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Starts as proof of concept to get you used to it. Toggle it off, hide it, but it exists. It's there in the code. Next step is to gradually remove the option to say no. They already tried forcing people to upgrade to Windows 11. They'll just try harder. It's too much money for them to ignore.

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The majority contributor to the UN. In both aid and military. This used to be a good thing when we didn't vote for dogshit or vote against the entire counsel.

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Yes. Let's disband the only gathering of all the nations in a peaceful assembly because politics can get hard sometimes.

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See, I only have patience for one kind of stupidity and it's ignorance. Those who simply haven't learned and are trying to. They didn't ask a question though, didn't inquire for more information, made no attempt to acknowledge the importance of the assembly they claim needs to be disbanded. They made a confidently moronic statement and should be ridiculed as such.

You're allowed to believe something that's wrong but the moment you take that belief, turn it into confidence, and then preach that to others as if you knew better - off to the stockade, ready the tomatoes. We have at our disposal countless ways to educate oneself, forums for asking questions, The Library of Alexandria multiplied infinitely at our fingertips. To not use it at the mere prospect of doubt is an insult to everyone who has made such a thing possible.

Politics are hard, they're messy, they're really dumb, but they're important and even when nothing gets done, something does. The UN is a critical pillar of world cohesion even if we haven't gotten there yet. To dismantle it would be akin to taking a jackhammer to the foundation of a half built home. It should be easy to understand that by anyone paying attention.

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Biometric is high security against thieves and nosy girlfriends, not kidnappers or cops apparently. You need to be physically present for most of them which means it can't be done without you knowing. The problem arises when the person who wants access also has access to you.

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And this is the straw in which I will instruct Microsoft to suck shit through.

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About as blind as Biden is to Palestine.

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He's certainly not destroying it

Oh, yes, the only two options. Death or life support. No way to improve it.

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I'm not done laughing yet, give me a minute.

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And the game will be hard coded to only work with a Wii controller.

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"Yeah so we tried to make this powdered garbage sweeter so children could stomach it. Sure it has nutritional value but it tastes like orphan slop. Can we improve that?"

"No."

Fuck Nestlé but come on guys.

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Jesus Christ what misleading bullshit. Should we classify sugar as a schedule 3 drug then? Treat it like cocaine? No thats fucking stupid because it's not. It can be addictive, like literally anything else. A baby is not going to get chemically dependant on sugar.

Another example of having the right information but the wrong conclusion.

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This is why anyone outside the left laughs at us. You have people sincerely equating sugar to cocaine because a corporation decided to try and make tasteless gruel edible.

Watch out, if you put sugar in your oatmeal you're a drug addict. You're taking truly the dumbest position possible because to admit there's a middle ground doesn't let you dig into the big bad Corp.

Should it be regulated due to its overabundance? Yes. Should it be regulated like cocaine? Fuck no. What's wrong with your brain? Too much sugar or cocaine?

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Weed is addictive and many people fall into a feedback loop of depending on it yet every dipshit on the left wants that unbanned and unregulated. The hypocracy is what annoys the shit out of me.

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As would nearly everyone on the left. But sugar? Oh no. It's just cocaine lite.

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Lol the only reason you're against this move is because sugar is vaguely tied to addiction and you want to demonize a corporation. Honey has sugar, are the bees trying to get us addicted too? These are the ramblings of the insane.

Yes, Nestlé fucking sucks. Evil, even. But them farting in the wind is not them engaging in chemical warfare. Treating it like it is, is part of what I can't fucking stand. This is an isolated event. Just because someone has a shit reputation doesn't mean every single minor move is a nefarious conspiracy.

You people are bored and hypocritical. The same people that would consider weed harmless but unironically compare sugar to cocaine. Sugar spurs on habitual addiction, not chemical dependancy. Not knowing the difference, pretending you understand addiction because you read the headline of a study and the parroted news articles, that's how bullshit gets spread around.

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Fucking anything that derives pleasure can be habitually addictive, this shit means nothing. Literally nothing. Chemical dependancies are not the same fucking thing. Stop pretending they are so you can look smart. This circlejerk of dipshits is truly beyond my patience.

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Yes, it is. Habitual addiction is addiction. While you might not suffer from it, just like some people can become alcoholics but not all, some people can become severely dependant on the way weed makes them feel.

If it can make you feel good, it can become addictive. Knowing the difference between habitual and chemical addiction is extremely important.

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Because of the sugar or?

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Right. So sugar isn't the issue in feeding honey to babies. Baby food has sugar in it too. Just real interesting is all.

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"Did he just pull the entire raid?"

Cue class wars

RealFknNito ,
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How Anarchists see themselves vs the actual result of Anarchy.

RealFknNito ,
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By turning cities into slums and making a militia police force that guns down innocent civilians anyway? Yay anarchy.

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Posted one. Want a history book too?

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Not defending corporations but these massive conglomerates usually get so intricate, so messy, that there are people who end up getting a paycheck that genuinely do not get assignments. In other words, getting paid to watch paint dry. So sometimes the comments that look terrible are directed at people who were doing nothing or very nearly nothing and still getting paid for it.

But yes also fuck executives getting x80 the pay of developers.

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How much do they profit off YouTube again?

Oh wait - they don't. They take losses from it. A business, meant for making money, is suffering a loss to provide goobers like you content and have the goobers making that content profit enough so they aren't in poverty for choosing to make videos for a living.

You people really throw logic out the window when you talk about shit like this. You want corporations to make less money? Go fix the fucking tax laws not bitch about average membership fees like a fuckwit.

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It doesn't.

Source? Me. I've had it for months haven't seen a single ad.

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I don't care if it's Google, Amazon, or fucking Walmart. If the product makes sense as it is right now and the price is on par with other services, I'll pay for it if it makes sense for me.

I'm not going to avoid something or complain about shit that hasn't even happened yet. If you don't like the corporations and want to avoid supporting them, fine, but I'm exhausted with people giving bullshit answers as to why xyz isn't fair.

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Do you know how little money advertisers pay per ad? I think last I heard it's between 0.5 and 3 cents. Could be even lower. That's probably not enough, so they sell your anonymized data. That's not enough, so they offer a membership without ads so the ratio can allow them to get closer to break even. What's left?

The people getting the benefits of membership without paying for it. Third party apps letting you use premium features for free? Gone. Didn't push the needle far enough. Most of their userbase using adblocker? New target acquired.

They're very clearly trying to get their revenue and expenses to hit 1:1 because no company that's doing well is going to crack down on their users. Netflix was flourishing so they let you share accounts. Then, the bill came and they said fuck that. Their revenue and profits went up what, 60%? They just had to endure the people throwing tantrums.

No, they're learning that if 5% of the people using adblockers instead get Premium, they lose less money, even if it means doing what Netflix did and riding out the storm while people bitch and moan about how their free shit isn't free anymore. Should they help offset it by making Premium more worthwhile with features even third party apps could do? Absolutely. Do I hate having to defend a company that could be doing so much more to benefit their users but are making pretty common sense business practices? Absolutely.

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YouTube has been running on a loss since they last posted their info some handful of years ago. I think Susan was being pressured by creators to be transparent or something. YouTube has expanded well beyond what it used to be and hasn't demanded money to compensate. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger and Google/Alphabet has been fine with that but clearly aren't anymore.

Alphabet makes money in other areas, yes, but YouTube specifically is the problem child that keeps begging for an allowance. So, how does YouTube fix it? How do they save money? By kicking off the freeloaders. You watch ads, contribute your 13 cents for the day, then fuck off - or you can buy premium.

Like I've said before, if you hate the big companies fix the tax laws, don't bitch about them charging you for the service you've been getting free of charge.

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Sure, that's fair critique. Them not implementing the features people turn to third party apps for. Absolutely.

What I can't make sense of are the people who want control, privacy, content, and not to pay a dime. YouTube could do this better, sure, but let that be the criticism not the mere fact they have the audacity to kick off people who provide nothing and take everything.

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Thing is, what you're describing is a logical fallacy. That because things got worse they're going to continue to get worse. The slippery slope fallacy.

Yes, you used to have dozens and even hundreds of songs that nobody could take away from you. You were your own server. However, now that we have a service like Spotify where you can listen to most of the world's music, not be required to store it, not have to buy each album, each track, but instead pay $15 and listen to anything, anytime, make nearly unlimited playlists of nearly unlimited tracks.. it doesn't make me miss the old days. I don't feel nostalgia for the days when my disk walkman skipped because I walked too fast or the headphones on my head were $3 and I couldn't even hear the lyrics properly. Now we have lossless compression, headphones that would cost thousands just a few years ago being only a couple hundred, devices that don't skip, don't lag, don't buffer, but instead of you fronting the cost all at once you make payment plans. You take for granted the things we dreamt of and demand improvement, not stagnation, and god forbid a decline.

You can still live in the past. Download and store entire discographies from any of the dozens of pirate sites, force them onto your device, then play them as if we still lived in 2009. But the artist doesn't see a dime for that. The pirate site doesn't see a nickel. So you either support the people who make things you like in a system you don't, or you fuck them over to try and stick it to the system itself. Thing is, I think the system will survive even when the things you like, don't.

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This has been a point of discussion for nearly a decade. It's almost common knowledge YouTube runs at a loss. CDN hosting was approximated to be about 2 billion in 2017, not including what they pay to creators, employees, etc. Their revenue does not cover all of these expenses, meaning there are no profits to announce. They borrow money from their parent company, Alphabet, because they benefit from YouTube by it merely existing under their control. They have an effective monopoly on video hosting and zero meaningful competition.

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You know what's really strange? That you think not paying YouTube would make it so they could give their creators enough to where they didn't need to take outside sponsors. Almost like YouTube has limited or even no control over creators having third party sponsors but you still blaming them for it.

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I think the only problem with Netflix is that they funnel money into the wrong shows. They'd rather launch 180 new series than fund 18 really good ones. Other companies, like Disney, making new platforms to host their own content definitely hurt Netflix but I think it still has enough value to warrant buying.

I took your comment as idolizing the past and gesturing to a grim future.

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To. Support. The. Creators. I. Watch.

Use sponsorblock then, I sure as hell do. My main goal is to get rid of as many problems as possible and creators not getting paid enough is on that list.

So I buy premium. I participate in the system because a tantrum doesn't fix it.

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The internet is actually free

Okay I'll let Verizon know so they can stop charging me monthly. I'll let Google know the servers they bought should have been free. That the electricity to keep them running, also free. It's all just fuckin free!

How long have you been on the internet? Two weeks? Three? How did you even find Lemmy?

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So you're just outing yourself as being among the freeloaders they're trying to kick off.

Okay then?

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First of all, the link to Reddit had their own links but hey, fuck trying to find a source. Second, you're looking for decade old information as if it were brand new, not really how SEO works but hey.

YouTube doesn't report their expenses. We have to guess. The one time they did revealed they operate at a loss which is why in the fucking Reddit post I showed you, they were discussing said losses. But hey, not an acceptable source. Christ.

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Then may your videos be riddled with ads, sponsors, and one day throttled buffering speeds.

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.. Because the site you fucking watch them on needs to pay bills? Why are you all so selectively stupid on this point?

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And their expenses? 31 billion? 32 billion? You don't fucking know do you? REVENUE IS A POINTLESS METRIC WITHOUT FUCKING EXPENSES. Holy shit you people really are so vapid.

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Okay, take care psuedo intellectual. If you aren't passionate about your position, your position is worthless.

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RealFknNito ,
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Calling out victims for being victims just keeps them as victims so I don't know what you're bitching about. This was their desired outcome. I have zero patience for people like them and even less for people who defend them. Fuck off.

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Millionaires (can be) good. Billionaires (are always) bad.

RealFknNito ,
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You one of those "if you have more money than me, you have too much money" folks?

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It's not hypocrisy. A billionaire is orders of magnitudes richer than a millionaire. A millionaire doesn't have nearly the same capacity to do overwhelming good as a billionaire does.

A millionaire who chooses not to use their money to help isn't good but a billionaire who chooses not to use their money to help is decidedly evil.

Much like how you not giving half your sandwich to a homeless guy isn't good but a restaurant that throws out perfectly good food at the end of the night directly next to a homeless shelter is decidedly evil.

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Yep, I do decide what good and bad means. The fucking concept of taxes disagrees with everything you said so kindly fuck off back to your hole, corpo rat.

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