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  • I mean you have a point but I still think a language with very different grammar but similar vocabulary is going to be miles easier than one with similar grammar but a small shared vocabulary.

    And in my experience learning Spanish through basically just listening to it (a bit oversimplified, but I never have studied grammar nor have been explicitly taught vocab nor had translation) I picked up on the meaning through words way before I had any confidence in grammar. Of course I was getting a feel for the grammar the whole way little by little though.

  • A cool guide for old world language family tree
  • Sure but IMO understanding a language is a bigger and more important part of language learning than speaking. Being able to understand far, far, better than you can speak is very common among language learners. You need a foundation to draw upon before you can really effectively speak. And by then you'll usually have gotten at least the very basics of the grammar down.

  • Google Photos Alternative
  • If you're into self hosting Immich is awesome. Completely replaced Google Photos for me

  • A cool guide for old world language family tree
  • I'm just going by the FSI rankings. Romance languages are "Category 1" necessitating 600-750 class hours. German is "Category 2" needing 900 hours.

    I think vocabulary is more important anyhow, if you know the words you can piece together the meaning even if it's in a strange order. If you don't, the order doesn't really matter at all.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from June 10th to June 16th, 2024 - Havana Derangement Syndrome - COTW: Cuba
  • Pretty much for travel. I wanted to go to a Spanish speaking country, living in Florida makes Cuba one of the cheapest to get to and also very safe for foreigners (which helps get my GF on board). Plus being communist well... Kinda makes it top choice lol

    I'm just flying straight from Miami. There's definitely restrictions and rules but they are very easy to meet. Can't stay in pretty much any hotel. (Have to stay in a "Casa Particular" which is just like an AirBnB - quite literally most of them). Because the hotels are state run and the US wants you to not give them money. Then you need to eat at the private restaurants and have "meaningful interactions with the people" it's really not a big deal for Americans to go anymore. Of course all these rules on what I can and cannot do are the rules of the "land of the free" not Cuba's rules.

    But here straight from the US govt is an example of how to comply:

    Example 1 to § 515.574:

    An individual plans to travel to Cuba, stay in a room at a rented accommodation in a private Cuban residence (casa particular), eat at privately-owned Cuban restaurants (paladares), and shop at privately-owned stores run by self-employed Cubans (cuentapropista) during his or her four-day trip. While at the casa particular, the individual will have breakfast each morning with the Cuban host and engage with the Cuban host to learn about Cuban culture. The traveler will not lodge, or pay for lodging, at any property on the CPA List to the extent prohibited by § 515.210. In addition, the traveler will complete his or her full-time schedule by supporting Cuban entrepreneurs launching their privately-owned businesses. The traveler's activities promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba. Because the individual's qualifying activities are not limited to staying in a room at a rented accommodation in a private Cuban residence (casa particular), eating at privately-owned Cuban restaurants (paladares), and shopping at privately owned stores run by self-employed Cubans (cuentapropista) and the traveler maintains a full-time schedule that enhances contact with the Cuban people, supports civil society in Cuba, and promotes the Cuban people's independence from Cuban authorities, and that results in meaningful interaction between the traveler and Cuban individuals, the individual's travel qualifies for the general license.

    Of course, the one and only department that actually enforced this is the Treasury department. I've heard some formerly Cuban immigration agents in Miami get huffy about it on the way back but they literally can't do anything. The treasury has the right to request your receipts and records from the trip for 5 years. AFAIK they've never done this to individual travelers. So people can and have just flagrantly violated these rules with no consequences. Not that I would of course.

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from June 10th to June 16th, 2024 - Havana Derangement Syndrome - COTW: Cuba
  • Sure. The method I use is called "Comprehensible Input". To start I used/use Dreaming Spanish.

    Basically you just kinda... Watch stuff in Spanish. That's it. No translation. To start you begin with really simple stuff with tons of hand gestures and visual aids, so you don't really need the words to understand.

    Then you move on to less and less visual aids. Then you can do podcasts and other audio only stuff. Then you can move on to just watching whatever you normally would but in Spanish. The beginning is a bit of a slog because the stuff you can understand really isn't very interesting but you'll get through it. Now I listen to audiobooks and watch dubbed TV series. It really works. I've been at it 9 or 10 months or so. I can get by with basic speaking and can get my point across (if in a very roundabout way sometimes) but I definitely need much more practice there. I have about 750 hours worth of watching/listening to stuff in Spanish. The method says English speakers need about 1500 hours to get to a practical fluency. (Plus a few dozen hours speaking practice, which you don't do until the later parts.)

    If you spend a lot of time watching or listening to random stuff online, you can totally just replace that with this and learn Spanish in 1-3 years. It's almost magic tbh.

    Here's a playlist that explains it (turn on English subtitles)

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    Bulletins and News Discussion from June 10th to June 16th, 2024 - Havana Derangement Syndrome - COTW: Cuba
  • Not news I'm going to Cuba in a couple months and I'm very excited. Been learning Spanish for a while now and can understand shows and everyday speech. (Though uh, admittedly I have a hard time with Cuban accents lmao)

    Any recommendations? Going to Havana for just 4/5 days.

  • A cool guide for old world language family tree
  • Fun fact, despite being more closely related, German is considered somewhat harder to learn for English speakers than Romance languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian). Due to historical events, conquests, migration, etc, more than half of our vocabulary derives from Latin (and a good chunk of that is from French).

  • A cool guide for old world language family tree
  • Those are of different language trees and are unrelated, though some researchers have tried to claim that Chinese and other Asiatic languages share a common ancestor with these, it's not widely accepted and nearly impossible to prove.

  • This will totally work.
  • Although honestly I can imagine a cop seeing this and going "fuck I can't deal with this dip shit today"

  • Ok, lib. I will give you that.
  • John Oliver got some decent jokes. He just really likes to stop short of what really needs to be done.

  • Ente encrypted open source alternativ to Google Photos. Can be self hosted and supports S3 backend
  • I like them separate, call me weird. I already run Vaultwarden

  • Ente encrypted open source alternativ to Google Photos. Can be self hosted and supports S3 backend
  • I really like Immich and it works great for me. But I will be setting up Ente authenticator self hosted at some point

    I can't tell you how long I've wanted to have a self hostable authy alternative with mobile and desktop apps plus a web portal.

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  • But Communists would fully agree here, as they do on many things with Anarchists

  • Oh yeah in DC one pulled an app with a QR code I could scan to pay them with

  • Russian warships will arrive in Havana next week, say Cuban officials citing ‘friendly relations’
  • Yeah it sucks. I wanna go to China but similar issues (super expensive tickets to the other side of the planet and couldn't really immerse in culture.)

  • Russian warships will arrive in Havana next week, say Cuban officials citing ‘friendly relations’
  • I'm heading to Cuba this summer, pretty cheap to get to from the US

  • YSK: is managed by tankies, and lead lemmy developer is a tankie
  • Yeah this is the origin of Lemmy. Reddit banned some far left subreddits years ago and so some Communists went and made Lemmy.

    Just block the instance if it bothers you. Jeez.

  • The full video from the famous "Tank Man" photo
  • Why would I be banned for showing a video of a guy standing in front of some tanks, climbing on them and annoying them, then going away unharmed?

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    Biden plans to send $1bn arms shipment to Israel Biden plans to send $1bn arms shipment to Israel

    The weapons transfer comes as Israeli tanks were spotted advancing deeper into residential areas of Rafah.

    Biden plans to send $1bn arms shipment to Israel
    Israel orders people in more areas of Gaza's Rafah to evacuate

    JERUSALEM, May 11 (Reuters) - Israel called on Saturday for Palestinians in more areas of Gaza's southern city of Rafah to evacuate and head to what it calls an expanded humanitarian area in Al-Mawasi, in a further indication that the military is pressing ahead with its plans for a ground attack on Rafah.

    In a post on social media site X, a military spokesperson also called on residents and displaced people in the Jabalia area of northern Gaza, and 11 other neighbourhoods in the enclave to go immediately to the shelters west of Gaza City.

    According to the Palestinian news agency WAFA, 24 Palestinians were killed overnight after Israeli jets targeted several areas in central Gaza.

    Despite heavy U.S. pressure and alarm expressed by residents and humanitarian groups, Israel has said it will proceed with an incursion into Rafah, where more than 1 million displaced people have sought refuge during the seven-month-old war.

    Israel's military said that so far, about 300,000 Gazans have moved towards Al-Mawasi.

    Israel says it cannot win the war without rooting out thousands of fighters of the Islamist Hamas movement it believes are deployed in Rafah.

    Israeli tanks captured the main road dividing Rafah's eastern and western sections on Friday, effectively encircling the eastern side in an assault that has caused Washington to hold up delivery of some military aid to its ally.

    The White House said on Friday it was watching the Israeli operations "with concern," but they appeared to be localized around the shuttered Rafah crossing and did not reflect a large-scale invasion of the city.

    The war was triggered by a Hamas-led attack on southern Israel in which some 1,200 people were killed and more than 250 people taken hostage, according to Israeli tallies.

    Israel's military operation in Gaza, which it says aims to eliminate Hamas, has killed close to 35,000 Palestinians, according to Gaza's health ministry. The bombardment has laid waste to the coastal enclave and caused a deep humanitarian crisis.

    The Biden administration said on Friday Israel's use of U.S.-supplied weapons may have violated international humanitarian law during its Gaza operation, in its strongest criticism to date of Israel.

    But the administration stopped short of a definitive assessment, saying that due to the chaos of the war it could not verify specific instances where use of those weapons might have been involved in alleged breaches.

    Biden condemns campus violence: 'Order must prevail' Biden condemns campus violence: 'Order must prevail'

    The president stressed that violent protests are not protected under the law as tensions escalate during pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses nationwide.

    Biden condemns campus violence: 'Order must prevail'
    Immich release v1.99.0 (and new logo!) Release v1.99.0 · immich-app/immich

    v1.99.0 New logo The new logo is now rolled out on all platforms, including the web, mobile, and documentation pages. If you are a content creator, you can grab the logo vector and raster files in ...


    New logo

    The new logo is now rolled out on all platforms, including the web, mobile, and documentation pages. If you are a content creator, you can grab the logo vector and raster files in the repository's design folder.

    [!Social Preview](


    Welcome to release v1.99.0 of Immich. This release adds the new logo, fixes many bugs, and improves the application. Some of the highlights include:

    • \[WEB] Sort photos and videos to display direction in an album.
    • On-disk cache on the mobile app to provide a better viewing experience.
    • There is a new endpoint for OpenTelemetry metrics to monitor performance.
    • Optimized queries for large libraries.
    • Add upload progress and speed indicator.
    • XMP sidecar file is now recognized with both photo.ext.xmp and photo.xmp extensions.
    • Drag to select - Now press your thumb to drag and select in the selection mode.
    • Improve user feedback in the mobile app's backup and album selection screen.
    • Various improvements for the library scanning process.

    Asset's display direction in the album

    We added an option to change the order of the assets in the album so you can view the assets from older to newest and vice versa.


    Mobile asset caching

    Improving cache for remote thumbnails and the images, they now stay on disk so that they can load faster and give a better experience while used offline. You should feel a faster loading experience across the app.

    Performance monitoring with OpenTelemetry integration

    Immich provides a variety of performance metrics to allow for local monitoring and insights. This integration is primarily in the form of Prometheus metrics. However, exporting traces is also possible due to OpenTelemetry instrumentation. Please visit the documentation to learn how to enable this feature


    This opt-in feature allows you to monitor Immich's performance. This data isn't sent anywhere beyond what you've configured.

    File size progress and upload speed indicator

    We added an indicator to show the file's size that has been uploaded and the upload speed under the progress bar in the backup screen.

    Drag to select

    You can now drag to select in the mobile app when in selection mode; this will help make selecting in bulk easier.


    And lastly, I want to express my gratitude to @immich-app/contributor who make this behemoth of a release happen 🎉


    And as always, bugs are fixed, and many other improvements also come with this release.

    What's Changed

    🗄️ Server

    • fix(server): face search results not always sorted by @mertalev in #7839
    • fix(server): serve static directory only if it exists by @benmccann in #7857
    • feat(server): Add OAuth auto-redirect enable/disable CLI commands by @ddshd in #7841
    • feat(server): OpenTelemetry integration by @mertalev in #7356
    • feat(server): YAML config file support by @bo0tzz in #7894
    • feat(server): Update XMP sidecar search to look for both photo.ext.xmp and photo.xmp by @kokulshan in #7813
    • feat(server): lower library scan memory usage by @mertalev in #7939
    • perf(server): optimize getByIds query by @mertalev in #7918
    • fix(server): queue library asset refresh in batches by @etnoy in #7914
    • feat(server, web): album orders by @martabal in #7819
    • feat(server): added support for SVG files by @declan8010 in #7960
    • refactor: global validation pipe by @jrasm91 in #7985
    • feat(web): add millisecond options to storage template settings by @sevtdy in #7942
    • fix(server): prevent feedback loop during library scan by @mertalev in #7944
    • feat(server): use nestjs events to validate config by @danieldietzler in #7986
    • feat(server): memory includes partners assets on timeline by @alextran1502 in #7993
    • refactor(server): library service by @jrasm91 in #8050
    • chore(server): change save -> update in asset repository by @mertalev in #8055
    • fix(server): "view all" for cities only showing 12 cities by @mertalev in #8035
    • fix(server): use extension in originalFileName for libraries by @etnoy in #8083
    • test: temporarily disable flaky audit e2e test until #7436 is fixed by @zackpollard in #8089

    📱 Mobile

    🖥️ Web

    🧠 Machine Learning

    • fix(server): ml gunicorn listen on ipv4 and ipv6 by default by @growse in #7930
    • chore(deps): update onnxruntime-openvino by @mertalev in #7854
    • feat(ml): add cache\_dir option to OpenVINO EP by @dvdblg in #8018

    ⚡ CLI

    📓 Documentation

    🔨 Maintenance

    Is Fedora Kionite shipping with KDE6 yet?

    It's distrohop time. Want to go immutable for the first time. But waiting for KDE6.

    I wanna go to Cuba

    I've been working on my Spanish. Now if only I could afford it.

    U.S. war plans for Ukraine don’t foresee retaking lost territory U.S. war plans for Ukraine don’t foresee retaking lost territory

    The Biden administration is working on a long-term strategy for supporting Kyiv. But those plans do not anticipate Ukraine taking back territory lost to Russia.

    U.S. war plans for Ukraine don’t foresee retaking lost territory
    Immich release v1.92.0 (edit: v1.92.1 hotfix released) Release v1.92.0 · immich-app/immich

    v1.92.0 Highlights Welcome to the first Immich release of 2024, v1.92.0. This release is packed with features, bug fixes, and improvements. Let’s dive into some of the highlights of this release. ...

    Release v1.92.0 · immich-app/immich


    Welcome to the first Immich release of 2024, v1.92.0. This release is packed with features, bug fixes, and improvements. Let’s dive into some of the highlights of this release.

    [BREAKING CHANGE] The welcome message for your instance is now moved to the Server Setting in the Settings section in the Administration page on the web

    Hardening storage template move operation: verify files are copied correctly when operating across filesystem boundaries

    External domain setting: allow the usage of a different domain for shared links

    Native hash calculation on iOS: significantly speeds up the initial hash calculation

    Introduce Onboarding flow for new instances: Show the admin common settings of the instance for a better user experience.

    CLI version 2.0.6 was released on npm:

    Search is now working across the partner’s assets.

    datahoarder bdonvr
    A dozen or two TB of storage for media on the cheap?

    Well I'm just about fed up with streaming bullshit. I currently have a home server that's just a raspberry pi4 with a bunch of docker containers and it served my light usage well.

    But with transcoding on Jellyfin I'll be needing some more power. And a bunch of storage. So wanting to perhaps build a new little server.

    CPU requirements aren't high at all. Need to transcode maybe 2 concurrent 4K streams, A cheap discrete GPU or a CPU with a decent enough iGPU could handle this. Other applications are basically negligible, like Vaultwarden and PiHole, torrent, using as a general file storage server.

    I also recently acquired a mini PC which is plenty powerful, but doesn't have any way of adding a bunch of drives. So another option is setting up a pure NAS and just using the mini PC as the server. It's got an i7 10700T and iris 630 iGPU.

    I've been using Linux and self hosting basic things for years, but I'm pretty new to this level of hardware and little experience with RAID.

    Budget: ~$500ish - storage goal: 12+ TB

    Bernie: "In my view, the state of Israel has the absolute right to defend itself"

    Full message below:

    There have been five wars fought between Israel and its neighbors in the last fifteen years. Over that time, and before, there have been thousands of diplomats from around the world working on a variety of plans to bring peace and stability to the region, and hundreds of conferences. They have all failed.

    Today, the situation in the area is more horrific, more brutal, more inhumane, and more dangerous than ever before. I wish I could tell you that I had some magic solution, or five-point plan to resolve this never-ending crisis. I don’t. But this I do know.

    The barbarous terrorist act committed by Hamas against innocent men, women, and children in Israel was a horrific act that must be strongly condemned by the entire world. There is absolutely no justification for shooting down hundreds of young people at a music festival, killing babies in cold blood and taking hostages. In my view, the state of Israel has the absolute right to defend itself against Hamas' terrorism.

    It is also clear that this attack will only embolden the extremists on both sides who see violence as the only answer. It also creates the immediate possibility of a wider war in the area with unforeseen and dangerous consequences.

    But in the midst of the terrorism, the missiles and bombs being exploded daily, and a hospital in Gaza being destroyed, there is another humanitarian disaster that is unfolding. Today, as a result of an Israeli evacuation order, hundreds of thousands of innocent and desperate people in Gaza are facing inhumane and life-threatening conditions. These are people who have been driven from their homes, who have no food, water, or fuel, who don’t know where they are going or who will accept them or if they will ever again return to their homes. And I would remind you that half of those people are children.

    Last night, on the floor of the Senate, I blocked an effort on the part of some Republicans to prevent desperately needed humanitarian aid from the United Nations and other relief agencies from getting to these Palestinians.

    In these very difficult times, we cannot turn our backs on these innocent men, women and children who are desperately trying to survive. That is not what this country must ever be about.

    I hope you'll watch and share it today:

    In solidarity,

    Bernie Sanders

    The United Nations said early on Friday it had been told by the Israeli military that some 1.1 million Palestinians in Gaza should relocate to the enclave's south within the next 24 hours. UN says Israel wants 1.1 million Gazans moved south

    Israel's military chief said "Now is the time for war" as his country amassed tanks near the Gaza Strip ahead of a planned ground invasion to annihilate the Palestinian militant Hamas group that rules the enclave and was behind deadly weekend attacks.

    UN says Israel wants 1.1 million Gazans moved south
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