Hello! This is my #introductions TOOTtalk
I'm the cross-sections of bad ideas executed really well - with a lot of stories to tell
Shigeru Miyamoto to the n64 Goldeneye staff:
> "He suggested that it might be nice if, at the end of the game, you got to shake hands with all your enemies in the hospital."
RMS Defenders (-)
Really? Techbro's are defending him?
🤦♂️ sorry y'all. that's an unfollowable action. and if you get uppity about why I un-followed, you'll get a no-response block. I will not feed the trolls on this. You are wrong, and that is how I see your participation.
Spicy take: if you gave a damn about software freedom, you'd be working to pick up the GPL/FSF torch he dropped instead of fighting that lost battle.
In this house we have Linux, Mac, and Windows machines (in that order). I use a 2015 MBP with 1T of disk space and got a low disk warning. While I do use this for a lot of video/photo editing. I can't really explain this though.
How is over half the hard-drive "System"? Mind you the red is "Applications"
Not a typical #libreops but 2 months ago I built a ~$4,500 rig in an 8U travel case for all-in-one networking + esports streaming (encoder, cameras, capture cards, headsets, mics) setup that flew from DC to Chicago to Germany and back.
Well, I lost the key to open the case now that it's home and through the magic of a $25 lock-pick set I've got access again!
A toot's got me wondering about the nature of consent in a specific way; I won't ever have an Alexa or anything like it, and maybe you won't either; but other people will.
And now I'm thinking, if you have one of these lumps of spyware in your home, should you be *required* to offer a formal warning to any visitors? I think so; you're required to place CCTV warnings if you run CCTV, and if anything systems like Alexa are more invasive, not less.
The data from a CCTV system might never leave the premises; the data from these "assistants" goes **directly** to servers outside either your *or* your host's control, where your voice may be datamined for any damned purpose the server owners choose.
Don't feel bad about saying "I don't wanna come over, you've got an Alexa running." It's not paranoia to be creeped out by AIs (or persons) unknown listening to your private conversations. It's *normal*. You don't *need* anything to "hide" for you desire not to *share* to be valid.
I'm impressed by the project, they've done a bang up job with implementation - opting to integrate with existing subsystems instead of just crashing into a system with opinions.
I donated $50 to the project, I hope that helps to support their developers and show my appreciation for their tooling.
Trialing pihole on the network #libreops
I can't play video games in the living room anymore since there's a tiny terrorist living in my house and when he sees the TV he becomes mesmerized.
As a result, I've re-worked my office space to have:
* More desk space
* Fit an additional monitor and the gaming PC
Hopefully, with some nice headphones I can enjoy a few hours of gaming a week when the baby is asleep.
Today in "everything is terrible:" Contactless credit card payments expose all your previous payments to the current store. In convenient plain text, suitable for Microsoft Excel.
Want privacy? Don't use contactless. Insert the card to use the chip.
Computers were a mistake.
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