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stinerman stinerman [Ohio] @midwest.social

I am Stine. Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comfortable. High School Wrestler™. Can usually correctly use the past tense in French. Suffers from clinical depression. @[email protected] on Mastodon.

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How many people actually want fully on-site IT jobs?
  • We had an IT person quit this year because we transitioned to fully remote after they closed down the office in December 2020. He couldn't handle working from home.

  • xkcd #2947: Pascal's Wager Triangle
  • It was specifically about the Christian God because all others were "obviously" incorrect. It's terrible logic because it discounts:

    1. God somehow doesn't know you're believing in him "just in case" rather than because of actual faith.
    2. The wager implies that you should be an adherent of the religion that gets you the most stuff in the afterlife.
  • Israeli Politician Quotes Hitler to Argue for Resettlement of Gaza
  • It does seem like the TL;DR of right wing Israelis is "Hitler was right, but his only problem was that he was killing us."

  • Vanguard votes “yes” on Elon’s pay package
  • I've read plausible explanations that when your company is a meme stock, you need the thing that makes it a meme to stay around lest the price fall to reasonable levels dictated by market demand.

    In other words they gotta give him the money or else the fanbois will stop pumping up the price.

  • Is the Proton (Mail, VPN, Password Manager) ecosystem any good?
  • The climate activist thing they did pursuant to a warrant, which every company will do, and the only thing of interest they turned over was the person's recovery email...which was personally identifiable. From there the authorities got everything else. IIRC, they got access to the person's iCloud. None of the person's emails or anything like that was given out. If you are strictly concerned about privacy you shouldn't use a recovery email so that your login can't be tied back to you.

    As far as the service, I am using Mail and Pass daily and like both. I use the VPN and Drive sparingly, but I have enough space on it to stop using my Google Drive. Calendar is useless for me because of the lack of CalDAV support... and also because I can't have many calendars on the free plan.

    It hits the sweet spot between privacy and ease of use for me. YMMV.

  • With GPL, you're programming Freedom. With MIT, you're programming for free.
  • It will come down to the laws in your country and how much money you plan to spend on lawyers if your employer wants to force the issue.

  • Any day now Joe, c'mon man!
  • Not sure it's just anti-Biden but people do need to understand on matters like this, they need to mentally apply an asterisk that says "subject to approval by Congress."

  • Is there a Linkedin equivalent that is federated?
  • My recollection is that this was something Evan Prodromou (an inventor of ActivityPub) was looking into. There does not seem to be a federated alternative.

  • They removed it! The bastards removed it!
  • They're absolutely right. I don't believe this.

  • What is an experience of racism you have faced ?
  • I might have been treated differently because of my race (caucasian), I didn't realize it. I just assumed that the person is an asshole to everyone. I've never been called any sort of slur.

  • Fetterman has to be one of the biggest disappointments for the left in recent memory
  • Ahh Bill Maher is not a liberal comedian. He's really not either of these things.

  • What do you do with Nazi memorabilia?
  • I think it's better to take the Nazi's money and use it for good. YMMV. Whatever you do will be fine, I'm sure.

  • What do you do with Nazi memorabilia?
  • I would auction it off and then take the proceeds and give it to an organization that is dedicated to fighting fascism.

  • This is a real threat :(
  • Sent this to my wife and we talked a bit about how I don't like lights on.

    I realized that even when I'm home alone at night (and not taking care so that she doesn't wake up), I will use the flashlight/torch on my cell phone rather than turn on lights in the house.

  • If an artist trains an image generation AI on their own digital art catalog, should they be able to get a copyright on what it produces? When does a tool change from a tool to a non-human creator?
  • You can't get a copyright on an AI-generated image, but if the AI-generated image was done in the style of a certain work, it could be considered a derivative work.

  • Sounds like a good solution
  • It's not for everyone. And that's ok.

  • What are your top 5 punk bands of all time?
  • Dead Kennedys

    The Clash

    Bad Religion

    Minor Threat

    Refused

  • reductress.com U.S. Military Doing All It Can to Save Civilians in Gaza From Weapons It Sent to Israel

    After five months of Israel carrying out heightened attacks against Gaza, the U.S. military has expressed they are doing everything in their power to save Gazan civilians from the current humanitarian crisis caused by the weapons sent by the U.S. military. During his State of the Union addre

    U.S. Military Doing All It Can to Save Civilians in Gaza From Weapons It Sent to Israel

    Not the Onion, but still great satire.

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    Ohio transgender candidate disqualified for only including legal name, not former name, on petitions

    ohiocapitaljournal.com Ohio transgender candidate disqualified for only including legal name, not former name, on petitions - Ohio Capital Journal

    A transgender candidate for the Ohio House has been disqualified because she only circulated petitions with her legal name, instead of her former name — and it has put multiple other LGBTQ+ candidates in flux.

    Ohio transgender candidate disqualified for only including legal name, not former name, on petitions - Ohio Capital Journal

    Ohio actually has a law that says if you legally change your name within the last 5 years, it has to be on the petition. In the article it mentions that there is no place for a previous name (dead name in this instance) on the petition, and the Secretary of State’s candidate guide doesn’t mention this requirement at all.

    Apparently other trans candidates had their petitions accepted with no problem.

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    Pretty Accurate

    Found here: https://furries.club/@cinnamonmuffinmint/111664940280188960

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    ohiocapitaljournal.com Ohio Senate votes to approve changes to the marijuana law. DeWine urges bill's passage - Ohio Capital Journal

    The Ohio Senate passed a bill Wednesday with various modifications to the state’s marijuana law.

    Ohio Senate votes to approve changes to the marijuana law. DeWine urges bill's passage - Ohio Capital Journal

    Looks like the Senate bill has gotten better. There is some good and some bad. They're cutting back on home grow and max potency for extracts. They're expunging all convictions on possession of 2.5oz or less, and I think most importantly, allowing people to buy from medical dispensaries for recreational use. Right now, it's legal to possess, but illegal to sell. This should fix that loophole.

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