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  • I don't know if this explanation will help because words. Using the photo plane as reference:

    Two tools, a flat head screw driver wider than the vertical gap where the hook is, and a needle nose pliers. The screwdriver is going to be used to try to rotate the hook to the bottom left to clear the horizontal metal band, while squeezing the two bars midway to help bring the hook tip past the horizontal bar

  • Is this outlet okay?
  • From that photo alone, that looks like someone didn't want to deal with changing the outlets when they painted the walls and that's just paint warn off of a dark brown receptacle from many years of plugs being inserted.

    As one who has done many dumb things in my life, evidence of small electrical fires would be whispy smokey gray possibly with some meltiness.

    Side note, autocorrect tried to make "dumb" be "fun" and I couldn't feel more seen right now.

  • What really happened with Kyler Efinger, (the guy that died inside a jet engine)?
  • Those are rotating jet turbines. To my limited knowledge there's no way to just stop them. They wind down even if they had turned them off. The very first article I found searching his name showed him approach a jet that was slowly moving across the tarmac, which obviously means the turbines were turning and not going to just immediately lock up if turned off.

    I don't even know that the pilots would've seen him from the footage I saw in the one article I looked at.

  • Startup creates Lego-like brick that can store air pollution for centuries
  • According to the article, this isn't even recapturing CO2. It's grabbing plant/decomposable waste before it rots, turning it into these dense bricks, and burying it under ground. Like, collecting corn husks from farmers. This feels stupid to me and like a big gimmick.

  • Fatty liver disease is just self-induced Foie Gras
  • At the time of this comment, 3 down voters. Who are these people? Anti foie gras people to the point of it being even mentioned gets a down vote? Heavy drinkers that hate French food? Ducks or geese that have opposable thumbs?

  • Fatty liver disease is just self-induced Foie Gras
  • At the time of this comment, 3 down voters. Who are these people? Anti foie gras people to the point of it being even mentioned gets a down vote? Heavy drinkers that hate French food? Ducks or geese that have opposable thumbs?

  • Book about book bans banned by Florida school board
  • Book bans all the way down

  • Good Place to Start With Ursula K. LeGuin?
  • I'm not really answering that question as much as adding a recommendation for another author, so hopefully you don't mind.

    Check out the Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. Hugo and nebula awards were awarded for novels in the trilogy, and I tore right through them. She has a short story collection that I read first and it really hooked me in. Such a wide variety of worlds, peoples, and consciousness she's able to bring to life. The title doesn't make you think "sci Fi shorts" but I assure you it is, and fantastic! "How Long 'til Black Future Month?"

  • Trump Finally Weighs in on Controversial Shark vs. Electrocution Debate
  • That's a good point, and lithium batteries get sparky when the lithium gets exposed. In the boat example I'm not going to worry too much about lead acid batteries, if they leak it should dilute quickly. Honestly unless punctured, I'm not going to worry about the lithium batteries really either. You typically find out about punctures in those rather quickly. Like before the water is the issue.

  • Trump Finally Weighs in on Controversial Shark vs. Electrocution Debate
  • No expert but do have an electronics degree and somee EE theory courses later in life. I don't think much would happen. Don't be a direct bridge across the terminals yourself and I don't think there will be much of an issue being in the same body of water as a battery with even close proximity.

    But I could be very wrong.

  • Raspberry Pi launches its IPO
  • Yep, using one to run clipper for my 3d printer with armbian as the OS. It's been rock solid for me. There obviously some adaptation and discovery when trying to use the io as it's similar-but-not the same as the raspberry pi io and manipulating it is not the same. But it works, it was available, it was competitively cheap, and it's been stable

    Plus I get to say I'm running my 3d printer on a potato

  • Biden's approval rating just hit its lowest mark on record
  • Yeah, I was texted the other day to fill out a survey and didn't even reply with the "stop to opt out". Just, leave me alone. I'm not excited for Biden but I'm going to do what I need to do. That won't show in any polls.

  • Can I still use this salt?
  • It's probably NaCl

  • New unit of measurement
  • In other news, several border patrol agents seen chasing tornado with tasers drawn.

  • Google Admits Its AI Search Feature Is a Dumpster Fire, Says It Will Scale Back the Tool
  • Devs fault, missed the deliverables promised by mid level managers and/or product owners that were impossible to meet but needed to be released anyway

    Not a bitter dev who's been there/done that or anything

  • Biden wants U.S. government to scan all images on your phone to comply with new AI rules
  • Ok, I don't know why I'm even bothering, but here's why I think this is nothing more than conjecture at best and probably just outright dishonest manipulation.

    1. OP's link cites directly the eo announcement, that's where I found the link it. The announcement says literally nothing about scanning your photos and documents. It's about making sure aps aren't sharing your shit in the background. That ai generators aren't marketing it for creating revenge/child porn, aren't monetizing it if they do, protecting your photos and docs from being stolen and disseminated without permission. Not one thing indicates it's about scanning what shit you have on your phone.

    2. OP's link, links to another blog/opinion piece that seems to be the source of the "scanning photos for bad content" junk that I'm claiming has no logical source and is made up bs to rile up the already haters

    President Biden wants to probe everyone's smartphones as part of a sweeping surveillance effort.

    From which I quote

    This proposal implies that mobile operating systems would need to scan and analyze images directly on users’ devices to determine if they are sexual or non-consensual.

    There's no linked document evidence of what the op or either of the 2 level deep op-eds are claiming. There is no source beyond the above quote claiming it's implied. It's literally made up. The linked eo announcement says nothing about scanning your phone for what types of content/documents you have.. I read nothing anywhere that implies this.

    I don't want shit scanning my phone. I think we all agree that's definitely a long way over the line. I see nothing that indicates that's what this is even remotely close to doing. So why is it being shared and claimed that it is?

  • Biden wants U.S. government to scan all images on your phone to comply with new AI rules
  • Except the announcement doesn't say anything like what the op link is claiming?