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Cake day: Jun 24, 2020


With the way the world is going? Survive.

It’s basically another board that you attach to a Raspberry Pi or similar SCB that allows you to gain additional functionality like adding sensors, cooling, more ports and so on.

Here’s one example: (click). The green board at the bottom is a Raspberry Pi Zero (I think) and the blue board on top is a hat, specifically a Sense HAT. It has additional sensors like one for temperature, a gyroscope, barometer, etc.

Alternative answer: “Right back at you”

It is highly unlikely that users on the internet will be completely replaced by AI bots in the foreseeable future. While AI technology is advancing rapidly, it still lacks the complex decision-making and reasoning skills that humans possess. Additionally, human interaction and creativity play a vital role in many aspects of the internet, from content creation to customer service. Therefore, it is safe to assume that humans will continue to be an integral part of the internet ecosystem for the foreseeable future.

I watch YouTube videos through NewPipe and FreeTube, does that count?

That look of betrayal when the driver hits the brakes, it’s beautiful.

That must have been one tiny sack of potatoes.

This is an email I came across at work. I seriously can't believe they're trying to justify being stressed. It may not be as caustic as other posts you see on here, but it still kinda pissed me off.

I finished the video with a completely different takeaway. I thought it was pretty grim. With a good reason, mind. Between Blackstone buying up housing using people’s pensions and his predictions for the future, I thought very little room was left for optimism. Good video, though.

For a second, I thought I was browsing the @fuck_cars community.

Somehow, I don’t think that replacing the word “Capitalists” with specific examples and their histories would make the meme funnier.

While I didn’t downvote, I share the sentiment. I like the idea of a socialist movement, but talking about rising against the owner class while being on a platform owned by the owner class seems a bit silly. Matrix or revolt.chat would have been better options.

I’m curious about something. When I was job hunting a few years back, everyone and their mother kept pestering me to get a LinkedIn account. I felt like I was a crazy person, because I seemed to have been the only one who remembered or cared about the 2012 leak. Was this the case for anyone else?

Ew, is that middle stripe supposed to be white? Did they wipe the floor with them or something?

I don’t see the connection. Can someone explain, please?

Seconding Library Genesis. ZLibrary has a nice selection and all, but I’m kind of put off by how you need an account to access it. No such issues with LibGen.

It feels like torture, too. I gave it a quick watch and they’re just… rambling. There’s a laugh track sprinkled in here and there, but I promise you, it’s not funny.

If I tried LaMDA? No, truth be told, I only found out about it when ChatGPT blew up. The reason I said it’s not as good as ChatGPT is because that’s what most articles I find online are saying: ChatGPT delivers information in a plainer, clearer way than anything on the market right now.

That said, my original statement is misleading, sorry about that! I’ll make an edit immediately.

Oh, for sure. They even have their own chatbot called LaMDA. Trouble is, reports are saying that it’s not as good as ChatGPT and Google knows this. Right now they’re in panic mode.

Yeah, SoLita customers can keep this particular beer garden.

I’m glad this is getting more attention. I’ve recently tried joining a community for mental health only to find out they hang out on Telegram, which was alarming to me. I would hardly call a space owned by a company who sells data to government agencies a safe one. Regrettably, I wound up not joining because of this.

See, I don’t think it is. While Reddit has many, many problems, most users seem to be okay with it. Heck, until about year ago, there was a subreddit called WatchRedditDie which had ample proof of Reddit’s shortcomings. However, Reddit never really died, corporate interests just took over. After this revelation, the mods of the subreddit rightfully gave up and archived the subreddit. I believe Reddit will only die when a mass exodus of users takes place, which is just not happening right now.

Can’t speak for everyone, but I only connected a smart TV to my Wi-Fi network once and regretted it immmediately. Why? After that, it wouldn’t forget my wireless password and kept connecting to the internet, even though I didn’t want it to. That is why I’m never connecting another smart device to my network again, unless I’m double-dog sure I want to.

I am a former reddit user. Well okay, lurker. I liked the concept of reddit, but hated the issues that their team left unresolved: power tripping mods, censorship and later the whole Ellen Pao debacle and it just got worse from there. So I started looking for similar sites. I tried Aether, Tildes, I think I was also on Raddle at some point. Then I found Lemmy and here I am.

Well, how delightfully vague. A “sophisticated, encrypted communication device” could be just about anything that connects to the internet.

I’m a private person IRL, so I like to keep things as private as possible on the internet as well. I say “try to”, because heaven knows big tech isn’t making this easy for me.

Near as I can tell, this whole thing started with John Deere tractors. US farmers wanted to repair tractors themselves, because the alternative was calling up someone to have their tractor towed to an official John Deere™ repairshop, which was usually hundreds of miles away. The tow alone would cost them hundreds of dollars. So, they sought legal help, went to court and this is when other companies like Apple and Microsoft caught wind of this story and didn’t like the precedent one bit. After all, why let the users repair their own stuff, when the companies could be earning money on repairs? That’s why this outcome is so important.

Anyway, that’s the quick and dirty version. If you’d like to know more, Vice made a really good video about it two years back: https://youtu.be/EPYy_g8NzmI

And because of the whole karma-farming thing, the discussions on most subreddits are a joke. And I mean that literally, by the way. On like, 99% of all posts, instead of a discussion, everybody is trying to out-joke each other so they can get more imaginary internet points.

EDIT: A bad word.

Having read through the article, I still don’t know how to spot a toxic boss at the interview stage.

Just note that while the Humble Store does sells some games DRM-free, this isn’t their focus like it is over at GOG or itch.io and a lot of game keys sold there come with Steam’s DRM. On a related note, Steam actually does sell some DRM-free titles. A fairly comprehensive list of those can be found here.

I’ve never seen a company in such a hurry to lose more customers. Must be a new business strat.

Yeah, that admittedly makes more sense.

Not only are you breaking the law but stopping someone earning a living from their hard work.

Emotional manipulation, that’s what this is. I’m thinking they wouldn’t even need to resort to it, if their legal premise wasn’t so wobbly.

I don’t want to talk about work with my friends, mine or theirs. Am I being rude?
I **hate** talking about work. I also listening about work. I don't exactly enjoy my job, so I try not to waste my free time thinking about work, talking about work or, heaven forbid, doing something for work. However, my friends talk about their jobs all the time and it's painful to listen to. I told them as much, but the topic keeps popping up. I'm just not that invested in the specifics and minutia of their workday. I either lack the knowledge to understand their work process or, more often than not, just don't care. That is, unless something bad happened and they want to vent, I'm okay with that. But I still get looks, as if I should be interested about their job. Which, I'm sorry, I'm just not. Am I being unreasonable in trying to steer the conversation into a topic that isn't work-related?

Are there any good alternatives to Glassdoor?
Because according to [this](https://libreddit.kavin.rocks/r/antiwork/comments/w2q99i/glassdoor_just_lost_a_lawsuit_and_must_now_reveal/) they must now reveal user details.

“They won’t just be burning the midnight oil, they will be burning the 3am oil, they won’t even leave the factory type of thing, whereas in America people are trying to avoid going to work at all.”

What’s the cheapest hardware that can playback videos at 1080p?
There are so many options out there, it's kind of dizzying. I'm looking for a cheap solution that I could hook up to a TV and ethernet, so it could run a flavor of Linux (or BSD) and play videos at 1080p. Bonus points if it can handle 1080p@60 FPS. Other than that, it would be used for light web browsing. I was looking at Raspberry Pi 4, but is there anything else you would suggest?