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What's the most annoying thing?
  • It also happens I guess :) When people are inconsiderate, you get random weirdness in public spaces...

  • GNOME vs KDE Plasma in 2024: which one is better for Linux beginners?
  • I think both are fine for beginners. Both are easy to use and can be good looking.

  • What's the most annoying thing?
  • This is my biggest annoyance also. Wtf, can't they even wait for the other person to finish talking before they talk themselves?

  • What's the most annoying thing?
  • Just move their cart.

  • Tech Giants Withholding Products Because EU Regulation like GDPR

    Does this mean we dont get to be tracked, data mined, ad-bombed, and exploited while our teens dont get depressed and sick from "social" media?

    Well, if thats the price we pay, thats the price we pay... :)

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    Fellow Men, what are some compliments you would like to recieve?
  • I was in Italy on vacation and a girl in a hotel reception said me and my girlfriend have really beautiful blue eyes. They are not used to blue eyes in Italy so much, but it felt very nice to get a compliment as a guy. I think I've rarely or never had compliments from strangers like that.

  • Will 2025 be better or worse than 2024?
  • Every year is worse now, sorry.

  • Google is close to making its biggest acquisition ever | CNN Business
  • I think it's more likely that Google knows that they will be under attack by a lot of hackers once they show their true colors in the future. I think they will represent the tech that will control all of us, using AI, robotics, implants and so on.

    With close ties to national security and no morals, they will be first to implement ID controls on the web as well.

  • What is the actual point of a bra?
  • I can also play that game. Not at any point did I say to be drooling rotting animals. You are the one using those word words along with words like eye-fucking...

    I think you have a twisted view of sexuality my man.

  • What is the actual point of a bra?
  • Disagree, and you see the same thing in women when there is an attractive guy around.

    This political correct bullshit trying to make people think it's wrong to be attracted to someone is just ridiculous. :)

  • What is the actual point of a bra?
  • Won't happen :) And disagree about the weak mind as well. Has nothing to do with mind, it's hormones. Ask teenage boys to have their hands on their cover and exercise their willpower.... :)

  • Swedish digital forensic group Qurium shows how Russia is using European companies for propaganda
  • It's not so much disinformation that is the problem, it's the ad industry itself.

  • What is the actual point of a bra?
  • You can't ask guys to not get distracted. It's not a choice they are making.

  • Hello from the year 3000
  • They turned all the trees into neon lights appearently.

  • RTFM is disappearing from our language
  • I guess we need Watch The Fucking Video these days don't we... :)

    People don't read articles anymore, most people at least. They want some YouTube influencer explaining it quickly.

  • NewPipe stopped working?
  • One thing about capitalism: companies are never done extracting higher profits. Doesn't matter if users pay for YouTube or whatever, Google will want to increase profits next year anyway.

  • Ex Redditors of Lemmy what made you come on over? What happened at Reddit that you made the switch?
  • I noticed that reddit stock has went up a lot and almost doubled. That shit company somehow managed to make everyone believe they have a future.

  • A Word About Private Attribution in Firefox
  • I will disable it too, but they are right. Mozilla is not in a position to fight the ad industry, alone, and being funded by a ad company (Google).

    Best they can do is try to increase the privacy while the ad industry makes money from us. The ad industry is a fucking cancer and I would make them illegal tomorrow if I could. But we are here, on a dense planet called earth, living during the capitalism era. It's like the stone age.

  • RTFM is disappearing from our language
  • I use immich too. The GPS coordinates from pics and the facial recognition grouping is very cool.

  • What are the best communities to ask questions on lemmy?
  • Like downvotes? :) It's a good idea to not care so much about those.

  • www.nbcnews.com Julian Assange has reached a plea deal with the U.S., allowing him to go free

    The WikiLeaks founder has been held in a prison outside London for the last five years and fought extradition to the U.S. He is expected to return to Australia.

    Julian Assange has reached a plea deal with the U.S., allowing him to go free

    Julian Assange is free.

    After living in a cell for more than 5 years, he can soon go home and meet his family again.

    I'm wondering if it was worth the sacrifice. The governments and tech companies are spying more than ever on everyone.

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    arstechnica.com TDK claims insane energy density in solid-state battery breakthrough

    Apple supplier says new tech has 100 times the capacity of its current batteries.

    TDK claims insane energy density in solid-state battery breakthrough
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    interestingasfuck @lemmy.world 1984 @lemmy.today

    All U.S. Presidents Are Related -12 Year Old Girl Discovers That All But One US President Are Directly Related To Each Other

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    Snowden: OpenAI just went full mask off

    I personally don't trust Snowden. Looking at the difference between how he was treated and how Assange was treated. One guy gets to rot in prison, other guy gets movies made about him from Hollywood. Snowden is very much controlled opposition in my mind.

    But that being said, I think he is truthful about OpenAI. Which sucks, because now I and many others love using chat gpt.

    It's possible to self host these things though. I read an article about it here:

    https://blog.lytix.co/posts/self-hosting-llama-3

    But probably not worth the money for most people.

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    www.theguardian.com I banned my daughter from using the iPhone she bought. It made her a better person | Em Rio

    I set expectations when she saved up and got the phone – little did I know it would undermine them, and her mental health

    I banned my daughter from using the iPhone she bought. It made her a better person | Em Rio

    I think its not just kids anymore, it's adults too. Everyone is glued to their screens these days. But kids are more vulnerable to influences from "social" media and don't have any defences to the psychological warfare going on. Of course they feel like shit.

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    maggieappleton.com The Expanding Dark Forest and Generative AI

    Proving you're a human on a web flooded with generative AI content

    I think this is the perfect analogy for what's happening right now to the open web.

    We are part of the Cosy Web here on Lemmy.. :)

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    Your phone minus the distractions

    getbrick.app Brick - Your Phone, Minus the Distractions

    Transform your digital life with our innovative device that helps you create a healthier balance between your online and offline worlds. Eliminate distractions, boost productivity, and enhance mindfulness with Brick's simple, effective approach to mindful phone usage.

    This is actually pretty brilliant and innovative.

    > With other solutions, the "key" that re-enables distractions is always present. Brick allows you to leave that key behind, turning your phone into a new, distraction-free device until you return.

    This tickles some part of my brain... The scanning part is so cool. Would you use an app like this?

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    Things the guys who stole my phone have texted me to try to get me to unlock it - Gothamist

    gothamist.com Things the guys who stole my phone have texted me to try to get me to unlock it

    Don’t fall for these texts from scammers trying to crack into your stolen phone.

    Things the guys who stole my phone have texted me to try to get me to unlock it

    This is a very entertaining and educational article, giving insights into the methods used by thiefs to try and get access to your phone data.

    I don't like Apple but it's great that their security is so good when it comes to this.

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    Leaving Rust gamedev after 3 years

    This was a really good summary of what Rust feels like in my opinion. I'm still a beginner myself but I recognize what this article is saying very much.

    The hacker news comments are as usual very good too:

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40172033

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    finance.yahoo.com Reddit guides IPO may price at top of range or above, source says

    Reddit and its bankers are guiding that they could price the social media platform's initial public offering (IPO) at the top of the indicated range or above, according to a source familiar with the matter. The San Francisco, California-based company is seeking a valuation of $6.5 billion in the IP...

    Reddit guides IPO may price at top of range or above, source says

    Get your shorts ready, this will be very interesting to follow. Seems like the stock will appear tomorrow already?

    I fully expect a nosedive in stock price but who knows. Maybe a pump and dump.

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    gizmodo.com Deeply Unhappy Gen Z and Millennials Cause U.S. to Drop in Global Happiness Ranking

    The UN report cites factors like loneliness among Americans under 40.

    Deeply Unhappy Gen Z and Millennials Cause U.S. to Drop in Global Happiness Ranking

    Who is actually surprised by this? I would be more surprised if young Americans felt it was a great place to live.

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    torrentfreak.com Film Companies Seek 'Torrenting History' Related to Redditor * TorrentFreak

    A recent subpoena request shows that film companies are trying to obtain information on a Redditor's piracy habits.

    I didn't know reddit gave out the personal details of their users, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

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    Elon Musk’s legal case against OpenAI is hilariously bad - The Verge

    www.theverge.com Elon Musk’s legal case against OpenAI is hilariously bad

    Elon Musk’s greatest legacy will be as a provider of inane law school exam hypotheticals.

    Elon Musk’s legal case against OpenAI is hilariously bad
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    Plasma 6 released today!

    kde.org KDE MegaRelease 6

    The KDE community proudly presents Plasma 6, Frameworks 6 and Gear 24.02

    KDE MegaRelease 6

    So the day has come. :) Which distro will be the first to have it...

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    Looking forward to trying this tomorrow. Anyone has tried it on their macs?

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    www.theverge.com Google cut a deal with Reddit for AI training data

    Reddit’s IPO is reportedly right around the corner.

    Google cut a deal with Reddit for AI training data

    User content, created for free by users, moderated for free by moderators, and now sold for 60 million dollars to Google.

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    Cosmic Desktop Alpha - new blog post

    blog.system76.com System76 Blog

    Official System76 Blog

    System76 Blog

    The floating window stacks looks nice, and also the OSD's. :)

    I know this probably won't feel like a compete desktop environment when it comes out, but it's looking promising. I think it will feel faster and smoother then Gnome and Plasma, but that's just a guess.

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    OpenAI Has Google in Its Sights With New Online Search Product

    www.businessinsider.com OpenAI reportedly has Google in its sights with a new online search product

    OpenAI is developing a web search product, The Information reported, which may be partly powered by Microsoft's Bing search engine.

    OpenAI reportedly has Google in its sights with a new online search product

    This is the first thing I actually believe has a chance to hurt Google. Chat Gpt really succeeded, and it's Microsofts billions behind it. All at the same time as Google has lost its culture of innovation and has become a creepy sleezy company.

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    ‘Zombie Offices’ Spell Trouble for Some Banks - The New York Times

    www.nytimes.com ‘Zombie Offices’ Spell Trouble for Some Banks

    Bank tremors serve as a reminder: Just because a crisis hasn’t hit immediately doesn’t mean commercial real estate pain isn’t coming.

    ‘Zombie Offices’ Spell Trouble for Some Banks

    This is the real reason for companies wanting people back to the office.

    All this talk about collaboration and team spirit is just the publicly given reason for wanting people back to the office.

    The real reason is that now the owners of the buildings are losing money.

    Cry me a river.

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