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recommended hard drives for cold storage
  • Fair enough. In that case, I'd just go for ones with a 5-year warranty and call it a day. At least you get a replacement if it fails.

  • recommended hard drives for cold storage
  • More than one copy > 'longevity' in the marketing. Drives fail, make allowances. Realistically, it only has to last until you get an even bigger drive in a couple of years.

  • Is there a way to make it so that your devices (sd cards, USBs, phones, laptops) etc can't be copied without knowing the password ?
  • If it can be read (i.e. used) it can be copied. Self-destruct is a possibility, thermite FTW ;). There are encryption technologies that will resist even this level of resources however, I'm guessing 1024-bit encryption is good until Q-day, probably more with a quantum ready algorithm, although none of those have been tested yet.

    That's when they bring out the rubber hose...

  • Private Facebook Marketplace ?
  • Certainly wouldn't hurt, tunnel out via vpn to swaziland or whatever. I'm still going to be searching locally, but if all they know is I'm looking for bikes and hopefully don't link it to my shadow profile, I can probably live with that. Still, don't they require ID and phone number and shit these days ? IDK, I really don't follow them.

  • Private Facebook Marketplace ?
  • bicycle, FWIW, but it's a more general problem...

  • Private Facebook Marketplace ?

    I'm one of those oddballs who's never joined, but I'm in the market for a new to me bike, and it seems like all the action is on marketplace. Am I screwed, or is there an effective workaround ?

    Edit: Not US. There are local alternatives that I know about, but they are worse, please answer question as asked ! Basically I'm thinking of alternative software ala FreeTube, or a way of spoofing facebook to make a dummy account only to be used for this and if so what precautions to take...

    Why melting ice sheets are making our days longer | As polar ice melts, water moves from the poles toward the equator — making our Earth bulkier and rotate slower.
  • Really, leap-milliseconds... There are a lot more relevant things to worry about here, feels like a distraction.

  • Source: it was revealed to me in a dream
  • Will always upvote Claudia.

  • Trek Motivational Poster: The Future
  • that's unpleasant.

  • Classic paladin
  • wish there was music

  • Psychological truths like Skinner vs Pavlov Conditioning

    Something I find fascinating is that being consistent (and trustworthy) is less effective than being 80/20% consistent (classical vs operant conditioning) at training dogs where there are contextual/environmental cues at play. It's personally counter-intuitive, but I've seen it work and am convinced (I attribute it to evolutionary mechanisms, my goto in biology).

    I'm wondering what other psychology as a science results have solid statistics behind them that I'm unaware of (I'm compsci with a physics/maths background, so it's probably most), and are interesting...


    On the obnoxiousness of WebP

    Here we are with a community celebrating art, some of us might like to archive it. But no, inevitably it's google 'owned' transcoded, WebP. I have an extension to re-encode back to an old format, but that's lossy-lossy transcoding, not good. I suspect it's a Lemmy thing, but what would it take to get non-lossy here?

    6 The voice in your head may help you recall and process words. But what if you don’t have one?

    The lack of an inner monologue seems linked to a lower ability to recall words and predict their sound.

    The voice in your head may help you recall and process words. But what if you don’t have one?

    How does this play for you ? I identify as spectrum, what used to be Asperger's, and have to work really hard to get to visual phantasia, but I can. Also worked hard to remove aural phantasia? via meditation because of negative self talk. Do you see 'aphant' as a useful designation? Thoughts, Ideas?


    Richard Marles concealed war crimes report, denying justice for David McBride Richard Marles concealed war crimes report, denying justice for David McBride - Michael West

    Report on leadership failures in Afghan war was given to the Richard Males in November 2023, but not published until McBride was sentenced.

    Richard Marles concealed war crimes report, denying justice for David McBride - Michael West

    A report critical of Australian generals’ leadership in Afghanistan was given to the Defence Minister Richard Marles in November 2023, but was not published until after the McBride sentencing. Stuart McCarthy on a travesty of justice.


    Rewild the Internet! We Need To Rewild The Internet  | NOEMA

    The internet has become an extractive and fragile monoculture. But we can revitalize it using lessons learned by ecologists.

    We Need To Rewild The Internet  | NOEMA

    This needs (IMO) more attention, seems to fit here...


    Any way to remove read items from the feed?

    As title, standard lemmy in browser...