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cmac @lemmy.world
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Annoying marketing practices
  • Those aren't even real people. Those "usernames" are the names of custom emojis you can use in Twitch chat. Still weird in context, but I can see how it would be even more creepy if you didn't know that.

  • You're too slow!
  • Or they try to refill prescriptions that aren't supposed to be. I got a call from them saying they had contacted my doctor and she wouldn't let them refill my short term antibiotics, so I should call and fix that so they can give me more that I don't need.

  • For 20 Years, I Couldn’t Say What Donald Trump Did on the Set of The Apprentice. Now I Can.
  • Hate speech in the United States

    In a Supreme Court case on the issue, Matal v. Tam (2017), the justices unanimously reaffirmed that there is effectively no "hate speech" exception to the free speech rights protected by the First Amendment and that the U.S. government may not discriminate against speech on the basis of the speaker's viewpoint.

    It's not a crime on its own in the US, but if it incites imminent lawless action that can be a crime.

  • New Teslas might lose Steam
  • The cars already have decent GPUs to process the camera data for driving assistance features, so someone at the company probably just thought it would be neat to do something with that computing power when it's not being used for driving.

  • Scraping scraping scraping.
  • It's fine to wash them with modern dish soaps. The reason people say not to is because dish soaps used to have lye in them, which would destroy the seasoning. Just make sure you wipe the water off instead of letting it air dry or it can rust.

  • This is a Test
  • I agree that's what they want you to answer, but you can't move it to a safe location without handling it, so C necessarily entails D. Unless there's a designated firearm handler in the ER you can call over, which to be fair, maybe there should be.

  • How does my navigation system determine the specific wording it uses about each turn when giving directions?
  • This depends on what navigation software you're using, but I have some experience editing the Waze map. The way it works on Waze is that your phone sends the server your desired start and end points, and the server responds with a list of all the intersections you need to traverse in order. (This is actually a series of road segment junctions, wherever the map editors joined two road pieces together). These intersections can contain metadata on how to announce specific turns, but generally don't because there's an algorithm that looks at the angle the segments meet at and automatically decides how to describe the turn. The places I've seen it manually overridden include intersections where two divided highways meet at an angle far enough from 90° that it gets confused about how to announce a left vs a u-turn. I've also seen forks in the road where the side road requires less of a turn than continuing on the main road and the algorithm gives ambiguous instructions, like "continue straight" meaning turn onto the side road.

    Edit: On your point about non-visually noticeable "blips". This is also pretty common when roads change width right at an intersection (e.g. adding turn lanes). The Waze map doesn't include road width in its data, so editors usually draw it down the centerline of the road. If the road changes width suddenly, you have to choose between keeping the line straight-ish, or faithfully following the centerline, which can mean that if you were to zoom way in there can be weird jumps and sharp angles that get smoothed out by the visual renderer