Sunday, January 26
Too Darn Hot Edition
- 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 catexit 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.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Monday, January 27 2020 04:19 AM (5iiQK)
Posted by: Rick C at Monday, January 27 2020 05:49 AM (Iwkd4)
1: A: to introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant
B: 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)
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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