Wednesday, November 04
Flying Chaos Monkeys Edition
- California's Proposition 22 - limiting the scope of the anti gig-worker AB5 legislation - looks set to pass. (Tech Crunch)
And Proposition 16, which would have enshrined racial discrimination into California law, looks set to fail.
- For some reason the number of visas granted to Chinese students looking to study in the US has dropped by 99%. (Tech Crunch)
Guess we'll never know why.
- Qualcomm's Snapdragon 875 appears to have a HUGE.big.LITTLE layout. (WCCFTech)
One X1 core, three A78 cores, and four A55 cores. The X1 is Arm's new performance core, related I think to the V1 and N2 server cores.
- Australia's STEM workforce should reach gender parity by 2091. (ZDNet)
It's good to have a hobby.
- The $34B IPO of Ant - the company behind Alipay - has been spiked by the Chinese government. (New York Times)
Apparently for insufficient reverence. Okay, sure, it's a translation, but that's the word used in the translation.
- Twitch suspended guitarist Herman Li for playing his own music. (Happy Mag)
Good work there, guys. It does look like he got his channel restored though.
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Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, November 05 2020 12:34 AM (eqaFC)
It's not exactly clear what the real goal is. Is it parity in every single discipline, which is unreasonable, or is it gender parity across the whole totality of all the STEM disciplines? Or is it gender parity across all the professional disciplines, whether it is STEM or non-STEM?
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, November 05 2020 02:35 AM (PiXy!)
One thing I thought about after frying my first three was that I had picked a model with less flash & ram than the ones Adafruit uses, so I made sure to get my replacements with their model. (In the bootloader source you can theoretically adjust for that but I haven't learned how to yet.)
Anyway I soldered up one of the QFNs last night & put the bootloader on it. This morning I wired it back up into my breadboard, plugged it in--and got a "new USB device" ding! I hooked up a little display, fired up the Arduino IDE and opened a sample sketch, and it worked. So that was really cool, and now I need to look into modifying the bootloader, but I essentially have an Adafruit Trinket M0 with about 20 more I/O pins than the real Trinket has, only without the RGB LED.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, November 05 2020 06:31 AM (eqaFC)
(Offshore everything out of the reach of the DMCA, seriously. I hate the PLA/PRC, but store the stuff in China ffs, because as far as that kind of stuff goes, they're way less stupid about it)
Posted by: normal at Thursday, November 05 2020 09:37 AM (obo9H)
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