Monday, June 17


Daily News Stuff 17 June 2019

No One Ever Learns Edition

Tech News

  • If architects designed buildings the way Node.js developers design code, it wouldn't even take a woodpecker.

  • Benchmarking Intel's Xeon Gold 6242.  (Serve the Home)

    Not exactly cheap, but still delivers 80% of the performance of the Xeon Platinum 8260 for half the price.

  • A courageous response to a dirtbag hacker.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Not being facetious.  I don't know who Bella Thorne is, but she's a brave and level-headed young lady.

  • Google is in a twisty maze of little trap streets, all different.  (

    What Google did here might be legal in the general case (precedent is well-established) but adds fuel to the fire for anti-trust investigators who are already not particularly well-disposed.

  • Developer conferences suck.  (ZDNet)

    So does that article, once it gets past the section criticising Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Google.  So does Salesforce.  They are at least as bad as the consumer-oriented tech giants.

In anime news, Log Horizon is more original than I'd thought.  Our main hero is an evil scheming rules-lawyering bastard, but he fights for what is right.

Disclaimer: Live by the Node, die by the Node.

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1 Yeah. Log Horizon was a pleasant surprise.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Monday, June 17 2019 07:41 PM (xOgT9)

2 "is-windows is used by around 2.5 MILLION repositories on GitHub"
So this is just is-even and is-odd all over again?

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, June 18 2019 01:14 AM (Iwkd4)

3 One of my friends who has far more MMORPG experience than me, commented that the author of Log Horizon actually seems to know the basics of MMORPG in how he set-up the story.  My friend does not care for Log Horizon, but I certainly found both the light novels and the anime to be entertaining.

Log Horizon is definitely better than Sword Arts Online because the writer of the former is better than the writer of the latter.  If nothing else, it seems Reki Kawahara has never heard of Google or Wikipedia, given his rather loose grasp of basic facts (Which puts him in plentiful company - How a Realist Hero Rebuilt a Kingdom is steaming pile of an example, topped off by a child's understanding of Machiavelli.)

Posted by: cxt217 at Tuesday, June 18 2019 01:35 PM (LMsTt)

4 Took me a moment to grasp that that was a real title and not a swipe at another show.  Kind of like In Another World with My Smartphone.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, June 18 2019 02:05 PM (PiXy!)

5 I actually liked In Another World with My Smartphone.  For a silly isekai story, it is very entertaining.  But as a title, it is nothing compared to Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?, which is a good thing.

Posted by: cxt217 at Wednesday, June 19 2019 09:12 AM (LMsTt)

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

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