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2 Kings 2:23-24: A story about what happens when you make fun of bald dudes

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Windows 10 will reach end of support on October 14, 2025. The current version, 22H2, will be the final version of Windows 10, and all editions will remain in support with monthly security update releases through that date. Existing LTSC releases will continue to receive updates beyond that date based on their specific...

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Honestly, I suspect that most people who refuse to update to Windows 11 are already Linux desktop users. Most of us have more than one computer and use Linux on several of them.

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I'll believe it when I stop getting only rejection letters for entry level jobs.

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There is one significant difference: Hamas does not, as far as I know, have any nuclear weapons.

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Lemmy users don't understand nuance. "Israel bad" is all they understand.

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It's good that you are willing to acknowledge that. A lot of people on here truly reject the concept that the situation is more complicated than "stop supporting Israel". People are quick to spout that without thinking about the knock-on effects.

There are even people on here who are outright in support of Hamas, an oppressive Islamist group that has a far worse human rights record than Israel.

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Great step for the Palestinians. If they can expel Hamas and institute a legitimate government, they could have a real shot at independence.

Unfortunately, there will be no real Palestinian state as long as Hamas maintains its influence.

Biden is dramatically out of touch with voters on Gaza. He may lose because of it | Moira Donegan (www.theguardian.com)

Many voters believe, with good reason, that none of this would have happened without Biden’s assent. Biden has continued to speak of Israel’s attack on Palestinian civilians using the absurd language of “self-defense”. He has insulted Jewish Americans and the memory of the Holocaust by invoking them to justify the...

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Let me rewrite this headline:

"Democrats would rather elect a literal Nazi than Joe Biden"

Which is bull, but essentially what the article is saying.

If you won't vote for Biden because of Gaza, you are an ignorant, narrow-minded idiot and you are handing Trump the presidency.

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Sounds like you got your daily dopamine hit. You should probably take a break from social media until you've calmed down.

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Associating Joe Biden so closely with genocide demonstrates a lack of capacity for understanding nuance. Supporting Israel doesn't automatically equate to supporting Netanyahu's genocide in Gaza, but it does indicate support for the Israeli (and by extension, Jewish) right to exist. One can simultaneously protest the genocide in Gaza and support a friendly, cooperative Israel.

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When people of good conscience are forced to support a literal genocide because of how broken our system is…

When people are incapable of understanding nuance...

I pity the rest of you who would choose complacency and the path of least resistance over doing what’s right.

This is some extremist cool-aid stuff right here. I hope you find the care you need.

How the heck am I supposed to get into Linux?

It seems like the more interested I get in Linux, the less appealing it becomes. The community seems to have no fucking clue what they’re talking about, because everyone is just constantly talking over each other and contradicting themselves! I have spent so much time reading about Linux and distros and such to prepare for my...

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It sounds to me like you're overthinking it. Download the ISO (or ISOs) of your choice and set up VMs in VirtualBox. Easy-peasy lemon-squeezy. Experiment and try it out with no risk at your leisure.

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The solution is to stop bailing out mismanaged companies. Crony capitalism/corporate socialism are scams.

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This is an extremely sheltered view. Most people don't even know what an operating system is, and they assume that it is an unalterable component of the computer they purchased at Best Buy. They don't have a last straw because as far as they're concerned there isn't anything they can do about it other than perhaps switching to a Mac.

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Why does Linux need to be more popular? This isn't some NRM with a proselytizing mandate. Use whichever OS you prefer and let others do the same.

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Yeah, UCSC feels like an odd choice. Maybe it's because they've had a lot of union activity there over the past few years.

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I have minimal computer expertise.

This is the source of your problem. Unless you learn more about computers and how to use them, you're guaranteed to have more problems on Linux than you've had on Windows.

The majority of the Windows gripes this community complains about are unlikely to ever be encountered by people with minimal expertise. Windows is fantastic as a layperson's operating system (and many Linux distros are, as well), so your problems are probably user-caused.

This might be cliche, but the For Dummy's books by Wiley were how I started learning about both Windows and Linux when I was a teenager. In fact, they were how I learned that Linux existed and sparked a curiosity in IT that is culminating in my graduation with an IT degree in July.

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No problems that a person with "minimal computer expertise" has are likely to require editing the registry, and if they struggle with the Settings app in Windows, they will be completely befuddled by the vast array of configuration files they will have to search through for making changes on Linux.

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Thanks!

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Yeah, Microsoft is always trying to monetize things that shouldn't be monetized. Linux won't necessarily be easier, but it definitely won't force you to watch ads in your application menu.

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The Gamemaster's Apprentice is the single tool you need for this scenario. Add in a playing card oracle and you can basically randomly generate a session on the fly.

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Yeah, it's not like they need more excuses than they already have to drop insurance plans.

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Sadly, in that circumstance I don't see California faring well. We need to do everything we can to prevent it from coming to that.

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Yeah, OP definitely played hard mode lol

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You're describing the median, not the average.

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