* Posts by DenTheMan

85 posts • joined 17 Feb 2018


First RISC-V computer chip lands at the European Processor Initiative



If this is FD-SOI or to use their term, FDX then these chips could have some niche uses.

If is a shame the smartphone ultra low lower niche has not materialised. The closest we ever got to that was with the Yotaphone, but with a very unsuitable chipset.

Tesla battery fire finally flamed out after four-day conflagration


Used batteries?

I am not totally sure of this but was it not the Powerwall that uses old Tesla car batteries.

If that is the case here then maybe it was always an accident waiting to happen.

Apple ditches support for pre-2015 MacBook Air, Pro laptops with macOS Monterey


Remove OS/X , install Linux.

Problem solved.

Oops, bleep oops!

UK draft legislation enshrines the right to repair in law – but don't expect your mobile to suddenly be any easier to fix


How about right to use legislation?

Hardware is now getting. Bricked by companies.

Coming to an item you own, very soon?

We've got some really bad news about Apple's privacy measures, Google tells iOS app devs: It'll hurt your Google ad revenue


Money, money, money

Apple are very generous about losing income as long as it is others income.

Like free TV, there is a trade off. Ads. Some are so bad they lose my trade thus the trade off.

Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break


Welcome to the Fold.

That is worth the upgrade, but not at that price.

Loser Trump is no longer useful to Twitter, entire account deleted over fears he'll whip up more mayhem


No special dispensation for ex presidents.

Trump is now 'just another nutcase'.

Move along folks.

Trump administration bans eight Chinese apps


I am temted to wear my nuke proof dung-gerees.

Who would have thought that the US would become the new world capital of pigeon shit.

Coo coo.


Direct plane to Moscow. Changeover minus 1....

Do not stop at Glasgow..

Apple appears to be charging Brits £309 to replace AirPods Max batteries, while Americans need only stump up $79


Battery production cost ...

..is now hitting $100 per kw/h.

So,is that $100 enough for something approaching 1000 batteries?

Northern Ireland announces £165m full-fibre rollout funded by 2017 DUP agreement with Theresa May's UK government


Re: Hmm

Yes, lets al, fade away quietly.

Anyway, big bang Brexit got usurped by the big big bang coronavirus

Samsung aims boot at Apple's decision not to bundle a charger in with the iPhone 12, foot ends up in mouth


Oh what a laugh

I always laugh when reviews complain about low power charger being included totally ignoring the fact that a high power chargers can reduce the number of charge cycles to 300 or below.

Excel is for amateurs. To properly screw things up, those same amateurs need a copy of Access


Suckers !

In my time I have come a aross Excel database that cause many a disaster and keep employees in full time work that 10 minutes of Access work could solve.

And Access as a data query tool linked to SQL server has been known to save 100s of man hours too, it integrating across multi platforms in many an interestingly way.

DuckDuckGo cries fowl after being expunged from Google's Android search preferences menu for most of Europe


Re: DDG != Bing ?

As far as I know it has always been 99% Bing. The other ones it uses are of irrelevance 99% of the time.

I would assume or to be more correct, guess, feeds Bing to improve Bing, And for that service to Microsoft DDG gets 100% free Bing access.

Brexit border-line issues: Would you want to still be 'testing' software designed to stop Kent becoming a massive lorry park come 31 December?


Revenge at last for the potato famine.

Do not worry folks, our grandmaster Boris Baldwick Johnson has a cunning plan.

We eat the pigs then eat the millions of turnips once destined for pigs.

Thank god for our ruling sovereigns' great brain. All hail the turnip brain.

Apple commits to support human rights - 'We believe in the critical importance of an open society'*


Re: Total bollocks


We are all hypocrites. We just wish our politicians were better than the vermin they often seem


Not from the horses mouth..

.,at least in public

Donald Trump would say 'freedom is fine , ownership is frowned upon, leadership is enemy'.

It is a shame that China sees personal freedom as the enemy. Oh the conundrum.

Linux kernel maintainers tear Paragon a new one after firm submits read-write NTFS driver in 27,000 lines of code


The hello world app......

takes up 500 MB of space.

The 'hello mad world' app, that is.

What happens when holes perfect for spyware are found in the engine room of millions of Qualcomm-based phones? Let's find out


The cleaner did it.

Well, he was a China man.

CHHHHIIIIINNNNAAAAAAMMMMMAAAANN (No prize for guessing who I am imitating)

That's how we roll: OWC savagely undercuts Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels with bargain $199 alternative


Wheels will never fall off

...Apples money making schemes.

If Apple made cars the tyres would be security chipped immobilising rubber that has not paid the Apple tax.

China slams President Trump's TikTok banned-or-be-bought plan in the US


Evil breeds evil

We entered hell in 2016.

Less than six months after original release, Samsung reboots its Galaxy Z Flip pholdable for the 5G age


Durability concerns =

Phone made by foreigner.


It's handbags at dawn: America to hit France with 25% tariffs on luxuries over digital tax on US tech titans


America had a one way system.

With China they were happy when th4ynslaved away making US goods at 3 or 4 dollars per hour.

Now that China is a tech giant too they also cry and act foul.

It is all going a bit tits up.


You missed a trick there

Re - risk if larger trade war.

No problem. I read it as lager trade war anyway.

And the posh word for lager certainly aint becks.

A volt from the blue: Samsung reportedly ditches wall-wart from future phones


Re: The Ryanair model

First thing I do with a new phone is turn fast charging off.

The 0.5A charge is my preferred safe choice for long life.

I wonder if Apple were slow in upping the charge rate in their supplied chargers knowing the strain from their chunky Intel like CPU on their quite unsubstantial batteries.

EU General Court tears up ban on Three slurping O2. Good thing the latter's not set to merge with Virgin Media, eh?


Pay More Everywhere

It gets to sound a nice and vosy threesone where the customer really gets to pay.

Twitter ticks off Trump with new 'Get the facts' alert on pair of fact-challenged tweets


Do not worry.

Your normal uncensored lieing service will begin again shortly.

Apple owes us big time for bungled display-killing cable design in MacBook Pro kit, lawsuit claims


How about an auto lock update....

.. one that only allows the laptop to be opened once per day.

Dont throttle me if Apple take up the idea.

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal


Early bird got the worm.

The horse has bolted and summer is almost here.

It amost feels like we are turning up for a gig that finished yesterday.

A round of applause.

Intel is offering more 14nm Skylake desktop processors, we repeat: More 14nm Skylake desktop processors


To TDP or not TDP

To massage the oldness of these chips, a 65 watt TDP Soc draws over 200 watts , maybe far more at times.

Comparisons are always best avoided, business finds.

TSMC 7nm is akin to Intel 10nm, ignoring the incredible Intel 10nm production failure rate.

Apple on 2020 so far: OK, so iPhone sales are a bit glum. Wearables, music, apps, vids to the rescue... almost


Spare chipsets galore?

With the A13 bionic appearing in the budget SE, it has to be assumed, maybe wrongly that Apple had an order glut there.

That is quite an interesting one, making the overpriced 11 range look even more overpriced.

Linksys forces password reset for Smart Wi-Fi accounts after router DNS hack pointed users at COVID-19 malware


US company

Trump does not like the fact that none US companies with cannot get peeked by a poke up the number 2.

It is OK when a US, Linksys include are still our friend.

Trumps the boss.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds: They're good – though for close to £300, they really should be


More landfill

And I thought disposable Diapers were just crap.


And I thought ..

Disposable Diapers were just Crap.

Obviously , Apple thinking of the customer first, makes the battery and thus unit dies before ear wax becomes too humongous.

US telcos tossed yet another extension to keep going with Huawei kit despite America's 'security threat' concerns


Swapping out fo...


All American malware is fine apparently.

'Unfixable' boot ROM security flaw in millions of Intel chips could spell 'utter chaos' for DRM, file encryption, etc


Blame China

Wasn't Bruce Lee a double agent who also dabbled in coding?

A tiny bit far fetched even for Donald Trump to use.

Only just though.

Best buds? Apple must be fuming: Samsung's wireless earphones boast 11 hours of listening on a single charge


Graphene Diaphragm?

Probably. You get far more accurate sound and at a very low power draw.

I cannot see Apple copying Samsung.

IN 2021 just maybe!

Guilty as charged: Apple confesses some Smart Battery Cases are having 'issues', offers replacements


believed to have been manufactured between January and October, 2019.

So, a miscalculation of 8 or so months before the sweet smell of replacement case sales materialised.

Apple batteries are simply continuing their tradition.

Elon Musk gets thumbs up from jury for use of 'pedo guy' in cave diver defamation lawsuit


One simple reason..


Welcome to the new old US of A. A is for ****hole.

Apple's latest keyboard travels back in time to when they weren't crap


The bottom line is...

...... Apple would rather you did not report the built in obscelescence that is or was an aid to repeat sales.

Forcing the customer to replace the whole unit for a keyboard failure/fault is pure genius.

Chinese customers to unfold their Huawei Mate X on 15 November


And near 1 grand for a memory restrained HD Ready one

Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts


Radiation will be 100 times worse at ear.

I am sticking with my tin cans and a piece of string until 2G is proven safe.

How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still


Re: No problems here!

B, not D.

Yes, you are meant to B, not Do.

Apple is about being, and even more so these days

Got a pre-A12 iPhone? Love jailbreaks? Happy Friday! 'Unpatchable tethered Boot ROM exploit' released


Re: iPhones and Androids

They are closer to Intel designs, which make them fast but power sucking.

Thus the strain on those, arguably purposely designed small batteries

Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS


Envelope of ....

My phone has a 2 day + battery allowing me only charge to, most days, use a safe envelope of a 75 / 35 or 80 / 35 charge regime.

Even in 10 years time, the low degradation of safe charging should mean things are still A1 with regards to the internal consumable.

No needs to pass a stuffed brown envelope for me. 1 day fast fail batteries are simply not acceptable.

Dear chip designers: It will no longer cost you an Arm and a leg to use these CPU cores (well, not at first, anyway...)


Cortex A35 is 2015, not earlier as stated.

The ultra low power A35 is one of the most underused cores in the portfolio.

That magical super material Apple hopes will hit backspace on its keyboard woes? Nylon


It works..

........... For 12 moths before the bugs strike.

Twist my Arm why don't you: Brit CPU behemoth latest biz to cease work with Huawei – report


Biggest UK national security blunder ever.

I was flabbergasted when there was no UK intervention when Arm was sold to Softbank, and (later) Saudi Arabia.

Protectionist blackmail may cost billions.

Bug-hunter reveals another 'make me admin' Windows 10 zero-day – and vows: 'There's more where that came from'


A zero a day keeps the NSA at play.


Must have outsourced the coding to China.

iFixit surgeons tut at iPad mini 5 X-ray: Looks like a mild case of pain-in-the-arse-to-repair


Money makes the world go round and and

Sabotage is the antidote to that.

Apple play a very straight bat when it comes to the direction of your consumer spending.



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