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breadbin

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My first computer was a C128, and everything has been downhill since.

Interested in retro and modern retro projects.

I know how to code.

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drahardja, to apple
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Man, not again. sells seriously under-specced devices to maintain their “starting from…” price and then upselling people to actually-usable models. Remember those 16 GB flash iPhones they kept selling (2010–2016! I checked!), even though that meant people didn’t even have enough space to update their OS? 8 GB RAM is that, once more, but for runtime memory.

I think the 256 GB flash, 8 GB RAM minimum-spec Mac is a low-resource trap for anyone who wants to use a computer for more than light web browsing (and I mean light—web pages are resource hogs these days) or a messaging client. They are certainly not suitable for anyone wanting to locally store or edit media.

For 2024, I think 512 GB flash and 16 GB RAM should be minimum for MacBook Air, while 1 TB and 32 GB RAM should be minimum for MacBook Pro.

“Apple argues in favor of selling Macs with only 8GB of RAM”

https://9to5mac.com/2024/04/12/apple-8gb-ram-mac/

breadbin,
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@drahardja Apple’s memory prices (RAM and disk) have been my biggest gripe with the hardware since I got my first Mac. They are terrible and it irks me. I think it will end up biting them in the end.

drahardja, to ai
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The rampant pillaging and straight-up “appropriation” of human-generated training data from the Internet—without compensation—is a hallmark of many of today’s giants. Now that they are starting to step on some wealthy toes, I think litigation is about to smack them down hard this year. NYTimes got a head start; who’s next?

“YouTube CEO warns OpenAI that training models on its videos is against the rules”

https://www.engadget.com/youtube-ceo-warns-openai-that-training-models-on-its-videos-is-against-the-rules-121547513.html

breadbin,
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@drahardja Crazy idea:

Any tech from now on that leads to a reduction in the work force due to automation should be taxed appropriately to create a strong UBI.

Imho.

eniko, (edited ) to random
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i sure hope nobody figures out that kitsune tails save files are just a proprietary binary version of json thats fairly human readable and so easy to reverse engineer and hacks them for their own purposes 🥺

breadbin,
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@eniko Yes! That’s the spirit.

Let people play games the way they want. It’s ok to cheat in single player games or if everyone’s in on it.

When you release World of Kitsune Tails, then it’s time to stop cheating.

Adding a README.md would be an amazing move imho.

sayomgwtf, to Sanrio
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breadbin,
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@sayomgwtf This made me chuckle. I’m watching an Ironmouse Twitch stream right now, and one of the things she’s famous for is her love for cinnamoroll and how many she has.

As in she’s got a room for them :)

eniko, to random
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It's weird some people here have such issues with reply guys. Mostly when I post about nerdy shit people are pretty universally positive in the replies until posts get to 100-200 boosts, and then yeah my posts get solidly into the long tail of bad replies and I tend to mute em

I'm starting to wonder if this is a small server vs large server thing, since PMG is tiny compared to the big well known servers. Only reason I can come up with for the discrepancy in experience

breadbin,
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@eniko I’m genuinely nervous about being seen as one. I generally just like to chat with people and feel isolated and lonely. It’s not that I try to bring in a bunch of negativity or be contrarian, I just want to hang around cool people.

I wonder if the type of comments change when it goes from people who follow you (I.e. I know a bit about what you do for a living and topics you’ve brought up before) and boosts into random people.

Similar to small vs large, as it’s about proximity.

TechConnectify, to random
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I put my thoughts on the skeet place and I want to highlight this reply I got.

I think a large number of people who are active here specifically need to hear this perspective.

breadbin,
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@TechConnectify @vl_tone @teotwaki YouTube has started to do this thing where the third suggestion on the “the video is done” screen (AppleTV) is some very low view video that still seems to be in a category similar to what I usually watch.

The idea of giving the little guy a shot now and then feels good.

drahardja, to random
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Welp, I’m glad I didn’t buy a AI Pin.

“Humane AI Pin review: not even close”

https://www.theverge.com/24126502/humane-ai-pin-review

breadbin,
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@drahardja I wonder if being an early adopter is getting less and less worth it.

It can conceptually be a lot of fun, but if all it ends up being is not working or not actually doing what it was said it was going to do…

breadbin,
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@drahardja It felt incredibly hand wavy and I never heard a single explanation of what it’s actually meant to do. So it felt like a no brainer to avoid.

But I wonder if the ratio has changed over time. Is it getter harder to actually come up with and execute a new good product in 2024? Or is it just in my head?

janbeta, to random
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New trend in my inbox: Getting spammed with offers for doing sponsored videos about robotic vacuum cleaners. Probably because I use a (regular old school) vacuum cleaner in some of my videos to dust off old computer parts. Sheesh.

breadbin,
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@janbeta First, building a robot vacuum cleaner yourself would be a fun video. Can a C64 do that job? Does it need an Amiga?

Second, start mentioning that you need to shave in a few videos. See if they pick up on it.

ActionRetro, to random
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Not weird at all

breadbin,
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@ActionRetro Not so sure about the screen for that projector :)

If you find a bigger screen you can have a demo party at home:)

ActionRetro, to random
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I have acquired a large number of very interesting things…

Patrons will have a first sneak peak as I test these, and many main channel videos to come I think

Apple 3, commodore cbm 8032

breadbin,
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@ActionRetro C1581 and C128D, those are on my wish I owned list, and I bet a bunch of other people’s as well.

Looking forward to you doing something cool with them!

ActionRetro, to random
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Totally normal computing

breadbin,
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@ActionRetro Finally a multi monitor setup that doesn’t look stupid. I approve!

scottjenson, to opensource
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There is far too much 'walking on eggshells" in , mostly because the power lies with the people that are the most easily offended. I've been clobbered for saying the " of opensource isn't great". The advice is always the same:

  • Go slow
  • Don't rock the boat
  • Make small changes

That is great advice, for a dysfunctional relationship. To be clear, I'm NOT saying be dictatorial! I'm saying we can't fix a system that doesn't want to be fixed.
1/2

breadbin,
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@scottjenson “doesn’t really want it.”

Has anyone ever said why they don’t? I can guess, but it’s easy to be wrong when guessing. Makes me curious about what is at play.

sayomgwtf, to retrogaming
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Say hello to Blinky, Clyde, Inky, and Pac-Man ~☆

#retro #retrogaming #retrogames #nintendo #pacman

breadbin,
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@sayomgwtf What happened to Pinky?

sayomgwtf, to random
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Personal reminder

breadbin,
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@wildbat @sayomgwtf Same here mate. Bestest of luck! Take care!

drahardja, (edited ) to ai
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Still betting that June is when we will start to see a significant pullback from all the investments across the board.

AI is just not that good.

“DISILLUSIONED BUSINESSES DISCOVERING THAT AI KIND OF SUCKS”

Clarification: By “June” i mean end of Q2, start of Q3.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/businesses-discovering-ai-sucks

breadbin,
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@drahardja Could it be that there’s a disconnect between technology and sales/marketing? Because I feel like I get whiplash from going between impressed and face palming.

I’m betting we’ll see some interesting smaller scale and helpful things popping up after this hype wave. But there’s going to be a repeat of the stupid NFT investments for sure. Wonder if we’ll end up with a big hiring wave. Hmm.

davidrevoy, to random
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The end of Pepper&Carrot and my next project.
New blog post: https://www.davidrevoy.com/article1020/the-end-of-peppercarrot-and-my-next-project

breadbin,
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@davidrevoy I think you are right. Going on forever isn’t a good idea, and a good story has a good ending. It’s not like you can’t revisit the characters in the future for a new story. I think you made the sane choice here. Both for yourself and for us, your audience.

(Also I still want an animated Pepper&Carrot:))

breadbin, to random
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I wonder who replies/acts to political text messages. I have never signed up for them, and I do not trust anyone reaching out to me via text (that I don’t previously know).

I find that the easier it gets to find people, the less useful that is. Same with email etc.

scottjenson, to gaming
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Walking past a street cafe in Lecce, Italy at night. I passed these kids at 8pm and again 30 minutes later when I was coming back. There were going at it hard. Is this the future of ?

breadbin,
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@scottjenson It’s the now of gaming. I think many thought AR/VR was the future, but it never gets big. Who knows what the true next thing will be. But my guess is that portable is winning.

breadbin,
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@vetehinen @scottjenson I like VR, but I don’t see any killer apps. You know the ones you could truly only get in VR and nowhere else. The ones you don’t want to be without.

Also VR has been talked about since the 90s. There were commercial products back then. Yet it still doesn’t click.

My guess is the same as always, something will pop up and it won’t be a single thing I would have guessed.

sayomgwtf, to illustration
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“There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery” - Dante Alighieri

Remembering Akira Toriyama. Trying to keep close all the things we love among all the things we have lost can be a challenge sometimes

Dragon Ball Z, Goku ❤️

'Tis Doodle O'Clock ~☆

breadbin,
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@sayomgwtf Dante was onto something.

sayomgwtf, (edited ) to illustration
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Not my best, not my worst - but done with a lot of love

Three strangers, who live in the same New York City apartment building, share an obsession with true crime shenanigans

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez love

Only Murders in the Building ❤️

'Tis Doodle O'Clock ~☆

breadbin,
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@sayomgwtf Every time I see Steve Martin I just think of him playing banjo (he is genuinely very good). What a legend.

ActionRetro, to random
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Rate my setup

breadbin,
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@ActionRetro The LEDs are more high tech than the ‘outer :)

The monitor is the center piece for sure.

sayomgwtf, to random
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I love this little one so much ❤️

breadbin,
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@sayomgwtf A small white Chewbacca :) They arrive with their own camouflage :)

eniko, to random
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Found out yesterday that a lot of the pretenders 3D backgrounds from games like Final Fantasy weren't just 3D, they rendered from 3D then did a bunch of paint overs. Which makes so much sense after I heard it but I'd never considered that possibility before

breadbin,
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@eniko @hirvox It all looked very “smeared” and imho haven’t aged well.

Really hope we can get a full IX remake.

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