Thursday, November 21
Yes We Have No Banias Edition
- Intel has written a letter to customers apologising for not having any CPUs. (AnandTech)
To be fare, the Ryzen 3900X hasn't been exactly thick on the ground so far either.
- Should the big tech companies voluntarily fund the journalism business? No. (TechDirt)
This is a huge day for independent, ethical, unbiased journalism, read a joint editorial running in today's issues of the Amazon Post, Facebook Times, Microsoft Tribune, Apple Times-Picayune, Netflix Chronicle, Google Globe, and PayPal Journal.
- PayPal buys four billion dollars worth of honey. (Tech Crunch)
This would have worked much better if it were a British company.
- Slack's new WYSIWYG input box is terrible and you can't turn it off and everyone is dying.
Slack uses Markdown for formatting. The new input box doesn't support all the Markdown features that you could use previously, and if you enter Markdown manually it will helpfully screw it up for you.
- Apple says it is losing money on repairs after spending a decade making them as difficult as possible. (ZDNet)
My sympathy gland is out to lunch, sorry.
And critics call bullshit. (9to5Mac)
- Amazon's game streaming service could arrive next year and immediately die. (CNet)
- Five senators are asking what the hell Amazon is doing with their Ring video doorbell data. (The Intercept)
The answer is they are handing it over to the police with not the slightest consideration to privacy, let alone Fourth Amendment issues.
Which variant? Aren't there like 17 mutually not-quite-compatible versions of Markdown because it doesn't have an actual formal spec? I remember the brouhaha Jeff Whatsisface of Coding Horror and Discurse started when he tried to make up a consistent spec and had to abandon it.
Also, I assume the Twitter responses from Slack mean "suck it up, buttercups" and that maybe they'll get the new version working the way people want eventually, but they don't care that they broke everyone's muscle memory.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 22 2019 01:41 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 22 2019 01:43 AM (Iwkd4)
Are they? Or are they, as an industry, going to keep dying on that hill until it works, so they can try to end piracy?
I've personally cracked games I've bought to get rid of bugs, although not in a long time.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 22 2019 01:44 AM (Iwkd4)
If someone is willing to eat the cost of the games - $9.99 per month gives you a library of 500 titles - then that could take off. Maybe.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, November 22 2019 09:47 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 22 2019 10:20 AM (Iwkd4)
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