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Izzy

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Would you be buried alive for 48hr for a million dollars?

You are buried in a coffin 6ft deep, with no light or cell phone. There is only a small tube connected to the coffin from outside that allows you to breathe (edit: you can breathe with no difficulty). After 48 hours, you are dug up and given 1 million dollars. Do you do it?...

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Sounds good to me. I’ll have friends and family watch from the outside so I’ll be confident it isn’t some kind of ruse.

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What’s mildy infuriating is your attempt to advertise your app here. I have ad blockers, but I kind of suspect this site has ads on it somewhere.

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Almost all of Syncs business model is ads. The free version has ads and almost everyone who pays for it is doing so to remove ads. Which is just rewarding the implementation of ads. I also disagree with the concept of profiting from free user content with ads like Reddit does. Which was Reddits primary goal of preventing third party apps. They wanted the ad revenue themselves instead of third parties getting the ad revenue.

The only way this can be acceptable is to not have a free ad version and only have a paid version. That way you are paying for software and not paying to remove ads or profiting from free user content.

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That would be a good idea too.

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Developers should make money. Just not with ads.

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I’m not trying to be rude here, but please read my post. Paying to remove ads is part of the ad business model. Anyone who pays to remove ads means the developer profited from ads.

[Discussion] Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir (Spoilers) (lemmy.world)

We are two weeks into the month of September now. I think this might be a reasonable amount of time for some readers to have completed this book if they started early this month. At least I finished it last week. I’ll leave this thread pinned for the rest of the month and next weekend I’ll create the poll for the next book...

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After being mostly disappointed by Artemis and The Martian I was quite wary of this one. Perhaps my expectations were more reasonable this time around, but I think it was also a better book. Considering how those other books were trying their hardest to stay within a reasonable level of scientific accuracy and plausibility I was completely surprised that there turned out to be an alien in this one. An intelligent sentient species no less. He also just kind of showed up out of nowhere and I was in disbelief that that was the direction the story was going for a bit.

Like someone else mentioned I did find the book to be a bit too much “for all ages” kind of thing. Like it was intentionally written so that it could some day be a PG movie for both kids and adults. There is nothing wrong with this of course it is just not my usual thing. I did find it a bit eye rolling at times how great this supposed average teacher was at any kind of science and alien communication. Rocky was clearly the best character in my opinion. If he wasn’t there to offset the whole lone savior idea like The Martian I don’t think I would have enjoyed this book.

The science bits were a bit too sciencey and not enough fictiony for my tastes, but I don’t think it is Weir’s style to try and make up his own fictional science. Almost all of the science was just real science and math. I think the only thing that was pretty much entirely made up was the idea that something like astrophage and its neutrino harvesting amoeba could exist. I did like the details given for everything Ryland and Rocky were doing.

I kind of wish he actually managed to get back to Earth. It felt like a bit of a cop out for us to never fully see the impact to Earth. We know that at least somebody survived, but I wanted to see the scale of the damage. Anyway I liked this book more than I expected and I’ll more than likely read whatever book Weir publishes next.

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Why is Anonymous's official YouTube Channel full of Right wing and Russian propaganda? (youtube.com)

Half of their most current videos feature Tucker Carlson, a well known Russian and Right wing sock puppet, and white supremacist and neo-nazi supporter, and the other half seem to follow the latest right wing media trends as they occur.

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This is what I clicked this thread to say. It doesn’t make any sense. There is no official “anonymous” organization so there can’t be an official Youtube channel.

The Pixel Tablet is actually just a few spare parts in a half-empty body [article headline] (arstechnica.com)

I am not sure where I land on this issue, I am not entirely sold that it should have been filled to the brim and packed tightly but it does seem like they could have done better either for repairability or at least having things like a headphone jack and maybe better speakers (I have read that speakers can do better with more...

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Yes, but at $500 the profit margins are still huge. This is like a $200 tablet being sold for $500. It probably costs $50 to manufacture.

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When you design a new device from the ground up you make them fit in a way that allows the remaining space to be a single large rectangle to be entirely filled with battery. This might require custom PCB to have some L shapes. If you want to target a specific weight and having that much battery is too heavy then you make the device thinner. Instead it looks like they took pre-existing components from other devices such as Pixel phones or the Google Home and put them in a larger case.

It’s not necessarily a problem that this device exists how it is, but that it is a cheap way to go about it and yet still sold at a premium price.

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It seems to be primarily for a Japanese audience.

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Matrix has some Lemmy integration already and perhaps more in the future.

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I believe you can send DMs over the Matrix protocol. I’ve never looked into it.

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Are you overqualified for the position or are they just paying lower than market rate? Or perhaps were you previously making more than market rate? It’s always a good idea to try and get as high of a salary as you can, but jobs are going to be listed for a specific range for a reason. For example if it is a junior developer position they won’t want to hire a senior developer regardless of whatever reasons led to that person applying. The risk is high that this person won’t stick around in the junior position because they are too experienced.

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I think that is a bit of a gamble. They might not want to hire you because it will be clear that you are looking to be promoted as soon as possible. Then they will have to go through the hiring process again to fill the position you just left.

If I were desperate for a job and needed this position I’d probably claim I was making around the top end of the positions salary range rather than much more. Then just deal with it until I can move up. In an ideal world I’d be applying for a job that is already at my current level with appropriate pay.

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Personally I’d rather it wasn’t a thing. Regardless of how insignificant and “just for fun” such things are we inevitably get into a situation where people are only doing things to be awarded. It corrupts the incentives of participating in discussion. The same problem would exist if we had karma on Lemmy.

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What does it mean to “Shout down a speaker”? What are they speaking about and what is the purpose of shouting at them?

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I see. If someone is yelling obscenities at you then its probably ok to yell at them too although I wouldn’t bother personally. I don’t think this poll can mean anything though as I imagine everyone has different understandings of what a “speaker” is and is doing.

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No reason in particular. I can’t get interested in video games anymore. So I have unintentionally replaced my free time playing video games with reading. If I could manage to get interested in a video game then I would still play it.

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If we could control instance level blocking on a user level it would be much more feasible.

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It won’t protect a server from getting illegal content on their drives. Best to defederate if that is happening and can’t be dealt with otherwise. If you have some other method of dealing with illegal content on your server and wanted to host a Lemmy instance that is federated with everything it would only be appealing to me if I could block instances myself.

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Sure. This isn’t a solution to the problem lemmy.world is having. I just think this feature should exist.

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Those two things don’t seem conflicting. Some bad actor right now could upload illegal content to lemmy.world. It’s not like lemmy.world can defederate with itself as a solution. It must deal with it by deleting the content. An instance could potentially delete illegal content coming from everywhere on the lemmyverse. This would take a lot of work so if you didn’t want to bother doing that for instances other than your own you would defederate.

If some instance owner for whatever reason decided to take on this work either manually or with some automated process that allowed an instance to exist that is federated with everything, but clear of illegal content then it would be an appealing instance. Assuming I could curate my own instance block list.

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