Thursday, November 17


Daily News Stuff 17 November 2022

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Top Story

  • Twitter workers are now being expected to, well, work.  (Ace of Spades)

    A good roundup of events with plenty of juicy links and communists to mock, plus details of the Deep State's determination to get that damn Musk now that he's taken one of their prime propaganda tools away from them.

  • Meanwhile Amazon has started its own massive layoffs of useless communists.  (

    They're not going to stop supporting communist causes, they're just not going to keep them on their payroll.

    Which I suppose is something.  Let them all start vegan organic locally-sourced fair trade coffee shops in Portland.

Tech News

  • One $5000 AMD Epyc CPU outruns two $8000 Intel Xeons.  (Phoronix)

    True, it's a geometric mean of 200 benchmarks, both single and multi-threaded, and it doesn't fare quite so well when you only look at the multi-threaded workloads.  Still impressive, particularly when we note that this is a 32 core chip in a range that goes up to 96 cores.

  • The Five Essential Keys.  (Starlabs)

    PgUp, PgDn, Home, End, and...  SysRq?

    Weird, but this is designed to be primarily a Linux laptop rather than Windows.

    Choice of an Intel 12900H or AMD 6800H - similar compute performance but the integrated graphics on the AMD chip are twice as fast, up to 64GB of RAM and 4TB of SSD, a 3840x2400 display (or a 2560x1600 165Hz screen, but since it doesn't have a dedicated GPU that's kind of pointless), two USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, three USB-A, HDMI, microSD, and an audio jack.

    You can even customise the keyboard, but only if you choose the international layout which is kind of awful.

  • The Australian Stock Exchange has cancelled its five year mission to boldly go where no stock exchange has gone before.  (The Block)

    The plan was to record all trades on the blockchain.  After five years of work they've scrapped the effort at a cost of A$250 million.

    I could have failed to deliver that project in half the time at a quarter the cost.  Call me next time, guys.

  • Micron is cutting DRAM and flash memory production by 20%.  (Tom's Hardware)

    It takes months for chips to go through the pipeline so this won't affect supply any time soon, but the supply chain may take the opportunity to increase prices.  Probably not a lot, though.  If the chips were selling well, Micron wouldn't be cutting production.

  • Lenovo is releasing another large, high resolution table.  (Liliputing)

    The 11" Tab Extreme joins the Tab K10, Tab M10 FHD, Tab M10 FHD Plus, Tab M10 Plus, Tab P11 Plus, Tab P11 Pro, and Tab P12 Pro in Lenovo's range of full-size tablets with 1920x1200 or higher resolution displays.

    Their sole small high-resolution tablet available outside China, the M8 FHD, was quietly killed earlier this year.

    Not that I am still salty about that at all.

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1 They canceled the M8 FHD? well crap!, I bought one a while back on your recommendations and love it , so much so I just picked up its bigger brother the P12 Pro 8GB, 256GB, Best-Buy here in the states had a sale on it with the keyboard pack/stand included for $599 USD.

Posted by: Bob in Houston at Friday, November 18 2022 12:38 AM (YBLgY)

2 Maybe it's just me, but the most impressive thing about those Eypc 9s, is that their minimal power draws are lower than everything else, while still spanking the Intel chips across the board.  I can hardly wait for the zen 4 laptop chips to hit the market, assuming they bother to produce any, and assuming I can afford something that costs as much as the last 3 cars I owned, seeing as 4k latops with AMD are about as common as Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers smoking Chesterfields in Botswana.

Posted by: normal at Friday, November 18 2022 01:20 AM (LADmw)

3 While I've been loving watching Twits learn that "diss the CEO publicly, get fired" and "have a completely useless do-nothing job, get fired", I'm not a fan of "agree to work well over 40 hours a week, or get fired." I did that in my 20s and 30s and really regret it now. There needs to be some kind of push-back on the tech sector that seems to think constant product releases on a rapid schedule is all that matters, and who cares if we break our employees doing it.

Posted by: David Eastman at Friday, November 18 2022 02:52 AM (D6Mju)

4 I don't think Elon's long-term goal is to get more productivity from the current crop of "colourful personalities" at twitter.

Posted by: normal at Friday, November 18 2022 04:47 AM (LADmw)

5 Yeah, it's more a cultural filter.  Are you prepared to help right the ship?  Because if you're not, the time to jump overboard is right now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, November 18 2022 06:13 PM (PiXy!)

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