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Nerd, truck driver, and kinda creeped that you're reading this.

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If you don't work IT, retail, or food service what do you do for work?
  • Well just keep bringing me your loads and I'll uh.... yeah what I mean to say is thanks.

  • If you don't work IT, retail, or food service what do you do for work?
  • I'm a truck driver, well nowadays more in the office than behind the wheel but I do still pull loads here and there.

  • Some TikTok influencers are maligning sunscreen. Here's what to know about the claims
  • There's also coral safe sunscreen, mineral based.

  • wizards council ain’t shit rule
  • OCULAR TORSION

  • Apple reportedly has plans for a thinner iPhone, MacBook Pro and Apple Watch
  • Actually, they've been getting thicker every year since the 6, believe it or not.

  • This is my reason for joining "Fuck Cars"
  • boot

    So you're not American right? Over here large pickup trucks are literally the most popular selling vehicles. But only a small portion of these people actually use these things for anything they'd need one for. Half of my apartment parking lot is large pickup trucks. They pollute, they're less safe, they're a waste of money, and they crowd parking space.

    Even among the minority of people who regularly do things necessitating a pickup, only a small fraction of those need these huge heavy duties.

    I'm not mad at the rural guys with these trucks hauling heavy equipment and trailers around out in the country. It's the urban and suburban people who don't need them at all is what gets me. If you need a pickup truck once or twice a year you can rent one for a day for ridiculously cheap.

  • It just feels wrong
  • I tried Plex and as someone new to it it seems like such garbage. Jellyfin has been utterly flawless for me.

  • Everything Apple iOS 18 Will Do, Android Already Does
  • Android can do satellite messaging? Android phone makers are shipping on device LLMs?

    I'm not an Apple fanboy nor do I use an iPhone currently but this headline is ridiculous.

  • US submarine pulls into Guantanamo Bay a day after Russian warships arrive in Cuba
  • What the submarine or the Russian ships?

    Either way that seems like an extraordinarily bad idea.

  • A cool guide for old world language family tree
  • I mean you have a point but I still think a language with very different grammar but similar vocabulary is going to be miles easier than one with similar grammar but a small shared vocabulary.

    And in my experience learning Spanish through basically just listening to it (a bit oversimplified, but I never have studied grammar nor have been explicitly taught vocab nor had translation) I picked up on the meaning through words way before I had any confidence in grammar. Of course I was getting a feel for the grammar the whole way little by little though.

  • A cool guide for old world language family tree
  • Sure but IMO understanding a language is a bigger and more important part of language learning than speaking. Being able to understand far, far, better than you can speak is very common among language learners. You need a foundation to draw upon before you can really effectively speak. And by then you'll usually have gotten at least the very basics of the grammar down.

  • A cool guide for old world language family tree
  • I'm just going by the FSI rankings. Romance languages are "Category 1" necessitating 600-750 class hours. German is "Category 2" needing 900 hours.

    I think vocabulary is more important anyhow, if you know the words you can piece together the meaning even if it's in a strange order. If you don't, the order doesn't really matter at all.

  • Announcements for The Lemmy Club @thelemmy.club bdonvr @thelemmy.club

    The Lemmy Club has updated to Lemmy 0.19.4!

    Sorry it took 35 minutes over my promised timeframe. My fault. I should've been keeping up my Ansible config not bumbling around manually. Then I would've known that I needed to uncap pict-rs' memory limit. Ah well we got there in the end.

    ----

    0.19.4 mostly changes things in the backend, but there are a couple notable user features:

    • You can now see all media you've uploaded and delete what you wish (only affects media uploaded after the upgrade)

    • Better federation with Mastodon and other similar software, all posts are tagged with the community name (in the background, you won't see it) so that Mastodon users can see them.

    • Vote totals now have settings. You can see a total (Upvotes minus downvotes), both seperate, or a percentage.

    You can see the full changelog here.

    As always, thanks for being a member of The Lemmy Club.

    ----

    If you’d like to help contribute to our ongoing costs, or would like to show some appreciation, you can at OpenCollective: https://opencollective.com/thelemmyclub

    This instance is funded primarily out of my own pocket with no return whatsoever. The costs aren't too high (~$250/yr) but community donations are always very appreciated. At the moment, we're about 10% community funded. Either way, The Lemmy Club isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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    Announcements for The Lemmy Club @thelemmy.club bdonvr @thelemmy.club

    The Lemmy Club will be going down for up to 2 hours @ midnight ET/04:00 UTC Jun 11 to upgrade to Lemmy 0.19.4

    0.19.4 mostly changes things in the backend, but there are a couple notable user features:

    • You can now see all media you've uploaded and delete what you wish (only affects media uploaded after the upgrade)

    • Better federation with Mastodon and other similar software, all posts are tagged with the community name (in the background, you won't see it) so that Mastodon users can see them.

    • Vote totals now have settings. You can see a total (Upvotes minus downvotes), both seperate, or a percentage.

    You can see the full changelog here.

    You can follow the upgrade process at https://status.thelemmy.club/maintenance

    As always, thanks for being a member of The Lemmy Club.

    ----

    If you’d like to help contribute to our ongoing costs, or would like to show some appreciation, you can at OpenCollective: https://opencollective.com/thelemmyclub

    This instance is funded primarily out of my own pocket with no return whatsoever. The costs aren't too high (~$250/yr) but community donations are always very appreciated. At the moment, we're about 10% community funded. Either way, The Lemmy Club isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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    A cool guide for old world language family tree
  • Fun fact, despite being more closely related, German is considered somewhat harder to learn for English speakers than Romance languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian). Due to historical events, conquests, migration, etc, more than half of our vocabulary derives from Latin (and a good chunk of that is from French).

  • A cool guide for old world language family tree
  • Those are of different language trees and are unrelated, though some researchers have tried to claim that Chinese and other Asiatic languages share a common ancestor with these, it's not widely accepted and nearly impossible to prove.

  • Ente encrypted open source alternativ to Google Photos. Can be self hosted and supports S3 backend
  • I like them separate, call me weird. I already run Vaultwarden

  • Ente encrypted open source alternativ to Google Photos. Can be self hosted and supports S3 backend
  • I really like Immich and it works great for me. But I will be setting up Ente authenticator self hosted at some point

    I can't tell you how long I've wanted to have a self hostable authy alternative with mobile and desktop apps plus a web portal.

  • Big Bad Wolf Thought
  • But Communists would fully agree here, as they do on many things with Anarchists

  • DECLINED
  • Oh yeah in DC one pulled an app with a QR code I could scan to pay them with

  • The full video from the famous "Tank Man" photo

    Edit: YouTube link if Vimeo gives you issues

    https://youtu.be/qq8zFLIftGk

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    www.bbc.com Biden plans to send $1bn arms shipment to Israel

    The weapons transfer comes as Israeli tanks were spotted advancing deeper into residential areas of Rafah.

    Biden plans to send $1bn arms shipment to Israel
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    www.nbcnews.com Biden condemns campus violence: 'Order must prevail'

    The president stressed that violent protests are not protected under the law as tensions escalate during pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses nationwide.

    Biden condemns campus violence: 'Order must prevail'
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    Fake eclipse glasses are hitting the market. Here’s how to tell if you have a pair

    www.cnn.com How to test your eclipse glasses for safety before April 8 | CNN

    Worried that you might have bought fake eclipse glasses? Here are tips on how to test the safety of your glasses and what to know about eye safety.

    How to test your eclipse glasses for safety before April 8 | CNN
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    www.popsci.com NASA needs your smartphone during April's solar eclipse

    The free SunSketcher app will use your phone’s camera to record the event and help study the sun’s ‘oblateness.’

    NASA needs your smartphone during April's solar eclipse
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    What are YOUR plans for the eclipse?

    Personally, I'm heading to Texas to see family. Flying out to Abilene, then the morning of I'll drive out to the path, see the eclipse, and then drive on to San Antonio where I have more family.

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    Announcements for The Lemmy Club @thelemmy.club bdonvr @thelemmy.club

    Defederation of eviltoast.org

    Hey all -

    Just a quick announcement that we're currently not federating with eviltoast.org - it seems to be the base of the spam bots we've seen recently. I don't think the site administration teams have anything to do with the spam however they also seem to be absent, and are not doing anything to combat it. Until such time that they are actively cleaning up their spam issue they will remain defederated. I'm pretty lax about our federation, but this has been a persistent issue (See rule 9). I'm sure the spammer will probably find another host at some point though.

    Thanks for being a member of TheLemmy.Club

    Edit: it looks like thier admins have cleaned it up. Removing for now.

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    Immich release v1.99.0 (and new logo!)

    github.com Release v1.99.0 · immich-app/immich

    v1.99.0 New logo The new logo is now rolled out on all platforms, including the web, mobile, and documentation pages. If you are a content creator, you can grab the logo vector and raster files in ...

    Release v1.99.0 · immich-app/immich

    v1.99.0

    New logo

    The new logo is now rolled out on all platforms, including the web, mobile, and documentation pages. If you are a content creator, you can grab the logo vector and raster files in the repository's design folder.

    [!Social Preview](https://private-user-images.githubusercontent.com/27055614/314551908-75d88502-1eec-4131-9c9e-340ac71a0e0c.png?jwt=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.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.kludR-jhiI3_2qpDz42hGbqqaMMg4yGqLFqD1FBQ4wE)

    Highlights

    Welcome to release v1.99.0 of Immich. This release adds the new logo, fixes many bugs, and improves the application. Some of the highlights include:

    • \[WEB] Sort photos and videos to display direction in an album.
    • On-disk cache on the mobile app to provide a better viewing experience.
    • There is a new endpoint for OpenTelemetry metrics to monitor performance.
    • Optimized queries for large libraries.
    • Add upload progress and speed indicator.
    • XMP sidecar file is now recognized with both photo.ext.xmp and photo.xmp extensions.
    • Drag to select - Now press your thumb to drag and select in the selection mode.
    • Improve user feedback in the mobile app's backup and album selection screen.
    • Various improvements for the library scanning process.

    Asset's display direction in the album

    We added an option to change the order of the assets in the album so you can view the assets from older to newest and vice versa.

    album.view\.order.mp4

    Mobile asset caching

    Improving cache for remote thumbnails and the images, they now stay on disk so that they can load faster and give a better experience while used offline. You should feel a faster loading experience across the app.

    Performance monitoring with OpenTelemetry integration

    Immich provides a variety of performance metrics to allow for local monitoring and insights. This integration is primarily in the form of Prometheus metrics. However, exporting traces is also possible due to OpenTelemetry instrumentation. Please visit the documentation to learn how to enable this feature

    Note

    This opt-in feature allows you to monitor Immich's performance. This data isn't sent anywhere beyond what you've configured.

    File size progress and upload speed indicator

    We added an indicator to show the file's size that has been uploaded and the upload speed under the progress bar in the backup screen.

    Simulator.Screen.Recording.-.iPhone.15.Pro.Max.-.2024-03-14.at.18.08.37.mp4

    Drag to select

    You can now drag to select in the mobile app when in selection mode; this will help make selecting in bulk easier.

    drag\_to\_select.mp4

    And lastly, I want to express my gratitude to @immich-app/contributor who make this behemoth of a release happen 🎉

    ***

    And as always, bugs are fixed, and many other improvements also come with this release.

    What's Changed

    🗄️ Server

    • fix(server): face search results not always sorted by @mertalev in #7839
    • fix(server): serve static directory only if it exists by @benmccann in #7857
    • feat(server): Add OAuth auto-redirect enable/disable CLI commands by @ddshd in #7841
    • feat(server): OpenTelemetry integration by @mertalev in #7356
    • feat(server): YAML config file support by @bo0tzz in #7894
    • feat(server): Update XMP sidecar search to look for both photo.ext.xmp and photo.xmp by @kokulshan in #7813
    • feat(server): lower library scan memory usage by @mertalev in #7939
    • perf(server): optimize getByIds query by @mertalev in #7918
    • fix(server): queue library asset refresh in batches by @etnoy in #7914
    • feat(server, web): album orders by @martabal in #7819
    • feat(server): added support for SVG files by @declan8010 in #7960
    • refactor: global validation pipe by @jrasm91 in #7985
    • feat(web): add millisecond options to storage template settings by @sevtdy in #7942
    • fix(server): prevent feedback loop during library scan by @mertalev in #7944
    • feat(server): use nestjs events to validate config by @danieldietzler in #7986
    • feat(server): memory includes partners assets on timeline by @alextran1502 in #7993
    • refactor(server): library service by @jrasm91 in #8050
    • chore(server): change save -> update in asset repository by @mertalev in #8055
    • fix(server): "view all" for cities only showing 12 cities by @mertalev in #8035
    • fix(server): use extension in originalFileName for libraries by @etnoy in #8083
    • test: temporarily disable flaky audit e2e test until #7436 is fixed by @zackpollard in #8089

    📱 Mobile

    🖥️ Web

    🧠 Machine Learning

    • fix(server): ml gunicorn listen on ipv4 and ipv6 by default by @growse in #7930
    • chore(deps): update onnxruntime-openvino by @mertalev in #7854
    • feat(ml): add cache\_dir option to OpenVINO EP by @dvdblg in #8018

    ⚡ CLI

    📓 Documentation

    🔨 Maintenance

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    Is Fedora Kionite shipping with KDE6 yet?

    It's distrohop time. Want to go immutable for the first time. But waiting for KDE6.

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    Immich release v1.92.0 (edit: v1.92.1 hotfix released)

    github.com Release v1.92.0 · immich-app/immich

    v1.92.0 Highlights Welcome to the first Immich release of 2024, v1.92.0. This release is packed with features, bug fixes, and improvements. Let’s dive into some of the highlights of this release. ...

    Release v1.92.0 · immich-app/immich

    Highlights

    Welcome to the first Immich release of 2024, v1.92.0. This release is packed with features, bug fixes, and improvements. Let’s dive into some of the highlights of this release.

    [BREAKING CHANGE] The welcome message for your instance is now moved to the Server Setting in the Settings section in the Administration page on the web

    Hardening storage template move operation: verify files are copied correctly when operating across filesystem boundaries

    External domain setting: allow the usage of a different domain for shared links

    Native hash calculation on iOS: significantly speeds up the initial hash calculation

    Introduce Onboarding flow for new instances: Show the admin common settings of the instance for a better user experience.

    CLI version 2.0.6 was released on npm: https://www.npmjs.com/package/@immich/cli

    Search is now working across the partner’s assets.

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    Announcements for The Lemmy Club @thelemmy.club bdonvr @thelemmy.club

    Updated to 0.19.0 - took a biiiit longer than expected.

    0.19 is a major update for Lemmy!

    Big changes:

    • Instance blocking for users: You can block the posts of users of any instance from showing in your feed.

    • New Sort - Scaled: boosts smaller communities

    • Better 2FA: actually tests your 2FA before applying, so you won't get locked out. If you had 2FA before, it'll be reset.

    • User data export/import: change instances easily!

    • Lots of performance and background changes.

    Check here for more info: https://thelemmy.club/post/6199772

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    Well borked some things during the upgrade that required going back to the backup. But we got there eventually. I will have to mess some more with Ansible to bring it in line with my current deployment so future upgrades go a bit more smoothly.

    If you were logged in, you'll have to log in again. If you had 2FA set up, you don't anymore and will have to redo it.

    We were down for heh, 2.5 hours. Any activity on the Fediverse in that time won't have synced to our instance. However if anyone votes or replies to that comment it will sync. So we shouldn't miss anything worthwhile :P

    ----

    If you’d like to help contribute to our ongoing costs, or would like to show some appreciation, you can at OpenCollective: https://opencollective.com/thelemmyclub

    This instance is funded primarily out of my own pocket with no return whatsoever. The costs aren't too high (~$250/yr) but community donations are always very appreciated. At the moment, we're about 10% community funded. Either way, The Lemmy Club isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

    Thanks for being a member of The Lemmy Club.

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    Announcements for The Lemmy Club @thelemmy.club bdonvr @thelemmy.club

    Scheduled Downtime - Lemmy 0.19 Major Update - Sun, Dec 17 @ 3pm EST

    0.19 is a major update for Lemmy!

    Big changes:

    • Instance blocking for users: You can block the posts of users of any instance from showing in your feed.

    • New Sort - Scaled: boosts smaller communities

    • Better 2FA: actually tests your 2FA before applying, so you won't get locked out. If you had 2FA before, it'll be reset.

    • User data export/import: change instances easily!

    • Lots of performance and background changes.

    Check here for more info: https://thelemmy.club/post/6199772

    Should take 30 minutes or less. Thanks for being a member of The Lemmy Club!

    ----

    If you’d like to help contribute to our ongoing costs, or would like to show some appreciation, you can at OpenCollective: https://opencollective.com/thelemmyclub

    This instance is funded primarily out of my own pocket with no return whatsoever. The costs aren't too high (~$250/yr) but community donations are always very appreciated. At the moment, we're about 10% community funded. Either way, The Lemmy Club isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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    datahoarder @lemmy.ml bdonvr @thelemmy.club

    A dozen or two TB of storage for media on the cheap?

    Well I'm just about fed up with streaming bullshit. I currently have a home server that's just a raspberry pi4 with a bunch of docker containers and it served my light usage well.

    But with transcoding on Jellyfin I'll be needing some more power. And a bunch of storage. So wanting to perhaps build a new little server.

    CPU requirements aren't high at all. Need to transcode maybe 2 concurrent 4K streams, A cheap discrete GPU or a CPU with a decent enough iGPU could handle this. Other applications are basically negligible, like Vaultwarden and PiHole, torrent, using as a general file storage server.

    I also recently acquired a mini PC which is plenty powerful, but doesn't have any way of adding a bunch of drives. So another option is setting up a pure NAS and just using the mini PC as the server. It's got an i7 10700T and iris 630 iGPU.

    I've been using Linux and self hosting basic things for years, but I'm pretty new to this level of hardware and little experience with RAID.

    Budget: ~$500ish - storage goal: 12+ TB

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