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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/15595380

Just over the 1hr mark but you can skip to different segments and not lose much.

A really interesting piece consisting of an independent journalist interviewing locals on the issues facing Appalachia.

A region tied to coal in a increasingly green world. My take-away was that their favor of coal is more so tied to their favor of their community (which historically has been defined by the industry).

[-] [email protected] 8 points 19 hours ago

Worf does not look pleased to be on that particular away mission.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 day ago

I mean, it kind of is provoking an "immune" response 🤷🏻‍♂️. Several UIs already add badges to new accounts since trolls spinning up new accounts to ban-evade is an ongoing problem.

I maintain a Lemmy UI, and I'm now adding a feature to let people hide new accounts; they can specify a minimum age and only accounts older than that will be shown in communities they're not a moderator of.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 day ago

But they're not real accounts; just abandoned burner accounts. I would hardly call that growth.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 day ago

I disagree you're helping smaller instances in any way and posit that you're making the fediverse worse with that practice.

You're creating and abandoning accounts on the regular. Those accounts federate out to every instance the home one is linked to and exist in perpetuity. We're talking several thousand instances or more. All filling up with abandoned accounts from the same person.

This post isn't the flex you think it is.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 day ago

That's....literally the same process trolls use.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 day ago

Totally agree.

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I'm not sure what triggered this random memory, but I was driving back from a day trip and this song just popped into my head in full clarity.

Over 30 years later, I"m just now realizing Hector is doing some ASL interpretation (which is about the closest to dancing I can do lol).

🎵You gotta believe, reach for the sky. You gotta believe, let your spirit soar high. You gotta believe, let no one stand in your way, and and your dreams will be reality. Some day 🎵

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 day ago

Re: landlines

Technically they are from the CO (central office) once they hit the carrier's trunk.

Re: Cell phones

I'm not sure about 3G, but VoLTE (voice over LTE) is VoIP.

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I love that. lol

Specifically, when that happens to critics; they invent a whole ethos and message, and the artist is just like "What? I just wanted an ice cream cone."

Edit: Just saw the Clarkson interview video you added. She practically died inside. Oh man. lol.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 day ago

Ha, yeah.

The first time I saw the video for this song, I wasn't familiar with Tenacious D nor had I seen the movie Airplane!. So much of it was lost on me 😆

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Was out on a drive earlier and this song came on. I think it's the first time I've heard it in at least 5 or 6 years, maybe longer.

Also,completely forgot how awesome the video for it is.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.zip/post/15657357

Digital collections put library patrons’ privacy at risk

[-] [email protected] 58 points 2 days ago

The entire Republican party needs checked for brain worms.

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Alt text: A rocket engine attached to a train. The rocket is labeled "AI" and the train labeled "Enshittification train".

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Sandi and Alan discuss how the Klaxon was Alan's idea, their favorite guests, and possibilities after Series Z

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Disclaimer: If this isn't in the spirit of the community, feel free to remove the post and I'll re-post it in my app-specific community. I'm posting it here since it's a feature that I'm thinking through that may eventually make it into the Lemmy app I develop, and the people here would probably have good ideas/opinions on the matter. Plus, other apps may have already implemented this, and someone may helpfully point that out.

With that out of the way, I'm looking to get some feedback on whether this is a good idea or something that only sounds like a good idea.

Basically, when a post has crossposts, my idea is to fetch the comments for the other cross posts and merge them all into one big comment tree. Regardless of which cross-post you land on, you'll see the same comments.

  • If you reply to the post (top-level comment), it'll post to whichever cross post you're currently on.
  • If you reply to an existing comment, it'll go to whatever post that comment was posted to.

The goal is to bring some unity to disparate communities that have a lot of crossover content.

Is this a good idea? Dumb idea? Can anyone think of any gotchas that might crop up? If I do implement this, it will be something the user can turn on/off.

Potential issues:

  • Culture clash between different communities
  • Mods of one community would not be able to mod every item shown
  • ???


Stephen Fry's camp "mein handy" (tesseract.dubvee.org)
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Fry is amused that, in Germany, mobile phones are called "handies".

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This kind of debt likely means that he's for sale, which is not great when it comes to public officials

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