Monday, December 03
- Want to do something ridiculous with a MicroATX motherboard but POWER9 just ain't your style? ASRock have just the thing with their X399M Threadripper motherboard. (Tom's Hardware)
Downside: The VRM's don't offer a lot of overclocking potential if you're planning on running one of the 32 core parts. Only four memory slots so you're limited to 64GB right now, 128GB shortly.
Upside: Three full x16 PCIe slots and three full x4 M.2 slots. No conflicts, no waiting. 8 SATA ports, 8 USB 3.0 ports, two USB 3.1, WiFi, the usual audio, and dual gigabit Ethernet.
- iTunes downloads aren't HTTPS. (Wired)
To allow caching, Apple says. Surprises me all the same.
- A portmanteau of every word in a given language is called a portmantout.
- Australia's NBN is running trial deployments of gigabit-class G.fast equipment. (Computerworld)
This will be great if I ever actually get connected. G.fast can achieve 600Mbps at 200m and 900Mbps at 100m. The nearest NBN FTTC point is currently about 100m from my house, and they'll likely install a closer one when they finally wake up from their nap and complete the promised rollout. Reportedly the average distance for FTTC deployments is 40m.
NBNCo wrote about this last year but they are so slow moving and have such a history of missing their targets that I'd either forgotten or ignored it, or both.
Social Media News
- A couple of the reasons why Twitter in particular is so terrible. (USA Today)
Twitter and Facebook seem very badly designed until you realise that the point was never to allow people to have meaningful conversations.
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Edge really needed work on speeding up the JS engine but I'll be sad to see it go because, while I admit Chrome works better, I have always preferred Edge's rendering.
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, December 05 2018 12:00 AM (Q/JG2)
Still plenty of browsers, just not many rendering engines. Not sure that's entirely bad.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, December 05 2018 11:17 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, December 06 2018 01:23 AM (Q/JG2)
I don't know if it will happen, but imagining Steve Ballmer's reaction if Windows went Linux is certainly amusing
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Thursday, December 06 2018 05:49 AM (Q7Wqc)
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