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Cheap IDEX 3D printer questions

So, I have always wanted to do multi filament printing. The thought of doing multicolor or washable supports has been such a cool idea and I tried to make that a reality all the way back when I bought my Geeetech A10M... And oh boy did I hate it. (Don't do single extruder multi filament kids, it ain't worth the headache.)...

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If you don't mind the closed platform, you can also get the Bambu labs A1 mini + AMS Lite for around that price. From what I've heard, it works really well, albeit a bit wasteful when switching filaments due to the purging it does.

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Yeah for multi-material printing multiple extruders are preferred, but for multi-color printing with the same material type it's just fine with a single extruder. The purging waste is crazy though, completely agree.

My buddy described his X1P with AMS as "the iPhone experience" of 3D printing. You can't control much, but it's a seamless plug'n'play solution without any fuss.

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Well there's apparently more than 400 million active users every month, so they could charge users a few cent per month and pay for the infrastructure entirely. But they choose to be massive privacy invading assholes.

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If you actually replaced with "Lorem ipsum" texts, it would probably be easy to filter the garbage from the dataset.

Also, they probably have copies of the comments before the edits that are just not presented in the frontend.

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Yes there'd be less, but the amount is purely speculative and you don't know anymore than I do.

Even if they have to go with the ad-supported model to maintain a large active userbase, that can easily be done without all the tracking. But again, they chose the shittiest option...there's really a pattern of them just being massive assholes. No matter what options they have, they'll apparently go for the shittiest one that screws over the users the most.

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I have 1kg of silica beads I reuse all the time.

there are dozens of us...DOZENS!

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Everyone who has ever reviewed the dacia spring recommends you stay the fuck away. It's a cheap piece of crap, and a death-trap if you ever get in a car crash. Dacias consistently perform terribly in Euro-NCAP.

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But that doesn't make anybody any money.

Of course it does, there's a shitload of parts that needs to be sourced, and most people will need someone to perform the conversion. There's a substatial amount of money changing hands in that kind of rebuild.

The bigger issue is getting the car approved for public roads after the rebuild. Depending on the country, that is nearly (if not entirely) impossible.

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My free Dropbox had 100gb for years, but then they decided that was too much and nerfed it to 10gb. At least I could still access my files.

MEGATHREAD for fully FOSS lemmy apps without any ads, tracking or any other anti features.

**>- If any app ( regardless of the platform they are in ) you know of that is fully FOSS and doesn't have any ads , tracking or any other anti features that didn't make the list it is a mistake and you can dm me and i will add it. The same goes for apps that are not really FOSS or have anti features , Even though i have tried...

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Liftoff hasn't been touched for more than 6 months...it's absolutely abandoned, no need point people in the direction of dead and deprecated apps.

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With the significant difference being that a KB still works for it's primary purpose even if not actively developed on anymore. Liftoff is completely broken for a lot of the fediverse, so it's not able to do the only thing a Lemmy app is supposed to do...browse Lemmy instances.

If you insist on keeping broken software on the list, at least make a note that is broken and not currently maintained.

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a dumb phone and some other machine "to fill the void"

So a dumb phone and a stationary computer or laptop for internet access...exactly what most millennials grew up with.

Can't bind Proton VPN to qBittorrent on Linux

I like to run qBittorrent on a Linux laptop to try and minimize the risk of Microsoft tracking what I'm doing and to protect my main system from viruses. I'm having an issue with it though. When I go into Advanced and select Network Interface, Proton VPN is not an option there. I only get lo, eno1, wlp4s0, ipv6leakintrf0, and...

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Easiest way is to just point qbit at the "tun0" interface from the network tab in the menu of qbit...point-click-done

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Not with my real name, age, gender, address, phone number or even email.

FCC to declare AI-generated voices in robocalls illegal under existing law (arstechnica.com)

Robocalls with AI voices to be regulated under Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the agency says. I'm pretty sure this puts us on the timeline where we eventually get incredible, futuristic tech, but computers and robots still sound mechanical and fake.

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Utilities and such institutions that have your membership (library, gym, health care etc) should be welcome to use robocalling to notify you of useful info like emergencies or changes to their schedules

Those scenarios would be better handled through email or text message. Nothing that should be handled by a robocall is urgent enough to warrant disturbing people with a phone call, it should just be text or email.

An actual emergency call, requiring your immediate attention, should absolutely not be handled by robocalls. If it doesn't require immediate attention, then a call is not necessary.

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What do you think about national emergencies triggering automated calls to landlines?

Well that is something that could require immediate action for your safety, so it could make sense. We have a nation-wide civil defense siren system where I live for that kind of stuff, which I believe is a much better solution than cold-calling people who may or may not even be within range of their land line.

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I personally find calls to be much more annoying and disruptive than a text I can just ignore.

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B) They collect significantly more data from the first party app than they were able to from the third party apps, and they’re selling that data for a significant sum of money beyond just their own ad ecosystem.

My money is on this being the reason...the official reddit app is ridiculously invasive.

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It's an industry that's earning literal billions every single year...they absolutely don't need to have ads, they could serve their paying users a good ad-free product, and still make money. They choose to deliberately annoy their paying customers because they're fucking greedy.

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That the market actually responds to consumer desires.

Unfortunately with the excessively oversized conglomerates that do vertical integration in an ever increasing number of industries, there is only the illusion of choice left for consumers. Not using any type of media (books, movies, etc.) is not actually a solution or a choice. So consumers are left with no choice but what is offered, and the offering is not dictated by their desires but by the companies who will screw you over to increase already obscene profits. The "vote with your wallet" argument you use leaves you with "pile of crap A" and "pile of crap B" to choose from, with no alternatives. Your solution is social disconnect from everything and everyone, that is not actually a solution or a real viable choice.

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I'm not talkong about streaming services in an isolated case, I'm talking about the entire company behind it. It only makes sense to evaluate them as a whole and not their subcategories in isolation from the rest of their company.

Paramount, Disney and HBO are profiting in the billions.

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You're cutting one...but now they're all doing the shit that made you quit Netflix, and you have no (legal) way of getting access to pop culture without endorsing the shitty behaviour that doesn't listen to consumer desires. That is why "voting with your wallet" doesn't work, because there is no alternative to vote for with your wallet. So unless you keep endorsing the shitty corporate behaviour, you're pulling the plug on basically everything, and that is definitely a disconnection from many social interactions since you'll have no clue what they're talking about.

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How do you think people and libraries obtain their material? They dont get it for free, they buy it. So that still puts money in the hands of companies you're trying not to give money. Every time you borrow something from the library, they pay a little to the copyright owner of that material. So you're still supporting anti-consumer companies with your wallet by doing it like that. Like I said, voting with your wallet only works when there are alternatives, and we pretty much have none left.

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That is what this is though...set a timer for 30min, when I beeps look at something far away for 30s (roughly, exact time isn't actually important) and then press the "reset timer" button. Repeat until you don't want to anymore, and then just stop the timer.

Not every single small thing should be an independent app...

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Don't know what phone you have, but the default clock on my phone has a timer with different levels of alarm (beeping, vibrate, both, notification only).

I would assume phone wide notification is the better option, because then it always notifies you no matter if the app is open or not, allowing you to also use your phone for other stuff without stopping the timer.

I don't know of such a FOSS app (but also didn't know the concept), and honestly just don't see why anyone would need it. Is hitting a reset button seriously such a deal breaker?

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No we all get that, but I don't think many see the reason to use a dedicated app? The functionality you're asking for is literally just a basic timer...

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Jeg har forsøgt at få min kone til at gå mere op i det, men hun er ekstremt ligeglad og har valgt total apati ifht. digitalt privatliv... "De ved alt allerede så det kan ikke betale sig at gøre noget og jeg gør derfor ingenting"...

Jeg bruger dog heller ikke selv Kagi mere, men mest fordi det var nærmest umuligt for mig at finde hvad jeg ledte efter, specielt hvis det er lokalt/regionalt (dansk). Jeg kan godt forstå at folk med mindre teknisk snilde, eller manglende interesse ikke gider det ekstra besvær med noget så banalt som internet søgninger. Jeg ville gerne betale for en god privat søgemaskine, men det Kagi leverer passer ikke til mit behov desværre.

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Ja google er totalt ubrugeligt, de giver dig ikke hvad du reelt søger efter. Du får reklamer først og derefter ting de meneer at den demografiske gruppe de har proppet dig ned i gerne vil se.

Jeg bruger DDG, som jo egentlig bare er Bing, men uden telemetri. Ikke perfekt, men det fungerer bedre for mig end kagi, til hverdagsbrug.

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So, all these exploits seemingly still require physical access to the car/product electronics? If so, that seems to make it somewhat less of an issue (but still an issue of course) than if they could gain e.g. root access without physical access to the car or even proximity at all.

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Someone still needs to physically break in to the car, which will usually trigger alarms and attention. Like I said, it is still cause for concern, but moderate concern IMO. I would be a hell of a lot more worried if it was possible from anywhere in the world to take over my car remotely. The need for physical direct access to electronics inside the vehicle makes it less vulnerable.

Are you worried about leaving your laptop in your house/apartment? Because anyone could also just break in there and have physical access to your stuff, arguably with even more privacy during the act than with a car parked out in public plain view.

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I've never gotten more than a week tops from my Garmin watches, a handful of runs and it needs a recharge. And I need to fully charge it if it's a long run or risk it dying on me while I'm running.

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I've only used the upper end of the forerunner line. But getting 18+ days from the fenix with regular sports use seems well above spec, they spec it with up to 57h in GPS mode and 18d in regular smart watch mode without sports activities.

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The "do not track" is really just you asking them politely not to track you, they are not obligated to stop tracking...more often than not, it is completely ignored and they track you anyway.

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I really miss a good Lemmy mobile client though...I was using liftoff which reminded a lot of RIF, but that seems to have been abandoned completely. A lot have ads, so that's a hard pass for me. I'm currently using Thunder, but it's a pretty buggy mess TBH with a lot of UI oddities and bugs.

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Sync has ads and isn't open source, so that's a big no thank you from me.

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Filled with ads and not open source, so not for me.

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Uses ads so I'll pass

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It's not OSS so I I'm not paying/supporting it financially. I don't mind donating to a good ad-free (F)OSS client though.

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What if... we just ran them when people weren't in the room?

This is already a thing in many hospitals, and has been used extensively even before covid.

Apple Vision Pro launch pre-view testers complain about weight, comfort, even headaches (www.notebookcheck.net)

Apple Vision Pro launch pre-view testers complain about weight, comfort, even headaches::Reporters given pre-launch access to the new Apple Vision Pro have reported concerns with its weight and comfort, with at least two writers reporting notable discomfort using it. While there are undoubtedly positive experiences to be had...

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I think the stoned look is just her default look, googles or not...maybe "resting stoner face" is a thing 🤷‍♂️

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I find that DDG is terrible at finding anything regionally specific, probably because I'm not in the US. I always get a shitload of US hits and usually some German hits if I try to specify location...neither are useful to me.

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I completely agree, but why would there be a skill-component to the ethicalness of impersonation? Is it equally unethical if a person used a voice-changer? It requires the same amount of skill as the AI.

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Impersonating my voice? Not really something I have an issue with as such. From the article they are using the voice of the actor to impersonate a fictional character. If someone used my voice to create a fictional character like done here, I probably wouldn't have an issue with that.

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Replacing an assembly line worker with a more efficient machine creates jobs as the machines need to be manufactured, serviced, designed, and replaced. Jobs are created in shipping and logistics as factories are able to create more product. Meanwhile the costs of goods go down and benefits the whole economy.

Ah, but we don't yet see the repercussions of this technology. Automation initially removed far more jobs that it created, and the people it replaced mostly couldn't benefit from this change.

I disagree with it on the arbitrary standard that art is sacred.

That kind of opens a completely different discussion on what should be considered "art" or worthwhile of consumption, but I get your point.

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Whether it's a voice actor relying on voice acting to not go broke, or a factory worker relying on menial tasks on a production line to not go broke doesn't really matter IMO. But pretty much no one bats an eye at the latter.

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Anyone is allowed to mimic or copy anyone's style. A style is not something that you can copyright, only the individual works.

Elon Musk demands another huge payday from Tesla (www.cnn.com)

In a series of posts on X Monday night, Musk said that he would not want to grow Tesla to become a leader in artificial intelligence and robotics without a compensation plan that would give him ownership of around 25% of the company’s stock. That would be about double the roughly 13% stake he currently owns....

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VW and Volvo both make some pretty bad EV's IME, they have a ton of software issues and the entire infotainment system is insanely slow and buggy, which is a big problem when thats the main interface to the car. The interior is also very low quality. But these are probably general issues for them though and not strictly their EVs.

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