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Here's a serious question: should we be bracing for a massive influx of stock bros after reddit inevitably find some pretext to shut down wallstreetbets?

gedaliyah ,
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It looks like there is already a (somewhat) active community at !wallstreetbets

gedaliyah ,
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yes, and then the human beings who created the prompt will use their human discernment to decide if it's worth sharing with other humans, who will then use their human judgement to approve or disapprove, remix or re-share it.

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What percentage of reddit is already AI garbage?

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Yes. If you do a search on this site for posts about google, you'll find multiple threads about this. Basically it seems that google is losing the arms race against SEO, and new LLM bots are mostly responsible.

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Yes, there's a great article I read a while back about how and why recipe web sites became so bad and frustrating. Basically, a good website would show you the recipe, you would read it and leave. However, since you didn't spend much time on the site, google would rank it much lower.

On the other hand, if you encountered a long rambling story that you had to read through and scroll through ads, before getting to the useful information, then google would rank the site higher because you spent more time on it. That's why there are so many memes about how bad recipe website are.

And of course, even before LLMs, it was trivial to implement a copy paste bot to create a massive number of web sites.

Starting from zero

I'm interested in exploring the world of self hosting, but most of the information that I find is incredibly detailed and specific, such as what type of CPU performs better, etc. What I'm really looking for is an extremely basic square 1 guide. I know basically nothing about networking, I don't really know any coding, but it...

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That's a recommendation that I've seen a couple of times, and it looks promising. However I haven't found any guide that really explains how to do it step by step, or what factors I should consider, or even really what I need to be able to do it. Do you know if there is such a guide for someone who really isn't a "computer guy?"

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A: I found what looks like a pretty good guide here https://piped.video/watch?v=xBIowQ0WaR8

It covers setting up a virtual server on AWS, as well as Setting up a Linux server with Docker and FileCloud or Netxcloud. It discusses some of the pros and cons of each. The only coding involved here is some copying and pasting json files, which is pretty beginner friendly if you ask me.

What you you folks here think? Is this a reasonable guide? Do you see any red flags or major oversights that beginner should know?

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Missed the opportunity to say "it's not purrsonal"

gedaliyah ,
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Author of this meme never had a chance to buy a house under asking

gedaliyah ,
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Can someone explain to me what any of those words mean? And maybe even that combination of them together?

gedaliyah ,
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My question as a total luddite is whether or not it will be possible for Chromium based browsers to maintain a version without this. I use Firefox on all my devices so it's not an issue, but I'm curious about other popular browsers, especially those like DDG or brave that emphasize privacy.

gedaliyah ,
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So this means that the internet could have always worked fine without invasive cookies and everything they told us about it being impossible was just a lie.

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What can you get to within a 15-minute walk of your house?

A recent YouGov survey asked Americans what they think they should be able to get to within a 15-minute walk of their house.

Of these choices, I can currently walk to all of them from my apartment, aside from a university (no biggie, I'm not currently studying, although there is a Tafe within walking distance), a hospital, and a sports arena.

How many can you get to with a 15 minute walk from your house?

@fuck_cars

gedaliyah ,
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Do people really use the post office or bank that often? If I'm walking into either of those, odds are something has gone catastrophically wrong that day.

gedaliyah ,
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Those are some if the examples I expected to see higher of course!

It's not that easy for me to imagine a city with enough hospitals and universities that no one lives more than a 15 minute walk away. But I can certainly imagine if that included emergency clinics and libraries/colleges.

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The AI:

"IANAL so could you ELI5, so AITA?

THIS."

gedaliyah ,
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Funny, I thought that is what the unblockable ads were for.

gedaliyah ,
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For me it's a privacy matter. Going through old posts (whether human or machine learning) can nor be used for anything good.

gedaliyah ,
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We told you that AI would be replacing workers, not that it would be any good at the job!

gedaliyah OP ,
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Likely. They want something for nothing - free translation without paying a translator, licensing an official translation, paying a voice actor, etc. If the TOS only said that it would already be extremely problematic.

In fact the language is so much more broad than that.

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This is why we need laws for likeness rights. Every person should own exclusive commercial rights to their own face, voice, etc.

gedaliyah OP ,
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That's fair, and I have no problem with authors employing machine translation in order to translate their works. However, I happen to think that that should be the writer's decision.

Most authors would much rather employ a professional translator to get it right instead of a computer to approximate it. He

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Lightning Round!

Someone's about to be penetrated.

They sure make a lot of noise when they come!

Riding bareback.

Hung like a horse.

Young Eurasian men are in your area!

gedaliyah ,
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What a stupid headline. That's true of every product. The iPhone 4 was the first good one. The same is probably true of the telephone. This is just an excuse for Apple to get more ink.

gedaliyah ,
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I mean the iPhone 4, the one famous for the first significant display upgrade, the first front-facing camera, and the first one with facetime. I'm no Apple fanboy - in fact I've never owned one. But it was the first modern smartphone. The original iPhone launched without an app store. First generation products are always overpriced and experimental. They are always missing core features (imagine buying a phone with no front camera today). It takes a few generations.

gedaliyah ,
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It's already in all the service agreements that you click on when you sign up. They've already been harvesting data. They already have the right to use your posts and pictures for whatever they want

gedaliyah ,
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I think this is a really good point. It's a shame that they don't want to Federate with some of the larger instances, but that's the whole point of the fediverse. If you Federate with who you want to Federate with, and you have control over your own moderation and red lines. It's virtually impossible to have meaningful conversation among a broad group without someone getting offended. So you might choose to let people occasionally be offended, or you might choose to create a safe space for a limited group.

It's a philosophical question with no single right answer. The fediverse doesn't have to be all things to all people, which is exactly why it can be all things to all people. Corporate social media has to have one set of rules for everyone, and the system for deciding and enforcing the rules is generally just about money

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I mean, printing was originally for Bibles as long as we're getting nostalgic.

gedaliyah ,
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Meta's getting jealous of falling behind the competition on enshittification.

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Kagi is nice

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Kagi does this with web archive

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Honestly, I hope it's around long enough. Right now it's very good and rapidly improving. Enshittification by definition only happens when a service is large enough and successful enough. Until that happens, I'm going to keep using what for me is the best search option.

Let's face it. Search is a fundamental necessity of the internet. How many models can functionally work?

  • It could be free for the user, but supported by ads. We've seen how that works. Maybe it's run its course.

  • It could be ad-free and paid for by users. The competitive incentive at least is to give users the best possible experience.

  • It could be entirely free and provided as a utility. Literally no one is asking for a government run Internet.

  • Maybe there's some futuristic solution like an Open Source distributed network in which users run the search themselves. As far as I know nobody has come up with a search that doesn't require a massive database with enormous costs.

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If I understand correctly, isn't that just a meta search that is using corporate results as the back end?

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No. A year or two ago they did a big redesign and added a lot of functionality. Of course, whenever you have changes to a software there will be some stuffy old dudes crying about it. So everywhere you look there are people who are upset because the interface is different from what they were used to even though it is way more modern and much more useful, and better for users - especially new users.

Snap is recalling and refunding every drone it ever sold (www.theverge.com)

Snap is recalling and refunding every drone it ever sold::Snap is recalling every one of its Pixy drones because their batteries pose a fire hazard. Yes, the entire drone is being recalled, not just the removable battery. Snap discontinued the drone just months after release.

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Shame. I never even heard about this. Like the spectacles, it seems like a neat idea, slightly before it's time, and poorly rolled out. Such a creative company, but what a sad track record for project launches.

Mark Zuckerberg explained how Meta will crush Google and Microsoft at AI—and Meta warned it could cost more than $30 billion a year (finance.yahoo.com)

Mark Zuckerberg explained how Meta will crush Google and Microsoft at AI—and Meta warned it could cost more than $30 billion a year::The Facebook cofounder said the vast trove of photos and videos shared by users on Meta's various services is larger than the web content crawled by search engines like those of Google and...

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So... less than the failed Metaverse®?

gedaliyah ,
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Wow, I really thought I broke the last printer I had at the office. Turns out it was HP. Too bad they replaced it with another HP.

They warned you: Someone allegedly used a politician's cloned voice to interfere with an election | It will most assuredly not be the last time this happens (www.techspot.com)

They warned you: Someone allegedly used a politician's cloned voice to interfere with an election | It will most assuredly not be the last time this happens::undefined

gedaliyah , (edited )
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Blocking doesn't really work on Lemmy like it does on other platforms. You can mute people but it doesn't limit them from interacting with you.

gedaliyah ,
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You're actually proving the point. The people who ran against him demanded funding and equal access to Party resources, but they were denied. The incumbent party will always tilt the field toward the incumbent president.

gedaliyah ,
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In every election, the incumbent is given preferential treatment and generally treated as the de facto candidate. In which election are you thinking of that this was not the case?

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Yes, but when the users and mods who built the site do it, it's petty and selfish. When the ceo does it, it's brilliant, compounds user value, and improves the security of the user experience. /s

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This is exactly why we should be encouraging local libraries, universities, law enforcement, city, and county governments how to set up Mastodon servers.

On the one hand, when you have a duty to inform the public, it no longer makes sense to suffer at the whims of tech billionaires. There was a time, for a decade or two, when these sites prioritized access and predictability, but no more. When you have information that you need to have accessible, the only guarantee is to control it yourself. They can still use corporate social media to get the message out to their network, but link it back to their mastodon account. Roll it into their IT departments just like their email server.

On the other hand, it's a critical step for the success of the fediverse. Universal email adoption came about because it was used by government and universities. What you could call the original social network is still an open protocol, it's not owned by any single corporation or government, and still the primary form of communication online. About 2 billion emails have been sent since you started reading this.

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