Wednesday, June 26

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Daily News Stuff 26 June 2019

Everyone I Don't Like Is A Nazi Edition

Tech News

  • Google has joined the People's Front for Punching Nazis where by "Nazi" they mean, apparently, conservative Jewish podcasters and Canadian academic psychologists.  (One Angry Gamer)

    This seems like a rather broader definition of "Nazi" than the one I am used to.

    Google hastened to explain that they didn't mean that Ben Shapiro was a Nazi, just that he was "Nazi-adjacent-adjacent", like Portugal in WWII.

  • There's a vulnerability in AMD's secure virtualiz- oh it's fixed already.  (AnandTech)

    They screwed up the elliptic curve parameters and ended up with a balloon animal instead of an encryption scheme.

  • Mike you idiot.  (TechDirt)

    Apparently there is no intellectual property in the fashion industry.  Now, the tweet and the movie Mike was attacking were indeed stupid and invited harsh criticism, but for Dog's sake get your facts straight for once.

  • AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 breaks cover as a Spanish site bobbles the embargo and it looks pretty good for the most part.  (Tech Powerup)

    For example, it beats the much more expensive 8 core i7-9700K in Cinebench.  Multithreaded.

    One oddity is slow write performance to RAM.  Read and copy are normal - only limited by the RAM itself, and within a couple of percent of the i9-9900K - so this might be an error in the benchmarking tool, or it might be something that needs a BIOS patch.

  • Do not write your own libc.

    I mean, seriously.

  • SK Hynix has entered production on its 128-layer 4D NAND flash the fourth dimension being, of course, marketing.  (Tech Powerup)

  • Worried that bullshit codes of conduct would stifle honest discussion between software developers?

    Turns out that developers will be developers regardless of the bullshit codes of conduct with which they are expect to comply.  (ZDNet)

  • GitLab 12 is out.

    It has a pancake-sorting algorithm.  No, wait, that was a different article.

  • That guy who got his entire life stolen via a bogus SIM swap got most of it back.  (ZDNet)

    No surprise: His bank was the most responsive and responsible, preventing a transfer of $25,000 from ever leaving his account.

    No surprise: Twitter was the worst; without a direct contact inside the company he would have been unable to recover his account, and anyway, his entire history is gone.

    He offers some useful - if inconvenient - tips to prevent this happening to you.

  • They're back!



    Since both games are headed for PC I give it about 30 seconds before someone patches the character model.

  • Where's Waldo Mike?



Anime Ending of the Day



I watched the Sword Oratoria spinoff, and it was okay, then I rewatched a couple of episodes of DanMachi itself, and it's so much better.  Animation and story and everything.


What the Heck Video of the Day


Often I don't like anime themes so much when I hear the full three minutes, but this one is nearly five minutes and I love every second.


Disclaimer: Bunch of hecking feppers.

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1 Didn't TechDirt assert that there was no censorship of Conservatives?

Posted by: Mauser at Thursday, June 27 2019 06:31 AM (Ix1l6)

2 Repeatedly.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, June 27 2019 09:09 AM (PiXy!)

3 "If possible, use two-factor authentication means other than SMS. You can try methods such as Google Authenticator, "
Makes sense.  Google took 5 days to get back to him about getting his account back, so he should totally trust the next person who steals his email won't do something like deactivate his authenticator.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, June 27 2019 02:27 PM (Iwkd4)

4 Yeah, that one is a bit...  Um.  I use Authy.  Cross platform and entirely independent of your Google / Apple / Microsoft accounts.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, June 27 2019 04:04 PM (PiXy!)

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