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[-] whileloop 10 points 6 months ago

This feels like something that could be brought up on Lower Decks.

[-] whileloop 58 points 6 months ago

You'll get your rent when you fix this ****** door.

[-] whileloop 34 points 6 months ago

"Do you wish there were more content like this?" Upvote.

"Do you wish there were less content like this?" Downvote.

[-] whileloop 4 points 6 months ago

Kligon kids.

[-] whileloop 31 points 6 months ago

Someone's not going to college.

[-] whileloop 21 points 6 months ago

Sounds like a good time to be a VPN provider.

[-] whileloop 24 points 6 months ago

Probably trying to paint a narrative that Zelensky is undemocratic and corrupt, which some people in the US might believe.

[-] whileloop 74 points 6 months ago

I wonder how many people actually have a problem with this. Very few I'd suspect. Zelensky still seems popular within Ukraine, and I think most would agree that this isn't a good time for a change in leadership. Plus elections are expensive and nobody in the occupied space would be able to vote. Yeah I think this was the right call.

[-] whileloop 13 points 6 months ago

Beyond what everyone else has said, it has already been shown that LLMs have a chance of regurgitating training data, which means that someone's personal data could get returned in a Bing Chat query.

[-] whileloop -1 points 6 months ago

Done the third

[-] whileloop 23 points 6 months ago

Right? I don't know anything about Welder's Eye, but I know ultraviolet light is invisible to humans, so I'd imagine that most people present wouldn't notice anything wrong until hours later. Once you know this can happen, you just have to trust that all the places you go aren't putting your health at risk. Insane.

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submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by whileloop to c/android

As of last month, the Pixel 4a is no longer getting software updates, and will be missing out on Android 14.

It was a really great phone, mine still runs very well. It has a smooth, stock Android install, a headphone jack, and a perfectly positioned fingerprint scanner. My battery is still at 2/3 capacity compared to when I bought it 3 years ago.

Really wanted to try a custom ROM like Lineage, but it seems that Google Apps are a must for me. So, what should I replace my 4a with?

Currently leaning towards the Pixel 8 or 7a, especially with the rumor that Pixel 8 will have 7 years of software updates. Still, I will miss my headphone jack. But at least I'll have quick software updates and call screening.

Edit: Pixel 4a did NOT receive the September 2023 security update, so it seems updates are definitely over.

Edit: I specifically need Google Pay since my university uses it instead of physical ID cards. Unfortunately, it has spotty support on custom ROMs, Id rather just get a new phone.

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I've been wanting to make a proper switch over to Linux for a while now. I've currently have a dual-boot setup but still mostly use Windows. The majority of my games should work without fuss, but I'd like to have a simple solution for running the handful of things that don't work in Linux, such as my WMR VR headset and a handful of Steam games.

Linked is a video on Single GPU passthrough with KVM/VFIO, which I'd like to try.

Before I try this, I'd like a sense of how likely it is to work, and I'm wondering if there might be a better solution I don't know of. I'm also open to any tips you might have about speeding up the transition between Host/Guest OS.

Here are the specs of my machine:

Motherboard: MSI B550 A-Pro

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (no integrated graphics)

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

RAM: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz

Host OS: Manjaro

Guest OS: Windows 10 Pro

submitted 8 months ago by whileloop to c/pcmasterrace

Lately we've been talking about games not performing well enough on current hardware. It's had me wondering just what we should be asking for. I think the basic principle is that components from the last 5 years should be adequate to play current-generation titles at 1080p60. Not at max settings, of course, but certainly playable without resorting to DLSS and FSR.

It makes me wonder: is it really so much to ask? There are games from 10+ years ago that still look great or at least acceptable. Should we expect new games like Starfield to be configurable to be as demanding as an older game like Portal 2 or CS:GO. If the gameplay is what really matters, and games of the 2010s looked good then, why can't we expect current games to be configurable that low?

From what I've seen, users of the GTX 1070 need to play Starfield at 720p with FSR to get 60fps. What's better? Getting 60fps by playing at 720p with FSR, or playing at 1080p with reduced texture resolution and model detail?

It shouldn't even be that hard to pull off. It should be possible to automatically create lower detail models and textures, and other details can just be turned off.

submitted 9 months ago by whileloop to c/portal

When Marc Laidlaw posted Epistle 3, commonly read as the plot he intended for Half-Life 2: Episode 3, he included references to events which were happening within Aperture during the Seven Hour War. He described scientists attempting to prevent the Combine forces from taking the Borealis, the research ship that was constructed in the drydock in Old Aperture.

I think this plot point might make for an interesting game. Imagine GLaDOS commanding an army of portal-gun-wielding robots to defend the enrichment center from waves of alien commandoes. The game could be a hybrid between Portal's puzzles and Half-Life's combat. What do you all think?

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I've noticed that technology discussion is more commonplace on Lemmy than I remember from Reddit.

In what other ways might our demographics be different than Reddit and from other sites?

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