Enhance Your Livestreams With This Push-To-Talk Macro

Hey there. This is a guide on how to set up a very useful script or program that improves both front and back end experiences for livestreaming and other broadcasting applications. This script does this: when an assigned button is pressed, desktop volume will change to a set amount. This script keeps the function of the key pressed. I assign this to the same key that is assigned to my push to talk in applications like Discord or Streamlabs OBS. This when when I talk, the volume of sounds on my computer go down so I am not yelling over those desktop sounds.

  1. Download and Install AutoHotKey

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2. Make and Copy this .ahk file

alternatively you can download the file directly  here

alternatively you can download the file directly here

3. Assign the Push-To-Talk Keybinds

In whatever Application you are running, whether it is Discord or Streamlabs or something else, assign a same hotkey amongst them. This way when you press whatever key you assigned to push to talk, it will also lower the volume of your desktop sounds, improving the quality greatly.

Credit to SirJefferE from Reddit for helping write the script

Why A.I. Robots Should Govern Humans

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OKAY. We are human, we make mistakes. If only we had a non-human machine that would make less mistakes doing the same job. Oh, hello 2019. Should robots have positions of authority? Yes. I want to see robot police and robot judges. Code them with common sense moral algorithms that promote the prosperity of human life. These machines will make me personally feel a lot safer knowing that the machine operates on morals rather than an ideology.

How did this patent pass legislation?

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I saw this image above around the internet and I thought it was very interesting. The patent doesn’t mention FBI or CIA directly but it does have an interesting graphic I came across in figure 2. Look specifically at line 206 “distribute or block privacy protected image.” You see the product is distributed to client 102_2 AND client 102_n, suggesting it is likely being distributed to a third party and in fact not a 1:1 relationship. 

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The following image is from the same patent. I take special interest in the 2nd sentence, “Large numbers of individuals are in a position to take and distribute images of another individual without the consent of the photographer or videoed individuals.”

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So because it distributes “without consent,” does that mean this patent holder ignores some or all of the privacy settings? How did this pass any legislation, it is as if nobody even checked it for loopholes. I definetely plan to look into other patents and the patent market as a whole in the future. Until next time....