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How boomers will "hand over the reins" to the younger gens - YouTube
  • My only regret is that I have boneitus

  • How boomers will "hand over the reins" to the younger gens - YouTube
  • Gen X here. I think I can still kick flip, but falling hurts more now, so I’m just going to play a VHS or DVD of sick tricks.

  • Crazy rumour suggests Microsoft are preparing $16 billion offer for Valve
  • Yeah, just saying that most of Valve’s value is probably in their software. Their hardware installed base is pretty small compared to others.

  • Crazy rumour suggests Microsoft are preparing $16 billion offer for Valve
  • Looking at the sales estimates, the numbers appear pretty modest compared to the other gaming devices. They’re probably under 5m units sold since early 2022.

  • iPhones And Androids Can Now Warn You of 'Secret Trackers'
  • Exactly. The tag IDs are anonymous and the clients are E2EE.

    I’d be easier just to use cell towers.

  • iPhones And Androids Can Now Warn You of 'Secret Trackers'
  • Both Apple and Google’s location tracking networks are end to end encrypted. Moreover, Apple and Google have refused to put backdoors into their encryption protocols because it’s a massive opportunity for security exploits that could tank their businesses.

    If the cops want to find you, they’re probably just going to ask your phone carrier to triangulate you with their tower network, which they’ve been doing for decades. That’s way faster and easier than jumping through hoops to somehow use the Find My or Find My Device networks.

  • iPhones And Androids Can Now Warn You of 'Secret Trackers'
  • This use case has been covered since these products launched.

    Apple Find My to Apple Find My network got notifications. Android Find My Device to Android Find My Device got notifications. And if Android users installed Apple’s Tracker Detect, they got notifications.

    Now cross platform tracking will happen without the user having to download and install an app.

    If you were stealing bikes, and didn’t have something like Tracker Detect installed on your Android phone, you’re not the smartest crook.

  • iPhones And Androids Can Now Warn You of 'Secret Trackers'
  • Well, good news, Bluetooth trackers are trash and inaccurate if they don’t use Apple or Google’s network.

  • Apple’s Photo Bug Exposes the Myth of ‘Deleted’
  • The difference here is that the files aren't on Apples servers, they are on your phones internal disk.

    ?

    This is about files that are on iCloud servers. Specifically, some photos on iCloud servers don’t get properly flagged for deletion when the user requests it. Something was getting corrupted.

    Apple fixed the corruption issue, so now a handful of photo files affected by it appeared to rise from the dead. The files were always there in the cloud, but something like a corrupted DB entry was hiding them from view. Users thought they were deleted, but they were in some sort of corruption purgatory. Not visible to the user, but still taking up storage space.

    Once the corruption issue was remedied, the photo app recognized the files, didn’t realize they were previously flagged for deletion, then started to sync them to the device. AKA, download them.

    And yes, you can run third party software on Apple’s operating system. There are quite a few third party apps for managing iOS and MacOS’s file system.

    Big complaint isn’t a lack of 3rd party apps, it’s that it’s hard to side load apps that aren’t signed.

  • Apple’s Photo Bug Exposes the Myth of ‘Deleted’
  • Yeah, but ignoring the delete requests, and storing the data puts them out of compliance with European and American deletion and retention laws. And if they were lying, and were using user photos to train models, they have more than enough non-deleted photos already.

    I’m not pulling out my jump to conclusions mat quire yet. The database corruption issue sounds more reasonable. That stuff happens, and Apple isn’t zeroing data. Most people aren’t. Because the data isn’t zeroed, a file can resurrect when a corruption issue is remedied.

  • Iranian President Raisi feared dead as helicopter wreckage found | Reuters
  • The odds of being in a fatal helicopter crash are impossibly small. 0.63 out of 100,000 in the USA

    https://www.airmedandrescue.com/latest/news/us-helicopter-accident-rate-analysis

    And if you read up on what causes a lot of these fatalities, you see a lot of accidents with pilots and personal aircraft, or pilots trying doing things like high risk medical evacuations.

    The chances of dying in a helicopter air taxi are insanely small.

  • Hopefully not rulepost
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  • Helicopter carrying Iran's President Raisi crashes, search under way
  • Oh great, another log onto the raging fire in the Middle East.

  • In 'Abandonment of Public Education,' Louisiana to Allow Tax Dollars to Pay for Private Schools
  • We're been here before. People implement an extreme policy, the extreme policy makes life worse, then they say "the policy was good, but it didn't work because it didn't go far enough."

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