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This is a direct consequence of Google targeting Reddit posts in its search results. Hopefully forum groups like Lemmy don't go get buried under a mountain of garbage as well. As long as advertisers are able to destroy public forums and communities with ads, with ad based revenue sites like Google directing who to target. We will always be creating something great while constantly trying to keep advertisers from turning it into a pile of crap.

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I think a more direct translation is "The city of the future moves on a bike". Not sure what google translate says but those sites usually miss the subtleties of language.

Reddit Is Taking Over Google ( tech.slashdot.org )

Reddit, Quora, and other internet forums that have climbed up through the traditional set of Google links. Data analysis from Semrush, which predicts traffic based on search ranking, shows that traffic to Reddit has climbed at an impressive clip since August 2023. Semrush estimated that Reddit had over 132 million visitors in...

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The timing of this Reddit bump has led to some conspiracy theories. In February, Google and Reddit announced a blockbuster deal that would let Google train its AI models on Reddit content.

Reddit should probably be prepared for an onslaught of bots and seo gaming which will further destroy it. Hopefully forum groups like Lemmy don't go get buried under a mountain of garbage as well. I don't see anything good about this, as long as advertisers are able to destroy public forums with ads with ad based revenue sites like Google directing them know who to target we will always be creating something great while constantly trying to keep advertisers from turning it into a pile of crap.

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The problem with this is that companies like rabbitai are exploiting our inherent drive to teach in order to pass on knowledge and make society and life better for the next generation and ourselves. (In this case code reviews) This doesn't work in this situation because you're not actually helping out another person that will reciprocate help to you down the line. You're helping out a large company, which has no moral values and doesn't operate in society with the same values as a human being. To me a code review is more than just pointing out mistakes it's also about sharing knowledge and having meaningful dialog about what makes sense and what doesn't. There's no doubt that AI is an amazing achievement, but to me it seems that every application of this technology that involves human interaction manages to simultaneously exploit and erase the core "humanness", of the interaction. I think this is the case because these types of AI applications are purely monetarily driven, and not for the advancement of our society. OpenAI had the right idea to start with, but they have sunken into the same trope in lock step with the rest of the Googles, Apples and Amazons of the world. Imagine if one of these large companies like say Google had been given money by the us government to create the arpa net and then went on to only use the technology for profit. Would we really be in the same connected world we are now?

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How'd you delete your account? I don't see anything other than the option to deactivate mine.

Apex Legends streamers surprised to find aimbot and other hacks added to their PCs in the middle of major competition via anti-cheat software ( www.pcgamer.com )

Wow it finally happened. So glad I switched to steam running on linux mint last week. I refused to install helldivers because it wanted to install some no holds barred god level permissions anti-cheat software. Windows 11 was the last straw for me. Good times.....

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Point taken, grammar updated, but.... since we are talking about basically opening your OS up to anything EA might enjoy doing to it, maybe this is a rare occasion where the mistake fits the context? Just sayin...

TikTok Ban, good or bad? ( www.latimes.com )

As someone in the US who has had their private data leaked multiple times (ive lost count) and is extremely careful when browsing you tube as to not be drawn into a conspiracy ridden rabbit hole, I'm not sure what the point of this tik tok ban is. To me tik tok is social media business as usual. If congress is going to go this...

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I have switched a dell laptop that windows 10 didn't support to pop os. (It was 7 years old) My whole family has used it for a few years to do everything without any issues. Ironically I have had problems with the Pop OS install on my newer more powerful machine.

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They really should make a easy path to update the 2g modem module to a 5g, but you know... Sales. Next thing you know car manufactures will be sunsetting support for an entire car because they no longer support updates to people with an out of date phone. So lazy and short sighted.

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Really interesting, I wonder what the structure of a battery pack that can charge in 5 minutes looks like.

Reddit is licensing its content to Google to help train its AI models ( www.engadget.com )

Google has struck a deal with Reddit that will allow the search engine maker to train its AI models on Reddit’s vast catalog of user-generated content, the two companies announced. Under the arrangement, Google will get access to Reddit’s Data API, which will help the company “better understand” content from the site....

I'm a US citizen, people in other countries, what do you think when you read stories like these about the US health care system? ( www.vox.com )

I'd like to know other non-US citizen's opinions on your health care system are when you read a story like this. I know there are worse places in the world to receive health care, and better. What runs through your heads when you have a medical emergency?...

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Wow, just.. wow. The story doesnt do it justice, the video is insane.

Across America, clean energy plants are being banned faster than they're being built ( www.usatoday.com )

Across America, clean energy plants are being banned faster than they're being built::The clock is ticking toward a deadline to meet renewable-energy standards. But USA TODAY's analysis finds local governments banning wind turbines, solar plants.

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I live in one of the most progressive cities in the US and have had the same issue here. We have no driveway and park on the street but regulations say we cant use the grass strip (the area between the srreet and the curb) to install a charging station for an ev in front of our house. For 5 years we tried to get permission to do this without luck and have given up on ever getting an EV. I dont get how there is any hope for electric vehicles if there arent any working solutions for the millions of people in the United States who dont have a driveway or garage.

Its time to grab a beer kick back and watch as the planet is destroyed by slow moving bearacratic regulation.

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Look at all the people that actually came to witness this...🫤

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I have to chime in on this one, I grew up in Oregon and worked at Target a couple of years as a cashier and cart collector. This was by far the most miserable job I have ever had, it sucked. Besides leaving their nasty ass trash and dirty diapers in the carts people would leave them scattered all over the mall parking lot. It was my job to walk a mile or so around the lot that encircled the mall at closing time in the pouring rain and collect them. This was before they had the robots that push them for the workers, so we used a rope attached to the front to steer about 35-40 at once. With out fail id consantly get my sopping wet feet run over by those fucking things while trying to push them back to the store. Not to mention, we'd get the occasional wind storm and the ones that weren't corraled would blow all over the parking lot crashing into cars. Then we'd get bitched at by the customers. Trust me when you put a cart back in the corral, the people working at the store appreciate it. There's more than enough other work to get done in retail.

NVidia Shield For Streaming Steam Games Opinions?

I really get fatigued sitting in my chair playing steam games, I almost pulled the trigger on one of these the other day with the intent of installing moonlight, and sunshine to stream to my TV. Anyone have any opinions? I saw there's 2 versions, does it make sense to get the pro version? Can I use my PS5 controller on it?...

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So you'd recommend the steam deck over the shield?

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Got it, I don't really have a good way to hardwire the shield. Is the shield controller any good? The ps5 controller that I have is super comfy, it's really hard for me to play with anything else after playing with it.

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I really enjoyed this one as well, but I got super frustrated with some parts and ended up putting it down.

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Another vote for Fastmail here, almost a decade now. Super reliable, and great customer service, any problems or questions I have are always answered within a couple of hours via their tech support. I also use them to host my own domains.

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Our household completely ditched all Amazon products and services 4 or so years ago and never looked back. I shop local and on alternative sites for everything, it took a little adjusting at first. I think we have had to buy something from Amazon maybe once or twice in the last 4 years because I we couldn’t get it anywhere else. A few months ago I switched the 1 Amazon product we had owned forever, a Fire Stick to a Roku the first company I had ever used a streaming device from 10-15 years ago, I thought briefly about wiping the Fire Stick and donating it, but decided to toss it with the thought of adding someone else’s user data to the Bezos empire.

How do people find good information on the internet these days?

It used to be that you would do a search on a relevant subject and get blog posts, forums posts, and maybe a couple of relevant companies offering the product or service. (And if you wanted more information on said company you could give them a call and actually talk to a real person about said service) You could even trust...

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I think this is a good conversation to have, I’m assuming there are no security checks to make sure instances connecting to each other are legitimately released and code reviewed by the community? I’m also curious if you could run a malicious instance that garners a lot more information from your users than is necessary or uses security holes to gather information from other instances. This could send this entire experiment down the toilet very fast. For instance HTTPS guarantees you are connecting to who they say they are and are from a trusted source. At the very least it would be nice to be able to have control over your credentials and history, and only release it to trusted instances.

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