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Cake day: Jun 24, 2020


It feels like torture, too. I gave it a quick watch and they’re just… rambling. There’s a laugh track sprinkled in here and there, but I promise you, it’s not funny.

If I tried LaMDA? No, truth be told, I only found out about it when ChatGPT blew up. The reason I said it’s not as good as ChatGPT is because that’s what most articles I find online are saying: ChatGPT delivers information in a plainer, clearer way than anything on the market right now.

That said, my original statement is misleading, sorry about that! I’ll make an edit immediately.

Oh, for sure. They even have their own chatbot called LaMDA. Trouble is, reports are saying that it’s not as good as ChatGPT and Google knows this. Right now they’re in panic mode.

Yeah, SoLita customers can keep this particular beer garden.

I’m glad this is getting more attention. I’ve recently tried joining a community for mental health only to find out they hang out on Telegram, which was alarming to me. I would hardly call a space owned by a company who sells data to government agencies a safe one. Regrettably, I wound up not joining because of this.

See, I don’t think it is. While Reddit has many, many problems, most users seem to be okay with it. Heck, until about year ago, there was a subreddit called WatchRedditDie which had ample proof of Reddit’s shortcomings. However, Reddit never really died, corporate interests just took over. After this revelation, the mods of the subreddit rightfully gave up and archived the subreddit. I believe Reddit will only die when a mass exodus of users takes place, which is just not happening right now.

Can’t speak for everyone, but I only connected a smart TV to my Wi-Fi network once and regretted it immmediately. Why? After that, it wouldn’t forget my wireless password and kept connecting to the internet, even though I didn’t want it to. That is why I’m never connecting another smart device to my network again, unless I’m double-dog sure I want to.

I am a former reddit user. Well okay, lurker. I liked the concept of reddit, but hated the issues that their team left unresolved: power tripping mods, censorship and later the whole Ellen Pao debacle and it just got worse from there. So I started looking for similar sites. I tried Aether, Tildes, I think I was also on Raddle at some point. Then I found Lemmy and here I am.

Well, how delightfully vague. A “sophisticated, encrypted communication device” could be just about anything that connects to the internet.

Everybody gangsta until their internet connection craps out.

I’m just now noticing that the handle retracted into the suitcase, trapping the “robber’s” hand. Pretty cool. On the other hand, those prongs look like a good way to poke someone’s eye out.

I’m a private person IRL, so I like to keep things as private as possible on the internet as well. I say “try to”, because heaven knows big tech isn’t making this easy for me.

Near as I can tell, this whole thing started with John Deere tractors. US farmers wanted to repair tractors themselves, because the alternative was calling up someone to have their tractor towed to an official John Deere™ repairshop, which was usually hundreds of miles away. The tow alone would cost them hundreds of dollars. So, they sought legal help, went to court and this is when other companies like Apple and Microsoft caught wind of this story and didn’t like the precedent one bit. After all, why let the users repair their own stuff, when the companies could be earning money on repairs? That’s why this outcome is so important.

Anyway, that’s the quick and dirty version. If you’d like to know more, Vice made a really good video about it two years back: https://youtu.be/EPYy_g8NzmI

There seem to be not one, but several piracy rooms on matrix.org. Maybe OP could try one of them?

Probably none, sorry. If you wanted to pirate something on Android, you would have to either download a closed-source piracy app, which you can only hope doesn’t have any malicious code inside, or download unverified .apk files from random websites, also a bad idea.

Fire OS, the operating system on Fire sticks, is essentially Android with Amazon’s stuff on top of it. If there is an app that enables piracy on it, I wouldn’t trust it.

And because of the whole karma-farming thing, the discussions on most subreddits are a joke. And I mean that literally, by the way. On like, 99% of all posts, instead of a discussion, everybody is trying to out-joke each other so they can get more imaginary internet points.

EDIT: A bad word.

Having read through the article, I still don’t know how to spot a toxic boss at the interview stage.

Just note that while the Humble Store does sells some games DRM-free, this isn’t their focus like it is over at GOG or itch.io and a lot of game keys sold there come with Steam’s DRM. On a related note, Steam actually does sell some DRM-free titles. A fairly comprehensive list of those can be found here.

I’ve never seen a company in such a hurry to lose more customers. Must be a new business strat.

That jacket was pretty cool, so I couldn’t blame you. I actually tried to walk around with a toothpick in my mouth, but started feeling self-conscious about it pretty darn quickly.

It’s also worth mentioning that of those systems listed, the WiiU can play WiiU, Wii and GC games natively, whereas the rest is emulation. I thought that was a pretty big deal.

Yeah, that admittedly makes more sense.

Not only are you breaking the law but stopping someone earning a living from their hard work.

Emotional manipulation, that’s what this is. I’m thinking they wouldn’t even need to resort to it, if their legal premise wasn’t so wobbly.

I did once, a few years ago. In 2011 the movie Drive came out and I loved it. Two years later, another movie by the same team (Nicolas Winding Refn as director and Ryan Gosling as the main actor) came out called Only God Forgives. It had great reviews on RottenTomatoes and I downloaded it as soon as I could.

Unfortunately, I found it boring and had no idea what the plot was about. I tried to give it a chance, but after 30 minutes or so, I stopped watching. It felt like a waste of time.

Mmm, Felghana and Origins are the hardest entries in the franchise and as such are probably not a good entry point for beginners. Hard, as in, the first boss will kick your ass. That would probably just leave a bad taste in your mouth.

I would say good starting points are either Memories of Celceta or Lacrimosa of Dana. LoD is especially good. Monstrum Nox looks cool too, but I haven’t played that one yet, so I can’t say for sure.

I don’t know how many Ys fans we have on here, but Felghana has to be one of my favourites, especially the PSP port. And it looks like the Switch version is that with vastly improved visuals and a revamped soundtrack, which already was killer. Hopefully Memoire comes out in the west, too. Platforms other than the Switch would be good too.

That didn’t seem to do much to deter the guy. Look at how many accounts he has:


He’s on Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon and… Truth Social?! Ew.

The narrator came to the same conclusion as me when they thought about people accomodating cars: they must be high.

The more I read about this, the more insane it gets. I’m not familiar with the Indonesian president, but if he feels the need to put people in jail just for insulting him, then he seems incredibly thin-skinned. Then there’s the state trying to police when and how people have sex. That by itself is insane enough.

What floored me, though, is the mention of outlawing freaking black magic in the penal code (Source). How do you even define black magic? More to the point, why put something that cannot be clearly explained or defined in a legal document? Are we regressing back to medieval times or something? Because clearly, I missed the memo.

How is the interface in DF nowadays? Back when the game was just in ASCII, it was clunky as hell.

Nice! It kind of reminds me of Front Mission for the SNES.

No. Even if it weren’t for the whole Qatar kerfuffle, I still wouldn’t watch it, because I find watching soccer dreadfully boring.

I don’t want to talk about work with my friends, mine or theirs. Am I being rude?
I **hate** talking about work. I also listening about work. I don't exactly enjoy my job, so I try not to waste my free time thinking about work, talking about work or, heaven forbid, doing something for work. However, my friends talk about their jobs all the time and it's painful to listen to. I told them as much, but the topic keeps popping up. I'm just not that invested in the specifics and minutia of their workday. I either lack the knowledge to understand their work process or, more often than not, just don't care. That is, unless something bad happened and they want to vent, I'm okay with that. But I still get looks, as if I should be interested about their job. Which, I'm sorry, I'm just not. Am I being unreasonable in trying to steer the conversation into a topic that isn't work-related?

This is probably not a meme, so apologies for that. I do find it funny, though. Here's what the cookie selection window looks like: ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/50fde2cf-2c58-4bb4-a47c-a234741f3564.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/8c82a67c-d52c-43a8-9d55-d960c1870f0b.png)

Games publisher PQube Games accused of exploiting developer Mojiken Studio’s heritage for funding
Steam post: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1201270/eventcomments/3325366198376331693 Tweet: https://twitter.com/ASFTUgame/status/1562319004949028864

Are there any good alternatives to Glassdoor?
Because according to [this](https://libreddit.kavin.rocks/r/antiwork/comments/w2q99i/glassdoor_just_lost_a_lawsuit_and_must_now_reveal/) they must now reveal user details.

Learn and play Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (it’s a card game)
So I recently got this board game. It's sort of, kind of like Magic: the Gathering. You play as a so-called Phoenixborn and you have a set number of hit points. When they reach zero, you lose. There's a bit more to it than that, but that's the gist of it. Alas, it's kind of hard to get a match going with my friends. Then I came across this neat webpage dedicated to the game. It is: https://ashes.live/ What I find neat about this page is that it links to not one, not two, but THREE resources where you can practice playing! - Option 1 (free): [Ashteki](https://ashteki.com/). Play against a human - Option 2 (free): [Felt Table](https://felttable.com/ashes). Play against an AI (what I mostly use) - Option 3: [Ashes Reborn for Tabletop Simulator](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2386753960). The mod is free, but like the name implies, you need to own Tabletop Simulator on Steam first. As for the rules, they're near the bottom of the page at the Files section. There are also other resources like youtube tutorials and premade decks and stuff. Anyway, just thought I'd share.

Diablo Immortal is now banned in China
This is hilarious. Blizzard created Diablo Immortal with the express purpose of getting their foot into the Chinese market. Then some genius at Blizzard had the brilliant idea to make a post on Weibou (a social network in China) to make fun of Xi Jinping: [Picture of post](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/b9b4aa88-e394-4821-8944-c6693f5060a7.webp) Welp, there goes that Tencent money. Couldn't have happened to a nicer company, too.

Dragon’s Dogma II has been announced
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndLqGPqeQqM&t=691s I was very impressed with how Dragon's Dogma handled battles with huge enemies. The combat was so good. Instead of hacking away at their ankles, you could climb them and hack away at their weakspots. Or, if you prefer solid ground beneath your feet, you could also impale them with an icy spike three times your size using magick. Speaking of, the some of the spells were insane. I mean just [look](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Gicel?file=Skill_Sorc_Gicel.gif) [at](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Bolide?file=Skill_Sorc_Bolide.gif) [this](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Seism?file=Skill_Sorc_Seism.gif) [madness](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Maelstrom?file=Skill_Sorc_Maelstorm.gif). And those aren't even the most powerful versions. Very excited for this.

“They won’t just be burning the midnight oil, they will be burning the 3am oil, they won’t even leave the factory type of thing, whereas in America people are trying to avoid going to work at all.”

Thoughts on repositories such as this?
The repository in question: https://github.com/BullyWiiPlaza/Ghosts-WiiU-Mod-Injector All it has is a README.md file and they want 8€ for anyone to use this app. I mean, sure, but why host something like this on github? Or am I missing something?

Staff speak out on pay, working conditions and management failures.

Can anyone tell me what the heck web3 actually is?
I mean specifically, what criteria does a webpage have to fulfill for it to be considered web3 compliant? Because all I see around the web are people waxing poetic about freedom, ownership and whatnot without really saying anything. There's no consensus, there's no whitepaper, just... vague, nondescript ideas.

What’s the cheapest hardware that can playback videos at 1080p?
There are so many options out there, it's kind of dizzying. I'm looking for a cheap solution that I could hook up to a TV and ethernet, so it could run a flavor of Linux (or BSD) and play videos at 1080p. Bonus points if it can handle 1080p@60 FPS. Other than that, it would be used for light web browsing. I was looking at Raspberry Pi 4, but is there anything else you would suggest?

[Answered] Trying to remember an IP-KVM-like device
This is going to sound rather vague, but less than a week ago, I was reading a forum post somewhere about a device that lets you control a machine remotely, allowing you to do stuff like remotely access a machine's BIOS. Pretty sure it was Linux-based. I thought it was super neat, so I bookmarked it. Or so I thought, because I can't find the bookmark anywhere and for the life of me I can't remember the name of the device. I do remember it being really small, about the size of a Raspberry Pi. In fact, I remember reading the "recipe" for the device on the manufacturer's website that would allow you to make your own and I distinctly remember one of the components being an RPi. There was also a pre-assembled model available. Does this ring any bells for anyone or am I just talking nonsense?

Just tried the latest elementary OS in VirtualBox and… is it supposed to be this obtuse?
I'm just screwing around with the OS, but I have to say, I'm a bit perplexed. I wanted to install GIMP and LibreOffice, so I clicked on the AppCenter only to find out it couldn't find either of them. Which is bizzarre, because I can install both using apt just fine. As it turns out, the AppCenter only has [51 curated applications](https://appcenter.elementary.io/), completely ignoring the abundance of programs already available in the Ubuntu repositories, making the AppCenter a bit useless. Then there's the desktop. I'm not entirely sure why I'm not allowed to have icons on it. macOS has desktop icons. As does Windows. Hell, almost every OS with a GUI does. Apparently, there's something called Elementary Tweaks which lets you enable them, but why would anyone have to jump through hoops to enable this basic functionality? I guess I just don't understand who this OS is meant for.

MagnetDL, what the fuck?
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/WEYksgkyf8.png) I really hope this is a belated April Fools joke...