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Cake day: June 5th, 2023


  • >dinner is done
    >announce dinner
    >everyone shows up 10 minutes later

    Some of the food is cold because I didn’t cover it, but why should I? It would have been fine if they came to the table when I announced dinner.

    >next day
    >dinner is almost done
    >remembering yesterday, I decide to announce dinner 10 minutes early so that 10 minutes later is “on time”
    >everyone arrives to the table immediately, remembering that it was cold yesterday not wanting that to happen again

  • I have a version of this where I dream I went back to high school for some convoluted reason like redoing the classes to get better grades or take classes I wasn’t actually able to. It’s gone several ways, but it usually involves getting the schedule mixed up and finding out two of the classes are during the same period but I can’t do anything about it or don’t realize until it’s far too late to fix.

  • So I’m just curious, where the hell did all the wonderbread hate come from? It’s like suddenly everyone has a vendetta against it. I’m not particularly fond of it myself in lieu of traditional bread but like, it’s fine?? The added sugar/HFCS is fucked but I’m pretty sure you can buy varieties that don’t have that.

  • The device wouldn’t necessarily have to be constantly streaming the audio to a central server. If it’s capable of hearing wake up words like “Ok Google” it’s capable of listening for other phrases and having onboard processing to relay back the results much more compressed. Whether or not this is common practice is another matter, and yes the algorithms are scary good even without eavesdropping.

  • If they reverse course and everyone still refused to play out of principle, the only thing Sony learns is that they should just double down. The situation becomes a calculated move between the shareholder value linked PSN accounts create vs whatever they permanently lose in playerbase numbers, instead of a give and pull between a corporation and the community for one of its games. Not playing after they give in just tells them that there was no point in walking it back, and they might just reinstate the policy because at least they’ll get that tasty user data out of whoever they didn’t burn the bridge with.

    I mean it’s your choice, but I’m just extrapolating what your stance entails if everyone were to take it.

  • I mean, even if they’re broadly unenforceable, companies include them anyways as a means of intimidation. This FTC decision basically puts up a giant neon sign telling everyone “yeah this isn’t legal” which makes it pretty cut and dry. Big companies thrive on ambiguity because that’s where an expensive lawyer comes in to argue the case whichever way; they will have a much harder time doing that now.