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I said the same thing, until the kids needed to use Office365 for school.

And NO, Libreoffice won't cut it because the school is deeply entrenched with Microsoft - it's not just using Word or whatever, but all those OneDrive things that are so tightly integrated.

So they run Windows, and I hate it. My work laptop also runs Windows, and I hate it. But there's only so far you can take your idealism if you still want to be part of a normal functioning society.

My home server rocks Linux and Docker and whatnot. But work and school? Just accept it.

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The modern software industry is a blight upon this world. I should know; I'm part of it.

PlutoniumAcid ,
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My brother got a Mac for work. He couldn't get used to the fact that a simple press of the Home key wouldn't go to the start of the line; it goes to the start of the FILE.

Why??

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I'd say fuck that. You were shipping my container, I'm not telling you how to do your job and I am most certainly not paying for your damages.

This is 100% on the captain and the shipping company.

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If they keep shelling a nuclear power plant, then it damn well won't be a nuclear ACCIDENT.

PlutoniumAcid ,
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I think you read that the wrong way 'round. It makes sense to me, in the context of being against the stupid Russians.

PlutoniumAcid ,
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Because Russia deliberately attack the power plant, that is an attack on the world. It seems to me that you read it as if Ukraine did this attack?

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It's simple. Ukraine is fighting to get their home land back. They are smart and will not destroy the power plant. This is undeniable fact.

On the other hand, Russia is driven by a power hungry maniac, and they have shelled the plant before. They also had their troops dig trenches in the irradiated soil - poor sods will all die from cancer, if not from acute lead poisoning. This is also undeniable fact.

If we agree on this, let's have a discussion. If not, I will consider you an unusually eloquent but still Russian troll and block you for wasting my time.

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I'm sure they meant "in the end" and not "it's about time".

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I take it there's another holder on the other side.

May I ask why the complex shape, rather than just having a triangle with two points on the 4040 rail and the third point being the axle position?

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I don't follow you. Look at the photo, the thing is made of triangles. It's the best shape. So I wonder, why use more than just one? Why make the shape require more than one triangle?

PlutoniumAcid ,
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Vimes' theory of boots!

The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money. Take boots, for example. ... A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. ... But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

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What I want to know is how they started building that? How did they put the first stones? With a helicopter??

PlutoniumAcid ,
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Drop the cameras, add lidar instead. That's true 3d vision, which no amount of cameras can replace.

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Man, I feel you. I hate Mattermost for its utter inability to run on anything else than port 8065 specifically.

PlutoniumAcid ,
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  • Outlook (tasks, inbox, and calendar) on the left screen (sometimes vertical)
  • Main work window on the right screen.
  • Underneath is my laptop screen with Teams and Notepad++.

Remove 1 screen = reduce my productivity by maybe 20%.

Remove one more screen = reduce by at least another 40%.

Is the combined knowledge of humanity safer than it has ever been?

From what I understand, a lot of knowledge was lost following the collapse of the Roman Empire as manuscripts were no longer being copied at the established frequency and information that had lost relevance (for certain jobs etc.) wasn't being passed down....

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Arguably, the time from when a girl is born until she becomes a mother herself is rising significantly.

That time might have been 20 years a century ago but is closer to 25-30 years in western countries now.

Dell is so frustrating

Dell has got to be one of the most frustrating companies that put out a linux laptop. They put out a laptop certified for ubuntu but then never support newer releases. A big part of their hardware is always proprietary drivers like webcam, fingerprint reader etc.. Then you update to a new LTS release because lets be serious...

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And I'm a little disappointed that we finally made peace with the Canadians. It was running up to be one of the longest wars ever, with each country alternating to jovially plant a flag a bottle of spirits. Politest war in the history of mankind!

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Capitalism has eroded society to the edge of what is tolerable. The push for infinite growth has pushed the world to the extreme, with 0.001% of human holding 99.999% of the riches.

We are now at a point where growth cannot continue because the customers are too poor and the thumbscrews are all the way in. And yet, corpos want more. It will break - very soon. Then what happens?

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It's clearly working very well for itself, but it's doing it for the benefit of the stock holders, not for the community, not for the employees, and certainly not for the environment - those are all just annoying cost factors that must be minimized to maximise profits.

I am saying this is not sustainable, and we have now reached that point. People have several jobs and still can't pay their bills - that's new, and a sign that we've reached the limit.

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Similar here: a boot from power off will ALWAYS mean there's no network, but a warm boot will always work.

As a workaround, I always hit the reset button two seconds after turning the computer on.

I can tell there's been a power outage if the computer is on and has no network.

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How does one start gemini? I think I have the same beta version installed but don't see any mention of it.

PlutoniumAcid ,
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Thank you for the support link. It tells me I don't have a supported phone 😭

PlutoniumAcid ,
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It says right there in your screenshot that it's the CABLE that can become damaged.

Like 90% of all the apple cables I've ever seen. But I guess that's different.

PlutoniumAcid ,
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"Excellence is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle teaching that good comes from the whole, not from a single step. Focus on the whole, and the steps will follow.

"So, what's the next action for this?" - the GTD approach to task management teaching me to be specific and then go do it (or plan it, or delegate it). This really kicks me into productivity mode.

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And every crappy app and website has 300 "legitimate interest" cookies 🤑🤮

PlutoniumAcid OP ,
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I see these posts everywhere, and they are friggin' annoying :-(

PlutoniumAcid OP ,
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This issue doesn't happen very often, maybe every few weeks. That's why I think a nightly reboot is overkill, and weekly might be missing the mark? But you are right in any case: regardless of what the cron says, the machine might never get around to executing it.

PlutoniumAcid OP ,
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Nope, haven't. It says I have 2 GB of swap on a 16 GB RAM system, and that seems reasonable.

Why would you recommend turning swap off?

PlutoniumAcid OP ,
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thank you! 🤩

PlutoniumAcid OP ,
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Thank you for these ideas, I will read up on systat+sar and give it a go.

Also smart to have the script always running, sleeping, rather than launching it at intervals.

I know all of this is a poor hack, and I must address the cause - but so far I have no clues what's causing it. I'm running a bunch of Docker containers so it is very likely one of them painting itself into a corner, but after a reboot there's nothing to see, so I am now starting with logging the top process. Your ideas might work better.

PlutoniumAcid OP ,
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You know you are right, and I've tried. I can manually monitor but it doesn't happen just then. I don't know yet what causes it, I can only assume it's one of the Docker containers because the machine is doing nothing else.

I am doing this to find out how often it happens, how quickly it happens, and what's at the top when it happens.

PlutoniumAcid OP ,
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That's a good idea, didn't know Docker had such capability. I will read up on that - could you give me some keywords to start on?

PlutoniumAcid OP ,
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Yes, but given the fact that there can we weeks between incidents, that is going go be a long time to be without my services.

Appreciation / shock at workplace IT systems

After self hosting several services for a few users, with SSO, backups, hardware issues etc, I really appreciate how good the IT was in my old company. Everything was connected, smooth, slick and you could tell it was secure. I had very few issues and when I did, they were quickly solved. Doing this all at scale for thousands of...

PlutoniumAcid ,
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This insane torture is why there are post-it notes under the keyboards.

PlutoniumAcid ,
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I agree. I am posting about Linux when I use it, but have been back on windows for years now, and guess what - I'm not posting about Linux. This proves your point.

PlutoniumAcid ,
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You are right of course - your system is so fucked up that it's not even worth trying, just give up already and hand the keys to Pootin. /s!

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oh no, this only ships to US+AUS. I'm in Europe, so maybe I can find some mail-forwarding service...

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