Wednesday, October 20


Daily News Stuff 20 October 2021

Unremarkable Remarks Edition

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  • A lot is being made of the massive bandwidth available to Apple's new M1 Max CPU - 400GB per second, using 8 channels of LPDDR5 RAM.

    But while that's massive for a laptop processor, it's not particularly special for a laptop.  My Dell Inspiron 16 Plus has 387GB per second - it's just split across separate CPU and GPU chips.  A gaming laptop with a the mobile version of the RTX 3070 has around 500GB per second.

    The new chips are good, no question, but they're not as groundbreaking as the news suggests.

  • Neither is Google's new Pixel 6.  (AnandTech)

    Okay, it runs Google's own mobile chip with two Arm X1 cores instead of the one that Qualcomm provides.  But it also downgrades the secondary cores from A78 to A76.  The AnandTech article suggests that Google's explanation for this makes no sense, and I tend to agree.

    Plus, being Google's own design, it lacks a microSD slot.

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1 Not to be stupid, but what are the 4 Essential keys?  I have looked at the picture on Tom's hardware and I don't notice anything missing...

Posted by: snodghag at Wednesday, October 20 2021 11:48 PM (z4Qw5)

2 Home/End/Page Up/Page Down.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, October 20 2021 11:52 PM (Z0GF0)

3 I'm surprised the guy who wrote that vuln report didn't spell it "Micro$oft" or "Micros~1".

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, October 20 2021 11:54 PM (Z0GF0)

4 Re: social media.  Medical schools in America have been deeply screwed up, and we are probably going to be seeing more absurdities of unprofessional behavior before the lay customer wises up and forces an improvement.

Don't get me started on the other professional schools run through mainstream universities. 

Posted by: PatBuckman at Thursday, October 21 2021 12:02 AM (r9O5h)

5 I think Pixy describes it perfectly here, but fails to take the cheap shot at people magazine for being a bunch of paedo-enabling retards who should live out their lives accelerating at 9.8m/s^2 towards a warmly lava-based lifestyle.

Posted by: normal at Thursday, October 21 2021 09:54 AM (obo9H)

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