Monday, September 23


Daily News Stuff 23 September 2019

Evil Schemes R Us Edition

Tech News

  • A day with the Huawei Mate Pro 30 and it's 7680 fps camera.  (AnandTech)


  • Nothing as a service.

    Turns out that going cheap is horribly expensive.  At even a modest scale Amazon Lambda costs two to eight times as much as EC2, and EC2 is already not cheap.

  • Bedrock is a modular, WAN-replicated, blockchain nope.

    Nope nope nope.

  • You can now pay for public transport in Sydney with your credit card, debit card, or phone.  (ZDNet)

    Just touch it to the green arrow at the gate and off you go.

    I noticed this today - had an office day after hiding at home for an extended period, and both the new Metro line and the new payment system have gone live.  Hope the payment system is more reliable than the Metro, which almost made me late even though I wasn't using it.

  • Speaking of Sydney, we're number six!  (Slashdot)

    On the list of most-surveilled cities outside China.  (China takes eight of the top ten spots worldwide.)

    Though we have less than one fifth the number of cameras per person of London, it's not a number I'm particularly excited about.

    I wonder where they all are.  The Metro line I just mentioned is fully automated and uses a bunch of them, but not enough to account for the total.

Disclaimer: The next train to arrive on platform blargle will not argle warble fargle.

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1 "Bedrock is for global-scale applications"
Is that like how MongoDB is web scale?

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, September 23 2019 11:29 PM (Iwkd4)

2 Only more so.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, September 24 2019 08:52 AM (PiXy!)

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