Monday, May 03
Tomato Panda Edition
- Docker is a free and open source container management system. Want to skip an update because it could interrupt your workflow? That's a paid feature.
This lacks the musical sophistication of some of the other items - basically it's a Casio keyboard and vocals by Sharon from marketing - and yet it fits the show perfectly.
- Trading places: AMD is now the choice for high-end desktops and Intel is the budget gaming pick. (Tom's Hardware)
Looking here at the 11400. I'd recommend the 11500 if you want to run without a dedicated graphics card, but either one will work fine. AMD's current desktop parts don't have integrated graphics at all.
- AMD's next-gen graphics processors could have 80 compute units and 5120 shader cores. (WCCFTech)
If you've been following along, you might be saying Wait a minute... Because, yes, their current graphics cards also have 80 CUs and 5120 shaders.
The difference is that the next gen cards will have two of these, bringing chiplets to GPUs.
Intel is working on the same approach, but Intel has never built a high-end graphics card... Well, not since the 82786, 35 years ago, and I think things have changed a little since then.
- Sued for copyright violation over three words: UK company What3Words threatened to sue a security researcher for offering a better alternative. (Tech Crunch)
What3Words divides the world into a 3x3 meter grid and identifies each grid square with three words, so if you trapped by ravaging hyenas in the hinterlands of Mozambique you can tell rescuers you are at ambiguous polygonal calliope instead of, well, just sending them your GPS co-ordinates because obviously this only works if you have a smart phone anyway.
The researcher noted that What3Words can often give similar names to locations relatively close together, so that rescuers might be searching ambivalent polygamous carrion a mile from your actual location while you are being rendered into exactly that, and offered a solution that doesn't do that, and was threatened with a lawsuit.
When reached for comment on the legal basis for such a suit, the company responded, Uh.
- How to stop Window 10's virus scanner from uploading files to Microsoft. (Bleeping Computer)
Microsoft might be more trustworthy than Google or Facebook, but that's not saying a lot, and if you work with confidential data you might have a legal obligation to take this sort of measure. At least there is an option to turn off, even if it should properly be off by default.
- Fuck Twitter with a piledriver and fifteen feet of curare-tipped wrought iron fence and no lubricant. (ZDNet)
Australia is considering a blanket ban of terrorist material on social media. Google, Facebook, and Twitter pushed back against this idea.
Twitter's senior director of public policy and philanthropy in the APAC region Kathleen Reen said it would be incredibly problematic to use a blunt force instrument like a ban.Fucking excuse me?
"If you ban all discussion at all about it … you may find yourself effectively chasing it off our platforms where the companies are working to address these issues, and pushing it out into other platforms."You just fucking came up with that all by your fucking self, did you, Kath?
"To be clear, stopping the conversation entirely won't address the problem in our view. In fact, it'll make it worse," she said.I'd invite you to burn in Hell, Kath, but that would probably violate multiple infernal toxic waste laws.
- To absolutely no-one's surprise, shady companies that offer to repair your reputation for a fee work hand in hand with shady companies that offer to ruin your reputation for a fee. (New York Times)
Also, ruination is much cheaper than repair, but that's just entropy.
- The shutdown of Samsung's foundry in Austin caused by frozen windmills cost at least $268 million. (Austin American-Statesman)
Nuclear reactors don't freeze.
Anna Puma Enjoys the Spotlight Video of the Day
It Takes a Village Video of the Day
Kiara Takanashi of Hololive telling the Minecraft villagers she rescued how things are going to work around here (artist interpretation).
Disclaimer: Gotta wonder who cleans the drain in their shower with that much hair. Also how much they spend on shampoo.
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Monday, May 03 2021 08:32 PM (v29Tn)
LOL. I'm torn between "BUT MICROSOFT" and "kill -9".
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, May 04 2021 04:52 AM (eqaFC)
And get you banned again.
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, May 04 2021 05:04 AM (eqaFC)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tuesday, May 04 2021 08:58 AM (5iiQK)
Posted by: Mauser at Tuesday, May 04 2021 11:58 AM (Ix1l6)
Like every other design goal, this comes down to an economic impact. And the planning horizons for new power plant builds hasn't included the solar minimum, because explicitly letting the engineers know would compromise the scam.
This especially hit the wind plants, because, like solar, they are garbage. They cut a lot of corners pretending that they are good enough to be anything but a 'supplement' to fossil that effectively wastes some of the energy produced by fossil means.
Posted by: PatBuckman at Tuesday, May 04 2021 02:14 PM (6y7dz)
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