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  • 2 days ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    Really glad to see the whole Public Money, Public Code starting to take off more. It's beyond ridiculous that tax-payers have to bear the costs of such large projects, and we don't even get to see the end results 99% of the time.

    Besides that it allows us, or at least some of us, to hold the government accountable for what they do.

  • 3 days ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    I had a conversation with some people and we saw this happening already like 3 days after the #metoo thing caught on; like the author says, the excesses are...... odd.

    I am very happy there's a few places where silence used to be the norm, but are now open to conversations. I just worry if it will last. And I worry more because 'my boss/colleague proposed sex in a clumsy way' is being conflated with 'my boss told me I'd lose my job if I didn't suck his dick'. The latter is kind of how #metoo started, but the former is waaaaaaaaaay more prevalent, so drowned out most of the conversation.

    And that sucks. Especially because the punishment is the same for everyone---15 minutes of dis-fame and potentially being fired---regardless of if there's any proof, or consideration for the alleged crimes.

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  • 4 days ago
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    I don't quite like the title because it implies HP is trying to silence the author or something, but if you read the email it just says they're adhering to a content policy they have. Which the original author should be aware of, since he's writing for them.

    In any case, the whole spotify thing is a house of cards waiting to fail. They have brand-name recognition, but like the author points out (really well!) they don't have anything that keeps you from switching. I pay them to play music. I can easily do that through another service, as long as the music is there. In fact, if I were made aware of a better alternative I would..... will be spending some time later looking some things up....

    But I think therein lies the issue with the whole streaming model. Can you really have an alternative? You can do something like apple does, with (temporarily) exclusive music, but that tends to piss people off. You can try to renegotiate the deals made with the labels, but aren't the labels just as much at fault as spotify??? Why is there always yelling at spotify but not at the labels for making these deals? I mean they're standard, on the webs -- google play/apple app store also take ~30% off the top.

    So to make a more 'fair' streaming service you'd need to get content (become your own label? tricky, hard, outside of the scope of the project) or negotiate better deals (which if labels cared they could do with spotify, but they don't?), or introduce a price hike to compensate more fairly (there's a reason pretty much all music streaming services are at ~$10, because no one can afford a higher price than others right now). Add on to that that the big labels pay money to spotify to get their artists promoted (those 'just for you' playlists are more like 'just for the label' with handpicked content that's slightly adjusted based on your taste, you won't find smaller/indy/non-promoted artists there).

    What I'm saying here is that I htink it's a bit unfair to blame it 100% on spotify. Yes, they're dumb and unaware, but the labels are to blame too, as are consumers, the system, etc. I don't think there's quite an easy fix.

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  • 4 days ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    super fascinating! really cool to see how much on this depended on timing, and how slow it spread, comparitively!

  • 6 days ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    let me start with a question: why is xbacklight not working for me? None of the fixes online seem to be working.... any idea?

    I can share what I've found, so far! First of all, after you're acquainted with the very basics, read over each part of the user's guide; even if you're not going to use it now it might come in handy in the future (I'm looking at you, scratchpad).

    Besides that, I've adjusted things in this way:

    Put the i3bar at the top, as per this

    Prettied the bar up using this source; mind you, I had to personally adjust the battery number due to how my laptop was set up before it would show up! (and if this is the case for you you'll have to do it twice!!!! once at the top, and down lower); ditto for wireless, which is on another dev # for me, for unknown reasons.

    I used this to set a grey generic background, but decided to put a pic instead, which it links to too.

    And lastly, and almost most importantly because it bothers me so much that this isn't included by default, here's a few settings on how to enable multimedia keys, like volume and brightness

    edit: wicd-client is what I'm using for wifi now, seems to work pretty well.

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  • 6 days ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    Sorry, I tend to forget about that. As /u/AdelleChattre said, sci hub is a good tool, otherwise #icanhazpdf on twitter can be mildly succesful (please stick to the rules if you use it though), and if I post something again that's paywalled I might be able to get the pdf for you.

  • 7 days ago
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    Hints/tips for i3?

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  • 7 days ago
    Analysis ohtwenty

    Bayesian analysis of multimethod ego‐depletion studies favours the null hypothesis

    In other words, self-control doesn't seem to be a limited resource.

  • 8 days ago
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  • 12 days ago
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    He's right though, read the intel's response. They don't say anything, at all. It's great PR, but if you're looking for a fix you'd be very annoyed.

    Besides this article kind of makes it sound as if Linus just found out about this -- they've been working on fixes for this for months in silence & secrecy, trying to push fixes through as fast as possible and clean up the mess that Intel made. And then they say ridiculous things that don't amount to anything, promising fixes where there can't be any.

    By the way here's a great blog post that was one of the first to kind of put things together, and notice something was up; its predictions were a bit off but it was a good start.

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    The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel

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  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    Welcome! What are your hobbies or interests? Also, how did you find this place?

  • 3 weeks ago
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    happy holidays!

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  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    Definitely! And in theory the federated structure should mean it's possible to maintain that quality as it scales as well. in fact, they've now got one million users, and it still feels cozy and small scale, in a good way.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    Still Alice

    That movie was very good, highly encourage everyone to watch it. Haven't read the book, is it worth it?

    It's mostly interesting to see the ones where there's a reason given, like where it says that some books were just too difficult for most audiences. And I can understand as a publisher, as a business, being hesitant to take such a risk -- even if you loved the book!

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    Here in the netherlands it's been a 60/40 or 70/30 split for a while now. Interestingly enough there's a few imbalances, like there's more religious people in medicine (some sort of moral thought thing?) too.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    Decided to post here because I've kinda felt the same way here, there's a good amount of quality that isn't found elsewhere.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Review ohtwenty

    Mastodon makes the internet feel like home again

    I have been using the open source Twitter competitor for almost a year, and I love it.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    It looks really neat. I guess we'll see how it ends up working though. Do you reckon it'll have any use soon, instead of just bring a gimmick? I saw some people elsewhere say the whole virtual screens, if they're high resolution enough, could work really well in office settings or elsewhere where you're working with a lot data all at once

  • 1 month ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    I think the article fails to mention places that are already well known for being alt-right (even before 'alt-right' became a term); namely /pol/ & 8ch counterparts, and /r/the_donald

    I mean, I see the point about gab, voat, and all those other sites, but I feel like it's kind of odd that the author doesn't mention 'success stories' of alt-right online presence.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    But it doesn't mention anything about the fall of bitcoin?

  • 1 month ago
    Comment ohtwenty

    This ruling is another example of how the courts and regulators are struggling to make sense of the phenomenon known as the gig economy.

    That's a little biased. A lot.

    "Their drivers are not commodities. They deserve at the very least the minimum wage and holiday pay."

    This is the main reason they're not allowed in the Netherlands; it's not about "you're disrupting the market!" but about that disruption coming at the cost of those driving for uber. People working for uber aren't guaranteed a base salary or whatever other benefits you get here in the Netherlands when you have a normal job, so they were told to stop, or fix that. It's also about customer safety -- taxis here need to be driven by someone that's proven to be able to, but uber doesn't want to adjust to that regulation. (ignoring the fact that taxi drivers here are known to be some of the easiest people to buy drugs from)

    Same with airbnb here, they're claiming to help you rent out your space if you're gone for a bit, but instead people are renting out places 24/7/365. It's not about protecting hotels, it's about protecting the jobs & housing etc of people that live there. You can disrupt a market, as long as that doesn't come at the cost of something other than other companies.

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