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You Can’t Blow Up a Social Relationship
  • Damn. That was an extremely well written, compelling read, with an equally excellent ending quote. Cheers for sharing it here, Five!

  • America’s right-wing radicals - The history of US veterans against democracy | DW Documentary

    yt.artemislena.eu America’s right-wing radicals - US veterans against democracy | DW Documentary

    On 6 January 2021, hundreds of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington. Five people were killed and many injured. Some 15 per cent of those involved were former members of the US military or police. By storming the Capitol, hundreds of supporters of former US President Donald Tru...

    America’s right-wing radicals - US veterans against democracy | DW Documentary
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    LA QUÊTE DE L'HUMAIN (The Search for the Human) - Animation short film 2022 - GOBELINS [Eng CC]

    yt.artemislena.eu LA QUÊTE DE L'HUMAIN - Animation short film 2022 - GOBELINS

    In a fantasy world, a griffin embraces his fate and goes on an epic journey to find a legendary creature : The Human. . Dans un monde fantastique, un griffon embrasse son destin et se lance dans une fabuleuse épopée à la recherche d’une créature de légende : l'Humain. *********************** Directo...

    LA QUÊTE DE L'HUMAIN - Animation short film 2022 - GOBELINS
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    yt.artemislena.eu Setting up a retro multi-node BBS on OS/2 Warp

    Follow along as we revisit our roots and setup a multi-node Renegade BBS on OS/2 Warp 3! Want more content like this? Support our mission! Send us a Super Thanks and check out our Patreon + Discord community: https://www.patreon.com/serialport Got some retro gear you want to donate? Get in touch w...

    Setting up a retro multi-node BBS on OS/2 Warp
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    yt.artemislena.eu Level Editing - Duke Nukem - ADG Mod 12

    Single-layer platformer editing anyone? :P For today's Ancient DOS Games Mod video, Gemini's going back to the original Duke Nukem to do some level editing and to talk about how it works, what the limitations are, and what tool to use to do your editing the most effectively! ----------------------...

    Level Editing - Duke Nukem - ADG Mod 12
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    Tensegrity
  • Steven Mould did a great video on this topic, for those intrigued.

  • You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C! | Tech Ingredients
  • Oddly, I've never seen a reversible window AC in my area. Checking my local stores, they're definitely a bit more expensive than the non-heating models (cheapest I could find was $489), which might explain it.

  • You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C! | Tech Ingredients
  • Interesting, I never perceived a smugness to his presentations, I always felt they came across like a teacher very concisely presenting a lesson to a classroom. I would've loved to have had him as a teacher, but that's just me.

  • The Future of Odysee
  • In the comments of that second link you provided, someone made a salient point:

    At the end of the day, it all comes down to content residing on someones hard drive. That will cost, either directly through cloud services, or indirectly by decentralized storage like the libry app where users donate their disk space and bandwidth. It is not clear to me how the new system works, and who carries the cost?

    Odysee's response was this link, which another commenter then pointed out:

    I love how Arweaves biggest flaw (bandwidth) is only mentioned as a cliff note "Notably absent from Arweave's formulation of the Kryder+ rate are bandwidth costs. Arweave covers this using a separate set of karma-based incentives – see here." And the article linked just dodges the actual question at hand by throwing an empty promise to incentivize people to give their bandwidth for "karma"

    So Arweave is literally just Peertube with another brand new crypto on the backend to incentivize people to start using it and ultimately 'sell' their hard-drives to the blockchain to be used to host the video content. Otherwise, you need to pay to 'permanently' store your content on the blockchain for a baked in 200 years worth of storage time (so, I imagine that will be rather high).

    It should also be noted that in the FAQ regarding what will happen to LBRY Coins once this new crypto replaces it, they simply say "It'll still be yours to do with as you please!", I.E, this shit is worthless now since nothing will use it, but hey, it's your shit, and that counts for something!

    Again, I would highly recommend viewing Folding Ideas video on the subject if you haven't yet. This is ultimately going to be another thing that makes the creators a tremendous amount of money, but will ultimately crash and burn for everyone else.

  • You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C! | Tech Ingredients
  • Air conditioners are Heatpumps without a valve to reverse the direction of cooling/heating. If you flip an air conditioner around, it will produce heat at about 3 to 4x greater efficiency compared to an electric resistance heater.

  • TIL it's possible to purchase coffee grown by Zapatista Worker Cooperatives in Oventic, Mexico.
  • Good find! Besides the coffee from Finca Sonador in Costa Rica, most of their other coffee looks to be Zapatista.

  • TIL it's possible to purchase coffee grown by Zapatista Worker Cooperatives in Oventic, Mexico.
  • At least according to the wiki link in the post body, there are some EU distribution hubs as well, if you're out that way. Not sure what they are, though.

  • yt.artemislena.eu We Need A Library Economy

    The library has been a long-standing institution in our society, but what if we applied its philosophy more broadly? Let's imagine what it would mean to realise the possibilities of this proto-socialist concept and reintroduce free access to the commons through a library economy. The Meaning of Ant...

    We Need A Library Economy
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    You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C! | Tech Ingredients

    yt.artemislena.eu You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C!

    Today we show you how to use an AC unit in an unconventional way to save a lot of energy. Find us on Patreon our website and twitter/x: https://www.patreon.com/techingredients https://www.techingredients.com/ https://twitter.com/t_ingredients

    You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C!
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    THE MOBILITY TURNAROUND ON THREE WHEELS - TWIKE
  • Considering how insanely expensive older Twike models were, I can't imagine this will be terribly accessible to most people.

    Looking it up, yep, the estimated price for one of these is 39 to 49k euros. So... More than a full on electric vehicle. Unfortunately just a toy for the rich. :(

  • TIL it's possible to purchase coffee grown by Zapatista Worker Cooperatives in Oventic, Mexico.

    schoolsforchiapas.org Café Zapatista ~ Zapatista Coffee - Schools for Chiapas

    Shade grown and certified by the Good Government Board in Oventic to be 100% Zapatista grown, this coffee is roasted in small batches and shipped directly to your home, church, school, office, or union within 24 hours! Now your morning cup of coffee can support community health, education and agroec...

    Café Zapatista ~ Zapatista Coffee - Schools for Chiapas
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    You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C! | Tech Ingredients
  • I can nerd out about appliance efficiencies for days! (help), always glad to help spread the good word of that sweet, sweet COP (not to be confused with the bad type of Cop).

    Tech Ingredients did a pretty great video about easily improving efficiency of solar panels by adding an enclosure and some box fans to the back of them, which seemed to have no real downsides, so I'm quite intrigued to see how he'll drastically improve the efficiency of that air conditioner in his next video.

  • The Future of Odysee
  • So they were bought by Forward Research.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/arweave-adds-over-7m-users-140000864.html

    Foward Research is a crypto blockchain company that owns Arweave, which as far as I can tell is trying to incorporate crypto into a cloud data storage service. It's all very vague, but that's what I sussed out.

    I wasn't aware that odysse was originally a crypto video sharing platform, I thought it operated more like YouTube.

    Forward Research also bought solarplex, which they boast as having sold "over 120,000 NFTs", which tells me all I need to know about their intentions.

    I'd steer way clear of this, nothing good can come of it, and if you have any doubts, watch Folding Ideas NFT video.

    Stick with Peertube.

  • yt.artemislena.eu Scrapper Battle: $300 (AUD) Gaming PC Challenge

    So, who is the better scrapper? Me, or my best pal WilleWD? Watch us battle to see who is the greater scrapper with $300 AUD. It all started when Tim, a little tipsy one night, boasted that he could destroy William in a scrapper PC build-off. The challenge was on! Both William and TIM scoured th...

    Scrapper Battle: $300 (AUD) Gaming PC Challenge
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    You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C! | Tech Ingredients
  • I’m pretty sure heat pumps are still more efficient than heat generators when it comes to residential climate control, but the levels of efficiency he’s measuring in this demonstration are not typical the efficiency in real-world conditions.

    Efficiency definitely drops as the temp difference increases, but at least with modern heatpumps, they generally can remain 150 to 200% efficient (compared to resistive heat) all the way down to -22f (-30c), based on this study which has a short summary available over on Wired.

    For most of the world, it either doesn't get down to those temperatures at all, or only does so for a relatively brief time. So for the majority, the sort of efficiency he's demonstrating in the video is fairly accurate to what people who can afford the top-teir models from Mitsubishi would be able to achieve most of the year.

    For less expensive heatpumps that aren't rated to be as efficient at colder temps, they should still be able to achieve roughly 300% efficiency when averaged over an entire season (at least, basing that off of Technology Connections heat pump video and his location).

  • You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C! | Tech Ingredients
  • I figured since this wasn't actually showing you how to convert an A/C system to be used as a heater in a practical way, and was just a demonstration of the principle/capability, c/DIY didn't quite fit.

    But I think you're right, c/technology would be a good fit, and I'll likely crosspost it over there in a day or two unless someone else gets to it first ^^

  • You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C! | Tech Ingredients

    yt.artemislena.eu You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C!

    Today we show you how to use an AC unit in an unconventional way to save a lot of energy. Find us on Patreon our website and twitter/x: https://www.patreon.com/techingredients https://www.techingredients.com/ https://twitter.com/t_ingredients

    You're wasting money on heating! Use your A/C!
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    yt.artemislena.eu Fabricating the bed and starting framing! - Building an Off Grid Box Truck Tiny Home (Part 1)

    R̶̡̨͔̰̼̘̭̦͈͎͓̪̫̙̀̎̈e̶͓̲̜͇̓͋̇n̵̲̰͓̖̑̈̈͗̈̏̍t̶͇̗̒̐͑́̐̂͌̓̽̋̍͠ ̴̮̃̄͋̄̇͑̈́ụ̷̧̧̧̞̬͈̰̟͈̜̤͉͗̈́͌̍̈̂̊̈́͊͜ņ̸̢̬̘̱̩̇̿̎̎̓̏͊̒̓ͅt̴̛̩̰̠̙͕͚̪̰̎̐̋̓̏̉̕ï̷̙̦̯͍̹̱͎̹͌͋̂̃̓̆l̴̼̟͓̳̹̗͔̟̤̎͂̆͊̍̓̌͂̐̍̚͝ͅ ̶̧̣͖̣̩̬͍̟̻̦̆͑̈́̒̂́̂͗̎̔̓y̵̪̣̞̔ơ̴̧͖͙̬̮̘͍̣̺͕̈͗̎͂̒͊̅͋̚͜͝ų̴̺̞̬̻̺̣̮́̊͑͆̓̍͆̓͂̓̏͜͝ͅͅ ̵̨̝̘͔̝̖̀̈́̈̕͜d̵̗͕̆̈́͆i̵̢̙͈̱̣̭̗͇̦͂̊e̶̝͑̾͊̕͠

    Fabricating the bed and starting framing! - Building an Off Grid Box Truck Tiny Home (Part 1)
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    yt.artemislena.eu Building A More Human Internet in NYC | Still Connecting

    One day, a bus severed the cable that provided internet to Daniel Heredia's neighborhood. The large ISP said it would take two weeks to reconnect – he knew there had to be a better way – a more personable, community-centric, human internet. Fast forward to today, as Motherboard joins NYC Mesh, a gr...

    Building A More Human Internet in NYC | Still Connecting
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    Julian Assange and the dark secrets of war | DW Documentary

    yt.artemislena.eu Julian Assange and the dark secrets of war | DW Documentary

    On June 25, 2024, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was able to walk free following a deal with the US government. Does this surprising end to the publisher’s many years of criminal prosecution and imprisonment signal a positive outcome for press freedom? Turkish journalist Can Dündar, who was also ...

    Julian Assange and the dark secrets of war | DW Documentary
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    Yellow Powder: Let’s solve unsolved alchemy | Explosions&Fire

    yt.artemislena.eu Yellow Powder: Let’s solve unsolved alchemy

    It's time for us to step up and do the important science that everyone else is too busy to get around to doing. Merch store: https://explosionsandfire.shop/ Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ExplosionsAndFire/ Discord: https://discord.gg/VR6Fz9g Second Channel: @ExtractionsAndIre Patreon: ht...

    Yellow Powder: Let’s solve unsolved alchemy
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    Albuquerque made itself drought-proof. Then its dam started leaking.
  • I read about that in an old comment on reddit years ago, but thought maybe it was FUD from a user that didn't want transplants to move there. Seeing you mention it again is finally getting me to look into that story.

    EDIT: Damn, it's legit.

  • Albuquerque made itself drought-proof. Then its dam started leaking.
  • I know the focus of this article was on the Dam and water sources, but I'm still kinda surprised the Grist writer just passively described the farmer's 300 acres is used for alfalfa (and oats), which is itself responsible for the majority of water use in the west. It's deeply unsustainable, and I would've thought it appropriate to at least point it out in the article, but c’est la vie.

  • Using Thermite to Cast an Iron Pan | Cody's Lab
  • Your friend is friends with Cody?

  • SLRPNK Community Discussion - July 2024
  • Thanks for taking over !podcasts! :D

    As for tagging, at least on PC with the normal Lemmy-ui, when I type @LibertyLizard (or just @Liberty) and then do nothing, a menu pops up next to it with names which I can click on, and that will autofill the correct formatting to tag the user in their inbox.

    Also @[email protected] may like you as a co-mod over on !nolawns, never hurts to ask ^^

  • SLRPNK Community Discussion - July 2024
  • Thank you for volunteering! You're all modded up now. :D