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andrew, avatar

A Peek at Intel’s Future Foundry Tech


andrew, avatar

US Department of Commerce announces CHIPS act preliminary agreement with GlobalFoundries, which will award approximately $1.5 billion to expand domestic production of semiconductors


andrew, avatar

Solar and battery storage to make up 81% of new U.S. electric-generating capacity in 2024



Capacity and generation are two different things. Grid operators have capacity markets that ensure peak load can be met, and incude generations assets, demand response, energy efficiency, etc. Batteries absolutely coumt as capacity so long as they are managed to do so.


The headline seems to mean 81% of generation and storage capacity. When the article talks about battery storage, it only says storage, not generation.

andrew, avatar

Bose introduces their new Ultra Open Earbuds. “Their cuff-like fit leaves your ears totally open so you can still hear the world around you”


aeki, avatar

Seems like only the US is available. I am also curious about a product like this that’d deliver to Sweden.

Tattorack, avatar

Well, it turns out Telenor is selling that exact model here. Maybe check your phone provider?

andrew, avatar
CrayonRosary, (edited )

How are they unrepairable yourself? Are there not people online selling boards for them? Most of the time all you have to do is replace the power board or image board or one of the others if a TV dies. $100 and you gotta new TV. Is that not a thing for Vizio TVs?

comador, avatar

As per iFixit and other sites like tvserviceparts, it depends on the Vizio model. Mainstream models you can often replace the screen and even power input board, others you simply cannot without sourcing their brand though.

Example repairable model:…/120241

Vizio makes it 100% impossible to acquire a replacement of: buttons, bezels, control boards and input boards for intellectual property rights reasons.

In short, unlike other brands, they make it far less easy to repair either by IP restriction or by over usage of glues.

Deadman, (edited ) avatar

How do I use this account on lemmy and vice-versa?
Is the upvote of lemmy the same as favorite of mastodon? (they do not sync) if not then what metric are these two uniquely gauged?


Neat, I don’t see your comment though in Mastodon. I assume only first and second level threaded comments are sync’d? I’m not too familiar with Mastodon, so maybe this is expected?


If you follow the OP link you should see our comment chain now. Federation isn’t realtime. :)

andrew, avatar

Here’s how WhatsApp plans to interoperate with other messaging apps



It would be nice if those fines could be used to support free software development for alternatives


IIRC it wasn’t the signal protocol, just the encryption methods that were shared with WhatsApp. I don’t think federation was ever on the cards.


Following @technology

shrikant, avatar

> NSA officials told Wyden that not only is the intelligence agency purchasing data on Americans located in the US but that it also bought Americans' Internet metadata.


Why do you need to spy, when you can simply... buy?

We gave up our data willingly and made it easy for all the 3-letter agencies of the world. We only have ourselves to blame. 🤷‍♂️

(Link HT: @technology)

OpticalMoose, avatar

I’m with ya on that. I could rant on and on about privacy, but this ain’t the place for that, I guess. The gov’t promised if we let ISPs and telcos turn over our data they could catch all the terrorists, and now 20 years later they can’t even catch kids making prank phone calls (SWATting) or telemarketers.

I guess it’s true, people get the leadership they deserve.

BobGnarley, (edited )

No, their job is to spy on NON DOMESTIC citizens. A court ruled that what they did under Snowden was illegal as fuck and they pinky swore not to do it anymore. Them spying on American citizens that don’t communicate with foreigners is supposed to be illegal. You said it so confidently, but you are mistaken.



RIP Nitter ​:ablobcatraindepressed:​

Now the token generation method for guest account is not working anymore.

You can still use your twitter account token for nitter but it will get banned immediately ​:ded:​

Source :


cc : @technology


Meta could in theory do this

Meta can do this only because it owns all the 3 companies. No private entity would want to exchange user-data with others.


Holy shit touch grass

nm, (edited ) avatar

I just finished my hour-long interview with Oxford University concerning their study of Mastodon and decentralized social media.

They were especially interested in what we’ve done here at Veganism Social, as we have our own fork with custom features that address common complaints such as content discoverability.

Veganism Social’s use case was exemplary of the benefits of decentralizion. Our moderation is uniquely anti-speciesist, and the community has a clear purpose beyond ‘general’.

My analyses of the technological and sociological benefits of decentralization are extensive. I (currently) have a deep understanding of Mastodon’s code-base, and how to use it. I also worked as a software developer for centralized social media, and now moderate a subreddit with 100k members.

I could not possibly exhaust myself of exhilarating insights to share.

Surely, the Oxford study will broaden awareness of how decentralized social media will benefit society.

Next time my wife asks me to stop info-dumping, I’ll banter that Oxford might think it’s worth listening to. 🤭

They’re sending me an Amazon gift card as compensation, and of course I’m spending it all on candy.

@technology @Gargron @Mastodon @feditips
@fediversereport @fediverse

nix, avatar

Where can we find a list of difference between the features in veganism social?


Pretty wild to read this Mastodon post in a Lemmy community

poloniousmonk, avatar

@arstechnica @technology

Does anyone else see bespoke batteries as a scam?

I noticed the difference in my xbox controller vs playstation. My woman had to keep hers plugged in because the battery was at end-of-life, I kept a set of rechargeable AA's and used them in my mouse, xbox paddle, razor...I forget what all else.

Why not standardize phone and laptop batteries?

muntedcrocodile, avatar

Nope just greedy fuckers being greedy. In devices like phones it kinda makes sense from a space efficiency standpoint but most devices its simply so they can take ur money when u need a replacement.

poloniousmonk, avatar


Thanks. I suspected as much.

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Magic Earth is an alternative to Waze and Google Maps with crowdsourced traffic and road hazard information

As part of a , I've been hoping to find an alternative to and Maps - a navigation app that can tell me about slowdowns, hazards, and speed traps based on reports from other users. Today, I learned about Magic Earth.

It's proprietary, but not from FAANG or a company subject to the government of China, Russia, or Five Eyes countries. It collects minimal user data and has a good privacy policy. There are versions for both Android and iOS, and the Android version works without Google services.



Gonna give it a shot, but I’m sure i already tried some time ago. So desperate to get away from Google Maps.

TheProtector0034, (edited )

I would say just buy TomTom Go, only 20 euros a year and no Google BS. Or if you really don’t want to pay use Amigo, it’s also from TomTom with the same life traffic etc.

0, avatar

and requires a kernel level always on spy driver to watch the Chrome process to prevent tampering with it?

That would be one method, yeah. The attester supplies a kernel driver and uses that to generate the auth tokens communicating with it via some protocol or via scanning memory.

The driver is just chilling in the machine, perhaps even evasive to lsmod, such that the only way to detect it is to have your own driver monitoring for some specific signal before the attestor driver gets installed, and then using that signal to track its installation.

There’s always a way. But, as you say, with phones it’s not as simple.

GrapheneOS or some other ROM on an unlocked Android phone is probably going to be the only way of bypassing it.

Rac3r4Life, avatar

I don’t live in the EU. I have contacted my local representatives in the US, but we all know they are useless and won’t do a damn thing about it.

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