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Microsoft als Gefahr für die nationale Sicherheit
  • Waaaas? Ein Unternehmen, das Closed-Source-Programme auf Milliarden Rechnern betreibt und Patches ausrollt, ohne sie vorher zu testen, ist ein Sicherheitsrisiko? Laber nich!

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    What're some of the dumbest things you've done to yourself in Linux?
  • I’m not sure anymore how I got into a state where that was necessary, but do keep a reference around for how to boot Linux or Windows from the Grub command line.

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  • I did provide the price for a train ticket that is significantly cheaper than Match!!’s “thousands of dollars”, didn’t I?

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  • So you’re telling me that there are people who cannot peel a banana, but who can simultaneously peel the plastic off a container and then eat the banana?

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    Laziness Does Not Exist
  • Another succinct quote: “The brain learns during the breaks.” Repeating the same thing uninterrupted in order to learn it won’t help.

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  • Why not both? Companies that peel bananas and wrap them in plastic for sale are garbage companies. And people who buy them are garbage people.

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    Biology
  • The guy who was too lazy to clean his dishes before he went on vacation isn’t the best example of a biologist. You know, Pasteur and Koch existed, too.

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    EU tells Meta it can't paywall privacy
  • I’m not sure which meaning of ‘should be able to be voided’ you’re using. Do you mean ‘Why do think it’s legal to void it’ or ‘Why do you think it’s legitimate to be able to void it’?

    In the first case: My employment contract does exactly this. It’s become kind of a default clause in contracts. Researching this you’ll find a lot of websites (in German) that say that the clause is ‘abdingbar’ (which I translated as ‘voidable’).

    In the second case: I didn’t say I thought it legitimate, and I don’t have a strong opinion on this.

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  • You have control over whether you eat pork or tofu, don’t you? You have control over whether you buy a new iPhone or a used FairPhone, don’t you? You have control over whether you plan a trip via airplane or via train, don’t you?

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    Biology
  • My respect for biologist vanished after I compared the posters the chemist had on their floor with the biologists’.

    Chemist: We found a new material that can replace the <can’t remember anymore> and cut carbon emissions in half.

    Biologists: Hey, we found a plant.

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  • I can’t find the word ‘unbiased’ in the GDPR. All it asks for is consent:

    1. Processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies:

    a) the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;

    In the case of facebook, the user gives consent for the purpose of being served targeted advertising in exchange for the provided service.

    [Edit:] Found something:

    When assessing whether consent is freely given, utmost account shall be taken of whether, […] the provision of a service, is conditional on consent to the processing of personal data that is not necessary for the performance of that contract. Article 7, paragraph 4 GDPR

    So the question of whether the pay-or-consent model is legal hinges upon the question of whether payment (in any form) is “necessary for the performance of that contract“.

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  • Are there any rights you think should supersede contracts? If so, how do you draw the line between rights that do and don’t?

    (I’ll answer your question in a comment side-chain, just because you asked.)

    Germans have the right to continued wage payments if they need to take care of family members (§616 BGB). However, that right can be voided in the employment contract.

    (§618 BGB) essentially states that the work environment must be reasonably safe. This cannot be voided by contract, as is codified in (§619 BGB).

    These are just instances. I do not know any general rules for the precedence of contracts over the law or vice versa.

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  • Are there any rights you think should supersede contracts?

    That is beside the point I’m making. Facebook acknowledges the right to privacy by giving you the choice to pay for the service rather than giving up your data. In my view, this should be completely acceptable by the GDPR. No-one is forcing you to sign up to facebook, so you do have a completely free choice to (1) either not give up your data and not use facebook; or (2) not give up your data and pay for the service; or (3) give up your data and pay for the service that way.

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  • I’ve noticed that changes to pipe and wire layouts are instantaneous if no new entities need to be built. For instance, this wire layout:

    ───── ─────

    can be changed to this immediately:

    ──┬── ──┴──

    Is the reverse also possible somehow? If I wanted to separate the two networks again, I’d deconstruct one of the middle wires and rebuild them in the right orientation, without the junction. But that can’t be the proper way to do it, right?

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    Raising a child costs between $13k[2] and $35k[1] per year in the USA – depending on where you live and who you ask.

    With a minimum wage job ($7.25/hr) you need to work about 5 to 13 hours per day to make that much – before taxes.

    [1] https://smartasset.com/financial-advisor/cost-raise-child-2023

    [2] https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/090415/cost-raising-child-america.asp

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    Maimai-Transkription (“Is this a pigeon?”):

    Ein Heranwachsender, betitelt „Eltern”, zeigt auf einen Schmetterling, betitelt „Kind, das 10 Minuten lang nicht an Brei erstickt” und fragt: „Ist das Hochbegabung?”

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    Meme transcription:

    > When it’s Saturday and there’s no new content on lemmy

    > [Confused boy:] “You guys have lives?”

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    Meme transcription:

    > When it’s Saturday and there’s no new content on lemmy

    > [Confused boy:] “You guys have lives?”

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    Meme transcription:

    > When it’s Saturday and there’s no new content on lemmy

    > [Confused boy:] “You guys have lives?”

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    Meme transcription:

    Panel 1: Smooth Spongebob extending his hand friendlily to greet someone. Caption: “Your skills when picking up a game after a 6 month break”

    Panel 2: Jagged-up Spongebob standing in a ring, angrily looking at his opponent. Caption: “The boss you didn’t want to beat last time”

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    Should I cancel?

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    Should I cancel?

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    Ent-Behaupter: Ich kenne niemanden, dem das so passiert ist.

    Maimai-Transkription: Mantarochen diskutiert mit Patrick aus Spongebob Schwammkopf.

    [Paneel 1:] Mantarochen in Rolle eines Arbeitnehmers: „Das ist mein Arbeitsvertrag.“

    [Paneel 2:] Patrick in Rolle einer Personalabteilung: „Jupp.“

    [Paneel 3:] Mantarochen: „Hier steht, ich arbeite 160 Stunden für 3500 Euro.“

    [Paneel 4:] Patrick: „Jupp.“

    [Paneel 5:] Mantarochen: „Jemand, der mehr arbeitet, sollte auch mehr Lohn bekommen.“

    [Paneel 6:] Patrick: „Da sehe ich nichts Falsches dran.”

    [Paneel 7:] Mantarochen: „Ich habe 200 Stunden gearbeitet.”

    [Paneel 8:] Patrick: „Jupp“

    [Paneel 9:] Mantarochen: „Wo sind meine 875 Euro?”

    [Paneel 10:] Patrick: „40 Überstunden sind inklusive.”

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    cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/7998795

    > cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/7998794 > > > cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/7998742 > > > > > Meme transcription: 4 panels of Vince McMahon reacting increasingly ecstaticly to: > > > > > > 1. Your software isn’t working. Vince McMahon looks curious. > > > 2. The bug is in a library. McMahon smiles. > > > 3. There already is an issue on Github. McMahon makes an orgiastic face. > > > 4. They published a fix last week. [I don’t know how to describe the face McMahon is making.]

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    cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/7998794

    > cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/7998742 > > > Meme transcription: 4 panels of Vince McMahon reacting increasingly ecstaticly to: > > > > 1. Your software isn’t working. Vince McMahon looks curious. > > 2. The bug is in a library. McMahon smiles. > > 3. There already is an issue on Github. McMahon makes an orgiastic face. > > 4. They published a fix last week. [I don’t know how to describe the face McMahon is making.]

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    cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/7998742

    > Meme transcription: 4 panels of Vince McMahon reacting increasingly ecstaticly to: > > 1. Your software isn’t working. Vince McMahon looks curious. > 2. The bug is in a library. McMahon smiles. > 3. There already is an issue on Github. McMahon makes an orgiastic face. > 4. They published a fix last week. [I don’t know how to describe the face McMahon is making.]

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    The two-panel comic I’m looking for describes how the level of care parents give plummets after the first child. The dialog goes something like this:

    > Panel 1 > > The child has a thermometer in their mouth. > > [Father:] She has a mild fever. > > [Mother:] To the emergency room! > > > > Panel 2 > > The child twists their head around 180 degrees. > > [Father:] Exorcist? > > [Mother:] She’s fine.

    Thank you!

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    Meme transcription:

    > The alphabet: > A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y X Z > > The alphabet for installers: > C:\

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    Meme transcription: Anakin &amp; Padme

    [Panel 1] Anakin tries selects “Update and shut down” from the Windows start menu.

    [Panel 2] Padme, labeled as “Windows”, cheerily says: ”You mean ‘Update and restart’, right?”

    [Panel 3] Anakin takes an annoyed look.

    [Panel 4] Padme, still cheery, says “I’ll just ‘Update and Restart’.”

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