Thursday, August 05
Okay Now I'm Annoyed Edition
- Brickmuppet suffered a stroke.
He was able to call an ambulance and even post to his blog, so hopefully he'll be okay, but these are difficult things and he could use all our support.
- I haven't had time to even look at my twin HP Spectres recently. Just did. I shouldn't have.
Both of them have suffered severe battery bloat and are now little more than e-waste. And I've hardly had the time to use them.
I do have a new notebook arriving any day, but it would have been nice to still have the old notebooks. I don't know why these suffered from battery bloat in particular; my old Dell has been running for years and while its battery is wearing out it still works fine.
I could just replace them with... Well, the only option I know of is the Surface Pro, and two of those with the same config would set me back $8000. So I'm more than a little ticked off.
- Minisforum has announced a couple of NUCs. (AnandTech)
There's an Intel model which is maybe interesting for some specific tasks, and a rather nice AMD model. Ryzen 9 5900HX, up to 64GB RAM, one M.2 and two 2.5" drives, 2.5Gb Ethernet, two DisplayPort and two HDMI outputs. It's 7.5x7" so rather larger than a typical NUC, but a typical NUC fits at most one 2.5" drive.
On the other hand, it has a 120W power supply, which seems like a lot.
- Supercomputing can help address blockchain's biggest problem. (ZDNet)
Which would be...
- The IRS has seized $1.2 billion worth of cryptocurrency this fiscal year. (CNBC)
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