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I promote software freedom.

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If you don’t have access to the source code then you don’t know what it’s doing. If there’s economic incentives to take my picture and tie my face to my name then I’m going to assume “trust us, it’s anonymous” means “we buy and sell your data” (at least).

If you’ll grant there are people in power who would want a surveillance state and businesses routinely sell data to governments then you don’t get to dismiss this out of hand. We have to draw the line somewhere, even if marketing people with a stalker mentally don’t see the line.

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If the machines are in the same building a USB stick is the simplest option :D

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That’s better, but is it simpler?

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Stop putting your wet iPhone in rice, says Apple. Instead buy a new one because we make repairing it artificially expensive by restricting the manufactures from selling parts and we just replace the whole motherboard every time!

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If Elon Musk was wearing it this post would be at home.

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The responsiveness between a hard drive and an SSD is night and day. NVMe is even faster but not noticeable unless you move a hell of a lot of data around. A motherboard having at least 1 M.2 NVMe slot is common, so installing the OS on it is an option. Hard drives have more storage per price, but unless space is significant factor I suggest using SSDs (also quieter than a spinning disk!). More info on storage formats in this video

Recent generations of motherboards use DDR5 RAM, which were very expensive on release. I think the price has come down but I am not up to date this generation. You may be able to save money making a DDR4 system but you’ll be stuck on a less supported platform.

AMD had like ~10 years of bad/power hungry processors and Intel stagnated, re-releasing 4-core processors over and over. AMD made a big comeback with their Ryzen series becoming best bang for buck, then even over taking Intel. I think it’s pretty even now.

If you don’t intend to game or do certain compute workloads then you can avoid buying a GPU. Integrated CPUs have come quite far (still low end compared to a dedicated GPU). Crypto mining, Covid and now AI has made the GPUs market expensive and boring. Nvidia has more higher-end cards, mid range is way more expensive for both and low end sucks ass. On Linux AMD GPUs drivers come with the OS, but Nvidia you have to get their proprietary drivers (Linux gaming has come a long way).

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The only PC fan manufacture that has not gone RGB at all is a Noctua (premium). Their fans are poop brown and beige or black for consumer, grey for industrial, but are great in terms of noise to cool performance. If noise is important then there’s videos of people comparing fans so you can pick a tone that is subjectively best.

I enjoyed the days of one color LEDS. Couldn’t beat a Tron blue or The Matrix green.

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Some value software freedom more than performance, and the open source Nouveau Nvidia driver isn’t quite there yet on performance.

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I have to assume these people don’t understand it, and would care to know this and hopefully learn that decision was a bad idea.

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Do you mean a revision or a different “copilot”. If the latter then this confusion is brought upon by Microsoft, the company that names a successor to a gaming console “Xbox One”.

Are there any genuine benefits to AI?

I can see some minor benefits - I use it for the odd bit of mundane writing and some of the image creation stuff is interesting, and I knew that a lot of people use it for coding etc - but mostly it seems to be about making more cash for corporations and stuffing the internet with bots and fake content. Am I missing something...

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If by AI you mean current language learning models then it looks like it can do some useful stuff and is worrying how close it is to doing amazing things.

If by AI you mean a more general concept of artificial intelligence then yeah. Intelligence iis one of the most important resources for getting what we want. This is not to say there are not valid concerns with AI but the potential is crazy, like humans not needing to work levels.

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My understanding is that they alone can’t give driver updates, which is why they choose a chip for FP5 which will get supported longer. (That doesn’t explain regular software not getting updates)

I assume you looked elsewhere for Fairphone 1 parts?

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Maybe stop telling people what comment to post? Even if I would have ever considered posting something else, this reply is so god damn annoying that I’m going to post a linux comment now.

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More will get there eventually, they’re just know different things or draw the line at a different point, or have other things going on in their life. With more free software options comes more people able to achive their computing self respect.

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Of course Linux users are annoying, who isn’t sometimes? Promoting this self-own mindset isn’t good for you or other users. Is good for Microsoft however…

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Ask most people if they’re okay with the government installing cameras/microphones in their own home. If someone says they’re sincerely okay with that then hopefully we can agree there is a difference between having a preference and not understanding what is in their own best interests. I draw the line further; the same applies for privacy of your own computing.

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Was the training data ethically sourced (for music generation)?

How do music creators feel about their work potentially being regenerated and used in other’s works?

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Getting permission to copy each music work for use in training data may be ethically important while the creators are dependant on income from that work to survive, or just as a social contract.

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I could almost agree but I think there is value in copyleft: a hack of copyright to ensure users have some of the rights copyright denies when you get a copy/derivative work from another.

With no copyright it’s great that you won’t be sued if you share software but in practice a mere binary isn’t enough (reverse engineering is impractical). We need the source code to be able to change it (or understand what it’s even doing). I won’t support removing all copyright law without a solution.

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I can’t image people always get to the source as my understanding most music does not has attribution of significant portions copied.

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Consider there is nuance here. I write code and want people to use it but only if they follow the license that means they must share it with others. I liked the idea of AI creating art for me until I considered the tool’s method of creation and the negative effect taking from artists may have.

I suggest supporting independent creators directly instead.

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One can only investigate their own consciousness, so we can’t outrule chatbots are also having some subjective experience 🙃

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Sudo already exists, is it okay to just name a different program by the same name?

Guess which one Bing search will try harder to return.

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Would love to use a smaller, single-user multi-account, version of sudo. If (on Debian based) doas can remember I entered the password a command ago in the same bash terminal, and had more adoption/eyes on it, then I’d use it.

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