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‘It’s the perfect place’: London Underground hosts tests for ‘quantum compass’ that could replace GPS
  • Yeah maybe that could work. I definitely agree that there's ways to get good anchor points. Maybe through cross-check with wireless networks even.

  • ‘It’s the perfect place’: London Underground hosts tests for ‘quantum compass’ that could replace GPS
  • But wouldn't you scramble the precision with that? Stations can be quite big and anchoring to the station location means you already start with an offset to your location.

    Depending on the accuracy over time, they could pinpoint a location while the user is sleeping and than use that as an anchor for the day.

    But everything about that is speculative; let's see where this goes first.

  • Prosecutors say Alec Baldwin was ‘engaged in horseplay’ with gun before fatal shooting
  • Yeah been following the rust cases closely.

    Kari Morrissey was the one who secured the conviction for Hannah Gutierrez Reid.

    Important things to note for Alec Baldwin's case: he's got more money and resources for his defense. There's a bunch of high class attorneys that entered appearance for Baldwin. But he has 2 major problems: those attorneys are not from new Mexico. A good lawyer knows the law and a great lawyer knows the judge. Additionally, he is known for being bad at safety and security. That was already becoming clear in HGR's trial. But legally things are bad as well: he held the weapon. Now in other states that doesn't make him more culpable than HGR, but in new Mexico basically everyone holding a weapon is held accountable for the consequences of whatever they do while holding the weapon. This, together with what I would predict are looking like pretty bad facts for him rn, is an indication that he has a steep climb to make, unless Morrissey fucks up in a major way.

  • Leak: EU interior ministers want to exempt themselves from chat control bulk scanning of private messages - EU Reporter
  • I already commented this on another post about chat control but I still stand by what I said before so imma be a dick and put the original comment here as well:

    Imagine there's one phone type with one security level. And now they introduce a second phone. It has less security. Now everyone has to switch to the weaker phone.

    Soooo, now who gets the stronger phones? Government employees? The military? Politicians? Agencies?

    The less the strong phones you give out, the more authoritarian the measure. But the more the strong phones you give out, the higher the chance of misuse or mishandling. You will now have a black market for secure phones, giving them out to criminals. You will now have people with strong phones having a higher right of privacy, giving them more protection against the state itself.

    Now let's add more factors. Someone loses their stronger phone. We now have a potentially untraceable strong phone. The government is losing control over those. Now you have 5 different tiers of secure phones. But people are people and the more complicated, the more things can go wrong. Now let's add in slightly more authoritarian states like Hungary. There's a good chance they will instantly start spying on journalists. Or give opposition parties the weaker phones by accident.

    Now add in foreign agencies. China's digital government agencies are very efficient. Imagine they get the keys to the weaker phones. Great, now China can effectively monitor 99% of the EU. And now even if an EU member has a strong phone, they just listen in his wife's phone, and they get the information anyway. Now what about if a spy from North Korea gets the keys and starts finding bank information on the stronger phones? They now have new super annoying ways of stealing billions of dollars from the EU and covertly as well if they do it right.

    As you can see, making some people's security weaker on purpose is a lose lose game. It never works. There's way too many cooks in the kitchen in the EU for this kind of stuff to stay in line, and there WILL be misuse, one way or the other.

  • Meta To Use Public Photos and Posts To Train AI: Here's How US, UK And Europe Users Can Opt Out
  • Wrong way around. The law doesn't decide how we feel, the law is written after society.

    If people think something is really bad objectively, then politicians create laws.

    So first we need to decide how we feel, then politicians create laws on that. In Europe, countries tend to be more privacy and security first, and that's why a lot of them already have stricter rules in place.

    And Meta also doesn't tell us how to think, they just tell us how they treat our posts, and the rest is up to lawyers if it comes to a specific dispute.

    You don't have to agree with laws ever. But for the meantime, you do have to follow them.

  • You wouldn't want to let it down, would you?
  • You wouldn't disappoint a paper.

    And you wouldn't download a car.

  • Boeing CEO admits company has retaliated against whistleblowers during Senate hearing
  • How the f do you even start killing people for this? I mean the PR crisis that follows an assassination makes everything way worse doesn't it?

  • German interior minister warns of destabilization
  • You can equally find both things wrong. This is not a "either Scholz is wrong or the AfD is corrupt". There's more parties than SPD and AfD. In fact, that's what the system is built on.

  • Client-Side-Scanning: 'Chat Control is Pure Surveillance State'
  • Imagine there's one phone type with one security level. And now they introduce a second phone. It has less security. Now everyone has to switch to the weaker phone.

    Soooo, now who gets the stronger phones? Government employees? The military? Politicians? Agencies?

    The less the strong phones you give out, the more authoritarian the measure. But the more the strong phones you give out, the higher the chance of misuse or mishandling. You will now have a black market for secure phones, giving them out to criminals. You will now have people with strong phones having a higher right of privacy, giving them more protection against the state itself.

    Now let's add more factors. Someone loses their stronger phone. We now have a potentially untraceable strong phone. The government is losing control over those. Now you have 5 different tiers of secure phones. But people are people and the more complicated, the more things can go wrong. Now let's add in slightly more authoritarian states like Hungary. There's a good chance they will instantly start spying on journalists. Or give opposition parties the weaker phones by accident.

    Now add in foreign agencies. China's digital government agencies are very efficient. Imagine they get the keys to the weaker phones. Great, now China can effectively monitor 99% of the EU. And now even if an EU member has a strong phone, they just listen in his wife's phone, and they get the information anyway. Now what about if a spy from North Korea gets the keys and starts finding bank information on the stronger phones? They now have new super annoying ways of stealing billions of dollars from the EU and covertly as well if they do it right.

    As you can see, making some people's security weaker on purpose is a lose lose game. It never works. There's way too many cooks in the kitchen in the EU for this kind of stuff to stay in line, and there WILL be misuse, one way or the other.

  • EU attempt to sneak through new encryption-eroding law slammed by Signal, politicians
  • What a bullshit law. If things have flaws, they don't just have flaws for the benefit of police or government agencies. They have flaws for anyone that knows them or discovers them. This stuff will still be accessible for smart criminals, even more so in corrupt governments.

    An encryption with exploits is not an encryption, it's a time bomb and it will blow up in your face at the worst moment.

  • Wikipedia calls top Jewish civil rights org ‘unreliable’ on Israel-Palestine crisis
  • Having stakes in a conflict really tints your perspective even for those respectable organizations... That's annoying.

    I noticed the same with aljazeera. They are regarded as really good neutral journalists on a whole list of topics. I honestly didn't expect a very foreign news organization to have such nuanced takes, but they consistently made a better job in their reporting than a lot of US or EU journalists. But when it came to something they are involved in, you can see their neutral reporting slowly decay - it's sad to watch.

  • German interior minister warns of destabilization
  • What the fuck are you on about. There is evidence that the right-wing party AfD in Germany has financial support from China and other various support from Russia, as well as ties to at least Russia.

    This is not a "yeah right", their political proximity is very much on full display, even just listening to their speeches.

  • Trial opens of ‘esoteric’ wing of alleged German coup plotters
  • "based on a true story" and everyone would be wondering what the truth in the movie is.

  • Doctor accused of illegally obtaining health data of Texas Children's patients, in crusade against Transgender medical treatments
  • whistleblower documents

    Usually that stuff is not released for the benefit of the state, but against the state. And I really hope he realizes he just put children in the crossfire of a political debate that has become very extreme and heated.

    Sorry but even with his policies in mind, this is more than neglectful for the children's safety. What the fuck.

  • As Starfield Steam Reviews Plunge to ‘Mostly Negative,’ Todd Howard Responds to Paid Mods Backlash (Confirmed plans to look again at Bethesda’s pricing for Creations content.)
  • confirming the developers will take a look at it

    I can tell you with 99.9% certainty the developers did and do not give a duck about this or might even be opposed to the pricing model.

    Why would you rope them in? It's not like Ben from level design personally specified the price of the missions. Why even involve them? If that's PR that makes it so much worse for me if they are trying to blame different departments internally. What a clusterfuck, I'm sorry for the humble low level employee who are being mangled in this mess. You are not the reason this is shit, but your bosses bosses made you part of this clown fiesta.

  • Israeli Protesters Mass in Jerusalem to Call for Elections
  • Good.

    I didn't expect this strong and transparent sign of opposition, but now that it's there, I like it.

  • Federal judge blocks Title IX protections for transgender students in four states
  • I know people will have much more radical stances on this, but it doesn't sound like that Title IX is limited to discrimination of biological gender only. It looks to me like they were trying to aim higher, for discrimination in general. At least if I get the jist of the Title. That would make this ruling legally questionable as well. This raises more issues because in case of intentionality this might become a separation of powers issues where the judicial branch is trying to make a law something that it isn't, therefore acting in the role of the legislative branch. That's some serious shit.

    I'm saying this because obviously morally this is repulsive already, but I wanted to show that legally there's some shaky stuff going on as well imo.

    Obligatory IANAL.

  • Random black screens

    I switched to Windows 11 about a year ago. A few months ago my PC started randomly crashing and rebooting, without any blue screens.

    Am I the only one? Does someone know anything about this?

    Pretty sure I can rule out power surges or overheating or stuff like that. There's been no indication. The system log is empty as well, apart from Windows being annoyed that it just got restarted without any notice.

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    UI elements not visible on pictures

    For me in the top of the image, there should be download button and stuff.

    The top is white and the symbols are white. There's no gradient. I literally can't see it.

    I know this is dumb but I think it's also an easy fix as the bottom already has a gradient.

    Edit: credits to the OP of this https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/b722cda5-9fd5-4dc0-8f57-450d8f5ee8d7.jpeg

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