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  • Definitely 8. Am generally remote worker, called in today because of an “emergency.” Drove an hour at 6am.

    I’m on Lemmy during working hours so I think it’s clear how urgently I was needed.

  • Mozilla Firefox Blocks Add-Ons to Circumvent Russia Censorship
  • “Following recent regulatory changes in Russia, we received persistent requests from Roskomnadzor demanding that five add-ons be removed from the Mozilla add-on store,” a Mozilla spokesperson told The Intercept in response to a request for comment. “After careful consideration, we’ve temporarily restricted their availability within Russia. Recognizing the implications of these actions, we are closely evaluating our next steps while keeping in mind our local community.”

    Emphasis mine.

  • It finally happened
  • But they’re already drones.

    This is a means for government to downplay the mounting evidence of fake birds. Now they can say “oh that one was a drone, but the rest are real you just happened to find the one done!”

  • Raspberry Pi becomes a public company
  • A moment of silence for the company that once connected hobbyists with affordable hardware. It was never perfect, but the profound impact on makers and industry is undeniable.

    I will remember you for what you once were, not what you came to be.

  • What industry do you work in and what are the LPT the general public should know about it?
  • Brother, Pharmacist:

    Just because we called doesn’t mean your prescription is ready. Listen to the message

    Just because your doctor said they sent in your prescription… it means nothing. He or she probably asked an assistant to send it or put it in their inbox.

    Like 1 in 3 people drove here without a drivers license.

  • My political platform
  • For the sake of estimation if we say generously that the lifetime earnings of an average person is $1 million, and it takes 15 seconds for the blue shell to complete one lap (one normal person lifetime income), then from the moment you toss that shell you’re going to be waiting at your games console for 21 straight days before that shell hits Elon Musk to make up for the lapping you over 200,000 times.

    This is actually a massive underestimation because the real median lifetime income is much less globally, and I’m only including an estimate of his net worth not his actual lifetime income. I failed to exclude all of his purchases, just as an example of why this is a severe underestimation.

    If you do it by net worth and by age and assume you both live the same length of time, you’re gonna be waiting a few months before that shell hits while you wait for it to complete on the order of 1 million laps.

    Some Nintendo expert correct me: maybe it only has to catch up at most one lap. Let’s just say it has to close all of the distance just to express how disgustingly wealthy a billionaire actually is.

  • Homeowners Block My Local Passenger Rail

    I’m not sure if an opinion piece is appropriate here, so please let me know if this doesn’t fit the theme of the community, and I’ll avoid sharing such thoughts in the future.

    I’m extremely frustrated with the car centric culture in my area. I live about 25 miles west of a quarry. Every day I watch trains go up and down the railroad mostly carrying gravel. This railroad stretches for several hours by car in each direction, connecting several large cities and even passing a few tourist attractions, and despite our traffic congestion problems there is little interest in trying to use this rail for actual people.

    One company moved in and started running a new passenger rail service. Within a few weeks, we had protesters at the railroads complaining that drivers don’t understand railroad crossings. I saw posters about how trains were killing residents when drivers park on the tracks and get hit. I don’t understand! Where do you think the train is going to go? They don’t exactly come out of nowhere. They follow the tracks! And we’ve always had trains passing through our town before. At a later local election a candidate ran on the premise that they’re going to protect home values and our children by reducing or eliminating the number of trains passing through our town. This candidate did win our local election and sadly they succeeded in cutting down on rail investment.

    Fast-forward a couple years later. Passenger rail stations were built at the endpoints of this rail to ferry tourists. I drive parallel to this rail on the way to work several times per week for almost 45 minutes each way, 20 minutes of which is heavy traffic. I get to enjoy watching people ride the train while there’s no stop anywhere near my house because our local government has sided with homeowners that a passenger rail station is “simply too dangerous.” I would have to drive over an hour to the nearest passenger rail station to ride the train, and I can literally see the tracks from my apartment.

    Every time I see that train I feel bitter. I could save so much money if these boneheads would have let them build a train station in our town. Absolutely ridiculous! The train is there. The rail is there. I don’t understand why a train is such a personal, existential threat to your way of life.

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    Expedition Thirteen: Adrift
    www.nomanssky.com Expedition Thirteen: Adrift - No Man's Sky

    Hello Everyone! A lot has changed in the years since No Man’s Sky released. There’s so much we love about the game now, but there was something unique at release in how alone you felt in the universe. Going further back I have great memories of early unreleased versions of No Man’s Sky where there.....

    Expedition Thirteen: Adrift - No Man's Sky

    Surprised nobody has posted about the new expedition. I learned about the last one from Lemmy, so I'm returning the favor in case someone else learns about it from me.

    Six weeks remaining!

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    Texting 911 via RCS is coming to Google Messages
    www.theverge.com Texting 911 via RCS is coming to Google Messages

    Read receipts, typing indicators, and more.

    Texting 911 via RCS is coming to Google Messages

    AI Summary:

    Google Messages will support texting 911 via RCS starting this winter, offering features like location sharing and read receipts. This upgrade improves emergency texting which is already supported by over half of US dispatch centers. Google collaborates with RapidSOS for enhanced responder info. This announcement precedes Apple's expected RCS support in iOS 18, aiming to broaden RCS adoption.

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    Stolen Oats
    derpibooru.org #3377491 - safe, artist:scandianon, lyra heartstrings, pony, unicorn, g4, female, horn, l.u.l.s., looking at you, mare, open mouth, open smile, smiling, solo, talking, that pony sure does love oats - Derpibooru

    #3377491 - safe, artist:scandianon, lyra heartstrings, pony, unicorn, g4, female, horn, l.u.l.s., looking at you, mare, open mouth, open smile, smiling, solo, talking, that pony sure does love oats - Derpibooru

    #3377491 - safe, artist:scandianon, lyra heartstrings, pony, unicorn, g4, female, horn, l.u.l.s., looking at you, mare, open mouth, open smile, smiling, solo, talking, that pony sure does love oats - Derpibooru
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    I wish that every website that works only in Chrome also has to be compatible with Firefox.

    I wouldn't have Chrome installed if it weren't for those crappy school and government websites that refuse to work on anything else but Chrome.

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    I wish my dog could walk himself.

    It would be so much more convenient for the both of us, and then he could go outside, anywhere, whenever he likes.

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    Lemmy is probably hurting email spammers because users and community names look like email addresses.

    I wonder how many thousands of spam bots have tried to connect to the servers and send email using text ripped from these pages federated across numerous domains.

    And they can’t just block one website. They’d have to individually block every node if they want to crawl the web for email addresses to steal. I hope it’s a real thorn in their side.

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    Is cave exploration an indoor or an outdoor activity?

    You’re indoors in the sense that you’re protected from the weather and the elements, and the cave could even have some kind of covering or entrance area that could be considered a door or doorway. People have built homes in caves.

    Is caving an outside, inside activity?

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    one of the cutest scenes in mlp

    Almost a month without a new post? Can’t have that. Have a cute clip!

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    Sunday with my Portable Mag Loop

    I don't know many hams nor do I chat with the same hams on a recurring basis, and my wife is only tangentially interested in radio inasmuch as it makes me happy, so I thought I'd be the life of the party and post about the best day on the air I've had yet. My aim is to share my enthusiasm with the world.

    I've been a ham for about a year. I'm young (experience-wise) and still learning. Until this weekend I've been using a portable whip on my balcony combined with my President Lincoln for 10 meter contacts. My antenna mounting situation was awfully complicated, so I often left the antenna mounted several days at a time such as on the weekends. This finally bit me when the fine women who were feeding the squirrels next door moved out. The squirrels went ballistic and destroyed my antenna along with wreaking havoc on the rest of the neighborhood. They chewed through the loading coil and the coax! Preposterous. I cannot imagine what they thought to gain from doing so. Nevertheless, it put me out of commission for a while.

    I think the math behind magnetic loop antennas is really cool, and I don't have much space, so I decided to try the Chameleon F-loop as my next antenna, the base model. Wow, did I have so much fun today! Tuning was tricky because of that high Q and narrow bandwidth, but I didn't realize how active the airwaves could be when you can hear clearly. My reception was so much better because my noise floor seems to be lower with the mag loop compared to the whip. I also enjoyed the directionality of the loop, giving me a new property to play with to get the best reception.

    Thanks for reading!

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    Happy Easter!
    derpibooru.org #3331498 - safe, artist:jaye, angel bunny, fluttershy, pegasus, pony, rabbit, g4, animal, basket, bow, bunny ears, cute, daaaaaaaaaaaw, duo, easter, easter egg, female, high res, holiday, male, mare, shyabetes, simple background, stock vector, transparent background - Derpibooru

    #3331498 - safe, artist:jaye, angel bunny, fluttershy, pegasus, pony, rabbit, g4, animal, basket, bow, bunny ears, cute, daaaaaaaaaaaw, duo, easter, easter egg, female, high res, holiday, male, mare, shyabetes, simple background, stock vector, transparent background - Derpibooru

    #3331498 - safe, artist:jaye, angel bunny, fluttershy, pegasus, pony, rabbit, g4, animal, basket, bow, bunny ears, cute, daaaaaaaaaaaw, duo, easter, easter egg, female, high res, holiday, male, mare, shyabetes, simple background, stock vector, transparent background - Derpibooru
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    Google Messages could soon let you edit texts after sending
    www.androidauthority.com Google Messages could soon let you edit texts after sending

    Google appears to be working on an editing feature for the Messages app. The feature is hiding in the latest beta.

    Google Messages could soon let you edit texts after sending

    This sounds like a nice step towards modernizing texting, but it's a shame that Messages doesn't have an open RCS API to encourage broad adoption across messaging apps.

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    Anybody still playing this game?

    Been thinking about giving it another go just for some casual fun. I read that the developers still maintain it and the little silly animations are adorable.

    Is it a good game? Not really, but it's cute.

    Please excuse the YouTube link as I understand it's taboo around here, but I can't stop giggling at that animation and this community can always use more love.

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    More Cute Derpy

    Source: https://www.derpibooru.org/images/3258472

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    Audio Loopback App

    On many operating systems, I can create audio loopback devices to feed audio files into another app as if it was coming from a microphone. I can also tee off audio going out to the speakers.

    Is there an app that lets me redirect audio devices to perform the equivalent of connecting audio inputs and outputs on Android?

    Note to moderators: while such a feature can be used for piracy, that is not my goal, and there are better methods if I was trying to be nefarious. I want to use it to feed audio samples from soundboard apps into my active phone call without having to play the sound effects through the microphone. I'd also like to use it to directly supply the output of an MP3 into another app that records my voicemail message for better quality than can be performed by simply recording through the microphone.

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    Discussion: Is Android Doing Enough to Protect Your Privacy?

    Google claims that privacy is a priority, and perhaps it is, but we can't deny there's an essential conflict of interest between protecting your privacy and Google being an advertising company.

    Recent events in this space include Google's new Ad Topics framework, which purports to offer users more control. I feel it's an improvement over cookies, but having my device participate in tracking me is backwards. After all, my device should be protecting my privacy first, not implementing features to track my behavior.

    Data "nutrition labels" in the Play Store are a step forward by encouraging proactively a discussion about how user data is processed and used. On the other hand, recent attempts at DRM for the web in Chrome remind us that the main vendor behind Android doesn't always have user interests at heart.

    Is Android doing enough to keep your data safe? If not, what steps could reasonably improve the situation?

    In sharing your opinion, please take care to distinguish between Google the company and Android the product. While related, given Google may have privacy issues in one line of business doesn't necessarily define privacy practices on the Android platform. Also, another interesting angle includes what's best for you versus what's best for users as a whole. For example, a privacy feature, to be successful, needs to be reasonably understandable by most users and offer a net benefit without complicating the platform for casual users.

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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/)HE
    henfredemars @infosec.pub

    This is a secondary account. My main account is listed below. The main will have a list of all the accounts that I use.

    henfredemars@lemmy.world

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    https://henfred.me/

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