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Yeah I get something like that too

There's an extension ui in the app.

Ctrl + Shift + X or use the top right dropdown menu.

woah, four lines display ? that's luxury. I remember coding on a single line display, kids these days...

My Epson HX-20 has 4 lines but only 20 characters each.

People never wanna work or learn. It's not even that big a pill to swallow.

Refactoring your entire codebase just to use that one ES module that is incompatible with CJS is a big pill to swallow if your codebase is ... big (or you have many).

True, but if you just do it, even if it's a large undertaking, the benefits of ESM-only code are bigger than being able to use more packages. And someday you will have to move to ESM anyway.

The last sentence is a good way of consoling yourself. I hope no one takes his advice seriously and implements it. Good luck with your own nonsense.

It's starting to show it's age. Things such as charging speed and battery life are abysmal. I loved mine, it's still on firmware 3.60, but using my phone with a controller is more powerful and flexible.

Do you have a grip for phone-with-controller use that you could recommend?

I've been meaning to look into this but can't imagine that these mounting brackets that hold the phone above the controller are very ergonomic to hold for longer sessions.

There are also the "phone in the middle" style ones, but for those I'm concerned about fit with phone cases, as well as wearing my phone's port out when twisting/bending the construction while playing.

I use the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro with a holder from AliExpress. I really prefer holding a heavier controller to holding a portable console.

It has hall effect analog sticks and analog triggers. No drift.

Here's a video example from the company with an older product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9tZuTE9U6g

Just a heads up, nothing loads on the website with WebGL disabled, instead of just the 3d globe thing being missing.

Thanks! will take a look :)

CarPlay devices aren't really powerful.

CarPlay devices (car components) are essentially playing a streaming video of a hidden display generated by the phone. CarPlay also lets those devices send back touch events to trigger buttons and other interactions. Very little process is done on the vehicle.

BTW if you are plugged in to CarPlay and take a screen shot, it will include the hidden CarPlay screen.

CarPlay is rendered by the phone itself, so it's not strictly a function of how powerful the car infotainment is. You've been able to talk to Siri since the beginning of CarPlay so additional voice control is really just an accessibility thing

Some cars already have a voice control button on the wheel for their existing system which, if done correctly, is overriden by Siri+CarPlay. Which is really nice when it works.

I’m able to control carplay by just saying “Hey Siri.” Siri’s abilities tend to fluctuate based on what Apple is doing on the server, the phase of the moon and whether I remembered to sacrifice a chicken that morning, but otherwise, it seems to work fine.

It's not a geo restriction problem. It's a distribution rights problem. NRK doesn't own the right to distribute what they have worldwide, they bought limited local distribution rights. Why would local broadcasters buy the worldwide license ?

It's the producers of the tv shows which need to license their product to a worldwide broadcaster. NRK is only georestricting because the licenses forbids them from not doing it.

I talk about this very often because I'm learning a language. To me the easiest and best options is to watch series produced by the streaming platforms. They own their worldwide rights so they can let anyone anywhere watch any show in any language.

I'm talking about Prime and Netflix originals. But the absolute best streaming platform to learn a language is Disney+. Every content on Disney+ is available in all languages it was translated too, from anywhere. It absolutely changed my life.

> NRK is only georestricting because the licenses forbids them from not doing it.

I would be more inclined to say that they're doing it to be "safe". For example, their immediate neighbour, Sweden, has a selection "Kan ses utomlands"[2] -- which, roughly, means can see outside of the country.

Presumably, like elsewhere in the world, not everything NRK is showing is licensed only for Norway.

To the original point: The issue isn't that BankId is being used, it's saying you can just watch the originals, in their mother-tongue (person-tongue?).

For example, NRK produces some originals, like Vikingane[3] that eventually became Norsemen[4] on Netflix.

Clearly, that's been licensed for semi-global (if not global) consumption via Netflix; however, as you can see from the NRK link, you still need to login via BankId to watch it in it's original form.

Again: None of this is a problem, per se, but saying that one can just watch original shows - in their original language - isn't congruent at all with reality, these days.

[2] - https://www.svt.se/kontakt/anvand-svt-play-utomlands

[3] - https://tv.nrk.no/serie/vikingane

[4] - https://www.netflix.com/ie/title/80180182

Edit: List formatting fix.

I'm in Norway so I don't really know how it looks like from abroad, but I am pretty sure a lot of NRK content is available globally. Under the Vikingane show you listed it clearly says "available in Norway". However the first show on the homepage "Nytt på nytt-quiz" [1], a type of game-show, says that it is available globally. I am not sure there is a clear overview over what is available globally though like SVT has.

I think often fiction-type shows like Vikingane has complicated licensing as it is normally produced by some sort of third-party, but other programs like news and the mintioned gameshow is produced in-house and NRK has all the rights. There is a very nice page with an archive of old programs [2], I think most of this should be globally available.

I of course agree in general that geo-restrictions and localized distribution rights are stupid concepts.

[1]: https://tv.nrk.no/serie/nytt-paa-nytt-quiz [2]: https://tv.nrk.no/programmer/nrk-arkivet

Thanks! Wasn't aware of the Archive link. Even so, it is hit and miss with what's available.

For example, the most popular show I've heard of, Skram[1], requires a login -- but Storst av alt (another I've heard of) does not.

[1] - https://tv.nrk.no/serie/skam/sesong/1

[2] - https://tv.nrk.no/serie/stoerst-av-alt

"Skam" is a bit different because even though it's produced by NRK it got so popular elsewhere that NRK is licensing it to other countries. So they aren't free to just dump it freely worldwide.

>"Presumably, like elsewhere in the world, not everything NRK is showing is licensed only for Norway."

NRK doesn't buy world-wide licenses, even if the same show/program is available everywhere. They still can't distribute that. What they can distribute is what's 100% produced by NRK. If there are collaborators, they can't.

> It's not a geo restriction problem. It's a distribution rights problem.

This is the same thing.

It’s not the same cause but the effect is the same. It’s a distinction with a difference, not to be confused with the opposite.


It's a distinction without a meaningful difference. It's geo-locked because non-global rights exist, and non-global rights exist because geo-locking (implemented technically or not) is possible.

The context matters very little to the users who can’t access content, but it gets somewhat interesting when it comes to things like geo-locking. I can imagine a situation where User X can normally access content from their home country Y, but can’t access that same content on the same service when working abroad in country Z without using a VPN. The service detects they are using a VPN, but doesn’t care because the IP matches the county of the billing address of their payment method and thus complies with the content provider’s contractual obligations with respect to streaming rights. It’s frustrating when a different person using a VPN to that same country can’t access the content simply because their account is not in the same country as the VPN exit point.

But I agree with what you said, I just think it is an interesting topic and so the distinction matters to me more than it may to you.

Things like the above are infuriating to me as someone who appreciates the position content creators and licensees are in, I just don’t have much patience with the failure modes of copyright.

It never was about ByteDance. It's the Chinese government who will decide.

From their point of view, the right strategic move is to shut it down. Even if every other country bans the app it doesn't impact them much. Also they hate doing things that make then look weak.

If they sell, they lose their influence. If they shut down, same thing.

Western companies have largely taken the same approach and exited markets that banned them rather than sell. Whether it's Google, YouTube, X, Instagram, or Facebook, they didn't sell either.

But from a practical standpoint how do you sell 'a branch' of a software-based company?

Do you sell/license the software? Do you charge this new company for API access to the 'old' services?

I've had a really hard time trying to imagine how this could play out in fair agreement. I think the only real option is to exit the market.

> It never was about ByteDance. It's the Chinese government who will decide.

This makes for a pithy statement, but is it actually true? Obviously the Chinese government has a lot of influence on Chinese companies, but do they actually dictate strategic direction like this?

I thought all businesses in China operate at the pleasure of the government?

Most recent attempt I can think of bucking that trend is Ant group and Jack Ma, who presumably still is in a room somewhere and not a dark hole in the ground.

Yes. They own the company. Any medium/large company in China has a government representative embedded in the exec team.

> They own the company.

> Any medium/large company in China has a government representative embedded in the exec team.

These two aren't the same thing. Obviously if you go directly against the Chinese government you're liable to disappear for a while, like Jack Ma. I just don't think the Chinese government gives that much of a shit about a social media company. Despite all the hysteria about TikTok being uniquely corrosive to society you can see most of the same content and trends on homegrown competitors like Instagram.

On this specific issue, very probable. China has a law that restricts the export of algorithm: https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/US-...

ByteDance has a number of big US investors. A sale or divestiture of Chinese ownership would be good for these investors. From a purely financial view, selling is the right move. The only reason not to sell is because a player who doesn't care about money is putting the brakes on.

I also think if they pull out of the US, it's not improbable for the EU to also push TikTok to make changes.

They really, really do. It’s communism 101.

It's completely sensible - Why would you just hand over your crown jewel to a competitor?

(At the same time, it doesn't seem like China really cares for its tech industry, given how many times they've sabotaged it. It is possible they don't care about what happens with TikTok.)

its not that they dont care, they care a lot. chinese way of thinking is if you know how its made/how it works you can always make more, make another. no company is above the govt, china.

It is not handing over. It is selling for a price. I think there IS a price that ByteDance would sell.

I doubt it, their core competitive advantage is their algorithms which they would have to disclose in a sale.

So they wouldn’t be selling the US subsidiary, they’d be selling the entire golden goose.

Is disclosing the algorithm a mandatory condition of the sale? If I were them I'd not give away the algorithm. I'd sell the name, branding, userbase, and let them lease the servers until they could host it in their own datacenter -- at which point they'd have access to most of the code, but not the algorithm (if the algorithm is of special value).

Not really. ByteDance is based in Singapore. They can sell it to whoever they like, but most of their operations are based in China and even if they could be sold, who in their right mind would buy that? Because it doesn’t solve the real issue - 100,000 employees in China is a dead end for any acquirer.

> ByteDance is based in Singapore.

Is it? Wikipedia seems to disagree:

> ByteDance Ltd. is a Chinese internet technology company headquartered in Haidian, Beijing and incorporated in the Cayman Islands.

The only mention of Singapore is in reference to launching a music service there.

Do you have information you can reference that isn't available in the Wikipedia article?


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