Blog Fri, 21 Feb 20 15:10:26 +0000 Blog en-CA Bad guys: Google and Android 11 as new developers joke Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:28:29 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23553@/talks/discussions

As one of my old friends working in Google told - developers efficiency lately is dropping exponentially.

Capitalism: Mordor blocks lot of email services Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:14:12 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23552@/talks/discussions In last month blocked

  • Protonmail
  • Tutanota
  • Startmail

Tech was simple - first use them to send lot of email about bombs to themselves, next silently block.

Access to sites blocked, and all internal big domains and major email providers started rejecting any email from them.

Idiots news galore: Sony fake blame and DRAM shortage Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:13:57 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23549@/talks/discussions

“Sony has already canceled some previously planned features for a new mirrorless camera due this year owing to the constrained DRAM supply, several people with knowledge of the matter said.” – Japan Times

This is being republished over and over.

Actually it could not get any official credible source (just rumor words) and SOLE purpose of this is that Sony now wants to find foundation for their high Playstation 5 price. And it can't. As coronavirus broke all their plans (much smaller demand for NAND and DRAM now).

So NAND and DRAM manufacturers cartels had been not prepared and prices for chips did not rebound as they planned.

Sony secured NAND and DRAM for special very nice private prices (around 30% below lower point on the market) and wanted to get nice big profits from PS5 from the start. But now try to postpone price announcements as it'll look silly.

Capitalism: HSBC cutting 35000 jobs Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:48:14 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23544@/talks/discussions

HSBC has announced it will axe 35,000 jobs worldwide as part of a major restructuring after the bank’s profits fell by a third last year.

The bank is aiming to scale back its headcount from 235,000 to 200,000 over the next three years as it attempts to cut £3.5bn in costs by 2022 and shed more than £70bn of assets.

And it is only small start.

China: Zugzwang Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:45:31 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23543@/talks/discussions As it is now clear - decision to make total lockdown and quarantine 500 million of citizens had been wrong.

Issue is that big and nice looking bureaucratic machine wanted to repeat that worked with SARS and previous cases.

But they faced "small" issues - they started to do it too late (had been very afraid of huge protest movement if they won't let people go home on Chinese New Year) and infection is very different as it has asymptomatic stage where owner already spreads the virus. So all this temperature checks do mostly nothing.

You can observe how very strict lockdown and quarantine works on cruise ship docked in Japanese. Small tip - it works horribly. Everything that can go wrong goes wrong (but with previous cases of viruses same things worked).

Now it is time to make next move, and in modern China it means to start full fledged work almost eliminating any protections. And this can lead to coup, right (becoming total US protectorate) or left (throwing out opportunists and rely on people, making second Cultural Revolution).

Btw, China also has no masks for everyone for each day to even start working. And it is big idiotic secret of government.

Coronavirus: Taiwan as small big secret Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:40:31 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23542@/talks/discussions Media try to shift attention from Taiwan.

As local government is now hiding most cases of virus to not loose the chance to restore back high tech economy sector, even at the costs of many deaths.

They also quickly need lot of Chinese migrant workers to return to make things run as normal.

But first real outbreak that will become publically known can actually mean end of Taiwan as independent country (even if it is only few countries that support such opinion still).

As it's dependence on high tech and advanced sectors is very big, and China will make sure to use virus as reason to fully cut any supplies and try to destroy remaining economy.

For US and allies it is very important to hide information regarding situation in Taiwan as loosing it can be big issue.

Capitalism: Internet also turns into set of monopolies Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:18:03 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23541@/talks/discussions The top 10 sites saw a total of 167.5B monthly visits in 2019, this is a 10.7% increase in traffic over the past year. The remaining 90 sites saw only a 2.3% increase.


Google is doctoring results to guide people into their sites


Mordor is quote strong still


Also mobile traffic now takes more and more and it is low quality traffic, where visitor usually check only 20-30% of search results and has much less free will compared to desktop user.



Good design: Vaio SX12 and SX14 Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:31:40 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23539@/talks/discussions image


  • 1 x USB Type-C
  • 3 x USB Type-A
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3.5mm audio
  • SD card reader