Thursday, January 30
Weevils Be To He Whose Weevil Sinks Edition
- More 32GB DDR4 DIMMs and SO-DIMMs, this time from Crucial (i.e. Micron). (AnandTech)
Available at 2666 and 3200 speeds, though 3200 is only $2 more than 2666 so I'm not sure why the slower speed even exists.
- The Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-U6780A and KX-U6880A are now available to end users. (AnandTech)
This is the latest Via CPU, produced under a joint venture with, um, the Chinese Communist Party. Don't buy one unless you're a security researcher with a level five containment facility.
Also, don't read the comments.
- A review of the Samsung T7 Touch. (Tom's Hardware)
Compact. Fast. Secure. Default filesystem exFAT. This is why we can't have nice things.
- CBS took down a YouTube review of Star Trek: Picard because it used 26 seconds of the show's trailer. (TechDirt)
Pfft. Let me know when your account gets wiped and permanently suspended for uploading the opening credits to an anime series.
- Apple has responded to the EU's call for a standard charger port on all phones. (WCCFTech)
They said no, arguing that a standard charger port that works on all phones would provide a standard charger port that works on all phones. Which is obviously a bad thing that no-one would want.
- Dropbox has a new feature to ignore a file or an entire folder. (Dropbox)
What about a new feature to not delete 4675 files when your USB port hiccups?
- If you want to take a picutre of the chocolate-brewing witches of colonial Latin America YOU'RE TOO LATE because they just passed by. (Atlas Obscura)
- You can track the Wuhan Bat Soup Death Plague in real time. (ZDNet)
I mean, if you really want to wallow in existential dread there's always gamma-ray bursters or false vacuum state collapse, but this isn't bad.
- Safer cars make insurance more expensive. (Wired)
Because when you do have an accident, those safety features are the first things that get crunched, and a lidar scanner costs even more than a plastic bumper, if such a thing is possible.
- Google is shutting down all its offices in Ch... Wait. (The Verge)
Google has offices in China again?
- I knew of this, but I didn't know that it still existed, much less that it was still in use.
They do know about computers, right?
- Torchlight III is coming. (Torchlight3)
This was originally called Torchlight Frontiers and planned to be a free-to-play game - with all that entails - but after early feedback has been reworked as a regular desktop PC game, and direct sequel to 1 and 2, with none of that online-only pay-to-win loot-box nonsense. So score one for the good guys.
Non-Z370 motherboards of that generation (like the B360) won't run anything faster than 2666. I had forgotten that and bought my son 32GB of 3000 a couple weeks ago, and was reminded of that when I installed it and saw it in the BIOS running at the slower speed, and there wasn't an XMP option.
Why the price difference is so small, I dunno. Probably an accountant said "we have to make the faster stuff more expensive, even if it's only technically so, or people will complain."
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, January 31 2020 01:39 AM (Iwkd4)
A better reason is (IIRC) what actually happened ten years or so ago. I believe the EU standardized on USB mini B right as micro B was coming out.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, January 31 2020 01:42 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, January 31 2020 08:51 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: J Greely at Friday, January 31 2020 12:45 PM (ZlYZd)
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