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  • Hmm...one of these seems more important to do than the others...

  • Medical Workers Evacuated From Gaza, but 3 Americans Refuse to Leave
  • The staff and patients fear that without Americans in the hospital to serve as political shields against the Israel Defense Forces, the hospital will be destroyed, as the IDF has done to every other hospital in Gaza.

    God that is heart breaking. I understand why those that evacuated did, but I can't help but greatly admire those that stayed. Fuck genocide.

  • yewtu.be The Most Misunderstood Philosopher in the World

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  • 🥰 cold as ice to warm as the sun, lol. 🙏

  • Demystifying "find" and "find -exec" ...Lil' Linux Lesson! | Veronica Explains
  • Her presentations are fun. Thanks! Great watch.

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  • Her presentations are fun. Thanks! Great watch.

  • Why You'll Never Achieve The American Dream
  • Well dang! This guy makes my neck tired from all the nodding in agreement. Thanks!

  • Seems like @mozilla is doing something right
  • Well my Nitter redirect on Android Mull Browser still works, which is all I barely care about.

  • What if as I get older, like a Mandela effect, everyone's understanding of what the average life span is increases?
  • Nah. If you're gonna put this in any community, this is the one...though I'll admit the question could use some clarification.

  • Stay [MoringMark]
  • Aww. This is so sweet! 😍☺️

  • I Don’t Want To Spend My One Wild And Precious Life Dealing With Google’s AI Search - Aftermath
  • Google is required to send you a CSV of your YouTube subscriptions upon request.

    If you have an Android phone, once you have said CSV file, you can upload it into the Newpipe Application and voila, watch YouTube without visiting YouTube (or supporting the creators, but that's an aside to this topic). Sadly I know of no way of doing something similar on iPhone.

    On desktop/tablet, you can always use Invidious. This is especially useful when combined with the tool yt-dlp and sponsorblock. If you use an RSS reader, you can "subscribe" to YouTube channels that way, and use redirection extensions to redirect you from YouTube to invidious, after that you can use yt-dlp with a sponsor block flag to download the video directly to your desktop, and watch it in whatever quality you want, with subtitles if you want, and have all mentions of sponsors cut out, and of course, no ads.

    Obviously, this is too much work for most, but this is what I do to not visit YouTube while still watching their content, which is simply more plentiful and, IMHO, higher quality than what you find on other platforms (save for possibly Nebula).

    Rumble is just a bunch of Nazis from what I've seen, so fuck them and their shitty platform.

  • Microsoft's carbon emissions up nearly 30% thanks to AI
  • Throwing the lamest capitalist party at the end of the world. Wooo...AI....boo...planet earth?....

  • How come hotel check-in time is always 3-4?
  • It would be a much smaller business model. My guess is that there have already been multiple market analyses of what you're talking about and the determination is most likely that the majority of hotel arrivals occur later on in the day.

    This isn't to say a good amount of arrivals dont occur much earlier in the day, just not enough to justify the cost.

    Additionally, to flip that would have hotel staff be cleaning rooms at a much earlier time (midnight to 4am), meaning they would have to arrive at midnight to start their shift. At 4am, the cleaning staff management would then need to spend a minimum of 1 hour to inspect each room to ensure it met company and legal standards. This is all ignoring the various tasks this can incur on the other staff like concierges.

    I used to work as a Front Desk Agent, and later on a Night Auditor, in a small, but upscale, hotel. The housekeeping staff were some of the hardest working people I've ever met, and yet they were the least appreciated. Those hours in between check-out and check-in was always a hussle. I was always thankful I worked front desk whenever I saw them and would do them small favors if they ever asked (though honestly more often than not it was the other way around and I was asking them for some small request on behalf of the guest).

    If we had the rooms available for an early check in, then we did it, but if not the best we could do was offer them to check their luggage in at the front desk and they were on their own until check in. The occurrence of this wasn't negligible, but given everything I witnessed, I determined, at least for our hotel, it wouldn't have been monetarily feasible to adjust that check-out check-in window to accommodate them. It simply didn't happen often enough to justify it.

  • Go vs Rust learning
  • I'm a beginner in both (heavily leaning towards putting more time into learning Rust though). Could you please elaborate a bit?

  • Devout Christian Mike Johnson shows up to hush money trial to defend a guy accused of cheating on his wife with a porn star
  • Ah yes, Mike Johnson and Donald Trump. Pinnacles of American virtue, as evidenced by Americans electing them into office. Indeed, all of our politicians are examples of the best America has to offer.

  • Tennessee governor OKs bill allowing death penalty for child rape convictions
  • No. The convictions for rich white men will go as well as the Trump convictions have gone thus far.

    The convictions will go through quickly for the LGBTQ community because that is where the allegations will be thrown at, and the jury will be hung for anyone cis white male, and will be unanimous in the conviction of everyone else.

  • Did Obama Becoming President Make People Hide Their Racism?
  • Nah. Trump came along and basically said "Hey, you know how we've been openly and loudly racist? Let's do that...but MORE open and LOUDER."

    That's what "make America great again" means.

  • When Your Rulers Ignore Voters But Are Terrified Of Protesters, That Tells You Something
  • People are so scared of a Trump presidency, and rightly so. But let's say Biden gets elected, and finally, somehow magically, Trump just disappears and his followers quietly dissipate into the ether?

    Do you really think the next election we won't be complaining about the exact same shit? Fascism vs Declining Capitalism (AKA, Good Cop Fascism)?

    This is your lives now folks, every four years, choose your flavor of Fascism, they certainly look different, but once you put them in your mouth, they all taste like the same shit.

    Elect your Biden, and then don't criticize your government, and get the fuck back to work and don't protest and keep your heads down and your mouth shut.

    Then four years later, compromise and vote for the lesser of two evils that somehow gets more evil every four years. That is all of us now. I'd say see you in hell, but we're already here.

  • Thunderbird for Android / K-9 Mail: April 2024 Progress Report - The Thunderbird Blog
  • Gotta say, I'm liking the logo. The fact that the devs let you choose to keep one or the other is a really nice touch. I look forward to the release!

  • Maternal deaths have halved in the last 35 years
  • God I love that episode and that line. It's so sad how that observation somehow became even more relevant today than it was back when that episode released.

    Thank you.

  • Are there any legal issues recreating YouTube SponsorBlock for Podcasts?

    I'm part of a small group of Jr Self Taught Web Developers who were recently brainstorming ideas for a Group Project App we could put together and actually create a user base.

    I offered up the suggestion of a podcast application which would have the major feature of being akin to YouTube Sponsor Block, but specifically for podcast episodes.

    Essentially, a user contributed database of timestamps for podcast episodes where the mention of cutting to sponsored ads or mentions of sponsorships would be marked so they could be edited out of the episode and then the user could also download said episode where ads are cut out of the final audio file.

    My idea was shot down due to fears of possibly infringing on copyright and we ended up with going with another idea. I'm certainly not upset, and am actually excited with the project idea we did choose, but it did get me wondering about whether this idea actually could have legal implications.

    I know specifically with YouTube there appears to be a sort of legal loophole that prevents Google from suing projects like invidious, yt-dlp, and YouTube Sponsor Block, but am unaware of the specific details as to how this works.

    Thusly, I just wanted to ask if anyone has any insights into whether this project idea would incur any legal infractions from the likes of IheartRadio and other media platforms?

    To be clear, I'm not seeking legal advice here, and I'll be taking any responses with a grain of salt, but I just wanted to see if anyone knows anything on this subject and the legal concerns raised.

    I very much dislike being advertised to and podcasts are one of the last bastions of media where advertisements still come up regularly and I'd love to make this application for those who are frustrated with how often they have to skip through sponsor mentions.

    Thanks in advance.

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    John Oliver offers to pay Clarence Thomas $1m a year if he resigns from supreme court
    www.theguardian.com John Oliver offers to pay Clarence Thomas $1m a year if he resigns from supreme court - Lemmy

    The late-night talkshow host John Oliver has offered to pay Clarence Thomas $1m annually – as well as give him a $2m tour bus – if the Republican judge resigns from the US supreme court. Oliver made the proposal on Sunday’s episode of his HBO show Last Week Tonight, saying the supreme court justice ...

    John Oliver offers to pay Clarence Thomas $1m a year if he resigns from supreme court - Lemmy

    The late-night talkshow host John Oliver has offered to pay Clarence Thomas $1m annually – as well as give him a $2m tour bus – if the Republican judge resigns from the US supreme court.

    Oliver made the proposal on Sunday’s episode of his HBO show Last Week Tonight, saying the supreme court justice had 30 days to accept or it would expire.

    The British-born, progressive comedian’s offer came after a steady drumbeat of media investigations in the previous several months established that Thomas failed to disclose that political benefactors bought him lavish vacation travel and real estate for his mother. Thomas also failed to disclose – as required – that he allowed school fees for a family member to be paid off and had been provided a loan to buy a luxury motor coach, all after openly complaining about the need to raise supreme court justices’ salaries.

    As a result, Thomas’s impartiality came into question after he sided with the contentious ruling that eliminated the federal abortion rights once provided by the Roe v Wade case.

    He also recently listened to arguments over whether Donald Trump can be removed from states’ ballots in the presidential election after the former president’s supporters – whom he told to “fight like hell” – staged the January 6 attack at the US Capitol in Washington DC. Thomas resisted pressure to recuse himself from matters pertaining to the Capitol attack, even though his wife, Ginni Thomas, is a conservative political activist who has endorsed false claims from Trump and his supporters that the 2020 election he lost to Joe Biden was stolen from him – which in turn fueled January 6.

    Oliver alluded to all of those circumstances as he extended his lucrative offer to Thomas, saying: “Lot on your plate right now, from stripping away women’s rights to hearing January 6 cases … and you deserve a break, you know, away from the meanness of Washington. So you can be surrounded by the regular folks whose lives you made demonstrably worse for decades.”

    The host suggested that Thomas could upgrade his “favorite mode of travel” by signing a contract requiring him to step down from the supreme court in exchange for $1m annually from Oliver along with the tour bus, which is outfitted with a king-sized bed, a fireplace and four televisions.

    Oliver joked that Thomas possibly feared that making such a trade might attract negative judgment from one of his top benefactors: the Republican mega-donor Harlan Crow, who was reported to have maintained a private collection of Nazi memorabilia that included a pair of paintings by Adolf Hitler.

    But Oliver said: “That’s the beauty of friendship, Clarence. If they’re real friends, they’ll love you no matter what your job is. So I guess this might be the perfect way to find out who your real friends actually are.

    “So that’s the offer – $1m a year, Clarence. And a brand new condo on wheels. And all you have to do … is sign the contract and get the fuck off the supreme court,” Oliver remarked. “The clock starts now – 30 days, Clarence. Let’s do this!”

    The yearly salary for supreme court justices – whose appointments are for life – is $298,500.

    Neither Thomas nor the supreme court immediately commented publicly on Oliver’s offer. Oliver acknowledged he could end up going on “standup tours … for years” to be able to afford paying Thomas’s retirement if the justice accepts the proposal.

    The arch-conservative is the longest-serving member of a supreme court dominated 6-3 by rightwingers. Thomas has been there since his 1991 confirmation, which was marked by testimony from Anita Hill, who accused him of sexual harassment while he supervised her in two separate jobs, at the US Department of Education and at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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    www.theguardian.com John Oliver offers to pay Clarence Thomas $1m a year if he resigns from supreme court

    Late-night host gives justice, under fire over undisclosed donations, 30 days to accept offer, which includes a tour bus

    John Oliver offers to pay Clarence Thomas $1m a year if he resigns from supreme court

    The late-night talkshow host John Oliver has offered to pay Clarence Thomas $1m annually – as well as give him a $2m tour bus – if the Republican judge resigns from the US supreme court.

    Oliver made the proposal on Sunday’s episode of his HBO show Last Week Tonight, saying the supreme court justice had 30 days to accept or it would expire.

    The British-born, progressive comedian’s offer came after a steady drumbeat of media investigations in the previous several months established that Thomas failed to disclose that political benefactors bought him lavish vacation travel and real estate for his mother. Thomas also failed to disclose – as required – that he allowed school fees for a family member to be paid off and had been provided a loan to buy a luxury motor coach, all after openly complaining about the need to raise supreme court justices’ salaries.

    As a result, Thomas’s impartiality came into question after he sided with the contentious ruling that eliminated the federal abortion rights once provided by the Roe v Wade case.

    He also recently listened to arguments over whether Donald Trump can be removed from states’ ballots in the presidential election after the former president’s supporters – whom he told to “fight like hell” – staged the January 6 attack at the US Capitol in Washington DC. Thomas resisted pressure to recuse himself from matters pertaining to the Capitol attack, even though his wife, Ginni Thomas, is a conservative political activist who has endorsed false claims from Trump and his supporters that the 2020 election he lost to Joe Biden was stolen from him – which in turn fueled January 6.

    Oliver alluded to all of those circumstances as he extended his lucrative offer to Thomas, saying: “Lot on your plate right now, from stripping away women’s rights to hearing January 6 cases … and you deserve a break, you know, away from the meanness of Washington. So you can be surrounded by the regular folks whose lives you made demonstrably worse for decades.”

    The host suggested that Thomas could upgrade his “favorite mode of travel” by signing a contract requiring him to step down from the supreme court in exchange for $1m annually from Oliver along with the tour bus, which is outfitted with a king-sized bed, a fireplace and four televisions.

    Oliver joked that Thomas possibly feared that making such a trade might attract negative judgment from one of his top benefactors: the Republican mega-donor Harlan Crow, who was reported to have maintained a private collection of Nazi memorabilia that included a pair of paintings by Adolf Hitler.

    But Oliver said: “That’s the beauty of friendship, Clarence. If they’re real friends, they’ll love you no matter what your job is. So I guess this might be the perfect way to find out who your real friends actually are.

    “So that’s the offer – $1m a year, Clarence. And a brand new condo on wheels. And all you have to do … is sign the contract and get the fuck off the supreme court,” Oliver remarked. “The clock starts now – 30 days, Clarence. Let’s do this!”

    The yearly salary for supreme court justices – whose appointments are for life – is $298,500.

    Neither Thomas nor the supreme court immediately commented publicly on Oliver’s offer. Oliver acknowledged he could end up going on “standup tours … for years” to be able to afford paying Thomas’s retirement if the justice accepts the proposal.

    The arch-conservative is the longest-serving member of a supreme court dominated 6-3 by rightwingers. Thomas has been there since his 1991 confirmation, which was marked by testimony from Anita Hill, who accused him of sexual harassment while he supervised her in two separate jobs, at the US Department of Education and at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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    Possible to get away from LinkedIn and Github?

    I'm a career transitioner looking to get a higher paying job working as a Web Developer. I've been self teaching for a bit over 3.5 years now and am currently working part time at a very small start up while still working on my own personal projects and slowly researching and studying CS topics.

    I have been networking, mainly online and some locally. I also have been trying desperately to get away from mainstream social media platforms (left instagram, left reddit). But I find myself being highly encouraged by those within my network to keep my LinkedIn profile maintained and regularly post as a part of appealing to recruiters. I dislike the LinkedIn platform and what I perceive to be toxic positivity that proliferates on there. I also have reservations on hosting all my code on Github, but that seems to be what everyone defaults to for showcasing their portfolio.

    I generally want to use alternatives to FAANG products whenever possible, and even though it's not in the acronym, I include Microsoft in this list. I'd like to move away from using Microsoft products (LinkedIn) and their acquired platforms (Github) without nuking my potential career prospects.

    This is more asking about long term advice as I believe as a new developer, this may not be possible (?).

    Nevertheless, I'm seeking any advice on how to still advance my career in tech while staying off of these major platforms.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    TLDR; New web developer wants advice on how to continue to advance career without use of major media platforms, specifically LinkedIn, but also Github.

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    Pretty much in the title. Maybe you wouldn't even use it, but would like to simply see it exist for the sake of having a federated alternative.

    For me, it'd be the following:

    • LinkedIn
    • Meetup
    • Tiktok

    I am on the first two, but would prefer a federated alternative. I'm not on Tiktok, but would like to see a federated alternative.

    I'll admit these might not be a good idea. But as a thought experiment, I'd be curious about the community weigh in on what you all think this might look like.

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    What Major Social Media Platforms Would You Like To See Federated Alternatives To That Don't Exist Yet?

    Pretty much in the title. Maybe you wouldn't even use it, but would like to simply see it exist for the sake of having a federated alternative.

    For me, it'd be the following:

    • LinkedIn
    • Meetup
    • Tiktok

    I am on the first two, but would prefer a federated alternative. I'm not on Tiktok, but would like to see a federated alternative.

    I'll admit these might not be a good idea. But as a thought experiment, I'd be curious about the community weigh in on what you all think this might look like.

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    FUTO Voice Input - Privacy Respecting Speech To Text App

    Right To Repair Advocate Louis Rossman recently announced the release of FUTO, a Text To Speech App that respects your privacy.

    After having played around with FUTO on my GrapheneOS Pixel, I can honestly say it's nice to have. Using the Openboards Keyboard, I'll admit that the one thing I missed about Gboards was its text to speech capability, but I refused to use it because it logs everything said into it.

    IMHO, the team that developed FUTO have created something truly special here, and I'd recommend anyone to at least try it out.

    There is a one time $10 payment, but the developers have basically made this more like an opt in donation, as you can just click 'I Already Paid' and utilize the app regardless of whether you paid or not. If you try FUTO out, and like it, maybe throw them a few bucks.

    Here is an invidious link of Rossman talking about FUTO and its features.

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    Data | Philosophy Tube

    Data | Philosophy Tube

    I found this vid from a few years back on Philosophy Tube's Channel. Every argument about Data Privacy I've ever heard or had is here. Kind of a depressing ending though.

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    z3rOR0ne z3rOR0ne @lemmy.ml

    Fascists, Racists, Transphobes, Terfs, Homophobes can fuck off.

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