Monday, November 22

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Daily News Stuff 22 November 2021

Wuhu Bat Flu Edition

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  • Correction: The Wuhan Bat Virus Institute is not located a hundred yards from the Wuhan Bat Soup Market.  The Wuhan Center for Disease Control is located a hundred yards from the Wuhan Bat Soup Market.

    The Center for Disease Control is not rated for bat virus containment and any bat virus they had would likely escape immediately to any surrounding bat locations...  But I was still wrong.

    I think Google Maps showed the wrong lab if you looked it up early last year and has since been corrected.  Or I was just wrong.  Or possibly both, since there's a record of Google Maps being updated.


  • What is Intel up to these days?  As it turns out, rather a lot.  (CNet)

    Yes, they're playing catch up with AMD, Apple, Nvidia, TSMC, and Samsung, after years of decisions that enriched the board of directors and senior executives at the expense of the long-term viability of the company.

    On the other hand, they're spending $3.5 billion to upgrade their New Mexico fab, $20 billion to build two new fabs in Arizona coming on line in 2024, and up to $100 billion at a new US location to be announced soon.

    They're also planning on rolling out 4nm, 3nm, 2nm, and 1.8nm process nodes over the next four to five years.  Where nm stands for "numbers for marketing".  But even though they are marketing numbers, they are the same kind of marketing numbers that label the current process as 7nm, so that's a huge improvement.


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Personal Peeves

I've ordered 25 boxes of gluten free chicken nuggets over the past week.

I've received one.

I don't want 25 boxes, I want five or six. I keep ordering them and they keep telling me they're out of stock, when they show up as being in stock before, during, and after the order.

There's exactly one source of gluten free chicken nuggets hereabouts, and I'm not going there in person for another three weeks because they require you to check in with a government bat flu tracking app which I have refused to do through out this entire debacle. That ends on the 15th.

Gluten free bread? Also out of stock. Gluten free corn flakes? Out of stock.

I did order a few kilograms of rice, so I'm not about to starve, but it's annoying to have most of my staple diet disappear all at once.


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