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I agree, IMO it's this kind of integration that really allows products from organizations to feel like a complete offering. Some companies do this really well and some don't. This is where company leadership can make a real difference.

I'm honestly surprised it took this long for them to do this. Knowing nothing about how ad delivery/networks work (or ad blockers, for that matter) my guess is that something fundamental with how they are delivered (e.g., 3rd party domain for tracking?) also made them detectable via extensions? Makes me wonder how they are solving the problem now.

Twitch seems to do a good job of staying ahead of extensions.


Ads are usually delivered through third party domains so the ad network can keep their own accounts of impressions, but giants like YouTube and Twitch are their own ad networks, and serve the ads from their own domain. Third party ad domains are easy to block, so the most sites which use them can do is refuse entry to users who block their ads, but first party ads can defeat blockers relatively easily if they want to.

Youtube at least they're not really solving it right now. uBlock origin does pretty well at managing to block most pre and mid roll ads, at least in my experience, there's only been a few short blips for me when it has let ads slip through. Some weird experiences where a splash screen with no video would appear, instead I just would just see a small icon for the thing the ad was for and a skip button.

I wonder if this is related to 3rd party cookies going away and needing better ad tracking than what is available in the browser. Absolute scam to neuter competitors and then rebuild something better server side.

> I wonder if I could cause Recall not to work by just playing some DRM'd content half-transparent over whatever I was doing...

At that point why not just disable Recall? There will be undoubtedly be a setting or at the very minimum a group policy option to disable the feature.


Suppose your employer or network admin requires you to have it on.


If that's the case it's not your PC anyways, so there's nothing for you to personally gain by obfuscating any information it gathers.


This is my exact experience with learning piano. I could autopilot through a song but if I thought too hard about where I was in the piece I would leave my flow and not be able to continue.


It's about 3x. At 19-20s time goes from 5:44 to 5:45, at 40s it goes from 5:45 to 5:46.


That's pretty misleading and borderline deceptive. They should release a real-time video.


There are other videos here: https://daylightco.gorgias.help/en-US#article-493382 . That one video appears to have been sped up, my guess is to try to show a "summary" of functionality. I tried a few of the other videos and they don't appear to be sped up.


While we're talking spiders, here's a book recommendation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Time_(novel) (it's a fantastic novel, if you have any interest at all don't spoil it for yourself)


I have not read this but I can recommend Vernor Vinges book “A Deepness of the Sky” on a similar theme. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Deepness_in_the_Sky


I've read both and both are 10/10. But if you use a 100-point scale then Vinge's book is 99/100 and Tchaikovsky's is 95/100.


Then I will put this one on my to read list. I actually re-read the book by Vinge recently after he passed.


I second this, I cannot recommend this enough. The sequels are also interesting, but not so much.


Yeah, it’s got a bit of that “sci-fi books that HN recommends “ syndrome in that it’s a cool idea for a book but not actually a good book. More interesting to have described to you by someone who has read it than to read.

But probably worth forcing your way through the poor writing, character building and storytelling to get those cool ideas out of it.

It’s a good book to have read, but not to read, I guess. Sadly, the second one squanders an even more interesting concept, and isn’t worth reading.


I read it before I became a daily reader of HN.

I always thought and still think it's a great book. It may miss some writer's instruments to make it "a good book" in the classical sense, but to me it wasn't missing at all.

If anyone here neglects this book due to being a "sci-fi booksthat HN recommends", please give it a try!


I was a huge Asimov fan as a kid. Re-reading some of my favorites, I noticed they lacked a lot of classical "good book" elements. But they are still great in their own way.


I’m so glad to hear you say that, i was carrying it around while slogging through it and everyone else who saw exclaimed how good they’d heard it was. I do think the sequel is better, I can suspend my disbelief more and found parts of it honestly thrilling


> it’s a cool idea for a book but not actually a good book

This was my impression of K. J. Parker's work. (I read the Scavenger trilogy of his.)

Intricate idea, uninteresting writing.


I found the pacing a bit difficult, like they got 500 pages in and realized "okay, we've gotta wrap this up in a hurry".


Didn't work for me as well. Mainly pacing and writing style. Didn't finish the book.


> Yeah, it’s got a bit of that “sci-fi books that HN recommends “ syndrome in that it’s a cool idea for a book but not actually a good book.

Since you seem to have a higher bar than many, what are some examples of sci-fi books that you think are actually good books?


That’s a whole lot of words to shit on a book that someone else wrote. It’s not a very good look. I mean, yes you’re smart, but have some class.


Not at all, that's a valuable review for me


Strong second.


> Memory: I basically learned how to type playing Police Quest and Space Quest II.

Same here. I recall playing Quest for Glory 2 and becoming very quick at typing "ask about ...". Pausing the game when the user brought up the typing window was such an innovation for me haha


I wouldn't be surprised if the humans have a system prompt that they should not reveal if they are a human or a bot.


This is not a difficult task but my dog absolutely recognizes the various ways I end meetings during work or discord chats while gaming and always starts bothering me for pets when I'm done.


My pup knows that when I say “thank you” in a certain tone of voice that it’s nearing the end of a meeting. She’ll wait patiently the whole time until I say it, then perk up. And she gets annoyed when anything prolongs the meeting after that signal, and start getting restless because she knows the meeting should be over.


My dog does this too!


My beef with Kroger (since I have nowhere else to put it) is twofold:

1. The Kroger sign on doesn't work with Firefox, so the in-app Kroger SSO thing doesn't work for me. I had to temporarily switch my browser to chrome to log in.

2. They changed the pickup method from sms to in-app. Problem is that not everybody who does curb-side pickup is the same person who has the app installed and logged in. I used to have my wife order and I could confirm presence for pickup from my phone (even a different number!). Now I need to tell my wife to log in, press the button, and tell her what stall I'm parked at.

Both of these didn't used to be a problem as of about a year ago, these are recent regressions in functionality.


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