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Buddhist flag spotted in the wild
  • Yeah, I was going to say I'll be driving around rural NY/PA and see various temples. I've never stopped so not sure which faith but definitely not what you'd typically expect from christian churches.

  • Juneteenth Flag
  • Lol yeah I came here to post this, and also to trash talk the date being on there.

    For anyone who wasn't familiar with it like me, the picture from OP maybe doesn't convey that it's a curved line down the middle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth_flag

  • USA | Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic
  • These stupid motherfuckers.

    It's immoral, it's anti human, so that's problem number one. And what's worse, they did such a shit job at it that the social media companies identified the accounts quickly, so surely our adversaries could do the same.

    And there was this bit in the article: "The senior Defense Department official said that those complaints led to an internal review in late 2021, which uncovered the anti-vaccine operation. The probe also turned up other social and political messaging that was “many, many leagues away” from any acceptable military objective. The official would not elaborate."

    So I expect we'll see reports of other shithead operations before long.

  • What would happen if everyone moved there money from traditional private banks to credit unions/ coop banks
  • Funny, I just commented elsewhere that my credit unions have always offered great rates on auto loans. Where are you located? I'm in the states.

    I previously had a dealer be like "let me see if my guys can give you a better financing rate" and they did (slightly) than a bank rate I had secured. But since then I've financed a few times with a credit union and they've never been able to beat the rate.

  • What would happen if everyone moved there money from traditional private banks to credit unions/ coop banks
  • In the U.S. most credit unions are regional, if you go to a branch you can withdraw cash easily, or they'll have agreements with ATM networks where you can withdraw cash for a fee, just like banks do.

    In my daily life my credit union is indistinguishable from a bank, with the exception that I've had a few auto loans from my credit unions and they've always offered a lower interest rate than anything a bank or car dealership can beat. They also gave me a discounted rate because I was buying an electric car.

  • Idea: government funded parties with attendees selected by sortition: "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Party" "Lincoln County Party"

    Every week or every month each level of government throws a party funded with taxpayer dollars, and attendees are selected at random from the residents and given advance notice of the party schedule.

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    What should I know about buying / replacing a garage door opener?

    My default buying process is research + spreadsheet creation, this time thought I'd ask the community here if you have any experience / wisdom with garage door openers. Thanks for any help!

    Additional info: Single car garage built in the 1950s in the U.S. The current opener is a lift master, just eyeballing it probably from the 90s. The door could be original? I don't know. It's wood, seems fairly substantial.

    Yesterday and this morning started having issues with the door just stopping in the middle of opening or closing. When it stops, the remote button becomes unresponsive for a few seconds. When it starts moving again it goes the other direction so you have to keep pressing and try to get it to close/open before it stops again. This morning I ended up pulling it down part of the way because I'd gone through several rounds of up, down, up, down. It doesn't seem to want to move manually which isn't surprising. Worried my car is going to get stuck in there before work so I figure should probably be proactive here.

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    What are legitimate arguments for legalization of gambling?

    Question inspired by the news that Dave and Busters is supposed to be adding gambling to their games. And of course there are the sports betting apps.

    I get that all things being equal we should let people do what they want to do. But I don't see much of a benefit, and a lot of downside to allowing the spread of gambling.

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    Some disaster has befallen society: you have to secure a month of food for you and three other people. How do you do it?

    Let's assume no zombies or other supernatural occurrences, but could be plenty of people being shitty, consequences thereof, or natural disasters

    Edit: to expand on this, presumably if society has temporarily or permanently collapsed there would be issues with things like deliveries, security, digital transactions, utility service etc. Feel free to use whichever scenario seems most likely to you, I'm asking more because I was thinking how screwed I'd be if I was just out of food after say, seven days.

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    What does it take to get a constitutional amendment ratified in the U.S.?

    I don't mean the actual rules of passing it, I mean what organization, activities and funding are necessary to do so.

    The last one passed was in 1992 and it was just about congressional pay. Last one before that was 1971. Is there some kind of play book? It seems to happen so infrequently that it would be hard to study and conditions would vary enough that the last effort wouldn't be useful as a model.

    ("The amendment process is very difficult and time consuming: A proposed amendment must be passed by two-thirds of both houses of Congress, then ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states." Link)

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    If you could guarantee that one action you undertake would be successful, what would it be?

    We're talking actions limited to something one human could achieve - so not wishes, but could be something amazing or rare like "become president"

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    Conferences for the .1% breed skepticism

    www.bloomberg.com Conferences for the 0.1% Breed Skepticism

    Plus: The trouble with rent inflation and the hope for a new B-school AI tool.

    Conferences for the 0.1% Breed Skepticism

    "...These kinds of private conferences, where business and cultural leaders interview one another free from the pesky, prying grasp of the press or public, are becoming increasingly common."

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    What's that machine they use at the eye doctor to bend/refit your glasses?

    I like getting glasses off of Zenni but they never seem to fit quite right, mostly the arms. Would be nice to be able to make adjustments.

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    YSK if you've built a computer and it won't boot, sometimes the issue can be resolved by taking the memory out and putting it back.

    Or by only putting one stick of memory in, or changing the slot you're using.

    I was assembling a computer and everything seemed to be correct, the fan would spin up, I'd get some lights, but there was no image on the screen, not even the BIOS. I saw someone else make this suggestion and didn't think it was likely to work, but it did. First I just tried one stick, and it booted. Then I tried both sticks and it didn't work, but I reseated and then it did.

    (Also worth pointing out that your motherboard should have diagnostic lights which if you check the documentation may point out which component has an issue)

    Thinking about Lemmy's demographics many here may have heard of something like this, or have more helpful suggestions about troubleshooting which would be welcome. But thought I'd write out a little post about my experience to contribute to Lemmy SEO supremacy.

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    Movies and TV Shows @lemm.ee LesserAbe @lemmy.world

    Watched "20 Days in Mariopol" tonight: about an AP team of journalists trapped in the Ukrainian city while it was besieged by Russians

    20daysinmariupol.com 20 Days In Mariupol - An AP News & FRONTLINE Collaboration | Official Documentary Website

    FRONTLINE and AP’s Sundance Audience Award-winning documentary 20 Days in Mariupol follows an AP team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol, Ukraine, drawing on filmmaker Mstyslav Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war.

    20 Days In Mariupol - An AP News & FRONTLINE Collaboration | Official Documentary Website

    Amazing and horrific footage. Definitely not easy to watch, but worth seeing.

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    Why don't CRMs have a quick way to mark someone as no longer with the company?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/12565350

    RE: sales CRMs like salesforce or zoho

    > Don't expect much of an audience for this on Lemmy, but: > > Maybe it's just the places I've worked, but seems like I'm constantly wading through contacts who are gone - I don't want to delete them because the history could be helpful, but seems like there should be a quick, native way to mark them. Maybe once marked those names are grayed out or something. > > My one company had a custom field that you could check, but then there was no special handling of those contacts in terms of how they're displayed - just you could use it to exclude results in reports. >

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    Sales @lemmy.world LesserAbe @lemmy.world

    Why don't CRMs have a quick way to mark someone as no longer with the company?

    Don't expect much of an audience for this on Lemmy, but:

    Maybe it's just the places I've worked, but seems like I'm constantly wading through contacts who are gone - I don't want to delete them because the history could be helpful, but seems like there should be a quick, native way to mark them. Maybe once marked those names are grayed out or something.

    My one company had a custom field that you could check, but then there was no special handling of those contacts in terms of how they're displayed - just you could use it to exclude results in reports.

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