Sunday, January 26


Daily News Stuff 26 January 2020

Too Darn Hot Edition

Tech News

  • A look at a Supermicro Cascade Lake workstation motherboard.  (AnandTech)

    Threadripper has pretty much erased any reason to buy these systems, but if you want to stick with Intel for some reason, at $620 for a proper workstation motherboard this is not bad value.

    Seven PCIe 3.0 x16 slots - though not all x16 at once - four M.2 slots, eight SATA ports, one 10Gb Ethernet, two 1Gb Ethernet (one used for IPMI), twelve memory slots - where it does surpass Threadripper, and the usual scattering of USB and audio ports.

  • Four hours to bury a cat exit an infinite loop?  (MGBA)

    The bane of any emulator developer's life is programs that depend on the actual hardware behaviour for undefined operations.

  • Thirty-two cores at 5.4GHz.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Liquid nitrogen was involved.  And probably alcohol.

  • The Air Force Space Command was formed in 1982; their familiar shield appeared sometime after that.

    The very similar Star Fleet logo didn't show up until mid-way through Deep Space 9 around 1996.

    But then there's this from 1978:

    Yes, it's not exactly the same, and yes, I'm just using it as an excuse to foist Blake's 7 upon my audience.  But still.

Disclaimer: Alcohol was definitely involved.

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1 Blake's 7 is always welcome.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Monday, January 27 2020 04:19 AM (5iiQK)

2 "Foist"?

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, January 27 2020 05:49 AM (Iwkd4)

3 Foist is a word of Dutch origins that means:
1: A: to introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant
to force another to accept especially by stealth or deceit 
2 : to pass off as genuine or worthy

So this is definition 2 since most of the readership here has probably never seen it and are thus in need of enlightenment.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Monday, January 27 2020 10:59 AM (5iiQK)

4 Don't you think definition 2 implies that what's being passed of is not, in fact, genuine or worthy?

Janet Fielding certainly doesn't think it is.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, January 27 2020 11:19 AM (Iwkd4)

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