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It seems to be mainly tech companies firing people right now. How this happened:

  1. Tech companies get lots of money (especially over the pandemic) and hire lots of people, with more attractive benefits than other companies can afford.
  2. Market conditions change, there is less money floating around to invest in tech companies.
  3. Tech companies are making less money and getting less investment.
  4. Tech companies need to cut expenses (the largest expense for these companies is usually staff.
  5. Other companies still need staff and are still hiring.

First, I don’t have a bias towards Russia. I think Russia is generally as bad as the west

I never see you condemn Russia or China for anything. You spend all your time on here defending/denying the existence of any faults in Russia and China.

Most people on LemmyNet (excluding LemmyGrad) will condemn Western countries as well as Russia/China.

I honestly believe you either have mental problems or are part of a state-run astroturfing operation.




Mastodon has been growing fast over the last week. 3-4 data ago it had 1m monthly active users. You can see that there has been loads of sign ups since then so that number is probably higher now.



They have decided not to contest’ this territory, it’s very simple 😂


Here is his profile: @stephenfry@mastodonapp.uk

Just for anyone who doesn’t already know, the Sun is a very nasty tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch. It will often out a xenophobic spin on stories and is best avoided: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_Hillsborough_disaster_coverage


I have been using mastodon a lot lately. Reading through lots of introduction posts.

Lots of the new people are academics and eager to learn the new system (although maybe this means mostly academic type people will sign up).

It feels like a really positive step for the internet in general. Even though there are some issues with scaling it seems to be holding up fairly well.







The current influx probably won’t last.

I think Mastadon has hit a bit of a critical mass recently. So I wouldn’t be surprised if there is continued sustainable growth.









They are more pro EU than the Tories.

I don’t think they would move to re-join the EU though, they would probably just negotiate a better trade deal for the UK and align the UK closer with EU regulations.


Found this on the Reddit thread:

More realistic (but still glorious) Electoral Calculus:

LAB: 498 (+296)

CON: 61 (-304)

SNP: 36 (-12)

LDM: 29 (+18)

PLC: 4 (=)

Others: 2 (+2)

GRN: 1 (=)

NI: 18

Labour Majority of 346


If you live in the UK please consider signing the petition calling for an early general election: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/619781
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I like the horizontal tabs in edge, you can’t really get that with an other browser either (extensions dont have quite the same functionality).





putin was put in by western oligarchs, he’s a capitalist, he’s not reinstating the soviet union

He was put in place by Russian oligarchs.

russia is not imperialist, and has not been since the end of tsarist russia

Russia under putin has extended it’s territory though military force. The definition of imperialism.

the guardian is a mouth piece for western weapons manufacturers and war hawks. it’s owned by a billionaire.

they have contracts with mi6 and the pentagon and other western nationalist security agencies

I doubt that seeing as they have published the bigest west intelligence security leaks in the last 30 years at least (i.e. the Snowden leaks and much of wikileaks stuff).



Hopefully they will ‘decide not to contest’ more territory soon.


The significance is that Ukraine recaptured land in days that took Russia months.

This has shown that Ukraine is able to leverage superior weapons, moral and intelligence to achieve large gains.

Or do you believe this is what Russia wants and is all part of a plan?