Bozicus

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Bozicus,

Yeah, I think a lot of people who would be interested in moderating have taken a good look at how Reddit is treating existing mods, and gone, “nahhh.”

Bozicus,

U.S., and I don’t know how many businesses here use it, but I think it’s quite possible to avoid using it socially here. I’m not sure if I even know anyone who does use it, and certainly no one has asked me to get one.

Bozicus,

It would, lol, but I was going for the lowest common denominator on this one. The “omg dad, that is the stupidest joke I have ever heard” dad joke, rather than the extended pun kind. But maybe I should work up a blood bank version, for those who want juicier content.

Bozicus,

I don’t think I have heard that version, actually. What’s the rest?

Bozicus,

Relatable content, sigh. I get good mileage out of a pill caddy for things I take the same time every day (I can see that I have pills for all the days until Thursday, or whenever, and plan accordingly) but that doesn’t work for everything.

Bozicus,

I hope we can build what we wanted, since I don’t think Reddit has ever been perfect. I bet we can do better.

Bozicus,

I love the Gangnam Style reference, lol.

Bozicus,

I’m glad I’m not the only one, lol. I’m just sitting here like, “I think my addictive behavior is coming from the inside, because if I get the same kind of stimulus, I have the same response…”

But, on the plus side, Lemmy is doing a much better job of delivering dopamine hits than Reddit was. Reddit is like the dealer who gives you good stuff at first, then starts cutting it with something else, raising the price, refusing to answer the phone for a month while you’re having withdrawals, and generally making your life miserable for no good reason.

Bozicus,

This. Social media can be used in a healthy way, but that doesn’t mean social media addiction doesn’t exist.

On Coining a New Term

Edit: alright I'm sticking this up here because a number of people seem confused--this post isn't trying to convince you that "fediverse" is a bad term--rather it's a discussion of why I think "threadiverse" is a good umbrella term, for the forum-based part of the fediverse specifically. (lemmy+kbin)...

Bozicus,

I’m happy to see people thinking about this, but I think that the existence of Meta’s Threads makes any use of the word “thread” an unnecessary association with Meta, if not an outright advertisement. Deeper meaning has, historically, never been as important for controlling how a term is used as sheer numbers. Way more people are using “Threads” to refer to the Meta product than are talking about the fediverse at all, and none of them are going to care why we should have dibs on “thread” as part of our name. They’ll just go, “threadiverse? Is that like Threads? Threads is just ads, I don’t know why you’d want to use it.”

As an alternative, I like “forumverse,” because Lemmy and kbin remind me of old-school forums, and it still links up with “fediverse” because of the “verse,” and because the word has the same rhythm. But I usually just tell my friends I’m on Lemmy, since I browse through a Lemmy instance, and that greatly influences my experience. I don’t mind adding that Lemmy is just one platform for accessing the same content, because it launches me into an explanation of how this is not a corporation-owned discussion space.

Bozicus,

Yeah, I am really sad to see mental health subs on this list, though I’m glad the mods of those subs left. That kind of sub should not be modded by random volunteers.

Bozicus,

If you’re talking about suing Reddit for copyright/intellectual property law infringement, unfortunately, that’s unlikely to happen. Reddit can claim certain rights over user content because it’s not against the law to sign over those rights through a user agreement. It’s a bad idea, but it is likely to be considered legally binding. The “right to be forgotten” under GDPR is a specific form of control of content that can’t be signed away, but it’s not about copyright.

Bozicus,

Oh wow, I didn’t even think about how bad beard advice could get. It’s easy to forget there’s skin under there, and then… well, good luck with that, lol.

Bozicus,

TBF, some people get it in the summer, or have issues with seasons changing. But I know that wasn’t actually your point, lol.

Bozicus,

Did you try an emery strawberry? It scrubs in a different way from steel wool, and is designed to deal with this situation. It’s possible the residue you have isn’t removable for some reason, of course, but I think it’s worth trying the Official Tool™ before giving up. :3

Bozicus, (edited )

Oh, didn’t you get one with your pincushion? …er—if you have a pincushion, I suppose I just assume anyone who does any kind of sewing would, at some point, have gotten the cheap “tomato and strawberry” pincushion and emery strawberry set. Usually neither is very good, but it’s actually kind of hard to find an emery strawberry sold by itself.

Bozicus,

Oh, that sucks. I always desire the cheap kits that come in little cases, because they look so cute… until I actually open them, lol. There’s always something wrong with them.

Bozicus,

Oh, awesome! Forget the first line of my other comment, lol. I suppose a lot of people don’t use them. I don’t remember when I found out what they were for, but they do make a difference for me, both with needles and with pins.

Bozicus,

Then that color is probably there to stay, lol, but I’m glad it helped with the surface texture. And yeah, I have never had that level of discoloration, but it sounds like other people have, and it’s not an issue. A needle that’s working is always a good needle, IMO, even if it doesn’t look very good.

Bozicus,

Teachers are usually optimists, I think. The idea that your students will someday be excellent [although now, they are little snots] is part of the appeal of any kind of teaching or coaching. It’s sort of an abstract benefit, since teachers rarely get any credit for what they do, but still, it’s great to find out that someone you taught or trained is now hugely successful at the thing you helped them learn.

Bozicus,

…I honestly thought that was a deliberate pun, because Reddit as link aggregator was not optimal, either…

Bozicus,

It’s only partly about the fact that most climate change is caused by the wealthy and corporations, it’s that the wealthy and corporations are trying to control the narrative, to hide their culpability and make sure the changes made won’t affect them. Like coffee shops pushing customers to bring reusable straws instead of giving out free plastic ones (boosting their “green” image while also saving money on straws) instead of putting their to-go beverages in materials that are sustainably produced or recyclable (which probably cost more than the cheap plastic cups and non-recyclable cardboard ones). Individuals can make useful changes, but usually the ones we hear about most often are not the ones that are most productive, they’re the ones that are most convenient for corporations.

In this case, I think it’s more than blame-shifting by corporations, though there’s a hell of a lot of money in designer vegan foods.

Bozicus,

1/5 the price of branded stuff, but very similar to the price of dry TVP, which replaces ground beef very well in casseroles or chili (properly seasoned, and with oil added to the recipe to make up for the near-total lack of fat in TVP), and is workable in more exposed applications like meatloaf. Also great for sausage, in my opinion, though strictly speaking that’s a case of replacing pork or turkey.

(If you’re curious, the trick is 1 tsp seasoning blend added to 1 cup TVP while dry, then soaked in 1 cup hot water (vegetable stock is better, but not essential), let it sit for about 15 minutes, and, hey presto, you just skipped the part where you dump a pound of raw meat in a pan, brown it, and drain off the fat preparatory to adding it to a recipe. Add oil during cooking as appropriate, or don’t, and a little soy sauce is always good to add umami, but I find it’s enough to get some herbs and spices in at the start, and just adjust seasoning in the final recipe if necessary. It will be chewy, and it will stay chewy no matter how you cook it, which I like, but be aware. I find it way easier and more fun to cook with than meat).

(I know this sounds like an infomercial, lol, but I was initially intimidated by TVP since I didn’t know what to do with it, and now it’s a staple in my kitchen, so I thought others might want to know).

Bozicus,

And in my opinion, the ChatGPT summary is a pretty good condensation of those 500 words. There are some things that are said more than once, and some details that are interesting, but not crucial for having a discussion about the topic, particularly with a focus on privacy.

Sure, 500 words isn’t a big ask, but I think when 500 words really conveys 300 words worth of content, and easily boils down to more like 100, it is reasonable to choose to read 100. I enjoyed reading 500, but that doesn’t mean everyone should.

[/I took a lot more words than necessary, lol, it’s because I am a degenerate]

Bozicus,

Aren’t pictures the point of Instagram, though? I don’t use Instagram, but I would not expect people to like something that is basically a picture sharing service without the pictures.

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