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Cake day: Mar 26, 2021


It isn’t even about privacy for me. The ability to control my appliances remotely just adds no value. Why would I bother? It is an opt in process so I imagine other people think the same way and just don’t take the extra set up steps. Put security and privacy concerns on top of that and I’m not even curious to try.

If I remember right my pi doesn’t throttle until around 55. 42 seems low to be getting performance reduction when they’re rated into the 80s.

The idea of a functional closed system in this sense is flawed. Over fertilization, synthetic fertilization, and misuse of water are problems in conventional farming because people don’t care enough, we subsidize synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and don’t regulate water usage correctly. Do you think that will be different for people who have enough to spend on a new 500 hectare farm building? Efficient use of nutrients through building soil and water via the same plus mindful irrigation are possible on large scales. People will say that vertical farming won’t lose water or nutrients because those are valuable resources, but how is that different from traditional ag.

Verical farming is only efficient if you want to buy growing space with energy. In every other way it is the next phase of factory farms. You still have to move stuff and the idea that this will be local to everyone instead of plopping huge factories in areas where energy is cheap to take advantage of scale is wishful thinking. Land will be converted, giant machines will be used, and international supply chains will be set up. Also building materials will be mined, manufactured, shipped around the world, and put in place, and when we’re done with the building it will go to land fill when a new building is put in it’s place. Farm fields can be relatively easily restored to native ecosystems. Building sites tend to be permanent conversion.

I am not even going to start on the benefits of indigenous farming for local ecosystems except to say that vertical farming wants to be apart from the environment instead of a part of it.

Really? People didn’t see that the flaws would be where to get energy, where to get nutrients, and where to get water? This is literally the problem with growing any plant anywhere. At least outdoors you can count some or all of them being provided - weather, you like it or not.

I don’t think their legal position is ambiguous at all. Subscribers agree to terms when they sign up. The part that will kill them is popular opinion. If they start prosecution on subscribers how many people will keep using the platform? That’s why they’re sending out the emotional message too.

Oh, I completely believe those figures. I just think it is the beginning of the end for new additions. Heat pumps and induction cooktops are viable alternatives to gas and governments are starting to react. My prediction is that we’ll hit peak new gas in the next decade and it will tail off after that. Might just be wishful thinking though.

There are municipalities in my area that have started mandating electical appliances in new buildings. I think gas lines are on their way out. My guess is that it will be 50 years before they are all gone in cities in the US.

Yes, I still subscribe to the idea that you need 2 of these three: physical distancing, outdoors (or extremely good HVAC), and masking. Concert outdoors? Mask. Grocery store? Distance and mask. Indoor concert? No way to get 2 of three - don’t go.

I’ve just started a server, and all I need to get you verified is full name, phone number, DOB, bank acct number, and 3 passwords to secure your account. Here it is if you’re interested: mastodon.totallylegit.con

Reading online, it is an anachronistic term referring to a 750 mL bottle. The crazy thing is that in the no metric US these are often called seven-fives (as in .75L)

You asked what is the correlation. That could mean a characterization of results, raw data, or anything in between. Since you said you would carry a gun if everyone else is, I opted for a characterization since that logically means that you think carrying guns keeps individuals safer.

The correlation has been clear since way before the increase. Carrying guns increases gun violence AND that violence is directed disproportionately at women and people of color.

What possible other tricks? Multiple physical barriers - masks, distance, air flow/filtration and a biological ones - vaccine, testing, antivirals. The only lost front here is the societal one. People don’t use the above methods, so it can seem like they don’t work. The prevention/control methods work. We don’t.

::Spoiler:: It doesn’t really waste half the energy, but the way it shifts energy around is interesting.

No, we don’t understand the impact of bumble bees (or any other species) fully. There is no way we could replace them. We might be able to pollinate what they pollinated, but that would be llike replacing trees with solar panels.

Very real. I work in remote places where I have to find high ground, stand on my truck, and hold my phone as high as possible just to get SMS in/out. There is no reason to expect there will ever be anymore towers up there, so data or even calls are a no go.

Many, many local ecological restoration and preservation groups. By their nature they need to be rooted in their place, so look up your local one.

And by fix it ‘later’ I mean removing chunks of mislain bricks at random without supporting the rest of the wall.

We need someone to start a citizen funded, billion dollar trial though to prove the materials work. Enter SteElon ™ wheels maybe?

Hmm, then for the busiest roads we could strap a bunch of cars together and have them accelerate and brake as a single unit to save space.

You could do this now if you wanted. All you would need is management of user access based on payment status. That could be manually done if you don’t want to be huge.

Phones out in public?! Finally, I don’t have to lug this cell phone around anymore. -Futurama

Are both answers truthful, logical, and accurate?

People of any or no gender do this. Just sexist as written.

No to top sheets, box spring, and frame. Wash your blanket enough = no top sheet. Still need a sheet under you. There are matressess that are made to not have box springs, but you can’t use them with the common cheap frames made to support box springs. Don’t need a ‘bed frame’ but your mattress shouldn’t be permanently on the floor. Up to you how to achieve that.

will receive at least 3 years of software updates

Not good enough. 5 years of security updates is a min for me on a project like this where you will never find anyone else with an official OS build. 10 years should be the standard, but that’s a lot to hope for from software or hardware.

You might be able to detach the LED portion from the rest of the lamp. If you can you could buy a matching LED and wire it in. By matching I mean having the same input and output. You would be extremely lucky to find the same shape.

Comitted to helping another person find themself. Not guiding, not shaping, just helping with the only motive being that their life satisfaction increases.

It depends on the field and the employer. Some will definitely not do any verification. I wouldn’t go any further than a simple, ‘Yes I have [degree]’ though. Having fraudulent documents made up takes you into a new category of breaking the law. Also, nobody wants your paper records anymore. Anything short of changing the university database and you might as well do it yourself.

Having a degree, I have very little respect for them and don’t even look at it when I am included in hiring decisions especially since requiring degrees perpetuates inequities. Maybe focus on developing the skills for the job you want? That’s what can’t be faked and has actual value.

What kinds of jobs are you looking for? There might be someone here who has good advice for getting one without a degree.

Yeah, afaik it is not widely used by the Spanish speaking community here either unless there is an intersection with queerness and/or English speaking. Also, it is not a new term at all, but it seems to be used more lately.

It is a gender-free alternative for Latino/Latina. In English speaking communities in the US it is pronounced as “latin ex.”

It is interesting to me that the conversation here is focusing on how to help obese people lose weight and not on the relationship dynamic between patients and doctors this NY Times article gives reasons why overweight people distrust doctors.

Research has shown that doctors may spend less time with obese patients and fail to refer them for diagnostic tests. One study asked 122 primary care doctors affiliated with one of three hospitals within the Texas Medical Center in Houston about their attitudes toward obese patients. The doctors “reported that seeing patients was a greater waste of their time the heavier that they were, that physicians would like their jobs less as their patients increased in size, that heavier patients were viewed to be more annoying, and that physicians felt less patience the heavier the patient was,” the researchers wrote.

Physician assistant, Nurse practitioner, Registered nurse. They are different types of medical certifications, but I don’t know the differences between them.

I mix it up, but I absolutely guarantee that my last bite will be my favorite thing.

?..I’m not sure you understand the water cycle or what this article is about. This is about being able to reuse water that has been treated to drinking water standards rather than suffering through drought or allowing sewage overflows. Anyone against this is not seeing the reality of climate change, population growth, or the waste of resources and polution from improperly treated sewage.

I am totally pro-what they are pushing here. I am curious why you put this in the c/collapse?

Need help choosing a Funkwhale (and other fediverse) instance(s)
I am looking to just dip my toes on a couple of other platforms. What I am finding while trying to choose an instance for Funkwhale (or Friendica, Pixelfed, etc) is that there is very little in the way of descriptions for finding something to match me and I would just be choosing at random. I am using the official sites' server recommendations/lists to look through and am really getting no info that is helpful to me. Does anyone know of other resources? My best option at this point is to use a throw away account to get on any server then spend just enough time interacting to find a good one and try to join it. Does that seem reasonable?

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?