Tuesday, December 15

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Daily News Stuff 15 December 2020

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  • RAM arrived.  1/8" audio jack to dual RCA cable arrived (to replace Multiplicity's crappy audio streaming).  Two 32GB USB thumb drives arrive tomorrow so I can create recovery images for Tohru and Rally.

    Plan is to swap the the 16GB RAM for 32GB, the 256GB NVMe drive for the new 1TB WD Black, and the 1TB 2.5" hard drive for a 1TB SATA SSD.  I already have those - they were a late upgrade for my previous system, and are currently running as external drives.  Might as well move them inside.

    First Rally, which mostly runs Linux VMs.  Just back up the VMs, clean install on the new SSD, copy the VM back again DO NOT TRY THIS WITH COMPRESSED VOLUMES OR YOU WILL DIE HAVE A REALLY MISERABLE DAY and then install everything I need to work before moving on to Tohru.

    Since they're cross-linked via HDMI - each has HDMI in and out - either one can in theory take over all duties while the other is just a second screen.


  • Woolworths delivered my groceries today.  Nothing was missing.  I now have a freezer packed full of gluten-free satay chicken and lasagna, because I kept adding more to my order each time they lost them.


  • To speed up you must first slow down.  (AnandTech)

    Interesting analysis of an external NVMe drive, tested first on Thunderbolt, which provides a direct PCIe connection, then on USB 3.1 at 10Gbps.

    Thunderbolt provided better burst performance but worse consistency and slower sustained writes.  I'm guessing that this last isn't by design, but rather than the USB interface throttled writes just enough that the drive controller itself never throttled.


  • The FTC has finally woken up from its fifteen year nap and asked social networks to explain themselves.  (Tech Crunch)

    They've sent notices asking details of what the companies are doing with users' personal data.  Targets include Amazon, TikTok, Facebook, WhatsApp, Discord, Reddit, Snap, Twitter, and YouTube, which is pretty much all of them.

    Given that Google and Facebook are both facing anti-trust action already, this is likely to ruffle some feathers that damn well need a good ruffling.


  • Google went down across the entire world yesterday because they ran out of disk space.  (Google)

    Oops.


  • The MacOS Bug Sir 11.1 update is out.  (Mr Macintosh)

    If you have a 2014 MacBook Pro and didn't already kill it with the initial release, this one is supposed to actually work.


Freedom of the Hydraulic Press Video of the Day



Not two streams I had expected to cross.


Sorry Freddy Video of the Day



Though I suspect he might have actually enjoyed this.

Check out the credits on YouTube.  Not a minimal-effort version.


Essential Minecraft Mods Videos of the Day



Who Needs Netflix Videos of the Day

This is just Hololive EN, just Minecraft, just one day.



And that's after Kiara had to bail on a Minecraft collab due to predicted technical difficulties (her upload speed drops from 300Mbps to around 5Mbps at the scheduled time of day, making Minecraft unplayable).

So she did six hours of Atelier Ryza instead.



Amelia is already back Minecrafting right now, but I haven't finished watching her last stream yet, and Gura has promised to return to claim her trident.  Unusually none of the JP or ID girls are in Minecraft right now.






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1 Re: Google and disk space:  no wonder they've announced they'll start deleting user files after inactivity.  (Say, I wonder when they stopped silently increasing everyone's disk quota every so often...)

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