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Green energy/tech reporter, burner, raver, graphic artist and vandweller.

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A year ago was a weird time, given we were dealing with the Reddit fallout that wildly inflated engagement, with people trying to get a feel for the platform (both Lemmy in general and Beehaw).

I tend to use !chat for things that aren’t articles. Not that that has to happen, it’s just how the communities I’m active in have evolved.

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CO2 is an important greenhouse gas, but not the only one, and certainly not the most potent, PPM-wise. As a proxy for the overall situation, it’s acceptable, but relying solely on CO2 concentrations invites all manner of problems at the margin to go unnoticed.

We also crossed the threshold for “beyond anything humans have experienced” for CO2 several exits ago. Claiming this is suddenly news is disingenuous, and you want some excellent geologists on your team before claiming “faster than ever.”

Like, yeah, we’re fucked, but this is not great reporting in terms of explaining why and what it means.

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If you start from the assumption you’re using Quark 3.3, it’s not bad,

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It’s not a word I often trot out; usually, “clusterfuck” suffices. The level of malice here instead of incompetence is enough to make Hanlon grow a beard, so here we have 'ne echte Schweinerei.

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What I’m hearing is Scribus would be suitable if I’m deliriously tired and thinking in Quark 4.x shortcuts.

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This was very much me, and for a rather stupid reason: My resume was in InDesign.

It would have served me well to realize InDesign resumes are a bad idea to get past ATS years ago, but I eventually came around.

I can still fire up CS6 in a VM; for my needs, CC never made sense. Like, seriously, for ID, layers and transparency and trapping and anything else I might need for offset or digital is taken care of. Illustrator has a competent Live Trace feature. Photoshop has the magnetic lasso, which is about as advanced as I need to get past cropping and toning. Audition lets me make really bad mashups.

The only subscription I have that is not a utility or insurance is Mullvad. I don’t want to rent anything on my computer, thank you very much. Yarr!

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use unsuitable software for years in the hopes that volunteer devs will eventually add the features they need.

There’s an opportunity here to unbundle Photoshop from itself.

Since my background is print, I can say for at least a few more weeks, there’s an audience interested in reading RAW, cropping, toning for both CMYK and RGB, scratch removal on negatives and cutouts. And literally nothing else.

And so now imagine anyone else. They don’t need CMYK. What the fuck is that, anyway?

That Photoshop has gained bloat is not something to emulate. FOSS shouldn’t try to replicate it so long as there’s a universal file format one can jump between apps to manipulate.

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Egregious clickbait hed. I don’t care the source, “than you might think” works psychologically on, well, more levels than you might think.

Throughout this election, and honestly, past it wouldn’t be bad, wherever you are in the world, this phrase should be a red flag that you’ve run headlong into bullshit.

That aside, Nature, are you OK? Journal articles tend to have as theses shit that isn’t somehow both obvious and vacuously true then not backed up by the passive voice, the gold standard for scientific literature. “The beaker was observed …”

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Such freedom, being able to change your mind whenever your cult leader tells you to.

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Talk about begging the question. Block all Meta domains at the router level, and … uh … don’t have an account.

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Dehumanization is a central pillar of several playbooks. None ends well.

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Bold statement of American values, Nikki. Surely, this will improve international respect for the U.S.

Pennsylvania’s Fracking Wastewater Contains a ‘Shocking’ Amount of the Critical Clean Energy Mineral Lithium (insideclimatenews.org)

It’s not all wine and roses in terms of requiring sustained fracking, which defeats the purpose of transitioning away from fossil fuels, but the estimate is there’s enough lithium (as lithium carbonate) coming from these sites to cover 40% of domestic demand.

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Secured my roll by trading shrooms.

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This is such an amazingly beautiful offer that I’m not sure how to respond. Thank you for bringing the burn spirit into the real world … I’m still working on integrating my experience and know I won’t ever be the same person I was last week, but it’s such a massive shift that I want to take my time to understand who I now am and the extent to which some of my mental struggles will be different.

And thank you for the kind words about my writing. It means so much to me that what I enjoy doing can bring others joy.

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Fucking amazing. First burn, work goes well. I’m actually happy in my own skin after decades of crippling depression.

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