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  • I wouldn’t let consumers off the hook so easily.

    Every time I comment in a thread with a topic like this suggesting people simply opt out of animal agriculture by changing what they buy at the store, I’m typically downvoted more than I’m upvoted.

    Even the people who know we’re at higher risk of zoonotic diseases due to animal ag don’t care - they like the taste of meat, milk, and cheese and another pandemic just isn’t enough to get them to stop buying it.

  • Biden: What's happening in Gaza is not genocide
  • Genocide shouldn’t be a “we don’t actually mean literal genocide but you know what we mean” type of thing.

    What is with the desire to dilute words? If you mean something else, use a different fucking word.

  • Biden: What's happening in Gaza is not genocide
  • Don’t stop there:

    The popular understanding of what constitutes genocide tends to be broader than the content of the norm under international law. Article II of the Genocide Convention contains a narrow definition of the crime of genocide, which includes two main elements:

    1. A mental element: the "intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such"; and

    2. A physical element, which includes the following five acts, enumerated exhaustively:

      • Killing members of the group
      • Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
      • Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part
      • Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
      • Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

    The intent is the most difficult element to determine. To constitute genocide, there must be a proven intent on the part of perpetrators to physically destroy a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. Cultural destruction does not suffice, nor does an intention to simply disperse a group. It is this special intent, or dolus specialis, that makes the crime of genocide so unique. In addition, case law has associated intent with the existence of a State or organizational plan or policy, even if the definition of genocide in international law does not include that element.

  • Mint is up and running!
  • Also on Mint here after trying NixOS and then Zorin.

    Note about Steam gaming: Steam seems to choose the experimental version of Proton (their compatibility layer) by default which exhibited very poor performance for me.

    As soon as I forced games to launch with version 8 (latest stable) I was getting full frames on Fallout 4.

  • [UPDATE] Could use some recommendations for a (usually) quick typist.

    At home I have a Das Keyboard with Cherry MX browns and they feel great. I think this is the quickest I've been able to type on any keyboard.

    I type a lot for my new job and no one cares if I bring in my own keyboard but for my coworkers sake, I don't think I want to bring in browns. I'm a heavy typer and frankly I'm loud on browns.

    I searched for quieter keys and found Cherry MX Red Silents (Durgod keyboard) but after typing on it a few days at work, I'm making way more mistakes, I'm typing slower, and my hands are more fatigued. That's when I learned about linear vs tactile... I think tactile is what I need.

    So with that, I'm looking for:


    • Tactile
    • Light switches (should not take much force to activate? idk. Browns are good for me, for reference)
    • Quiet
    • 100% layout


    • Switches I can put the Draula keycaps on that my friend bought me. I just know they fit fine on Cherry MX Browns and Red Silent.
    • USB-C port. I have a coiled cable I want to use already.

    Nice to have:

    • Hot swappable PCB

    Open to other info I'm not thinking about.

    Edit: After looking around some more this evening, I'm leaning toward grabbing a Keychron K10 Pro, grabbing some Zilents V2's and sticking those in there, then popping on the caps I have. This would be the most building I've done for a keyboard. See any issues with that?


    Based on the recommendations here and some other threads I read, I went with a Keychron Q6 Max and the Zilent V2's.

    I confirmed that my poor speed and accuracy on the (previous) new board I had gotten was definitely due to my not being used to linears. After a day of using the new Keychron with Zilents I did a typing test and got a new PB.

    Thanks for all the suggestions! Now I'm in trouble because I want to replace my home keyboard with the same...

    A newbie helping newbies - Launch Firefox profile from shortcut.

    I recently switched from Windows 10 to ZorrinOS (after a quick detour to NixOS... OOF) and in the course of setting things up how I like, I ran across some interesting stuff relating to flatpaks and shortcuts. I wanted to get this written to provide a resource for other people who might be switching.

    This is a guide to making a shortcut to launch a particular Firefox profile, on a Ubuntu based distro, while running Firefox as a flatpak. This is just how I did it, put the files where you want.

    1. Make a directory to hold the launch script and a shortcut icon. My script:

    #!/bin/sh flatpak run org.mozilla.firefox -p youtube

    Obviously, make it executable.

    Because Firefox is running as a flatpak we can't just launch it using firefox. They're actually stored in /var/lib/flatpak/app and can be launched like this.

    1. Create a text file in the Desktop directory with a .desktop extension like this:

    [Desktop Entry] Name=YouTube Comment= Launches Firefox Youtube profile Exec=/home/user/Documents/firefox-youtube/ Icon=/home/user/Documents/firefox-youtube/youtube-app-icon.png Terminal=false Type=Application

    1. Once saved, make it executable. Right click > "Allow Launching". Done.

    Just for fun, this is the image I like for it.

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    [USA] Index Funds Have Officially Won

    > The inevitable at last arrived. Last month, for the first time, passively managed funds controlled more assets than did their actively managed competitors.

    I honestly thought this happened a while ago...

    [Solved] Reno 911! episode where they stop chasing a (naked?) man as soon as he crosses out of their jurisdiction.

    I seem to remember this was a Reno 911! episode but my YouTube searching hasn't been able to find the episode/clip.

    I think they were chasing a naked man but none of the cops wanted to touch him for obvious reasons. They made a half-hearted attempt to cuff/capture him but as soon as he crossed out of their jurisdiction (county line or something) they throw their hands up because that's not their job anymore.

    Unable to post especially long guide

    I want to move one of my more important guides to Lemmy ( but when I paste the guide in and click Create, the "Create" button just spins endlessly.

    Did I hit some character limit? It's 13,944 char and 204 lines.

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