Monday, October 05


Daily News Stuff 5 October 2020

Technically Correct Edition

Tech News

  • You can run Doom 3 on an RTX 3090.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Literally in this case, using that 24GB GDDR6X as a RAM disk.

  • An Xbox Series X gameplay preview preview.

    Some people have the Series X already, but no games are available for it yet, so these are all unoptimised Xbox One games running at 4k.  Still looks pretty good.

  • Using Windows kernel timers.  (Random ASCII)

    This is horrible.

    Nim's os.sleep takes a value in milliseconds, but Windows itself doesn't necessarily do what you ask it to.  I'll see what happens.

  • The 2TB Western Digital Blue SN550 now sells in Australia for less than twice the price of the 1TB model.  Before it was around two-and-a-half times.

    Very tempted.  It's not a high-end drive, but will do just fine for now, and when I get a new system in a year or two will make a great data drive.

  • A roundup of new laptops.  (

    I've already mentioned the Lenovo and HP models, but Dell has also announced Tiger Lake updates for the XPS 13.

Doog Video of the Day

I caught a bit of Korone's Assassin's Creed Syndicate livestream over the weekend.  I watched for about an hour while working on other things, then came back a couple of hours later and it was still going.  

Apparently she marathoned the entire game.  (Reddit)

Bonus Doog Video of the Day

In the stream where she was discussing with her followers what games to stream, Doom came up a lot.  She found the cover art, and edited so that her face was on Doom guy and changed the title to Doog.

Very Angry Dog Video of the Day

Disclaimer: Yes, we have no yubi yubi.  We have no yubi yubi today.

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1 "Windows itself doesn't necessarily do what you ask it to. "
I always thought sleep() never guaranteed that you don't get *exactly* how many ms you asked for, only that you'd sleep *at least* that long.
MS has been changing how it works since at least Windows 7 anyway; in particular the way it coalesces multiple timers' time slots to increase battery life to avoid waking the CPU so often.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, October 05 2020 11:57 PM (eqaFC)

2 Holy crap. Something just occurred to me that I'd never once considered over the last 30 years. 
Why the frick would there chainsaws on Phobos?

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tuesday, October 06 2020 05:21 AM (5iiQK)

3 For turning demons into pinatas.  

Contents: Chainsaw, one, demon pinata, for the making of.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 06 2020 09:32 AM (PiXy!)

4 Rick C - basically they've changed it from "not guaranteed" for small values to "guaranteed not".

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 06 2020 09:33 AM (PiXy!)

5 Doom 3 answered the chainsaw question:  they were delivered by mistake.  It's in an audio log in-game.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, October 06 2020 10:09 AM (eqaFC)

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