What to do here? by johnnydunman in Internet

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mhmm

New Here by johnnydunman in Internet

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Hello!

Mozilla Firefox blocks anti-Censorship and pro-Privacy extensions in Russia by Drewski in censorship

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Hypocritical

Older gaming laptops? by Iconian in Computers

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ok First imma have to discourage you. I myself have owned multiple gaming laptops and would rather you to rather get a desktop and a cheap non-gaming laptop for on-the-go. Laptops are more expensive and have worse performance then desktops. There are more things that can go wrong with a laptop that cant just be swapped out like in a desktop. Also specificly for used laptops the battery are often toast from the heat produced during use so your should expect low amount of time away from a plug. Now some good news is that because laptops suck more then desktops their value drops faster on the used marketplace. Say for example you have a $1000 laptop and a $800 desktop that preform the same. after 5 years you can find both for about $400 as the laptop is more pricey msrp but devalues quicker. So if you are looking to get a good deal based on what the original msrp was then you are in good hands, desktops will hold their value much longer though. This is exasperated once the time extends to 10 years where the laptops (if still functioning) are worth nothing and the desktops are about 1/5th - 1/6th their original cost. Anways, if you are still adamant about getting a gaming laptop i recommend that you look at shops. this will depend on where you are of course. Find a small local shop. If you try to buy online you will likley meet alot of people who know nothing about their own computer and wont be able to give you accurate specs... or they will just try to scam you. Going to a big box store is also an option but they will often try to upsale you. Trust me. no matter where you are there is going to be a small buisness that deals with computers and will have a decent line up of machines to look at in person which is way better then online. Something else to think about: Sometimes non-gaming computers are fucking bangers. I used to have a dell XPS with some type of discrete gpu inside (so no crappy integrated). It wasnt a gaming laptop but it had specs that were close enough to an entry level gaming pc, but becasue it was a mass produced office laptop the price was way cheaper then a gaming brand. You can use this in conjunction with some filters online. Check out ebay and filter by decent # ram, and REQUIRE a gpu so you dont get integrated, require a ssd. then with those filters you will see all the pc's gaming and regular and check the specs that way and see if you get something almost as good as a gaming pc but without the gaming pc tax that get slapped on all of them becuse they are "cooler".

Still if you want something that is decently fast, reliable for $400. get a desktop. If you really need a laptop for whatever reason get a cheap ass <$40 chromebook and throw linux on it so its still useable. then spend the rest of your money on a desktop that will preform better then the laptop while still not being a short life span piece of crap that all the major manufactures produce.

How you can help with the recent spam attacks by magnora7 in SaidIt

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lol yea its not intended to be a legit solution. just me fucking around

How you can help with the recent spam attacks by magnora7 in SaidIt

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XD what we need is some people to make some invite only subs then invite only the reputable people so there is atleast 1 clean space. What a pain.

Crisis actor Richard my kids dead Martinez Santa Barbara shooting hoax still believe COVID was real by Communist-takeover-1 in censorship

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why do you need to post in multiple threads?

Thanks to all the saidit mods helping remove spam. by magnora7 in SaidIt

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New Chinese Optical Disc Stores Up to 1.6 Petabytes by hani727 in technology

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Its cool, but with that amount of data i dont know how they are going to have a meaningful enough of a read-write speed to make use of a disk that big. This is only useful for massive data archival because any modern usage would require the disk to be read quickly and often unlike long-term storage archival. I dont know what the disk is made of, but to get decent read speeds from that thing it would need to be spinning at a blistering rpm that would likely destroy the disk if there are any vibrations.

Thanks to all the saidit mods helping remove spam. by magnora7 in SaidIt

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new wave of spam this mornin :/

can a person be auto-muted if multiple post of theirs within a small time frame, gets reported by community? it will prevent them from making more post untill a mod whitelist them or decides to remove them. That way peoples post cant be removed from feed just cuz ppl dislike and report them, but it will prevent a new account from making 30 post in 5 min if they get mass reported and a mod just dont happen to be on at that time to put a stop to it immediately?

Look at these fat lazy EMT in New York… “helping” a stroke victim. by Communist-takeover-1 in WorldNews

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she goes "im not doing this". WTF. I hope these people get identified. Please let me know if there is any future news articles about these 2 getting fired.

I of course cant verify the audio is legit as this might be just some internet sleuth trying to get people all riled up. But i think its legit because the actions of the people match pretty well.

Why use chat-to.dev compared to other technologies by byte in programming

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ohh gotchu. I read it like a dancing event. Never heard the word used that way.

Why use chat-to.dev compared to other technologies by byte in programming

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because discord is a what?

Stack Overflow bans users en masse for rebelling against OpenAI partnership — users banned for deleting answers to prevent them being used to train ChatGPT by xoenix in Internet

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They changed all my content back to what it was before. then 6 min later closed the account. The mod: https://stackoverflow.com/users/6296561/zoe https://lunarwatcher.github.io/ zoe.i2k1@gmail.com https://github.com/LunarWatcher

are other mods involved for yall or this likley just a bot this 1 person made thats handling all the reverses? This is all publicly available info that is promoted on their stack over flow & github btw

Stack Overflow bans users en masse for rebelling against OpenAI partnership — users banned for deleting answers to prevent them being used to train ChatGPT by xoenix in Internet

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I just changed some of my post (the few with reputation) and submitted my account for deletion. here is the email response.

Hello,

We're writing in reference to your Stack Overflow account:

link 2 my account here

You have recently removed or defaced content from your posts. Please note that once you post a question or answer to this site, those posts become part of the collective efforts of others who have also contributed to that content. Posts that are potentially useful to others should not be removed except under extraordinary circumstances. Even if the post is no longer useful to the original author, that information is still beneficial to others who may run into similar problems in the future - this is the underlying philosophy of Stack Exchange.

Extensive deletions take a lot of effort to repair; please read "I’ve thought better of my question; can I delete it?" for possible alternatives. Because of the amount of disruption these incidents can cause, we have placed your account on hold for 30 days while we reach out to you to avoid any further misunderstandings. Once this matter has been resolved, your reputation score will be restored and your account will resume as normal.

Regards,

Stack Overflow Moderation Team

Stack Overflow bans users en masse for rebelling against OpenAI partnership — users banned for deleting answers to prevent them being used to train ChatGPT by xoenix in Internet

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They will just train it with a old backup from a week ago or whatnot. Changing the content now will only affect the live version of the site. Its a dick move but i dont think that it will change anything. :(

FCC Fines Major US Carriers $200 Million for Illicit Sharing of Location Data by Drewski in privacy

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they make billions. this is a joke.

The Internet's most wanted lost media has finally been found – and it's a porn soundtrack. [Reddit discussion] by detty in Internet

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hahah thats great! Not where i thought it was going to go XD

Ukrainian Army Uses Steam Deck to Control a Machine Gun Turret by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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new arma mod?

Obvious spam trouble here by [deleted] in SaidIt

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anti-censorship site: bans users from censorship prone area of the world. I get the point your trying to make but i think you are missing the real issue. Its the ratio of user content to bot content. Everywhere you go you will find bot content. Its so prominent here because of how little legit content is making bot content stand out more.

not really any way to fix this

Would you like to join our community? by gorpo85 in technology

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gotcha. im xReqX for char limitations. Let me know on here or on your site if you need help working on it. :)

Would you like to join our community? by gorpo85 in technology

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:( why <5 username chars that and "optional email" kill me XD

Would you like to join our community? by gorpo85 in technology

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not bad at all! I think ill join. Whats you make it with? got repo link?

Would you like to join our community? by gorpo85 in technology

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cool! how many active users are you looking at?

Senior NPR editor Uri Berliner has been suspended from the public radio network he's served for 25 years after sharing concerns about bias by xoenix in censorship

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alot of the advertisers that promote these news organizations don't want someone grounded & central. no news agency is gonna pick an anchor over sponsorships. Its a shame. brands simply will make more money if they cater to one side or the other, polarizing the listeners.

Petition to ban captchas: by 211 in SaidIt

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elaborate please. now im curious :)

Petition to ban captchas: by 211 in SaidIt

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nah, we have enough bots already. Lets not make it any easier for more. already 50% of internet traffic is bots: https://techreport.com/statistics/internet-traffic-of-bots/

I understand your frustration however, I would argue for better captcha's instead.

Roku patent invents a way to show ads over anything you plug into your TV by PanzersGhost in technology

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Honestly this is kinda impressive. Terrible and shows how little they care about their consumers, but an interesting way how it inserts stuff in a intelligent way. Its not just a simple pop-up

Demonstration of how easy it is to generate artificial rainfall using small rockets and a pickup truck. [video] by In-the-clouds in technology

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you might wana look into https://www.gao.gov/products/b-100063 https://www.popsci.com/operation-popeye-government-weather-vietnam-war/

ill edit this post once i find this one prominent site about all this stuff that has reports from the us gov de-classified info from like the 60's that showed undeniable evidence in worse water quality, crop poisoning, and cancer... back in the 60's and they chose to still advance the science for the chance that they may be able to use it in war.

Another thing to think about is how the clouds from china might float on over here to usa and hurt us without us at least even getting the improved rain benefits. This needs to be stopped soon or else countries with more $ will see this is a way to fix their drought problems while poisoning their downwind poorer nations that wont have the means to do much about it. Just like in the 70's they will claim its harmless while hurting crop yields.

let me know if anyone finds that one weather mod site before i get the chance to update this

How to contact linksys router support ? by tanish234 in technology

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yes, your bot works.

$20 an hour min. wage for flipping burgers increase causes stores to close across the nation as nobody wants to inflate the dollar and raise prices. Sorry but it's stupid lol. by CivilWarrior in WorldPolitics

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absolutely no amount of theory will make up for the "amazing" leadership of Newsom. And the thing is people want him as president next XD

$20 an hour min. wage for flipping burgers increase causes stores to close across the nation as nobody wants to inflate the dollar and raise prices. Sorry but it's stupid lol. by CivilWarrior in WorldPolitics

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honestly i think the real issue is the greedy businesses + regulations. Yes i get cali is the big issue but in a more broad sense it also fall on the businesses for always needing to expand. I have worked at multiple jobs, that includes restaurants as im sure alot of you have. The overall corp environment is all about growth. Thats not a bad thing. Growth is good for the economy and everyone involved. unfortunately in an over-saturated and consumer based economy this is the only way it will work. these companies have to either pull out of unprofitable situations or go bankrupt.

For those with an open mind i have talked to alot of people who are pro increase minimum wage. and most of them dont want to increase min wage! What they want is a larger % of business profits to go to workers.

In an "ideal" world companies would take an X% of the money made from all locations and utilize it to further grow untill they have reached their optimal size. However, thanks to greed they will never stop expanding. That is why there is a 4 burger king's within 6 square miles of my house. It is not efficient but it slightly increases annual profit. anyways thats mostly just a rant. https://www.franchisechatter.com/2021/05/03/fdd-talk-burger-king-franchise-review-financial-performance-analysis-costs-fees-and-more/ i just used burger king as an example without bothering to look into them, but, replace them with any other company that you see fit. Continuing in the "ideal" world, the businesses would take another X% of the profit and put toward expenses unrelated to growth but rather ongoing costs. Maintenance, supply, even advertisement. this for most franchises is the largest portion of their annual spending and is also the least affected by greed unlike the other sections. The issue here is that regulations that bump up this value are growing each year. I will also throw legal issues into this category as id consider it an expense that a buisnesses needs to take to exist. here are some stats on $ spend on just legal payouts and other such spent by most large companies every year. https://www.statista.com/statistics/941275/litigation-spending-united-states/ continuing with the ideal world the next X% will be the cost of employees- yes its an ongoing cost like the above but it needs its own section. the industry standard for % of money spent on payroll is about 30% of total buisness proft https://secondwindconsultants.com/resources/what-percent-of-your-revenue-should-be-spent-on-payroll/ this will obviously depend on the company so like every stat here is not going to fit with any large corp that you think of. the final x% (without itemizing everything) will be the extra profit that the business keeps for itself. either in $ to top position holders and investors or in a rainy day funds account for a future major lawsuit or expense the comp has to deal with, like switching suppliers and such.

anyways, back to reality. once you break down the expenses of the average major business which can be really deep and it would rather you look into it yourself: https://inspiredeconomist.com/articles/resource-allocation/ ...we finally get to the real issue/s.

businesses only have limited money & businesses are greedy. Taking those as facts and understanding that their are obviously outliers we get to the issue of consumers wanting cheap products, good service, employees wanting good pay and good working conditions, and businesses wanting endless growth and ever growing $.

taking them one at a time. Consumers want cheap products while still retaining good service. eg; reasonably priced fast food whilist not having to step over literal shit on the sidewalk to get inside.

This is an issue because better service is an additional cost effecting BUSINESS expenses.

employees want better pay and regulations set by gov to enforce certain work conditions and employee benefits that businesses honestly see as another fee rather then a method to attract employees (like they insist benefits are for).

This is an issue because fees and payroll are an additional cost effecting BUSINESS expenses.

and obviously, what the left says is an evil of the world and what the right says keeps the world spinning... $

This is an issue because larger profit to the owners is an additional cost effecting CONSUMER expenses.

The real root issue that people disagree on is where from these expenses are we going to pull $ from and where to move it too. The left will want more money pulled from the excess profit that makes it into the pockets of the owners. They also want to take it from the business growth cost, like expansion aswell as from some of the ongoing cost such as advertisement. The right wants to relax some regulations and put the money towards lowering the cost for the consumer leading to a lower cost of living so that one wouldnt need a pay raise.

When either of those are implemented it causes problems... but the biggest one is that business are greedy as i have stated multiple times so far. the left way will never get introduced because the greedy businesses and their share holders will never vote to reduce their profit and slow their own growth to put towards employees. The right way will never get introduced because by reducing business expenses via voting for lax regulations will result in people not wanting to work there because with lax rules work environments could quickly become dangerous and undesirable resulting in people quitting and places being understaffed.

We have seen each of these play out before. lets have a business merger to exemplify the first implementation. 2 businesses are unable to maintain the limitless growth that they desire. They are unwilling to reduce the profit they are putting in their own pockets, and they have a yearn to keep expanding into new places to further profit and take larger market share. becasue of their greedy ways, when encountered with slowing money they would rather try and merge so that combined they can rearrange their resource allocation to keep expanding and making $ rather the putting the profitability and efficiency benefited by the merger towards the employees. This is nothing that a new law can change. so the left does their best by increasing the flat amount they they have to put towards employment via min wage boost. greedy ways never change so the company assesses where to move money from to meet new demands and stay rich. if they cant be profitable they pull out of that area to invest in other locations. to look at the second implementation lets explore an employee owned company of your choosing. they want to pay employees/themselfs more so there is less interest to be as greedy as they business *owners have less control over the direction of the business compared to a traditional bureaucracy styled business. they cant increase prices too much or they loose patrons. they cant reduce product quality or people wont buy either. if the gov had less demands and regulations those expenses would be lessened and reallocated. however if this is done the workplace would become less desirable and possible inaccessible to people with disabilities. no employee would want to work at a place that didnt have certain standards in place hence why the gov requires certain regulations. there is limited other places to take money from so it is taken from growth related expenses. not to say they dont grow, but the ammount of money allocated is lower then traditional bureaucracy styled businesses. when taking a look at winCo. the second largest employee owned company according too: https://www.nceo.org/articles/employee-ownership-100 (i didnt chose #1 cuz i got no idea who they are and cant bother too research more tonight) you will notice that it wont show up on list of most profitable companies even in just the usa its not even top 100 in usa not to mention world wide even if they are #2 largest in their category! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_companies_in_the_United_States_by_revenue https://incfact.com/company/winco-boise-id/#

There are wins/losses depending on where you choose to take money from. There is more to this obviously but the real issue is that its not an idea world, corps are greedy, and the rest of us cant decide where to take money from to re-allocate it to keep cost low, service good, pay livable, conditions humane and controlled all while permitting the growth we the west reply on. our indecision and conflict on what/how to adjust is why there will never be a solution... and why were in so much debt XD


this is my conclusion after talking to people as wildly different as authoritarians and anarchist. and there is no conclusion, just a slightly more centered understanding on why everyone fights so much.

The Twitter Files: Brazil by xoenix in censorship

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people will never realize until too late the concerns that major tech introduces. To protect against unlawful revealing of information companies should have a data disposal method backed by a third party to ensure erasure. With this method we wont have to worry about companies taking sides as regardless of the situation they wouldnt be unable to provide any data even with a court order.

In one way or another this must make twitter look "better" as the article stated that google, whatsapp, fb and others freely give info to gov even WITHOUT needing too (via court order) while twitter pushed against. Im sure that twitter will join all the others once a situation arises that twitter wants to take a stance on. If they really wanted to have people feel secure they wouldnt collect it to begin with, never-less big tech is out to censor us as its incapable of hosting everyone without upsetting advertisers.

Thanks for sharing this article, gotta observe this and use it to harden our laws to prevent an issue happening in our nations.

What's your scariest home invasion story? Were there multiple invaders, did they toy with you? by oorgias in AskSaidIt

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the way you ask this question makes me think that you have some fantasies. XD

I’m seen as the kind of guy who’s most likely to be a stalker by blackpilllife in AskSaidIt

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Thats a reputation that is not likley to fade quickly.

They might not bring it up as much if you get yourself a girl then they wont have to be as concerned with you following others if you got one at home waiting for you, ya know.

Last ditch option if its real bad is to get new friends and start off of a good foot. Granted its hard to re-start like that. not recommended, try first suggestion.

Gun for survival: Shotgun or Rifle by CivilWarrior in AskSaidIt

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whatever you can find ammo for cheaper/ whatever ammo you can home produce easier.

Its not really useful if you have to sparingly use the weapon. Id rather worry about the long term use cases. For my case a shotgun as its easy to procure and produce ammo for it with a simple press.

Twitter continues to hide political opinions that go against their narrative. ~ There were only two posts by the account. The latest one seemed to accuse a specific government of lying. by In-the-clouds in censorship

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Twitter used to censor one side pushing away that community base. Now they censor the other side pushing them away likewise. Independents wont be able to succeed (as if being popular on X means anything other then an ego booster) because the algorithm wont favor your post unless it is wildly extreme one way or another. Regardless of who is currently in control or which party is being censored; it has always been the centralist/ independents/ alternative opinions that have always been neglected. That is the true shame.

Why so much attention on the fixxed issue. by Req in Linux

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ya know that might be right. it never made sense since MS are supposed to be the "evil" of the software world. I was thinking them supporting was a publicity stunt to make people hate them less but it would also make sense that their increased involvement might allow them to have more influence over the direction of linux.

i guess i cant predict the motives of a multi-trillion dollar company :/

let me know if you have any other possible incentives towards anyone that would benifit from the hype of this article whilist disregarding the multiple in production issues that still exist. Its almost like they are trying o to draw a fine line by spotlighting this issue but neglecting the others? it just seems too specific and i dont like that i cant understand why...