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July 03, 2021

Daily Tech News 3 July 2021

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  • It's the weekend, so time for a proper Tech News thread! During the week these will likely be shorter than before for the next several weeks, while we train up new staff at work to cope with all the new customers.

  • Facebook has gone full Stasi, asking users to report anyone expressing unapproved opinions. (The Verge)

    The Verge, it turns out, has learned to love Big Brother:
    Facebook, like other platforms, has had issues with extremism for a long time, and though it's good that it's trying to combat it, some of its efforts feel like they should've been implemented long ago.
    No, you fascist-fellating bumblefucks, what Facebook is doing is extremism.

Anime of the day is Galaxy Angel, which ran for four seasons (or six, depending on how you count) and 126 episodes from 2001 to 2004.

If you imagine Dirty Pair, with the competence dialed down and the comedy dialed up, but keeping the supportive but long-suffering boss intact, and also dial the destruction up to 12, you might have something like Galaxy Angel.

Because of that destruction factor, the continuity resets pretty frequently. They die several times, and destroy the entire universe twice.

Each season also has an episode that plays things completely straight, often looking at a particular character's past. Those have a very different feel to the general chaos and add needed depth to the story, but aren't kid material, when most of the series is. (I watched some of this with my oldest nephew when he was maybe five or six.)

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The Zombie Apocalypse Might Not Be So Bad Video of the Day

World-famous zombie idol Kureiji Ollie from Hololive Indonesia is teaching calculus. And has 4000 people watching.

This is her theme song.

Speaking of Hololive, as well as duck girl Subaru hitting a million subscribers on her birthday, in the past day Iofi from the Indonesian branch hit 400,000 subscribers, and Rushia and Fubuki from the main branch hit 1.25 million and 1.5 million respectively.

This is Fubuki.

Coco's farewell stream had 490,000 live viewers and pulled in $300,000 in superchats. And then she ate a tarantula.

I know I talk about Hololive a lot, but they put out more high-quality entertainment each week than Hollywood does in a year.

News From the Crapping All Over Everything Wars Video of the Day

TSR Games - the original publisher of Dungeons and Dragons - is back, with D&D co-creator Gary Gygax's son in a lead role. Apparently Hasbro forgot to renew the trademark and Ernie Gygax managed to retrieve it.

Major gaming convention Gen Con has banned TSR for being insufficiently subservient to the wokescolds that are ruining everything.

TSR told them to get fucked.

Oh, and Gen Con was also founded by Gary Gygax.

Disclaimer: Commies. Helicopters. Some assembly.
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