* Posts by Freddellmeister

51 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Nov 2012


Nvidia CEO brushes off Big Tech's attacks on NVLink network tech


I thought computex was a consumer conference, and speaking 2 hours without mentioning gaming seems wierd for an Nvidia CEO.

Microsoft catches the Wi-Fi 7 wave with Windows 11


Re: does anyone

You need to upgrade your AX210 to BE200 to enjoy Wifi 7. AS210 is only Wifi 6E.

Intel makes the BE200 an E-keyed card while many older laptops use A-keyed socket.

AX210 uses an A+E card which has broad compatibility with both A and E keyed laptops.

Many modern devices, that use AX210, unfortunately have soldered them down, hence making upgrades impossible.

This leaves a narrow band of machines that can make use of BE200. On the thinkpad line we have:

P1 Gen 1, X1 Extreme Gen 1 (Not Gen 2 onwards)

P52, P53

(Not the P15/17 Gen 1, CNvIO only)

P15/P17 Gen 2

P16 and newer are soldered.

Some other thinkpad lines like certain L-series might also be new enough to use E-sockets without soldering.

Chromebooks are problematic for profits and planet, says Lenovo exec


Lenovo Chromebooks sucks, I had a decent Thinkpad 13 chromebook, but later models are simply too simple or convoluted compared to the competition. Step up and put some effort into your offering.

Intel to rebrand client chips once Meteor Lake splashes down


Re: Need to get away from these names

In Sun terminology it started with SPARC, then SuperSPARC, microSPARC, TurboSPARC, HyperSPARC and UltraSPARC.

After Ultra they smarted smoking "Rock" and when Terminator 2 could not save them, despite a M rebranding, it headed south. Lets hope the historry does not repeat for Intel.


It is fascinating that Intel Decides to do an Ultra 5, 20 years after Sun Microsystems. maybe Oracle can sue Intel over trademark infringement?


FBI boss says COVID-19 'most likely' escaped from lab


If it were a lab leak, why didn't China offer an effective vaccine to profit on it?

There's no place like... KDE: Plasma 5.27 is out and GNOME 44 hits beta


One thing that instantly ticks me off, after 5.27 versions of KDE, they still can't get the number of processor right in the about page (first screenshot).

I would love to have a machine with 2x-i7-2640M CPU:s. That be something of a franken-machine.

Somehow I don't think QT 6.0 will fix the buggy KDE codebase.

How TSMC killed 450mm wafers for fear of Intel, Samsung


Re: Math, the tricky bit

But then it is not economical to waste 2.25x area for 2x yield. Anti-scaling.

GitLab plans to delete dormant projects in free accounts


Re: Desperate measures

Maybe the GitLab can agree with Web Archive/Wayback Machine to donate a frontend to off-load dormant code over there?


I also fail to understand why "dormant" source code data would be expensive to maintan for GitLab. How do you attract project when there is a doubt about the longevity.

Lenovo halves its ThinkPad workstation range


Re: Can the new one use ECC RAM?

Intel have not released any 12:gen mobile HX chips yet, but i9-proessors from Alder Lake supports ECC!



Re: Intel Graphics

The reviewer compared the wrong Lenovo model, P16 comes with Nvidia GPU


If you need maximum cool, get an i5- P15 gen 1 or 2. It will not fail over nor overheat.


Article SPECS all wrong, you have copied P16s

Lenovo has a rather confusing lineup of machines, although for some time, there has been a slim variant of the workstation line denoted with an "s" which basically is a T-series with Quadro graphics.

Inadvertently, you have shared the specification of the P16s, not the upcoming P16, which will have up to Nvidia A5500 16GB dedicated GPU, NOT Intel Xe as standard, with an optional T550. Of course the P16 will also feature a 4k+ display option, not to mention the OLED Touch option with pen support shared in the press release.

If you write an article based on a press release, why not read it first?

Intel puts ‘desktop-caliber’ CPUs in laptops with 12th-gen Core HX


The power consumption numbers are absurd for a mobile device, it seems Intel are unaware of "efficiency" core meaning.

It just proves, given enough rope...

Red Hat gets RHEL 8.2 certified for high level US government security


Re: Common Criteria

RHEL 8.2 goes out of support 30 April, thanks good they got it certified before it was EOL:ed.

Dell creates portable workstation that meets Evo consumer laptop spec


Dell Precision 5470 looks to have some very interesting treats. I hope Lenovo can mash up something similar and not just "p14s".

Canon: Chip supplies are so bad that our ink cartridges will look as though they're fakes


Re: I guess a firmware update to remove the DRM functionality is out of the question?

Wow this is a very clear-sighted comment. I logged in just to provide a +1

SAP: Come to the cloud with us, we promise there's total accountability and lower TCO with lift-and-shift ERP package


"CFO Luka Mucic said at the time that the cloud model would increase customer lifetime revenue. "We are effectively expanding our share of the wallet," he told investors."


Saueressig (Product Engineering) meanwhile "committed to the total cost of ownership being lower in the cloud than comparable current payments."

CFO claims this will make SAP more money, Engineering, what wait a minute..

game over.

ZFS co-creator boots 'slave' out of OpenZFS codebase, says 'casual use' of term is 'unnecessary reference to a painful experience'


Master and Servants

Depeche Mode abolished slavery in 1984, so ZFS could have changed into Master and Servant, Domination's the name of the game.

Famed Apple analyst chances his Arm-based Macs that Apple kit will land next year


I thought most/all software you download is 100% CPU specific? (ie binary?)

Apple has a pretty poor track record of backwards compatibility, even dropping 32 bit intel support in the latest macOS, cost saving blunder. they could also have kept rosetta alive still. Maybe isolating those apps in container like technology to minimize security risks.

Most macOS specific software runs slower than under windows.

MacOS only supports AMD GPU:s.

Hence in this light moving to Arm might not matter much, because performance sensitive customer workloads would have used Windows anyway.


Re: Where are the benchmarks?

Geekbench is like bogo-mips, not sufficient to base any comparison on.

We all know if you want performance you need watts, so citing multi day battery life and passive cooling we all know what kind of performance to expect.

Going Dutch: The Bakker Elkhuizen UltraBoard 950 Wireless... because looks aren't everything


Am I having a flu or is there something weird about "A comfortable, pleasant non-mechanical keyboard"?

Time to burst out graphing: Get the Windows Insider experience... by taping a calculator to your monitor


The graphing portion of the calculator IS NOT open source, quite hilarious when you think about it.

"To that end, the UI from the official in-box Windows Calculator is currently part of this repository, although the proprietary Microsoft-built graphing engine, which also drives graphing in Microsoft Mathematics and OneNote, is not. Community members can still be involved in the creation of the UI, however developer builds will not have graphing functionality due to the use of a mock implementation of the engine built on top of a common graphing API."


Well the graphing portion of the calculator is NOT open source.. :)

T-Mobile US hacked, Monero wallet app infected, public info records on 1.2bn people leak from database...


The intel CVE is not just " a number of its more recent processors".. It looks to be everything manufactured for the past 12 years or so? Why so modest?

MacOS wakes to a bright Catalina sunrise – and broken Adobe apps


MacOS started pretty fresh with x86 back in 2006, hence it is a relatively new OS to begin with. Dropping 32 bit application support is really only a cost saving measure which should not be tolerated by Mac users. I would complain..

Stop using that MacBook Pro RIGHT NOW, says Uncle Sam: Loyalists suffer burns, smoke inhalation and worse – those crappy keyboards


Re: Customer service?

"With my 9month pregnant wife in our car breaking down in the boondocks I was able to determine we needed a new starter motor."

Presumably the engine was running at the time hence I fail to see how the starter could be the reason for the break down unless it doubled as a generator?

Stallman's final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit. Now he quits top roles amid rape remarks outcry


Without emacs and RMS the world would be a boring.

Lights, camera, camera, camera, action: iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip biz in new iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip shocker


I watched the keynote.

Arcade with boring games at 4.99 and TV+ at 4.99, enough to cause a stir, unlikely cheap for apple offerings.

iPhone 11, Chinese looking lady talking excitedly, I liked her, she was likable somehow and demoing a new Chinese game that uses the GPU that you will be able to pre-order next month. A clear push to get iphone 11 into Chinese market.

iPhone 11 pro, American fella talking how PRO it is.. A clear hint that a true American should buy iPhone 11 pro.

Since all these offerings use the EXACT same dimensions and tooling as Xr, Xs, XS max I can see why Johnny Ives resigned. Absolutely NO update on the design front compared to last year. Only a new camera module and CPU.

The Xr got up to iPhone 8+ standard as it should have been from the start. Xr and 8 retained in the lineup but with a new gimped 128GB memory capacity as maximum size.

For me the standout is the wath always on display, (another given for a wathc you might think) and iphone 11. The pro model is just not for me as I am not into gaming. Unlike TheRegister, the ability to use both/all cameras at the same time, back and front will be a massive hit, is that also available on iPhone 8?!

Technology updates was fine, but ZERO deign updates. The Xr/Iphone 11 is still to thick/fat, then new iPad also looks too fat. The pro models are heavy.

Brit software giant Micro Focus takes a bath after share price crashes 30%, sales tank


What could improve the article would be to list not only what Microfocus Acquired but also what they have already sold, like SuSE.

Apple kills iTunes, preps pricey Mac Pro, gives iPad its own OS – plus: That $999 monitor stand


Error in article, no PCIe4 slots here?

I think there is an error in your article, I could not find any PCIe4 slots here?

My laptop has 2xNVMe and a SATA slot. Desktop with a single proprietary NVMe?

Announcement devoid of any revolutionary tech, Think PCIe gen4, faster GPU attach..

What's the frequency, KeNNeth? Neural nets trained to tune in on radar signals to boost future mobe broadband


Yes, this sounds weird, up from 8.4% to 9.7% ? That is more than almost useless.

Talk about beating heads against brick walls... Hard disk drive unit shipments slowly spinning down


Good Catch, I was surprised to see nearline market declining in the Big Data storm..

Thought Macbooks were expensive? Dell UK unveils the 7 meeeellion pound laptop


I'll order two because it flatters me with its "Built for your brilliance!" slogan..

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish


Vinyl is an inferior transfer technology, and hence will not allow to much volume compression or the needle will skip. Hence even for contemporary music, Vinyl has a sonic advantage in many cases since the master is not as brickwalled. (Google Loudness wars).

For all music up to 1994, I can guarnatee you ythat the original vinyl release will be far superior to any remaster or CD version.

There are inferior vinyl relesaes, mostly issues in different countries from bad tape copy or reissues..

I remember bying Diana Ross, Diana in the in the early 90-ties and the transfer was worse than 10 year aged casette with wrong Dolby setting.

Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz


Re: Amidst all the wailing and knashing of teeth here

AIX Features that have no common Linux equivalent.

Live OS upgrades

Active Memory Expansion (Inline memory compression)

Active Memory Sharing (connect swap device to hypervisor and let OS overcommit memory)

Memory De-duplication

Great Cohesive admin framework

ASO/DSO (automatically tune the operating system for the workload)

Workload Partitions

Suspend / Resume

Great Filesystem (JFS2) and volume manager

"ODM" as opposed to DevFS

Transactional Memory

Support for CPU embedded accelerators

Memory Protection Keys




kill exadata

Finally, now IBM can starve out the leech Oracle Linux and kill exadata for good. FTW

Scanning an Exchange server for a virus that spreads via email? What could go wrong?


Well there was NCD wincenter and a few other options before RDP..

Snap, crackle ... patch! Apple kicks out iOS 11.0.2 to tackle crappy calls, fix email glitches


Who cares about SMIME attachments? Have they fixed the battery drain?

Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10


Re: The end

Snipping tool is great, but cant capture most dialog windows, which PrtScn nails perfectly.

Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer


Where is the Pixel plus? 5" phone is sooo 2013

Does life as a hostage change your attitude to life as an IT contractor?


Very disturbing story about the state of civilization and politics. The end really makes you sick.

When you need the world to be black and white you are betrayed by this grey mess.I hope you will be able to amass enough strength to continue to share your experience.

Whitman's split: The end of Fiorina's HP grand expansion era


Re: HP's original strength

Canon invented and manufactures "all" proper laser printer assemblies, incl HP.

HP adds the plastic and maybe some firmware.

IMO HP does it better than most.

Who's the fat kid on the storage see-saw? We think it's All-Flash


I would not lump IBM all flash "IBM Flash Systems 900" with "traditional SAN/SSD" solutions like eXtremeIO.

Oracle reveals 32-core, 10 BEEELLION-transistor SPARC M7


Re: POWER8 disappoints


"Why would anyone want a huge P795 server, when they can get a small 8-socket M7 server? Tell me."

Because you you the term faster incorrectly. Your definition of faster is not yielding shorter response times. A lot of people actually has to open the branches in the morning and cannot wait indeterminately for EOD processing to finish. Telcos need to rate and bill transactions before raw data is discarded.

Couple slow processing of SPARC with anemic virtualization capabilities will allow these customers to do a lot more with POWER than SPARC M7 regardless of your definition of faster. And it will require a lot less Oracle licenses.


M7 is a rebadged T7!

there is no M7, to hide the fact M7 development is cancelled after current M5/M6 fiasco Oracle renamed T7 to M7. (and suitably dropped T7). More interestingly this will allow to use the same server designs across the line and the M5/M6 monster can be take out the back. Oracle can finally fire the high end old Sun design team that did not produce a single viable server design for 10 years after E25k. One product (M5) in 10 year is not acceptable by any standard.

Look at the core strength, number and pitiful cache size it is clear that it will not be able to hold a candle against Power 8. Compression? Well POWER7+ and POWER8 already has HW assisted compression/decompression.

Unmatched 1024 core scalability? Well IBM already announced the "TrueNorth" 4096 core chip.


Re: This explains IBM's $3 billion systems invest FUD

Captain Server Pants writes:

"Do you realize the 6 core chips in the 2 chip modules (remember 2x6=12) contain inactive cores? Why would this be the case? Maybe IBM fabs cannot manufacture the single part in high enough yields. Will Oracle follow IBM's lead and introduce 2x16 core (with deactivated cores) SPARC chip modules because it's a better solution? Sorry no, it's the opposite."

If you check the IBM POWER8 S824 Redbook you notice that all 4 IO buses are wired from each socket. So in fact what might look like a way to use broken chips, the 2x6 dual chip socket design increases the IO performance by 100% compared to a 1x12 core designs.

Samba 4 arrives with full Active Directory support


Samba AD implementation still broken?

The SAMBA AD implementation used to be "broken" and requiring a Linux hack to increase the number of groups per user, thus making incompatible with UNIX. (Ie Solaris, AIX, NFS etc). Is this still the case? Or can SAMBA 4 actually be used on anything but Linux? Other SMB implementation would not directly map a UNIX group to a Windows group thus avoiding the issue of running Windows 2003 server in native AD mode.

Apple to ditch Intel – report

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Since PAsemi developed/ sold a dual core 64 bit PowerPC processor before acquisition by Apple maybe they can switch back to a high performing Power architecture. :)