Friday, January 08


Daily News Stuff 8 January 2021

In Other Less Genocidey News Edition

Tech News

  • Lenovo has a new range of Ideapads.  (AnandTech)

    These include the IdeaPad 5G based on Qualcomm's 8cx processor, which no-one should buy because it's terribly slow, the IdeaPad 5i Pro based on Intel's 11th generation processors which no-one should buy because AMD is much better value and also isn't available in the US, the IdeaPad 5 Pro 14" which has an AMD APU but is also not available in the US, and the IdeaPad 5 Pro 16" which has an AMD APU, will ship in the US starting in May, and...

    Well, I personally don't like numeric keypads on laptops - or desktops, really - but it does effectively give you the Four Essential Keys so there's that.

    1920x1200 120Hz display, Nvidia MX450 graphics in addition to the APU's integrated graphics, and up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD.

  • Sealed court records were exposed by the SolarWinds debacle.  (Krebs on Security)

    The article also covers speculation that the SolarWinds breach was enabled by an earlier breach of JetBrains - makers of IntelliJ and PyCharm and more significantly here, TeamCity.

    What a fiasco.

  • Running Windows on the Arm-based Mac Mini.  (

    Using a technical preview of Parallels Desktop and an insider preview of Windows on Arm, so not something any sane person would want to do.  You'd be better off with DOSBox-X and Windows Me.

  • Facebook has removed the likes count from public pages.  (New York Post)

    Because fuck you, that's why.

  • Fuck ZDNet...  No, wait, it's always that one idiot.  Why they keep him on staff I don't know, but the rest of the site is still more-or-less worthwhile.

  • Blockchain Stalin is at it again.

  • Saw an unfamiliar host logging in to one of my servers just now with a private key.

    Minor heart attack until I realised that it was the backup server doing its daily duty and the hosting company had changed their reverse DNS settings.

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Disclaimer: Maybe the real treasure was the Tonys we met along the way.

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It's really tempting to reset my Twitter password so I could reply "Yeah, it'd be great to watch the media forced to honestly cover Republicans, but I bet that's not what you meant."  But Twitter can get bent.

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

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