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Little bit of everything!

Avid Swiftie (come join us at !taylorswift )

Gaming (Mass Effect, Witcher, and too much Satisfactory)

Sci-fi

I live for 90s TV sitcoms

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It's amazing. Last year skull and bones had zero players. This year they broke that record!

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Return to office is the modern day silent layoff

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You'll get downvoted here but I agree with you, personally I get value out of 2 days a week in office. Otherwise I become antisocial and a bit of a hermit.

However, that's just me, and anymore and I wouldn't be productive. The important thing is that it should be a team level decision (NOT a top down decision) and hopefully a personal one. How people find that they're most productive should be up to them.

I've never understood any arguments against that. It always boils down to "But how do we know they're working" which means "I am an incapable manager who doesn't know how to manage"

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Nail on the head with "abuse the flexibility". I see so many companies cancel wfh and flexible policies because "we had a person abuse it" or they're worried about it. So correct them if they abuse it! That's Management's job. If the rule is 2 days in office and they don't do that, then you revoke wfh for them. If they aren't getting work done on time then talk with them and come up with a corrective plan. If they still don't then you let them go. You don't remove the policy company wide and destroy morale because one person abused it. You let them go and codify your rules about it.

scrubbles ,
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"I was ingrained in me that Disney=left, and now I'm having trouble figuring out the rest of the equation "

scrubbles ,
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If anything marvel movies are the most neutral I've seen! They go out of their way to try not to offend anyone. Part of the reason I think they're kinda boring lol

scrubbles ,
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Open source does not come with an easy button unfortunately. No matter what we suggest will leave you needing to tinker and play with things.

Home assistant really is the best option from all angles. Just have to keep tinkering.

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Even if it's perfectly pristine and legal, it still paints a giant target on their backs. Even if someone is in the right, they need to spend way more on lawyers to prove it.

scrubbles ,
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Daily. Active. Users. Do not care about downloads. I don't care about user count. How many users log in daily, that's the only metric worth reporting on

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Yup, he did the same with Cali HSR. Even most current day negative statements about it are just parroted about things he said years ago. "It's too expensive", "it is going over it's timelines", "no one will use it".

Which, newsflash to people saying that, all major infrastructure projects have that said about them. Look at the Chunnel now, or most suspension bridges and tunnels in the US. They always go over budget, they are always delayed, only some people think they're useful, but after they're built people think "how did we ever live without this?"

Facts are that Elon owns a car company, so he'll say anything negative about any project that isn't going to put more cars on the road. HSR, Vegas subways, BART, he just wants us to buy more Tesla's at the expense of our own convenience and deserved infrastructure

scrubbles ,
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Exactly. People need to understand the difference with the fediverse vs a walled garden. They aren't breaking in or doing anything wrong. You are blasting all of your posts and comments out to anyone who wants to listen

Has anyone else gravitated back to *facebook* a bit?

i can't believe i'm saying this, but i'm finding myself enjoying facebook more. the UI and design feels vintage early 2010s, the choice of reactions is nice vs just liking or upvoting something, you can sort the replies by chronology / recent / best instead of being forced to read blue-check morons, there's an incredible depth...

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I'll bite a bit and say yes, however - I quickly realized I wasn't gravitating. It was sucking me in. Their algorithm has gotten much better at putting stuff you care about front and center, in a dangerous way. I felt compelled to comment, to join in and argue with people. I felt myself growing angry again being there. So I stopped.

Really analyze why you're feeling drawn to it. Is it actually fun, or is it a dopamine drip they are getting you hooked on

scrubbles ,
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Honestly, this is one of those times I use chatgpt, this is what it's great at. The prompt being pretty much exactly what you asked for. Ask for something like "ten options you think it could be".

As an aside I like the idea of a poem. I've seen so many speeches. The best ones are the ones that a short and sweet and get the point across meaninfully. Whenever I see a maid of honor walking up with pages in her hand I know it's going to be awkward and weird.

scrubbles ,
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Second this. Don't get a gaming one, go to an office store. They build them expecting people to need to sit in them for hours.

Don't cheap out either. Remember the most important things to never cheap out on are things that go between you and the ground. Chairs, mattresses, shoes.

Personally I found a great mesh one that doesn't get hot in the summer and is still very supportive after 5 years

scrubbles ,
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The problem is that the average person and politician don't know this difference, and are running around like skynet is about to kick off any second.

scrubbles ,
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Self driving cars are only 2 years away!

scrubbles ,
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I would hope anyone using an online service would know this... but of course I'm always disappointed.

scrubbles ,
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I'm not an expert, but I'd say it starts with a P and rhymes with Torn

scrubbles ,
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text-generation-webui is kind of the standard from what I've seen to run it with a webui, but the vram stuff here is accurate. Text LLMs require an insane amount of vram to keep a conversation going.

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All of the stories were like that in starfield. If I could sum it up it would be "jack of all trades, master of none". Too much stuff crammed in and none of it fleshed out well enough.

Base building was fun, until it was tedious because they only half automated the process.

Ship building was fun, except you could only customize to a point.

Exploration was fun, except they only made really 10ish buildings to just spawned them everywhere instead of generating custom ones (I fought at the same building at least 2 dozen times)

With exploration, we want you to wander through giant spaces and planets, but give you no explorer or vehicle to use.

We also want you to explore the galaxy fully immersed, but couldn't solve the loading screen problem that yanks you out of the immersion.

So so many cool ideas that you can tell the committee was just like "no, it's not with finishing that, players will be fine with it". The entire game feels like it was built by committee.

scrubbles ,
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NAL, but have heard of these. Amazon was really bad about it a few years ago.

General rule, anything you do on company time/devices/premises is theirs. That is enforceable for sure, and it's provable.

Anything you do in your own time is generally unenforceable, unless you still code/materials or something from them. Caveat being that it can't conflict with your work. i.e. if you work for Expedia and start a new travel company you may be in an enforceable grey area, "They stole company secrets to compete with us". However if you work for a game company and make your own game, you're probably fine.

Read your contract, know it upside down and sideways, that's going to be the guiding principal.

scrubbles ,
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Yeah that's the bit I remember when Amazon was launching their game studio. It was deep in the fine print that anything you built even on your own time was owned by them, and they got flamed pretty hard by it to remove it. Important to always check for that crap, it's usually unenforceable, but remember by unenforceable I mean "You're going up against your company's lawyers. You'd probably win, if you put up a ton of your own money to fight that the contract shouldn't be valid in court with your own high price lawyers"

scrubbles ,
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I wasn't allowed to watch Harry Potter or anything that was made after 1995, so, Christians will make some weird rules up in their head

scrubbles ,
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Most hate I've seen against Taylor Swift is that she's a successful woman. "She's at my football game." Okay? And? "She's just too popular". Again, and? Most of the time when you drill into the real reason why they don't like it it boils down to "she's a successful woman on my TV" and if that doesn't make sense then congrats, you're right it doesn't.

_except for her private jet usage that's legitimate criticism _

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Now, Reddit — which is not yet profitable — says it seeks to grow its business through advertising, more e-commerce offerings and by licensing its data to other companies to train their artificial intelligence models.

Shame I left last year. Look at all the great innovation they'll be doing

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My hot take is I'm actually okay providing an ID to prove my age. Where it breaks down is these idiots in governments think the only way to do that is by having the sites maintain that.

What should be done is have browsers like Chrome or Firefox. Implement a system that age gates websites, where you have to provide your ID to unlock your browser to allow you to see 18 and over material. The only thing the government would see it would be that you have unlocked 18 and above material, and sites would only have to change a metadata item saying that they are providing 18 and over material. This would be a low cost for everyone involved and would keep privacy in the forefront.

Of course, privacy isn't actually what they're trying to get at, they want to spy on us and everything about us. It's not about protecting the children, it's about knowing everything about us, so a solution like that would never be implemented

Edit: Downvote me if you want, but if the only alternative is to hand over my ID to porn sites who then will be forced to have those verified with the government then maybe it's worth investigating some alternatives. I'm not saying my idea is rock solid folks, it just popped in my head, I'm saying we shouldn't be letting 90 year olds in government decide what the best technical solution is, there are a thousand ways to skin a cat.

scrubbles ,
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Sure there are, and there will be ways to get around it, it's a jumping off point. I can say firmly though I'd much rather have a token stored in my browser proving I'm over 18 vs every porn site knowing exactly who I am and the government knowing every porn site I visit. I'd rather give up some freedom from my browser to keep privacy vs giving all of my data on my kinks to the government.

Guess I'm trying to say "There are other ways of solving it that don't require handing over all of my data to the government or have them track me site to site"

scrubbles ,
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See the problem is that they're going to do it anyway. So if the "don't fucking do it" is off the table, which I hate to tell you but it pretty much is, then wouldn't it be at least good to have a privacy based approach?

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Great, your opinion that it sucks is noted, and ignored by the governments. Which is why I've thought about things that could be proposed as actual solutions. Dislike it all you want, they're going to get it one way or another. UK, USA, and Canada are all trying to push legislation that would force porn providers to verify IDs and store their users.

Sorry I wasted my breath with my terrible idea that would only keep your porn history private from the feds. Guess we should just give up and not pitch any other ideas.

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Right, I'm saying that's not an anology, because it's coming whether you like it or not. There is no "choice" you have here to just not eat it, unless you count not viewing porn as the choice here.

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That was my point though, I even said it in my original comment? That there are valid privacy-focused ways to solve the problem, I gave an example, and then said "That's not the point though, they want to spy on us." So, I don't know what you're trying to convince me of? The point I was trying to make?

My only difference is that I think it's coming whether we like it or not. In the US it has bipartisan support and even though we call our congressmen they don't listen.

If it was truly to support the children and it was safe, secure, and private to prove I'm over 18 to access sites, I'd even be in support of the bills - but it's not so I'm not.

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I have a pothole literally 2 feet wide and at least 10 inches deep on my street that our city just can't find the funds to fix...

scrubbles ,
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As an American I wish it was easier to pack up and move to Europe :(

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Eh for me it's a lot of things. For one just roots, family and friends. Then next is work, I'd have to find a new job over there (doubtful my current one would let me work abroad), and I'd need to see if visas would let me work over there, and for how long. I would probably make less over there, but cost of living is lower too, so I'd have to do finances. Most countries don't let you own property unless you're a citizen, and I wouldn't be, so I'd have to rent for a while. Path to citizenship would then be difficult, and I would have to pay taxes for both countries. Then just pure logistics of what do I do with everything here, would have to basically start all over. It'd be much easier if I was in my early 20s, but I'm nearing 40 which makes it much more difficult.

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Standard Google. Make 2 competing products. See which one is successful. Force all of the other users to successful one even if there are less features. 5 years later kill off that one for another meaningless changeover.

They stopped innovating in the late 2000s. It's all been pointless marketing rebrands since.

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They want to have their payday and get out, there's no way they'd release enough stock to let that happen. I'm sure this is some ploy to convince the most active people to keep it up so they look good.

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Software does have a fun phase, where there are a ton of interesting problems that need to be solved. The green field of you can go off and build that thing that needs to be built, and timelines are vague and handwavey.

Later it becomes crunchier because there's just less "fun". Everything major has been built, most of the interesting problems have been solved. It's down to fixing issues that came up, performance tuning, and getting it over the finish line. Unfortunately it's usually a 40/60 split of fun to tedious.

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This is it. His shows are overproduced for Americans, using cheap effects and dramatization for terrible reality TV. So I never watch him.

I think it'd be a lot different if I saw a version that was just what happened. Like kitchen nightmares but without all of the dramatics. That I would watch all the time. So of course they don't make it.

jlou , to technology

Apple Is Trying to Kill the Open Internet!

https://youtu.be/up-zUEFNMww

@technology

scrubbles ,
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Wat? Is this just about pwas? Firefox does that too. Rage baiting hard here.

scrubbles ,
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From the admin side we're (we being admins in general, I only admin a small instance) working on adding mod bots. From Lemmy's side I know they're working on adding more mod tools to the platform. It won't be overnight, but oddly enough these kids are helping lemmy and Mastodon by showing where the gaps are, and we'll soon have the tools to manage future attacks

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I don't like how they talk about the 18/6 rule. It's a well known rule in the contracting world. It's not a Microsoft rule, it's a law I believe. You can contact for 18 months at a company like Microsoft and then you have to move on.

The article makes it seem like Microsoft is being a terrible company, which they are, but not because of the rule. The rule is a law because it's supposed to cut down on companies abusing contractors and keeping them long term, rather than just making them full time employees. That was done by many companies to avoid paying benefits instead claiming the age old "hey they're just contractors".

So Microsoft isn't bad for obeying th law. They're bad for not listening to the spirit of the law, which is that "if a contactor has been good for as long as 18 months, just hire them". Instead Microsoft does the dick move of "hey great work, amazing even, but sorry nothing we can do apply again in 6 months".

They turned it into a revolving door

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Literally was setting this up yesterday. Good thing I didn't finish yet ..

scrubbles ,
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Oh good, I hadn't seen a low quality meme about this today yet

scrubbles OP ,
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Straight rip from disc. Bandwidth was never a problem with Plex. However another comment got me up and running.

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Windows for no, but going to switch it hopefully to chimera

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