[-] [email protected] 22 points 3 months ago

The problem is that "straight" on the surface of a globe is a curve. The map projection (how you flatten out a globe) makes that look even weirder no matter how it is done. Is any route on the surface of a globe a straight line? Does the initial question even make sense?

[-] [email protected] 29 points 3 months ago

The computer is constantly both bricked and not bricked. No way to know until you push the power button

[-] [email protected] 23 points 4 months ago

Me talking at dinner: "Will you pass me the peas?" Cut to 5 people confused about whether I mean just one of them or if I want the whole table to all hand me the peas.

I get why they/them can be confusing because of the plural thing, but we are used to a quirky language. With a little practice, the tone and context clear up nearly all confusion. The rest is as easy or hard as what we have to do with an ambiguous "you."

PS Sorry to the "yous/yous guys" people. I am not trying to turn a blind eye to you obviously superior usage. It just really ruins my point.

[-] [email protected] 34 points 4 months ago

I spend time highlighting how my past experience relates to the job and what I like about the place or job specifically. Depending on the vibe in the room I will add one quick, interesting, and nonoffensive thing about my personal life at the end. Basically recapping a cover letter but in a personable way because my writing is dry

[-] [email protected] 26 points 6 months ago

No kind of expert on the idiomatic use, but the literal translation makes it feel like the monkey is going after something without a plan for where to land. I would expect it to indicate impulsivity

[-] [email protected] 65 points 6 months ago

I gave blood routinely for years and years. Hours of my time on public transit and in the chair. Then, one time, I was sick and canceled because that is expected (nobody wants sick blood). They called me twice daily while I was sick to reschedule. Each time I said I would reschedule when I was healthy, but they didn't stop calling. It made me think of them as some telemarketing predators that are profiteering on my good will. True or not that feeling made me not go back.

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I assumed that Gboard spell checker contacted servers constantly and have it switched off for whatever good that does. I recently tried enabling it to play with other options and noticed that it works when my phone is entirely offline.

Does anyone know if it works locally or does it just send a bunch of data out once I give it internet access again?

Bonus question: Does anyone know of a privacy respecting spell checker for android? It looks like Florisboard can work with Hunspell through Nuspell but not on Android. Is that right?

[-] [email protected] 50 points 6 months ago

I'll take weapons that are as dangerous to the wielder as anyone else for $500...

[-] [email protected] 234 points 6 months ago

'252 km (157 miles) range' to save others the same skimming I did

[-] [email protected] 27 points 7 months ago

I abolutely will tip. Let's see, 25% of -$10k is... Wait, why be stingy? Lets make it a full 100%

[-] [email protected] 41 points 9 months ago

Y'know, usually I get annoyed at adults when they try to randomly help me when I don't want or need help. Now, because of this, I am just going to act like they have as pure of an intent as a toddler and treat them accordingly.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 10 months ago

Pretty sure Bilbobus only services as far as the Lonely Mountain after that you need a connecting flight on...

[-] [email protected] 68 points 1 year ago

Here is a graphic to help visualize the unprecedented rate of temp change. Data source for temperature is cited and likely errors are explained. https://xkcd.com/1732/

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Fake subtitles over Seinfeld about IOT.

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With a sweat bee on it for good measure

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Just interesting and a nostalgic watch.

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I never scrolled down that far on the page.

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Shown in its native habitat

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This plant works hard to clean the water I keep out for wildlife. This one grabbed up so much nitrogen/phosphorus that it got pot bound in one year. I split it in half so each half has twice as much room to grow this year.

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tldr: urban woodland edges around Boston are accumulating carbon faster than expected because the soil microbiome is less functional than in more rural systems. How long that will work as a C sink is unknown.

Name for Lemmy mascot (unofficial) (raw.githubusercontent.com)
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I thought I would throw this out to everyone in an easy way after seeing this post https://lemmy.ca/post/76405

What do you think the lemming mascot of Lemmy should be called? Top level comments should just be the name.

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This is one of the best tasting and easiest things I make. If you don't want to buy harissa you can make your own pretty easily and keep the cost down. The measurements don't need to be precise at all, so I only translated to metric using numbers I thought I could multiply in my head. Let me know if I made a mistake.


For cooking

3-5 quarts water or veggie stock (4-6 L)

2 cups dried chickpeas (0.5 L)

Kosher salt and ground black pepper (to taste)

5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (75 mL)

1 large yellow onion, chopped

6 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons tomato paste (30 mL)

2 tablespoons ground cumin, toasted (30 mL)

6 tablespoons harissa (90 mL)

2 tablespoons lemon juice (30 mL)

For Toppings

8 ounces (250 g) crusty bread (stale works), sliced 1/2-inch-thick (1cm)and torn into bite-size pieces

2 tablespoons lemon juice (30 mL)

Extra-virgin olive oil


2 tablespoons ground cumin, toasted (30 mL)

1/2 cup drained capers (120 mL)

1/2 cup chopped pitted green olives (120 mL)

1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (120 mL)

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (120 mL)

Lemon wedges


Cook olive oil, onion, garlic cloves, tomato paste, ground cumin, harissa, salt, and black pepper in a pot on medium until the onions soften. Add chickpeas and water/stock and cook until the beans are done - 1 hr or so. Reduce or add water until it is as thick as you want it. I like it as a very thick stew. Stir in lemon juice once everything is cooked and remove from heat.

Toss bread cubes in olive oil and toast on stove or in oven. Remove when toasted but before they get hard. Or use them untoasted if, like me, you don't want to wash another dish.

To serve put some bread cubes in a bowl and laddle the stew over them. Add the toppings in the ingredient list.

The stew portion freezes well, so you can scale the recipe up if you want some for next week too.

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I have been running lineageOS on my OnePlus 2. I liked it, but Lineage has stopped supporting my phone. There are two options that I have been able to find as replacements - postmarketOS and /e/OS. Any thoughts on those or other recommendation? Anything that gets security updates, is open source, and is functional meets my needs.

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Here is a video demonstrating how to make inari (tofu pouches filled with rice). Sushi purists might take issue with some of his technique, but they probably don't need to watch this anyways :)

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