Thursday, November 18

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Daily News Stuff 18 November 2021

Kill -9 Them All And Pipe Them Through Sort -U Edition

Top Story

  • AMD and Qualcomm are looking to Samsung's 3nm process which is expected to start production next year.  (WCCFTech)

    TSMC currently has a technology lead over Samsung with its 5nm process, but that doesn't matter for anyone except Apple because no-one else has had a chance to buy it.

    Even if Samsung's 3nm node again lags behind TSMC's 3nm technically - it looks like it will ship sooner - if that situation repeats and customers like AMD can't get space on the 3nm production line, Samsung is likely to pick up their business.

    In this case Samsung may also have a better product, since it is using the new GAAFET design at 3nm where TSMC is holding of until 2nm before switching.

    One of the big advantages Apple has with its M1 chips is that they're at 5nm when AMD and Intel are at 7nm, so you can bet the latter companies are looking to level that playing field.


Tech News

  • What the hell is going on with that keyboard?  (ZDNet)

    Seriously, Asus?  The Amstrad CPC 464 was a nice computer for 1984 but I don't think there's any pressing need to reproduce it in 2021.


  • Blink if you're under duress.  (The Verge)

    One of the founders of YouTube has likened a recent video trying to put a positive spin on the removal of the dislike counter to Jeremiah Denton blinking out torture in Morse code.

    I don't think anyone currently working for YouTube is even aware that such a thing happened.


  • Live by the online subscription, die by the online cancellation.  (Nieman Lab)

    The FTC has ruled that if customers can sign up for a subscription by clicking a button, companies must allow them to cancel that subscription the same way.  


  • Miramax is suing Quentin Tarantino over NFTs.  (TorrentFreak)

    The director wants to cash in on the booming marketplace of rich idiots.  The movie company naturally wants its cut of the money, which is to say, all of it.


  • Minecraft 1.18 is due out on November 30.  (Windows Central / MSN)

    This is the second part of the Caves and Cliffs update, containing caves and cliffs.  The first part didn't have any caves or cliffs.

    It also apparently makes axolotls harder to find.  Since I only have one so far, I might need to look around for some more before I update.


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