Thursday, January 09

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Daily News Stuff 8 January 2020

Turn Off The Earthquake Machine Nikola Edition

Tech News


Other News

  • Working on this for the new system, though I'd try backporting it.  There's a trick to it right now so it needs a few more tweaks, but will be live soon.




  • Nothing to see here, just NBC News' chief foreign correspondent pushing terrorist propaganda.



 

Anime Music Video of the Day

I know the RWBY version is canonical, but this is also quite well edited.





Spaghetti Space Western Trailer of the Day

Blatantly stolen from Brickmuppet.





Picture of the Day

http://ai.mee.nu/images/Iland-ReturningHome.jpg?size=720x&q=95

Returning Home by Ya lun



Disclaimer: The cat's eaten it.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 01:11 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Great, Google's going to read webpages now?  It's not bad enough that so many tech sites are doing videos instead of written articles, meaning I have to to spend 20 minutes listening to something I could've read in three, but now I'll get the same slowdown with the web pages that are left.
Hard pass.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 01:58 AM (Iwkd4)

2 vim:  I laughed.  (I'm too lazy for that, I just use ^Z kill %1.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 02:02 AM (Iwkd4)

3 Web notifications are incredibly annoying.  All kinds of sites--especially tech and news sites--love them.  Worse, they're not content to just use those, but they license libraries that pester you every single day, because just blocking regular browser notifications wasn't enough.
Hell, I'm ready to disable Windows 10's desktop notifications, because Outlook spams me every time I get an email.  (Yeah, I could probably turn that off in Outlook instead, I know.)

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 02:24 AM (Iwkd4)

4 2K20 "bug":  Progress offers an interesting command-line switch that lets you select what the article calls your pivot year; 4-digit years always work correctly, but 2-digit years are interpreted bases on that.  The fun thing is it's supposed to be future-proof in that (in theory) it's not limited to the 19th/20th century but will also work in the 21st/22nd centuries.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 02:26 AM (Iwkd4)

5 Re Progress - I remember that.  I was using Progress back in the late 90s, though we actually went through all our code and fixed every last two-digit year.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 09 2020 02:43 AM (PiXy!)

6 " we actually went through all our code and fixed every last two-digit year."
And of course that's the only real solution.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 09 2020 03:38 AM (Iwkd4)

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