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G Hub has gotten better in the past year, imho. It is now merely bad and no longer completely goddamned defective.

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In general their mice are weirdly perverse in the way they fail. I’ve never seen one fail in any way besides the buttons, usually failing into double-clicking. Like it feels like they would last super-long if they just used better components for the buttons. The mousewheel has never failed on me, the radio has never failed on me, the main sensor has never failed on me, nor the laser… just the clicky buttons.

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I have a simple opinion on paywall bypassers:

If it’s possible to bypass the paywall, that means there’s already a class of unauthenticated clients you’re allowing to see it. I have no interest in complying with whatever infrastructure you use to implement this discrimination.

Implementing a true hard paywall is trivial software. The only reason bypassing is possible is because they’re trying to have their cake and eat it too by allowing (eg) search engines to see it unauthenticated.

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This feels like a workaround for a core problem: Media (particularly games) are no longer transferable goods.

What’s needed is a proper legal standard WRT resale-ability and server support. Clear requirements on what a piece of software must be able to do without its private and impossible-to-acquire cloud server, and clear requirements on allowing transfers of ownership of non-recurring-subscription-based digital goods.

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The PM should make more than the people who run crown corporations. 80 of Canadians are wrong.

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You know those “X is now older than Y was when X came out”?

Like, in this case: “Pearl Jam Ten is now older than The White Album was when Pearl Jam Ten came out”

That happened in 2014.

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I have a gwatch 4 and the hardware is fine. The flaw is Google’s half-assed android fork WearOS, and then the layer of Samsung software that somehow makes it worse.

You could have infinite memory and processor in there and it wouldn’t solve the jank.

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I dunno, these extreme tall phones are a pain to type on. Keyboard usability seems to be defined by the squareness of the phone.

sundray, to comicstrips

@comicstrips This debate will never end

Too Much Coffee Man by Shannon Wheeler for March 15, 2024 - GoComics https://www.gocomics.com/toomuchcoffeeman/2024/03/15Too Much Coffee Man by Shannon Wheeler for March 15, 2024

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Simple question that answers this for me:

Where is the centaur’s junk? That’s where the button-fly goes.

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Thanks, municipalities, by trying to persevere the character of your neighbourhoods, you’ve managed to destroy the character of Canada.

People are upset about immigrants because of housing. Housing is a problem because cities made it de jure illegal.

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So, do you have to have an account to drive a Tesla?

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They also don’t have the thumb touchpads that Valve has put so much effort into. That’s a huge form-factor advantage.

This tiny, tamper-proof ID tag can authenticate almost anything (news.mit.edu)

TL;DR MIT researchers have developed an antitampering ID tag that is tiny, cheap, and secure. It is several times smaller and significantly cheaper than the traditional radio frequency tags that are used to verify product authenticity. The tags use glue containing microscopic metal particles. This glue forms unique patterns that...

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Oh, physical tag. I thought this was going to be about cryptographic data signing.

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The secret trick here: nobody will make a new username and password - nor should they. They’ll only log in if they have a convenient login with Google/FB/MS button. Which gives Google premium position in tracking.

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Best star wars since empire. Very pumped, hope they can keep the quality up.

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God damn how is it that Sega has never released a Sonic Adventure-style game with that kind of online multiplayer? It’s so freaking obvious and yet we’ve never seen it.

Some of the gameplay mechanics look a bit… unnecessary? Like riding on vehicles, at least at speed. And I’ve always thought the Sonic Adventure rail grinding was tedious. But still overall it looks like a fun adaptation of the 3D sonic gameplay albeit with a slightly dated-looking art style.

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As a software developer: MS has been 100X better to work with under Nadella. He may not know what to do with the operating system side of things, but the .NET/Azure/android/linux etc side has never been healthier.

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Give me back my vertical side-docked taskbar or STFU.

No, I don’t want to deal with Explorer Patcher.

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I don’t know unions would have standing for a lawsuit - wouldn’t the lawsuit have to be filed by a competitor?

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To be fair, Canada doesn’t build much solar. Most of our modern green energy is wind.

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