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Daily News Stuff 27 March 2021

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  • Congress spent five hours asking stupid questions of Big Tech CEOs, and Big Tech CEOs spent five hours giving stupid answers.  (Substack)

    The sum total of human knowledge decreased on Thursday.


  • Factorio as a tech interview.  (Erik McClure)

    On the one hand, it's a very good tool to gauge ability.

    On the other hand, it takes about twenty hours.


  • Which Epyc Milan CPU is right for you?  (Serve the Home)

    Probably not the 64 core models, unless you need maximum performance per server.  If you're looking for something cost-effective, the 24 core single-socket 7443P costs only a little more than its predecessor, but offers 20% better IPC and 20% higher boost clocks.

     If you want something slightly larger, two 28 core 7453 CPUs cost about the same as one 32 core 7513.  The 7453 is aimed directly at Intel's Xeon 6258R (also 28 cores), which is a half-price version of the 8280, but the Epyc part is 60% cheaper even than that.

    Still waiting for my dual Epyc Rome system to complete setup.


  • I found a diamond in Minecraft.  Never played enough to get one before.  Would download the trial, die a lot, and give up.

    Also, I have yet to even see a sheep, so nights are a bit of a problem.


Disclaimer: And when I say a lot, I mean a lot.  Eight zombies, two skeletons, two spiders, and three creepers was a bit much when I didn't even have iron yet.

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1 "yet to even see a sheep"
Four string in a square will create a wool block.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, March 28 2021 05:55 AM (eqaFC)

2 It will?

Okay, I'm good then, because I've killed no end of spooders.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, March 28 2021 07:58 AM (PiXy!)

3 Yeah.  If you're playing the current 1.16.5 version and you have the recipe book on it should show you what things you are able to make with things you've encountered.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, March 28 2021 09:32 AM (eqaFC)

4 Thanks.  I found 22 diamonds before I figured out how to make a bed...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, March 28 2021 11:33 AM (PiXy!)

5 It's a bit early to talk about mods but there are widely-used ones that bring up a searchable item list, and you can click on the items to see both how they're made, or what things you can make with them.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, March 29 2021 02:05 AM (eqaFC)

6 I know a fair bit about it from all the streams I've watched, but the bed problem threw me.  I know two easy ways to get a bed, but I couldn't find sheep or a village.  Still haven't seen a village.  Pillagers, yes, but no villagers.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 29 2021 02:33 AM (PiXy!)

7 Villages are a crapshoot.  Sometimes you find one at world spawn, sometimes the nearest one is miles away.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, March 29 2021 11:18 AM (eqaFC)

8 I found a village in the savannah biome on the far side of where all the animals are.  Haven't seen a savannah village on any of the streams yet, they look pretty cool.

Also dug my subway entrance and fenced off an area to keep my animals safe.  Currently have a grand total of one pig in there - I was doing this last night while rebuilding a server for work, and that's where I was up to when the server work was done.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 29 2021 11:24 AM (PiXy!)

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