Skip Navigation
InitialsDiceBearhttps://github.com/dicebear/dicebearhttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/„Initials” (https://github.com/dicebear/dicebear) by „DiceBear”, licensed under „CC0 1.0” (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)LE
lettruthout @lemmy.world
Posts 73
Comments 813
What's Your Favorite Style of Dog?
  • This was my starting recipe...

    https://www.planted365.com/diy-beyond-sausage-vegan-brats/

    I like the TVP / rice / oat combination. Using that base I've been successful in substituting spicy flavorings for the "brat" spices specified. Apparently vegan/vegetarian casing aren't available but I've found rice wrappers work very well. Contrary to the recipe, try the round shaped ones first. You can tuck the ends in as you roll so it works out a lot neater than the twisted off wrapper ends.

  • What's Your Favorite Style of Dog?
  • Simple Truth (Ralph's, Kroger, etc) used to have some good vegan brats, but as time went on they got harder to find. Now I'm not seeing them on the Kroger website. Maybe they've been discontinued. There were a few others that were decent, but some had not-so-nice ingredients. Finally I started to experiment with making my own and haven't been tempted to go back to purchasing.

  • 'Not illegal to teach drunk': 2nd grade teacher allegedly drunk in class won't be charged
  • Another Round... is a 2020 black comedy-drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg... It follows four high school teachers who embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Round

    Their idea was that the human body is perfect in every way, except that the blood alcohol content is just a little low.

  • Bee House Update
  • Thanks for posting such a useful guide! I'm inspired to build one also. I notice the lack of screen. So there's been no problem with other creatures raiding the sticks? ('Am wondering because we have hungry jays, squirrels and rats in our area.)

  • Meshtastic DIY - How To Build Your Own Meshtastic Node ESP32 & Lora Radio
  • LoRa & LoRaWAN are next-generation technologies that will support wireless connectivity in IoT, alongside 5G RF Technologies. Uniquely enabling long-range, low-power communication, they are already being used in numerous consumer and industrial applications to solve real-world problems.

    https://www.seeedstudio.com/blog/2021/04/27/a-gentle-introduction-to-lorawan-gateways-nodes/

  • *Permanently Deleted*
  • Yeah, it's another example of financial shenanigans...

    In April 2002, through dividend recapitalization, Bain Capital received an $85 million payment from KB Toys, which financed the payment through $66 million in bank loans. Glazer received $18 million, while $16 million was divided among other executives.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KB_Toys

  • apnews.com What would Lisa Simpson do? NYU student protesters asked to ponder ethical issues

    Would Lisa Simpson set up a tent at New York University to protest the war in Gaza? How would Principal Skinner respond if she did?

    What would Lisa Simpson do? NYU student protesters asked to ponder ethical issues
    4
    www.latimes.com 'Maximum chaos.' UC academic workers vote to strike, alleging rights violated in actions against protests

    United Auto Workers Local 4811, which represents 48,000 student workers in the University of California system, authorized a strike alleging their workers' rights were violated during pro-Palestinian protests.

    'Maximum chaos.' UC academic workers vote to strike, alleging rights violated in actions against protests

    Sorry if you encounter a paywall!

    > The union representing 48,000 graduate student teaching assistants, researchers and other student workers across the University of California’s 10 campuses have voted to strike and cause “maximum chaos,” alleging that their workers’ rights have been violated at several universities by actions against pro-Palestinian protests, union leaders announced Wednesday evening.

    >Though the vote gives the union permission to strike as soon as Wednesday night, it was unclear when or where the walkouts would occur. The union represents teaching assistants, tutors, researchers and postdoctoral scholars.

    >Rafael Jaime, the union’s co-president and a PhD candidate in UCLA’s English department, said the goal would be to “maximize chaos and confusion” at universities where the union alleges officials have violated workers’ rights over workplace conditions during student protests against the Israel-Hamas war.

    >“Our members have been beaten, concussed, pepper sprayed, both by counter-protesters and by police forces. As a union, it is our responsibility to stand beside them,” the union said in a statement. “In order to de-escalate the situation, UC must substantively engage with the concerns raised by the protesters — which focus on UC’s investments in companies and industries profiting off of the suffering in Gaza.”

    >The academic worker strike would be modeled after last year’s “stand up” strikes at against Ford, Stellantis and General Motors and similar to recent strikes at Southern California hotels. The walkouts would not target all campuses at once, Jaime said, but one by one based on how receptive administrations are to pro-Palestinian activists.

    1

    Alternative to bad parental advice: "Stand up to bullies"?

    When growing up my parents taught me to stand up to bullies. (We're talking about verbal abuse and manipulation, not physical bullying.) Following that advice as a kid led to mixed results yet it's stuck with me into my adult years.

    These days though, using this advice only seems to backfire. When I give them what they've given me, the bullies just get more angry and use that to justify their continued bullying. They see themselves as the victim.

    Any suggestions that would be more helpful?

    45

    Do your sleep dreams include mobile phones?

    If a mobile (cell, handy) phone is part of your life, do your dreams include reference to it?

    The other night I dreamed that I left mine in someone's car. That struck me as odd because it may have been the first time one of my dreams included such a reference - even though I'm constantly on my phone during waking hours.

    45
    www.latimes.com Regulators approve sweeping change to the way most Californians are billed for electricity

    The California Public Utilities Commission voted to fundamentally change how electricity is billed by adding a new monthly fixed fee.

    Regulators approve sweeping change to the way most Californians are billed for electricity

    >“This will punish people who use less energy,” said Jenn Engstrom, the state director at consumer advocacy group CALPIRG. “This will encourage high consumption and it will increase bills for millions of Californians.”

    >Commissioner John Reynolds dismissed the concerns before he voted for the proposal. “The public discourse has been disappointing,” he said.

    >He agreed that under the change some customers’ total bills will go up, while others will see a decline. But the focus, he said, should be on the reduction in the rate per kilowatt hour, which is needed as the state tries to move more people away from fueling their cars and homes with fossil fuels to electricity, which is increasingly coming from wind and solar farms.

    3
    www.latimes.com Anger builds over sweeping change in the way most Californians will pay for electricity

    With little public debate, state lawmakers passed a complex energy bill that upended how most Californians are billed for electricity.

    Anger builds over sweeping change in the way most Californians will pay for electricity

    Sorry for the paywall (but kinda not sorry since the LA Times is worth subscribing to)...

    >With little debate two years ago, state lawmakers passed a complex energy bill that enabled a sweeping change in how most Californians are billed for electricity.

    >The legislation was what Pacific Gas & Electric had asked for from the state public utilities commission three months before: a transformation of electric rates so that households would pay a fixed charge each month in exchange for lower rates for each kilowatt hour they used.

    >Gov. Gavin Newsom submitted the bill as part of a massive 2022 budget revision. In four days, it was passed out of an Assembly committee hearing without discussion, approved by the full Assembly and Senate and signed by Newsom.

    >...But opponents say the legislation was a financial gift to PG&E, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, and will cause millions of Californians who live in small homes or apartments that use little electricity to pay more, while residents in large homes that use a lot of electricity will save money.

    >"If you wanted to design a policy that would send the signal that conservation doesn’t count, this would be it,” said Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group."

    >In January, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Democrat from Thousand Oaks, proposed a bill named AB 1999 to reverse much of what Newsom’s bill had done.

    >The opposition was angered even more when Speaker Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and other Assembly leaders stopped debate on Irwin’s bill late last month with a procedural move that shelved it for the legislative session.

    8

    Very small valve part?

    Small metal object with clip on top. Clip spins around the object body and can be attracted to a magnet (so made of steel probably). Object body does not react to magnet (so made of brass maybe). Cone shaped tip seems to be made of some kind of plastic.

    Found this in my back yard, probably from something I was working on, but it doesn't look familiar.

    What is this thing? (Identification may help me fix something I don't know is broken!)

    13

    Just for counting? For speed also?

    Yeah I know these are used for counting vehicles but can they also be used for detecting vehicle speed?

    Description: two pneumatic hoses, affixed to a road. They lead to a box that's locked to a telephone pole. Location is southern California. On a minor artery road.

    Doubtful that it's to survey if a new stop sign is needed since the next street is minor, dead ends into this one and already has a stop sign. The next intersection with another minor artery already has a stop sign.

    Extremely doubtful that a traffic light is being considered since there isn't anywhere near the amount of traffic to justify one.

    This is located on a slope. Many cars speed down here. That's why I'm wondering about speed sensing by this device.

    80

    What's killing my plants?

    Sorry if this is the wrong community or is redundant...

    I'm looking for leads as to what's happening to plants in my greenhouse window. It started with my basils. Before I noticed, it spread to my mints. The leaves show these yellow spots, then they turn brown and die. Eventually the entire plant dies.

    Any clues as to what I can do to treat/prevent this?

    5

    Is this come kind of hack attempt?

    The NGINX access.log of my VPS is showing a curiosity.

    Instead of a simple request like this... "GET / HTTP/1.1"

    ...regular requests are coming in that look like this

    "\x03\x00\x00\x13\x0E\xE0\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x01\x00\x08\x00\x03\x00\x00\x00"

    Is this some kind of hack attempt?

    Here's an example of a full line from the log...

    15.204.204.182 - - [24/Apr/2024:15:59:47 +0000] "\x03\x00\x00\x13\x0E\xE0\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x01\x00\x08\x00\x03\x00\x00\x00" 400 166 "-" "-"

    EDIT: For what it might be worth, most of these requests come in singularly, from different IP addresses. Once (that I've noticed) repeated attempts came in quickly from one specific IP.

    4
    Electricians @lemmy.world lettruthout @lemmy.world

    How wrong is this wiring idea?

    Can I put an additional load before switches on a dedicated circuit?

    The example circuit goes from the service panel to a two-way (SPDT) switch at the house back door. From there the circuit goes to another two-way switch out in the garage. The circuit then powers the garage lights.

    The goal is to add additional lights on this circuit near the service panel so that the same switches would also control the new lights.

    How wrong would it be to add this new load between the service panel and the first two-way switch? This would save the (huge) effort to run wire from the garage back to the house.

    5

    Why do tofu skins contain lead?

    In a spirit of adventure I tried tofu skins the other day. Searching through the numerous options at our large Asian market, it looked like we found one that didn't have the California lead advisory statement on the package - but later found one buried in the fine print.

    We ate them anyway, and really like them, but wonder why they have lead. Internet searches so far haven't yielded any answers.

    Does anyone here know why they contain lead?

    PS / TIL: tofu skins apparently are not be confused with tofu curls.

    6
    www.latimes.com Column: Jack Smith's latest push to get Donald Trump's Jan. 6 trial moving before the election

    The special counsel urged the Supreme Court to let the case proceed as soon as possible rather than delaying it for theoretical questions about presidential immunity.

    Column: Jack Smith's latest push to get Donald Trump's Jan. 6 trial moving before the election

    >"Given the importance of the trial schedule, the key practical question is whether the court focuses solely on Trump’s case or endorses immunity in other instances. Smith’s gambit is a fallback that would let the court order the trial to proceed even if its opinion extends to broader principles of immunity."

    32

    LA Times Column: How Jack Smith just called out Judge Aileen Cannon in the Trump classified records case

    www.latimes.com Column: How Jack Smith just called out Judge Aileen Cannon in the Trump classified records case

    The special counsel suggested he could seek the 11th Circuit's intervention if the judge continues to prevent the trial from taking place before the election.

    Column: How Jack Smith just called out Judge Aileen Cannon in the Trump classified records case

    >The Smith team then made its most important and aggressive move by noting that when judges have issued clearly erroneous jury instructions that doom prosecutions, “courts have permitted the government to obtain writs of mandamus.”

    >Even buried in a parenthetical as it is, the word “mandamus” jumps off the page as a threat to seek an extraordinary intervention by the appellate court. Smith has laid down the gauntlet, telling Cannon in no uncertain terms that if she doesn’t move to resolve Trump’s frivolous arguments well ahead of trial, he will bring a writ of mandamus to the 11th Circuit along with a motion to recuse her from the case. Providing this road map of his intentions puts Smith on firm footing to challenge the judge if she continues to dither.

    20
    www.latimes.com Editorial: What L.A. County voters need to hear from D.A. George Gascón before November

    Gascón has to articulate his progress in building a more just and equitable criminal justice system, as voters wanted when they first elected him.

    Editorial: What L.A. County voters need to hear from D.A. George Gascón before November

    >...To avoid following in Villanueva’s footsteps, Gascón has to do a better job articulating his progress in making his office more reflective of what Los Angeles voters wanted when they first elected him — a more just and equitable criminal justice system. He needs to better communicate what he has done to ensure criminal sentences and other policies protect public safety and reduce recidivism. He must explain to voters that evidence supports more enlightened pretrial policies such as eliminating money bail, not charging juveniles as adults and focusing office resources on the most serious crimes...

    0
    www.latimes.com Column: Schiff cheapened himself with his cynical effort to help Garvey in Senate primary

    Rep. Adam B. Schiff’s clever and cynical ploy in California’s Senate primary enabled him to avoid risk in the November runoff. But he subjected himself to another risk.

    Column: Schiff cheapened himself with his cynical effort to help Garvey in Senate primary

    Schiff’s TV ads ostensibly attacked Garvey for being a two-time Trump voter who could swing the Senate to GOP control. The ads also falsely implied that Republican Garvey — not Democrat Porter — was Schiff’s principal primary opponent. That disingenuous message was aimed at Democrats.

    But the TV spots’ No. 1 goal was to promote Garvey’s conservative bona fides among Republican voters. Garvey couldn’t afford to promote himself. He didn’t spend a dime on TV. So, Schiff did it for him...

    Ironically, Schiff made his congressional bones fighting to preserve and advance American democracy — including investigating alleged Russian interference in Trump’s 2016 presidential election and Trump’s attempt to overturn President Biden’s 2020 victory.

    But in this primary election, Schiff undercut democratic ideals.

    4
    www.latimes.com Steve Garvey touts 'family values' in his Senate bid. Some of his kids tell another story

    Two of Garvey's children say he has declined to meet with them, while his eldest daughter says he cut her and her children off without explanation.

    Steve Garvey touts 'family values' in his Senate bid. Some of his kids tell another story

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11449852

    > Now, as the Republican front-runner in the race for a California U.S. Senate seat, Garvey has avoided detailed policy positions, instead relying on his name recognition and clean-cut image. His campaign website describes him as a “true role model,” he praised the party’s value of “personal responsibility” in a recent interview, and he called in an op-ed to “restore moral integrity in Congress.” > > But the reality of Garvey’s life is more complex. The 75-year-old has struggled with debt, been repeatedly sued, faced a bitter divorce, and got two women pregnant before quickly marrying a third woman, his current wife, in a scandal that briefly made him a national punchline in 1989. He pledged in interviews at the time to take “moral and financial responsibility” for the children.

    20
    www.latimes.com Steve Garvey touts 'family values' in his Senate bid. Some of his kids tell another story

    Two of Garvey's children say he has declined to meet with them, while his eldest daughter says he cut her and her children off without explanation.

    Steve Garvey touts 'family values' in his Senate bid. Some of his kids tell another story

    Now, as the Republican front-runner in the race for a California U.S. Senate seat, Garvey has avoided detailed policy positions, instead relying on his name recognition and clean-cut image. His campaign website describes him as a “true role model,” he praised the party’s value of “personal responsibility” in a recent interview, and he called in an op-ed to “restore moral integrity in Congress.”

    But the reality of Garvey’s life is more complex. The 75-year-old has struggled with debt, been repeatedly sued, faced a bitter divorce, and got two women pregnant before quickly marrying a third woman, his current wife, in a scandal that briefly made him a national punchline in 1989. He pledged in interviews at the time to take “moral and financial responsibility” for the children.

    3