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  • Ich lebe in Bern wo ein L wie ein U ausgesprochen wird. Aus "Angestellte" wird "Agsteuti". Hoffe ich. Ist hart zu lernen.

  • Do you have this guy at work? I do
  • Oh yeah, I remember the good ol' "Our whole business Logic is within this 30 tables spread sheet, that only one person can read, and don't you dare restarting that computer" times.

    One person. Sitting in front of three monitors. In front of a spreadsheet that maxed out every resource of that computer. It was glorious.

  • Europeans, do you take the train to travel to other countries?
  • I'd say: do the opposite! Don't plan anything, stay no more than two nights at the same place, jump on a train and see where you end up. Then, if you don't like, just take the next train somewhere else.

    I did this twice in my early twenties and it was amazing. I mean, it was absolutely horrible. I slept on bark benches, in Cafés, in train stations, before train stations (until they turned on the sprinklers)... I was picked up by the police because we got lost in a field and more than once I was convinced I'd die. But it was absolutely worth it and both trips became core memories / PTSD trigger.

    But seriously, don't follow this advice if you have a kid and are not an immortal twenty-something.

  • Why Germany ditched nuclear before coal—and why it won’t go back
  • When I was a kid, Chernobyl happened. We weren't that far away and although I was very little I still remember the fear and uncertainty in my parent's faces. The following years were marked by research about what we can no longer eat, where our food comes from, etc

    I also remember the fights about where to store nuclear waste.

    I don't want to burn coal. I am pretty upset about what happened to our clean energy plans. But I will also never trust nuclear again. And I think, so do many in my generation.

  • When I die, turn me into soup
  • Online vegan here. Just wanted to add that after a couple of years of the same jokes and arguments and demeaning comments that were forced upon you because you had to explain why you don't want to eat what everyone else around you eats, you kinda lose your tact a bit.

    Never went to somebody with a burger in hand and called him a murderer. Been called an emasculated pussy and wittle little rabbit for eating a salad so many times. Same people then complain about annoying vegans. It's a bit infuriating.

  • Oodles of noodles: how a global favourite became an economic red flag
  • I'd like to see the math here. Do we even produce enough wheat (and drinking water) to produce a noodle that reaches all the way to Pluto?

  • Using they/them pronouns is confusing and difficult to read because one always thinks of a plurality of people. Why not just pick new words to use?
  • As someone speaking German, a brutally gendered language, let me tell you, they/them is awesome and I'd love to have something similar in German. There is so much fighting and discussions about "gendern" and it consumes so much energy that could be better spent elsewhere. And conservatives are having a field trip with this.

    Looking for a new word is equally as hard if not way harder than using what already works fine.

  • FOSS alternatives to document scanner
  • I recently found out about this and I love it! Used to use paperwork for my scanning and archiving but paperless ngx is so much better.

  • Anon wants parenting advice
  • I drowned some ants when I was a little kid in our backyard because I was scared of them and also curious. My neighbor told me to think about what I did. I was mortified. I'm a vegan now.

    Kids need to learn that kind of empathy. Although I don't think I would have ever thought about about ripping limbs from frogs.

  • Deutsche Verbraucher sparen bei Obst und GemĂŒse
  • Ich habe noch nie ĂŒber das Wort nachgedacht. Bis eben.

  • Visiting my hometown and feeling a bit sad
  • For years, coming back to my hometown made me feel alien, like in a dream where everything was just slightly off. Like somebody came a rearranged my kitchen drawer while I was sleeping. Just wrong.

    But now, twenty years later it, it changed. It didn't become home again but a place that I felt a deep connection to. My friends and I are now parents. The places where we were young and stupid are no longer for us. But that's okay.

    I can never go back. Nor do I want to. But I understand my friends that stayed or returned. It wasn't such a bad place after all.

  • Why are Some Apps Updated Daily?
  • Came here to point that out. You also have LTS versions for business critical software. Sometimes, a newer version is in beta or nightly mode for a long time while the stable version only receives bug fixes.

  • Can I get a filesystem cleanup on aisle 6?
  • The question is, why does it run on Linux and not Apple

  • New (to me) Grinder Monday
  • And here I am with my brand new niche zero that I was so proud of until like three minutes ago.

  • [2023 Day 1] It is not supposed to ramp up this fast
  • That's clever. Way more than my Regex abomination

  • [2023 Day 1] It is not supposed to ramp up this fast
  • I have hacked together the ugliest of solutions and got my two stars but at what price?

  • Vegane Winterboots / Lederfrei
  • hat sehr gute vegane Winterschuhe. Sehr leicht und mit dĂŒnner Sohle.

  • Atlassian cripples’ Jira automation for all but enterprise customers
  • I'm more surprised that there are non-enterprise Jira users.

  • How to create a block of static data

    I want to create a global hash map that maps strings to vectors of colors. This data needs to be queried by multiple functions and should just be hard coded into the program. That doesn't seem possible.

    Now, how is the right (tm) way to do something like that in Rust? What if you need just a bunch of data structures from the beginning of the program until its end where some of the data needs to allocated?