Monday, November 08


Daily News Stuff 8 November 2021

X Is Putting Y Out Of Business Edition

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  • Intel's 12900K head-to-head with AMD's 5900X and 5950X.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The 12900K wins the single-threaded benchmarks and many of the multi-threaded tests as well.  The 12900K seems to be solidly out of stock, but I did find the 12900KF - the version without integrated graphics.

    Intel has finally caught up after four years lagging behind.  They are using twice as much power to do so, but that might not matter to you.

    AMD has two updates in the pipeline - Zen 3+ on the Rembrandt APU, and Zen 3D which is the current core with triple the cache, up to 192MB in total.

    For now, if you want the best single-threaded and gaming performance, Intel is where it's at.

  • POSSE - Publish Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere.  (IndieWeb)

    Now there's a thought.

  • Memory leaks are crippling the new M1 MacBook Pro.  (MacWorld)

    I mean, we've all dealt with Chrome deciding to eat 8GB of RAM and needing to be forcibly restarted, or [insert name of Adobe app] eating 16GB and asking for more, but this seems excessive:

  • No!  Stop!  What are you doing?!  You had it right the first time.  (Rachel by the Bay)

    The solution to the stated problem is horrifying.

  • Is that a current item? Apparently yes.  The Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50.  (Serve the Home)

    This is an IoT - internet of things - server.  There's a right way and a wrong way to implement IoT.  The wrong way is what everyone does, which is to connect the things directly to the internet so that they get hacked instantly and can never be fixed.

    The right way is what this device is for.  It's a small, passively-cooled server that is designed to sit between the internet and your smart devices.  To that end it has built-in WiFi, four USB ports, four serial ports, six Ethernet ports, HDMI and DisplayPort, and dual audio jacks.  

    Inside there's two SO-DIMMs, two M.2 slots, and a 2.5" drive bay.

    It's all powered by an Intel Core i7-8665UE, which while slower than the 1165G7 in my laptop is certainly not slow.  It will breeze through the sort of stuff you are likely to run on it - you could manage all your IoT devices and use it as a home theatre PC at the same time.

  • Microsoft is adding more AI features to Office.  (ZDNet)

    Well, fuck.

  • And the only man standing in their way is, uh, Henry Kissinger?  (Time)

    How is he not dead?

  • The jokes write themselves.

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1 I was reading that post and thinking "what, a clustered index with the fields in the right order would handle that just fine. If necessary, make a hash of the four values and use that as your key." As you say, their solution is more of a "I know just enough to be dangerous" answer.
Also, the Name, Mail, and Web fields here seem to be broken, there was some kind of id value pre-populated into them, things like "
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Posted by: David at Monday, November 08 2021 08:51 PM (t/97R)

2 Oh intersting, it took that tag I copied as an example and processed it...

Posted by: David at Monday, November 08 2021 08:51 PM (t/97R)

3 MS Office AI 'features'.


I want stuff done exactly when I press the button to do it.

I don't want automatic cloud, I don't want my files hidden from me, etc.

Work rolled out a change in password policy the other day, and it seems to have broken the wifi I use at one of the buildings, and the one drive folder I was using for a shared project. 

Finding the 'yeah we are rolling this out now' and 'change your password' emails eased figuring out what happened.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Tuesday, November 09 2021 12:18 AM (r9O5h)

4 Yeah, there's a bug that somehow leaks that post-processing tag.  I need to track it down and fix it.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, November 09 2021 12:19 AM (PiXy!)

5 Given that MS still uses filename extensions to choose what application to use, and that they think that filename extensions are "too confusing for users" so they hide them by default, I'm sure the whole "Let's us bodge a bunch of wacky features into our office suite and then try to hide all the  horseshit under layers of pop-ups and menus, us!" won't cause problems or lead to more security failures.

"Microsoft has redesigned the homepage, so users can quickly get to necessary content in the Quick Access section and see what needs attention with a set of recommended actions."
Ah, there it is!  "We're going to make it even harder to do something we don't think you need to do by burying it under useless 'recommended actions' pop-ups and quick access icons.  God forbid we let you use the whole 'file/edit/view/help' menus you learned to navigate 30 years ago."

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, November 09 2021 12:44 AM (LADmw)

6 I saw the Samsung story a week ago when Louis Rossman had a video about it.  I've got a Samsung TV that's about 3 years old.  I don't remember if it does that or not, but if it does, there's one important thing the Tweeter didn't mention:  he's seeing the ads while browsing a selection of free movies provided by Samsung.  I hate ads as much as the next guy, but how does he think those movies are being paid for?

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, November 09 2021 02:05 AM (Z0GF0)

7 Ah.  That is a rather important detail.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, November 09 2021 09:48 AM (PiXy!)

8 Yeah.  It's worth clicking through the Tweet to see the image so you can see "free movies" at the bottom.
But the whole thing about the initials on Samsung UK's tweets, yeah, that's pretty funny.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, November 09 2021 10:41 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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