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  1. Comment on Amazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands, documents show in ~tech

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    Sorry, this is totally tangential but unless you've stumbled across a koolaid-drinking member of upper management, any random employee you ask could not care less what brand of ketchup you buy....

    Sorry, this is totally tangential but unless you've stumbled across a koolaid-drinking member of upper management, any random employee you ask could not care less what brand of ketchup you buy. Just don't let your dog poop on the floor. And don't poop on it yourself. Amazon can exert the koolaid influence down to the consumer level directly through the software, where the koolaid influence at a physical store is limited to shelf layout that has to be somewhat mindful of anticompetitiveness.

    9 votes
  2. Comment on Windows 11: The Ars Technica review in ~tech

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    I don't know that the fact it was turned off implies that it was never intended for W10. Personally I think it mostly implies that they thought they could get away with it in this stage in the...

    I don't know that the fact it was turned off implies that it was never intended for W10. Personally I think it mostly implies that they thought they could get away with it in this stage in the game. They've made several slow steps in that direction, first just requiring navigation of dark patterns, then false phone numbers, then disabling internet during setup, now it's just flat out impossible apparently, at least for the normal consumer.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Windows 11: The Ars Technica review in ~tech

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    You wouldn't even need Linux. If there's a codepath in there for win32 via Proton that doesn't demand kernel access then it shouldn't be impossible to hop on that codepath from windows itself.

    You wouldn't even need Linux. If there's a codepath in there for win32 via Proton that doesn't demand kernel access then it shouldn't be impossible to hop on that codepath from windows itself.

  4. Comment on Windows 11: The Ars Technica review in ~tech

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    They probably just work with what they got. They clearly aren't invading kernel space and yet both BattleEye and EAC have Proton support now. Not sure if they're running at a reduced confidence...

    They probably just work with what they got. They clearly aren't invading kernel space and yet both BattleEye and EAC have Proton support now. Not sure if they're running at a reduced confidence level or what, but they're figuring out out.

  5. Comment on Facebook banned someone for developing a Chrome extension designed to reduce its addictiveness in ~tech

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    I'm no expert, but as far as I know something like that isn't even possible with the tools iOS gives you.

    I'm no expert, but as far as I know something like that isn't even possible with the tools iOS gives you.

    8 votes
  6. Groups don't show unsubscribed topics

    On https://tildes.net/groups it looks like at least on Firefox 88 the normal link color: a.link-user:visited, a.link-group:visited is overriding the unsubscribed color:...

    On https://tildes.net/groups it looks like at least on Firefox 88 the normal link color:

    a.link-user:visited, a.link-group:visited
    

    is overriding the unsubscribed color:

    .group-list-item-not-subscribed a.link-group
    
    4 votes
  7. Comment on Epic Online Services launches Anti-Cheat support for Linux, Mac, and Steam Deck in ~games

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    Really glad that they've released this as production-ready. As I understand it, they've had experimental WINE support for some time now, but it needed to be opted in to like now and (less sure...

    Really glad that they've released this as production-ready. As I understand it, they've had experimental WINE support for some time now, but it needed to be opted in to like now and (less sure about this) it may not have been available to all.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Don't know if that's a known bug or not, but my new comments count seems to remain the same even after I view the notifications page in ~tildes

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    Does it? It seems like the amount of data would be the same whether it's manually marked or automatically done.

    Does it? It seems like the amount of data would be the same whether it's manually marked or automatically done.

  9. Comment on When is comedy NOT at the consequence of something else's tragedy? in ~talk

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    "Pfizer? I hardly know her!" Really doesn't seem like it's at anyone's expense for example. The inside group is everyone. It's just the reference that's funny, it's not the hypothetical existence...

    "Pfizer? I hardly know her!" Really doesn't seem like it's at anyone's expense for example. The inside group is everyone. It's just the reference that's funny, it's not the hypothetical existence of someone who might have never encountered that style of "joke" before.

    10 votes
  10. Comment on MIT scientists report 'major advance' in fusion energy in ~science

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    Caution: No idea what I'm talking about. The sun is hot but it's also very very large. Even though it's much, much hotter, fusion can't hold a candle to the holy light of the sun. There's no...

    Caution: No idea what I'm talking about.

    The sun is hot but it's also very very large. Even though it's much, much hotter, fusion can't hold a candle to the holy light of the sun. There's no material that can withstand 100 million degrees, that's what the giant magnet is for. It keeps the plasma held in place without needing to touch it. I believe it's kept in a vacuum, so the only way for heat to escape is radiating away, which I think is the heat that would be extracted and used to power things? According to this page the free neutron that's produced by the fusion reaction is what heats the container and that's where the energy is extracted from. They don't mention the radiated energy or the energy that's released from the reaction itself, just the neutron. Maybe that's all that's significant?

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Female octopuses throw things at males that are harassing them in ~science

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    Female octopuses throw objects of harassment at males vs female octopuses throw objects at males who harass them, maybe?

    Female octopuses throw objects of harassment at males vs female octopuses throw objects at males who harass them, maybe?

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Let’s not pretend that the way we withdrew from Afghanistan was the problem in ~misc

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    If you're on something that might be using cloudflare DNS, archive.is refuses to play nice with it.

    which is down right now for some reason

    If you're on something that might be using cloudflare DNS, archive.is refuses to play nice with it.

  13. Comment on Germany fears thousands got saline, not vaccine from nurse in ~health

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    When do we start viewing misinformation as an existential threat? And how do we start to combat it? A decade or two ago it felt like sites like Snopes were held in pretty high regard by the...

    When do we start viewing misinformation as an existential threat? And how do we start to combat it? A decade or two ago it felt like sites like Snopes were held in pretty high regard by the general population for dispelling myths and urban legends. Now fact checks are often considered to be propaganda in their own right.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on Netflix intensifies ‘VPN ban’ and targets residential IP-addresses too in ~tech

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    "No need to download ahead of time when the internet's fast enough to download entire files on demand"

    "No need to download ahead of time when the internet's fast enough to download entire files on demand"

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Netflix intensifies ‘VPN ban’ and targets residential IP-addresses too in ~tech

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    I've lived in a few different cities under a few more ISPs and I have yet to experience the taste of IPv6 on my tongue. I think the kind of "do as little as possible to keep dragging ourselves...

    I've lived in a few different cities under a few more ISPs and I have yet to experience the taste of IPv6 on my tongue. I think the kind of "do as little as possible to keep dragging ourselves along" attitude you're talking about is the dominant attitude in the industry.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Kaspersky Password Manager had multiple problems in its password-generator, resulting in its passwords being predictable and easily brute-forced in ~comp

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    Not sure how actually practical that is. Even with a password manager I still have accounts littered across the internet with passwords I no longer have access to and that I can't recall. Not...

    Not sure how actually practical that is. Even with a password manager I still have accounts littered across the internet with passwords I no longer have access to and that I can't recall. Not writing anything down anywhere and radically changing things seems like it'd amplify that problem heavily. Any account that isn't actively used would soon be 15 formulas behind and long since dumped from memory.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Why have web pages dropped the www? in ~talk

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    Reading their explanation about it that alphamule linked above, they don't need anyone to support it. When someone requests DNS records, if there's a CNAME record for the root domain they'll chase...

    Cloudflare has "CNAME flattening" to solve this; I don't recall off-hand how this works exactly. But it's not very widely supported.

    Reading their explanation about it that alphamule linked above, they don't need anyone to support it. When someone requests DNS records, if there's a CNAME record for the root domain they'll chase it down until it resolves to the final A record and then return that. According to them it works transparently and without issue, it was the old solution (Screw the standards, just let people use CNAMEs with other records on the root domain) that had plenty of edge case issues.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Trump files lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google in ~tech

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    This is exactly it. My sister somehow found her way into their list and this move was accompanied with a text saying

    This is exactly it. My sister somehow found her way into their list and this move was accompanied with a text saying

    Pres Trump: I am SUING Facebook & Twitter for UNCONSTITUTIONAL CENSORSHIP. For a short time, 5X-IMPACT on all gifts! Donate NOW: bit.ly.link

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Windows 11 will create heaps of needless trash in ~tech

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    Current word is that Windows 11 will just refuse to upgrade/install if it doesn't like the look of your system. There will certainly be workarounds, especially since these requirements are all...

    Current word is that Windows 11 will just refuse to upgrade/install if it doesn't like the look of your system. There will certainly be workarounds, especially since these requirements are all waived for things like VMs, but vanilla Windows 11 will resist being placed on such a system. I'm not sure if it'll be uncooperative enough to refuse to boot if its wishes are overriden or worked around though.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Windows 11 will create heaps of needless trash in ~tech

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    The 2016 CPU meets all the requirements given by Microsoft but isn't on the whitelist. The 2013 CPU meets all "meaningful" requirements from Microsoft, is still perfectly serviceable in 2021, but...

    The 2016 CPU meets all the requirements given by Microsoft but isn't on the whitelist. The 2013 CPU meets all "meaningful" requirements from Microsoft, is still perfectly serviceable in 2021, but is missing the full TPM 2.0 and isn't on the whitelist.

    4 votes