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Daily News Stuff 31 October 2021

K-i-l-l-e-d "Revoked" Edition

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  • Of the four big projects of the Eternal October, three down, two to go.

    Yes, they added another pilot project at the very last minute, but sanity has prevailed and they're planning to use existing software for that and not try to do the custom launch they originally wanted.

    The one that required jamming six weeks of work into three days is also mostly done, thanks to an earlier outbreak of sanity.

    These posts should return to their earlier form, with the daily anime videos, some time in November, once I've had a chance to go to the bathroom and stuff like that.


  • Key takeaways from the Facebook Papers.  (MSN / Washington Post)

    1. Somebody somewhere said something mean.
    2. So the government should have absolute control over all forms of human expression.
    3. If you disagree, you're a Nazi.


Tech News

  • New features in Python 3.10.  (Real Python)

    Better errors, case statements, better static typing, and various improvements to the standard library.

    Meanwhile PyPy has updated to Python 3.8.  Since I use PyPy - because it's four times faster on average - that means it will be at least a year before I get to use case statements in production code.


  • The 11 worst features of Windows 11 and how to raise wolves.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Option 1: Don't install Windows 11 in the first place.
    Option 2: Start11 from Stardock.

    Start8 was essential with Windows 8.  Start10 was nice to have with Windows 10 but you could live without it.  Looks like Start11 is back to being essential.

    It's in beta right now, and will be $5 on release.


  • Fuck Razer.  (Tom's Hardware)

    At best they're being cynical and manipulative, raking in money from overpaid neurotic cretins.  At worst, they actually think they're doing something worthwhile.

    Either way, into the volcano.



Disclaimer: Volcano's full.

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1 So, it's 2 in the morning, I can't sleep, and I just finished seeing an in-depth historical investigation in the Carameldansen meme.... And what shows up in the sidebar? Hololive girls Carameldansen? Surely Pixy would like this, right.... Talk about old meets new....

Posted by: Mauser at Sunday, October 31 2021 06:56 PM (Ix1l6)

2 Yes indeed.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, October 31 2021 09:58 PM (PiXy!)

3 "Volcano's full."

The mile-long line of virgins out front should have been your first sign.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, October 31 2021 11:11 PM (obo9H)

4 Burning moose out front shoulda told ya.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, October 31 2021 11:51 PM (PiXy!)

5 I'm a little bit surprised to see someone actually make a powered mask.

Review does not analyze the filter media, so that is incomplete.

Eyes, ears, etc. are not covered, so will not substitute for biowar gear or for lab gear designed for a fancy disease lab. If you are in a place where someone has managed to disperse a bunch of biowar viral particles, you are SOL with this.

Effort is probably pointless for the common fucking cold.

Forcing air in might at least mean less skin bacteria forced into the lungs.  Fans means that you will not be able to easily clean off bacteria growth from the air intake. 

From a bacterial growth perspective, 24 hours per set of filters is probably much too long.

No masking, and the chemically active filter of air, are better.

Steps to bring 'pandemic' under control: 1. Make universities shut down student enrollment for the duration.  2.  Force them to abandon their old collection of building.  3.  Size to be permanently reduced to what they can fit in all new construction, designed for internal coverage of ultraviolet illumination.  4.  They eventually cut this shit out, after being made to bear the costs. 

Posted by: PatBuckman at Monday, November 01 2021 01:17 AM (r9O5h)

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