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What are some alternatives to Google Maps?
  • I love OSM in so many ways, but unfortunately its address resolver is kinda garbage compared to Google Maps. For example, the string "10392 SE 23, portland, or, usa" correctly resolves to what I meant, "10392 SE 23rd Ave, Milwaukie, OR, USA" in Google Maps. OSM needs the exact city (Milwaukie is a suburb of Portland) and the "rd" on 23 to resolve.

  • WYM I'M UNQUALIFIED?!
  • Yeah, some of the computer science theory I learned occasionally comes in handy when I'm reasoning about problems or when I'm picking apart some spec. My husband who attended a code school instead is a perfectly apt developer, but he struggles more. College also just gave me the time and resources to get a survey of knowledge outside of formal coursework. On the job, I tend to go more in-depth on topics closely related to the job.

  • House of Representatives Votes 269-144 to Ban State Department from Citing Gaza Death Toll
  • It would, for sure. There just is a persistent myth that PBS and NPR are largely supported by the federal government when that is only a small slice. Conservatives try to use this myth to target that chunk of their budget.

  • What's the cheapest thing you had bought that by the end of its usefulness made you say "wow, this was worth a lot more than what I've paid for!"
  • I have really fallen in love with my carbon steel skillet for general purpose cooking, including more delicate food like eggs. It took some time to get the hang of cooking with it and I still haven't quite gotten the seasoning right, but it's a sturdy piece. I also have a cast iron skillet, but it's much heavier and I've never been able to get it to cook eggs. Since I started using the carbon steel for eggs, I have basically stopped using our non-stick pan.

    I actively use a couple of appliances with a nonstick interior, an air fryer and a rice cooker. I just try to treat them very nicely but I know they won't last forever. At least the parts are trays or liners that can be replaced separately from the appliance.

    I also have a very nice 3 ply stainless steel pan, but I find that I don't pull that out as much. Maybe because I'm usually not making the sorts of recipes that it excels with, like ones that use the fond to make a pan sauce.

  • What's the cheapest thing you had bought that by the end of its usefulness made you say "wow, this was worth a lot more than what I've paid for!"
  • My father got a toaster at a garage sale back in the 1970's. That was the toaster I grew up with. When I was moving out, my parents happen to be replacing it, so I asked for it. I did some research and it is a GE toaster from the mid 1950's. I have used it for the past ten years and it's still going strong. It's maybe a bit small for some slices, but it's hard to argue with 70 years of near continuous service.

  • What's the cheapest thing you had bought that by the end of its usefulness made you say "wow, this was worth a lot more than what I've paid for!"
  • I have a pocket flashlight, the Acebeam Rider. The smartphone lights are handy, but they drain the battery. The flashlight has an AA-sized rechargeable battery, but it can also use regular AA batteries as a backup. That is important during an emergency, when power might be cut off but AA batteries are pretty common. It has 4 different levels. The top level is pretty bright for a pocket flashlight, while the ultra-low level has a hypothetical runtime of 58 hours. And it was fairly cheap, so if I drop it somewhere it is not as problematic as losing my expensive smartphone.

  • What's the cheapest thing you had bought that by the end of its usefulness made you say "wow, this was worth a lot more than what I've paid for!"
  • Stackable prep bowls for the kitchen. They're about $6 a piece and I have eight of them. I got sick of constantly running out of bowls when I was doing things like chopping lots of veggies for a soup or marinating tofu. I expect to reach the end of my "usefulness" before they do.

    Similarly, I have a set of 12 rounded stacking mixing bowls. I use them a lot for tossed salads, but they are also useful for dough.

  • 5:57 am and dreading the possible inevitabilities
  • The Hapsburgs, a Spanish noble house that held the Spanish throne, made a practice of the inverse of this with uncle-niece marriages to keep power in the house. This was the closest marriage the church would allow. The generations of inbreeding produced the distinct "Hapsburg jaw". Eventually that led to the poor, ugly, absurdly inbred Charles II of Spain. And remember, those portraits are official portraits that paint him in the best possible light. He died without an heir, ending the Hapsburg monarchy.

  • Vegan sandwich protein

    I'm looking for a vegan sandwich protein recipe that is more of a whole food than the highly processed food that is often found in stores. So far, I'm going to try out lentil patties. I figure I can freeze a batch and stick them in the air fryer as needed. Any other ideas?

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    Call for moderators

    The mod team could use one or two more people. I joined a couple of years ago more as a caretaker for the space than someone with a passionate interest in building a community. Now that Lemmy is maturing, it's my hope to be replaced by someone who is willing to spend the time that it takes.

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    Crossposting encouraged to [email protected]

    tl;dr: Please crosspost to our sister community [email protected]

    This is a followup to the previous post locking the community and redirecting to the more active community at [email protected]. As several of the comments pointed out, beehaw has defederated with at least one popular Lemmy instance, lemmy.world. That would warrant keeping this community, the second largest feminism community by subscribers, open so that there is a feminism community on a general purpose instance.

    However, we're still concerned with the low traffic here. The responses to the previous announcement post represent about half the comments from the past year. To facilitate growth, both [email protected] and this community are asking our members to crosspost to both communities.

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    NOT! Closing in favor of [email protected]

    The [email protected] community has long since become the largest Lemmy community. In acknowledgement of that, I have decided in consultation with @[email protected] to lock this community and redirect.

    Personally, I am male and only took on the mod post to make sure Lemmy had a feminism community in the early days of Lemmy, so I'm happy to cede the title to a more vibrant community. If someone wishes to attempt to revive the lemmy.ml community, please get in contact.

    Edit: In response to feedback, see:

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    www.advocate.com Ron DeSantis stopped Pride lighting of bridges, so a Jacksonville man did it himself. Here's how you can too

    Matt McAllister spoke to The Advocate about how he rapidly organized 70 people to light up the Main Street Bridge over the St. Johns River as gay as possible for Pride Month.

    Ron DeSantis stopped Pride lighting of bridges, so a Jacksonville man did it himself. Here's how you can too
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    www.nytimes.com Israel Secretly Targets U.S. Lawmakers With Influence Campaign on Gaza War

    Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs ordered the operation, which used fake social media accounts urging U.S. lawmakers to fund Israel’s military, according to officials and documents about the effort.

    Israel Secretly Targets U.S. Lawmakers With Influence Campaign on Gaza War
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    www.economist.com Israel’s use of AI in Gaza is coming under closer scrutiny

    Do the humans in Israel’s army have sufficient control over its technology?

    Israel’s use of AI in Gaza is coming under closer scrutiny
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    The Cass Review is bad science and should not be taken seriously by policymakers

    transactual.org.uk Press release: The Cass Review is bad science and should not be taken seriously by policymakers – TransActual

    TransActual are today publishing an analysis of the flaws in the Cass Report’s approach and conclusions. The Cass Report is fatally flawed in its methodology, and as a result, its recommendations are harmful. Speaking on behalf of TransActual, Keyne Walker said: "It undermines the legal competence o...

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    apnews.com Gunmen in combat fatigues fire on Moscow concert hall crowds, killing and wounding several people

    Russia’s top security agency, the Federal Security Service, says there are dead and wounded in a Moscow concert hall that is ablaze amid a shooting by several gunmen.

    Gunmen in combat fatigues fire on Moscow concert hall crowds, killing and wounding several people
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    United States | News & Politics @lemmy.ml pingveno @lemmy.ml
    www.cbsnews.com All 6 officers from Mississippi "Goon Squad" have been sentenced to prison for torturing 2 Black men

    Former Richland police officer Joshua Hartfield was one of six law enforcement officers who admitted to racially motivated torture.

    All 6 officers from Mississippi "Goon Squad" have been sentenced to prison for torturing 2 Black men
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    www.mediaite.com ‘We Didn’t Get All The Way There On Jan 6’: Trump Booster Pledges to End Democracy in CPAC Rant as Bannon Cheers On

    Alt-right conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec vowed to finish what rioters began on Jan. 6 by working to "overthrow" democracy "completely."

    ‘We Didn’t Get All The Way There On Jan 6’: Trump Booster Pledges to End Democracy in CPAC Rant as Bannon Cheers On
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    www.businessinsider.com How the late Bob's Red Mill founder avoided selling out to a food giant and instead transferred ownership to his 700 employees

    Bob Moore, who died Saturday, said large corporations tried to buy out Bob's Red Mill, but he transferred complete ownership to his employees.

    How the late Bob's Red Mill founder avoided selling out to a food giant and instead transferred ownership to his 700 employees
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    www.cnn.com Museums to close exhibits featuring Native American artifacts as new federal regulations take effect | CNN

    Museums across the nation will begin closing exhibits featuring cultural artifacts from Native American tribes in the coming weeks, in response to new regulations from the Biden administration.

    Museums to close exhibits featuring Native American artifacts as new federal regulations take effect | CNN
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    www.thepinknews.com Trans political candidate disqualified from House race for not using her deadname

    A trans woman has been disqualified from running for a seat in Ohio’s House of Representatives because she didn’t disclose her deadname.

    Trans political candidate disqualified from House race for not using her deadname
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    www.bbc.com Ukraine war: At least 30 killed in biggest Russian bombardment yet

    Moscow takes its tactic of hitting cities and suppressing Ukraine's population to a deadly new level.

    Ukraine war: At least 30 killed in biggest Russian bombardment yet

    Homes, a maternity hospital, a shopping center, and a metro station were hit as part of the attacks. The attack may have been linked to the destruction of a Russian landing ship in Crimea.

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    Uplifting Green News?

    A lot of news that comes out about the environment, climate change, and the like is very dispiriting. Has anyone seen a Lemmy community geared towards uplifting stories in the area? Species that are recovering, rivers that are being cleaned up, microbes being developed to eat plastic, that sort of thing.

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    www.politico.com Conservatives have already written a climate plan for Trump's second term

    Hundreds of conservative operatives outlined a plan that Donald Trump, or any Republican, could use to purge climate action from the federal government.

    Conservatives have already written a climate plan for Trump's second term
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