Wednesday, July 03


Daily News Stuff 2 July 2019

Cloudflare Picked A Bad Week To Stop Sniffing Glue Edition

Tech News
  • I just got a blast of monitoring alerts for my day job, but it turns out that every single one of them was related to HubSpot, which seems to be down.

    HubSpot is down because Cloudflare is down (again).

    Looks like Cloudflare is down because someone fucked up the internet again.  I also got a notification from DigitalOcean that basically things are fucked all over the world.

    It seems to be getting fixed very quickly - the status page is clearing red to green at a gratifying rate.  But maybe get a second basket for your eggs, guys?

  • The 2070 Super and 2060 Super are (almost) here.  (AnandTech)

    The 2060 Super looks like a much more capable card than the original 2060, though it's also more expensive.  More shaders, more memory, more ROPs, and a higher base clock.

    The 2070 Super is a nice bump but not as significant, but so far it looks like enough to fend off AMD's Navi, which is all they needed.

  • Need to drive four 4K displays?  Only have room for a single-slot half-height half-length card?  Also only have $199 and need workstation-quality drivers?

    Radeon Pro WX 3200.  It's basically an RX 550, so not exactly high end, but given the constraints it was never going to be.

  • Boris Johnson plays 12-dimensional chess.  (TechDirt)

    Look, if he can outsmart the entire news media and Google, isn't he someone you'd want as prime minister?

  • This seems like a good deal oh wait never mind.  (HP)

    A 15.6" HP laptop, Ryzen 2500U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, $509.  What's the catch?

    The catch is the screen is garbage - 1366x768 TN panel.  HP does that a lot - they have amazing screens on their high-end models and 2002-era crap on the cheaper ones.

    Though if you need something compact and plan to mostly use an external monitor, you could do worse.

  • Jony Ive's Legacy: Beautiful Garbage.  (IFixit)
    Nobody, to our knowledge, has gotten Ive to explain how gluing batteries into products is useful and respectful to the buyer.

  • The damage that Ive caused extended beyond hardware.  (Stratechery)

    He did create the original Bondi Blue iMac, though.  I still have a second generation one somewhere (lime green).

  • Tweetdeck also fell over.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Tweetdeck users complained that they were forced to use Twitter instead.

    Cloudflare said, "See, it's not just us!"

  • Health sites report Google is censoring their content.  (One Angry Gamer)

    What health sites?


    Carry on, Google.
    Ji lists various examples of auto-complete search terms for "vaccines cause” and none of the auto-complete terms included "autism”
    Yes, because that nonsense is getting children killed, you shitheads.

Anime Openings of the Day

Honeys Flash!

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1 "That's not because of any outstanding ability, but largely because he belongs to the country's ruling class and assumes the position is his by right, as do many of his supporters."
Isn't that how most of these European politicians get into power?  I bet you'd NEVER hear Techdirt describe someone from Labour or SNP that way.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, July 03 2019 01:03 AM (Iwkd4)

2 "explain how gluing batteries into products is useful and respectful to the buyer"
You ever feel like people are talking past each other?  Gluing batteries has nothing to do with being "respectful" to anyone.  It's about making the product smaller, something Apple has been obsessed with since, what, the Apple IIgs?
It probably helps (as far as Apple is concerned) that it reduces repairability, anyway, because we all know Apple thinks you should just buy a new one if it breaks ("oh no,your Macbook has a bad key--we'll just replace the motherboard" or whatever it is they do that would make it a $700 repair if you hadn't bought Apple Care).

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, July 03 2019 01:08 AM (Iwkd4)

3 It was gratifying that my site was still up during the Cloudflare outage, because I don't truck with third-party services, but the gratification was tempered by my discovery that the latest batch of updates was causing intermittent kernel panics in the Xen networking driver. So, a bit of a wash: no scrambling to mitigate problems of Cloudflare's making, instead scrambling to mitigate problems of my own making, more or less.
I'm up to date on My Hero Academia, so now it's either time to find something else to watch, or convince my wife to rewatch it with me.

Posted by: Jay at Wednesday, July 03 2019 01:40 AM (vuQH5)

4 You should load a light weight LINUX client on that lime bublegum mac, and use it at a coffee shop for extra nerd cred.

Posted by: Kristophr at Wednesday, July 03 2019 09:25 AM (Yrvu5)

5 It is rather heavy!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, July 03 2019 01:40 PM (PiXy!)

6 Bring a hand truck.  Or put it on motorized wheels, like that time on Big Bang Theory where Sheldon was using a telepresence robot.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, July 03 2019 02:37 PM (Iwkd4)

7 Sorry, I thought you were referring to the bubblegum laptop.
Yes, the desktop machine is kinda heavy to cart around.

Posted by: Kristophr at Thursday, July 04 2019 10:04 AM (cys8N)

8 Oh right, the original clamshell iBook.  The one that was actually shaped like a clam.  That was kind of cool, but I never had one.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 04 2019 02:20 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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