Monday, January 27

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Daily News Stuff 27 January 2020

Too Darn Humid Edition

Tech News

  • Second generation Optane might be delayed until as late as 2021.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Wait, that's next year.  Never mind.


  • Intel will be manufacturing some CPUs at Global Foundries unless it won't.  (WCCFTech)

    The only plausible candidate for such a move is their budget Atom range.  I'm sure Intel would be happy to free up their high-end fabs from having to make such low-margin parts, and GloFo 12nm is good enough.


  • Does email contribute to global warming?  (Japan Times)

    No.  Are you an idiot?  Can you not do basic arithmetic?  Watching a single short YouTube video burns more electricity than the average user would need for a month's worth of email.  And email replaces mail, which was vastly more resource intensive.


  • The Doomsday Clock now stands at two minutes to lunchtime.  (The Bulletin of the Irrelevant Doomsday Prophets Who Everyone Thought Had Retired Years Ago)

    Of course, they say it's two minutes to midnight, but if you're a Prophet of Doom and you stop prophesying doom you'll quickly find you're out of a job.  It's not so much a self-fulfilling prophecy as a self-prophesying prophecy.  Once it's out there, the only thing you can do is repeat it louder every year.


  • Why not "Rover"?  (NASA)

    Seriously?


  • That's a TRS-80 Model III on a diet.  (9to5Mac)

    The ergonomics are horrifying.  Were horrifying, would be horrifying.


  • What happens if the external drive holding your Dropbox folder hiccups and you have to unplug it and plug it back in again?

    Well, apparently the answer is if you're unlucky Dropbox will immediately notice that the folder is empty and start syncing the changes to your cloud storage - by deleting everything.

    And the deleted files don't show up in the Deleted Files page because that would be too easy.

    On the plus side, it deleted 140GB of data really quickly.

    I'm not sure what it will do when I allow it to sync again because I was very careful to prevent that.  I'll find out as soon as I have a second copy of everything.



Anime Opening of the Day



This is pretty good.  I've read some of the manga and they did a solid job bringing the story to life, and all the voices fit nicely.

I just went to see where the manga goes after this first season of the anime wraps up....  And the answer is, it doesn't.  The anime steamed right past the manga adaptation.

The original web novel, on the other hand, is up to chapter 357, so presumably the plot threads that are laid out in the last two episodes of the anime are picked up therein.


Disclaimer: Unless they aren't.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 11:20 PM | Comments (11) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 The OP was the only thing I liked about the Average anime; I bailed after the first few episodes, and also lost interest in the light novels after a while.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Tuesday, January 28 2020 01:07 AM (ZlYZd)

2 "The only plausible candidate for such a move is their budget Atom range."
WTFTech suggests Celerons and Pentiums.  They could be right, if those are C&P Silver, which are just renamed Atoms, and not C&P Gold, which are based on the Core architecture.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, January 28 2020 07:29 AM (Iwkd4)

3 "Why not Rover?"
Wheely McWheelface!

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, January 28 2020 07:30 AM (Iwkd4)

4 "Apple is growing ever closer to its reported ambition to design the iPhone as a single slab of glass"
How much charge does a glass battery hold?

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, January 28 2020 07:32 AM (Iwkd4)

5 "I'm not sure what it will do when I allow it to sync again"
You know what it'll do.  It'll wipe your drive in favor of what's (no longer) in the cloud.
You could test it right quick with a second account with 1 or 2 files.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, January 28 2020 07:33 AM (Iwkd4)

6 What I think Dropbox will do is delete the one file that shows up as deleted then spend a day resyncing the 140GB of data that doesn't show in the list.  But I'm not going to risk it until my manual copy is complete.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, January 28 2020 09:49 AM (PiXy!)

7 I don't know about you, but if I had a clock that did nothing but oscillate erratically between 11:45 and 11:59 for decades, I'd probably throw it out.

Posted by: Directrix Gazer at Tuesday, January 28 2020 12:01 PM (W/L2T)

8 Unless the clock also randomly dispensed $20 notes...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, January 28 2020 01:49 PM (PiXy!)

9 What happened to the project of an auto-saving editor for the blogs?

Just brain farted and hit post in the top menu instead of scrolling down to Save at the bottom and blew 15 minutes of work. (But not so much it was impossible to reconstruct).

Also noticed some weirdness in the HTML where the first paragraph doesn't get div tags.

Posted by: Mauser at Tuesday, January 28 2020 02:51 PM (Ix1l6)

10 Oh, and they blocked the video.

Posted by: Mauser at Tuesday, January 28 2020 02:51 PM (Ix1l6)

11 Blocked Embedding, that is. I would have corrected it, but that edit button just took me to the home screen.

Posted by: Mauser at Tuesday, January 28 2020 02:54 PM (Ix1l6)

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