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EU is expected to unveil tariff plans for Chinese EVs this week
  • LOL okay maybe you'd like to apply to be a volunteer at one of the auto plants in China so they can exploit your labor "for the environment"?

  • private android guitar tuner?
  • Tuners are dedicated to sell, not tune better.

    LOL what? You could say the same about literally any product or service. But ultimately they have to provide a product or service that the purchaser wants or needs or they can't sell them...

  • I watched Nvidia's Computex 2024 keynote and it made my blood run cold
  • Doesn't really make any sense. You could have 1 4090 running AI for a hundred people rather than a 4060 for a single person 24/7.

  • Are there mobile apps for RedLib?
  • Geddit.

  • Intel’s new chip could seriously threaten AMD and the Steam Deck
  • Unfortunately there are a lot of fools.

  • ZOTAC Zone is yet another AMD [Windows] gaming handheld
  • The fact that Valve STILL hasn't released an official SteamOS version leads me to believe they are the limiting factor here. But who knows, really?

    It's very weird to me that they came out of the gate with other OEMs with Steam Machines but now they want to keep it all in-house.

    That being said there are several functionally-identical OSs they could choose from and partner with.

  • Boeing sales tumble as the company gets no orders for the 737 Max for the second straight month
  • I'd consider that to be "eating Crow", considering that's the one thing they're supposed to be concerned about.

  • Anyone here on a 2nd hand EV? What has the buying/ ownership experience been like so far?
  • It didn't "die". The screen stopped working. Likely unrelated.

  • Capture up to 4K gaming footage from your Steam Deck with Avermedia's new X'Tra Go docking station
  • I mean, that's pretty cool but are people really streaming from their Steam Decks?

  • Android’s new antitheft feature is now in testing
  • There's a funny vid by DerBauer exposing the completely useless AI branding at Computex. There were PC cases with AI branding. Their explanation was something along the lines of 'you can put a PC in here that runs AI processing".

  • Alternatives to gboard with gesture/swype style typing?
  • FUTO keyboard is great but Swype typing is bad, to say the least. Not contradicting you, just adding context. It is classified as "pre-Alpha" by the devs.

  • How is everyone handling the 2FA requirement for GitHub?
  • It doesn't matter how random or secure your password is, it can still be compromised.

    2FA increases security and costs nothing in return.

  • Zoom CEO Wants an AI Avatar to Do Your Job While You’re at the Beach
  • The joke is you AI yourself out of a job. And Zoom collects a small portion of what you would have been paid. Along with thousands of other workers.

  • Boeing sales tumble as the company gets no orders for the 737 Max for the second straight month
  • Good. Maybe they'll be the first corporation forced to eat crow for their corner cutting.

  • EU is expected to unveil tariff plans for Chinese EVs this week
  • China is flooding the market with cheap EVs just like they have with solar panels, so that they can get the upper hand. EVs made with slave labor and shit safety practices.

    You have to have tariffs or it's just a race to the bottom.

  • What's the most suitable small EV to disable all internet connectivity?
  • Probably a Nissan Leaf. But most of their batteries are also completely shot. So you might look into replacements?

  • Raspberry Pi becomes a public company
  • There are already tons of them. And what's more you don't even need them anymore because the X86 ones have come way down in price.

  • Raspberry Pi becomes a public company
  • Change name from RPi to RIP

  • Immich x FUTO Q&A

    Short version of this interview is that nothing is changing, other than they're going to be asking a flat fee "$5-20" for the app, rather than relying on donations. All donation platforms have been closed. However, if you choose not to, as Louis says "that's between you and your God".

    Project will remain AGPL and thus can be forked at any time. FUTO maintains the trademark of Immich name and logos.

    Sony is gaslighting you. This is why they want you to connect PSN:

    > we collect the information that you provide by entering it into certain Service features. For example, when you want to post in a forum, you provide us the content for the post (which could contain PI which we collect and then display for you on the forum). Likewise, when you use other features such as voice or text messaging, blogs, surveys, user-generated content, activity streams, or social media, we may first collect the information you enter into the feature.

    > We may also automatically or passively collect information about your use of our Services, see the sub-sections below for a list of categories by sources of such information.

    > Each time you use a PlayStation console or a PlayStation app on a PlayStation console or other devices (such as a mobile phone or PC), we may automatically collect information about your use of that device and app. If you sign into an Account, we may combine it with other information we have for that Account.

    > The information that we collect from devices may include: Device identifiers such as your PlayStation console ID, mobile device IDs, cookie IDs, or serial numbers, Network identifiers such as your IP address and MAC address

    > We may receive information, including the following, from third party sources and combine it with information we already directly collect from you. We will handle the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    > Game, social media, or other information, from those third parties or services you link your Account with

    >Marketing and Advertising: We may target and personalize our marketing communications, purchase recommendations and advertisements that we display on our and third-party websites and services based on the information we have collected about you.

    The list just goes on here, but to boil it down: Sony wants dat sweet sweet data.

    What VPN are you using?

    I use Proton. But I continue to run into more and more websites and services that detect my VPN and refuse my connection, or just run literally 40 captchas in a row until I just give up.

    I use Proton because it has a "suite" of products under a single subscription, but that benefit is losing it's allure as some of their products are pretty shitty from a user experience perspective, their customer support is atrocious, and they don't seem to pay any attention to what their users actually want.

    Does anyone track known VPN servers? Is there a specific provider that causes less problems? Does anyone test different VPNs for detection?

    Thinking about cancelling my subscription and moving to Mullvad.

    Pixel 9/9 Pro/XL leaked

    > Pixel 9: with a 6.03-inch screen and a double rear camera. This is the heir to Pixel 8.

    > Pixel 9 Pro: with a 6.1-inch screen and a triple rear camera. This is a new model.

    > Pixel 9 Pro XL: with a 6.7-inch screen and a triple rear camera. This is the heir to the Pixel 8 Pro.

    If we get Pixel desktop I will def have to be upgrading to 9 Pro come Black Friday...

    Thoughts on these SATA/M.2-->SATA/2.5" adapters?

    Trying to squeeze some more storage in my MiniPC. I have questions about these. These use hardward RAID with selectable modes (Individual/JBOD/RAID1/RAID2).

    1. If I use RAID 1 and one of the drives fails, will I know?

    2. If a drive fails, and a slap in a new one, will it internally begin repairing RAID 1 again?

    3. Can I use these as "individual" or JBOD and have 2 separate drives through the same connector, and use something like TrueNAS to software-RAID them?

    Never occurred to me to use it this way until my brother came to visit.

    Playing Helldivers 2. My brother on the desktop on the living room TV. Me on the SteamDeck on the couch next to him. Playing co-op together.

    N100 Mini PC w/ 3xNVMe?

    Not sure why this doesn't exist. I don't need 12TB of storage. When I had a Google account I never even crossed 15GB. 1TB should be plenty for myself and my family. I want to use NVMe since it is quieter and smaller. 2230 drives would be ideal. But I want 1 boot drive and 2 x storage drives in RAID. I guess I could potentially just have 2xNVMe and have the boot partition in RAID also? Bonus points if I can use it as a wireless router also.

    Is it possible to create an OS that simply automatically runs .exe files through WINE/Proton/Bottles?

    I really enjoy Linux but I find myself having to keep Windows partitions around for software that specifically requires Windows.

    Proton makes everything easier by automatically running game files through a translation layer, and it "just works" quite well most of the time.

    Also VanillaOS can apparently auto-spin a container when you try to open a .deb or AUR package (this is my rudimentary understanding).

    Setting up WINE/Bottles, etc. is above my pay grade.

    Is it not possible to create an OS that just does the same thing as Steam but for the entire OS?

    Adding instances to your services?

    Hi friends, I managed to get a few services running (Mobilizon, Mastodon, PeerTube etc.), and I'm just now realizing that by default none of these federated networks are subscribed to anything?

    I'm going to be the only one using these services so I don't care about moderation or defederation. Is there no "subscribe all" button?

    And if not, are there comprehensive lists somewhere I can download and import?

    Thanks in advance.

    Help with NGINX? so close...

    Hi friends. I'm new to the whole homeserver. I managed to make a ton of progress very quickly using CasaOS but I've been hung up on this for a couple of days now.

    I have Jellyfin set up and working properly, locally. I configured Namecheap to forward requests from [subdomain] to [WAN]. I have my router set up to port forward requests from [WAN] 80 and 443 to NGINX on [LAN] port 81. I created a proxy host in NGINX to forward requests from [subdomain] to [LAN Server] on [LAN] port 8097 (Jellyfin container).

    Problem is when I type in [subdomain] into the browser, it takes me to the NGINX login page instead of the Jellyfin it's not forwarding the request? Not really sure what I'm doing wrong here. Any help is appreciated.

    Potential issue I see is that Jellyfin by default fires up on port 8097 but in the settings defaults HTTP to 8096 and...I'm not really sure why. Going to 8096 returns a "site can't be reached" error.

    How to prevent link hijacking on sites like Facebook, Reddit and Twitter?

    Lately I've noticed some mainstream sites injection tracking links into literally every link on their site.

    When I hover over it, it shows the correct link at the bottom of my browser, but if I click it or copy it, it takes me to a hijacked tracker link.

    Then I can't even get the original link without having my activity tracked.

    How do I get the original link that appears at the bottom of my browser?

    How are you all playing these insanely complex games?

    Just some off the top of my head: Destiny, Deep Rock Galactic, Overwatch, and most recently Baldur's Gate.

    I received BG3 as a gift. I installed and loaded up the game and the first thing I was prompted to do is to create a character. There are like 12 different classes with 14 different abilities and 10 ability classes. The game does not explain any of this. I went to watch a tutorial online to try and wrap my head around all of this. The first tutorial just assumed you knew a bunch of stuff already. The second one I found was great but it was 1.5 hours long. There is no in-game tutorial I could find.

    I just get very bored very quickly of analyzing character traits and I absolutely loathe inventory management (looking at you Borderlands). Often times my inventory fills up and then I end up just selling stuff that I have no idea what it does and later realizing it's an incredibly valuable item/resource and now I have to find more.

    So my question is this: Do you guys really spend hours of your day just researching on the internet how to play these games? Or do you just jump in and wing it? Or does each game just build on top of working knowledge of previous similar games?

    E: General consensus seems to be all of the above. Good to know!

    Rant: Valve's new Steam Deck screws speak volumes about their ethos.

    In case you're out of the loop, the old Steam Deck had Philips screws that screwed into self-tapping plastic holes. This lead to occasional stripped threads and often stripped screwheads.

    Valve absolutely did not have to change their screws, and its probably actually against their best interests. While other companies around the world are constantly in search of new ways to screw their own consumers, Valve goes out of their way to update their screws to make them easier to install/remove by changing to torx screws and added metal threads in the backplate. Those who know anything about mechanical engineering know this is not an insignificant amount of effort they put into it.

    This is a small change that makes a huge impact, and speaks volumes about the ethos of the company. It says:

    1. We want to make our devices last longer, and be easier to repair.

    2. If you want to buy the cheaper tier and save yourself a few bucks by installing whatever SSD you want, go right ahead.

    3. We trust you to make decisions for yourself.

    4. Most importantly, we respect you, the consumer, and want you to fully own and control the devices we sell.

    Valve is by no means perfect, and there's plenty more they could be doing, but they've earned my respect and my patronage and I won't buy games from anywhere else. I will buy whatever future products they sell, even if I don't think I'll use them regularly.

    anyone willing to walk a noob through getting some services running?

    I've tried to figure some of this stuff out but I really don't know what I'm doing. Most documentation is written with a vocabulary I don't understand. Tutorials assume a high-level understanding of coding, software, CLI and a bunch of other stuff.

    So far I've got an old gaming PC with a R7 2700x + 2060 Super and I think maybe it's overkill. I've got TrueNAS running on it but that's about as far as I got...

    Thinking maybe we can have an open Jitsi meeting and just anyone who needs help can get it (myself included 🙂)?

    Would anyone be interested in something like that?


    E: some people have imagined up some things that I said so let me be clear about what I did not say:

    At no time did I insist, beg, or demand that anyone help me.

    I did NOT ask anyone to help with a specific issue, nor should I be required to.

    I asked if anyone would be willing to help myself and possibly others to get some services running, and I asked to do it in a videoconference setting where we can have a discussion and where you can see what I'm doing as I'm doing it, out of respect for both of our time.

    If you are not interested, you do not need to come in here and announce it, and you sure as shit do not need to speak for anyone else on whether they will want to. Just keep scrolling.

    E2: special thanks to those who actually reached out and offered to help!

    why cant Steam Deck detect display resolution?

    Every PC I've ever used automatically detects and adjusts resolution to the display you connect to it. Even Nintendo Switch will detect when it's docked and automatically adjust the display resolution. But on Steam Deck you literally have to adjust the display resolution for every game, every time you switch displays.

    Since getting the SD I have shoved my PC into another room to displace the heat (until I get a mini-split) and I just stream from it to the Deck, whether docked at my desk or on the couch or on the big screen. But this really complicates that process unnecessarily.

    This has also not been fixed in Nobara or Chimera.

    What's the limitation there?

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