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Favorite convo from the last balloon:

“If that pilot (who shot it down) shoots four more of those, do they get to call themselves an ‘ace’?”

“Uh, I think they just get a big stuffed animal.”

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Every time a missile test fails anywhere, I wonder if another power’s hackers were involved, like how stuxnet was this perfectly targeted worm that sabotaged a bunch of uranium centrifuges in Iran. I’d like to think either that hackers are keeping us a little safer from physical weapons or that governments are deliberately flopping tests to avoid escalation.

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Hot take? This should have been a major version update.

semver.org

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I think it’s no surprise that each Trek, through its own lens, shows us some vision of a possible future. ST:D just showed us a future where living life means dealing with the whole mind and not treating it like a taboo. Considering all the recent buzz about not neglecting mental health, I think ST:D was really relevant in its time for exploring what could be different in a better future. It’s not a documentary, it’s a vision.

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I wonder if that was meant to say our solar system. I’d check the original article for a hint if it wasn’t paywalled.

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You have an older Pixel or just rooted, maybe? My 7 on the latest vanilla Android doesn’t seem to have it, and this thread seems to say it’s not available in the stock os.

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Ah, I see. I was focused on the 80% limiter for that “Maximum” setting, which I think is not an option on Pixel. But I see now that “Adaptive Charging” sounds like it does what that middle setting “Adaptive” does.

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No wonder he didn’t want to use the keyboard.

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That’s what I thought of, at first. Interestingly, the judge went with the angle of the chatbot being part of their web site, and they’re responsible for that info. When they tried to argue that the bot mentioned a link to a page with contradicting info, the judge said users can’t be expected to check one part of the site against another part to determine which part is more accurate. Still works in favor of the common person, just a different approach than how I thought about it.

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The time thing is interesting, but I feel like no one talks much about the appearance of passing objects. That is, I wonder how the image of a passing celestial object might distort due to length contraction and any other effects. I’m still trying to understand that. This article seems pretty digestible, so far.

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Can you explain further? I don’t see anywhere the article could be interpreted to say 1000:1. It says that 1000 more native people (total) would have been accepted if acceptance rates were equal.

Compared with their total number of deaths from liver disease, White people gain a spot on the transplant list almost three times more often than Native Americans, the data shows. Had transplant rates been equal, nearly 1,000 additional Native people would have received liver transplants between 2018 and 2021.

It drills further into the numbers:

For every 100 Asian people who died from liver disease, approximately 68 patients were accepted for a transplant from 2018 to 2021. Among White people, 26 patients were accepted; among Black people, it was 23. (Latinos, who are assigned to various racial groups in the data, are excluded from this analysis.)

Among Indigenous people, just nine patients were accepted for a transplant in that period for every 100 who died from liver disease.

By that, it looks like the acceptance rate of Caucasians is about 3x that of native Americans, and it looks like Asians are accepted at 2.6x the rate of Caucasians and 7.6x the rate of native American people.

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“Flipper Zero can’t be used to hijack any car, specifically the ones produced after the 1990s, since their security systems have rolling codes,” Flipper Devices COO Alex Kulagin told BleepingComputer.

"Also, it’d require actively blocking the signal from the owner to catch the original signal, which Flipper Zero’s hardware is incapable of doing.

Just politicians trying to appear to be doing something so they can keep their jobs.

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Good point in general, but, what they’re specifically talking about here (rolling codes), perhaps what they should have said is that no one can (feasibly) do it, not just that their hardware isn’t capable.

Edit: Oh, for the blocking signal, that part might be functionality that could be added, I see what I think you’re saying there. Still, that would be a step towards it, but it would still require serious hardware to crack a private key, as I understand.

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Many outlets’ stock photos for their version of this story are of much, much heftier towers than what was actually stolen. CNN’s story has what they attribute as a photo of the actual shack and the base of the tower. It’s still a pretty amazing story, nonetheless.

Question of recommended home camera system

A friends mother that I used to rent a room from asked me to help her set up an outside home security system with motion sensors so she could watch the neighborhood cats cat around in her yard. I thought I’d screenshotted a previous Lemmy thread that had a perfect recommendation, nope. Can’t find it....

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I’ll be curious to see if anyone recommends any offline solutions for that use case. I did a Swann system awhile back, and its proprietary software sucked.

I’m thinking of eventually converting to either doing another Synology NAS dedicated to its own cam functionality or adding cams to my Ubiquiti Dream Machine Pro. Those are both expensive, and out of these three, two of them only work with their own cameras, and their own cameras only work with their software (I think).

On the other hand, Arlo has been convenient and less expensive. It’s internet-connected, but for exterior cams, I don’t have any problem with that. I don’t recall if they have a free plan, so the cost could eventually add up in the long run, but it would take 5 years of a $30 subscription to add up to about $2k.

My limited personal experience makes me think the service-based providers (Arlo, Nest, SimpliSafe) have the most incentive (recurring revenue) to make their products easy, and they should stay more fresh with improvements and fixes. On the other hand, each time I mess with the old closed Swann system, it feels harder to find compatible access. It has a web UI that’s stuck on some old browser plugin that doesn’t meet most browsers’ security requirements, and I haven’t found an app that works on my latest Android. They have no incentive to make that old hardware stay good, and every incentive to get me to buy another system.

So that’s why I would only look for a mainstream, service-based system for a family member for whom I need it to “just work”. I got my parents Arlo, and they send me wildlife clips once in a while. I also got them a Logitech Harmony back when those were cool, and they kept losing it and, somehow, the sub for their sound bar, reverting to the basic-assed TV speakers because for some reason the better sound system controlled seamlessly both via HDMI and with a universal remote was still too complicated. The more fiddly Swann cameras would have just been a dust heater if they didn’t rip it out and toss it.

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That’s fair, but that’s a discussion about how accessible the info should be. If it’s public, it’s public, and the public has equal access to it. If it shouldn’t be that easy to access, we fix the system, not punish the users. And suing is punishment/aggression, regardless of the outcome. Self defense isn’t free.

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Hopefully proof-of-stake chains will continue developing and offer some usefulness beyond just the perceived value in scarcity and proof-of-work “assets”.

I just keep hanging onto my btc, you know, in case moon.

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Of course, we both understand how “all men are trash” could be said without bigotry within the right context, but for everyone else that doesn’t understand, would someone mind explaining or clarifying?

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Ah, ok, I was having a hard time imagining how it could be just taken out of context without just being entirely misquoted. I was making the mistake of trying to imagine the author saying that themselves rather than saying it as a hypothetical quote to then criticize. And perhaps it’s even possible the other way, too.

I appreciate you taking the time to elaborate. At times, I haven’t been too sure what any given “ism” most generally means when different people might misunderstand or even deliberately skew the meaning, and, at least for me, this helped me see a really good example of how that’s done in the context of misrepresenting feminism, in particular. Even without referencing an original source, it’s helpful to see examples to learn how to recognize that when it does happen.

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This is just an illustration and a claim about a trend in social media posts. Did I miss a link to an article with anything, like some supporting data?

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Thanks!

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Narcissistic Loser Blames Everyone But Self

fixed it

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Nah, we’ll only splurge for that when the equipment serves at least eight thousand customers. Seven thousand is just not enough to justify it.

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