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Cake day: Jun 11, 2023


Well, yes and no. Most likely its adoption would be where petroleum stations start creating it on site and selling like a carbon neutral gasoline. Energy has to come from somewhere, so it will probably take solar power to store as fomate and sell as fuel

I was imagining a “I just wiped my hard drive and flashed the current version of Debian. Let’s get basic services up.”

I wish there was a “hey watch me code/self host” channel that helped noobs see how to approach the problem of starting. Usually their is a “hey watch me code” YouTube that is old enough to have a critical breaking point (some library updated) so a noob finds it impossible.

If you are successful in this, perhaps a twitch channel walking through the basics running on a regular ish basis

The Linux purist is to provide the source code and you download then compile the small files.

Developers and gamers don’t have storage issues so the higher storage size of flapak and the lack of dependency issues (a copy of every library used) make flatpak user friendly enough for normies aka gamers with steamdecks

Economics say that technological advances hurt those displaced for a short period of time but the entire rest of the economy improves and the displaced people are smart enough to find other jobs in the new economy with higher standard of living…

Unless the value created never makes it back to the economy…

Better question, can big ag dope up all the cows in unsanitary conditions to lower their costs by 10 cents per pound (nobody cares about mystical superbugs) /s

Testosterone is a hormone. Excess testosterone causes heart issues. (I am not familiar all with current steroids). Injecting crap into eyes can easily cause damage. Ametur surgery has a lot of scarring. Deaths from feedback loops of a diabetic coma with artificial kidneys happen. There is a lot of risk with “bio hacking” and a lot of “supplements” are either dangerous or snake oil

My understanding is people who make hardware upgrades to their body:

  • ametur surgery to add a magnet to your index finger
  • taking eye enzymes from cave fish and injecting it into a friends eye rk get short term super night vision
  • attaching two prosthetic legs that makes you run faster and longer
  • open source hardware and software for an artificial pancreas

Stuff like that

For every news article that asks a yes/no question, 99% of the time the correct answer is “no, cause then we would tell the news, but this no has a long story about entertaining dead ends”

Cost of electricity is non zero. Distributed computing between pis might be the most cost effective way (hardware and electricity)

I bought the rii remote/controller/keyboard/mouse, a raspberry pi 4 8gb, a 4k micro HDMI, a rpi4 power cord, a 64gb micro SD card, rpi4 case with fan. I then attached it to my TV with some zip ties and a L brace

  • I installed rasbian 64bit.
  • I installed steam link (have to go to tty command line to have it work though because bullseye doesn’t have previous buster driver support yet
  • I installed kodi > Plex addon
  • I installed kodi > YouTube addon
  • I installed kodi > jellyfin add-on with repository
  • I didn’t trust the sketchy “add my repository to download and install”. Disney plus on kodi, so I made a shortcut to the browser with that site
  • I made a shortcut to Netflix browser.

It isn’t the same as " any phone controls sound and playback" like a chromcast, but it is private and it is better than Chromecast (higher resolution and framerate, and streams/remotelycontrols local beefy gaming computers) in some ways.

Do you know of a RPI app with a fdroid counterpart that allows clicks from a LAN smartphone?

If you have 3or more HDDs in parallel with some raid-5 drivers, the read write speed gets pretty close to sdd. (Personal opinion, not backed by numbers)

I said this in a different post’s comments about Facebook scraping data:

Can activity pub change it’s terms to say that all crawlers that use this must be gnu open sources and all information crawled must be open to the public on gnu open sources software (no crawling to a private enterprise)?

My understanding is all the big tech companies are scared of what happened with router software (openwrt) and they don’t want to be forced to let competition be a foss community via gnu licensing.

Can activity pub change it’s terms to say that all crawlers that use this must be gnu open sources and all information crawled must be open to the public on gnu open sources software (no crawling to a private enterprise)?

My understanding is all the big tech companies are scared of what happened with router software (openwrt) and they don’t want to be forced to let competition be a foss community via gnu licensing.

The bill requires that manufacturers of electronics and appliances make parts, repair tools, and documentation available to the general public, for devices first sold on or after July 1, 2021. For devices costing between $50 and $99.99, manufacturers must provide repair access for at least three years after the product is no longer manufactured; for those costing more than $100, that number rises to seven years. In its letter, Apple lists a few bill provisions that were crucial for the company’s support, including language that clearly states manufacturers only have to offer the public the same parts, tools, and manuals available to authorized repair partners, and the bill’s exclusive focus on newer devices.

The support is equal to cutting the teeth off the bill.

  • all parts for repair have to be through apple
  • all repairs need to be done in based on official channel (official software probably because that is “authorized”)
  • the bill only applies to new models, and only for the support period of 3 years.

Or some garbage like that that I am missing. The same thing was done when we didn’t want isps to control the net and coined the term “net neutrality” then the isps rebranded it to mean isp controls if you are neutral on the net… Sigh.

I haven’t engaged in long form debates in years. This is fun for me too.

Only in capitalism does better technology mean more profit for capitalists rather than less work for workers.

Regarding your summary, one of the assumptions is that we have to compare the investors to the workers. If standard of living is increasing all around, does it matter if one group is growing faster than the other?

The fundamental unit of Capitalism, the thing that drives everything, are Capitalists (investors) investing their capital (Money) with the intention of receiving a return on their investment (more money than they invested). … People who are not capitalists in capitalism are workers.

The idea that investors are the only “capitalists” and workers have no ability to leverage their assets (time, money, health, etc.) to get more return (work less or more luxury) is a little flimsy:

  • Every person in any government/land/time (including workers in capitalism) has had scarce resources that they had to allocate in order to better their life. Scarce resources like health/time, calories, fair weather, the merchant is in town for only x days, etc.
  • Haggling, inventing, and working with tools have existed in every society (including capitalist ones) for the last few millennia.

under capitalism the only way that a worker can have a decent standard of living is through selling their time to a capitalist enterprise

Hard disagree there. I see two assumptions there:

  • decent standard of living
  • the only way … is through selling their time

Regarding a decent standard of living, 200 years ago the greatest of kings couldn’t have imagined indoor plumbing. Food that keeps basically forever in a small package? Well it is probably jerky or poison or in a plastic wrapper. Food that keeps after you cook it? It must be in an ice box. We are living above the class of kings but we have tunnel vision due to a hedonic treadmill. Some people take up hobbies to remind themselves of just how luxurious daily life is: camping.

Regarding the only way, tunnel vision occurs when all known generations have followed the same path. For example, if your dad was a farmer, your grandpa was a farmer, and all of your friends are farmers, would you think of becoming a train engineer as you grew up? No? What about if the crops didn’t do well when you are about to get married, would you start thinking about train engineering? Probably no as well. But if the crops do poorly and you move to the big city to try to find your fortune, you might stumble on a classified ad for train engineering.

  • Right now, we have immense pressures for de-urbanization where we migrate back to the farms where there is no “enterprise”, but as a society, we had a generation and a half with blue collar jobs, then a generation and a half with white collar jobs, and nobody remembers the brown collar jobs (also technology in agriculture is such that a farmer with tech is doing 1000 the work of farmers with only livestock, so perhaps we should start our own businesses where we are).
  • Right now, to start your own business, there is a lot of risk. The chance of someone suing your pants and shirt off is percieved to be high. Years ago, you were an apprentice for a few years, you started your own business as a journeyman, then you were declared a master by your guild (if you were in the city) so you would be spending ~3/4 of your life as a business owner. I don’t know of many business owners other than plumbers, contractors, local restaurants, and landlords (renting out basements). I have tunnel vision and when I try to break out and plan starting a business, people around me get anxiety worse than me.

only due to the nature of capitalism would labor saving technology be a threat

Labor saving technology is always a threat to the status quo especially so because it calls into question society’s assumptions. The worker (numerous and easily isolated) feels the anxiety from threats to the status quo the most as there is the most uncertainty (isolation increases uncertainty). The investor who doesn’t do his due diligence is soon parted from his money, so he is constantly doing market research, labor research, and assessing competition (or delegating this to CEOs, external auditors, and other decision making management).

So what are the assumptions in society regarding economics (management of scarce resources like time, money, food, energy, etc.)?

Capitalism (where all individuals are owners of scarce resources) incentivizes people with promises of future stability (pay to be specialized, then be paid in increased wages). Socialism/communism (where community/governments are owners of scarce resources incentivizes people with promises of “taking care of you”. <u> I think this is the crux of the argument. </u> If AI (or any technological advancement that could save time) advances at a sufficient rate that voids the economic assumptions behind most of society:

  1. an individual can increase their capture of value via specialization,
  2. an individual can invest scarce resources freely into growth/innovation due to the implied promise of future stability, etc.

then there will be unrest until people adjust to match the new normal of society’s assumptions.

Every theory I have explored on this subject has used the assumption that “effort is adverse” therefore some kind of payment must be made in order to incentivize more than zero effort from someone. When workers expend effort, they look for ways to not have to expend as much. Workers with no incentive to work more efficiently will not do any inventing/innovation.

I think that one of the primary causes of rapid growth is the application of the scientific method to everything. We have statistics (probability), engineering, etc. all growing at lightning rates (compared to the millennia long agricultural revolution). One of the ways that worked to prevent power consolidation was death of those in power and a subsequent war of succession. We currently have LLCs that are owned over multi generations with boards of directors and CEOs that are increasingly proficient at power consolidation (governmental, monetary, environmental, health, etc.). My one final thought is from the bible: Isaiah 5:8

Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.

The context as i understand it is Isaiah is speaking about people merging lands & businesses and wealth then producing almost nothing with it. I think that mega corporations are leaving no space left for an inheritance, and shortly they will produce nothing and fall.

I think we have debated the problem, but now I am starting to look at implied solutions. I think you are implying that “a sufficiently strong welfare state” could fix this, but it will be weakened by investors who will use their power to reduce the hold that taxes have on them. I am implying that if we do nothing but reduce tunnel vision via education and vote with our feet that society will reallocate and anxiety will reduce. I remember reading somewhere that a group that you consider friends and family has a hard limit on it. Something like 250 to 1000 people. After that, you have severely reduced empathy during negotiations over scarce resources. I wish i had a solution involving familys/unions/churches or something that would reduce tunnel vision.

My argument is that the anxiety is misplaced if it’s directed toward technology

I agree with you there.

The anxiety should be directed at the institution of capitalism itself

I don’t see the connection there. Perhaps Human Nature? Perhaps governmental structure? Perhaps social programs failing the groups i care about (including myself).

Edit: i went up and reread your original argument, and i responded there.

It doesn’t take strong AI to have a significant negative effect on the common person. In the same way that “self checkout robots” removed 9 of 10 cashier’s (one left to monitor the machines), chatgpt and other LLMs have the ability to remove much of the time composing executive summaries, and other time consuming activities. The average person will be let go from communication heavy companies and there will be a few very rich individuals capturing the increased productivity until the market adapts across 4 years (unless another tech breakthrough happens while the common person is retooling through university). The anxiety is not without cause. The cost of university is 1 year of gross wages.

The jellyfin community is probably best for that question.

Well I think there should be a /c/selfhostingnoobedition where an answer (even if it is just a “Google search link”) is expected. The amount of plausible sounding BS from googleing and getting stack overflow copies with unhelpful info or thinly veiled ads that has cost me time and money is huge, and I simply get directed to buy products while I am exploring (I don’t know what I don’t know), so I have gone here as my “Google”. I normally try to include my due diligence in a paragraph labelled “source:”

Could the megathread be reposted every ~24 hours with the sum of the changes be included in the top of the post or a pinned comment? I would rather have a discussion about a current development than read something from 1 week ago.

Edit: i saw something about 1 day ago. perhaps you started implementing this. Nevermind.

I may be missing something, but where is the link/image?

Thanks for the link, i learned from that. It looks like OpenBazaar closed its door/servers when the investment money dried up.

Omg please can this be a thing! However if there is money, bots will come.

Can you start moral and end amoral? I would say that giving up morality is immoral (even if a snapshot of your end state is amoral)

Omg that thread was illuminating.

Key points are:

  • xmpp was systematically killed by Google by “embrace, enhance, extinguish” where they federated, added bells and whistles, then de-federated after having essentially all users.
  • meta systematically removes competition. It is naive to assume anything otherwise, and both meta and the fediverse is international, so governments have less ability to enforce (and enforcement via govs are mostly via the elite and interest groups)
  • control over the fediverse can be lost to big tech via updates to protocol that can’t be bug fixed fast enough, a fork being run on big instances via a compromised sysadmin selling out for cash or other benefits
  • link sharing is about interesting content (not social inertia like messenger apps and social apps like Facebook) so it is not a perfect analogy.
  • there is no negativity on the fediverse yet
  • once users become the product (even partially), the fediverse will be driven to enshittification via the same pressures of big tech

Garages have motors with liquids that produce fumes (aka voc in the air). If you are insulating the garage door well, what are you doing to make the air remain breathable if a motor starts to leak? An explosion or poison gas in your house (if you have an attached garage) may be worth putting off air sealing.

“A mandolin” is a type of musical instrument and its pronounceation sounds similar to “Amanda Lynn”.

How to clean heavy caked on grease:

grease is a type of oil aka “non polar liquid”. A light grease (like veggie or olive oil) can dissolve it over a long period of time, or you can scrub it off using any kind of abrasive doused in the light oil. After there is nothing but light oil left, rinse it off with water then soap and water. Easy peasy.

How to refresh a activated carbon filter:

You dont. The requirement is to make a 0 oxygen environment and heat up some carbon in a kiln in that environment. There are some stand alone “air purifiers” that you can get from homedepot, but as you say “filters are the printers ink”. Some really high end filters like “bunny farts” or bunny air or something use Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC), but most of the cheap ones will take activated carbon dust and make it into a wet slurry and spread over a sponge the size of your filter, so you technically have activated carbon. Good luck on getting a cheap replacement.

Brainstorming here:

  • fasten a magnet to it, then use a magnet on the outside to slide it up as a “key”.

  • remove the locking mechanism

  • undo the screws on the mechanism in the screen door and add some sticky residue like a piece of duct tape then remove the duct tape by using a hair dryer to get it off. Then reassemble and put it up in the unlocked position and let the sticky hold it in place

What is the social contract anymore? It used to be “physical proximity means invest in neighbors and friends”. Physical proximity now means we have to share germs but I’m getting out of here asap to be on lemmy.

Oculus VR headsets are 100$ cheaper across the board from similar tech, but you have to log into “metaberse” to use them. There is a fair amount of “vendor lock in” by accident while people are experimenting with vr.

This sounds like what an ai would write /s

I think that while LLMs are going to get worse, the AI software will get better to the point of strong AI, and it will do a lot of “apple-esque” changes to mass produced speech that will ultimately be for the better… The cynical possibility is that it will further taint human dialogue even though it could provide a better way.