Sunday, April 28

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Daily News Stuff 28 April 2019

Nyanpasu Edition

Tech News

  • Indiegogo has banned anti-vaccination fundraisers.  (Tech Crunch)

    Given the crap that Indiegogo allows, this is something of a surprise.  I'm not sure how I feel about this.  Yes, anti-vaxxers are dead wrong and get children killed.  And Indiegogo are in no way obliged to help them do so.

    But censorship for good reasons leads directly to censorship for bad reasons.

    On the other hand, we are already neck-deep in censorship for bad reasons...

  • AMD's Ryzen 2 chips are coming and so is a new chipset.  (WCCFTech)

    Available information suggests that it's a big upgrade over the X470.  A PCIe 4.0 uplink provides double the bandwidth, and the PCIe lanes available from the chipset are upgraded from 8x PCIe 2.0 to 16x PCIe 4.0 - eight times the bandwidth.  Though you can't use all of that at once since the uplink isn't fast enough.

    Up to 12 SATA port and 8 USB 10 ports.  Almost certain though that you won't be able to use it all at once - most likely the SATA lanes will share pins with PCIe lanes, so you can get 16 PCIe lanes and 4 SATA ports, or 8 PCIe lanes and 12 SATA, or something in between.

    PCIe 4.0 does some magic here, delivering 8GB per second to the chipset, enough for two NVMe drives or a second video card.

  • Facebook is run by crazy people.  (Phoronix)


Picture of the Day

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

A colour page from the Non Non Biyori manga.  The anime is entirely faithful to the manga (as far as I've read) in art and story, but rather less so in chronology.  The second season of the anime isn't a sequel (or prequel) but more of an equel - it goes back and picks up chapters of manga that the first season skipped. 

Each season of the anime covers one year, but it's the same year: The second season starts a day before the first and ends a day after.  There's about four volumes of new manga since season two, so maybe a third season will continue from there.

This one is strongly recommended if you're looking for warm fuzzies.  The most dramatic moment in the whole series is when the girls are out picking berries and get mugged by a squirrel.

Having run out of Non Non Biyori I checked out a few turkeys (No Game No Life, the new Boogiepop, Renai Boukun) and settled on Amaama to Inazuma.

More warm fuzzies it is then.  

Update: Not purely warm fuzzies, perhaps; this one has a little more texture.  But mostly warm fuzzies.

Update: I've been bamboozled.  It's not slice-of-life, it's a cooking show.


Disclaimer: Well don't do that then.

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1 It's not slice-of-life, it's about a life of slicing! (It's also warm fuzzies though.)

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Monday, April 29 2019 05:08 AM (v29Tn)

2 I liked NNB and Rin-chon so much I shamelessly inserted a form of her into my books.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M0YSA8C/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b01m0ysa8c

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at Tuesday, April 30 2019 07:45 AM (ug1Mc)

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




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