Thursday, August 09


Daily News Stuff 9 August 2018

Tech News

  • Intel's Crimson Cannon Canyon Lake NUCs are available for pre-order.  Wait, no, that's Crimson Canyon Cannon Lake.

    Yeah, pretty sure it's Crimson Canyon Cannon Lake.  Let's go with that.

    Anyway, they come with AMD graphics, which is great, but with only two CPU cores.  Ugh.

    Oh, and the reason they have AMD graphics is the built-in graphics unit on the Cannon Lake chips...  Doesn't work.  (AnandTech)

  • Intel has announced its new server CPU lineup through 2020: Cascade Lake this year, Cooper Lake next year, and Ice Lake in 2020.

    Changes include fixes - Intel just says "mitigations" but AnandTech reports these are hardware fixes - to all those Spectre and Meltdown bugs, support for 16-bit floating point, and a new socket so you have to replace all your servers.  (AnandTech)

    Intel gives you 16-bit floats and bug fixes; AMD is expected to deliver 64 core CPUs.

  • TechCrunch should just get a dog.  (TechCrunch)

  • AMD's 12 core Threadripper 1920X got a price cut to just $249 on Amazon and immediately sold out.  The sold out part is not suprising, since it launched only a year ago at $799.  (WCCFTech)

  • SK Hynix moves from 3D to 4D for its new flash memory chips.  The fourth dimension is, as everyone knows, marketing.  (Tom's Hardware)

    What they're actually doing is stacking the logic parts in 3D as well as the memory cells, which gives a more compact device.  But Intel and Micron have already started doing that, and Samsung is planning the same.

  • Julia 0.7 is out along with a release candidate for 1.0.  Julia is a dynamically compiled language for scientific computation based on multiple dispatch rather than using classes.  The result is very fast and very easy to work with.  I need to see if they have static compilation working yet, because that would be a killer feature for me.  (via Reddit)

Social Media News

  • The Weekly Standard weighs in on the Silencing of Alex Jones with a piece that is self-serving, dishonest, and deeply stupid.  (The Weekly Standard)

  • The Federalist has a slightly different take, realising that free speech doesn't start and end with the First Amendment.  (The Federalist)

  • Democrats really, really want to destroy the internet.  (Axios, hat tip Brickmuppet)
    Much like today, their aim was to undermine Americans' faith in democratic government.
    In order to restore that faith, Senator Mark Warner proposes to massively expand government control over constitutionally protected speech, and bring in a new era of hyper-regulation of social media.

    That will fix the problem right up, just like cremating a patient cures their cancer.

CryptoCurrency News

  • The Ethereum network is being spammed or scammed or something.  Transaction fees are up between 15 and 30 times over typical levels, and the questionable account at the center of it has raked in about $10 million.

    Amateur detectives have pointed their fingers at a Chinese Ponzi scheme online game that is using up half the bandwidth of the Ethereum network and squeezing everyone else out.

    Here's a good chart of what happened to transaction fees.

    It looks like there's a bug in their site, but that's the real story.

    Source: I was preparing to do a demo of our Ethereum integration for our CEO, and the code that was working perfectly on Monday coughed up its spleen and died.

Glyph of the Day

Is U+A66E, the Cyrillic multiocular O: 

Video of the Day

Little Witch Academia TV is very, very good.

Picture of the Day

Just sitting here on the back step...

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1 You really gotta wonder how they screwed up the iGPU so badly.  I bet it hurt, having to go to AMD again.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, August 09 2018 01:28 PM (ITnFO)

2 "There's no reason for conservatives to be defending this guy."
What a pig.  As Ace of Spades said, there's an endless parade of hills not to die on, according to these chumps.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, August 09 2018 01:34 PM (ITnFO)


Alex Jones, as detestable as he is, really is a Skokie moment that appears ever so rarely.

The fact that so many people are failing that, including those who should know better, is a bad sign.

On the other hand, Facebook probably should not have tried to get banks to gamble with financial and banking laws and regulations, unless they really want the SEC and Treasury Department to crack down on them.

Posted by: cxt217 at Thursday, August 09 2018 02:22 PM (BcQU4)

4 Ouch.. That Weekly Standard article.... My gob. It has been smacked.

...a Skokie moment that appears ever so rarely.

Slow. Clap.

Posted by: Brickmuppet at Thursday, August 09 2018 11:42 PM (3bBAK)

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

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