2 That's a good price.  The ones I was looking at were just 2666, because my systems only have Ryzen 1700s  3200 costs about 25% more.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, November 26 2020 01:54 PM (PiXy!)

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