Sunday, July 25


Daily News Stuff 25 July 2021

Adventures With Typos Edition

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  • Yesterday's post came with bonus typos thanks to lack of sleep and interruptions from work even on a Saturday afternoon.  I have spell check turned on of course, but on these posts it's a sea of red squiggles anyway so it doesn't help as much as you might expect.

    But I didn't have as bad a day as some poor Google engineer who pushed an update to the login routine for ChromeOS that prevented anyone from logging in.  (Ars Technica)

    On the downside, ChromeOS updates itself automatically, so it automatically downloaded and installed the bug and prevented you from logging in.  On the upside, ChromeOS updates itself automatically even if you can't log in so the patch will find its way to you...  Sometime in the next week. 

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Disclaimer: I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna eat bugs anymore.

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1 RE: Bullshit Study; So there's this study that says that people having too much freedom will cause an economic about the same time that imposing socialism or at least hyper-regulation all around the world will probably put global GDP somewhere in the vicinity of whale poop.
When that happens they can look to this study and justify taking any freedoms that they didn't get. For science. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sunday, July 25 2021 11:02 PM (5iiQK)

2 The good thing about that ChromeOS screwup is they pulled the bad update a few days ago after releasing a newer one.  Also, even if your device had downloaded the bad update, as long as you don't reboot before you get the newer update it was possible to avoid getting hosed by it.  I feel sorry for anyone who had to do a factory reset ("powerwash"), though. (I hadn't gotten the bad update; by the time I heard the story, the fix was already released.)

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, July 26 2021 03:48 AM (eqaFC)

3 "But the Amazon program, first announced in 2018, may stir security and privacy concerns as it gains traction. The company said that it does background checks on delivery people and that they can unlock doors only when they have a package in hand to scan."

Here's the thing about that.  My last apartment complex had gated buildings.  There wasn't a constant parade of doorbells--all delivery drivers needed to go to the office and leave an ID to get a key fob that would let them into the building.  After having a couple of cases where I'd get a delivery one day and the next I'd have another fail because "the driver was unable to enter the building", I asked at the office, and was told some drivers won't leave ID for whatever reason, which sounds sketchy to me.  (My building had 200 apartments, and was part of a 10-building complex with about 1500 apartments.  We had FedEx, UPS, and multiple Amazon drivers there every single day of the week, so the idea that a driver was "unable to get into a building" is simply preposterous, although Amazon doesn't necessarily know that.)

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, July 26 2021 04:07 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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