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  1. Funny
    Orcblood got a reaction from cj09beira in up and down: Twitter testing upvote and downvote buttons   
    Google News? Wow you so smart ūüėā¬†
  2. Funny
    Orcblood got a reaction from Caroline in up and down: Twitter testing upvote and downvote buttons   
    Google News? Wow you so smart ūüėā¬†
  3. Informative
    Orcblood reacted to HempBoosh in A large number of news sites are down!   
    downdetector , personal print screen
  4. Informative
    Orcblood got a reaction from Delicieuxz in Google Follows Apple to Bring Opt-Out User Setting for Mobile Advertising IDs in Android 12. Facebook Faces New Threat!   
    Summary
     
       
     
    In unexpected news - the long time advertising rooted tech giant, Google, and the owner of the worlds largest mobile OS and consequently one of the largest advertising platform, Android, has decided to allow users in the upcoming Android 12 update to opt-out of Advertising ID's in the OS's settings. Advertising ID's, or in Android's specific case GAIDs (Google Advertising IDs), help apps, like Facebook, to track users across differing apps & platforms in order to build a profile of the user. To note though these ID's are not required to build a profile of an internet user. Facebook is able to build profiles of many who don't even have an account on Facebook or any of their direct products. However, Advertising ID's do significantly help curate a lot more data about a user as well as helps with accuracy when matching data to a user and the ease of user-data tracking in general.
     
    This announcement comes well after the famous iOS 14.5 update from Apple which brought App Tracking Transparency  and marked the first move of putting this very wanted power into the user's hands. Apples implementation is better in that it pops up to the user when an app wants to use Advertising ID's (IDFA as Apple calls it). For android though this will be located somewhere in Android's system settings meaning less noticeable and more likely to go unchanged by the user. When opted out, Android will still pass an Advertising ID but it will be filled with zeros thus making it essentially useless.
     
    Apple has received a lot of push back from companies such as Facebook so will be interesting to see how Google weathers this also. For instance apple had planned to release App Tracking Transparency with iOS 14.0 but delayed to 14.5 instead based on these companies response. 
     
    Quotes
     
    Google's Announcement
     
    My thoughts
    I'm both shocked and stoked that Google is doing this. Wish it was more transparent and easier for the user to be able to see & opt out of but none the less this is a very welcomed step in the right direction. Welcomed I mean by us average users of Android. Not for companies that rely on the platform's big advertising opportunity. Maybe some day it will be an opt-in feature instead of an opt-out. Doubt it but one can dream! Glad to see Facebook loosing it's invasive power. I personally do not trust Facebook with my data. Nor do I think they are an ethical company. Glad to have finally pulled the trigger and deleted my account recently. Just wish I could do it again.
     
    Sources
    https://thebigtech.substack.com/p/google-limits-mobile-advertising-id-android-12
     
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/3/22466531/google-android-ad-traking-advertising-identifier-id
     
    https://www.engadget.com/google-android-opt-out-app-tracking-143911504.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANSdEKHKVVrVtPVYDqE0rQePjdd0Le-IB241EsLRtTCfz0NOoU58ENXK72hinUHPlkzYgYJWRhb51z0r_PWYmX0XSdEMOuhisdc0a5hNaWF1iPq5EwRTxZrr3V3Is9GBOFUNWA77H2ZOHkj6STqJPAuyHc1u2O4gAt9L0irfDMWq
     
     
    Google's direct announcement:
    https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/6048248
     
  5. Informative
    Orcblood got a reaction from starwarscity9 in Google Follows Apple to Bring Opt-Out User Setting for Mobile Advertising IDs in Android 12. Facebook Faces New Threat!   
    Summary
     
       
     
    In unexpected news - the long time advertising rooted tech giant, Google, and the owner of the worlds largest mobile OS and consequently one of the largest advertising platform, Android, has decided to allow users in the upcoming Android 12 update to opt-out of Advertising ID's in the OS's settings. Advertising ID's, or in Android's specific case GAIDs (Google Advertising IDs), help apps, like Facebook, to track users across differing apps & platforms in order to build a profile of the user. To note though these ID's are not required to build a profile of an internet user. Facebook is able to build profiles of many who don't even have an account on Facebook or any of their direct products. However, Advertising ID's do significantly help curate a lot more data about a user as well as helps with accuracy when matching data to a user and the ease of user-data tracking in general.
     
    This announcement comes well after the famous iOS 14.5 update from Apple which brought App Tracking Transparency  and marked the first move of putting this very wanted power into the user's hands. Apples implementation is better in that it pops up to the user when an app wants to use Advertising ID's (IDFA as Apple calls it). For android though this will be located somewhere in Android's system settings meaning less noticeable and more likely to go unchanged by the user. When opted out, Android will still pass an Advertising ID but it will be filled with zeros thus making it essentially useless.
     
    Apple has received a lot of push back from companies such as Facebook so will be interesting to see how Google weathers this also. For instance apple had planned to release App Tracking Transparency with iOS 14.0 but delayed to 14.5 instead based on these companies response. 
     
    Quotes
     
    Google's Announcement
     
    My thoughts
    I'm both shocked and stoked that Google is doing this. Wish it was more transparent and easier for the user to be able to see & opt out of but none the less this is a very welcomed step in the right direction. Welcomed I mean by us average users of Android. Not for companies that rely on the platform's big advertising opportunity. Maybe some day it will be an opt-in feature instead of an opt-out. Doubt it but one can dream! Glad to see Facebook loosing it's invasive power. I personally do not trust Facebook with my data. Nor do I think they are an ethical company. Glad to have finally pulled the trigger and deleted my account recently. Just wish I could do it again.
     
    Sources
    https://thebigtech.substack.com/p/google-limits-mobile-advertising-id-android-12
     
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/3/22466531/google-android-ad-traking-advertising-identifier-id
     
    https://www.engadget.com/google-android-opt-out-app-tracking-143911504.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANSdEKHKVVrVtPVYDqE0rQePjdd0Le-IB241EsLRtTCfz0NOoU58ENXK72hinUHPlkzYgYJWRhb51z0r_PWYmX0XSdEMOuhisdc0a5hNaWF1iPq5EwRTxZrr3V3Is9GBOFUNWA77H2ZOHkj6STqJPAuyHc1u2O4gAt9L0irfDMWq
     
     
    Google's direct announcement:
    https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/6048248
     
  6. Informative
    Orcblood got a reaction from thechinchinsong in Google Follows Apple to Bring Opt-Out User Setting for Mobile Advertising IDs in Android 12. Facebook Faces New Threat!   
    Summary
     
       
     
    In unexpected news - the long time advertising rooted tech giant, Google, and the owner of the worlds largest mobile OS and consequently one of the largest advertising platform, Android, has decided to allow users in the upcoming Android 12 update to opt-out of Advertising ID's in the OS's settings. Advertising ID's, or in Android's specific case GAIDs (Google Advertising IDs), help apps, like Facebook, to track users across differing apps & platforms in order to build a profile of the user. To note though these ID's are not required to build a profile of an internet user. Facebook is able to build profiles of many who don't even have an account on Facebook or any of their direct products. However, Advertising ID's do significantly help curate a lot more data about a user as well as helps with accuracy when matching data to a user and the ease of user-data tracking in general.
     
    This announcement comes well after the famous iOS 14.5 update from Apple which brought App Tracking Transparency  and marked the first move of putting this very wanted power into the user's hands. Apples implementation is better in that it pops up to the user when an app wants to use Advertising ID's (IDFA as Apple calls it). For android though this will be located somewhere in Android's system settings meaning less noticeable and more likely to go unchanged by the user. When opted out, Android will still pass an Advertising ID but it will be filled with zeros thus making it essentially useless.
     
    Apple has received a lot of push back from companies such as Facebook so will be interesting to see how Google weathers this also. For instance apple had planned to release App Tracking Transparency with iOS 14.0 but delayed to 14.5 instead based on these companies response. 
     
    Quotes
     
    Google's Announcement
     
    My thoughts
    I'm both shocked and stoked that Google is doing this. Wish it was more transparent and easier for the user to be able to see & opt out of but none the less this is a very welcomed step in the right direction. Welcomed I mean by us average users of Android. Not for companies that rely on the platform's big advertising opportunity. Maybe some day it will be an opt-in feature instead of an opt-out. Doubt it but one can dream! Glad to see Facebook loosing it's invasive power. I personally do not trust Facebook with my data. Nor do I think they are an ethical company. Glad to have finally pulled the trigger and deleted my account recently. Just wish I could do it again.
     
    Sources
    https://thebigtech.substack.com/p/google-limits-mobile-advertising-id-android-12
     
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/3/22466531/google-android-ad-traking-advertising-identifier-id
     
    https://www.engadget.com/google-android-opt-out-app-tracking-143911504.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANSdEKHKVVrVtPVYDqE0rQePjdd0Le-IB241EsLRtTCfz0NOoU58ENXK72hinUHPlkzYgYJWRhb51z0r_PWYmX0XSdEMOuhisdc0a5hNaWF1iPq5EwRTxZrr3V3Is9GBOFUNWA77H2ZOHkj6STqJPAuyHc1u2O4gAt9L0irfDMWq
     
     
    Google's direct announcement:
    https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/6048248
     
  7. Funny
    Orcblood reacted to Mel0nMan in PCs Offer 'Better Gaming Experience Than 100% of Mac Laptops,' Intel Claims in Ongoing Anti-Apple Campaign   
    Imagine owning the domain name pc.com and having it redirect to intel.com/home? Cringe
  8. Informative
    Orcblood reacted to trag1c in AMD Announces their new 3D stacking process   
    Cache is huge in games. From a programming perspective there are large sections of text books that deal with game and game engine development that are purely all about cache and how to optimize for it. Having a massive cache makes it a lot easier on a dev since your far less likely to have a cache miss which absolutely trashes your frame rate because you have to wait for that data to be fetched from ram. Ultimately any application that is heavily data dependent and requires frequent processing should benefit from a large cache since you can ultimately store more frequently used data and store more upcoming data.
     
    Quote from a article on Gamasutra from 2007 (Bit dated but the idea of optimizing for cache still applies) 
     https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/130296/the_top_10_myths_of_video_game_.php?page=2
     
    Game Engine Architecture from Jason Gregory who is a lead programmer at Naughty Dog (and part time lecturer at U of SC) talks significantly about the caching system on modern consoles and computer systems because it is absolutely fundamental to performant games and engines. The textbook is on its 3rd edition and every edition has increased the content on memory systems because it keeps becoming more and more important. https://www.gameenginebook.com/
     
    Edit: Also a big part of game development is having a suite of tools both external and internal to the engine for gathering information about cache misses, coherency, memory usage patterns etc. 
  9. Funny
    Orcblood got a reaction from rikitikitavi in Google and Samsung unite to reboot Android watches   
    Wtf. I'll pretend you didn't say that cause I know you like to win an argument. 
  10. Agree
    Orcblood got a reaction from PeterT in Facebook suspends Signal from it's advertising platform   
    I perma deleted facebook 2 weeks ago after a few trial runs of having my account de-activated. Think it needs another 2 weeks of me not logging on until it's permanently gone. I downloaded the data¬†prior so I atleast have it to look back on. Used it for 10+ years. All I gotta say it feels go not to be supporting that company anymore with my time & data. No regrets. If only more normies would do the same. I like what they are doing at Gab, the implemented things so well & the transparent give what money you want¬†model works well ūüôā¬†No adverts so no reason to sell your data. I understand Gab may be to Christian¬†/ Conservative¬†which is why I was hoping Parler would take off cause they at least¬†tried to be a platform for all and took no side. Atlass though that got killed by these big tech-companies. Scummy. Really wanted something besides twitter & reddit to get out of my echo-chamber cause it's healthy too. Right now it's only reddit cause I deleted twitter cause they are supper scummy like facebook. Maybe even worse.
     
    Btw: Odysee is a great alternative to youtube! Support alt-tech ūüôā
  11. Like
    Orcblood got a reaction from Tristerin in Facebook suspends Signal from it's advertising platform   
    I perma deleted facebook 2 weeks ago after a few trial runs of having my account de-activated. Think it needs another 2 weeks of me not logging on until it's permanently gone. I downloaded the data¬†prior so I atleast have it to look back on. Used it for 10+ years. All I gotta say it feels go not to be supporting that company anymore with my time & data. No regrets. If only more normies would do the same. I like what they are doing at Gab, the implemented things so well & the transparent give what money you want¬†model works well ūüôā¬†No adverts so no reason to sell your data. I understand Gab may be to Christian¬†/ Conservative¬†which is why I was hoping Parler would take off cause they at least¬†tried to be a platform for all and took no side. Atlass though that got killed by these big tech-companies. Scummy. Really wanted something besides twitter & reddit to get out of my echo-chamber cause it's healthy too. Right now it's only reddit cause I deleted twitter cause they are supper scummy like facebook. Maybe even worse.
     
    Btw: Odysee is a great alternative to youtube! Support alt-tech ūüôā
  12. Agree
    Orcblood reacted to suicidalfranco in Microsoft rolls out an update to your taskbar - Weather and News   
    Politics
    Politics everywhere
  13. Funny
    Orcblood reacted to emosun in University of Minnesota Banned from Contributing to the Linux Kernel for Submitting Nonsense Fixes for a Research Project   
    It's almost as if people don't like being unknowingly used as test subjects

    cough cough , microsoft
  14. Funny
    Orcblood got a reaction from soldier_ph in Yahoo Answers is shutting its down.   
    Eh Yahoo can burn. Their news site suckz donkey balls. Their comment section over a year has been disabled because and I quote, 
     
    "Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting."
     
    Their a bunch of wokies that hate free-speech or don't know what it is and like their safe space. I don't trust any news-site that disabled their comment section as not to receive any criticism. 
  15. Agree
    Orcblood reacted to Vanderburg in WOW Data Caps   
    You realize the regulation allowed the regional monopolies, right?
  16. Agree
    Orcblood reacted to Grand Admiral Thrawn in LineageOS 18.1 is here   
    Since Google sells ads which profitability is heavily based on personalization towards the client, I do not see how they can get rid of the 'data collecting king' title if they even tried their hardest.
  17. Like
    Orcblood got a reaction from SolarNova in [UPDATE] Major Reddit communities going private in mass protest   
    I'm sorry but I don't see how my reply was wrong or "raises all sorts of red flags". It wasn't great sure but at worst it was just an okay reply. I have a full time job & a life so I don't really have the desire to try and cozy up to the moderators. I thought my desire to know why I got banned was shortly & calmly asked by me to the mod. A normal person could clearly see that my flagged comment itself shouldn't have been considered controversial enough to deserve a ban. Not even remotely. Not by itself anyway. I used a self censored swear word but i've seen many people use un-censored swear words in that sub leading up to it. So yeah obviously i jumped to the only assumption I could think of at the time. Also at the time my reddit history was rather easy to look through so he could have easily checked it out to see if there was other things said by me that could have warranted the ban. But sure I guess I'll throw-out the knee jerk reaction to assume the worst next time and probably add a please when asking why I got banned. This was my first time getting banned from a sub mind you so I acknowledge inexperience probably played a part. If he was a good mod, read what was flagged, he would have wondered why I got banned for such a thing and got to digging into it for me & getting back with an answer. But nope. 
     
    Here's also the context that the "context" hyper linked in the image I shared earlier goes to if you care to look. As you can see I only said that one thing that got quoted for the ban. Not sure why op got his comment removed but i don't remember it being anything bad. Anyway this whole thing screams bad moderation. 
    https://imgur.com/a/Ma2kywh  
     
    Thanks for at least acknowledging moderation bias. I feel like you have some bias here and I can't blame you, as moderating is an exhausting & for the most part a thankless job. Also understand I'm probably to much of a free speech advocate/lover to meet current mod standards as I was taught growing up to highly value free speech & that everyone should have a voice even Nazi's who we view to be the absolute scum of the earth.
     
     
  18. Like
    Orcblood got a reaction from TheBahrbarian in Bitfinex sets record with titanic $4.5B and $5B BTC transactions   
    I hope they continue to allow it. Fa'k the big banks. Let's take control out of their hand. 
  19. Like
    Orcblood reacted to suicidalfranco in Google will soon integrate Progressive Web Apps deeper into Android   
    The Fascists of the future will be the anti-fascists.
    - Winston Churchill
     
    and let's not forget the recent riot at UC Berkeley because Milo's words hurt them fee fees
  20. Like
    Orcblood reacted to Trik'Stari in Google will soon integrate Progressive Web Apps deeper into Android   
    The left has never been more honest than they are right now.
     
    THIS, is their true character. Anyone who disagrees with them is less than human and must be shouted, silenced, or beaten into submission. Remember, communists care about what people think, more than what they do. (which is part of the reason I find them more reprehensible than "fascists", nevermind the staggering and utterly ridiculously higher body count they have, compared to fascists)
  21. Like
    Orcblood reacted to TheCherryKing in Google will soon integrate Progressive Web Apps deeper into Android   
    Right wing politics are called "right wing" because the right is right and the left is wrong!
  22. Funny
    Orcblood reacted to AbydosOne in Toward next-generation optical disks   
    That is... a sentence... even my EE background is having trouble parsing all that at once...
  23. Funny
    Orcblood got a reaction from Master Delta Chief in The problem with annoying ads aren't even done - YouTube will experiment with audio advertisements during background playback   
    False. Anyway why not have everyone censor their own feed? False information like flat earthers, etc... you won't see cause it won't get traction. No one should say what is false or not for everyone else. People should come to your own conclusions. This has its own negative side effect but it far outweighs the alternative negative side effect of having people say what's right or wrong. You're entitled to disagree but I think you're wrong on this one cheif.
  24. Like
    Orcblood reacted to CTR640 in Where Gaming Begins - AMD RX6000 series Live Event   
    I couldn't care less about RT and DLSS because none of the games I play has them. So I'm pretty much hyped for the 6800XT!
    Unless nVidia sorted out their bullshit launch, AMD for me right now.
  25. Agree
    Orcblood reacted to Shreyas1 in Stadia Creative Director Triggers Uproar on Twitter   
    I mean in a sense they are paying the game developers in a way that is far more effective than just money.
     
    If it weren't for streaming, games like Among Us, Fortnite, PUBG, and pretty much any other game that has been a major phenomenon over the past few years would be unheard of. Game streaming is extremely lucrative for devs as its basically free advertising
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