Saturday, February 06
Not Complete Idiots Edition
- Myanmar's new military dictatorship has taken the very sensible step of banning Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (Tech Crunch)
Any country that doesn't do this is out of its damn mind.
- Intel has fired back against Apple's new M1 Arm processor with... Benchmarks. (Tom's Hardware)
The benchmarks showing the M1 far in the lead are selective, but so are the benchmarks here showing the reverse. Both the M1 and Intel's 11th gen are competent designs, but both are currently limited to four full cores (the M1 also contains four slower cores) and get kerb-stomped by AMD on multithreaded tasks.
- Fujitsu is working towards 1PB tape cartridges. (Tom's Hardware)
Now we just need a station wagon that can move like an SR-71.
- The mortality of software. (Six Colors)
The problem with this argument is that software is inherently immortal. When it is "killed" it means that people stop using it because of secondary factors. That doesn't mean those factors are invalid - if your accounting software is no longer being updated and doesn't meet statutory reporting requirements, you need to find something new.
The apatosaurus in the room is that Apple routinely breaks software compatibility. In major ways, such as switching CPU architectures or dropping 32-bit support, and in minor ways with every point release.
Hololive Trivia Corner
Plus the official Hololive channel - where they air the weird Hololive Graffiti 3D clips - is at 976,000 and will tick over at about the same time.
Meanwhile in Canada Video of the Day
YouTube felt it necessary to add its own Covid links to a video of a Canadian lawyer discussing Canadian legal decisions. While walking his dogs, which is one of the few permitted reasons for being out at night in Quebec. And Frei being Frei that in itself is legal debate because the older dog is disabled and can't walk.
Mouse Computer Ad Video of the Day
In one of these ads the actress pretending to play the drums is doing a much better job of it than you'd expect from a mid-budget TV spot, and... Oh.
That would explain it.
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