NateNate60

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NateNate60,

Damn, I just looked it up and it turns out my birthday is next year.

NateNate60,

I live in America. Where does the notion that Americans don’t queue come from? For most things where people are served one at a time and more than one person wants to be served, people queue.

NateNate60,

It can be hit or miss. In some respects, tourists can be better than locals.

For example, I have never heard of tourists jumping the turnstile on the New York Subway. It is always the locals who don’t want to pay.

NateNate60,

Everyone’s so busy thinking about the decal stickers that nobody seems to have noticed the lack of a number plate on the truck.

NateNate60,

I don’t realistically view deepfakes in court as a real issue. Video and photographic evidence on its own is hearsay. You need to summon the person who made it as a witness to testify.

NateNate60,

Watch the so-called “Communist” Party leaders decry this and crush it violently. Marx is rolling so much in his grave that if they attached a generator to him they could power half of China with the electricity

NateNate60,

I don’t think they’ll be killed. Neither North Korea nor China are that stupid. I do think that they’ll be forced to work until they drop and paid nothing or paid a pittance, even by Chinese standards, with the bulk of the value of their labour being split between the company that they work for and the Chinese and North Korean states.

NateNate60,

People always fail to understand that high returns always correspond to higher risk. The reason why banks and other traditional financial institutions offer such low rates paid on products like CDs and savings accounts is because those accounts are free of risk (for the consumer). An 8% return is suspiciously high, and any smart investor would assume that such a return can only be achieved by making the product more risky.

This, coupled with China’s general lack of public knowledge about its deposit protection schemes, is a recipe for disaster. I have been inside Chinese banks and have never once seen any indication of coverage by deposit protection schemes, so it’s really hard to know what’s covered and what’s not. Meanwhile, in the United States, banks have plaques and stickers that say “Member FDIC” and “Your savings insured by the US Government for up to $250,000” next to every teller window and on every advertisement.

NateNate60,

I am not the parent commenter.

Apparently, the process of filming pornography is really messy, arduous, starts to smell bad quickly, and many of the positions are uncomfortable. Not to mention the fact that many scenes need re-takes. That’s just the reality of filmmaking.

It’s also quite awkward to have a director and camera crew staring at you the whole time and giving you instructions.

I read this on an AskReddit thread.

It is a huge failure in communication to pretend that distro upgrades are entirely different versions of the operating system. It does nothing but make Linux seem more complex than it actually is.

The jump in distro versions, say, from Fedora 38 to Fedora 39, is not the same as the jump from Windows 10 to Windows 11. It’s more like the jump from version 23H2 to 24H2....

NateNate60,

Don’t misinterpret the post. I understand it perfectly well.

NateNate60,

From a user’s perspective, neither has the Linux kernel. The kernel’s version number may increase but the strict principle of “don’t break userland” has meant that old software is almost always compatible with newer kernels.

NateNate60,

You don’t know that it hasn’t stopped anyone from using Linux. The reality of large numbers is that with a big enough sample size, any minor frustration (or seemingly minor) has almost certainly stopped someone from using Linux.

NateNate60,

I think you are missing the nuance of the post. It isn’t that users think numbers are inherently scary. It’s that they think the number of versions available is scary because it lends itself to the belief that those versions are mutually incompatible. Add that to the fact that software installation instructions often provide different instructions to install on different versions of a distro, or articles have titles like “How to do ____ in Ubuntu 20.04” leaving users to wonder if it still works in later versions. Of course, the answer is usually “yes”, but they won’t know that off the bat, and the reason is the presence of the version number. Meanwhile, a guide will almost never have a title like “How to do _____ in Android 11”. It will usually just say “Android”.

NateNate60,

This isn’t about whether I think the version number confuses me.

I am arguing against the prominence of version numbers in Linux distros. Just like how users can go years without knowing what version of iOS or Android they’re using. In that case, upgrading Android versions is also presented as nothing more than a large update and not changing OS versions.

I explicitly want to avoid users drawing the comparison between, say, Windows 7 and Windows 10, and thinking an upgrade of that scale happens every six to nine months.

I tried, I really did

I’ve been an IT professional for 20 years now, but I’ve mainly dealt with Windows. I’ve worked with Linux servers through out the years, but never had Linux as a daily driver. And I decided it was time to change. I only had 2 requirements. One, I need to be able to use my Nvidia 3080 ti for local LLM and I need to be able...

NateNate60,

Ubuntu 22.04 is not “very old”. It’s the latest LTS release of Ubuntu. I do not, at all, fault an IT professional for picking the LTS release instead of the absolute latest latest release.

I think it is a communication failure for Linux to not communicate that the jump between Linux distro versions (e.g. from Fedora 38 to Fedora 39) is not the same as a jump from Windows 8 to Windows 10. It is similar to the jump between the different Windows subversions, like from 21H2 to 22H2. Most people don’t even know what those numbers mean, and for most people, it doesn’t matter. A distro upgrade is nothing more than a big update, and that’s how I think it ought to be presented. People should be encouraged to use the non-LTS version as a default, and gently nudged to upgrade once a new one comes out. It shouldn’t be presented as a conplete change in operating system versions, but rather as a feature update. That’s what Windows does, and Windows versions are practically invisible!

NateNate60,

The remote access game is just completely different in Windows versus Linux. Windows has excellent graphical remote control options (RDP, Quick Access) and Linux has a hodgepodge of options that all only half work. Linux has excellent remote terminal capabilities (SSH), whereas remote Windows terminals are a joke. Both of these facts are very fitting, because the Linux terminal is powerful, while on Windows you need the GUI to do anything.

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What online multiplayer games play well over wifi/higher latency?

I'm thinking turn-based games may work okay in this respect, but which of those might you recommend besides Civ? Also what other types of games work better over wifi/higher latency than you might expect?

I know ideally you'd simply wire up your system to not have to fuss with either, but it's not always an option in some circumstances.

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NateNate60,

Tabletop Simulator gives everyone bad ping. Most lobbies I’ve been in have everyone with triple-digit ping despite it all being filled with Americans, and maybe one Portuguese guy with 400 ms ping.

Even in the same household, ping seems to stay around 20 ms

NateNate60,

The sticker on most fruits sold in American grocery stores that contains a bar code is nominally edible.

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