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Not using reddit pretty much guarantees it.

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It's not even the right solution to the problem. I have my car registration among other government issued IDs in a government issued app. With how much power AI uses this is blockchain-level waste of resources.

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Labor is relatively cheap despite how much IT is raking in at the moment. Most developers in Poland are registered as sole proprietors which contributes to one of highest rates of self-employment in Europe (source). Tax system favors those over regular work contracts leading to regressive burden (source) and to the point we could be classified as tax haven. Also means those developers are not covered under normal labor protection.

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You could convince Elon to do this by telling him it would be terrible for internet preservation.

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AI is math, statistics specifically.

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That's because ChatGPT and the likes use machine learning to calculate odds of word combinations that make up a plausible sentence in a given context. There are scientific studies that postulate we'll never have enough data to train those models properly, not to mention exponential energy consumption required. But this is not the only application of this technology.

Youtube Rant from a paying customer

I used to use NewPipe back in the days of yore. Then I got Youtube Premium since it bundled in Youtube Music as well which I used. But the former's app on mobile is a shit show. Even after paying, you are asked to tip random creators, purchase merchandise[ which are shown as actual ads below videos] and join channels to access...

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Why not browse your subscriptions through subscriptions section? I understand that it's annoying that you can't make it default on startup in the app but it's there.

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Highly misleading. Samsung Next, a Samsung VC firm closed Israel offices but will keep investing in Israel.

This appears to be original source from a month ago: https://www.calcalistech.com/ctechnews/article/by1p82me0

Today, I am sharing the news that Samsung Next has made necessary organizational changes in the Tel Aviv office to consolidate its activities. Israel remains an attractive market for Samsung Next, and the existing relationships with partners and portfolio companies will remain unchanged.

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If you ride a bus without a ticket, other passengers will have to pay more because upkeep and salaries are more or less a fixed cost. That is if you can afford the ticket, it's irrelevant otherwise. Also depends on profit margins but I think it explains the point.

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I was merely explaining how one comes to this line of thinking which is what OP was asking about. I also mentioned some holes in this logic so I think it's clear it's not an opinion I actually hold.

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It takes no effort to come up with made up antivax lines of reasoning since they don't have to be true. Disproving them takes much more effort so it's worth knowing the most common ones.

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Disproving them won't even change antivaxer minds but it's more about not being caught off-guard by bullshit. Education won't fix it either. Those magical thinking movements are built on ruling elites being being proven untrustworthy time and time again.

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Google being an ass about alternative YouTube clients is somewhat dumb but they likely prefer to control user experience. They're a for profit entity so it shouldn't be that surprising. Google kicking users that cost them money is not dumb.

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We'll never know since we don't have numbers that Google does. Sadly, that also makes Google the best candidate to determine what's the best strategy for them :p

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Doesn't appear that the rule is enforced consistently and in my experience is used mostly to remove Twitter related news, even those that aren't really business (like primary domain change, which broke some extensions). At the same time posts about pricing changes of streaming services are OK.

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