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Making sure Lemmy never takes off any%

Tell people they need to install an extension to make Lemmy usable


I work in the gaming industry. If you’re not pirating your games you’re directly contributing to this rot. Companies (even indie ones) don’t see players through anything but spreadsheets, and none of my peers (other companies included) seriously believe the games they’re working on are fun.

We need serious competition in the gaming space, because until then we’re all milking the cow.


While my monitor isn’t 4k, you can upscale everything (in my 2x upscale made things too small, but if I had a 4k monitor I certainly would have done that)


The memes posted today are too on point


The original people should never have had their land stolen.

However…

  • Do reparations go to someone else, because they’re the distant offspring of someone wronged?
  • Are reparations a one-time thing?
  • In the case of Canada, some tribes wiped out other tribes. Who gets reparations there?
  • Should we offer reparations even if they don’t help?

In the case of Canada, I do strongly believe our reparations have overstayed their welcome and it’s time to stop. Not because we’ve equalized the wrongdoing, but because the reparations are not addressing those wronged.

For example - In Canada, we heavily subsidize lots of native American areas which were only relevant back when the fur trade was a thing, and would have naturally collapsed after the global economy moved on. The areas are not self sustainable, and quite frankly never were.


In my opinion, a better solution for long past injustices is mandatory curriculum on the subject. It still won’t help those harmed, but it can prevent us from making the same mistakes again.



This is actually… Really good. Will there be a lemmy.ml prod version hooked up to lemmybb?


Odysee is chaotic neutral. I’ve seen everything from alt-right to official DPRK propaganda content being uploaded there.




This kind of explains the teeter-totter you see in comment sections, especially on posts that are a few days old but still on the front page thanks to Lemmy’s algorithm. …

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Flatpak packager here -

Flatpak is actually seamless if the upstream is aware of it. With the exception of things like IDEs (which should have full system access) and daemons, the only issues Flatpaks run into are packaged apps that use things like their own File explorer instead of Freedeskop defaults (since Flatpak can’t intercept custom file explorers and display their own prompt), etc.

So to summarize:

  • Flatpaks are actually quite good


It’s not about me - I can remove Snap no problem. I want to encourage better defaults though, and if Ubuntu won’t listen on their forums I’ll throw out the warning for other users here :)


Article says nothing to contradict sexy_peach’s point. Notably you didn’t also make a counter to sexy_peach’s point, so I’ll reiterate - None of the Lemmy instances that I’m familiar with, including wolfb*lls, claim to be free speech.


This was evident after the beginning of the invasion in his frequent appeals to the Russians, his invitation to the Kremlin to negotiate, and his statements that the Ukrainian army would not try to retake the territories that were under Russian control before February 24 but would seek their return through diplomatic means in the future. If Zelensky were replaced by someone more nationalistic, the situation would become much worse.

Is it really considered nationalist to want Crimea back after a sham election? If so, call me a nationalist. The people who live in Crimea deserve a proper vote.


Snap actually sucks. This isn't even a meme.

Upgraded Ubuntu to 22.04, where Firefox is Snap by default. Wasn’t going to fight it, especially since Canonical has made 3 blog posts talking about how much faster they made Firefox on Snap. …

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PMOS devs don’t want to self host, they’re looking for a solution that won’t take time away from hacking at phones



Apparently “leave the bathroom without washing your hands”

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What's An Easy Thing You Did That Made Your Life Easier?

A purchase, an app, a decision, anything…

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The Gateway Drug To Testable code

Bill realizes a usecase for a new app and spends 3 days creating his first release. After hundreds of happy users, the codebase matures and becomes something somewhat stable. …

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MIT and BSD are cuckold licenses

I would say “change my mind” but I won’t. I spent 5 years believing *maybe* I was missing something about them, but no, these are licenses selected 49.5% of the time for the wrong reason, 49.5% of the time because the original project devs were cucks, and 1% of the time because they’re trying to r…

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Google Cloud needs to stop telling their engineers to answer Stackoverflow

Whenever I have an issue with a Google Cloud service, whether it’s Firebase, Google Compute, or whatever else, I find myself on Stackoverflow looking at answers. …

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