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Thursday Night (10 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 23-July-2020  23:55:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The last Qantas 747 has headed off to the USA for retirement, and they left a message in the sky as part of the final flight. Qantas's last passenger jumbo jet, the Boeing 747, has departed Australia for the final time, with the "Queen of the Skies" leaving one last flourish — drawing a kangaroo over the Pacific Ocean.

TechSpot compare Intel Core i3 vs. Core i5 vs. Core i7 vs. Core i9. Do you need to buy a Core i9 for gaming, and is a Core i3 sufficient for general desktop work? How about upgrading to a Core i5, how much faster is that? Our CPU reviews provide more than enough data to answer those questions, but this review will serve as a great reference for those wanting to compare Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and i9 processors directly.

Meanwhile AMD has released some Ryzen 4000 CPUs for the desktop. Today is a big day for AMD, as the company looks to spread the reach of its powerful 7nm Zen 2 processor architecture to additional segments. We’ve seen Zen 2 make waves in the server (EPYC 7xx2), HEDT workstation (Threadripper 3000/Threadripper Pro 3000), consumer desktop (Ryzen 3000), and the laptop (Ryzen 4000) markets over the past year. The latest extensions of the Zen 2 family are Ryzen 4000 processors targeting the consumer desktop market.

JEDEC recently released the DDR5 spec. Originally planned for release in 2018, today’s release of the DDR5 specification puts things a bit behind JEDEC’s original schedule, but it doesn’t diminish the importance of the new memory specification. Like every iteration of DDR before it, the primary focus for DDR5 is once again on improving memory density as well as speeds. JEDEC is looking to double both, with maximum memory speeds set to reach at least 6.4Gbps while the capacity for a single, packed-to-the-rafters LRDIMM will eventually be able to reach 2TB.

A 15-year-old "hacker" from Western Australia is in some hot water for publishing insecure WA Health pages. An unencrypted pager network had been used by WA Health for more than 12 years before it was accessed by a 15-year-old boy from Mandurah, who published confidential messages for months before police intervened on Monday night.

I dunno what the heck they're running it on, but here's DooM on 896 cores in Task Manager. Playing Doom in Windows task manager. Finally got it working and looking decent! But can it run Crysis?

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