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Medical freedom vs. public health: Should fluoride be in our drinking water?
  • I don’t perform my own surgeries or diagnose my own illnesses. Doesn’t mean doctors are wizards.

    I and others who follow science don’t trust by blind faith, we trust based on the training and expertise of those doing the research. I am not qualified to make decisions about chemicals or engineering or stuff like that, so I trust those who are. And one or two assholes willing to falsify data for their own agendas will not survive peer review of the rest of the scientific community.

    Unless you’re convinced the entire scientific community is in cahoots to pull off some grand conspiracy. In which case you’re a hopeless fucking nutjob and we’re all just wasting our breath until you get on your meds.

  • Medical freedom vs. public health: Should fluoride be in our drinking water?
  • You know one of the key differences between science and religion? Theories are changed/developed in the face of empirical, experimentally reproducible evidence. If we learn we were wrong about something, we change our practices to match our new knowledge of reality. That’s why smoking is discouraged and even outlawed in some places. That’s why we limit lead exposure now. The people who don’t have their heads buried in their own asses are very much aware fossil fuels are contributing to climate change.

    There was never a consensus that lobotomies were an appropriate treatment for anything. I don’t know whose crusty asshole you pulled that shit out of. (Source: my psych degree, I actually studied this shit.)

    You seem to be under this blatantly wrong assumption that “scientific consensus” means anyone in a white coat is an infallible member of the priestly caste.

  • [Serious] Why do so many people seem to hate veganism?
  • I'm sure PETA shelters would have more capacity if they didn't prefer to see an animal dead than a pet. They have significantly higher kill rates than any other shelters, and have made their stance pretty clear that they're against animals being pets. No wonder they just keep killing them.

  • [Serious] Why do so many people seem to hate veganism?
  • I'm no fan of Fox News in general myself, but just because we don't like them doesn't make everything they publish false. And yeah, the PETA kills site clearly has an agenda, but their agenda is to try and save animals from PETA's "love." There's sensationalism on that site, but there are also numbers, many of which come from PETA themselves.

    I linked the Snopes article knowing that it supported points from both sides. The point in linking that article is that it's despicable that any of those reports of PETA's disgusting behavior are true at all.

    You know what no-kill shelters try to do when they don't have space? Coordinate with local foster programs, coordinate with other shelters to see if they have space. There are other alternatives besides taking in a perfectly healthy animal and dropping it in the euthanasia queue.

    I'm quite sure there are quite a few things PETA has been accused but not convicted of. When you're a group of assholes as big as that, you get pretty good at skirting the fine lines of what's legal and what's not. They're hardly the first example of groups like that.

  • Proton Pass causing permission errors in Sonarr and Prowlarr

    Not sure of how they're connected, but Proton Pass seems to be causing this "Permission denied to access property "matches"" error. If I disable Proton Pass, everything works fine. Willing to provide logs or anything that might help.

    EDIT: Response from Proton

    > We are aware of this issue with the latest Firefox extension, and our team is working on a fix for it in a future version of the extension. In the meantime, they have rolled back the update, and to resolve the issue, simply re-install the extension, and the older stable version will be installed.

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    "Override and add to download queue" is a useless feature?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/12778644

    > In attempting to download American Dad, I've discovered the list of known shows with episode numbering issues because of TVDb's unflexible naming conventions. I found the option to "override and add to download queue" on the Interactive Search, but it didn't seem to be correcting the info on import. I finally found on the Servarr FAQ this bit about the override feature, "Note that this overruled information is not carried over to the import logic and manual imports may be required," indicating my override selections are ignored intentionally. So what's the point of this feature? Unless I'm missing something here, it seems completely useless to even have this option available if the override selections are then just completely ignored through the rest of the download and import process. Am I using this wrong?

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    "Override and add to download queue" is a useless feature?

    In attempting to download American Dad, I've discovered the list of known shows with episode numbering issues because of TVDb's unflexible naming conventions. I found the option to "override and add to download queue" on the Interactive Search, but it didn't seem to be correcting the info on import. I finally found on the Servarr FAQ this bit about the override feature, "Note that this overruled information is not carried over to the import logic and manual imports may be required," indicating my override selections are ignored intentionally. So what's the point of this feature? Unless I'm missing something here, it seems completely useless to even have this option available if the override selections are then just completely ignored through the rest of the download and import process. Am I using this wrong?

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    Is Roku incompatible with Pi-hole now?

    I recently got Pihole setup up and it’s working fine so far for everything that actually uses it. However, I know Roku uses hardcoded DNS to direct its requests to Google DNS. I can set a static route in my router that forwards all traffic for 8.8.8.8 and .4.4 to my pihole address, and I even start to see Roku requests on the pihole dashboard, but the Roku itself just completely shits the bed and acts as if it has no internet connectivity at all.

    I’m using a number of block lists from Firebog, and I do see quite a few blocks for Roku addresses in those. Are there certain essential domains that need to be whitelisted for Roku to work? Or have they just finally managed to get their device to just not work with any sort of traffic filtering?

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    [SOLVED] New-to-Linux gaming, Steam freezing/crashing with certain games

    SOLVED: Installed GloriousEggroll custom Proton. For Talos, also had to set launch options (PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1 PROTON_LOG=1 %command%) or else I'd just get a black screen. First runs of games take a bit to get loaded, but launch without issue on subsequent runs.

    I'm a recent convert to Linux - currently running Mint 21.2. I don't have a huge Steam library and thankfully most of the handful of games I play have worked fine - Deep Rock, Lethal Company, Sea of Thieves, Elite Dangerous (although that one is through Epic, thanks Heroic Launcher).

    Two others that I've tried so far - Astroneer and Talos Principle II - don't seem to want to get started. When I hit play on either of those in Steam, it just stalls at "Launching..." I can cancel the launching and it'll go back to the Play button, but at this point Steam won't launch anything else. When I try to exit steam, the main window closes but its icon is still in the system tray icons. At this point, I have to kill the steam tasks before I can get it to re-open.

    Since I'm seeing similar behavior for two different games, I'm guessing it might have something to do with the Proton config? I don't know much about it other than it being the main compatibility layer that gets the games running on Linux. In my Steam compatibility settings, I've got Steam Play enabled for supported and all other titles, and I've got "Run other titles with" set to Proton Experimental. I've seen that you can set the Proton version on a per-game basis as well. If that's the issue, is it just trial-and-error figuring out which version I need to use with each game?

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    "Not available outside your network," but it is...?

    Remote Access status on my Plex server says it's "Not available outside your network." However, the couple of people I currently share my server with have no issues accessing it, I've verified port forwarding settings, I just loaded up the Plex app on my phone (wifi off, on cellular) and everything loads up fine.

    If I hit the "Retry" button next to the public port, it'll do the connection test and show that my server is indeed accessible from outside my network. But then, usually anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, it'll change back to showing it's unavailable.

    Since remote access doesn't actually seem to be unavailable, I guess it's not a huge deal. Just kinda bugs me. Server version is up-to-date according to the status page (Version 1.32.5.7349) - anyone else on this version noticing this issue?

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    Cleaning recommendations?

    Any recommendations on how to go about cleaning the inside? Thanks!

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