Monday, August 20


Daily News Stuff 20 August 2018

Tech News

  • JavaScript client and server apps are vulnerable to regex attacks.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Well, the headline refers to JavaScript, but the real culprit is single-threaded event-driven model for server applications.  We invented multitasking for a reason, you clowns.  All these problems were solved in the early sixties, but nooo, you had to go and reinvent everything.

  • Slow news day, busy work day.  More tomorrow.

Anime News

  • There's a 4K remaster of Cardcaptor Sakura.  I have the remastered 1080p Blu-Ray edition of Bubblegum Crisis, and it looks great, but this is the first I've heard of an anime series going 4K.  It was done on 35mm film, so the resolution is there, but the detail isn't.  I don't know if they've touched up the art; they didn't do that for the El Hazard re-release, which does look great, but the resolution allows you to see all the flaws in the original hand-painted cels.

    Update: Ah, it looks like they remastered it in 4K but released it in 1080p.  That makes sense - there's no point in remastering it twice, there's not point in going higher than 4K, and there's no much point in releasing it at higher than 1080p right now.

Pixy is Watching

The entire damn Index / Railgun saga or bust.

Videos of the Day

The opening credit sequence for Erased (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi) is one of my favourite in all of anime.  It tells you everything that will happen in the show without spoiling it; only after watching the show can you see the layers of significance in each frame.

Oh, and the song is good too.

Some guy in his mom's basement (seriously, that's the name of his YouTube channel) analyses it much more deeply than I ever did and shows just how much attention to detail goes into the creation of a good opening sequence.

SPOILER WARNING: The credits above are safe to watch, but DO NOT watch the analysis below if you haven't seen the show already.  (And if you haven't seen Erased, watch it, it's great.)

Also, I never noticed there were two versions of this.  Totally missed it.  And the difference is hugely significant.

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1 I too am watching Index/Railgun at the moment, on Hulu.


Posted by: J Greely at Tuesday, August 21 2018 01:43 AM (tgyIO)

2 "We invented multitasking for a reason, you clowns."
But Pixy, I hear that multithreading is, like, hard or something.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, August 21 2018 06:40 AM (Q/JG2)

3 J - I got about half-way through the first series of Index as it was airing, and paused it because of stuff.  Took a while to get back to it, but now there's a whole lot more to watch.

Rick C - Programming Barbie!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, August 21 2018 08:28 AM (PiXy!)

4 Heh; I hadn't even gotten that far when it originally aired, so it's all pretty fresh for me now. I guess I sort-of saved it for a rainy day, except it's more of an "unnaturally cool, damp summer" (despite much of California being hot and humid or hot and on fire).


Posted by: J Greely at Tuesday, August 21 2018 10:02 AM (tgyIO)

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