Daily Tech News 20 June 2021

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  • DDR5 RAM is here. (WCCFTech)

    These are the first modules that actually have a price - $400 for 32GB - and a shipping date - end of this month.

    They're 4800MHz modules, and that price matches existing overclocked DDR4-4800 modules. (That listing is for 16GB; I couldn't find any 32GB kits.) It's about double the price of mainstream DDR4-3200 though.

    Also, these modules have a 40 cycle latency which is definitely not fast. I'm not sure exactly how that relates to DDR4 latencies though.

    Also also, if you follow that link, don't read the comments. WCCFTech is great for leaks and the very latest hardware news, but the comments are full of bored 14-year-olds.






Anime of the day is Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi from 2016, a.k.a Time Travel Girl: Mari, Waka, and the Eight Scientists, a.k.a Time Travel Girl, a.ka. MariWaka.

It's the story of a girl looking for her scientist father who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and of the history of scientific research into electricity and magnetism from William Gilbert in the 16th century through to Thomas Edison.

It's the first time I've seen a simple explanation of the Curie point of ferromagnetic materials - never mind in anime, in any medium - and also the first time I've seen characters of a story construct a stable time loop using nothing more than whipped cream, sponge cake, and a magnetised needle stuck through a cork.

Time travel aside, the historical and scientific elements of the story are accurate to the best of my knowledge. Not so sure about the cake parts, which get about as much screen time as the other elements.

There's also a scene where a defibrillator is used properly and under appropriate circumstances.



Tech News

  • Qnap has a dual-port 100GbE network adaptor for their high-end NAS offerings. (Tom's Hardware)

    Their high end NAS offerings are very high end, with AMD Epyc server CPUs, up to 256GB of RAM, and 24 NVMe SSDs. That's enough I/O to flood even dual-port 100GbE. But dual-port 100GbE uses most of the bandwidth of a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, so right now it's the fastest practical server interface.

    There are faster versions of Ethernet - 200 and 400 gigabit, with 800 gigabit announced but not shipping yet - but those are reserved to high end switches with six digit price tags. A 100GbE card can be found for a few hundred dollars.


  • Some bright sparks have got the idea of pretending to be Russian hackers in order to shake down companies. (Bleeping Computer)

    I think mob hits should not only be legal under these circumstances, but required by law.


  • North Korea hacked South Korea's nuclear research agency. (Bleeping Computer)

    Not Russia for once.

    The same North Korean hacking organisation - which would be under government control because internet access in North Korea is under government control - also hacked several other South Korean government agencies and senior officials.


  • Google is reportedly force-installing a Bat Plague tracking app on the devices of Massachusetts residents. (Bleeping Computer)

    Without notification, let alone consent.

    The lawyers are going to make out like bandits on the class action suit for this one.


  • %p%s%s%s%s%n (Bleeping Computer)

    If you join a WiFi hotspot with that SSID from an iPhone, your WiFi will stop working entirely. Turning your WiFi off and on again won't help, and nor will rebooting your device.

    Only option is to go into Settings and reset all the network settings, and then have the fun of entering all your details again.


  • Journalists - even tech journalists sometimes - are turning mental illness into performance art. (ZDNet)

    Don't bother with the article; it blames Windows 11 on Donald Trump.


  • Speaking of Windows 11, if you wanted to get the leaked preview it's being taken down. (TorrentFreak)

    Unsurprising, and you probably didn't wat it anyway.

    Microsoft has left reviews alone as long as they didn't link directly to download sites. In the US they wouldn't have a legal basis for a takedown anyway. Not that this tends to stop the DMCA notices.



Ryzen APU Review Video of the Day



Today it's the 5700G which also isn't out as a retail component but is available in prebuilt systems. This model has 8 cores and 8 graphics units, up from 6 cores and 7 graphics units on yesterday's 5600G.

It's not a lot faster for gaming than the 5600G - less than 10% on the integrated graphics - so you'd only want this if you want a high-end CPU and passable graphics.   I'd be interested in seeing it tested with faster RAM; you can get DDR4-4000 memory for not much more than standard DDR4-3200, and that should give quite a boost to integrated graphics.


Disclaimer: Break glass in case of stable time loop caused by broken glass.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:00 AM




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1 >>>the comments are full of bored 14-year-olds

LOL. Wonder how we'd be described here!
I'll go to the other thread to report that it is Pixytime.

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 02:08 AM (Zsfob)

2 Grr I was climbing to the top of the thread when June knocked me over!

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 20, 2021 02:09 AM (83lwH)

3 Oh sorry, sock fix just for pixy

HTTP

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 02:10 AM (83lwH)

4 Firsteenth!

Posted by: Jimco Industries at June 20, 2021 02:17 AM (buTO7)

5 >>>(Jump to bottom of page)

It's really not the top of the page, but the top of the comments.

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 02:19 AM (Zsfob)

6 Now with dumb typo fixed.

>>>(Jump to top of page)

It's really not the top of the page, but the top of the comments.

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 02:20 AM (Zsfob)

7 WCCFTech is great for leaks and the very latest hardware news, but the comments are full of bored 14-year-olds.

Buying cell phones for kiddies was never a good idea. Yet here we are, an Internet that's filled with underage sociopaths.

Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:20 AM (wiMhy)

8 no boobies, no gubs...

back to the ONT!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at June 20, 2021 02:20 AM (fYTGN)

9 4 Firsteenth!
Posted by: Jimco Industries at June 20, 2021 02:17 AM (buTO7)

That would be "Firsteenthn't"!

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 02:20 AM (Zsfob)

10 Qnap has a dual-port 100GbE network adaptor for their high-end NAS offerings.

That's some badass software that's almost useless for most end users because free file hosts on the web limit their bandwidth.

Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:23 AM (wiMhy)

11 Some bright sparks have got the idea of pretending to be Russian hackers in order to shake down companies.

Wait till you find out intelligence agencies framed a certain President as a Russian agent, and the political class was in on it.

Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:25 AM (wiMhy)

12 Speaking of Windows 11, if you wanted to get the leaked preview it's being taken down. (TorrentFreak)

Unsurprising, and you probably didn't wat it anyway.


I have installed and configured Windows 10 a few times, but I'm still using Windows 7 at home, along with Linux.

I had to create a Windows 8 virtual machine on VirtualBox just so that I could run TurboTax this year.

Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:28 AM (wiMhy)

13 Google is reportedly force-installing a Bat Plague tracking app on the devices of Massachusetts residents. (Bleeping Computer)

I despise Google but this is not illegal if users have enabled the setting for automatic updates. It would be if that setting is disabled though.

Scummy move regardless, and certainly politically-motivated.

Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:33 AM (wiMhy)

14 (Jump to top of page)
It's really not the top of the page, but the top of the comments.
Posted by: m


* checks the AoS Style Guide *

The link is correct. The content is not considered part of the page.

Posted by: mikeski at June 20, 2021 02:35 AM (P1f+c)

15 11 Wait till you find out intelligence agencies framed a certain President as a Russian agent, and the political class was in on it.
Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:25 AM (wiMhy)

Link?

; )

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 02:35 AM (Zsfob)

16

I'd give my entire IRA for a 3 day debauchery with Dirty Pair...

Posted by: Snizzwit at June 20, 2021 02:37 AM (bYi+r)

17 >>>MassNotify is Massachusetts' COVID-19 contact tracing app that allows users who have opted into Android's 'COVID-19 Exposure Notifications' feature to be warned when exposed to the virus.

That's so creepy.

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 02:38 AM (Zsfob)

18 thanks (as always) for the tech & anime News of the Day, Pixy !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 20, 2021 02:39 AM (wHoql)

19 >>>(Jump to top of page)
>>>(Jump to bottom of page)

Sort of a mashup of Home, End, page up, page down.

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 02:40 AM (Zsfob)

20 every day, another reason to love my Debian smartphone !


yeah, I run Win2k in a VM to support Mrs Eez's Adobe CS2 suite, which has allowed us to finally eliminate all MicroSponge products from the Chateau.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 20, 2021 02:46 AM (wHoql)

21 The mask charade is almost over in California. At Ralphs (a supermarket) they replaced the mask sign with another that has a tiny disclaimer at the bottom: "mask not required for fully-vaccinated individuals".

So much for science.

Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:50 AM (MzBKd)

22 yeah, I run Win2k in a VM to support Mrs Eez's Adobe CS2 suite, which has allowed us to finally eliminate all MicroSponge products from the Chateau.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 20, 2021 02:46 AM (wHoql)

Early versions of Photoshop (PS 4 and 5) had some badass plugins that never made it to later versions, like Kai Power Tools. I used to have a VM just to run those plugins.

Unfortunately PS4 was unstable as hell when it loaded too many plugins. So I had to select and disable quite a few before running PS.

Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:55 AM (MzBKd)

23 if an anime can explain the Curie point better than most textbooks in a world where raw data can be "adjusted" before publication, science is not yet dead, but it is very, very ill.

going back to bed for one more Z ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 20, 2021 02:56 AM (wHoql)

24 Link?

; )
Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 02:35 AM (Zsfob)

Media Matters employee has entered the room.

Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:57 AM (MzBKd)

25 21 The mask charade is almost over in California. At Ralphs (a supermarket) they replaced the mask sign with another that has a tiny disclaimer at the bottom: "mask not required for fully-vaccinated individuals".

So much for science.
Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 02:50 AM (MzBKd)

So, the new sign says "MASKS NOT REQUIRED" and then has that tiny annotation?

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 02:57 AM (Zsfob)

26 huh, lol, I remember Kai Power Tools ... just the name, though, ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 20, 2021 02:59 AM (wHoql)

27 26 huh, lol, I remember Kai Power Tools ... just the name, though, ...
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 20, 2021 02:59 AM (wHoql)

Yeah, the name was retarded (the dev's name was Kai), but they were very good. The developer sold it to Corel.

Posted by: Mente de Caca at June 20, 2021 03:05 AM (khA/2)

28 "underage sociopaths

LOL two words you never want to see together

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 03:06 AM (83lwH)

29 "mask not required for fully-vaccinated individuals"

Does this mean the Walmart Greeter will demand to see my Vaccination Certificate (tm) ? I may just create one in PaintPro for the lolz. The fine print could be fun...

Or will it be the Receipt Checkers? I always hated that concept. I know it's to prevent shoplifting, but you just watched me buy everything from 10 feet away, and now we are going to pretend it's necessary to check me to make sure?

Grumpy Fen is grumpy. Now that I'm in vent mode, I also hate the drivethru's that make me repeat my order when I get to the pay window. I mean, you are literally the same person who just took my order over the speaker AND repeated it back to me. Like 10 seconds ago... Grrr

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 03:10 AM (83lwH)

30 Media Matters scours Crowder, Rush et al using interns who will be red-pilled over time.
1) "Well this to be fair this guy doesn't have a tail and horns and smell of sulfur."
2) "He's right about this part."
3) "I've been lied to and I hate it."
How honest is the guy who is on his tenth intern?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 20, 2021 03:13 AM (ybIRR)

31 30 the guy who is on his tenth intern

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 20, 2021 03:13 AM (ybIRR)

Phrasing?

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 03:14 AM (Zsfob)

32 Obviously my life is mostly stress free, so I get to focus on REALLY IMPORTANT PROBLEMS these days.

...like the cup holders at McDs. Who's bright idea was it to make them out of weak cardboard that goes limp and wobbly at the first hint of condensation? Do they not realize that 20oz drinks condensate? Did they even test it?

Same with the cheap 7-11 bags. Some guy shaved materials off each bag so he get net 0.00000001 cents per bag, and my treats are now rolling all over the parking lot. Sometimes the bag rips before the cashier hands it over LOL.

These people are all being moved to the top of my bucket list. "Fen, Marxist spotted, 2 o'clock, 400 meters..."

Fen: "Hang on, I gotta get that fcker in the 7-11 shirt first"

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 03:17 AM (83lwH)

33 Oh sorry broke the 100 rule by bad, got a bit carried away there

Sorry

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 03:18 AM (83lwH)

34 Coffee or stay here another hour, not sure which yet.

Posted by: Skip at June 20, 2021 03:26 AM (Cxk7w)

35 This time slot hardly gets a hundred comments.

Posted by: Skip at June 20, 2021 03:42 AM (Cxk7w)

36 33 Oh sorry broke the 100 rule
Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 03:18 AM (83lwH)

I don't think there's been a 100-comment rule on the tech thread.

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 03:42 AM (Zsfob)

37 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 20, 2021 03:57 AM (arJlL)

38 34 Coffee or stay here another hour, not sure which yet.
Posted by: Skip at June 20, 2021 03:26 AM (Cxk7w)

or 3) Coffee in bed?

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 03:59 AM (Zsfob)

39 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 20, 2021 04:04 AM (Z/jzm)

40 LOL

Stephen L. Miller Retweeted

Dan McLaughlin
@baseballcrank
6h
A nontrivial number of people in my mentions appear to actually believe that Champ, who died today, was the son of the president.

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 04:04 AM (Zsfob)

41 Hiya MLii !

Posted by: JT at June 20, 2021 04:05 AM (arJlL)

42 Hey JT

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 20, 2021 04:05 AM (Z/jzm)

43 So, resident retard killed his doggeh?

Posted by: Jeannie at June 20, 2021 04:17 AM (dYrVA)

44 Off stupid sock.

Posted by: Infidel at June 20, 2021 04:18 AM (dYrVA)

45 Happy Father's Day to the dads, grandads, stepdads, uncles and men who have acted like surrogate fathers to others;

Here' s a devotional for today about fathers and God, our father, being with us in the storms of life. The passage is from the psalms and can be found of the left hand side of the linked page:

https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals/en-2021-06-20

May the Lord also be with those who are remembering and missing their fathers and husbands today because of death

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 20, 2021 04:27 AM (k39e/)

46 Hiya Fen !

Posted by: JT at June 20, 2021 04:29 AM (arJlL)

47 "I don't think there's been a 100-comment rule on the tech thread."

Ok cool. Just trying to mind my manners. Still dosmesticating.

BTW how do you tell if a thread is to old to comment on so you avoid the auto-ban?

"Champ, who died today"

Wasn't that the doggo kicked out of the Oval and sent home for biting people? Funny how dog personalities tend to mimic their owner's.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 04:30 AM (83lwH)

48 Hey JT how ya been

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 04:31 AM (83lwH)

49 ooops wrong Fen...that's two foul balls.

I need coffee brb.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 04:31 AM (83lwH)

50 Hiya Hoyt

Posted by: JT at June 20, 2021 04:35 AM (arJlL)

51 Sounds like a strange movie pixy.

Posted by: Infidel at June 20, 2021 04:53 AM (dYrVA)

52 Fenelon, what a lovely story and prayer. Makes me miss my Father even more.

Posted by: Infidel at June 20, 2021 04:57 AM (dYrVA)

53 @40

Don't worry, much like his actual dead son Beau, The Meat Puppet will insert Champ into every speech.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 20, 2021 05:00 AM (Siz82)

54 KRAK OF DAWN IS UP

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at June 20, 2021 05:02 AM (Cxk7w)

55 meh, it mostly seems like the entire Elite & Ruling class is immature sociopaths of all ages.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 20, 2021 05:03 AM (wHoql)

56 motherboard cake (by @PoliMath):

https://tinyurl.com/yaahsyvc

Posted by: m at June 20, 2021 05:12 AM (Zsfob)

57 Given that site, and only this site, a site allegedly run by technologists (plural), crashes my phone every fucking time (2 differnet phone, 3 different browswrs. So it is my observation that it isnt Russians, its that the people running these sites are incompetent.

Jesus cant even run a fucking stable web page.

Sincerely

/love the site but crashes are unbearable.

Posted by: Troy at June 20, 2021 06:44 AM (3hrN6)

58 Are you talking about this site?

Runs fine for me on desktop and phone. Might be you.

Posted by: Hoyt's Turkish Troll Provocateur at June 20, 2021 07:06 AM (83lwH)

59 Remember how my compy slowed down and the UPS failed? Well, I replaced the hardware component and upgraded to (shudder) Win10. That still didn't fix the problem and I was getting normal readings on the hardware, so I ran an AVG Deep Scan with alllllz the boxes checked, including "Fix and Repair Problems Found." Voila, compy is working fine....

for a week. I dig into the Deep Scan report, and find not one "decompression bomb," but FIVE. They're (supposedly) old downloads of Radeon updates, and they don't seem to be compressed files, but my graphics card is still working after I've run scans and deleted 11 of these files. Unfortunately, I've got a folder full of these things. Very tempted to permanently delete anything pre-2020 and that isn't labeled for the latest update in that folder.....

Posted by: pookysgirl, hazardous to all electronics at June 20, 2021 07:23 AM (XKZwp)

60 I would've thought ampersands would've broke the iphone instead of percentage signs.

Posted by: Draki at June 20, 2021 08:00 AM (8ni2U)

61 Exciting news that the DDR5 is coming out. I got lucky and bought a new lenovo with the first stimmy check, so I missed out on the chip war prices.

Posted by: Draki at June 20, 2021 08:01 AM (8ni2U)

62 So which time machine is more practical? Whipped cream, sponge cake, and a magnetized needle stuck through a cork? Or s bunch of bananas nuked in a microwave?

Posted by: junior at June 20, 2021 09:38 AM (PTw5h)

63 >> %p%s%s%s%s%n
A format string attack. Trivial to correct, but what a pain for Apple users.

Posted by: 40 Miles North, Seminal Agent at June 20, 2021 10:48 AM (uWF4x)

64 By sheer coincidence? I was updating my MAL from the 2016 Era and came across
Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi
Which I had dropped after 6 episodes. It was interesting but I just lost interest. I keep track of seasonal and PTW shows on a notepad, goes back to 2013 I think...
How else can one remember all those shows? Lolz.

Posted by: 5cats at June 20, 2021 12:15 PM (hv5ip)

65 >So which time machine is more practical? Whipped cream, sponge cake, and a magnetized needle stuck through a cork? Or s bunch of bananas nuked in a microwave?

Definitely the cake & cork. The side effects from the microwave-banana were rough!

Posted by: 5cats at June 20, 2021 12:16 PM (hv5ip)

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