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Cake day: May 14, 2023


oh totally agree! i don’t actually think these specific people really give a shit, but because i like to play the “what if i win a billion dollars in the lottery and want to spend the rest of my life giving it away; how can i do it where it has the best impact?” game while I’m showering, i think about the mechanics of this a lot. I’m sure there’s a ton of tried and true philanthropic recipes already out there but it’s more fun imagining how I’d do it if i was too dumb/arrogant to Google it after i win my billions and before i set up my charitable foundation.

starting the charitable foundation is where i think the complexity comes in; you basically need a system of checks in place to avoid any malfeasance, and there are probably a lot of people willing to say whatever it took to get wealthy and to hell with the people the charitable giving was intended to be for. i feel like someone of bezos life experience probably knows how to hire auditors and engage with charity watchdogs with a minimum of fuss, which is probably why they’re spending their time on an absurd boat doing whatever it is stupid rich people do, but for me who hasn’t done this before, I’d be riddled with panic that i was fucking up and someone is going to oceans eleven my vast fortune intended for charity, then sit on it like a fucking gold hoarding dragon. I’m pretty sure I’d die of self loathing if i made a mistake and it meant i couldn’t help all the people i should’ve been able to help.

anyway, just want to be clear: not trying to carry water for these fools, just acknowledging that they are correct that giving away vast fortunes is probably harder than i think it is. at least a little, but also not so hard that you can’t spend a couple months in the French Riviera on a boat

On the one hand, I can imagine that it is hard to give away jillions of dollars. I imagine there’s a lot of con-people and hucksters out there, or just kinda shitty orgs like these. But even if that’s true, it’s hard to take you seriously while you’re on a giant yacht in the Med, yanno?

I was curious for more facts other than my dated impressions of the last 2 decades and i found this thread on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/2104ih/eli5_why_pirated_movies_are_usually_distributed/

According to this thread, the compression isn’t as good as I thought it was. So, TIL! I wanted to make sure to share it since I was spreading some incorrect info - though I probably got it the exact same way I got this, which is “some guy said it on the internet”. I suppose I could run some tests to see, though.

In that context of your article that I finally figured out how to read, it really reminds me of this older article from Audrey Eschright - Surviving Burnout.

I think my response was mostly because I’m new to lemmy and I thought the post was a self-post not an actual link, so I never read the content of your original post. My bad!

nah it actually compressed a lot of binary files in spanned archives better than the more common zip/gzip computing mechanisms. ace files do even better and if you combo the two you can shave off even more.

back in the olden days, it was about compression because “high speed internet” was like 1.5mbps. inertia is still going to play a part, too. i think these days it’s just a cultural thing more than anything, though that’s just my impression

It’s my understanding that a lot of cities are built on the bones of previous iterations - even my current major metro, Seattle, is built on top of a lot of old ruins. That doesn’t mean it’s not a problem, it just means we’ve previously been able to conquer it by just… building up from the lower levels. It’s kinda crazy that that’s our best effort for the littoral cities - but I think even Denver is built on some “old” ruins and they were exposed (to my absolute fascination) when they were replacing the streets way down town (like 16th street mall / wynkoop, iirc). I was absolutely fixated on the … legacy city that was going down like 8’ below current denver!

Anyway, I don’t want to act like this fact makes it not a problem; I simply can’t imagine all of lower manhatten wanting to raze every skyscraper and start over either. I’m pretty sure most of these city-on-a-city situations are after major fires kinda force everyone’s hand, so it really is a huge catastrophe!

My inability to interact with strangers in a support setting is too high. I’ll probably just build a grease monkey script like a weirdo, haha

Edit: Real talk, asking for help is stupidly hard for me! It shouldn’t be, but it is. Boo!

Correct, but only in the case of you import package.path.ClassName. That’s a fair bit different than import foo, which is just the top level “namespace” in Python.

If you were to (for instance) do import package.path.*; it still is only going to actually import symbols you reference later in your code. So the point is you still have to reference TheSketchyClass to get it to take effect, whereas in Python it will happily do it at import, regardless of whether you use any symbols available via the import.

The easy way to test this is to add your own static initialization block in a class named ImportExample in package import.test; with a System.out.println("hallo"); or something, then do import import.test.*;. As you can see, provided you don’t actually reference ImportExample anywhere in your own code, the static initialization block doesn’t actually get executed (though, if you did reference ImportExample, it would)

Then again, while I was super deep into java until about 2015, I have no idea what the last 7 years of classloading have wrought upon my once-domain :)

Is there a way to set your posting language by default?
Undetermined routinely insists it isn't English and that I can't post it. And, to be fair, while english is my only language, that doesn't mean I'm Neil Gaiman or something with it. Maybe it just has exceedingly high standards? Anyway, I was curious if there was a way in which I could set the Language default on posts and comments to English.

Apparently some popular vendors and brands are selling a mulch that is highly toxic to both cats and dogs. Marketed as a way to keep cats from digging up your garden, no reference is made at all to the dangers it poses to your own dogs.

Rar is still super common in the pirating community. I think they may have told on themselves more than anything :)

I think you need way more than two women in your org. You need a strong plurality of women throughout all levels of leadership, you need a strong plurality of women across your individual contributor population, and you need to ensure they are empowered the exact same way the men throughout your organization are empowered.

Anything else is going to lead to burn-out, as invisible walls get slammed into and agency is subverted while responsibility and culpability are maintained. Diversity and Inclusion require meaningful participation; it cannot just be lip service meant to evoke a false sense of progress.

The fact that you can execute code simply on import of any python package is a big spookathon to me. It’s not like you can’t do the same thing in, say, a java class, but that only happens when a specific class is loaded, so if you’re a villain doing villainous things you need to pick a very common class in the target library that everyone uses.

But with python, just typing “import foo” runs through the __init__.py as a script. So you can get it to do all sorts of things on import, meaning now the target isn’t “have they used torch.ones_like somewhere?”, but instead just using it in a project can pwn you. Get access to someone’s publication credentials and you can slipstream your own nefarious code into any python project that would absolutely impact every consuming user. I don’t know that it’s that different ultimately, but it at least feels different to me

Is it not plausible that the 14th amendment would allow for this, though?

thank you for the explanation - I had absolutely no idea what salting had to do with unions and I was so confused

My lil’ buddy had to have (effectively) a doggo knee replacement surgery. We had him in for a consult with the surgeon on Monday and on Tuesday he was going in for a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) for a torn CCL and bone chip.

Not only did my big lug end up tearing his cranial cruciate ligament, he also apparently partially tore the caudal cruciate ligament, which isn’t super common. So now we’re trying to do recovery mode and it’s a big challenge

Edit: he’s 91lbs (41.6kg) and carrying him outside is just fucking killing my lower back ;x

Yeah, I got a cheap ali-express mini-itx of some sort about a decade ago and ran pfsense on it for like 7 years straight, with my only issue being pfBlockerNG causing a catastrophic failure after I installed it. this was my first trial-by-fire of administering a bsd machine on the command line and it was so stressful because I was trying to undo it without any internet at all. I still never got it working in the end and just gave up and ran pihole on a container instead.

I ended up switching to opnsense when I got > 1gbps internet and wanted to make sure my router could handle it - got one of the opsense appliances with sfp+ and ran 10gb fiber to my switch and 2.5gbps ethernet to my modem. It’s been super nice actually!

I could also be convinced to look at proxmox too, but that doesn’t help my storage needs nearly as much as it sanitizes my docker/lxd container needs

I have a couple little boxes around I could install scale on to give it a test drive - with unRAID having a (very modest) price point I’m not against it, but if TrueNAS Scale does what I want, I won’t really need to go unraid route. To be honest I’m less entranced with the UI than I am having a sane set of command line tools and a reasonable cli-first configuration route, if that’s possible.

TrueNAS is the rebranding of FreeNAS, right?

I’m not the biggest BSD fan - I’ve struggled with figuring out <basically everything> with my pfsense and then opsense perimeter devices, so I kinda just gave up. TrueNAS Scale could work, but I’m trying to avoid VM in favor of docker-container-all-the-things. How is TrueNAS for running containers? Is it just like a basic linux server install, or does it have some bells and whistles like unRAID does?

Has anyone set up unRAID for their home?
I tend to go overkill when it comes to home networking and server infrastructure. I'm considering replacing my QNap, with what I assert is the world's worst software, with a homebrew and unRAID. I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience doing this or not. For a few years I ran a raid 5 array on an old gaming PC, and then I swapped to qnap for "what if there is a fire, how do I grab and run with a computer that can act as an anchor for a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier". That's worked for the last 5 years, sort of, but I swear they make everything 10x harder than it has any right to be. I was considering 4 x 10tb hdds and 3x2TB Evo 990 Pros, in a cache pool and/or 2x2TB in an SSD pool for docker containers and 1 2TB for the cache pool. I'm just not entirely sure where unRAID itself ends up going; the cache pool? Aside from that question, any other "gotchas" that you've experienced? Any comparisons with qnap would be greatly appreciated, too.

It definitely is neat, but I did like how before it looked like the thunderbird was delivering a letter in it’s beak, and now it’s just cuddling with my mail instead, which I feel is a bit of an awkward hobby

I mentioned this in a previous thread before the short term memory wipe of the weekend, but I hesitate to post anything in DIY because I presume it’s for home renovations and I don’t do that. Maybe, if we can add stuff to a sidebar, we can say “Make it, Fix it, Renovate it, Rehabilitate it - just as long as you’ve done some of it yourself, share!” or something. In my community chat we have distinct channels for “maker-space” and “home-projects”, of which the latter is the “I gutted my bathroom and I’m in way over my head”, and the former is “look at this 3d printed dildo laser cannon I made”. Maybe that’s all we need - examples in the sidebar? If lemmy even allows for that, that is.

They are probably more concerned about washing the dishes than a Russia ban.

I got news before the wire got news, especially for things like sports trades. It was also good to follow a lot of fellow nerds sharing their arduino/pi projects. Musicians? Also check.

And then the absolute best part; suddenly I could look into minority spaces and look at our society through the lens of their collective shared experiences, which is way better than presuming my experience is the one everyone has. I grew a lot following all those twitter peoples, and Masto isn’t really doing the same (tho Mekka Okereke on hachyderm is still a great follow).

Now all of that is basically gone for me and I have to wait for the news like it’s the god damned 1980’s and I hate it

It’s valid; in a time long long ago, I did some contracting work for them. I used NiFi before it was open sourced, as well as cloudbase/accumulo. I don’t really have anything to share, but I can vouch for the site; it’s legit.

And I really, really don’t have anything interesting to share . Writing ETL in NiFi processors was the most god damned boring job I ever had. The only part that was fun was trying to replace it with Storm (also pre-ASF days) which actually was fun.

you don’t think calling a successful jewish guy a villain sounds like antisemitic-nazi nonsense?


I knew he could do it when he put his mind to it!

I’ve been thinking about this comment a lot since I came to beehaw a few days ago. I’ve been wanting to start a “Does anyone have a borderline obsessive hobby around coffee, tea, or smoothies?” where I could geek out with my fellow coffee-and-coffee-adjacent enthusiasts, without annoying everyone reading /c/Chat or whatever, but I couldn’t find anything around the… “cafe” niche, I guess? So I just kept it to myself rather than oversharing stuff nobody else cares about.

It’s super difficult for me to come anywhere near something that might inconvenience a ton of people, so I’m not apt to share stuff without a clear-cut very focused niche - even in the /c/DIY community I’m probably not going to share any woodworking because I don’t want to interrupt the bathroom renovators / bedazzlers out there. A lot of this is because of my own neurodivergency, but that’s kind of my point: finer grained communities help people like me finally feel confident we can be like “you know what? this is cool, and the people into this sort of thing will agree!”

Anyway, you’re being asked to balance two competing interests here and I get that that makes it super challenging; I just wanted to offer up a bit of a good-faith counter on why more communities than less can be a good thing - at least for some of us! :)