Tuesday, November 06
- What do the original Japanese broadcast of Haruhi Suzumiya, Australian science fiction author Greg Egan, troll haven 4chan, and travelling salesmen have in common?
More than you might think. (Quanta)
If a television series has just three episodes, there are six possible orders in which to view them: 123, 132, 213, 231, 312 and 321. You could string these six sequences together to give a list of 18 episodes that includes every ordering, but there’s a much more efficient way to do it: 123121321. A sequence like this one that contains every possible rearrangement (or permutation) of a collection of n symbols is called a "superpermutation.”It's Endless Eight all over again.
For Haruhi fans, Egan’s construction gives explicit instructions for how to watch all possible orderings of season one in just 93,924,230,411 episodes.
- Intel's eight core desktop processors are out so they finally decided to release the six core Xeon E family. (AnandTech)
Good work, Intel.
- Full-disk encryption on SSDs from Crucial and Samsung may be basically useless. (Tom's Hardware)
Bypass techniques have been confirmed on several older models and some current ones.
- Leading advertising company Google announced that Chrome 71 will block ads on sites with "abusive experiences" - as determined by Google. (Ars Technica)
Blocking problem ads is good. An ad company determining which ads present a problem, maybe not so good.
Social Media News
- Gab is back online and the useful idiots are unhappy. (Ars Technica)
Gab's aggressively inept PR makes it hard to support them, but the insanity of their opponents makes it necessary.
- Researchers studying Twitter discover memes, assume vast shadowy conspiracy. (TechDirt)
Haruhi Video of the Day
Haruhi Picture of the Day
Ugh, the moronic commenters at Arse Technica, who are all for free speech, except for when someone they don't like is speaking.
Last week when they wrote about Gab getting shut down, the article was full of commenters rejoicing. That very same day they had an article talking about encryption, and were rejoicing about how the cops couldn't get at the data of a guy in jail for child porn.
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