TSMC Roadmap Update: 3nm in Q1 2023, 3nm Enhanced in 2024, 2nm in 2025

As a result, while mass production of the first chips using TSMC’s N3 node will begin in the second half of 2022, the company will only be shipping them to an undisclosed client for revenue in the first quarter of 2023. Many observers, however, expected these chips to ship in late 2022.

“… the company will only be shipping them to an undisclosed client” is code for “Apple” Just so you know.

2. Confidence is key

Publishers would sometimes question if games he wanted to make would find an audience. “My answer always is: I grew up in the U.S. I’m not white. A lot of media I consume is white, and I can identify with it. I think it works the other way around too, as long as it’s compelling.”

More of this please.

New Sony Patent Would Allow Spectators To Bench Players

As more and more people have become interested in watching video games and esports events, game developers have sought to enhance the viewing experience by providing increased functionality and interactivity for spectators.

Assuming Sony puts patent into practice, this is just a disaster waiting to happen, essentially outsourcing some moderation to users. As user reviews have taught us, all is going to be perfectly dandy.

And, as with many sports events in real life, there are bound to be players who can’t perform when the chips are down, or are deliberately dragging the game down, according to the new Sony patent.

Only in real life it’s coaches that make such decisions. I can only wonder why that is.

Facebook Says Extremely Common Thing It Does Is Bad When Reporters Do It

“Right now 30+ journalists are finishing up a coordinated series of articles based on thousands of pages of leaked documents,” Facebook tweeted. “We hear that to get the docs, outlets had to agree to the conditions and a schedule laid down by the PR team that worked on earlier leaked docs.”

The thing is, Facebook is decrying a practice that Facebook itself (and pretty much any other company, scientific journal, publisher… the list goes on) regularly engages in with journalists in order to control information releases: the embargo.

This is outright hilarious. Facebook PR is kind of covert about it but implying that journalists aligning coverage is something potentially seedy, but essentially only in a case such as this, never when corporations demand it before providing any access to product, people. Major fun to be had here. What’s more, the company says it wants to correct the record, but only through media outlets that has no part in this coordinated negative coverage. As we all know, the best way to correct the public record is to go where there was nothing for you to correct and… correct it?

‘My life in the mafia’s shadow’: Italy’s most hunted author, Roberto Saviano

Since that autumn day in 2006, when the Italian authorities informed the writer that his life was in danger, he has lived in hiding, emerging only under police escort.

Since then, he has not spent more than a few nights in the same place, and often sleeps in police barracks. He cannot go out alone, take a stroll in busy places or go to the sea.

In hiding for 15 years straight. Away from family, away from the simple pleasures of the mundane and a lot more. It sounds horrible. Because it is.

He left as a young man and returns as the most famous living Italian writer, and international symbol of the anti-mafia struggle – hated by the right for his pro-refugee pronouncements and by some of his fellow citizens who accuse him of having tainted the image of his home territory.

But this still takes the cake for me. Saviano’s actions have led to actual convictions, at least some dismantling of the mafia in his area etc. And yet for some, image is more important.

Over the years, several European countries have offered Saviano protection, including a Scandinavian country which offered him asylum. In exchange, Saviano would be required to give up his fight against organised crime: no more interviews, no compromising articles.

“I’ve thought long about leaving Italy,” he admits. “But in the end, a sort of idealism has always prevailed. I was committed to changing the status quo. I wanted to fuck the Camorra. If I could go back, I don’t know if I’d do it again.”

Not taking the easier way out for 15 years straight sounds like it requires that mythical trait called “a certain character”.