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I just ordered a 3ds from AliExpress - Wish me luck.
  • I’ve ordered various things from AliExpress before, I’ve never had any major issues. One item was DOA, and another never arrived, but In both cases I got refunded quickly and easily.

    It seems no worse than any other online marketplace now.

    I assume these 3DS units are some sort of refurb. Are they Chinese region units?

  • UK in secret talks over financial turmoil at IT giant - that could hit benefits and NHS
    inews.co.uk UK in secret talks over financial turmoil at IT giant - that could hit benefits and NHS

    Cabinet Office fears difficulties faced by Atos could have 'severe implications' for public services, including PIP assessments, NHS appointments, tax refunds and tech for student loans

    UK in secret talks over financial turmoil at IT giant - that could hit benefits and NHS
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    macOS Sequoia Preview
  • The window tiling and new continuity features like iPhone Mirroring and drag and drop look useful.

    Some of the AI stuff seems to be have limited geographic availability.

  • Introducing Apple Intelligence for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
  • Shareholders?

    Some of it looks maybe useful. Other parts look gimmicky. The image generation stuff could be a powderkeg moment with creatives after the hydraulic press ad.

  • Apple is bringing RCS to the iPhone in iOS 18 | The new standard will replace SMS as the default communication protocol between Android and iOS devices
  • Ofc, Apple being Apple, I wouldn’t put it past them to artificially “break” things or arbitrarily introduce limits between RCS and iMessage

    I’m guessing RCS support will be as barebones as possible while still technically functioning. All of the fancy bells and whistles will remain exclusive to iMessage.

    Some iMessage features might not be possible to implement with RCS I suppose. Maybe RCS messages will get a different colour. All Apple said in the WWDC keynote was RCS would be supported, they didn’t elaborate any further.

  • Reform candidate said UK should have been neutral against Hitler
  • Ian Gribbin, the party's candidate in Bexhill and Battle, also wrote online that women were the "sponging gender" and should be "deprived of health care".

    Crikey. Farage’s new crop are making the likes of Godfrey Bloom look tame.

  • Reform candidate said UK should have been neutral against Hitler
  • It’s the ones that are thinking it but managing to not say it aloud that we really should worry about.

  • Introducing Apple Intelligence for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
    www.apple.com Introducing Apple Intelligence for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

    Apple today introduced Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

    Introducing Apple Intelligence for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
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    Photoshop Terms of Service grants Adobe access to user projects for ‘content moderation’ and other purposes
  • The content is being uploaded to Adobe's servers, they likely have the right and may even be legally required to moderate it to some degree.

    This yet another reminder that the cloud is just somebody else's computer. Somebody who might want to impose some degree of control with what is done with their computer, for whatever reason.

  • Photoshop Terms of Service grants Adobe access to user projects for ‘content moderation’ and other purposes
  • A lot of open source graphics software is made by programmers who also need to edit images sometimes. Both the lack of UI polish and featureset choices make more sense when looked at from that angle.

    However, a lot of the criticism that gets thrown at these programs is also a bit unfounded. I regularly see people dunking on GIMP for not being a pixel-perfect clone of Photoshop for free. There is more than one way to design an image editor, and inability of some to learn another is really a user issue. GIMP could be better, but it still can and should be GIMP.

  • Humane is said to be seeking a $1 billion buyout after only 10,000 orders of its terrible AI Pin
    www.engadget.com Humane is said to be seeking a $1 billion buyout after only 10,000 orders of its terrible AI Pin

    Humane is reportedly trying to sell itself for $1 billion after receiving just 10,000 orders for its confuddling, expensive and ultimately pretty useless AI Pin. The device was savaged by reviewers.

    Humane is said to be seeking a $1 billion buyout after only 10,000 orders of its terrible AI Pin
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    Campaign launched to save ‘boringly ugly’ 1980s BT phone boxes
    www.theguardian.com Campaign launched to save ‘boringly ugly’ 1980s BT phone boxes

    The KX100 design caused controversy when it replaced the classic red phone box – but now a handful may be given listed status

    Campaign launched to save ‘boringly ugly’ 1980s BT phone boxes
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    Home Assistant 2024.6: Dipping our toes in the world of AI using LLMs
    www.home-assistant.io 2024.6: Dipping our toes in the world of AI using LLMs 🤖

    Control your home with an AI powered Assist, conditional sections and cards for your dashboards, amazing new media player commands, and so much more! 🚀

    2024.6: Dipping our toes in the world of AI using LLMs 🤖
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    Election Debate ITV 4 June 2024
  • The format excluded any proper discussion and left space only for the pre-rehearsed soundbites we all expect anyway. Combined with the ineffective moderation and the whole thing was a tedious watch, shambles over substance.

    ITV took 70 minutes of my life and I want them back.

  • Woman, 25, who threw milkshake at Nigel Farage unmasked as Labour-backing adult model
  • Well it shuts up the conspiracists claiming Farage had himself milkshaked by a Reform supporter as some of 5d chess false flag thing I suppose.

  • I swear these things are mimics or something
  • Just put the extra napkins in your pocket/bag, now you never need to buy tissues.

  • Conservatives plan to bring back mandatory National Service
  • The military part of the proposed new national service is going to be optional however, those “conscripted” can choose a civilian volunteering path instead. So I’m not sure how this scheme would help with the threat of future conflict when nobody chooses the military option.

    It’s a ridiculous gimmick to distract from the Tories failures in areas people do care about.

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    when google bought datasets from reddit
  • I’d say it’s more that parents (companies) should be more responsible about what they tell their kids (customers).

    Because right now the companies have a new toy (AI) that they keep telling their customers can make thunder from clapping. But in reality the claps sometimes make thunder but are also likely to make farts. Occasionally some incredibly noxious ones too.

    The toy might one day make earth-rumbling thunder reliably, but right now it can’t get close and saying otherwise is what’s irresponsible.

  • Study Finds That 52 Percent of ChatGPT Answers to Programming Questions Are Wrong
  • Generally you want to the reference material used to improve that first version to be correct though. Otherwise it’s just swapping one problem for another.

    I wouldn’t use a textbook that was 52% incorrect, the same should apply to a chatbot.

  • Jolla's Sailfish OS is moving to a subscription model, new phone (and a privacy-focused AI device) coming soon - Liliputing
  • Seems a hard sell to go subscription on such a niche platform. I wish anyone luck that could challenge the Apple/Android duopoly though.

  • KDE Plasma 6.1 Lands Dynamic Triple Buffering Support
  • As an aside, can we get back into desktop cubes again? With all the upheaval in Windows land it’s the sort of eye candy that can win over new Linux users.

  • Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom to stand down at general election
  • Surprised to see Gove go, like him or loathe him he’s always seemed a survivor.

    At this rate there’s going to be a real vacuum of senior figures to take the reins once Sunak goes.

  • Can anyone recommend a lightweight, stable distro for a thinkpad?
  • Any distro should be fairly stable and supported on an older Thinkpad.

    I’m currently using Debian stable on my X220 and it’s rock solid.

  • Rabbit Gaslit Me, So I Dug Deeper
  • I think it’s becoming fair to label a lot of commercial AI “scams” at this point, considering the huge gulf between the hype and the end results.

    Open source projects are different due to their lack of commercialisation.

  • I built a smart mailbox
  • Might be worth looking into LoRa for longer range, it’s got quite cheap to play with now.

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