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Would you say Apple is in a slump?
  • Amen. It has become so normalized to treat company health like Ricky Bobby treats Nascar races, "if you're not first you're last" "if your not more profitable this quarter than last then your going out of business".

  • arstechnica.com Elon Musk laid off the Tesla Supercharger team; now he’s rehiring them

    Last week the CEO said Tesla will spend $500 million expanding the charger network.

    Elon Musk laid off the Tesla Supercharger team; now he’s rehiring them

    I can't imagine anyone that has decent prospects would agree to go back to Tesla after getting canned with those kinds of wild swings in decision making.

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    Operating Systems for Different Life Stages
  • Haha, it amuses me to no end that ever since I watched a "Down the Rabbit Hole" video on Youtube about TempleOS a few years back I have seen it crop up in varies places from time to time as I don't remember ever seeing anything about it before.

    Makes me wonder if it was always there and I just didn't notice it until I was familiar with it.

  • Google Cloud accidentally deletes UniSuper’s online account due to ‘unprecedented misconfiguration’
  • I use AWS to host a far amount of servers and some micro services and for them if you don't build the backup into your architecture design and the live data gets corrupted, etc you are screwed.

    They give you the tools to built it all, but it is up to you as the sysadmin/engineer/ dev to actually use those tools.

  • EA wants to place in-game ads in its full-price AAA games, again
  • Good thing seeing that a game is published or developed by EA, or one of its subsidiaries, is 9 times out of 10 enough for me to not bother with the game to begin with. They don't make a thing that is worth dealing with them to get to play.

    That company burned all of its good will and trust with me years ago. So sure go ahead and put as many ads as you want EA. I know for sure I won't be seeing them.

  • torrentfreak.com Supreme Court: There's No 'Time Limit' on Copyright Infringement Claims * TorrentFreak

    Copyright holders can claim damages for copyright infringements that occurred years or even decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court has clarified.

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    Tech workers should shine a light on the industry’s secretive work with the military
  • No way in hell would I do that if I had that kind of knowledge. Look what happened to Snowden for doing something like that.

    He would still spend the remainder of his life in federal prison or be executed if he ever steps back on US soil or the soil of someone with an extradition treaty that is looking to get some brownie points.

    That wouldn't happen to all of them, but I bet you there are some working on some classified mess that would be found and made an example of in short order to shut the others up.

  • arstechnica.com Prime Video subs will soon see ads for Amazon products when they hit pause

    Amazon is adding three types of shoppable ads to Prime Video's ad tier.

    Prime Video subs will soon see ads for Amazon products when they hit pause

    As if the Prime Video app couldn't get any worse.

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    Proton Mail Discloses User Data Leading to Arrest in Spain
  • As much as some of us may dislike it when a company does these kinds of things. You can't really blame them for following the laws of the country that they are headquartered in.

    You can blame them for operating there to begin with in cases like Apple in China, but you could hardly blame them for following the laws of the US where they are headquartered for example.

    If the law of the land where the headquarters is requires them to give up the data they do have to partner nations then they don't really have much choice in the long run if they want to continue to exist.

  • YouTube threatens Rossmann
  • I think Rossmann tends to be a drama king about things sometimes, but the general overarching message he is trying to get across, sometimes poorly, is something I usually agree with. This included.

    The whole thing reads like just some lawyer on retainer was sent a memo telling them to send a threatening sounding letter and no further thought or research went into it on Googles or the lawyers part.

  • Roku OS home screen is getting video ads for the first time
  • Last time I had a Roku you could block the static home screen ads with PiHole. So as long as they don't start serving these from the same domain as something you need for the box to work right or start hard coding a different DNS server into the OS that won't respect your local network settings it will probably keep working.

    But if they are not doing one of the above to get around DNS adblockers yet, they will eventually in the name of those sweet sweet ad dollars. Best to just start planning an exit from Roku products if you care about such things.

  • How working for Big Tech lost 'dream job' status
  • That is a lot of words to say "they found out that the big tech executives had been lying to them about being family, changing the world. etc" just as much as their last employer was.

    News flash, working in big tech is every bit as soul sucking for the rank and file as it is working in big healthcare, or big law firm, or <insert large industry here>. Nothing special about it, they are large publicly traded companies that have shareholders and investors to answer to as the number 1 priority.

  • If it works, kill it.
  • I moved to Podcast Republic, and sometimes AntennaPod, on Android, Downcast on iPhone, and just import the OPML from one of those into gpodder to listen on desktop/laptop.

    No accounts or other BS to keep up with, just the latest OPML export. Much nicer, and no one can take it away from me or "shut the service down" in the future.

  • Dual booters be like
  • Yep, while this meme is funny and in jest. If someone actually seriously gave me shit for saying "folder" or "directory" I would have to ask them what Stallman's toe nails actually taste like. Because that is up there with his level of being rigid about something that I just can't stand.

  • techcrunch.com Health insurance giant Kaiser will notify millions of a data breach after sharing patients' data with advertisers | TechCrunch

    Kaiser, one of the largest healthcare organizations in the United States, said it was notifying 13.4 million members of a data breach earlier in April.

    Health insurance giant Kaiser will notify millions of a data breach after sharing patients' data with advertisers | TechCrunch
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    The Man Who Killed Google Search
  • What it proves is being a greedy self serving prick that will do anything for a buck if given the chance is not the exclusive domain of white people. Anyone can be an incompetent executive.

  • 4K Chromecast with Google TV sequel is coming with new remote
  • Something I have been thinking a lot about lately when it comes to Googles products, especially the Chromecast since they started shoving it so full of ads with their Google TV launcher.

    Most of the flexibility I like about Android TV over say tvOS is that it allows me to customize things like the launcher or use SmartTube over the official YouTube app. The thing is the only time I care to do such things is to get away from the mess Google made of the product or service, usually with ads, to begin with.

    So it becomes this circle of I prefer it only because it lets me undo things that it pushed upon me that its competition doesn't in the first place.

    Long winded way of saying I'm not real sure what Google could do with the new model that would make it compelling to me beyond a bottom of the barrel product for a guest room or something, and even then the Onn 4k is cheaper and more or less the same experience, over just replacing it with an Apple TV when the time comes.

  • Google fires more workers after CEO says workplace isn’t for politics
  • And like it or not they are allowed to fire you for voicing that dissatisfaction. Don't like it? Protesting the company is the wrong seat of power to point your dissatisfaction at. "Freedom of speech" says you can say what you want, but does not mean you are free from the consequences of that speech either when it comes to your dealings with non-government bodies.

  • Google fires more workers after CEO says workplace isn’t for politics
  • Never worked for one of the big tech firms, but I have been in the working world for ~16 years and one of the few things anyone that has been around for awhile can and will agree on is you don't talk about salary within earshot of the boss, you don't badmouth company decisions within earshot of the boss, you don't talk about politically charged topics, and you certainly don't combine 2 of those 3 and protest company decisions on politically charged issues literally in the office.

    You also don't do those things on company provided equipment, software, or services. If you want to bitch about something the company is doing, you go out to lunch or do it after hours, preferably without written or video evidence.

    While I think it is gross that Google fired them for this, given the history of the company almost encouraging such things, I can say these people just got a hard lesson that most of us learn about the corporate world long before we make it to working for the likes of Google.

    Rightly or wrongly freedom of speech, assembly, etc protects you from the Government, not your boss. And your boss is a petty little ego maniac that controls your livelihood, so best to stay out of his gaze on matters you know he/she would view negatively where at all possible.

  • Microsoft wants to hide the 'Sign out' button in Windows 11 behind a Microsoft 365 ad
  • As much as I like Linux, and use it almost exclusively on desktop/laptop, every time I see something like this I am reminded how much I hate the fact that Apple of all companies is about the last bastion of commercial and consumer operating systems who isn’t trying to derive the bulk of their revenue from advertising.

  • techcrunch.com Roku says 576,000 user accounts hacked after second security incident | TechCrunch

    Roku said it discovered malicious hackers compromised more than half a million user accounts while investigating an earlier spate of account hacks.

    Roku says 576,000 user accounts hacked after second security incident | TechCrunch

    Jesus, again already?

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    9to5mac.com Apple says it spent three years trying to bring Apple Watch to Android - 9to5Mac

    As part of its response to the United States DOJ lawsuit today, Apple confirmed that it at one point considered...

    Apple says it spent three years trying to bring Apple Watch to Android - 9to5Mac
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    www.claimdepot.com Roku Data Breach: Over 15,000 Accounts Affected

    The Roku, Inc. data breach exposed usernames, passwords, and account login details, potentially affecting individual Roku accounts. No highly sensitive personal information was accessed. Roku has taken immediate action to secure affected accounts and refund unauthorized charges.

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    gizmodo.com Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Its Malfunctioning Gemini AI Is ‘Unacceptable’

    The Gemini team is “working around the clock” to address the issues and has already seen improvements, according to Pichai.

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Its Malfunctioning Gemini AI Is ‘Unacceptable’

    Funny how it is the worker bees that have to pull the over time to fix issues that are probably the result of demands from some management stooge that didn’t appreciate the outcomes of their demands.

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    www.ghacks.net Windows 11 24H2 to enforce hardware requirement - gHacks Tech News

    Windows 11 version 24H2 may enforce a new hardware requirement that will block older processors from running the operating system.

    Windows 11 24H2 to enforce hardware requirement - gHacks Tech News
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    arstechnica.com Sony is erasing digital libraries that were supposed to be accessible “forever”

    Casualties afoot as Sony merges Funimation with 2021-acquired Crunchyroll.

    Sony is erasing digital libraries that were supposed to be accessible “forever”

    Oh look, Sony revoking more licenses for video content that people "bought".

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    arstechnica.com Fujitsu bugs that sent innocent people to prison were known “from the start”

    Software bugs were hidden from lawyers of wrongly convicted UK postal workers.

    Fujitsu bugs that sent innocent people to prison were known “from the start”

    A lot of people in the UK prosecutors offices and post office management should be going to prison.

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    arstechnica.com CEOs say generative AI will result in job cuts in 2024

    Media and entertainment, banking, insurance, and logistics lead the way.

    CEOs say generative AI will result in job cuts in 2024

    And last year they were all saying some variation on "don't worry, AI is not going to cost anyone their jobs."

    Key take away for anyone is to never trust what an executive is saying. Much like a politician, if their lips are moving they are probably lying.

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    www.theverge.com Apple asks its San Diego Siri quality control team to relocate to Texas

    121 Apple workers have until the end of January to choose.

    Apple asks its San Diego Siri quality control team to relocate to Texas

    Seems like something that WFH would solve without having to upend so many employee lives.

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    arstechnica.com Broadcom ends VMware perpetual license sales, testing customers and partners

    Already-purchased licenses can still be used but will eventually lose support.

    Broadcom ends VMware perpetual license sales, testing customers and partners

    Just what the world needs, more software subscriptions. /s

    Though we are talking about Broadcom, so I can't say I am surprised.

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    arstechnica.com Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts

    Does this mean YouTube Podcasts is ready for prime time?

    Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts

    Time to get out of Google Podcasts for anyone that is still using the service.

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    arstechnica.com Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts

    Does this mean YouTube Podcasts is ready for prime time?

    Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts

    Time to get out of Google Podcasts for anyone that is still using it.

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