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Daily News Stuff 19 December 2022

Last Shopping Day Before The Year In Review Edition

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  • He did warn us.

  • And then:

    This is odd to me because I still think of Lex Fridman as the scorekeeper for The Incomparable's Game Show podcast.  Guess he's been doing other stuff as well the last few years.

    I think Musk does need someone to handle the day-to-day bullshit at Twitter and I also think that there are very few candidates who wouldn't be complete disasters.

  • Comparing Intel and AMD's mid-range CPUs.  (Tom's Hardware)

    On the one hand, the 13600K is 1.6% faster in gaming than the 7700X while being $30 cheaper - and having cheaper motherboard and RAM options available.

    On the other hand, an overclocked 7700X uses less power than a stock 13600K.

    Not a huge amount in it.

    You can use last year's DDR4 motherboards - with a BIOS update - to run the 13600K.  On the third hand, Intel is introducing a new socket next year so you'll never be able to upgrade beyond the current generation.  AMD's current motherboards are more expensive because they already are the new generation, and you should be able to upgrade through at least two generations of new CPUs.

  • SpaceX launched three missions in 36 hours, including its 3000th Starlink satellite and a record 15th mission for one lucky Falcon 9 booster.  (WCCFTech)

    In between doing dumb things at Twitter and showing up at some sportsball event.

  • The Golden Age of TV has been cancelled after it turned out to be spray painted plywood.  (New York Times)

    The number of series being produced is down 40% since 2019 - and though they don't give exact numbers, it sounds like most of the cuts have come in the last six month.  Netflix is losing subscribers, Disney+ is losing money, and Discovery is losing staff as fast as it can.

  • Year in review starts tomorrow.  I'll have to find some music to sprinkle through it, since I wasn't doing so much of that this year.

Disclaimer: Hololive is better than Netflix.

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1 Based on my wife's use of twitter, I'm convinced that it's simply a form of concentrated mental illness. ANd what I mean by that is that the form itself encourages pathological behaviours. Also, web browsers are getting worse every day. Now I'm getting "insecure form" pop-ups when I try to comment. Can we just go back to the good ol' days when "e-commerce" meant calling a toll-free number and ordering some crap for the nieces and newphews? And can we go back the the world wide web being a place for grainy porn gifs and bomb recipes (and for malignant narcissists to post whatever passes for thought these days)?

Posted by: normal at Monday, December 19 2022 10:40 PM (obo9H)

2 Pixy? My blog hates me. Whenever I try to log in, I get a "not authorized" message.
As you can see, I can log in HERE just fine.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tuesday, December 20 2022 01:19 AM (DB9Lx)

3 Wonderduck!  Good to hear from you, I'll get that fixed.  Not sure why it's happening but we did move servers recently so it's probably something I broke in the process of doing that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, December 20 2022 02:54 PM (PiXy!)

4 I also can't log in to your blog, which should make the problem easier for me to find.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, December 20 2022 05:12 PM (PiXy!)

5 Ah, aha! That could be it indeed.
It's been a very bad December,  health-wise. 

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tuesday, December 20 2022 09:48 PM (DB9Lx)

6 Definitely odd.  It's rejecting logins for your site but not sites.  I can see in the logs that it thinks the password is wrong or something.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, December 20 2022 09:51 PM (PiXy!)

7 Hope things get better for you.  I was getting worried.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, December 20 2022 09:51 PM (PiXy!)

8 It's not generating a session cookie for you, presumably because of the different parent domain.  I had to change the session handling code because with the server move we jumped several years forward in the underlying operating system, and I missed something.  Will be fixed by tomorrow; might need a little experimentation.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, December 20 2022 10:11 PM (PiXy!)

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

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