Friday, May 21


Daily News Stuff 21 May 2021

Omens And Portents Edition

In Memoriam

  • Kentaro Miura, creator of the massively popular manga series Berserk, passed away earlier this month from an acute aortic dissection.  He was only 54.

    Berserk has sold over fifty million copies and is well known for its fantastically detailed artwork - at least in recent volumes - and its long delays between volumes.  It looks like the conclusion to the series has now gone to the great TBA in the sky.

    I haven't watched the Berserk anime - and the most recent series was roundly panned - but if you don't mind scenes of graphic graphicness and are willing to put in a couple of volumes while the illustrator's art evolves, I can highly recommend the manga.

    It sure as hell ain't for kids though.

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  • HP's Omen 16 and 17 have the Four Essential Keys.  (WCCFTech)

    In fact, they have the ten essential keys - the entire cursor area you'd find on a full desktop keyboard is present exactly as it should be.

    They also have eight-core CPUs from Intel or AMD, up to 64GB of RAM - user upgradeable - and 1TB of NVMe SSD - probably also user upgradeable, and a 2560x1440 165Hz display with 100% sRGB colour.

    The 16" model has AMD or Intel CPUs and Radeon 6000 family or Nvidia graphics up to the RTX 3070; the 17" model is Intel only with Nvidia graphics up to the RTX 3080.

    I/O includes one USB-C (Thunderbolt on Intel models), three USB-A, mini DisplayPort, HDMI, a full size SD card slot, a combo audio jack, and wired Ethernet.

    They don't specify dimensions or weight but this is a serious laptop for serious laps, not some disposable bit of thin-and-light frippery.

    All models ship next month with prices starting at $1050.

Anime of the day is Princess Tutu from 2002, the greatest story ever told about a duck saving the world through the power of ballet.

Tech News

Gratuitous Taylor Swift Anime Music Video of the Day

Gratuitous Bruno Mars Anime Music Video of the Day

Technically RWBY is a western animated series and not anime, but let it slide.

Disclaimer: SHUBA!

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1 "HP's Omen 16 and 17 have the Four Essential Keys."
I wonder if their support is any better yet, or if they still waste your time until your warranty runs out if you have a bad machine.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, May 21 2021 11:42 PM (eqaFC)

2 The premise is wrong about the Google Store.

The products in the Google Store are the people who walked-in thinking there was something they could buy at the Google Store.

The actual intended customers of the Google Store has to have their numbers limited in the store, because you could only let in the corporate buyers of companies relying on personal information of customers at a rate of one firm at a time.

Posted by: cxt217 at Saturday, May 22 2021 09:41 AM (4i7w0)

3 I can't help but imagine The Google Store as one of those carpet shops that simultaneously has signs up reading "Grand Opening" and "We've Lost Our Lease!".


Posted by: J Greely at Saturday, May 22 2021 11:09 AM (ZlYZd)

4 And you're sure that shop was on the other side of the street yesterday.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, May 22 2021 12:34 PM (PiXy!)

5 Too bad they have not reached the stage of dueling signs saying "Closing Soon!" and "Hiring Now!" a la Circuit City.

Posted by: cxt217 at Saturday, May 22 2021 02:04 PM (4i7w0)

6 Over at WCCFTech, they called this Goolag's first "permanent" store, so they'll probably close it down in 3 years.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, May 23 2021 01:30 AM (eqaFC)

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

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