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Just your typical internet guy with questionable humor

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saying AI will help employees with “work-related tasks.”

So, the nonexistent support and moderation teams will be replaced with AI. End users will notice no difference there.

The company says it plans to use the AI for communications, coding, design, analysis, building templates, and eliminating other repetitive tasks.

Yup, end users will match with AI bots, because why not. “Oh, honey, if only you upgraded your plan to PLATINUM DIAMOND BLACK PLUS, I’d be willing to go out with you!”

Match Group has been explicit that it thinks it will be good for its business and the world if just about every part of its users’ interactions is shaped and filtered through the algorithmic lens of artificial intelligence.

Too bad “quantic wishing” (what those “quantic coaches” scammers peddle) doesn’t work, otherwise everything Match Group owns would catch fire real soon.

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That creates an incentive for them to fill the service with bots and fake profiles, so that’s a terrible idea for users.

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Meet 5,587,701+ High-Quality Singles and Build Serious Relationships

I highly doubt it has that many real users. My guess is that’s just the total amount of created accounts.

2,033,000+ Monthly Conversations

Yup, no way in hell 5m users would generate so few chats. It’s either less than 1 match per month for those 5 million, or more like 1 million active monthly users having 2 matches on average.

I also can’t register because I live in a poor country, lol

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I recommend New Pipe. If you need/want to watch from a browser, go with Invidious

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In this case, the phrase’s become more popular because people buy digital goods and, due to business shenanigans, they lose access to it, like buying a digital copy of a movie, “owning it”, then no longer being able to access it because Sony couldn’t be arsed to get the rights sorted out.

There’s also the numerous situations where you can’t legally own media, simply because it’s not up for sale, like the vast majority of content on streaming sites. There’s no way to own and consume some media except through the provider. It’s still illegal, it’s still an unauthorized copy, but in this case, it’s the only way to “own” something.

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Also, there’s so much “free” content that a lot of young ones don’t even bother or care about learning about piracy and how to do it

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Printing the externals is doable today, though definitely expensive, simply from the volume of material needed, even if you can outsource or rent a big enough 3D printer (I’d probably print out of nylon powder or something similar)*.

With the exterior printed, just slap an electric motor somewhere and you’re golden (after setting up the whole rest of the car, of course)

*Actually, i’d probably print a neat looking bike frame and maybe some protection, way less material needed

Court blocks $1 billion copyright ruling that punished ISP for its users’ piracy (arstechnica.com)

One thing that leaps out at me about this ruling is that courts understand the internet a lot better nowadays. A decade or so ago Sony would have probably gotten away with the argument that Cox profited from the users’ piracy; nowadays judges themselves use the internet and are going to go “lolno, they probably would have...

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If I’m not mistaken, Brazilian law allows people to download and make digital copies of copyrighted material, so long as it’s for personal use. I should probably look into that sometime

AI hiring tools may be filtering out the best job applicants (www.bbc.com)

an AI resume screener had been trained on CVs of employees already at the firm, giving people extra marks if they listed "baseball" or "basketball" – hobbies that were linked to more successful staff, often men. Those who mentioned "softball" – typically women – were downgraded....

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Commenting on the title alone: I thought they were doing that already since the beginning. I don’t say that just as someone who’s bitter about never being called even for a fucking face-to-face interview, but because I’ve seen people who actually are great at their work never getting any returns on their applications.

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Go watch tech channels on YT

Having to sift through who knows how many videos to get information that could be a graphic with numbers? Yeah, no, thanks.

I find this site useful, it’s part of Passmark - www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

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If I want to compare part X with 3 others, I’ll have to “watch” 4 videos. Give me the benchmark of each, plus the high/avg/low fps for a number of games and their settings, something Ars Technica does, and it’ll take me less time to compare than it’ll take to find the videos I “need” to watch.

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In theory, you can do something like that with Peertube, it’s a federated alternative to YT.

In practice, serving video content requires fuckloads of bandwidth, which has huge costs. The first thing you’ll want/need is to limit filesizes and/or video resolution. Depending on what you start with, how much initial money you have, even allowing people to watch everything in 720p might be a strain.

For paying the costs with ads, unless you can guarantee hundreds of thousands of daily views, the platforms won’t be willing to pay much, “low exposition” or whatever. Though, if the only thing that won’t be there is hate speech and dark web, you’re letting normal porn in, which can drive significant traffic, but now you’ll have to deal with puritanical companies not wanting to associate with your site, plus companies afraid of the possible backlash.

Ideally, you’d have to create your own ad server, so you’d have to reach out to companies directly and ask them if they’d like to advertise on your platform with no middlemen.

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In the proper space, that’s a real enterprise

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I hate it that being successful and being a piece of shit are not mutually exclusive

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Cable TV 2.0: “Boohoo, pirates are eating my profits!”

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I thought Brazil was in Buenos Aires?

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Right now, yes. Some servers are already running 1 version higher, haven’t tried connecting to them yet. You can also play on Community servers, just check the left part of the screen for the button, I’ve had better latency on them.

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Yeah, the game can crash a lot, I’m on v0.1.2.0. One even fucked up my save, with the crash happening during the loading screen. Luckily, I’ve managed to restore an earlier save, lost about 10 minutes of progress, so no biggie.

Other crashes I’ve had happened while entering cave dungeons, after sending a pal to battle, activating a special ability, attacking human enemies…

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Nice, I’ll get it later today

I hope someday we'll find a way to pirated a car (lemmy.world)

In the end, the KIA car company made its cars into subscription models, I really hate this because in the end the car we buy with our own money doesn’t feel like it belongs to us. Should we finally buy an old school car ? so as not to be affected by this subscription models or is there a way to crack the software installed in...

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This is where capitalism is thriving because people are dumb

Fixed. It thrives on human stupidity and laziness

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Time to begin the era of the DYI automobile. Buy a number of ~30v, high amperage batteries, an electric motor, jury rig the thing to a drivetrain and presto!

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It would be reasonable if what that app did was anything that actually needed internet servers to work. Why not just pair up the phone with the car, ad-hoc like you could with a PSP, or any sort of peer-to-peer between car-phone, and call it a day? Oh, right, because then you can’t create a service you can charge monthly for.

That people are willing to pay for effectively a remote temperature control and shutdown timer, that does not need to be an internet service to work properly, can and should be dunked on.

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