Friday, June 28


Daily News Stuff 28 June 2019

MBAs For Armadillos Edition

Tech News

  • In the latest reminder that the senior management of all the major social networks have the introspective capacity of a Texas armadillo after it has had an unsatisfying encounter with an 18-wheeler, Twitter plans to annotate tweets by major political figures that violate their terms of service, but leave the tweets up.

    If Twitter were a company run by functional adults, this might be a reasonable compromise.  Since it's actually a day-release program for neurally impoverished muskrats, the chance that this is going to turn out well for Twitter is somewhat less than the chance that you will win every lottery in the world, tomorrow, including those that have already been drawn and awarded to other people.

  • Jony Ive has left Apple to go fuck up some other company.  (Apple)

    That is to say...  No, I'll stick with that.

  • With impeccable timing rarely seen since the John Sculley years, Apple has moved production of the new Mac Pro to China.  (CNBC)

    I mean, sure, why not?

  • Google are locking down the Gmail API and will likely kill some apps in the process.  (Ars Technica)

    While a pain, this is, unusually for Google, unambiguously the correct thing to do.

  • However, Gmail's confidential mode isn't.  (Forbes)

    Confidential, I mean.

    Well, no.  It's email.  That's not how it works.  That's not how any of this works.

  • This is the web that was.  (The Old Net)

    Pick a year and a website and keep your epilepsy meds handy.

  • NPM 6.9.1 is broken due to .git folder in published tarball

    Most of those words are redundant.

  • Finally, some decent Twitter content.

Anime Music Video of the Day

I mean, technically, yes, I know, but artistic license.

If you're going to quibble you won't get any bacon pancakes.

Picture of the Day

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1 The lack of a P-trap in that last picture portends dire consequences.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, June 29 2019 03:16 AM (Iwkd4)

2 Somehow, I am not surprised that the AMV is from a contest held at MTAC.  They seem to be one of the few saner, not-nearly-as-satiated-with-progressive-SJW, anime cons - those of long memory might remember that group of American VAs who joined in concert to protest the Bush 43 administration for apparently being too cruel on America's enemies, at the same time MTAC was partnering with veterans' group to help raise money from con-goers.

Posted by: cxt217 at Saturday, June 29 2019 11:50 AM (LMsTt)

3 Rick C - I wondered for a minute if the lower section was under water, but that would make the plate of eggs and sausages, not to mention the coffee, somewhat problematic.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 29 2019 05:51 PM (PiXy!)

4 Any company that has any fear of ever getting a lawsuit for any purpose should probably just block Google's confidential e-mail from communicating with their servers altogether. Judges take a dim view towards having the discovery process thwarted through technical means, and their usual response is "well, if you can't produce this communication, we will ask the other party what they were expecting to find, and proceed with the trial with the assumption that e-mail exists and that we found it." This is usually not a winning strategy. Getting too clever with your data retention policy is a -really- bad idea...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Saturday, June 29 2019 06:12 PM (v29Tn)

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

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