He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist-Leninist.

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The device, part of a sensor used in mining, is believed to have fallen off the back of a truck while in transit.

Oh yeah, we got this tiny extremely dangerous thing that we need to make absolutely sure doesn’t get lost and kill someone by essentially rotting their bones and organs from the inside out.

I know, let’s just throw it in the bed of the truck!


So they’re not going to complain about China banning YouTube or Facebook or whatever anymore right?

That would be hypocritical. And everyone knows the West is never hypothetical!






Is Prince Harry the pedophile or is that another royal? Can’t keep track because they all look the goddamn same.


a waste of plastic and industrial production to prevent poor people from taking stuff that actually make their lives better

Is there anything more capitalist?





Replace socialism with capitalism and this meme becomes accurate.

The US has a higher per capita rate of both food insecurity and extreme poverty than China, Cuba, Vietnam, and the former USSR.

Meanwhile…

Many more links here: https://dessalines.github.io/essays/capitalism_doesnt_work.html


Vlad the Impaler wants his suitcase back




Nice try, Elon would never do something like that! The person who pioneered DRM on electric vehicle chargers being pro corporate monopoly? Noooo.
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Nice try, Elon would never do something like that! The person who pioneered DRM on electric vehicle chargers being pro corporate monopoly? Noooo.


I’m honestly just surprised that people are putting up with their horrible redesigned webclient and app. I use Reddit a lot less than I used to specifically because of Lemmy, pretty much only for more niche tech/programming stuff not yet found on Lemmy, but when I do it’s strictly old.reddit.com and Slide for Reddit.

Being able to only see two or three comments deep in a forum specifically designed around nested comments is unacceptable.




Honestly, with the right extensions, it can do pretty much anything a streaming box or smart TV can do.





I’ve always seen it as just how little of a shit they have about worker safety back then, not anything about “work ethic” or “look at how America good”


Make sure you never connect it to the internet either.

TVs can record snapshots of what’s being displayed on screen and send it for analytics. They’re supposedly only recording a scattering of pixels throughout a screen and trying to match it to those same pixel values at the same positions generated by scenes in known media properties, which would in theory mean they can’t really recreate what is actually on screen or identify any media personal to you that’s not on their media database. (Honestly even that is creepy as fuck.)

But since the code is proprietary, who’s to say they’re not just taking full blown screenshots of literally what’s on screen every now and then? If they sent a full screenshot and compressed it with LZMA or something on the highest compression power, every hour or so and slooowly sent it a few bits at a time over the course of that hour, you’d most likely never notice since it would likely be encrypted with SSL and not be so much data that would be easily discernible from other random network activity from someone who was monitoring their home network traffic. They could totally say it’s simple HTTP requests for software updates or grabbing the latest Netflix listings or whatever. (And even then very few people actually monitor what their devices are sending. Even companies that eventually had scandals where they sending unauthorized analytics frequently and in plaintext, as in you only had to hook it up to Wireshark a single time to realize what they’re doing, still manage to get away with it for years before someone noticed.) Or, the TV could be built with a trigger where it normally doesn’t record your screen, but if you were a person of interest, they could start monitoring you whenever they want by sending a signal to your TV.

And I’m sure if you at any point connect your smart TV to the internet, it’s definitely been caching all those past analytics to send in one burst. So don’t do it.



Honestly, as a former Windows user, I’ve been really enjoying Fedora KDE. KDE because it looks and feels a lot like just a cleaner, de-bullshitted Windows 10 or 11, and Fedora because I think it strikes a good balance between stability, up to date software, and a good delection of default packages and community repositories.


RFwhatever is a good benchmark for checking media check sites. If it doesn’t get rage shit on, go ahead and disregard.




Nope! I’ll be keeping my sudo account on there for when I have to do maintenance on the computer and set up a normal user account for them.


Seriously, have her try KDE! It feels a lot like Windows 11 but honestly a lot better than Windows.


I live with them, and I will be keeping all the remote management stuff open from when it was a server, and will essentially be continuing to manage it along with the rest of my servers.


The Hidden Cost of Cheap TVs
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2023/01/smart-tvs-sony-lg-cheap/672614/
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The Hidden Cost of Cheap TVs
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2023/01/smart-tvs-sony-lg-cheap/672614/
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Electric Vehicles Are Bringing Out the Worst in Us
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/electric-vehicles-suv-battery-climate-safety/672576/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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I guess the only devil’s advocate there is that to achieve higher memory bandwidths, you do actually need the RAM to be as close to the processor as possible. It’s why Apple’s M1 and M2 processors have higher real-world memory speeds than Intel processors because they moved the RAM to literally on the CPU package itself, as much as I don’t like Apple. You also have things like HBM where the RAM is just a bare silicon die right next to the processor die, with a silicon interposer underneath connecting both that can do much higher signalling rates than any circuit board.

But, to say that this validates never being able to upgrade the RAM is still a stupid argument. There are ways to have your cake and eat it too. Dell recently came up with their CAMM modules which have a physical design that places the RAM chips much closer to the processor than SODIMM slots, and there are theoretically even faster module concepts like having a socketed RAM module on the bottom of the board directly opposite to the processor. Or, you could have a compute module where maybe the processor and RAM is one piece, but you can change the CPU and RAM combo while keeping the rest of the device. Or, how about this, a compute module or CPU package with onboard high speed memory or HBM, and lower speed slots that allow for expansion? Modern memory controllers are definitely smart enough to map memory in a way where the things that are accessed the most or require the highest bandwidth would be moved to the faster memory. Individual compression sockets for modern RAM chips like we have for the CPU, like your suggestion, either on the chip itself or extremely close to it, would definitely be harder to pull off due to the much tighter tolerances of modern day memory, but definitely not impossible.