Testing Rosewill PB240 AIO on Athlon 3000G AM4 Processor

Some viewers got upset that I couldn’t test the Rosewill PB240 AIO liquid cooler on the AMD Athlon 25W AM1 processor. Rosewill claimed AM1 socket compatibility on the box. That wasn’t true. Without a compatible mounting bracket, I couldn’t mount the cold plate on the AM1 socket.

Since I don’t have long hair like Steve at Gamers Nexus, I can’t get the Newegg-owned company to admit their mistake. If I can’t test the AM1 processor with the AIO, I’m testing the AMD Athlon 3000G 35W AM4 processor.

Does your AMD Athlon AM4 processor need an AIO?

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Fry’s Electronics Shut Down One Year Ago

Fry’s Electronics shut down suddenly but not unexpectedly one year ago on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. I made 14 videos covering the zombie retailer from September 2019 through August 2021. Take a trip down memory lane.

2019

2020

2021

You can also check out my Fry’s Electronics playlist on YouTube.

Un-Cringing An is_even() Function in Python

Johnny B. Getgoode tweeted this screenshot of if-else statements.

Johnny B. Getgoode tweeted a screenshot from his developer Discourse server on February 13, 2022. Experienced programmers cringed at the repeating lines of if else to determine if a number is even or odd. That prompted a lively discussion on how to “un-cringe” this function.

Here are four ways to refactor the function for readability and speed in Python: match and case, recursive inner function, modulo operator, and bitwise operator.

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3 Things WRONG About The MOONFALL Space Shuttle

“Moonfall” came out this weekend as a popcorn movie. If you don’t think too hard about what you’re watching on the big screen, you can enjoy the movie. After you watch the movie, you can nitpick over some of the more unrealistic details. Here are the three things wrong about the space shuttle in this movie.

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