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Monday Morning (5 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 3-August-2020  00:21:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Telstra had some DNS issues on the weekend which were, no wait, weren't, caused by a DDoS. "The massive messaging storm that presented as a Denial of Service cyber-attack has been investigated by our security teams and we now believe that it was not malicious, but a Domain Name Server issue. We're really sorry for getting in the way of your weekend plans," the telco posted on social media. Another reason to use 1.1.1.1 and/or 8.8.8.8.

While I'm clearing out the news box, AMD announced some Threadripper Pro CPUs recently, to battle Intel's Xeons in the workstation market. More info on and Anandtech. The top processor, the 3995WX, will offer all 64-cores. It goes above and beyond the traditional top EPYC 7742 (225 W, 2.25 GHz / 3.4 GHz) and even the 7H12 (280 W, 2.6 GHz / 3.3 GHz), by offering more base frequency at 2.7 GHz and a much higher turbo frequency at 4.2 GHz for 280W TDP. These processors might be taking advantage of the same manufacturing update as provided by the recent Ryzen 3000XT processors in order to drive these higher frequencies.

On a related note, anrke pointed out that the 896-core DooM Task Manager from last week is bogus, perhaps unsurprisingly. As I said at the time I couldn't imagine what platform they could be running it on, with that many cores.. oh well. :)

TechSpot look back at the Far Cry / Crysis series. Every once in a while though, a game is made that becomes part of the industry's history, and we still talk about them or play them years after they first appeared. For PC gamers, there's one title that's almost legendary thanks to its incredible, ahead-of-its-time graphics and ability to grind PCs into single digit frame rates. Later on, for providing a decade-plus worth of memes. Join us as we take a look back at Crysis and see what made it so special.

Here's a grownup-size Lego go-kart. Putting hundreds of hours into creating a giant Lego set and then not being able to actually play with it because you’re too tall undoubtedly takes some of the fun out of the process, so this time around Denton made a Lego go-kart large enough for even him to climb behind the wheel.



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