destraht

about a week ago  Tech Talk

This is a very cool laptop that hopefully has legs. Like many people are saying everywhere in the comments (other places where this is posted), it needs a AMD chip instead of Intel. It's just too hard to get them though.

I really think that the thickness of a normal non-thin version of a 14 inch Thinkpad is thin enough for most people these days. They want something more than soldered everything.

The sweet spot for one of these things becomes when you have two or more in your house. For example, if you fry something important than you can snag your woman's or kid's part to be able to keep working. Also, let's say that you've upgraded your mainboard already and then you fry it with spilt beer. Well then you can temporarily use the old board to get you by until a new one arrives.

I'm a big fan of the repairability of long run production lines. For example, they can keep the case and everything the same well past them having a better way to do it. That offers more advantage than some minor tweaks. Then they can do what the Soviets did with the Ladas by continuing to produce both, and having a lot of carry over between the models for as long as possible.

The world needs more tech in the spirit of the Lada and the Framework Laptop, but of course made with 2020's technologies. Fuck it, just produce that shit until the molds give out. Then there are many millions of parts floating around for decades. That is better than all of these two year production runs and then it all changes again.

Also, fuck the unnecessary computer chips. That is for sure. Or have them become so typical and openly produced that they are interchangeable between many systems.

Well, I don't expect that to happen again with cars any time soon, but it could start happening with laptops.

Upgraded Linux-Friendly Framework Laptop Shifts To Intel 12th Gen "Alder Lake"

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destraht

about a week ago  Tech Talk

The got Mortal Kombat 11 booting into the menu. I imagine that the work required to get this game running well will make a few dozen other games good enough. I guessing about 12-18 months.

Yuzu Progress Report April 2022

Progress Report April 2022 · yuzu
Hello yuz-ers, the month of April has been amazing! We’ll discuss CPU and Kernel performance improvements, several GPU emulation changes, UI tweaks, and more! | yuzu

destraht

2 weeks ago  Tech Talk

destraht

2 weeks ago  Tech Talk

I just realized that I have an exhaustive list of all Switch games that I would like to play, and I'm only half way through the tedious process of pirating them (plus the updates). I think that I'll work through that this month. Hopefully I can get at least five more that are playable right now.

It may sound unrealistic, but I think that Switch emulation is such the holy grail of gaming for those who don't need the era's best graphics that it could literally keep me busy for YEARS. As the emulator gets better then more of the games that I already have will just start working one day. It's really just so much, not to mention that they're still making Switch games and likely will be porting indie games for about five more years.

destraht

about a month ago  Tech Talk

@Antelope It's not necessary. It's work great now. So if I just don't fuck with it (by updating) for some months then that will be fine.

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Antelope

about a month ago  Tech Talk

@destraht Yeah, patreon subscribers get early access to the most stable releases. That link has those releases.

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destraht

about a month ago  Tech Talk

@Antelope Is Yuzu developed on a lagging open source release?

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Antelope

about a month ago  Tech Talk

@destraht You’ve probably already seen this on your searches but just in case here is a link to the paywalled releases for Yuzu

pineappleea.github.io/

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destraht

about a month ago  Tech Talk

I updated the Yuzu (Switch emulator) flatpak about ten days ago. It broke several games. Then I updated it again a few days ago and to my surprise the old working games were restored, and even more other games that were on my "not_yet" list started working either noticeably better (with less visual artifacts, or faster). I even added one additional game to my main functional list.

Its in a pretty good state now. I'm going to hold off doing any update there for many months until I have more to gain than to lose. Any particular update can cause a working game to stop working. Eventually there will be less of that though. My observations are that they're quickly adding functionality that was missing in a bunch of games. I wouldn't be surprised if the number of working games is 50% larger in a year or so.

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TiberiusBravo87

about a month ago  Tech Talk

@destraht If this story was about America I wouldn't mind 28nm process if it meant it was made solely in America to cut China and other Asian companies out completely.

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