Friday, October 11


Daily News Stuff 10 October 2019

Cthulhu Fhtagn Edition

Tech News

  • The Oppo Reno Ace has it all.  (AnandTech)

    Snapdragon 855+, 8 or 12GB RAM, 128 or 256GB flash, dual SIM or SIM + microSD, 6.5" 2400x1080 DCI-P3 HDR10 90Hz AMOLED display, 48MP main camera, 13MP zoom, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP B/W camera (not sure what that one is for - low light?), 16MP front camera in a teardrop notch, USB-C with 65W fast charge, under-display fingerprint reader, headphone jack, and a limited edition Gundam version.

    <dave barry>I am not making this up.</dave barry>

    Pricing starts at around $420.

  • If you update your X299 motherboard BIOS for Cascade Lake X you will lose support for Kaby Lake X.  (AnandTech)

    Which will affect maybe two people.  Kaby Lake X was that weird attempt to sell mainstream CPUs that plugged into HEDT motherboards, except lacking half the features those motherboards were designed to support.  Nobody bought it.

  • The Ryzen 5 3500X is great and you can't have one.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Another OEM part.  If you can't live without it, buy a 3600 and disable hardware threads in the BIOS and you'll be pretty close.

  • Mostly dead is partly alive.  (

    Corals can regrow after "fatal" warming.  Which is no reason to be complacent about damage to reefs, but is a reminder that the people who are most certain about things often have the least reason for their certainty.

  • Google's image recognition software is so smart it can distinguish a goose from a duck but can't tell if an image has been rotated 90° clockwise even when the image metadata says "Rotated 90° CW".  (Medium)

  • MacOS Catalina may crap up your Drobo.  (ZDNet)

    If you have one of the Drobo models with Thunderbolt support, don't plug it into a Catalinified Mac.

Video of the Day

Sorry, Macross rather than Gundam.  Best I could do at short notice.

Disclaimer: History never repeats, but it half-rhymes.

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1 "Pricing starts at around $420"
Hand-crafted by the finest Uighur work-camp residents, no doubt.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, October 11 2019 01:21 AM (Iwkd4)

2 Price starts around $420.00

So, does it have a hemp-resin case or what?

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Saturday, October 12 2019 12:51 AM (YUAc9)

3 Optional extra.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, October 12 2019 01:09 AM (PiXy!)

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

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