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Pyroglyph,
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I figured they would just run sfc /scannow and then sit staring at their screen bewildered when it inevitably does nothing.

Pyroglyph,
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Pretty sure that you get the benefit of the doubt if you had a feasible reason for adding/changing something about your food.

For example, you could add a laxative to your food/drink and be totally in the clear as long as you labelled your container with your name and maintain that you’ve been constipated. It’s a totally valid reason, plus it was labelled with your name so there’s no reason for anyone else to be consuming it.

Pyroglyph,
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That’s exactly what an old person would say!

Pyroglyph,
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The colours on that site are rather confusing. Defederated instances are shown in green and federated instances are shown in yellow.

Pyroglyph,
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I used to use that for ages, but the constant ads made me uninstall it

Pyroglyph,
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Yes, that’s the entire point. They promote STEM topics to their own youth and funny silly brain-numbing dances to their political opponents.

In a number of years, China’s workforce will be scientists and engineers while the US will be full of influencers and microcelebrities who provide very little actual value.

They’re playing the long game.

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When the spacing is tight
and the difference is slight, that’s a moire!

Pyroglyph,
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I think they were more likely referring to how when the public eye is on something many companies will start churning out low-effort products to capitalise on the interest. The market would be flooded with cheap and inferior products in that niche, potentially threatening the smaller business that actually cared about making quality products for those hobbyists. I know this won’t apply to every hobby, but there are definitely a number of them that will.

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Just found this article about it that seems to fundamentally misunderstand it in every single way. I didn’t know it was even possible to be this clueless. Either that, or it’s AI.

Pyroglyph,
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Thor from Pirate Software (a game studio) does this. He has his set up so that if he doesn’t log into a specific server for a year, the source code to his game will be automatically published.

You could do the same thing. Just grab a super cheap server that checks the last login date and sends out emails.

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Craving carbs? Nah, you just need nitrogen. Just breathe some air, bro.

What even is that chart?

Pyroglyph,
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I want to try the funny Zuck sauce but I live in the UK so they’d have to re-do their tagline. Over here it’d be pronounced “the source is the boss”, which is just weird.

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Subscribed, and when I soon run out of content I switch to all.

I dislike Reddit as much as anyone here but god do I miss the sheer amount of content.

You have to pick something to have US dollar be backed by, what do you pick?

My best (stupid) guess is weapons. US gov has a ton of weapons. Already sells tons of weapons. Now the prices will always remain stable. Other countries would love to know that 30 million usd would always be able to buy an f15. Other countries declaring war will increase the value of the USD, as buying weapons from us government...

Pyroglyph,
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Other countries declaring war will increase the value of the USD, as buying weapons from us government will decrease amount of money in circulation.

I’m not sure if I’m misunderstanding this, but wouldn’t that decrease the value of the dollar?

If the US Gov owns less weapons (because they’ve been sold) but the populace has the same number of dollars, then the value of those dollars must be decreased because there are less weapons backing it.

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@asklemmy How could users Monitise themselves on the Fediverse?

As people possibly move across to the Fediverse to find alternatives, we have to question how people are going to make a living on this amazing platform.

Can it be fully run by donations or is there a better way for people to be paid across the Fediverse?

Pyroglyph,
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We just use PayPal or a straight up bank transfer over here.

I think OP missed your sarcasm though.

Pyroglyph,
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While I agree with your sentiment, this is a terrible take.

There is always a reason for saying no, whether you want to share it or not. But that takes a backseat here because it’s an open-ended question.

You’ve answered in a very closed minded way and refused to elaborate on your position, therefore your opinion can easily be thrown away due to lack of evidence. At that point, why comment at all?

Digital artist here, need help deciding on a beefy machine config, but i'm a little rusty on the IT side of things. (lemmy.world)

So, my budget is 3KGBP, my use case is i do 3d modelling work (have done for 25years now), and would like a better machine that i can do (light) GPU render tests on. It will likely also do short (few days) runs of CPU rendering too....

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It’s been 4 years since I built my last one, but I still think it holds true.

I’ve heard Intel chips still run hot, especially the 14th Gen i9. However, I came across this article by Puget Systems (a system integrator who mainly deals with professional workstations rather than gaming rigs) who found that decreasing the PL1, which I assume means Power Level, from 253W to 125W was a good enough tradeoff for performance/heat that it’s the default configuration they ship to their customers.

On the other hand, they still do mention that tasks such as UE light baking, V-Ray, Cinebench, and Blender saw gains of 10-18% when using the higher power limit, which seems much more like what OP’s workload is. Puget then proceed to recommend a CPU with a higher core count like a Threadripper PRO for those kinds of workloads, so perhaps OP really would be better off going AMD for their workstation.

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Her family tree must be a Penrose triangle

Pyroglyph,
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The way I do it would work well. Treat such vectors as two separate components. Not as X and Y, but Direction and Magnitude. No matter how many ways you can find to break the input, as long as you clamp the magnitude you’ll never go faster than intended! This also conveniently solves the √2 problem when moving diagonally.

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I think I’d find that annoying. If a player wanted to quickly switch to the other input method in an intense moment then they’d just be waiting for half a second for their inputs to register. They’d probably think the game is bugged!

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As someone who tried NixOS recently for the first time, it feels like an uphill battle.

Some immediate concerns I have as a newbie are below. Bear in mind that I’m a single user on a single system.

Organisation is daunting as fuck
Even a relatively simple desktop config seems rather large to me. I expect the complexity of my config to balloon if I were to use this as my primary OS. There seems to be no consensus on how things should be separated.
I’ve heard home-manager is good, but I don’t really get the point of it. What does it achieve for me that editing configuration.nix doesn’t? I’ve yet to find a benefit. It’s just another place to dump endless configs and another command to remember to run.

Installing software feels like the roll of a dice
I installed NixOS to try Hyprland, and their docs say to just use programs.hyprland.enable = true, which I’ve come to learn is a module. But that’s not the only way to install things! You also have system packages and user packages! I just want to install some software, I don’t want to have to look up whether it’s a module or a package every time I want something new. I’m never sure what I should add to which section. No other distro that I know of has this problem! Having 3 different places to add software seems excessive. What am I using? Windows? And now there’s Flakes too. I’m sure they’re great, but right now I just see them as yet another way to install software on Nix. Great.

There’s more, but I’ll leave it there for now. I’m sure there are reasonable answers to all that I’ve said, but I’m just frustrated. I really want to like Nix, but it’s not making it easy.

tl;dr: Two things. 1) Lack of consensus on how configs are organised is confusing. 2) Having 3 different ways of installing software (modules/packages/flakes) does not feel better than apt install or pacman -Syu etc.

Would it be useful to have a community where users could ask the best place to post something?

I was thinking instead of a /r/lostredditors that makes fun of bad posting choices there could be a community that could allow more experienced users to offer advice on the best community to post in. Maybe something slightly silly like…idk, /c/fedditorsearchparty?...

Pyroglyph,
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This feels unnecessary. Users will nearly always correct people who post in the wrong place.

A wiki or a meta-megathread would probably be a better fit for something like this. Like a Yellow Pages for communities.

Pyroglyph,
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I’m a zoomer and I also have no fucking idea what this is

Does ANYONE like autoplaying videos on news sites / articles?

In today’s fast-paced digital world, we often rely on various online platforms to quench our thirst for knowledge, information, and entertainment. Among these platforms, news websites hold a significant position as they allow us to stay updated about current events across the globe. However, despite their essential role in...

Pyroglyph,
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I hate them too.

I come to news sites to read articles, not watch videos. If I wanted to watch videos I would go to YouTube. It’s as simple as that.
Making them autoplay is just adding insult to injury (as well as wasting bandwidth for literally no reason).

Let’s do some napkin maths while we think how much energy has been wasted by autoplaying a video for every visitor.
If I were to guess, the video player pre-caches a few seconds of content, maybe up to 10. That’s a fair few MB worth of reasonable quality video/audio data. Now multiply that for every single visitor. That’s a lot of wasted energy. The page itself is likely ~1MB in size (at least you’d hope), so they’re potentially increasing their costs by an order of magnitude by having the videos autoplay.

It’s monumentally stupid.

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