Wednesday, February 06
- Google is making the blockchain searchable. (Forbes)
Two points: One, this is not hard. Every transaction on the Ethereum blockchain (including the testnets) can be packed into a half-terabyte MySQL database. (Don't ask me why I know this.) Two, someone needs to remind them what has been found lurking at the bottom of Bitcoin.
- An overview of DDR5. (Rambus)
Oh, those jerks. They're still around?
Anyway, worth reading if you're interested; DDR5 is more than just a speed upgrade.
- Western Digital has cheap 10TB external drives out. (Serve the Home)
Currently $200 at Best Buy including a free 32GB flash drive. The drive alone is $290 on Amazon so that seems like a good price.
I prefer LaCie external drives because their aluminium cases look great, are nice and solid, and above all sit flat on the desk so you can't knock the damn things over.
- Melbourne University professor tells Canberra politicians that they're a bunch of stupid-heads. (ZDNet)
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- Mike Masnick takes a look at Gavin McInnes' suit against the SPLC and gets it completely wrong. (TechDirt)
Mike instinctively falls on the side of free speech and against libel suits, but let's make no mistake, the SPLC defames people for money, and what they do deliberately skirts the edge of libel per se. That's the entirety of their business model. They need to be sued into the ground, then bulldozed over, then sold off to someone who really hates them.
Like Gawker, only doubled and squared.
- YouTube CEO Susan Wojciehowicz admits that their 2018 Rewind video was a piece of crap that deserved every single one of the 15 million dislikes. (Tech Crunch)
She promises that over the course of 2019 the company will continue to avoid addressing issues, ignore user complaints, and generally blunder about making a bad situation worse. What are you going to do, use Vimeo?
Anime Op/Ed of the Day
Picture of the Day
Oh! Oh! I've got this one! Just tell the terrorists they have to use encryption the police can break!
What? It's not much more stupid than what the government's proposing.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, February 07 2019 02:25 AM (Q/JG2)
Let us not forget that the SPLC has been proven to inspire actual terrorism and violence. Their espousal of hate (Of anyone they disagree with.) would have gotten someone killed, except that the Family Research Council did not subscribe to 'gun-free zones.'
And, of course, for people who are concerned about free speech should not be defending the SLPC given their predilection at trying to censor people they do not like.
Posted by: cxt217 at Thursday, February 07 2019 04:43 AM (LMsTt)
Posted by: cxt217 at Thursday, February 07 2019 04:45 AM (LMsTt)
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