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I got a €90 fine from police in paris
  • Since your buddy didn't get fined and you did, chances are your attitude and manners got you the fine more than the act.

    I've gotten pulled over for speeding and other infractions, but I'm pleasant and friendly with the cop; most of the time they let me go with a warning. You want to be an entitled butthead when you break the law, and you'll find out who is holding the pen.

  • Fucking Trudeau
  • I've worked around buffalo, the last bloody thing I would do is try to milk one.

  • Tankies say: "Critical support for fascism!"
  • favorite ‘anti-imperialist’ regime is murderous and oppressive

    I didn't even realize that was debatable, especially after the protest murders and executions.

  • Federal government clarifies the CRA won’t collect ‘any portion’ of a non-resident landlord’s unpaid taxes from tenants
  • OK, I don't understand what Bibeau is saying. "CRA does not intend to collect any portion of any non-resident landlords’ unpaid taxes from individual tenants. It is incorrect to state otherwise" and " there is not a single instance of an assessment made to an individual tenant in the last decade."

    Yet a tenant has been ordered by the tax court and lost an appeal to this exact effect. Is she just lying through her teeth and gaslighting her way through? Sure seems like it.

  • Stop Arming Cartels Act makes it unlawful to make, sell, possess a rifle ‘capable of firing .50-caliber ammunition’
  • Because they live on enough land to shoot there? Not everyone has a 10,000 sf yard.

  • 4ish years ago when I bought a house I was convinced not to get a house inspection, would it be crazy to get one now just to make sure it's all good?
  • Work remote from rural areas. Or just find a reasonable paying job in those areas. I see nice places in the 200k's in towns under 5000 near me.

  • It could soon be illegal to publicly wear a mask for health reasons in NC
  • I'd imagine this is more about making sure facial recognition works. Can't Big Brother if they plebs are covering their faces.

  • Twitter/ is now forcing you to disable Firefox's Enhance Tracking Protection.
  • And Edge is as open as a middle aged French whore, so you have to know it's a technical issue.

  • The market will for sure solve this
  • That's average. So if you have a lot of money and are spending it to raise the average cost, you probably live as long or longer than the other countries. On the other hand, the poors have a live expectancy that much lower to average it out. So call it 70 for the poors and 82 for the rich.

  • CBC has whitewashed Israel’s crimes in Gaza. I saw it firsthand ⋆ The Breach
  • Chilling.

    But I've watched the narratives that CBC pushes over the years, and the obviousness of much of it has long ago driven me away from lending it any credence. Internationally, the CBC is a joke media outlet and disregarded by virtually everyone. Shit like this is why.

  • Not a Coincidence
  • Might explain the hysterics.

  • Not a Coincidence
  • Also: -ova

  • Maybe I'm just new, but I just realized you can Ctrl-select or Ctrl-dblclick individual, separate pieces of text and copy them to the clipboard in one operation.
  • Talking about the first. Seems to work in Libreoffice as well, but not Kate and Konsole. So it's definitely app specific, not a KDE thing.

  • Maybe I'm just new, but I just realized you can Ctrl-select or Ctrl-dblclick individual, separate pieces of text and copy them to the clipboard in one operation.

    I have no idea how long this has been a thing, and maybe every clipboard works that way, not just Plasma, and I never realized it. It also lets you do things like Rt-click on it and do the regular operations like Search in Firefox. Spaces aren't preserved unless you specifically select them but search engines seem to be able to sort out the words usually.

    I post this in case you haven't been part of the 10,000 this day already, like me.

    Edit: seems to work in Firefox and LibreOffice, but not Kate or Okular. I'd love to see this as a general feature, it's handy as heck.

    Hearing is be-leafing: Students invent quieter leaf blower
  • I don't mind the electric ones, but I had a neighbour that would fire up a two-stroke backpack monster at 6 AM any morning there was the barest skiff of snow. And he'd try for hours blowing heavier snow that he could have had shovelled in 15 minutes. He was generally just an asshole neighbour all around.

  • China is burning all its bridges with Israel
  • Israel isn't Judaism.

  • It's not fair.
  • Don't give it to your dog.

  • Homeowner baffled after washing machine uses 3.6GB of internet data a day

    A home automation and tech enthusiast stumbled upon the anomaly while troubleshooting issues with his home network.

    Homeowner baffled after washing machine uses 3.6GB of internet data a day
    4000ac solar farm in Texas devastated by hailstorm

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    Looks expensive. The grey ones are the broken ones.

    Vernor Vinge, 1944-2024 Vernor Vinge (1944-2024) - File 770

    Vernor Vinge, author of many influential hard science fiction works, died March 20 at the age of 79. Vinge sold his first science-fiction story in 1964, "Apartness", which appeared in the June 1965 issue of New Worlds. In 1971, he received a PhD (Math) from UCSD, and the next year began teaching at ...

    Thank you for the great work, Vernor. You'll be missed.

    Do I need a separate HA Cloud subscription for the cabin?

    We have our house and a cabin. While I guess I could make an area for the cabin, it has it's own areas that I'd like to manage separately (and copy automations directly).

    I have purchased a HA Cloud sub but I don't seem to be able to get the cabin to connect to Cloud.

    Do I need a separate sub for the cabin at full price? This seems a little over the top, not to mention clunky to manage with different Nabu Casa logins.

    Or am I just going about this wrong? If anyone else manages two properties and integrates it nicely, I'd love to hear your solutions. I'm mainly subbing to Cloud because of the better TTS and STT response. Maybe I just invest in a skookum whisper/piper box instead?

    VS Code in Home Assistant: any use for this outside of editing yaml files?

    I don't see that there's any sort of integration for writing code to process information from HA entities like Node Red + Companion. Am I missing something and this is more than just an interface for the config files and maybe a git client for those config files?

    Anyone seen or built an alternative to the M5Stack Atom Echo for HA voice pipeline?

    These things aren't bad, I've got a few that I use sort of successfully, but the speaker and mic aren't very powerful. I was thinking of building one with an ESP32 and i2S (not i2c, that threw me off too) speaker/mic, but I'm wondering if I'd be reinventing the wheel here if there's a better alternative already out there.

    Used laptop for gamer kid: suggestions?

    Got a young guy that needs a reasonable used laptop, in the $2-300 range. Looking for smooth but not spectacular graphics, and a 15" screen or better. Preferably with 2 drive slots so he can have an NVME or other SSD for the OS and a large rust drive for installing games. It's going to be plugged in when used, and weight isn't a great concern, it's just for travelling with.

    Any suggestions on what to look for on eBay?

    Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! ikidd
    Need help with `most`.

    If I pipe in something to most that's wider than my terminal width, it'll page it sideways but only single character at a time with an arrow key. I want most to behave like less, which will scroll sideways with an arrow key almost a full page (60 columns I believe), which most will do also if I use Tab/Ctrl-B or ">" and "<" (as gleaned from the man page). But I have no use for single character scrolling, so I'd like arrows to do the same as Tab and <>.

    Is there a way to change the default behaviour of most to the same horizontal scrolling behaviour as less? I would just use less except it displays the first page of a command like docker ps with lines wrapped for some reason (maybe this is some limitation in Dolphin?). If I scroll right the other columns show up right, but for some reason less and more both mess up the first page. No clue why most works correctly. Frankly, if I could fix less I'd be happier since my muscle memory makes me want to pipe to less all the time anyway, and it's installed by default in most distros I use, unlike most.

    Also, trying to search up help on anything with a name like "most" is next to impossible.

    I'm blown away by Piped. I want to thank the devs for a great job.

    I did send a donation, but I want to make sure the people involved know I appreciates them.

    I set up an instance and have been using it along with a couple friends. It's fast, private and doesn't have a bunch of algo bullshit wasting our time. I have my subs and I watch them, and then I go and touch grass because I'm not sitting there watching trash that is being pushed at me on the feed.

    It's like a breath of fresh air.

    Science Fiction titles from Banned Books Week Spotlight List: The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

    cross-posted from:

    I have been keeping an eye on this series over in [email protected] and was intending to link the discussions for SF titles that I saw. The Handmaid's Tale is definitely an SF title that has seen it's share of fans and detractors. It has been banned or attempted to be banned in many jurisdictions including Western ones.

    What is the communities thoughts on this book, does it unfairly extend Christian philosophy into questionable territory or does it not go far enough? Is it pornography, and if so, why? Let's hear your thoughts.

    Bonus video: Margaret Atwood using a flamethrower on the unburnable edition of the book.

    16 Sci-fi books are rare in school even though they help kids better understand science

    Despite their scarcity, science fiction books are highly sought after by elementary school students.

    Sci-fi books are rare in school even though they help kids better understand science

    I got interested in SF because the librarian in my elementary was a SF lover. There were racks of paperbacks that I gobbled up and it's stuck with me for decades since. It makes me sad to think that kids don't have the same chance I did to get interested at an early age in the most imaginative genre of fiction. We all need to do our part to pass it on.

    What are your suggestions for getting young people interested in science fiction?

    A few I remember from that time:

    Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series

    Heinlein's juveniles like Podkayne of Mars and Have Spacesuit, Will Travel

    McCaffery's Dragonriders of Pern

    Niven's Known Space books

    When is the ability to server block coming?

    Because having to block 2 fanaticus communities every time a game is finished because there's a post in the winning and losing teams community is rapidly getting old, and I have no idea how many teams of how many different sports exist on that server, but it seems like a hell of a lot.

    How do I restrict the All feed to my language?

    Having set up a couple of communities, there is a setting for language. Are these items showing up in my feed because the community has not set their language, or is something going on with language filtering on All? It seems like there's way more off-language things coming through on All in the last day or two.

    Public Freakout ikidd
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    So why is .ml TLD going back to Mali taking everyone by surprise?

    Was there some sort of assurance that nothing was going to happen when the contract expired, and this expectation was changed? Freenom hasn't been registering domains since Jan 1.

    It's seeming a little odd to me that this is catching people with their pants down.

    UPS makes 6X as much as tax paid to punt an envelope over the border.

    With the shipping they charge, it's almost 50% extra on the cost of the order. In comparison, I shipped US$9500 of solar batteries across the border last month and paid $170 to a reputable broker that actually had to do some work.

    What unmitigated scumbags.

    DIY Solar ikidd
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