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MTA workers, Dept of Sanitation workers, NYCHA workers... So many people who work for the city. All it takes is one hangnail or paper cut.

TurboDiesel ,
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You're asking for accountability in the GOP? If you believe that's possible I've got a bridge to sell you.

TurboDiesel , (edited )
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Well well. If it isn't the consequences of their own actions

E: love to see the downvotes. They tried their hands at cloud seeding and they're reaping what they literally sowed. But go off I guess.

EE: See below.

TurboDiesel , (edited )
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Actually I'm referring to the cloud seeding they've been doing. But yes, I do indeed condemn all of our endless growth fetishes. We've fucked the planet beyond comprehension.

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I stand corrected.

NB: I see what you're doing for Lemmy and I sincerely appreciate it.

TurboDiesel ,
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Marques is right. I'm sorry, for $700 goddamn dollars I refuse to be some random startup's R&D. I can't wait for the DiSrUpToR model to die a painful death.

And to all the people crying because MKBHD was mean, I say: STFU. I watch him for his integrity. Your product is bad and you should feel bad.

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I get zero pleasure from cocaine. It's literally just a tool to keep drinking. (NB: don't do this. It's terrible for your heart) But for some of my friends it's the end-all, be-all. They wanna do lines all weekend and I'm just like, "why?"

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Haha not random, my psych doesn't think so, no. I just don't find stimulants fun

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It's really funny when you start to recognize people, isn't it?

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Our cat lays in the shoe rack itself, presumably for maximum funk

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He'll say it faster, for a lower salary, but with a high fever.

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I'm waiting for the post-scarcity stuff 😭

TurboDiesel ,
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Listen, I'm not saying I want to bang Tony the Tiger, but I'm not not saying it either.

40-year-old homeowner says economy doesn’t add up: ‘I’m making the most money I’ve ever made, and I’m still living paycheck to paycheck’ ( fortune.com )

“There's this wild disconnect between what people are experiencing and what economists are experiencing,” says Nikki Cimino, a recruiter in Denver.

TurboDiesel ,
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I went grocery shopping Saturday. Grapes were $6/pound. It's getting so we can't afford produce anymore.

TurboDiesel ,
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Ordinarily I'd totally agree. But they've been going up in price constantly for the last 2 years and never come down.

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They're just regular red table grapes. I have no idea what's going on with fruit prices near me but they're nauseating. I'm in the northeast; we should still have some late apple varieties left from fall but those are getting outrageous too.

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I usually try to but here in the Northeast USA almost nothing is in season except mushrooms.

Lyft and Uber say they will leave Minneapolis after city council forces them to pay drivers more ( apnews.com )

Lyft and Uber said they will cease operations in Minneapolis after the city’s council voted Thursday to override a mayoral veto and require that ride-hailing services increase driver wages to the equivalent of the local minimum wage of $15.57 an hour....

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They did the same thing for UberEats in NYC. "New York Courier Fee" of $2 on every order with the explainer text "Due to new requirements put in place by the City of New York, workers are guaranteed a minimum hourly pay rate while they are delivering orders to customers. Customers will now see an additional fee on all delivery orders to help cover this pay rate. Tipping remains optional."

Conservative US judges criticize new rule curbing 'judge shopping' ( www.reuters.com )

Two conservative federal appeals court judges on Wednesday criticized judicial policymakers for adopting a new rule aimed at curtailing "judge shopping" by state attorneys general, activists and others who challenge government policies in courthouses where one or two sympathetic judges hear most cases....

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Every time I see some batshit ruling, I'll mumble to myself "bet it's the 5th circuit" and I'm almost never disappointed.

TurboDiesel ,
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Cleaning the flat top was like the only satisfying part of working in a kitchen.

TurboDiesel ,
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Only downside is when you DO finally have an, "Oh, it's you" moment, you'd better hope they're not one of the few people doing the posting.

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There's no "algorithm" per se, so you can actually discover new things in your feed, rather than just being fed what they think will keep you scrolling.

Also, you can use whatever app you like (I like Sync personally, but that's because it was my client of choice for Reddit) instead of using their RSS reader stapled to a Wish.com TikTok clone.

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My stepfather is like that. I even tried to use his own logic to help him see most of these conspiracies are dumb; "you said yourself that the gov't is incompetent. So how can they pull off a conspiracy at this scale if they can't run the country?" - stuff like that.

It doesn't matter, he's fully drank the Kool-Aid, so I just keep him at arm's distance now.

Kids Don’t Think Congress Has Their Best Interests In Mind With Their Grandstanding ‘Protect The Children’ Hearing ( www.techdirt.com )

Kids Don’t Think Congress Has Their Best Interests In Mind With Their Grandstanding ‘Protect The Children’ Hearing::We’ve covered a few stories this week related to the Senate hearing on “kids safety” and there’s going to be a lot more in the coming weeks as those same Senators grandstand and yell about “protect...

TurboDiesel ,
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single prayer health care

That's the problem, we need more prayers! My new favorite typo

TurboDiesel , (edited )
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imposing moderator will on community

Rich, coming from the mod that banned me because I called him out on a shitty joke.

TurboDiesel , (edited )
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You posted a misogynistic meme, I said "i thought we left that in 2023," and apparently you didn't like that so you called me a bigot and banned me. None of what I said was homophobic or bigoted. I just didn't like your meme because it seemed like the millionth time one of us has made an "ew women" joke and it's tired and shitty to women. So you said I'm homophobic and banned me then told me to fuck off basically.👎 Which cut me off from participating in the largest LGBTQ+ safe space on Lemmy. So yeah.

TurboDiesel , (edited )
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I mean, I have screenshots, but k. Funny how I'm now at least the 3rd person to take issue with you and your temper tantrum mod style.

And please, show me the comments where I made "homophobic generalizations" and "doubled down. I made literally ONE comment. Was it snarky? Yes, but it was in no way what you're characterizing it as. It's also funny how none of that appears in the modlog.

I’m going to go with the modlog reason

That you chose to purposely mischaracterize what I said.

And finally, feel free to check my history, I think you'll find it pretty damn spotless, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for you.

TurboDiesel , (edited )
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I've said my peace, unfortunately not much more I can do. I'll let him go Lord over his little fiefdoms as he wishes. The whole experience has totally turned me off of Lemmy TBH; I've literally never had this kind of issue with a mod here or on Reddit.

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Ok honestly thank you for that. I kind of gathered that from his pretty much only shitposting and attitude in his comments. Idk why but being banned because of him really bugged me.

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Like an AI trained on nothing but old 700 Club reruns was asked to generate a politician.

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33 year old in Buck's County, PA. He filmed a 15 minute YouTube video holding his father's severed head. The Advocate is the only source I've seen so far, sorry. But I have seen the YT video and it's beyond fucked.

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Why bother putting in the effort of developing and testing an app for a totally new platform that Tim Apple and 3 other people will use?

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Imagine if poor Vaporeon could do the same...

Business Insider's reporter and his disastrous experience with GM's Blazer including the infotainment system: ( www.businessinsider.com )

Business Insider's reporter and his disastrous experience with GM's Blazer including the infotainment system:::When the Chevrolet Blazer EV stranded Kevin Williams, a 7-hour drive turned into a 14-hour ordeal.

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infotainment systems should absolutely not be sharing core vehicle functionality

Particularly and especially when the infotainment system has an always-on cellular connection. Wired ran a story way back in 2015 that hackers had managed to gain control of (I wanna say) a Dodge (it was a Stellantis group car, can't recall which one specifically) and were able to control not only convenience features of the car like lights, wipers, and stereo, but to disable the transmission completely. All it takes is one flaw or zero-day.

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Yeah, the just overall...dumbness? I guess? of ChatGPT and its ilk really could have been lifted from the comment section of A Boring Dystopia.

Tesla recalls 120,000 vehicles over potentially faulty doors that could open in a crash ( www.nbcnews.com )

Tesla recalls 120,000 vehicles over potentially faulty doors that could open in a crash::Tesla is recalling Tesla Model S luxury sedans and Model X SUVs manufactured in 2022 and 2023 due to the vehicles’ failure to comply with U.S. government regulations.

TurboDiesel ,
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Nah, that's a paid upgrade. Default on the poverty-spec models is Kill All Children

TurboDiesel ,
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Just like stories, this is yet another feature a messaging app shouldn't have.

TurboDiesel ,
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It'll never catch on in the US, though. We don't need the functionality that an "everything app" like WeChat would provide. WeChat took off because it filled in a big gap for its users. The US already has a robust and diversified financial market and payments infrastructure that Zuck won't have any chance of breaking into.

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Valid, but our credit card and mobile payment penetration is way higher than China's was at the time WeChat launched, and bank relationships are notoriously sticky.

TurboDiesel ,
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Yeah, their "safest" list top 3 were all dead marques; Mercury, Pontiac, and Saturn. They definitely have some sampling issues.

TurboDiesel ,
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IIRC a few years ago they tried to charge an 18 year old with possession of CP for having nudes of his 17 year old girlfriend at the time. Apparently her parents found out about their relationship and didn't approve. Which seems like something that could have been handled with a sit-down talk rather than arresting him and potentially putting him on a list for life, but what do I know.

Senator Warren calls out Apple for shutting down Beeper's 'iMessage to Android' solution ( techcrunch.com )

Senator Warren calls out Apple for shutting down Beeper's 'iMessage to Android' solution::U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is throwing her weight behind Beeper, the app that allowed Android users to message iPhone users via iMessage,

TurboDiesel ,
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iPhones have the largest share of the US smartphone market. iMessage is the default messaging app on every iPhone, and cannot be changed. Ergo, iMessage is one of the top 5 largest messaging apps in the US. I believe it's number 3 or 4 behind FB Messenger, WhatsApp, and FaceTime (also an Apple product).

Apple responds to the Beeper iMessage saga: ‘We took steps to protect our users’ ( www.theverge.com )

Apple responds to the Beeper iMessage saga: ‘We took steps to protect our users’::Beeper, like Sunbird and Texts, sought to find a way to bring iMessage to Android users. Its app, Beeper Mini, worked well. But a few days after it launched, Apple took steps to shut it down.

TurboDiesel ,
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Sounds like your friends are assholes then. ¯⁠\⁠⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠⁠/⁠¯ I have literally never as an adult had someone go "ew green bubbles." Now, my teenage nephew? The iCult is STRONG with kids.

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Then they're assholes. Seems pretty simple, no?

For someone in their 40s, they're probably stuck in the iPhone=rich/Android=poor dichotomy that Apple curated when the iPhone launched. That makes them vain and materialistic, and thus probably not people you want to be around if it's that important to them.

Now, if you want to get into how Apple has been changing the contrast ratios on the text for blue and green bubbles to make the green messages harder to read, as well as intentionally making the green color unpleasant, there's something there.

TurboDiesel , (edited )
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Don't have the article handy but I believe it was wired that reported on the decreasing contrast between the white text and green background across several iterations of iOS.

Edit: WSJ from 2018. I can't find a way behind the paywall. And Medium. Also from '18

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