Internet Archive forced to remove 500,000 books after publishers’ court win by Drewski in technology

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Talk about a dumb move. This will just drive people to other free book websites where the books aren't wrapped in DRM, and the downloads never expire.

Retired major's chilling warning over China's chokehold on US military by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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I always like to tell people that if the USA goes to war, the missiles they use would be stamped "Made in China" on the side.

I never get tired of laughing at this joke. lol

Biden issues stern warning about Trump. by Dune1032 in politics

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If this country is stupid enough to connect municipal water regulation stations to the Internet, then we're stupid enough to elect a convicted felon for president!

Microsoft President Grilled by Congress Over Cybersecurity Failures by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Our government can't get Boeing under control and stop their planes from coming apart in the sky, and they can't even ban a convicted felon from becoming president. Microsoft must be over there going "ha-ha-ha, you ain't gonna do shit."

In other words, Microsoft will be absolutely fine, no matter how lax their security. BTW Microsoft can absolutely make products secure when they want to; look at how nobody is playing pirated games on the modern Xbox consoles.

AI says why it will kill us all if we continue. Experts agree. by WoodyWoodPecker in technology

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AI is not going to kill us all. Maybe there will be a few dumbasses who follow the very first AI-generated tutorial they find on a search engine for how to repair something, and wind up dead because the tutorial they used was bad. Google's Ai telling people to use glue on a pizza was probably a warning and the first prelude of things to come. But this is an issue of accountability and liability, not AI.

But AI will never go to war with humanity like in the Terminator franchise. It's simply NOT going to happen. Instead, AI will be used to make the rich richer, the poor poorer, and to give authoritarians total power and control over absolutely everyone and everything.

They have done a pretty good job reshaping the Internet to serve this purpose over the past 30 years already. First they came for your right to buy second hand video games anonymously, and to not give some prick on the other side of the world the ability to disable your stuff after taking your money or limit where and when your digital media can be played. Remember how the Microshaft Shitbox One was going to require a daily connection to the Internet, or else it would disable itself. Pretty sure the people who created the Internet never had that particular business model in mind. And then there's the whole privacy thing; don't get me started on the privacy thing.

How I De-Googled my life, Part 1. Android by PanzersGhost in technology

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More and more websites will nag you to sign in with Google. Pretty much all the mainstream ones are doing it now. I've a feeling that once they get enough people doing this, they will make it mandatory to browse the Internet. It's the wet dream of all the big tech companies; making you be signed in with them all the time to deanonymize you, fight spam, and maximize stalkage of the public. Actually that middle one, fighting spam, is just an excuse they will use when they roll this policy out (if everyone has to be signed in with Google/Microsoft/Apple/Facebook all the time, we can stop spam over night!), and then the spammers will just sign up for accounts too, and resume spamming everyone anyway.

Microsoft Falls to All-Time Low of 25% in Operating Systems by PanzersGhost in technology

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My favorite part is how Windows users dutifully accept Microsoft's malicious agendas like forced online accounts in new versions of Windows just because "support for the older/currently used version of Windows is ending soon", meanwhile the vast majority of Android devices haven't seen an OS update in years, never will again, and literally nobody cares.

Microsoft blocks Windows 11 workaround that enabled local accounts by Drewski in technology

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And people still think that all the data Microsoft will be amassing with e.g. Recall, and all the sensitive metadata derived from it, will explicitly stay offline and local. At the same time, Microsoft is forcing these people to link their computers to an online account whether the users want and like it or not, the whole point of which is to make stuff explicitly not local (automatic files and profile data backed up to the cloud), and to invade your personal space with targeted advertisements.

Hint: when someone is forcing something onto you that you don't want and refusing to take "no" for an answer, they definitely do not have your best interest at heart.

This madness is sort of like guy A trusting his brother guy B, who is a convicted burglar, to watch over guy A's house while he's out of the country. Total insanity and idiocy.

Then again, convicted felon Trump is likely being nominated for president in the USA, so total insanity and idiocy is how the world works today. Last I heard, Republicans really don't like it when we refer to him as a convicted felon, so, analogous to picking on the kid on the school yard who doesn't like the nickname he has (officially!) earned, I am referring to him as "convicted felon Trump" from here on out.

Google Chrome’s plan to limit ad blocking extensions kicks off next week by Drewski in technology

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People didn't learn their lesson when Microsoft, a for-profit corporation, had complete control over the web browser market, so now we've given it to another one ,(Google).

The Raw Exercise of Power Judge Merchan Has Displayed Against Trump Throughout This Trial Is Meant to Demoralize and Threaten His Supporters by Questionable in politics

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That's the most mature and well thought-out response I've read all year.

Back on the subject of Trump, this conviction doesn't mean anything unless he is sentenced to a prison term. When normal, poor trash like myself gets a felony, even a single felony , we then get turned down for jobs and turned down for rentals. But since Trump has more money than god, and thus no need or reason to apply for either a job or for any kind of rental, these two particular consequences of being a felon will never impact him in any way.

The Raw Exercise of Power Judge Merchan Has Displayed Against Trump Throughout This Trial Is Meant to Demoralize and Threaten His Supporters by Questionable in politics

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Ha-ha. The guy has been treated like a special snowflake since literally day one of this trial. Ten findings of contempt, and now 34 findings of guilt later and not even one hour in jail. Not even fifteen minutes. If any random pleb like me did that, we would have been locked up weeks ago. And he is still displaying wanton contempt and disregard for the justice system even now, saying that officials are corrupt and acting like a whiny little bitch.

Not sure why so many people worship Donald Trump. Personally I have more respect for what I blew out my asshole this morning, because it felt good and I literally created it!

Spotify is going to break every Car Thing gadget it ever sold by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Too bad this thing does not have a 3.5 mm audio output, because it would be useful for so many projects besides consuming streamed music from the music cartels... like e.g. connecting your old hi-fi stereo that doesn't have bluetooth or wifi to your PC from across the house and then pumping through your own music locally. Sure any cheap POS android phone can do this, but they have batteries that will wear out, swell, and maybe explode if left plugged in for years, this doesn't have a battery, making it superior for such a use.

Ah well, that's another 5 tons of potentially reusable e-waste in the ground because the recording industry really doesn't want you to have an analog audio output for obvious reasons.

Why MSFT Copilot+ and AI PCs are the final nail in the coffin of open computing by PanzersGhost in technology

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This is gonna be real fun to watch from the sanctity of my Linux desktop. Not only will it be thrashing solid state drives mercilessly (they have limited write cycles), but, storing this much data about the user and what they do, even locally, which I doubt, is straight-up irresponsible. Besides, even if they say the analysis is kept local, you know that your particular interests (few KB of data) will be uploaded, whether that be to target you with advertisements or to target you with a raid by the government.

News flash, companies are not developing these features and giving them away because they have your best interests at heart. Also news flash, we are talking about one of the most aggressive companies that forces people to link their PC to an online account, and refuses to take "no" for an answer and respect personal space.

It's not the death of open computing at all. Not like someone's gonna come take away my Linux environment, it's merely entertainment for me to sit back, watch, and say "I told you so", when all of the reasons that this is a horrifically bad idea, of which there are probably many more that I haven't even thought of, start to present themselves.

iPhone owners say the latest iOS update is resurfacing deleted nudes by Drewski in technology

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This bug is probably just more fallout from the industry's crusade to do away with conventional file management. I.e. they are obsessed with reinventing the wheel and making it shittier and less reliable in the process. Other day I upgraded the music player on my (non-Iphone). The older version allowed you to just browse through the files. The new one requires the use of a precompiled file database. Not only does it take forever to build and hammer the battery in the process, but then the piece of shit crashes half way through the indexing process because the massive list of files is presumably too big for the database to cope with.

It's so bad that I've seen stories where university professors were complaining that students don't have basic file management skills. That's not a bug, it's a feature, brought to you by big tech companies. The less understanding you have of how your device works, the more you are reliant on them, and the more they can e.g. blur the line between what files are on your device and what files are shared with the government --- I mean up on the cloud.

Microsoft stoops to new low with ads in Windows 11, as PC Manager tool suggests your system needs ‘repairing’ if you don’t use Bing by PanzersGhost in technology

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"Stooping to new low" makes it sound like Microsoft has some sort of ethics and integrity in the first place.

Guess who has been buying game studios left and right, only to lay off loads of people right after (effectively removing competition and simultaneously damaging the games industry? That's right. The government might be too corrupt to stop this practice, but it seems as though the tide is turning against the Xbox brand (in terms of developer and consumer trust) anyway.

‘My whole library is wiped out’: what it means to own movies and TV in the age of streaming services by Drewski in technology

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I keep thinking that consumers will finally learn not to trust any of these companies when they sell you digital garbage that they can then evaporate at any time for any reason, and just never give any of them money again, but the average person will simply never catch on.

Even animals quickly learn not to trust, so I'm not sure why so many humans can't figure out the very fundamental concept that if someone screwed them over before, they will do it again.

EA is looking at putting in-game ads in AAA games — 'We'll be very thoughtful as we move into that,' says CEO by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Ima laugh when they start "updating" peoples' previously purchased games, injecting them with ads and commercials. "This zombie encounter was brought to you in part by (insert fast food chain name here).

You know it's coming. And who could have possibly predicted that transitioning from a world where games were a purchased and owned product in the 1990s, like a microwave oven, to a world where everything and everyone wants you in an online, "sticky" relationship with them would turn out this way?

Microsoft's gaming layoffs violated promises it made in acquiring Activision, feds say by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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That's true. As long as we have moderately powerful PCs, there is 0 reason to buy a console today. It wasn't this way during the NES or SNES generations, because most PC games were a joke until id software really jump-started the PC game scene. And even late in the SNES generation, when the 486 and sound cards and CD-ROM were a force to be reckoned with as far as PC game capabilities go, a lot of well-regarded 2D games were only available on consoles.

Now a console is just an ultra-locked down PC with less features and flexibility/functionality, and most games are released on the PC anyway.

Microsoft's gaming layoffs violated promises it made in acquiring Activision, feds say by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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You might say that the government got played. But nope, they knew this was gonna happen all along. The only reason Microsoft is buying all these game studios is to monopolize any and all of their popular video game franchises; they do not give a rat's ass about any actual developers.

Boeing says workers skipped required tests on 787 but recorded work as completed by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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So, who's going to jail?

(You can stop laughing at me now.)

Stack Overflow is feeding programmers’ answers to AI, whether they like it or not by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Weird how people get mad about this, but at the same time they don't get mad about captcha companies extorting free labor out of them while they browse the web. 'Click all the fire hydrants!' I am not your employee, we are not in a business relationship, so fuck off.

Judge Finds Trump in Contempt for Violating Gag Order, Fines Him $9,000 by Drewski in politics

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And it happened again this week. Still no jail.

Watching this guy play the joke that is the American legal system, (because it sure as hell is not a justice system), is like watching a guy play video games with the cheats enabled!

Microsoft's latest Windows update breaks VPNs, and there's no fix by Drewski in technology

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If you're using Windows, you don't care about your privacy anyways. :)

Don’t Let AI Control Your Nukes, U.S. Official Urges China And Russia by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Skynet!!! ... lol

And you just know, eventually the Americans will change their tune when they decide that it's cheaper to put a machine in charge instead of a qualified and educated human. Capitalism demands it.

Humans expect to be paid. Worse, humans expect pay raises to keep pace with hyper-inflation. Machines don't. Therefor, the law of cost cutting dictates and guarantees that machines will eventually be put in charge... to cut costs.

Windows 10 reaches 70% market share as Windows 11 keeps declining by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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You have to laugh; the ONLY way Microsoft will get people to leave Windows 10, is if they do another GWX-style malware crusade where it asks you daily whether you want it and then just installs it anyway and tells you that it's being done for your own good and you'll like it.

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/241587-microsoft-finally-admits-malware-style-get-windows-10-upgrade-campaign-went-far

The judge also warned lawyers that he would not tolerate any efforts to intimidate prospective jurors after saying Trump, was audibly muttering while one of the possible members of the panel was questioned. by ActuallyNot in news

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All of the headlines are saying that (if the judge decides he is in contempt), then he will be subject to fines and not jail like the rest of us ordinary peons would be for doing the exact same thing.

But all the fines in the world are meaningless to him, since it will take exactly 0.00245 seconds for people to give him more than enough money to pay them.

You would think that those responsible for making the decision as to whether he has breached the rules, and whether to imprison him for doing so if he has, would factor the above into the equation. But I doubt it.

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

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"Wow, what game is that? The graphics are amazing!"

lol

Rooftop solar panels are flooding California’s grid. That’s a problem. by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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We Californians like our taxes ludicrous, our parks overflowing with homeless encampments (tents and all), and our energy bills obscene.

It makes you wonder where all the damn money is actually going. Not towards improving shit, that's for sure.

Microsoft is silently installing Copilot onto Windows Server 2022 by PanzersGhost in technology

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Copilot: The software nobody wants, but everybody will get.

Not me though, I use Debian.

Microsoft blocks even more customization apps in Windows 11 version 24H2 by Drewski in technology

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You've gotta love it, actually. While Microsoft is exclusively focused on enshittifying and making Windows worse, Valve's Steam Deck is sneaking up on them and gaining market share/momentum. Much like with the Iphone and the Ipad, it will be too late to correct course and right the Windows ship by the time Microsoft notices what's going on.

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

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Who could have possibly predicted that creating a world where consumers can only buy locked down shit that they are not allowed to modify, alter, or repair, would result in something like this?

Microsoft is stuffing pop-up ads into Google Chrome on Windows again by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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The only thing worse than pissing in your own pool, is pissing in somebody else's. Injecting ads and popups on me while I'm using a competitor's software is straight-up malware. If I wanted to be nagged, I would get married. At least then, I wouldn't have to just use my hand.

House Passes Bill Banning TikTok Unless China's ByteDance Divests App by Drewski in technology

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Here we see the latest Microsoft acquisition in progress.

If the US government wanted to do something productive for a change, they would stop Facebook, Google, and Microsoft tracking everything people do.

Whether you're filling out a psychological profile online, paying your taxes, or looking up x-rated videos, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are watching.

Microsoft wants to make Windows Copilot open automatically on cursor hover by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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The next step will probably be making this thing pop up every fifteen minutes, covering what the user is doing, whether they like it or not. lol

Don't forget to take into account the number of users who didn't want this installed on their computers in the first place.

TurboTax and H&R Block now use AI for tax advice. It’s awful. by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Sorry about the Javascript paywall thing. It comes with the clusterfuck dogshit abortion of enshitification that the Internet is morphing into/has morphed into. Soon, you won't be allowed to read any articles at all online unless you are simultaneously signed in with Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple so that they can be assured that you are human, track everything you look at and sell that data to the highest bidder.

Anyway, as far as AI chat bots giving tax advice...

Jurassic Park said it best: They were so obsessed with whether or not they could, that they didn't take the time to stop and think whether or not they should.

HP wants you to pay up to $36/month to rent a printer that it monitors by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Reminds me of the MalwareBox One debut a decade ago, where they wanted to force you to be connected to the Internet at least once a day or else all your games would get disabled.

Unfortunately people get stupider and stupider by the decade, so this sort of business model is getting closer and closer to reality now. More and more people are comfortable with the idea of their stuff refusing to work if they aren't connected to the Internet.

How to Install Windows 11 Without a Microsoft Account by PanzersGhost in technology

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Microsoft is like that creepy uncle who doesn't take "No" for an answer, except, unlike the uncle, everything Microsoft does is sanctioned by the US government.

But just like with the creepy uncle, the best course of action is to stay as far away from them as possible. Far, far far away.

EDIT: Also, if you don't give them what they want, they'll just steal your shit anyway and say it's a bug.

https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/16/24074712/microsoft-edge-automatic-chrome-import-data-bug-fix

Every other month, their Chrome rip-off gets roasted by journalists for doing stuff behind the scenes that it has no business doing.

https://www.neowin.net/news/edge-sends-images-you-view-online-to-microsoft-here-is-how-to-disable-that/

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-sending-all-your-visited-pages-to-bing-how-to-turn-it-off

Avoid, avoid, avoid.

Russia: Be Reminded, Russia Nuclear Weapons are 100% Upgraded and Ready - Putin boasts on Fatherland Day - Central24 News by NewsGrid in technology

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Not scared at all of this old as fuck, mentally deficient sack of shit.

I do have a legitimate question though. Why is so much of the world run by people who are so old that they have mentally regressed to the state of a toddler?

Why not put a 45 year old engineer or someone with a doctorate in charge of things, instead of people who probably couldn't tell you what they had for dinner last night? Do people who are free from dementia and Alzheimer's not lick enough corporate ass, and is that why we don't let them run the show?

Reddit has a new AI training deal to sell user content by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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In Reddit's defense, if you don't give the big tech/AI overlords the data they want, they'll just steal your shit anyway and say it was a bug, or for your own good, or both.

Microsoft's Debt Surges to Unprecedented 111+ Billion Dollars by PanzersGhost in technology

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It was all about getting consumers to embrace Windows phones and tablets by bringing the desktop down to their level. Huge flop, obviously. Windows phones and tablets are d. e. a. d. dead, and Windows is steadily, though slowly losing market share.

Will SORA Destroy Hollywood? by zyxzevn in technology

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I had an idea where anyone who browses the net while not logged into a Google account and a Microsoft account and a Facebook account and an Apple account and a Twitter/X account (all at the same time), is deemed to be a bot, and automatically barred/rejected from visiting most of the Internet.

You know they'll implement this eventually.

As for Hollywood, I couldn't care less if AI drives them out of business. In fact I would see it as a positive.

Microsoft Has Fallen to 0.0% (Zero Market Share) in Mobile, Tablets, and Consoles by PanzersGhost in technology

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Tablets and phones, sure. Consoles, hell no. I would love to see the Xbox fail in the market after what Microsoft tried to pull a decade ago, but even if it does/by the time it does, they will own 70+% of the game industry anyway, making it a moot point.

Chromium dev plans to add system to allow automatic payments on websites. Tech/Gadgets by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Are you ready to be nagged to death for money by literally every website you visit? You thought the cookie banners were bad, intrusiveness, dark patterns and all, don't make us laugh.

Also, this will be the scapegoat and justification the Chrome people will eventually use for reintroducing web integrity/trusted computing into the browser, "to make sure it is secure".

God I hate having everyone and everything completely figured out. And if you think providing websites with "micro-payments" will make advertising and tracking go away, falls out of chair with laughter.

Apple iMessage, Microsoft Edge Escape EU 'Gatekeeper' Regulations by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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The most entrenched players in the market get exempt from the new rules that were supposedly designed to ensure a level playing field for smaller ones. Government "regulation" in action.

Almost as spineless as the US; at least the US does not even pretend to care at all about reining in tech companies.

Small company: "We can't effectively compete because monopolists are using their monopolies in one market to drive out competition in other markets!"

US Government: "We know. Here's a quarter, phone someone who cares."

EU: "We know, we have new legislation in the works to fix this mess... now excuse us while we render it completely meaningless, by not applying it to literally the biggest companies in the world."

Debian 12 linux-image-6.1.0-18-amd64 dist-upgrade fails on nvidia GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol '__rcu_read_lock' by Myocarditis-Man in Linux

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It would be so nice if Debian KFreeBSD had finished development, and we could just do "apt-get install kernel-freebsd" on our existing installations, while giving the people who are doing this the middle finger.

Maybe that's why they want to diverge Linux and BSD so much with stuff like Systemd and Wayland. Making it harder to escape.

Debian 12 linux-image-6.1.0-18-amd64 dist-upgrade fails on nvidia GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol '__rcu_read_lock' by Myocarditis-Man in Linux

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I think you misunderstand the situation. The change implemented in the production kernel version, breaks drivers for all Nvidia cards. Why in the world would Nvidia want to do that? I could maybe understand Nvidia breaking compatibility for older Nvidia cards, to sell the latest ones, but there is simply no way Nvidia would want what is going on here; because even their latest cards won't work.

Also I think the kernel developers who push these changes that are designed to sabotage Nvidia and their customers need to consider that Linux may be used in e.g. critical medical equipment. If they want to humiliate Nvidia, they can make a CUDA competitor that is mature and widely supported, but instead, vandalizing other peoples' stuff seems to be easier for them to do.

Again, the breakage on display here is not a bug or mistake, it's a "feature", coded by someone to disrupt functionality on others' systems.

The quality of USB drives is getting worse thanks to re-used and often defective NAND chips including some from known brands by PanzersGhost in technology

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Quality of flash getting worse while price simultaneously goes up... smells like capitalism!

Debian 12 linux-image-6.1.0-18-amd64 dist-upgrade fails on nvidia GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol '__rcu_read_lock' by Myocarditis-Man in Linux

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So yeah, they're breaking production systems now. This is not a bleeding-edge development or experimental environment. It is supposed to be reliable and stable. Honestly I'm tired of this bullshit squabble between a select few kernel developers trying to sabotage NVidia and fuck over us users. It has not been determined by any court of law that use of proprietary modules breaches any license, so from my perspective, what you are doing, is straight-up sabotage, trolling and subterfuge, and it's really no different than some punk-ass teenager going around breaking other peoples' windows.

Therefor, the Linux maintainers should ban and reject these select few developers from submitting further patches to the kernel, as has been done with University of Minnesota. To the developers who are breaking this, you are obviously not that high and mighty when it comes to free software ideals, otherwise you would not have allowed your code to make it into proprietary corporate shit-boxes that are swimming in closed source garbage/DRM such as smart TVs, set-top boxes and Android phones.

Patches (not) welcome.

References: https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/22/22398156/university-minnesota-linux-kernal-ban-research

Beware: The Apple Vision Pro may rewire our brains in unexpected ways by PanzersGhost in technology

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Reminds me of the Nintendo Virtual Boy. AKA their biggest mistake of all time.

Sony is erasing digital libraries that were supposed to be accessible “forever” by Drewski in technology

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I thought they backed down from this because of a public uproar. Don't get me wrong I am no Sony fan, after the rootkit thing, and Securom making my legitimate older disk based games no longer playable on a new computer; which was the entire point of the shite all along; making sure I can't still use what I bought a decade later.

That's why I'm "not interested" in giving them any more money.

Monster Hunter Rise broken on Steam Deck with Capcom’s new DRM update by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Before enshitification and late-stage capitalism, games like Duke Nukem 3D came with programs to extract the game files and create custom maps and mods, right on the official CD! When you would quit the game, it would even inform you of this.

EDIT: Also, consolidation and acquisitions in the games industry will hasten the arrival of mandatory subscriptions for games... once the big players like Microsoft can make it into a "take it or leave it" affair, as is the case with so much in the tech sector today.

Tesla recalls 2.2 million cars — nearly all of its vehicles sold in the U.S. — over warning light issue by PanzersGhost in technology

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Surprised they can't just fix this with a firmware update. They could even go all Orwellian and either detect/make sure that all sold vehicles have had the update applied to them, and/or disable the ones that have not had it yet until they do have it installed.

Monster Hunter Rise broken on Steam Deck with Capcom’s new DRM update by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Did I mention that the biggest reason I stopped buying games, is because I don't want to give some piece of shit on the other side of the world the ability to disable my stuff after taking my money?

Microsoft Deploys 'Harmful Design' Tricks to Push Edge, Say Mozilla Researchers by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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This is why I refuse to support or deal with Microsoft products today. They can totally eat me.

FCC moves to criminalize most AI-generated robocalls by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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The big companies who actually do things like this, using overseas proxies and shell services to avoid association with their brand and simultaneously dodge liability, are probably laughing so damn hard right now. "Oh no, it's illllleeeeeegal!"

You know, like the bogus net neutrality comments thing. https://apnews.com/article/settlement-fake-public-comments-net-neutrality-ae1f69a1f5415d9f77a41f07c3f6c358

The check they got from the telecom industry was probably 4X the settlement.

Microsoft stole my Chrome tabs, and it wants yours, too by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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So apparently today, programs running on consumer PC garbage have to take steps to protect themselves from their data being stolen by other supposed legitimate programs also running on the same system, that the user doesn't even want being installed or ran in the first place.

Maybe each program can encrypt it's own files or something to stop competitors from pilfering the user's data. Or society can collectively switch to an operating system that isn't literally malware.

Russia hacks Microsoft: It’s worse than you think by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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The government can't even get Boeing to properly assemble their planes, and THAT comes after the MCAS nightmare and supposed increased scrutiny.

The idea that this same government is going to do anything to punish Microsoft for lax security when it comes to customer-facing services (you don't see Xbox/Pluton being compromised because Microsoft actually cares about the security of these), is... bwahahahaha

Amazon Prime Video will start showing ads on January 29th unless you pay extra for ad-free by Drewski in technology

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Imagine if a restaurant that I regularly visit started putting rat shit in my food, so that I now have to pay them extra to avoid it.

This is the gold standard of customer service when it comes to the entertainment industry (games, movies, TV, you name it), and it's why I just don't give them money anymore, period.

Ending support for Windows 10 could send 240 million computers to the landfill: a stack of that many laptops would end up 600 km higher than the Moon by PanzersGhost in technology

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As far as Microsoft's Ewaste Extravaganza goes, on the bright side, we in the west will have more cheap/free computers to run Linux than we know what to do with, and people in third world countries will have plenty to eat. (The last bit of this is a joke, obviously.)

Experts say the end of Windows 10 support could turn 240 million PCs into e-waste by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Not just Linuxbros. If Google is smart, they will launch a campaign to convert all these old machines to Chrome OS Flex "for free". It'd be easy theft of market share from Microsoft.

"Microsoft doesn't want to support your hardware anymore, so we will. Install Chrome OS Flex today and say goodbye to Microsoft Edge forever! It's free."

Hell, Windows has become just as much of a privacy dumpster fire anyway. In fact Windows has become worse than Chrome OS, because only one of these two feels like staying in the sleaziest roach motel in town, with nag screens, dark patterns and popups everywhere. Google may not have a great privacy reputation, but at least they know better than to do this.

HP printer app is installing on PCs whether they have HP printers or not by PanzersGhost in technology

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The real question is whether Microsoft can manage to fix this mess without fucking something else up in the process... lol

Ten years from Snowden revelations – what’s next for Tor and privacy online? by Drewski in technology

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It's depressing how little has changed, actually. Most users are still racing to adopt cloud services where all their personal data is abused by corporations and governments, and all they have to show for it is a higher subscription bill this month than the last one.

It's like they learned nothing, or they just don't care. And to think, a man threw his American life away to expose what we all suspected all along.

Experts say the end of Windows 10 support could turn 240 million PCs into e-waste by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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More dirt cheap/free Linux computers than one could possibly want.

Microsoft defends Edge's predatory practices with cringe and audacious reply on X by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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They really are driving away the techies with behavior like this. It's so heart-warming and satisfying to see the negative sentiments towards them going mainstream. All Microsoft will have left, are the grandmas who don't know how to defend themselves from sleazy business practices, thereby ensuring that Edge becomes the new IE, where only people who don't know any better are using it. But grandmas would rather use their Iphones or Ipads to go online than a dog shit Windows PC.

PlayStation is erasing 1,318 seasons of Discovery shows from customer libraries by Drewski in technology

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This is the sort of thing that conclusively, without a doubt, proves animals are smarter than humans. Animals quickly learn not to trust, but humans are stupider than a lump of coal; stupid enough to support the same corporate shitheads that constantly screw them over, again and again and again.

Being naive and or clueless the first time is one thing, refusing to learn from one's past mistakes and continuing to make them while expecting a different outcome, is quite another.

So yeah, the customers who are losing purchased content here are getting exactly what they deserve. It's always fun to point, laugh, and say "I told you so."

Ubuntu runs 20% faster than Windows 11 on AMD's new 96-core Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX, demonstrating once more that Linux loves high core count CPUs by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Use Debian or Arch and Linux will probably give Windows even more of a thrashing. No snap crap + less bloat overall = more performance.

Maine’s right-to-repair law for cars wins with 84 percent of the vote by Drewski in technology

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You know you're living in a free country when the government dictates what stuff you are allowed to repair.

China steals IP, but America has created a world where you can't own the shit you buy and can't fix it when it breaks. Both of these are bad, but one of them is much, much worse.

Apple insists 8GB unified memory equals 16GB regular RAM by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Let's load up a 10 or 12GB scene in Blender and see what happens. This here ain't much different than claiming that a 48 inch TV has as much screen area as a 72 inch TV.

Faster memory with lower latency will not save the day when it is exhausted. And no, thrashing the solid state drive to death with a swap file is not an acceptable solution.