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You're right, fixed that headline now.

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Gaming has been a thing for so long we now have old gamers. We're here! Behold our awful reflexes and minimal free time!

Linus Tech Tips (LTT) release investigation results on former accusations ( x.com )

There were a series of accusations about our company last August from a former employee. Immediately following these accusations, LMG hired Roper Greyell - a large Vancouver-based law firm specializing in labor and employment law, to conduct a third-party investigation. Their website describes them as “one of the largest...

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They paid someone with incentive not to find anything, to investigate what LTT decided to share. Yeah, no, I'm not resubscribing. But I guess consultants recommended more trainings so at least there's some competition for the least surprising outcome.

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I think you're forgetting initial responses from LMG to this whole fiasco. They didn't appear to be acting in good faith then and now I'm setting a bar for trust higher than I would otherwise.

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The outcome of the investigation is a statement by a third party which can't present proof so ultimately this is still about trust.

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They're probably doing this to catch up with Apple though :)

misk OP ,
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We're using it for streaming services, anything with loyalty plans, insurance, catering plan, routers and other common utility non-personal stuff.

misk OP ,
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Who do you trust with your passwords?

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I would understand self hosting but those are for-profit entities as well. They might be subject to less regulatory oversight because they're smaller. They might not have as many resources to keep my data safe. They have benefits for sure but trust is not this easy to judge.

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I don't trust them in general but I'm certain Google doesn't use my passwords for advertising.

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So far big guys didn't leak passwords but 1password and LastPass did.

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Plaintext passwords was a fuckup that they self-reported 5 years ago and affected some business users. Most browsers don't really encrypt locally stored passwords.

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That's a lot of words to confirm what I said.

misk OP ,
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My point was - no tech giant leaked passwords but small guys did. We have no insight into how internal policies look like and if they are actually followed, we can only see outcomes. Lastpass exposed encrypted passwords in 2022. In 2019 1Password app had a bug where it didn't clear master password after logoff and kept it in plaintext. Both enormous yikes for companies that deal primarily in security.

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Based on prcinpipes Bitwarden is an obvious choice. With things like passwords I'm leaning into giving my keys to a company that, if it comes to be, can pay gargantuan ransoms.

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It's funny seeing this every couple of years. People get up in arms about something with Windows, some switch to Linux because they outgrew Windows and the time was right. By now I think you guys could be primary source of Linux users.

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It's worth noting that it was quite cheap and therefore a very good budget option to MacGyver music streaming into older cars.

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We're one step closer to Cheesoid.

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No, Cheesoid! It's cheese with glue :(

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Can't wait for this thing, such a fun concept.

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I doubt that anyone saying that LLM are calculating next word solely based on previous sequence. It's still statistics, regardless of complexity.

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Most people don't know what Bayesian statistics are so you could say most people don't really get how machine learning works in general anyway. It's not misleading though as it perfectly sets expectations on what you're getting as output. It's much more healthy to general understanding of AI than anthropomorphizing very inflexible and limited models achieved thanks to technology that is seemingly in a plateau.

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ELIZA from 1966 was enough to convince people that computer program they were talking to was human. People are now being sold on getting answers to their questions via natural language prompts and those answers are pretty much plausibly sounding sentences that happen to be right sometimes due to probability calculations.

Bayesian statistics is very different from what's being taught up until high school (at least here) and is foundational to earlier machine learning applications like spam filters. It's hard to imagine understanding what LLMs do without basics.

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DF is 50% owned by Gamer Network according to their statements. So who knows 🤷‍♂️

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