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feld, to random
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welp hope you didn't want to take the train between Montreal <> NYC

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/cn-amtrak-deal-service-suspension-1.7208721

feld, (edited ) to random
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This is what you get when you use DEI pilots. If it was a white American pilot they'd have made it to their destination safely :911:

sun, to random
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600 rows isn't that bad but for some reason it's psychologically meaningful.

feld,
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@sun @nik rowing machines rule, they're a great workout too

I've wanted this for a long time

https://www.waterrower.com/us

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feld,
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@sun @Moon now there's one i haven't seen before

feld,
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@sun @Moon I have written permission from Kirk for my CheeseBSD logo and the tattoo of the Oni demon variant that is tattooed on my leg

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feld,
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@nosleep wait can we solder together like 4 stacks of pennies to make our own custom giant heatsink?????

feld,
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@nosleep if i stand 3 pennies on top of one penny and adhere it to a Raspberry Pi CPU would it be better than the crappy heatsinks they sell for these? these questions need answers

edit: maybe cut one side of the penny with some tin snips to get more surface area and make it easier to solder to the penny that's laying flat?

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feld,
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@lain turns out this entire story is a hoax?

> He hadn’t heard the story because it never happened. Debunkers, including Snopes, soon pointed out that The Paris Review for Young Readers had originated in 2015 as an April Fools’ Day joke. There had been only a single issue of the “magazine,” which included a rewrite of American Psycho focused on haute couture lunchboxes, a word hunt that featured terms like chiaroscuro and post hoc ergo propter hoc, and a photo of the editor reading to an avid crowd of children, a cigarette hanging from the corner of his mouth. Though few had fallen for the Carle interview at first sight, the passage about the stomachache dispute had been republished in a 2019 book, Fierce Bad Rabbits, and its appearance in print, out of context, gave it a legitimacy that was hard to shake. Clare Pollard, the book’s author, had cleared the citation with the Review and a prominent literary agency. But institutional memory lapses quickly, and neither party knew to inform her that it was a hoax.

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2021/06/08/anatomy-of-a-hoax/

feld,
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@lain oh yeah that one's true

feld, to random
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I don't know if the judge is really wrong about this. We'll see what happens but controlling private loans/contracts like this smells like the opposite of a free market. If they want them to stop doing it they should find ways to incentivize them not to. A good first step would be to require some kind of Nutrition Facts type standardized labeling of the contents of loans and credit cards so people with no financial literacy can really understand what it means and help steer them away from being taken advantage of.

Otherwise they need to find a way to inject competition into the market so nobody will want the abusive private industry loans. The Federal Reserve can't do it by law, but the Treasury could. Would it be risky to operate as a creditor to the public? Oh hell yeah, but how much worse could it possibly get than the world we're living in now anyway? lol

RT: https://masto.ai/users/rbreich/statuses/112463786986923567

feld, (edited )
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also people should be aware that there's already a (law? industry policy? I forget) to cap late fees @ 6 months, so just stop paying for 6 months. completely. just stop. the interest and fees will stop accruing after 180 days when they mark the account delinquent and send it to collections, and then you can pay to erase your debt cheap and wipe it from your credit history

of course if you have TENS OF THOUSANDS of dollars in debt this won't work, you screwed yourself too badly

the worst thing you can do if you know you can't afford to keep paying is to pay anything, really, as they'll keep tacking on fees and interest

edit: > After 180 days of delinquency, an issuer will typically close and charge off the credit card account which may carry a large and long-term financial penalty for a consumer.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/03/15/2024-05011/credit-card-penalty-fees-regulation-z

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@sun I don't think it is a law actually, more like industry standard because the longer they leave that line of credit open the worse it gets for the creditor so just close it and get that debt written off ASAP and sold to whoever wants to gamble on collecting

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sun, to random
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The Why Files is a conspiracy/supernatural channel but it has the best video on the secret NSA spying hub in New York City that I've seen yet.

https://youtu.be/dSZvXgu7Q2Q

feld,
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feld, to random
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feld, to random
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install Signal Desktop

navigium, to random

I just installed #deltachat for the first time. I like the idea of using one of the oldest decentralized messaging systems, email, as base technology for a modern-ish chat app.
They also provide a minimal email service which simplifies on boarding, called chatmail.

Anyone using #deltachat regularly? How well does it hold up for everyday use?

feld,
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@morph @navigium I will be once I get it self hosted

tk, to random
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If you’re feeling grouchy or depressed, try checking yourself for these:

  1. Spark
  2. Air
  3. Fuel
  4. Compression
feld,
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@tk I laughed, well played :golfclap: :tipshat: :wotwot:

MostlyHarmless, to random
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Just got kicked out of karaoke night for singing "Danger Zone" six times in a row. Guess I exceeded my maximum number of Loggins attempts.

feld,
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@MostlyHarmless points for creativity on this one

augustus, to random
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>Graves claimed that the opportunity for soldiers on both sides to commit "true atrocities" only occurred when escorting prisoners of war to the rear lines. "Nearly every instructor in the mess", he wrote, "could quote specific instances of prisoners having been murdered on the way back. The commonest motives were, it seems, revenge for the death of friends or relatives, jealousy of the prisoner's trip to a comfortable prison camp in England, military enthusiasm, fear of being suddenly overpowered by the prisoners or, more simply, impatience with the escorting job." Similarly, "If a German patrol found a wounded man, they were likely as not to cut his throat." However, if POWs arrived at their destination, they were treated well during interrogations.[4]: 131, 183–184

>In the book, Graves stated that Australian and Canadian troops had the worst reputation for atrocities against German POWs. He recounted two first-hand anecdotes from a Scottish-Canadian and an Australian, who told him how they murdered German prisoners while escorting them using Mills bombs. Canadian soldiers were motivated to commit atrocities against POWs due to the story of "The Crucified Soldier", which Graves and his fellow soldiers also refused to believe. He also added that the use of "semi-civilized coloured troops in Europe was, from the German point of view, we knew, one of the chief Allied atrocities. We sympathized."[4]: 184–185

feld,
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@sun @augustus Grampa was like "you had to be there"

coffeegeek, to espresso
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I mean, if you're going to take the whole "the grinder is the most important part of the equation" thing seriously, why not prove it. ;)

Rancilio Stile grinder paired up with a Breville Bambino Plus. The PF almost sort of works in the Stile's PF holder. 7.1sec gives 17.5g dose.

cc @espresso

feld,
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@iris @coffeegeek @lawyerjsd @espresso I thought it was mostly oxygen, hest, and moisture that were the real enemies. I assume natural sunlight would have an effect because UV is powerful, but I can't find a single study that talks about light causing "photodegredation" or whatever to coffee beans so I consider that to be a myth until I get more data

oxidecomputer, to random
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2/ That ethos is reflected in every layer of the stack, in every choice that we made in building this computer differently from anything else you can own on prem.

Unlike traditional servers, our power shelf takes care of all power conversion and passes DC current throughout the rack via a bus bar, that every sled plugs into. Simple and efficient, so you can supercharge your business (sorry, couldn’t help it 😅).

feld,
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skinnylatte, to random
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There's a lot of bad financial advice on the Internet presented as 'life hacks'. They target people who have a deep insecurity around financial best practices, and then traps them into learning and doing terrible things that are not good for financial security.

So much of the financial industry is heavily regulated, but lifestyle content pretending to be financial advice isn't.

feld,
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@skinnylatte its scams or terrible advice all the way down. They milk the poor who just want to be able to retire some year

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feld,
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@GuerillaOntologist @Hoss @sun your degree is MMT propaganda, Keynes was wrong about everything, the problem is that under a system this complex it can take decades for consequences to rear their ugly heads.

> While I was taught banks simply intermediate between savers and borrowers, transferring $ from one to the other, that's not how banks actually work.

if that's literally all they taught you we're in serious trouble. so they didn't even cover money creation and destruction, the difference between wholesale money vs retail money, how reverse repo market works, the fact that bank customer deposits are a liability not an asset, the entire reason money market accounts were created in the 80s (scam scam scam), how the Federal Reserve fucked up so badly and now they don't even know how many dollars are in circulation anymore...

Things are so dire that in 2020 the lunatics changed policy to allow CMBS to be used as eligible collateral for loans through TALF. The entire system is being held up by toothpicks and duck tape. And guess what's about to fall apart? That collateral: commercial real estate.

Modern econ degrees are just investment/commercial bank propaganda. It has no connection to reality IMO. Economic theories cannot model the economy or human behavior, only supply and demand can when there's natural price discovery.

source: son of a banker, brother of a banker, i'm the austrian economics retard of the family

feld,
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@Hoss @sun @GuerillaOntologist yeah this is really really bad

I've been taking notes and here's some of the early warning signs (other than the obvious scary graphs of the CRES debt wall which nobody has the liquidity to survive)

St Louis: building sold for less than 2% of its peak price (sold $3.6M / peak $205M)

https://www.costar.com/article/642008108/one-of-st-louis-tallest-office-towers-empty-for-years-sells-for-less-than-2-of-its-peak-price

Ft Worth Texas tallest building (sold $12.3M / peak $137.5M)

https://www.foxbusiness.com/real-estate/fort-worths-tallest-building-sells-just-12-3m-auction-stunning-price-drop

San Francisco, 80% discount (sold $43.5M / peak $219M)

https://archive.is/2024.05.04-093548/https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/s-f-office-building-value-19438429.php

San Francisco, 90% discount (sold $6.5M / peak $62M)

https://archive.is/3VWm3

So what's gonna happen when that collateral turns out to be worth dogshit?

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