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What are your mundane grievances?
  • Not sure how shallow this is but bad math really irks me. Not getting the numbers wrong but overly simplifying a calculation like saying a "$20mil condo with 40 units is $500k per unit". Uh, there's a lot of material that exists outside of each room, not to mention permits and other fixed costs that are required to make a building of any size.

  • GOP Rep Delivers Floor Speech Ripped From ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
  • Jeez this is one quotable piece of shit:

    They’ve taken away the purpose of the man to be part of a family.

    Now that's some serious entitlement if I've ever heard it. You should earn your place in the household, not be given it because the rest of your family would be on the street without you.

    Over the years, millions of children have had their dreams stolen before seeing the light of the day.

    Didn't know kids deepest desires were to be abused, neglected, abandoned, or die horribly within moments of being born.

    I commend the six justices who voted to overturn Roe for having the courage to base their decision on sound legal principles

    Legal principles that don't include the recognition of precedent.

  • Trump Assassination Attempt Megathread:
  • At best it might've given us a win for the White House but this is just one election. Even if Donald Trump wins and voluntarily leaves office afterwards his GOP successor will be even worse I'm sure. The best thing about Trump is how much of a lazy grifter he is. It wouldn't surprise me at all if barely anything changes at the federal level because he's too busy trying to line his pockets with taxpayer money. The DeSantises and Ramiswamys of the US want to hand over the country to the corporations and churches and they're fine doing it for pennies on the dollar.

  • Tech support workers, what are your favorite stories from your time in the industry?
  • I was on a call once where some guy initially wanted to like block channels or something. After like 2 minutes it turned into some crazy Trump-esque rant about basically nothing. Some of my favorite quotes:

    • These people out here talking like they no what's what. They don't know shit. But big daddy... he knows.

    • I see these fools running around here playing games. I don't play games. I play real life.

  • After Biden's debate performance, new national NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the presidential race is unchanged
  • If they're polling "likely voters" then it really shouldn't change. The people most likely to vote are usually also the most engaged, therefore they've already decided. I think most "swings" in the polls are just due to sampling. It's the unlikely or sort of "fair weather" voters that are going to make or break things. Also, gerrymandering and vote suppression.

  • What email client are you guys using?
  • I think this is a fair question. I haven't seen anyone mention the benefits of using a non-web mail client (OP mentioned Yubikey but 2FA isn't uncommon with web mail). I would actually consider using one if it gave me clean up options (e.g. haven't opened an email in 3 days and the sender is not in my address book move to Junk/Spam). Main reason I rarely look at email is that it's 90% stuff I have no desire to read and marking things as spam is a never ending cycle.

  • Stuff I never thought I’d say Sunday
  • "This show is just garbage."

    I mean my son was watching some YouTube garbage. I get the appeal of things like Vlad and Nicki or The Diana Show, kids playing with an obscene amount of toys, but this was just tween nonsense of getting hit in the groin, fart jokes, ball jokes, body shaming, a bit of racism, destroying stuff without regard for safety precautions (I'm pretty sure there were no adults present), foul language (I'm not a never-say-swear-words parent but saying one every 30 seconds is excessive), and mild sexual humor. Be careful about letting your kids watch YouTube either on their own or without being signed in.

  • Endless loop when attempting login to GitLab

    I just pulled down the latest Firefox Dev Edition AppImage and still getting the same result. I try to login to GitLab and I get an endless loop of checking whether I'm human or not. I tried to turn off tracking protection for GitLab and Cloudflare and added both to accept all cookies. In the network tab it eventually shows 403s. Anyone else have this happen or know if I can disable any more safety/privacy features to get it working?


    How is Minecraft Dungeons?

    Been waiting for it to go on sale and figured my son might like it since he plays Minecraft a lot. Wondering if I gotta watch out for in-game purchases though (can I require password for purchases?) and online interactions (def don't want him chatting with others). It is seems pretty hack and slash but if a lot of reading is involved maybe he's too young for it (6 ½).

    Edit: Sorry, meant to say Dungeons, not Legends.


    Rolling my own immutable distro

    I've looked at a lot of other immutable distros and I might just end up using one of those, but I feel like taking on a bit of a challenge and there's a few things I'm not very keen on with existing solutions (last paragraph is my idea if you want to skip the context).

    Most immutable systems I've seen require a reboot in order to apply system changes. What is this, Windows? Yeah, reboots are quick but restoring my windows and getting back into my groove is not quick. Also, every immutable OS I've seen wants you to opt-in to a rollback. Rarely do I see the full effects of installing a package or altering a config immediately. By the time I notice an issue maybe it's too late to rollback to before the change or maybe I've done a few other things since and I don't want to rollback everything. I would much prefer to make "rolling forward" or persisting changes to be a very conscious process.

    I started messing with BTRFS and I think I've come up with a process that will get me what I want, no matter the distro. Please poke holes in my idea. So I think I can use BTRFS to hold data for the rootfs in three different subvolumes (at minimum): root-A, root-B, root-Z. root-Z is my golden image and it represents what I want root to look like after reboot. root-A and root-B are the active and passive instances of rootfs, but which one is active will flip-flop after every reboot. So if I boot with A, B gets replaced with the contents of Z. In the meantime I can do whatever I want with A. Not sure how I'll update Z (chroot or "promote" the active subvol to be Z) but without an update every reboot is an automatic rollback.



    Image composition node/library/checkpoint

    This stuff moves so fast I really can't keep up and a lot of the research posted here goes a bit over my head. I'm looking for something that doesn't seem too out of the question given things like CLIPSeg. Is there some tool or library out there that will accept an image and a prompt and then generate a mask within the image that generally corresponds to the prompt?

    For example, if I had a picture of an empty park and gave the prompt "little girl flying a kite" I should get back a mask vaguely in the shape of a child with a sort of blob mask in the sky for the kite. Of course from there I could use the mask to inpaint those things. I would really like to be able to layer an image kind of like Photoshop so it's not all-or-nothing and focus on one element at a time. I could do the masking manually but of course we all want fewer steps in our workflows.


    What's something you wish would "come back" but you feel like you're the only one that cares?

    Couple of things for me.

    One is tiny croutons. I don't see them anywhere anymore. They taste the same but it's kind of a pain sometimes to keep the big ones on your fork. The small ones were a little more satisfying to snack on too.

    Second is Blue Nehi. Never met anyone else that's tried or heard of it. Damn it was good though. Big Blue is kinda similar but those always taste under carbonated.


    Am I using devDependencies wrong or is everyone bad at explaining it?

    Official docs say it's for > Packages that are only needed for local development and testing.

    Umm, okay. Not 100% clear there. Some articles mention things like ESLint or Jest (k, I'm onboard there) but others mention Babel or WebPack. I get that you don't need WebPack libraries to be loaded in the browser but how the hell do you bundle up your code without it? When you use npm ci or npm install you'll get all dependencies but isn't it good practice (in a CICD environment) to use --omit=dev or --only=prod?


    [Help] I favorited some comments -- how the heck do I find them?

    Do I have to do some special search query? My favorites tab shows posts only.


    Did air travel get (gasp) easier?

    I just went through airport security and was quite surprised how easy it was (relatively speaking). Didn't have to go through a body scanner, didn't have to separate liquids, didn't have to take out my laptop, and my boarding pass wasn't even scanned. Did some rules change? Is their thoroughness related to terrorist threat levels?


    Long term solution to Roomba not charging?

    I've seen FAQs and troubleshooting pages that say clean the contacts with alcohol, and that works, but I seriously have to do that every time I run it. The only other thing that will work is jamming something under the Roomba to lean it onto the charging contacts. Is it a crappy base? Are there any diy tricks to give the base better contact?


    Anyone attempt a Switch battery replacement?

    My son dropped his Switch Lite in the toilet and the battery life seems worse than before. I'm thinking of doing the replacement myself but I'm curious how hard it is or if there are gotchas. I've replaced "non-replacable" batteries in phones before and I usually break some plastic tabs or (one time) pierce the battery. I'm totally fine taking it to a shop if it's moderate to hard.


    Is n-to-n sharing a bad idea?

    What I mean by n-to-n sharing is that I have all of my devices sharing the same folder with every other device. This has definitely been a bit of a pain to set up and manage (moreso because a few machines use Docker so they're basically double-NAT'd). My biggest concern is having conflicts out the wazoo and losing data. The most important thing to me is my KeePass vault.

    Title Gore BrianTheeBiscuiteer Harris: ‘Ridiculous’ to have to say slavery had no benefits

    Vice President Kamala Harris is doubling down on her rebuke of new Florida education guidelines that call for the teaching of how enslaved people benefited from slavery.  In an interview&…

    Harris: ‘Ridiculous’ to have to say slavery had no benefits

    I had to read like half the article to be sure she wasn't saying that slavery having no benefits is "ridiculous".


    GitHub Gist: SD model downloader

    Amidst all the SDXL stuff I'm sure this will get overlooked but I've been trying to share more of my gens and my code instead of keeping it all to myself.

    I made a downloader for models. Now that I'm posting it I do kinda of wonder how useful it is but at one point I thought it was a great idea. I suppose I didn't like the idea of not being able to wipe the installation and start fresh with minimal effort (or if I one day have a new main for SD stuff).

    Anyway, here it is as a Gist:


    Spoiler tag not working?

    Just tried using it for the first time. I wrote some text, highlighted it, then hit the spoiler button. What I saw was this:

    Don't show this

    pretty_women BrianTheeBiscuiteer

    Rosabell Laurenti Sellers


    5yo waking us up in the middle of the night

    When he was still in diapers but old enough to sleep in a normal bed we had a child lock on his door to keep him out of trouble. We took off the safety knob soon after he started using the potty (that was over a year ago). It didn't happen immediately but slowly and moreso over the last few weeks he's coming into our room at 10p, 12a, or even 3a. It's usually stuff like a "monster in the closet", "I'm out of water", "I can't find my stuffed animal", or "my music box turned off". Telling him things like "turn on your light and see what's there", "monsters don't exist", or "the bathroom is open and you can refill your cup" he'll eventually have the same problem and wake us up again.

    Is this just a phase he'll grow out of or is there a better way to help him solve more of these problems on his own?