Sunday, June 23


Daily News Stuff 23 June 2019

Damn It I Have To Leave The House Edition

Tech News

  • There is no cloud, there's just someone else's computer.  Possibly yours if you're running Wordpress.  (ZDNet)

    A commercial proxy service turns out to consist entirely of hacked Wordpress sites.  Thousands of them.

  •  How AMD's Rome pricing compares with Intel at every level.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Intel is most competitive at the 24-core point, where their cheapest processor costs only 80% more than AMD's most expensive part.  Intel's cheapest 24-core server CPU will save you nearly 5% over AMD's cheapest 48-core CPU.


  • Reddit's new design is now the default.  On my monitor, browsing /r/programming I could previously see 14 headlines and an ad on one page.  Now it's 4 headlines and an ad.

    This is not an improvement.

  • TSMC has shown off a chiplet-based ARM server CPU.  (WikiChip)

    This is just a tech demo so far - the chiplets are tiny, each containing four A72 cores and the interconnect hardware.  On the other hand, they can hit 4.2GHz, which is pretty fast for an Arm core.

  • How to get 32-bit games running on Ubuntu 19.10.

    Step 1: Use a different distro.

  • Three products Apple needs to make but doesn't.  (MacWorld)

    A monitor, a router, and an external disk drive, basically.

  • Coming soon from Toho Studios: Rogue Slug.  (BBC News)

    Followed by Godzilla vs. Rogue Slug and Rogue Slug One: A Train Wars Story.

In anime news, Danmachi season two starts July 13.  I had forgotten that it has a spin-off series, Sword Oratoria, or to give it its full title, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria.

Turns out it's not so much a spinoff as an alternate camera angle.  It follows exactly the same events, just from the perspective of Aiz (mostly) rather than Bell.  It's not bad, but it's not anything new either.

Update: Left the house.  The big ceiling was leaking again.  Nonetheless managed to exchange tokens of value for some fabric coverings for my lower extremities and a burned dead fowl still warm from the flames.

Picture of the Day

Anime Preview of the Day

Was browsing through the upcoming season.  Apart from Danmachi 2 it seems a bit sparse and we'll have to wait for the hidden gems, but Kanata no Astra looks like it might be worth a watch.

It looks like the following season will be the big one for this year, with My Hero Academia 4 confirmed and Non Non Biyori 3 and Dragon Maid 2 assumed since they've been announced as 2019 releases.

Disclaimer: Do not taunt happy rogue slug.

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1 MacWorld isn't suggesting an external hard drive; they're asking for full Mac backups to iCloud. I'm gonna vote Do Not Want on that one, especially since they don't seem to understand the fundamental difference between backing up a 512GB iPad and a 512GB iMac. Never mind how flaky Time Machine backups to a local NAS are...


Posted by: J Greely at Monday, June 24 2019 09:53 AM (ZlYZd)

2 Hence the external hard drive.  smile

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, June 24 2019 02:12 PM (PiXy!)

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