Sorry I don’t post here so much! I’m generally very online on Bluesky, but that’s a completely different kind of posting. I come here when I’m looking for something calmer, slower

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In-reply-to » Google Chrome will have Gemini LLM built into the browser.

In particular, we will have Gemini Nano, the smallest version of the Gemini model family, running locally on most modern desktop and laptops with Chrome.

👌 This is good to know!

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In-reply-to » Windows 11 is Now Automatically Enabling OneDrive Folder Backup Without Asking Permission An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft has made OneDrive slightly more annoying for Windows 11 users. Quietly and without any announcement, the company changed Windows 11's initial setup so that it could turn on the automatic folder backup without asking for it. Now, those setting up a new W ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net So Microsoft can see and report on all your porn and warez 🤣

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Windows 11 is Now Automatically Enabling OneDrive Folder Backup Without Asking Permission
An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft has made OneDrive slightly more annoying for Windows 11 users. Quietly and without any announcement, the company changed Windows 11’s initial setup so that it could turn on the automatic folder backup without asking for it. Now, those setting up a new W … ⌘ Read more

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In-reply-to » I just went into the woods for a bit over an hour. A few hundred meters in and I a found a brilliant spot. 20-30 fireflies in view all around me all the time. I loved it! As bonus, a bat was hunting over my head for two, three minutes while I watched the many glowing dots. On the return I could even see one or the other firefly over the meadows near the edge of the forest. But clearly, most can be met in the forest. Guess what I will be doing tomorrow evening. :-)

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org I agree. A night in the forrest, while you are not at danger of being hunted, is surreal and amazing. I still remember the many times I did it as a child (and yes, caught fireflies and put them in a glass jar, and released them the next morning).

You are fortunate to live near the wilderness. I would have to drive for an hour to even get close a little. 😩

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In-reply-to » @bender He is running on the latest macbook pro with 128G memory. though the chrome app seems to be sitting at 125MB. i am a bit suspicious about that stat since we dont see all the worker threads and he is currently sitting on 40GB of non cache ram.

@xuu@txt.sour.is yeah, I will take it with a grain of salt. Impressive? Yes. Available to just about anyone? I don’t think so… yet.

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In-reply-to » Google Chrome will have Gemini LLM built into the browser.

@bender@twtxt.net He is running on the latest macbook pro with 128G memory. though the chrome app seems to be sitting at 125MB. i am a bit suspicious about that stat since we dont see all the worker threads and he is currently sitting on 40GB of non cache ram.

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In-reply-to » Yesterday, I paid Duck Memorial another visit: :-D

I just went into the woods for a bit over an hour. A few hundred meters in and I a found a brilliant spot. 20-30 fireflies in view all around me all the time. I loved it! As bonus, a bat was hunting over my head for two, three minutes while I watched the many glowing dots. On the return I could even see one or the other firefly over the meadows near the edge of the forest. But clearly, most can be met in the forest. Guess what I will be doing tomorrow evening. :-)

I’m now really looking forward to a night hike soon.

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Yesterday, I paid Duck Memorial another visit: :-D

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It was a really nice hike, there was hardly anybody outside. The weather wasn’t bad at all, around 22°C and cloudy most of the time. The drizzle got me a few times, but it wasn’t terrible. It just raised the humidity. A bit more wind would have been nice, it was very calm, even at the summits.

On the way there I had to kill a tick that I found on my trousers. Those bloody suckers! What benefit do they bring nature? At home I checked and couldn’t find any others. Phew.

On the way back from Mt. Hohenrechberg I saw a deer and hare. It’s been years that I came across hares in the wild, so that was really cool. I decided to watch the sunset from Mt. Hohenstaufen, so I took a small detour. Absolutely worth it:

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A group of hippies eventually joined me at the sunset lookout, lit joss sticks, played some weird music on a metal pipe thingy (a bit like a single windbell) and sang a sun dance song. Said song had gone missing for a very long time and was recovered only lately, they told me. Okay. Some other really crazy dude told us that the mountain we’re on had been raised in the Young Stone Age. That period where harvests were plentiful and people had a lot of spare time. WTF!? I mean they all were super nice and friendly and talking to them was also actually lovely, but what… err… interesting mindsets.

On the final return I saw another three deer on a paddock. And now for the very, very best part of the whole trip: in the forest I encountered 83 fireflies before I stopped counting. In the end it must have been 500-600 in total. One even nearly hit me in the face if I hadn’t ducked at the last second. :-) Man, this was soooo fricking amazing! Fireflies for round about 1.5km! Didn’t even try to take photos in this darkness, though.

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In-reply-to » Google Chrome will have Gemini LLM built into the browser.

@xuu@txt.sour.is that looks interesting, especially when they turned off network connectivity, and still worked just fine. Really, really interesting. Begets the question, though, what are the machine specs? Do you have a link to the source of this?

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In-reply-to » This is a test. I am mentioning @prologic. I will then edit this same post (to correct a misspelling), and see what happens. I will copy this original block to refer to it on the follow up.

Haha! @prologic@twtxt.net becomes @prologic@we.loveprivacy.club upon editing.

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This is a test. I am mentioning @prologic@we.loveprivacy.club. I will then edit this same post (to correct a misspelling), and see what happens. I will copy this original block to refer to it on the follow up.

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This is a test. I am mentioning @prologic@twtxt.net. I will then edit this same pst (to correct a misspelling), and see what happens. I will copy this original block to refer to it on the follow up.

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In-reply-to » @bender Well I think it's a bug IMO, but I'll have to file this upstream, unless you can? It should be filed against this project -- We still haven't migrated to goldmark 😅

@prologic@twtxt.net Filled a quick/small issue with the project. Thanks!

Migrate to goldmark! All the big boys have done it. Ha! (Note: I edited this, and your handle became @prologic@we.loveprivacy.club. I re-edited it to changed it.)

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So Belong (out retail mobile phone provider of choice), who are owned by Telstra want to increase the price of their plans by +40%.

Telstra, who own Belong, have had the following financial earnings over the past 4 years:

  • FY2021: NPAT (Net Profit After Tax): +3.4% $1.9B
  • FY2022: NPAT (Net Profit After Tax): -4.6% $1.8B
  • FY2023: NPAT (Net Profit After Tax): +13.1% $2.1B
  • FY2024: NPAT (Net Profit After Tax): +11.4% $1B

Not sure how this year’s results had a +11.4% increase, but only $1B in profits.

#Telstra #Belong #Australia #PriceHikes

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In-reply-to » @prologic, found a markdown rendering bug. See parent, specifically awesome, which isn't rendering right.

Oh I don’t think this is a bug! You’ve used a weird kind of -- that’s been turned into something I’ve forgotten the name of 🤦‍♂️ a – Although I still consider this a bug with the Markdown library somewhat, I’ll file a bug report upstream.

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In-reply-to » @darren our summer is hot, and humid. Unless at the beach—in which case it is awesome—our summers are far from great. Oh, also the lawn grows like crazy because of the almost everyday showers, and the sun that comes after, so I have to work overtime mowing. 😩

@prologic@twtxt.net, found a markdown rendering bug. See parent, specifically awesome, which isn’t rendering right.

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In-reply-to » What a beautiful day. I hope you are enjoying Summer.

@darren@twtxt.net our summer is hot, and humid. Unless at the beach—in which case it is *awesome*—our summers are far from great. Oh, also the lawn grows like crazy because of the almost everyday showers, and the sun that comes after, so I have to work overtime mowing. 😩

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In-reply-to » Multiple AI Companies Ignore Robots.Txt Files, Scrape Web Content, Says Licensing Firm Multiple AI companies are ignoring Robots.txt files meant to block the scraping of web content for generative AI systems, reports Reuters — citing a warning sent to publisher by content licensing startup TollBit.

@prologic@twtxt.net Who would have seen that coming? 😂

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In-reply-to » In case of conflict, consider users over authors over implementors over specifiers over theoretical purity.

@prologic@twtxt.net I like this part better: “Of course, it is preferred to make things better for multiple constituencies at once.” That should be the aim.

It is worth noting that this comes from a 2007 working draft.

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Multiple AI Companies Ignore Robots.Txt Files, Scrape Web Content, Says Licensing Firm
Multiple AI companies are ignoring Robots.txt files meant to block the scraping of web content for generative AI systems, reports Reuters — citing a warning sent to publisher by content licensing startup TollBit.

TollBit, an early-stage startup, is positioning itself as a matchmaker between content-hungry … ⌘ Read more

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I recently learned that our Australian Liberal National Party, spent 10’s of thousands of dollars on a campaign involving flyers posted around the suburbs (localities) of our local Greens federal member, Elizabeth Watson Brown. Not only was the material produced by the LNP party, distributed and paid for by the LNP party, full of lies, but they had the audacity to make the “flyers” appear as though they were from the Greens themselves! 🤦‍♂️ wtf?! #Politics #Sucks

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In-reply-to » In case of conflict, consider users over authors over implementors over specifiers over theoretical purity.

I like this quote. I also like a new term I’ve learned recently called “Complexity Budget”.

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