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  • agree. skip that manipulative bullshit

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • Man, wtf. If Starlink is shut down in areas Russia already controls (it largely is), then what is the problem???

    Starlink doesn't have fine control over what they can turn off, the world is separated into "cells". Starlink can't broadly turn off Starlink for ONLY Russians on the battle lines, it would affect Ukrainians too

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • Look, I don't know if you're being intentionally obtuse here, but not all areas are black and white. There is ambiguity in the world, particularly in battlefields. This feels a bit like a bad faith argument

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    It’s No Surprise That “Skills-Based” Hiring Has Not Worked
  • to be fair, software engineers are a lot more design heavy than implementation. software developers are the "implementers" where software engineers generally focus on the bigger picture as well

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    Apple to Wind Down Electric Car Effort After Decadelong Odyssey
  • probably a good choice. I don't know how an apple car would fit into apples current stack, they'd have to figure out maintenance and everything

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • I have no clue how you're coming to that conclusion. Starlink blanket blocked access from Crimea. Regardless of whether that was right or wrong, this doesn't prove that Starlink knows where Russian and Ukrainian troops, can track the battle line, and precisely turn off access based on that geographic area

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • I feel like you are fundamentally misunderstanding me. Battle lines are not static or cut and dry. Neither militaries KNOW exactly where the enemy is. It isn't that simple

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    [COMPLETED] 0.19.3 Update
  • yep, happy to talk about it in matrix but TL;DR I work on space laser testing!

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • No. What I'm saying is that due to the fast-shifting geographic nature of a battlefront, and the lack of organization in where the user terminals have come from: (A) Starlink would have a hard time keeping up with a precise map (and would be prone to errors, and would need exact operational data) (B) Ukraine doesn't completely KNOW what terminals are theirs

    So a geographic location block would be a hindrance for Ukrainian troops when trying to advance, and potentially dangerous when Russians advance into Ukrainian territory. Boundaries would constantly need to be redrawn, requiring exact knowledge of what is happening. Which for obvious reasons should not be shared

  • Google Maps for Wear OS adds public transit directions
    9to5google.com Google Maps for Wear OS adds public transit directions

    Google today announced a handful of wearable and navigation updates, starting with public transit directions in Google Maps for Wear OS.

    Google Maps for Wear OS adds public transit directions

    Google today announced a handful of wearable and navigation updates, starting with public transit directions in Google Maps for Wear OS.

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • Starlink terminals in Ukraine didn't come from one source. some have been donated by orgs in the US and other countries, some the government, some SpaceX themselves. Ukraine almost certainly doesn't have full knowledge of all the Starlink terminals it possesses. This isn't an ideal environment

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • On an active battlefront these territories aren't strictly defined or are changing quickly. With that methodology if Ukrainian advanced too quickly into what was previously Russian territory, bam - Starlink stops working. That seems undesirable

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • that doesn't seem to support your assertion. blocking terminals in a specific geographic location (crimea) doesn't explain how to tell apart two sides using terminals in the same geographic area

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • I don't think that's where the problem I'm raising is. Think about an active confrontation area where both sides have Starlink. How do you tell which to turn off in this case? Ideally Ukraine would be using starshield and then Starlink can be turned off entirely

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • I'd love to better understand your position. it seems like you think that Starlink is aware of who is using a terminal. how can Starlink differentiate between a Ukrainian and Russian user in the same general area? should Starlink randomly turn off user terminals it suspects? what if it accidentally turns off a Ukrainian one? billing is obv not a good indicator

    I want to understand your thoughts a little more clearly on this

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • This is crazy talk. Anybody can smuggle some terminals into their country. That doesn't mean they're being "helped". The US government would come down on SpaceX with unprecedented force if they violated sanctions like that

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    House China committee demands Elon Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to U.S. troops in Taiwan
  • that seems pretty stupid, should we also seize Amazon Kuiper when they start launching very soon?

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    Linux not in meme... but still funny
  • not based on arch. I've heard it's based on Debian though

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    Android 15 may require edge to edge mode
  • the question still stands

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    Android 15 may require edge to edge mode
  • you press and hold the gesture bar to trigger circle to search

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    Android 15 may require edge to edge mode
  • how would you trigger circle to search?

  • The Google Pay app is shutting down in the US
    www.androidpolice.com The Google Pay app is shutting down in the US

    The Google Wallet/Google Pay saga has come full circle

    The Google Pay app is shutting down in the US

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.zip/post/10370094

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    [COMPLETE] Photon UI rollout

    I am rolling out the Photon UI as a replacement to the default lemmy UI right now. Initially, only about 50% of requests will be routed to Photon, determined by a hash of your IP address and user agent (sorry for any inconsistencies...). As I determine that this configuration is stable I will be slowly increasing the percentage until Photon is the new default frontend for lemdro.id.

    If you have any difficulties, please reach out. Additionally, the "old" lemmy frontend will remain available at https://l.lemdro.id

    Edit: I am aware of some problems with l.lemdro.id. It wasn't designed to run on a subdomain so I'll need to add a proxy layer to it to redirect requests. A task for tomorrow!

    FINAL EDIT: https://l.lemdro.id is now fully operational, if you choose to use the old lemmy UI it is available there

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    [FIXED] Poor sorting experience

    Over the course of the last couple weeks, I managed to root cause and solve the problem causing stale sorting on lemdro.id. My apologies!

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    Google's inconsistent Pixel experience makes its phones impossible to recommend
    www.androidpolice.com Google's inconsistent Pixel experience makes its phones impossible to recommend

    We typically like Pixel phones a lot, but we have some reservations about Google's quality control

    We typically like Pixel phones a lot, but we have some reservations about Google's quality control

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    Google Maps redesigning directions search, drops fullscreen UIs, more
    9to5google.com Google Maps redesigning directions search, drops fullscreen UIs, more

    Google Maps is changing with pretty significant redesigns across key surfaces, including when searching for directions...

    Google Maps is changing with pretty significant redesigns across key surfaces, including when searching for directions...

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    [COMPLETED] 0.19.3 Update

    Edit: Upgrade went off without much of a hitch! Some little tasks left to do but we are now running 0.19.3. Seems like a lot of the federation issues have been solved by this too.

    You will have to re-login and 2FA has been reset.

    This update is scheduled to take place this weekend. No specific day or time because I am infamously bad at following those. I will try to minimize impact by keeping downtime to lower-traffic periods.

    Ideally, there will be no downtime, but if there is it is likely to only last an hour maximum. During this time I will add an "under maintenance" page so you can understand what we are up to.

    Feel free to join our Matrix space for more information and ongoing updates! My apologies for how long this took - I was in the middle of a big move and a new job.

    Additionally, there may be small periods of increased latency or pictures not loading as I perform maintenance on both the backend database and pictrs server in preparation for this upgrade.

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    Recent Downtime

    There was a brief (~5 minute) period of downtime on lemdro.id recently. This occurred during a routine database upgrade when some strange issue caused a member of the cluster to become inconsistent and refuse to form quorum.

    This locked the entire cluster into an invalid state which took some troubleshooting to fix. My apologies.

    I will be rolling out read replicas for folks on the East coast of the US as well as those in Europe sometime in the next week, you should notice a pretty dramatic reduction in latency if you are from those areas. Additionally, other recent changes have increased reliability and decreased latency which may or may not be noticeable.

    I will post another update before I start rolling out the read replicas since it is kind of a big change (and I will schedule a time for it)

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    Infrastructure Upgrade Rollback

    I recently rolled out an infrastructure upgrade this last Monday (Dec 4) with the intent of reducing peak response times and removing occasional scaling errors.

    Unfortunately, my metrics system showed slightly elevated error rates, so I've decided to rollback these changes for now. I will make another announcement before I roll them back out in the future. Thanks for your support!

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    Should lemdro.id change its default instance to Photon? Please vote!

    Hey there everyone. I think the Photon project has matured enough to the point where I feel ready to replace the default lemmy frontend with it. Since this instance serves roughly 1000 people now, I figured this was worth holding a vote on!

    Please check out Photon as currently hosted at https://p.lemdro.id.

    If you support changing the default frontend to Photon, upvote my comment on this post. If you don't support it, downvote that same comment.

    Thanks!

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    The Company Behind Stable Diffusion Appears to Be Crumbling Into Chaos
    futurism.com The Company Behind Stable Diffusion Appears to Be Crumbling Into Chaos

    From fundraising more than $100 million to hemorrhaging top talent the firm that makes Stable Diffusion has had a heck of a year.

    The Company Behind Stable Diffusion Appears to Be Crumbling Into Chaos
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    The Default Community @lem.ph3j.com cole @lemdro.id
    Just saying hi :)

    This is a very old instance, with 0 activity. Do you still look at this ever?

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    [COMPLETED] Proxy tuning

    Earlier today, I identified the root cause of an issue causing annoying 502 errors intermittently. If you've ever had an action infinitely load until you refreshed the page, that is this issue. I deployed a fix, and am slowly scaling it down to stress test it. If you encounter an infinite loading occurrence or an HTTP 502 error please let me know!

    UPDATE: Stress testing complete. Theoretically we should be equipped to handle another 5k users without any intervention from me

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    [COMPLETED] Image server maintenance

    Hello folks! I am migrating the image backend to an S3-compatible provider for cost and reliability reasons. During this time, thumbnails and other images hosted here will be borked, but the rest of Lemdro.id will remain online. Thank you for your patience!

    UPDATE: Image migration is gonna take a hot minute. Should be done in around 6 hours, I'll get it fully fixed up in around 7-8 hours when I wake up (~08:30 PDT)

    UPDATE 2: It failed, yay! Alright, fine. I turned the image proxying back on. I am migrating to S3 in the background and will switch over when it is done. Any images uploaded in the next 8 hours or so may end up being lost.

    UPDATE 3: Migration complete. Will be rolling out the update to S3-backed image storage in around 6 hours (~6pm PDT)

    UPDATE 4: Object storage backend deployed! Thanks for your patience folks.

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    [COMPLETED] Upcoming server maintenance (10:30pm PT-> 11:30pm PT)

    I'm sure you all have noticed the latency problems on this instance. Stage 1 of my 4 stage scaling roadmap is taking place tonight as I migrate the database to physically run closer to the machines running lemmy.

    I will do a more detailed write-up on this later, but the gist is that each db operation required a new connection from lemmy, and that means a brand new SSL handshake since the db is managed elsewhere. Pooling would solve this, but lemmy does not handle a properly configured pg bouncer correctly in my testing. So the solution is move the database closer and within the private network to avoid SSL handshakes altogether.

    TL;DR instance gonna go brrrr, downtime starting at 10:30pm pacific time tonight, should be done by 11:30pm

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    New hosting, and backend information

    For all curious, Lemdroid now runs via fly.io and neon.tech.

    The database is hosted by neon tech while the frontend and backend are horizontally scalable and deployed to fly.io. This should be massively scalable both up and down, so we can handle nearly any amount of users. Pretty neat, right?

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