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  1. Comment on AI robots take off, with Boston Dynamics. Beyond Atlas' Parkour. in ~science

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    I'm both fascinated and scared by what will be possible in the near future.

    I'm both fascinated and scared by what will be possible in the near future.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on If you had the means to build a website, then what would it be? in ~tech

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    Yeah! I think people would be so much nicer to each other if everything was spoken word 😊

    Yeah!

    I think people would be so much nicer to each other if everything was spoken word 😊

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Star Trek: Lower Decks - S02E01 "Strange Energies" in ~tv

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    Seems to be geo-blocked, can’t access it from Europe.

    Seems to be geo-blocked, can’t access it from Europe.

  4. Comment on Has UML died without anyone noticing? in ~comp

  5. Comment on Twitter and anti-intellectualism in ~humanities

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    It’s easy to overlook that many people don’t participate in (online) discourses. I’m sure there is a nice word for this kind of "bias": you only read the opinions of the people who have the...

    It’s easy to overlook that many people don’t participate in (online) discourses. I’m sure there is a nice word for this kind of "bias": you only read the opinions of the people who have the courage and ability to express themselves. It’s possible that the "mood" you perceive by reading the posts is not mirroring a real average, since you don’t see the lurkers and their honest thoughts 😅

    6 votes
  6. Comment on A completely upgradeable laptop in ~tech

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    Okay, the page does some lazy loading, had to scroll down and wait to "extend" the content a few times before being able to search for the word "hours". In case anyone is interested: We believe...

    Okay, the page does some lazy loading, had to scroll down and wait to "extend" the content a few times before being able to search for the word "hours". In case anyone is interested:

    We believe that battery life is the closest thing to a true Achilles' heel for the Framework laptop. In PCMark 10 Modern Office battery testing—which includes a mix of office applications, streaming video chat, and desktop idle workloads—the Framework doesn't quite hit nine hours of runtime, despite its solid 55Wh battery capacity.

    It could be worse!

    3 votes
  7. Comment on A completely upgradeable laptop in ~tech

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    I wish there were more details regarding battery life in the review.

    I wish there were more details regarding battery life in the review.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on A completely upgradeable laptop in ~tech

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    Am I seeing this correctly that the air vents are at the bottom side of the device? Does anyone know if it’s used to suck in surrounding air or to blow the heat out? It seems like a questionable...

    Am I seeing this correctly that the air vents are at the bottom side of the device? Does anyone know if it’s used to suck in surrounding air or to blow the heat out?

    It seems like a questionable design choice to me, especially when having the notebook on a blanket or on a lap with clothes that might cover the vents.

    It reminds me of old Apple MacBook models which had the same problem …

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Peachesnstink: An interesting tildes/reddit-esque website in ~tech

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    Okay, right after posting I found out: I have to push the plus button of each thread to discover its title.

    Okay, right after posting I found out: I have to push the plus button of each thread to discover its title.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Peachesnstink: An interesting tildes/reddit-esque website in ~tech

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    Hmm, maybe I am still misunderstand the concept. As a guest a could see the threads, but as soon as I signed up, I can’t see anything. No matter if I’m in locked mode or not. What am I doing wrong?

    Hmm, maybe I am still misunderstand the concept. As a guest a could see the threads, but as soon as I signed up, I can’t see anything. No matter if I’m in locked mode or not.

    What am I doing wrong?

    2 votes
  11. Comment on EVGA confirms it's replacing all its RTX 3090s killed by Amazon's New World MMO in ~games

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    I have the feeling that the outrage would be even greater when it would be about hard drives. Many people still don’t make backups and would moan about having lost important data. So I think,...

    I have the feeling that the outrage would be even greater when it would be about hard drives. Many people still don’t make backups and would moan about having lost important data. So I think, replacing the hard drive and then having to recover the data would be more effort than to just replace the graphics card.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Trust in software, an all time low in ~tech

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    That was a pleasure to read.

    That was a pleasure to read.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on The MNT Reform is an ARM-based open source DIY laptop for hacking, customization, and privacy in ~tech

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    As much as I want to love open hardware, approximately 5 hours of battery life just doesn't sound good for a device that thick.

    As much as I want to love open hardware, approximately 5 hours of battery life just doesn't sound good for a device that thick.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Keyoxide, the lightweight and FOSS solution to make basic cryptography operations accessible to regular humans in ~tech

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    Interesting, but can anyone give me a real life situation where this system would be helpful?

    Interesting, but can anyone give me a real life situation where this system would be helpful?

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Who else here is trying to beat the heat? in ~life

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    Same here in Germany. It's common to have AC in cars, but not in private homes. I'm quite sensitive to heat and lose my ability to focus on anything, get quite moody and quickly become an...

    AC is pretty uncommon in this country

    Same here in Germany. It's common to have AC in cars, but not in private homes.

    I'm quite sensitive to heat and lose my ability to focus on anything, get quite moody and quickly become an insufferable human being! 😅

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Sublime Text 4 in ~comp

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    Yep, same here regarding TextMate. It’s just the right amount of minimalism and assistance that I like (and therefore feels like its an integrated part of the OS).

    Yep, same here regarding TextMate. It’s just the right amount of minimalism and assistance that I like (and therefore feels like its an integrated part of the OS).

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Recommend some upbeat / high-energy music that, if I listen to it in my car, will make me want to roll the windows down and drive at unsafe speeds in ~music

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  19. Comment on What does analog have that digital doesn't? in ~talk

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    Wow, I had totally forgotten about this, thanks for bringing this up: Zapping through analog TV channels was a totally different thing! 😃

    Wow, I had totally forgotten about this, thanks for bringing this up: Zapping through analog TV channels was a totally different thing! 😃

    8 votes
  20. Comment on What does analog have that digital doesn't? in ~talk

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    One thing I love about analog signal processing is the lack of latency! As soon as you insert a digital component, you have to deal with A/D converters, buffers, fast processing units and finally...

    One thing I love about analog signal processing is the lack of latency!

    As soon as you insert a digital component, you have to deal with A/D converters, buffers, fast processing units and finally another D/A converter to hear the resulted signal.

    It really hurts me to know that analog phone calls had lower signal latency than we now have when using VoIP over the internet. Having to wait a second just to hear the reaction of the person I am talking to just doesn’t feel very "high tech" or "modern" at all.

    15 votes