I sometimes wonder how younger people think things were “before their time”. Back in the day, the digital way to get manga/bd was in the now lost (it is, right?) art of fan novelization: I did read the first Dragonball manga books as texfiles, when I was young (years later they were published in Portugal, and I made the collection with drawings and everything).

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In-reply-to » What's with all these tech companies going through massive layoffs. The latest one is Intel, but instead they're cutting salaries to avoid laying off.

Hmmm interesting view points 🤔

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In-reply-to » What's with all these tech companies going through massive layoffs. The latest one is Intel, but instead they're cutting salaries to avoid laying off.

@prologic@twtxt.net the billionaire class is letting software developers know that they are no longer a privileged hire. soon they will hire back a bunch of software developers but at lower pay and with much reduced benefits. The ongoing class war has finally reached devs.

That’s my read anyway.

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In-reply-to » What's with all these tech companies going through massive layoffs. The latest one is Intel, but instead they're cutting salaries to avoid laying off.

@prologic@twtxt.net “outsourcing” and “restructuring” are the hot new corpo buzzwords these days. The shirt economy and endless inflation we find ourselves in, probably isn’t helping it either.

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Damus is pretty interesting, but the global feed is already quite the hellscape. I have yet to see anyone that I know from other forms of social media and signal to noise is quite low so far.

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In-reply-to » They say AI is now filling up the content of the Internet with gaslighting posts from humans who do not exist and tweets from machines who make up stuff. Nowadays we discuss things with bots, not humans.

@off_grid_living@twtxt.net There is a difference, between scraped data, used for AI training and the advertising companies, who track your behavior online, across sites, to better target you, with more relevant advertisements. These tools also give companies that use this technology, statistics about how people use their sites, so they can deduce, what needs to be changed, to increase their profits - but no AI is involved in any of that yet.

There might not be much one can do, to prevent what they publish online, from being scraped, to make some AI, but you can fight against targeted advertising and corporate analytic, by hardening your browser.
I think it’s best to combine things like: Using adblockers, scriptblockers/filters, incognito modes, settings that delete everything, when the browser is closed, not allowing unnecessary cookies, logging out of services, right after you’re done using them (unless you are sure, they don’t track you).

There are more extreme measures too, but those are a bit of an overkill, for normal web browsing, in my opinion.

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it could have been some with running out of disk space for my twt cache.

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In-reply-to » What's with all these tech companies going through massive layoffs. The latest one is Intel, but instead they're cutting salaries to avoid laying off.

probably some now that the free COVID loans that required staffing numbers are over the staffing is no longer needed.

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In-reply-to » What's with all these tech companies going through massive layoffs. The latest one is Intel, but instead they're cutting salaries to avoid laying off.

Business pushing for recession. They all over hired during the pandemic to meet higher traffic levels and now those levels are dropping back to normal. absolutely bad resource planning all around.

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In-reply-to » @marado please give us a heads up if you are linking to Twitter. On mobile I have no way to know, and I am trying my best to avoid that hellhole.

Nothing to be done by you. I asked the OP. 😊

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In-reply-to » @marado please give us a heads up if you are linking to Twitter. On mobile I have no way to know, and I am trying my best to avoid that hellhole.

@prologic@we.loveprivacy.club it is. I could opt for not following any link, but that would hamper interaction, and camaraderie. Out of politeness, I would like to know if a link I can’t see goes to Twitter, so that I can avoid it.

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In-reply-to » What's with all these tech companies going through massive layoffs. The latest one is Intel, but instead they're cutting salaries to avoid laying off.

What’s with all these tech companies going through massive layoffs. The latest one is Intel, but instead they’re cutting salaries to avoid laying off.

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In-reply-to » They say AI is now filling up the content of the Internet with gaslighting posts from humans who do not exist and tweets from machines who make up stuff. Nowadays we discuss things with bots, not humans.

Thanks for the video link bro, I watched i t for a while, over an hour !! Question, why do IPads listen to people, collecting every conversation we say, and the ads come to our phones based on that conversation. What do they do with all the content, stored digitally for ever? Allow robotic AI machines to talk local talk, like humans do?
Are we humans losing our abilities to be unique? Are machines so to take over? I see this as a real threat.

I suspect the end of humans as a species is near, and soon robotic AI machines will speak and talk just like humans can.

But for now, how does one protect the words we speak and write from machines that steal our intellectual property? Google claims it helps more people search and read our stuff? Hmm? If we forget what we speak after a week, than our words should die with us. I can read what I wrote from aged 17, I have diaries, and my words should remain there, in my books. How does reading a 17 yr old way back in 1970 help a 17 yr old living in a different world?

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Digging into all the various Mastodon/Activity Pub alternatives today. It’s cool to see so much development activity in this space right now.

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In-reply-to » Like, check it out. That link to DRY? It doesn't render as a link in the webapp. However, it does render as a link, and works fine, in Goryon. I've seen before that Markdown tables render fine in Goryon but not in the webapp. They ought to behave as similarly as possible, right? So just in this small interaction there are three discrepancies between how the mobile app and webapp render Markdown.

@prologic@twtxt.net The parse is correct. this seems to be something with the markdown render.

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