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In the past 5 years stability has improved significantly, like I haven't had a crash in the past year of casual use. ymmv but I would recommend it to new users at this point.

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I read a great post where a guy bit-squatted (bought a domain that was 1 flipped bit away) Google and managed to replace the Google logo on google.com for millions of people. He did the same for facebook and ended up getting thousands of post requests with user data which normally would have failed to resolve or just timed out.

There is still plenty of unexpected fun to be had with domains.

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Spread the chaos! It's the only way that people will learn!

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Boy, so as long as I never leave the GTA I'll be set.

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Canada's media is doing a shitty job.

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Respectfully, fuck you. Should I rent instead of owning so the ratio of landlords to homeowners goes up? The fact that only 65% of residential properties are owned by the occupant that is already alarming and shows that NON occupants are using houses as investments.

If the "value" of my townhouse goes up then great, if the cost of housing stays exactly the same for the next 10 years but the cost of living drops to match wages I would be thrilled.

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You're paying taxes to give 2B to AI bros and 18B to oil and gas, and that STILL isn't enough. You need to pay more taxes and we need to shovel more people into this shit hole to keep the pyramid growing.

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The government can't regulate itself, why would it take on something new?

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The reason it is less expensive to manufacture in China is literal slavery. If iPhones were manufactured and assembled with no slave labour at all (mining, silicon forging, plastic manufacturing, plastic molding, metal casting, board manufacturing, assembly, and shipping) it would cost 2 or 3 times as much.

Breaking reliance on slave labour means moving away from disposable electronics and towards devices that last for 10+ years. But no one wants to use the same phone or computer for more than a couple years and even fewer people want to work in a manufacturing environment.

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And no one wants to work in these plants because every school has chanted "If you get bad grades you'll end up working in a factory" since the 80s.

Could nurse practitioners fill the primary care gap? ( www.theglobeandmail.com )

Nurse practitioners could help fill the void, advocates for the profession say, if more provinces would adopt policies to integrate them into primary care and pay them fairly for their work. Some physicians’ organizations have pushed back against that approach, arguing that NPs don’t have as much training or education as...

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Yet again, depressed compensation in Canada fucks us over.

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Like every title that asks a question the answer is: NO.

DIY Paul Ion (Particle) Trap [oc] ( i.imgur.com )

The two hemispheres are electrically connected to each other and to an AC power supply, the ring is connected to the same AC supply but 180 degrees out of phase. Particles are charged and then injected into the trap, they are then alternately attracted to the ring and hemispheres causing them to oscillate and become trapped! As...

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The voltage on the trap is around 8kV at 60Hz.

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Yeah, this is very similar to what is used in some types of mass spectrometers. In my case it sorts dust by its mass/charge ratio.

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That's why I built it. I though it was so weird to see something so Star Trek that is actually the basis of a scientific instrument.

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I love mc for its sftp/ssh capabilities. It makes it so much easier to do remote admin/support.

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Taken from 'Don't Break Debian'

Take notes

It's easy to forget the steps you took to do something on your computer, especially several months later when you're trying to upgrade. Sometimes when you try several different ways of solving a problem, it's easy to forget which method was successful the next day!

It's a very good idea to take notes about the software you've installed and configuration changes you've made. When editing configuration files, it's also a very good idea to include comments in the file explaining the reason for the changes and the date they were made.

Taking good notes will save your as so many times. Good notes are as important as good backups.

https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian#Take_notes

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Study shows politicians are crooked and would sell your blood to add another foot to their lakefront property. More at 11.

A Justin Trudeau Ally Nearly Quit the Party Over its Israel Policy ( www.politico.com )

Anthony Housefather, an outspoken Jewish MP from Montreal, toyed with leaving his party to join the Conservatives after most of Trudeau’s Liberals voted in favor of a non-binding motion in the House of Commons that took direct aim at Israel. It’s the latest example of how the conflict is straining center-left politics across...

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And so, yet again, we learn that all our politicians are one small decision away from being conservatives. The only choice we have is how our money will be wasted, AI tech bros? OIl subsidies? Bailing out Air Canada? Why is "healthcare" never an option?

Shell sold millions of carbon credits for carbon that was never captured, report finds ( www.cbc.ca )

Shell sold millions of carbon credits for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that never happened, allowing the company to turn a profit on its fledgling carbon capture and storage project, according to a new report by Greenpeace Canada....

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Lets say that you're married but you want to cheat on your wife. That's not good, you don't want to upset your wife and I don't want you to upset your wife. So I'm gonna do you a favour, I'll not cheat on my wife and sell you the credit! Now when you cheat on your wife it's ok, because you have a credit that negates it! Zero sum, no harm!

And you know what, I wouldn't want anyone to upset their wife so out of the goodness of my heart I will not cheat on my wife as much as I can so that I can sell the credits to other men, that way it's ok if they cheat on their wives. They don't have to worry about upsetting anyone and my good behaviour is rewarded with money!

And all I had to do was nothing, then sell the credit for it...

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I get how it's supposed to work but who is keeping track of how many times I was going to cheat but then did not? Who says I even have a wife? Who says I REALLY was going to burn all that coal but then decided not to? Giving credits for not doing a thing is just too easy to abuse.

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Rant in a totally different direction. Carbon Capture Is Not Sustainable!

Unless you can capture 1 ton of carbon using less energy than is extracted by burning 1 ton of carbon, you can not capture carbon. Carbon capture will ONLY work if the energy you use to capture the carbon does not add more carbon to the atmosphere (nuclear, wind, solar) but having to run a supplementary power generation tech just to negate the effects of your primary tech is just stupid, fossil fuels no longer a viable option.

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Not by half. Look up the rate at which we emit carbon and the sequestering abilities of a forest. You would have to cover every square inch of land with bamboo to break even.

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Because Alberta thinks wind turbines and solar panels are ugly.

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TL;DR it's not possible.

We burn carbon based fuels because the reaction between carbon and oxygen releases energy that can be used to generate electricity. It would take EXACTLY as much energy to turn the released CO2 back into oil/coal/carbon except that this is not a perfect world, there are losses at every step. The only way to lower CO2 levels is to globally stop burning fossil fuels for heating and electrical loads (hydrocarbons are needed for a bunch of very specific chemical processes).

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I can't wait to pay for this in fees, fines and other charges.

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What works is to stop the illegal import of guns from the US. SHOCK

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I'm accepting donations via paypal on Toronto's behalf.

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The rule of law is a political ideal that all citizens and institutions within a country, state, or community are accountable to the same laws, including lawmakers and leaders.

https://lemmy.ca/pictrs/image/a03f70f8-ff7d-45b3-a20f-392101a560db.webm

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This happens when there is a leaky valve in the truck hydraulics. Nothing happens when there is a full bin on the truck, but with an empty bin or no bin the leak is enough to lift the mechanism.

Poor maintenance, have the company/truck owner held responsible.

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take transit

Ha! I can just take the one bus every 2 hours that goes by the bar.

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I don't drink and drive (a wobbly bike ride at 2am feels great), I just think it's funny that transit is always pushed as an option in Canada when we almost don't have it.

The federal govt should be putting $18B into public transit instead of oil and gas.

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My options are: Fortinos, Nofrills, Sobeys or Walmart. So it's get gouged or support a human-rights-violator. FML

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Like $10B in 'earnings' made by investing other peoples money and charging them fees.

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I just repaired a 2004ish crt and had forgotten that noise. Also, holy crap I also forgot about the high voltage >_<

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Give it a try! Yell 'fuck the system' then click your stopwatch and see how fast you can speedrun homelessness (any %). The only clowns are the people who think they can live outside of society and make their own rules.

Changes need to be made at the system level with policy.

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You literally have no choice but to participate, you can not quit society. Any change you want to make has to be done using the existing rules, even peaceful (and violent) protest are subject to those rules whether you agree with them or not.

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We are literally talking about healthcare. The way to stop employers from wasting healthcare resources with sick notes is legislation. You will NEVER win that argument with an employer if the law is not on your side.

Keep eating that goy slop and jerking it on faceberg and insta filled with ads selling you shit you don’t need. Don’t forget to shop on temu while at it. You deff need that plastic trash.

Don’t forget to do free OT for your job creator too! He needs that labour more than you need money.

You are aware that Lemmy is the place you are least likely to find that kind of person, right? Know your audience.

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I still have a burned in distrust for everything after W2k. Why does the look have to change at all? Most user's can't find the browser if someone moves the icon let alone change the colour scheme, shape of the start menu and location of settings.

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This so hard, we still have XP machines running scada software and seeing the bubbly-blue IU makes it look like a 90's educational game.

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W7 was the last version where I felt like a normal user could have full control. I could do updates once a week without having to worry about setting safe hours. Settings weren't duplicated and scattered across multiple locations and UI styles. As far as I remember there were very few un-uninstallable features, it was the OS and what ever the user wanted. No McAffee demo, Candy Crush, OneDrive, XBox, Spotify, etc.

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Walmart

The human rights violation company.

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The only alternatives in my town are Walmart (the human rights violation company) or Sobeys (the wallet rapists). Maybe I can eat Shin-cup noodles for a month.

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