Thursday, September 13


Daily News Stuff 13 September 2018

Tech News

  • And it looks like HP cancelled my order.  Fuck.

  • HP just called and uncancelled my order and even offered a free upgrade because their online store was showing stock they didn't really have.  Unfuck.

    I'm not certain exactly what I'll be getting, but it will either be a slightly newer model with the same specs, or the 1TB model from the same range, depending on availability.

    So minus five points for inventory management, but plus twenty for customer service.

  • Apple announces the iPhone Max, Max Pro, Pro Max, and Max Max.  And a watch.  (AnandTech)

    "Which is which?  Even we don't know.  Just buy the most expensive one." said an unnamed Apple exec.

    Let me explain.  No, there is too much.  Let me sum up:

  • Apple also silently deletes movies you've purchased and offers you a free rental in exchange  (TechDirt)

    Trillion.  Dollar.  Company.

  • Someone went out and built a 6502.

    That looks really neat.  There are probably fewer LEDs inside the original.

  • The Ethernet guys are working on 1.6TbE.  

    Based on how long it's taking 10GbE to roll out, this will arrive on desktops shortly after the heat death of the next universe after our own.

  • Google doubled down on stupid but decided against tripling down.  The next patch release for Chrome no longer hides www. and m. in URLs.

  • Nvidia's Tesla T4 is a graphics card for doing anything except graphics.  (Serve the Home)

    It's very fast, and at just 75W, doesn't need a fan.  So if you want a graphics card for not doing graphics, and don't need to ask how much it costs, this is the not graphics card for you.

Social Media News

Busy day, news will follow. Meanwhile, this is particularly stupid.

Video of the Day

Ah yeah, that's the stuf - WAIT, LODOSS WAR TV?!?!  YOU HEATHEN!!!!

Picture of the Day

Hello, Amazon?  I'll take twelve dozen cases.  Thanks.

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1 HP sucks.  8 years ago I bought a Pavilion laptop, and it worked fine for 8 months, then wouldn't power on (the caps lock LED would flash three times, which indicates a CPU failure).  Over the next 4 months, I returned it to them three times, and they claimed to have replaced the motherboard twice and the CPU twice, but it would quit again within days.  They ran the clock out on my warranty, and when I called them the third time to return it again, I asked them at what point could we declare it a lemon and replace it, and they said I had to keep sending it back.  Then the warranty ran out and I wasn't going to send them another couple hundred bucks to string me along another year.
Moral:  don't by HP.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, September 13 2018 01:15 PM (ITnFO)

2 That kinda sucks.  I did pay an extra $59 for two-year on-site service, which seemed well worth it.

Most of my hardware purchases the last few years have worked as expected, without problems, with some minor exceptions like the Bluetooth range on my keyboard.  Oh, and don't buy Dell speakers.  They're rubbish.  Dell computers, just fine.  Speakers, crap.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, September 13 2018 01:35 PM (PiXy!)

3 You don't become a Trillion Dollar Company by playing fair.

Posted by: Surfperch at Thursday, September 13 2018 05:28 PM (tVQUs)

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

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