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Why the hell do articles refuse to link to the publisher’s page or the Steam store page?

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limiting bitrates with the rsync command

/cries in USB2 HDD caddy

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Whats the end of life strategy to force users off of 10? I have it on one machine just for SteamVR (I can’t get most games to run well under Linux), and I would like to keep it going as long as possible.

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Will that be an option? We found out this week that “deleting” photos from your iPhone only makes them inaccessible to YOU, they live forever on Apple’s servers. Why would MS operate any differently?

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The only reason Microsoft can push this as a ‘service’ now is that 90% of users do not care about, let alone understand any of the technology they use. Doctors, lawyers, CEOs, politicians, even most engineers, have no fucking clue what an operating system is, what “AI” is or why it would be a bad idea to feed 100% of your activity into a black box controlled by a megacorp. And good luck trying to explain to them why something like this might be bad, you need to lay out so much groundwork that by the time you get to training data privacy concerns they have already scrolled though 500 shitposts on TikTok.

It continues to blow me away that these projects get implemented as the only people who can do the work must also understand why it is a bad idea.

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You can literally kill off anything in windows, albeit with some effort in certain cases. Right down to their telemetry services everyone hates.

For now. The only reason Microsoft doesn’t prevent you from removing or disabling components of Windows is that it is still an extreme edge case. Only a very small fraction of users actually take part in that kind of activity, if it were to become more popular Microsoft will start baking it in harder.

Comparing it to a locked down OS with a cloud service tie in I’d like comparing oranges to cars.

Windows is already headed down the road of locked down cloud dependency, and minimum specs are a user problem. Remember the thing with TPMs and W11?

What are they going to do, hide gigabytes of video from you just to waste space?

Have you looked at how much space Windows already takes up on your disk?

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Annoying but not really a problem until Steam drops W10 support.

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Yeah, I mean not a problem if it stays isolated and not used for anything other than Steam.

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Lawmakers literally do not understand why it could be a problem.

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If they listen to their IT department.

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This film was not meant to be an instruction manual for the future.

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I read a great post where a guy bit-squatted (bought a domain that was 1 flipped bit away) Google and managed to replace the Google logo on google.com for millions of people. He did the same for facebook and ended up getting thousands of post requests with user data which normally would have failed to resolve or just timed out.

There is still plenty of unexpected fun to be had with domains.

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Spread the chaos! It’s the only way that people will learn!

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So while drones are part of the problem the bigger issue is, again, assholes who need to learn that their decisions have extreme and uncomfortable consequences. Time to set up the 'Wildfire Emergency Act" or something that lets police and firefighters hand out multi-thousand dollar tickets to people who get in the way.

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Boy, so as long as I never leave the GTA I’ll be set.

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Canada’s media is doing a shitty job.

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Respectfully, fuck you. Should I rent instead of owning so the ratio of landlords to homeowners goes up? The fact that only 65% of residential properties are owned by the occupant that is already alarming and shows that NON occupants are using houses as investments.

If the “value” of my townhouse goes up then great, if the cost of housing stays exactly the same for the next 10 years but the cost of living drops to match wages I would be thrilled.

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You’re paying taxes to give 2B to AI bros and 18B to oil and gas, and that STILL isn’t enough. You need to pay more taxes and we need to shovel more people into this shit hole to keep the pyramid growing.

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The government can’t regulate itself, why would it take on something new?

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The reason it is less expensive to manufacture in China is literal slavery. If iPhones were manufactured and assembled with no slave labour at all (mining, silicon forging, plastic manufacturing, plastic molding, metal casting, board manufacturing, assembly, and shipping) it would cost 2 or 3 times as much.

Breaking reliance on slave labour means moving away from disposable electronics and towards devices that last for 10+ years. But no one wants to use the same phone or computer for more than a couple years and even fewer people want to work in a manufacturing environment.

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And no one wants to work in these plants because every school has chanted “If you get bad grades you’ll end up working in a factory” since the 80s.

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Have you had a care stolen recently? They probably DO treat them the same.

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