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  1. Comment on YouTube tests harder-to-block server-side ad injection in videos in ~tech

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    I think it could work too, it's just a bit more challenging to do it in real time.

    I think it could work too, it's just a bit more challenging to do it in real time.

  2. Comment on YouTube tests harder-to-block server-side ad injection in videos in ~tech

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    Even if positioning is dynamic, sponsor block could host a database of ad key frames. I think that could work as well.

    Even if positioning is dynamic, sponsor block could host a database of ad key frames. I think that could work as well.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on YouTube tests harder-to-block server-side ad injection in videos in ~tech

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    I wonder how hard it would be to detect and remove ads with a neural net. Ads are a lot louder and completely unrelated to the content, so it might not be that hard. This may not be workable for...

    I wonder how hard it would be to detect and remove ads with a neural net. Ads are a lot louder and completely unrelated to the content, so it might not be that hard.

    This may not be workable for live viewing, but for yt-dlp it could be.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on I am sick of "providing feedback" in ~life

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    Yes - > 0 stars - > "I don't like being forced to provide feedback" If enough people did that the trend would dissappear quickly.

    Yes - > 0 stars - > "I don't like being forced to provide feedback"

    If enough people did that the trend would dissappear quickly.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on China is battening down for the gathering storm over Taiwan in ~misc

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    They have one major disadvantage :China is likely much stronger and better prepared than Russia.

    They have one major disadvantage :China is likely much stronger and better prepared than Russia.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Where will people commune in a godless America? in ~humanities

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    This is a fairly long video, but I thought the question was interesting, and the panelists are great. Very interested to see tildes' thoughts on the subject!

    This is a fairly long video, but I thought the question was interesting, and the panelists are great. Very interested to see tildes' thoughts on the subject!

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Recordings, emails show how Donald Trump team flew fake elector ballots to DC in final push to overturn 2020 US election in ~news

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    How this guy is not in prison yet completely escapes me. This is as bad as it gets. How much more process do we need?

    How this guy is not in prison yet completely escapes me. This is as bad as it gets. How much more process do we need?

    6 votes
  8. Comment on YouTube is now rolling out disabling videos after detecting adblockers in ~tech

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    Yes, that would be me :)

    Off-topic but are you the same joelthelion from reddit as of 17(ish) years ago? It's one of those usernames that stuck with me for some reason!

    Yes, that would be me :)

    3 votes
  9. Comment on YouTube is now rolling out disabling videos after detecting adblockers in ~tech

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    There are technical ways to completly defeat adblock, especially if you're Google and you control both YouTube and the ad platform. If Google decides they really want to go forward with this, it...

    There are technical ways to completly defeat adblock, especially if you're Google and you control both YouTube and the ad platform.

    If Google decides they really want to go forward with this, it will be interesting...

    38 votes
  10. Comment on It's time to change how we cover Elon Musk: After a weekend of whoppers about X and fighting Mark Zuckerberg, the press should take a more skeptical approach in ~tech

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    I think it would be good to stop talking about him altogether, except when his actions truly have global consequences, which doesn't happen that often. Don't feed the troll, as the saying goes.

    I think it would be good to stop talking about him altogether, except when his actions truly have global consequences, which doesn't happen that often.

    Don't feed the troll, as the saying goes.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    Not really. Red Hat is one of the biggest contributors to the Linux ecosystem. If they go down the drain, we're all going to suffer.

    As a long time Ubuntu user, i'm insulated from this, but a lot of CentOS users are gonna be in for a shock.

    Not really. Red Hat is one of the biggest contributors to the Linux ecosystem. If they go down the drain, we're all going to suffer.

    10 votes
  12. Comment on Sync developer announces Sync for Lemmy in ~tech

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    That's "just" a technical issue, though. I'd be surprised if the Beehaw admins don't make sure it gets resolved in the near future.

    Can you be downvoted from a different instance? Other comments seem to say so.

    That's "just" a technical issue, though. I'd be surprised if the Beehaw admins don't make sure it gets resolved in the near future.

  13. Comment on Reddit admins are now approaching mod teams of closed subreddits, looking for moderators who will cooperate and re-open them in ~tech

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    Who cares? Tildes is full of activity, and so are other alternatives to reddit. Reddit can turn into another corporate infotainment social media website. The important thing is that people who...

    Who cares? Tildes is full of activity, and so are other alternatives to reddit. Reddit can turn into another corporate infotainment social media website. The important thing is that people who value good conversation have another place to go to.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Sync developer announces Sync for Lemmy in ~tech

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    So you based your final judgement of the entire Lemmy community on the fact that a single comment was unfairly downvoted? Some Lemmy instances don't even allow downvotes...

    So you based your final judgement of the entire Lemmy community on the fact that a single comment was unfairly downvoted? Some Lemmy instances don't even allow downvotes...

    18 votes
  15. Comment on The most liberating decision: just deleted my Reddit account in ~tech

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    Just did the same (more than 15 years...). I'm not sure why I was holding on to it. It's weird how we attribute value to arbitrary internet points.

    Just did the same (more than 15 years...). I'm not sure why I was holding on to it. It's weird how we attribute value to arbitrary internet points.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Looking for sustainably designed anti-fast fashion brands in ~life.style

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    How is not paying taxes relevant when you're giving up the money anyways?

    How is not paying taxes relevant when you're giving up the money anyways?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Likely the last Mod post that I'll make in /r/videos. We're shutting down in ~tech

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    Will the shares that are going to be sold during ipo even include voting rights?

    Will the shares that are going to be sold during ipo even include voting rights?

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Former US President Donald Trump indicted in hush-money probe in ~news

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    Do we know approximately when Trump will be indicted for the GA stuff? It's definitely much more serious.

    Do we know approximately when Trump will be indicted for the GA stuff? It's definitely much more serious.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~health

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    To me, if these doctors knowingly denied these claims without looking at the patient files, they should be prosecuted. This is criminal behavior. Of course, whoever setup this system, and the...

    To me, if these doctors knowingly denied these claims without looking at the patient files, they should be prosecuted. This is criminal behavior.

    Of course, whoever setup this system, and the company itself, are also guilty.

    4 votes