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Cake day: Mar 20, 2021


I still don’t get it

Edit: oh shit, sink in. I didn’t even read the bottom text. What a fucking knob.

What’s that in his hands? It looks like a bathroom sink.

For decades, people have thought of virtual reality as a place of infinite possibility, where any experience, possible or impossible, can be had, like in dreams. Leave it to the Zuck to turn it into a fucking cubicle farm.


OP sitting on five figures of credit card debt, six figures student loans, a car note and 30% increase in rent like “freedom, baby” ☠️

(I’m joking- obviously OP is 14 and gets his politics from his illiterate parents)

I do like the idea of these, but older core-i5s perform so much better than even the newest pentium/celery chips, and they’re often a lot cheaper. I got refurbed thin client machines with 6th-gen core-i5 cpus and 16GB RAM and 256GB NVMe included for $180 (and a Windows license, for those who like pain), those cpus bench 2-3x higher than the $165 H3+'s N6000 which doesn’t include RAM, NVMe or a power supply.

That said, the h3/h3+ probably use less power, and my refurbs only have a single GbE port, vs 2x2.5GbE in the odroids, so the odroids are good for a router/firewall.

I don’t see enough discussion about how much metadata these devices can gather about you. All the Oculus devices have cameras that scan your surroundings and watch your hands and body move, this new $1500 one also has cameras pointed at your face. The new controllers are full of cameras. They all have microphones. The ability to fingerprint you, scan your body and body movements, your face and facial movements, scan the inside of your house, listen in on you- if you’re paranoid about virtual assistants like Google/Nest/Alexa, this is many many times worse, and it’s a Zuck project, so already bent towards being shitty and exploitative. Fuck these things to hell.

You say that like it’s a fact, but autonomous vehicle companies rarely publish their crash data. Human drivers in the USA average 1.34 deaths per 100 million vehicles miles traveled:


Autonomous driving companies don’t publish this data, they operate in a handful of tiny geofenced areas with favorable conditions, and they still managed to kill that one lady with her bike.

The reality is, having either humans or machines operating multi-thousand-kilo vehicles for individual riders at high speeds on open courses shared with other traveling modes and in close proximity to vulnerable humans has always and will always be sheer insanity. Cities should drastically reduce car miles traveled and shift modes to busses, trains, bikes and walking. We shouldn’t be subsidizing autonomous cars or any other cars, not with fuel subsidies, highways, stroads, parking lots, ot any of the other massive giveaways that force people into cars.

Thanks for this, I was in Valencia recently, noticed that the park looked like it used to be a highway, but couldn’t find the history of it. It’s definitely different, in a good way.

Plugging all my shit into cloudflare is just as bad as plugging all my shit into google.

I want this too. Calibre hurts my eyeballs and soul, it’s so ugly and clunky.

It’s not a bakfiets, and it’s expensive, but for small spaces, look at this trick a Tern bike can do: https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-6ahcroh/product_images/uploaded_images/verticalposition.2.png