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I am super glad we have these photos, but having taken part in an Army ad shoot, all I can see is the obvious staging: no-one with their backs to the camera; no-one looking at the camera and no-one looking away; no-one picking their nose or scratching their nuts. But most obviously, nobody taking a quick nap or slacking off in the background. That’s the dead give-away.

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So… the ultra-rich are just poorly programmed process with memory leaks. And there’s no runaway process killer to protect the system.

God is just a hack scripter; it makes sense.

sxan,
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I maintain some software, and Nix is by far the hardest to deal with. To package config files are relatively complex, and to submit a package you have to download the entire Nix repo, which is huge. Getting a package to build correctly can be a challenge.

It’s a pretty large ask for software contributors, who may have to iteract with a half dozen different distros. Now, you could say, leave it to the distro people to do the packaging, but it remains a barrier for entry and is by nature exclusive.

I don’t use NixOS, so I have little motivation to stay conversant with Nix and, frankly, it’s so demanding I don’t bother anymore. I can make RPM, deb, and aur packages trivially, and without having to hold Gb of some package repo (which I otherwise don’t use) on my disk.

sxan,
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I wish people like spez and zuck cried themselves to sleep, but those beds of cash are probable pretty comfortable. The only real hope is that they’re pilloried so thoroughly in history books that, at the ends of their lives, they’re bitterly angry at the injustice of how they’ll be remembered. The good news is that this is something the public can influence. The bad news is that 99% of the public don’t give a shit. Musk might be the only one in this crop of unethical sociopaths who might ene up railing about his legacy; the rest are just going to get away with raping the public and generally recognized as being “shrewd business men.” And it’s only the men; the women who do this tend to end more poorly - fired by boards, or spending time in jail.

sxan,
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Not for the first time do I wish Lemmy had github-like responses. Up/downvotes are utterly inadequate; why didn’t Lemmy learn this lesson from Reddit?

Anyway, I love how succinctly you summed up the state we’re in. I’ve joked before that America would be well-served by the introducion of Carousel; I’m well past the Last Day age, but the older I get, the less it becomes a joke to me. It’d be better for the environment, too.

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Seconding IM, but for me I just skip eating for a whole day a couple/three times a week.

I try not to eat healthy any more than I have to.

sxan,
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You’re right. There is (are?) an open source web interface to OSM. Technically, someone could host that themselves, and the app is just the web browser.

The real reason that it’s not common is because there’s no demand; or, at least, not enough for anyone to take the effort to package it up in an easy-to-deploy, well documented release. And demand is low because having offline, local tiles is almost always preferrable to nav or maps that require relatively heavy, constant internet access.

sxan,
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No. But you can add a new keyboard layout with the change and submit a PR.

See tickets

604, very similar to your request; and 586, a more general and better solution. Both have been rejected by @dessalines, and the ticket comments contain his thoughts on why not.

Fractional scaling help? (kbin.run)

Im on a Dell G5 15 laptop with a 1660ti. I set my built in monitor to 125%, and that looks fine, but for some reason my second monitor seems to be zoomed in a bunch, even though that is still at 100% I kinda need my laptop screen zoomed in since its so small, any advice? Pop!_OS LTS, dont remember version, but says "most recent"

sxan,
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I was going to suggest the opposite. I have nothing but problems with fractional scaling on Wayland, which is one of the main reasons I still run X. My main workstation has 3 monitors, and X’s fractional scaling works smoothly.

With a lot of distros defaulting to Wayland, it’d be interesting to know which OP is running, and causing them grief. Does Pop!OS use X only for now?

sxan,
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They also say money can’t buy happiness, and my answer is the same: I’d like the opportunity to prove that to myself, thankyouverymuch.

brandonleedy, to firefox
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Okay hear me out. What if we all chipped in 5 bucks to @firefox? How many people would it take to fund it well enough so they don’t have to do layoffs? I get it, the FOSS community wants the “F” part but we all should contribute some for good infrastructure. And the idea that search engine payments from Google is what keeps Firefox afloat should worry us all. We need browser engine diversity if the web is going to stay open and not littered with walled gardens any more than it already is.

sxan,
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The “focusing on AI and Pocket” part provided proof that the current crisis is due to poor management. The poor management could even have come from tech leadership; I’ve met plenty of chief architects who were just as prone to bandwagon-jumping as anyone else.

It’s always poor leadership, but people on the lines never write the press releases.

Neo-Nazis Swarm Home of New England Governor (www.rollingstone.com)

Comment on Headline: I don’t know if swarm is the right word, I think that implies they entered the home? I guess a group of insects is a swarm whether it’s inside or out. They had their Nazi party in the street, and the governor’s home is protected at all times by state police....

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(re your username)

sxan,
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As an American: I’m really sorry if we infected you with this particular brand of idiocy. If only there were a vaccine…

Someone’s going to reply: education is, but I offer PragerU as counter-evidence. There’s a quality scale in education, as well.

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Without. Dr. says I have enough iron in my diet already.

sxan,
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Sort of like how Israel has been funding Hamas?

I’d be willing to entertain the 9/11 theory of the US funding Al-Qaeda except for two facts:

  1. Al-Qaeda was sufficiently well-funded and supported without US involvement
  2. I saw that video of Bush hearing the news and sitting, indecisively and in shock. The man was not that good an actor; he was pretty obviously at a complete loss about how to react.

It requires more suspension of disbelief that the head of state would be utterly unaware of such a program or plan, and if he was aware, he’d certainly have a better photo-op reaction planned than sitting there like a stunned cow for several minutes.

Al-Qaeda was absolutely a product of US intelligence agencies, but not to this end. We created them to cause grief for the Russians, and once spawned, they grew their own agendas, some of which were turned against their creators. I doubt any US agency had any knowing involvement with 9/11. What we did have is indirect involvement, and a shit-ton of hubris.

sxan,
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Several someones, apparantly.

No, I was implying that it gives certain interest groups in the US a handy argument for new business opportunities.

My comment was not about the whys, wherefores, or morality of the events being reported on; just a cynical evaluation about how certain industries in the US might start lobbying in response.

sxan,
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So, CUDA is SIMD for (or backed by) GPUs?

sxan,
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Yes. You’re right. It’s pretty close, though, and “genocide” is handier than a drawn-out, nuanced description for which there isn’t a convenient term. Abusing the word “genocide” is little worse than using the extremely broad and easily downplayed “human rights abuses.” The latter is as equally appropriate to US police treatment of minorities as to China’s treatment of the Uyghurs, but you’d agree they’re vastly different in scale and scope, right?

sxan,
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Haven’t seen an ad since I’ve been using Tubular (previously NewPipe + blockers). Why is revanced better?

sxan,
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Really? It’s basically a form of pasta alla puttanesca, although there’s a specific version without a sauce that I can’t remember the name of. It’s pasta, tuna (usually canned), olive oil, salt, capers… it might have garlic too, I can’t remember. Anyway, doig it with ramen is just a massive shortcut and isn’t far off a traditional Italian dish.

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Oooooh, ok. Thanks, I didn’t connect those dots.

sxan,
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I think you missed the point that life doesn’t have the luxury of time that we’ve had, because the sun is going to cook the planet in half the time as between us and the GOE. Our successors will have to advance farther, faster, and with fewer resources to escape the planet - which we still haven’t, in any meaningful way - before the sun makes the panet uninhabitable.

If humans somehow survive in some form and we can cut out most of the evolving-to-big-brains time, most of the knowledge they might inherit will be useless, as it’s based on resources they have no access to.

Sure, it isn’t impossible, but the odds are stacked against anyone following us succeeding in escaping a planet which is 2/3 of the way through its goldilocks phase of life. The best chance is for us to get our shit together, and get some self-sustaining colonies out there. Preferrably in deep space, eventually.

sxan,
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Humans are animals, and are the only ones who’ve evolved to prioritize big, expensive brains over every other survival characteristic. It took us a long time to do that, and even then, we spent a massive amount of time - most of it, in fact, running around not creating anything more complex than baskets. There is a lot of evidence - 2 billion years worth - that there are a huge number of variables that have to work out just right to produce something like what a human is.

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