Thursday, November 08


Daily News Stuff 8 November 2018

Tech News

  • Gigabyte announced two new EPYC motherboards. (AnandTech)

    What's different about these is they are standard ATX boards.

    With the EPYC 2 update, they'll support 64 cores, 2TB of RAM, 16 disk drives, four full PCIe x16 slots, and dual 10Gb Ethernet - all in a regular desktop PC. For the price of a low-end BMW.

  • Apple's 2018 iPad Pro is the company's most powerful tablet ever. Is it finally ready to replace your laptop?

    No. (Ars Technica)

Social Media News

  • A prominent YouTube channel with nearly half a million subscribers was deleted after shocking video surfaced of a women's rights activist being violently assaulted...

    ...Tied behind a horse, dragged across country, and fed to an alligator. The game is Red Dead Redemption 2, which is basically doing this stuff to men, but doesn't actually prevent you doing it to female NPCs.

    It looks like there are still people who are not entirely insane working at Google, because his channel has been reinstated.

Video of the Day

More analysis of AMD's Next Horizons event and their new chiplet-oriented architecture and what it means for servers.  I'm  hoping to find some analysis of the implications for desktops and laptops, but not yet.

Travel Video of the Day

Just heading off the Point Nemo.   [Video continues.]  Wait.  Strike that.  Reverse it.

Picture of the Day

The wizard rolled a natural 20 that day.

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1 "Apple's 2018 iPad Pro is the company's most powerful tablet ever."

Awesome, it's got great benchmarks.  Well, I don't benchmark, I do stuff.  How fast can it compile Linux[1]?  How does it compare to a laptop doing video editing/transcoding/Photoshop/mail merging/etc?
[1] or, you know, some other task that would betell me how powerful it is with actual day-to-day stuff that isn't just content consumption.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 09 2018 01:53 AM (Q/JG2)

2 Yeah, that's a problem because it's completely locked down.  There are no genuinely portable benchmarks, except Javascript under Safari.

That's why even Ars Technica, a charter member of the Tame Apple Press, says it's not a laptop replacement and likely never will be.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, November 09 2018 03:06 AM (PiXy!)

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

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