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  1. Comment on Does anybody have any experience with switching to pipewire? in ~comp

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    Fairly simple on both Ubuntu and Fedora, rather straightforward, which was surprising considering its audio drivers.

    Fairly simple on both Ubuntu and Fedora, rather straightforward, which was surprising considering its audio drivers.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Adobe plans to make Photoshop on the web free to everyone, beta in Canada in ~design

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    When I discovered photopea.com I stopped using nearly all photo editing software, truly incredible offering there.

    When I discovered photopea.com I stopped using nearly all photo editing software, truly incredible offering there.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on Firefox rolls out Total Cookie Protection by default to all users worldwide in ~tech

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    I think it's broken about 0.005% of the websites I've been to, and even then it's only minor. This is far better than when they first started testing, and I think it's a good thing they are...

    I think it's broken about 0.005% of the websites I've been to, and even then it's only minor. This is far better than when they first started testing, and I think it's a good thing they are rolling it out.

    12 votes
  4. Comment on The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life in ~tech

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    Which is why included that second line, this is a moment they are actively exploiting and using. Causing a lot of discussions (like this one) and will likely increase the amount of potential...

    This story is just too dumb to be something that Google would want to do deliberately

    Which is why included that second line, this is a moment they are actively exploiting and using. Causing a lot of discussions (like this one) and will likely increase the amount of potential employees that want to work and find out for themselves just how advanced this is first hand, or at the very least a closer hand.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life in ~tech

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    I am fairly certain this is marketing. Front page news, talk of how 'advanced' their system is, and how it outshines the rest of the marketplace. Very likely that it was a moment that they are...

    I am fairly certain this is marketing. Front page news, talk of how 'advanced' their system is, and how it outshines the rest of the marketplace.

    Very likely that it was a moment that they are actively exploiting at the highest level.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Microsoft to curb use of non-competes, drop NDAs from worker settlements, disclose salary ranges, launch civil rights audit in ~comp

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    Sounds like they are terrified of the fastest and rapidly growing labor movement in history affecting them.

    Sounds like they are terrified of the fastest and rapidly growing labor movement in history affecting them.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Minitel: France’s alternate Internet that survived until 2012 in ~tech

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    "alternate internet" its the other away around, we use the alternate minatel!

    "alternate internet" its the other away around, we use the alternate minatel!

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Apple references in *Severence* plus a couple others in ~tv

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    Time will tell for the totality of the show, but for season one you won't be.

    I expect to be let down at the end

    Time will tell for the totality of the show, but for season one you won't be.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Remix of Madeon's Love You Back in ~creative

  10. Comment on How to fix Twitter and social media in ~tech

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    Lanier is a fantastic person. He has been writing and sounding the horn on all of these issues for the past 25 years. His books are incredibly prescient and about 10-15 years early in predictions....

    Lanier is a fantastic person. He has been writing and sounding the horn on all of these issues for the past 25 years. His books are incredibly prescient and about 10-15 years early in predictions.

    Jaron, I should mention, is considered the Father of Virtual Reality where he worked on VR in the early 80s, and once you've seen him speak you won't forget it (partially for the words, partially for his style).

    There are some things I disagree with him on, and some things are a bit strange, but his points are nominally valid for the most part.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Texas school shooting kills nineteen children, two adults in ~news

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    This was the plan back when I was in school ten or so years ago. Every class had a designated area several blocks away into the neighborhoods to run to if you are escaping from gun fire or bomb...

    If that's the level we're working at now...

    This was the plan back when I was in school ten or so years ago. Every class had a designated area several blocks away into the neighborhoods to run to if you are escaping from gun fire or bomb but that was only a technicality because it was followed up always by "but never go where the shooter knows where you go, make it random, and always get as far as possible and call the police once you are safe"

    We always had fire drills that had a designated area on school property, but for shooting and bombs that was always the focus of the lesson on what to do if it wasn't a drill. We would have these every month, and sometimes twice a month (and fire/tornado drills every semester).

    Absolutely not a place we should be at this point where we are having to train children so much.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Texas school shooting kills nineteen children, two adults in ~news

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    Oh no, that was definitely part of my way of thinking. I think we need them to reduce shootings of all kinds, others and personal. Mental evaluation and treatment are vital.

    Oh no, that was definitely part of my way of thinking. I think we need them to reduce shootings of all kinds, others and personal. Mental evaluation and treatment are vital.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Texas school shooting kills nineteen children, two adults in ~news

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    This is precisely why we need proper gun regulation, proper background checks, yearly licensing, mental evaluation testing, limit access to high powered weaponry, and far higher taxes on ammunition.

    This is precisely why we need proper gun regulation, proper background checks, yearly licensing, mental evaluation testing, limit access to high powered weaponry, and far higher taxes on ammunition.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on David Tennant and Catherine Tate to return to ‘Doctor Who’ in ~tv

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    Second season is better, third season is great (Chibnall can't write episodic, and the last season is one complete story line), I wasn't a fan of Moffat as show runner (although Capaldi is my...

    I only watched the first season of it.

    Second season is better, third season is great (Chibnall can't write episodic, and the last season is one complete story line), I wasn't a fan of Moffat as show runner (although Capaldi is my favorite), and I would rate it a hair better than a lot of Smith's tenure.

    Edit: Happy 1 year (and a day) of being on Tildes!

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Death could be reversible, as scientists bring dead eyes back to life in ~science

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    Scientists in the US proved that photosensitive neuron cells in the retina can still respond to light and communicate with each other up to five hours after death, sending signals “resembling those recorded from living subjects”.

    Lead author Dr Fatima Abbas, of the Moran Eye Centre at the University of Utah, said: “We were able to wake up photoreceptor cells in the human macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for our central vision and our ability to see fine detail and colour.

    “In eyes obtained up to five hours after an organ donor’s death, these cells responded to bright light, coloured lights and even very dim flashes of light.”

    [Previously] In 2019, Yale University restarted the brains of 32 decapitated pigs which had been slaughtered four hours earlier, switching on blood circulation and metabolism, using a cocktail of chemicals.

    But experts said the new research had gone one step further, restoring b-waves - the slow, rhythmic oscillations recorded in living brains.

    2 votes