Saturday, January 09
The Purge Accelerates Edition
- Fuck Google. (ZDNet)
- Fuck Apple. (Input Mag)
- Fuck Reddit. (Gizmodo)
- Fuck Twitter. (The Verge)
- Fuck Facebook and Shopify as well. And Twitch and Discord, and Instagram and YouTube specifically and separately from their parent fucks. And fuck anyone who approves of this. Fuck you, Joe Manchin. Fuck you, Jason Snell.
Update: Fuck CampaignMonitor.
- Microsoft and Amazon have managed not to be openly fascist this week. Good for you, Microsoft and Amazon.
- Trump moved to Parler, naturally. That effectively gave Parler the hug of death - the site is up but not really working. And it's pure coincidence that the usual suspects immediately moved to wipe Parler off the map.
Build your own social network, they say. That makes you an easier target.
- Acer has a new Chromebook. (WCCFTech)
You'd have to be nuts to buy a Chromebook, unless you can wipe it and install regular Linux.
- Twitter also banned the account of Sci-Hub, a site that freely distributes scientific papers from paid journals. (TorrentFreak)
Sci-Hub is being sued in India by Elsevier, which holds a huge percentage of the market for paid scientific journals. The site is popular there because Elsevier is eye-gougingly expensive, and it gives Indian scientists a chance to keep up with the literature.
That doesn't make it necessarily legal or morally right, but why exactly is Twitter banning them, when they don't publish anything there?
- You can download the torrents here, at least for now. (gen.lib.rus.ec)
Though at last count it was about 55TB, which is rather a lot.
- The Chinese genocide propaganda account is still up on Twitter, so apparently that's just fine.
Update: Huh. It's gone. That's a first. Tiny, tiny bit of credit to Twitter for not openly supporting the forced sterilisation of entire ethnic populations.
- GNAP is the next generation of OAuth. (FusionAuth)
This is what is becoming OAuth3. It is completely incompatible with OAuth2, so congratulations on a good job there guys.
- Roku has bought the content of the deceased Quibi for some amount below $100 million. (Thurrott.com)
Quibi launched in April last year, burned through $1.7 billion in cash, and died in December. Roku frankly overpaid for their content, but it will be available to their customers for free.... Which means their customers are also overpaying.
- The Asus TUF Gaming A17 might be coming sooner than expected. (WCCFTech)
Ryzen 5800H, RTZ 3070, 17.3" 1080p screen, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
- Half the memory in Tohru has evaporated. I was wondering why it was slow. It's showing 16GB found, 8GB usable.
I haven't put the new RAM in yet, so this will get fixed one way or another. This is almost certainly related to my earlier crashes.
- I've watched Gura's undying gawrilla Minecraft stream now* and replaced all the YouTube videos from December 31 onwards with the new quick-load format. I'm thinking of making that global.
Now I'll backup some essential files and reboot this thing to see if it finds its other 8GB of RAM.
- Update: Well, that was weird. Windows Memory Diagnostics found no errors. The Dell BIOS diagnostics found no errors. Resetting page file allocation (one suggestion I found) did nothing, and setting and clearing the maximum memory allocation** in MSConfig did nothing. There's no option in the BIOS to adjust reserved memory, and the BIOS shows 16GB of RAM present as it should.
And now it's working.
Kiara Minecraft Compilation Video of the Day
I worry about what might happen to Hololive with American Big Tech gone batshit insane. They're as apolitical as you can get, but that's probably not going to be enough.
Posted by: cxt217 at Saturday, January 09 2021 01:56 PM (4i7w0)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, January 09 2021 02:46 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, January 09 2021 02:57 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Philip Fraering at Sunday, January 10 2021 02:08 AM (Clxcy)
Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, January 10 2021 03:15 AM (eqaFC)
Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, January 10 2021 03:19 AM (eqaFC)
Hey, all the Apple and Linux apologists like to point out that that icky backwards compatibility stuff makes life difficult for them and how it's much better--for the OS developers--to push the difficulty out to the userbase.
Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, January 10 2021 03:21 AM (eqaFC)
Posted by: normal at Sunday, January 10 2021 03:22 AM (obo9H)
Huh. I just checked Parler's homepage and they still have the link for the APK file for Android in the lower right-hand corner.
Jeremy from The Quartering is making the point on Parler that the service can not afford NOT to be on iOS and Android, given their market reach, and thus should be flexible in accommodating requirements from Apple or Google. It is a valid point as far as it goes, but I think he is missing the follow-up point that if the requirements to be on iOS and Android is to change your service into the opposite of what it intended to be, accommodation probably is not going to work anyway.
Posted by: cxt217 at Sunday, January 10 2021 05:56 AM (4i7w0)
The one unbending rule of the kernel is do not break user-space. Here's Linus calmly explaining this:
Mauro, SHUT THE FUCK UP!The operating system as a whole, that's a bit different, with the whole ongoing systemd cancer-fest. But that affects deploying new Linux systems and not how apps run.
It's a bug alright - in the kernel. How long have you been a maintainer? And you *still* haven't learnt the first rule of kernel maintenance?
If a change results in user programs breaking, it's a bug in the kernel. We never EVER blame the user programs. How hard can this be to understand?
To make matters worse, commit f0ed2ce840b3 is clearly total and utter CRAP even if it didn't break applications. ENOENT is not a valid error return from an ioctl. Never has been, never will be. ENOENT means "No such file and directory", and is for path operations. ioctl's are done on files that have already been opened, there's no way in hell that ENOE NT would ever be valid.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, January 10 2021 10:16 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, January 10 2021 10:29 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: PatBuckman at Sunday, January 10 2021 11:19 AM (6y7dz)
cxt I'll look for the apk, although I got unlazy and found a copy on APK Mirror; I haven't actually created an account yet. I downloaded Telegram & installed it today, but haven't set it up yet. I started to create a Protonmail account but managed to screw up the "is it really you" code thing so I may have trashed my first choice of address.
Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, January 10 2021 11:35 AM (eqaFC)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, January 10 2021 12:17 PM (PiXy!)
I'll detect the user agent and make those browsers fall back to the default YouTube embed, then compatibility becomes Somebody Else's Problem™.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, January 10 2021 01:42 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: DougO at Sunday, January 10 2021 01:53 PM (kqK5x)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, January 10 2021 02:30 PM (PiXy!)
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