• Malix@sopuli.xyz
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    2 months ago

    obvious privacy concerns aside, who the hell actually needs this?

    If something I do is important enough to remember later, I do save it (bookmark, screenshot, screencast, whatever). This doesn’t need to be automated, esp. since it seems to require 25-50 GB of diskspace to do anyway.

    For users, this is a solution seeking for a problem. For megacorpo this is just more data harvesting, even if it’s “only local” for now. Hard pass, nopety-nope-nope, also arch btw and so forth.

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      2 months ago

      Microsoft needs this.

      The OS is no longer your property.

      Microsoft is not in the business of providing what users want from their computer.

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      If something I do is important enough to remember later, I do save it (bookmark, screenshot, screencast, whatever

      Sure, assuming you realize at that moment that you’ll need it later. That’s not what this is for.

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      For my work PC I feel like this could be really handy honestly. If it actually worked. Which AI never reliably does (nor Microsoft for that matter). AI feels like a pyramid scheme to me at this point, I mean this is bad and I get that, I’m just being honest. But I’ve never been able to get it to do something I actually wanted to that wasn’t more than a simple task.

      But then all this said, any desire is immediately cancelled when I think about stuff like my work could probably use this to spy on me, and I’m pretty sure this means somebody could spy on my work, so I’m not so sure they’d be super for this tech either.

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      I also hate every part of this and will turn it off as soon as it shows up.

      But in terms of who actually wants this. If an AI assistant were to exist, and if it was actually going to be useful to someone, it would need to know just about everything in your life. At least in theory… In order for an assistant to be useful you would want to be able to ask it “what was Italian restaurant I was thinking of trying” and you would want a response.

      I’m not sure this privacy nightmare of an implementation is the correct path to that, but that’s roughly what I suspect the desired outcome is.

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      I would use this constantly, if it is good. My understanding is that it runs locally.

      Also Arch is far less functional than windows. I switched back.

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        Also Arch is far less functional than windows. I switched back.

        I tried Linux from scratch one time and found it less functional than Windows so I switched back to Windows. Why would Stallman do this to me

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          I didnt try it once, I did Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, PopOS, and prob Fedora. Every time a drive wouldn’t work, dependencies conflicted, programs had less features, so on.

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        Intel Management Engine was on the local machine too, and oopsie hackers could gain access by sending a null password response and have full access to the machine hardware

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          Presumable most software is compressible. The more services you have, the higher the risk, but that is not unique to any particular feature in windows.

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            Just saying, even a security device addition like IME was hacked, so user based stored snapshots of your screen and activities is going to get breached. Even microsoft leaked all their Internal teams data. security attack vectors increase with more services so this one is a disaster waiting to happen

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          As someone willing to switch to Linux now that I’d be forced into using Windows 11, shut up. Linux is, unfortunately, not ever perfect. Windows has become functional enough for the average user, Steam OS has a corporation behind it and still requires command line and other hacks to function.

          Unfortunately, we’re fucked unless we start taking more drastic actions against big tech. The only way this will be fixed is public demonstration demanding that OSes and other critical IT software be open source, whether that demonstration is peaceful… or not so peaceful.

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            I think you’ve misunderstood; I was laughing at them claiming Arch is less functional than Windows. It was stated so factually, when in actuality it’s nothing more than an opinion (and a debatable one).

            With that said, my partner has been using a Steam Deck for a little over a year now, to date they haven’t needed to use the console once (or “hack” anything). You’re being disingenuous or doing it wrong.

            Good luck with your peaceful / not peaceful demonstration and let me know how it goes; the image of a small group of people with placards protesting against “OSes and other critical IT software” gave me a good giggle.

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              You misunderstood. I’m a power user… on Windows. I don’t have a choice but to switch to a Linux distro now, but I have found 3 different issues requiring use of the command line to fix over the course of trying to shift to linux over the past 6 months. I understand a command line, what I don’t know is the lingo. Without experience in that lingo, I literally cannot properly figure out many features I could access in windows purely using mouse and keyboard shortcuts, even if it meant navigating an extensive menu system.

              Now imagine someone who uses windows because they have dyslexia trying to use the command line. Or how about VR? If I’m understanding discussion from another site I frequent, Wayland or some other critical code for VR is not able to be handled by Linux and even if you run a windows install on the side it’s now going to be windows-fucking-11 bullshit until someone gets VR working on linux, and I do not have the coding knowledge to fix that myself because I don’t have 30 fucking years to become an expert in that shit. I’m not saying windows is good or that linux is bad, I’m saying this whole situation makes me want to fucking burn Redmond to the ground becausae it literally is holding my LIFE hostage. I live on the internet, I don’t interact with “reality” because I’m fucking sick of how things have unfolded over the past ~15 years (2008+) and if you force me to do so, I do in fact become physically violent. Don’t take away my circus or there won’t be anyone left to worship big brother, I’ll fucking kill you all.