@ulkesh@beehaw.org cover
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

ulkesh

@ulkesh@beehaw.org

A husband. A father. A senior software engineer. A video gamer. A board gamer.

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. For a complete list of posts, browse on the original instance.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

We like to laugh and play here about Linux quite a bit

We do? Aside from the "I use Arch, btw" memes, I must not have got that memo :) And, uhh...I use Arch, btw.

Fuck, ignoring the obvious pron implications that I assume everyone here is immediately thinking of, think of HIPAA, think of the private communications with therapists that people have, think of all of the financial documents you’ve opened, think about bank accounts, chats, fucking everything.

So much this. I'm glad I dumped Windows and this just guarantees that I'll never return.

ulkesh , (edited )
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

It’s not at all unfair when instead of thanking people for their answers, they’re rewording what they have said to ask in a different way just to try to act like their hypothesis is right.

Playing Devil’s Advocate is one thing, taking the time to try to effectively say that people should think Lincoln was authoritarian because he removed a legal “right” is another.

The STAMP act was legal, and our ancestors rebellled and got a country out of it (among other things). Law does not make right. And that’s what the OP doesn’t understand. He’s using semantics to try to make up something that simply isn’t true.

Edit: And technically Lincoln didn’t change the law, the 13th Amendment did. Lincoln simply created a proclamation that slaves in most areas (note that it wasn’t all slaves everywhere in the states, deals were struck to omit some areas from the proclamation) are to be considered free because it was a way to help win the Civil War. It was both morally right, and a strategic move. If that is to be considered authoritarian, then every single executive order that presidents make should also be considered authoritarian. But again, it’s simply not true in our system of government (however plagued by dysfunction it is these days).

ajsadauskas , to Asklemmy
@ajsadauskas@aus.social avatar

I'm thinking seriously about getting Google out of my life, and trying NextCloud.

Looking to get a personal account through a managed provider.

Does anyone have any experience with it?

How does it compare to ownCloud?

Any hosts I should look at or avoid?

Any apps I should get for it, or avoid?

Any issues I should be aware of before I switch?

@asklemmy

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

If you ever decide to self-host and not use a managed provider, take this advice: install it on an SSD (fastest possible you can).

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Not only that, the interpreter will point directly to the line of code and possibly to the exact character that is the problem. Any programmer worth anything would find the issue or, worst case, retype the line of code and have the problem fixed rather quickly. “Illegal character” is a pretty easy error to diagnose.

But…I still chuckled a little at the intent of the joke. I’m sure there are better pranks one could come up with, though.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Edit: the linux-company thing is just for triggering people, sorry I didn’t know it was this effective.

So you’re a dick. Got it.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Some people don’t like to read, and/or don’t like truth and facts spoken/written to them. So they take offense to logic and reason, which is what you had in your answer.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

I will probably never agree on much with Duncan, but on this I completely agree. Trump is an aberration that must be extinguished from the collective psyche of this country and the world. And I sincerely hope that happens sooner than later. Far too many who apparently can’t think for themselves, clothe in and bask in their hatred, their fear, and their ignorance like it’s a badge of honor.

It’s time to stop listening to them and stop giving such insanity a platform.

Stack Overflow and OpenAI Partner ( files.mastodon.online )

https://mastodon.social/@nixCraft/112394551768481505...

From the official stackoverflow account: We’re thrilled to announce we’re partnering with @OpenAI to bring best in class technical knowledge and the world’s most popular LLM models for AI development together! This groundbreaking partnership with OpenAI will drive our mission to empower the world to develop technology through collective knowledge.
ALT
ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

You’re on beehaw, and are spouting that Trump/FOX-level inferiority complex bullshit?

Either you’re trolling and/or joking…or you can rightly fuck off.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

The simple fact you use terms like “libtard” proves the abundance of undereducation you have received. Enjoy living with such idiocy. Bye.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Yep, he’s not anywhere near the visionary, the inventor, or the genius that he has made sure surrounds his persona in media.

He got handed money, invested it, and got lucky twice. A monkey could do that with a couple of levers.

I believed the hype as well, for quite some time. Then I listened to the bullshit he was saying and realized he’s just a copy of Donald Trump or Rupert Murdoch — people who happen to have money and are able to fool millions of other people that they’re intelligent because they happen to have money.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

I’m pretty sure many on the left know quite well that Trump and his followers are all pieces of shit.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

And the moment a Republican administration is back, it’ll be gone again. This needs to be codified in law, not flip flopping every few years.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

I don’t disagree. And while I agree with the FCC continually trying to keep Net Neutrality alive, it’s a stopgap measure at best, one that will come and go until there is an elected Congress that isn’t full of greedy, sycophantic, whiny, spineless pieces of shit.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Well here's a few off the top of my head...

  1. Interstate commerce is governed by the federal government. The internet is a bastion of interstate commerce.
  2. Schools now require the internet for kids. ISPs being allowed to be anything more than a dumb pipe means they have the control of what information is sent across their network.
  3. The internet is now a basic human right in the United States for numerous reasons, one of which is #2. Basic human rights have notoriously been mishandled by the states. See: slavery, indentured servitude, civil rights, voting rights, air and water treatment, etc.
  4. ISPs cross state boundaries and should be governed by interstate law.

An ISP being a business, especially a publicly-traded one, will sacrifice all manner of consumer/user-protection in order to maximize profit. And having the states govern against that will lead to a smattering of laws where it becomes muddy on what can actually be enforced, and where.

Net Neutrality, as a general concept, must be codified into federal law in order to help protect the common good and interest of such a basic utility -- and yes, the internet is a utility despite in some places, very few in fact, where competition is available.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Clearly you are smarter than I. Enjoy.

A New Bill In Louisiana Would Criminalize Librarians and Libraries Who Join the American Library Association ( bookriot.com )

The House Bill 777 was introduced on March 25 by Representative Kellee Dickerson, who helped fund the Louisiana Freedom Caucus. The bill would criminalize library workers and libraries for joining the American Library Association....

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Louisiana, like all southern states, is garbage. I visited New Orleans once. I wasn’t fond of smelling literal garbage and shit while walking through the French Quarter. I won’t be going back.

So there is no real surprise that the bills they produce in Baton Rouge smell just as bad.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

I respect facts and objective evidence. Opinion is immaterial.

Otherwise, there is no point to it.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

I don’t subscribe to the notion of opinion being equated to hypothesis.

I also don’t believe in facts. A fact simply is.

Opinions are held beliefs that are usually founded in how a person feels about a subject. I see no reason in respecting a belief. I can respect a person, when earned. But their opinions and beliefs are not anything I require to be respected. And I expect nothing less toward myself.

It’s also why I tend to extricate myself from any argument people like to have. Because my experience has taught me that most people have no idea of what they speak, and when proven wrong in the face of objective fact, they double down on their beliefs.

So I reiterate — there is no point without objective fact and evidence.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Sometimes a simple “No” works wonders.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Only if enough morons vote for him that the archaic electoral college allows him another win.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

When people let the news organizations do the thinking for them. Which is always.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Media spin is what idiots listen to, because they’re too uneducated and/or unwilling to think for themselves.

You are right, Dems lost in those years you mention. But they lost because of idiot voters, not because of specifically those actions. Looking deeper than just Fox News or MSNBC would see that the majority of those issues were Dems trying to clean up Republican-made messes. As usual.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

candidates do what their constituents want or they don’t get elected

You are living in a dream world then. Candidates do what the money tells them to do -- and it's been this way for 40+ years, exacerbated by the Citizens United decision. That's a huge part of the problem. But if the voter base had a clue in the first place, we would have better people in office by now. So yes, it comes down to idiot uneducated voters.

I wish you luck in your endeavors.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

In much of what he said, he’s not wrong.

I feel that until the republic is actively dying (successful coup, turning military against own citizens, etc), Americans will sit idly by and armchair-criticize what they perceive as “the other side.”

And while the media is certainly at fault for so very much, along with money in politics (Citizens United decision, lobbying, etc), fundamentally the blame really rests on us American citizens for becoming, on the whole, so uneducated, so apathetic, and so accepting of the us vs. them mentality that it will require some kind of revolution to shake things up.

My only hope is that I’m either dead before that happens, or that it’s not the Trump fascists (or any fascists) who succeed in the revolution they have already attempted once.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

I kinda feel like we said the same thing, just differently worded, except that it is my opinion that people are capable of advancing their own education once they reach the age of reason, assuming they have no disability that would interfere. People can critically think, and learn how to. They choose not to at some point. They choose the easier path of parroting what they hear on television and let others do the thinking for them.

This is why I feel me and my fellow American citizens are very much to blame for allowing this nonsense.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

What I find hilarious is that these are just minor hiccups. The emulation scene has existed for a long time and will continue to exist for a long time. None of these recent measures will do anything to stop it as long as the emulator devs aren’t trying to make money off Nintendo IP.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

My spouse says "Stardust" the book is nowhere near as good as "Stardust" the movie. We both love the movie, but it's surprising the book wasn't nearly as good.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Let's take that logic outward a step...

Stocks are digital these days. Cryptocurrency is digital. So you're basically saying those should be licensed to people, not owned.

Ownership has nothing to do with the tangibility of the thing in the age of the Internet. And to say otherwise is missing the point of ownership in the first place.

If I outright buy a movie, whether digital or not, I should own it -- be able to download it, play it whenever I want, in perpetuity. If I subscribe to a service such as Disney+, then I fully know that I am purchasing a license to view their content.

The logistics of providing such ownership is the cost of doing business, just like it is for Blu-ray. I would argue that ownership should be even easier, logistically, for digital goods because there is no actual manufacturing effort involved (aside from initial production of, say, a movie).

The only reason companies want to license digital goods, instead of providing ownership to those who buy it, is greed (edit: and control).

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Yes, they actually do. They’re tokens of ownership that can easily be converted to money. It’s called an asset.

This is why this world is so fucked. People quibble over definitions of things while the rich assholes running the show get richer.

And so many in this thread want to keep it that way.

Oh well, not like I can convince anyone here of anything, nor do I care to try. Keep believeing what you want.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

The article in no way describes any actions taken by Valve that leads me to believe there is any impending enshittification. They simply have made decisions, a lot of which they have stuck with for many years.

Enshittification has to do with bait and switch, effectively. It’s luring customers into a false sense of loyalty and then abusing that to their financial gain (see: Reddit and Spez from 2023).

The article basically says “there are some decisions by Valve I like, and some I don’t.” That in no way provides any path toward some bomb going off. Perhaps time will prove the author right, of course, because any company can easily decide to screw over their customers, but the article is click-bait and completely speculative as to what may happen.

And due to all of the above, I think the bomb is about to go off where elephants will fly out of my refrigerator and steal my soda.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Would you feel better if he said “it’s like squares and rectangles, but they’re still both shapes”. Hopefully that’s not racist, too.

Yes, in the context of the 1980s and 1990s when discussing the criminality of cocaine and crack cocaine use, there is a racial component. But it was you who took that leap here in this thread, not the person who made the comparison of two products derived by the same source (hence his point in the first place).

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Or more generally, “Fox News Distort Reality”.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Of course. But there is no reason Lunar time couldn’t be kept as UTC.

It all has to do with how we perceive time and humans are notoriously bad at it (most people seem to hate the idea that 12pm could mean middle of the night…they must have 12pm equal to sun high in the sky).

For the moon, though, the only issue would be with how UTC is calculated on the surface of Earth, which will have a time offset to play in with respect to the moon, in order to keep in sync with Earth-UTC (similar to how electronic satellites like GPS have to calculate).

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Yes, I said this in my post. Satellites do it, there’s no reason it can’t be done on the moon as well to keep in sync with Earth UTC. It’s math and physics — a problem that has already been solved.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

So the author both wants notifications and doesn’t want notifications.

Got it.

Sure sounds like a problem of their own making. And I find iOS’s notification taming rather simple to use. So I use it, and amazingly I have less notifications because of it!

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

I find there is no shortage of delusional nerds who like to think they’re better than everyone else. Even here on Lemmy.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Shocker.

I really need to leave this shit state.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Take comfort that it won’t be long before we’re seeing the final headline notating his death. And I can’t wait until the day after that.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Yes, this is what happens when you take a big shit in people's cereal. They tend to leave. I, too, could be an analyst.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

He already looks like a piece of shit loser. It also happens that he actually is a piece of shit loser: Report.

ulkesh ,
@ulkesh@beehaw.org avatar

Like everything else concerning that moron Musk, I won’t be wasting my time.

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • random
  • test
  • worldmews
  • mews
  • All magazines