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Just your typical internet guy with questionable humor

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There are people who actually believe that kind of dystopic bullshit, even in the tech sector. I remember a colleague a few years ago, told me he liked targeted ads because "it knew what I wanted"

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Privacy as a human right is, indeed, new. The concept and the desire for it is old. Doing things and not wanting to get caught is as old as walking forward. What, you think the idea of cheating a romantic partner is new? That every military in history and prehistory exchanged letters with one another, saying what they were doing? That every important and "important" person always exposed everything they did and thought to everyone?

Also, keep in mind there's a significant number of serious journalists that need privacy in order to do their job of exposing crimes. I can already see you replying "They wouldn't need to do that if everything was public". True, but that would also mean that tyrants and wannabe tyrants would have incredible ease in killing everyone they disliked.

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saying AI will help employees with “work-related tasks.”

So, the nonexistent support and moderation teams will be replaced with AI. End users will notice no difference there.

The company says it plans to use the AI for communications, coding, design, analysis, building templates, and eliminating other repetitive tasks.

Yup, end users will match with AI bots, because why not. "Oh, honey, if only you upgraded your plan to PLATINUM DIAMOND BLACK PLUS, I'd be willing to go out with you!"

Match Group has been explicit that it thinks it will be good for its business and the world if just about every part of its users’ interactions is shaped and filtered through the algorithmic lens of artificial intelligence.

Too bad "quantic wishing" (what those "quantic coaches" scammers peddle) doesn't work, otherwise everything Match Group owns would catch fire real soon.

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That creates an incentive for them to fill the service with bots and fake profiles, so that's a terrible idea for users.

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Meet 5,587,701+ High-Quality Singles and Build Serious Relationships

I highly doubt it has that many real users. My guess is that's just the total amount of created accounts.

2,033,000+ Monthly Conversations

Yup, no way in hell 5m users would generate so few chats. It's either less than 1 match per month for those 5 million, or more like 1 million active monthly users having 2 matches on average.

I also can't register because I live in a poor country, lol

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No, not paddirn! Tempt me, christian women! I should totally be tempted instead! I'm not at all desperate or anything! TEMPT MEEEEE!

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You could also dress like a professional arch user (sorry for the reddit link)

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I recommend New Pipe. If you need/want to watch from a browser, go with Invidious

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Just live your own life and leave other people alone.

But then I'll have to deal with MY own problems! I can't live with that! I have to project!!!

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Fetchez la vache

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Depends. A protest that happens for a grand total of a single day will do jack shit. A protest that lasts several days usually tends to get some results. If the end result is a piece of shit, an organized front will start protesting again.

The thing about protests is that they have, more than bring attention to something, is annoy and/or threaten the powerful. If you ever see a protest where the police is protecting the people, that shit is most definitely defending oppression (happened a lot in Brazil in the last 10 or so years). You know how strikes are almost always shown as utterly villainous, something done by "freeloaders" who "don't want to work", by corporate media? That's because it's annoying the powerful, the protest is working and the powerful are fighting back behind the scenes.

Protests that "don't bother anyone" are bound to be forgotten like a tiktok video. That's a real problem, because sometimes a lot of innocent bystanders also get annoyed, like in the case of strikes. A strike of bus drivers will fuck up a LOT of workers, and possibly hurt them much more than any powerful figure, so it's super easy to turn public opinion go against them.

That's the problem of society, the majority of people don't have power, so the only way they can be heard is by joining up for a common purpose. Powerful people can make one or two calls to fight back against a mass of protesters.

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Ooh, ooh, how about complaining about their accent and choice of slang! No way that's going to be racist wink wink nudge nudge

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Pretty much. But some people end up wanting to configure and tweak the thing just so they "can work", when in reality they never actually use any of those tweaked things

Sometimes, it feels like people that spend too much time glorifying text editors are just trying to justify why they're using a bad one.

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In this case, the phrase's become more popular because people buy digital goods and, due to business shenanigans, they lose access to it, like buying a digital copy of a movie, "owning it", then no longer being able to access it because Sony couldn't be arsed to get the rights sorted out.

There's also the numerous situations where you can't legally own media, simply because it's not up for sale, like the vast majority of content on streaming sites. There's no way to own and consume some media except through the provider. It's still illegal, it's still an unauthorized copy, but in this case, it's the only way to "own" something.

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Also, there's so much "free" content that a lot of young ones don't even bother or care about learning about piracy and how to do it

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Printing the externals is doable today, though definitely expensive, simply from the volume of material needed, even if you can outsource or rent a big enough 3D printer (I'd probably print out of nylon powder or something similar)*.

With the exterior printed, just slap an electric motor somewhere and you're golden (after setting up the whole rest of the car, of course)

*Actually, i'd probably print a neat looking bike frame and maybe some protection, way less material needed

Court blocks $1 billion copyright ruling that punished ISP for its users’ piracy (arstechnica.com)

One thing that leaps out at me about this ruling is that courts understand the internet a lot better nowadays. A decade or so ago Sony would have probably gotten away with the argument that Cox profited from the users' piracy; nowadays judges themselves use the internet and are going to go "lolno, they probably would have been...

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If I'm not mistaken, Brazilian law allows people to download and make digital copies of copyrighted material, so long as it's for personal use. I should probably look into that sometime

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My guess is numbers. "Only" 28k palestinians vs. over 6 million jews. Also that they're not being killed en masse after capture (although it really feels like Netanyahu would love to do that)

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Wrong, the google product is dead

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But hey, ROUNDED CORNERS! SUPER ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION ICONS! That's what makes apple apps apple, right?

AI hiring tools may be filtering out the best job applicants (www.bbc.com)

an AI resume screener had been trained on CVs of employees already at the firm, giving people extra marks if they listed "baseball" or "basketball" – hobbies that were linked to more successful staff, often men. Those who mentioned "softball" – typically women – were downgraded....

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Commenting on the title alone: I thought they were doing that already since the beginning. I don't say that just as someone who's bitter about never being called even for a fucking face-to-face interview, but because I've seen people who actually are great at their work never getting any returns on their applications.

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So what can’t you get people into

My weird fetishes

why should we check it out?

Uuuhh...

In reality, tabletop games, including RPG. There's even a local, free event that happens every 2 months, but out of everyone I invite, nobody shows up, not even the people who say "I'd like to play once". It really saddens me how many people reply with "I don't have the skill to play, it's too complicated", actually meaning "I doubt I can develop the skill I think is needed to play and I'm not willing to try" whenever I get excited about RPGs.

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I like to imagine that fighter jet was used for plane jousting. Fuck missiles and machine guns, MELEE PLANES!

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Go watch tech channels on YT

Having to sift through who knows how many videos to get information that could be a graphic with numbers? Yeah, no, thanks.

I find this site useful, it's part of Passmark - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

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If I want to compare part X with 3 others, I'll have to "watch" 4 videos. Give me the benchmark of each, plus the high/avg/low fps for a number of games and their settings, something Ars Technica does, and it'll take me less time to compare than it'll take to find the videos I "need" to watch.

Does anyone know any Hard Sci Fi books about humans surviving without any hospitable worlds?

I'm looking to get inspiration for my own writing. I need a hard sci fi series where earth (and earthlike worlds) are too rare, inaccessible, and/or previously spoiled beyond ability to sustain life. Bonus points if it is set on a multi-generational space station or starship without any other options and goes into detail about...

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It deals with a small fleet of survivors desperately seeking a new home planet, who live in constant paranoia due to the enemy being able to plant sleeper agents within their crews. I remember they had to mine asteroids for fuel.

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Act 3

Those fucking demon pygmies! Whenever I played necro, I always corpse exploded all of them

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Saving this thread for future references

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Fucking Palworld exclusively. I'm at a point where I'm actively looking for exploits for the fun of it. Send halp

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The irony here is that it could very well be much better than whatever Disney did, especially if you consider some of the stuff from the 90s and 2000s games, like Dark Forces or Knights of the Old Republic.

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What makes a man, is it the power in his hands?

Is it his quest for glory?

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Listening to music like it's 2005 all over again

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2 billion. It’s too late. You’re addicted. Sunk cost fallacy has kicked in.

I think the Sunk cost kicked in by the time you chose to spend money to get those 200 mil, since you were "already a third of the way" and "worked so hard already"

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Space Exploration in this case is a mod for Factorio

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Not the same thing. Abusing rules (or code bugs) is "cheating legally". You can also make a spell that does Soul Trap to self + fortify attribute and said attribute will be permanently fortified.

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Isn't the point of blockchain that it's immutable? What about people who want to delete their own stuff? Or even mods or admins that have to delete stuff for legal reasons?

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I thought it was Yahoo that destroyed Tumblr, back when they bought it and banned porn

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I put on my robes and wizard hat...

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That's useful for "real life" data, so to speak, stuff that should be immutable, save for a few occasions, like correcting errors; but my question was geared towards internet content. Taking your example of Wikipedia, if the service suffers from a wave of trolls, as it exists today, it can roll back the changes. With a blockchain? That's significantly harder, especially if useful edits happened in the meantime.

There's also this problem:

you don’t have to store the data itself on the chain, the chain data can just “point to” off-chain data which you can take down or modify at will.

Supposing this Wiki doesn't store any of the content, then the endpoints become the targets, which beats the whole purpose of the blockchain resilience/immutability. An endpoint that can't be reached is useless, one that has been compromised is even worse. You can trust the blockchain, but not the endpoint. And if the endpoint is where the "real stuff" is at anyway, why even bother with a blockchain?

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Whether it's impossible is up for debate. Deleting your data from any social media or google-like platform is pretty much impossible. Deleting your old blogger that hasn't been archived in any manner, perfectly doable.

There's also the blatantly illegal stuff that is removed from the wider net whenever it's found, like child abuse stuff. Imagine that kind of thing being available "forever" in a blockchain.

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Ah-lo-voh-ah

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In the proper space, that's a real enterprise

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I hate it that being successful and being a piece of shit are not mutually exclusive

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