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I try to contribute to things getting better, sometimes through polite rational skepticism. Disagreeing with your comment ≠ supporting the opposite side, I support rationality. Let's discuss to refine the arguments that make things better sustainably. Always happy to question our beliefs.

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Biden says it’s ‘time to outlaw’ AR-15 after Trump assassination attempt
  • That's military not civilians, it seems justified as long as there are authoritarian regimes with imperialist ideas. Completely unrelated to civilians having military weapons. Unless you're saying civilians should have nukes too.

  • Biden says it’s ‘time to outlaw’ AR-15 after Trump assassination attempt
  • Because they were expecting a foreign military invasion, it still is military duty.

  • Biden says it’s ‘time to outlaw’ AR-15 after Trump assassination attempt
  • Ah, didn't know you would consider most of EU and the developed world to be fascist, thanks for the insult.

  • Google and Microsoft consume more energy than 100+ countries | Windows Central
  • Green energy that could go to higher priority sectors like decarborning housing, food production and transportation . Carbon free doesn't mean no ecological impact, of course it's better than fossil fuel, but it still a lot of ressources extracted and place taken over nature (which is the first cause of biodiversity loss). So ideally we should only destroy so much for essential needs.

  • Biden says it’s ‘time to outlaw’ AR-15 after Trump assassination attempt
  • Seems Ukrainian stopped it pretty well without having civilians carrying military weapons outside of military duty.

  • Starbucks sponsors Republican National Convention
  • Is that because they mostly make money from democrats but in some specific places it's more profitable to pay republicans instead?

  • Biden says it’s ‘time to outlaw’ AR-15 after Trump assassination attempt
  • Sounds like a similar argument to how christofascists justify owning military weapons. It's very disturbing from a European point of view.

  • Be a friend
  • Who's the escort then?

  • Be a friend
  • Have you tried joing some local group practicing your hobbies or starting a new local hobby?

  • And I took that personally
  • What's the "you" for?

  • EU charges Elon Musk’s X for letting disinfo run wild
  • In many European countries, there's no American style free speech, there are laws that forbid some contents, such as racism, sexism and lgbtq-hate. People get fined and associations are dissolved because of it frequently.
    I understand the argument for not letting a government control speech, because it seems against democratic. But when you see what's happening to the USA where about half the voters are voting for someone who wants to undermine its democracy, attack women, the poor and the minorities, maybe you would think that the impact of free hate speech on democracy can be destructive.

  • Nearly all AT&T cell customers’ call and text records exposed in a massive breach
  • More like, damn why did we spend so much to secretly steal this data if random hackers are getting it too?

  • EU charges Elon Musk’s X for letting disinfo run wild
  • This a French scientific study showing how the Russian regime tries to influence the political debate in France with Twitter accounts, especially before the last parliamentary elections. The goal is to promote a party that is more favorable to them, namely, the far right. https://hal.science/hal-04629585v1/file/Chavalarias_23h50_Putin_s_Clock.pdf

    In France, we have a concept called the "Republican front" that is kind of tacit agreement between almost all parties, left, center and right, to work together to prevent far-right from reaching power and threaten the values of the French Republic. This front has been weakening at every election, with the far right rising and lately some of the traditional right joining them. But it still worked out at the last one, far right was given first by the polls, but thanks to the front, they eventually ended up 3rd.

    What this article says, is that the Russian regime has been working for years to invert this front and push most parties to consider that it is part of the left that is against the Republic values, more than the far right.
    One of their most cynical tactic is using videos from the Gaza war to traumatize leftists until they say something that may sound antisemitic. Then they repost those words and push the agenda that the left is antisemitic and therefore against the Republican values.

  • The Circle of Life
  • You need to bring her offerings.

  • EVIL GUY
  • In The Witcher games there are grey choices with hard to predict outcomes.

  • me_irl
  • I understand your struggle, but I really think working on it will improve things for you, it's not just to annoy you. I also understand it sucks to hear everyone telling you the same thing and getting downvoted for expressing yourself. But this may also happen at work later and have worse consequences for your career, so I really think you should get over your anger and work on it. Maybe try to find a specialist that may understand where you come from and help you adapt.

  • Comment le Kremlin influence sur Xitter l'inversion du front rĂ©publicain (contre le RN → contre LFI), Ă©tude par l'Institut des SystĂšmes Complexes (pre-print PDF)

    >### RĂ©sumĂ© exĂ©cutif > >Le projet Politoscope observe depuis 2016 le militantisme politique sur X/feu-Twitter. Nous avons dĂ©veloppĂ© des mĂ©thodes pour analyser les dynamiques sociales et de dĂ©bats, ainsi que les manipulations d’opinions. > >Permettant de passer en accĂ©lĂ©rĂ© ces dynamiques sociales, il est possible de caractĂ©riser un processus d’affaiblissement puis d’inversion du front rĂ©publicain Ă  l’approche des lĂ©gislatives de 2024 et d’identifier les stratĂ©gies de subversion qui l’ont favorisĂ©. Ces stratĂ©gies de basse intensitĂ©, pilotĂ©es ou influencĂ©es pour la plupart par le Kremlin, se dĂ©ploient sur des Ă©chelles de temps trop longues pour que les acteurs du dĂ©bat en aient conscience. Elles visent Ă  dĂ©structurer la sociĂ©tĂ© française de maniĂšre systĂ©mique pour provoquer une transition vers une sociĂ©tĂ© fermĂ©e ou une dĂ©mocratie illibĂ©rale. > >Dans un contexte de reconfiguration brutale de l’espace politique suite Ă  la dissolution de l’AssemblĂ©e nationale, les efforts du Kremlin sont sur le point de payer. Cette Ă©tude identifie une convergence d’intĂ©rĂȘts entre le rĂ©gime de Poutine et l’extrĂȘme-droite française. Elle explicite certaines mesures actives mises en place par le Kremlin depuis au moins 2016 pour dĂ©stabiliser la sociĂ©tĂ© française et montre comment certaines d’entre-elles entrent en synergie ces jours-ci pour faire tomber voire s’inverser le front rĂ©publicain. Ceci est la derniĂšre Ă©tape avant la prise de contrĂŽle de la France par des personnalitĂ©s politiques moins hostiles au rĂ©gime de Poutine. > >Dans ce dispositif, les communautĂ©s politiques prĂ©occupĂ©es par le conflit israĂ©lo-palestinien et la montĂ©e de l’antisĂ©mitisme ou de l’islamophobie sont instrumentalisĂ©es afin de compromettre tout barrage contre une extrĂȘme-droite banalisĂ©e au second tour des lĂ©gislatives.

    "Minuit moins dix Ă  l’horloge de Poutine Jusque-lĂ , tout se passe comme prĂ©vu" David Chavalarias, CNRS, EHESS/CAMS & ISC-PIF Pre-print de l’Institut des SystĂšmes Complexes de Paris Île-de-France V3 - 3 Juillet 2024 https://nextcloud.iscpif.fr/index.php/s/eY5YqtbdbAKsiWe

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    Random observations from a Parisian in Tokyo: It's Tokyo prefecture governor election this weekend, and some candidates are just memes.

    There's a Samurai and a Joker. The joker says he wants to legalize cannabis and rename the Shibuya district to "drug-addict" district. As far as I understand, Japanese people are fairly politically apathetic and abstention is very high.

    Edit: governor, not mayor.

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    C'est bibi

    https://x.com/FR_Consulaire/status/1806273772602740848

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    Aperçu du vote sur internet aux élections législatives 2024 pour les français de l'étranger

    Le lien pour voter se trouve Ă  la fin de la liste des circulaires des candidats de la circonscription : https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/services-aux-francais/voter-a-l-etranger/elections-legislatives-2024/consulter-les-circulaires-des-candidats-et-voter-par-internet/article/consulter-les-circulaires-des-candidats-11eme-circonscription

    Pour se connecter, un identifiant envoyé par courriel, un mot de passe envoyé par SMS. Un troisiÚme code envoyé par courriel pour confirmer le vote.

    Interface simple et efficace, un peu lente depuis Tokyo. Le code de confirmation a mis quelques minutes Ă  arriver, j'ai rafraichi trop tĂŽt par impatience, ce qui a annulĂ© le code prĂ©cĂ©dant. Au bout du 3ᔉ coup, ça a fonctionnĂ©. Au final ça m'a pris environ 15 min, tranquillement depuis chez moi.

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    "Pourquoi c’est faux de dire que LFI est un parti d’extrĂȘme gauche ?"

    www.20minutes.fr Pourquoi c’est faux de dire que LFI est un parti d’extrĂȘme gauche ?

    Souvent releguĂ© Ă  l'extrĂ©mitĂ© de l'Ă©chiquier politique par ses dĂ©tracteurs, le parti de La France insoumise ne jouit pas des mĂȘmes qualitĂ©s aux yeux du Conseil d'Etat. Alors pourquoi LFI est-il sans cesse associĂ© Ă  l'extrĂȘme gauche ?

    Pourquoi c’est faux de dire que LFI est un parti d’extrĂȘme gauche ?

    AppĂąt facile pour Lemmy !

    Plus sĂ©rieusement, je trouve l'idĂ©e intĂ©ressante de dire que LFI n'est pas d'extrĂȘme gauche quand on compare au NPA ou au programme de Mitterrand. Mais j'ai l'impression qu'on peut appliquer le mĂȘme raisonnement pour dire que le RN n'est pas aussi extrĂȘme que son origine, je ne suis pas convaincu par les arguments de l'article.

    > Selon la dĂ©finition de Jean-Etienne Dubois, dans son ouvrage l’ExtrĂȘme droite française, les partis d'« extrĂȘme droite » sont « les organisations qui contestent le systĂšme politique rĂ©publicain et dĂ©mocratique (anti-Ă©lectoralisme, antiparlementarisme, aspirations autoritaires, etc.) et/ou le caractĂšre universel des valeurs rĂ©publicaines de libertĂ© et d’égalitĂ© (antisĂ©mitisme, racisme, xĂ©nophobie, etc.) ».

    Qu'est-ce qui dans les programmes du RN de ces derniĂšres annĂ©es match avec cette dĂ©finition de l'extrĂȘme droite ?

    > Ainsi, « l’origine [du Front national, devenu Rassemblement national], son noyau de militants et les rĂ©fĂ©rences idĂ©ologiques diverses qui s’y cĂŽtoient inscrivent indubitablement l’histoire de ce parti dans la filiation de l’extrĂȘme droite française ».

    Il y a des origines puantes dans Ă  peu prĂšs tous les partis (ex : Mitterrand et Vichy, communistes et Staline, les partis gaulliste et la dĂ©colonisation, etc.), est-ce qu'on peut essentialiser un groupe politique Ă  son origine pour toujours ?

    Est-ce que les nouveaux votants que le RN a gagnĂ©s aux Ă©lections de ces derniĂšres annĂ©es sont des racistes anti-dĂ©mocrates ? Ou est-ce qu'ils sont simplement sĂ©duits par le savant mĂ©lange de populisme de droite (anti-immigration) et de gauche (anti-Ă©lite) que le RN cuisine depuis le dĂ©but de son entreprise de dĂ©diabolisation ?

    Jlecteurs trĂšs Ă  gauche, merci d'essayer d'avoir une discussion rationnelle. Je suis lĂ  pour essayer d'analyser la situation avec tout le monde.

    Édith : Merci pour les rĂ©ponses dĂ©taillĂ©es, je prendrai le temps de rĂ©pondre.

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    Random observations from a Parisian in Tokyo: queuing for the European elections at the French embassy in Tokyo. Looks busier than a Parisian vote.

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    Random observations from a Parisian in Tokyo: I visited the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, ask me anything.

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    Richard P Feynman on “Why are we here?”

    > I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything. There are many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask "Why are we here?" I might think about it a little bit, and if I can't figure it out then I go on to something else. But I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose - which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell.

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    Random observations from a Parisian in Tokyo: Boursin made in Hokaido

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    Manners guide when viewing a mounted samurai parade: do not look down on them from a high place.

    Source: https://soma-nomaoi.jp/faq/

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    Random observations from a Parisian in Tokyo: Spring in Japan, after the famous sakura, it's time for tsutsuji (azalea, rhododendron)

    cross-posted from: https://jlai.lu/post/6354297

    > They contain a sweet honey that you can taste by sucking the bottom, a friend made me taste. I just did some research about it for this post. It appears some are actually toxic, and it's very hard to tell the difference.

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    Random observations from a Parisian in Tokyo: Spring in Japan, after the famous sakura, it's time for tsutsuji (azalea, rhododendron)

    They contain a sweet honey that you can taste by sucking the bottom, a friend made me taste. I just did some research about it for this post. It appears some are actually toxic, and it's very hard to tell the difference.

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    En cherchant les biais politiques des médias français, je suis tombé sur cette infographie intéressante.

    Source infographie : https://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2022/02/28/audiovisuel-les-biais-politiques-passes-a-la-moulinette-statistique_6115591_1650684.html Source scientifique : https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4036211

    Je cherchais plutÎt une carte comme celle-ci pour les médias des USA, mais je n'ai pas trouvé. https://www.allsides.com/media-bias/media-bias-chart

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    This colorful collage on NHK News sidebar

    Source for now: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20240423_08/

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    ă‚ă±ăš Random observations from a Parisian in Tokyo: The number of different electronic payment methods is insane.

    cross-posted from: https://jlai.lu/post/6118881

    > An illustration of the "ultra free" market in Japan, is the insane amount of ways to pay at the cashier. It seems every financial group thought they could do better than the other, and for some reason I don't understand, they didn't eat each other, they just coexist. > > The main categories are: bank card, payment apps connected to bank account, transportation cards, electronic money. They may work through card reader, no-contact, bar code scan or QR code scan. For the last two, you are either scanned or you have to scan them. > > Also, Japan loves "points". If you know the cashback system, where you get something like 1% of your bill back, in Japan they usually get points back, which are of course limited to shops accepting those points. So on top of payment methods you also have a dozen of points system, either specific to the shop brand or from a different company that may have agreements with different merchants. > > Despite that, cash remains essential, it's very common to end up in a restaurant that only accepts cash, even the convenience of paying your house bills at the konbini requires cash.

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    ă‚ă±ăš Random observations from a Parisian in Tokyo: The number of different electronic payment methods is insane.

    An illustration of the "ultra free" market in Japan, is the insane amount of ways to pay at the cashier. It seems every financial group thought they could do better than the other, and for some reason I don't understand, they didn't eat each other, they just coexist.

    The main categories are: bank card, payment apps connected to bank account, transportation cards, electronic money. They may work through card reader, no-contact, bar code scan or QR code scan. For the last two, you are either scanned or you have to scan them.

    Also, Japan loves "points". If you know the cashback system, where you get something like 1% of your bill back, in Japan they usually get points back, which are of course limited to shops accepting those points. So on top of payment methods you also have a dozen of points system, either specific to the shop brand or from a different company that may have agreements with different merchants.

    Despite that, cash remains essential, it's very common to end up in a restaurant that only accepts cash, even the convenience of paying your house bills at the konbini requires cash.

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    Random observations from a Parisian in Tokyo: I love the sink on top of the toilets way more than the electronics.

    I'm not super convinced by the water jet. It can make a mess, it requires a lot of paper to dry if you don't want to wet your pants and if you don't have soap, are you really cleaning? Heating seat feels like overabundance (a common thing in Japan). But the sink to clean your hands and reuse this gray water for the next flush is amazing. I think it should be made mandatory in every region with water resources issues. It's still not clear to me, however, if using soap there will cause more maintenance issues or not.

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    Vous choisissez quoi comme noms/mél jetables quand vous vous inscrivez sur des sites qui ne méritent pas votre vraie identité ?

    Personnellement, j'aime bien mettre Pascal Obispo. Ça me fait toujours marrer d'imaginer un analyste qui va tomber dessus.

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    « Faute de bras, l’immigration est en hausse constante au Japon »

    www.lemonde.fr « Faute de bras, l’immigration est en hausse constante au Japon Â»

    CHRONIQUE. Pour la premiĂšre fois de son histoire, l’archipel nippon a dĂ©passĂ© en 2023 le seuil des 2 millions de travailleurs immigrĂ©s. Cette tendance, qui s’étend Ă  tous les secteurs, cache un grand mystĂšre : la stagnation des salaires, en dĂ©pit de la pĂ©nurie. Tout un dĂ©fi pour le go...

    « Faute de bras, l’immigration est en hausse constante au Japon Â»

    > Avec un chĂŽmage Ă  2,4 % en dĂ©cembre 2023, il existe 120 offres d’emploi pour 100 demandeurs. DĂ©sormais, de nombreuses petites entreprises sont poussĂ©es Ă  la faillite, faute de bras. ... > la stagnation des salaires, en dĂ©pit de la pĂ©nurie. Ceux-ci ont encore baissĂ© de 3 % en valeur rĂ©elle en 2023.

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    Pourquoi la mĂ©ritocratie n’existe pas

    “Quand on veut, on peut”. C’est une idĂ©e extrĂȘmement rĂ©pandue, dans la culture, les mĂ©dias ou la politique : la France est, et doit ĂȘtre, un pays mĂ©ritocratique, un pays oĂč l’on rĂ©ussit par la force de son mĂ©rite. Cet argument rĂ©guliĂšrement avancĂ© par les plus privilĂ©giĂ©s sert surtout Ă  lĂ©gitimer l’existence du systĂšme en place. La mĂ©ritocratie existe-t-elle vraiment ? En d’autres termes, partons-nous rĂ©ellement avec les mĂȘmes chances dans la vie ? L’effort est-il rĂ©compensĂ© socialement et Ă©conomiquement en France ? Est-il mĂȘme souhaitable que le talent et le travail soient Ă  ce point rĂ©compensĂ©s ? Ne faudrait-il pas remplacer l’adage quand on veut on peut, par quand on peut, on veut ? ÉlĂ©ments de rĂ©ponse avec SalomĂ© SaquĂ©.

    Journaliste : Salomé Saqué Montage : Colas Tran Son : Baptiste Veilhan Graphisme : Morgane Sabouret Production : Hugo Bot Delpérié Directeur des programmes : Mathias Enthoven Rédaction en chef : Soumaya Benaïssa Directeur de la rédaction : Denis Robert

    Le site : https://www.blast-info.fr/

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