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Daily News Stuff 20 March 2021

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  • Police warn students to avoid science website.  (BBC)

    There are some things man is not meant to know.  And by things we mean science, and by man we mean you.
    "Students should be aware that accessing such websites is illegal, as it hosts stolen intellectual property," said Det Insp Kevin Ives.
    Lern science, go to jail.  Great message there, Kev.


  • PCI Express 6.0 is ready to go.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The spec isn't officially finalised yet, but there is a final draft, and now hardware designs are ready for implementation.


  • AMD and Intel are updating interrupt handling for x86.  (ZDNet)

    And they have completely different proposals on how to do it.

    Linus Torvalds has words:
    Honestly, it doesn't look too bad.
    Oh.

    AMD is doing a minimal change that fixes the key bugs that plague operating system designers, while Intel is doing a complete rethink that will provide a better long-term solution.  And, in fact, the two solutions are compatible if the companies can agree to cross-licensing.

    This is why we can have nice things.


  • Victoria University in Wellington deleted all the files on every PC on their network.  (Newshub)

    Someone had a bad day after that.  More than one someone, probably.


  • Bullshit water turns out to be harmful as well as expensive and useless.  (Ars Technica)

    Five children have suffered liver failure after drinking alkaline water; fortunately all have recovered.

    The company marketing this crap has been sued.

    Good.


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Disclaimer: Should have stolen his nose.

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1 Somewhat off topic/on topic to Hololive - anyone knows which version of Minecraft available from Microsoft/Minecraft is the one that has Java packaged in the executable and which is the one that require Java to be installed on the PC?  I have been looking at finally getting Minecraft but puzzling the details is proving to be more difficult than I expected.

Posted by: cxt217 at Sunday, March 21 2021 03:37 AM (4i7w0)

2 There are two PC versions of Minecraft.  The Windows 10 version is a Windows 10 UWP application, IIRC.  The other one, called the Java Edition, will automatically install Java 1.8.  It's been a couple of years since you had to install Java yourself before you install Minecraft.
If you think there's any chance you might want to run modded someday, then get the Java version.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, March 21 2021 04:07 AM (eqaFC)

3 Well, I might like mods for Minecraft but I despise Java (The last time I had Java was when I was running Vista.), so I am trying to find the non-Java install needed version because I don't want to install Java!

Posted by: cxt217 at Sunday, March 21 2021 08:16 AM (4i7w0)

4 If you don't want Java on your system, you need the Windows 10 edition., which isn't written in Java, but (I think) C++.  The Java version will silently install a Java VM.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, March 21 2021 10:20 AM (eqaFC)

5 Depends on who you want to play with.  The Java Edition runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, where the Windows 10 version also runs on consoles.  The two versions use different servers and people on different versions can't play together.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, March 21 2021 07:21 PM (PiXy!)

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