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    Don’t worry, DRM-ed content isn’t recorded, so big companies’ IP is protected.

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      Make Mario my desktop background and stay protected forever by the holy power of Nintendo’s lawyers.

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        Because it is locally accessible and could be distributed elsewhere. I guess? I’m not sure what kind of copyrights can be broken by a screenshot in the first place.

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        I think only the player is blocked, and would be shown in the screenshots as a black rectangle

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          So it’s not a new feature. Since windows 95 print screen can’t screenshot videos for technical issues. Instead of fixing the bug they’re promoting it to feature

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            It’s not a bug, it’s 110% intentional and not only for the windows default screenshot utility. The whole pipeline is built in such a way to prevent you from taking screenshots or capturing video of a DRM protected player.

            Even in Linux, afaik, you can’t simply take screenshots or record a Netflix movie playing in the browser. Yes there are ways, but not with the default applications (you need to break the encryption)

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              I remember that in the windows 9x age I tried taking screenshots of the matrix avi and all I got was a black rectangle. I assumed that it was how the graphics worked as when pasted in paint it would act like a “hole” where if you moved the window it stayed in the place of the video player. Like if it’s not in the graphic buffer because it’s an accelerated directx video or something like that. Not an expert and also more than 20 years passed and my memory is wonky

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                That’s precisely how the old ATI TV tuner cards worked. They masked part of your display and any pixels that were the mask color became the video player, because the decoding and injection into your video signal was happening in hardware on the tuner card, not on your regular graphics card.

                This allowed you to do dumb stunts like scribble hot magenta areas anywhere on your screen with MS Paint and the scribbled areas would magically become video from the TV tuner.

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    Imagine trying to use Wireshark on windows to debug or look at some service.

    Just an avalanche of packets going to 20 different domains on idle.

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      No, no. You see, Recall runs locally. It’s “edge computing”. Which would imply to me that it runs on my router…? Anyway, it’s not the cloud, it’s edge and AI and surely super cyber, too (whatever that means). My point is, I could give you many more buzzwords, so don’t worry. You won’t need Wireshark ever again, just ask the AI if your network is secured. 👍

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        Nobara is a Fedora distro(essentially backed by IBM) by Glorious Eggroll (developer who made Proton GE) designed to be more gaming user oriented, as many of its preincluded configs and applications were tailored to gamers.

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          Calling Fedora IBM backed feels so wrong but technically true I guess.

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          I am currently using Fedora mostly for gaming. I wonder what’s different to Nobara?

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            From their site:

            Fedora with user-friendly fixes added.

            It seems the fixes are mostly related to better onboarding and avoiding the terminal for basic stuff, like adding yum repos. If you’re already familiar with Linux it shouldn’t offer you much beyond the nice-to-have kernel patches and better Nvidia compatibility.

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              It’s also preinstalled with Steam and Lutris, and includes a pile of graphical tweaks for running games and video editing suites like daVinci Resolve, etc.

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              Thx. Nvidia compatibility was the only problem I had so far. But I could solve it myself. Will check Nobara maybe the next time I get issues.

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        I just installed Norton Anti-Virus Suite and it’s been amazing. I haven’t been able to use my computer since!

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          No chance the crypto-mining trojan can make any money for it’s creator, Norton uses up all available processing power doing whatever the fuck it is that it does.

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        Bazzite looks like it’s way more customizable and expanded. I might actually dual boot it out of curiosity.

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    Kinda funny, not too long ago it was a fun mental exercise if you were paying attention to the tech industry to try to think of the ways in which Google or MS could fall.

    Now, AFAICT, neither are falling any time soon, but there certainly seems to be a shift in how they’re perceived and how their brand sits in the market (where even so I’m still probably in a bubble on this).

    But I’m not sure how predictable it would have been that both would look silly stumbling for AI dominance.

    And, yea, I’m chalking recall up to the AI race as it seems like a grab for training data to me, and IIRC there were some clues around that this could be true.

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      Microsoft has become a weird one. On the side of things like GitHub and VSCode, they’ve done really well and have fostered amazing tools. I have friends that work on the developer side of things there and love it. But then you look at Windows and it’s a damn abomination. It’s easily one of the most anti-consumer pieces of software in existence.

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    Jesus Christ. All these requirements for something most people didn’t ask for:

    System requirements for Recall

    Your PC needs the following minimum system requirements for Recall:

    A Copilot+ PC
    
    16 GB RAM
    
    8 logical processors
    
    256 GB storage capacity
    
        To enable Recall, you’ll need at least 50 GB of storage space free
    
        Saving screenshots automatically pauses once the device has less than 25 GB of storage space
    
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      Sounds like the way around this is to make swap space take up the drive up to 24 GB. Then trim the swap space as you need it.

      I know it says “to enable” but let’s be real here. It’s going to be a placebo switch.

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            Europe keeps on proving that we can in fact regulate these companies, and it’s fucking pathetic how the US and Canada don’t.

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          If it’s anything like the “sign into your Microsoft account to continue” bullshit, there will be no cancel button. You’ll need to cast an archaic spell where you summon a spirit from the Netherworld, who then just gives you a 60 minute lecture on enshitification and why you should install Arch.

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        I’m pretty sure Windows doesn’t have fixed-size swap. It uses pagefiles.

        Edit: apparently pagefiles can be given a static size as well.

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      That’s a quite normal PC right? Not that I want it though lol good heavens.

      When I think about it my daily only have 4 cores, oh no cant use it (I’m on Linux too, so sad ).

      Or am I missing something with “copilot pc”, does it have to have som special hardware? Asking out of morbid curiosity.

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        Yeah, it has to have certain specific types of CPU. They’re making this a requirement for all Windows 11 machines if you want to keep receiving security updates. It’s going to create a mountain of e-waste.

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        They’re not amazing specs. All but the most budget of PCs sold in 2024 would have those specs.

        It’s notable as a required minimum though. There’s an implication (not necessarily true) that at some times this feature may require a significant portion of those resources.

        Like if your browser was burning away on 8 cores using 16g of RAM you’d notice.

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      Wait for them to find a way that everyone will run out and buy 1k+ laptops now. Disregarding privacy, most people only need Chromebooks nowadays.

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        Yes. A CPU has both physical cores and logical threads. These are both considered logical CPUs.

        For example, if you ran cat /proc/cpuinfo on Linux you would see something like this (First processor is processor 0)

        processor : 23

        model name : AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor

        So your 4 core CPU likely has hyperthreading and would meet the requirements for Microsoft recall

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    If you’re faced with the tradeoff between security and another priority, your answer is clear: Do security. In some cases, this will mean prioritizing security above other things we do, such as releasing new features or providing ongoing support for legacy systems. This is key to advancing both our platform quality and capability such that we can protect the digital estates of our customers and build a safer world for all.

    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, 03 May 2024

    You keep using that word… I do not think it means what you think it means.

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      Microsoft is talking control over its ecosystem. Will it police your os for piracy? Look at what you do so it can sell you products? The use case is infinite once they have the data

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      People keep years worth of browser history, until finding something in there becomes harder than searching the web. I see no use for that either, but everyone I’ve asked insisted they need it. They couldn’t really spell out why either

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      There’s a lot of negatives such that I certainly would never want it, but the ability to search everything I’ve ever looked at would be handy.

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        the idea is good, but the reality is it gives anyone the ability to search everything you’ve ever looked at. If the data exists it can be exploited. for ill or profit

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          I really don’t need a screenshot of my bank login or account numbers in the cloud 🤷🏽‍♀️ it’s a cool concept in theory, I’ll give it that, but reality is harsh.

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            To clarify, it’s not stored in the cloud in this iteration… although storing it even locally is a risk.

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      I love the idea of exo brain/second brain where AI helps me keep track of all of my stuff and recall stuff.

      But I want to extend myswlf not assimilate to the Microsoft Borg collective lol

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          Close for sure. Connectivity and being persistent storage of info/experience tho7gh notes and pictures, but the retrieval is lack luster and there doesn’t tend to do a lot of knowledge creation on that info on its own.

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      Audit trail in a corporate environment maybe. Assuming non-Microsoft admins have access to that data, it could be a benefit.

      Can’t imagine the risk it introduces though.

      And resource usage overhead.

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      I would 100% use this. I have ADHD and having the ability to recall something I did days or even weeks ago and query things I did in the past is amazing.

      “Hey, I messed up my home assistant automation and can’t remember what my old automation was that was working. Can you find it?”

      “I had a meeting a month ago with my boss Collen and he showed me a deck about this or that data point. Bring that power point deck up”.

      The use cases are endless. This is literally a game changer.

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        yes, but it should be opt-in not opt-out. It should not exist in my os unless I install it myself.

        I could apply this line to so many things microsoft put into windows since xp.

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          There is an opt out option. You even get 50gb of space back when you do. You can even set which apps can or can’t be part of the recall program. You can delete all the data like how you would delete browser history.

          I think the main thing is that you’re in control of the data.

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        I also have ADHD and would benefit from it just like you said, however, I wouldn’t trust Microsoft with anything related to privacy & security based on their track record. This is going to be the last piece in a huge puzzle that makes me switch to macOS confidently.

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          “Sorry, Microsoft cannot recall your nuts. We haven’t developed the technology to zoom in to that level of details.”

          Sorry for that. It was just too easy to pass up.

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      If it was local only, and more security focused I would 100%.

      My ADHD. brain needs an AI assistant.

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    FTFY: Windows feature that screenshots everything labeled is a security “disaster”

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    Personally i’m all for it, no one I know likes it and even the most aggressive linux hater I know has switched to saying that they’ll probably try it after win 10 eol

    Best advertising campain I’ve ever seen, just not for the product they are trying to advertise

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      Is it stupid? I doubt MS cares about the absolutely miniscule amount of people who will care enough to complain about this. Those people would probably just turn the feature off, or use a different OS, anyway. Catering to that audience isn’t something MS cares about.

      The average user won’t do a thing. MS gets to outsource the computational work of all this spying to their users and then hoover up the data at the end. Microsoft stands to gain a lot from this in the markets where it will be allowed to fly.

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    Microsoft claims it’s offline, but how sure can we be? I smell what the rock is cooking.

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      Even if it was 100% offline. For how long? Microsoft can change that with a patch at any time. Suddenly all your personal files are being fed into GPT with no consent.

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        No more windows for me. I’ve been back and forth with windows 11 and Linux but been on Linux for awhile. Last windows I used full time was 7

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          Not even completely removing Windows from your life will help. Anyone you interact with through email or instant message or social media will have screen-scraped copies of the entire interaction. And that would be bad enough if only a single person gets hacked and has their Recall data hijacked. There will be huge databases available that people will be able to freely cross reference. They’ll still be able to build a quite extensive profile on you just through all of your interactions that get scraped from others.

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            Yes I’m aware. I’ve been down that path, and sadly there’s no escape no matter what tor this or VPN that you use with a privacy centric app. We can however minimize what is being data mined.

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      Doesn’t matter. If your PC is ever compromised, that feature is a one stop shop for stealing everything you have ever done on your computer.

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      It’s using a snapdragon elite specific chip that can handle the AI offline.

      While we don’t yet know if it can be a hackers wet dream, we do know that there are use cases for it

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        Yes I can agree there can be positive uses for AI, but I don’t really see any transparency from current AI companies to trust them.

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          Unfortunately, that ship has already sailed. AI will be a disruptor. You not using it won’t change anything. Only laws and legislative action will fix things.

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      That’s the problem. They keep pushing this shit until people get desensitized and see it as “normal.” We absolutely need to shout and rant about this ridiculous crap, everytime.