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Nobody likes a sucker, especially the kind that fall for fruit tarts like you. I knew there was trouble. I could smell it on the hot evening breeze. Fortunately for me, trouble is my favorite thing… Because I’m Joe Milkshake. I kicked down the door with one swift, decisive motion.

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Amateurs!

I know the Earth doesn't actually stand still in this one though...if I remember right.

RootBeerGuy ,
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How long ago and in which country? Because it seems particularly the US is seen as a bad place for that and especially recently.

A supermarket trip may soon look different, thanks to electronic shelf labels ( www.npr.org )

Grocery store prices are changing faster than ever before — literally. This month, Walmart became the latest retailer to announce it’s replacing the price stickers in its aisles with electronic shelf labels. The new labels allow employees to change prices as often as every ten seconds....

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This is news? I have seen those labels here in Sweden a lot already. Just no idea if they do those scummy on the fly price changes.

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Checks out with being an analyst I guess.

RootBeerGuy ,
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Why not both? (Until the laws are catching up)

RootBeerGuy ,
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Selfhtml is how I made my first webpages! Didn't think its still alive. Godspeed!

RootBeerGuy ,
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See, I have the same issue the other way around. Hearing about Proton supporting games on Linux makes me always wonder how I can play games via my webmail account.

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Google allows that though or do they mean access of Google Play via 3rd party apps?

Not that I am saying it might not be necessary to include Google from the start, sets a good precedence and prevents a future where they might go the Apple route.

Just hope both Google and Apple won't restrict opening up to Japanese market only. But who am I kidding, they will.

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Would be really nice to name them when posting such a comment...

RootBeerGuy ,
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"Feels a bit like an invasion of privacy" as opposed to what that you already do on these platforms???

RootBeerGuy ,
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It is nice but development seems to finally have stopped. That said, right now it works perfectly fine. Just once Lemmy servers undergo major changes it might not anymore.

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If its for research paper storage and organising, why not something dedicated like Zotero? Or even Menedely, that's more commercially oriented. You can pay for online storage space for either and it names and organises your papers for you. If she is concerned about TOS changes and AI enshittiffication I'd stay away from Menedley though, its an Elsevier product by now (massive scientific publisher).

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Isn't there a plugin for anime metadata? Didn't need it myself but maybe that would help too.

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Aw man. I feel you. I got Paw Patrol on mine for the kid. And it was a pain with their shitty inconsistent episode orders too. Still, you do it for them anyways.

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I can tell you what they will look like. They'll be as convinced as in OPs article that they are still right and say "see, I told you!"

Why doesn't youtube shut down their public web api?

so we already know that youtube doesn't like people freeloading their bandwidth using something like invidious, piped, newpipe etc. why don't they just close the public web api and require a login or something. by requiring login they can keep track of what users are watching and if a user is watching thousands of videos daily...

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True but you also would need a ton of storage space to compete. I'd be curious what would happen if YouTube decided to restrict public access.

CEO of Google Says It Has No Solution for Its AI Providing Wildly Incorrect Information ( futurism.com )

You know how Google's new feature called AI Overviews is prone to spitting out wildly incorrect answers to search queries? In one instance, AI Overviews told a user to use glue on pizza to make sure the cheese won't slide off (pssst...please don't do this.)...

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I let you in on a secret: scientific literature has its fair share of bullshit too. The issue is, it is much harder to figure out its bullshit. Unless its the most blatant horseshit you've scientifically ever seen. So while it absolutely makes sense to say, let's just train these on good sources, there is no source that is just that. Of course it is still better to do it like that than as they do it now.

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Was there any explanation that I missed what this rectangular icon in the middle is?

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You can see both hands of the doctor/nurse. One is on the keyboard of the machine, one holds the scanner part. They are just situated so weirdly it looks like its just one hand.

I also assume a type of fish lense was used and that's why the pregnant woman's hands in front look so huge.

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Please select all squares with a bicycle.

RootBeerGuy ,
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There's always a cabbage. Most times it is cursed.

RootBeerGuy ,
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The CDC says you can have a little cursed cabbage, as a treat.

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Oh you know what the hell it is ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

‘My whole library is wiped out’: what it means to own movies and TV in the age of streaming services ( www.theguardian.com )

*What rights do you have to the digital movies, TV shows and music you buy online? That question was on the minds of Telstra TV Box Office customers this month after the company announced it would shut down the service in June. Customers were told that unless they moved over to another service, Fetch, they would no longer be...

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"piracy"

... Wait, no. Piracy is the answer!

RootBeerGuy ,
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She later said Telstra had contacted her and offered a free Fetch box, which she acknowledged was a “reasonable resolution”.

And we have learned exactly nothing here. See you in 2 years when Fetch closes down and you are not getting anything back because you actually did not "buy" those movies on Fetch but on the previous platform.

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Haven't heard a stronger backwards boomer opinion in ages. Gheez...

RootBeerGuy ,
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Corona... like... the beer or... the virus?

RootBeerGuy ,
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but they were, all of them, deceived, for another corona was made...

RootBeerGuy ,
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Awesome! Also great its just one breaking change. I think I don't use that variable, don't recall it at all.

r/sysadmin and the size of this community

So I have been a part of this community for a while and it seems pretty quiet. I know Lemmy is not as big as Reddit so this community will always be much smaller but I kind of miss the activity on r/sysadmin. Infinity for Reddit still works for view only so I have been scrolling though posts on Reddit as some of the stories and...

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Fully agree. I see this sentiment so often, "we gotta tell people from reddit how great it is here!"
This might work with something like a meme community, but once it becomes a bit less mainstream you need people to make that decision themselves. It will look needy and annoying to try and "educate" them about how supposedly great it is here.

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How the fuck are you making this about nationality?

RootBeerGuy ,
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Flat fee is good. If its subscription I am hoping for forks.

Edit: also, I don't care what they say they plan to do. In the end actions matter. They can say now its just a small flat fee but 6 months in they can change their mind and make the crappiest micro transaction model they can think of.

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Well, if those were "legitimate" ads the OS would have ways of shutting those down.

That aside, anyone thinking that's the last time they'll try that shit is oblivous. It will come back, because why not. Only solution is to finally stop using Windows if you can, or at least dual boot.

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Same, anything peddling crypto and implying the user may earn it through no actual work being done, is suspicious.

Searx-NG works well enough for me in 90% of cases, may not be perfect yet but if it keeps getting developed it will get better. I love those random redirectors that send you to a random instance, no centralised site you depend on then.

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Honestly, 88 1TB drives would make me envious too.

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