Monday, January 04

Geek

Daily News Stuff 4 January 2021

Shiny Slimy Story Edition

Tech News

  • Crucial's DDR4-5100 RAM delivers an average of nearly 1% better performance than DDR4-4400.  (Tom's Hardware)

    At $900 for a 16GB kit, basically any other hardware upgrade will deliver better value for money.  This is a marketing gimmick, nothing more.


  • URL shorteners track you for advertising revenue.  (Like Miles)

    Even if they don't show you an ad, they set ad cookies using an intermediary redirect.


  • An overview of USB 5GbE adapters.  (Serve the Home)

    After reviewing three different adapters, the takeaway is just buy the Sabrent.  It's the most reliable and also the cheapest.

    They're planning to review a QNAP model, which I hope will also be good.  QNAP is an established brand for networking gear and I would hope they're not selling garbage even if it's just an OEM product they've put their name on.


  • Facebook bad.  (The Atlantic)

    They do have a point here, but there's a reason I refer to them as Fascist Quarterly.


  • Apple has decided not to ban the MacOS app Amphetamine after all.  (9to5Mac)

    They said the app - which simply gives you fine-grained control over your computer's sleep settings - broke the App Store guidelines on drugs and alcohol.
    Your app appears to promote inappropriate use of controlled substances. Specifically, your app name and icon include references to controlled substances, pills.
    Apple is run by morons.  Common sense prevailed in this instance, but that's not going to last.


Diggity Dig Dig Video of the Day



Coco is back playing Terraria again.  In today's episode, she murders so many slimes that she ends up building a house out of them.


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