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Developer of PieFed, a sibling of Lemmy & Kbin.

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Yes. The process is the same on kbin.social except the admin has been AWOL for months. So don't expect a response.

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You're looking for meaning where there is none. Fascism does not want to make sense, it very intentionally rejects reason and logic. To fascists, force and power is the only real politics. Few people really grasp how deep the nihilism of it is.

The chaos is an end in itself.

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Employers would absolutely love to be able to ask their pet AI "hey tell me who to fire based on their computer usage"...

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You can see how using AI to analyze a video (effectively a video, they didn't say how often the screenshots are taken but they'd need to be pretty often for it to work) of their entire work life the whole time they've been at a company takes it to another level tho, right?

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This is how it's done. USA, take note.

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You don't. Their minds are closed.

There are a huge mass of people who don't normally vote who are much easier to sway.

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Turn on captions.

Around 20 minutes in the scene changes to another part of the battle. It's inside an APC and the soldiers have the door open, wanting to disembark but they're taking too much fire. Soon the APC is hit badly enough that everyone has to get out anyway...

Absolute nightmare.

Zelensky: 'Our partners fear that Russia will lose this war' ( kyivindependent.com )

President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Ukraine's partners "are afraid of Russia losing the war" and would like Kyiv "to win in such a way that Russia does not lose," Zelensky said in a meeting with journalists attended by the Kyiv Independent....

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Yeah although if Russia wins it'd involve "unstable geopolitics" too.

This could be a long war.

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Durian.

Texture of banana but with a huge seed. Tastes like a strange combination of rotten eggs, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, diced garlic, onions, cheese, and... caramel?

It's fucked. Never again.

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To fascists, hypocrisy is a virtue:

https://hac.bard.edu/amor-mundi/hypocrisy-and-fascism-2018-08-12

They NEED to demonstrate their hypocrisy in order to signal to their supporters that the nasty shit they promise to do to The Other (immigrants, gays, whatever) won't be done to their supporters.

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National will never do anything like this. Even weed. A total non-starter.

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It is very rare to only get one term. So we're looking at another 6 years, minimum.

It's going to feel like forever 😉

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Yup true, true

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Stacking the supreme court has benefits far beyond any single issue.

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Then try harder. If the receptionist at his building is enough to stop them then they're shit at their jobs.

New Star Wars Plan: Pentagon Rushes to Counter Threats in Orbit ( www.nytimes.com )

The Pentagon is rushing to expand its capacity to wage war in space, convinced that rapid advances by China and Russia in space-based operations pose a growing threat to U.S. troops and other military assets on the ground and American satellites in orbit....

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Report AND downvote. Reports only go to your instance and the originating instance whereas downvotes go everywhere. Highly downvoted content will get noticed by someone, eventually.

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I've seen a vanload of tourists happily taking pictures of sheep on more than one occasion. New Zealand.

Will I ever be seen as truly British?

My family immigrated to the UK from Poland when I was six. I'm 20 now, speak much better English than Polish and feel like this is my land/culture. However I have a Polish first and last name, Polish passport and "unique" accent everyone picks up on, so despite this I'm usually perceived as an outsider. It makes me really sad...

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You might feel more comfortable in a larger city. In London every person you meet has a different accent, it's amazing.

Russia threatens Britain with retaliation if involvement in Ukraine war deepens ( www.pbs.org )

Russia on Monday threatened to strike British military facilities and said it would hold drills simulating the use of battlefield nuclear weapons amid sharply rising tensions over comments by senior Western officials about possibly deeper involvement in the war in Ukraine....

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Russia on Monday threatened to strike British military facilities

This is equivalent to USA threatening to strike North Korean, Iranian or Chinese facilities (all of whom have been arming Russia). No such threats have been made.

Just so we're clear who's escalating things.

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Yeah I was heavily into peak oil once, too.

Don't underestimate the power of literally everyone on the planet really really wanting to avoid that situation. Life finds a way.

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No - the VPN provider has another DHCP server for use 'inside' the VPN.

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In the comments on the article people have debugged their cloudflare/caching configuration for them and told them what they're doing wrong.

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The faircode model assumes that contributions from random outside people are minor and that the bulk of the work is done by the founder(s). To the founders there is little actual benefit from being an open source project, anyway. I can understand the attraction of the model in that situation.

My ideal OSS project would be receiving a steady stream of contributions from a wide variety of people without an elite sub group that considers themselves to be "the authors", which would be obviously unsuited to the faircode model. Sadly few projects achieve that and are largely the work of one person.

IMO it depends on the situation/project.

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Not all servers are equal. I would trust a post from lemmy.world or lemmy.ml to have valid metadata, for example. It'd be great if admins had some way to specify trusted instances (with the biggest 6 instances as initial defaults).

There would be other uses for the trusted instances concept. Automatic sharing of moderation actions, block lists, community lists, etc

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Link previews for content from untrusted instances could still be generated just as they are now.

The centralisation that has happened is a separate issue.

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I've found that if left on default settings, CloudFlare is not that great at caching. It requires a bit of configuration to really make it sing. itsfoss.com thought they were "using CloudFlare" but probably not to it's fullest potential.

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2 requests per instance - one for the HTML of the page and another for a preview image.

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I wouldnt pay too much attention to the number of servers - 90% of them have only one user or very few users and host no communities of consequence. Most active communities are hosted on about 3 or 4 instances.

In about 6 months all the admins of those tiny instances will be considering paying the bill for the next year of domain / hosting and many are likely to pull the plug.

This process doesn't reflect a weakness of Lemmy IMO, it's just because of a certain amount of centralisation that has happened.

React, Electron, and LLMs have a common purpose: the labour arbitrage theory of dev tool popularity ( www.baldurbjarnason.com )

The evolution of software development over the past decade has been very frustrating. Little of it seems to makes sense, even to those of us who are right in the middle of it. My theory is fairly straightforward:...

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You might want to discuss this in one of the communities at https://ani.social.

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Spoiler: not really envy, just the realization that they were too gormless to ever be competitive if they limited themselves to in-house resources.

First-time home buyers: how did you feel about getting a mortgage?

An option for me to buy a house has come up very suddenly and it seemed like a good idea at first - but I look at a mortgage and think "that's 15 years I'll spend paying back, at absolute minimum. Probably more like 25 years" - how can I possibly plan that far in advance?...

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It's not a 15 (or 25) year commitment - you can sell the house any time and use the money to pay off the mortgage.

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Wow the optics on that drone are very powerful.

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FYI the german word for "emotion triggered by a combination of sad, funny and stupid dystopia" is "Traludystopieunglücklichkomik".

ChatGPT told me.

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I pop into my Akkoma account every so often. It has all the same content as Mastodon but it does a good job of back-filling replies so I see more of the conversation.

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Surely their cars have general-purpose CPUs, not especially suited for this? Don't you need a GPU and gobs of RAM?

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This is the kind of inflation that raising interest rates cannot solve. They'll try it anyway.

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I've just had a look at the graphs that show federation activity. There is a technical problem that is causing sopuli.xyz, your instance, to receive data from lemmy.world slower than it needs to. Lemmy.world is where most comments and posts come from. This has been going on for over a week and gets worse every day.

You could contact your instance admin about it or ask about it in https://sopuli.xyz/c/meta

The Cuban Missile Crisis (Part 6) ( s.abcnews.com )

I have already mentioned that on weekends, we, the officers of the regiment’s management, would go to the beach for relaxation. The Cubans were also there relaxing. Relaxation is relaxation, and we drank beer, and perhaps someone left empty beer bottles behind. Whether it was our officers or the Cubans who left them, no one...

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