Thursday, December 10

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Daily News Stuff 10 December 2020

It's Et Tus All The Way Down

Tech News

  • My 11 PM finish last night turned into a 1:30 AM finish, so that was fun.


  • YouTube is banning any video questioning the processes or outcome of the 2020 US election.  (Victory Girls)

    Google's corporate motto: If you're going to be evil, be all the way evil.  No half measures.


  • Turns out every detail of the last story Big Tech buried was true.  (CNBC)

    CNBC now notes that Hunter Biden is being investigated over his taxes.  Because he didn't pay state income tax in Delaware on kickbacks from a Chinese company implicated in the Uyghur genocide.

    And even then spends most of the article whining about Trump's tax returns, when we already know everything that was in those as well.

    Burn them all to the ground.


  • Speaking of burning them all to the ground: The FTC - along with the attorneys generalses of 48 states and territories - is suing to break up Facebook. (Tech Crunch)

    Sow their fields with salt.  Just swing by video game journalists tweeting about Cyberpunk 2077 and you'll find all you could possibly need.


  • SpaceX ran a 95% successful test of their Starship prototype.  (Space.com)

    That last 5% got a little bumpy though.


  • The CentOS project just committed suicide.  (FOSSPost)

    An opinion piece on yesterday's news of CentOS 8 being thrown in the woodchipper, but a correct opinion piece.


  • Ducks can swim.  (Quanta)
    Imagine a circular fence that encloses one acre of grass. If you tie a goat to the inside of the fence, how long a rope do you need to allow the animal access to exactly half an acre?
    The answer of course is that the goat will eat the rope, then eat all the grass, and then start in on the fence.

    (My brother got tired of mowing the lawn - he has an acre on the outskirts of Melbourne - and got a couple of goats.  Later he got tired of stepping in goat poop, but that's a story for another day.)


  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai noted that his company had made the correct call in the Timnit Gebru case and vowed to investigate and make sure it never happens again.  (Axios)

    Forget anything I said about "one healthy sign".  Google is fucked.


  • Speaking of which, YouTube will suspend your account, lie about notifiying you, and never once give you a reason.


    Reddit thread.  No love lost here.

    YouTube is working overtime to create an entire generation of antitrust litigators.


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