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Minimum wage, other rules for B.C. app-based ride and delivery work
  • What does that have to do with any of what I just said?

  • Minimum wage, other rules for B.C. app-based ride and delivery work
  • In that same vein, keep in mind that the exchange of labor functions the same as the exchange of any other good. By extension, it can be described through supply and demand. If the cost of labor increases, then the demand for labor will drop — this means fewer people will be hired, and people lose their jobs (as employers can no longer afford them). People are paid for the value of their work. If an employee is unable to produce value equal to or greater than minimum wage for a specific job, then they will not be hired. What this means is that minimum wages can actually have effects that are to the detriment of employees.

  • Minimum wage, other rules for B.C. app-based ride and delivery work
  • If operational costs surpass current revenue, then the business must either increase revenue (through potentially increasing prices) or go out of business. Yes, businesses seek to maximize revenue, but greed can only go so far as people are willing to pay.

  • Minimum wage, other rules for B.C. app-based ride and delivery work
  • Low and unpredictable pay: The regulation sets a minimum wage for engaged time, and a minimum per-kilometre vehicle allowance to compensate workers for their vehicle expenses.

    It's likely, imo, that these changes will cause the prices for these services to increase substantially — minimum rates create market inefficiencies through deadweight loss.

  • What's your favorite underrated band?
  • I'm not sure if they count as underrated, but the band that immediately comes to mind is The Dear Hunter.

  • What is this and how do I make it stop?
  • Are you possibly accidentally tapping and holding on a link while scrolling? That dialogue only pops up for me if I tap and hold on a link. What version of Thunder are you on?

  • Lemmy is like a public library of the internet: it's one of the few places where you can exist without the expectation of paying either through watching ads or through direct payments
  • Looking at the resource usage of mine, a tiny cheap VPS for $4/mo would be enough

    Not including the time cost to manage it.

  • Roses are red, violets are blue, everyone is using IPv6, why aren't you?
  • We're constantly running out; but every fes years, we figure out a new way to extract more oil/make do with the addresses we currently have.

    It's a supply and demand situation. We run out of things not only when they are physically exhausted, but also when it's not economically viable to find ways to make more. But when demand increases enough, it will eventually become economically viable again.

  • What is your favourite poem, and why?
  • Yeah, Alison Tifel wrote the episode "The View From Halfway Down", which is what this poem is from and shares the same name with.

  • What is your favourite poem, and why?
  • "The View From Halfway Down" by Alison Tifel has always resonated with me:

    The weak breeze whispers nothing
    The water screams sublime
    His feet shift, teeter-totter
    Deep breath, stand back, it’s time

    Toes untouch the overpass
    Soon he’s water bound
    Eyes locked shut but peek to see
    The view from halfway down

    A little wind, a summer sun
    A river rich and regal
    A flood of fond endorphins
    Brings a calm that knows no equal

    You’re flying now
    You see things much more clear than from the ground
    It’s all okay, it would be
    Were you not now halfway down

    Thrash to break from gravity
    What now could slow the drop
    All I’d give for toes to touch
    The safety back at top

    But this is it, the deed is done
    Silence drowns the sound
    Before I leaped I should’ve seen
    The view from halfway down

    I really should’ve thought about
    The view from halfway down
    I wish I could’ve known about
    The view from halfway down

  • Lemmy Support @lemmy.ml Kalcifer @sh.itjust.works

    If instance A defederates from instance B does that mean that users on A will never see users from B?

    For example, say an instance C is not defederated with B nor A. Can a user on A see users from B if they visit a community on C? If so, to what extent can the users from A and B interact with each other on C?

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    Lemmy v0.19.4 Release - Image Proxying and Federation improvements
  • Local Only Communities

    Local communities are an interesting concept, though I am concerned about unintended side effects. I have noticed many times that people from other instances chime in to meta-communities to provide some alternative viewpoints and context when instances are discussing interactions with the rest of the network. I worry that some will become too isolated/sheltered. But I suppose, in the end, that's ultimately up to the individual instances to decide.


    Lemmy can now federate with Wordpress, Discourse and NodeBB.

    Increased federation capabilities is always awesome to see!


    In order to improve interoperability with Mastodon and other microblogging platforms, Lemmy now automatically includes a hashtag with new posts. The hashtag is based on the community name, so posts to /c/lemmy will automatically have the hashtag #lemmy. This makes Lemmy posts much easier to discover.

    This is a clever solution. I think this is a good way to go about it.


    RSS feeds now include post thumbnail and embedded images.Security

    I really appreciate the continued attention given to keep RSS alive.


    A security audit was recently performed on Lemmy.

    Awesome! And congrats!


    • Added Community local_subscribers count
    • Support for custom post thumbnail
    • Indicate to user when they are banned from community
    • Added alt_text for image posts

    Great features for improving the polish and user experience on Lemmy!

  • Lemmy v0.19.4 Release - Image Proxying and Federation improvements
  • Would you mind pointing out examples of them boycotting the software? From what I saw in their comment history, it was mostly them talking about moving away from centralization on lemmy.ml.

  • YSK: lemmy.ml is managed by tankies, and lead lemmy developer is a tankie
  • There is no issue with either. I fully support civil criticism and discussion. And I also support users moving to a place where they feel a better sense of community. I think it's wrong to force people to interact with those that they don't wish to. This is why the fediverse exists — to remove centralized control over the discourse.

  • YSK: lemmy.ml is managed by tankies, and lead lemmy developer is a tankie
  • the devs have absolutely no say over how the software being used

    According to some recent posts, ML admins (and maybe even mods?) have the ability to erase any record of mod actions, for example disappearing critique of the CCP's brutal actions in Tiananmen Square that were posted on ML. That left no record in the public mod logs, and the users were never informed that their contributions had been (completely) deleted.

    That isn't an example of them having a say over how people use the software. That's them using their own property as they wish.

  • YSK: lemmy.ml is managed by tankies, and lead lemmy developer is a tankie
  • I have Lemmy.ml blocked and I still see them in other communities all the time.

    If that's the case, then that may be a bug. I advise you to report that.

  • YSK: lemmy.ml is managed by tankies, and lead lemmy developer is a tankie
  • If anything Lemmy is closer to a classic capitalist structure with the communities being owned by the admin (boss).

    Personally, I like to think of instances as countries, where federation and defederation is akin to trade policies across the borders, and communities are like regional/state governments.

  • YSK: lemmy.ml is managed by tankies, and lead lemmy developer is a tankie
  • it's run by "Marxists"

    Lemmy isn't run by any one entity. Lemmy is essentially just the protocol that the Lemmyverse is built off of, which itself is an extension of ActivityPub.

  • YSK: lemmy.ml is managed by tankies, and lead lemmy developer is a tankie
  • Your apparent antagonism towards the lead Lemmy developer is sensationalist and non-constructive. If you dislike their moderation then the solution is simple: leave their instances and communities. If your user does not reside on their instances then its admins cannot silence you. If you do not participate in their communities, then their moderators cannot silence you. If you do not wish to see their users then block their instances (though, I would still advise against this). Your argument is founded upon the premise that you don't like their opinions, so just don't listen. Don't taint the Lemmyverse's image with your false alarmism. Be the change that you wish to see. Start an instance with administrative rules that you think are better. Start a community with moderation rules that you think are better. If one finds that they are needing to resort to ad-homenim to gather support, then I would advise one to critically analyze their position and arguments.

    EDIT (2024-06-07T19:25Z): From your other comments in this thread I see that you are advocating for the creation of new communities and for people to individually distance themselves from lemmy.ml, rather than defederation. I agree with this. I still disagree, however, with the approach and tone that you used in your post. I think the same end can and should be achieved without ad-homenim attacks.

  • Do memes from 1911 count if they're still true?
  • None of that has anything to do with capitalism, though. You're just pointing out the negatives of tyranny, which, arguably, capitalism doesn't necessitate.

  • Do memes from 1911 count if they're still true?
  • I'm confused about what this picture is trying to say. What do the 2nd, 3rd and 4th tiers from the top — rule by royalty(?), indoctrination by the clergy, oppression by the military — have to do with capitalism?

  • I require assistance with fixing OKOD on a Linksys E8450

    Unfortunately, a Linksys E8450 of mine has succumbed to the OKOD (OpenWRT Kiss of Death) (in case you are unfamiliar). From what I understand, it should be recoverable from it's current effectively bricked state. I've tried going through the process, but I haven't had too much luck, and I'm somewhat stuck at the moment, so I would appreciate some guidance. There's two potential objectives that I am hoping to acheive: the first, and primary, objective is to simply recover the router from its currently bricked state so that it can be used like normal, and secondly, if possible, recover the data, and configuration that was on it.

    I have tried following this guide, but I'm not sure what I am supposed to do at the end. I completed the last step, but the router still isn't able to boot on its own. If I run boot from the U-Boot console, it appears to be able to boot into the OpenWRT CLI, but if I then reboot from that CLI, it shows the following error: ```text F0: 102B 0000 F6: 0000 0000 V0: 0000 0000 [0001] 00: 0000 0000 BP: 0400 0041 [0000] G0: 1190 0000 T0: 0000 02D7 [000F] Jump to BL

    NOTICE: BL2: v2.9(release):OpenWrt v2023-07-24-00ac6db3-2 (mt7622-snand-1ddr) NOTICE: BL2: Built : 21:45:35, Oct 9 2023 NOTICE: CPU: MT7622 NOTICE: WDT: [40000000] Software reset (reboot) NOTICE: SPI-NAND: FM35Q1GA (128MB) ERROR: BL2: Failed to load image id 3 (-2) ``` That same error is what shows when I watch the serial output of the router while it boots from the power switch.

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    My Linksys E8450 has been kissed by Death, so I am looking for recommendations for an alternative router, should I be unsuccessful in its recovery.

    My Linksys E8450 has succumbed to the OKOD (OpenWRT Kiss of Death). In case you are unaware, the OKOD essentially is the E8450 spontaneously dying. loss of power, or a reboot can lead to it completely dying — the lights don't come on, and it is essentially bricked. Afaik, it is currently unknown exactly what causes it.

    Anyways, it may be possible to recover, and I am currently working on that, but should I not be able to recover it, I will need to purchase a new router. To that end, I am looking for recommendations for a new router that is equal to, or better than the Linksys E8450 (it must be well supported by OpenWRT).

    I may just buy another E8450, but I am curious if there is a better alternative.

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    When responding to a comment with multiple points, should one create a new thread (new comment) for each point, or should one make a single large comment containing individual responses to all points?

    I encounter situations like this rather often where I am responding to a comment that contains many individual points/statements. I typically will respond with a single comment that contains a quote of each point that is being responded to with my response under neath the respective quote — and, sometimes, for added clarity, a horizontal line separating each response. For example:

    > Statement 1

    My response to Statement 1

    ---

    > Statement 2

    My response to Statement 2

    ---

    etc.

    I wonder if it would be better practice to have atomic responses to comments — create a single comment for each individual statement, i.e. spawn a new thread for each new atomic topic. This would allow scores to be representative of each specific response rather than an average of the total, and it may also help with clarity when reading through the comment section, as well as easing the creation of responses (not needing to rely on formatting so much). For example

    Comment 1 in reply to comment with multiple points:

    > Statement 1.

    My response to Statement 1.

    Comment 2 in reply to the comment with multiple points:

    > Statement 2.

    My response to Statement 2.

    etc.

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    The Supreme Court of Canada will not review a Québec ruling that bars Canadians from suing the U.S. Government over it's involvement in Project MKUltra

    • "Supreme Court won't hear appeal in Montreal MK-ULTRA brainwashing case". The Canadian Press. 2024-05-30T16:39Z. CBC News (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/mk-ultra-supreme-court-of-canada-class-action-1.7219478).
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    Vancouver’s Alcohol on Beaches pilot returns on June 1st, 2024

    vancouver.ca Vancouver’s Alcohol on Beaches pilot returns this weekend

    Starting June 1, Vancouver beachgoers will be allowed to drink at select beaches as part of this summer’s relaunched Alcohol on Beaches pilot.

    > [...] From June 1 to September 30, 2024, adults over the age of 19 will be able to bring and consume alcohol at the following beaches between the hours of 11am and 9pm: > > - Jericho > - Spanish Banks > - Locarno Beach > - Second Beach (Stanley Park) > - Kitsilano Beach > - John Hendry / Trout Lake Beach > - New Brighton Beach > > [...] > > When visiting a beach pilot site this summer, please be mindful of the following guidance: > > - Don’t bring glass to the beach – broken glass can cause injury to yourself and others > - Respect other beach users – be mindful of the personal space of others and keep music and noise to an appropriate volume > - Properly dispose of trash in a nearby waste bin or take it away with you > - Avoid entering the water with alcohol or if intoxicated > > In support of the program, visitors can expect to see more Park Rangers on hand to provide support and guidance, as well as added waste bins and recycling stations. [...]

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    • "Vancouver’s Alcohol on Beaches pilot returns this weekend". 2024-05-30. City of Vancouver (https://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/vancouver-alcohol-on-beaches-pilot-returns-this-weekend-may-2024.aspx)
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    Hector Aubertin went on a cross-Canada roadtrip with his pet goat named Jimmy

    > Jimmy the goat was rejected by his mother, so Hector Aubertin stepped up and became his best friend [...] "Everywhere we go, people are doing double takes," Aubertin told As It Happens host Nil Köksal. "He's probably had his picture taken easily 100 times." [...] "After the first week or so, we formed a bond. I literally cannot go anywhere without him or he just starts blaa-ing. He wants to know where I am. He needs to be with me." [...] So when it came time to go on a long-planned road trip to Edmonton with his daughter to visit her sisters, Aubertin figured he had no choice but to bring Jimmy along for the ride. [...] "We go everywhere. We go to the stores. We go to Canadian Tire. I can get him to come to me, you know. I can get him to lay down if I need to. He listens very well," he said. "He's like a dog, but twice as fun and just a little bit harder to train." [...] "He is absolutely my best friend. We go everywhere together," Aubertin said. "He's done so much for me."

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    • "'We go everywhere together,' says man who took baby goat on a cross-Canada road trip". Sheena Goodyear. 2024-05-30T21:22Z. CBC Radio (https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/jimmy-travelling-goat-1.7219713)
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    Could someone explain to me exactly what this feature is?

    The article says the following:

    > Linux 6.10 is introducing support for Trusted Platform Module (TPM2) encryption and integrity protections to prevent active/passive interposers from compromising them. This follows a recent security demonstration of TPM key recovery from Microsoft Windows BitLocker being demonstrated. TPM sniffing attacks have also been demonstrated against Linux systems too, thus the additional protections be made with Linux 6.10 to better secure TPM2 modules.

    I'm a little confused with this article. Is it talking about implementing TPM parameter encryption? If so, does this mean that the TPM bus prior to kernel v6.10 was unencrypted? Will this kernel feature still require a patch to be made to software like systemd-cryptenroll? Are the sniffing attacks that it's talking about examples of MITM attacks like this? Does windows encrypt the TPM bus?

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    Electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles were found to be approximately twice as likely, on average, to collide with a pedestrian than internal combustion engine vehicles

    Cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/20086798

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    > During 2013–2017, casualty rates per 100 million miles were 5.16 (95% CI 4.92 to 5.42) for E- HE vehicles and 2.40 (95%CI 2.38 to 2.41) for ICE vehicles, indicating that collisions were twice as likely (RR 2.15; 95% CI 2.05 to 2.26) with E-HE vehicles. Poisson regression found no evidence that E-HE vehicles were more dangerous in rural environments (RR 0.91; 95% CI 0.74 to 1.11); but strong evidence that E-HE vehicles were three times more dangerous than ICE vehicles in urban environments (RR 2.97; 95% CI 2.41 to 3.7). Sensitivity analyses of missing data support main findings.

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    • "Pedestrian safety on the road to net zero: cross-sectional study of collisions with electric and hybrid-electric cars in Great Britain". Phil J Edwards, Siobhan Moore, Craig Higgins. 2024-05-21. J Epidemiol Community Health.
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    Electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles were found to be approximately twice as likely, on average, to collide with a pedestrian than internal combustion engine vehicles

    > During 2013–2017, casualty rates per 100 million miles were 5.16 (95% CI 4.92 to 5.42) for E- HE vehicles and 2.40 (95%CI 2.38 to 2.41) for ICE vehicles, indicating that collisions were twice as likely (RR 2.15; 95% CI 2.05 to 2.26) with E-HE vehicles. Poisson regression found no evidence that E-HE vehicles were more dangerous in rural environments (RR 0.91; 95% CI 0.74 to 1.11); but strong evidence that E-HE vehicles were three times more dangerous than ICE vehicles in urban environments (RR 2.97; 95% CI 2.41 to 3.7). Sensitivity analyses of missing data support main findings.

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    • "Pedestrian safety on the road to net zero: cross-sectional study of collisions with electric and hybrid-electric cars in Great Britain". Phil J Edwards, Siobhan Moore, Craig Higgins. 2024-05-21. J Epidemiol Community Health.
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    The 2024 Vancouver Mayor’s Budget Task Force Report recommends selling naming rights and running sponsorship campaigns for Vancouver Assets

    bc.ctvnews.ca Vancouver Mayor's Budget Task Force recommends selling naming rights to increase cash flow

    A volunteer-run group tasked by the City of Vancouver to analyze its budget is suggesting the city generate revenue from city assets through selling naming rights and running sponsorship campaigns.

    Vancouver Mayor's Budget Task Force recommends selling naming rights to increase cash flow

    > A volunteer-run group tasked by the City of Vancouver to analyze its budget is suggesting the city generate revenue from city assets through selling naming rights and running sponsorship campaigns.

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    • "Vancouver Mayor's Budget Task Force recommends selling naming rights to increase cash flow". Isabella Zavarise. 2024-01-24T03:45Z. CTV News Vancouver (https://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-mayor-s-budget-task-force-recommends-selling-naming-rights-to-increase-cash-flow-1.6739602)
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    Minimum wage and minimum piece rates for hand harvesting increase on June 1st and December 31st, respectively, and future minimum rates will adjust automatically with inflation

    news.gov.bc.ca B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 | BC Gov News

    On June 1, 2024, the general minimum wage increases from $16.75 to $17.40 an hour.

    B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 | BC Gov News

    > On June 1, 2024, the general minimum wage increases from $16.75 to $17.40 an hour. > > The 3.9% increase also applies to minimum-wage rates for resident caretakers, live-in home-support workers and live-in camp leaders. The increase will help approximately 240,000 workers who currently earn less than $17.40 per hour. > > On Dec. 31, 2024, the minimum piece rates for the hand-harvesting of the 15 crops specified in the Employment Standards Regulation will also increase by the same percentage. > > [...] > > In February 2024, government amended the Employment Standards Act so that future increases to the minimum rates will happen automatically, based on the previous year’s average inflation rate for B.C. This will provide certainty and predictability for workers and employers. Minimum-wage earners will be able to count on increases that keep pace with inflation.

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    • "B.C. minimum wage increases June 1". 2024-05-28T09:45. BC Gov News (https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2024LBR0009-000808).
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    Entire herd of cattle disappears from Quebec farm in suspected theft

    globalnews.ca Entire herd of cattle disappears from Quebec farm in suspected theft - Montreal | Globalnews.ca

    Quebec provincial police confirmed they're investigating what appears to be a case of modern cattle rustling.

    Entire herd of cattle disappears from Quebec farm in suspected theft - Montreal | Globalnews.ca
    • "Entire herd of cattle disappears from Quebec farm in suspected theft". Morgan Lowrie. 2024-05-27. Global News (https://globalnews.ca/news/10527367/quebec-bovine-theft/).
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    Mullvad Blog: Hiding account numbers

    mullvad.net Hiding account numbers

    We have previously highlighted the importance of not losing your account number, encouraging it to be written down in a password manager or similar safe location.

    Hiding account numbers

    Cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/19987854

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    > We have previously highlighted the importance of not losing your account number, encouraging it to be written down in a password manager or similar safe location. > > For the sake of convenience account numbers have been visible when users logged into our website. This had led to there being potential concerns where a malicious observer could: > > - Use up all of a user's connections > - Delete a user's devices > > From the 3rd June 2024 you will no longer be able to see your account number after logging into our website.

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    • "Hiding account numbers". Mullvad. 2024-05-27. Mullvad Blog (https://mullvad.net/en/blog/2024/5/27/hiding-account-numbers).
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    Mullvad Blog: Hiding account numbers

    mullvad.net Hiding account numbers

    We have previously highlighted the importance of not losing your account number, encouraging it to be written down in a password manager or similar safe location.

    Hiding account numbers

    > We have previously highlighted the importance of not losing your account number, encouraging it to be written down in a password manager or similar safe location. > > For the sake of convenience account numbers have been visible when users logged into our website. This had led to there being potential concerns where a malicious observer could: > > - Use up all of a user's connections > - Delete a user's devices > > From the 3rd June 2024 you will no longer be able to see your account number after logging into our website.

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    • "Hiding account numbers". Mullvad. 2024-05-27. Mullvad Blog (https://mullvad.net/en/blog/2024/5/27/hiding-account-numbers).
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    Brodie Robertson: Open Source Software Is Not A Democracy

    • "Open Source Software Is Not A Democracy". Brodie Robertson. 2024-05-26T21:00:18. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gphY5Okx_vs.
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    The 2024 Stack Overflow Developer Survey is live

    stackoverflow.az1.qualtrics.com 2024 Stack Overflow Developer Survey

    Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share​ ​their programming ​knowledge, and build their careers.

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    Mullvad will no longer be able to accept DKK from its customers

    mullvad.net Regarding Cash Payments (DKK)

    Danish banks have implemented significant restrictions on how Danish kroner (DKK) used outside Denmark can be repatriated back into Denmark.

    Regarding Cash Payments (DKK)

    >Danish banks have implemented significant restrictions on how Danish kroner (DKK) used outside Denmark can be repatriated back into Denmark. > > Due to these circumstances, which are unfortunately beyond Mullvad’s control, Mullvad will no longer be able to accept DKK from its customers. We will continue to credit DKK received until the end of the month, but considering postal delays, it is best to stop sending it immediately.

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    Is it possible to get the value of a CSS property in an HTML element, using XPath 1.0?

    Say you have HTML similar to the following: html <div style="background-image: url('https://some.domain/image')"></div> and you want to extract https://some.domain/image using XPath. With XPath 2.0, you can select the URL with something like xpath select-before(select-after(//div/@style, "backgound-image: url("), ")") but, when using XPath 1.0, this fails — I think it's due to nested functions not being supported in XPath 1.0, but I have been unable to find documentation to confirm that. Is there a way to accomplish this using XPath 1.0?

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