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grayman ,
grayman ,

Yeah. There's a constant flow of planes. There's a documentary I saw that talked about the weather after 9/11. Cloud cover and temp changed drastically during the few days when there were no flights.

grayman ,

Just fucking Google it paramecium brain.

https://youtu.be/sDo7saKaEys

grayman ,

You missed the point. Contrails add cloud cover. That has an effect. That is all.

grayman ,

Funny they discontinued the Bronco after the associated bad press only to call it's replacement the Escape!

grayman ,

It's extremely effective and quite cheap.

grayman ,

Yeah but that's not stopping many. I'm not saying it's ok to keep using it. Just giving the reason. It's the same reason most electricity in the world comes from burning coal and gas.

grayman ,

First, sandvine calls it an app for legacy reasons, but 100% that is the bit torrent protocol. I have insider knowledge that this is the case. So don't get hung up on that. But you're right to doubt them. They are a shell of what they once were. Their fixed deployments are quite small now and do not represent fiber at all, which just hit over 50% in availability in dense US areas. Sandvine is still in Comcast at 100% coverage and in Cox, but they're tiny. Sandvine is a bit sparse in mobile, but still there solidly. I believe that bit torrent is rare in mobile. Like no shit. I believe them that it's down in fixed copper (dsl and cable). But they're missing 100% of fiber. Sandvine does pattern recognition primarily. It used to be great. I suspect it's still pretty good. They claim better than 90% accuracy. I'm sure the data they have is correct. But what they get from their customers is definitely questionable at times. They've made some huge mistakes in the past, grabbing data for too short a period of time or not across a broad enough customer base. I'm sure that's still the case. What we need is someone like Kentik, Deepfield, and anyone else doing flow correlation to release a report. But they won't because no company gives away that kind of data anymore. So we're stuck guessing.

grayman ,

I believe the low seed counts are due to the absolute trash out there. Actual good shows and movies are still strong. Niche items have always been hard to find. But we're saturated with garbage entertainment these days. No one really cares to seed what they watch once and then never think about again.

grayman ,

Sandvine uses pattern recognition primarily. VPN doesn't matter. It still gets categorized correctly.

grayman ,

AJ knows what he is and flaunts it. NDT thinks he's god's gift to humanity and makes that point painfully obvious while simultaneously assuming you require convincing of that "fact". He's also a stunning example of the Dunning Kruger effect.

Android Microphone Snooping ( lemmy.world )

So I had a verbal conversation with a coworker yesterday and now I'm getting fed very specific ads. No possible way it's accidental. I have most of the microphone access to apps limited, I have Google assistant turned off and no VPA setup in my home. I use a Oneplus 9 pro, does anyone have recommendations on how to further root...

grayman ,

Or watch it on YouTube. Or look at it on Facebook. Or whatever.

Word of warning to those with Prusa MK4 and Satin beds. There is a chance that the auto bed leveler will mess up and destroy your print surface. ( lemmy.world )

I've tried to report the issue to Prusa support but they keeps trying to diagnose it as user error. But at this point I'm at a loss and presume that it's either a firmware issue or a sensor issue on my unit....

grayman ,

Stuff sticks to my pei sheet TOO well. Clean it well... Soap and water with a new clean soft sponge. Get all the glue off and any other gunk and oil. Wipe it dry with a clean towel. Lightly rub it down with isopropyl alcohol. When dry, print on it with nothing on the sheet. I can go like 20 big prints before I have to clean it again.

grayman ,

As I recall, Kelloggs cereal is also good for keeping the masturbation away. So double win there!

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....

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8 year olds have an IQ around 20. There's zero chance an 8 year old comprehends being trans. The mother is a narcissist.

grayman ,

Yes and yes.

‘It’s That Simple’: Mark Meckler Says The Only Way To Secure The Border Is By Invading Mexico ( www.rightwingwatch.org )

Mark Meckler is the president of the Convention of States Foundation and a leading proponent of the right-wing movement to get state legislatures to call for a dangerous Article V convention that will consider constitutional amendments to radically alter American government and society by making much of what the federal...

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With "New Mexico" already taken, I'm not sure that would work out.

grayman ,

Dell Optiplex... You can buy them used all over still. Find one with a decent processor and upgrade everything else. The fans are easy to find and replace. I've got a Linux based MCPC that's about a decade old that's still going strong. I've got one for my kids with Linux on it. I've bought several for elderly relatives and upgraded the ram and drive to ssd. They really just seem to go forever.

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But that's what did happen.

Dr Love found the wolves have altered immune systems similar to cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment, but more significantly she also identified specific parts of the animals' genetic information that seemed resilient to increased cancer risk.

The wolves with the trait are the ones that live on to procreate. The ones without the trait died off.

“Don’t let them drop us!” Landline users protest AT&T copper retirement plan | California hears protests as AT&T seeks end to Carrier of Last Resort obligation. ( arstechnica.com )

“Don’t let them drop us!” Landline users protest AT&T copper retirement plan | California hears protests as AT&T seeks end to Carrier of Last Resort obligation.::California hears protests as AT&T seeks end to Carrier of Last Resort obligation.

grayman ,

Fiber isn't that much. RDOF in the US is proving that it's averaging about $1000 per home to lay fiber. Adjusted for inflation, that's cheaper than copper was 100 years ago. At $80-$120 ARPU, the ROI is a few years at most.

I'd argue the issue is that these regulated monopolies are bloated to the point that they just don't have the money to lay fiber.

Look at the cash sheets of all the ISPs... They all make the vast majority of their profits on the internet infrastructure and services, but blow it all on everything else they do... TV, VoIP, mobile VNO, sports teams rights, and other stupid crap.

grayman ,

They want Disney+ as the first word. Loses would be a better word than drops, but the writing style is more like an investor's report or article for investors. Dropped is used to insinuate that Disney was expecting it and planned it, which favors the company... Which is ultimately the true intent. The writer is probably a robot anyway, if not literal then figurative.

We're at the point where "journalism" is completely captured by companies that advertise on these news outlets. People are excited to see X fall due to advertisers pulling out, but consider that power against every news outlet. That's the situation we're in now. X is just proof that all news is captured, not a one off event.

grayman ,

Over 90% of tax revenue is collected from less than 10% of the population. Tax the rich is a campaign lie. It already happens. About 50% of adults pay net 0% or get out more than they put in.

The middle class is shrinking and the wage gap is getting worse partly because of the progressive tax system. Only the top 0.1% have the ability to not care about taxes. And even if you taxed them at 100%, they have the tools and money to avoid paying taxes on the vast majority of their wealth.

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It's not just for the rich. I'm by no means rich but firmly in the middle class. I withhold the standard calculation based on the IRS' own formula and i get a pretty decent refund every year. Mortgage interest, charity donations, and student loans (all things lots of people have) reduce tax burden a decent amount.

grayman ,

Agree but also disagree. The IRS has some of that info, but not all of it. While it's true that most (ie >50%) people the govt knows everything, there are plenty of free options. I filled out the 1040EZ for many years before I couldn't anymore. It was less than an hour of my time. That's still available online and in paper. The only thing missing is the govt prepopulating a few numbers, which isn't much of a benefit.

The tax code could be simplified, but the argument being made here is that most people are forced to use tax software because it's too hard to do your own taxes. But it's actually the opposite... Most people are fine with the 1040EZ. The 25% or so that have more complex tax situations will always be happy paying $50 for x software to get a $3k return or pay an accountant $300 to do it.

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Middle Eastern, Jewish, Japanese, or Vulcan?

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He's the CURRENT president. Of a major ally.

If this was an isolated incident, sure, no big deal. This is so common it's embarrassing.

grayman ,

You ever looked up the term cognitive dissonance?

grayman ,

That just shows you how great our healthcare system is! /s

grayman ,

If you don't vote for Biden then you ain't black!

Stop wearing Vision Pro goggles while driving your Tesla: U.S. transportation officials, Calif. police ( www.nytimes.com )

Stop wearing Vision Pro goggles while driving your Tesla: U.S. transportation officials, Calif. police::Videos, many of them stunts or jokes, of people wearing Apple’s new virtual reality headset while driving Teslas in Autopilot mode prompted officials to issue warnings.

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This

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Monkey brains... You are describing an engagement vote, but what people are mashing is "like" and "dislike" at best but usually "agree" and "disagree". So yeah... Monkey brains prefer "agree" and "disagree".

grayman ,

CCP lies about everything constantly, runs all businesses, and controls the media. This is extremely well documented.

Frustrated by the constraints of Earth, a team of California scientists took tumor research to space—and may have discovered a ‘kill switch’ for cancer ( fortune.com )

Frustrated by the constraints of Earth, a team of California scientists took tumor research to space—and may have discovered a ‘kill switch’ for cancer::With the help of Axiom 3 astronauts on the International Space Station, a cancer "kill switch" drug may make it to clinical trials before year's end.

grayman ,

Treatment is not the same thing as cure.

grayman ,

That would actually be a coincidence, but it's not because it's 50. Alanis Morissette is ignorant and so are the dudes that wrote the song.

grayman ,

Reading the article, he was at a gym working out and so was she. They mention she was 17 but do not provide his age nor how long ago this happened, which could help in aging him. So very likely he was not in uniform and not on the clock.

So the illegal part is just public sex. But how did anyone even find out? That's the part that's missing. It was consensual, so they got caught? And the fact that her own mother defended the cop in the situation is just hilarious. Talk about trashy. All of them.

Boeing Finds More Misdrilled Holes on 737 in Latest Setback ( finance.yahoo.com )

Boeing Finds More Misdrilled Holes on 737 in Latest Setback::(Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. found more mistakes with holes drilled in the fuselage of its 737 Max jet, a setback that could further slow deliveries on a critical program already restricted by regulators over quality lapses. Most Read from BloombergWhy NYC Apartment...

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Well, considering they don't build their product (it's contacted out), probably not.

grayman ,

Code should have been an extra large side of green beans. No one ate that nasty mush of canned green beans.

grayman ,

My guess is ads don't work in cached pages.

Amazon could soon be on the hook for safety of third-party products it sells and ships — Government order could classify it as a distributor, potentially exposing it to more legal claims ( www.wsj.com )

Amazon could soon be on the hook for safety of third-party products it sells and ships — Government order could classify it as a distributor, potentially exposing it to more legal claims::undefined

grayman ,

Well all they do is take in bulk shipments of, categorize, store, individually package, ship, and deliver products. I just really don't see how you could call that "distributing" goods. /s

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Leverage.

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Drugs -> Money

Sex -> Control the Powerful

Plumbers protect the CIA.

grayman ,

Wet works. Always in demand.

grayman ,

I've been in the Bezos balls. (Anyone seen the old Woody Allen sex movie?) Neat but no good reason for them to be balls. It's just a climate controlled botanical garden.

I'll also note that the place is jam packed with staff that constantly ask you if you have any questions. Well... I asked questions and no one had any clue. Great job.

There's also a not great coffee bar inside. Underwhelming.

grayman ,

i7 (mobile processor) with the built in Intel gpu. 16G ram. 120G ssd. It's an optiplex. They're pretty cheap on Amazon / ebay as refurbs. I bought it for the processor. Bought and upgraded the ram and ssd separately. I just have kodi on it (on Linux Mint). Everything is stored on my synology, which has an m.2 ssd cache. My TV is only 2k, so I haven't tried pushing any higher res stuff. I was surprised a few years ago when I started playing h.265 videos. No issues playing it at all. I didn't upgrade the ssd at first, but noticed the box got pretty hot by the end of a movie. That upgrade dropped the temp in the box a good bit. I don't think I'm pushing it much. It just gets warm a little and utilization remains under 50%. The box is really snappy too.

Where is the update?

I don't mean to sound like entitled or anything but I happily and immediately paid $20 for this app when it came out. And there were a ton of updates and now it has completely stopped. And while that worked for sybc before with Reddit. It's not acceptable here with how often Lemmy is upgrading and changing. This app is almost...

grayman ,

Family first! I thank you for what you've done for reddit and sync for lemmy. The app still works great for me. I hope you find happiness in your work and I accept whatever decision you make to continue this at whatever pace suits you. It's been really fun watching your efforts and enjoying the fruits of your labor over the last decade.

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