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Ubuntu 22.10 on the Asus ROG Strix G15


Upgrading my laptop to the new Ubuntu release broke the audio, but that isn't really news - the sound system in many ASUS laptops, specifically the ALC294 chip in these machines tends to be a real pain to get working. This guide is mainly for myself, but I figured other people might appreciate it. These […]

Why we're leaving the cloud


It strikes me as downright tragic that this decentralized wonder of the world is now largely operating on computers owned by a handful of mega corporations. If one of the primary AWS regions go down, seemingly half the internet is offline along with it. This is not what DARPA designed! Source: Why we're leaving the […]

Lucky you: An X11 Apologist Tries Wayland


I think it's only fair to call me an X apologist. I get incredibly frustrated when people talk about dropping support for X11. I fight back against the notion that some day X11 will be dead and unmaintained, a curiosity of a time before. I've spoken to people in my circles at-length about the accessibility […]

Stable Stranding


Oh don't mind me, I'm just dicking around with Stable Diffusion and getting it to generate a Death Stranding 2 cast pulled directly out of my butt This AI is simply amazing - turning out fully-rendered realistic 3D artwork off nothing but my laptop's NVidia GPU, based on prompting. And it KNOWS things, like what […]

Study: Big Tech companies produce even more carbon emissions by having cash in the bank | Boing Boing


Turns out, tech corporations produce MORE pollution from banking and investments than they do from operating their business. The Carbon Bankroll is a new study from the Climate Safe Lending Network, the Outdoor Policy Outfit, and BankFWD that attempts to quantify the banking industry's role in contributing to carbo... Source: Study: Big Tech companies produce […]

The Most American Thing That Has Ever Happened


To be fair, this is the most American boomer thing possible, but it does tell you everything you need to know about our self-dealing, corrupt, and utterly heartless government under the worstest generation. Listen to a reading of this article: ??- We are once again witnessing history being made, folks. Today, in the Year of […]

Study: People who are $500 short per month aren't worth helping


You've probably seen this bullshit study all over the news by now: President Biden's proposed $1,400┬ácoronavirus relief checks would allow 22.6 million Americans to pay┬átheir bills for at least four and a half months, according to a Source: Study: $1,400 stimulus checks would help 22.6 million pay bills What you might not have seen is […]