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12:32 AM
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact Its nice :D
But its very much a personal choice
but I consider it a necessity
 
12:47 AM
@Tinkeringbell for my sanity's sake (no rush) meta.stackexchange.com/a/395127/135565 are there any deleted comments by me? I could swear I posted a reply pointing out that HDDs are a good alternative to buggy APIs ... maybe more than once
if its intentionally deleted, its fine. If not, Its probably less good :D
though looking back, I misunderstood the comment I was replying to.
 
 
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2:09 AM
@JourneymanGeek How about this one:
dumb question. 2.6 tb isn't very much. Couldn't they just.. mail you over a dump of everything in a hard disk or two — Journeyman Geek Dec 2 at 0:53
 
naw, it was the reply to the reply to that
that getting stuff off cloud storage is fiddly is a good reason to get a disk mailed over
never mind, I posted that (again?) and this time I am sure I posted it
 
 
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6:34 AM
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speaking of disks...
I'm getting the disks for my future nas today
and a dock so I can mess around with them and not wait 3 months for the kickstarter for the nas to get fullfilled :D
16tb each .-.
 
6:51 AM
16 terabytes each? Seems like a lot. (But I have no idea what a nas is.)
There is a rapper called Nas, isn't there?
 
7:28 AM
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I have this (sorta), it's called a couch and a Steam Deck ;)
(and I do have one of those 'bed' tables that I can set up with some drinks/snacks over my legs :P)
@JourneymanGeek Nothing deleted from you there :)
 
7:47 AM
@JourneymanGeek Next time, you could search the comment archive.
 
@ElementsInSpace network storage
@ElementsInSpace it's a lot
 
8:13 AM
@JourneymanGeek That sounds so dull.
 
8:43 AM
@Tinkeringbell Unfair. I need that.
Actually, forget it. I have one. It’s just not so stable. Not like those in the hospitals.
@JourneymanGeek Great. Put a Minecraft server on them, and invite all of us to it.
@Feeds Hopefully, it’ll be the end of this trash.
Why does this room still feed blog posts?
Shouldn’t it be disabled? We’re not a trash compactor.
@JourneymanGeek My DNA has a much larger storage capacity.
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact Mine is from IKEA, it's sturdy enough :)
 
@Tinkeringbell There’s no legs on mine.
 
Well, there's your problem :P
 
@Tinkeringbell Dutch. That’s so harsh. Where are the sleek Swedish descriptions?
@Tinkeringbell There’s a pillow under it.
Attached to it.
 
Oh, ewl.
Those are way too hot in summer :P
 
8:57 AM
Summer? 10°C?
No, wait, climate change. It gets hot nowadays.
 
Mine is perfect. I was kinda hesitant to buy it, thinking my morbidly obese form might not fit under it, but I have room to spare :D
No more 'way too hot' in summer, no more balancing a cup on the couch (I attached a cup holder to mine :P)
ikea.com/nl/nl/p/… < Ikea too :P
 
@Tinkeringbell Then you must exercise. :D You can go skiing with me.
 
I exercise. 30 minutes of walking on the threadmill each work day.
 
But skiing is much funnier.
 
Makes for 2,5 hours of moderate activity, which is the recommended guideline, so I'm good :P
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact Ehhh, that's how people bust their knees over here. No thanks.
Or you know, end up in an avalanche, and dying
Like Prince Friso
Or not dying but hitting rocks and become handicapped, like Michael Schumacher.
 
9:01 AM
Hey, I only busted my back. Flying forward, and landing on the head, is only a fun experience. Then you get up so you can do it again.
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact actually only mainly going to use it for storage. Maaaaaaybe the torrent client
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact Nah thanks. I put the 'own risk' of my health insurance up high, so anything that carries a risk of injury becomes too expensive quickly :P
 
@Tinkeringbell Health insurance? In Holland? Can’t possibly be necessary.
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact You'd be surprised.
It's getting ridiculously expensive, a few more years and even the US is cheaper.
 
@Tinkeringbell Eeek. Geert Wilders will fix it the way Donald Trump will…
 
9:05 AM
Yeah, sure. Ban all the migrants (the only ones we really have control over that aren't controlled by EU regulations are knowledge/work migrants anyways) so staff shortages will be even worse, wages will rise even more, and it overall becomes even more expensive.
 
EU? What’s the problem? Just throw up your own Nexit.
 
Don't get me started...
I like the EU, kinda. At times.
 
:D
@Tinkeringbell Every time they stand up to the utter stupidity of your own government? Same here.
Makes me wanna reintroduce dictatorship. I’m running for dictator.
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact Not just that... I also kinda like the whole thing they did where everything needs to charge using USB-C :P Or the things they're working on with regards to 'right to repair'
 
@Tinkeringbell Personally not a huge fan of that particular thing.
Lots of other great regulations, though.
 
9:13 AM
I mentioned two, which particular one? :P
Or both?
 
@Tinkeringbell USB-C.
Rights to repair is good, but also not as simple as it may seem.
 
I know.
But it's getting kinda ridiculous that you can't open stuff up anymore without e.g. breaking the plastic
 
There are valid security reasons to prevent easy repairs. So it’s not as simple as two opposite sides, where one is fully wrong.
@Tinkeringbell Yes.
 
@Tinkeringbell it is
 
Or that I try to order a spare part (a cover that goes over the pocket that has the batteries) for a pair of headphones from a well-known brand that aren't even 2 years old, and it can't be sent.
 
9:16 AM
We have free repairs or replacement until 5 years have passed. Beat that. ;)
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I dunno. I don't really think a washing machine needs wifi to begin with, so what's insecure about making it easy to repair?
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact Well on new stuff? Other than apple it was happening anyway
 
@Tinkeringbell One can either steal data, or insert malware/spyware by opening up a device, and changing the components. Should usually not be a problem. Most people aren’t high-risk targets. Washing machines shouldn’t be much issue with anyway.
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact on the other hand, yanno what else is a security risk?
un updated software
 
Well then make it a problem for the high-risk targets to protect stuff, not a problem for the common person to get past that protection to get things repaired.
 
9:23 AM
@JourneymanGeek Not true. Apple was one of the first companies to adopt USB-C, and they also helped develop the standard. This was at a time that other companies were busy with a bunch of other, worse, standards. In addition, the goal with this regulation, is to reduce cable waste.
The biggest problem isn’t different cables (you have multiple anyway), but that they either break, or get replaced. Forcing Apple to switch to USB-C, will render many Lightning cables obsolete. Apple has been much better than other companies at sticking to the same cables.
@JourneymanGeek Whataboutism?
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact and before that 24 pin cables
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I'd say "right to repair is a security risk" is more of that
 
@Tinkeringbell Not that I disagree.
 
I mean how is being able to get parts for a reasonable cost, and getting it fixed locally a security risk?
 
@JourneymanGeek No. That is an actual concern. It may not be a large concern, but it’s still relevant to the case. Unupdated software has nothing to do with it.
 
what security concern exactly?
 
9:26 AM
@JourneymanGeek I didn’t say that.
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact what are these?
 
@JourneymanGeek These, amongst others:
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@Tinkeringbell One can either steal data, or insert malware/spyware by opening up a device, and changing the components. Should usually not be a problem. Most people aren’t high-risk targets. Washing machines shouldn’t be much issue with anyway.
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact ah, so... I just yanked apart my old nas cause the controller board died
that way I can back up the hard drive, and nuke my data...
and if someone had the skills to do that, they wouldn't have to open it up or would be a high skill level threat
 
Whatever.
I’ve messed up my sleep schedule, so it’s time to get some rest.
 
Sleep well :)
 
9:50 AM
in 何でも部屋 (SOja Chatroom) on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 8 hours ago, by aki
今年はwinter bashがないのですね。。🎩 👒
 
10:30 AM
@SPArcheon no post on their meta site?
 
@ShadowWizardIsSadAndAngry that means "no winter bash this year"
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I see it every night
@SPArcheon oh
Pity.
 
10:52 AM
Yeah, usually there is already enough malware and backdoor added by the seller, don't want someone else adding theirs.
 
11:08 AM
Oh yeah. And then there's also 'planned obsolescence'...
As if I don't want to keep using stuff that's working fine.
 
@Tinkeringbell <sarcasm> Surely you don't mean that the frequent changes in DVB standards here in Europe are just some bastard forcehanding us to change TV model right? </sarcasm>
 
I've never had to change TVs due to a change in DVB standards?
 
then you are in a lucky country.
Some had. Based on what my friend told me, Italy did it TWICE
Then based on how recent your model was you could probably spare at least one of the changes
but I doubt you could skip both.
this site seems to reference that issue.
Basically the timeline is something like this...
switch to DVB-T
sell DVB-T compatible TV that not support DVB-T2
switch to DVB-T2
to my understanding it should not be the only EU company that did this.
 
11:29 AM
Well there's a line, e.g. switching from analog to digital, that naturally requires getting new TV if you want to enjoy the change, and the analog transmission will naturally become obsolete with time. Dunno what's DVB though, but if it's just some rather minor change in settings, it really shouldn't force buying new TV.
 
@ShadowWizardIsSadAndAngry true. The first passage could be seen as a required change.
Switching to DVB-T and then again to DVB-T2 after 1-2 years seems a scam.
You sold models that aren't compatible with DVB-T2 in the meantime, so now users either buy a newer model or an external decoder.
Looks kinda suspiciously planned
 
>_>
I don't even know what our DTV standard is
only that it got changed from analog
also you don't need to change TVs, just get a reciever
 
11:44 AM
> You sold models that aren't compatible with DVB-T2 in the meantime, so now users either buy a newer model or an external decoder.
 
ah yes
wait, you didn't get free ones?
or at least subsidised?
 
First, not me.
Second.... I think they had some discount policy.
 
(fun fact. My dad got his TV cheaper cause we were doing a analog to digital switch and they were clearing stock, and we didn't need FTA tv)
 
The real issue is that I remind my friend telling me external decoders used some card by a company called... TVSat?
The excuse being that since you have to pay a yearly fee for the National tv channels they want you to "register" as an user of the decoder...
but I am probably mixing things up, that was probably something about satellite broadcasting instead
 
12:08 PM
@SPArcheon planned how? With those making the decisions?
@SPArcheon here all national channels are free, basically. You pay to the provider you choose, who give packs of channels, with sports, kids, music, etc. as well.
Or buy a device and can see all national channels for free. (device cost money, but that's it, no monthly/yearly fee.)
hmm only Hebrew wiki:
עידן+ (ראשי תיבות: ערוצים ישראליים דיגיטליים נגישים) הוא מערך שידור טלוויזיה דיגיטלי קרקעי (DTT) הפועל בישראל. קליטת השידורים מצריכה אנטנה וממיר דיגיטלי, או מקלט טלוויזיה המותאם לשיטת השידור הדיגיטלית. השידורים מופעלים על ידי הרשות השנייה לטלוויזיה ולרדיו ומופצים לקליטה בחינם בכל מדינת ישראל. השידורים מלווים בכתוביות סמויות, לוח שידורים אלקטרוני ורדיו. עידן+ החליף את שידורי הטלוויזיה האנלוגיים, ומהווה חלופה חינמית מצומצמת לטלוויזיה בכבלים ובלוויין. תוכניות להרחבה משמעותית של ערוצי השידור יצרו ציפייה לתחרות בספקי הטלוויזיה בתשלום, אך אלה לא יצאו אל הפועל, או כשלו בשל מיעוט צופים ותמחור לא הולם של...
Looks like it has both DVB-T and DVB-T2.
hmm looks like they do consider to stop DVB-T which means people with old TV will indeed have to replace it if they want to watch for free, but it's many years after they started.
 
 
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Amazon is a scam.
Honestly, I avoid it if I can. Sadly, it's not always possible (I have friends that have no standards....)
So we do a 'secret santa' kind of thing, but for sinterklaas, and they just put stuff that only Amazon sells within budget on their lists (You can get it from more reputable sellers, but then it's way over budget).
I have considered scolding them.
 
@Tinkeringbell Amazon... is Monopoly.
 
The Netherlands still have bol.com , but like I said, some stuff is more expensive than on Amazon there, because you know... people aren't actually dying in bol.com warehouses (at least not as far as I know)
 
Either you get crazy with too many sites, each one with a password and your credit card data to get compromised in the next break.. or you centralize everything on a site.
And this is the only reason most use Amazon.
 
Oh. Here we have iDeal so no credit card information to get compromised :P
I don't mind having different sites, or using them. I do.
Either pay by paypal or iDeal
 
2:52 PM
That said, on the actual product I used to think that at least Amazon as a seller meant one would get the CORRECT item
 
Seems safe enough, nothing ever got stolen/hacked so far XD
@SPArcheon Nah. That's not even true for smaller sellers :P
 
@Tinkeringbell you misunderstand I think. I meant that I hoped that when the seller is Amazon itself you could at least be sure to get the real item instead of a bootleg but lately I am not even sure on that anymore
I mean, Amazon is infamous for hosting too much (usually Chinese) anime figure bootleg sellers but those you can easily tell out by the prices alone (too good to be true) or other suspicious details.
But now apparently Amazon does the same
Sells you a "deluxe edition" and send you the regular one
 
Is the seller actually Amazon, or more like Arnazon?
 
actually Amazon
 
That's crappy yeah
But still, not something I would expect them to be 'above'
 
3:08 PM
Personally, I hate Amazon ever since learning about how they treat their employees.
 
Like I said, Amazon is the "easier/no option" for many, and that is why it still lives
 
Not sure, I believe many people actually consider it good, reliable, and even cheap.
 
Site is ugly, search is nonsense (how can "a b c" produce more results than "a b"? And how can SORTING reduce the results???)
 
lol
People don't care for the small things. :D
 
@ShadowWizardIsSadAndAngry because sadly it is reliable mostly.
 
3:15 PM
Need serious stuff to actually hurt companies this size, e.g. major security breach causing bank info of all their users to leak.
 
I mean: simple scenario. If I want to buy a new game....
option a: MediaMarkt. Missing most games that aren't the "big titles" like a new Mario
option b: the eldritch abomination, the one that should disappear from the face of the universe: GameStop
option c: Amazon.
 
option d: Nintendo/Playstation/whatever store
At least the Nintendo one also sells physical copies.
 
as you just said, not an option if you want the physical version of anything not Nintendo.
 
Google, surely there are more sites selling games.
 
@Tinkeringbell oh true.... but that was kinda my point.
You would have to look for the site, check if it is trustworthy, make an account there etc etc...
At the same time you maybe have an Amazon account
Average Joe being lazy will just reuse the account and the store they already know.
 
3:34 PM
@SPArcheon Can you not buy physical copies from a bunch of different stores?
I can get it from pretty much everywhere around here.
All kinds of stores.
No, wait, I'm unsure if some of the grocery stores still sell DVDs and games these days. Probably not. But lots of other stores do.
 
Start from the beginning for added context.
Short version. Games stores here are trash. Either you have the Evil GameStop of Doom or anything else is next to non-existent (go, try to find Void Terrarium 2 in a MediaMarkt)
 
@SPArcheon Ew.
 
Therefore my point is that most use Amazon because you have everything on one site
But Amazon is pretty MEH on many aspects too.
First, it is an horrible workplace if you watch the stories that pop up every now and then.
 
@SPArcheon Oh. Unpopular games or older ones. Yeah, that's an issue here as well.
I've never used Amazon myself, but my mum ordered a PS2 or 3 disc years ago, when I was a child. When it arrived, and we opened the cover, the disc was shattered. Amazon kinda refused to fix the issue.
@SPArcheon Also; is there a text version of this anywhere?
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact If by "Unpopular" you mean "not Mario/Zelda/FF" yes, mostly that....
That said, since this started from Sonic... yep, your site does not list the recent Sonic Superstar game
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact sorry I don't know.
 
3:52 PM
@SPArcheon That's just one of many sites/stores, but I'd imagine the situation is similar for most of them.
 
Again, that is the point: Amazon manages to live because it is "one site for everything"
 
Void Terrarium not there either.
Oh, forget it. I see a bunch of these games are download-only.
Huh. Had no idea these stores had that.
Hey, this one maybe.
 
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact it is a switch game, not retroplay.
And that was just an example. I could have mentioned Doki Doki Literature Club Plus if you prefer.
(note: I hereby reject any responsibility for emotional damage if someone reads the name and decides to play Doki Doki because "it looks cute" )
 
@SPArcheon Already played it years ago.
@SPArcheon Are you sure physical copies even exist at all?
 
there's a reason most things seem "cheaper" on amazon, it's their policies make it very difficult to compete with the prices on amazon, even when they're your own prices.
 
4:06 PM
@KevinB oh, but this wasn't about the prices either. Just about the fact that for the average Joe finding something on the same Amazon they buy everything from is easier than micromanaging many accounts on different sites one for each product
 
they fight to push you into FBA, because without FBA you don't get the buy box, and without the buy box you don't sell anything. Once it's FBA, they control the pricing and will happily violate your map policies
thus pushing out your dealers, so they now have to sell through FBA too
(if they weren't already)
all while jacking up the fees of fba to the sellers
 
Most of your sites don't have Disgaea either.
 
Also, these are just Norwegian sites. There's probably a bunch of other ones that deliver here.
 
4:12 PM
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact that is the previous one
 
alas, this is not a competition for "find a site that sells my game". I think we proved my point: you had to look thru multiple sites and even when you found one that sold ONE game, the next one I mentioned was missing.
So, this is what I meant: the lazy customer will just go Amazon
And again, I say that not being a fan of many things Amazon do either
 
To a foreigner (of USA), Americans' obsession with Amazon is perplexing. :D But, as a large monopoly, I guess it makes sense.
 
I mean.. I think it was Harrods that had a saying like "we sell everything from A to Z"?
Amazon has sadly reached the same critical mass but in the online age.
 
 
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11:11 PM
@SPArcheon you could buy a lion from Harrods once 😁
 

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