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That’ll be Why the Median is Barely Over 40
  • ADHD superpowers? My ADHD superpower is staying up (against my will) for 2 days straight half-alive before an important event, but not being able to stay awake past 3 pm when I need to be somewhere at 5 pm. And any amount of sleep/napping below 7 hours somehow making me more tired than I was before

  • Well-Known Anti-Gay “Conversion” Therapist Comes Out As Gay
  • People bias their own experiences and wrongly assume that most people have similiar thoughts and feelings.

    (Neuro)typical people and narcissists thinking everyone experiences life like them 🤝 people with an undiagnosed disability thinking typical people experience the same exact hardships they do and being self-deprecating over it

  • Just a reminder
  • Pushing for voting for other parties in most of the US gets you nowhere because of the way our elections work in the first place. At least, outside of elections where parties (and policy in general) barely matter at all, like very small municipalities; but generally unless you get the entire city council and judicial system in that town/county progressive it's pretty hard for small-town politicians to make much meaningful change anyways. Although it's not impossible – recently an "independent" (I think Republican but idk) city council member I directly voiced my concerns to right before the election about the lack of investment in sidewalks, public transport, and other non-car infrastructure in our small extremely conservative town actually got some sidewalks built which was great.

    With the state level, though, it's not coming unless you live in a state with some sort of multiple answer voting like RCV (like Instant-Runoff Voting / IRV), approval voting, cardinal/rated voting (like STAR voting or score/range voting, etc.. Or if you live an extremely progressive state where candidates that advocate for that kind of system are able to get voted into office, almost always a Democrat or sometimes an Independent aligned with Democrats.

    IMO the ideal voting system would be Condorcet Single Transferable Vote / CPO-STV (same exact thing as STV to the voter, but implementing a variation of the Condorcet Method under the hood, which would be the most proportional system in both multi-winner and single-winner elections) but I don't think that's actually used anywhere, and a system with such computationally heavy internals would be a hard sell to people who already see IRV as "controversial". As long as we get anything other than FPTP, we can make it better later, the specifics don't matter too much.

    For the curious, STV (Single Transferable Vote) is essentially the same as IRV (Instant-Runoff Voting, known simply as ranked-choice in the US although there are other ranked-choice systems) except it's multi-winner instead of single-winner, where you can "rank" multiple candidates, and if your first choice candidate is eleminated or if they have surplus votes, your vote is instead "transferred" to your second candidate. The Condorcet system is basically a voting system that takes into account every possible candidate match-up, and makes the winner whoever has the most votes in each individual match-up – it's very computationally heavy since, especially in elections with many candidates and in multi-winner variations, you can have extremely large amounts of matchups. You can combine STV with the Condorcet method and get CPO-STV, which would theoretically be the system which would be the hardest game/"tactically" vote in (a.k.a. people wouldn't have any incentive to vote against a candidate they like in order to make a different candidate more likely to win, thereby increasing the chance of a candidate they don't prefer winning) and achieve the most proportional/happiest-choice voting.

  • Bought a new pack of a hair product which now uses 6% less natural ingredients and is no longer vegan
  • The American spelling "matte" probably comes from the spelling "mate" derived from French "mate", and doubling the "t" to differentiate it from "mate". The British spelling "matt" was probably primarily influenced by the German word "Matt" considering the UK tended to have more German influence.

    Alternatively, either (or both) may be an etymological spelling from Latin "mattus" (which means "drunk" but likely became a word for "pale" in French).

    While I am a linguist, I only deduced this from a bit of Googling and a lot of speculating, so don't take my word for it...

  • True continent sizes
  • Also what Europe if every people group with a unintelligible dialect had a nation.

    Papua New Guinea/Indonesia and Africa have like a thousand to a two thousand languages each, I think it'd be funnier doing that with them

  • True continent sizes
  • here's a replica i just made using the equal earth projection

    and here's one using the authagraph projection

    i wanted to make one using the mollweide projection, but i couldn't find a good blank map with borders to use

    they're both poor work, but i don't want to put in the effort to fix them, and it's pretty funny imagining icelanders getting mad that i put them in north america

    both used blank world map images ripped from wikipedia plus getpaint.net

  • A Cool Guide to the 3 ADHD Types
  • More like always been our starter pokémon, it's just wayyy easier to notice the more dystopian capitalism gets considering ADHD is like the antithesis of the neurology of a "successful capitalist"

  • We have to stop ignoring AI’s hallucination problem
  • is it that difficult to look up the answer from a reliable source?

    With the current state of search engines and their content (almost completely unrelated garbage and shitty blogs make in like 3 minutes with 1/4 of the content poorly copy-pasted out of context from stackoverflow and most of the rest being pop-ups and ads), YES

    SEO ""engineers"" deserve the guillotine

  • Later, losers
  • Not gonna be active on Discord tonight. I'm meeting a girl (a real one) in half an hour (wouldn't expect a lot of you to understand anyway) so please don't DM me asking me where I am (im with the girl, ok) you'll most likely get aired because ill be with the girl (again I don't expect you to understand) shes actually really interested in me and its not a situation i can pass up for some meaningless Discord degenerates (because ill be meeting a girl, not that you really are going to understand) this is my life now. Meeting women and not wasting my precious time online, I have to move on from such simple things and branch out (you wouldnt understand) @everyone

  • Biden plans to send $1bn arms shipment to Israel
  • Man Biden is really trying to lose the upcoming election isn't he. A year ago I would not have predicted that he would fuck up such an easy reelection this badly, but here we are. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory I guess.

    Apparently Biden has always been this shitty when it comes to Palestine. Some things children just never grow out of it seems.

  • Mississippi governor signs bill to let cis people sue trans people if they use the bathroom
  • imagine being one of the guys to get run over by some careless celebrity's SUV though. "every bone in your body is shattered and your legs and torso are beyond recognition? too bad you can't sue me over it"

    or you know, something actually serious like getting your water supply tainted by some company dumping chemicals. that's not as funny as attempted vehicular homicide though

  • What GUI library do you use for apps on Windows?

    lemmy.world What GUI library do you use for apps on Windows? - Lemmy.World

    I find that a lot of libraries tend to be Linux-focused and generally kind of ugly on Windows, so what do you use when you want to make something that looks nice and performs well on Windows? The best looking ones I’ve seen were web frontends like in Tauri. A runner up would maybe be iced-rs. Which ...

    I find that a lot of libraries tend to be Linux-focused and generally kind of ugly on Windows, so what do you use when you want to make something that looks nice and performs well on Windows?

    The best looking ones I've seen were web frontends like in Tauri. A runner up would maybe be iced-rs. Which is a shame because I really wanted to use relm or fltk-rs but it looks like I'd almost have to use the web renderer to get "sleek, sexy" GUIs...

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    How to automatically view All/stop it from resetting

    I don't have any subscriptions so I want to know how to automatically view All, or to make it so it doesn't reset back to viewing your personal feed when you exit a post. Because that behaviour gets pretty annoying

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