Tuesday, August 27
Right Light Rise Edition
- Retroarch can now translate Japanese games into English on the fly. (Tom's Hardware)
It automatically runs OCR on Japanese text in the game and produces an overlay in English.
"Welcome to the future."
- The Fourth Amendment is back, baby. (TechDirt)
Searches conducted at the border are not unlimited but must be related to a specific duty of the border patrol.
Says the Ninth Circuit and I don't think they're going to get overturned on appeal this time.
- The New York Times would sooner see the world Orwell warned against than the world he wished for. (TechDirt)
They're probably all bedbugs over there.
- YouTube is now explicitly tagging Chinese government propaganda. (Tech Crunch)
That's gonna put the wind up the commies and no mistake.
- Windows 10 1909 is out in the preview ring while the rest of us are mostly still avoiding 1903 unless we aren't. (WCCFTech)
Once a year is fine, Microsoft. Once a year is fine.
- 28Gbps using copper over... Cheese? (LinkedIn)
Don't knock it, it worked. Also, you can eat it if you get hungry.
What is the objective here? Answer: There is no objective!
- Someone just reinvented... Damn, I always forget the name of that language... Telescript, that's it. (GitHub)
Though in this case it seems the programs ping-pong between nodes under your control and don't wander all over the internet, so there's that.
- On the benefits of having millions of tiny, useless packages in Node.js oh wait even the article is gone.
Well, here's a minimal example of how bad Node is. (Reddit)
Real code is orders of magnitude worse.
- Chrome is losing the close other tabs feature. (Bleeping Computer)
Because who needs functionality? True, maybe 1% of users ever use that feature, but that's 1% of users Google just pissed off unnecessarily.
- A bug that allowed users freedom to control their iOS devices has been fixed in an emergency patch. (Thurrott.com)
To be fair, it also potentially allowed other people to control your iOS devices without asking.
- YouTube must be bulimic given how often it purges itself. (One Angry Gamer)
I'm not familiar with the accounts airbrushed from history today but YouTube certainly isn't making it easy to work out what will get you banned.
Video of the Day
Disclaimer: Raise right, lower left, and both up, clap your hands. You are not wrong!
One one hand, it's nice that the hardware world has gotten to the point where problems installing a new version of Windows *isn't* because of hardware that doesn't have new device drivers (or is otherwise garbage.)
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 28 2019 12:00 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 28 2019 12:29 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 28 2019 12:42 AM (Iwkd4)
Vista was a hot mess for the first year.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 28 2019 01:48 AM (PiXy!)
I put Windows 10 on a 2011-era Pentium dual-core Dell when it was still a free upgrade and it ran fine up until last year. (Sadly that was easier than going through it to get the files I needed off it.)
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 28 2019 03:21 AM (Iwkd4)
Trying to upgrade to Vista or run a vendor-preinstalled machine was a complete nightmare, especially if you owned any legacy printers, scanners, etc.
Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, August 28 2019 12:47 PM (LGSd2)
Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, August 28 2019 01:15 PM (Ix1l6)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, August 29 2019 12:25 AM (PiXy!)
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