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February 09, 2022

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  • I've mentioned that my new desktop setup is a pair of laptops - two Dell Inspiron 16 Pluses. They're pretty capable systems, with 8 core 11th gen Intel CPUs, 32GB of RAM (now upgraded to 64GB), Nvidia RTX 3060 GPUs, and 1TB of SSD.

    The SSD they ship with is a tiny 2230 model, and there's room for another full-size 2280 model. In the first one I've added a 4TB Corsair MP400 - a QLC drive, but not a bad one, and I was set to buy another one today. I even had it in my cart.

    Loaded up the site this morning and it disappeared from the cart. Out of stock.

    Okay, there's another store that has it, just at a somewhat higher price. Out of stock.

    Check Amazon. Out of stock.

    Check Amazon for any 4TB M.2 drive that's available to ship, and up pops the Corsair MP510, a TLC model with about 5x the write endurance, for basically the same price.

    Add to cart, check out, get confirmation that it will be delivered tomorrow.

    And then the price goes up by more than $400. Which is why I didn't buy that model in the first place. Don't know why it was so cheap right when I needed it, but I'm not going to complain.

  • The circle has finally been squared. (Quanta)

    This ancient problem asked if it was possible to construct a square with the same area as a given circle using just a compass and straight-edge. We now know that the answer is no.

    What has now been shown is that it is possible with a compass, a straight edge, and a very, very sharp knife.

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