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  • I don't think it's too soon. In fact the faster we put them all firmly in the past the better! I have a bit too much on my plate to do it myself at the moment but have you heard of Bookwyrm? It's the fediverse's equivalent of goodreads and I'm sure you could find some readers/writers there who have read those books and would like to talk about them :)

  • [Answered] What are some steps I can take to help improve a relationship with a friend that is quite insecure?
  • I have a friendship with someone which is often like what you've described and I get similar results with him. I sometimes find that by being more formal and not 'indulging' him so much for a while, it resets things. Not totally sure why but it could be that he needs boundaries as a frame of reference to emotional stability and reality.

  • GNOME vs KDE Plasma in 2024: which one is better for Linux beginners?
  • I use a few apps intended for KDE on my GNOME system and its clear that there's a different design philosophy with them. In general I need to have things be very visually uncluttered, so I think it's just as well that I landed on a distro with GNOME. I have found that the KDE apps that I do use tend to have more functionality/tweakability though. For me it's a balancing act and I love that Linux gives me these options. Something I also love is having learnt to do things in the terminal. Being able to use a bash alias or keybinding to launch a script or an app in exactly the way I want feels super tidy.

  • How would you feel about a suicide help community that outreaches to people who are thinking about suicide?
  • I think its a potentially good idea. I think it would need very active moderation to protect vulnerable people from trolling though. I think many people are reluctant to approach more formal sources of support and a 'low stakes' place to at least be heard could be good.

  • Almost half Tory members want merger with Reform UK, poll suggests, as leadership infighting escalates – UK politics live
    www.theguardian.com Almost half Tory members want merger with Reform UK, poll suggests, as leadership infighting escalates – UK politics live

    Shadow home secretary James Cleverly has urged the party to avoid descending into ‘bitter infighting and finger pointing’

    Almost half Tory members want merger with Reform UK, poll suggests, as leadership infighting escalates – UK politics live

    Whatever we might think of the new Labour government's leadership, I think this shows why we need a successful few years. Perhaps I'm being paranoid but if the country is disappointed with Labour I don't want them to resort to electing an even more right wing version of the Tories further down the line.

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    Streaming Euro 2024 England Matches

    Does anyone know of a reliable source for streaming England matches at the Euros? In particular, the ones that ITV have the rights to? Bonus points if it has English commentators.

    I had terrible problems with their website last time

    Thanks :)

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    Mono/stereo problem with videos files. How to fix?

    I have some video files which have stereo audio tracks that were created from a mono source. I think the mono signal got sent to the right channel and not the left because when I created the files in OBS I forgot to select mono audio recording. When I play the videos all the sound is on right side only. Hope that makes sense...

    How can I either mix down/combine the stereo tracks intoto a single mono track or replace the empty left channel with the audio content of the right channel? Is there a way to do this without reencoding the whole video file?

    I could do it in a video editing gui by copypasting the audio track to the other empty channel but I wonder if there might be a more efficient way of doing it. An ffmpeg command perhaps?

    Many thanks

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    FOSS support in the local community

    Is anyone aware of an existing framework or educational tools for delivering in-person FOSS workshops?

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    Daughters and Fathers

    This is a serious question, mostly addressed to the adult women among us but also to anyone else who has a stake in the matter.

    What did your father do for you/not do for you, that you needed?

    Context: I have recently become a father to a daughter, with a mother whose father was not around when she was growing up. I won't bore you all with the details but our daughter is here now and I am realising that I'm the only one in our little family who has really had a father before. But I have never been a girl. And I know that as a boy, my relationships with my mother and father were massively influential and powerful but at the same time radically different to each other. People say that daughters and fathers have a unique relationship too.

    Question: What was your father to you? What matters the most when it comes to a father making his daughter loved, safe, confident and free? To live a good life as an adult?

    I'd like this to be a mature, personal and real discussion about daughters and fathers, rather than a political thing, so I humbly ask to please speak from the heart and not the head on this one :)

    Thank you

    P.S Apologies if this question is badly written or conceived; I haven't been getting enough sleep! It is what it is!

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    askwomen @lemm.ee Churbleyimyam @lemm.ee
    Daughters: Fathers

    What did your father do for you/not do for you that you needed?

    Context: I have recently become a father to a daughter, with a mother whose father was not around when she was growing up. I won't bore you all with the details but our daughter is here now and I am realising that I'm the only one in our little family who has really had a father before. But I have never been a girl. And I know that as a boy, my relationships with my mother and father were massively influential and powerful but at the same time radically different to each other. People say that daughters and fathers have a unique relationship too.

    Question: What was your father to you? What matters the most when it comes to a father making his daughter loved, safe, confident and free? To live a good life as an adult?

    I'd like this to be a mature, personal and real discussion about daughters and fathers, rather than a political thing, so I humbly ask to please speak from your heart rather than your head on this one :)

    Thank you

    P.S Apologies if this question is badly written or conceived; I haven't been getting enough sleep! It is what it is! P.P.S I'm gonna post this to a general Ask community but I thought it should come her first :)

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    What is the most downvoted post you've seen on Lemmy?

    Pretty much the title. Here is my best find so far. Really funny thread.

    https://lemm.ee/comment/11714893

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    What was made beautiful?

    What did other people do in the past to make our world beautiful but which we do not notice now?

    I am rural and I want to plant some trees and copses on my land, in particular places, with beauty in mind. It just occurred to me that others, who are long gone, may have done the same thing here in the past; planting a particular tree in its place only for its beauty. It may have outlived both themselves and their vision of what beauty is and I have not noticed it. Perhaps there are things around us which we thought were utilitarian, or even mistakes, but which were a choice made by someone with a subtler purpose than we give them credit for.

    Have you ever noticed something in your surroundings and thought that it was done deliberately to be beautiful, and maybe you are the only person around now to have noticed it as such?

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    Who Are Todays Heroes?

    Who are the heroes of our time? Who is driving us to a better future? And who is inspiring and guiding us?

    Anything goes: famous people, people in your own life, fictional people who represent something to your culture, groups of people working behind the scenes etc.

    The only rule is they must be current.

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    Automatic Playlist Generator: A Thing?

    Is there such a thing as an automatic music playlist generator? Or even something that will play a similar track next?

    I've been (re)building an offline music collection and sometimes I'm too lazy/uninspired to make a new playlist or I get tired of ones I've already made. At times like this I would like to be able to select a song and tell my computer to make me a playlist of similar tracks, or use it as the basis for a 'radio' mode, like I used to do once on a streaming service.

    Any pointers appreciated!

    I'm able to use the command line and (laboriously) write primitive bash scripts. A GUI to take care of me would be ace tho ;)

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    Getting People Onto a Good Messaging App

    Folks, I have finally figured it out.

    Have a baby.

    Since having a baby a week ago, all of a sudden everyone is willing to install a decent messaging app in order to receive pics of the baby.

    We explained that we weren't ready for images of our child to end up in the wrong hands via non-private apps. Another thing was telling them that the one single friend who had already got on board with this had already been recieving pics...

    It's been a conversation starter for many and I think seeing privacy from the point of view of a newborn has helped our family and friends understand it a bit more easily. Plus they've had to put up with it if they want any photos, so they will see it working firsthand.

    So, if you want to have a baby, know that it can be a wonderful opportunity to help loved ones communicate more privately.

    It also increases the sum total of love, community and compassion in the world and in your own life but that's a conversation for another community :)

    Edit: If anyone has good tips on how to share a little one's journey more privately with those that care about them, please post them in the discussion.

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    Only Primary Comments

    Does anyone know how I can see only the primary comments on a post on Lemmy, either in browser or (for bonus points) the Jerboa app?

    I often click on a post only to get bogged down and sad with people arguing back and forth about each other's comments. I would like to just see the comments in direct response the post.

    Possible?

    Thanks!

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    New Desktop Advice

    I'm thinking about getting a desktop and am looking for some advice. The machine will primarily be for photography and digital art, music production/recording and, ideally, for experimenting with local AI. I would like to use only open source firmware and drivers if possible, as well as have a discrete GPU. If I can keep cost down by buying second-hand then that is fine! I currently use Debian on my laptop and would lean towards using that on the new computer, although KXStudio looks like it could be good for the music side of things. Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated :)

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    Cronjobs: When First Connected to Internet

    Hi folks, Does anyone know how to instruct cron to carry out a command when a connection to the internet is first made after boot? I have a few jobs that only need to be done once per day and require an internet connection e.g downloading the weather forecast and my rss feeds. I'm not always connected to the internet on boot and do not have the computer switched on at the same times every day. Many thanks for any suggestions.

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    Photo Printing

    Can anyone recommend a simple printer for printing 6x4 inch photos, which has open source drivers? Thanks :)

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    Distributor of donations?

    Does anyone know of a way to distribute donations to multiple open source projects at once? I would like to donate more frequently and broadly but because of the large number of different projects it would be laborious and inefficient to donate small fractions of what I can afford to each of them manually. What would be helpful is a distributor to whom I can say "These are all the people I want want to donate to and here is some money. Please distribute it to them on my behalf."

    Does anything like this already exist?

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    Android loop station?

    Does anyone know of a FOSS audio loop station for android? I would like to record several audio tracks for the purposes of writing and practicing. Thanks

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    Alan Sugar Deported From Israel

    >Alan Sugar was removed from Israel at the weekend amid growing concern for his safety.

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    Romance Books @lemm.ee Churbleyimyam @lemm.ee
    Light-hearted romance novels for my mother.

    My mother has asked me to find her some romance novels. She wants something which isn't overly heavy or gnarly (i.e no violence or rape scenes). Just sweet fun romance. Can you recommend anything? Thanks!

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    InitialsDiceBearhttps://github.com/dicebear/dicebearhttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/„Initials” (https://github.com/dicebear/dicebear) by „DiceBear”, licensed under „CC0 1.0” (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)CH
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