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bionicjoey @lemmy.ca
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Is anaconda download page considered dark pattern?
  • Conda environments can encapsulate more than just Python packages, it brings the pip/venv model to the ecosystems of many languages (R, Go, etc.), and does so at the user level rather than in a folder for one project. The other Anaconda stuff is pretty useless IMO, but Conda is exceptionally useful. Although I would echo what the other commentor said that the mambaforge version is even better than vanilla miniconda

  • After ~10 years, I think my heart has decided ... I much prefer Community over 30 Rock
  • Yeah 30 Rock is rapid fire, like The Simpsons or Airplane! It's so dense with jokes and they are of a very high quality that sometimes you'll be laughing so hard you miss the next one. Community is more about needling at tropes and formulas and really just deconstructing what a TV show even is or can be. It's a different beast entirely, and I love it too (except for the gas leak of course)

  • After ~10 years, I think my heart has decided ... I much prefer Community over 30 Rock
  • Yeah it's natural that you will feel more sentimental for the one that has character-driven writing rather than the one that is more pure comedy. But FWIW I think the jokes on 30 Rock are funnier on average. That's not a slight against Community, it's hilarious too. But 30 Rock is IMHO the GOAT when it comes to jokes.

  • What's something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?
  • Imagine you wake up in the night, you hear your front door rattling. Someone is trying to break in. "No problem" you think to yourself, "I have a good lock on my front door". Then you hear the five most terrifying words you could possibly hear in that moment:

    "This is the Lockpicking Lawyer"

  • After ~10 years, I think my heart has decided ... I much prefer Community over 30 Rock
  • It's not a competition. They're both excellent. But one's writing is intended for you to fall in love with the characters and the other is intended for you to laugh at the characters' misadventures without ever really becoming invested in most of them.

  • Autism and food sensitivity.
  • This is why an official diagnosis is helpful. ASD is a cluster of traits. And because it's a spectrum, anyone on it may or may not have any of the traits. It's about surpassing a certain threshold where it becomes clear you are neurodivergent to the point of it being a disorder and not merely having some quirks. This is also why those online quizzes aren't considered a substitute for diagnosis, even though those same quizzes are often used as diagnostic tools.

  • GIFs no longer play at all

    I wasn't 100% sure this was a problem, as I had noticed a lot more people commenting what appeared to be static image responses to comments. But there's this thread: https://lemmy.world/post/16932878 which makes it easy to be sure that in fact they are definitely GIFs, and they don't play when you click on them. It just opens the first frame of the GIF like a static image.

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    Same post appears multiple times in feed

    I thought something was causing people to double post more recently, but after testing voting on some examples, I'm pretty sure posts are getting duplicated by the app.

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    Against The Storm looks like ass

    The game seems to downscale and blur all textures, so the only thing that looks sharp is text and 3d models. Unfortunately some of the UI text seems to actually be a rendered texture, so the text of some UI elements can look blurry and pixelated. It also seems that the blurring is a live process, not a preprocess. This means that a lot of the UI elements are constantly flickering on top of being blurry.

    Overall I love the game FWIW. I picked it up this week and love the gameplay loop. I'm just amazed it gets the green checkmark despite having such glaring UI issues with the default graphics settings (which are ostensibly tailored to the Deck)

    Can anyone tell me if this can be fixed?

    Edit: I had half-rate shading turned on and didn't realize it. I'm an idiot.

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    On visite la France dans une semaine. Donnez moi vos avis de voyage

    Moi, mon père, et mon frère vont visiter la nord pour deux semaines (le 28 avril - le 13 mai).

    On vient de Canada, et mes compagnons de voyage ne parlent pas le français. Mon père grandissait autour des franco-ontariens alors il comprend un peut, mais il ne peut pas le parler. Et mon frère n'a même pas pris les cours français de l'école secondaire, alors il comprend rien. Moi, je suis le seul membre du groupe qui peut avoir une conversation en français, grâce a mon poste au gouvernement fédéral. Mais je sais que le plupart des Français peuvent aussi parler l'anglais. Mais j'ai peur de se tutoyer par accident en parlent avec un Français, car on se tutoye beaucoup plus ici en Canada, et j'ai pas l'habitude de se vouvoyer. Je prévois demander beaucoup d'excuses pour me tromper.

    Notre plan de voyage c'est de visiter premièrement les endroits d'importance dans les deux guerres mondiales, mais aussi des belles villes et villages dans la region.

    On prévoit visiter Ypres (en Belgique), Dunkirk, Calais, Arras/Vimy, Dieppe, Rouen, Le Havre/Honfleur, Caen/les plages Juno et Omaha, Rennes, et finalement Paris.

    On a déjà acheté les passes pour le chemin a fer, et c'est comme ça qu'on prévoit se déménager entre ces endroits. On ne prévoit pas louer un auto, mais je crois que toutes ces villes et villages soient assez accessible aux piétons et avec la transport publique.

    J'imagine que peut être vous avez des idées quand vous lisez cette itinéraire, alors donnez moi vos idées! Est-ce qu'il-y-a quelque part qu'il faut visiter qu'on manque dans l'itinéraire? Est-ce qu'il-y-a des "must-see" attractions qu'il faut visiter dans ces villes que j'ai listé? Ou, est-ce qu'il-y-a de l'info important pour savoir quand on voyage en France?

    Merçi en avance!

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    Safest way of using WeChat on Android?

    I live in Canada. My girlfriend is Chinese (also living in Canada), and while we are able to communicate via SMS, her mobile carrier isn't the best, and so there have often been issues for us with regular texting. She expressed a strong preference to use WeChat, at least as a backup option for when texting fails us. While I have some pretty significant reservations, it's not the hill I want to die on. So my question is: what can be done to use WeChat without compromising my whole phone? I'm okay with it if our conversations aren't private, but I'd like to know that I'm not giving unfettered access to all of my phone's systems and data to the CCP. What can be done to limit the reach of this ubiquitous app on my device?

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    Safest way of using WeChat

    I live in Canada. My girlfriend is Chinese (also living in Canada), and while we are able to communicate via SMS, her mobile carrier isn't the best, and so there have often been issues for us with regular texting. She expressed a strong preference to use WeChat, at least as a backup option for when texting fails us. While I have some pretty significant reservations, it's not the hill I want to die on. So my question is: what can be done to use WeChat without compromising my whole phone? I'm okay with it if our conversations aren't private, but I'd like to know that I'm not giving unfettered access to all of my phone's systems and data to the CCP. What can be done to limit the reach of this ubiquitous app on my device?

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    🇨🇳🎥 第二十条 Article 20 - 2024

    I 🇨🇦 went to see this movie last night with my girlfriend 🇨🇳. I'm pretty sure I was the only white guy in the theatre 😅

    It's got an interesting tone, swinging between really funny and really serious very quickly. Sometimes you'll be raucously laughing at some goofy humour one second, and then something dark and heavy will happen and give you whiplash. In that sense, it felt a bit like a Wes Anderson film to me.

    The main source of comedy in the movie comes from the dynamic between the protagonist, his wife, and his coworker/ex-girlfriend. The wife plays up the "nagging wife" trope pretty perfectly, and contrasts the diligent coworker. At times it can be hard to tell if you're supposed to believe that the protagonist is a bumbling fool, or a competent investigator. In that sense, the comedy bits reminded me a lot of Steve Martin in the Pink Panther.

    The theme is interesting. It examines what the punishment should be for people who use what could be called "excessive force" in self defense. A bit high-minded at times and the ending felt a bit cheesy, but overall I liked he way the movie's core theme was repeated across many different subplots.

    Overall I think it's worth watching if you like comedy/drama.

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    Best remedy after a really bad high?

    Hi there, I'm not a member of this community (only a very sporadic user myself) but figured it would be a good place to ask this question.

    The TLDR version is: My lady friend OD'd on edibles and is still a bit sick a day and a half later, is there any good remedy to help her get back on her feet?

    Longer version below:

    The girl I'm seeing recently had a downright awful experience with weed. She hasn't ever used before (she tried smoking once but didn't inhale properly so no high), and I expect she probably won't try it again any time soon.

    On Friday night she was hanging out with some friends and decided to try an edible since her friends were having some. Her weed literacy isn't great, and she didn't know that edibles hit different, nor that they take a while to kick in. She was also on an empty stomach since we had a dinner date in a couple hours and she often skips lunch at work, and on top of all that she's on the smaller side, so less bodyweight.

    She only had a third of what her friends took, but ended up being super unwell. I'm talking throwing up multiple times, bad vibes (crying, saying she didn't want to go to sleep because she would die in her sleep), and acting irrational (kept trying to leave her friend's house because she didn't want to be late for our date).

    Her friends texted me from her phone as it was happening because she was insistent on leaving and they wanted to let me know it wasn't happening. I told them about the thing with black peppercorns and apparently that (plus telling her not to worry about standing me up) helped enough that they were able to get her to fall asleep.

    She ended up sleeping and being nauseous for basically the entire day yesterday and I only heard back from her this morning.

    Anyway, that's all just the loredump. My actual question is, is there anything that can be done to help someone feel better when they are recovering from OD'ing on edibles? She's still not feeling 100%, probably from throwing up and panicking so much. I know for someone who is badly hungover from alcohol there are all sorts of folk remedies that at least work as a placebo if not as an actual cure. Just wondering if there's some equivalent for weed. I want to do something nice for her since I think she must feel awful about missing our date.

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    Android phone receiving SMS late/out of order from iPhones

    This started a few days ago. I've been getting texts from friends with iPhones in the wrong order, and seemingly they are getting mine late. So I texted a friend whose grandmother was in the hospital yesterday, and her conversation with me looked like this. These texts from her arrived around a minute apart each. I think the intended order of them is fairly obvious. It's worth noting that every time I send her a text, the read receipt line under the text shows a little clock for a few seconds or more, which I think means it hasn't been recieved by her phone yet. Also worth noting that I had a conversation using the same stock messaging app with my mom yesterday who has an android and I don't think we had any such issue, but that may have actually been RCS.

    Anyway, here's the example. It's not the only example I've had with her or with another iPhone-using friend in the past couple days.

    > Me: Hey, how's your day? Any updates about your grandma?

    > Her (a few hours later): I feel relieved

    > Me: does that mean you got good news?

    > Her: how was your day?

    > Her: yeah

    > Me: my day was good, (proceeds to describe what I did that day)

    > Her: my family feels relieved too

    > Me: what was the good news? Your grandma is okay?

    > Her: Hey $bionicjoey, I didn't get much sleep last night but I just heard that the doctors say my grandma is out of danger.

    Edit: I texted her last night saying something weird was going on after that exchange, and then this morning at about 7:30 AM I texted her saying "let me know as soon as you get this". She just texted me at 2:30pm saying "I just am just now seeing your texts"

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    Feature request: hide downvoted posts

    Back in my days on Reddit, my favourite feature was the ability to hide individual posts if I had downvoted them. It made it easy to hide things which I didn't want to see or felt shouldn't be seen

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    The Summer of Pokémon Go

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    I heard we are posting Kevin

    I assume that of course we are posting the iconic Lower Decks character who is Peanuthamper's father.

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    Cloaking and honour

    How exactly do the Klingons justify using cloaking ships, a strategy which necessarily involves sneaking up on an enemy and catching them unaware? Wouldn't sneak attacks conflict with their notion of honour?

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