Saturday, October 02

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Daily News Stuff 2 October 2021

Only The Mediocre Die Young Edition

Top Story

  • Gladys Berjerkelian...  Bejekele...  Brelekj...  Gladys, premier of NSW and probably the least horrible state government leader in Australia right now though that's not saying much, has abruptly resigned due to an ongoing corruption investigation.

    Expecting things to somehow get worse.

    Meanwhile Dictator Dan down south remains firmly entrenched.


  • USPS!  Can we ship it?  No we can't.  (USPS)

    Not to Australia or New Zealand, anyway.


  • Do not use SMS-based two-factor authentication to protect anything of real value.  (The Record)

    It's not secure and people will steal your stuff.  In this case, Coinbase wallets.  It sounds like the people affected here might have reused a password leaked by a different site, and the attackers then bypassed  2FA to break into the accounts.


Tech News


This Is The Below Video of the Day



If you have a high-end video card, particularly a 3090 or 3080 Ti, and double particularly an overclocked model, do not play Amazon Games' first successful release, New World.  It could end in smoke and sadness and RMA Hell.



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1 My experience with hard drives vs solid state drives is that hard drives tend to fail in a way that lets you get at least some of the old data off.  Solid state drives fail by disappearing and never coming back.  I'm sure there's some way to desolder the flash chips, put them on a new controller, and /maybe/ get something back, but I don't think most of us have the experience or equipment to manage that trick.
There's also the issue of scale: backblaze, with thousands of drives and redundant copies of data everywhere, aren't pulling their respective hairs out over a single drive failure, like some dumb schlub like me would be.

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