@KevinCarson1 @iarna And even if merit is a useful and measurable quality, far too many people argue for meritocracy as some kind of egalitarian ideal, even though we live in a world where merit can be bought.

Changes by Black Sabbath is wasted as a breakup song. It's now a transgender victory song.

I had a chat with one of the copilot developers a few months ago, and I brought up the copyright issue to him then. He pointed out that Microsoft and Github had effectively zero input into the creation of the AI itself, and OpenAI provide the AI as a service, rather than just providing the AI itself, so MS/GH probably haven't done anything wrong.

It will be interesting to see whether that line of reasoning will hold up in court, but if it does, OpenAI may have shot themselves in the foot here.

@montag A few years ago there was a commercially available recumbent trike with a sail. The sail was much lower, the boom was shaped so as to not hit you on the head.

@LaCrecerelle I feel like it's not the fault of Oxford really - if it weren't 16th century architecture it'd be an immensely wealthy glass cube getting its students from the same fee paying independent schools and all the donations from the fabulously wealthy.

Inequality in access to education starts well before university.

That said, this is coming from someone who lives in the UK and would have to pay the same capped tuition fees for Oxford vs any other UK higher education.

Updated my phone to android 12.

Glad whoever designs the volume sliders finally realised they're designing for touchscreen

Kinda want to put a BBQ + coolbox onto a cheap tricycle or a bike trailer.

Please convince me not to.


Sugar is built for children & should work for tablets, but I'm not sure about the web browsing situation.

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack So many cool types of bikes for every situation. And affordable(ish). Besides the basic upright bicycle you have:

Tandem bikes
Cargo bikes
Folding bikes
Recumbent bikes
Penny Farthings
Electric bikes

And most of the [adjective] bike categories are mix and match. Recumbent tandem. Electric handcycle. Folding tricycle.

@extinct@redroo.ml The only molecular gastronomy supplier I know of in my country doesn't sell MSG, only "vegetable based replacement for MSG".

Either it's a chemophobic molecular gastronomy supplier, or it's racist.

Installing gentoo... Is this a sign I have a healthy amount of free time, or that my mind has irrevocably cursed?

tech/programming question 

@athairbirb Flutter is a tool a bit like a programming language, for making the UI of apps (the bit you see).

Just based on what you said, it's ambiguous as to whether the tool is slow, or the UI it makes, and therefore the app. (I don't know which, I don't know much about flutter).

@polychrome @ocean modern hardware has its quirks and personality as well, but also enough compute to throw away to cover it all up.

@meena There should be gym railcars so you can train on the train.

@anarchistbicycleclub Those are collateral damage. The real target (at least in the UK) has always been the public purse.

Buses have a certain charm to them that I just love. Are trains faster and more comfortable? Sure, but they're not buses.

@emmy Doesn't steam allow game streaming over local networks? I know it does linux->linux

@sneak @meena Secondly, and this is the real point that I was making, is that you can have a very real issue with a wider topic, and at the same time have a particular issue with how it impacts you personally.

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