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

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    If Google wants to implement x terrible idea, they have both the competence and marketshare to do it. Chrome being a pretty good web browser, actually, along with Android's global dominance, means...

    If Google wants to implement x terrible idea, they have both the competence and marketshare to do it.

    Chrome being a pretty good web browser, actually, along with Android's global dominance, means that it's unlikely that its marketshare will ever decrease. There will be no "Internet Explorer is no longer supported; Please switch to a modern browser" popups on websites, no matter how invasive Chrome may or may not become.

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

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    I'm not sure. I noticed it at the end of the transcript, where the chatbot brings up Johnny 5 again, and I could have sworn it was mentioned in a paragraph of an article somewhere.

    I'm not sure. I noticed it at the end of the transcript, where the chatbot brings up Johnny 5 again, and I could have sworn it was mentioned in a paragraph of an article somewhere.

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

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    Notably, one differentiating factor of LaMDA is that it does have basic short term memory. An edited transcript is still a massive red flag though.

    Notably, one differentiating factor of LaMDA is that it does have basic short term memory.

    An edited transcript is still a massive red flag though.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on K-9 Mail to become Thunderbird on Android in ~tech

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    I'm always skeptical about merges or acquisitions, but in this case it seems like it's for the best. The maintainer of Thunderbird had been open about needing funding for quite some time now.

    I'm always skeptical about merges or acquisitions, but in this case it seems like it's for the best. The maintainer of Thunderbird had been open about needing funding for quite some time now.

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

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    Well, it certainly seems like this guy is trying his hardest to hype it up.

    “If you ask it for ideas on how to prove that p=np,” an unsolved problem in computer science, “it has good ideas,” Lemoine said. “If you ask it how to unify quantum theory with general relativity, it has good ideas. It's the best research assistant I've ever had!”

    Before he was cut off from access to his Google account Monday, Lemoine sent a message to a 200-person Google mailing list on machine learning with the subject “LaMDA is sentient.”

    Well, it certainly seems like this guy is trying his hardest to hype it up.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Do you think an ~engineering group would make sense? in ~tildes

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    Personally, I think all of those (especially city planning posts) are a good fit for ~design. All the engineering posts I see generally seem to fall well into either ~design or ~tech.

    Personally, I think all of those (especially city planning posts) are a good fit for ~design.

    All the engineering posts I see generally seem to fall well into either ~design or ~tech.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on My experience with Windows 10 in ~tech

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    Linux drivers are typically incorporated into the kernel and Windows drivers are typically installed by the end user. That those drivers are from random developers on GitHub is Apple's fault.

    Linux drivers are typically incorporated into the kernel and Windows drivers are typically installed by the end user. That those drivers are from random developers on GitHub is Apple's fault.

  8. Comment on Recommendations for Universal Game Launcher for Windows PC in ~games

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    Adding all of my other games to Steam locally has always worked well for me. You can even add custom background art, wordmarks, and everything. I am on Linux - but it probably functions the same...

    Adding all of my other games to Steam locally has always worked well for me. You can even add custom background art, wordmarks, and everything. I am on Linux - but it probably functions the same on Windows?

    4 votes
  9. Comment on A letter to Discord for not supporting the Linux desktop in ~tech

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    I've found redirecting audio input/output with Helvum to work well as a bandaid fix for audio sharing. (Thanks to @knocklessmonster for pointing me to it)

    I've found redirecting audio input/output with Helvum to work well as a bandaid fix for audio sharing.

    (Thanks to @knocklessmonster for pointing me to it)

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Imagen, a text-to-image diffusion model with an unprecedented degree of photorealism and a deep level of language understanding in ~tech

  11. Comment on What are some good mobile games which doesn't require dragging? in ~games

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    Polytopia is a favorite of mine. It's a simple and aesthetically pleasing turn-based strategy (4X?) game.

    Polytopia is a favorite of mine. It's a simple and aesthetically pleasing turn-based strategy (4X?) game.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on NVIDIA releases open-source GPU kernel modules in ~tech