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Sunday, February 25

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Daily News Stuff 25 February 2024

Replimication Edition

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  • The replication crisis is an ongoing problem in science, and particularly in medicine and psychology, where peer-reviewed papers that supposedly have a 95% probability of demonstrating a real effect cannot be replicated between 50% and 90% of the time.

    It turns out that AI is a cure for this problem.  (Stanford)

    When querying Google Gemini for medical information, half of the papers referenced do not even exist, and 90% do not actually make the claims Gemini reports.

    Cure?  Well sure.  If a paper doesn't exist, it can't be wrong.

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Disclaimer: The answer is bees.

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Saturday, February 24

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Daily News Stuff 24 February 2024

Turkeys All The Way Down Edition

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Disclaimer: Out of cheese?  How can you be out of cheese?  I gave you cheese yesterday!

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Friday, February 23

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Daily News Stuff 23 February 2024

Want To See Me Do It Again Edition

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Disclaimer: I'm not sure anything can make AI any worse at this point.

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Thursday, February 22

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Daily News Stuff 22 February 2024

February Showers Bring Mud Edition

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  • ARM's new Neoverse N3 and V3 server cores have been announced.  (AnandTech)

    They compare favourably with AMD's 4th generation cores...  And should arrive some time after AMD's 5th generation cores, which we know are already in production. 

    (The lead time on new chips built on the most advanced processes is roughly six months; AMD's Zen 5 chips aren't expected to go on sale until the second half of the year.)


  • China is spying on everyone.  (PBS)

    So is everyone else, but the scale of China's espionage is something else.


  • It's not just you, ChatGPT is having a stroke.  (Ars Technica)

    When one user asked if it was safe to feed their dog Honey Nut Cheerios, ChatGPT responded:
    For more inventive, yet more official and consistently fair, hound festivities, you might consider high fiber, steam-hoofed, laced in line pick-offs like dog-head rattle, fresh vegetables (carrots, green beans, or pureed pumpkin for dissertation), or arm-sketched, rare toys in the middle of apples (pitted, for the act is grand), unsung, effete, or short-spooning fall to the tail of a new adventure. Yet, checking with your vet for postured over-distance or guised, safe, and informative finish, over a glean in the twang that says 'divvy this round of lore or lend a moan to my kind-leek, cosmo cavalcade,' gives you the heel-in to commence, let's prate, or mild walk-over in the kind of twin of feel, fine-tune, and fine-to-live.
    I mean, yes, absolutely.  (Backs away slowly.)



Disclaimer: Yes, let's spend $7 trillion on this.  Why not?

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Wednesday, February 21

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Daily News Stuff 21 February 2024

Pyrrhic Moral Victory Edition

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  • If you want to build your own mini-ITX storage server, there aren't many great motherboard options.  The Topton N11 is one.  (Liliputing)

    If you don't mind buying a $500 motherboard from AliExpress.

    It has a built-in Ryzen 7840HS CPU, nine SATA ports, four 2.5Gb Ethernet ports, two M.2 2280 slots, two DDR5 SODIMM slots, a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, supports three monitors over HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C, plus three regular USB 3 ports and one audio jack.

    If you want something a bit cheaper, the same company offers a $166 version of the board with an Intel N100 CPU.  Two of the USB ports are downgraded to USB 2, the PCIe slot is just x1, and it has six SATA ports rather than nine, but the networking and video configuration is the same.


  • If you're tired of seeing good SSDs at five cents per gigabyte, the Crucial T705 costs four times that.  (AnandTech)

    It does run at 14.5GB per second, but so do four cheap SSDs in RAID-0.


  • Asus' Zenfone was one of the last remaining reasonably-sized phones, though with a 5.9" screen not actually small.  So Asus is making it bigger.  (The Verge)

    As the article notes, even Apple can't convince people to buy smaller phones anymore.  I'm just waiting for screens to reach 8" so I can buy a decent tablet once again.


Disclaimer: Don't let the sudden outbreak of World War III distract you from the fact that Pekora bought a faqing monkey.

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Tuesday, February 20

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Daily News Stuff 20 February 2024

Grand Central Rat Edition

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Disclaimer: However, please note that this is purely theoretical, as woodpeckers don't actually peck wood.

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Monday, February 19

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Daily News Stuff 19 February 2024

But Wait There's Less Edition

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Wholesome Hot Mic Moments Video of the Day



The bit about Kobo's parents being Calli and Kiara is just a joke, but Kobo not only plays into it on stream, she plays into it when she's not on stream.


Also, you can't convince me that Kobo isn't actually nine years old.




Disclaimer: Nine going on fifteen, but still nine.

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Sunday, February 18

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Daily News Stuff 18 February 2024

Final Offer Edition

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Everything You Never Really Wanted to Know About the Nijisanji Train Wreck and Didn't Ask Explained in Excruciating Detail by a Former Corporate Lawyer Videos - Plural - of the Day



Yeah, twelve twenty twenty-four hours of it.

Plus Canadian bonus lawyer:


And a sad rabbit reacting to the lawyer reacting to Nijisanji:


Plus a detour into WACTOR, which is somehow even worse:



Disclaimer: I do not understand why everything in this script must inevitably explode.

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Saturday, February 17

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Daily News Stuff 17 February 2024

Grand Unified Rrat Edition

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  • Microsoft is retiring Azure IoS Central, its hub service for the Internet of Insecure Pieces of Crap.  (The Register)

    This is the problem with specialised cloud services.

    Cloud servers are fine, if you're either small enough that they're cheap, or big enough that you can get a deal.  If you run containers on top of them - LXC or Docker, pick your poison - it is possible - not easy, but possible - to move to any other cloud provider, or to leased servers, or to your own hardware.

    S3 storage is fine, because everyone supports that, and there are open source solution as well.  Although S3 storage in general is awful if you need to do any sort of file management.

    The service will stay running for existing customers until March 31, 2027, but we're likely to see a bunch of devices simply stop working the next day.


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If You Live There Put a Ring on It - Or Maybe Don’t - Video of the Day




Disclaimer: We have to go to triple secret probation.

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Friday, February 16

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Daily News Stuff 16 February 2024

Rrat Edition

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Eggs Video of the Day





Disclaimer: I told you not to click.

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