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cygnus cygnus @lemmy.ca

Moncton NB

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U.S. Military Planes Are in Haiti. Haitians Don’t Know Why.
  • I would prefer to see a non-military solution.

    Me too, but that would only really work if Haiti had a functional government to maintain order. Unfortunately that ship has sailed.

  • U.S. Military Planes Are in Haiti. Haitians Don’t Know Why.
  • Kenya as far as I know has no experience in operations of this type — do you think it's reasonable to expect them to do this alone? It makes sense that the US are helping to get this up and running. I expect a fuller handoff when whatever they're doing is in place.

  • U.S. Military Planes Are in Haiti. Haitians Don’t Know Why.
  • Americans don’t seem to understand that every time they swoop in to ‘save’ Haiti, what they are really doing is enforcing the same colonial ideals that landed Haiti in the mess to start with.

    You might find the article reassures you on this point if you decide to read it!

    The truth is that the United States outsourced the Haiti mission to Kenya. U.S. President Joe Biden has admitted as much: “We concluded that for the United States to deploy forces in the hemisphere just raises all kinds of questions that can be easily misrepresented about what we’re trying to do,” Biden said in May during a news conference with Kenyan President William Ruto, adding, “So, we set out to find a partner or partners who would lead the effort that we would participate in.”

  • U.S. Military Planes Are in Haiti. Haitians Don’t Know Why.
  • a Kenyan-led security mission to Haiti

    This is very odd, but also very intriguing. The President met with Biden a month ago, so this tracks. I kinda hope this happens just to see how it plays out.

    Edit: this will also be a great test of who reads past the headline. There are going to be a lot of knee-jerk "Murica Bad" comments.

  • Chinese coast guard ram and puncture Philippine military boats in disputed shoal
  • Also conveniently forgetting thousands of years of Chinese imperialism and Han chauvinism.

  • Chinese coast guard ram and puncture Philippine military boats in disputed shoal
  • Have you seen videos of the skirmishes at the Kashmiri border? It's absurd, like something out of a bad alternate history movie.

  • Chinese coast guard ram and puncture Philippine military boats in disputed shoal
  • I was wondering how they "punctured" this military vessel, then I watched the video... They're fighting it out on freaking zodiacs.

  • Indian farm worker in Italy ‘left to die on road’ with severed arm
  • Ironic username!

    They didn’t judge you on skin color [...] but they were still [...] racist as fuck.

    I don't understand which definition of "racist" you're using here, but OK. Romans didn't care what colour you were, as long as you were educated and spoke good Latin. They even had two Maghrebin emperors.

  • PAC behind 'dictator' billboard comparing Trump to Fidel Castro says more is coming
  • Don't gaslight me. They replied in agreement to a comment saying "at least Fidel cared about his people" and then went on to praise Cuba some more.

  • PAC behind 'dictator' billboard comparing Trump to Fidel Castro says more is coming
  • Yeah, the US are awful too, but it doesn't logically follow that Cuba is great just because they're an "adversary". This isn't a comic book — it's possible for both sides to be bad.

  • PAC behind 'dictator' billboard comparing Trump to Fidel Castro says more is coming
  • I don’t care what I sound like, they’re also one of the few leaders/nations who successfully defended against American capitalist aggression attempting to destabilize their government to open up its resources/people to our owner’s merciless exploitation in their insatiable need for infinite growth/metastasis on a finite world, and remove as many potential global examples of alternative economic systems as possible, a feat many South American nations that dared to attempt a better future for their people failed to accomplish defending against.

    And yet somehow I doubt you live there. Nor do the thousands of people who risk their life to escape every year.

  • Indian farm worker in Italy ‘left to die on road’ with severed arm
  • They're merely retvrning to tradition, although the ancient Romans weren't nearly as racist.

  • China’s war games near Taiwan threaten international peace and security, researcher says
  • Nah they're a Jimmy Dore fan, i.e. an "anti-imperialist" who simps for the two most egregious imperialist countries today (China and Russia)

  • Chinese coast guard personnel armed with swords, spears and knives accused of ramming Filipino boats in disputed South China Sea
  • BRICS is a fabrication of Goldman Sachs and is little more than a punchline. What kind of "alliance" has its two biggest members actively involved in a border conflict? Also, has a single one of them stepped in to "help" Russia invade Ukraine?

  • The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law
  • the Ten Commandments are described as “foundational documents of our state and national government.

    Jefferson must be rolling in his grave so fast that he could power the whole east coast. Bunch of uneducated goons.

  • Chinese coast guard personnel armed with swords, spears and knives accused of ramming Filipino boats in disputed South China Sea
  • China's approach to international relations is truly remarkable. It's like they're deliberately trying to alienate every other country. Do they have a single non-vassal ally?

  • Supermassive black hole roars to life as astronomers watch in real time
  • Umm ackshually it isn't in real-time, it happened 300 million years ago /pedant

  • Unixporn @lemmy.ml cygnus @lemmy.ca

    [Plasma] It's hip to be square(ish)

    I don't think I've seen anyone else here with an 8:9 monitor, so I'll break the ice! The color theme is Layan Light; everything else is stock KDE.

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    Why do you grow mushrooms? What for?

    I stumbled upon this community for the first time a few minutes ago. I like gardening and houseplants, but never heard of people recretionally growing mushrooms of the non-magical kind. Is it for food?

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    SNOOcalypse - document, discuss, and promote the downfall of Reddit. @lemmy.ml cygnus @lemmy.ca

    In unsurprising news, Reddit prepares IPO

    www.businessinsider.com Reddit's cofounder said that at first the company felt like 'a homework assignment that got out of hand' rather than a business

    Reddit's cofounder Steve Huffman said in its early days he filled up most of the site with content using different accounts until it got more users.

    Reddit's cofounder said that at first the company felt like 'a homework assignment that got out of hand' rather than a business

    > Now the social media platform is aiming for an IPO in the first quarter of 2024 with a valuation of $15 billion, and has been in talks with potential investors like Goldman Sachs and and Morgan Stanley, per Bloomberg.

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    Bot no longer working?

    It seems the bot has stopped reposting content from Reddit?

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    Fifth Order of Angels (1974 radio broadcast)

    This was recorded in Cleveland for a radio broadcast; the tape became available as a bootleg and is known as one of the most important ones in the band's history.

    It's the first-ever recording of "Fly by Night" and only their third performance with Neil. We can hear snippets of what would later become "By-Tor and the Snow Dog" in the Working Man solo.

    A quote from Geddy regarding bootlegs:

    >A lot of people say 'It takes away from record sales' but [...] the fact is that any fan who buys a bootleg is still going to buy your record. So, who is it harming?

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    USB webcam lagging only in Zoom?

    Sorry if this community isn't the right place to ask — I got a USB webcam that works great in Teams, but lags tremendously (3-4 seconds) in Zoom. I doubt the Zoom app is introducing that lag on its own, but how would I troubleshoot this?

    This is on EndeavourOS (basically Arch)

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    Geddy Lee interview w/Ian Hanomansing

    Good interview with Geddy about his autobiography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHkvpWMTuUI

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    [Monitor] LG DualUp (899 - 220 = 679) [LG Canada]

    www.lg.com 28MQ780-B | LG CA

    Get more information on the LG 28MQ780-B Click for pictures, reviews, and tech specs for the LG 27.6-inch 16:18 DualUp Monitor with Ergo Stand and USB Type-C™

    28MQ780-B | LG CA

    Just picked one up. This is the best price I've seen this year. Very strange monitor but awesome for work - it even serves as a USB-C docking station with 90W power delivery.

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    Why does Pandoc get updated nearly every day?

    Please forgive the noobish question, but what's going on with a document converter that it gets such frequent updates (and by extension forces a ton of Haskell updates)?

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    Trying Fedora. Never rebooted so often in my life

    Even back in the Windows 3.1 or 95 days I didn't have to reboot this often - sometimes twice a day. Seems a bit excessive?

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    File permissions on mounted drive - can read/write but can't drag into apps?

    RESOLVED: it was caused by the app being flatpak. use Flatseal!

    I have a network drive mounted to my computer (PopOS). I have read & write access to everything in the drive and can drag and drop files between two Nautilus windows, but if I try to drag a file from the network drive into an email for example, I get a popup about file permissions. Is it because flatpak apps don't inherit my user permissions?

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    Finally using Linux full-time thanks to PopOS

    I've been using Linux on and off for about 15 years, but was never able to make the leap to using it full-time until PopOS. It's been painless to use and does everything I need with only minor tweaks. Thank you System76! I can't wait until the Cosmic DE is released.

    (too bad about the name, though...)

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    Using Linux for work - need a good email/contacts/calendar system

    (apologies in advance if this isn't the right community for this question)

    I've been flirting with Linux on and off for about 15 years and I think I'm ready to make the switch mostly full-time. I use a laptop for work and have a Microsoft 365 plan with email and such. I need to replace that with something Linux-friendly and would much prefer something that works with a desktop email client. Easy syncing of email, contacts and calendar to Android is a must.

    Proton seems like it might be a good option but the privacy features aren't a huge selling point for me so I'm open to other options!

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    Great interview with Alex by Chris Shiflett

    Chris (Foo Fighters guitarist) did a great job here. Nice interview with some gear and history insights by Alex and a breakdown of the Limelight solo.

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    New single from Envy of None (Alex's band)

    I prefer the tracks off the previous album – more atmospheric – but this is still pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsN-v7pvUVA

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    Wishbone Ash - Sometime World

    I freaking love the "break" in this song around the 2 minute mark. Any song with melodic bass runs is a soft spot for me. The whole "Argus" album is incredibly good, one of my favourites to listen to front to back.

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    Alternatives to the stock market?

    I'm probably preaching against the choir here, but I've become quite disillusioned with the stock market. It seems to no longer have any correlation to reality (assuming it ever did). Other than real estate, what are other good avenues to explore?

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