Tuesday, December 04


Daily News Stuff 4 December 2018

Tech News

  • Intel's i9-9900K (and other members of the "9th generation") have hardware updates to patch Spectre and Meltdown.  Do they improve performance over the earlier software patches?  No.  (AnandTech)

  • LG's Gram 17 is a 17" notebook that weighs less than 3 pounds.  (Tom's Hardware)

    It has a 2560x1600 display, which is not bad.  4k would be better, but 2560x1600 at 17" is about the same as 1920x1080 at 13".  I have a notebook that size with that resolution (a few years old now) and it's fine.  You can tell it's not "retina" but only if you stop and look.  And the return of 16:10 is welcome.

  • Quora, the question-and-answer site that demanded you register with an email and password to use it, got hacked and leaked all those emails and passwords.  For 100 million people.  (Tech Crunch)

    The passwords were encrypted, so there's that.  And your email address leaked years ago.

  • The return of the return of 24 cores and I can't move my mouse.

    That can't-move-my-mouse thing happens to me sometimes, though I only have 8 cores.  I use Chrome very heavily, so I should go back to the previous articles and check if this has something to do with it.

  • Sigh.  It's Sir Tony.  You use the given name, not the surname.

  • AMD's EPYC 7371 is the fastest 16 core server CPU.  (Serve the Home)

    Basically they gave the 16 core model the same power budget as the 32 core model, and used that to crank up the clock speeds. 

    Rome will do much better at this game.  Firstly because of the 7nm process, which is faster and uses less power.  But also because with Naples - current generation EPYC - every chip needs 12 active Infinity Fabric links, which use up a lot of that power budget.  (AnandTech)  A 16 core Rome chip only needs two - one for each 8 core chiplet.

  • Spam comes to your printer.  (Bleeping Computer)

  • Australia's garbage internet insecurity legislation now has bipartisan support.  (ZDNet)

    We had one senator who understood computer security, and he was a Green, and anyway he's gone following that foreign citizenship kerfuffle that eventually embroiled half our federal government.

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