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Tabletop gamer, 📷 pixel manipulator, software artisan, 🎸 and 🎹 n00b, loud, fueled by ☕️. 💉💉💉💉💉💉😷🇨🇦 (he/him)

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Alberta's $200 electric vehicle registration tax is sparking debate among owners

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-electric-vehicle-tax-1.7132365

It's a $200 EV tax.

The province is run by the oil lobby. Who is shocked?

timbray, (edited ) to random
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In which I argue that the AI/ML/LLM bubble is gonna pop, and worry that its explosion will wreak havoc on the whole financial system: https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2024/02/25/Money-AI-Bubble

[Ugh. My server seems damaged… fixed now]

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@timbray 🍿

hub, to random
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Reading how Medium is a poor choice for blogging... on Medium.

Mwaaaahhhh

(yes Medium is bad)

hub, to random
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RIP espresso machine

nekohayo, to GNOME
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Ahem, #GNOMEMaps Nightly (with its dark vector maps!) says that walking from the airport's nearest lane to the #GUADEC 2024 venue is a terrible idea 🤔️

I'll just leave this link here in case someone in the #GNOME #Colorado community wants to implement public transit routing using the #Denver RTD's open data / APIs and #OpenStreetMap #GraphHopper : https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-maps/-/issues/639

hub,
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@nekohayo only if I can write it in a proper language. Might be a blocker.

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Air Canada must honor refund policy invented by airline’s chatbot

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/02/air-canada-must-honor-refund-policy-invented-by-airlines-chatbot/

Making it outside Canadian news outlets.

timbray, to superbowl
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Who was the cool lady guitarist with the fabulous shoes? #SuperBowl

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luis_in_brief, to random
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I need sci-fi (book or novella) comfort food. I’m tempted to do Culture but I juuuust re-did it last year. What else?

hub,
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@luis_in_brief Scalzi. If you haven't read Scalzi "The Interdependency" trilogy, go for it. Or "Kaiju Preservation Society".

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@luis_in_brief that too.

nekohayo, to random
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Why can't battery charges be reliable and not fall off a cliff in a split-second when reaching 40%? These are not old or counterfeit battery cells 🫥️

hub,
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@nekohayo could just be a dead cell in the bunch.... but they hate attempts at repairing these.

jimmac, to bitwig
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Will I finally learn how to DAW? It's amazing how long I've been putting it off.

#flathub #flatpak #bitwig

hub,
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@jimmac why not using Ardour?

hub, to random
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If with 9 shares you can sue a company for overpaying their stable genius CEO, imagine suing companies for destroying the planet while misleading shareholders.

Seriously.

hub, to random
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UI designers: let's hide the scroll bar. People have touchpad scrolling or scroll wheels in TWO directions.

Also UI designers: let's use the same to do zoom in other widgets that might appear when scrolling. So that you start zooming instead of scrolling.

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Some 25 years ago I moved out to start college which incidentally also involved playing a lot of RPGs, lots of OD&D in particular. We didn't really use soundtracks at the time, but we would have loved them, and lo and behold epic metal bands started popping around like mushrooms in Europe.

There was everything to love about them: the shoestring budgets, the total lack of pretense or seriousness, the stunted English... we had so much fun and I miss the naïveté of it all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHItegKu41c

hub,
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@gabrielesvelto I was about to say "Rhapsody" before I clicked the link....

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Click to focus makes zero sense. No idea how it ever became the most popular way of doing things...

hub,
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@quixoticgeek it was Macintosh in 1984. So it's not like they changed in 40 years.

hub, to random
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You know everybody hosting one the cartel of cloud provider mean that they have become an even more interesting target for criminal (incl. state actors) with the biggest pay off when successful.

Exhibit 1: Microsoft 365 Exchange Onlne.

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@timbray like email? Because Microsoft and Google together have made it very hard for email service providers.

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@timbray point is that the threat model is such: bigger payoff mean bigger target. So the "default security profile" which is that case end up being weakened all at once.

Or this is how it appears to be. Something about eggs in a basket.

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Is there something like Rammstein, but in French?

hub,
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@nekohayo @federicomena TIL

(I didn't know)

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@nekohayo @federicomena oh, that's not French. That's Québecois. ;-)

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@nekohayo @federicomena ok, ma gueule.

(I'll shut up)

nekohayo, to firefox
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Kind of impressed at the quick bugfix turnaround I sometimes get when reporting issues in specific components of #Firefox ; this week, within the span of a few days, my report at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1875547 led to this algorithmic #performance optimization in #PDFjs: https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/pull/17574

It's not yet multithreaded like what I was requesting in the bug report to begin with, but hey, any performance improvement is good to have.

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@nekohayo how does that file behave on Evince?

nekohayo, (edited ) to audiophile
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I like how this #AliExpress vendor considers their dirt-cheap #Bluetooth audio receiver (to retrofit on analog home #HiFi sound systems) so good that there is a picture of a man crying tears of joy… while wearing headphones 😂️ Clearly a product meant for the #audiophile!

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@nekohayo it's too cheap for audiophiles.

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This bug doesn't happen when I loosen the sandbox to run gdb or strace.

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