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i forgot 😔 it was a long time ago

curious about the massive “Unknown” spikes 🤔

does this just mean that the place the where they collected data about OS usage couldn’t get access to the info about that person’s OS, or does that mean that they literally have no idea what OS that is? 🤔

i’ve seen a lot of such footage where conductors spend like 30 seconds trying to forcefully pack in a entire train carriage in order for the doors to close and i’ve always found it to be so weird

like, if your metro is so busy, i’m assuming you have trains running every 60-90 seconds, which translates roughly to the minimum safe distance between trains, therefore they literally just spent like half the time they’d have to wait for another train to come simply trying to shove in one passenger, delaying not only everyone on that train, but also everyone is subsequent trains

where is the logic?

no, refuse to elaborate

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idk, i’ve never heard ppl say these things about brutalism 🤔

maybe a somewhat similar sentiment in protest of high-rise and boring social housing, which happened to have a somewhat brutalist style, but never brutalism itself

if anything, some of the most interesting brutalist works are located in western countries such as england and japan

phone keyboards are so small, that, in my experience, however good they are, it’s basically impossible to type quickly without mistakes, so i always have autocorrect turned on on my phone

however, i compensate for the diminishing knowledge of spelling by turning off autocorrect on my computer, works fine 🤷‍♀️

i don’t understand

is the implication that brutalism does take inspiration from random objects and people dislike it because of that?

well, i hope you’re right in the sense that this entire thing is actually a negotiating tactic, however, i can’t help but still remain pretty worried

i guess we’ll just see what happens, bc we will probably have a relatively certain answer soon 🤷‍♀️

russia is a country with the most number of nuclear weapons in the world, being extremely sensitive about any border disputes, fueled by an unfortunate self-perpetuating symbiosis of a large portion of the population being nationalistic being catered to by an equally nationalistic autocrat…

no sensible country would touch such an explosive combination country with a long pole, let alone try to invade, which would virtually guarantee mutual destruction with nuclear weapons…

one moment pls, gotta repharase the comment

guys about to be invaded by russia and they’re protesting nato/us imperialism? priorities??

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til some people walk around with shoes ON in their houses, wtf? 🤔🤦‍♀️

eeeehh, i don’t know 🤔

soviet russia had some of the most advanced technical education curriculum in the world, with most jobs being also in the engineering field; this partially carried over into modern russia, which still has a very strong focus on technical subjects in its education system, so A LOT of russians were not only raised by engineers, but also educated, to an extent, as engineers

this factor, combined with underfunded, subpar quality infrastructure and goods and a poor population practically forces people to demonstrate engineering ingenuity and creativeness with severely constrained resources in order to get by or have fun, which, distorted by the subs you mentioned, creates a superficial perception of “jankiness”, which in reality, again, is nothing but engineering creativity within constrained resources

the perceived lack of regard for safety is also a combination of poor safety regulations (caused mainly by corruption) and, because life is so hard, people really just stop caring at a certain point, bc if everyone were wholly concerned with ensuring safety at all times, the little time people have to actually enjoy themselves would be wholly consumed by that worry for safety

i agree that this post is a poor example of russian engineering ingenuity, because, well, tying stuff down with a rope is hardly creative, and a pretty standard practice really, emerging thousands of years ago probably

plus, on this occasion, it’s a goddamn funeral, these people just don’t have the money to get a catafalque and the person driving a car prolly works as a taxi driver, therefore has an uber sign on the car…

these types of seemingly absurd combinations are not intended to be things you wear on a regular day, to school etc, they try to encapsulate and present design concept and ideas, sometimes rather vague ones

all of that, combined with the fact that you need to accentuate certain aspects you really care about, obv in the end it doesn’t come out as something super practical

does anyone know what kind of moderation 4chan has? tbh, if it didn’t attract all racists, nazis in the world, i think that kind of forum would be onto something interesting 🤔

yeah, that was very cool, and very good pr probably

thank you reddit for singlehandedly curing my reddit addiction with their awful redesigns lmao 🙏🙏


The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality | Che Guevara
found this quote on a competitive typing website, and for some reason it really resonated with me, thought i'd share it :)

isn’t this a false dichotomy?

not only do rich western nations need to reduce emissions, but developing nations need to correct their course as to not go through the immensely inefficient industrialization route that current rich western nations took

everyone needs to change, not just western rich countries

what’s the point of listing historic emissions from the 1800s?

the focus should be on reducing emissions for everyone right now, regardless of their past emissions, bc that shit is already in the atmosphere, there’s nothing that can be done about it, and using past emissions as some sort of gotcha to justify not doing anything about climate change is one of the worst things you can do

I think the difference with a game is you don’t seek violent games out for the sake of fulfilling murderous urges. In

we prolly play very different videogames lol 😅

running around in a busy gta 5 lobby or playing a counter strike match on eastern european servers often makes me think that the most vile, hateful, murderous, abusive psychopaths all came together to play with me, if i didn’t know that these are actually normal people irl

i think many people actively seek to play games to realise their violent tendencies, griefing everything that moves and does’t move in minecraft, just driving around on a gta 5 map and blowing everyone up for no reason

and just like these users posting their abusive conversations with chatbots, in videogames people do post clips of, say, creating a massive car pile up on a highway and then exploding all of them, and it’s not considered bad in any way

Enabling reinforces the behavior in people, it’s like giving someone fake casino games. If they have what it takes to become addicted, they will soon turn to real casinos with real money because the fake thing is just not the same. By all accounts enabling is the exact opposite of what you should do to treat a disorder, which is to curb it.

once again, couldn’t this same logic be applied to videogames? i still fail to see the difference between this and videogames: of course an ai chat bot is very different from a relationship with a real person, with the latter establishing boundaries and saying no to things, but so are the aspects of owning a gun and driving a car different compared to a videogame, where you can behave however irresponsibly you want, which in no way translates into how you’d want to handle a gun and a car in real life

wouldn’t this logic be applicable to videogames also? when i’m playing a game, if at any random point i’d be interrupted and asked whether the people in the game are real, i’d of course say no, but whenever i’m playing the game, i don’t ever think about that: if it’s a good game, i feel sad for the losses of the characters, feel on edge in tense situations, and happy for their gains, even knowing that these characters aren’t real

but even if it’s enabling, why is this a bad thing? for example, bdsm-esque fantasies are fairly common, and as long as people play them out in a consenting, safe manner, there’s nothing harmlful about it, and people aren’t being dragged into mental asylums for it

i’m not exactly sure what the nature of verbal abuse the article is discussing, but i think it’s a fair comparison

i’m not sure, i’m not a psychologist 🤷

there may be some underlying issues causing this that you may want to seek help for, or there may be not and this is just another of the myriad of weird fantasies people tend to have and you can’t “correct” much about it idk 🤷‍♀️

exactly my thoughts

if anything, a person releasing their harmful-to-a-real-person tendencies on an algorithm is a sign that this person realises the harmful consequences of these tendencies and therefore doesn’t abuse a real person

not much different from videogames, but because of the novelty of this particular case it’s perceived as bad 🤷‍♀️

most of the pirating movie scene still uses hd, and av1 has barely more efficient bitrate at hd quality compared to h265, so the additional encoding time/worse hardware support isn’t worth it

what i am curious about is h266, which does offer about 30 % better bitrate efficiency at hd quailty compared to h265, but hardware support for h266 is practically non-existent, so overall i expect the movie piracy scene to stay on h265 for quite some time in the future

remember, most of the poorer world countries, which are countries where the majority of pirates are, have older hardware with worse codec support, which even furthers hinders transition to newer codecs, for example, a huge famous torrent tracker here in russia barely has any h265 (let alone av1) content, bc most people don’t have hardware that support h265 codec

you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to, we don’t have any rules against that, and it’s not really harmful in any way

i merely made a suggestion, bc as others also pointed out, it can be a bit confusing for some (it’s not always the case that a reddit post is merely copied off of reddit here, it could be that reddit op came and also posted it here)

hi, if you you aren’t op, pls indicate so in the post, otherwise it creates the impression that you’re the person going to all those interviews

it’s fine with images, but with text posts it creates a false impression

do you have an allergy or do you just dislike it as is?

doesn’t worldwide just mean news from countries all over the world (including the us), doesn’t necessarily have to be anything specific that applies to all countries worldwide, no?

i’m not trying to diminish the impact a regular credit score has on a person, but doesn’t social credit score extend beyond simply lending money, to things like purchasing tickets, being able to attend a particular school or a university, that is, you can get on in life without taking out loans, but you can’t get on in life without buying a train ticket

If you could introduce a few obscure/minor laws to your country, which ones would you choose that would make the most positive or interesting impact?
i'd probably pick - cartoon tv series can't have more than 3 seasons - avocados should have most subsidies of any food - electron apps are now illegal - normal tv series can't have more than 5 seasons - protruding doorsteps are now illegal

hey guys, so i have this slave-run plantation, and i'm extremely concerned about climate change, so here's a 200 page meta analysis to try to figure out whether using slaves is environmentally friendly 🤗

Do you think there’s a viable solution to Wirth’s law?
from wikipedia: > Wirth's law is an adage on computer performance which states that software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware is becoming faster hardware doesn't degrade, yet a lot of devices, that felt very snappy in the beginning, that are merely 5 years old feel outdated and slow, because if a trillion dollar corporation can't be bothered to write a native application, and graces us with a control bar widget that's an entire chromium browser, whose only purpose is to push two buttons, then very few others will be on mobile, because developers are practically forced to write an app for absolutely everything, and there are easy to use tools available that will take your js and compile it into native components (like reactnative and nativescript), otherwise your app will be crippled, it is less pronounced on mobile in my opinion on desktop, because you can write applications however you want, every bloody thing is in electron: chat apps, text editors, IDEs and even terminals and browsers (lol), it's a complete disaster in my opinion, even a person like me, who wages holy war against electron apps, is forced to use a couple electron applications (looking angrily at you discord and zoom 😡) the problem is that most people start with (and never go on from) javascript as their first (and final language), which is an interpreted language, made to be run in a browser, that was designed in like two weeks, and the expectations are sky-high (apps that utilize native components across five operating systems and two processor architectures), and the unfortunate result of these requirements is electron there are some emerging solutions like extremely cross-platform flutter (but it's not js) and there are now native macOS and windows targets for react native, but it's rarely used it seems like unless there will emerge some framework, that would magically sip out the project from the developer's mind in js and transform it into native apps for ios, android, linux, macOS and windows, with zero modifications required from the developer, we have little hope, and such a framework would not only be a silly project, but also an effort of astronomical proportions so we're stuck with either iron grip control of corporations over mobile platforms that force everyone to write an app for everything, or with the freedom of the desktop, but we end up running 15 instances of chromium, not to mention the fragility of the web standards nowadays what do you think?

/c/privacy is looking for moderators
greetings everyone, there's already >3.5k members here, not all of them are active obviously, but there are still a lot of posts on this sub, and even more comments, i can't really meticulously go through each and every one of them if you are somewhat active in this community, and have been on lemmy (or one of the other instances) for a few months, and would like to dedicate some time to moderating this community, please pm me :)

non-paywalled [link](https://archive.ph/2021.09.02-162822/https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-threatens-apple-and-google-over-alexei-navalny-app-11630599690)

Records crumble in Europe, Russia amid scorching heat wave
yikes, not too pleasant rn :/ [ad free achive link](https://archive.is/J8jt8)

from some shitposting sub on reddit, can't remember unfortunately

Apple is using Itch.io’s ‘offensive and sexualized’ games as a cudgel against Epic | The Verge
Apple is using Itch.io’s ‘offensive and sexualized’ games as a cudgel against Epic | The Verge

Apple is using Itch.io’s ‘offensive and sexualized’ games as a cudgel against Epic | The Verge
Apple is using Itch.io’s ‘offensive and sexualized’ games as a cudgel against Epic | The Verge

[archive.is](https://archive.is/RiKE4) link

the report, timed to the 35th year since the Chernobyl nuclear reaction accident, contains a lot of interesting previously unknown information the article is in russian, because the publishing it very recent, and I was unable to find any english article on the report

What’s your favorite software for generating fake identities?
i needed one for filling out required info on some stupid account: things like address, phone number, name etc... any suggestions?