AMD Zen2 / Ryzen 3000

Leaked Ryzen 5 3600 Benchmark Claims Better Single-Threaded Performance Than the Core i9-9900K

Superhuman (Email)

Kevin Rose (puff) piece for NY Times on Superhuman, the new ($30/mo) email client/service New York Times along with this really interesting follow-up by Mike Davidson on how Superhuman is spying on you with 1x1 pixel tracking gifs.

Seiko TV Watch (1982)

This incredible Seiko "Smartwatch" (really, "TV Watch") that you could watch television own, Circia 1982

Chinese Drones in Libra

Armed Chinese drones over Libya (likely operated by UAE)

DeepNude

After DeepNude takedown, it has been reverse engineered and reposted. Streisand Effect is real.

X Windows Death Watch.

The first thing I still do, even as of Fedora 30, after installing is to switch from Wayland to X. Especially problematic in kvm using virt-manager. I guess it is time to start resolving my wayland related issues.

Heavy Rain in Japan, 1.1M evacuated

In the 24 hours through 6 a.m. Thursday, the agency forecast up to 350 millimeters [Ed: 13.8in!] of rain in southern Kyushu, up to 300 mm in northern Kyushu, and up to 250 mm in the Shikoku region.

This is an incredible amount of rain. These kind of storms can be devsastating:

The same warning was issued last July when devastating rains in western Japan caused massive mudslides and floods, resulting in the deaths of over 200 people mostly in Hiroshima, Okayama and Ehime prefectures.