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COVID is coming for California, and it's already hitting the SF Bay Area the hardest
  • Or, people simply don't care anymore.

    COVID became just another flu for most people, it's been a big deal three or four years ago, today hardly anyone cares.

    The "real" flu is also dangerous and the vaccine is available and has hardly any side effects, yet somehow barely anyone takes it.

  • Americans, how do you feel about being stored in a database by government agencies like the NSA?
  • Hitler was inspired by the US exterminating it's Native population and by the US reservation system.

    Don't act like being American gives you some unique perspective. Wow, that looks stupid, right?

    There's a clear difference between living in society and ruling that society.

    Sure, but you're implying that not being part of the ruling class absolves you from any guilt or responsibility. And that is literally what all Germans said after the war. What was I supposed to do?

    And you're living in a democracy.

  • Americans, how do you feel about being stored in a database by government agencies like the NSA?
  • Are you perhaps under the impression that all Americans in 1776 were Founders

    Are you perhaps under the impression that us stupid Europeans don't know what you're talking about?

    Comparing that to bystanders and voting and buying local and being complacent is absurd

    Again, I'm German. I've heard that excuse before.

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  • Ich glaube eher, du verstehst nicht, womit du es zu tun hast.

    Wir reden von Menschen, die in ihrer eigenen Welt leben, in der Probleme existieren, die es in der Realität nicht gibt. Es gibt keine Welle an Kriminalität, niemand wird gelyncht weil er nicht gendert, Russland steht nicht vor der Tür, weil wir Waffen schicken und die Kinder werden auch nicht frühsexualisiert.

    Die AfD nimmt den Unmut der Menschen auf, aber nicht die Probleme der Menschen. Vorpommern ist eine national befreite Zone, es ist physikalisch unmöglich dort Probleme mit Ausländern zu bekommen. Trotzdem 35% AfD.

    Und wenn jemand von vorne bis hinten nur Müll erzählt, dann muss man irgendwo auch sagen, Uwe, das ist Müll und wenn du das glaubst, bist du ein Idiot, denn das stimmt nicht mit der Realität überein.

    Du redest die ganze Zeit, als ob wir es mit Leuten zu tun hätten, die unser neues Konzept für die Erbschaftssteuer nicht ganz so gut finden. Aber das ist eben schon sehr lange nicht mehr der Fall. Appeasement funktioniert irgendwann nicht mehr. Hat es '38 nicht, tut es jetzt nicht.

  • Americans, how do you feel about being stored in a database by government agencies like the NSA?
  • The Founders were among history's monsters and you need to stop trying to protect their legacy by painting us with their brush. Chattel slavery was a uniquely horrible institution and its end mattered.

    Dude, I'm German. I know a thing or two about facing the past. So don't act like I'm defending anyone.

    I didn't choose to enslave anyone and I have no power to free them.

    As far as I know, only about a third of people in the US back then ever owned slaves. The other two thirds didn't choose that either. Yet most of them got complacent for a pretty long time.

    Also, you do have a choice. You can buy clothes that are maybe not morally pure, but at least better. You could buy a Fairphone. You could become politically active or at least vote for the better candidates/parties. Sure, that won't turn the world into utopia over night, but at least you can make it a bit better.

    We all have to face the fact that our actions and inactions cause suffering, and some of that is indeed not in our power to change. But your stance of essentially giving up and pointing at the other crime as ever worse is hypocritical.

    As Adorno said: there's no right living in the wrong. And we are so wrong currently the slave population in this world is higher than ever in the US:

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  • Man kann Linke oder CDU, meinetwegen auch PBC oder sonst eine Partei wählen. Aber wer die AfD wählt, zeigt doch ganz klar, dass ihm die fdgo egal ist.

    Ich will die nicht davon überzeugen, dass die Ampel toll ist, ich will ihnen die roten Linien zeigen. Nazis und Sympathisanten muss gezeigt werden, dass ihre Meinung ganz klar nicht in Ordnung ist, dass ihr Verhalten nicht in Ordnung ist.

    Klar kann man über Gründe diskutieren, aber wer mit Demokratie und Realität ohnehin schon gebrochen hat, wird auch nicht von Analysen überzeugt.

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  • Dein Umkehrschluss ist ein Fehlschluss. Warum sollte es für die Überzeugbarkeit sprechen, dass die mal andere Parteien gewählt haben? Selbst die schlimmsten Verschwörungstheoretiker haben auch mal aus vernünftige Menschen angefangen, das heißt nicht, dass sie am Ende noch Argumenten zugänglich wären.

    die wähler aber als Nazis zu bezeichnen ist wie gesagt abträglich, da dies zur Radikalisierung führt.

    Nochmal: das wurde über Jahre versucht und hat offensichtlich nicht geklappt. Was du vorschlägst, ist Verharmlosung. Die AfD ist eine Nazi-Partei und das muss man den Menschen auch so ganz klar sagen. Es muss klar gemacht werden, dass jemand der AfD wählt in diesem Land nicht zu suchen hat. Punkt.

  • The OpenBSD folks are working on their own version control system, Game of Trees
  • SSH, OpenSSL, LibreSSL, pf ...

    There's not a single web server without some code from them. Every single phone, every Linux machine, and probably even Windows (citation needed) ships with some of these tools.

    And you didn't hear a thing, because the OpenBSD guys just sport a smug smile and don't care about our plebian fame.

  • Elon Musk has unusual relationships with women at SpaceX, WSJ reports - The Verge
  • I don't think it's validation in the sense we normies felt. For regular, sane men it's more of a fitting in and being desirable kind of validation, women do the same in that age.

    For him and other powerful people (but also some regular men) it's a power thing. Many powerful people are narcissists, and they live constantly under the dissonance of illusion of grandeur and inferiority complex. Essentially forcing their will onto others is a way to mitigate the latter.

  • Elon Musk has unusual relationships with women at SpaceX, WSJ reports - The Verge
  • Especially in terms of "legally not rape" charges, even the average man has to face terrifyingly few consequences. So many women report assaults, unwanted aggressive advances and "not exactly consensual kinds of intercourse" without the men ever facing anything serious, not even stigma. Banging blackout drunk girls is a sport for some people.

  • Cheap, but reliable SSDs?

    I want to upgrade some of my older machines with some new, high(er) capacity SSDs (SATA and nvme). I don't need super high speeds, just something in the TB range in terms of storage.

    Problem is, there's so much garbage out there, I can't really tell, which SSD is inexpensive and reliable and which is just utter garbage.

    I thought about buying new, but last gen Samsung/WD SSDs.

    Intenso and Fanxiang both seem to have been around for a few years, but reviews seem to be mixed.


    Nixos compiles Firefox out of nowhere?

    Basically the title. I have Nixos running on a server that runs completely headless and while playing around today, I noticed that the rebuild takes longer than expected and apparently that's because firefox gets compiled.

    Now, I don't have any GUI installed, and even if I had, I don't see a reason to compile FF from source.

    My packages are just Jellyfin, Samba, Gitea, Nextcloud, virt-manager. None of these should depend on FF.


    QEMU VM hangs at "booting from disk" at 100% CPU usage

    I have a QCOW2 image (Homeassistant VM), that I ran for several months without problems.

    A few days ago, I reinstalled the VM host,so I copied the image to a backup drive and now wanted to start a VM from this image.

    However, it always end up hanging at "booting from hard disk" and takes up 100% load on one core.

    On the VM host, I imported the image like this: ```

    copied from HAOS wiki

    sudo virt-install --name hass --description "Home Assistant OS" --os-variant=generic --ram=2048 --vcpus=2 --disk /var/vm/hass.qcow2,bus=sata --import --graphics none ```

    To ensure that my host wasn't broken, I tried the same image on another machine, that I know can run VMs (virtual machine manager, using the GUI), but same result. One core at 100% and no change at all.

    I even let it run over night, but it was still at this point.

    One machine runs NixOS, the other Debian 12.

    What could cause this? There are no errors in journalctl or /var/log/qemu.


    Tips/Resources/Guidance for becoming an okayish lead?

    I'm currently a senior developer, but relatively new in the role of a "lead". In my current project, I'm having a kind of co-lead and we have two devs working in our team. So a rather small enterprise.

    Now my boss told me, that going forward, I will probably be leading larger and more complex projects (possible rather soon).

    Since I'm constantly doubting myself, I would really like to learn more about how to be an effective/likeable lead. I've had too many "leads" who were just dogshit, professionally and as a person. I don't want to be that (at least the professional part).

    So, I guess my question is: what helped you? Books, articles, just random hints or strategies? I'll take everything.


    Wie informiert ihr euch über lokale Ereignisse?

    Ich lebe in einer größeren Stadt, in der es aber de facto nur zwei Lokalzeitungen gibt, die beide auf mehreren Ebenen verwerflich sind und dann auch noch journalistisch ausgesprochen fragwürdig.

    Leider sind genauso diese beiden aber auch die einzige Quelle für "echte" lokale Nachrichten. Gefühlt bekomme ich kaum etwas von meiner eigenen Stadt mit - und das ist eigentlich ziemlich schade.

    Deswegen mal die Frage an euch: beißt ihr in den sauren Apfel und kauft die Zeitung? Ist die Lage bei euch besser?


    Are there any localized Fediverse Apps?

    In Germany there's an app called "Jodel", which is essentially like a localized reddit/lemmy. That means, you only see posts from people near you (the default is something like 10km, I think).

    This is of course awesome for localized events, Craigslist style posts, or just discussions about local stuff.

    I wondered, despite creating local communities on Lemmy or tags for your city, is there anything like it on the fediverse?


    How to set NIC for WoL?

    I have an HAOS-VM running on a machine attached to my router via cable, and another (wifi attached) machine that I want to WoL from HA.

    Apparently, my router does not forward WoL packets from wired ethernet to wifi, so I just plugged in a usb-wifi dongle and connected HAOS via the dongle - wifi works, no problem.

    WoL in general also works, I can wake the machine up from my MacBook without a problem. I can also use the very same dongle on a Debian desktop to send WoL packets.

    However, doing it from HA fails. My configuration.yaml looks like this:

    ``` wake_on_lan: switch:

    • platform: wake_on_lan name: wake_<machine> mac: <mac>


    I tried deactivating the KVM brigde, so that the VM really only connects via wifi, but no changes here either.

    There are no errors in any logs, so it doesn't look like it's failing per se.

    To me it looks almost like the packet is send to nirvana, but there's no way to configure the network interface in the WoL platform either.


    I kind of got everything to work, albeit in a rather weird way.

    There already is a built-in WoL Service, accessible via the GUI, however, I have to use the Advanced Mode to access it, otherwise it simply doesn't show up. Using that service and the proper broadcast address, I'm now able to wake the target machine via a button. What's a bit concerning to me is that the "advanced mode" toggle seems to be lost after a reboot. I get a warning, that the WoL service couldn't be found, that only resolves after setting the advanced mode off and on again - that's rather stupid.


    3D printer for someone who rarely prints

    I'm thinking about buying a small 3D printer for the odd project once in a while.

    Problem is, I will not use it very often and I don't have much desk space for it to sit around.

    Ideally (and I know this is utopia), I would like a device that I can pull out of a closet, fasten four screws, plug it in and be ready to go.

    Is there something even remotely like that available? Every review I've seen just seems to assume that printers are basically static.


    Wie kann ich eine andere Instanz via durchsuchen?

    Eigentlich eine ganz einfache Frage: Wie kann ich über die normale Lemmy-Site eine andere Instanz angucken (lokaler Feed von dort)?

    Hintergrund bei mir ist, dass es auf zB einen Haufen Communities gibt, die ich hier nicht sehen kann. Wenn ich aber direkt auf gehe, kann ich die Communities nicht direkt abonnieren - wahrscheinlich kann ich den Namen einfach kopieren und dann via darauf zugreifen, aber bequem ist das nicht.


    Dell Optiplex turning into turbine after load

    I have a Dell Optiplex 3060 here, that I used as a backup desktop with Linux, but now I'm trying to use it essentially as a streaming host for games (Fallout, GTA...), unfortunately that means Windows.

    And even less fortunate: Windows seems to think, fan speeds only know one direction: up.

    Essentially, the machine starts nice and reasonably quite, but after some load (e.g. a game), the fans never spin down again. Even if the temps are fine (all cores at &lt;30°C, GPU at 48°C), it keeps running in turbine mode.

    The only "fix" is a sleep or power cycle.

    Since this machine is supposed to run relatively long hours and sit in my room, this is quite annoying and I'm kind of out of ideas.

    Newest BIOS and all the Dell Magic™ are installed.


    [hardware] Used SAS drives?

    I just browsed eBay a bit and saw that older, used SAS drives can be had pretty cheap - 30€ for 4TB, but of course rather old drives, sometimes 10 years old.

    Now, I wouldn't expect ultra reliable, ultra fast, super cheap drives here. But this offer seems compelling, even buying a spare drive for higher redundancy would still be pretty cheap.

    Question is: am I too optimistic here? Are these drives bound to fail within 3 months?


    A service of some sort to cluster news?

    I'm using Feedly (google reader clone) to keep track of my news. However, there are tons of duplicates (same event/topic different sources).

    I was just thinking about using text summaries + similarity analysis (possible AI driven) to cluster groups of articles. Are there already solutions for that? I could build it myself, but I'm not exactly the best web dev.


    RPi Pico "disconnects" after a few minutes to days

    I'm trying to use an RPi Pico W as a temp/humidity sensor using a DHT20.

    It kind of works - at least sometimes, but I keep "losing" sensors more or less randomly.

    I connected everything up like here (using MicroPython): There are currently 4 sensor-boards, 3 soldered, one on a breadboard.

    The error modes I could observe are:

    1. DHT20 fails to init - sometimes after the first read, sometimes after days. Resetting the machine works sometimes, if not, power cycling usually does the trick

    2. The board just "stops" after about 5min - the serial console just says "device disconnected". Power cycling is the only option.

    My measurement work by having a timer fire every minute, connect to wifi, read from the sensor, and then send an mqtt message (either the values or an error message) and shutdown wifi again.

    My current ideas why it could fail (but I'm not an electronics guy at all):

    • There is some kind of "rogue current" messing with some IC.
    • Some component is broken
    • Maybe the power draw is too low or issuing sleep() messes with the USB-power connection somehow?

    For me the problem is, I don't really know where to look for errors. The software works in principle, the soldering seems to be good enough to sometimes work for days, and looking too deep into the whole electronics side is beyond my capabilities.


    Samba share writable to everyone, even if someone else created the files?

    I have a public SMB share mainly as a media dump. Everyone can read and write, without any auth - as intended. However, if I copy files via SSH (as a regular user, not the samba user), these files are of course owned by that user and thus not writable for the samba user - so I can't touch these files via SMB.

    My config looks like this

    [public] path = /path/to/samba/public guest ok = yes writeable = yes browseable = yes create mask = 0664 directory mask = 0775 force user = sambapub force group = users

    I can fix the permissions by simply chown/chmod all files, but that's not really a solution.


    [ubuntu 22.04] Firefox keeps forgetting logins

    As the title says, FF seems to selectively forget cookies and thus requires me to constantly re-login.

    I've had the exact same issue on two separate machines both running Ubuntu. My best guess is, that snap is at fault here, but I have no idea, why.

    To reproduce the issue, I just have to perform the arcane ritual of "closing the app" and whoosh, cookies are gone. Plugins and settings persist, no "delete on close" option whatsoever is active. Vanilla Ubuntu shows exactly this behavior.


    Are there any pitfalls to avoid in buying PCIe/m.2 adapters?

    I'm planning on giving an older machine a small upgrade with an SSD, but since that machine does not have an m.2 port, I was thinking about buying the cheapest PCIe adapter I could find. Besides the obvious stuff like ports, PCIe gen and lane count, is there anything I should look out for? Specifically regarding Linux?


    What is this e-paper connector?

    I got my hands on an old e-ink price tag and want to repurpose this display.

    Unfortunately, I can't really figure out, what this type of connector/bus is called. To me it looks like a standard issue ribbon cable.

    There are some "universal" e-paper drivers (for example this one:, but I have absolutely no idea, how to find out, if that's the right connector.

    The device is made by Imagotag, if that helps.

    Edit: I added a picture of the panel:

    None of the "markings" returned any results and the QR code couldn't be decoded by my phone.


    What "mindless" games do you play?

    I'm often in longer telephone conferences and like to play relatively uncomplicated, mindless games like 2048 or threes. Both of these are getting pretty boring these days, so I'm looking for new games.


    Wo kauft ihr eure Hörbücher?

    Ich hatte mir vor Jahren mal ein gutes Polster von Audible-Guthaben angehäuft, was jetzt langsam leer wird und da ich Amazon ungern weiter unterstützen möchte, suche ich einen neuen Anbieter.

    Thalia scheint ein vergleichbares Angebot zu haben, aber zumindest bei oberflächlicher Suche war das Angebot eher mau (Foundation von Asimov existiert zB gar nicht).

    Bookbeat fand ich eigentlich auch interessant (10€ für 25h Material finde ich fair), aber dass die Minuten am Ende des Monats verfallen, finde ich frech.


    Are those Pico PSUs worth it?

    I have an HP g3 mini and a Dell Optiplex flying around, both similarly specced. The HP has an i5 6500t and 16gb DDR4 RAM, the Dell has 8gb DDR3l, so nothing too different.

    However, the Dell draws around 15W while idle, the HP one 5W.

    The only difference I could think of (and that is in my power to change) is the PSU. The Dell has one of those SFF PSU for up to 180W while the HP has an external 65W power brick with a barrel jack.

    So my question is: Does anyone have experience with one of those Pico PSUs? I guess they should be more efficient? I'm not planning to put anything power hungry into the optiplex.