MarcellusDrum

@MarcellusDrum@lemmy.ml

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. View on remote instance

MarcellusDrum OP ,

I am aware of this one, but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I think I’ll start using Kate, and contribute whatever features I’m missing if I can.

MarcellusDrum OP ,

I can’t manage to make Kate look half descent on Mint (Cinnamon). It does look great on Plasma

MarcellusDrum ,

He is not denying that they are building settlemens. He just doesn’t consider it occupation. Anything for more donors, I suppose.

MarcellusDrum ,

I’m almost the same as OP, but I wouldn’t call it “head in the sand”. For the past few years, the media has been exaggerating everything and creating mass hysteria. If you follow the news closely, you’ll think the world is about to end: Wars, economical depressions, climate changes, new pandemics, etc…

Stop following the news, and you won’t notice a thing. Probably the price increases, but other than that, your life is the same.

MarcellusDrum ,

Yeah I agree. I’m mostly talking about what you’ll find on Twitter and big subreddits.

MarcellusDrum , (edited )

unwilling to recognize or acknowledge a problem or situation

I’m not saying that we are unwilling to recognize a problem, the problem itself is greatly exaggerated, or even non-existent.

MarcellusDrum ,

Alright, so you don’t acknowledge the problem, still fits the definition.

I’d hate for our discussion to be about semantics, but I’m saying that we don’t believe in the problem. If I’d say “Hey, regarding the vampire situation, you have your head in the sand, because you won’t acknowledge the problem”, it wouldn’t be an accurate statement, or correct usage of the phrase.

MarcellusDrum ,

I’m neither American, European, Russian, nor Chinese, and have no clear vested interest in any if them. Seeing how Americans view China as the “big evil” from the outside is just mind-boggling. Most of the bad stuff you think China did, they didn’t. Some of the terrible stuff they did, the US did as well. They do have a bad side that the US doesn’t have, but the US does some things worse than China.

Now its easy for the naive to just reply “whataboutism” to my comment and move on. But what I’m trying to say is that the world isn’t black and white. The US isn’t the “good guys”, no one is. Take a look at some communities on Lemmygrad. You might change some of your views.

MarcellusDrum Mod ,

Counting Android is just lying. ChromeOS and WSL are a stretch, but you can make an argument for them.

MarcellusDrum ,

When you reach the point of dehumanizing an entire population, you should stop and think about the amount of shit the media has filled your head with.

MarcellusDrum ,

If you’re still having issues with apps, try wefwef.app. I have no complaints since I started using it.

MarcellusDrum ,

I mean sure posts about Reddit makes us seem like the bitter ex, but they are to be expected, since it’s the only thing all Lemmy users have in common: Being ex-Redditors. It will stop naturally with time.

MarcellusDrum ,

Though if Twitter goes under, I’m sure Facebook will have a hard time explaining why they aren’t a monopoly. That has been taken seriously before.

Has anyone else been trying to break their reddit-era habit of downvoting?

I used to downvote fairly often on Reddit as a sign to disagree or to push down really disgusting bigoted comments. And to be honest, it became a habit to just downvote without replying. However, now that I’m on lemmy and not Reddit I’ve been actively trying to not instantly downvote things and instead move on or take the...

MarcellusDrum ,

Same. For me, upvote = adding something to the conversation. That’s why I upvote most comments I come across, and rarely downvote people.

MarcellusDrum ,

HackerNews has an interesting approach: You can’t downvote comments unless you reach a certain amount of “Karma”, and you can’t downvote posts at all, you can “flag” them, meaning you think they don’t belong here. Flagging doesn’t affect the vote count, but massive flagging does make the post appear lower in the feed, and alerts mods.

This, alongside the tight moderation and zero-tolerance towards flame wars in the comments makes HackerNews one of the best places on the internet imho.

MarcellusDrum ,

RiF still works, but without logging in. NSFW used to work up until yesterday. A couple of third-party apps still have complete access as well.

MarcellusDrum ,

Be the change you want to see in the world. Be active on !godot, and more people will hopefully come.

MarcellusDrum ,

Lemmur is dead. It got resurrected as Liftoff.

MarcellusDrum ,

You mean to tell me that apps made by community volunteers as a labor of love in a couple of weeks are better than the app made by a for-profit company and has been developed for years? Funny how that works.

MarcellusDrum ,

Even if a post is a couple of days old, I feel like I can still comment and be part of the conversation here. On Reddit, if you miss the first few hours, your comment will probably be unseen, so why bother?

MarcellusDrum ,

Just five? I'm pretty sure the NSA had access to all their messages since at least 2001.

MarcellusDrum OP ,

Why is this a line graph? What’s on the X axis?

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • random
  • Mdev
  • SciFi
  • fountainpens
  • test
  • dev_playground
  • announcements
  • vexblue
  • anki
  • pamasich
  • VideoEditingRequests
  • kbinrun
  • All magazines