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It's ya boi Bytemoth back at it again with some outdated magick and old K6 PCs. I've been procrastinating on an open-source sci-fan universe for the past 9 years, and a website about it for 6; Stopped working on them to run some Tumblr RP blogs for a while.

I'm very asocial, so there won't be much interaction from me unless I think I can add something useful/helpful.

I hate how Google sells my data. I should be able to sell my OWN data. I want companies to pay me $5,000 just to obtain the knowledge that I searched up pictures of cool mushrooms.

one of the things I hate the most about consoles is the general lack of backwards compatibility. I would be 200x more likely to pull the trigger and buy a ps4 if I could play ps3 games on it too

like idk why it isn't more common. why do console developers want you to have 10 different boxes under your tv

I think Google should save everyone a lot of time and effort and jump straight to discontinuing new services:

"We are proud to announce that Google Kitchen Tools will no longer be available on Sep 1st 2020, nor has it ever been available. Should you wish to export your Google Kitchen Tools data, you should be aware that there is no data, as Google Kitchen Tools has never existed.

Thanks,
The Google Kitchen Tools Team"

My long ranting response that I ultimately didn't post 

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Google didn't kill RSS.

They killed a popular *web client* for RSS.

The protocol is very much alive and quietly supported by many sources.

If anything the one action that really did bring harm to #RSS is Google's refusal to add RSS button support to Chrome by default and Mozilla removing it from Firefox.

hot take on the tiktok thing 

Honestly we could get rid of YouTube and switch to a distributed, peer to peer model immediately if we gave up on the idea of instant streaming.

Storing and downloading videos is a solved problem. Streaming it in a way that isn't infuriating (no stuttering, no sync issues, no blockiness) is really really hard and there's a reason YouTube has spent almost two decades working on the problem.

Before YT everyone was conditioned to wait until the download finished to play their videos, like literally every other file we download, but Netflix and YT have conditioned us to expect instant results.

If Peertube was more focused on distribution and reliability instead of trying to have perfect feature parity with YT I think I'd be a lot more interested in it.

Colleague: "Do you know how to convert a physical linux system to a virtual machine? Is there migration software that can do it"

Me: dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/smb-share/disk.img and boots it

Colleageu: "What do you mean you can just copy the whole hard drive"

everything's a file bruh
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