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If I tried LaMDA? No, truth be told, I only found out about it when ChatGPT blew up. The reason I said it’s not as good as ChatGPT is because that’s what most articles I find online are saying: ChatGPT delivers information in a plainer, clearer way than anything on the market right now.

That said, my original statement is misleading, sorry about that! I’ll make an edit immediately.


Oh, for sure. They even have their own chatbot called LaMDA. Trouble is, reports are saying that it’s not as good as ChatGPT and Google knows this. Right now they’re in panic mode.


Yeah, SoLita customers can keep this particular beer garden.


I’m glad this is getting more attention. I’ve recently tried joining a community for mental health only to find out they hang out on Telegram, which was alarming to me. I would hardly call a space owned by a company who sells data to government agencies a safe one. Regrettably, I wound up not joining because of this.


See, I don’t think it is. While Reddit has many, many problems, most users seem to be okay with it. Heck, until about year ago, there was a subreddit called WatchRedditDie which had ample proof of Reddit’s shortcomings. However, Reddit never really died, corporate interests just took over. After this revelation, the mods of the subreddit rightfully gave up and archived the subreddit. I believe Reddit will only die when a mass exodus of users takes place, which is just not happening right now.


Can’t speak for everyone, but I only connected a smart TV to my Wi-Fi network once and regretted it immmediately. Why? After that, it wouldn’t forget my wireless password and kept connecting to the internet, even though I didn’t want it to. That is why I’m never connecting another smart device to my network again, unless I’m double-dog sure I want to.


I am a former reddit user. Well okay, lurker. I liked the concept of reddit, but hated the issues that their team left unresolved: power tripping mods, censorship and later the whole Ellen Pao debacle and it just got worse from there. So I started looking for similar sites. I tried Aether, Tildes, I think I was also on Raddle at some point. Then I found Lemmy and here I am.


Well, how delightfully vague. A “sophisticated, encrypted communication device” could be just about anything that connects to the internet.


Yes, it’s one of the reasons, but unfortunately not the only one. This issue is slightly more complex. It is also slightly older than the current economic situation. Japan’s declining birthrates have started in 2011. This didn’t happen all by itself, of course.

In the 90s, the Japanese government made the questionable decision to promote wider use of temp and contract workers, which in turn led to people having less stable jobs. Because of this, these workers were seen less attractive as a partner, so, fewer couples. Then the recession hit, which didn’t help things.

Then there’s also the Japanese government’s long-standing anti-immigration stance. Immigration might have helped with the birth rates, but nobody in their government seems to be willing to give this a chance. Childcare facilities are also lacking in some places, making the idea of having a child highly undesirable.

And I’m only scratching the surface. Wikipedia has a more in-depth article on the whole situation, but be forewarned, it’s fairly long:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aging_of_Japan


Everybody gangsta until their internet connection craps out.


I’m just now noticing that the handle retracted into the suitcase, trapping the “robber’s” hand. Pretty cool. On the other hand, those prongs look like a good way to poke someone’s eye out.



I’m a private person IRL, so I like to keep things as private as possible on the internet as well. I say “try to”, because heaven knows big tech isn’t making this easy for me.


I will be mighty impressed if they actually manage to cram an entire book into a single season. So much happens in just the first book alone.


Only one way to find out! Do you have a fire stone handy?


Oh cool, I’m actually reading through The Dark Forest and would love to see how the story would look on-screen. Will the show be the adaptation of just the first book or the entire Remembrance trilogy?



Near as I can tell, this whole thing started with John Deere tractors. US farmers wanted to repair tractors themselves, because the alternative was calling up someone to have their tractor towed to an official John Deere™ repairshop, which was usually hundreds of miles away. The tow alone would cost them hundreds of dollars. So, they sought legal help, went to court and this is when other companies like Apple and Microsoft caught wind of this story and didn’t like the precedent one bit. After all, why let the users repair their own stuff, when the companies could be earning money on repairs? That’s why this outcome is so important.

Anyway, that’s the quick and dirty version. If you’d like to know more, Vice made a really good video about it two years back: https://youtu.be/EPYy_g8NzmI


There seem to be not one, but several piracy rooms on matrix.org. Maybe OP could try one of them?


Probably none, sorry. If you wanted to pirate something on Android, you would have to either download a closed-source piracy app, which you can only hope doesn’t have any malicious code inside, or download unverified .apk files from random websites, also a bad idea.

Fire OS, the operating system on Fire sticks, is essentially Android with Amazon’s stuff on top of it. If there is an app that enables piracy on it, I wouldn’t trust it.



I don't want to talk about work with my friends, mine or theirs. Am I being rude?
I **hate** talking about work. I also listening about work. I don't exactly enjoy my job, so I try not to waste my free time thinking about work, talking about work or, heaven forbid, doing something for work. However, my friends talk about their jobs all the time and it's painful to listen to. I told them as much, but the topic keeps popping up. I'm just not that invested in the specifics and minutia of their workday. I either lack the knowledge to understand their work process or, more often than not, just don't care. That is, unless something bad happened and they want to vent, I'm okay with that. But I still get looks, as if I should be interested about their job. Which, I'm sorry, I'm just not. Am I being unreasonable in trying to steer the conversation into a topic that isn't work-related?

This is probably not a meme, so apologies for that. I do find it funny, though. Here's what the cookie selection window looks like: ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/50fde2cf-2c58-4bb4-a47c-a234741f3564.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/8c82a67c-d52c-43a8-9d55-d960c1870f0b.png)


Games publisher PQube Games accused of exploiting developer Mojiken Studio's heritage for funding
Steam post: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1201270/eventcomments/3325366198376331693 Tweet: https://twitter.com/ASFTUgame/status/1562319004949028864

Post was not made by me, by the way. I didn't leave (or join) PINE64, it's just the title of the article.



Are there any good alternatives to Glassdoor?
Because according to [this](https://libreddit.kavin.rocks/r/antiwork/comments/w2q99i/glassdoor_just_lost_a_lawsuit_and_must_now_reveal/) they must now reveal user details.

“They won’t just be burning the midnight oil, they will be burning the 3am oil, they won’t even leave the factory type of thing, whereas in America people are trying to avoid going to work at all.”

What's the cheapest hardware that can playback videos at 1080p?
There are so many options out there, it's kind of dizzying. I'm looking for a cheap solution that I could hook up to a TV and ethernet, so it could run a flavor of Linux (or BSD) and play videos at 1080p. Bonus points if it can handle 1080p@60 FPS. Other than that, it would be used for light web browsing. I was looking at Raspberry Pi 4, but is there anything else you would suggest?

MagnetDL, what the fuck?
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/WEYksgkyf8.png) I really hope this is a belated April Fools joke...