Saturday, January 02
Doom Rabbit Edition
- This happened last month but I missed it and so did everyone else: The EU has signed a €145 billion declaration to develop next-gen processors. (EETimes)
This is a very EU thing to do. They will allocate "up to" €145 billion over the next few years. The real amount might turn out to be 10% of that, and of that, perhaps 10% will be spent on anything worthwhile.
- Meanwhile, the top seven tech companies gained $3.4 trillion in market cap during 2020. (CNBC)
If you keeping pumping money into the economy, you're going to get inflation. Somewhere. If it's not grocery prices, it's something else.
- ECS has a half mini-ITX motherboard. (Tom's Hardware)
You might think that mini-ITX is about as small as you can make a full-featured motherboard. And you'd be right. This is an Atom-based board for embedded applications. I'm not sure what the advantage is over the mini-STX form factor, except that it does match up with the standard IO backplate shared by everything from mini-ITX to EATX.
- PyPy is seeking sponsorship to enable support for MacOS on Arm. (More PyPy)
They already support Linux on Arm, so it's not a new compiler, just fixing it to deal with weird stuff Apple has done.
- There's a backdoor account in Zyxel enterprise firewalls and VPN gateways. (ZDNet)
It's been patched on most models, but who keeps up with all the patches on network appliances?
- After only reading tech stuff and the Hololive subreddit for a couple of weeks, and ignoring the rest of the internet, I visited Twitter again today.
It is a very strange place.
- Tohru - my other desktop - just went splut. Literally since it's plugged into a 400W Logitech speaker system and it makes a pretty loud splut sound when it powers off. It's working again now. Not sure why but the CPU temperature seems rather high if it's being reported correctly. I might need to get a can of compressed air and clean it out while I'm installing the upgrade bits.
- SSDNodes are upgrading their hardware in Los Angeles, which I noticed when signing up for the two new servers was sold out. My original server with them is in LA, so it will get migrated to new hardware.
I mention this because it's currently on a Xeon E5-2690 v3, a 2014 CPU that makes perfect sense for a budget VPS provider. It was a high-end part then and it still provides decent performance.
They'll most likely be upgrading to a Xeon Silver 4214 which is what they seem to use now. That's a 2019 part, but this being Intel is actually slightly slower. (CPUBenchmark)
- Then they came for Top Hat Studios... And got a well-deserved middle finger.
I was only vaguely aware of this game previously, but now I've bought it. Well, also there was nothing interesting in the Steam sale.
Life hack for game publishers: If you tell the Twitter mob to go fuck itself, I will buy your game. It's really that simple.
- There was no English-language Hololive Minecraft today. Send help.
Christmas Karaoke Video of the Day
Haachama had a sleepover at the Holohouse, where Coco and Kanata share an apartment, and Suisei shares another with her sister. Then they had a karaoke party.
Those are mostly livestream only and not archived because of copyright, so this is a bootleg upload. As you would expect with both Haachama and Coco involved, it's slightly chaotic but a lot of fun. I caught it live because I have notifications on for both of them, but didn't notice anyone had archived it until the YouTube algorithm did something good for once and popped it into my recommendations.
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Let's tone down the speculation; there's enough verifiable and provable corruption to fill an entire server full of blogs.
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