thantik

@thantik@lemmy.world

I do like some intellectual stimulation and will hold contrarian views just to test the waters of my own understanding or to test yours. I don’t always believe the things I say online. I want you, AND me to understand the world around us better.

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thantik ,

Such a good show. I've watched this with my son since he was like 4.

thantik ,

I do this, legitimately -- but with a very specific application: Firefox. On Windows, I can get firefox top border to a VERY small amount. But for some reason, in the past -- every Linux distro I found, when Firefox is maximized, I still get an additional window decoration on the top, above the browser tabs. My Firefox bar on Windows only takes up 64 pixels of height.

thantik ,

I mean, at least I CAN fix this stuff in Linux. Plenty of instances like this in Windows where I'd just be stuck. I really need the FreeCAD team to get their shit together before I can truly swap over.

thantik ,

Legitimately best OS theme ever.

thantik ,

Conservative Senators and Congresscritters have been co-opted by Russia. They are no longer loyal to the USA.

thantik ,

Reddit started off with fake engagement in order to grow the site, so I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if more than half of the site was engagement bots running around. They likely have an entire suite of tools for such a thing.

thantik ,

This is just to show that the judge won't put him in jail for any reason at all. Rules don't apply to the (even fake) wealthy like they do normal folk.

thantik ,

Our supreme court is packed with corporate lackeys. As much as I love this, it'll be overturned. It is a move in the right direction - you should not be allowed to take away someone's right to move jobs.

thantik , (edited )

Twitch shadowbans public VPNs due to abuse/bots. The most common method for people to get around bans is to use a VPN -- now assume millions of viewers, and you've got an easy recipe for needing to stop that activity.

You're not punished for being privacy conscious; you're being punished for being roughly in the same realm as harassers, etc.

If you don't want to be banned, rent a VPS and set up your own private VPN for only you. The problem is that using Nord, Windscribe, etc etc is that you're sharing that VPN tunnel with hundreds, maybe thousands of people at a time.

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It's because many privacy enthusiasts are or have also been in network infrastructure, and realize the measures that must be taken on a hostile network which literally defines the internet.

I told you what to do. Rent a VPS, and set your own VPN up. Nothing is stopping you from doing this the right way.

thantik ,

VPS typically have shared IPs.

thantik ,

AI isn't the threat to the web that this article makes it. The threat that we currently face is another round of COPPA and forced personal identification for accessing the internet under the guise of 'protecting the children'.

thantik ,

You got a lot of people pointing out that your generalizations aren't entirely accurate. The problem isn't landlords, it's foreign nations coming in and buying up land for the purposes of exporting the labor and production of that nations economy by leeching off of rent.

The problem isn't landlords; they serve a purpose. It's corporations acting as landlords that's the issue. Corporations acting as landlords are allowing foreign nations to export our resources through ownership of property.

thantik ,

Then go buy a house.

Oh, you're gonna lambast me for telling you to do that because you're a renter?

That's exactly what you opine. You don't want landlords. Thus you want everyone to buy their property and not rent it, right?

So go ahead and do what you espouse, and buy your property. Then when you want to move, sell the property to someone else before buying the next property.

thantik ,

There could be some use for it in detonation front research. Rotating detonation engines biggest issue is keeping the detonation front alive and active.

thantik ,

This shit was either written by AI, or a highly disfunctional ADHD person on crack.

thantik ,

That's because out of everything, we're kind of creatures of conformation. Every nail that sticks out gets hammered down. It's a part of our biology at this point, given how tribal in nature we have become. Success came from everyone working together, and when something goes against the status-quo, it's normal for people to shun it. You'll find this in literally every possible 'division' you can create for society. Dyed your hair blue? Some people's instinct will naturally kick in and shun you for it. You don't even have to be gay or anything - just out of the ordinary.

thantik ,

Of course we can do better -- I'm telling you, it will never go away. It will forever be something we have to educate people on, and keep at the forefront of their minds, because we are literally of two minds. We have a prehistoric brain that can control low level impulses, and people have to be taught to override those impulses.

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That's good, because I'm not trying to convince anybody of anything, just spouting facts.

thantik ,

I excuse many things that people do; because I realize that no person can ever be absolutely perfect -- to expect perfection of them is to preordain disappointment in them.

thantik ,

You need better reading comprehension and better judgement overall.

Not expecting perfection does not equal expectation of failure.

thantik ,

Don't most highways have signs that say "Slower Traffic Keep Right" though? So that pretty much negates your argument. If you are slower than the traffic behind you, you should get into the right lane, until you're no longer slower, then get back into the left if you need to continue passing.

thantik ,

My daughter basically only looked at cat pics, and got randomly banned for "not being over 13"; she's 16... she offered to send a copy of her ID and they didn't care.

thantik ,

This will get struck down, and it'll be the one thing I agree with when it does. You can't just make everything except bolt-action rifles illegal. Semi-automatic firearms encompasses 99% of what people use for self defense in America. This is a clear violation of rights.

thantik ,

Apartments are a great way for you to never own your real estate or accumulate generational wealth. They're stupid because they're stupid, not because you hate normal people.

thantik ,

This is mostly Bluetooth LE so that you can use their new device finder network if your phone gets lost. Thieves often turn off the phone as the first step, so this may help a lot of people recover their devices.

thantik ,

3 rules for backups:

  1. Keep 3 copies of your data.
  2. Keep 2 of those copies on different types of media
  3. Keep 1 of those copies off-site.

I keep a backup on an array of RAIDZ disks.
I keep a second copy on a very large hard disk; one that is powered down 99% of the time.

And I keep another at the in-laws house that I can upload to remotely.

thantik ,

Fuck this. Torx, Hex, square drive are all positive engagement. Phillips is literally designed to cam out. Slotted is just the first head type to have existed because of how easy it is to make, but is far inferior to every other type.

thantik ,

That's what you get for using Facebook. All of those people could change too, but they won't until you leave and they are forced to get ahold of you with other methods. Everyone who uses this shitty excuse "but other people!" are the reason they haven't crashed and burned already.

thantik ,

I mean, if they can operate facebook without an issue, they can operate whatsapp, signal, and others. You're not the only one with autistic family, and we managed to migrate from facebook just fine. Using someone's disability as an excuse is sad.

You really put the pathetic, in apathetic.

thantik ,

So instead, you'll let them wallow in a world filled with AI bots and rage bait. Wonderful family you are.

thantik ,

I guess you didn't see the part where they basically argued that their family member was on both ends of the spectrum simultaneously. Both uniquely independent and high functioning, while also being severely crippled and unable to do anything without their help.

But hey, anything to keep suckin' on zuck's cock.

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Sure thing, RingMasterIncestuous.

thantik ,

Lemmy is filled with a lot of extremists. Nuanced thinking is in short supply here.

thantik ,

Landlords aren't profiting off of scarcity. They're profiting off of having the means to do something that renters won't: Buy a house with a 30yr mortgage, and leverage that money for something useful.

You too can buy a house. But everyone who shits on landlords, always spits out excuses why buying a house isn't "feasible" or would "lock them down too much", etc etc.

If you can buy 30k worth of tractor equipment, you can run it and make the money back you spent on it. That's all landlords are doing - they're buying when you won't (not can't...won't) and then selling it back to you in trade for your "economic freedom" to move every 1-2 years and bitch about it.

Then we have the whole "fuckcars" movement, who wants everyone crammed into a shared-wall sardine can and nobody to own a house of their own ever; for the sake of population density so they can bike everywhere.

thantik ,

The stock market is rigged too -- I've seen multiple instances where hedgies are using algorithms to do their stock trading, only to get something wrong, and we end up... REVERSING THE TRADES FOR THEM!!!

Algo-traders, should be permanently locked into their trades. Make a mistake -- oh...fucking...well.

thantik ,

Except the mortgage payment ends after 30 years, and what you pay into the house is yours afterwards. Sure, the insurance and other taxes continue - but once the house is paid off, it's done. I paid my mortgage off in 5 years by dumping every last dime I had into it and living off of nothing but scraps.

thantik ,

I use this bios on CN62 Chromeboxes as an alternative to a Raspberry Pi; it's faster, can be found cheaper, is available widely on ebay cheap, has proper NVME ports, and has an X86 processor. They make great little reverse proxies, etc.

thantik ,

You should blast him anyways, it could be a leprechaun...

thantik ,

I mean, we don't even remember how your nation was formed, and we had to literally kill to NOT be a part of your nation any more, so...that's part of it.

thantik ,

From Wikipedia:

Northern Europe might be defined roughly to include some or all of the following areas: British Isles, Fennoscandia, the peninsula of Jutland, the Baltic plain that lies to the east, and the many islands that lie offshore from mainland Northern Europe and the main European continent

So yes - The UK is considered "Northern Europe".

thantik ,

I can't, there are still structures on the saddle!

thantik , (edited )

Take a look at the game Nightingale. You can use cards to combine "Forest, Desert, and Swamp" - with other attributes like "Blood Moon", "Fae Wilds", "Industrial" (makes the map foggy, gets boosts to crafting), "Quarry", etc.; unless of course your scope is only mars.

thantik ,

I mean, it's a common element in a lot of games. I think back sometime in 2012 WoW added transmog to items, so that you could use all the various models without having to actually equip those models. Nowadays most games have it.

thantik ,

I didn't know eudaimonia or flaneur, I like these! :D

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