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  • So, after that extremely unplanned upgrade last night - which took forever even on an 8-core system with NVMe storage - my mouse had three broken legs.  Basically it would get stuck about once a second, unfreeze, and immediately stick again.

    But I know this one.  This has happened before.  And I blogged about it so that if it ever happened again, I'd know exactly where to look for the solution.

    ...

    Oh, right.  The solution to sudden mouse freezes after a Windows upgrade is to disable HDCP on your second monitor.

    Really.


  • Get your SSDs now before the price goes up.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Yep, you guessed it.  Blockchain ruins everything.



Anime of the day is Midori no Hibi from 2004, in which, um.   Wikipedia, any help?
Seiji Sawamura is the toughest student in his high school. His grades are not very good because he fights more than he studies, but he tends to protect the weaker students from bullies. A few classmates idolize him; one (Midori Kasugano from a different school) shyly loves him from afar; but most are just afraid of him, which has made it impossible for him to find a girlfriend. In desperation, he says to himself that he wants a girlfriend no matter who it is. He then notices a miniature Midori attached to where his right hand used to be.
Thanks Wikipedia.  Makes total sense.

It's actually a really nice little show, despite the insane premise.



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I've posted both of these before on my own blog, but possibly not since I got syndicated, so here you go.


Disclaimer: Putting the cation in syndication.

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1 "This is the 25-year-old IRC network that got taken over by corporate interests under questionable circumstances. Those corporate interests, it turns out, are completely fucking retarded."

I'm still salty about the creation of efnet.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, May 27 2021 11:38 PM (eqaFC)

2 Google:  what could possibly go wrong?  Develop the wrong opinion and get evicted, and I bet they'll manage things so that the usual renter protections won't apply, and somehow Californians will be OK with that.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, May 27 2021 11:41 PM (eqaFC)

3 Have you ever read J.G. Ballard's High Rise?  I mean, that might end up as a best case outcome with the morally bankrupt retards at google running things.

Posted by: normal at Friday, May 28 2021 01:09 AM (LADmw)

4
Google: what could possibly go wrong?
Bet they accidentally build it on an ancient product burial ground.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, May 28 2021 01:10 AM (PiXy!)

5 normal, I think the Doctor Who episode Paradise Towers (which, admittedly, may have been partly based on High Rise), with the security chief who fed residents to the building, would be a closer fit.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, May 28 2021 02:58 AM (eqaFC)

6 Or Moloch (in Carthage) in Pastrone's Cabiria.  Not that I'm expecting you to go back and watch a silent epic, or anything, but Moloch is probably a better fit for google really, "Don't be evil" and all.

Posted by: normal at Friday, May 28 2021 10:08 AM (obo9H)

7 On happier note, Ina has just hit the million subs mark, which means Kiara will probably reach that point in a few days.

Anyone had issues with the server site named after what a fake cat would say before Ina dumps her into the water?

Posted by: cxt217 at Friday, May 28 2021 02:45 PM (4i7w0)

8 Yeah, Kiara has a big stream scheduled for Sunday.  They've been within 1% of each other in follower count for months.  Funny since they have completely different personalities.


Haven't used the water-cat site recently.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, May 28 2021 03:19 PM (PiXy!)

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




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