Wednesday, March 27


The New Twitter Tag

It's lazy and doesn't attempt to preserve the tweet details (which I can't do without the Twitter API, and my account is disabled) so if the tweet gets deleted it just ends up blank.  But it's very easy to use: Just paste in the link.

One other note: Firefox's tracker blocker feature breaks this, and there's no easy way around it that I can see.

[twitter=link media=yes|no parent=no|yes]


[twitter=https://twitter.com/bitchute/status/1110089991298809856 media=no]

[twitter=https://twitter.com/ModsReloaded/status/1110098911086170112 parent=yes]

[twitter=https://twitter.com/ModsReloaded/status/1110098911086170112 parent=no]

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Boneless Chicken Ranch 27 March 2019

Internal DNS Failure Edition

A Daily Roundup of Exceptionally Interesting Tweets for Some Value of Interesting

Only the second worthwhile appearance of Aquaman ever.

That's sure to help the next time a hate crime is reported.

We are not investigators. We are journalists, and our role is to echo whatever we hear, which is exactly what we did.

Were you there that night?

Smart money is on Lawrence Tribe.

It's clear why this astute and funny writer was hired to help conserve conservatism.

Twitter's UI isn't broken just for big accounts. It's broken for everyone.

Ha. That worked. I can create an "embed tweet" tag now.

Update: This post has been converted to use the new [twitter] tag.

Fuck the EU of the Day

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Tuesday, March 26


Daily News Stuff 26 March 2019

Still Banned Like It Was Yesterday Edition

Tech News

  • You probably can't scroll to the bottom of this page right now. I know why and will have it fixed tomorrow.

    Update: Hmm.  No, seems to just be Firefox.  Will fix anyway.

  • Swift 5.0 is out, available right away on MacOS and Ubuntu and approximately never on every other platform.

    I need to choose a language that can compile to a standalone binary for a small side project. Go would certainly work. Since I've never used it before I spent an hour yesterday learning it.

    Go sucks. The implementation may be fine, but the language design is 50 years of congealed bad ideas.

    Swift is a much better language - not great, but not something that would cause constant severe abdominal pain - but can't, so far as I know, produce standalone binaries.

    C and C++ are out because are you freaking kidding me.

    Julia is probably out, because while it's actually a fine language, the static compilation story is meh at best.

    Crystal might work, but it hasn't reached 1.0 yet. Same with Nim.

    Nuitka might actually work. The project is active, and since it compiles Python to standalone binaries I don't need to fuss about with a new language and new libraries.

    I shall try Nuitka.

  • CLion now supports remote toolchains over SSH so you can now sit at your Windows PC and build Linux apps.  But the CLion Python plugin doesn't.  PyCharm does, of course, but then it doesn't support all the other languages CLion adds (C, C++, Objective-C, Rust, Swift, and, for some reason, Fortran).


  • Uber decides it isn't losing money fast enough, steps on the gas. (Tech Crunch)

  • I've switched from Chrome to Firefox for these posts. It works much better. I originally switched from Firefox to Chrome because Chrome coped better when I had many tabs open; now the situation has reversed. Also the latest versions of Chrome act weird with this editor which I have a replacement for but have yet to actually replace.

  • About a million Asus laptops have been compromised after Asus Live Updater got hacked. (Bleeping Computer)

    The nasty files fed to users by this channel were thus signed and supposedly verified by Asus.

    It looks like this was a targeted attack, and the malware was dormant for most users. Not clear yet who was behind it, or why, but for select users it would download a second set of malware and send data off to a remote server.

  • Final Fantasy apparently includes a species of rabbit that reproduces via parthenogenesis and this has made some people very angry (One Angry Gamer)

    [Imagine a picture of said rabbits here only the forced redirect to HTTPS that I'm testing here has broken uploading which is exactly why I'm testing it here before rolling it out to everyone.]


Social Media News


  • After spending three years screwing up the stories of Trump's political rise, Russia's political meddling, and the blatantly nonsensical allegations of collusion between the two, the American mainstream news media has learned... Precisely nothing.

  • They're just not very bright.

  • Neither is this guy.

Don't Drop the Bunny of the Day

Disclaimer: Do not taunt happy fun bunny.

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Meanwhile, Back At The Boneless Chicken Ranch

The pudding cups are lit over at Ace's place right now.
* The entire MSM is now in "well, ackshually" mode.

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Monday, March 25


Daily News Stuff 25 March 2019

Sing Along Edition

Tech News

  • Well, that should free up some time.


    I've appealed the suspension, but a platform that suspends users over such things is a platform that is rapidly dying, probably of sepsis. Now I just need to get back to work and push the little daisies and make them come up.*

    Currently not suspended on Facebook, YouTube, Reddit.  Actually I am still suspended on YouTube but because I'm a paying Google Music subscriber and have bought a couple of videos on Google Play they accidentally gave me a new premium account and linked it to my Gmail.  Shrug.

    Twitter could offer a new feature where for a monthly fee they have potential suspensions reviewed by a human being who is slightly smarter than paint before they take effect, but they seem to be doubling down on the social media equivalent of necrotising fasciitis.

    * I don't think I ever really listened to that song before, just heard snippets of it on the radio back in the day.  I just looked on YouTube (status: not banned).  First, that was a guy?  Second, fuck, that is terrible.

  • Apple's future is cable TV only worse. (Tech Crunch)

    It's a bright sunshiny day for Cupertino.

  • PyPy 7.1 is out.

    This is mainly an update to its Unicode string handling, with improvements to both performance and memory usage. Python 3.6 support is still beta, but if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need.

  • Telegram now lets you delete any message you sent in the last 48 hours from both your device and the recipient's. (Bleeping Computer)

    There's no possible way that will be immediately and massively abused baby one more time.

  • New Zealand is... (One Angry Gamer)

    Seriously, their Prime Minister is a day tripper, possibly a one-way ticket.

  • A team of quantum mechanics working late at the local quantum garage has built a thing that does stuff. (Quanta)

    But they don't have the wings and they wonder why.

Social Media News

  • Discord also just banned oatmeal.  These people are retarded.

    And said "doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"

Video of the Day

The internet is now drowning in a sea of schadenfreude, possibly even auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont.

Disclaimer: You can't always get what you want.

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Sunday, March 24


Daily News Stuff 24 March 2019

Lazy Sunday (Not Me, Everyone Else) Edition

Tech News

Social Media News


Disclaimer: Offer void where forbidden by the laws of logic, mathematics, or physics.

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Saturday, March 23


Daily News Stuff 23 March 2019

Unedited Edition

Tech News

Pennsylvania 277777788888899

That's a scary thumbnail but it's a cool video.

Disclaimer: Don't enable optimisations when building Python 3.7.  Just don't.

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Friday, March 22


Daily News Stuff 22 March 2019

Beep Beep I'm A Sheep Edition

Tech News

  • Ryzen motherboards are getting BIOS updates to support the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series chips and as a result new details of the design and configuration are leaking.  (TechPowerup)


    • Infinity Fabric 2 at 100GB/s is twice as fast as Infinity Fabric 1, and that's apparently down to increased clocks and not wider channels.  And that means the latency is potentially halved, which will help mitigate the off-die memory controller.

    • The AM4 dual-die parts will have an IF link between the two dies as well as the necessary link from CPU die to I/O die.  That means 100GB/s between the CPUs in addition to the 100GB/s to the system.

      It's not entirely clear how this will work for Epyc and Threadripper, which can have up to 8 CPU chiplets.  Certainly there won't be 56 separate IF interconnects.  AMD are supporting additional NUMA layouts, so some chiplets will be directly connected, and others will need to hop via the I/O die.  (And in a two-socket system potentially CPU<->I/O<->I/O<->CPU, which is one more hop than the current Naples platform.)

  • Over 100,000 GitHub repos have security keys in them.  (ZDNet)

    This is disturbingly easy to do if you don't follow safe practices at all times.  Git will happily hoover up every single file in your project directory, and many IDEs will do so by default.

  • Julia, a rather nice language for scientific computing, now comes in interpreter flavour.

    This is mainly for interactive development and debugging, but might also make Julia attractive as an alternative to languages like Python and Ruby, sine a fully-supported JIT compiler is just a config flag away.

    There is also a static compiler, though it's an optional package.  If they can get that better supported and integrated it will make the Julia option that much more enticing.

  • Got a bunch of laptops and/or all-in-one dekstops with 5Gbps USB but only 1Gbps Ethernet?  Club 3D has you covered.  (AnandTech)

    They offer Type A and Type C versions delivering 2.5GBASE-T.  The effective throughput of USB 3.0 is only 3.2Gbps, so there's not much reason for going faster.  Also, 2.5GBASE-T works over standard Cat 5e and will probably work over short runs of older Cat 5, so it's a drop-in replacement for gigabit Ethernet.

    Now you just need a switch.  MicroTik, how's that pricing coming along?

  • Google's Stadia game streaming service may run aground on the rocks of reality.  (TechDirt)

  • Intel announced their 9th generation Core i9 H-series chips only they somehow managed to do it without saying what they were.  (Tom's Hardware)

    45W parts with 8 cores, actual specs to arrive eventually.  The Ryzen 2700E is also an 8 core 45W part and came out last September, so Intel is play catch up again.

  • Need 1TB of RAM in your iMac Pro?  Samsung has you covered.  (Serve the Home)

    Not sure if that configuration will actually work, but 256GB LRDIMMs are here.

  • VirtualBox and VMWare have new exploits.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Also Safari.  Updates inbound.

  • If a 1TB NVMe SSD for $100 doesn't do it for you how about 2TB for $200?  (Tech Report)

Social Media News

  • Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text.  (Krebs on Security)

    Don't worry though.  They were only accessible by 20,000 Facebook employees for 7 years who only accessed the data 9 million times.

    The article mentions that GitHub and Twitter have had the same problem: Passwords are stored securely in the authentication database, and encrypted over HTTPS, but if you keep a full log of the request stream on internal servers for operations or debugging, and you don't employ a secure password protocol like SRP then a minor log configuration error can store handily decrypted passwords all over your proxy servers.

    Now, most companies don't employ SRP, but most companies aren't running the single largest website in the world with billions in profits, and most companies don't have this sort of problem sitting undetected for seven years.

NSFW Sheeps of the Day

Complete Goddamn Movie of the Day

Is not available in your region.

(Dirty Pair: Project Eden is on YouTube; unsurprisingly it's blocked in the US and Canada.)

Disclaimer: Meow meow I'm a cow.

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Thursday, March 21


Daily News Stuff 21 March 2019

Will You Look At The Time Edition

Tech News

Complete Goddamn Movie of the Day

Disclaimer: You went full Orwell. Never go full Orwell.

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Wednesday, March 20


Daily News Stuff 20 March 2019

Can Anyone Recommend A Book On KVM Edition

Tech News

  • Apple upgraded the iMac, for the first time offering more than four cores.  (AnandTech)

    The 21" model now offers up to a 6 core / 12 thread i7 CPU and Vega 20 graphics.  The 27" model goes up to an 8 core / 16 thread i9 and Vega 48.  I wonder how badly that config is going to be thermally constrained, because that's a lot of heat to dump into an all-in-one.  My 2015 iMac is basically silent, but the i9 parts run notoriously hot.  Assuming the internals don't cook themselves, though, the high-end iMac is now faster than the entry model iMac Pro.

    The rest of the configuration is unchanged, but was already mostly very good.

    Pricing however is...  Not cheap.

    Despite the steep pricing, the 21" base model comes with a 5400 RPM hard disk drive.  (Six Colors)

    Not an SSD, not even a Fusion Drive.

    They also don't have the T2 chip found in Apples recent laptops and in the iMac Pro, but given that chip's history of issues this might not be such a bad thing.

  • SilverStone's EP14 is a USB-C hub with 100W power pass-through.  (AnandTech)

    I noticed while ordering my groceries yesterday that my local supermarket sells USB-C hubs.  They're next to the frozen cauliflower.

  • Google announced Stadia, their game streaming service.  (AnandTech)

    Whatever the opposite of caring about this is, I'm that.  I would be perfectly happy if it failed so hard it took the rest of the company down with it.

  • Opera's built-in VPN is back.  (Tech Crunch)

    Opera is now owned by a Chinese company.  You do the math.

  • Intel hired Kyle from HardOCP after running out of people to steal away from PC Perspective.  (HardOCP)

    Is this the new getting acquired by Facebook?  To be fair, a lot of these guys have been doing it for ten years or more and really know the technology and the community.  It's a good move from Intel's perspective.

  • Nvidia showed off a photorealistic AI paint-by-numbers app.  (Tech Crunch)

    You do a little doodle and it takes it as a cue for a 3d-rendered landscape.  You have 20 different materials to paint with - trees, water, rock, and so on - and the computer does the magic for you.  Your doodle has to make some kind of sense, though, or you get back garbage.

  • ASRock Rack's UCPE-EPYC3000 is an Epyc 3000 server appliance.  (Serve the Home)

    It's a mini-ITX based 1U platform - very shallow depth, though - with room for four half-height / half-length PCIe cards on two risers.

    There are two SATA ports and an M.2 slot, but no actual drive bays as far as I can see, so this is designed for networking rather than storage.  The config shown has two built-in 10GbE ports, another 12 Ethernet ports on added cards (which can be whatever you want), and a WiFi adaptor, which is great for customer premises but less useful in the server room.

Complete Goddamn Movie of the Day

Disclaimer:  Advice is worth what you pay for it.  Best case.

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