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marco

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Things I’m into: All things IT (also professionally), social and environmental justice/volunteering/activism, cooking, baking, eating, music (listening, singing, string instruments), fantasy books, audiobooks, PC gaming, parenting, Germany, Bavaria, Seattle/Washington, and, ADHD 🥲

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Because there are a lot more people, breaking news, and content on there compared to anywhere else.

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I remember how happy I was when I got rid of cable, where I had to pay for fox news and sportsball and ahost of other channels I never watched ... which is now a very similar situation with every stupid streaming service.

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I didn't even know that was a thing 🤷

Though all I care about VR is Beat Saber on my Quest 2....

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Where is the fucking Talaxian tenderloin sauce?!?

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I have plenty of folks in my circles who never read or reply to emails :p

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Ich fühle mich eher als Altbiene... Nachdem Studivz erst aufkam nachdem ich schon 5 Jahre mit dem Studium fertig war kenn ich die Terminologie auch nicht.

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Downloading Ubuntu is when I fire up bittorrent :)

Why does Gboard replace spaces with characters I add between words?

For example, if I type out a sentence and decide I want to add asterisks around a word for emphasis, why does Gboard replace the space between the previous word and the emphasized word instead of just adding the new character? Is this added functionality for something I just don't understand?...

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Are you all swiping with Gboard, like I do? How are using it?

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It shows up fine, even in incognito mode - it’s only when the link is scraped!?!

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All the profiles and tweets I tried ...

marco OP ,
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I tried that and it wasn't working for me. Just redirected to regular Twitter...

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I drive an older leaf, cannot confirm 😂

Inside the 'arms race' between YouTube and ad blockers (www.engadget.com)

From the article: “In some ways, the current situation has spurred an arms race. YouTube has inadvertently improved ad blockers, as the new knowledge and techniques gained from innovating within the YouTube platform are also applicable to other ad and tracking systems.”

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It was free and supposedly better than Windows? 😂

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For a while I was a bit confused, because Mozilla said they would also implement V3 Manifest …

by implementing Manifest V3 on its own terms, Mozilla saves developers who are switching to the new platform from having to support two different versions of their extensions (for Google Chrome and Firefox) at the same time. On the other hand, it allows content-blocking extensions that were originally built using the less restrictive Manifest V2 to continue working at full tilt.

adguard.com/…/firefox-manifestv3-chrome-adblockin…

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“If we lose the judge will have been very biased!”

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“When it comes to this platform - X has also been extremely clear about our efforts to combat antisemitism and discrimination. There’s no place for it anywhere in the world - it’s ugly and wrong. Full stop,” said Yaccarino.

Hahahahahaaaaahaaaha. Ha.

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Wondering when X will block the site if you have an adblocker … beehaw.org/post/9272025

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Haha, I wanted to object to that one as well :)

If you ever had to find an error in the ffmpeg debug log, you would not say this software is finished…

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8 of these keywords could have just gone to the domain directly… teach your relatives about ctrl+enter, so they don’t have to google those and look at ads :p

lifewire.com/ctrl-enter-is-your-web-browser-frien…

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I have never heard about it until this announcement of its demise :p

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The bigger issue for me is the anti-science stance so many are pushing/following now, but whenever one study comes out reinforcing what they already wanted to believe they pounce on it. That’s not how the scientific consensus works and that “methodological fetishism” fed right into it. We still need experts’ help to understand what’s significant.

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“methodological fetishism"

On a lighter note: Hey, no kink shaming, Naomi 😸

Six Months Ago NPR Left Twitter. The Effects Have Been Negligible | Nieman Reports (niemanreports.org)

Six months later, we can see that the effects of leaving Twitter have been negligible. A memo circulated to NPR staff says traffic has dropped by only a single percentage point as a result of leaving Twitter, now officially renamed X, though traffic from the platform was small already and accounted for just under two percent of...

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There are rogue AIs that have been declawed and hackers are selling access to them. They will, for example, happily write a credit card stealing malware for you.

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They can’t even drive yet :p

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Remember: The oil industry knew for 70 years what burning oil does to the climate and has been actively undermining that truth for 50 years - that’s the Climate Scam. theguardian.com/…/exxon-climate-change-global-war…

This kind of propaganda is desperate. I’m surprised they found this many streamers who apparently don’t care where the money comes form.

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On useful ad-supported service I have happily paid a little to get rid of ads… on Facebook I’d have a very hard time saying it’s worth that much to me to have my data sold :p

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Did they just give all the data to Cambridge Analytica for free?

I include their advertising targeting in my data being sold, even if they retain the data in house, they are monetizing it heavily.

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Actually both buttons take you to the same character selection screen, just with either the Online or Offline character list preselected ;)

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I played LE for only about a day based on this post, but yeah, I think I’m with you.

A lot of little things are annoying:

  • Every time you leave an area it resets, even if you use a portal?!?
  • No fast switch between bow and melee weapon
  • You cannot compare a ring in inventory against the ring on your right finger (only left)
  • No feedback that you just clicked on a TP or new area, like nothing happens for a few seconds and then you are transported
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