Monday, October 25


Daily News Stuff 25 October 2021


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  • One thing I have to give Dell credit for: Service manuals.  (PDF)

    Need step-by-step instructions for replacing the WiFi module or the GPU fan for your laptop?   All in there.

    Also, the Inspiron 15 Plus, like the 16 Plus I currently have, has dual M.2 slots.  Though one is a mini-me 2230 slot.Also, the Inspiron 15 and 15 Plus, like the 16 Plus I currently have, have dual M.2 slots. Though one is a mini-me 2230 slot, like the 16 Plus. Would it kill them to just make them both full size?

    Plus, the Inspiron 15 (non-plus) is available with an AMD 5700U just like the Inspiron 14, and with the dual M.2 slots makes an even more attractive NUC replacement - once it goes on sale at 35% or 40% off, which it currently is not. Only problem is it's too big to fit in a document tray, which was my clever idea for creating a budget desktop rack.

    It looks like the 14" models would fit perfectly, with the 16" on the top shelf and disks and routers and stuff below.  Well, maybe not the router; the one I'm looking at has open sides but the shelves are metal mesh.  Disks and switches and stuff, then.

    Update: Huh.  Those AMD models are not available in the US, though some others are.

Tech News

  • Old and busted: Don't be evil.

    New hotness:

    These are allegations, not proven in court, but a lot of them are familiar to those watching this nonsense in recent years.

  • But wait, there's more:

  • Prince of Persia has been ported to the Atari XL.  (Vintage is the New Old)

    You will need a model with 128k of RAM though.

  • AMD's "Zen 3D" CPUs - the ones with the stacked cache chips - will go into production next month.  (WCCFTech)

    And launch in February.  I'm not sure if that means they had to do a die revision to bring these into production, but it kind of sounds like it.

  • I thought I'd missed the 2021 Hololive sports festival.

    Which would be sad because it's the social event of the year.

    But what I missed was the announcement of the 2021 Hololive sports festival.  It's scheduled for November 6 - Saturday afternoon for me.

    Everyone except Calli (who apparently has a scheduling conflict) will be participating, from JP Gen 0 to EN Gen 2.  I think that's 47 in total, plus A-chan trying to keep the chaos under control.


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1 Google has been doing this sort of stuff since 2006 at least, when they utterly dominated search.  Now the jerks don't really care if everybody knows.  Me?  I'm investing in helicopters and volcanos.

Posted by: normal at Monday, October 25 2021 11:47 PM (LADmw)

2 Supposedly, the Zen 3 models were built from the get-go with the ability to have the 3D stacked cache--all the vias have always been there--but you can't just add the cache chip afterwards.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, October 26 2021 02:28 AM (Z0GF0)

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

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