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July 05, 2021

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Anime of the day is Hellsing from 2001 - the original TV series, not the later OVA series, which I haven't seen.

The series follows the work of the Hellsing Organisation, led by Sir Integra Hellsing - the blond woman you can see ranting in the opening credits, Japan still not quite grasping British titles - to defend Britain against the depredations of the Catholic Church, or at least rogue elements thereof.

It also features Alucard - never much of a pseudonym, that - and Seras Victoria, a policewoman-turned-vampire who carries first a .50 sniper rifle, and later, when things start to get rough, twin 30mm autocannons.

Hellsing Ultimate is supposed to be a better and more complete adaptation, but the animation in the clips I've seen drove me forcibly away.

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  • How to install Windows 11 in a virtual machine. (Tom's Hardware)

    That's not a bad idea. It's very tempting, in fact.

    I'm not sure how well virtualisation handles gaming these days, not that I have time to play anything more demanding than Minecraft - and the last few weeks, not that either.

  • Qualcomm might move to TSMC's 4nm node for the Snapdragon 895+. (WCCFTech)

    The other reason the 888+ is barely faster than the 888 is that Samsung hasn't made much with its fab technology in the past year. Qualcomm is using Samsung because - like Nvidia - they waited too long to book capacity at TSMC.

    Not that Samsung is bad; they're just a year or so behind the cutting edge.

  • Well, you can't prove it wasn't a cosmic ray. (Google Groups)

    An SSL certificate chain got derailed by a single-bit error in one of the entries. The hashes used to verify this have no built-in error-checking or redundancy; that's expected to be handled at lower levels. So if a bit flip happens in a way to escape those checks, the whole thing falls over.

    Well, one copy of the whole thing. There are also multiple copies.

  • PCIe 5.0 SSDs are on their way. (Serve the Home)

    For servers, anyway. Not for you just yet.

    One of the use cases is for redundant backplane links for high availability. These drives can provide two x2 connections to different controllers, each as fast as an existing PCIe 4.0 x4 interface.

  • Windows on Arm is not great. (ZDNet)

    Microsoft's support is half-hearted, and Qualcomm's hardware is half-assed. And the devices are not designed to be fixed when they go wrong.

    Like Apple, only somehow worse.

  • Rent seekers gonna rent seek. (TorrentFreak)

    "The Smart Fund is not a tax, as a tax would be paid to government. It's good old-fashioned extortion," The Smart Fund says.

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