Friday, December 10


Daily News Stuff 10 December 2021

The Best Defence Is A Tactical Superluminal Neutron Star Edition

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  • Dell has a new range of XPS desktop systems, using DDR5.  For some reason.  You can't buy DDR5 RAM anywhere, but you can configure a system on Dell's website with up to 128GB for an extra $1300.  And it doesn't change the delivery date, which is this time next month.  Whether that's realistic or not is an open question, but my latest Dell order left the factory a day ahead of schedule, so they seem to have some idea of the extent of the delays in their pipeline.

    But there's the question of how much faster memory actually helps and the answer is not much.  (Tom's Hardware)

    On a range of synthetic and real-world benchmarks, upgrading from DDR4-2666 to DDR4-4600 improved performance by about 5%.

  • Gluten free nuggies and Special K are out of stock again.  But I do have eight pounds of gluten free jelly beans and jelly babies, since that order arrived unimpeded, along with that little mixer I mentioned and some audio cables for it.

    What hasn't arrived yet is my new keyboard, and the . key on the current one just required percussive maintenance again.

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Party Like It's 1979 Video of the Day

Party Like It's 1988 Video of the Day

I looked up the Art of Noise's Dragnet on YouTube and got something that I'd seen before but not what I wanted.  So the one from my CD must be a different mix.

I found a different mix.  Not it.
I found a different mix.  Also not it.
I found a different mix.  Still not it.
I found a different mix.  Video is not available in your location.
I found a different mix.  Thank God it's Friday.

Disclaimer: It's isn't the right thing to do, but I'm gonna do it anyway.

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1 What is even more amusing from the Dragnet soundtrack is the rap performed by Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks which was used as the music over the end credits...And that they even made a music video of!

Posted by: cxt217 at Saturday, December 11 2021 02:36 AM (MuaLM)

2 I'd almost swear I remember that beat/mix off of the original Star Control 2 soundtrack; a cross between the "at the starbase" and "I'm cruisin' through space, looking for aliens to shoot"

Posted by: DougO at Saturday, December 11 2021 04:06 AM (G1vK4)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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