mack123

@mack123@kbin.social
mack123,

I have been using KBin as my primary source of social media since the reddit shittification got serious. Dude you are doing excellent work. I am a dev myself and this is just amazing. Thank You!

The vision is sometimes more important that arbitrary deadlines. Your life your call, but I would rather be patient and have the man with the vision in charge than having kbin fragment. Just my thoughts.

Thanks for all the hard work.

mack123,

I fully agree with your logic, but just purchased a pair of Epos gaming headphones for office use. The usual office stuff sucks, with almost no isolation and terrible sound quality. I needed a compact set with good sound and isolation to deal with the return to office. The second use case is space and convenience.

mack123,

As a concept I would welcome a safe affordable male contraceptive and would use it if appropriate.

I would say that I would definitely evaluate the option very carefully. Especially in a committed relationship. Sometimes female birth control can bring benefits beyond just birth control, along with its drawbacks. My partner suffered from severe period cramps at a point in her life, where the birth control she used suppressed that. That said, it would actually be positive to have the option of a male contraceptive in a relationship. We share the pleasure and the responsibility. In the end, the safest option with the least side effects will probably win out. If that is a male contraceptive, so be it.

Outside of a committed relationship, condoms just makes more sense. I cannot imagine taking the risks associated with sex and not taking any precautions for it. Then again, my early 20s was spent in a country and area with a high prevalence of HIV, so not taking chances is ingrained due to that. It would also depend on just active a sex life we are dealing with.

mack123,

It is a good question. As far as I know Antifa does not exists as a definable organisation with a hierarchical structure. Almost like the hacker collective anonymous. The racism and exploitation of the poor and marginalized goes hand in hand with fascism, which is why the poster makes sense. Fascism needs an enemy to focus the masses on, to distruct from it inherent flaws.

mack123,

What do we even comment on a story like this. In 2023. There are no words to express the distaste to how she was treated. Found her youtube channel and subscribed. Looks like she is doing cool stuff. Will keep an eye on it.

mack123,

I work in an industry that will be heavily effected by AI over the next few years. My own opinion is that if you do not embrace and understand AI in your workflow, as a digital creative, you will be left behind. It is one thing to ban AI in your domain, like Hasbro has done, but a different matter where you are competing with other companies or creatives for the same business.

mack123,

True, but I feel this change may be a bit deeper. Blockchain served very little purpose, beyond its trust. With AI i am seeing proof of concept projects coming in for distilling client briefs, ideation of concepts and even release planning. Not replacing the people yet, but making processes faster. And that is just in my industry. Marketing and advertising.

mack123,

I bought the old quake II on steam, but it lacked the music. Just did not feel right without it. I am in if the music is there.

mack123,

I think we can agree that your experience was valid and changed your life. The emphasis here is on your life for good reason. Porn and masturbation, like any other escape mechanism, is exactly that. I suspect something underlying as the cause for your need to escape that much. The nofap community there helped you reinforce that change. It does not make the community entirely wholesome.

What I wonder is if you would have had the same results with changes in your life without specifically focussing on porn and masturbation. I have observed this a few times in other areas, where changes to routine and outlook was the actual source of the improvement and not the thing the improvement was attributed to.

Just a thought. It is always good to try and understand yourself. It takes nothing away from your achievement in turning your life around.

mack123,

No point in attacking you for something that works for you. Neither of us learns anything under those conditions. Philosophies teaching abstinence in physical pleasures have been around forever. In my mental map of the world, the NoFap community falls under those.

It is something you believe helps you be the person you want to be, more power to you. I would only consider it harmful if it attempts to impose its ideas on people who don't agree. Or deliberately spreads misinformation internally that may be harmful to its adherents.

mack123,

In this case I doubt it would be as simple as a mistake. That poor little spaceship is really old and baked by solar and cosmic radiation. There would just be no way to perfectly simulate the impact of your commands on the ground. Coupled with unstable power from a dying nuclear battery. I would not want to be the programmer responsible for that one. The fact that it works at all is amazing.

mack123,

AI will certainly be a challenge for web sites. I think we must accept that the end of the 2010s internet is upon us. Add supported web sites, that offer the user as the product, will start to slowly disappear. That is not really a bad thing though. The drawback for us users is that services will start to cost money.

I read a comment by Bill Gates recently where he suggested that most people will interact with AI through personal assistants. This actually feels like a good point from him. A PA that actually works will add a lot, to a lot of people. Which goes to your point about how normal users will stop interacting with the web though an unfiltered browser and start using AI to access the web. Companies who sell actual good and services online should be safe as their income is not dependant on advertising.

I suspect normal users will end up paying for the search engines used by the AI. On some form of tiered approach. Apart from a few oddball users, like us here in the fedverse who will find other ways to make things work.

mack123,

This would be very useful. I would argue for the universal link to go to the user's home instance, where the user should already be logged in and able to interact with the post. That is if the user has a default set. Otherwise the magazine's home instance makes sense for a unknown user.

It would be a core feature on activity pub itself though, with limited use on kbin.

mack123,

I am so new to this that I cannot say. It may be area for the many apps under development to shine.

mack123,

It is in the dev plan afaik. Until them have a look at /m/kbinstyles. It is a magazine for greasemonkey scripts that improve the user experience. On mobile, or I would post a direct link. I am using the subscriptions panel from there and it works okay. Of course as a temp fix until it is implemented in the main code base.

mack123,

Magazine makes sense as a differentiation from lemmy's community. The concept is different so a different word is needed. Thread feels like a throwback to reddit, but it makes sense in the threadverse concept.

I agree on blog though. There post feels cumbersome. Badges could probably use a rewording, but tag makes more sense to me there as an accepted word.

mack123,

As far I know the grouping of the hashtags with the articles and links, in one container is specific to kbin. I like the concept. I may be wrong though. I have not spent much time on Lemmy.

OpenAI, Google, others pledge to watermark AI content for safety -White House (www.reuters.com)

Top AI companies including OpenAI, Alphabet and Meta Platforms have made voluntary commitments to the White House to implement measures such as watermarking AI-generated content to help make the technology safer, the Biden administration said on Friday.

mack123,

This feel like theatre. We have to do something so lets make the public think that we did. The watermarks will be defeated in no time without addressing the valid concerns around AI.

mack123,

Lol, but I get that. A proper affordable heads up display will add so much more value to my life. I ride motorcycles and that is where it can be really useful. A Kickstarter tried ot a while ago with a helmet,but that flopped badly. A pair of glasses that will fit in my helmet, beaming useful info to my eyeballs could be lifesaving.

I had a long rural night ride a while back and it was bloody tricky navigating with the mounted phone. Not out of choice, more of a needs must scenario. The Gaiman map app was very useful in indicating the road ahead, bit the split attention needed was insane.

Another 90s geek chirping in.

mack123,

Banks is my favourite sci fi author, but I to struggled with Consider Phlebas. Consider reading Player of Games. The culture books can be read as stand alone books without missing to much. I think Banks found his stride with Player of Games.

mack123,

The original Foundation is a product of its time. It is amazing when read in the context of the 1950s, but tricky today. Try Caves of Steel to further the I Robot read. Asimov built an entire future history spanning 10s of thousands of years.

mack123,

I have a set of 6 virtorinox steak knives from the 90s, that turned into general purpose kitchen knifes. They are now finally starting to become blunt. The black platic handles are smooth from use. 30 years on, ithink the time is approaching for them to be replaced. And that is only because I cannot sharpen the serated blades.

mack123,

It was just announced that Putin will not be attending.saving the SA gov a lot of problems later. News 24 Breaking news feed

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