Tuesday, July 05
- Interest Rate Printer Go Brrr Edition
- Me: Interest rates are at historic lows, screw finding a new place to rent, I'm going to buy a house.
Reserve Bank of Australia: Increases interest rates three times in three months. (Domain)
Thanks guys. Though at least our reserve bank is doing something, and we don't have anyone down here blaming inflation on the Great Patriotic War.
On the eleventh hand, my mortgage payments have gone up 13.5% and I haven't finished moving yet.
- Private information - including police records - on a billion people has reportedly been stolen and is up for sale for 10 Bitcoin. (Nikkei Asia)
In a novel twist, the data has been stolen from China.
Reportedly hackers exfiltrated the Shanghai National Police database. There's no such thing as the Shanghai National Police, but that doesn't mean there isn't such a database, and reports say at least some of the data checks out.
- Anyone know of a good solution for scanning large physical media like LP cover art? A3 scanners aren't too expensive but are just slightly too small.
- A Xiaomi 12S Ultra and a very steady hand might do in a pinch. (Engadget)
It has a 50MP Leica camera with a 1" Sony CMOS sensor.
If you're thinking to yourself that a 1" sensor is far too large to fit and the camera bump would take up the entire back of the phone the answer is basically yeah it does. (Xiaomi)
- Xiaomi also has a couple of new laptops with high-resolution OLED screens and the four essential keys. (VideoCardz)
They max out at 16GB of RAM so they're not really aimed at me, but they do look pretty.
- You can no longer see permissions required by an app in Google's Play store. (BlueSpace)
You can still see them, but only after you have downloaded and installed the app, which is a bit too late if you wanted to check if the app was safe to install in the first place.
Posted by: normal at Tuesday, July 05 2022 11:46 PM (LADmw)
Posted by: normal at Tuesday, July 05 2022 11:47 PM (LADmw)
Posted by: J Greely at Tuesday, July 05 2022 11:59 PM (oJgNG)
Posted by: wheels at Wednesday, July 06 2022 01:35 AM (CtNcn)
The best "simple DIY" solution on scanning large media is probably a fixture to hold a good camera flat at a nice distance, another fixture to hold the media square, and the ability to move one or the other on the x/y axis to take multiple shots and stitch them in software.
Posted by: David Eastman at Wednesday, July 06 2022 10:24 AM (D6Mju)
Posted by: benzeen at Wednesday, July 06 2022 10:40 AM (H7VDR)
My variable rate loan started out at 2.65%, now 3.15%. The best 10-year fixed rate loan I can find is 7.45%.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, July 06 2022 10:59 AM (PiXy!)
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