Sunday, January 02


Daily News Stuff 2 January 2022

Heart Of Brass Edition

Top Story

  • Microsoft has been working hard to deliver a New Year gift to sysadmins: A Y2.022K bug.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Microsoft codes their spam filter updates with a number made up of the date and time (hour and minute) the update was released.  For example, 2112311200 for an update released on mid-day New Year's Eve.

    That's fine and perfectly workable except that they store it in a signed 32-bit integer.   A 32-bit integer can only really store 9 digits and that's a 10 digit number.  The maximum value is around 2147000000 which means that as soon as the first spam filter update of the new year was released, Exchange Server stopped delivering email.

    Didn't quite think this all the way through, eh guys?

Questions and Answers

  • From Mrs Peel: Where can I get a SMALL android phone? I currently have a Sony Xperia Z2 compact.

    It's a good question.  Android phones seem to have all settled on 6.5" as the optimal screen size; there's very little variation.  The Asus Zenfone 8 at 5.9" is one of the smallest but it's not cheap.  (Android Central)

    The other option is one of the new flip phones like the Motorola Razr or the Samsung Galazy Z Fold.  These still have large screens but they fold in half.  Of course that isn't cheap either.

    Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 has a 5.8" screen - two of them in fact - but it makes the other models I just mentioned look cheap.

    The iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4" screen but again, not at all cheap, and also not Android.

Tech News

La Belle Province Est Fuckéd Video of the Day

We also don't walk dogs.

How did Nazi Germany happen?  This is how.

Party Like It's the Hololive Anthem Video of the Day

Completing the roundup - Generations 0 through 4 did this together, Gen 5 (including Aloe) and 6 did their own, and so has ID.

Nice touch to have IRyS fill out the six places on both Myth and Council.

Also if you want to join in the fun applications are now open.  (Reddit)

HoloEN Gen 2 just launched last week in August but there's about a six month lead time from opening applications to launching a new generation so the timing is about right for Gen 3.  Nijisanji overlaps this process so they can roll out smaller waves faster, but Hololive likes to launch an entire team of Power Rangers at once.

Also, just an observation, you know the vtuber field is getting crowded where there are streamers named Reine, Rainy, and Reina.

Party Like It's 1980 Video of the Day

Disclaimer: Call me, call me anytime, 867-5309, I lead a life of crime.

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1 Call me Ishmael.

Posted by: normal at Monday, January 03 2022 02:53 AM (LADmw)

2 Also, when my wife murders me, it will be your fault for linking to that C.W. Mccall song the other day.

Posted by: normal at Monday, January 03 2022 02:54 AM (LADmw)

3 I always liked that one better than Convoy.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, January 03 2022 03:12 AM (PiXy!)

4 C. W. McCall is a pen name for Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller & American Gramaphone.  

Posted by: Mark Gosdin at Monday, January 03 2022 08:47 AM (FKpVG)

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

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