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Sunday Night (9 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 20-October-2019  22:38:30 (GMT +10) - by Agg

If you still use a Yahoo Group for community discussion, be aware that Yahoo will be deleting them all on December 14th. Indeed, from tomorrow you won't even be able to post in them. Looking through the directory today, you can still find groups with thousands of members, and some groups have been active as recently as this year. Sadly, it seems that almost all of that internet history is going to be erased. In a support document, Yahoo says that, effective December 14th, it will be deleting all content that has been posted to Yahoo Groups. And it’s going to largely shut down the service even sooner, as you won’t be able to upload new content to your groups starting this Monday, October 21st.

Tweaktown have an Intel Core i9 9900K/KF Overclocking Guide. We give you the lowdown on overclocking Intel's Core i9 9900K/KF CPU on various brand motherboards with loads of tips and information.

Phoronix meanwhile compare AMD EPYC and Intel Xeon Cascade Lake in an unusual enterprise workload. One of those workloads that was recently added to the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org is Facebook's RocksDB, the company's embedded database that is forked from Google LevelDB. With RocksDB being designed to exploit many CPU cores and modern SSD storage, here are some benchmarks looking at how the Xeon Platinum 8280 stacks up against various new AMD EPYC 7002 series processors.

Two NASA astronauts recently completed the world's first all-female spacewalk. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir floated feet-first out of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Quest airlock on Friday lunchtime UK time, tasked with replacing a failed power control unit.

Telstra chairman John Mullen reckons the NBN was a waste of time because the normal private-sector competition would have provided a superior product by now anyway. "It is always easier to comment with the benefit of hindsight, but it is my view that over the last 10 years private sector competition between strong players such as Telstra, Optus, TPG and others was always going to build 100 Mbps broadband access and speed to the majority of the population of Australia, in an ongoing competitive landscape and at no cost whatsoever to the taxpayer," he said.

This has to be the ultimate DIY - making your own IC. Without further ado, I present the first home(garage)made lithographically-fabricated integrated circuit – the “Z1” PMOS dual differential amplifier chip. I say “lithographically-fabricated” because Jeri Ellsworth made the first transistors and logic gates (meticulously hand wired with conductive epoxy) and showed the world that this is possible. Inspired by her work, I have demonstrated ICs made by a scalable, industry-standard, photolithographic process.

Sunday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 20-October-2019  22:06:38 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
Tt eSPORTS Shock Pro RGB Gaming Headset on NikKTech.
Spotcam HD Cloud Camera on FunkyHome.
Tronsmart Element T6 Plus Bluetooth Speaker on FunkyKit.
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Gaming Headset on Tweaktown.

Thermaltake A700 TG full-tower on TechPowerUp.
Corsair 465X RGB video review by OCClub.
Streacom DA2 Mini-ITX on Tweaktown.
Silverstone Lucid LD03 ITX on Modders-Inc.
Silverstone Lucid LD03 on TechPowerUp.

Team Group Cardea II 1 TB NVMe SSD on TechPowerUp.
Patriot P200 512GB SSD on Modders-Inc.
iStorage datAshur PRO2 on NeoSeeker.
AKiTiO Node Lite SE Thunderbolt 3 on Tweaktown.
Patriot P200 Performance SSD on HWAsylum.
Addlink S70 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD - Is a cheap Amazon SSD worth it? on Guru3D.

Power Supply:
Fractal Design Ion+ 760W Platinum on APHNetworks.
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G5 on NikKTech.

Video Cards:
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC on Tweaktown.
XFX RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra on LanOC.
ASRock RX 5700 XT Taichi on Vortez.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super WindForce OC 8G on ThinkComputers.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 AC2900 Wireless Router on Tweaktown.
ASUSTOR AS-U2.5G USB-C 2.5Gbe Network Adapter on Tweaktown.

ESP8266 Module on FunkyHome.
Autonomous Kinn Chair Review: Ergonomic, Unique Materials And Style on HotHardware.
ZADAK Spark RGB DDR4 4133MHz memory on Vortez.
Hands on with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on GamingNexus.
SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 240 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler on NikKTech.

Misc Pics (17 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 18-October-2019  14:37:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!

Thursday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 17-October-2019  23:44:45 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
Intel Core i7-10710U Benchmarked: 14nm+++ Comet Lake on TechSpot.
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3 on TechPowerUp.
ASRock X570 Steel Legend on Vortez.
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi on OCClub.
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 on Vortez.

ADATA XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4-3200 16GB Memory Kit on ThinkComputers.
Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3600 Memory Kit on FunkyKit.

Input Etc:
G.Skill KM360 Keyboard on Guru3D.
CORSAIR K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard on FunkyKit.
SteelSeries Sensei Ten mouse on LanOC.
SteelSeries Sensei Ten Gaming Mouse on MadShrimps.
Corsair K57 RGB Wireless keyboard on TechGage.

Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 on OCInside.
Cooler Master MasterAir MA620M RGB Cooler video review by OCClub.
Alphacool EISBAER Ex BLACK LCS AIO cooler on Guru3D.

Portable & Prebuilt:
MSI Trident X 9th (Intel Core i7-9700K + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080) on TechPowerUp.
Dell XPS 13 Review: A Near-Perfect Intel 10th Gen Laptop on HotHardware.

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