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Nurse_Robot @lemmy.world
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Internet Archive forced to remove 500,000 books after publishers’ court win
  • The economy is based on goods and services being exchanged for money. A book is a good that took time and resources to create. A publisher invested into that good with the intent to make a profit, and having it available online for free without their consent circumvents that.

    I'm not saying it's ethical or that I agree with it, I'm just saying it makes sense.

  • Chemicals from East Palestine derailment spread to 16 US states, data shows
  • not a location

    ...what?

    Palestine, officially the State of Palestine, is a country in the southern Levant region of West Asia. It encompasses two disconnected territories — the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, collectively known as the Palestinian territories — within the larger region of Palestine.

  • Corporate astroturfing is the norm

    Went to Google Play to complain about Hulu. I noticed Google advertising that over 300 reviews had the verbatim quote "watch and movies that you love". It's always confusing that buggy corporate apps have >95% 5 star reviews until you see that the majority are just completely fake, and no one cares or is doing anything about it.

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    YouTube: 5 ads the norm now?

    For context I'm in the US. The last time I used YouTube without an ad blocker, there were 2 ads back to back, and way too frequently. I tried watching on my PlayStation tonight, and not only are they more frequent, they've increased in quantity by 150%. It's also very common for the last ad to last 2 minutes to over an hour long. What the actual fuck, why would anyone watch YouTube without an ad blocker at this point? It's literally unwatchable

    Edit: the amount of unsolicited advice in the comments is unreal. I don't get ads on my phone or on desktop, I'm very aware of how to block them. I simply won't watch YouTube on my PlayStation anymore. I'm not looking for suggestions, please stop with the recommendations.

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    Happy Thanksgiving brothers

    I don't have many people to celebrate with. Part of getting older is celebrating alone, which is sobering and a change of perception. If you're reading this, I hope you're safe. I hope you're with family that loves you, I got you have a friend.

    The world seems dark, but it truly is safer than ever. Don't give into the media my friend. We're truly in a golden age of information sharing, which makes life terrifying but lucid and evolving.

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    Play Store Astroterfing

    Has anyone else noticed that the Google Play store reviews are suspicious?

    Like, you find a scam company or app, and every review you scroll through is 1 star. And yet the reviews claim 95%+ are positive.

    Is there a way to prove it? I've noticed it for 3 years now, I no longer think it's a coincidence. Something scummy or scammy is going on

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    Is there no way to report ads?

    Lately I've seen some... Questionable ads, to say the least. Is there no way to report these ads on sync?

    If there is, am I just dumb and blind? Or is it easier than it seems?

    It feels like early Reddit all over again to me, hopefully I'm wrong

    For context, Android user, been here a few months, and I opt out of everything that's easy/simple/apparent to opt out of

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