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EU charges Elon Musk’s X for letting disinfo run wild
  • Bravo, blazera. It's always nice to see some concern for the truth on the internet. I mean this very unsarcastically.

    I don't think I've ever seen somebody publicly changing their mind on the internet until I came here. Perhaps there is something special about lemmy.

    The internet needs more of this. Maybe lemmy can amplify public mind changings like this somehow...

  • NBC Meet the Press - May 12 - Sec. Blinken, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham
  • Yep. I read a quotation from this show elsewhere. I thought it couldn't be right, so I found the show and listened, looking for perhaps some missing context that might soften the quotation a little. No. Just no. No amount of context can ameliorate the terribleness of Lindsey Graham.

  • NBC Meet the Press - May 12 - Sec. Blinken, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham

    yewtu.be May 12 — Sec. Blinken, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken joins Meet the Press to discuss his department’s report on Gaza — and whether Israel is violating international law. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reacts to the White House’s pressure on Israel and talks about his re-election bid. Sen. Lindsey Graham talks to Kristen ...

    May 12 — Sec. Blinken, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham
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    WE NEED MODS: IF YOU WANT IT, COME GET IT
  • How many characters would I be moderating? I believe in structured moderation, where I am only required to monitor the interactions of the same 32 or so characters in this community. Moderators under this system work together by not monitoring each other's characters. So, that works out to a strict 32:1 character:mod ratio.

  • Firefox "tabs" in a tiling WM
  • You only saw the tabs open on this workspace.

    But yeah I don't have hundreds of tabs open. It is incompatible with my workflow. Only the "tabs" directly relevant to whatever is currently happening in the current workspace are kept open.

    A link either gets read or it doesn't. If I don't have time to read a link somebody sends me personally, I just tell them that. I don't string anybody along about a link I know I will never read. I can't allow for any link backlog. That leads to . . . dark places.

    Also, I don't really use bookmarks either. When I disable search suggestions and use firefox suggest, it leave more space for history. It works so well I don't really need to bookmark anything. Frequently opened sites make their way to the top on their own.

  • Firefox "tabs" in a tiling WM

    In the image, these are not tabs. These are firefox windows, being rendered as tabs (and as stacks) by sway.

    I just switched to sway, and found that browser tabs no longer make sense. They were designed in the UI dark ages to make up for how terrible Windows XP's WM was. Now, though, sway can do tabs just as well as firefox can, and sometimes, even better. It is better to unify the management of all windows under a single WM, rather than this ad hoc mixture of the real, global WM, and a fake firefox-only (or terminal-only) WM. That way, all windows are managed with a single set of keyboard shortcuts.

    I also found firefox's toolbar to be way too thick.

    So, I used userChrome.css to hide the tab bar and adjust the toolbar's height: ``` /* Hide the tab bar. */ #TabsToolbar { visibility: collapse !important; }

    /* Adjust the toolbar height. / #urlbar-container { --urlbar-container-height: var(--tbh) !important; } #urlbar { --urlbar-toolbar-height: var(--tbh) !important; --urlbar-height: var(--tbh) !important; } :root { --tbh: 26px !important; / ToolBar Height. Adjust this one. */ --toolbarbutton-inner-padding: calc((var(--tbh) - 16px)/2) !important; --toolbarbutton-outer-padding: 0px !important; --toolbar-start-end-padding: 0px !important; --urlbar-margin-inline: 0px !important; } ```

    Put this file at <profile root>/chrome/userChrome.css. You'll probably have to make the chrome directory. Then, in about:config, set toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true, to get firefox to read userChrome.css. Oh, and don't forget to tell firefox to open new pages in new windows instead of new tabs.

    I have also found it useful to map the firefox command to Super-C, so that I can make a new firefox window without needing to have some other firefox window already in focus.

    I have also found it useful to keep an empty firefox window open in some unused workspace on its own, so that after I close what I didn't realise was the last open firefox window, firefox does not close entirely.

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    Please don't use Discord for FOSS projects
  • It did last time I tried compiling AOSP. At least on the default settings. After I told the build system not to try building in parallel, I got that number down to 8 gigs. Still way too high. There's no way anybody could develop AOSP on a phone.

  • This is (another!!) one of Drew Devault's projects. Like harelang, it would be a gigantic simplification of existing software. And yes, it is written in harelang.

    It was originally a test to see whether harelang could be used for OS development. (It can.)

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    Please don't use Discord for FOSS projects
  • The same applies to Android OS development. All of it. Android requires a very powerful 1000 USD desktop or laptop computer with 20 gigs of ram and 200 gigs of SSD hard drive space just to compile. This is unacceptable.

    Meanwhile, mainline phone linux, like dreemurrs archlinux or postmarketos, can be developed using the same phone it runs on!!!!!!!! All you need is a 20 USD bluetooth keyboard. It is fully awesome. Imagine a world where anybody with just a smartphone and a bluetooth keyboard could be an OS developer!

  • Quantum Scattering Without Magic: Part 0

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    A slightly eccentric physicist's EDC
  • Wow, that's awesome! I mean yeah I'm sorry to hear your ink faded in the heat, but at least some good came out of it: that's a whole new mode of failure I didn't know about. Hey, maybe I'll try putting a test page in the oven's warming drawer or something.

  • A slightly eccentric physicist's EDC
  • Oh, neat, Mastodon! I didn't know for sure whether this was reaching Mastodon. I only posted the one image. I didn't know I could post multiple images. Now, I know not to try, for compatibility reasons.

  • A slightly eccentric physicist's EDC
  • Printer ink is useful because each of the C, M, and Y inks is a perfect filter of exactly one colour. C filters red, M filters green, and Y filters blue. Commercial fountain pen inks almost never have this kind of absorptive specificity. They're usually a mix of two or more dyes—a mix that you don't control. Once a dye is in the mix, you can't just take it out. The best you could do is dim all of the other colours, but then you lose saturation.

    Here's a specific example. Suppose you have a commercial ink of 5C:1M and you want pure C. You're stuck with that 1M. The best you can do is add 1Y to make 5C:1M:1Y = 4C:1K. You've got a balanced C, but that extra 1K is going to make everything look a little grey. Ew. And that is assuming you can even get pure Y in the first place. No ink manufacturer in their right mind would try to sell a pure Y on purpose. It is very difficult to read. (Except under a pure blue light. It's super awesome actually. This has been an underhanded privacy-invading tactic of the government for some time now. Yellow microdots are printed on all commercial inkjet printouts.)

    These inks have also been designed to be mutually equally absorptive of their respective light wavelengths, so an equal ratio of 1C:1Y makes a perfectly balanced green. These inks has also been designed to stay in solution even when mixed. There are no chemical reactions that could cause precipitate to form, thus totally fucking the pen. Achieving this with commercial fountain pen inks would be difficult, and potentially dangerous.

    However.

    That's actually not the reason why I started using printer ink. I was in Oulu, I had just run out of fountain pen ink, and all I could find was a print shop. Here is the whole story of my Oulu trip. I did a little research online before actually doing it. Other people have done it before. You just have to make sure to use dye-based ink and not pigment-based ink. I was able to confirm from Timi that it was dye-based. And prepare for the possibility of having accidentally turned your pen into an ink firehose because printer ink bleeds like three motherfuckers. It needs at least three parts water to calm it down.

    EDIT: whoops, wrong blog post.

  • A slightly eccentric physicist's EDC
  • Well, I can comment on water damage. My printer ink is totally immune, and so is the Platinum carbon black. I don't trust the black in felt tips, but the printer ink would be fine. Probably. My printer ink has a curious property of being perfectly water soluble until absorbed by certain materials including paper and fabric, after which it becomes pretty darned permanent.

    UV damage, well, if my ink dyes are the same as in the UV faded inkjet printouts I see taped to the windows of abandoned storefronts, then that will be a problem if I decided to put the pages of my notebook on display in direct sunlight. I've never done that or have been compelled to do it, but never say never, I guess.

    That's a good question, though. Have you lost data to sunbeams before, or is this more of a hypothetical?

  • A slightly eccentric physicist's EDC

    1. An all-black LAMY Safari fountain pen filled with a mix of water, Platinum carbon black, and inkjet printer ink.
    2. A blank sheet of A4, folded in half three times.
    3. My passport.
    4. A fully loaded Secrid card carrier.
    5. A really nice rock. It has been in my pocket for a year. Don't think about it.
    6. A dumb watch. (Casio W-59. Very small, light as a feather. Green LED-backlight LCD display. 50 metre water resist. Tough, within reason. Effectively infinite battery life.)
    7. A beta of the PinePhone Pro, equipped with dreemurrs archlinux.
    8. A USB drive containing all of my computers' boot partitions and Archiso.
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    Electoral reform didn’t happen. What it means for your vote — CBC

    yewtu.be Electoral reform didn’t happen. What it means for your vote

    Motion 86 called on the federal government to establish a citizens’ assembly on electoral reform. It failed to pass in the House of Commons, but more than 100 MPs voted in favour — revealing some cross-party support. Here’s what that means for your vote. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news Producer/...

    Electoral reform didn’t happen. What it means for your vote
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    Electoral reform didn’t happen. What it means for your vote — Canada, the CBC

    yewtu.be Electoral reform didn’t happen. What it means for your vote

    Motion 86 called on the federal government to establish a citizens’ assembly on electoral reform. It failed to pass in the House of Commons, but more than 100 MPs voted in favour — revealing some cross-party support. Here’s what that means for your vote. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news Producer/...

    Electoral reform didn’t happen. What it means for your vote
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    yewtu.be Putin's palace. The story of the world's biggest bribe

    The full investigation can be found here https://palace.navalny.com/ This video was recorded by Navalny before his return to Russia, but we decided to publish it afterward: Alexei didn’t want the main character of this investigation — Vladimir Putin — to think that we are afraid of him and that we ...

    Putin's palace. The story of the world's biggest bribe

    Navalnyi's finest hour.

    May he rise again in three days.

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    www.dw.com Alexei Navalny dies in jail, Russian prison service says – DW – 02/16/2024

    Russia's opposition leader and most prominent Putin critic Alexei Navalny "lost consciousness" and died, Russian officials have said. Navalny was serving a prison sentence in a remote Arctic penal colony.

    Alexei Navalny dies in jail, Russian prison service says – DW – 02/16/2024
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    This one isn't in plaintext this time. I learned from last time that there are issues displaying plaintext on a phone, where there isn't any guarantee of 80 available columns. I thought that wasn't a tall order, but it turns out, it is.

    Also, I really wanted links.

    And I'm sorry I was so late in posting this. I have trouble finishing things...

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    www.bbc.com EU takes action against Elon Musk's X over disinformation

    The EU says it is launching "formal enforcement proceedings" against the social media platform.

    EU takes action against Elon Musk's X over disinformation
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    www.bbc.com How forest schools boost children's immune systems

    At a Helsinki nursery, children spend all day in the forest. Erika Benke explores how outdoor learning benefits children's health and teaches them to value nature.

    How forest schools boost children's immune systems
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    www.theguardian.com ‘It will be slow, very hard’: can Israel achieve its aims in Gaza invasion?

    Divisions among Israeli leadership and US doubts are complicating what are already ‘fiendishly difficult’ objectives

    ‘It will be slow, very hard’: can Israel achieve its aims in Gaza invasion?
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    www.dw.com Taking on SpaceX: Why Germany is building its own spaceport – DW – 10/21/2023

    Private companies like SpaceX are taking on established space agencies. Germany is hoping to shore up its position by opening a spaceport on the North Sea.

    Taking on SpaceX: Why Germany is building its own spaceport – DW – 10/21/2023
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    www.dw.com EU probes Meta and TikTok over Hamas-Israel online content – DW – 10/19/2023

    The social media giants have until October 25 to assure the European Commission they are cracking down on problematic content. It follows a similar move against Elon Musk's social media platform X, formerly Twitter.

    EU probes Meta and TikTok over Hamas-Israel online content – DW – 10/19/2023
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    www.dw.com Fact check: Fakes surrounding the Gaza hospital blast – DW – 10/19/2023

    Israeli and Palestinian officials are blaming each other for Tuesday evening's strike on a Gaza hospital. Social media is filled with speculation about who was behind the blast, but little hard evidence is available.

    Fact check: Fakes surrounding the Gaza hospital blast – DW – 10/19/2023
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    Welcome to Helsinki. Clothing optional. Doorknobs are strictly forbidden.

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    This week, I escape.

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    Asun pian Jyväskylässä

    I'm going to be living in Jyväskylä for about two months. I will be arriving in October. Anybody here living there right now?

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