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Cake day: Mar 26, 2021


Access to safe abortions (formerly a constitutional right like free speech and guns) will be entirely removed in large parts of the country. Raped by a family member and the pregnancy is threatening your life? Oh well, you have no right to life or bodily autonomy.

A lot of people. Most of my roommates would think of that as a quick shower. What do they do in there? I have no idea.

Real question - does 4x antibodies equal 4x effectiveness? I image that is true for some part of the effectiveness/antibodies curve, but I seems like nonsense that more is better after you hit some critical mass.

Thanks for the links. Where I grew up we used yellow birch twigs because they are a little minty. I didn’t realize it was a thing anywhere else.

Sticks can be bad for dogs because of mouth splinters and certain woods are hard enough to damage teeth. This product makes sense to me even if I would never buy it.

You might be able to flash free firmware to your router like dd-wrt (https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/) and get better options. Not a hard thing to do if you’ve ever installed an OS or are good at following directions.

Sounds fishy. Your hours worked and hourly pay rate should be on the stub. Do those match what you’re expecting? If those are right, there should be deductions amounting to the difference between your expected pay and actual.

Yesterday we had power cut out out of nowhere. Turns out there were ants making a nest in the breakers. I asked my programmer roommate if they would help me debug the system. No laughs at all. Had to have been my timing, right?

Yep that’s North and Central America. I am talking about South America too. The entire continent south of Panama. Why would ‘American’ mean North American any more than just meaning from one country?

In my circle people share their papers freely with anyone who asks. You can probably call (yes call) any researcher and have them email you a paper. They wouldn’t care and they aren’t worried about getting sued. The problem is that widespread sharing isn’t done and laypeople don’t feel like it is appropriate to do that.

Good in general, but one thing - it isn’t always a good financial decision to pay debt down. It depends on interest rates. If the bank/credit card/whatever is charging you less interest than you can make on investing, you should choose to invest instead.

Example 1 Credit card charging 20% and expected return on investment 5%. In this situation you should pay the debt.

Example 2 Mortgage at 3% and expected return on investment of 5%. Investing will net you 2% (5%-3%) a year more than paying off your loan.

Note that paying a loan is a guaranteed return while investing is a gamble, so you have to weigh that in personally.

Two reasons I can think of. One - you need money to pay for stuff on the regular. All of that money needs to be freely available whenever you need it. Investments tend not to be able to be cashed out on the fly, I think. Two - you get a guaranteed return instead of gambling on the return of an investment. Depending on what that money is for you might not be willing to take that risk.

Yeah, that looks perfect. Maybe it doesn’t need integration if that is maintained.

Ability to set naming conventions including find and replace.

I thought I would throw this out to everyone in an easy way after seeing this post https://lemmy.ca/post/76405 What do you think the lemming mascot of Lemmy should be called? Top level comments should just be the name.

“These are people at their worst moments. Using that data to help other people is one thing, but commercializing it just seems like a real ethical line for a nonprofit to cross.” Jennifer King, privacy and data policy fellow at Stanford University

Is this a cat?
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Opinions on Divested Computing Group
Does anyone have experience with this organization (https://divested.dev)? There isn't any footprint I can find of them outside their repos and message boards. I am specifically interested in their general credibility and legitimacy. To a lesser extent, I'm interested in views of their effectiveness at enhancing privacy and/or security.

Looking for a new mobile OS
I have been running lineageOS on my OnePlus 2. I liked it, but Lineage has stopped supporting my phone. There are two options that I have been able to find as replacements - postmarketOS and /e/OS. Any thoughts on those or other recommendation? Anything that gets security updates, is open source, and is functional meets my needs.

Firefox banned at work
Do any of you have thoughts on a business case for continued use of Firefox for an individual? Why? My employer is moving to uninstall all instances of Firefox on company computers for 'security reasons' in favor of Edge and Chrome. I would be allowed to keep it if I could make a business case for it. There is no legit reason why I can't get my work done with another browser, but I am going to push hoping just being a squeaky wheel is good enough. My guess is folks on here will have clearer thinking on this than me. Does anyone out there think my IT dept is making a good decision?

Anti to Pro
Sometimes defining things by what they aren't creates a lot of ambiguity. As in what do you actually want if not consumerism. So, fellow anti-consumerists, what do you value that is in opposition to consumerism? I am for (pro) the respectful use of resources. We need to give back at least what we take (called mutualism in ecological terms) and consumerism, even in its name, breaks that link and cycle.

Question about wave/particles interacting
Does it make sense to ask: How hard does a photon hit an object? Does the waviness of photons make that a dumb question? If it does then what is a more correct way of conceptualizing the interaction of a photon with, for example, a light receptor? Or does the analogy in my head of a ball hitting a wall fairly represent the behavior of a photon at the moment of impact?

Mid level knowledge
It is easy to find articles and guides designed for laypeople. If you know the right keyword, it is just as easy to find professional/expert level papers and articles. I have noticed that this is the case across fields. Is that what other folks experience? Where do you go for information when laypeople articles are too basic, but every expert level article is beyond you?