brisk

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brisk , (edited )

Are y'all referring to native plants as weeds? I use it pretty much synonymously with "invasive species"

brisk ,

I'm looking to replace my freestanding gas stove/oven right now, and my options seem to be $800 for coil electric and $3000 for induction.

I'm probably going to end up with the induction anyway but damn.

brisk ,

My C brain does not like static auto

brisk ,

I assume less custom configs are better, but I've seen Ansible yaml files that are just convoluted bash scripts written in yaml, which makes them even more convoluted.

Standard notes: what about don’t put all your eggs in one basket rule?

If the owner of the standard notes will now be a proton, doesn't that contradict this principle? I have a proton email account but I don't want it linked to my standard notes account. I don't strongly trust companies that offer packaged services like google or Microsoft....

brisk ,

It's e2e encrypted and locally encrypted. So the practical impact of the server is for syncing between devices.

The software has caused me endless problems though, and the free version has no support for formatting of any kind

brisk , (edited )

Maybe tektites? Natural glass formed when lightning meteorites strikes sand. I only remember the name because they share it with the jumpy spiders from Zelda

brisk ,

Oh look there's a whole Wikipedia page on it

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_glass

Possibly an accidental byproduct of metal working

brisk ,

I am sorry for insulting your people

brisk OP ,

There are a few PCB drones out there.

Most PCBs, even really cheap ones, are made from FR-4, which is a very robust fibreglass. It's would be a pretty decent choice for drone components in general.

Not drones, but Carl Bugeja on YouTube makes some fascinating machines almost entirely out of PCBs (although he uses a lot of flex PCBs, not just FR-4).

brisk OP ,

I appreciate the ambiguity in your comment created by the missing pronoun.

brisk OP ,

It's not clear from your post whether you've read the article. In case you haven't, it's not really about printers.

Apples4Ceasefire: Apple Employees Request Ceasefire Recognition ( www.apples4ceasefire.com )

"We, current and previous employees of Apple Inc., wish to express our disappointment and shock at the lack of care and understanding this company has given the Palestinian community, not only abroad suffering in Gaza, but also towards our own team members and anyone who supports them within our stores and offices. "

brisk ,

It's a watermelon. It's used as a symbol for Palestine due to it's alignment with the colours of the flag

brisk ,

Consent has no relationship with technical ease.

I don't know that Steam doesn't record it anyway, but sharing OS is explicitly part of the data they show you that they will take if you agree to the Steam survey, which certainly implies they're not doing so if you don't consent.

The website situation is (arguably) different, as a User Agent is something your browser is giving the website on your behalf (in theory). From the website's perspective, you are voluntarily sharing that information and any issues with that are between you and your browser.

brisk ,

I don't think there are too many people arguing against fission who are in favour of coal

brisk ,

The coal plants are decommissioning due to costs, renewable energy is booming, and (obviously due to the ban) there is no local nuclear industry or expertise. Even if you manage to lift the ban, which nobody is trying to do*, nuclear would not be replacing coal plants here, but might divert renewable funding. In other countries I have no doubt building more nuclear could offset coal, not here.

* The coalition claims to be in favour of nuclear power, but they've spruiked it before in opposition, and nothing gets tabled when they're in power. It's got as much chance of happening as high speed rail.

brisk ,

The Northern Territory contains no alligators, and three "Alligator River"s

brisk ,

It's markdown, you should be able to indent your lines by 4 spaces or fence with triple backtics to get code blocks. Your client's editor may have a button to help

```
$file = Get-Content -Path .\individuals2.txt

foreach ($line in $file)
{
    Copy-Item -Path .\template.docx -Destination ".\$(2 + $line + '.docs')"
}
```

Becomes

$file = Get-Content -Path .\individuals2.txt

foreach ($line in $file)
{
    Copy-Item -Path .\template.docx -Destination ".\$(2 + $line + '.docs')"
}

What non-FOSS software have you been unable to quit?

For me, Google video search, Google books (Internet Archive is good, but doesn't always have the same stuff), Adobe InDesign (but in the process of learning LaTeX), and Typewise. As for the Google stuff, I liked Whoogle a lot, but almost all their instances seem to have been blocked or shut down. Also, apologies if this is...

brisk ,

Podcast Addict
I really want to use AntennaPod, but I can't do without priority podcasts.

Also Feedly. Feeder (FOSS) is so close, but doesn't allow different sorts for different feeds.

Is there anything unsavory about ProtonMail?

For some reason I have it in the back of my mind that they were at one point accused of being a honeypot for US intelligence because of their association with MIT. Probably complete BS, but maybe not. Are they as open source as they claim to be? Looks like they're on github. F-Droid seems to think they have some Google libraries...

brisk ,

FYI Thunderbird now natively supports PGP (and possibly WKD?) without the need for Enigmail.

brisk ,

They're humorously interpreting your statement as you taking thousands of ereaders with you at once (rather than ebooks)

brisk ,

Amazon artificially deflates the value of books, while also taking a humongous cut. If you want to support authors, Amazon is usually the worst place to buy from.

brisk ,

Member functions that are defined within a class definition are implicitly inline

brisk ,

Header files aren't part of the C++ language at all.

Also mandatory "C++/C is not a language"

brisk ,

I would love to play theatre of the mind, but my table collectively has the spatial awareness of a barnacle.

What are Some Good, Recent, and Available Dumb Cars?

I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla. She's been my trusty steed for the last 14 years and is in good working order. I recognize she won't last forever, and if, god forbid (mostly for her) I get in an accident, I will need to get a new car. So what dumb cars do you drive, and what would you replace them with?

brisk ,

That report is based on reading privacy policies, it doesn't actually assess what cars / brands actually do or are capable of

brisk ,

The inquest heard that due to shortages, only Officer B took a body camera that day, but did not wear it for any of the searches he conducted. He told the inquest his priority was “to get out of the car quickly due to the way Bradley was walking”.

If we ever want to be able to have a just police force, this sort of thing needs to be considered sufficient evidence of intent to commit a crime. Either you have a body camera on, or you are a civilian, not a cop

The whole the article is incredibly damning; an illegal stop, a "proactive policing" policy which can so obviously only ever lead to injustice, violation of the right to walk away, targeting without sufficient evidence, police lying about callouts on the radio

brisk ,

You have to do that to be a "Chartered Engineer", "Professional Engineer" etc. Some states require you to have some kind of registration to practice in some roles.

"Engineer" remains an unprotected term in all states and territories as far as I know but I could be wrong. It's definitely unprotected federally.

brisk ,

This meme does meat pies dirty (unless "mincemeat pie" is one of those horribly deceptive terms like "mince pie")

brisk ,

Then I take it back. I have never been as disappointed as the first time I was offered a "mince" pie

brisk ,

Where I'm from "mince pie" is dried fruit and spices, while "mince" is equivalent to the US ground beef (or less commonly other meats), and a "meat pie" is made from beef mince.

It made for frustrating Christmasses as a child because mini meat pies ("party pies") are delicious and available at every other celebration.

brisk ,

Who could have ever guessed that naming different software the same thing would ever come back to bite them

brisk ,

Oh man I thought I understood the whole joke but missed the "cell wall" pun

brisk ,

Will we ever stop referring to the Web as "the Internet"?

brisk , (edited )

Provided you live in a country that cares about transparency.

My meter has a single LED and a propietary optical connection that claims to alarm the supplier if used.

brisk ,

Plus you turn it on/off by clacking the eyes together.

This took me straight from disinterested to sold

brisk , (edited )

Yep, I've got one of those going already! I'm currently working on improving the power consumption so I can run it off a LiFePO4 without recharging every week.

brisk ,

I haven't played with this too much, but I'm reasonably confident you only need an X11 and a Wayland implementation. Mplayer / mpv can play on "rootwin" on X11. For Wayland I think it's a layer.

brisk ,

This reads like it was written by an LLM

brisk ,

I would argue our society disproportionately economically rewards TE fields and S&M (no not like that) get lip service because if they didn't get a mention it would be far too obvious how disconnected economic value is from societal value

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