metaStatic

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How do I figure out if I have a cavity without going to the dentist?

It's been a while since I was last at the dentist. More than 4 years. I brush my teeth twice a day with a sonicare, floss once a day and use mouthwash. I pay the few extra dollars for the "more expensive" toothpaste just in case there's actually a difference....

metaStatic ,

as someone who fucked up their teeth with this attitude let me tell you it can be far more expensive putting it off.

a checkup should be the cheapest thing they do.

actually after 4 years you'll need xrays so keeping on top of checkups is actually cheaper.

get them to bill you or put you on a payment plan if you really can't afford it but get in there asap.

metaStatic ,

shutting down most central servers is a death sentence anyway. I'm not putting another decade of grinding into a private server when my Diablo 3 characters are gone.

Can you live without YouTube ?

Today in a Privacy community a post about YouTube. No word about privacy but all about which software or settings are needed to watch videos and the money needed to host videos. It made me wonder whether some of you can lead a meaningful life without YouTube. Or will a cold turkey bring the worst out of you ?

metaStatic ,

Vimeo is explicitly not competing with youtube

metaStatic ,

I, and many I knew, would 100% identify as female just to walk into the girls bathroom at school.

Communal bathrooms are the problem not who's allowed to use them. if you're a non conforming kid PLEASE just use the disabled bathroom for your own safety.

metaStatic ,

well let me just get into my time machine and ... wait what was your fucking point?

maybe a school should work with what they've got instead of complaining about things that literally can't be changed and putting children in danger. or don't, I don't really care.

metaStatic ,

in isolation sure.

I'm assuming you never had a group of male friends because there would inevitably be an older boy with secret info on how to get into the girls locker room without getting in trouble and then dares and double dares and calls of chicken and anyone dumb enough to put on a skirt and try it would be harassed for the rest of their days.

That's boys being boys

metaStatic ,

sexualizing the bathroom

Jesus Christ it really is all just projection isn't it.

Kids are going to be drawn to forbidden things and boys are going to do stupid shit, of course you never heard of this brand new thing when you where a kid. IT'S A NEW THING. this is just a new rule to mess with and all it requires is for you to make a claim and no matter how much you think it's a matter of better education kids will will mess with it because kids are fucking awful.

metaStatic ,

maybe some kids will try it

clearly no one here wants to even entertain that point.

The actual point that all these idiots clutching their pearls missed was that communal bathrooms are the real problem.

metaStatic ,

Shoot me, it's the only way
"bang"
Sorry, I thought only the real you would say that.

metaStatic ,

Make sure to tip your CEO

metaStatic ,

I've voted in quite a few board elections as a retail investor.

Employees on the other hand ...

metaStatic ,

if they didn't matter the big money running the campaign against the incumbent board wouldn't have been soliciting votes.

also the biggest vote you have is taking your ball and going home.

metaStatic ,

"Essay" makes it sound like someone rambling about drama in the High Pressure Sodium Lamps community had that shit scripted.

metaStatic ,

You'll have to speak up I'm wearing a towel.

metaStatic ,

if there are 192 people at a table and 1 Nazi you have 193 Nazis

metaStatic ,

Well the current owners aren't doing anything with it

metaStatic ,

while capital is currently ruining games I don't see them as inherently products of capitalism. We have always played games and dice made under feudalism are not inherently feudal.

metaStatic ,

if something is important to you and you don't do it then it wasn't really that important to you.

most people don't understand that the dream is often more important than the reality of the thing.

metaStatic ,

in America? under 21

/s just in case

metaStatic ,

Australia had a bad turnout once and the illegitimate government got tired of being rightfully called illegitimate and said from now on everyone votes, and it helped a little bit.

metaStatic ,

ute owning

do we even have those anymore? I refuse to call yank tanks utes, they're light trucks.

metaStatic ,

that will happen when you send your best drunks and cricketers half way across the world on boats

metaStatic ,

barking point

I hate my brain sometimes

metaStatic , (edited )

"I can't believe we hate women more than we love capitalism"

(also the fuck is ETA supposed to mean in this context?)

metaStatic ,

that's the plan.

everyday. until there's nothing left to read about.

metaStatic ,

ITT: People who have never heard of Crontab

metaStatic ,

let me just quickly check discord ... and manually download and run this update before we can automatically update again

metaStatic ,

I use a cron job but have

alias updog='sudo apt update | lolcat && sudo apt upgrade -y | lolcat'
for when I feel like making sure

metaStatic ,

you've never been even remotely close to the cult of management have you?

Is there a more politically and ideologically diverse alternative for Lemmy?

I know the real answer is reddit but I really don't want to go back now that I've already grown used to life without it. I was hoping for Lemmy to be a viable substitute but it isn't. I can see how this place is wonderful for the certain type of person but that person is not me. My experience during the past 6+ months has been a...

metaStatic ,

I have a HP Proliant DL380G7, basically the last server with a front side bus, and all the comments about it where about power per watt.

and they're not wrong.

I just don't think this is the community for old servers like this, self hosting is very much a practical consideration and the money spent on electricity running anything useful on these old things is better spent on a raspberry pi or stand alone NAS or something.

metaStatic ,

my scsi controller needs to be entered during boot to manage raid. it also has an external battery that needed replacing (which cost more new than just buying a new card ... with the exact same battery) so if you're not in verbose boot mode figure that out and see if the controller is telling you which function key it needs.

figuring out this old stuff is most of the fun in running it, I would sell it as scrap before actually hosting anything on it.

metaStatic ,

I suppose I would personally also be on my horn in an emergency but this attitude is why America can't have nice things. stop policing your fellow slaves and get out of the fucking way.

of course I live in a civilized country so America might just look bad because that's all that gets posted and most people aren't attempting to murder motorcycle riders for winning the rat race or shooting up schools.

metaStatic ,

exactly, it would be trivial to have a whitelist server side and now only ad friendly apps can access the videos. they only still work because it's worth keeping those viewers in the system for the time being.

metaStatic ,

that's the neat part, we don't even need to assist just get out of the way. and that's going to happen sooner than later.

metaStatic ,

the problem isn't that it's expensive it's that it requires us to deal with more volume than every other industry combined through history to even start to think about making a difference.

and you'll notice it talks about the US hitting it's climate goals ... rich nations will need to do a lot of heavy lifting for the rest of the world for it to be worthwhile not just hit their own targets then say "Well, Somalia isn't pulling it's weight so we're all just going to die I guess but at least we did our small part"

metaStatic ,

Peaceful protest was the compromise, and it seems like they've forgotten why, maybe you should remind them.

metaStatic ,

yeah and a car accident is generally preventable too.

how about an impacted wisdom tooth? should have thought about that before growing teefs nerd, enjoy your crippling debt.

metaStatic ,

you know they put fluoride in toothpaste right? if you're not getting enough from that your water isn't going to make up the difference.

metaStatic ,

to all blow up in space? Iran is saying this is over because they now know the next warhead needs to be a dirty bomb on the back of a donkey.

metaStatic ,

Rules based order has always been a gentleman's agreement and no one is willing to bloody their nose over Israel's temper tantrum for the time being.

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