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Israel ready for ‘all-out war’ in Lebanon
  • You're changing the subject by trying to describe it with unsuitable words. Your actual thought is that it's bad and should be changed, but you first tried calling it a dictatorship, then autocracy. People of Israel aren't living in such conditions yet. Better just get back to "doing war is bad" stance.

  • Israel ready for ‘all-out war’ in Lebanon
  • You don't need to ask me how I prefer calling a regime in a country in order to make it look bad. I don't have such preferences. There are people suffering in any country including yours, and their lives could get better with new elections. This is not an extraordinary situation.

    I don't need to invent words for Israel. I would call it bad when I see it does terrible things to its own people. This is not a case for now and from what I know, there is no imminent conflict/crisis between government and citizens. That's aside from the war conflict/intervention situation of course. I would also appreciate hamas if they did a better job at governing gaza, but instead they bombed it with inaccurate missiles as a side effect of trying to harm Israel. This is a huge difference - I call the Palestinian regime bad because of that, and suggest they could manage it much better. When compared to Israel, I don't see much obvious room for improvement (I don't see a lot of Israeli people suffering) and thus I can't call it bad.

  • Israel ready for ‘all-out war’ in Lebanon
  • You're acting ignorant with the last sentence. There is no line between democracies and dictatorships. There is a long way until we could call Israel a dictatorship. When they will marsh the streets after some next elections get cancelled (unconstitutionally), and huge numbers get arrested, then we'll talk.

  • Israel ready for ‘all-out war’ in Lebanon
  • I hear Putin is a dictator and there are tons of evidence. I hear Xi is a dictator and there are tons of evidence. The evidence you gave (an article with words from one person) is laughable at best, sorry. Israeli people seem to live just fine under Netanyahu. Also it doesn't seem probable that he would attack Gaza if the October 7 attack didn't happen (and people are having a hard time trying to prove that he somehow made it possible). Same with Lebanon.

  • Israel ready for ‘all-out war’ in Lebanon
  • I don't think we have the same understanding of dictatorship. Dictatorship can't be hidden to the point of being only apparent to special people. It should be obvious to everyone and especially citizens affected (oppressed) by it. So far I'm not seeing any evidence of that.

  • Israel ready for ‘all-out war’ in Lebanon
  • This seems inconsistent with previous overwhelming thought that Israel wants to kill Palestine completely. Killing that many people that fast (in a course of just a few months) would not let it last for too long in the end.

    Also, is there evidence of Israel being a dictatorship? Is there an opposition that is being threatened or killed or something?

  • [email protected]: Has anyone else never had an single issue with YouTube on Firefox with adblockers?
  • I think always? It just randomly goes into constant excessive CPU usage and only killing a tab process helps. It seems to me a general issue with too complex design and people tend to not report it much because YouTube lags pretty much as is already.

  • What popular product do you think is modern day snakeoil?
  • Denuvo also prevents easy modding in many cases, causes issues on top of increasing system requirements. Valorant cheats possibility destroys the purpose of the system. But at least valorant anticheat is not being sold as a service to other devs I think.

  • What do you think of this prediction?
  • Even if you buy them on gog you don't own them. Download and keep - sure, but you could do that with many games on steam too (also you could download torrent versions which wouldn't be different from buying on gog). The point is about actually keeping these copies alive, properly updated and working, for which these services exist.

    So, I think owning a disc is also risky, that means your copy can degrade. Owning games in this context have lost its meaning for me.

  • Why don’t you like Apple?
  • Not supporting the open nature of hardware and software.

    Basically it's too much of a hassle to make their software run on other hardware or use other software on their hardware.

  • A fresh install of Signal takes up 410MB, blowing both Firefox and Chromium out of the water
  • I mean if they would produce a better UI by using their expertise, how would not becoming an expert in the new thing be better?

    I failed to understand the meaning of this sentence. It doesn't make sense to me. Producing a better ui is not even on the table when we are talking ui frameworks and native programming - you use what's available, and if you are a graphics designer then maybe you should've sticked to that instead. Becoming expert in native ui is super cool but I wouldn't expect such miracles from everyone. Just producing a valid low level code is enough to meet my standards of performance. That's because those standards were heavily affected by web frameworks existence.

    The reality is that the people paying the engineer are going to want the better UX

    And I hoped it would be customers who would pay for a software or a service who would send valid feedback.

    AI can assist you if you more-or-less know what you're doing

    Assuming web devs creating apps don't know what they're doing?

    but a novice replacing proper learning with ChatGPT pairing is going to write some shitty code.

    Chances are that code would be much more optimized than anything electron/CEF wrapped.

    to actually be up to our code quality standards

    Quality standards are great. But seeing companies shipping fixes to simple CSS issues that were breaking some of main app functions made me realize most of them don't care about quality standards. If that's how it is and if there will still be a lot of broken stuff across app updates - might as well just go all the way to proper low level languages.

  • A fresh install of Signal takes up 410MB, blowing both Firefox and Chromium out of the water
  • Because optimized software is better for industry, people, and environment. Also seeing that some menu or window is not an html page but a native element makes my headache go away because I value my CPU cycles (seeing a cursor doesn't lag when some complex page is displayed should not be considered a weird fetish) and like it when things don't do stupid unnecessary stuff both visually and under the hood.

    And it could be even less than that depending on specifics.