Saturday, June 12


Daily News Stuff 12 June 2021

Long Weekend Edition

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  • The last two long weekends here marked the start and the end of the problems related to the datacenter fire, so I not only didn't get long weekends then, I didn't get weekends at all.   This time it looks like I'll at least get the normal two days off.

    I need to configure some new servers tomorrow, but they'll make my life a lot easier.  And make our newly hired sysadmin's life a lot easier, which will make my life even more easier.

  • Regular updates for Windows 10 will end in 2025.  (Tom's Hardware)

    This doesn't mean that support and bugfixes will stop then, but it does indicate that there's an entirely new version of Windows on its way.

    We'll see what that brings.  As long as they don't drop 32-bit application support like MacOS.  I doubt that will happen, because there's still a 32-bit version of Windows and that can still run ancient 16-bit apps.

Anime of the day is Kamichu! from 2005.  It's the story of Yurie Hitotsubashi, who wakes up one morning to discover that she's become a god.  That is, a kami in the Shinto tradition, a minor supernatural being, not the creator deity.

She doesn't know what she's the god of, though, so she tries some experiments with her friends, and soon finds out.

It's lovingly drawn and animated, almost Ghibliesque in its art style, and the story just follows Yurie's daily life as she navigates her new responsibilities and tries to avoid inadvertent natural disasters.

Interesting too is that the show is set in a very specific time and place, from 1983 to 1984 in the city of Onomichi on Japan's Inland Sea.  The background illustrations of the city take great care to capture that particular period.

Tech News

Satellites Anime Music Video of the Day

Not technically groundbreaking but I love the energy of this one.

Disclaimer: The creator of that AMV said he just wanted to put some clips from his favourite anime together before his hard drive exploded.  Mission accomplished.

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1 Buzzfeed "won" a pulitzer for sewing a figleaf to the crotch of journalism, and now we can go back to pretending that stuff other people did 200 years ago is far more worthy of attention than actual slavery and genocide going on right now.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, June 13 2021 01:13 AM (obo9H)

2 "At the same time, manufacturing capacity in the US has significantly declined. According to a recent report carried out by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA),the US held 37% of the global chip manufacturing capacity in 1990– a number that has gone down to 12% today, mostly due to the stagnation of government subsidies to help the industry prosper."

This is more of that "Wet streets cause rain." level of tech journalism:  1.  Journalist doesn't understand the term "capacity".  2.  Journalist doesn't understand percentages.  3.  Journalist thinks that a lack of subsidies caused something that never even happened.

Okay, I have to apologise for the use of the word "thinks" above. because that obviously isn't possible for one Daphne Leprince-Ringuet.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, June 13 2021 03:33 AM (obo9H)

3 I found this last night:  Beavis and Butt-Head dialog dubbed over an episode of some The Legend of Zelda cartoon probably from the 90s.  It's genius, the amount of effort the person who made it went to to find dialog that fits.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, June 13 2021 04:04 AM (eqaFC)

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