The ravens are looking a bit sluggish. Tell Malcolm they need new batteries.

Sunday, May 19

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Daily News Stuff 19 May 2024

If You Give A Rat A Cookie Edition

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Anime Music Video of the Day


Song is Long Gone and Moved On by The Script.  Anime is Usagi Drop a.k.a Bunny Drop, which tells the story of a family gathering when the clan patriarch passes away - only to find he's left them an unexpected gift in the form of his six year old daughter.  

When the ostensible adults in the room are discussing what should be done with her - the mother has disappeared - Daikichi, the 30-something man you can see in the video, says Fuck you guys, she's family, I'll take her in if you're all too useless.

He knows absolutely nothing about raising children, but he finds a way to make it work.


Disclaimer: I'll pass on the recommendation not to read the manga for this one.  I took the advice so I can't confirm it either way.  The anime though is utterly delightful.

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Saturday, May 18

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Daily News Stuff 18 May 2024

Dark And Stormy Day Edition

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  • Slack is taking customer data and using it for AI training.  (Security Week)

    "You can opt out", said Slack, which didn't actually bother to tell anyone it was doing this in the first place.  "You just have to call customer support."

    "The data is not shared with third parties and never leaves Slack's trust boundary" added a Slack representative, missing the point that Slack's trust boundary is now zero.


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Anime Music Video of the Day



Song is Best Day of My Life by the band American Authors.  Anime is Non Non Biyori, which follows the daily lives of the children - all five of them - in a remote Japanese farming community.  The location is fictional but the hints are that it would be somewhere in northwestern Honshu.

Their dilapidated school building though is entirely real.



Disclaimer: There is a word - though I don't remember the word or even the language it is from, so this is of questionable utility - for nostalgia for a time and a place that you never knew.  Non Non Biyori delivers that like nothing I have ever seen.

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Friday, May 17

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Daily News Stuff 17 May 2024

Magic Web Fairies Edition

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Anime Music Video of the Day



No reason, I just like it.


Disclaimer: It's not our fault!

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Thursday, May 16

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Daily News Stuff 16 May 2024

Wheel Of Fish Edition

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Disclaimer: Don't talk to me about first aid, boy, you owe me fourteen chickens.

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Wednesday, May 15

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Daily News Stuff 15 May 2024

Potato Edition

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Tuesday, May 14

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Daily News Stuff 14 May 2024

Witchflixn't Edition

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Vtuber Music Video of the Day



Today it's Haachama.  She's a bit confused but she has the right spirit.



Disclaimer: Also an honorary Aussie, having completed high school here and eaten the local wildlife.

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Monday, May 13

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Daily News Stuff 13 May 2024

X Marks The Plot Edition

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  • Leaked details of Intel's upcoming Arrow Lake desktop CPUs indicate that the company is abandoning hyper-threading.  (Forbes)

    Hyper-threading allows a single core to work on two tasks at once, or almost at once, interleaving instructions from two different programs on alternate cycles.

    This improves overall performance by around 20%, but at the cost of increased complexity and power consumption and the introduction of subtle security issues.

    Since Intel's new efficiency cores run at about the same speed as each thread on a hyper-threaded performance core - but use half as much space on the chip to do it - removing hyper-threading at this point makes perfect sense for Intel.

    AMD doesn't have efficiency cores as such.  It has its "c" cores, where c probably stands for compact, but they are functionally identical to the full-sized cores and include hyper-threading themselves.


  • Workers at the Towson, Maryland Apple Store have voted to authorise a strike.  (Tech Crunch)

    Right you are then.  Have fun.


Vtuber Music Video of the Day



Today's song is Rhythm by former Prism Project member, pocket-sized singer/songwriter/audio engineer Pina Pengin.  Prism was a small vtuber agency that was taken up by Sony Music and then dropped, hard, a year later.

In the space of a year Sony went from owning four vtuber agencies to just one, Vee.

Thankfully all the talents under Prism were given their model and channels so they could continue their careers as independents.  Which they are doing.  Inimitably.

Don't ask about Luto.  She's Australian.

I mean, so is Sara, but we don't hold it against her.





Disclaimer: So is Nana Asteria.  In fact, Prism had a dangerously high concentration of Aussies, and one Kiwi.

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Sunday, May 12

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Daily News Stuff 12 May 2024

Singing Horses Edition

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  • If you have an Asus anything, better hope it doesn't need to be repaired.  (Tom's Hardware)

    There's a video at the end of the post providing background, but among other scams, Asus wanted around $2700 to replace just the power connector on an RTX 4090 - a well-documented problem with these cards - and $200 for a literally microscopic scratch on an Ally Z1 gaming device.

    In that case the device was sent in to repair a broken joystick, and not only did Asus not offer to repair the joystick, they threatened to send the device back disassembled if the customer didn't cough up.

    This didn't go down too well because the customer in question was a hardware review channel with more than two million subscribers.


  • My new laptop is an Asus.


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Asus RMA Fail Video of the Day



Never get into an argument with a man who buys shampoo by the barrel.



Vtuber Music Video of the Day



My single favourite song from Hololive, and they've recorded a lot of songs.  The English branch by itself has something like 400 entries on the playlist.

Amazing that this came out of the mouth of a rat who even speaks Japanese with a thick Australian accent.


Disclaimer: A lot of things can happen in a year.  The king might die.  I might die.  And maybe the rat will learn to sing.

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Saturday, May 11

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Daily News Stuff 11 May 2024

A Billion Biles Abay Edition

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  • Earth is facing a Category G4 geomagnetic storm.  (The Verge)

    That's just one rating lower than the Carrington Event which was so energetic it knocked out telegraph lines across Europe and North America - except for some that heeded the warning and disconnected power in advance, which were able to keep operating even without any electricity.

    What you can expect: Pretty lights in the night sky.  (Axios)

    Fiber optics are completely immune to this, satellites are shielded, and it's not strong enough to affect the power grid.


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Vtuber Music Video of the Day



Today it's Ayanda Risu and Aragami Oga's song Harapan PanPanPan, which is a Japanese / Bahasa pun.


Disclaimer: Risu is a squirrel, and her parents are Okayu and Korone, who are a cat and a dog respectively.  That's just how the Hololive family tree works.  Bijou and Kobo are each other's mothers.

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Thursday, May 09

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Daily News Stuff 10 May 2024

Squashed Edition

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Vtuber Music Video of the Day



Today it's Fujikura Uruka's violin rendition of Pippa the Rippa.

Sounds catchy?  You want to listen to the original?  Well, you can't.  It died.





Disclaimer: It died of moider.

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