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Cake day: Mar 02, 2023


That’s a good point, paying for software isn’t part of individual Linux users,’ culture. At best, donations are encouraged, but even so you’re not really paying for using the software.

To their credit, Gnome’s software catalog integrates donation links. But you have to scroll to the very bottom to find it, between the project’s homepage and bugtracker links. Giving the donate button more visibility would be an easy thing to do. To my knowledge there’s no store (not gnome nor KDE) that integrate paid apps. Meanwhile iTunes or Steam allow almost one-click buy& install.

I do periodic tax-deductible donations to a local non-profit that help maintaining my Linux distribution. But that’s not much compared to the effort developers put in.

Original source: [Python-based compiler achieves orders-of-magnitude speedups](https://news.mit.edu/2023/codon-python-based-compiler-achieve-orders-magnitude-speedups-0314) Source repository: [exaloop/codon at GitHub](https://github.com/exaloop/codon)

The article and abstract mention self-reporting. They probably haven’t been able to objectively measure pain, sleep, emotional problems. The abstract says the change in opoid use are not statistically significant.

There’s already a number of study with conflicting results on Canabis effect on pain. Some show an effect on pain reduction. Some show no effect when controlling for the placebo effect.

If that study doesn’t have better methodology than previous ones, no control for placebo, isn’t able to link the effect to a specific molecule, then it probably won’t help settle the question.

It’s what happens when the footbal player’s foot kick the ball.

Most veggie steaks and other meat alternative have a scarry ingredient list. They deserve the description of ultra transformed food.

It may be healthier and certainty tastier to use traditional veggie recipes, which can more easily be cooked at home.

That’s a good point.

Consider also that reddit is centralized (one software, one organization, one domain) while the fediverse is decentralized (multiple software, multiple orgs, multiple domains).

One Lemmy instance being unavailable would impact a portion of fediverse users. Reddit being unavailable impact all reddit users.

This brings up a good point about upscaling and other enhancements done by deep learning.

These techniques are not recovering details. They’re using their model to fabricate new details that looks plausible but do not necessarily match reality.

Vinyls are one of the few way to get DRM free music.

That make sense. I’m glad to see media outlets on the fediverse. I added a direct link because there’s a lesser chance of dead links, as opposed to forms on indirect links (URL shortener disappear, shares on social medias expire, or mastodon instance disappear …)

Sounds like the regulator is doing its job. Many households going bankrupt and/or loosing their home at the same time is bad for the overall economy, not just for the affected owners.

There’s little risk of this video disappearing. The video has been republished by several news media, mainstream and online. There are copies in the archives on several TV channels, on many online platforms (YouTube, Dailymotion, etc), even on Wikipedia https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:CollateralMurder.ogv

I’m not really following any sport.

Just watching random competitions, occasionally, depending on what’s on when I’m in front of a TV. The sports I find interesting to watch are biathlon, football (with foot-ball contacts), climbing, tennis, …

But since I sit most of the time at my job, I try to do sport regularly.

Laura Poitras’s new documentary *All the Beauty and the Bloodshed* focuses on the life of Nan Goldin, and her fight to hold the Sackler family accountable

Update: Germany acknowledged this NYT article, said their own investigation is still ongoing and haven't reached a result yet. Source: [Germany says no results yet of Nord Stream pipelines sabotage investigation](https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/germany-says-no-results-yet-nord-stream-pipelines-sabotage-investigation-2023-03-07/)

Signal seems to be going in the opposite direction and announced the end of SMS support because of the lack of SMS security https://signal.org/blog/sms-removal-android/

Meanwhile Google is pushing RCS hard https://www.androidcentral.com/google-evolve-android-messages-chat-using-rcs-shelve-allo

Looks like everyone wants SMS to die but there isn’t a consensus on a replacement. So I can see the use for an unified chat app. Not sure about SMS support however.

To be fair, if syncing the repo takes 3 minutes, it means it’ll take more time before the update start installing, and finish installing.

Either leap seconds or relativistic timezones. I don’t know which is worse.

That’s sad to hear. I hope he doesn’t suffer too much pain during these months.

That’s true, but it would still result in a shift in measured time between the moon and earth.

Beehaw does seems like it got a saner approach to social media, which is why I just moved here. It’s possible this instance’s approach already avoid most these pitfalls. A couple things seemed surprising at first (no downvotes, no user-created community) but reading through the introduction post explaining the rationale I can see it how it’d avoid brigading and clans forming.

Anyway I think Slow News is a nice concept for multiple reasons (push toward less infobesity, less propaganda, hopefully more factual and reliable) but as you said I could start posting Slow News to an existing community. Time may show whether a decidated community makes more sense.

I don’t really care about owning that community, it’s mainly beaucause I haven’t found such community yet on Lemmy.

This idea came following my experience sharing various articles on another Lemmy instance, which I won’t name to avoid brigading. I made an effort to verify the sources I share are reliable and not too partisan, which others user do too. But some users spend time posting propaganda pieces or from really unreliable sources, dismiss fact checks as being propaganda themselves, and mods didn’t seem to mind or care. So I felt like I wasted my time there.

The concept of slow news sounds like it could avoid these pitfall, by raising the standard for everyone. It may block some decent news article that don’t fit the criteria, but I hope it’d help block most of the crappy news source and propaganda. So you can read a community without spending too much time checking news sources reliability, and reading through partisan propaganda hoping to find good journalism somewhere in between.

Creating a “Slow News” community
Hi! I'm considering creating a "Slow News" / "Slow Journalism" community but it seems Beehaw doesn't allow users to create new community. I'm guessing this is one of Beehaw's Lemmy customization aiming to keep the discussion civil, possibly to avoid creation of toxic communities. Is there a process to request creation of a new community? Or is the community list fully locked and static? In any case, here's my pitch for a new community: "[Slow News](https://la-rem.eu/2013/03/slow-news/)" refers to a stream of information and recent events that is intentionally slowed down, in the spirit of the [Slow movement](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_movement_(culture)). Rationale : The spread of real-time medias (radios, TV, Internet) accelerated the pace and increased the amount of news articles published. This may be detrimental in some aspects, with an information overload for the readers, and a race to publish breaking news first. This often lead to bad quality journalism due to the pressure to publish fast with limited verification and zero investigation. Slow News' aim: Go in the opposite direction and literally slow the publication of news to allow readers to consume information at their own pace, and to give more time to produce better quality, investigative journalism. Slow News media outlets favor long piece article, typically published at a slower rate. This is also known as [Slow Journalism](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_journalism). Slow News community: It would be focused as exclusively as possible to sharing slow news articles, preferably long piece investigative journalism. Moderation would have be stricter than a typical News community as it would limit publication of article that don't fit the slow news concept: breaking news, article about developing events, sources that have poor reliability or bad track records due failed fact check, fake news.

Clocks run faster on the moon than on Earth, gaining about 56 microseconds each day

Sounds like there’s going to be leap seconds on the moon too.