Sunday, June 09


Daily News Stuff 9 June 2019

A Swing And A Miss Edition

Tech News

  • The traditional news media have declared war on YouTube.  Yesterday it was Vox, and now it's the New York Times, with their dramatic piece on how squishy leftie Philip DeFranco radicalised some random guy.

    That's not the story they intended to run, but the incompetence of the New York Times knows no bounds.  DeFranco is unamused.

    And the "radicalisation"?  The guy dated a girl who was an evangelical Christian.

    The funny thing is that YouTube holds all the cards in this game, but has so far folded on every hand.

    The New York Times "fixed" the libellous graphic by removing Jimmy Kimmel.  But not Philip DeFranco.

    As I said, no bounds.

  • India is considering jailing cryptocurrency users for 10 years.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Having written apps using the Ethereum blockchain, I wholeheartedly approve of this measure.  As a good start.

  • Google's Stadia will kill your download cap.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Reason #97 not to use it.

  • Apple has announced iPadOS, a fork of iOS that supports modern operating system features.  (ZDNet)

    Like files, mice, and expandable storage.

    Of course, Apple being Apple, no iPad has ever had a an SD card slot, so the only way you can have expandable storage is by leaving it sticking out of the Lightning or USB port ready to be snapped off in the first minor accident.

  • E3 is on, but it's not a hardware year, and no interesting games so far.  I did mention Baldur's Gate III?  Yes, I did.  So...  Nothing.

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1 Stadia only needs two reasons:  1, it's Google, and they've shown themselves to be untrustworthy, and 2, don't "buy" games you don't own.  (There's a limited exception for strictly-online games like MMOs).

Apple fans keep dissing Android by pointing out how much more powerful the Ax SoCs are than any competing chip, but just how powerful are they?  We all know most stuff doesn't really need that much power but if mobile devices are ever going to "replace" desktops, they're eventually going to need to do long video transcodes without throttling, or compute a payroll for a thousand people or compile a kernel, etc., in a reasonable timeframe.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, June 10 2019 12:56 AM (Iwkd4)

And the "radicalisation"?  The guy dated a girl who was an evangelical Christian.

Oh wait.
You're not using hyperbole.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Monday, June 10 2019 07:54 AM (xOgT9)

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

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