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  • Seagate, which does actually deliver new products on a regular basis - including some pretty good SSDs - is laying off 3000 staff.  (Blocks and Files)

    They blame this on the global economic poopage, which seems reasonable.  Seagate and Western Digital were doomed if they didn't make the transition to SSDs, but they did, so they're not.  Business picked up at the start of the Wuhan Bat Flu Death Plague with everyone working from home and lots of new home computers and servers getting deployed, but that bump is well and truly over.


  • Benchmark results have leaked for AMDs Ryzen 7300X and 7800X.  (WCCFTech)

    The 7300X is a budget four core part, which is not going to sell well right now because Socket AM5 (that Ryzen 7000 uses) is not a budget platform.

    The 7800X is a ten core part, which is something new for Ryzen consumer products, though there is one embedded ten core chip.  That will, appropriately, slot it in between the eight core 7700X and the twelve core 7900X.


  • Just on that ten core thing, Intel's 13600K, with six P cores and eight E cores, is also effectively a ten core CPU, since E cores are basically half the speed of P cores.

    Since it's priced a little cheaper than the eight core 7700X - and can use cheaper DDR4 RAM - it's a pretty good deal if you don't care that some of your cores are half-crippled.  That would drive me crazy when I'm testing code so my desktop systems are going to be Ryzen, but most people won't care.


  • Australia's weird little time zone.  (Howder Family)

    Australian Central Western Standard Time (UTC+08:45) covers a region stretching for 340km (about 210 miles) along the Eyre Highway and the south coast of Western Australia, from Cocklebiddy to Border Village.

    The total population of the area is about two hundred.  And a million kangaroos.


  • My spade went through there.  Ordered some garden tools from Amazon.  Almost everything arrived promptly, but the spade was stuck in transit.

    Turns out that's because it was coming from Perth.  By road.  I mean, fine, whatever, it's a spade.  Enjoy your trip.


Disclaimer: Bon voyage!  Don't forget to write!

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1 Without looking I'm sure googledotcom/alphabetinc launched a stablecoin platform, a nft, a web3platform, a distributed social network (that's not actually distributed), a homebuying app, and three incompatible instant messaging protocols.  And a self-driving electric car that comes already engulfed in flames from the dealership.

Posted by: normal at Thursday, October 27 2022 08:19 PM (obo9H)

2 The homebuying app was probably cancelled three days before launch at a cost of $2.6 billion.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, October 28 2022 12:17 PM (PiXy!)

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