Tuesday, January 26


Daily News Stuff 26 January 2021

Inappropriate Song Lyrics Edition

Tech News

  • Stasi's mom has got it goin' on.

    Edit button?  Fuck you.

    Auto-snitch network?  Got you covered.

  • Does your laptop have a spare M.2 slot?  Here's how to install an RTX 3090.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Well, more of an outstall than an install, but it does technically work.  In fact it technically works quite well.

  • CollapseOS is the operating system of choice for the zombie apocalypse.  (CollapseOS)

    It runs on anything from a TRS-80 or TI programmable calculator to a Threadripper Pro, and the core is only 3000 lines of code.

    We could of course just not have a zombie apocalypse, but that level of planning seems to be somewhat beyond world leaders at the moment.

  • Replacing Dropbox with Digital Ocean Spaces (or any other S3-compatible storage).  (Mitja Felicijan)

    For the other kind of zombie apocalypse:
    But recent developments around deplatforming and having us people hostages of technology and big companies speed up my goals to become less dependent on Google, Dropbox etc and take back some control.

    I am not a conspiracy theory nut, but to be honest, what these companies are doing lately is out of control. It is a matter of principle at this point. I have almost completely degoogled my life all the way from ditching Gmail, YouTube and most of the services surrounding Google. And I must tell you, I feel so good. I haven't felt this way for a long time.

  • MeWe has a sound privacy policy.  Their free speech policy, on the other hand, could do with a little work.

    The etc is doing a lot of heavy lifting here.  (Big League Politics)

    MeWe has tweeted several times that they are not censoring anything, only banning those specific users who are "calling for violence, breaking the law, etc".  Every tweet they have posted protesting claims of censorship contains that etc.

    Worse, their CEO is a Libertarian.
    "I don't like sites that are anything goes," Weinstein said. "I think they're disgusting. Good people right and left and middle can't handle 'anything goes.' We don't want to be around hate speech. We don't want to be around violence inciters."

    On the, let's see, eleventh hand, Big League Politics is about as trustworthy as the Washington Post, so we'll have to see how MeWe responds as the chaos continues to swirl.  At least with Twitter you have the comfort of knowing they will always do the worst thing possible.

    Update: That said, you have to moderate.  Or alternately, divide your network up into communities that can each set their own moderation rules.  We saw what happened with Usenet, before major feeds started filtering out the worst of the nonsense, and it wasn't pretty.

Disclaimer: Due to a scheduling conflict with the alien invasion and the rise of the machines, the zombie apocalypse will now occur on Friday afternoon between 4 and 4:30 PM.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

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1 A week or so ago, I woke up with a bunch of lyrics for "Tracy's Lawn."
Somehow the narrator/singer ended up in the circus but all he wanted to do for a living is lawn care.  It was not the most productive night's sleep I'd ever had.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, January 27 2021 10:20 AM (Bkp4m)

2 I keep having BidenHarris lyrics running through my head for "Moonshine, Samizdat, and Zip Guns"...


Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, January 27 2021 10:28 AM (ZlYZd)

3 John Brown's Body.

Joe Biden's body hops a moldering on a grave...

Posted by: PatBuckman at Wednesday, January 27 2021 01:50 PM (6y7dz)

4 All I have to do is to listen to Pet Shop Boys' "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" without needing to alter its' lyrics, and it describes the mood nicely.

Posted by: cxt217 at Thursday, January 28 2021 03:29 AM (4i7w0)

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