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  • n the meantime I’ve been changing my post sort from Active, to Top Posts in the Past 12 Hours.

    If you set it to 'New' Lemmy becomes a whole new place.

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  • ‘Psychologically tortured’: California city pays man nearly $1m after 17-hour police interrogation
  • ACAB

    Didn't know what that stood for, I had to look it up.

    I'm going to hope that's wrong, and that it's just a certain percentage in any professional caste that has bad apples.

    I am willing to believe that the percentage of bad apples is larger in law enforcement, only because of the type of people who would gravitate to that type of position that would give them control over others, and how much money is spent on monitoring law enforcement personnel by the government for legal and ethics compliance, as well as mental suitability to do the job.

    And no need to reply to me with every bad thing that's ever been done by police officers. I read them all, here, as well as elsewhere. I just can't subscribe to the 100% pop that ACAB stands for.

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  • Boeing, NASA say Starliner astronaut launch will move forward despite spacecraft helium leak
  • Is it an external leak? Or an internal one?

    My guess would be internal to the engine/compartment somewhere, with limited or no access to the broken part, or else they would have repaired it instead of just monitoring it.

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  • Boeing, NASA say Starliner astronaut launch will move forward despite spacecraft helium leak
  • My guess is that NASA has done the math and it says this is an extremely unlikely scenario to have happen, but they could do it if they absolutely needed to.

    I guess I'm used to the old NASA, where they would never 'play the Vegas odds', risk the astronauts under any condition, besides the normal risks of just launching in a rocket in the first place.

    Interesting to see how having a private business corporation involved would change that mindset.

    I do hope you're right, for the crews sake.

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  • Boeing, NASA say Starliner astronaut launch will move forward despite spacecraft helium leak
  • Its not great, but not nearly as bad as Challenger SRB O-rings.

    I was speaking more from the managerial and not the engineering point of view, when I made that comment about the vibes. How management politics underplayed problems until a disaster happened

    My point still stands though. If the leak grows large during the trip, and all the helium escapes, then they can't maneuver the craft, which means they can't get at the right angle to reenter the atmosphere without burning up.

    And if the shuttle tiles situation tells us anything, they don't take everything with them up into space, to do on-site emergency repairs.

    Even if they brought extra helium with them, if the leak is widened (launch vibrations, etc.) to a point where the helium escapes too quickly now, before the whole reentry sequence completes, then they're stuck.

    Just feels like driving a car across the Mojave Desert, with a known tire leak, and hoping the leak doesn't get any worse. Feels like a 'roll of the dice' moment.

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  • Boeing, NASA say Starliner astronaut launch will move forward despite spacecraft helium leak
  • From the article ...

    Stich explained that the plan is to monitor the leak in the lead-up to launch and, after reaching the International Space Station, reassess the leak rate.

    I got major 'O-ring' vibes after reading that.

    I can't believe they're going to fly with that leak.

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  • What is the Legal copyright on a Lemmy Post?
  • for fun I ran this through GPT just to see what it’d say. Not that I would trust it to be correct ever, but it’s interesting getting an “outside opinion” about this.

    I'm don't believe an "outside opinion" from an AI company's product, about if an AI company has the legal right to ignore a content's license and scrape the content to program their models, would be unbiased, and should not be trusted, as you've stated.

    Attempting to agree to disagree, and move on.

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  • What is the Legal copyright on a Lemmy Post?
  • Who cares what lemmy.world said?

    It's where the content was initially posted, so any terms of service would be applicable to the content at the time of posting. That's why.

    The onus is on the Federated server receiving the content that's already licensed to reject the content if they do not want to abide by the license. If they accept the content, they have to abide by the license.

    And as far as the rest of you diatribe, I'll just remind you that licenses can't just be stripped from content because some third-party TOS says it can.

    We would have seen much 'money laundering' style mayhem on the Internet with other people's content before today, if that was possible.

    I think we've discussed this enough, so I'm just going to leave it with an 'agree to disagree', and move on.

    Have a nice day.

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  • Atari just bought Intellivision, putting an end to the very first console war
  • For many many years even low end Android phones can perfectly run emulated game systems that came out a decade or two after atari, so cpu probably isn’t a bottleneck at all

    Yeah, I kind of agree, but I just threw it out there as a possibility, as maybe their code base is really bad and non-performant.

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  • What is the Legal copyright on a Lemmy Post?
  • I hold to my argument. In the current Lemmy (and fediverse environment as a whole) I can put on my server that my placing data on my server, you forego all licenses, and I can do what I like.

    You keep arguing the wrong point.

    No one is saying you can't on your server create a TOS that says that anyone who puts content on your server that you then own that content, you become the owner. That's not what's being discussed.

    The point is because of various reasons like safe harbor and PR, Lemmy World and other servers in the Federation are not claiming ownership.

    When you post your comment on the Lemmy World server, you still own it, and you can license that content that you own in any way that you like, and that license is on the content, not on the server, so as that content is federated, that license travels with it and is still in action, and must be abided by.

    I think this is a new area that doesn’t have a clear definition yet, and since other sites can have clauses saying you give up ownership by using it, I think that could be argued here too.

    I feel confident in my position, because if we went with your position then it would be very easy to "money launder" anyone's content by just passing it through a third party Federated server with a TOS that says they own any content on their server. I'm pretty sure the big boys who own content aren't going to allow that to happen, and would talk to their friends in Congress about it.

    It's really mostly existing basic content law. It's not as cloudy and up in the air as everyone wants to say it is, there's just a new wrinkle to it, and I'm pretty sure those in power will make sure everything stays status quo.

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  • What is the Legal copyright on a Lemmy Post?
  • I can go and add that to my ToS right now, that anything you give me will be trained. I say in there that I will disregard any license on there, and by placing anything on my server you are relieving yourself of any license. Since it’s my server, I can say that. “If you don’t want your data trained on, don’t put it on my server.”

    So you're setting up a straw man by adding the TOS clause of ownership on the posting server to your example. I'm not saying that. The issue being discussed by me in response to your comment was if a license on content that is being federated stays with the content or is somehow magically stripped off when its federated.

    As far as your TOS example goes, If Lemmy World added to their TOS that any content added to their site they own, then I wouldn't post any content on Lemmy, as I want to keep ownership of my content.

    But since Lemmy World does not do that (smartly so for safe harbor reasons), then the creator of the content is the owner of the content, and if they license that content it carries forward as the content is federated. Its up to the receiver of the federated content to reject the content, or abide by its licensing.

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  • What is the Legal copyright on a Lemmy Post?
  • All fediverse apps start on your instance

    You forgot about the web client.

    You’re literally giving it to anyone who would listen.

    The quantity of sharing does not dimish the licensing of the content.

    So to me copyright is like saying “only people I approve of can look at this sign” and then posting that sign on every tree and post in town

    I mean, ProPublica has explicit instructions on how to share their content with others, content that is licensed with a Creative Commons license, and that includes displaying the license number, when you share the content.

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  • What is the Legal copyright on a Lemmy Post?
  • If someone includes it at the bottom of all their comments, but never launches legal action when someone violates that licence agreement, then it’s literally useless.

    Well, its 'poisoning the well'. What happens next depends.

    For AI companies that actually honor licensing, or are fearful of getting caught at some point, they'll honor/follow the license for the content.

    And for those who do not, if they get caught with their hands in the cookie jar, Creative Commons (and other license creators) will have something to say about it. And they will get caught, we all know about black-box programming their models from the outside via our comments.

    Finally, Congress right this second is considering new laws about this, so you never know. Companies in the future may be forced to have to explicitly state where the content comes from that they train their AI models on.

    As far as wasting my time, all I do is copy/paste this one line of text via a macro keypress ...

    [~Anti~ ~Commercial-AI~ ~license~ ~(CC~ ~BY-NC-SA~ ~4.0)~](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode.en)

    Its a momentary thing, so no effort at all.

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  • What is the Legal copyright on a Lemmy Post?
  • Whereas Lemmy and fediverse you’re giving your stuff out license free to anyone,

    • Unless you attach a license to your content.
    • Even if you don't license it explicitly, there's default implied copyright law on how your content can be used.
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    and any other server can have their own terms. Such as “By giving me your data you are giving it to me license free, and remove yourself of all ownership.” Unless it’s specifically defederated, well there’s no way of you knowing and so you give your data.

    If you license your content, that license travels with the content, and has to be honored on other servers (Federated or otherwise).

    The license is with the content, and not the server the content is first posted to.

    What does a judge say in that case?

    "Other server owners, did you follow the license that the content is licensed with? No?" <smacks them with the gavel>

    You said not to use it, but you put it on a server that said they can use it however they want.

    Lemmy.World's TOS does not claim ownership of our content that is posted/shared to their server. So they can't use it however they want, they do not own the content, each individual poster still does.

    And they don't want to own our content, as that's one hell of a 'safe harbor' law exposure/risk for them, if they start to do that.

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  • Atari just bought Intellivision, putting an end to the very first console war
  • From the article...

    It did manage, however, to release a truly bizarre app for iOS and Android devices that requires two smartphones or tablets to work. One device displays the game and the other acts as a controller. It’s a weird idea and, according to Kotaku, "one janky piece of crap."

    The only reason I can think of them doing that is maybe because of CPU overutilization?

    Either that, or they wanted to set one up as a game server, and then have multiple phones be the clients. They just forgot to add the feature to let the server run locally on the client.

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  • Google Is Paying Reddit $60 Million for Fucksmith to Tell Its Users to Eat Glue
  • because its stock continues to skyrocket behind the exciting news that AI will continue to be shoved into every aspect of all of its products until morale improves,

    Okay, I have to admit, this made me laugh. Definitely commentary, but still, a good read.

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  • Dupont is splitting into 3 organizations.
  • Metaphorically, it seems like an animal chewing its own foot off, when trying to escape a trap.

    Gives off vibes like its trying to protect the rest of itself, especially after so many years of being a monolithic company.

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  • What is the Legal copyright on a Lemmy Post?
  • Copyright is more than that, like who is allowed to make commercial use of a given work. Just because something is written down in a public forum doesn’t give everyone free rein to do whatever they want with it under copyright.

    This.

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  • Next-gen AMD CPUs could feature up to 32 cores per die
  • My Ryzen 3900X idles at around 50C, although that’s a few generations ago now

    There seems to be a big difference between older CPUs and the newer ones, where the newer ones are running a lot hotter now under load.

    I personally use a 5800X and it gets to 90c often.

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  • PSA: Enable 'Above 4G Decoding' and 'Resizazble BAR Support' BIOS Settings for running Retail WoW in Linux/Proton

    Be sure to enable 'Above 4G Decoding' and 'Resizazble BAR Support' in the BIOS of your PC!

    WoW really cares about that (as of last week) for some reason. I was getting constant crashes when starting WoW from the Battle.Net launcher, until I made those changes (Fedora/KDE Linux, Proton Steam Experimental (and other non-Steam Protons)).

    Irony is that I had them set before in by BIOS, but had updated by BIOS and assumed my non-default settings would carry over to the new BIOS version, but did not. So double-check your BIOS for those two settings, if you are having problems.

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    Hazbin Hotel @lemm.ee Cosmic Cleric @lemmy.world
    Hazbin Hotel Official Full Episode "OVERTURE" on YouTube/Amazon Prime Video

    Available on YouTube until the 17th of February.

    First four episodes are on Amazon Prime Video now, with new episodes every Thursday.

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    Discord Servers asking for Phone Numbers and 'Verification Levels'

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10799766

    (Edit: Cross-posted OP (link above) was mod removed by the Discord forum 'admin' on 2024-01-19 as being "False claim, false interpreted", so the above link will no longer work.)

    Recently read this on a Steam game's reviews section ...

    User Comment...

    > The game's Discord REQUIRES your personal phone number to get access at all. This is a very intrusive, and 100% unnecessary requirement, in order to just be able to interact with others about the game, it's content, player experiences, and many other things. It's also intrusive in regards to being able to contribute any input to help other players in any way at all.

    Dev Response...

    > It's Discord that's asking you for verification of the account. We're not getting your phone number. This is standard practice on bigger servers that allows for a better user experience, filtering bots/ spam accounts, trolls, etc.

    Could companies please STOP lying about it being Discord's choice, its not, is the Discord server's choice to ask for it.

    Its a "Verification Levels" setting that the server op sets, and they have multiple options that they can choose from, its not an on/off switch. They can dial it back one notch and still have spam/bot protections.

    The only difference between "High" and "Highest" verification levels is the addition of asking for a phone number, all other features of "High" is in "Highest", and "Highest" has no other extra features besides asking for the phone number.

    Makes it really hard to have an pseudonym account on the Internet, for gaming purposes, and then be asked for your real phone number. I don't need to be tracked 24/7.

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    Slow down events spawning timeframes?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10753570

    > Hello all. I'm not sure how to phrase my question, so bear with me. > > Is there a way in DF to slow down how fast it dishes out events? I find myself being overwhelmed by the events as they occur, and not being able to catch up on resolving them. > > For example, if I'm working on resolving the ramifications of event A, and event B happens. Then when I just start working on event B, event C happens. And before I'm done with event B, event D happens as well, etc. > > Everything from when dwarves get unhappy, to new arrivals, to when attacks happen, etc. > > Basically, I'm feeling piled on and cannot get out from under the pile. > > Another way of asking the question, can any trigger time threshold on the in-game calendar be slid out into the future for all events, like at a slower 2x or 3x rate? For example, instead of the check for new arrivals happening every year, have the check/arrivals happen every second or third year, etc.

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    Slow down events spawning timeframes?

    Hello all. I'm not sure how to phrase my question, so bear with me.

    Is there a way in DF to slow down how fast it dishes out events? I find myself being overwhelmed by the events as they occur, and not being able to catch up on resolving them.

    For example, if I'm working on resolving the ramifications of event A, and event B happens. Then when I just start working on event B, event C happens. And before I'm done with event B, event D happens as well, etc.

    Everything from when dwarves get unhappy, to new arrivals, to when attacks happen, etc.

    Basically, I'm feeling piled on and cannot get out from under the pile.

    Another way of asking the question, can any trigger time threshold on the in-game calendar be slid out into the future for all events, like at a slower 2x or 3x rate? For example, instead of the check for new arrivals happening every year, have the check/arrivals happen every second or third year, etc.

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    Whitemane Cataclysm Server Leveling Experience

    FYI, it's a really good server 1 to 60. You can set your own XP rate from 1 to 4.5, and I've seen no real bugs.

    At 60 you automatically get boosted to 80 (including your profs) and you get level 80 beginner gear. From there you quest from 80 to 85 and do all the endgame stuff.

    FYI though, while the BC and Wrath zones do exist, I do not know if they've been fully scripted and are functional or not.

    I've flown around in some of the BC zones for herbing in mining purposes, and everything seemed copacetic, but like I said before, I believe most people take the free boost at 60 because they're there to experience the cataclysm content, so I don't know what state those zones are in for questing.

    (I am not affiliated with the server in anyway whatsoever, just currently playing on it, and wanted to create a post in this community for content for others to read).

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    CosmicCleric Cosmic Cleric @lemmy.world

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