can we stop and admire what a miracle it is from a regulatory standpoint that apple got to make and sell a phone that has *no letters or numbers or symbols on it* when it is powered off?

such an insanely great achievement

it would be nice if i could at least review my chatgpt history even if the bot is down. i feel like running a webpage that lets me read my files stored on a server is within the capabilities of OAI.

chatgpt is broken and now i can't work

FYI steals your code when you use their service:

8.2 Limited License Grant to CodeGPT. By Posting User Content to or via the Service, you grant CodeGPT a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid right and license (with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to host, store, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform (including by means of a digital audio transmission), communicate to the public, reproduce, modify for the purpose of formatting for display....

@dscw @josephcox wow, that's disgusting. why do they think it's CSAM if there is no child, no sex, and no abuse?

the extent to which the domain (and, to a similar extent, is trusted blindly within software is troubling. anyone who controls can own your machine. same for why do you allow this?

@newt ebay sucks, i try to buy all my shit on amazon. shipping is expensive and slow on ebay, and the site fails in strange and annoying ways on vpn. amazon frequently delivers me things in six or seven hours. no fucking contest.

apple’s in-store cisco censorship internet proxy blocks where i host my photos. i think this is unreasonable.

apple doesn’t stock any of their max ram versions of their new products at low-tier retail mall stores, and still sell 8gb ram machines. the only cool looking cases in the store aren’t made by apple. there are too many ipads and too many iphones. the same thing happened to their product lines the first time steve left, too.

@josephcox and the article says he was arrested for *sending the images to minors*, the headline is a lie

@josephcox definitionally, it isn’t child sexual abuse material if no children were sexually abused.

we don’t really talk about how covid tests are $1 in europe in quantity (at retail! quantity being 20, not 1000) and still $13-15 in the usa. this was the case during the main part of the pandemic. it was avoidable and preventable and thousands of people died because the FDA protects the profits of abbott laboratories. it is one of the biggest examples of criminal corruption in american history, with thousands of deaths sacrificed to corporate profits.

sometime when the whole web updated to WebAuthn, it broke all my FIDO2 logins and now I have to reenroll all my security keys. what a pain in the dick

@merospit it only used three percent. text editing and ssh is not an energy-intensive activity.

@codewiz autonomous computers don't actually launch nukes in strangelove or wargames. they do in colossus.

I've been actively using my laptop unplugged for an hour and it's at 97% battery.

any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

@codewiz are we gonna ignore "colossus: the forbin project"?

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