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Cake day: Apr 29, 2021


Pretty much, we’re going to have to be the change we wish to see

Usernet is still around but the only active ones I can think of involve book or game piracy.

Going to xth nothing paranormal, just the too ignorant and/or some perceptual error, but I do love a good story, don’t we all.

Working on some old AF house with a ‘yes’ for what is wrong with it I managed to lock myself in a small windowless room with 0 tools to get out and phone somewhere else (paint brush and paint save me, probably was high off the fumes causing the story to start off with). I figure oh shit I’m in trouble, since it’d be a few days before someone came by to check on anything, after trying to get it open a few times I lay down for a little for a panic faint, and when I get up, the hell the damn locked fucked up door is wide open.

Reddit and imperialist boot-licking, nothing new. That meme where the concept critiqued flies over the person’s head, would fit in here great. ‘Wow, cool empire’ the redditors would say.

Tbh this is a way more realistic reaction.

They can take a while to make too, took me a year of putting in effort pretty consistently to make one.

Haven’t had trouble with Moderna yet, on my 4th booster so far. I have had trouble with vaccines in the past, so my strategy is 30min before the shot to take an anti inflammatory pain killer of some kind, ibuprofen if I have it and can. Then eating extra healthy for a few days and avoiding fatty or generally unhealthy meals as well. It seems to help me at least, then extra spicy on food if I can.

When everything in life is circle consisting entirely of a simplistic idealist dualistic view of life and liberal economics.

Following a consistent schedule is big, do as much as you can the same every day. Then when lack of sleep or shit sleep messes things up continue on per usual much as possible, don’t take a nap.

For me I have to cut off food around 3PM or so, if I eat any later than that I’ve noticed its much harder for me to sleep. Also cut back or eliminate caffeine if you haven’t.

I dabbled in it for a time on Duolingo a long time ago, but I’ve since forgotten most of it, and I don’t like how gamified that app is now. Having a degree of fluency in Spanish made the learning curve very tolerable.

Pretty sure investigators have other means to get that information, depending how bad they want to make an example out of KF. KF for a while had its purpose of being digital blackshirts, but when they swatted that senator and the whole business in Ireland they just took it too far.

A little bit won’t hurt, I like to keep about a month of supplies on hand in case of severe weather like tornadoes or getting snowed in, or some other more personal and attainable ‘doomsday’ like economic hardship and injury.

I’d suggest getting things you’d eat and are reasonably easy to make, maybe some water/way to purify it. Beyond that maybe get some things to prepare for emergencies you’d see around you, floods, droughts, etc.

I personally wouldn’t go full doomsday prep the bunkers for 5 yrs, since if whatever happens is that bad you need people and connections more than you need supplies, assuming its even survivable.

Possibly. Going to be looking at this particularly sub lemmy some more, so it wasn’t common knowledge for me.

I’ve been trying to read more on it, the whole understanding something to stop it, problem is most of the books on fascism easily found that go over development of it/history are terminally liberal academics who go over details, make lists, but make a lot of material analysis errors and ultimately wouldn’t know fascism if stood before them and bit their heads clean off.

That’s the internet for you. I unfortunately don’t do much coding more 3d rendering and things, I dabbled in modding and got some of this treatment myself, projects are done for one’s own sake first then others.

People will always find things to dislike, there may be sound reasoning or not, it takes time to filter it well to not be a pushover that crumples to all criticism in a vain attempt to be loved, nor go the full other direction and be a grumpy unchanging god complex sort.

Its good to have more reddit alternatives with a low barrier to entry like Lemmy, I appreciate it. I think there’s still some confusion in the userbase at large over the whole federation concept though.

Almost everyone is familiar with Tolkein-esque orcs in the west and what they represent, so here is a caricature that denies the human character of a group of RL people. Propaganda 101.

Kitty is real mad, this is c/bossfights material.

Usually no, like full attention on what I’m reading. At most maybe some ambient stuff.

Seems like a neat idea, to try to play a game from each year.

More users more trolls, that’s how it goes. I saw a few Lemmy recommendations for tech on various reddit subs, so that’s where the demographics are coming from.

Upside is unlike reddit more chances for instigation without eating 15 banhammer accounts. Then again, tech types tend to be exclusively petite-bourgeois (if not outright bourgeois), but who’s to say we can’t rustle up a few class traitors with enough effort?

Trick is to instead of put dishes in the sink, you bring dishes to the sink to wash. Eat then wash. No dish build up. Downside, you might catch yourself doing this at someone else’s house you’re a guest at and piss them off.

Back when I was in high school in the stone ages of the early 00s it was already running into trouble, and by the time I was in college for anything major-specific it was too broad or (as I said) oversimplifying concepts, so a bit of a risk, few lecturers by professors to the class on such things went students pointed it out. Anything research or even grad lvl it was totally and utterly useless. Still makes me roll eyes on some pages in the current year.

I don’t want to self-dox by specifying area, we’ll broadly say something in the life sciences that’s both highly specialized yet very interdepartmental. Idk the case for other specialties or areas, I’d imagine they’d have similar issues, perhaps not as terrible as the 2010s but still not good. For most laypeople, the intended audience of encyclopedias, this is probably acceptable. For true in-depth knowledge, there are no shortcuts.

Thought of another good one, for non-technical surface-level knowledge Wikipedia isn’t that great about foreign film information.

Few years ago quite a few CN films had bad propaganda-vandalism going on, notably Kalil Blues (thankfully been fixed, beautiful movie). Some wiki entries were as if whoever wrote them had never seen the film in the first place. Said films were so that regardless of language barrier anyone on 21st earth could shut off subtitles, maybe even picture in more dramatic cases, and tell what was written on the Wiki was not what the film was about. Did we watch the same movie?

You’d think the baseline for an encyclopedia would be at least that, but most people I know of for emergency purposes simply truncate the arts and media sections all together. It’s gotten better over the last few years there was well (controlling edits I’d suspect) or at least having entries in the first place.

Another more mundane film example would be a lot of Cantinflas’ films on the English wiki aren’t quite correct (last time I checked was a year ago, was curious about one of the actors) on events within the movie or famous lines/dialogue. Could be a case of randos altering according to memory alone, which we can all admit has its shortfalls.

I thought this was old hat, even when I was in school we were also told not to use Wikipedia as a source since nearly anyone can edit it and their credentials could be suspect, therefore the information could be as well.

Some areas have gotten a lot more scrutiny and are better than they used to be but are still bad (ex history and politics as others mentioned).

Science stuff on there is still rather superficial and over-simplifies a whole lot (issue that was there say 10yrs ago), but its a lot more branched out than it used to be.

For internet doomsday scenarios wikipedia is a nice rough reference rather than a definitive guide, it was never meant for the latter as an encyclopedia. It’d be a poor call to teach off it alone vs dedicated websites or various textbooks and so on.

Cats and dogs have the same tactic. Imo the best is when they start looking cute as they’re actively doing something naughty, like taking food off a human plate while they’re turned away. My aunt’s dog is a legend at it.

I try to avoid the sun when I can, sunscreen or long sleeves (assuming it isn’t like 1234 degrees outside).

I use moisturizing lotion on dry spots, use a more generic one for less trouble spots. A nice lil towel (or loofah as others said, I wish they sold the squash loofahs on a stick around here) with a little texture too it but not too much helps for showering, gets all the stuff in your pores out. Imo hot showers are drying, so I’d try to avoid doing that a lot. Extra moisturizers for the season if you live in a place with harsh summers/winters.

Because we do. Nice to have a break from the boring western standard and all its brain worms.

Pretty much this, and get to see all the theory discussion without risk of catching a ban or having to put up an email to access parts of the site.

Also really nice is the useful tech discussion without the HORRIBLE terminally bourgie lib user base places like reddit or hackernews have.

This, some peppers like habaneros take forever to flower and develop fruit. Chilis in general like full sun, summer is their time.

When I have a young plant flowering earlier than I think it should I prune the flowers so the plant can focus on growing big and strong instead of flowers too early. I’m not sure what’s the case here.

For some generic gardening stuff;

Adding some compost to the soil and tillage (like straw or something, I prefer no-till when I can) is good before transplanting/planting a plant. For the soil itself plants generally like something balanced that drains reasonably not too sandy nor clay-y. I would look up what that chili plant in particular requires and try to find a patch of that type soil around if possible. Can always mix your own soil using storebought mixes if you can’t find any good patches.

Also good to check what you have growing around too, some plants don’t play well together but others do. Where I live now no critters eat chili peppers (or they learn quickly why not to) so chilis make a good guard for my tomatillos which are much more appetizing.

They’ve been censoring even vaguely leftist sources since at least the mid 2000s. I remember having a hell of a time finding some union stuff for a project using straight up Google search in those days.

Google was a gov’t funded project to start off with, you don’t bite the hand that feeds you generally.

Idk just started learning Chinese myself. I’ve been able to read characters for numbers for a number (heh) of years thanks to school, but it wasn’t a subject I formally took.

From eyeballing on a quick search (Mandarin vs Kanji) it they look rather similar in that numerical context alone, the rest I have 0 clue. I’d guess it’d be far more helpful than not though.

This is the explanation that makes the most sense, but its just bizarre to me. If it works I suppose.

Yes and yes. War and profiting off war is the last unchallenged advantage the US believes it has, and realizes time to use this advantage is limited.

What I don’t get is how the US plans to address logistics issues in any sort of war and economic ones since so much comes in from CN.

The way first contact went was so smooth too, we were so confused at first since their spacecraft was a giant fungal spore modded for space travel and everything inside was fungal-derived. Took a minute for both sides to realize they were dealing with life they’d encountered in some amounts, but not as entire peoples.

Sounds about par from terminally lib Nexus, iirc they banned some communist music FO series mod under the guise of ‘copyright’ when it was old af uncopyrighted stuff.

As a modder I won’t personally ever release any of my mods there, upload to mediafire/yandex 4 life crew, hehe.

I had a neat dream about these fungi-based space aliens that came to earth curious about our methane signatures since that matched their home world. They looked sort of like bright multipolar neurons, no obvious nucleus, but they could move around. I guess they figured out about climate change and how that wasn’t a healthy state for our planet and showed us a neat renewable energy source using some sort of fungus from their world (I guess there were lots of interesting fungi there).

I live super rural in a rural state and rent out here is like 1k, and we’re like 2.5hrs away from any sort of reasonably sized city every which way.

Sold out humanity’s future for really trashy pizza.

This, even I’m more technically minded and wouldn’t fuck around with rando USB, especially one attained under such conditions. This could just be made to purposely fuck up the machine that reads it as well.

Going to xth physically destroying it, at least that protects anyone else who may encounter it and may be too curious for their own good.

Hmm, this gets me wondering if some of that increased IRS funding is really for things like this rather than just taxes, then again getting people for supposed tax related errors is an easy way for low-grade ‘excusable’ oppression.

I was always heard if you want to contact an embassy there’s a way to go about it, then again this was with the idea of politeness or getting stuff done, in person first, by snail mail 2nd, phone third and by internet last.

Most of the contact X embassy for reading materials stories I read were usually sending up a neat reasonable quality post card, and getting a book or so back in return, perhaps things have changed in the last 5-10 years though, but the post card thing supposedly worked even back during the worst parts of the first cold war, no issues, so things may have gotten absolutely nasty with this second one.

Then again, you could be on some sort of list, and now you’re definitely ranked much higher on it. Those lists are massive and have a lot of false-positives, or you could be near someone that’s on it and they figured to dig into you as well, to be sure and justify the budget. No one is safe stateside ffs, wouldn’t be too anxious, more cautious.