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Hungary's Orban meets Trump on 'peace mission'
  • Not a lawyer or American but here’s the text of the law. I’m guessing it depends on how you define dispute, controversy and whether is “with” the US, or whether this constitutes “defeating the measures of.”

    Playing devil’s advocate I could see an argument of he’s just looking for alternative solutions in America’s best interest.

    § 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.

    Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

    This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

  • Nvidia reveals that 150 RTX A6000 GPUs power the Las Vegas Sphere
  • The seats are haptic too. It takes forever to render the graphics apparently so maybe that’s why - not playback but rendering. Apparently After Effects will only go up to 12k?

    I’m not super technical but I have been to the Sphere. It’s awesome.

  • Antinatalism Rule
  • I don’t know what that is supposed to mean. In the Canadian medical system consent to save an unconscious person’s life is pretty automatic.

    We’re talking about consent to opt in to be born, which is completely different.

  • Antinatalism Rule
  • Yeah I just don’t think having a kid under the premise “well you can kill yourself later” is a really great argument. And they’re not really letting us kill ourselves humanely anyway - Medical Assistance in Dying laws are still incredibly restrictive and they actively prosecute people who sell alternatives.

    Just because I find joy in life I can’t force that on other people. We all have different perspectives.

    I look at it like joy is not guaranteed. The only thing that is guaranteed through life is suffering and death.

    I don’t need to have kids for survival and we have too many people already. Why guarantee suffering in another person.

  • Antinatalism Rule
  • Oh my heavens no it’s not the only reason not to have kids and it’s not even factor #1 for me as a reason to not. Just one factor among many.

    But this part of the thread started with a claim, as I understood it, that population growth wasn’t the problem - that the problem was instead capitalistic exploitation.

    I’m just pointing out that limiting one could solve the other. Because I don’t think the oligarchs who rule the world will ever let us protest/unrest in a meaningful way again. People are kept just comfortable enough with fast food, Starbucks, entertainment, etc and just tired enough from selling labour that the vast majority of people wouldn’t care or engage with any sort of meaningful reform to the system.

    We can’t even get people to engage in not electing King Fascist (US) and far-right populist Milhouse (Canada). For what reason??? Our other alternatives are middling, one is too old and in Canada I think they’re just tired of the tone and the tone deafness of our current guy. Seems like pretty lame excuses peddled by media that is owned by the very same oligarchs who stand to benefit the most from far right governments. The recent news in the UK and France makes it sting a little less, I guess.

    How bad are we prepared to let things get? It’s gonna have to get pretty ugly at a local level for any meaningful change to happen.

  • Antinatalism Rule
  • I’m being a little snide but yeah supply and demand right? If the population reduces it impacts the demand for products and also the supply of workers.

    Capitalists aren’t going to stop ruining the earth out of the goodness of their hearts or anything.

  • Antinatalism Rule
  • So the answer boils down to kill yourself when you turn 18 bud? That seems like incredibly callous and unnecessary pain for all involved.

    Consent 101: If you’re unsure about whether or not someone would consent, the answer is no. And since we can’t ask the unborn, people who don’t want kids assume the answer is no.

  • Antinatalism Rule
  • I’d say you can find things that make life worth living if you’re already here. But if someone's not "here", why drag someone you're supposed to love the most into this mess when we can’t even properly look after the children that are already here.

    I’m not anti-child - I’d consider adopting if it didn’t cost like $20k. I’m anti-new child for myself, and yeah I get sad when I see other people have kids, especially now. It's like having another kid when you lived in the middle of the dust bowl and people were actively dying from starvation and the dust. Probably not the best time to have kids, similar to now. They just couldn't easily make the choice to not have kids back then.

    There are tons of arguments in favour of having kids like what if they cure cancer etc.

    However, for myself, I truly believe there will be an ecological collapse due to climate change if not during my lifetime, in the immediate next generation. And we’re still not doing enough. I don’t want to flee natural disasters with a child in tow. One of best things you can do for the climate is not have kids. I'm privileged enough to make that choice so I did, but it's not my only reason. You got late stage capitalism and the accelerating concentration of resources with the hyper wealthy, war / nuclear war, and the fact that pregnancy is one of most risky things I can medically do. Social media, the toxic drug supply, the rise of fascism (again), microplastics in literally fucking everything. I don't even think we'll have social healthcare or social security in Canada by the time I die because they're gutting our programs so badly.

    I get that people have a strong reaction to their choices being called immoral. Morality looks different for everyone. However, the counterargument of "Well I have children and they're great and bring me so much joy etc" falls on deaf ears, because it truly does not sound like joy to me and when I say I am anti-child for myself I am telling you that. It's like trying to convince someone skydiving is the greatest thing - some people love it, but not my cup of tea. It is so foreign to me that whenever I hear parents say this it feels like they are trying to convince themselves that they made the right choice.

  • Indian national charged with plotting the murder for hire of a Sikh activist is extradited to the US
  • To be honest though it’s happening everywhere - Canada and the US have had cases of this too. They got super mad when our PM called them out on it.

    We would have to solve it through sanctions / diplomatic action, but that’s politically sticky right now, at least for the US and Canada.

  • Record 120 million people displaced globally — UN report
  • And we still get idiots saying “I don’t understand why we’re sending billions of dollars to foreign countries.”

    These are the same “secure the border” people.

    It hurts my brain make it make sense.

  • Cheaper Case for Libra Colour (Canada)

    Just ordered this one from Amazon and it’s good!

    It doesn’t have the standing ability so if you’re looking for that wait longer. I’m just looking for something to protect it when I throw it in my purse.

    It’s got a pen holder and magnetic wake/sleep.





    Spring/Summer Light Hoodie

    Just finished this. Took about a month. The pattern is free!

    Since it’s unisex I used a Caron cotton cake in DK I think and knit the small size. I followed the guidance on the label for needle size. It started as an experiment and ended as a happy accident.

    Also, I modified by adding the panel in the hood and icord string.

    2 Pilots describe 'bizarre' lights and 'triangles' over Canada in air traffic control audio

    At least four flights reported 'multiple lights sometimes in a triangle formation' high above the Canadian Prairies one morning earlier this month, according to air traffic control audio obtained by

    Pilots describe 'bizarre' lights and 'triangles' over Canada in air traffic control audio

    This is from one of our major news outlets in Canada.


    Help with Feker Alice98 original factory driver

    Hi - don't judge. This is my first mechanical keyboard and I'm playing around with something in budget that meets my needs as a beginner. I know it's not the best but I'm genuinely looking for help and knowledge here.

    Yes, I know the allegations about the software/drivers for this keyboard being flagged as malware and have done research into this, though apparently not enough research. I downloaded what I thought was the driver for this keyboard but did not realize that it was a Via driver that broke the battery indicator and any possible connection to the (apparently terrible) software.

    Would anyone have access to the original driver so I can roll the keyboard back to factory settings? The factory setting reset (function + esc 3 sec) doesn't roll back these changes. I tried to download one on Weiyun based on advice from the other site but everything is in Chinese and it does not seem to work.

    Alternatively, does anyone know who I might contact to obtain this driver? I contacted the seller on AliExpress but they are spotty at best.

    Many thanks in advance.


    Mike Turner’s Involvement with Radiance Technologies

    X-Post from the other site; text below if you don’t want to visit. Found this interesting and didn’t see it 3 months ago when it was posted by u/UrdknotWreav:

    By now we all know Mike Turner is the DOD's knight in shining armor, who's gonna protect the DOD's fragile and brittle reputation, from the hordes of savages who are demanding more hearings.

    The below publicly available information about Mike, might become handy at some point.

    To summarize:

    So Mike Turner, helped funding Radiance technologies. The company where both Travis Taylor and Jay Stratton are currently employed. Jay Stratton, Travis Taylor and David Grusch all have worked together in the UAPTF.... WTF?

    We have Mike Turner in the center, connected somehow to Radiance Technologies, Wright Patterson AFB, Department of Energy, receives shitloads of money from Lockheed Martin and other defense companies.

    As you can see there's way more to Mike Turner than meets the eye. Is he perhaps one of the gatekeepers?


    The Three Wise “Men”


    TIL Canada’s Mint has released several UAP/UFO-themed coins

    I find it fascinating that Canada’s mint would even recognize these incidents.


    Thunderbird Sweater

    Now the heatwave needs to end so I can wear it.


    TIFF: Talking Heads Reunite for Restored ‘Stop Making Sense’ Talking Heads Reunite for Restored ‘Stop Making Sense’

    Appearing together for the first time since 2002, the band celebrated the film in a Q. and A. with Spike Lee at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    Talking Heads Reunite for Restored ‘Stop Making Sense’

    I was there in Toronto last night and it was magical !


    Do you mind? A little busy here…

    Visible mending Thrillhouse

    Jeans loop reattachment with pattern


    Bear in Denali National Park


    Coworker/Friend makes her kids her personality and won’t stop talking about them.

    I’m pretty close with this person outside of work and we used to have good non-work conversations but now I feel all I get is stories and photos of her children. We work in a tight knit team so I can’t really avoid them.

    I got no less than 3 updates this weekend about a sports event with her kids including photos; more photos and another update about said event this morning; another photo of another child; updates about what her toddler was doing, and updates about how her kid made the track and field team and she absolutely needs to take time off work to go.

    I don’t ask for this and I don’t really respond when she does it. I prefer to talk about other things. We used to talk about other things and now it’s kids 99% of the time to the point where it feels really one-sided. I tried to talk about a concert I went to this weekend and got really lukewarm reception.

    I’m thinking I need to tone it down and say goodbye to the relationship/chit chat for a while? I feel if I tell her bluntly I’m tired of hearing about her children it will hurt her feelings. Any ideas?