Monday, February 28
To Move Or Not To Move Edition
- The Quest for Pixy Manor continues apace. I've found a 5 bedroom place on two acres - in the same country town I was looking at before - for around $300k less than they're asking for my current shoebox on a postage stamp.
And it has gigabit internet, which is not something I can get here in suburban Sydney.
It's not as nice inside as some of the other places I've looked at, but it has all the storage space I could ask for - an attached 3-car garage, plus a second detached 3-car garage. And the land is already divided into two lots and for that $300k I could probably build something on the second lot and sell the original.
- Or I could just start my own crypto trading platform, defraud customers of $2.4 billion, and buy the whole damn town. (MSN)
And get indicted by a grand jury but that seems like a detail we can iron out later.
- Lenovo's new ThinkPad X13s is a laptop power by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3. (Thurrott.com)
Which is - according to this article - not just another respin of a mobile phone chip, but one designed for laptop use.
It has four fast X1 cores plus four low power A78 cores. The fast cores in my new phone are A78, and this chip uses them as its low-power cores. It will still lag behind Apple's M1, but this might finally make Windows on Arm viable.
Wouldn't recommend it over an Intel or AMD model unless you need some serious battery life - it manages 28 hours on a single charge.
13" 1920x1200 screen, and up to 32GB RAM and 1TB of SSD.
- Apple has filed a patent for a computer build into a keyboard, like the TRS-80 Model 1 and the VIC-20. (The Register)
Because of course they did.
Party Like It's 1980-ish Video of the Day
Posted by: normal at Tuesday, March 01 2022 12:43 AM (LADmw)
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Posted by: furball321 at Tuesday, March 01 2022 12:01 PM (n+R81)
Giant Manor upside: excuse to hire Puerto Rican pool boy and greasy Scots gardener.
Also, guns and BBQ, I think. Or is that Texas?
Posted by: normal at Tuesday, March 01 2022 12:13 PM (obo9H)
Be careful. You may regret buying a big house on a big lot that will require a lot of upkeep.Yeah. Realistically I need twice the space I currently have, for a proper home office, a spare bedroom for guests, and so on. Some places I've looked at are four times the size.
I actively do not want a pool, for example. If the house I settle on has one, I'll turn it into an unusually deep koi pond.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, March 01 2022 07:01 PM (PiXy!)
My new place does have far more grass than I'm willing to pay someone to cut, so I'm already looking to replace most of it with low-maintenance ground-cover, shrubs, and trees; and maybe a guest cottage. Pity so few bamboo species can handle Ohio winters...
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