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Legitimate interest? (lemmy.world)

I never consent to give my data away or being tracked, but how do you deal with so called legitimate interest? I tried several times to untick them but it is a long list (in fact at the bottom there is a “vendors” link with even longer, much longer list. It took me 10 minutes to get to the bottom of it once)....

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While you’re right conceptually, this isn’t what the wording means in terms of consent dialogs. Legitimate interest means they can assume, legitimately, that you have an interest in aspects of the site (by you being there) that require X cookies, basically. Ie their product is providing functionality they can assume you’re interested in just by being there, and they’re “pre approving” the tracking/storage for that functionality.

I concur that it’s rubbish and used almost always in a manner that reeks of illegitimacy.

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I personally refuse live coding sessions during interviews, including whiteboard programming. If they require this during an interview the company’s not for me.

Don’t mind code challenges where I have a timeframe and can submit. It’s not how you code normally so why should it be how you’re hired?

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I have 2 sisters.. We talk and game almost daily. We’re super close.

These other responses are honestly quite shocking.

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Ah Gentlemen Bastards.. now there’s a rabbit hole with a spike pit at the bottom.

OC Fully Jarvis standing desk and Ollin monitor arm review: Is this the ultimate home office setup? (www.adaptnetwork.com)

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a seismic shift in the way we work. The days of commuting to the office, Monday to Friday, are over. More of us than ever are now working, at least some of the time, from home. And, that’s made it a lot easier to strike a healthier work-life balance....

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I’ve had a Fully for over a year now, and it’s killer. Great build quality and it looks special. Doesn’t seem to struggle under my triple monitor setup with several laptops on the table at the same time.

Only problem is that they stopped shipping to several European countries, like Finland.

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While I agree with some of the premises here, I personally disagree that comments are even mostly a problem (a code smell). IMO they’re just as often bad as code is. A developer in a rush, or simply not taking enough care in their work, can produce both bad code and bad comments.

Perhaps someone who is trying to take care can do more harm in the comments area, when they should be perhaps looking at writing self documenting code, but in my experience they usually go hand in hand.

I use quite a lot of comments in my code and I wouldn’t regard it as code smell or even messy. I often use comments to logically separate more complex sections of functionality.. or discussing how it works and why it’s necessary to exist in the first place. Code can’t always tell you why it’s there..

I also use docblocks in some libraries, even though types are available, as the published package benefits from having an API document published alongside it. The comments there facilitate its construction.

I know this article wasn’t bashing every use of comments in code but I feel like it didn’t account for all the positive uses of them either. Teaching developers that a language feature is just mostly bad is irresponsible - we should be encouraging good comment use alongside clear code.

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Yep. He took a massive ego trip early on and immediately came across as someone I don’t particularly want to side with.

I’m a web developer and fundamentally disagree with his take on what JavaScript can do on the client side. I see what he’s getting at but I think he’s wrong. JavaScript can certainly detect access to resources (ads in this instance) without violating any enforceable policies. Half the internet does error handling with JS for things that won’t load - how can this be construed as violating eprivacy? Nonsense.

That being said I’d love for this feature to go away and would be happy to see YouTube and Google go pound sand.. but this feels like a stretch. It was inevitable enshittification imo.

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I mean, fair enough, right? If you modify CS2 binaries you get banned.. this is how some of the protections work and have worked for a while. I’m surprised AMD thought that this was acceptable.

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It sucks but a cheap USB sound blaster would work fine here..

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I second this. Very good quality reviews, and enjoyable to watch. Ended up getting a Miyoo Mini + based upon his review..

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What did you upgrade to? I’m also still on a 1070 and dreading the upgrade. Thinking AMD 7000 series though.

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We have this in Scandinavia.. I wonder if it’s related?

Please help make my dream a reality

I humbly ask your assistance, be it donations and or sharing this. I am working on a Fediverse platform that I believe can add tremendously to this place. Unfortunately, in order to bring this project to life I need funds. Please do not feel obligated, but donate out of the kindess of your heart. I know it is hard out there for...

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Yep.. need to see a Github or repo or OpenCollective or something that instils trust. If you’re asking for donations imo, it should be open source so people can see where the funds might be going (eg. Hosting).

Asking for money expecting blind faith is.. kind of rude. If you expect someone to go to the trouble of donating put in some modicum of effort in at least writing a few paragraphs on what it is you’re doing.

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Every game ever? I’ve seen a collection of all known Roms from just PlayStation 1 back and it was well over 10TB. Rubbish title 😅

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I’m just getting Batocera setup on an old kiosk PC.. seems to be able to handle Dreamcast games too. Going to be a busy gaming weekend!

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I see no downvotes 🤔. It’s at +61/-0 right now so far as I can see..

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I must be in like some weird alternate reality because my boss recognises that the office is a distraction, and doesn’t go there often himself. We go there very seldomly, primarily to catch up with colleagues, but not to work on our tasks.

I get maybe 15-20% of my normal work done at the office.

Granted this might increase over time if I came in regularly but it’d never touch how productive I am at home. This rhetoric about losing productivity working from home is dangerous and bullshit.

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You never realise just how much you’ve got running, connected, “organised” before shutting everything down and moving it.

I’m switching rooms so my daughter gets the larger bedroom, and the rack has to go as I’m downsizing. I’m the meantime before I sell the 36U monster I’ve got to stack everything on the floor. Oof 😅

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