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  1. No, I just meant that the alternative forms of viewing other people’s thoughts online outside of social media are small time forums or blog sites that are usually behind a paywall. Especially news sites. Continuing from this, the whole idea that people get where they want to increase their value exponentially is to what I believe the reason many good things don’t last. If you set your sights on a realistic expectation, a goal that fits your needs rather than making billions just because you can, then you won’t drown in the thoughts of economic loopholes and consistently exploiting your customers for just pennies more per day. If you can be happy with what you have and not be greedy and selfish, then that is a big help towards keeping you and your products healthy and afloat. There are some exceptions though, like a situation where you are able to price your products out and make billions (Apple), but that’s mostly because the American culture nearly revolves around them. Social media can exist if they didn’t fall into these traps and maintained a strict trust and safety team. You’re moderating mostly losers in their parents basement on social media, you can’t let them just roam free.
  2. The importance Reddit had though was that it was the most “real human” you could get at times. Rather than the paywalled blog posts and heavily biased news outlets, you could gather a bunch of information from other people out there if you were trying to make a decision for yourself. Not only that, it was a fairly decent place for focused communities as well. But their ignorance especially to the moderators who do their work for free and the visually disabled who need the third party tools to use the platform really shows they too fell to viewing their platform as a “social media” when it really is still better off as a forum network. People abandoned Facebook quite fast because even the illiterate know it’s a privacy nightmare. Plus the whole image that your grandparents use it drove a lot of the younger generation away. This could also be said for issues countries encounter but that can get too political for here. The companies are quite interesting with how they can be so misled and completely out of the know from what their community wants. What ever happened to customer feedback? Valve is an example of a company that manages well. The layout is nearly identical to an open source repository and everyone just does whatever they want. The company is private and isn’t made to make every penny possible. Their support team is fantastic on steam and their support of Linux is even better. This is an example of what happens when you don’t have $$$$ shoved into your eyes. You can actually do something great and not be greedy.
  3. Within the last few months we have seen the biggest decrease and corporate self destruction I at least have ever seen. Reddit and Twitter, both competing to see who can destroy their platform the fastest! Kinda makes me think after this that even after how advertisers are leaving both platforms, and especially how Microsoft has stopped making major posts (mostly Mojang), brings up the interesting thought that smaller more focused content forums like MSFN and other ones like Planet Minecraft and TenForums may actually grow in popularity once more, especially with Reddit now having upset their user base to no end. Really unfortunate. Now a good amount of my google term + Reddit searches won't be as useful anymore. Really unfortunate though because you can't really tell if the news you are reading is even real or not. Guess everyones back to the smaller places again. The internet honestly, has never felt more emptier to me. I've stopped using Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and Snapchat. Probably for the best, though. I still communicate on Discord. Truly hilarious.
  4. Haha, I can only focus with background music or anything really. I also understand the whole caffiene thing, I can drink a lot of it without issues. But at a point it becomes the opposite and I start bouncing off the walls. December 2022, I drank a Mountain Dew and a Mountain Dew Amp in the same hour, which totals to 200mg+ of caffeine. I ended up bouncing on an exercise ball laughing because it was fun. I also at the same time was tired so I felt like I hadn't slept for weeks but couldn't sleep.
  5. An update about this, this is a feature in 22621. You can enable it with Mica for Everyone, and there are also browser themes that carry the theme into those. Works decently well if you want a modern Aero look.
  6. ADHD is an issue I deal with on a daily basis. It's the feeling of having everything to do and not enough time to do it, since now is the only time I can do anything.
  7. It depends on your preference. I personally have not updated my PC at home yet, although my laptop is on it just because I upgraded it at some point. I haven't bothered to downgrade it at all. So it is really up to you, if you think the changes are something you can get used to, or if you'd prefer to find other options.
  8. I wouldn't really recommend using an insider build either. It leaves 22H2 as an option for you since you don't want 21H2 or a bleeding-edge dev version. You do also have betas available such as 2262x if you'd like to try out future features.
  9. i have quite a strange issue where after installing the latest extended kernel in a vmware VM, the mouse no longer works. HID-compliant mouse and PS/2 compatible mouse both say that windows was unable to load drivers for the device (code 37)
  10. Quoting myself, thats also why Unifi has gotten fairly popular- they provide in my opinion one of the best services for networking. For businesses, the importance of a simple network that is powerful, and easy to use, is the reason Cisco networking has been dying off in the business world, and only still remains in data-centers. However eventually that will change. My home network runs on a Unifi AP from 2019 and it has performed exactly the same since we have gotten it, and has been the most reliable WiFi AP we have ever owned.
  11. for most businesses nowadays they purchase whatever is the best value from their vendors. Today that would be Server 2022. Older servers likely are still in use. at my school they still have a couple 2008 R2 and 2003 systems around. Most of theirs though are 2012 R2 and 2016. Some 2019 ones are around too. Outside of windows ad and such, Linux excels at server tasks. And even then, most stuff is going cloud based today, so on-prem servers aren't as prominent as they used to be. The only thing most businesses need now are routers and networking.
  12. Read through some of the convos that happened here, and I have a lot of interesting topics. To put it flat out, I am a non-binary pansexual person. Whenever you'd tell this to someone, they'd either be heavily supportive, or extremely against it. Most of the time because they don't understand but I love being like this so much because I have never felt so free with who I want to be. Of course, I know I'm a male at biological level. But I prefer not to assign myself to that socially due to aspects of gender I dislike. I have a partner who is transgender, and while there are struggles, mostly with her body dysphoria, stuff goes pretty alright. To make it clear, I do support opposing ideas. If nobody had their opinions, then what is there in the world? However, the issue in today, is the misunderstanding of truth v. opinions. What we as a society need to know is that people will have opposing opinions, there is no doubt about that. But we also need to accept those opposing ideas and consider them. We also need to know the truth, with the truth being we are living on the planet Earth, and we are just another species sharing this planet with every other animal. We are no more powerful or weak to the rest. By nature, we are mammals. We are just like them. I keep myself socially gender neutral as I dislike the ideas that different genders are held to different standards and do not get treated equally. It disgusts me that people in this world still believe that women are just an object in your home that raises your kids and cooks' dinner for you. What is exactly the reason why anyone else who is not a women cannot do that? As well as that, pansexuality by definition is the attraction to people regardless of gender, which means to me, I don't care what gender you are. Male, female, nonbinary, etc., I really do not care because for me I find something else much more attractive- personality. Having a strong loving bond with someone you mentally like, instead of just being attracted to them. Then again, my views on gender and attraction, are still an opinion. That opinion is I support for people to be who they want to be (to a certain extent, you can't be a platypus or a whale), and support the idea of gender being less of a thing in society, which would drive more human like connections among people, in my eyes that is. I just want a world without conflict. The more I can feel that in my life, the happier I will be.
  13. Did not know @XPerceniol left, haven't checked in here in a while. 😔
  14. It isn't easy to say. Most people that I see around don't really care what you use. My school still has some Server 2003 systems around. I personally don't care what you use. I've gotten more preferring on modern Windows, 11 in some cases because the UI in my opinion is getting a lot more TLC than Windows 10 did. I've also moved to Edge on my personal laptop to save battery life- actually made a significant difference from Firefox.
  15. In my house we use Oil for heating. Very weird way, but the oil is burned in a flame. The boiler we have gets filled up with water from our well, heats it up, then pumps it into the hot water tank which itself also has a temperature management flame. Both burn oil, the boiler heats it to temperature, but the hot water tank keeps it at that temperature. Some of it gets topped off into the heating pipes, which runs to radiators at the floorboards in every room. It does heat the house, but is a very strange way of doing so. By heating water, but sure, it does seem to work. House is too old for HVAC. Walls are too thin to run any kind of a ventilation and its generally too expensive. We're already spending $3600 to upgrade from our 1969 breaker panel after the generator incident. Eventually in the future, some new owners may add HVAC, but for us, window AC units and hot water radiators work fine. I still use an electric space heater at my PC anyway.
  16. I really like it. It's really nice to play games and such when I don't want to be at my PC. Plus, it gets cold here, so its nice to play it on the couch or in bed under blankets. Makes gaming really comfortable.
  17. Oh, my power came back on Christmas morning actually. I checked occasionally if the meter had power because it has a little LCD display. My reaction to when I saw numbers was priceless. I got a steam deck, which is nice. I'm also returning my Pixel 7 I got back in November because I don't like how the stock android software has gone. Probably getting an S21 Ultra. Dunno.
  18. Ah, I have a fun story to talk about. I live in the Northeast US. As you probably know we had a Winter Storm come through. Largest storm in years, last one of this magnitude is almost comparable to the 2008 Ice Storm. Anyway, I lost power for around a day and a half. 12-23 to 12-25. Quite crazy, lots of rain and snow, plus wind. Power outages were everywhere. Unfortunately due to the length all my APC's ran out of battery within the first day. Thanks AT&T for having a reliable cellular connection during that, too. Both our generators were broken so we ended up spending the entirety of Christmas Eve to get only HALF of the house powered, since we didn't have the right suicide cables to plug in correctly. Only got a 120v output unfortunately.
  19. Very busy the last few weeks, basically returning to an irl life after nearly 3 years of being at home. Driving school, normal school, after school stuff. At least I get to take a programming class! I also may get some extra credits for working with the school tech team. I was offered that it could be possible. As with all stress though it sometimes gets to me, and I've spent most of my weekdays just playing games when I get home to relax. I use weekends for my hobbies now mostly. I'm doing fine, I think. Sometimes hard to tell if I'm fine or not after how this year has been. I think I'm okay
  20. Do you have this option turned on? Also, you are using StartAllBack, that could interfere with it. Try rebooting?
  21. If you have Pro or a higher SKU you can set a target feature update in Group Policy. Would look similar to this in Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update. Somewhere in that I believe it changed structure in Windows 11. Option should look similar to this: You set the target version to 2004 and it will not update from that. You can set it to anything really, and it will stay on that version or upgrade to it, even if it is EOL. Very powerful policy here.
  22. Windows 11 imo is fine. It has some new stuff some ppl may like, such as: Built-in improvements to monitor-rearrangement under setups where they disappear from Windows in sleep mode (I got my first DisplayPort monitor this year, and this problem completely wrecks me on Linux and Windows 10, on 11 though it isn't an issue) Refreshed UI Design Language (which some may hate, some may like, but its nice to see at least some change and attempt in a more unified UI, that Microsoft has not been doing since id say Windows 7) Improved performance on Alder Lake+ (more of an Intel thing, but if you have 12th gen you really should use Win11 if you want all the performance out of your CPU) 22H2 will have smaller feature "moments" rather than large updates like Windows 10 did (Moment 1 is expected to release in October, one month after 22H2 comes out) So all I can say is give it a try. You may like it you may hate it. Personally I am indifferent to it, I really don't see much in it that I like or hate, so I use it just because I have no reason not to.
  23. Wow, I didn't even know there was another person from '06 here. They are younger by a few months, on my profile it says 01-24-2006

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