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Changing date display system without changing language
  • Hmm, I have no clue how to get JUST the date format to show a certain way, whether it's 月火水木金土日, MTWTFSS, LMMJVSD, and pick very specific parts of the locale like that. Is using the "Japanese" way common in some regions in China?

    Perhaps related is getting dates to display like 19 June 2024, June 19 2024 or 2024/06/19 without changing your region?

  • They're Usually Shredded Alive Rule :(
  • Because we like big chicken breasts and we cannot lie.

    (Male chickens of egg-laying breeds don't have as much meat, and also the males left together often compete and can try to kill each other. You'd want around a dozen hens per rooster, compared to roughly 1:1 that would come out naturally with eggs, and have enough space for each to call their own).

  • NLRB orders Station Casinos to bargain with union after election interference including serving workers steaks branded 'VOTE NO!'
  • Workers at three Station hotel-casinos ― Red Rock, Boulder Station and Palace Station ― voted 627 to 534 against joining the Culinary Workers Union in 2019. But the board, which referees private-sector labor disputes, found that the company broke the law several times by making threats, punishing union supporters and promising new benefits so that employees would reject the union.

    This is great and the first news I heard of the Cemex decision taking affect. Now employers will think twice before doing anything it takes including illegal stuff to coerce a "No" vote.

  • Is there a way to keep Linux responsive when at ~100% CPU usage?
  • Even with a server, you'd still want the UI to have priority. God knows when you do have to remote in, it's because you gotta fix something, and odds are the server is gonna be misbehavin' already.

    That's a fair point.

    I still contend that regularly using processes that hog every available cpu cycle it can get its hands on was not a common enough desktop use case that warranted changing the defaults. It should be up to the user to configure to their needs. That said, a toggle switch like the hidden windows setting you described would be nice.

  • Is there a way to keep Linux responsive when at ~100% CPU usage?
  • Yeah I think the philosophy of Linux is to not assume what you are going to be use it for. Why should Linux know where your priorities are better than you?

    Some people want to run their rustc, ffmpeg or whatever intensive program and don't mind getting a coffee while that happens, or it's running on a non-user facing server anyway, to ensure that the process happens as soon as technically possible. Mind you that your case is not an "average usecase" either, not everyone is a developer that does compilation tasks.

    So you've got a point that the defaults could be improved for the desktop software developer user or somehow made more easily configurable. As suggested downthread, try the nice command, an optimized scheduler or kernel, or pick a distribution equipped with that kind of kernel by default. The beauty of Linux is that there are many ways to solve a problem, and with varying levels of effort you can get things to pretty much exactly where you want them, rather than some crowdpleasing default.

  • B.C. teen makes Canadian aviation history with commercial e-flight
  • Around Nanaimo, Victoria and the Vancouver Islands seems like the perfect spot for being the first places to replace shorthaul fossil-fuel-based flights and small ferries with electric planes.

    I expect it to grow from there.

  • Inside the ‘shocking’ police operation targeting pro-Palestine activists in Toronto
  • If police need to criminalize waving Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine flags due to the connection to a foreign violent military wing, we would need to do the same with Confederate and Trump flags for similar reasons. And I'm saying this because they shouldn't criminalize either.

    Big waste of Toronto taxpayer money.

  • blog.freecad.org FreeCAD gets a logo upgrade

    Just in time for upcoming FreeCAD 1.0, the project got a major logo refresh. To get there, the design working group organized a popularity contest. Volunteers submitted 46 designs, over 1,500 commu…

    FreeCAD gets a logo upgrade

    The contest from last month had established five finalists: !

    The first row is the new logo that will be used going forward and in version 1.0 of the program!

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    FUTO funds Immich with 3 year commitment: the best image gallery software

    Link is a 1h42m video interview between Louis Rossmann, FUTO and Immich developers with a introduction to Immich by Louis.

    Immich is an open source self-hosted in-development tool to manage image libraries from a central server, and sync/distribute them across your devices, as an alternative to Google Photos. Also see: https://immich.app

    The important news here is that FUTO has funded full time development on Immich for 3 years.

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    Steamed Hams but Chalmers and Skinner Have Switched Places

    Principal Skinner is voiced with Superintendent Chalmers' lines and vice versa.

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    Guide (+ a bonus rant) on identifying Sysco patties from restaurants

    lemmy.world Americans are choking on surging fast-food prices. "I can't justify the expense," one customer says - Lemmy.World

    Kevin Roberts remembers when he could get a bacon cheeseburger, fries and a drink from Five Guys for $10. But that was years ago. When the Virginia high school teacher recently visited the fast-food chain, the food alone without a beverage cost double that amount. Roberts, 38, now only gets fast foo...

    Americans are choking on surging fast-food prices. "I can't justify the expense," one customer says - Lemmy.World

    Context, a thread on rising fast food costs and comparing local joints in terms of value: https://lemmy.world/comment/10015048

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    "Classified" Ad

    Inspired by: https://lemmy.world/post/15297575

    From the article:

    >The B-2 is being divested in FY 2025 due to a ground accident/damage presumed to be uneconomical to repair

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    Is Alberta finally doing it? [A Rail Plan] - RMTransit

    video.canadiancivil.com Is Alberta finally doing it?

    Watch this video ad-free on Nebula: https://nebula.tv/videos/rmtransit-how-to-build-highspeed-rail-in-alberta Alberta recently announced a huge province wide rail plan, so in our latest video we ta...

    Is Alberta finally doing it?
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    Stop Killing Games Australian Petition - Open for Signature Until 20 May 2024

    This petition is part of the Stopkillinggames.com campaign led by Scott Ross (Accursed Farms), to end in Australia the practice of software licensors to render purchased software completely unusable at arbitrary points in time.

    This petition closes relatively soon so please get the word out to your fellow mates.

    Thank you!

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    Stop Killing Games Canadian Petition - Now Open For Signature

    Petition E-4965 is the one that is posted to stopkillinggames.com, Ross Scott (Accursed Farms)'s campaign to end the practice of bricking games people have purchased, whenever the publisher doesn't want to support it anymore.

    It is open for signing by Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents, until September 5th 2024.

    Please spread the word to your Canadian friends and family who take interest in games, and please add your name to it to support this campaign to help preserve games in some form in perpetuity.

    Thank you!

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    Where Driving Consumes the Most of Your Life (And the Least) - CityNerd

    >In 1974, Ivan Illich wrote that the typical American male spent 25% of his waking life either driving a car or working for the income required to pay for one. 50 years later, is this true? And, which cities consume the most -- and least -- of our time with driving?

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    Who here's committed to not shop at Loblaws' companies this month (and beyond)?

    Including their brandname chains:

    • Atlantic Cash & Carry
    • Atlantic Superstore
    • Axep
    • Bloor Street Market
    • Dominion
    • Les Entrepôts Presto
    • Extra Foods
    • Fortinos
    • Freshmart
    • L'Intermarché
    • Loblaws / Loblaw GreatFood / Loblaws CityMarket
    • Lucky Dollar Foods
    • Maxi / Maxi & Cie
    • NG Cash & Carry
    • No Frills
    • Provigo
    • Real Canadian Superstore
    • Shop Easy Foods
    • Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix
    • SuperValu
    • T & T Supermarket
    • Valu-mart
    • Wholesale Club / Club Entrepôt
    • Your Independent Grocer / Independent CityMarket
    • Zehrs Markets

    Yes there are other big oligopoly chains like metro, Sobeys/Safeway, Pattison, but I think it's best to start with one major chain to see how much coordinated action can affect them.

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    Train #641 is being introduced starting May 27th, 2024, which departs Ottawa at 4:15, Kingston at 6:15, arriving in Toronto at 8:48am, which would be useful for anyone trying to get into a Toronto downtown office at 9am.

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    9 people charged in Pearson airport gold heist - City News Toronto

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/19553678

    > They found and caught some of the perpetrators of the gold heist last year at Pearson, some of whom were in the illegal arms trafficking market. > > Spoiler: It wasn't Russell Oliver

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    9 people charged in Pearson airport gold heist - City News Toronto

    They found and caught some of the perpetrators of the gold heist last year at Pearson, some of whom were in the illegal arms trafficking market.

    Spoiler: It wasn't Russell Oliver

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    When to Choose Trains over Buses? A Complete Guide - Reece Martin

    video.canadiancivil.com When to Choose Trains over Buses? A Complete Guide

    Watch this video ad-free on Nebula: https://nebula.tv/videos/rmtransit-sometimes-trains-are-just-better Here at RMTransit we like trains, and in today's video, let's talk about all the things train...

    When to Choose Trains over Buses? A Complete Guide

    Alternative title: Sometimes, Trains Are Just Better

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0gZPTC15M0

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    [HDD] Lemmy crosspost - Refurbished server hard drives, 12TB for 80USD plus shipping, taxes, import fees.

    infosec.pub 12TB for $80 - serverpartdeals.com - Infosec.Pub

    Has anyone bought from here before? Looking to upgrade my NAS drives.

    12TB for $80  - serverpartdeals.com - Infosec.Pub

    Costs I estimate to be typical for 1 HDD, about 120USD which is about 170CAD

    For 5 HDDs, I estimate about 485USD which is about 685CAD.

    Ymmv, and these drives are if you just want bulk capacity at the lowest price over all else.

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    apnews.com Freight railroads must keep 2-person crews, according to new federal rule first proposed under Obama

    Major freight railroads will have to maintain two-person crews in most circumstances under a new federal rule.

    Freight railroads must keep 2-person crews, according to new federal rule first proposed under Obama

    cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/28549386

    > >“As trains — many carrying hazardous material — have grown longer, crews should not be getting smaller,” said Eddie Hall, the president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen union. He praised the FRA for taking the step President Joe Biden promised. Hall said keeping two people in the cab of a locomotive is crucial now that railroads rely on longer trains that routinely stretch for miles.

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