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Barf.
  • I care about other people senselessly killing creatures that don't have to die because they like the flavor.

    I think with this statement you've uncovered the heart of the issue. Your interest in other people's diets is unwelcome and those who do not welcome your interest are simply returning the favour.

    If one pokes one's nose in other people's business, one should expect negative responses.

    Edit: pretty ironic that you accused me of putting my head in the sand and then downvoted this comment with no response.

  • Labour candidate defeated by Farage reveals safety fears during campaign
  • when Farage blames immigrants for the housing crisis, the BBC reports in it but the companies like Blackstone, who buy up vast swaths of Britain's housing to rent, rarely, if ever, get mentioned.

    It's true that the media are a problem but that's not to say immigration doesn't also cause problems with housing. Last year (2023) there was a net 685,000 more people in the UK. That's a ridiculous amount of people who need housing. I can say from experience that it's an utter nightmare finding anywhere at all to live, and was so even before those hundreds of thousands of people turned up.

  • Labour candidate defeated by Farage reveals safety fears during campaign
  • I really hope they are able to be effective with a "busting the gangs" strategy

    No strategy to bust gangs is going to work while governments, including Starmer's Labour government, insist on putting £10 billion a year into the hands of criminals through drug prohibition.

  • Your Excuses For Eating Meat Are Predictable And Wrong, Study Finds
  • We're not going to save the planet by changing everybody. People need to be forced to change by law or by circumstance.

    Not sure I understand these sentences. Wouldn't making the law change people be an effort to change everybody?

  • Chinese Tech Companies Push Staff To the Limit - Slashdot

    cross-posted from: https://feddit.uk/post/13812624

    > JD.com founder Richard Liu warned employees against prioritizing work-life balance during a recent video conference, stating those who "put life first and work second" were not welcome at the company. This stance reflects a broader trend in China's tech sector as executives face slowing growth and increased competition. > > Major tech firms, including Alibaba and Tencent, have cut tens of thousands of jobs since 2021. Companies are now seeking younger, cheaper workers and demanding longer hours from existing staff. Pinduoduo, an e-commerce group known for its high productivity and grueling work culture, is seen as a model by some in the industry. In 2021, two Pinduoduo employees died in incidents linked to overwork by colleagues. > > Older tech professionals, typically over 35, face the greatest risk of redundancy and struggle to find new positions. Employers often view them as expensive and less flexible due to family responsibilities. A 2023 survey of 2,200 professionals in China's largest cities revealed widespread anxiety about career prospects and work-life balance. Many in the industry report experiencing depression and high stress levels.

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    Chinese Tech Companies Push Staff To the Limit - Slashdot

    cross-posted from: https://feddit.uk/post/13812624

    > JD.com founder Richard Liu warned employees against prioritizing work-life balance during a recent video conference, stating those who "put life first and work second" were not welcome at the company. This stance reflects a broader trend in China's tech sector as executives face slowing growth and increased competition. > > Major tech firms, including Alibaba and Tencent, have cut tens of thousands of jobs since 2021. Companies are now seeking younger, cheaper workers and demanding longer hours from existing staff. Pinduoduo, an e-commerce group known for its high productivity and grueling work culture, is seen as a model by some in the industry. In 2021, two Pinduoduo employees died in incidents linked to overwork by colleagues. > > Older tech professionals, typically over 35, face the greatest risk of redundancy and struggle to find new positions. Employers often view them as expensive and less flexible due to family responsibilities. A 2023 survey of 2,200 professionals in China's largest cities revealed widespread anxiety about career prospects and work-life balance. Many in the industry report experiencing depression and high stress levels.

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    Chinese Tech Companies Push Staff To the Limit - Slashdot

    cross-posted from: https://feddit.uk/post/13812624

    > JD.com founder Richard Liu warned employees against prioritizing work-life balance during a recent video conference, stating those who "put life first and work second" were not welcome at the company. This stance reflects a broader trend in China's tech sector as executives face slowing growth and increased competition. > > Major tech firms, including Alibaba and Tencent, have cut tens of thousands of jobs since 2021. Companies are now seeking younger, cheaper workers and demanding longer hours from existing staff. Pinduoduo, an e-commerce group known for its high productivity and grueling work culture, is seen as a model by some in the industry. In 2021, two Pinduoduo employees died in incidents linked to overwork by colleagues. > > Older tech professionals, typically over 35, face the greatest risk of redundancy and struggle to find new positions. Employers often view them as expensive and less flexible due to family responsibilities. A 2023 survey of 2,200 professionals in China's largest cities revealed widespread anxiety about career prospects and work-life balance. Many in the industry report experiencing depression and high stress levels.

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    Chinese Tech Companies Push Staff To the Limit - Slashdot

    JD.com founder Richard Liu warned employees against prioritizing work-life balance during a recent video conference, stating those who "put life first and work second" were not welcome at the company. This stance reflects a broader trend in China's tech sector as executives face slowing growth and increased competition.

    Major tech firms, including Alibaba and Tencent, have cut tens of thousands of jobs since 2021. Companies are now seeking younger, cheaper workers and demanding longer hours from existing staff. Pinduoduo, an e-commerce group known for its high productivity and grueling work culture, is seen as a model by some in the industry. In 2021, two Pinduoduo employees died in incidents linked to overwork by colleagues.

    Older tech professionals, typically over 35, face the greatest risk of redundancy and struggle to find new positions. Employers often view them as expensive and less flexible due to family responsibilities. A 2023 survey of 2,200 professionals in China's largest cities revealed widespread anxiety about career prospects and work-life balance. Many in the industry report experiencing depression and high stress levels.

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    Light Saber | Transportation Security Administration

    "Carry On Bags: Yes

    Checked Bags: Yes

    Sadly, the technology doesn't currently exist to create a real lightsaber. However, you can pack a toy lightsaber in your carry-on or checked bag. May the force be with you."

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    Anyone else noticed an increase in smelly people?

    Over the past few years, I've noticed an increase in the number of smelly people out and about. In particular, it seems like there's been a sharp increase in the number of people unable to clean themselves properly after going to the toilet.

    This increase has been since at least lockdowns ended. It used to be that maybe once in a while there'd be the odd person you'd turn away from or maybe one regular grumpy post office customer who always stank but now it seems like every time I go out there's a minimum of one random person who is utterly offensive and either doesn't realise or doesn't care.

    It makes sense to me that people who live alone would become more lax in their personal hygiene during lockdown. Perhaps it was always this way and I'm being retro-romantic about pre-lockdown times. Perhaps it's because I shop at Asda, I don't know.

    Has anyone else noticed an increase in smelly people in the past few years?

    Edit: bewildered by the downvotes.

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    www.theguardian.com Playground bullies do prosper – and go on to earn more in middle age

    Five-decade UK study finds that aggression at school leads to better-paying jobs, while those with emotional instability went on to earn less

    Playground bullies do prosper – and go on to earn more in middle age
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    Upgrade Lemmy on feddit.uk to be able to export data?

    Is it possible to upgrade feddit.uk to the latest release of Lemmy so that we can make use of this patch to export user account data?

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    Long-running Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales closes visitor centre with immediate effect

    www.walesonline.co.uk Long-running Welsh tourist attraction closes with immediate effect

    Even though the site has tens of thousands of visitors a year, including many school trips, visitor numbers have dropped since the Covid pandemic

    Long-running Welsh tourist attraction closes with immediate effect
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    phys.org Scientist, after decades of study, concludes: We don't have free will

    Before epilepsy was understood to be a neurological condition, people believed it was caused by the moon, or by phlegm in the brain. They condemned seizures as evidence of witchcraft or demonic possession, and killed or castrated sufferers to prevent them from passing tainted blood to a new generati...

    Scientist, after decades of study, concludes: We don't have free will
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    Why does scrolling to the bottom of the main feed sometimes load more posts and sometimes doesn't?

    Usually when I'm scrolling, the feed will have posts added to the bottom. Sometimes however, I'll get to the bottom of the feed and there are no more posts. Sometimes if I drag up the posts up, more posts will then appear. Sometimes if I scroll up a bit and then back down, more posts will appear. However, sometimes neither scrolling up a bit and then back down nor dragging the posts up makes more posts appear.

    How is this supposed to work? Why do more posts sometimes not appear? It's quite infuriating. And what makes it more infuriating is not understanding what the program is supposed to be doing.

    Thanks.

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