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Justas

@Justas@sh.itjust.works

Lithuanian 30+ year-old shitposter who works as a programmer.

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Here's what stories I remember from USSR-Afghanistan war, told by actual veterans:

They would punish extremist acts by throwing women and children out of a helicopter, Pinochet style. The person who told me that drank ever since he got back from the war and never stopped.

There was one man who left his tent for a midnight leak and came back to his entire tent with their throats slit. Had insane PTSD.

My father-in-law got his legs messed up by machine gun fire, got airlifted to East Germany to get put back together, doesn't talk much, but still drinks a lot.

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Yes, it's not encouraged for people with other mental disorders to seek autism diagnosis because of how likely those people are to get a false positive for autism.

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Yes, in Europe, most political parties, both left and right, have their own climate change mitigation policies, because if they don't, they risk just not being elected.

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I don't want you to download Manjaro, but I had one partition as root and another as home and Manjaro just asked me to install itself in root, to replace my previous borked Ubuntu installation and use old home without data loss, instead of making me set everything myself again, like Ubuntu does.

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A lot of oil is used to produce energy or heat homes and to produce plastics. Moving towards renewables and better home insulation will have a much stronger and faster positive effect on reduced oil consumption than a move to EV's would.

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A lot of unseen costs of this war will take decades to be seen.

Reduced education spending? Less qualified workers to create added value.

Reduced social services? More people getting sick and dying.

Reduced infrastructure spending? Increased prices of transport and goods.

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Return to enlightened 1444, embrace big Lithuania and Germany in a 100 pieces of border gore.

Map for reference

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I have a shirt with him and nobody around me gets the reference.

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Don't crop out the artist.

This was clearly made by Herta Burbė, by the way.

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To be honest, USSR, for which tankies simp so much, purged the Jews, the Poles, the Armenians, the Uzbeks and pretty much anyone who wasn't either Georgian or Russian from their government. So in a weird way, communists were fascist too.

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To me the real problem with political games is that a political game, to be enjoyable, has to be more good than political.

Disco Elysium is extremely political. It is also a very well written game. So I enjoyed playing it.

AAA studios tend to make a game with an LGBT character or a minority character and when people don't like it, they blame representation. While people are actually mad at a game being a bad game.

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They don't have to justify their existence. But they are often just poorly done characters whose race, orientation or ethnicity is their entire personality.

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Maybe they think I'm doing a dog whistle of some sort.

Maybe they are mad because I didn't name AAA games which do that, I found it difficult to name examples because I haven't played any recently.

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Yes.

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I have complained about buggy games. I have complained about badly written games. I have never bought an AAA game at full price, because they are extremely expensive. And quite frankly, most of those games cater to a demographic I am no longer a part of, because I am getting too old to fit into.

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Yep, nobody can bribe a person who's struggling financially.

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Not to mention that the less people think their votes are worth, the more every individual vote is actually mean.

If you have two elections, one with a 40% turnout and one with an 80% turnout, in the one where 40% of people voted, each voter was as important as two voters in the 80% one.

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I mean the fewer people vote, the more power those who do vote end up having.

Your country's youth didn't vote? Enjoy the regressive concervatives that the old people elected taking away minority rights, reproductive rights, LGBT rights.

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I mean the ones who vote choose who makes decisions and passes laws.

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My parents would play fairy tales for us. On vinyl.

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I was born a bit after it collapsed, but I grew up in it's ruins. The people who talk about it will give you this picture:

Everybody stole, but friends shared. You can go to a store and find empty shelves, but go through people's houses and most people have most things.

Money was largely meaningless. Don't try to have a 100 roubles, try having a 100 friends instead. The friend from a dairy factory will give you sour cream, the friend from a store will give you best meat and canned goods from underneath the table, stuff not really available to the regular customers. The friend from the shoe supplies will give you a pair of shoes that last years.

Corruption was a way of life. To the older people, it still is.

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I would reply to this comment, but my corporate overlords decided to send my nation to Siberia and replace us with Russian settlers. /s

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Freedom and justice for all is non-negotiable.

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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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I have a similar story. A few years ago, when I was young and naïve, I worked at a startup that tried to build electric busses.

The person who planned how long each prototype construction task was going to take was the CFO, who had zero technical experience, when I tried to explain my job to her, she said "Sorry, Justas, I am just a woman, I don't understand anything."

Later I heard that CFO in question estimated new prototype construction to take 3 months. That seemed farfetched, so I went to the garage to talk to the assembly people and they said "3 months? We'll be lucky if we get finished in 9!" To which she replied "They don't know anything, I am the one in charge of the planning!"

I left shortly afterwards and was the last person to receive my salary on time. They started going into debt and I recently read an article about them going into bankruptcy. So much shit happened there I could write a book about it.

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Imagine you are trying to create something new, but not completely. Suppliers for most electric bus parts exist, ZTF being chief amongst them. Did the executives enter the market with a strategy to buy everything they could, assemble it, enter the market quicker, build many units, learn how busses are built and then innovate from experienced position? Nope.

A toddler learns to crawl before learning to run. A bird learns to hop before learning to fly. Our executives started to innovate before learning to build.

Why buy or build a metal frame? Too many parts, let's build the frame out of composite materials, only a few parts to glue together and the CEO has contacts amongst the yacht builders.

The end result drove like a tank. It had zero flexibility, was way too rigid for any passenger carrying vehicle and tended to lean to one side. Together with a bunch of windows that can't be opened and a skylight it was a greenhouse on wheels during the summer.

Composite parts getting glued required sanding and pieces of it are still embedded into poor sod's who did that hands.

The bus also featured a front windscreen curved too heavily for most crucibles to make one.

Can't we just buy a dashboard? No, can't get attached to a supplier, gotta build our own thing. The designer didn't plan for a spot for a driver to store their coat and bag. Also, it had no place to keep money and bus tickets for those passengers who didn't buy them earlier.

Several dashboards got designed, money dried up and the people who designed and built them left. Yup, all Fantastic Four of them, leaving a poorly documented mess for people who come after them.

I was tasked with building a telemetry system and a user information system.

Built a telemetry system with Grafana and a data collection script running in bus'es computer. Me and one other guy was the whole team.

For information system, I used Vue and Python on a Raspberry pi running cog, a very minimal WebKit browser. It had a 3D bus on an angled map and said which stops come next.

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Which community do you think would be appropriate?

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Ah, yes the industry veterans. They had none. Most of the staff were recent university graduates. Those who weren't included a former minister, an engineer who designed various industrial buildings, like crude oil storage tanks, and electricity engineer.

Together, they designed and built a pantograph mostly by themselves, a high power charging system that worked through the roof that charged a 50 kW battery in 6 minutes.

The rest of the specialists were mostly obscure scientists, analysts, accountants and PR people.

Since I have already leaked myself, here is a picture of the "amazing superbus" prototype:
link

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Dark Tranquility

Katatonia

Draconian

Omnium Gatherum

Insomnium

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Fun story: me and my wife kept talking about our nasty neighbour we call "the slug" and she got "Slug removal tips" on her YouTube suggestions.

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Tell me you never read Iain Banks without saying you never read Iain Banks.

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My case has RGB fans. Not because I wanted them, but because I wanted a PC between Covid lockdowns, had to pick from a small selection and RGB fans cost less than regular ones.

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My LED ones were Corsair too, and non LED alternatives were lesser known brands.

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This game will be either very good or very bad.

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Can confirm, took a lot of antidepressants, didn't make me artificially happy nor numb.

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I don't know how much cuck chairs cost, but if they are aware that they are expensive and I am not, it implies something about them.

Since you asked for updates- I had a big setback.

I went to the neurologist this morning and after all of his tests, he said he couldn't find anything neurological that could be wrong with me. He thought it might be behavioral, but that wouldn't explain the morning heaving. He sent all of my records back to the gastro doctor and we'll see what they say when they get back to us....

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To he honest, a lot of them were fucked up when they started. A lot of people use weed to self medicate.

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Acceptance of any minority is priceless for said minority. By putting a pricetag on trans acceptance, businesses work to fundamentally devalue them and their experience.

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I think OP would really enjoy the TV show "Person of Interest", especially if he didn't follow Jim Caviezel's recent descent into madness.

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Tallulah Riley said that without her, Elon Musk will lose his shit. Which he did, so we have to cut her some slack at least.

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