Friday, February 25
Property Blues Edition
- Found a house I like. Well, I say like, but that's not quite the right word. Listed at around the market value of my current place, but (a) the lounge/dining area alone is roughly the size of my entire home, (b) the land area is larger than the land footprint of this entire townhouse complex, and (c) it has gigabit internet available (rare in Australia).
Catch is it's a bit of a commute. Like about ten hours.
On the third hand we don't have an office in Sydney anymore, so I don't have a commute.
- Samsung shipped a hundred million phones with broken encryption. (ThreatPost)
They were quietly notified last year and slipped a couple of patches into the regular updates, so if you've updated your phone since last September you should be good.
Samsung chose a robust encryption method but got the implementation details wrong, leaving it leaky and prone to attack by unprivileged apps on the phone.
- The Zion Pro is a 15.6" 4K AMOLED portable touchscreen. (Tom's Hardware)
You probably don't need a 15.6" 4K AMOLED portable touchscreen, but if you do, this certainly is one. Even I don't need a 15.6" 4K AMOLED portable touchscreen, but now I want one.
- Smaller, lower resolution, possibly more practical, and still OLED is the Asus Vivobook 13 Slate. (Hot Hardware)
A Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard starting at $599 - don't buy that one, it only has 4GB of RAM - with a 13" 1080p screen and a Pentium Silver N6000 CPU.
That CPU is... Oh. I looked it up. It sucks. Forget I mentioned this.
- Nvidia's next-generation RTX 4000 range will be much faster than the 3000 series but not much more power-efficient. (WCCFTech)
Which means power consumption will go through the roof - allegedly as high as 850W.
Party Like It's 1980-ish Video of the Day
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, February 26 2022 12:19 AM (Z0GF0)
Posted by: normal at Saturday, February 26 2022 12:46 AM (obo9H)
Posted by: normal at Saturday, February 26 2022 12:47 AM (obo9H)
To be fair, the engine is creaky and doesn't work so well when there are a lot of players and spell effects on screen. Normally it actually gets about double the frame rate (100-180 vs maybe 60 most of the time).
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, February 26 2022 02:06 AM (Z0GF0)
Posted by: DougO at Saturday, February 26 2022 06:04 AM (G1vK4)
And as I've learned this past week, wireless broadband in Australia sucks.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, February 26 2022 08:20 AM (PiXy!)
I'm tempted to set up two completely separate Internet feeds at the new place: a gigabit consumer cable service for general use, and a 200mbps business line with 5 static IPs for my office, neatly firewalled off.
Posted by: J Greely at Saturday, February 26 2022 03:47 PM (ZlYZd)
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