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Until it's proven the data is E2E encrypted, it's a fair assumption it can be read by a 3rd party, either now or in the future. E2EE is the only proof that matters, everything else is just a corporate "trust me bro".

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The only thing we know without a proof is that they might be doing it. We don't have a proof they do it but we also don't have any proof they are incapable of doing so. A reasonable course of action would be to take precautions against it while not condemning them either, until they are either proven actually guilty or actively unwilling to up their security, which would also strongly imply the former.

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Looks like a boring update but being boring is kinda the thing I appreciate in GNOME. It's all about expectations.

TheEntity ,

I'm sure we can compromise on a mandatory database of registered AI-generated content that only the corporations can read from but everyone using AI-generated content is required by law to write to, with hefty fines (but only for regular people).

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Single tweets are rarely useful without being able to read some context that isn't visible without logging in.

TheEntity ,

It still needs a phone number for registration. You just don't need to share it with people you want to talk with.

I'm tired with all this Big-Phone-Elitism

I'm someone with relatively small hands, plus I want my phone to be on the smaller side since I prefer to use my tablet/computer/tv to watch content. But this trend where many manufacturers tend to keep futures away from smaller phones to drive people to bigger phones is driving me crazy and really makes it hard for me to buy a...

TheEntity ,

But wouldn't a case do exactly what you want? It would make the damn thing thicker and flat on the back.

TheEntity ,

If he's being a putin stooge because it's good for his business, he's still being a putin stooge.

TheEntity ,

A mixture of NixOS and Debian, depending on the machine. NixOS is trivial to maintain and to keep predictable and tidy. When its weirdness is a problem, Debian is my answer. It doesn't get more normal than Debian.

Often we say infinite growth (capitalism) is not sustainable and reasonable. Can we also say infinite progressivism is also not sustainable and reasonable?

This question is social/political, and meant to trigger a nice debate on the negatives of imbalanced infinite progressivism we seem to be heading in social and technological spheres, ignoring science, practicality and reason....

TheEntity ,

If you're asking about a personal opinion: any policy purely based on tradition is worthless. Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people. Just like any peer pressure, it's highly unlikely to produce anything but grief. If something is based purely on tradition without any other reason to exist, it's unlikely to be an optimal policy.

Back to the initial question. I don't think we can get infinitely progressive but we can keep subtracting the cruft of tradition until there is no necromantic peer pressure left at all. Mind that if something happens to be a tradition but still has a good reason to exist, it should be evaluated like any other idea in terms of being good or bad. I mean removing just one of the reasons to keep this idea. If it is left with zero reasons, it's out. Otherwise it's fair game.

TheEntity ,

I think there is some confusion between tradition and well-tested processes. I'd hardly consider creating quality products a tradition.

TheEntity ,

Making quality tools due to long-standing processes is definitely a different breed of tradition than oppressing minorities because they don't fit someone's "traditional" worldview.

To better illustrate my first post: The Victorinox craft isn't high quality because it's a tradition. It became a tradition because it's high quality. If we subtract it being a tradition, we still have a reason to keep making it this way. The same cannot be said about oppressing people, unless one literally views human suffering as value added.

TheEntity ,

He's certainly popular but not necessarily liked.

TheEntity ,

Isn't every rule just a preference of someone influential enough to make it into a rule?

TheEntity ,

It certainly sounds like you have a strong preference how to split preferences into two groups. ;)

TheEntity ,

In terms of the memory usage, it's a reasonable approach these days. It gets hairy when we consider security vulnerabilities. It's far easier to patch one system-wide shared library than to hunt down every single application still bundling a vulnerable version.

TheEntity , (edited )

It doesn't use the system libraries, unless the system in question is NixOS. It still provides its own dependencies. Arguably in a more elegant and less wasteful manner, but they are still distinct from the ones used by the rest of the system.

EDIT: typo

TheEntity ,

If these are hard requirements for her hardware and she's not willing to search herself with such ridiculous constraints, I'd suggest replacing gf.

TheEntity ,

If you can't take an obvious joke, I'd rather stay here and you can take reddit, thank you.

TheEntity ,

It's a reference to her using her jet likely more often than I use my car.

TheEntity ,

And so the enshittification continues. This time not for the consumers. Not yet.

Passkeys might really kill passwords ( www.theverge.com )

Passkeys: how do they work? No, like, seriously. It’s clear that the industry is increasingly betting on passkeys as a replacement for passwords, a way to use the internet that is both more secure and more user-friendly. But for all that upside, it’s not always clear how we, the normal human users, are supposed to use...

TheEntity ,

It certainly feels dangerous if forced upon users not aware of the trade-offs. For people already accustomed to using hardware keys, it's very much an improvement, as more services will support them too. The problem is in the awareness. On the other hand, people already treat regular passwords as throwaway data and expect services to just let them in, or even never log them out. In this scenario, maybe passkeys can still be an improvement: roughly just as much as enforcing using a password manager.

TheEntity ,

With all due respect, that sounds very much like what something unsupported would do.

TheEntity ,

Not exactly a surprise. It was known it will happen ahead of time: https://archive.is/EaSjE

TheEntity ,

I don't think they could do anything about it. As far as I know, Mastodon doesn't support any kind of instance renaming, so the hostname is one thing you cannot change. You can only spin up a completely new instance.

TheEntity ,

Federation combined with keeping the historical federated data consistent is certainly a bitch. We can't have it all. It could be like email that only handles delivery at any point in time and history is purely local, but Mastodon specifically keeps the federated data public. Propagating the change on the historical data to the federated instances would be nearly impossible. I don't see how it could have been done better without sacrificing something else.

TheEntity ,

Just because the gameplay was very simple doesn't make it crap. The details (movement speed, the gap between the obstacles) were pretty much on point and that's something that makes or breaks this kind of game.

Last but not least, it had little to none anti-user "features" that plague the modern games. I would choose Flappy Bird over most current games any time of the day. Actually there is no "would" in there as I still have it installed.

TheEntity ,

Until I read your comment, I thought this meme is about depression being constantly trivialized as a simple chemical imbalance.

TheEntity ,

You can already use Tesseract to run OCR on any image. It's a matter of tying it together with a screenshot tool with cropping capabilities and it should be very easy to use.

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Non-ironically, yes. I don't link vids to just anybody!

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  • TheEntity ,

    If you're okay with paying for it, Kagi is great and respects the user privacy.

    TheEntity ,

    For quite a few seconds I thought the guy in the middle was informing the ladies they are banned for not respecting the hyphen. It's Spider-Man, not Spiderman!

    TheEntity ,

    Can you summarize their reaction to BG3? You got me intrigued.

    TheEntity ,

    I quite enjoy Doom Eternal, but it's true it's a very different game from Doom (2016). You either vibe with the combat flow the game enforces or you don't. There is exactly one way to play it, by rotating between all the abilities as they go off their cooldowns, so you can keep restoring your ammo, HP and armor respectively.

    TheEntity ,

    Ah yes, just what Florida needs: even more closeted everything.

    TheEntity ,

    More like digital wrongs management.

    TheEntity ,

    Only because it's a game big enough for the relevant people to take notice. A smaller game would just stay broken, due to some suit's whims. This practice needs to end.

    TheEntity ,

    Wait, what happened to Kagi?

    TheEntity ,

    Sounds... at worst just as bad as using Microsoft's or Google's search results. I get that the Brave CEO is a POS but Google and Microsoft are Google and Microsoft.

    So basically a drama over nothing?

    TheEntity ,

    This response from the Kagi founder seems to be quite solid. https://kagifeedback.org/d/2808-reconsider-your-partnership-with-brave

    TheEntity ,

    Well, that's certainly a color scheme.

    TheEntity ,

    Judging by what OP was searching for, they're probably aware. And the scammers are too.

    TheEntity ,

    Just for the sake of correctness: phones almost definitely do have virtual memory, that's how any modern memory allocation works. You probably meant swap files/partitions.

    TheEntity ,

    Oh, they actually do name it so! https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-virtual-memory-size-windows-10

    I was under impression Linux uses the term swap partition (or swap file if it's in a file which is much less common) while Windows calls them either swap files or paging files. Looks like you're right and Windows uses these terms interchangeably.

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