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Marco Arment
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Accidental Tech Podcast 6h
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Marco Arment 7h
Replying to @patr1ck
Without even knowing that ahead of time, I voted Microsoft. I’ve heard only bad things about being employed at Amazon or Facebook, middling things about Google, and great things about Microsoft.
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CORSAIR 10h
This is your RAM. And THIS is your RAM on Chrome.
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Accidental Tech Podcast 7h
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Marco Arment 14h
It would be pretty funny if all Overcast users suddenly started getting ads for Dallas car dealers in their Slate podcasts.
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Marco Arment 14h
I did actually try to write DAI detection for this reason, but I couldn’t get it to reliably detect most of the major platforms.
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Marco Arment 14h
Replying to @marcoarment
(In practice, DMCA takedown claims are like lawsuits that can be filed for free, have no judges or courts, can take down any online content for any reason for weeks or months, and provide no recourse for the victims of invalid or incorrect claims.)
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Marco Arment 14h
Even if I could cover the massive bandwidth costs (likely Premium-only, maybe a higher tier), I’d be concerned about potential copyright overreach from the publishers. Even if you’re right, you can’t win a copyright argument. They go to your host, host follows DMCA, you lose.
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Marco Arment 14h
If it’s implemented perfectly, no. And I couldn’t realistically exclude them anyway. Too many of the most popular publishers use DAI now. Slate, NPR, Gimlet, etc.
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Marc Plus 14h
I got a French-Canadian ad at the end of a podcast because I live in Quebec. I speak French so that was not the problem, but that "We know where you live" feeling was very creepy. They have an ad-free paying tier but I don't want to get it out of being creeped out.
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Big podcasters: I hear from your listeners EVERY DAY that they’re creeped out by your location-specific dynamic ads. In case there was any doubt, let me assure you: your listeners *hate* DAI. Keep it up and they’ll get annoyed at the entire medium, and then we’ll all lose.
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Marco Arment Jan 22
That one’s tricky, so I stay away. It’s too easy to build profiles that uniquely identify people that way, even inadvertently.
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Vitaly Jan 22
🙄 can we just scrap this whole laptop generation as a dud already and move on? //cc because relevant to his interests.
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Marco Arment Jan 22
Depends how it’s done. Truly aggregate stats, e.g. the total number of people who did X, are fine. Once you start tracking the behavior of individual users, e.g. “user 1 did X, Y, and Z”, it starts becoming uniquely identifiable and can very easily veer into privacy violations.
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Accidental Tech Podcast Jan 22
You liked last week’s show art so much that we actually made the shirt, as many of you requested. Very short run. Get it quickly!
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Miss Gender 🌙 Jan 21
There are only two hard problems in computer science: - Institutional sexism - Naming things - Off-by-one errors - Scope creep
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Marco Arment Jan 21
Replying to @whophd
That’s right. It’s all I wear now unless I’m dressing up or walking in deep snow.
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Todd Vaziri Jan 21
Replying to @marcoarment
This is also true about all award shows.
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a f waller Jan 21
Replying to @marcoarment
Remember who ruined terrestrial radio? Clear Channel. They rebranded as iHeartMedia. They’re now trying to ruin podcasting
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