Monday, November 04

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Daily News Stuff 4 November 2019

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  • Intel's entire 10th generation desktop range has leaked unless it hasn't.  (WCCFTech)

    The details are plausible because they aren't particularly impressive - the top of the line Core i9-10900K has 10 cores and 20MB of L3 cache, compared to AMD's 3950X with 16 cores and 64MB of cache, and Intel are staying with PCIe 3.0 but moving to a new socket, because fuck you.

  • The launch of Cascade Lake X has been delayed unless it hasn't.  (WCCFTech)

    Press embargo was originally set to lift tomorrow before all the details leaked out anyway, but Intel hasn't confirmed if that was also launch day.  AMD are planning to rain on their parade this month with 3950X and Thirdripper, but that was known already.

  • Stop using DNS with ridiculously low TTLs.

    Look, I'm guilty of not setting proper production TTLs after setting them to 5 minutes during deployment, but this is horrifying:
    Half the DNS responses have a 1 minute TTL or less
    That basically kills DNS caching.

  • Speaking of killing caching...

    I mentioned CDNJS a couple of days ago.  One of the promises of CDNJS and other component CDNs is that if all sites point to the same copy of the horribly bloated JavaScript code, at least your browser only has to load it once.

    Only...  Not any more.  This exposes a potential security risk, so browsers aren't going to share cached files anymore.

  • How big is a proton?  0.833 femtometres.  (Sparkonit)

    They measured them using muons, which is kind of neat.

  • How big is an electron?  Nobody knows, but you can't upload them to the Apple Store.

    Electron is based on Chromium, which uses non-public frameworks on Mac.

    The Electron team are working on it and it should be resolved soon.  (GitHub)

    Which just leaves the problem that Electron apps are bloated and awful.

  • Apple products to not buy, late 2019 edition.  (ZDNet)

    iPad Pro, Mac Pro, iMac Pro, MacBook Pro, and the Mac Mini all make the list.  I think most people worked out not to buy the 2013 Mac Pro when it didn't get updated for six years.

  • If you want the new Mac Pro, but don't want to wait for it to actually be released and/or don't want to spend a billion trillion dollars on it, there's an alternative.



    Yes, it's an IndieGogo project, but it actually looks pretty good.  $199 with a regular front cover, $279 with both the regular front cover and the fancy 3d machined version.


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How was your Halloween?  Did you remember check your kids' candy for stray objects, like cell phones and RTX 2080 Tis?


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1 Firefox has an extension called Decentraleyes that will serve up a lot of common libraries locally instead of going through various CDNs.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, November 05 2019 11:19 AM (eHWT1)

2 At the end, Other Linux gave out a Corsair One.  I don't remember if he said which specific model it was but they start well north of $2000.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, November 05 2019 11:21 AM (eHWT1)

3 Speaking of Linus giving away shiny gaming systems...  See the November 5 entry.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, November 05 2019 08:47 PM (PiXy!)

4 Yeah, I saw that on Floatplane a few days ago. I love Microcenter.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, November 06 2019 01:04 PM (9i8R5)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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