Monday, December 24


Daily News Stuff 24 December 2018

Tech News

  • He knows when you are sleeping,
    He knows when you're awake.
    He knows where your solar panels are located
    Because he has a billion satellite images.

  • OrbitDB may be in the running for the slowest database ever devised.

    I've used IPFS.  Clay tablets eat your heart out.

  • This article on Business Insider which you can't view with an ad blocker argues that it's "really easy" to take entire countries offline.  (Hat tip: Brickmuppet)

    Yes, there are lots of idiots running really terrible infrastructure that can indeed be taken down.  And there are lots of incredibly crappy routers out there that can be used in reflection attacks that can deny service even to large internet companies for hours before getting shut down.

    And then they find you, and you go to jail for sev....  Wait. the guys behind the Mirai botnet avoided jail time?  Fuck.

    Well, apparently they're working for the FBI now, and let's face it, the FBI needs all the help it can get.

  • Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition is 33% off on GOG right now.

    But it's 70% off on Steam.

    The dungeon editor - a major feature of the game is that you can design your own adventures - ran like a slug on the hardware I had back in 2002.  I think my current graphics card is about 200 times faster (my CPU is "only" 50 times faster) so it might be worth giving it a another try.

  • Speaking of classics, Epic Battle Fantasy 5 is out!  It gets "overwhelmingly positive" on Steam with 98% positive reviews out of more than 600.

    Epic Battle Fantasy 4 meanwhile is 75% off and Epic Battle Fantasy 3 is free to play.

    The later games are better, with more sophisticated game mechanics, more detailed art, and more complex stories, but give EBF 3 a try and see if you like it.

Social Media News

Video of the Day

Justice delayed can still be sweet when the lying bastards and their false copyright claims get booted entirely from YouTube.

Bonus Video of the Day

The video in question, finally free.

Picture of the Day

Nuevo Guayaquil/New Angeles by Kirsten Zirngirb on ArtStation.

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1 Regarding the BI article, I have this memory that I disabled JS on their site, which usually stops anti-adblockers cold, but I can't find the setting.  As far as the article contents, people willing to destroy infrastructure on an industrial scale are probably generally enemies of civilization and should be shot on sight.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, December 25 2018 12:54 AM (Q/JG2)

2 "The suspensions came after Morgan acknowledged that he'd created a deceptive Facebook page aimed at conservatives, and had bought retweets on Twitter. Morgan argued that this was part of a research effort to see how online misinformation spread rather than a conscious effort to skew the election, but Facebook clearly didn't see it that way."
BTW, any luck on the new editor (or, alternatively, figuring out how to get the current one to not jump to the top of the page whenever you paste in FF)?

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, December 25 2018 12:58 AM (Q/JG2)

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

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