Sponsored Content
« Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (4/21/21) Recycled Material Edition | Main | The Morning Report - 4/22/21 [J.J. Sefton] »
April 22, 2021

Daily Tech News 22 April 2021

Top Story

Prepare for trouble... Consultants.



Tech News
  • The Asus ZenBook 13 is a Ryzen 5800U laptop with an OLED screen and the four essential keys. (Tom's Hardware)

    That processor has 8 CPU cores and what they call 8 GPU cores - also known as CU for cluster units. 16GB of LPDDR4-3733 RAM, 1TB of NVMe SSD, two USB-C ports, one USB-A, HDMI, and a microSD slot.

    What it doesn't have is a headphone jack because there is apparently a requirement carved into the bedrock of the laptop industry that they have to fuck something up on every single model. It comes with a USB-C audio adapter, which is a pain but less of a problem with a laptop - where you carry it around in a bag anyway - than with a phone.

    We might forgive them that defect though because prices end at $999. Typically laptops in this class start around that price and by the time you get up to the full configuration you're paying 60% more. $999 is a good price for an 8-core laptop with an OLED screen.


  • I've called Docker the world's least efficient package manager, but that's not a fault of Docker's technology, but of it's philosophy. As an example of how well it can work in the hands of competent people, here's a web server in a 6kB Docker container. (DevOps Directive)

    That's quite small. The baseline container they started with was 150,000 times larger.


  • WSLug lets you run Linux GUI applications on Windows. (Bleeping Computer)

    This is currently a preview release but it's promising; as a developer I already find the ability to run Linux console apps on Windows extremely useful.


  • Europe is proposing strict regulations on the use of AI. (New York Times)

    In particular they are proposing a ban on the use of facial recognition cameras in public spaces. By private companies, that is. The governments will keep right on doing that.


  • Russian communications regulator Rozkomnadzor has demanded that Instagram stop blocking the Russian national anthem. (TorrentFreak)

    The DMCA takedown notices were apparently filed by a German TV show.

    Meanwhile the same agency has insisted that Google remove the blog page of a Ukrainian political party, because... You know why.


  • Intel has defeated a $3 billion patent lawsuit filed by VLSI Technology. (Tom's Hardware)

    This isn't the VLSI Technology, though. That company - founded back in 1979 - was acquired by Philips in 1999 and later spun off again as part of NXP.

    This is a different company with the same name, founded by Japanese investment giant Softbank purely for the purpose of screwing over companies that actually do R&D.

    Fuck 'em.


Worst Chemical Video of the Day
It's yellow, so it already started out with double demerits.


Disclaimer: Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is a nitrogen compound.
digg this
posted by Pixy Misa at 04:15 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Weasel: "Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at July 03, ..."

Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u]: "A.H. Lloyd. Bought the NEOS from a gent who was m ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: "remember that the holster you buy (hopefully leath ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: "Browning Buckmark? [i]Posted by: Moron Robbie - ..."

Eromero: "CBD remember that the holster you buy (hopefully l ..."

RobertRef: "darknet sites dark market link ..."

Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd: "It's getting late, but I'll throw in another remin ..."

Moron Robbie - witness the Amber Heard presidency [/b] [/i] [/s]: "(holds envelope up to head) Browning Buckmark? ..."

Weasel: "Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 09:41 PM (qdW1 ..."

Ben Had: "A closing note--We have a group rate discount for ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: " Recent pistol acquisition. Beretta Neos .22 LR. N ..."

Weasel: "Nite Javems! ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64