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lseif @sopuli.xyz
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Stop comparing programming languages
  • i actually agree, but i think its more the issue that modern websites are designed like desktop apps. having a weakly typed and flexible langauage like js is fine when youre only adding a little interactivity to an otherwise mostly functional website.

  • What.
  • they can encrypt the data and bundle it with other requests. regardless, is it really easier to 24/7 monitor your web traffic than to just use a computer/phone instead of a voice assistant ?

  • What.
  • Stop falsely claiming it does anything else without proof

    I'm claiming it could, and that there is an incentive. for the same reasons that people use open source software.

    There's plenty of valid shit to accuse them of

    then do your part to accuse them of those things instead of defending them here.

    Because people analyze the network traffic.

    did you read my reply ? it could store the recordings and bundle them with an innocent request, encrypted even. unless you have physically looked inside the device and checked that it is incapable of doing this, you are simply trusting a company's word.

    I'm not trying to convince you personally to put an Alexa in your house

    and...I'm not trying to convince you personally either. that statement is pointless. we are having a "discussion". my opinion is that people should care more about these issues, especially when you see things like the original post.

  • Stop comparing programming languages
  • my point is that languages have their places.

    javascript is great for the frontend. not just because it's the only choice, but it's also a lot easier to write code for ui than say, C or rust.

    however i do not see a reason why it needs to run on servers or desktop apps, bar a few cases. i know node is popular, but i think fullstack devs just like to have everything in the same language, even if it makes it harder to use and slower to run.

    likewise C, rust, go, whatever, are great for backends, embedded etc, but they shouldnt be ran on in the browser, unless there is a specific reason like heavy computation with little dom interaction.

    just because a barrier does not exist doesnt mean that we should write programs in a language not designed for the domain.

  • What.
  • they quite literally are recording constantly. how else can they detect the trigger phrase? they only difference is that they are supposed to delete these recordings after the phrase isnt heard. but who's to say that one of these devices is really doing that? it could include these recordings in it's next request to amazon's headquarters.

    regardless of what your phone does, having 2 recording devices is worse than 1. especially if they are owned by 2 separate companies. but if u disagree, why dont u livestream your computer screen 24/7, since microsoft is already recording that anyway...whats the difference?

    every new internet-enabled microcomputer is another attack vector, and every less one is more peace of mind. there's a reason most security-minded people dont live in the bush, every choice is a compromise, and i choose somewhere between being able living in society and having a recording device in every room.

    also, you should consider using a free and open source mobile os if youre not already...

  • Stop comparing programming languages
  • javascript cannot be compiled natively for the backend or desktop either...

    also libraries like wasm bindgen allow a developer to write almost no javascript. and i wouldnt could a few lines of bootstrapping.

    im dont advocate for wasm when its not necessary. nor do i advocate for backend js when its not necessary.

  • I'm this close to visiting my "local" branch for all my banking.

    I'm lucky my banking app works (GrapheneOS), as it's now requiring 2FA with the app anytime I login on the browser. Can't use an actually secure form like TOTP. At least they now allow passwords over 8 characters (yes, serious).

    (Meme in comments)

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    Does anyone else remember this movie or am I going crazy?

    'The Third Lane' (2011)

    I have the DVD case but not the disc, and I'm sure I remember watching it years ago. But I cannot find anything about it online, and no-one I ask has heard of it.

    It was a comedy, and I think the plot was basically some guys on a roadtrip, but they accidently kill some hobo who was hitchhiking, and hilarity presumably ensues.

    Can someone please tell me they know or have this movie?

    It looks like the back cover of the DVD has been torn out, so possibly it is just a long-forgotten prank, and I just imagined watching it??

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    Does anyone else remember this movie or am I going crazy?

    'The Third Lane' (2011)

    I have the DVD case but not the disc, and I'm sure I remember watching it years ago. But I cannot find anything about it online, and no-one I ask has heard of it.

    It was a comedy, and I think the plot was basically some guys on a roadtrip, but they accidently kill some hobo who was hitchhiking, and hilarity presumably ensues.

    Can someone please tell me they know or have this movie?

    It looks like the back cover of the DVD has been torn out, so possibly it is just a long-forgotten prank, and I just imagined watching it??

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    Do you prefer CD-R or CD-RW for music?

    For those who use CDs for music, which writable CD type do you use, and why?

    Main differences:

    • CD-R can only be written once
    • CD-RW is more expensive
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    Do you have a favorite Garfield comic?

    I know that a lot of Garfield comics are repetitive and basic, but there are a few unironically funny ones.

    (Pictured: 1998-06-24)

    sorry if this is not appropriate for this community (i don't know where better to post it)

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