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Amazon Mulls $5 to $10 monthly price tag for unprofitable Alexa service, AI revamp
  • Which is why I said

    If the Home Assistant voice Appliance stuff can get its shit together and I can get one for reasonable prices I will move to that (or something like it) instead.

    Unfortunately, when I looked most recently it still wasn't even remotely close to being ready. Particularly the hardware options.

  • ‘Blue screen of death’ at the ballpark: How the Mariners tapped a tech nerve in viral rally video
  • You mean, the stunt that they describe in detail in the article?

  • Why in 2024 do people still believe in religion? (serious)
  • I find this a seemingly straight-forward point I've never gotten a religious person to acknowledge.

    99.99999% of people follow the religion they do because their parents did. Not because it's true. That Christian, that Hindu, that Jew. It's just because they were told it was true at birth.

    If their religion was actually the Truth, why would that be the case...?

  • Why in 2024 do people still believe in religion? (serious)
  • For the same sort of reasons there are (generally) 12 months in a year and there are 7 days on a calendar, and for the same reason that "John" is a name, and why London is placed where it is, and etc?

    Because some dudes decided some stuff, and some other dudes decided some stuff influenced like that, and so on. And some stuff got changed, and some stuff was inconvenient to change or there was no real reason to change it.

    The year is ironic in the exact context you quoted I guess. But the days of the week and many months were named for other mythologies.

  • Why in 2024 do people still believe in religion? (serious)
  • Doesn't sound like you know much about atheists.

  • Why in 2024 do people still believe in religion? (serious)
  • but it seems to me that even a damn dog can make a creative guess about how the world works

    ...it can?

  • Buying a home in the US has never been this hard
  • Yeah, I got super lucky that I bought my first place in 2011 when the prices in my area had been decimated and juuust really starting to recover. If I'd bought today it'd be a struggle to get anything close to what I have.

    I remember someone on here telling everyone they were stupid and whiney because they weren't just buying cheap houses and fixing them up like he did.

    Turned out he did the same as me - found some really outrageous deals because he bought just after the housing market collapsed in 2008. And couldn't understand that...this was not an option in 2023/24

  • Microsoft insiders worry the company has become just 'IT for OpenAI'
  • Sounds like a really good opportunity for competitors to sweep in and start attacking

  • My Windows Computer Just Doesn't Feel Like Mine Anymore
  • With the things you tried it did.

    Believe me, I was part of a team testing compatibility.

  • Internet Archive forced to remove 500,000 books after publishers’ court win
  • I'm not sure I misunderstood you at all.

    Copy left, incieldentally, is a form of copyright.

  • Internet Archive forced to remove 500,000 books after publishers’ court win
  • 100%.

    The whole point was to "promote the useful arts" by allowing creators SOME time to make money off their work. People would be way less likely to write a book, a news artucle, make a movie, etc if someone else could just instantly sell copies and you couldn't support yourself with the work.

    But the whole point was to give you enough protections to make it worth your while.

    If you can't make enough money off of the work in 14 (or 28) years for it to have been worth it, then it's not worth it.

    No one has ever said "if this isn't going to give me the exclusive right to make copies for 80 years after my death, then there's no point making it". And that was the only point to copyright. Doing the minimum to allow people to realistically make new stuff.

  • My Windows Computer Just Doesn't Feel Like Mine Anymore
  • Which is weird, since Win2k definitely had lower hardware compatibility than XP, Vista, 7, etc.

    It wasn't consumer-focused and just didn't have the driver compatibility from vendors yet.

  • My Windows Computer Just Doesn't Feel Like Mine Anymore
  • I definitely wasn't happier with my computer back then.

  • Internet Archive forced to remove 500,000 books after publishers’ court win
  • Copyright serves a very useful purpose. It's just been twisted into something it wasn't meant to be.

  • Five Men Convicted of Operating Massive, Illegal Streaming Service That Allegedly Had More Content Than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Prime Video Combined
  • From a couch, though? That was the use case here.

    I have one of those as well for one desktop system. And I will stream to TVs as a second monitor from laptops sometimes. But I don't think that's the setup they have.

    Which of course is a good setup if it works for them! Or for you :)

  • Stonehenge not visibly damaged by protest paint. It's clean and ready to rock the solstice
  • You may have assumed I was talking about this thread, and not making a reference to what you went on about for an hour arguing with everyone abiut yesterday (edit: or 2 days ago I guess). But I didn't say that, and you were wrong.

  • What are your favorite dashboards?

    Show off your dashboard, or link to your favorite(s).

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