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Must be fun to be done porting it to qt5 and realize qt6 is now the default. :)

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Well this is by design. Some conspiracy theories are just out there to make everyone think all conspiracy theories are hoaxes. They are the completely idiotic ones that is impossible to even see how they would work.

The entire flat earth society is also a complete hoax. It’s just there because people Google on these things and that’s the first hit the search engines give you. I think they say on the page that the earth is like an elevator that goes up all the time, or something like that. :)

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I don’t know, been on Kagi for a year so forgot Google.

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Kagi is just excellent so I guess that’s why. It’s so good I completely forgot about Google when I tried it.

I used ddg a few years back too but I always had to use Google for certain queries and never felt fully satisfied with the search results. It felt like a worse search engine that I was using because I didnt want to use Google.

With Kagi it’s the opposite. It’s a better search engine than Google. It’s Google results without the dark patterns and hostile behavior from google.

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Just set Kagi as default search in your browser. There is a plugin you can install that does it, easiest way.

help.kagi.com/kagi/…/setting-default.html

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This is several days too late news… But sure.

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Or better, just remove land from America so everyone sinks. :)

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I’m super disappointed also in what these burger chains offer. All of them have small shitty burgers full of sugar.

Started making my own burgers. It takes 10 minutes! Mix meat and a bit of salt and pepper and make the pieces really thin. Fry in pan. It’s delicious.

Fast food is disgustingly expensive for the amount of food you get too. Their drinks are ultra cheap sugar water, and even that they are thinking of limiting.

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I knew I would get opposing views here :)

There are many ways to do it, but I think everyone should make their own at home. It’s super tasty and quick.

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I don’t think actresses are worth more than ordinary people but sure, I get what you are saying.

Big tech fucks everyone over, as usual.

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Kind of hard to return this after 195 years if it fails.

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Just one small issue with that… I probably don’t live for another 195 years. :)

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People like Elon Musk as exactly like the kid in the sandbox who wanted the entire sandbox for himself, and who would fight for all sandboxes in the yard despite not being able to use them.

That kind of personality will take all until nothing is left.

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Sounds really dramatic in a news item though. Click bait. :)

But yeah, I recently moved away from these cloud services and have a Nas at home now. Only encrypted backups in cloud. Because fuck Google.

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I also dislike it because reddit used it… They managed to destroy a lot of good things.

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Google is not showing the web anymore, it’s showing it’s own content now, stolen from the web.

People don’t even leave their site now with Ai results, that Google controls and can modify how they want.

Not sure what to do about this. The general public will be completely lost in Google.

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Future robots will make a joke before they shoot you in the head for resisting arrest. What’s not to like?

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“So you are saying there is a chance”

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I don’t know. People in the west dont seem to understand they also listen to propaganda every single day. But they think it’s just happening in Russia or China.

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People should be talking about void. Such bullshit. :p

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Why do Microsoft have to welcome people to their software? Is it because they otherwise wouldn’t feel welcome using it? :P

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Oh really? Let’s calculate the power usage or billions of devices downloading and serving ads.

As someone who is aging. Late thirties. How can I keep my finger on the pulse of current trends, particularly in music?

As an example. I grew up in hip-hop but at a certain point I stopped listening to new people and realised recently that I’d slept on some bangers. Like Kendrick particularly, but even people like Juice WRLD and Xxxtentacion....

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Late thirties is aging? That’s like peak life. You have money and family (at least a chance of that) and purpose in your life. You have confidence and you know who you are.

You are still a bit dumb, but less dumb than twenty somethings. I liked my late thirties.

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Yeah it just works now. Sometimes I miss the days where we had to troubleshoot sound drivers, because it made us learn so much. Even if we didn’t manage to fix the problem, we learned about how sound works in Linux.

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Only bad games are afraid of reviews of their alpha versions. :)

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I thought they let you use the version you used when you started subscribing, not then you ended the subscription? This was something a lot of people were upset about. That if you subscribe for a year and stop, you end up with a year old version.

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Thank you, good explanation. I can see why people get confused since the outcome depends on the subscription length then.

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Because they give them nice titles, and young devs want the status of the title. :)

I tried being a manager but I hated everything about it. The dishonesty, the politics, the useless meetings.

I’m back in a development role now and I’m super happy and excited to start the day. Almost no meetings!

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Problem is that companies are using them for all scenarios. It’s often their entire tech stack now, with kubernetes.

It’s similar to the object oriented hype that came before it, where developers had to write all their programs in a way so they could be extended and prepared for any future changes.

Everything became complex and difficult to work with. And almost none of those programs were ever extended in any significant way where object oriented design made it easier. On the contrary, it made it far more difficult to understand the program since you had to know which method was called in which object due to polymorphism when you looked at the code. You had to jump around like crazy to see what code was actually running.

Now with kubernetes, it’s all about making the programs easier to scale and easier to develop for the developers, but it shifts the complexity to the infrastructure needed to support the networking requirements.

All these programs now need to talk over the network instead of simply communicating in the same process. And with that you have to think about failure scenarios, out of order communication, missing messages, separate databases and data storage for different services etc.

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I don’t think people have a choice. If you join a company where they use kubernetes, you have to use that technology for everything. You can’t escape the complexity even if you just want to make a simple program. It still needs to run in kubernetes.

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Yes but in practice, companies don’t want to replace their entire tech stacks, and specially if it’s a large company. It costs an enormous amount of money (because of the time and effort it takes) and means the entire company has to relearn how to work with that stack instead.

It’s not impossible and it can happen, but in my experience from working at probably 20 companies now, there is almost always a strong resistence to change.

People don’t even change their default search engine or browser most of the time.

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Yeah I agree. With experience you know where to use it and where it really shines, and when not to use it because it will just make everything harder to reason about.

But a lot of devs are not that experienced when they make these decisions. All of us learn from mistakes, and those mistakes stay in the code base. :)

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It’s absolutely slower. There is no way to make a network request faster than a function call. It’s slower by probably thousands of times.

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Yeah it’s insane. But of course if scaling different parts of the application, I guess micro services are the way to do it. But otherwise one could scale the entire app by just putting more of the entire app on servers. No need for micro services. It just needs to be written to be able to listen to message queues and you can have any number of app instances.

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Yeah I’ve seen it before. It’s a very good reminder for everyone to keep in mind isn’t it. :)

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I agree with you, and that is a hellish environment to work in.

There must be a better middle ground for all of this.

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This is me right now, constantly thinking about how to implement a thing I’m working on. Even in bed I wake up and think about it. Lols.

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My head hair falls off. It sure is different, just not in a good way. :)

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Is he black? Because then the American police just shoot him and say he was resisting arrest.

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Haven’t used reddit since before Lemmy now. I think it’s soon almost a year without them. :)

Ok sometimes I visit their site if a search engine links to some response. But then I’m out of there right away.

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That’s cool but I only use a few on the mobile. Adblock origin and Bitwarden. Guess I should check out what else is out there.

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