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@garrettw87@kbin.social

Web developer (mainly PHP), server admin, IT generalist. Endlessly curious. Neurodivergent. Unapologetically centrist.

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I’m definitely no battery engineer, so correct me if I’m wrong, but… wouldn’t a 100-mile-range battery pack have a shorter life span than a 200-mile pack under the same usage since its charge/discharge cycles would be deeper in terms of %, and possibly more frequent because of the reduced range?

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Love reading stories like this, imagining myself in their shoes, as I am a web dev. Thanks for posting.

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A Texas mom was denied maternity leave after delivering a stillborn baby
Andres works for the City of Austin in the Austin Public Health Department. After returning home from the hospital, Andres says she informed her HR department that she'd "be taking maternity leave a little bit early" because she had lost her child.
"They said: 'Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, but you don't qualify for (leave) anymore,'" Andres says.

Thank for this cruelty 😡 😡 😡

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-international/a-texas-mom-was-denied-maternity-leave-after-delivering-a-stillborn-baby/3301556/

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Maybe she qualifies for bereavement leave then?

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yeah I read the article after saying that lol

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Can we all put our clicks together and make an effort to erase the swastika around (70,857)

Twitter is now X as the little blue bird disappears (www.theverge.com)

Twitter is transforming into X, as the site’s former bird logo has now been replaced by an official new X logo. Elon Musk, who owns the transformed social media site, began signaling the change early Sunday morning with a series of tweets, starting with one that said, “and soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and,...

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Link? Google doesn't seem to know about it and neither do I

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Oh, so it's basically one and the same with Calckey, being the software powering it. Gotcha.

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Well, it’s not hard to do lol

What's your opinion on Opera browser?

I've been using Opera for a few years now and I've been enjoying its features, UI and everything. However, I (surprisingly to me) haven't noticed many people mentioning it. Also, when I was on Reddit and mentioned that I use it I got downvoted which left me somewhat confused haha....

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Vivaldi is definitely cool — except for the amount of RAM it uses. If it weren’t for that, I would use it a lot more, but for me, Firefox is just faster all around.

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It’s not perfect, but being super configurable does help.

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Is this something I should Google, or…. maybe I shouldn’t?

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I’ve seen Duke Cannon in lots of brick-and-mortar stores.

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Solid cologne?? Ok now I must Google. Never heard of such

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This seems like sound logic 👍

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@Tygr @herpderpedia Kbin does not support !community links just yet, but it's in the works on some level. Linking to Lemmy communities from here can't really be done without the full URL, which does mean one would have to provide two links - one that works on Kbin, and one that points to the original instance.

In related news, linking to Kbin magazines is currently a bit borked as well, because the only other syntax that works (@magname) is assumed to refer to a user account and not a magazine.

Will you recommend making an Mastodon account if I already have an kbin account?

As current state, even within Fediverse, browsing contents from other Fediverse like Mastodon still does not feel quite the same. Of course, It's a different social media platform so it's expected that, you will need 1 Reddit account and 1 Twitter account. But in Fediverse, do we need to do the same?

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Do you need to? No. But I do have accounts on both and will keep it that way, because they’re just completely different experiences and Kbin isn’t to a point yet IMO to fully replace Mastodon on the client level.

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What are your editorial criteria for determining what matters most?

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I dare say it’s not helpful to ask why something hasn’t been done on a community-based open-source project. Comes off as demanding and antagonistic. If you want it bad enough, you could contribute.

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This is a very contentious topic right now, and it’s not clear at the moment whether votes will remain public or be made private. There are some very vocal proponents on both sides.

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And yet somehow they say that’s their reasoning - that they’re trying to become profitable.

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That's a good point, lol.
No, according to The Verge's article, they say that users don't like the current system:

“First, many don’t appreciate the clutter from awards (50+ awards right now, but who’s counting?) and all the steps that go into actually awarding content. Second, redditors want awarded content to be more valuable to the recipient.”

And there are hints as to what may be slated to replace it:

While Reddit hasn’t specified what the new system might look like, Android Authority may have dug up some clues. Based on code in the Reddit’s Android app, Reddit appears to be working on a “contributor program” that would let users cash out gold or karma (basically, points you get for posts, comments, or giving awards) they receive into real money. Reddit didn’t respond to a request for comment sent Wednesday about Android Authority’s article.

OTOH, this post in r/ModCoord posits a different explanation:

By getting rid of awards, Reddit is unloading a business liability. Because all those existing coins could buy ad-free Reddit.

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No idea. Maybe hosts typically follow a policy of not snooping in stored files without a ticket requesting or authorizing it implicitly or explicitly. At least that would make sense to me.

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Any particular reason you opted to split your old community between here and Lemmy? I hope you know that both new communities can be accessed from across the fediverse, as kbin and lemmy both federate.

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