Monday, May 31


Daily News Stuff 31 May 2021

Blockchain Imposition Edition

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  • Blockchain mining has made it impossible to buy video cards for video, so what if they instead used hard drives?

    Yep, storage market is fucked.  (New Scientist)

    Drives haven't disappeared, but bargains on large hard drives that were commonplace six months ago are gone, and supply is patchy generally.

    I got myself a new 6TB drive (Toshiba Gold) last month to replace a failing unit in my NAS, because I knew this was coming.  That drive is still available - but I'd now have to order it in from Amazon UK, because there's zero stock in Australia, even at double the price I paid.

    The people behind Chia say that this will be a good thing in the long run as drive makers ramp up production, to which I counter, fuck you you fucking fucks.

Anime of the day is Trigun, a 26 episode TV series from 1998 that sadly has spawned no sequels shut up the movie doesn't exist.

The series follows the story of two claims adjusters, "Derringer" Meryl Stryfe and "Stungun" Milly Thompson, who are out to stop the depredations of Vash the Stampede before he bankrupts the insurance company they work for.  I wonder how they would have dealt with Kei and Yuri.

Tech News

Something Worse Than a Four-Year-Old RX 580 Full of Dust Video of the Day

Yeah, I need to clean out my PCs.  I got a couple of cans of compressed air but haven't had the time to actually apply them.  110C does seem a little excessive.

Substitute Anime Music Video of the Day

Ah, says Pixy, I'll include that AMV, because while Konosuba might be trash that's a problem with the story and not the artwork, and I can introduce more readers to Saint Motel.

Nope, says YouTube.  Age Restricted for Anime Boobs.

Well, instead, here's The World God Only Knows.

And Saint Motel's original video for My Type.

Disclaimer: You've got a pulse and you are breathing, mostly.

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1 2003:  People are complaining that we don't have enough mentally defective diversity hires. 2007:  People are complaining that we don't have enough mentally defective diversity hires in engineering. 2014:  People are complaining that we don't have enough mentally defective diversity hires in management. 2021:  People are complaining that the only difference from one release to the next is a bunch of stupid UI changes that make getting work done harder.

Posted by: normal at Monday, May 31 2021 11:54 PM (obo9H)


Posted by: normal at Monday, May 31 2021 11:54 PM (obo9H)

3 I was going to add that every UI change in windows since the Program Manager has been a step backwards.  I mean, if I have to use windows, I generally just use the win+r to launch stuff.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, June 01 2021 12:05 AM (obo9H)

4 I disagree on principle with the whole "this is bad, we should outlaw it" concept. But a regulatory "if your currency requires wasting resources on calculations or data that is just scorekeeping, not an actually necessity of the algorithm, you can't do that" might get my approval. And certainly any developer that writes such an algorithm should be named and shamed, LOUDLY.

Posted by: David Eastman at Tuesday, June 01 2021 05:07 AM (t/97R)

5 Just publish an algorithm for a cryptocurrency that runs on voting machines. Also, some of the big tech software design problems would still exist even if mentally ill disabled were not employed.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Tuesday, June 01 2021 12:58 PM (6y7dz)

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