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.
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.
Direct link to the Meduza article: Russian Ministry of Justice declares World Wildlife Fund, economist Sergey Guriev ‘foreign agents’
See also a snapshot of the article captured on 2023-03-11.
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.
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.
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.
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.