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Daily News Stuff 26 January 2022

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  • The new mobile chips from AMD have started showing up in benchmarks.

    The Ryzen 6900HX is reportedly 11% faster on single-threaded tests and 28% faster multi-threaded than the 5900HX.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Which is interesting because it's basically the same Zen 3 core, just built using TSMC's 6nm process, which is really just a tweaked version of 7nm.  The performance gains seem to be efficiency gains - the older chip was limited by the heat and power constraints of a laptop, and the newer chip less so.

    If this benchmark bears out, it puts Zen 3+ laptop chips on par with current Zen 3 desktop chips, at less than half the power consumption.

  • Intel's Core i9 12900HK is even faster.  (Tom's Hardware)

    But it takes the opposite approach.  If you read past the shiny benchmark scores and get to the battery life test, when comparing the same Alienware laptop with 11th and 12th generation Intel CPUs, the battery life has dropped from 4h31m to 2h58m.

    A huge 17" laptop is going to spend most of its time parked on a desk anyway so that might not matter to you, though you should expect 12th gen laptops to run hotter and louder as well as faster.

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Disclaimer: Too many times I've seen the sun come up through bloodshot eyes this week.  No matter what I do these server patches leave no time for sleep.

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1 pkexec... because the old wheels just weren't round enough. 


Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, January 26 2022 11:03 PM (rIzT3)


Posted by: normal at Thursday, January 27 2022 02:19 AM (LADmw)

3 chmod 0644, more like it.
Or better yet: rm -f /usr/bin/pkexec && touch /usr/bin/pkexec && chmod 0444 /usr/bin/pkexec && chflags schg /usr/bin/pkexec

I've never deliberately installed polkit, though it is a requirement for certain other applications.  Similarly with dbus & hal.  I mean, sure, I need a poorly coded daemon running to do what my system already does anyway, because the people who write desktop software just want extra shit running.  ("But, what if firefox needs to know that you've plugged in a USB drive or turned on a webcam?"  "Maybe firefox can go fuck itself sideways because my web browser doesn't need to know anything about what I'm doing outside of my browser.")

Posted by: normal at Thursday, January 27 2022 02:28 AM (LADmw)

4 Pretty much, yeah.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 27 2022 05:53 PM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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