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  1. Comment on Streaming TV is about to get very expensive as Disney, NBC and more companies start launching their own services and pulling their content from others in ~tv

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    Also, most streaming apps suck. Netflix is decent, but pretty much every other one I have used sucks. I had an issue with hulu recently where the audio would keep playing and the video would...

    Also, most streaming apps suck. Netflix is decent, but pretty much every other one I have used sucks. I had an issue with hulu recently where the audio would keep playing and the video would freeze. How to you screw up video playback on a video app? Now, I may stream the first few episodes of a TV show to see if I am interested, and then I RIP the show to my emby/plex server. If streaming services had a plugin for emby where their shows looked and acted like local media for emby, and I could stream them through the emby interface, I would do that.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline in ~tech

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    Wow, that was a fascinating read. Most of the time, when I learn about some new grammatical problem, I already had a sense of the issue and just never had a name to put to it. With the wandering...

    Wow, that was a fascinating read. Most of the time, when I learn about some new grammatical problem, I already had a sense of the issue and just never had a name to put to it. With the wandering only, I never even realized it could be an issue. I will have to be on the look out for this in the future. Thank you for making me smarter.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline in ~tech

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    I think this situation could use a bit of Occam's razor. I find it much more likely that the creator just did not bother to do the work for males because they were not interested in men. Then,...

    The reason DeepNude only works on images of women is because "Alberto" is only interested in objectifying women.

    I think this situation could use a bit of Occam's razor. I find it much more likely that the creator just did not bother to do the work for males because they were not interested in men. Then, when questioned about that decision, they comes up with that answer. A person who is only into women would reasonably never bother to look for Male nudes online.

    16 votes
  4. Comment on Android aftermarket development and its boring state. in ~tech

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    What is actually bad about android? I don't mean Google android, I mean actual android? All it really is is a linux kernel with a java or kotlin runtime. That makes it much easier to run a single...

    What is actually bad about android? I don't mean Google android, I mean actual android? All it really is is a linux kernel with a java or kotlin runtime. That makes it much easier to run a single program on different hardware. And there is build in ways to run native code if a developer wanted to.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Is having a business line worth it? in ~tech

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    You can do that with just a domain. Setup a dynamic DNS service to update your IP when it changes and point a wildcard domain to it. Setup a reverse proxy on your home server and you are good. If...

    You can do that with just a domain. Setup a dynamic DNS service to update your IP when it changes and point a wildcard domain to it. Setup a reverse proxy on your home server and you are good. If you want to keep your firewall completely closed, you can do the same with a docker droplet or any other vps. If you really want to run a bunch of vms and can't use docker, you can rent a bare metal server from ovh, so you start, or kimsufi for way cheaper than a business line for home.

  6. Comment on What niche/specialized version of an everyday thing is worth the time/money if you know what you're looking for? in ~talk

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    Fair enough. Ultimately coffee is about finding something you enjoy. For me, pourover always turns out bitter and acidic. I don't like those in my coffee. My go to aeropress recipe even uses water...

    Fair enough. Ultimately coffee is about finding something you enjoy. For me, pourover always turns out bitter and acidic. I don't like those in my coffee. My go to aeropress recipe even uses water at 88°C to reduce acidity. That way I can taste all the other flavors in the beans.

  7. Comment on Why Mazda is purging touchscreens from its vehicles in ~tech

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    Honda used to mount a backup camera screen on the rearview mirror. It is small, but functions perfectly and is exactly where you should be looking while backing up. It is also completely hidden...

    Honda used to mount a backup camera screen on the rearview mirror. It is small, but functions perfectly and is exactly where you should be looking while backing up. It is also completely hidden when not backing up.

  8. Comment on What niche/specialized version of an everyday thing is worth the time/money if you know what you're looking for? in ~talk

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    I love my aeropress. I don't understand why it isn't more common. It's cheaper than nearly any other coffee maker, it's easier to use than many, and it's one of the easiest coffee makers to clean...

    I love my aeropress. I don't understand why it isn't more common. It's cheaper than nearly any other coffee maker, it's easier to use than many, and it's one of the easiest coffee makers to clean up. That lack of a mess is really what sold me on the aeropress. I have even had coffee a few times from a clover machine (from Starbucks, so cheap beans) and the same stuff out of an aeropress is way better.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Antergos Linux Project Ends in ~tech

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    I will chime in with my experience with linux gaming. My issues with linux gaming came from gsync. Apparently, last I checked, nvidia only supports gsync in a multi monitor setup if all monitors...

    I will chime in with my experience with linux gaming. My issues with linux gaming came from gsync. Apparently, last I checked, nvidia only supports gsync in a multi monitor setup if all monitors are the exact same refresh rate. The only workaround I could find was to create 2 different x server instances so that the gsync monitor would be the only monitor in its x server. This is far too much work for me to deal with, and I'm not even sure if all the issues that would cause are solvable.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What should I do with all my old tech junk? in ~tech

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    That will only take care of someone plugging it into their computer and watching your porn. But the data can still be retrieved. Foriensic data retrieval is probably not within most people's...

    That will only take care of someone plugging it into their computer and watching your porn. But the data can still be retrieved. Foriensic data retrieval is probably not within most people's threat model. Even if it is not, you are better off using a program like dban. It also boots from a live USB, and is a significantly smaller download than a linux iso. It will overwrite the data with junk data to prevent it from being read. 1 pass will protect you from someone using basic data recovery software, and 3-5 passes will prevent advanced (and expensive) data retrieval methods. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on the size of the disk and how many passes you choose.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 Discussion in ~tv

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    The lamp likely soaked the weight in flammable oil. The trench likely had little to no oil, and only to guarantee that the fire would propagate to all of the wood.

    The lamp likely soaked the weight in flammable oil. The trench likely had little to no oil, and only to guarantee that the fire would propagate to all of the wood.

  12. Comment on Burger King plans to roll out Impossible Whopper across the United States in ~food

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    You aren't wrong, but this is coming directly from Burger King. Are you really surprised that a food company wants people to eat there multiple times per week?

    You aren't wrong, but this is coming directly from Burger King. Are you really surprised that a food company wants people to eat there multiple times per week?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on AIs should have the same ethical protections as animals in ~tech

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    I would like to propose a thought experiment. Let's bring back slavery. We don't really need slaves for physical labor anymore. Machines are increasingly becoming more reliable and harder working...

    I would like to propose a thought experiment. Let's bring back slavery. We don't really need slaves for physical labor anymore. Machines are increasingly becoming more reliable and harder working for menial labor than even slaves. Let's use our human slaves for thinking tasks instead. We can breed the smartest of the stock together to produce savant offspring. We don't need them for anything physical, so we could either amputate limbs or introduce some paralysis gene or disease. They just need to think. We train them from birth to think. They are trained for some speciality. We can make our physicist slaves and financial advisor slaves, or any other sort of profession. They effectively become just a body with a brain and a mouth that we can ask for advice.

    Do you see any ethical issues with that scenario? I certainly do.

    If there are issues with grooming a conscious being as a thinking machine slave, why would a digital consciousness be any different? Remember, we really don't know what makes us conscious. It certainly doesnt require carbon neurons.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Comcast is in talks to sell its 30% stake in Hulu to Disney in ~tv

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    I don't think that the current Netflix/ Disney/ Hulu / other services are really competition. They only currently compete on content. They don't compete on the quality and price of the service. In...

    I don't think that the current Netflix/ Disney/ Hulu / other services are really competition. They only currently compete on content. They don't compete on the quality and price of the service. In my opinion, a competitive streaming service market would have every service have every show and movie, and the services themselves would have to compete on actual features. I'm not really sure how well this would work in practice.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Which smartphone and carrier are you using? (USA only) in ~tech

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    Original Google pixel on Verizon. I used to have TMobile, and then Google fi for a long time. I really liked Google fi. I only recently switched back to Verizon because of a new job. The building...

    Original Google pixel on Verizon. I used to have TMobile, and then Google fi for a long time. I really liked Google fi. I only recently switched back to Verizon because of a new job. The building was purposefully built to block radio signals, so having coverage in most of the building is spotty. TMobile just didn't cut it. Verizon gets me slightly better coverage for a much higher price.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on A Bill Banning Most Abortions Becomes Law In Ohio in ~news

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    Is that even a question?

    (/s JUST IN CASE THE INTERNET IS WEIRD)

    Is that even a question?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Is there a book to help better explain technical thoughts to layman terms ? in ~talk

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    You should check out Thing Explainer. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words https://www.amazon.com/dp/0544668251/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ERFRCbADR2D7E It explains a bunch of complex...

    You should check out Thing Explainer.
    Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words https://www.amazon.com/dp/0544668251/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ERFRCbADR2D7E
    It explains a bunch of complex things using only the 1000 most commonly used English words.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on The MacBook keyboard fiasco is way worse than Apple thinks in ~tech

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    They introduced the superfish backdoor into their laptops in the past. In case you are not familiar, it would add a security certificate to windows that allowed Lenovo to perform mitm attacks on...

    They introduced the superfish backdoor into their laptops in the past. In case you are not familiar, it would add a security certificate to windows that allowed Lenovo to perform mitm attacks on any website, even if it used https. If that wasn't bad enough, they included the private key in the distributed program. Hackers (ethical ones and otherwise) quickly got access to the key, so anyone could perform a mitm attack on any website. They have other issues, but that is the largest one I am familiar with.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Let's talk about titles in ~tildes

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    Your argument is pretty solid, for a link aggregation website. I don't think tildes is trying to be that. Tildes, as I see it, is a place for informed discussion about a topic. Often, but not...

    Your argument is pretty solid, for a link aggregation website. I don't think tildes is trying to be that. Tildes, as I see it, is a place for informed discussion about a topic. Often, but not always, this discussion spawns from a link to an article or other media. If you want to discuss the article itself, most articles have comments (of varying levels of quality). If you want to discuss a topic using an article as a starting point, use tildes. There have been posts where the article linked was changed to a better article. This does not hinder or change the discussion on the topic. The tildes title is for the discussion; the article title is for the article.

    7 votes
  20. Comment on Up to 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online free for Amazon Prime members in ~games

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    Edit: nevermind, it looks like it took a bit to kick in. I guess I am good to go. I just tried, and it seemed to work, but my switch online account subscription length has not changed. I'm going...

    Edit: nevermind, it looks like it took a bit to kick in. I guess I am good to go.

    I just tried, and it seemed to work, but my switch online account subscription length has not changed. I'm going to contact twitch support now, but ymmv.

    2 votes