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  1. Comment on Man sets himself on fire near courthouse where Donald Trump is on trial (gifted link) in ~news

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    He died hours later according to the article, I assume It's been edited since you posted.

    I hope he recovers.

    He died hours later according to the article, I assume It's been edited since you posted.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on When provided with CVE descriptions of 15 different vulnerabilities and a set of tools useful for exploitation, GPT-4 was capable of autonomously exploiting 13 of which, yielding an 87% success rate in ~comp

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    Yeah basically, it might've gotten that description, but it probably knew much more about prior to being given the description.

    Yeah basically, it might've gotten that description, but it probably knew much more about prior to being given the description.

  3. Comment on What makes someone a "decent" person to you? in ~talk

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    You make it seem there is no reason to attempt to realign yourself instead.

    You make it seem there is no reason to attempt to realign yourself instead.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Applejuicification: why the fruit is found in so many mixed juices in ~food

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    Having an allergy to apples must suck. Edit; maybe those proteins are broken down?

    Having an allergy to apples must suck.

    Edit; maybe those proteins are broken down?

  5. Comment on How to succeed in a cramming-based academic system? in ~science

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    I think you're gonna find out you're got to put in the effort... This is how I got into software engineering, but I put a lot of time into it as a hobby. People who didn't, had to do a lot more...

    I will kill my curiousity, which I don't want to do because it's the thing that's allowed me to get this far with practically no effort

    I think you're gonna find out you're got to put in the effort...

    Alternatively, what kind of professions seek my method of inquisitively deep-diving into stuff, as I described?

    This is how I got into software engineering, but I put a lot of time into it as a hobby. People who didn't, had to do a lot more cramming.

    What you're describing is learning by doing, but studying is also a form of doing..

    13 votes
  6. Comment on [help] Tips on resolving git conflicts, for the faint hearted in ~comp

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    I usually git pull --rebase and solve any conflicts that come along. Keeping both your developments in sync regularly also prevents a lot of hassle.

    I usually git pull --rebase and solve any conflicts that come along.

    Keeping both your developments in sync regularly also prevents a lot of hassle.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I haven't enjoyed TM2020 as much anymore even though I think it's a killer game. Mostly because of the focus on new vehicles which are not targeted at keyboard players in the slightest, making...

    I haven't enjoyed TM2020 as much anymore even though I think it's a killer game.

    Mostly because of the focus on new vehicles which are not targeted at keyboard players in the slightest, making getting ATs pretty finicky.

  8. Comment on Linux Distro Recommendations in ~comp

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    For an entry level Linux distribution I recommend Pop!_OS. For anything else NixOS ;)

    For an entry level Linux distribution I recommend Pop!_OS.

    For anything else NixOS ;)

    12 votes
  9. Comment on Why do negative topics dominate social media sites, even here? in ~tech

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    We reflect only what is posted here, not the internet as a whole. But I have to admit we're a fairly balanced bunch. We usually leave large comments in comparison to other sites. These comments...

    You are right that Tildes doesn't exist in a bubble

    We reflect only what is posted here, not the internet as a whole. But I have to admit we're a fairly balanced bunch.

    while original content is also part of the site, majority of content is posted from external sources.

    We usually leave large comments in comparison to other sites.

    These comments (preferably) add additional nuance. I think that sort of 'original content' outweighs the reposted link here.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on German state ditches Microsoft for Linux and LibreOffice in ~tech

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    Exactly, there's no competitive European software to Office 365. But why does that have to be the case? Additionally, I personally find it hard to believe 30,000 employees just switched to Libre...

    I can't really picture an alternative.

    Exactly, there's no competitive European software to Office 365. But why does that have to be the case?

    Additionally, I personally find it hard to believe 30,000 employees just switched to Libre without issue. MS Office is quite an expansive collection of software, all integrated together.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on German state ditches Microsoft for Linux and LibreOffice in ~tech

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    As another European, I think this is rather petty. If they really want digital sovereignty, how about actually competing with the rest of the world? It's a similar story in A.I., making up rules...

    As another European, I think this is rather petty.

    If they really want digital sovereignty, how about actually competing with the rest of the world? It's a similar story in A.I., making up rules rather than ruling..

    Don't get me wrong, I think these are good decisions and things that need to be thought about, but it's blatantly obvious that if Europe was in US's shoes, they wouldn't be talking like this.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Hey, monthly mystery commenters, what's up with the hit-and-runs? in ~tildes

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    Especially because replying to discussions, at least at this stage, usually bumps posts up the feed dramatically. Which isn't ideal when you haven't got a lot to say.

    quite possibly leaving discussions unfinished and ultimately forgotten.

    Especially because replying to discussions, at least at this stage, usually bumps posts up the feed dramatically. Which isn't ideal when you haven't got a lot to say.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Hey, monthly mystery commenters, what's up with the hit-and-runs? in ~tildes

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    Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?

    Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?

    9 votes
  14. Comment on ‘Robot dog’ damaged by bullets during armed standoff in Barnstable, State Police say in ~tech

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    I understand the argument, considering it's new technology, however.. I do not think it's reasonable to compare a 'robot dog', with an actual police dog. I imagine we call it a robot dog cause,...

    I understand the argument, considering it's new technology, however..

    It makes sense to be wary about a new generation of police dogs

    I do not think it's reasonable to compare a 'robot dog', with an actual police dog.

    I imagine we call it a robot dog cause, well, it's got four legs.

    US courts have made numerous ridiculous decisions

    So because courts are apparently unreasonable, it's reasonable to assume and thus you're being reasonable?

    Doesn't sound reasonable to me. Unless there's a similar case from which, legally, can be extrapolated from. And I don't believe a robot can be "killed" to begin with.

    I really don't find it convincing this could be anything other than property damage.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on US police are using GPS tracking darts to avoid dangerous pursuits in ~transport

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    I was providing my perspective on why this isn't privacy eroding compared to the 'drag net' technology usually associated privacy eroding policy.

    I was providing my perspective on why this isn't privacy eroding compared to the 'drag net' technology usually associated privacy eroding policy.

  16. Comment on US police are using GPS tracking darts to avoid dangerous pursuits in ~transport

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    This is targeted and likely to be used in a pursuit. It replaces a strategy cops would already use which is, well, chase, and potentially lose the very specific person they are already looking...

    I'm generally cautious about how tracking technology can quickly erode our privacy rights.

    This is targeted and likely to be used in a pursuit. It replaces a strategy cops would already use which is, well, chase, and potentially lose the very specific person they are already looking for.

    I don't see a breach of privacy here either, it's highly situational, which I like.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on ‘Robot dog’ damaged by bullets during armed standoff in Barnstable, State Police say in ~tech

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    You're seriously saying a judge would argue a living, breathing dog is worth the same as a four legged robot? I can't imagine anyone actually seriously thinking that makes any sense. This seems to...

    You're seriously saying a judge would argue a living, breathing dog is worth the same as a four legged robot?

    I can't imagine anyone actually seriously thinking that makes any sense.

    This seems to me no different to damaging a police car, or whatever.

    9 votes
  18. Comment on ‘Robot dog’ damaged by bullets during armed standoff in Barnstable, State Police say in ~tech

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    They were able to identify the location of a suspect without having to put themselves directly in harm's way. "Militant robot" is a bit extreme when it's not much different to an RC car with a...

    They were able to identify the location of a suspect without having to put themselves directly in harm's way.

    "Militant robot" is a bit extreme when it's not much different to an RC car with a camera on it...

    13 votes
  19. Comment on ‘Robot dog’ damaged by bullets during armed standoff in Barnstable, State Police say in ~tech

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    I think that's a bit over the top, they called it robot dog, not robot officer...

    believe that this will start being framed as "attacking an officer"

    I think that's a bit over the top, they called it robot dog, not robot officer...

    8 votes
  20. Comment on Microsoft, Rockstar, Epic, and others are being sued for using "addictive psychological features" in games like Minecraft, GTA 5, and Fortnite in ~games

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    Yeah that's really funny considering Minecraft is a game with nearly zero incentive to do anything in particular

    Yeah that's really funny considering Minecraft is a game with nearly zero incentive to do anything in particular

    26 votes