Wednesday, June 16
Unholy Offspring R Us Edition
- Windows 11 has leaked. (Thurrott.com)
Microsoft has adopted a MacOS style application dock but kept the Start button, which makes no sense. Fortunately you can change a setting - somewhere - to make it go back to normal.
It does look pretty, for the most part. You will be shocked to learn that the computer management interface still hasn't been updated from NT 4.
Essentially the Windows 10 UI has been refreshed but all the older stuff - Windows 8 holdovers, Windows 7, 2000, NT, whatever - hasn't changed at all.
That said, this is a leaked preview build and not the final product, so maybe something will be fixed before release.
The anime series aired early during the manga run so it doesn't get anywhere near the end of the overall story, but the first season wraps things up very nicely. A little too nicely, because I was actually rather irritated by the start of season two when they had to create conflict to get things moving again.
Funny thing is, if you check the Wikipedia page and search for Asperger's you won't find it, but heroine Sawako Kuronuma is an absolute textbook case. It's quite a good study of it, in fact.
- Amazon has joined Microsoft in blocking Google's FLoC on its servers. (DigiDay)
Looks like Google is going it alone on this one. Not only have the Big Tech companies assured they have no friends in the outside world, they also hate each other.
- The US has warned the EU over their increasingly sensible reluctance to trust the lunatics running American Big Tech. (Ars Technica)
The EU has assigned the warning to the circular file, and is looking at their next round of billion-dollar fines for whatever they can think of. Fortunately, Big Tech is very helpful when it comes to doing stupid shit on a massive scale.
- RAID expansion is coming to ZFS. (Ars Technica)
ZFS is little short of miraculous compared to other filesystems, but RAID expansion has been a notable missing feature for fifteen years.
And likely will remain missing for another year, because they do a lot of testing before releasing new features like this.
- Google is extending its craptastic phishing protection to documents. (Bleeping Computer)
We use this at my day job. The way it works is when it detects a malicious email, it will delete it from all recipient mailboxes, and then send you a notification that it's been deleted. With no details whatsoever about the content, so you have no way of checking anything.
- A vulnerability in Peleton devices let hackers take complete control of.... An exercise bike. (Bleeping Computer)
Oh no. Anyway...
Little Glee Monster Anime Music Video of the Day
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Thursday, June 17 2021 12:54 AM (hh530)
It dovetails neatly with my FreeBSD/linux desktop, which is evilwm and a terminal.
Posted by: normal at Thursday, June 17 2021 08:52 AM (obo9H)
(All this is just to gripe about the developer time lost supporting a "feature" that should be pensioned off)
Posted by: normal at Thursday, June 17 2021 09:27 AM (obo9H)
Oh no. There's fail all over the floor.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thursday, June 17 2021 11:21 AM (5iiQK)
Posted by: Jay at Thursday, June 17 2021 12:18 PM (0jVI9)
Also, there are a lot of reasons to never use a parity RAID (RAID5, RAID6), not the least of which is that during "rebuild" you are far more likely to suffer an additional failureThat's a significant issue with disk-based RAID, yeah. You need RAID6 just to be comfortable of surviving a rebuild.
With SSDs, and particularly with NVMe storage, it's much less of an issue. The drives are more reliable and both smaller and much much faster. If your CPU is fast enough a rebuild of even a large array might take 30 minutes.
That said, our new database server at my day job is RAID-10.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, June 17 2021 07:36 PM (PiXy!)
This is an old story but I was contracting at a client years ago, doing Progress work, and they called Progress to get contractors in to try to improve their in-house application's performance. I was told the contractors walked in, looked at the RAID 5 filesystem, said "call us when you've gotten rid of that", and left.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, June 18 2021 05:07 AM (eqaFC)
These days of course a single drive can reach a million IOPS so it's less of an issue.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, June 18 2021 09:37 AM (PiXy!)
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