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Looking at the sales estimates, the numbers appear pretty modest compared to the other gaming devices. They’re probably under 5m units sold since early 2022.

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Yeah, just saying that most of Valve’s value is probably in their software. Their hardware installed base is pretty small compared to others.

iPhones And Androids Can Now Warn You of 'Secret Trackers' ( www.ibtimes.co.uk )

In a collaborative effort, Apple and Google have developed an industry-standard detection feature called "Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers" (DULT) for Bluetooth trackers. This standard allows users on iOS and Android devices to be alerted if an unknown Bluetooth tracker is monitoring their location.

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Well, good news, Bluetooth trackers are trash and inaccurate if they don’t use Apple or Google’s network.

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This use case has been covered since these products launched.

Apple Find My to Apple Find My network got notifications. Android Find My Device to Android Find My Device got notifications. And if Android users installed Apple’s Tracker Detect, they got notifications.

Now cross platform tracking will happen without the user having to download and install an app.

If you were stealing bikes, and didn’t have something like Tracker Detect installed on your Android phone, you’re not the smartest crook.

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Both Apple and Google’s location tracking networks are end to end encrypted. Moreover, Apple and Google have refused to put backdoors into their encryption protocols because it’s a massive opportunity for security exploits that could tank their businesses.

If the cops want to find you, they’re probably just going to ask your phone carrier to triangulate you with their tower network, which they’ve been doing for decades. That’s way faster and easier than jumping through hoops to somehow use the Find My or Find My Device networks.

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Exactly. The tag IDs are anonymous and the clients are E2EE.

I’d be easier just to use cell towers.

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Abortion pills are safer than over the counter acetaminophen.

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Parenthood is even slower and hurts in unimaginable ways.

Toy-Shooter 'Hypercharge Unboxed' Is Finally Coming To Xbox This Month ( www.purexbox.com )

We've been waiting for an Xbox release date for Hypercharge: Unboxed for what feels like an eternity at this point, and after a cheeky teaser last month, the dev team has finally delivered. This bright and colourful toy-soldier shooter is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on May 31st....

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Yeah, but ignoring the delete requests, and storing the data puts them out of compliance with European and American deletion and retention laws. And if they were lying, and were using user photos to train models, they have more than enough non-deleted photos already.

I’m not pulling out my jump to conclusions mat quire yet. The database corruption issue sounds more reasonable. That stuff happens, and Apple isn’t zeroing data. Most people aren’t. Because the data isn’t zeroed, a file can resurrect when a corruption issue is remedied.

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The difference here is that the files aren't on Apples servers, they are on your phones internal disk.

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This is about files that are on iCloud servers. Specifically, some photos on iCloud servers don’t get properly flagged for deletion when the user requests it. Something was getting corrupted.

Apple fixed the corruption issue, so now a handful of photo files affected by it appeared to rise from the dead. The files were always there in the cloud, but something like a corrupted DB entry was hiding them from view. Users thought they were deleted, but they were in some sort of corruption purgatory. Not visible to the user, but still taking up storage space.

Once the corruption issue was remedied, the photo app recognized the files, didn’t realize they were previously flagged for deletion, then started to sync them to the device. AKA, download them.

And yes, you can run third party software on Apple’s operating system. There are quite a few third party apps for managing iOS and MacOS’s file system.

Big complaint isn’t a lack of 3rd party apps, it’s that it’s hard to side load apps that aren’t signed.

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The odds of being in a fatal helicopter crash are impossibly small. 0.63 out of 100,000 in the USA

https://www.airmedandrescue.com/latest/news/us-helicopter-accident-rate-analysis

And if you read up on what causes a lot of these fatalities, you see a lot of accidents with pilots and personal aircraft, or pilots trying doing things like high risk medical evacuations.

The chances of dying in a helicopter air taxi are insanely small.

Helicopter carrying Iran's President Raisi crashes, search under way ( www.reuters.com )

DUBAI, May 19 (Reuters) - A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister crashed on Sunday as it was crossing mountain terrain in heavy fog, an Iranian official told Reuters, and rescuers were struggling to reach the site of the incident....

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Oh great, another log onto the raging fire in the Middle East.

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Nah, the US government will pander to the real estate industry and subsidize insurance, just like they have done in the south east for flood insurance.

California is the nation’s biggest economy and the nation’s biggest real estate market. If that were to get disrupted, people are going to freak out like they did in 2008.

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If you want some big city live’n, this place in Wyoming’s capital is 160k and has a killer Kiss room.

https://redf.in/w4wqjW

https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/0735c6c9-9cb4-48ee-8a2d-cf00e9592ca1.jpeg

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With a room like that, do you need anymore?

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We're been here before. People implement an extreme policy, the extreme policy makes life worse, then they say "the policy was good, but it didn't work because it didn't go far enough."

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We don’t have a democracy, we are a constitutional republic

This is the new battle cry of American fascism.

The opening of the American Declaration of Independence literally states that the country is going to establish a government that derives “their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

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Where do you live where leeks are not common? Speaking for California here, they’re a common grocery store item.

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I feel like this thread is going really be “available in your part of the US.”

Grocery stores and populations are pretty varied across the US. What you can easily get in a San Francisco, Manhattan, or Boise grocery store can differ quite a bit.

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Yeah, probably has more do to with proximity to at least a B tier grocery store. If your local grocer is Target, Walmart, or Family Dollar, then you’re only going to have access to the vegetables from Veggietales and bread from a plastic bag.

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Electric cars have a very legit use case for this… extended charge times. The video games and streaming apps are so you can kill time.

Telsa’s have pretty fast charge times, but even those are slower than a gasoline fill up. Moreover, if you get cursed with charging at a non-Telsa station, you could be there for quite a bit.

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Yeah, sometimes you’re in BFE and there isn’t much around. Other times you just want to eat fast food in your car like an animal and watch a TV show that is too embarrassing to watch on the couch with your significant other.

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This famously worked marvelously for the USSR. /s

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Sounds like a lot of this is for non-generative AI. It’s for dumb things like that frequently used emoji feature.

Knowing how my legal teams have worked in my tech companies, I’m a bet that a lawyer updated the terms language to be in compliance with privacy legislation, but they did a shit job, and didn’t clarify what specifically was being covered in the TOS. They were lazy, and crafted something broad, so they wouldn’t have to actually talk to product or marketing people in their org.

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Where do you live?

Taiwan is selling more to the US than China in major shift away from Beijing ( apnews.com )

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s tapioca balls or computer chips, Taiwan is stretching toward the United States and away from China — the world’s No. 2 economy that threatens to take the democratically ruled island by force if necessary....

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Yeah. Taiwan is arguably the world’s most important player in semiconductors. It’s where the most cutting edge fabs are, it’s a big reason China and the west are quarreling over Taiwan, and why Biden has been trying to dump a shit load of money into catching up with Taiwan.

China invades Taiwan, the pandemic chip shortages are going to look like child’s play.

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Best part…

The web filter is in that stupid filter carousel, and it’s just off of the screen on mobile. So you have to swipe left from the top of the screen to view web results.

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For you. It’s dynamic and the links keep changing location now. That bar is terrible now.

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Jackets, often, but not always. Track jackets, windbreaker jackets, shell jackets, etc. Light jackets and coats without lining are pretty easy to find. I even have a light sport coat with no lining.

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A model trained on jokes about bacon, narwhals, and rage comics.

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I SAID RAGE COMICS

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A spirt visited me and told me this.

Luckily that spirt read the article and watched the video in it.

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Alternative headline:

“People protesting against violence found to be nonviolent”

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