Sunday, June 02


Daily News Stuff 1 June 2019

Back Off Man, I'm An Archangel Edition

Tech News

  • A USB SSD controller.  (Anandtech)

    Not USB to SATA or even USB to PCIe, but USB directly to flash.  Only problem is it's USB 5, so it's actually slower than SATA.  If they'd even made it USB 10 it would be a breakthrough in storage - internal or external, doesn't matter; anywhere you have a USB port, it just works, and it's faster than SATA.

    As it is, it's useful, just a bit meh.

  • AMD apparently increased GPU shipments by 21% in Q1.  (WCCFTech)

    A bit of a surprise as they had no compelling new products, but this is likely in low-end notebook parts where Nvidia aren't interested and Intel aren't (or weren't) capable.

    Navi is next month, so we'll see how that does.

  • DigitalOcean killed our company a.k.a I have no offsite backups and I must scream.  (Hacker News)

    DigitalOcean fixed it, and everything is fine, and they're doing an internal investigation into why they're giving out Twitterish "Your account has been suspended and will not be restored" notices.

    Seriously, though, if you have paying customers you need to find a backup solution that is independent of your hosting company.  Backblaze is half a cent per gigabyte for object storage, and SpeedyKVM is one cent per gigabyte for disk-based filesystems.

  • Germany is the latest country considering banning mathematics.  (The Register)

    If mathematics is outlawed, only outlaws something something.

  • Here at Lake Ubergon, all of our customers are below average.  (The Verge)

  • The web sucks.

    The Coding Horror blog page weighs in at 23MB?  What did they do, steal Brickmuppet's GIF collection?

    Actually, in a cruel twist, the top entry on Coding Horror right now is about web bloat.  Codician, heal thyself.

  • The GM of Microsoft Studios Publishing is an SJW lunatic.  (One Angry Gamer)

    Oh joy.  And these idiots bought Obsidian and Inxile.

Video of the Day

Good Omens is here.  Is it any good?  Should you watch it?  Or has Amazon ruined a modern classic?

Yes, yes, and no, in that order.  Go watch.  Michael Sheen as Aziraphale and David Tennant as Crowley play off each other perfectly.

There's a newer, longer trailer but it spoils some things - not the story itself so much as the visuals they've created for the story.

But here's the opening credit sequence.  If Terry Gilliam had had Macromedia Flash.

Disclaimer: Don't talk to me about he greater good, sunshine, I'm the Archangel fucking Gabriel.

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1 So. Uber's doing Sesame Credit.
Yay Lyft!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sunday, June 02 2019 09:12 AM (xOgT9)

2 I want to point out that Derp Verge, makers of that "how too bild a compuuter" video, took Uber's "customers significantly below average" and changed it to "below average."
I'm not trying to defend Uber, just calling out Verge's less than honesty here.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, June 02 2019 10:48 AM (Iwkd4)

3 Yep.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, June 02 2019 08:32 PM (PiXy!)

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