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What popular product do you think is modern day snakeoil?
  • I think this is the case where certain people simply can't see it here the difference.

    I collect video game and movie soundtracks and the main difference I can hear between a 320kbps VS a FLAC that's in the 1000kbps range is not straight up "clarity" in the sense that something like an instrument is "clearer" but rather the spacing and the ability to discern the difference where instruments come from is much better in a Hi-Res file with some decent wired headphones (my pair is $200). All this likey doesn't matter much though when most users stream via Spotify which sounds worse than my 320kbps locally and people are using Bluetooth headphones at lower bitrates since they don't have better codec compatibility like aptX and LDAC.

  • Yes, yes we do.
  • I'm 40 now (married and have a son). My younger family members in their late 20s are having such a hard time with dating that they're opting in for arranged marriage (which is common for Southeast Asians).

  • What's your server wattage?
  • I have a small setup for some self hosted apps and media.

    • Beelink Mini S.
    • 2 external 5TB drives.
    • A USB fan used as an exhaust because the SSD inside gets a bit warm.

    I think total power is about 30W.

  • Spotify is raising the cost of Premium subscriptions, again
  • Are you saying Deemix only downloads at 128kbps? If so, I've been using it as well and download in FLAC. Also, I pay for the family plan which is $15.99/month.

    Edit: Ah, I'm guessing you're not on a paid Deezer plan.

  • How Researchers Cracked an 11-Year-Old Password to a $3 Million Crypto Wallet
  • Whenever I hit paywalled articles, I have Gemini summarize it for me. Here's what I got:

    This is an article about a flaw in a password manager. It discusses a man named Michael who lost access to his bitcoin wallet. The password manager he used generated a weak password. Researchers were able to crack the password because of this weakness. They used the date and time the password was created to guess it. Michael was able to recover his bitcoin wallet.

  • Recognizing when you're living in your best years
  • I have a 4 year old son and I absolutely love taking him to have some ice cream (he loves Yogurtland). The excitement and smile on his face when he gets a treat he likes is the thing I will think about most when I'm on my death bed. It wasn't the new car or the promotion that will cross my mind, it will be about spending time with him and doing things which make him the most happy.

  • Republicans are pulling out all the stops to reverse EV adoption
  • Where in California are you? Here in SoCal with SCE their PRIME Time Of Use plan is $0.26/kWH from 9PM - 4PM. Totally works for my family since we work from home and drive EVs locally. We also have a 2019 Prius which gets us about 50-55 MPG and 500+ miles on a full tank for longer drives.

    Edit: I should add that the standard Time Of Use plan is $0.38/kWH from 9PM - 4PM. Peak hour usage from 4PM - 9PM is somewhere between $0.53 - $0.62/kWh I think.

    We mainly charge our car overnight and it works out well for us.

  • Americans Are Open To Cheap Chinese Cars. That’s 'Scary' For The Rest Of The Auto Industry
  • I agree with you. China is manufacturing cheap products because that's what (a lot of) consumers want as well. They also make expensive quality products, too. I have friends who like to rag on Made In China products but they love the quality of their iPhones which are just Designed in California.

  • PSA: Nova Launcher is owned by an analytics company
  • Is there any launcher that works well with Pixel's transition animations when using gesture mode? I haven't tried for a few years because there would be weird animation glitches from things like switching apps or going back to the home screen.