Why did you say six months?
He's coming.
This matters. This is important. Why did you say six months?
Why did you say five minutes?

Tuesday, April 10

Rant

Hello Blog, How Are You?

Why yes, I did get suspended on Twitter.  How did you know?

The mob got me.  Was having a nice civil discussion blazing row over a California State Senate bill legislating Orwell's Ministry of Truth and I slipped up spoke my mind reported scientifically established fact and called one of the fascists retarded:

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Two things to note: First, it's transparently obvious that I didn't break those rules.  Second, those rules are retarded.  Third, so is the goddamn California state senate:

TITLE 14.5. False Information Strategic Plans

3085.

 (a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.

(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.

(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.

(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.

(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

(c) As used in this section, "social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

I don't know if I have ever seen a more blatant First Amendment violation, but these retards are perfectly fine with handing this power to the government even when Donald Trump - who is Literally Hitler - is in power.


Update: Twitter has now locked all my alternate accounts and won't even let me read tweets any more, though the message clearly says I can read tweets.


Update 2: I'm back, and I've saved a copy of all my tweets.  Not that anyone would ever want them, but anyway...

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Saturday, March 31

Rant

Twupdate

From an earlier post:
Also, I'm on my 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th 36th 37th 38th 39th 40th 41st 42nd 43rd 44th 45th suspension with Twitter right now.
The only reason it's not more is you can't get suspended when you're already suspended. Pretty sure I got double-suspended at one point.

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Monday, March 26

World

Steven Pinker Was Jordan B. Peterson Before It Was Cool

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Saturday, March 24

Life

Where Was I?

At my day job we've done our San Francisco and New York launch events (and both went very well), and that just leaves London this week.  This is the first weekend in a month when I haven't had to work.

I was doing something about a new social network, as I recall.

....


Nope, gone now.  Well I'm sure if it was important I'll remember it.

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Thursday, March 22

World

They Nuke Horses, Don't They?

ESTABLISHING SHOT OF HORSES GALLOPING INTO THE DISTANCE

CUT TO

Zuck, standing in front of barn door, enormous brass padlock in hands: We've shut the door, and now we're locking it.

Lock: KA-CHUNK.

Zuck: We've put top men on the problem.

SLOW ZOOM OUT SHOWING MILES AND MILES OF BARN AND THOUSANDS OF DOORS

Zuck: Top. Men.

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Friday, March 09

Geek

Glitch In The Matrix

We had a server hiccup just now; something happened to the SSD and it got pinned at 100% utilisation for several minutes.  I had to flush some things, stop a backup, and restart the database to get it back to normal.

You will likely need to log back in.

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Wednesday, February 28

Rant

Confiscated!

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Saturday, February 24

Rant

Twitter, Free Speech Engine Of The Interweb

From an earlier post:
Also, I'm on my 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st suspension with Twitter right now.
The only reason it's not more is you can't get suspended when you're already suspended.

(Bumped.)

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Thursday, February 22

Cool

If I Were The Richest Man In The World

I'd probably do this too.

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Wednesday, February 21

Geek

Xbox-on-a-Chip

Getting away from politics to happier subjects for a moment, AMD have released their desktop Ryzen APUs - that is, processors with embedded graphics.  The first batch of Ryzen chips (like the R7 1700 I'm using now) had up to 8 cores but no graphics; these have only 4 cores but use the other half of the space to provide the best integrated graphics of any PC CPU ever.*

There are two models, the $99 R3 2200G, and the $169 R5 2400G.  The R5 is up to 30% faster on multi-threaded workloads and up to 50% faster on graphics, but there's a big factor of "it depends".  If you only have 4 active threads the R3 will perform within about 5% of the R5, and depending on the game you want to play, memory speed might be a more significant factor in frame rates than the APU itself.

The question really is, though, can I play games on this thing without having to buy a discrete graphics card which currently thanks to goddamn Blipcoin miners range upwards of eleventy billion dollars?

And the answer seems to be, hell yes.


You're not going to be playing at 4k 60Hz, but GTA5 is quite playable even on the $99 model, with stock cooler, slow memory, at 1080p and with quality settings mostly on high.  Some other games need you to turn the quality or resolution settings down a little to retain good frame rates, but it's still running at an integer multiple of Intel's integrated graphics.

* The best integrated graphics ever belong to the Xbox One X, the chip for which is also made by AMD.  Second place goes to Sony's Playstation 4 Pro, which uses a chip made by...  AMD.

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