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>The Metaverse, the once-buzzy technology that promised to allow users to hang out awkwardly in a disorientating video-game-like world, has died after being abandoned by the business world. It was three years old.
>The capital-M Metaverse, a descendant of the 1982 movie "Tron" and the 2003 video game "Second Life," was born in 2021 when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg changed the name of his trillion-dollar company to Meta. After a much-heralded debut, the Metaverse became the obsession of the tech world and a quick hack to win over Wall Street investors. The hype could not save the Metaverse, however, and a lack of coherent vision for the product ultimately led to its decline. Once the tech industry turned to a new, more promising trend — generative AI — the fate of the Metaverse was sealed.
>The Metaverse is now headed to the tech industry's graveyard of failed ideas. But the short life and ignominious death of the Metaverse offers a glaring indictment of the tech industry that birthed it.
Grand promise
>From the moment of its delivery, Zuckerberg claimed that the Metaverse would be the future of the internet. The glitzy, spurious promotional video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKPNJ8sOU_M] that accompanied Zuckerberg's name-change announcement described a future where we'd be able to interact seamlessly in virtual worlds: Users would "make eye contact" and "feel like you're right in the room together." The Metaverse offered people the chance to engage in an "immersive" experience, he claimed.
>These grandiose promises heaped sky-high expectations on the Metaverse. The media swooned over the newborn concept: The Verge published a nearly 5,000-word-long interview with Zuckerberg [http://theverge.com/22749919/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-meta-company-rebrand] immediately following the announcement — in Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
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Is this a metaverse thing?


Yeah but metaverse (the marketing term) isn't primarily about xr stuff, it's about presenting products next to eachother so people that like one product will like the other product. Fortnite and Smash Bros, for example.
Like if Mark wanted to hype people about xr this was too indirect of an approach.


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It is a VR frontend for Retro Arch though someone did make a giant functional C64 in VRChat.
Even then online 3D worlds date back to the late 90s that focus was user created worlds with them seeing then as the Metaverse being 90s Internet just with 3D slapped on it that was more palatable then Facebook and Microsoft's idea of the Metaverse.


>advertising business is stagnating so your an entire small island country's GDP into some VR service
>abandon said VR service since literally no one wants it
>shift focus onto mining the newer venture capital copium, AI
A decade ago, you might have thought these people were intellectual ubermensch moving "humanity" forward

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First twitter and now google. I wonder what's going on.

>You may have thought a Google account was forever, but the company's latest blog post details a new policy of deleting inactive Google accounts. The new deadline is two years—if your account hasn't seen "activity" in that amount of time, Google is going to delete your data forever.

>The company pitches this as a way to prevent spam. The blog post says that "abandoned accounts are at least 10x less likely than active accounts to have 2-step-verification set up," and once they get compromised, they become vectors for spam and identity theft. Deleting old accounts and freeing up storage is also probably a good way to cut costs, which has been a thing at Google lately.
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A good chunk of Active Worlds and Worlds.com are still up, though this is mostly due to their tiny file sizes so they basically have been forgotten on servers.


I tried setting up an account but they kept rejecting my email



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>trusting proprietary scum with your data
deserved outcome desu
the internet was decentralized for a reason
but people couldn't resist willingly centralizing under the likes of corporate shit like google and here we are.
even other programmers used to roll their eyes when they learned that I host my own email, git, etc. instead of using centralized trash like shithub.


I think Google Drive also culls the data of inactive accounts, not sure though
>I wonder what's going on
Massive lay-offs and increasing energy prices probably hitting their data centres hard

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How do I actually buy Bitcoin? I'm using Bisq as like the market since apparently it doesn't have all the bullshit and it won't freeze my money, as well as Electrum as my main wallet (of course I don't have anything in it). But there's nowhere for me to pay money into it so I can't actually buy bitcoin and when I try to find out the problem it just tells me ways to get bitcoin to start when all I need is to pay my currency into the machine to get a fraction of a bitcoin to spend, I don't even need it to be super duper anonymous or whatever. It's so frustrating, if you don't know someone who knows this shit it's as obtuse as a rock. I just hope I don't have to go through like robinhood or any of those fuck companies that I have no trust for. Help would be much appreciated.
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hell yeah dude

my man's going fin-goth mode


First of all, you should want to avoid bitcoin as it is horrible wen it comes to privacy. Every transaction is public and viewable by everyone, see if you can buy a privacy coin, such as monero instead.

If you want a different way to buy either of them, be it bitcoin or monero, check out localbitcoin and localmonero. You can use many different ways of making transacting with individuals (even cash by mail) and it's even accessible through the darknet.


Have you used localmonero personally?


Buy drugs with paper dollars, sell drugs for monero


don't lol, we've had two straight years of bitcoin moving horizontally without significant appreciation, which is insane considering we are also going through unprecedented inflation which was the exact scenario that should've pumped bitcoin, but it didn't. because after everyone bought at ATH and lost their fucking money like morons, they never went back and they will never be back.

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The vast majority of people use the internet to do banking and mail but slightly faster, and watch shitty slop on Netflix or whatever
Social media is a pyramid scheme to defraud marketing agencies using inflated numbers and making people talk about nonsense
None of it is particularly necessary to the functioning of modern capitalism like it's made out to be, and a lot of the infrastructure relies on increasing monopolization i.e. Cloudflare and Google/Alphabet buying up IP addresses and backbone networks which will probably easily collapse during a financial recession just like what happened when the dot-com bubble popped
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I would still much rather check out a book from a public library
There's really not very much that online commons resources like libgen have that a well-funded urban library system doesn't have


To be fair, Kiwi Farms users are only doing what the internet was always meant to be used for: identifying and surveilling perceived threats to order. It's just that it's been "democratized" from governments like the US to random reactionary mobs.


Well actually the internet was supposed to be used for exchanging research data over long distances.


Public research universities in the US have always been an integral element in the military-industrial complex. Many research programs rely on government and military grants, the CIA recruits their agents from them, and they happily lend their expertise on certain topics to the military.


True but that doesn't refute the point

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Thoughts on Reddit? I know they’ve quarantined r/genzedong and finding genuine ML subs on there is difficult, but I feel like that crowd can be more amenable to our worldview. There are already a lot of subreddits that focus on workers rights and are anti-reactionary. What’s stopping us from creating our own sub on there and uniting the proletarians of the world?
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>Thoughts on Reddit?
Venture capitalist social media. Any popular community is absolute shit, filled with bots and platitudes. Aaron Swartz (pbuh) was a fool to help build it. Lemmys (incl. Hexbear) have their major, hugebig issues but are far better, despite them.

Never use it through its main interface, only use an alternate frontend like teddit.net or libreddit (inb4: lib stands for 'libre')

>What’s stopping us from creating our own sub on there and uniting the proletarians of the world?

Just like /leftypol/, you're only uniting a bunch of disparate, desperate nerds. On top of that, it's a horribly ineffective platform, on a technical level, even with an ideal userbase. You cannot effectively organize on it.
Additionally, any community that somehow magically does that will be shafted. We've seen evidence like genzedong and others. And anything that doesn't will get sanewashed like the formally anarchist /r/antiwork . They won't allow you to say anything dangerous. They won't stop the bot armies from drowning you. They are public bourg and they own the system.

OP is a fucking idiot.

>but I feel like that crowd can be more amenable to our worldview




>prior affiliation with 8chan
It's not a 'prior affiliation' you sanewashing little shit. We weren't affiliated, the board was born there and was there for most of its existence.
You might as well be saying Marxism had a prior affiliation with Karl Marx.

As a matter of fact, there were far more anarchists on the board for the first few years until a mod balleted them, so the problem wasn't even 8ch.


99% of 8gag, including the staff, hated us. the only reason /leftypol/ didnt get deleted was thanks to hotwheels, the literal creator and owner in name only


You’re a fed



8chan under hotwheels was terrible. Pretty much all mods on all boards were either retarded or glowing, /leftypol/ was full of spam by COINTELPRO shills. /cyber/ was alright until that too got assimilated.
8chan flourished after hw left and, believe it or not, even /pol/ was on a good path away from being the racist disinfo shithole that it used to be.

Btw, this is the thread that got it shut down:
Now the entire site is full of shitposters again.

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Google is dedicating a huge portion of their IO conference to code automation and job automation. It's no coincidence that this comes just mere months after huge downsizes in both Google and the rest of SV. Tech bros, is it over?
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I tried to become a programmer a decade ago when I was in my late teens/early 20s but a large number of factors caused it to not work out. Looking at things like this I'm glad I ended up in some shitty engineering gig even though the money isn't nearly as good.


>but for programming it's gonna give you code that was already written and can be found on the internet, code copied from stackoverflow is gonna work 100% of the time so chatgpt still can't compete.

Okay, but that is already what happens on a large scale tbh


But programmers understand code, if you ask ChatGPT to make firmware for hardware that only exist in prototype it will only give you garbage as ChatGPT has no understand of coding, hardware or even you are asking of it. All GPT knows is statically is the correct response for a give input.


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How can we help these poor people
Should we set up a chatline?

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>datetime library
>doesnt support conversion to Juche


>waaah devs won't support my pet calendar
write it yourself anon. patch welcome and all that
<Today is Pungenday, the 70th day of fbi.gov in the YOLD 3189


>the wordfilter changed the month name
how deliciously dlscordant. hail Eris!


Date should be written year-month-day. The month should be spelled out to avoid confusion about the order. The year should be Juche, the months should be based on the French revolutionary calendar, the finer distinctions should be Swatch Beats.


Shouldn't use an inferior western softaware


Dataminers have gone too far.
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didn't this get reported several years ago?


And another social satire becomes reality…


Yeah and recording people's private lives (like Alexa does) is illegal, but it's all processed by a machine so it's okay in the eyes of the law. No one (supposedly) can review the footage like CCTV.
>paint ass
If you're just changing the color it'll have no effect since it's based on some sort of "analprint". If you physically cover it then how the hell will you shit (or you can shit the paint off your butthole as the first poo drops)?
>sit slightly further back
And shit on the toilet seat?
>disable camera
"Ah yes Boss Porkyface I disabled the camera because I'm morally opposed to surveillance. Y-You're not gonna fire me are you?"

Can't wait to have my ANALPRINT analyzed I BET IT'LL SHAKE UP THE ALGORITHMS.(No jakdumps in /alt/ please.)


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laws are not enforced when booj break them. when will you learn this, anon?


What if you just wanna pee? Then you can cover your butthole

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who go full overboard


Google, they really should make all of their services unusable because of ads and malware


IIRC umatrix is unmaintained because Ublock origin can do everything umatrix does anyway


Here is the thing: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Dynamic-filtering:-quick-guide
In ublock origin advanced mode, you can block images, all 3rd-party, inline scripts, 1st-party scripts, 3rd-party scripts and/or 3rd-party iframes on a page. Besides that there are two whitelist options for hostnames, to exempt them from all dynamic rules or from all static rules (premade blocking lists).
Besides Cookies, CSS and Media ublock can effectively block everything umatrix can, but you cannot whitelist individual request types.


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Not getting blocked so far over the past couple of days. Another win for Linuxchads?

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You guys do realize that the only *truly private* method of communication through electronics are payphones, right?

>inb4 muh burner phones!

Buy them at the store they can catch you on surveillance and see your receipts. Buy it online and you can still get tracked. Only good in certain scenarios.
>internet & computers
No safe network exists. At least none that are civilian accessible.and a whole bunch of other shit too that the feds have up their sleeves (like using RF to see what you're doing). There are so many faults with using computers for privacy, esp as having any privacy whatsoever is impossible now unless you're Amish, that its reached the point that "internet privacy" has become an oxymoron. Even if there were ways to stay private, it would be extremely difficult.
>but muh Fairphone and Faraday Bag!
They can still track you even with a Faraday device.


Also, GrapheneOS is shit.
>cell phones
Your calls can easily be tapped, especially for dumb phone users, even though "privacy enthusiasts" claim otherwise.
>landline phones
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Delet this


Normies come out on top again, as physical person to person communication beats out techoid gadgetism.


Normies can no longer exist without their smartphones.


True privacy: never communicate with another human being ever again
Being in the same room as someone is a massive privacy leak


The internet is when a computer connects to another computer
Massive privacy oversight right there

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