Tuesday, October 27

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Daily News Stuff 27 October 2020

Mergers And Acquisitions Edition

Tech News

  • AMD is buying Xilinx in an all-stock deal worth $35 billion.  (AnandTech)

    Once again the rumours were spot on.

    I think this is probably a good fit.  An AMD APU with integrated FPGA could be a killer app in certain niche markets, and those markets are used to paying a lot for the hardware.


  • Zoom is censoring Zoom censorship.  (Buzzfeed)

    Who do they think they are, Twitter?


  • About 3% of Starlink satellites have failed so far.  (Phys.org)

    Failed dead, that is, not responding to commands and unable to manoeuvre.  That's a fairly normal attrition rate for new satellites, and is only a problem due to the pace of the launches.  I suspect that the Starlink satellites are planned so they will passively de-orbit in this situation; the article also suspects this but doesn't confirm.


  • Who the hell designed that piece of shit?




  • There's water on the Moon.  (NPR)

    So carry your harpoon.



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1 Some people would look at who's being silenced--mostly apologists for Palestinian terror--and say "good".  I personally am glad they get to speak.  Watching people hear their words and refuse to admit there's anything wrong with their genocidal wishes kind of throws things into sharp relief.
It doesn't change people's minds, unfortunately, but it tells me who I shouldn't trust.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, October 27 2020 11:34 PM (eqaFC)

2 I mean, I've use macintosh computers in the past (and apple's IIgs was probably the best thing they've ever made), so nothing against people who use a mac, but that verge article is the most mactarded review of anything I've ever read.  The soy-infected author is most likely literally trying to inseminate a game console right now.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, October 28 2020 09:22 AM (obo9H)

3 Will this attempt to link an image work?  It's a really basic voltage regulator, taking +5V from a micro USB port and supplying +3.3V and ground to a 2-pin JST connector.
URL in case the img link doesn't work: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dfbd1507ee31306fa305f102e321ab5504800ec846da04fe1660ac47a7a1cacc.png
<img src="https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dfbd1507ee31306fa305f102e321ab5504800ec846da04fe1660ac47a7a1cacc.png">

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, October 28 2020 02:28 PM (eqaFC)

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, October 28 2020 02:29 PM (eqaFC)

5 This time for sure!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, October 28 2020 02:30 PM (PiXy!)

6 I'd link a meme of Patrick Star but it probably wouldn't show the image.  Which would be fitting.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, October 29 2020 12:13 AM (eqaFC)

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