Friday, September 21

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Daily News Stuff 21 September 2018

Tech News
  • Philips' 328P6VU Professional 4K Display features a 32" VA panel, HDR 600 (not full-range HDR, but not fake HDR either), 98% DCI-P3 coverage (a very good colour gamut), and USB-C docking facilities which would be perfect for something like Index or Railgun.  (AnandTech)

    Even better, it's not wildly expensive: Expected price in the US is around $620.

  • Google and partners have invested $100 million into GitLab after Microsoft bought industry gorilla GitHub.  (Tom's Hardware)

    I like GitLab a lot.  It's not perfect, but it's free and very capable.  Good to see they have the funding to keep expanding.

  • Mathematicians are still arguing over their ABCs  (Quanta)

  • Google really fucking hates the world wide web.  (Bleeping Computer)

    They got rid of www from your URL bar, now they plan to exterminate it from search results.

Social Media News

Everyone in social media has gone stark raving mad.  Best to simply avoid all the social networks for the next week or so.



Video of the Day


Linus agrees with me on the Nvidia RTX cards.



Picture of the Day

https://ai.mee.nu/images/AirSurfer.jpg?size=720x&q=95

Like air guitar, only...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:13 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 The owners of big domains should start making the non-www versions redirect to some kind "eff Google" page.  Like "https://microsoft.com" redirects to a page that says "Google is messing with stuff, here's a link to www.microsoft.com, which is where you want to be."

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, September 22 2018 10:41 AM (Iwkd4)

2 Try installing Chrome on a brand new Windows machine.  grin

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 22 2018 11:33 AM (PiXy!)

3 I heard that's already been taken out.
The last time I reinstalled Windows on my home PC, I put Firefox on it instead of Chrome, and a while back I switched at work, too.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, September 22 2018 01:13 PM (Iwkd4)

4 They've removed the nag screen when you install it, but when you search for the Chrome download page from Edge, you get this:
 
https://ai.mee.nu/images/Bingle.PNG?size=720x&q=95

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 22 2018 06:13 PM (PiXy!)

5 I need to have all available browsers installed for testing, but I'll be looking at moving to Firefox too.  They've done great work catching up the last couple of years, without being pushy the way Chrome is.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 22 2018 06:15 PM (PiXy!)

6 " you get this"

Yeah, but honestly, I don't care.  For a long time now, if you go to Google or Gmail with Edge, you get a popup in the top right offering Chrome.  Go to Google, then to Gmail, you get it twice.  Oh, I think Youtube may do it as well.

This is just larger.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, September 23 2018 09:08 AM (Iwkd4)

7 Not complaining, just noticed it and thought it was funny.  Poor Edge, it's not actually that bad, but it only ever gets used to download another browser.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, September 23 2018 10:34 AM (PiXy!)

8 I actually like and use Edge quite a bit.
Even after a few years, it's still a bit flaky in that sometimes you'll open a new tab or enter a URL and nothing happens, and the javascript engine is still slower than anyone else's for some reason (pages that use Disqus are agony), but I prefer the rendering engine to Chrome and Firefox's.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, September 23 2018 10:55 AM (Iwkd4)

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