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Report: Intel is cancelling its 10nm process. Intel: No, we’re not

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Earlier today, it was reported that Intel is cancelling its troublesome 10nm manufacturing process. In an unusual response, the company has tweeted an official denial of the claims.

Development of Intel's 10nm process has been difficult. Intel was very ambitious with its 10nm process—planning to increase the transistor density by something like 2.7 times—and wanted to use a number of exotic technologies to get there. It turned out that the company had bitten off more than it could chew: yields were very low, which is to say that most of the chips being manufactured were defective.

In a bid to recover, Intel is now striving for a less ambitious scaling (though still more than double the transistor density of its 14nm process). It has one oddball processor on the market: the Cannon Lake core i3-8121U. Unusually for this kind of processor, the integrated GPU has been disabled. That's because they're not working; the GPUs use different designs for their logic than the CPUs, and these designs are proving particularly troublesome.

The company's most recent estimate is that 10nm will go into volume production in the second half of 2019. The report from SemiAccurate cites internal sources saying that this isn't going to happen: while there may be a few 10nm chips, for the most part Intel is going to skip to its 7nm process.

Typically, Intel doesn't respond to rumors, but this one appears to be an exception. The company is tweeting that it's making "good progress" on 10nm and that yields are improving consistent with the guidance the company provided on its last earnings report. Intel's next earnings report is on Thursday, and we're likely to hear more about 10nm's progress then.

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World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

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Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years.

The 23-metre (75ft) vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface. A lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, the researchers said.

“A ship surviving intact from the classical world, lying in over 2km of water, is something I would never have believed possible,” said Professor Jon Adams, the principal investigator with the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (MAP), the team that made the find. “This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world.”

The ship is believed to have been a trading vessel of a type that researchers say has only previously been seen “on the side of ancient Greek pottery such as the ‘Siren Vase’ in the British Museum”.

The ‘Siren Vase’ in the British Museum: the shipwreck is believed to be a vessel similar to that shown bearing Odysseus. Photograph: Werner Forman/UIG via Getty Images

That work, which dates from about the same period, depicts a similar vessel bearing Odysseus past the sirens, with the Homeric hero lashed to the mast to resist their songs.

The team reportedly said they intended to leave the vessel where it was found, but added that a small piece had been carbon dated by the University of Southampton and claimed the results “confirmed [it] as the oldest intact shipwreck known to mankind”. The team said the data would be published at the Black Sea MAP conference at the Wellcome Collection in London later this week.

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It was among more than 60 shipwrecks found by the international team of maritime archaeologists, scientists and marine surveyors, which has been on a three-year mission to explore the depths of the Black Sea to gain a greater understanding of the impact of prehistoric sea-level changes.

They said the finds varied in age from a “17th-century Cossack raiding fleet, through Roman trading vessels, complete with amphorae, to a complete ship from the classical period”.

The documentary team made a two-hour film that is due to be shown at the British Museum on Tuesday.


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Open-Sourcing Subzero: Square’s Bitcoin Cold Storage Solution

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Explosive Device Mailed To Liberal Philanthropist George Soros' New York Home

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George Soros waits for the start of a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels in 2017. A mailed explosive device was discovered at his home on Monday afternoon.

The device was safely detonated by a bomb squad. The case has been handed over to the Joint Terrorism Task Force Division of the FBI.

(Image credit: Olivier Hoslet/AP)

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What did Donald Trump do today?He made up imaginary riots.Before leaving for sti...

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What did Donald Trump do today?

He made up imaginary riots.

Before leaving for still yet another campaign rally today, Trump had this exchange with reporters:
Q: You said Californians were rioting over the sanctuary cities. Where?

TRUMP: You shouldn't have -- take a look. They want to get out of sanctuary cities. Many places in California want to get out of sanctuary cities.

Q: But that's not rioting, sir, right?
Q: Where are the riots, sir? 
TRUMP: Yes, it is rioting in some cases. 
There have been no riots over sanctuary city policies, in California or anywhere else.

No American city has any control over immigration policy, and no American city can or does prevent the federal government from deporting or detaining non-citizens for immigration violations. A "sanctuary city" is one that doesn't use its own law enforcement resources to detain people on behalf of the federal government for suspected immigration violations.

By some counts, Trump has told about 5,000 distinct lies in his public statements to date. But with the midterms looming and Trump having all but abandoned the White House for the campaign trail, his lies are taking on a sort of fantastic quality even by his standards. At his Texas rally tonight, Trump claimed that the (United States) Democratic Party had somehow organized a caravan of Honduran migrants (they didn't), that he'd appointed a higher percentage of federal judges than any president since Washington (not even close), that he had eliminated the estate tax (it's still on the books), and that he is "one of the most popular presidents in this country" (he's 11th out of 13 at this point in his presidency since polling began).

Why should I care about this?

  • Even if the president isn't personally capable of controlling the impulse to lie, it still hurts the country to have him do it this much.
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This is an ongoing series of lies in which trump tests whether he can simply dictate reality to his followers. All indications are that he can. That’s pretty much what happens in situations like Rwanda.
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Sharkfest 2018 - TCP Fundamentals Part 2 (by Chris Greer)

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Greetings packet-people!

This is the second session on TCP Fundamentals that was delivered at Sharkfest US in June. However, consider this a sneak peek for my session at Sharkfest Europe 2018 in Vienna Austria. Hope to see you there. 

If you missed the first session, you can find it here

 

Author Profile - Chris Greer is a Chief Packet Head for Packet Pioneer LLC and a Wireshark Network Analyst. Chris regularly assists companies around the world in tracking down the source of network and application performance problems using a variety of protocol analysis and monitoring tools including Wireshark. Chris also delivers training and develops technical content for Wireshark and several packet analysis vendors. 

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Striking Aerial Photographs of Namibia’s Arid Landscape Appear as Abstract Paintings

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Australian photographer Leah Kennedy captured Namibia’s colorful, dry topography on a recent aerial safari. Much of the artist’s work is aerial, which satisfies her creative affinity for combining abstraction and duality in her photography. Kennedy traveled in a Cessna light aircraft, as well as in a helicopter sans doors, using a medium format camera. She shares with Colossal, “The resulting images are, at least temporarily, removed from their reality they take on different forms and in some cases appear to be of microscopic origins or reminiscent of something else entirely. This ambiguity and departure from reality is what intrigues and inspires my work.”

In addition to her fine art portfolio, Kennedy teaches workshops and offers tutorials on photography and Photoshop. You can see more of her site-specific series and purchase prints of select photographs on Kennedy’s website, and follow her work and travels on Instagram.

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