Friday, June 07

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Daily News Stuff 7 June 2019

How Is It June Already Edition

Tech News

  • In fairness to the calendar, last October seems like three years ago.

  • Millions of Linux servers are exposed to local and potentially remote exploits due to a bug in the Exim mail server.  (Bleeping Computer)

    I had three servers with Exim installed.  One had quietly installed a patch already, one wasn't actually receiving email anyway and has now been shut down and its duties redistributed, and one can't be updated right away due to configuration problems and has had Exim completely disabled in the meantime.

  • Need a tablet?  Need it cheap?  Walmart's Onn 8" model is just $64 and basically works.  (9to5Google)

    Nothing fancy: 2GB RAM (adequate), 16GB flash (inadequate, but it has a microSD slot), 1280x800 screen (less than I'd like, but acceptable), Android 9.  Unspecified 1.33GHz quad-core processor, probably a MediaTek MT8163 which is adequate and certainly faster than the Snapdragon S4 found in the Nexus 7 (which I still use).

    A 10" model with the same general specs is available for $79, or $99 including a detachable keyboard which probably isn't very good but also isn't very expensive.

    As long as it supports adoptable storage (and I doubt Walmart would have gone to the trouble of breaking it as Sony and Samsung have) you can add 64GB for about twelve bucks.

  • Google doubles down on bad, Firefox doubles up on good.  (TechDirt)

    Google is an ad company, not a technology company.

  • A backdoor in Optergy Proton (who what?) allows hackers to shut down entire office buildings.  (Tech Crunch)

    With, basically, a mouse click.

  • Joyent is shutting down its public cloud.

    Joyent was an early player in the cloud computing game, basing its infrastructure on Solaris, which had much better containerisation at the time than did Linux.

    They are also the criminals responsible for Node.js.

  • Crystal 0.29 is out.

    Nothing major, but a number of bug fixes and quality-of-life enhancements.  Crystal is like Ruby, only compiled, and without all the weirdness like packages that globally redefine true to false.

  • Nim 0.20 is out.

    This is effectively their 1.0 release candidate, so I will be taking a closer look.  Nim is to Python as Crystal is to Ruby, but it compiles via C++ intermediate code rather than LLVM intermediate code.  How much that matters I'm not sure.

  • Lies, damned lies, and benchmarks: Who to believe in the NAMD benchmark result kerfuffle.  (Serve the Home)

    Quick answer: Nobody.

  • Why is the base model Mac Pro so expensive?  (ZDNet)

    Because (a) Apple can get away with it and (b) no, that's all.

    On the other hand, it is unabashedly a Pro machine, unlike most of Apple's other "Pro" products.  (VodkaPundit)

    The problem is it is aimed exclusively at video editing.  Nothing else.  You can see this in not just the price and the co-announced 6K monitor, but in the complete absence of storage options.

    If you're a developer / designer / engineer or work in some other role where you need a powerful and flexible computer that isn't outrageously expensive, Apple have nothing for you.  They still have nothing for you.  And they have shown that they won't.

  • Streamlab's YouTube channel was terminated.  (One Angry Gamer)

  • CNet's editor-in-chief is working tirelessly to demonetize small independent YouTube channels.  (One Angry Gamer)

    There comes a time where journalists might well be considered the enemy of the people.

  • Xurious' electronic music channel was terminated.  (One Angry Gamer)

    Instrumental electronic music.



    I found this list on Facebook showing the extent of the mess YouTube has created in a single day.

    Banned

    Varg (Thulean Perspective)
    YouKipper
    The Great Order
    Cultured Thug
    Xurious
    Mr Allsop History
    Patrick Slattery
    NBU Media
    FBIV
    Cybεr Nazι
    Nordic Frontier
    Alτ-Rιght Tankιe
    Hora Vero's Archive
    Stay Woke

    Demonetised

    Steven Crowder
    Iconoclast
    Revenge Of The Cis
    Martin Sellner
    James Allsup
    Red Ice TV
    SinatraSays
    Jesse Lee Peterson
    Tailed Feature
    Ford Fischer
    Dan Dicks
    Luke Ford
    The Golden One
    RetroRobotRadio
    Dr Shaym
    Mad Black
    E. Michael Jones
    Press For Truth
    The Alternative Hypothesis
    Tailed Feature
    Know More News
    Sandman
    The Red Elephants
    Andy Warski
    Deep Fat Fried Podcast
    Nightwave Radio

    Videos Deleted

    Owen Benjamin
    Count Dankula
    Milo
    Gavin McInnes
    Red Ice TV
    Black Pigeon Speaks
    American Krogan
    Angelo John Gage
    Drunken Peasants
    Press For Truth
    J.F Gariepy
    Dire Wolf Media
    E;R
    American Renaissance
    Iconoclast
    Ryan Dawson
    E Michael Jones
    The Higherside Chats
    Bre Faucheux
    Mr Allsop History
    NPI/Radix
    TRS Radio
    Semiogogue
    WhiteRabbitRadioTV
    Ryan Dawson
    Zero Schizo
    No Apologies
    Uncle Chang

    Some of these people are likely total jerks, but we're talking about YouTube, the original and still the number one don't read the comments! site on the internet.

    Meanwhile Bitchute is opening the champagne.  (Brickmuppet)

  • Return of the Return of the Miniature Giant Space Hamster: Baldur's Gate III is on its way.  (Ars Technica)


Disclaimer: Go for the eyes, Boo, go for the eyes!  Raaarrgh!

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1 Ever feel sad you already switched away from Chrome, so you can't do it again?

Streamlabs:  Tim Pool has been pointing out Maza is trying to burn down everyone to get at Steven Crowder.  We can only hope there's a backlash.  It doesn't help that mainstream outlets are lying about what happened (e.g., repeating Maza's claim about the figs shirt.)


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




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