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Previously big Chinese OEM. Got attention in the West for being one of the earliest to clone the iPhone, built on top of Windows CE (lol)

dantheclamman OP , (edited )
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Apparently in Georgia, a fetus in utero can count for a small tax credit. But generally, these psychos are not actually interested in the embryos themselves, merely in the concept as it relates to controlling the reproductive lives of other people

dantheclamman OP ,
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Yeah, I'm not clear on whether it's the same deduction or not. Either way, it's surreal that we are actually discussing this as a real life scenario.

dantheclamman OP ,
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Around 36% of voters there went for Biden, and only a 46% turnout. So a lot of people who didn't vote for Trump.

dantheclamman OP ,
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They aren't irrelevant. They can be mobilized, and their turnout made the difference in Georgia and Arizona flipping blue. Some are apathetic, but others would vote if they had transportation, time off work, childcare, were informed about what interests of theirs were at stake

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Yes, privacy and encryption are always the enemy of authoritarians. They enable dissent

Mozilla downsizes as it refocuses on Firefox and AI: Read the memo | TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)

Specifically, Mozilla plans to scale back its investment in a number of products, including its VPN, Relay and, somewhat remarkably, its Online Footprint Scrubber, which launched only a week ago. Mozilla will also shut down Hubs, the 3D virtual world it launched back in 2018, and scale back its investment in its mozilla.social...

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AI seems like the latest shiny object they're chasing. I wish they'd focus on building the most usable browser. I subscribe to the VPN, Pocket, and Relay, but I guess I'll have to start looking for alternatives? I suppose Mullvad, Omnivore are the way to go, not sure about alternative to Relay.

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Was it It Takes A Thief? I remember that show; it was actually pretty interesting

dantheclamman OP ,
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I do however like Droidify with Shizuku integration for this purpose!

dantheclamman OP ,
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which is why I changed the title :)

dantheclamman OP ,
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Huh, maybe a battery optimization thing?

dantheclamman OP ,
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Well people who make content are already suffering for a collapse of ad prices. News sites are shutting down left and right. Not everything is about money, but they need revenue or external support to continue operating.

dantheclamman OP ,
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We are barreling towards this issue. StackOverflow for example has crashing viewer numbers. But an AI isn't going to help users navigate and figure out a new python library for example, without data to train on. I've already had AIs straight up hallucinate about functions in R that actually don't exist. It seems to happen primarily in the newer libraries, probably with fewer posts on stackexchange about them

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I have a long-running blog for fun, so you're preaching to the choir. But some things can't replace a dedicated journalist, particularly at local level, sitting in city council meetings, chasing leads, and interviewing people.

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It's not about profit. It's about being compensated for one's hard work which was appropriated without permission by giant corporations

dantheclamman ,
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I've been using flauncher for a long time and have never had it revert. I had to do some adb commands to set it as default, but was pretty simple to do. https://gitlab.com/flauncher/flauncher#:~:text=FLauncher%20is%20an%20open%2Dsource,on%20Chromecast%20with%20Google%20TV

Mozilla names new CEO as it pivots to data privacy (fortune.com)

Mozilla Corp., which manages the open-source Firefox browser, announced today that Mitchell Baker is stepping down as CEO to focus on AI and internet safety as chair of the nonprofit foundation. Laura Chambers, a Mozilla board member and entrepreneur with experience at Airbnb, PayPal, and eBay, will step in as interim CEO to run...

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There is no tablet UI (yet, they seem to be finally working on it after years of users waiting). Firefox for Android is clearly languishing, and being lapped by various Chromium-based browsers.

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I am a big fan of Firefox+Thunderbird and subscribe to Pocket, Mozilla VPN and Firefox Relay. I don't think she was the right CEO for the job, coming into the job because she was needed after the Eich debacle, not because she was the best choice. When I listened or read interviews with her I sensed a lack of focus, which I think came through with the lack of focus and commitment I sense in Firefox's products. She seems like a better fit for chair of the foundation, pursuing pie in the sky ideas rather than in the trenches trying to rebuild Mozilla's presence and diversify their revenues. Pocket has stagnated under their care, and actually grown less useful to the point I am considering switching. The Android browser is stuck in time. I don't think it's a coincidence that Thunderbird has flourished after pursuing a semi-independent structure: they finally had people who actually cared about the product calling the shots.

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Yes, I use it on a phone, where it is the best browser available despite its flaws

dantheclamman ,
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Google has actually been putting a lot more energy into tablets lately. And that's not counting foldables

dantheclamman ,
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In terms of UI, yes. The addons are years delayed. I am not criticizing the browser in itself, which I enjoy and use daily. But it is lacking in investment, meaning they can't add features at a competitive rate

dantheclamman OP ,
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Yes, as with many aspects of the so-called MAGA agenda, he is merely intensifying decades-long trends, in this case Republican attempts to gag scientists and destroy the administrative state required to enforce environmental laws. DeSantis also was putting forward similar policy positions on climate stuff. But there's no doubt the Trump administration was the most anti-science in US history, making what we saw in the Bush years look like child's play. We still haven't recovered from what they did, and in some ways the environmental crimes of those years have only recently borne fruit, such as in the Supreme Court rulings against wetland protection, CO2 regulations, and the potential upcoming decision to require Congress to explicitly set all environmental criteria in the laws (an intentionally impossible task)

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Edge is branding itself "The AI Browser". Chrome has plans to embed LLMs for text input. Opera, the browser which was commandeered from the original Vivaldi team and turned into a crypto/VPN gimmick browser, is of course among the hardest leaning into the LLM trend.

dantheclamman OP ,
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Another cue is that the numbers aren't gobbledigook

dantheclamman OP ,
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That's not what they said at all.

dantheclamman OP ,
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Blocked for poor reading comprehension

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I was hoping it would help me save on international transfer fees when I was an overseas postdoc, but it would have actually cost more between the exchange fees and my time setting up all the exchanges in various countries, meanwhile also introducing risk in me being robbed of said money and screwing something up and introducing myself to some sort of tax liability. Needless to say, I continued to just pay for the bank transfers

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They keep you regular. Specifically your fps

dantheclamman OP ,
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Seems quiet to me, in a metaphorical sense, if they delete something from PR page which they previously considered important enough to have as a campaign position, but without articulating a new position. They are obscuring their position.

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Any proof of work coin is a no go for me

dantheclamman OP ,
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That is interesting and seems much less wasteful! I have thought often of my time in the 2000s using my PS3 for Folding@Home. So many processor cycles being wasted on nonsense right now

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