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  1. Comment on Apple announces self service repair in ~tech

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    Did everybody forget the last time this happened when they tried to do something like this with repair shops, but you had to sign a huge NDA that didn't let you discuss the program, and it turned...

    Did everybody forget the last time this happened when they tried to do something like this with repair shops, but you had to sign a huge NDA that didn't let you discuss the program, and it turned out you couldn't hold any stock, so you had to order parts at the time of repair, which meant even simple repairs would take weeks requesting replacements, and you also had to agree to mandatory random audits where they'd just show up like a gang, tear through your shop looking for contraband (any apple parts kept in stock) and eject you from the program if you have any.

    They're doing this just to convince politicians to drop right to repair laws, and as soon as the heat dies down, they're going to drop the program. it still needs to be law to keep them honest.

    10 votes
  2. Comment on How do we combat mass global misinformation? How about making the internet a little harder to use in ~tech

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    In my parents i'm seeing something even worse. They started as pro-green energy, climate change is real, vaccines are good pre-pandemic. and just yesterday they're unironically asking me "WHAT...

    In my parents i'm seeing something even worse. They started as pro-green energy, climate change is real, vaccines are good pre-pandemic. and just yesterday they're unironically asking me "WHAT HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING, GUESS ITS FIXED?!" because it's cold. Had to spend several hours with them showing them articles and scientific sources explaining averages and extreme weather associated with climate change. Last week I had to print and give a bunch of vaccine safety research to my mom when she was considering skipping her covid vaccine despite being high risk. It's freaky that the values they raised me on have somehow been erased from their brain and rewired to something else.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on How do we combat mass global misinformation? How about making the internet a little harder to use in ~tech

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    Public Libraries have filled the role of democratization of knowledge for over 100 years, and even had in-built fact checking and curation via educated librarians. People making the argument an...

    Public Libraries have filled the role of democratization of knowledge for over 100 years, and even had in-built fact checking and curation via educated librarians. People making the argument an easy internet is necessary for free knowledge are either ill informed or have ulterior motives. If anything a difficult internet will strengthen our libraries that are struggling in the pandemic.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Fixing the police will take more funding, not less in ~misc

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    I don't think it's as much about how they get disproportionate amount of funds, but how they misuse those funds buying shit they don't need like tank transports and military gear. If they actually...

    Taking money from the cops, who get absolutely disproportionate amounts of money in most cities

    I don't think it's as much about how they get disproportionate amount of funds, but how they misuse those funds buying shit they don't need like tank transports and military gear. If they actually cared about bettering the community they could distribute those funds to sources to help them de-escalate by sending counselors instead of just cops to calls about domestic disputes or people with mental illness and other situations where a gun isn't ever needed.

    I think cops forgot they're supposed to be experts at de-escalating situations to prevent further violence. They have been trained to be afraid of every situation and thus just end up escalating them more because they're so scared in every situation they're required to enter. Bringing in experts that actually can help them do that might put things back in order. And they've proven they aren't smart enough with their funds to do it themselves, so defunding them and distributing it to those services externally is the next best thing.

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

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    I started playing the Fallout NV mod "The Frontier" that came out a week or so ago. It's got some pretty rough spots but so far there is a ton of variety in the quests. The opening NCR quests play...

    I started playing the Fallout NV mod "The Frontier" that came out a week or so ago. It's got some pretty rough spots but so far there is a ton of variety in the quests. The opening NCR quests play out more like the opening of a CoD game which is different if you're going in expecting Bethesda-style Fallout, but not bad. The last quest I did involved rapidly passing surgical equipment to a doctor via the grab (z) button and was chaotic and fun with that engines pretty terrible grab physics, I could see that quest being an even bigger blast if FNV ever gets VR and the mods the skyrim modders are making with physical hands and force-grab like in HL:Alyx.

    That said don't go in expecting a smooth experience, the steam version has been delayed and getting it working via mods requires a lot of reading and configuration, and even then it's got moments that will chug or even hard-crash on even a powerful rig due to amateur optimization. The worst crash I had I was full-screened and wasn't able to alt-tab out of the app to kill it, so I had to bring up ctrl+alt+del and log out to kill it, so I'd recommend running it borderless windowed with the app "borderless gaming" since it doesn't have a native borderless windowed mode.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Your favorite vegetarian recipes in ~food

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    I ate a ton of riced and mashed cauliflower while I was on a diet, and the mashed variety has stayed a staple in my typical menu. I liked the riced cauliflower I was getting from this pre-made...

    I ate a ton of riced and mashed cauliflower while I was on a diet, and the mashed variety has stayed a staple in my typical menu. I liked the riced cauliflower I was getting from this pre-made meals frozen and shipped to you service, but I've never been able to get it to taste as good as they made it. mashed you can get premade from the store tasting great, and i've pulled off some homemade versions that didn't taste bad either.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What's something you wish people outside of your field knew/understood? in ~talk

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    Wonder if this will be the thing that makes the whole vtuber thing that's going on in the east to take off here, the ability for a performer to do their act through an avatar, while still...

    Wonder if this will be the thing that makes the whole vtuber thing that's going on in the east to take off here, the ability for a performer to do their act through an avatar, while still remaining completely anonymous to the rest of the world. Plus no more shitty magazines writing about how your favorite celeb is getting fat or old.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Email: How about doing it right? in ~tech

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    Mass mailing services, like services that send out stuff like email confirmations. With patreon specifically what would happen is they'd send an email to verify my account on a new device, but it...

    Mass mailing services, like services that send out stuff like email confirmations. With patreon specifically what would happen is they'd send an email to verify my account on a new device, but it would never show up because it was blocked by my registrar. I spoke with them and they said there was nothing they could do because they can't risk whitelisting mailchip because they risk getting their entire domain registrar blacklisted because of the amount of illegal activity and spam emails go out through services like mailchimp.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Email: How about doing it right? in ~tech

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    I've been doing something like this for the past couple years too, I have run into one hiccup. My webhost has to be very careful with what they relay to me, and will sometimes reject emails even...

    I've been doing something like this for the past couple years too, I have run into one hiccup. My webhost has to be very careful with what they relay to me, and will sometimes reject emails even before the spam filter if it thinks it might be spam, to avoid the risk of their domains being blacklisted. It seems mailchimp and their mass mail service (forgot it's name) is one of the domains they don't relay, so services that use them for mass mailings like patreon, won't work, or will be very intermittent.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on On the graying of GNOME in ~comp

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    Gnome 3 taught me to seek out other window managers, and I found many great alternatives that let me customize how I want it to look instead of deciding for me.

    Gnome 3 taught me to seek out other window managers, and I found many great alternatives that let me customize how I want it to look instead of deciding for me.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on The Mandalorian | S02E08: The Rescue in ~tv

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    Yeah, I can't believe Matt Stone and Trey Parker are outdoing Disney when it comes to deep fakes.

    Yeah, I can't believe Matt Stone and Trey Parker are outdoing Disney when it comes to deep fakes.

    2 votes