local warzone (lemmy.world)
submitted 3 weeks ago by siriusmart to c/[email protected]
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[-] [email protected] 199 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 178 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

When I quit at McDonalds to start a career in welding, the owner of the store happened to be visiting. He took me aside and told me "You know, those guys at... (Sorry, what was that place called again? Right...) You know, I've heard the people there aren't as nice as we are here. Are you sure you want to leave?"

I've never wanted to punch an old man so much in my life. In that moment, he was the personification of class warfare to me, trying to "trick" me into throwing away my future just so he could have more cheap labour. And the fact it was so blatantly obvious added insult to, well... insult.

Anyway, it's not the same, but the "wallpapers" thing definitely gives me the same vibes, lol.

[-] dohpaz42 50 points 3 weeks ago

It really is the same thing though. It’s out of touch, insulting, and downright disrespectful to use something that is not unique to the provider, or valuable at all, as a reason to stay with said provider.

[-] [email protected] 48 points 3 weeks ago

When I quit my supermarket job after getting my accounting degree my manager tried to convince me to stay, saying they had plans to promote me into management and eventually I could work my way into a head office position.

Umm, no thanks, I think I'll take the job that I've been working towards getting for years.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

Jeez, at least offer assistant to the manager on the spot!

[-] [email protected] 32 points 3 weeks ago

They have me by the wallpapers!

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago

Well, you have to admit they are by far the best feature of bing

[-] bappity 19 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago
[-] Valmond 9 points 3 weeks ago

The xiaomi wallpaper carousel is the worst piece of soft on my phone, I don't care and no you can't have all those accesses.

Had to install some freeware to just set the backgrounds wtf is this, the way they are getting people now??

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

Literally used adb to forcefully remove it... It reinstalled itself. Bruh

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[-] ooterness 120 points 3 weeks ago

This isn't funny, this is just the sad state of software these days.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

It’s funny how chrome users are struggling with all those bullshit. Firefox for the win

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[-] anas 91 points 3 weeks ago

I thought we were past the age of toolbar spam

[-] Toneswirly 53 points 3 weeks ago

It never went away, just the degree of desperation has changed

[-] [email protected] 71 points 3 weeks ago

But considering the current state of Google search, not as gross as it was.

[-] [email protected] 70 points 3 weeks ago

Why would anyone in 2024 honestly switch to google products.

They are worse than microsoft, and that takes effort.

[-] [email protected] 41 points 3 weeks ago

Well when the alternative is Bing quality search results, Google still has a slight edge.

That gap is closing by the day tho.

[-] [email protected] 65 points 3 weeks ago

That gap has flipped. Bing never told me to put glue on pizza or to jump off a bridge if depressed.

[-] kshade 18 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

~~It is telling you to eat that deadly mushroom though.~~

[-] accideath 29 points 3 weeks ago

The gap has been favouring bing (DuckDuckGo) for a while now in my experience. Every time I use Google or just doesn’t find what I’m looking for. Just a few days ago, when Bing was down and I had to use Google, I tried searching for the new beta nvidia Linux drivers. Google didn’t even include the official nvidia site in the first page of results. When I later searched for the same thing again, using DuckDuckGo, it was the first result… and stuff like that happens every time I need to use Google. The only category Google still seems to have a slight edge in is current (as in happening right now) events.

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago

Nah, the way Microsoft and Edge work still enrages me. I just use both Chrome and Firefox atm, with Chrome behind my VPN and Firefox split tunneled. I'm still on 10, but when I have the freedom to do so I'm going to switch to Linux. I can't just up and do it at the moment because I work through my computer and also game through it, so I need to have a ton of things ensured workable before I switch. That requires time and testing, and in an ideal environment a second system to run in parallel, which I cannot do atm.

I've heard our work may be purchasing work laptops for us, so I might be able to do my switch then.

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

Microsoft is magnitudes worse than google.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

@anarchist @kbin_space_program in the same sense that pissing yourself is better than shitting yourself maybe

[-] solrize 8 points 3 weeks ago

Bing (and therefore duckduckgo) was down a couple days ago. I could imagine people temporarily switching to google during the outage.

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[-] FlyingSquid 8 points 3 weeks ago

Because most people are not anywhere near as computer literate as much of Lemmy would have you believe.

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[-] umbraroze 60 points 3 weeks ago

You Chrome folks need extensions to use non-Google search engines?

Firefox uses just bog standard OpenSearch definitions. No shenanigans. Ships with both Google and Bing if you're into that sort of things. And you can add arbitrary search URLs, no probalo.

[-] Ironfacebuster 22 points 3 weeks ago

No, it looks like something Windows automatically added to their chrome to enforce Bing, unless something changed recently and I didn't know about it

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

You don't, but you can.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

You don't have to use an extension to do it, but some find it easier to do than finding it in settings.

The same is true for Firefox.

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[-] Rolando 28 points 3 weeks ago

Microsoft is offering wallpapers, ask Google what it's offering before you make the decision.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Violations of privacy. Microsoft has that too though, so unless Google has wallpapers they need to step up their game.

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[-] [email protected] 22 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago

Midlevel management does this, not developers

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 20 points 3 weeks ago

I was asking myself the same thing. This is a pathetic state of affairs... The only thing missing is that the google banner would now also acknowledge the Bing box and tell you specifically "don't listen to the other popup!".

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[-] RustyNova 18 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Apart from the search engines being both shitty, here there's nothing wrong

If you installed an extension to use bing search, what you want is to use bing search, not Google. So of course the extension has to say "don't switch"

There's also a good point on chrome's side. There's extensions that will switch your default search engine without your consent, so having the possibility to undo directly is nice.

Another way to see it, would be to switch chrome for firefox, Google search for duck duck go, and bing to qwant. Same story, but no shitty companies clouding judgements

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

But microsoft install that for you without consent, according to other comment on lemmy.

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[-] FlyingSquid 16 points 3 weeks ago

You know that scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit where Donald and Daffy Duck are both playing the same song on individual pianos while trying to kill each other? Yeah.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 3 weeks ago

And this is the real game of monopoly, of course.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

So when running a Linux desktop, what does one do to avoid these search engines? I use DuckDuckGo for the moment, but if love some alternatve that isnopen source too, self hosted if need be, and federated would be awesome

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 weeks ago


You're just throwing together FOSS buzzwords at this point.

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago

Searx is pretty great, although I wouldn't recommend self-hosting it. Just use one of the public instances like Searx Belgium because it is harder to fingerprint you off of your searches since a lot of people also do their searches on the same instance.

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[-] thefrankring 9 points 3 weeks ago

The screenshot doesn't show it, but there's also an X in the top right of the screen.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Both currently are terrible.


[-] jedibob5 6 points 3 weeks ago

It's honestly incredible that Bing even still exists, much less is still being actively being pushed by M$

[-] accideath 11 points 3 weeks ago

Bing is the default engine in Edge which is the default browser on Windows. There’s a huuuge demographic who doesn’t care enough to change either of those.

Also, Bing profits from other search engines using their results as a base. DuckDuckGo, for example, uses Bing as their primary source for search results. And in my experience is better at it than google, these days.

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