Why did you say six months?
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This matters. This is important. Why did you say six months?
Why did you say five minutes?

Sunday, March 31

Geek

Daily News Stuff 31 March 2019

Your Roommate Is A Cat Edition

Tech News



Social Media News

  • Today's high-tech leader calling for the abolition of civil rights is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.  (Tech Crunch)

    Fuck you very much, Mr Zuckerberg.


Cat Anime Opening of the Day




Disclaimer: Do not feed your cat more than its own bodyweight each day.

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Boneless Chicken Ranch 31 March 2019

Sydney has now officially exited summer and the weather is pleasant and so the temperature immediately dropped to 10C last night.  Need to buy a heavier quilt.

Meanwhile, I think an emu has nested in my air conditioner.


Don't talk to me or my roommate the cat ever again.
You can click through to find the garbage take that Rita is responding to, but it's not worth your time.


I got suspended for being adjacency adjacent.


The American media is not only bought and paid for, they sold themselves cheap.


I mean, what even is this?


Brian never fails to disappoint.


But he's through to the next bracket, so there's that.


It's true.  All of it.

I suspect this is Kamala's work.  The rest of the Democratic front runners are imbeciles, and she's a shark armed with nuclear laser torpedoes.


Even Vox awoke from its vodka-and-adderall-induced coma for five minutes to pile on.


Best and brightest.

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Rant

Twitter Is Run By Morons

Which we all knew, but anyway.

Unfortunately I didn't capture my original appeal, in which I jokingly asked, more or less, what they have against cold oatmeal. And their support system is worthless; once you submit a request it disappears, and you have no information about it whatsoever.

But unsurprisingly, I got this today:

Your account has been suspended and will not be restored because it was found to be violating Twitter's Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against hateful conduct.

It is against our rules to promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.

Additionally, if we determine that the primary purpose of an account is to incite harm towards others on the basis of these categories, that account may be suspended without prior warning.


Of course, all of this is a deliberate lie. I never did any of this. What I actually did was use a word they, all by themselves, have decided is offensive. They never say that; the only way you can find out is by getting your account suspended. I have responded again:

I have been suspended in error.


I write in reference to your rejection my earlier appeal: Case# 0109080114: Appealing an account suspension - @PixyMisa [ ref:_00DA0K0A8._5004A1e3bMe:ref ]

You write: "Your account has been suspended and will not be restored because it was found to be violating Twitter's Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against hateful conduct."

I have NEVER engaged in hateful conduct on Twitter. Not in 11 years and 42 thousand tweets.

"It is against our rules to promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease."

I have NEVER promoted violence against or threatened ANYONE, not on any of these bases, not on any basis. No matter how broad your definition of attack may be, even down to mere criticism, I have NEVER attacked anyone on any of those bases.

You continue: "Additionally, if we determine that the primary purpose of an account is to incite harm towards others on the basis of these categories, that account may be suspended without prior warning."

Not only has it not been the PRIMARY purpose of my account to "incite harm towards others on the basis of these categories", I have NEVER done so.

I ask you to reconsider.


I do not expect a more reasonable response this second time.

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Saturday, March 30

Geek

Daily News Stuff 30 March 2019

Thunderbolt And Lightning And USB Edition

Tech News 

  • Samsung's Galaxy S10+ goes under the microscope.  (AnandTech)

    Executive summary: The US version is great.  The international version, which has Samsung's own Exynos chip rather than the Snapdragon 855, is...  Pretty okay.  The international version suffers not only from inconsistent performance but also worse photography due to the differences between the image processing hardware on the two chips.

  • Sony also has a 10+.  (ZDNet)

    The Xperia 10+ has a 6.5" 21:9 2520x1080 display (LCD rather than OLED), 4GB RAM, 64GB flash, microSD slot, USB C, and a headphone jack.  The CPU is a mid-range Snapdragon 636 with four A73 and four A53 cores, putting it two generations behind the A76 found in 2019 flagship phones.

    On the other hand, it runs £349 compared to £899 for the cheapest Galaxy S10+.

    My Huawei tablet has an A72 CPU, which is equivalent in performance to the A73 but uses more power.  It's not slow, and I wouldn't hesitate to get this or another A73 powered device on that respect, unless you are running seriously heavy apps on your phone.

    Another possible upgrade for my ageing Xperia Z Ultra...

  • Apple cancelled its AirPower wireless charging pad because it couldn't make it work.  (Tech Crunch)

    Wireless charging is easy.  Fast, efficient wireless charging of multiple devices at once is hard, and what Apple found was that the AirPower could double as an electric wok.

  • The SR-71 had its own R2 astromech droid - and it may be relevant again should we fuck things up sufficiently.  (The Drive)

  • How not to create an open-source license, example 462.

    Another example.  Well-meaning idiots will get us all killed.

  • How to become a 10x programmer.

    Two ways: One, spend a huge amount of time and effort in memory training programs of dubious merit and on memorising API calls that might disappear entirely in six months; or two, create a little personal wiki where you record things you might need to look up again.  A notepad file.  Anything.

  • Oracle has sent out an advisory telling customers not to use Java for anything, ever.  (Bleeping Computer)

    That's not what they intended, but that's what they did, saying that critical security patches to Java 8, which is still very widely used, would require a paid license after the upcoming patch release in April.

Social Media News

  • What if we built a surveillance state and nobody came?  (TechDirt)

    Google and Facebook have built massive - and massively intrusive - surveillance systems to monitor everything their users do, for the single purpose of increasing the amount they can charge for ads.

    There's an increasing amount of data suggesting that all this, basically, doesn't work, that it's pointless and harmful and enormously expensive.


Try Incorporating These Into Your Next D&D Campaign of the Day



Your players will likely kill you, but totally worth it.


Was That "Insert Tab A Into Slot B" or "Insert Tab B Into Slot A" of the Day


http://ai.mee.nu/images/FailedToReadTheInstructions.jpg?size=720x&q=95

(Yes, fixed file uploads on HTTPS.  Just a one-line change.)


Disclaimer: I'm sorry, Beelzebub does not have a devil put aside for you.  You will have to take a number.

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Friday, March 29

Geek

Daily News Stuff 29 March 2019

Censourious Basterds Edition

Tech News



Social Media News



Disclaimer: Try or try not.  There is no do.

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Thursday, March 28

Geek

Daily News Stuff 28 March 2018

Fuck Skype And Fuck Google Hangouts Too Edition

Tech News

  • Cisco: We fixeded it!


    Testers were using Curl to exploit an open vulnerability in Cisco routers, so Cisco "fixed" it by blocking web requests that identified themselves as coming from Curl.  This is about as effective as trying to stop a pyroclastic flow with a paper sign saying "Volcanoes Keep Out".

  • PyCharm 2019.1 is out.

    New features include....  Nothing much, really.  But the previous version was already very good.

  • Samsung's Galaxy A70 is a mid-range phone with a microSD slot.  (AnandTech)

    Huge 6.7" 2400x1080 OLED display, unspecified mid-range CPU, 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB flash.


Social Media News



Disclaimer: This post is a volcano free zone.

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World

Boneless Chicken Ranch 28 March 2019

Live From Waukegan, Illinois Edition


I think I know how that can be arranged.

Freedom wing of the freedom party.

This explains everything.

This also explains everything.

I'm sure he'll tell the truth this time.


From your lips to Vint Cerf's ears, Paul.

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Wednesday, March 27

Geek

Daily News Stuff 27 March 2019

Hinamatsuri Edition

Tech News


Anime Opening of the Day




Hinamatsuri.  I completely missed it when it aired last year, and it's really good.  One of those shows that you watch in one go and then Google the name plus "season 2".

Apparently there's plenty of manga remaining for another season, but Blu-Ray sales have been disappointing.

Re: Zero is getting a second season though, as is Re: Slime, and of course Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.

Disclaimer: Snow sushi contains zero calories.

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Blog

The New Bitchute Tag

This is a test post, please ignore the fireworks.

Update: Well, that was easy.


[bitchute=https://www.bitchute.com/video/RBnjHfyejg0/]




[bitchute=RBnjHfyejg0]





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Extra Boneless Chickens

The new [twitter] tag is great.  You can just sit there all day mocking Politico and it doesn't matter if Twitter has banned you.


Democrats Find Out Santa Isn't Real



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