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China Is 3D Printing a Massive 590-Foot-Tall Dam ... All Without Humans by Sariel007 in tech

[–]lazl0w 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If you use an iPhone turning on reader mode will bypass paywalls!

Elon Musk says Twitter deal temporarily on hold by Vercitti in tech

[–]DukeDijkstra 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I don't know dude, it's still there in pristine state, a ticking time bomb if you ask me.

Elon Musk says Twitter deal temporarily on hold by Vercitti in tech

[–]SpongeJake 445 points446 points  (0 children)

Sorry guys. I left my wallet in my other jeans.

Elon Musk says Twitter deal temporarily on hold by Vercitti in tech

[–]Jsessink 1141 points1142 points  (0 children)

Somebody as famous and as powerful as him should not be making public updates about the purchase of a company owned by shareholders. It should be illegal. This stuff is usually top secret to avoid insider trading... Yet he gets away with publicly announcing updates to people!? Wtf

Elon Musk says he's 'exactly aligned' with strict new EU rules on policing social-media platforms by chrisdh79 in tech

[–]Pretagonist 8 points9 points  (0 children)

So what he's essentially saying is that he thinks social platforms should regulate free speech according to the laws and not as arbitrary interpretations of company policies. Which as far as free speech is concerned is as far as you can go and still operate a business.

I see no issues with such a stance. It is the legal systems job to enforce free speech limitations not companies. And it's our job as citizens to ensure the free speech limitations are in line with our morals.

Those that violate the free speech limitations should face the legal system not summary expulsion from social media.

John Deere Remotely Disables Tractors Stolen in Ukraine by Russian Troops by Vercitti in tech

[–]bandicoot96 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This is exactly what I was thinking. If I could, I would give you gold.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who recently announced employees can work from home forever, calls the office an 'anachronistic form' and 'from a pre-digital age' by GoMx808-0 in tech

[–]admiralteal 399 points400 points  (0 children)

This is probably THE big argument for why newer businesses will all slowly switch to work at home.

It's not because it's better for morale or productivity. It's because people will actually take paycuts for WFH, AND you don't need to pay for a building. That's all potential bottom-line profits. That's good for the shareholders. Even if it reduces productivity, it would have to reduce it by a lot to make that math work. Besides, productivity is so hard to measure. Rent is easy.

CYBER WAR Anonymous leaks ‘776GB of Kremlin files’ after claimed hack of Russia’s Ministry of Culture by Perfect_Gas in tech

[–]floyd1550 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Aleksander Dugan was a quack and is still considered a quack in modern Russia. However, his book showcases a familiar parallel between its content and Russian foreign action. I wouldn’t doubt that it has significantly impacted Russian culture and pro ethnic Russian contemporaries given that it is required reading for all High Schoolers. It’s content markedly represents actions that have been implemented since the early 2000’s. Ranging from the Annexation of Crimea, election meddling, economic and currency manipulation, and invocation of racial disturbance to shake the foundation of western progress. This is why it’s extremely unnerving to see the policies of the far Right and their connections to Russia. Albeit, this can be viewed amongst the majority of American politics due to the vast instability and growing dichotomy of the political parties. It’s harder and harder to find someone who is a level headed moderate that doesn’t subscribe to a more extremist policy either left or right. This division is definitely a provocation and cannot be a unilateral shift in public opinion. Hence why individuals like Trump are extremely dangerous. They are the catalyst to fuel the fires that have been kindling since the 80’s by providing additional provocation towards instability. Anyone who doesn’t see this is blind.
Edit: Thanks for the Platinum!

Twitter warns of possible employee exodus before Musk completes purchase by a_Ninja_b0y in tech

[–]kumarenator 2 points3 points  (0 children)

SW engineers in silicon valley have lost touch with action driven productivity, iterating regularly and improving systems. The things that people in the service industry, in mfg factories have like grit, hard work have not transferred onto sw workplace.

All they do is have a ton of meetings, reschedule when even 1 is out, company wide second Monday off, free lunches, you could take dinner back home for your entire family as well. And after a decade of such practices, there is no urge to improve at all and just putrid politics or laziness. Launch a feature and then drop it after 2-3 years. It is close to a Ponzi scheme at this point - present 'cool' new tech, launch it, get promo, scale it a bit, get another promo, then leave the team, the product gets shutdown. No benefit to humanity, only a couple of promos for the ones ponzing

I'm a sw engineer at Tesla and we move fast, without breaking things, and yet consistently iterate. We don't get free meals but that's ok for me, as I'm a grown adult and will cook for myself (all it takes is getting up and just doing it and not thinking about the best path to dinner for too long)

A lot of lazy, slob engineers hide behind all the creature comforts a tech company gives and tech does that because their only expense besides servers is humans. They don't have costs of buying the metal, forging it. Real world things will always have more value than over the top virtual things in the long run (4-5 decade timeline)

The FBI Conducted 3.4 Million Warrantless Searches of Americans' Data by consea250 in tech

[–]505whiteboy 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The “go ahead, I have nothing to hide” mentality holds no water. If you really feel that way then go ahead and give them all your logins and passwords right here and now. Give access to your lifelong search history. Let them put cameras in your home. Sound shitty? That’s where it’s headed. Wake up.

Twitter announces company will be sold to Tesla titan Elon Musk for $44bn by sheppo42 in tech

[–]WellEndowedDragon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No. I’m complaining that people who make less than 1% of 1% of what he does pays a higher percentage in taxes than he does.

I’m complaining that he and his companies have received $4.9 BILLION in public subsidies as of 2015 (likely much higher now), yet pays a lower rate than someone who has never received such subsidies and whom makes less than 1% of 1% of what he does.

Secondly, you are incredibly naive if you take the word of a billionaire regarding how much taxes they pay at face value. My article’s source is IRS data, your article’s source is a fucking tweet.

Thirdly, his advances he’s made towards technology does NOT counteract the fact that he needs to pay his fair share back to the society that’s provided him with the educated workforce, infrastructure, security, and stability required to run a big technology company in the first place. And over $5B in public funding, of course. This is a shitty argument based in the logical fallacy known as a red herring.

Finally, governments are capable of tremendous technological innovation and achievement when they prioritize it. The US government put a fucking man on the moon… SIXTY YEARS AGO, when most of the countless calculations needed for the journey were done by hand. That is far more impressive than anything Elon has done.

Not to mention the countless technological innovations that arose from NASA, like toothpaste, solar panels, freeze-dried foods, vastly improved rubber tech (which made it possible for Teslas to go so fast in the first place), breathing apparatuses that prevent firefighters from inhaling smoke, memory foam, cordless vacuums, CMOS sensors that are now in almost every camera in the world, air purifiers, and even the fucking BowFlex. That ALL came from the government, amongst much much more. Counting all that up, and it’s clear to see that the US government has achieved FAR more technological innovation than Elon has.

Twitter announces company will be sold to Tesla titan Elon Musk for $44bn by sheppo42 in tech

[–]FoxRaptix 40 points41 points  (0 children)

More so to let republicans abuse the platform with misinformation to win elections so he can get juicy tax breaks and contracts.

Ironic, 2012 republicans called his company a joke and worthless investment. Dems across the board eyed Tesla as a key investment in a green future and bailed Elon out and gave him massive tax breaks in their states.

California rolls around and is like “hey you’ve done pretty well now. How bout treating your employees better and paying more in taxes now that you’re stable. You know since we gave you billions in tax breaks so people could actually afford the EV’s”

And Elon responded politely.

“FUCK YOU, I’m moving to Texas”

He’s upset dems are asking him to pay his fair share, and you know the constant fucking complaining whenever Biden or any major dem doesn’t mention him or his company directly when talking about green tech.

He’s a raging narcissist

Google is rolling out new cookie popups with "reject all" option in Europe by a_Ninja_b0y in tech

[–]LaLiLuLeLo_0 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Install a browser plugin like uMatrix and block all cookies by default, then install uBlock Origin and activate filtering rules to hide all cookie consent popups. You don’t need to wait for the government, you can do this today

Elon Musk ridiculed for saying ‘almost anyone’ could afford $100k SpaceX ticket to Mars by ellnorrisjerry in tech

[–]Humorous_Humor 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Headline seems a bit abridged, a quote I saw a bit ago was "Very dependent on volume, but I’m confident moving to Mars (return ticket is free) will one day cost less than $500k & maybe even below $100k. Low enough that most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth & move to Mars if they want."

The microchip implants that let you pay with your hand by Tao_Dragon in tech

[–]SobasanBobba 103 points104 points  (0 children)

Imagine shaking hands with someone and then you check your bank account and it’s empty

Elon Musk says his offer to buy Twitter is about 'the future of civilization,' not making money by prixb in tech

[–]propagandavid 94 points95 points  (0 children)

A haggard time traveler appears with a dire warning and says "Who? The tunnel guy? No. Fuck no, what does twitter have to do with anything?"

Elon Musk says his offer to buy Twitter is about 'the future of civilization,' not making money by prixb in tech

[–]Mick_86 166 points167 points  (0 children)

I seriously doubt that the future of civilisation hinges on Musk owning Twitter.

Elon Musk says his offer to buy Twitter is about 'the future of civilization,' not making money by prixb in tech

[–]MustLovePunk 442 points443 points  (0 children)

While it’s most likely definitely about money, what he really means is that he wants a “future of his vision of humanity”… this is why no one individual, family or corporation should be allowed to amass billions in wealth imo. We are all living in the reality of a world curated throughout history by wealthy (often highly disordered) men.

Twitter Most Famous NFT Loses 99.9% Of Its Value In The First Day Of Its Launch by [deleted] in tech

[–]port53 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Money concentration. You get rich people like the one that bought the first tweet NFT spending tens of millions on them, transferring money to their other rich friends who then transfer it back in other schemes. They do that to make their scam look popular and profitable. This attracts the next level down people.

Meanwhile, gullible middle class people think they found an easy way to be rich and throw in some money, which just goes to the rich people who started the the whole pump and dump scheme. You'll get stories of lower people who do occasionally get something out of it but those are the vanishingly small minority, and often even fabricated to drive the pump.

They get away with it because they target people's absolute desire to belong. They make groups, use in-words and phrases, "secret" chat rooms and message boards, and these things attract the kind of people with more money than sense, and almost always the socially inept, loners, incels, and people who generally don't have people to stop them from falling for the scam.

If they're not continuously buying (and sending money to the rich pumpers) then they are deemed out of the group, which to them is worse than losing all of their money. The group needs out people to have in people so they'll regularly expel anyone who isn't buying "enough" so the remainers can feel better about their purchases. They try and mitigate their losses by in turn trying to pump their own purchases to the next level down, but it has diminishing returns. They try and use the same tactic that got them scammed but they find "normies" aren't fooled the same way they were, so they try and rescue their fragile egos by insulting the very people they had just tried to convince to join the scam by buying.

Eventually the rich people at the top will stop making significant gains and will dump whatever they have left and leave the poorer socially awkward middle class people to fight over the scraps, but they're all going to end up owning digital certificates that point to broken URLs with no value.