[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 10 points 11 hours ago* (last edited 11 hours ago)

Bing guys don't seem to have a system status page (that I could find)

Microsoft's current MO is "very basic information is a privilege, not something you as the user should have access to easily".

It's why I have to use PowerShell and Graph to get half the relevant data I need, because they won't just put it in the god damn admin panels.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 19 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Look at the report for this case, for example:

The officers met with DMH personnel outside the residence who indicated that the DMH were called to the scene due to Yang’s erratic and threatening behavior. The officers were also advised that Yang did not live at the location, and had attempted to assault one of the DMH employees when they attempted to speak with him. Based on their assessment, DMH determined Yang was a danger to others.

In their efforts to assist DMH personnel, the officers requested additional units, a supervisor, and notified the Department’s Mental Evaluation Unit. Several attempts were made to communicate with Yang and encourage him to exit the residence; however, he refused. After formulating a plan and obtaining a key to the residence, the officers ascended a narrow staircase leading to the front door. The officers announced their presence and then utilized the key to open the front door. As they did so, Yang was observed standing in the living room several feet away, armed with a large kitchen knife. Moments later, Yang advanced toward the officers and an Officer Involved Shooting occurred.

Here's the singular question:

What was the rush?

They needed to take him in, but they are afraid of him acting erratic and wielding a knife.

Why the fuck do they push to enter the building? There was no one in there. He could not hurt anyone while he remained hold up inside other than himself.

Why couldn't they just wait him out?

By pushing to resolve the situation immediately and forcing their way in, they *exacerbated the situation.

I think they should have been called, but they should be there as backup in case someone is getting attacked. But no one was in danger here until they entered. There was no reason to push this. All they did was create a reason to kill him in self defense.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 22 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Ok, that's fine. We'd need more details about what actually transpired and what the support team told the cops.

But it sure seems like in a situation where the support team calls them, it should be with the understanding that they're there for backup, not to barge in and fire.

But looking at the report, that's what happened.


On May 2, 2024, at 10:58 a.m., Olympic Division uniformed officers responded to a radio call at an apartment in the 400 block of South Gramercy Place to assist the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) who were attempting to place an individual, later identified as 40-year-old Yong Yang into custody.

Why was the Department of Mental Health "attempting to place him into custody"? They were trying to detain him and take him from the premises, under the law...which sounds an awful lot like an arrest with a different set of paperwork.

So basically these were just cops without guns...who went ahead and called the cops with the guns anyway.

I said it another comment but where was the emergency here? Why did they need to get him into custody immediately? He could not hurt anyone but themselves locked in an apartment alone. He was showing aggression when people tried to enter, but could not hurt them if they stayed out.

Why did they enter and give him someone to hurt? Seeing as how all that was going to do was give them justification to hurt him.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 3 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

It amounts to the same thing, though. Whether you got a few months pay to carry you through or not you still lost your income, and there's no guarantee you'll ever find a job that matches it in pay, benefits, etc.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 14 points 1 day ago

There never was a chance.

Generally when companies like this are bought it isn't to acquire the talent. That's legitimately what needs to be taken into account when it comes to things like antitrust. You want to buy out this company, are you buying it because you want their talent to join with yours to make something better? Cool. We'll let you do that provided you do it today fair and competitive manner.

Any other reason for wanting to buy this company is going to need to be pretty heavily scrutinized.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 2 points 1 day ago

The solution would probably just be to dismiss the alert with a response like "I am on a plane, bus boat, etc. I'm traveling with strangers and their stuff". Then it would temporarily remember all the local devices, and then dump that list after a set period of time.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 21 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

It has to keep pinging so the iPhone knows it's still close. Other devices detect that ping; it can't choose who hears it when it calls out.

That's the whole thing: they are constantly calling out to any Apple device in the area so that device will report to Apple the tag's location through the Find My network. It has to call out, otherwise it can't function as a tracker.

Which is where this new standard comes in. Alerting you to an unrecognized device nearby that is pinging out while you're moving, because previously there was no shared standard that permitted this across all devices.

But there's really no good solution to this that isn't going to be messy and trigger a lot of false positives. It's a band-aid on a problematic technology that has been normalized, and now they're trying to back-port privacy into it to save face. All of this discussion should have happened before they started selling anything.

It's bad enough to sell cheap consumer tracking devices and provide access to a whole mesh network of other people's phones to use them on, without any consideration for what they would be used for. It's especially egregious that they made that technology proprietary so Android devices could not easily identify a tracker near them.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 7 points 1 day ago

Article feels heavily AI written or AI-extended.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 3 points 1 day ago

No, both types are:


Since most people have no idea how many grams of lithium are in their lithium batteries, airlines just ban them from checked luggage outright.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 45 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

You see this in action anytime people go "no no you just don't understand how this works" as a way of sidestepping the overall issue. They try to bury you in the minutiae of it, and what's "technically" possible without acknowledging that A) what's possible will increase over time and B) the issue is not technology, it's the intention of it and the motivations of the people behind it.

It's like trying to deconstruct the concept of a gun, talking about all its potential mechanical malfunctions, its capacity limits, the fact you have to aim it, and so on, all as a way of trying to downplay the danger of it being pointed directly at you.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 24 points 2 days ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Yes but imagine it all nicely arranged on a dashboard, with little made up metrics, and spreadsheets and bar graphs and other bullshit, all done automatically, from the 365 panel, and the CEO didn't have to set anything up.

The passivity and the integration of it is the biggest concern.

If there's one thing I have learned from seeing a bunch of different small companies, is it they don't bother to take the time to clean up all the bullshit and turn off all the garbage in 365/Intune. They manage the security and the needed software, all the other crap that Microsoft shoves in there and turns on for them, they don't pay attention. At some point Microsoft will just add this crap, employees won't be aware, or they will be aware, and it would require admin credentials to turn off.

[-] deweydecibel@lemmy.world 28 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

Not to "well actually" you, but...

long periods in the Florida sun

This is Disneyland in California, not Disney World in Florida.

And more to the point, Disney World in Orlando is already represented by the Actors Equity Union, and has been for years, for all the good it does them.

All that's happening here is Disneyland performers will now be repped by the same Union as Disney World's.

Should also be said, not every performer you see at Disney World is in the Equity union. Basically, only the ones that "perform" and/or have scripted lines, and that criteria is curiously nebulous. There are loopholes Disney exploits to hell and back in Orlando.

It does include many of the costumed actors, particularly the ones that participate in shows or do the meet and greets on Main St and such. But not all of them. Plenty of costumed people have to walk around in the Orlando heat without union representation.

The good news is, the union opened up their membership rules recently (probably why Disneyland is now joining) which may lead the way to more employees being able to join and close those loopholes.

I'd also imagine stronger labor laws in California will give the union more power in forming their Anaheim contract than their Orlando one.


Assuming it's a bug, was told to drop it here.

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Just thought I'd point this out to anyone looking for an RIF alternative that's actually in the same vein as RIF (compact, simple, clean).

Boost was a Reddit app until today. They just added a preview to the Play Store for their Lemmy app with no fanfare.

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