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So YouTube is removing community contributions, which means community-contributed captions and subtitles are not going to be available anymore.

If you have any viewership in another country, and you wish to make your content more accessible to them but you do not speak their language, or to make your content accessible for viewers who are hard of hearing or deaf, YouTube says “tough luck.”

You’ll have to find either dedicated volunteers, or hire a translator, to translate your transcript into other languages.

Which disincentivizes accessibility measures for many creators. Which is bad.

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Really interesting example of a privacy issue highlighted on r/privacy yesterday:

> visited a roommate's place and was bombarded with ads about engagement rings when I used his wifi. I asked him if he was going to propose to his girlfriend and he was shocked I found out. Helped him install PiHole/network wide ad blocking before she found out.

@hund That's a super hard question, because my primary computer is an amalgamation of part upgrades with a lineage that traces back quite a while.

it's a real PC of Theseus.

But I voted 3 years to be fair, since that was the last CPU/motherboard upgrade.

@gamingonlinux Just yesterday i told a windows using VR friend "I'll get on the wait list for the index once alyx is on linux"... what a quick turnaround.

@HexDSL I went from i3 to dwm... to sway... back to i3. Not that I think wayland is happening anytime soon, but i3/sway has a clear path forward to potential wayland, and dwm didn't... Are there any bspwm/wayland type projects out there?

@boilingsteam My biggest problem with non Pi devices lately, has been that the SteamLink client does a "am I newer than a pi2" check, which it checks by verifying if its a pi3 or pi4. Also impacts the pinebook pro in negative ways.
(Obviously not the device's fault that Valve put an unnecessary check in place, but still an issue depending on your use case)

I'm just mad that I didn't think of the name X Æ A-12 first.

Local restaurant has a 2 hour wait for delivery. Stinks for me, but I'm glad they apparently have plenty of business.

I started thinking about M&M's mixed with Skittles and started to get a little bit anxious.

@boilingsteam I ordered one because the price makes it suitable for "just testing". If it doesn't work out, it's not like I've dropped $700 on it.

Added a second pump to my water cooling loop, and suddenly everything is working great. Imagine that.

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Someone at work jokingly recommended we all spin up Mastodon servers if Slack goes down. Makes me want to spin up a RocketChat or Mattermost or something.

I think the thing that would improve my tech life the most right now... is getting replacement cables that are the right length, and routing them properly.

@gamingonlinux This announce doesn't mention Linux anywhere. Are we just assuming that they will roll out at the same time based on precedent?

Airport people are way too chipper for 4:30am

Wow. Unplugged my computer before the storm last night... But forgot to unplug the USB HDD dock that was plugged into the wall. Now my computer won't turn on. Dock still works though.

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