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Cake day: Dec 29, 2019


i forgot 😔 it was a long time ago

well, i hope you’re right in the sense that this entire thing is actually a negotiating tactic, however, i can’t help but still remain pretty worried

i guess we’ll just see what happens, bc we will probably have a relatively certain answer soon 🤷‍♀️

your comment is clearly formulated in a way so that my reply to it should give my reasons why i believe russia is likely to invade ukraine, which isn’t bad in any way of course (formulation, not invasion), but, i’m afraid there’s not much i can offer besides the existing satellite pictures, convoy footage, articles and other news coverage, intelligence of other countries etc, which you no doubt have already seen

don’t get me wrong, i, more than anyone would like this whole thing to turn out to be a too-far-taken negotiating tactic for russia’s demands to stop expansion of nato, bc i have ukranian friends who are likely to get drafted, some of my closest friends in russia were at risk of being drafted even before this whole thing started, i myself could get drafted in the event of a war

i would be really happy to be able to look back at this comment in a year and laugh at how ridiculous this whole thing was, but, one thing we’ve learned is that we’ll never fail to be surprised by the kind of fucked up shit a crazy, nationalistic autocrat with zero oversight catering to a nationalistic population can do…

guys about to be invaded by russia and they’re protesting nato/us imperialism? priorities??

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The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality | Che Guevara
found this quote on a competitive typing website, and for some reason it really resonated with me, thought i'd share it :)

but to make this point you considered former soviet republics other than russia, and the consequences/reasons as to why life became worse/better besides the regime change, which is exactly what my suggestion for the article was in the initial comment :)

but the article talks about russia in particular, which is not enough to draw any meaningful conclusion by itself, we need all other republics for context

and some republics did have a significant quality of life improvement irrc, like lithuania, latvia, estonia

that’s not very meaningful i’m afraid

say, russia turned out to be like scandinavian countries after the fall of the ussr, russians would have been happy for the fall of the ussr, even though scandinavian countries rely on worker exploitation in third world countries, this only indicates that for a lot of people the quality of life took a plunge after the fall of the ussr

living in russia sucks, welcome to the real world, people are so tired and exhausted that they can’t give a shit, just wanting to live a good quality life, without caring about the consequences of their lifestyle, which is very characteristic of capitalism now that i think about it

If you could introduce a few obscure/minor laws to your country, which ones would you choose that would make the most positive or interesting impact?
i'd probably pick - cartoon tv series can't have more than 3 seasons - avocados should have most subsidies of any food - electron apps are now illegal - normal tv series can't have more than 5 seasons - protruding doorsteps are now illegal

pls let this be the time we finally get a pretty and functional out-of-the-box de 🙏🙏

well, the general goal is to have a community without spam, very off-topic content and toxic environment, it’s the moderator’s role to steer a community to that state

mods usually look through recent posts and comments, and remove those that classify as spam or vioilate rules of the website (mostly the former), but as of recently when reporting functionality was introduced to lemmy, a lot of it is just reviewing reported posts/comments and deciding whether to remove them or not, in the beginning one also get to shape the community by creating rules, general theme etc

the effort required varies depending on commitment and size/activity level of a community and website: in the beginning this instance was like 90 % spam, and users were overwhelmed with it, but now there are a couple of spam posts a day, rarely more

/c/privacy is looking for moderators
greetings everyone, there's already >3.5k members here, not all of them are active obviously, but there are still a lot of posts on this sub, and even more comments, i can't really meticulously go through each and every one of them if you are somewhat active in this community, and have been on lemmy (or one of the other instances) for a few months, and would like to dedicate some time to moderating this community, please pm me :)

literally half to two thirds of the population in first world countries fall into this categories, and even if you don’t, just because the rists are lower doesn’t mean you still can’t suffer any number of terrible consequences from covid

go to /r/nursing and sort by top of all time and just read the posts and the respective top comments, most of it is about covid patients and how absolutely awful the situation is

most people think that getting covid is a black and white case of either dying with a chance of around 2 % or surviving and being perfectly fine, when in reality you might get permanent lung damage, making a walk from your bed to the kitchen seem like running a maraphon

or get brain damage from hypoxia, so that you get what’s called brain fog, meaning that your consciousness will be clouded for an unknown time

or any number of yet undescovered side effects

tldr iirc there is a small chance to get sick from a vaccine, but there is an exponentially higher change to get sick without a vaccine and suffer much worse consequences

how this shit show has not yet fallen apart is a mystery to me 🤷‍♀️

fingers crossed it’s close 🤗🤗

very bold of you to post such a comment on an anarchist sub lol

this is actually pretty serious, I’m not sure how investigation government agencies work, so I’m not quite sure why the recent disclosure order would indicate such a high risk of data being taken offline, but it’s much better to be safe than sorry

if you have a server at home, or even your desktop or laptop, go download a few of the files, as many as you’re comfortable with, I think there are plans to later unzip all of the files and after properly structuring upload them to IPFS, which makes more sense in terms of data preservation and ease of availability and displaying/access

you probably already know this, but sci-hub is of paramount importance to researchers, scientists, students, doctors etc worldwide, it’s very important that this data is not lost to the greedy shitty scientific journals that frankly stole this work from the people would actually performed the research, peer reviews etc etc

this effort will also probably lead to additional clones and sci-hub-esque projects, which would help decentralize this data even further, and hopefully make the job of the journals and agencies harder by distributing their focus over multiple entities

i would sticky this post tbh, it’s pretty important…

i’m not saying these should be excluded, but rather that the graph should somehow indicate these things

for example, a person X in some country might be buying a 100 gram smarphone every year for ten years and change three gasoline cars in that period, which would result in a kilogram of e-waste, whereas a person Y in some different country could be using a single smartphone for this entire period and a single electric car in that period, which would result in a 2000.1 kilograms of e-waste

this creates a false impression that a person X is less wasteful, i.e. this graph should be adjusted for the sources of e-waste

this isn’t a terribly helpful graph as it is now, because it’s impossible to tell how much of this comes from different things like hand-help electronics like phones and laptops, home appliances and most importantly electric cars, being the most popular in nordic countries, which could count as a lot of e-waste…

better yet, don’t make this rule public and change it from time to time 😉

Checkmate? The role of gender stereotypes in the ultimate intellectual sport
the study evaluated 42 female chess players against 42 male chess players online the organizers made the female players believe that they were playing against both female players and male players, when in reality they were always only playing against male players as a result they saw a 50! % decrease in performance when the female players were told that they were playing against men due to gender stereotypes keep in mind that this reduction is present not only among games with different male players, but also in games against the very same male player

Thank you for all the great masterpieces that you've left behind, the pieces of art that will live forever as some of the best, heartfelt, humorous and wonderful movies and sketches!!

can't wait :) mobile devices liberated at last

Mozilla lays off 70 employees as it waits for its new products to generate revenue
This definitely sucks, as their plans to become independent of revenue from google have failed to materialize, but as you can see from the article they're still optimistic, saying they might have overestimated the revenue they'd get from their new services at the beginning. *fingers crossed*