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I am not me.

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I draw them up. What plans do you need for such a simple thing. So long as you have rudimentary understanding of construction, wood and grade 3 physics, you’ll do ok.

Apple pulls WhatsApp, Threads and Signal from app store in China (www.washingtonpost.com)

Apple has complied with the Chinese government’s request to remove several popular communication apps from its app store, including WhatsApp, Threads, Signal, and Telegram, due to national security concerns. This action was taken following a directive from the Cyberspace Administration of China. These apps have been crucial...

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They had to. You don’t fuck with China. Whatever they say goes. But yeah, “China forces distributors to pull…” just doesn’t have that incendiary clickbait ring to it.

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One minute, you’re the savior of the rebel cause; next thing you know, you’ll be Cohaagen’s bosom buddy. You’ll even have fantasies about alien civilizations as you requested; but in the end, back on Earth, you’ll be lobotomized!

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We just don’t have the technology for that… sorry.

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It’s who left that matters. We lost a TON of tech people. People with experience and knowledge in the field. I visit there and the tech subs I’m in are just kids who either a) just post edgy jokes or b) have no clue and reply with factually incorrect material. The veracity of Reddit plummeted after the API change.

And that matters. That’s the heart of Reddit. The nerds. The geeks. The tech enthusiasts.

If there aim is to turn it into Twitter or Fb, they can do that, but those two already exist and their platform is much more conducive to socializing.

They fucked up with the API and will never bounce back. Not like they care because all they’re chasing is quick money, but still. It won’t end well for them.

And if you don’t think 1% matters, it most certainly does when the 1% attracts 60% of your visitors.

Google fires 28 workers for protesting $1.2 billion Israel contract (www.nbcnews.com)

“Google issued a stern warning to its employees, with the company’s vice president of global security, Chris Rackow, saying, “If you’re one of the few who are tempted to think we’re going to overlook conduct that violates our policies, think again,” according to an internal memo obtained by CNBC.”

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Google would murder every single one of these people for that contract get real. I can’t see how anyone expected to keep their jobs after this.

I’m just shocked it went on for like 8h lmao

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Privacy is a fundamental human right. It’s not a luxury or a means to extort or monetize customers. That’s why the EU is getting involved. Because companies like Meta will leverage them against monetization.

It’s like going to your doctor and having them tell you that unless you pay them $50 for the visit, they’ll sell your medical data to whomever.

A company has to build their services on top of privacy and security, not use either as a means to monetize or boost profits. That’s what the EU is fighting for. Because we all know what happens when it’s left up to the companies…

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Anything that isn’t mp3. I’m actually stunned people still use that codec. Willingly. AAC is just far superior. ALAC/FLAC for lossless can get quite large. Then there’s the gorilla in the room: do most of these songs even get resampled properly when a new format is released? Atmos is all the rage but a lot of songs from the past that are now available in the codec sound off because the separation of instruments and sound is so far away from the original.

Your current system probably sounds like music from 1998, muddled and drowning in bass.

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No it’s a long standing bug that showed up around 2021 where songs were inexplicably stopping after 15s. Some thought account issues, some thought Apple Music was down, etc. etc.

I have them on select files. Stuff that I added to my library way back when that is matched. Some that are uploaded do the same.

Then there is also the long standing bug where Apple Music just stops playing. For whatever reason it doesn’t load the song. You try and it just won’t, forcing you to skip to the next song. It’s insufferable and shows up in waves now and then.

You can get around some of the stalls by downloading the song to your device. It will play just fine then. It’s not anti-piracy, Apple doesn’t do shit like that. If they had proof of anything, they’d ban your account indefinitely and move on.

AM is not a good service I’m sorry to say. Yes the song quality is amazing and the recommendations are decent, but playing things, it’s always been super super twitchy. Like if you look at it sideways it stops playing. I’ve been on it for 6 years. This is kind of known in the AM community.

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Orrr. Or. Orrr. Hear me out. That’s what they’ll eventually sell it as, but what’s actually going to happen is people who don’t have like 10y behind them will pay more because they’ll be deemed “high risk.”

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This is sort of where I draw the line on ethical piracy. Some countries and people go to great lengths to prohibit the viewing or listening of their movies, shows and songs. Whatever. It’s your right I guess. I just don’t get it personally. To be so restrictive for something is now free. The work was done, so now it’s just about enjoyment and quality of life.

As a basic human being, I think we should all want to make life better. For us. For everyone.

So along those lines, if you’re blacklisting my country because some guy didn’t get what he wanted or whatever government level bullshit you peddle, then yeah, time to unfurl my Jolly Roger!

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I’ve been using it since Tomato died. Transmission chokes on torrents with lots of trackers that fail to connect. If you go in and remove them, its performance and responsive improves greatly.

Outside of those small things, it’s solid and a universal app.

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It’s 100% not a consumer problem. No one cares what store they buy apps from just that the apps are vetted. Thats all Apple cared about. They don’t want total freedom to side load.

This is corporate greed. But it’s cute you think they are gunning for the consumer lol.

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I have never used a single service that require me to contact support for an email change. Moreover, they email you a link to verify and if you don’t, the email remains unchanged.

There’s literally no panic button for an email change not sure what era you’re computing in but it ain’t from the last 15 years.

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They actually touch on it in the animated movie that spanned a series of vignettes from that universe.

Spoiler alert: it ain’t pretty.

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The team also created the Electron Framework

😡

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You have hundreds of dreams a night. You only remember the last one. And since time dilates while dreaming, you really have almost no concept of it at that point, so you come to believe that’s the dream you’ve had all night. But you’ve had countless.

And the reason you don’t remember them all is because they have no impact, like remembering what you had to eat for dinner, 3 weeks ago. Just your brain doing housekeeping.

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Me and my crew would always give ourselves variations of As. A+, A-, A… But the code was never a lower letter grade.

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to local tree planting initiatives across the world

Pick a lane. It can’t be both. Either they donate to local initiatives or global ones. Pick one.

Also Ecosia is a not for profit company. They don’t hide that fact.

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If you think three wires sending an electrical current through your mid brain is going to work for anything other than seizures or scientific curiosity, at least in this millennium, I’m not surprised you think it’s successful.

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They have a new commercial out. The dude falls back on his couch and makes the movie that’s sitting on his ceiling, bigger.

I was like ok that would be cool. Being able to watch something without having to face it, it faces you. But maybe in 10 years when it’s the size of eye glasses and lasts all day and we can have spatial cinema where you can move in between things. Then. Fuck yeah.

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