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Daily News Stuff 16 April 2021

Raisin 5900X Edition

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  • A power outage halted production at TSMC's Fab14A on Wednesday.  (Tom's Hardware)

    This is an older plant working on nodes from 40nm to 90m, mostly for the automotive industry - parts that are already in desperately short supply.  Since a power outage is likely to ruin many of the wafers in production at the time - and wafers take weeks to complete - this is not going to help things.

    Apparently the outage was caused by construction workers (when you invest $100 billion in new factories you're going to have some construction) cutting through an underground power cable.  Given how much electricity these factories use, this must have been exciting for those on the ground.

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Raisin 5900X Load Testing Video of the Day

Reine of Hololive Indonesia recently got her hands on a Ryzen 5900X CPU - not the top of the line, but the hardest model to find because it offers the best tradeoff between price and performance - and promised to show it off in an upcoming stream.

Which she did.

By filling a bowl with 12.3kg of raisins in Cooking Simulator.

On her old PC she only managed to get to 3.2kg, after which the game became unplayable and the raisins all ended up on the floor.  This time she got a lot further, but though the CPU could cope with it - albeit at a pace measured in seconds per frame - the game could not.

And that's the stream, basically.  Three hours of chit-chat while waiting for a computer to crash.

She could be doing my job.

Disclaimer: Except that I rarely need to wait that long.

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1 Surface: "Also, I am eagerly looking forward to Xbox ‘Cloud Gaming’ becoming available in the browser."

Translation:  "I wish to give up the concept of  ownership."

Posted by: at Saturday, April 17 2021 12:52 AM (eqaFC)

2 Blog software seems to be still barfing up internal variable names, btw.  That last post was me.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, April 17 2021 12:53 AM (eqaFC)

3 Apparently, everyone has finally woken up to the fact that Apple's motto (Because fuck you, that's why!™) is actually pretty profitable.  See also Dean Kamen, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg . . .

Posted by: normal at Saturday, April 17 2021 01:06 AM (LADmw)

2 Blog software seems to be still barfing up internal variable names, btw. That last post was me.
Was the site realllly slow when it happened?  I think it's some sort of race condition.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, April 17 2021 12:20 PM (PiXy!)

5 On the one hand, it's a 3 hour video of someone playing a video game. On the other hand, I just watched a 2 hour video of a guy and two puppets watching a terrible movie.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, April 17 2021 12:40 PM (obo9H)

6 I think I've seen that one.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, April 17 2021 12:49 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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