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Daily News Stuff 11 May 2023

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  • Google's Pixel Tablet has launched in three colours to match your carpet.   (Notebook Check)

    Blah.


  • Remembering Google's only good tablet.  (Ars Technica)

    The 2012 Nexus 7 was okay for the time, but quickly forgotten.

    The 2013 model was not only one of the best tablets available at the time, it is actually better - should you find one that still works - than any small Android tablet available in 2023, with the sole exception of the China-only Lenovo Y700.

    Naturally Google never made a newer model.


  • Don't bother with PCIe 5 SSDs.  (Tom's Hardware)

    They're not a lot faster than PCIe 4, they're a lot more expensive, and they run so hot they will shut down under heavy load and crash your computer.


  • Your GDPR-compliant analytics aren't GDPR-compliant.  (Pilcrow)

    The solution is Redis, as it often is, specifically HyperLogLogs, which can count unique values in a small amount of memory while making it impossible to retrieve the original distinct values.

    So you can count the number of unique visitors per hour, day, week, and month, and generate only 30MB of data per year even if you have tens of millions of visitors.

    It's done using complicated mathematics, or in other words, magic.


  • Disney+ lost four million subscribers in the first quarter of 2023.  (Thurrott)

    No problem, they can replace them with AI chatbots.


Disclaimer: You can't say that, Mickey, that's racist.

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1 WendyBot: "I see you're ordering 3 burgers but only one small Coke. Shall I add two more large Cokes and a 20% tip to your order?"

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Thursday, May 11 2023 11:46 PM (oJgNG)

2 "chatbot order taker, I'll tip you if you can say something nice about Donald Trump's Presidency."

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, May 12 2023 01:51 AM (BMUHC)

3 I'm sorry, RickC, I can't do that.  Would you like to hear how Joseph Biden is making the economy better by ending racism and making trans-identifying individuals feel safe in the terrible racist and transphobic world that Trump created?

Posted by: normal at Friday, May 12 2023 01:35 PM (obo9H)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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