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  • What this study shows is that a gun is likely the first choice of gun owners who are trying to kill themselves. It cannot determine how much less likely they would have been to kill themselves had they not owned a gun, if at all.

    I wonder how many people choose other methods of suicide (Hanging/Drug OD) when they had a gun available.

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    Biden campaign announces it will target flipping Trump’s Florida
  • I literally typed this out while I was taking a shit, and I provided the source. Sorry it's not up to your journalistic standards 🙄🙄

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    Biden campaign announces it will target flipping Trump’s Florida
  • Honestly, maybe this is pure hubris here, but I think Biden is in for a big win in November. They have so much fucking money on hand they can blow it in Florida to troll Trump and Desantis. I think roughly 10-20% of the Republican party is, because of Jan 6, never Trump voters. We see Haley getting about that much support in these late primaries, even after she dropped out. We haven't had an election with Trump on the ballot since Jan 6 I think this is the sole reason he won't win. Moderates fucking hate him over Jan 6. So we have completely disengaged moderate conservatives, big donors are walking away because they don't want to pay Trumps legal bills. State GOPs are bankrupt. And to top it all off, Trump is going to be in court all summer over __________ crimes

    Meanwhile Biden has strong issues to campaign on: Abortion and threats to American democracy. We still haven't managed to hit a recession yet, even tho its been predicted for the last 3 years. Things are improving, albeit slowly. Also what nobody in the mainstream is considering: Polling is completely broken. Pew research did a poll and found that 12% of respondents were capable of operating a Nuclear Sub (the reality is less than 1%). Online polls pay per poll, people are very clearly just answering question as quickly as possible to get the pay outs.

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    'Oppenheimer' finally premieres in Japan to mixed reactions and high emotions
  • There's a big chance that the Japanese were going to surrender anyways, and if not, maybe just the threat of dropping the bomb (maybe, say, after a demonstration at sea or otherwise away from civilians) would've been enough.

    They believe their Emperor was a God. The invasion of mainland Japan would have resulted in the Japanese fighting to the last man, woman, and child. Millions of civilian casualties. You suggest a test of the bomb would have forced Japanese surrender. But history tells the exact opposite story. There was a 3 day gap between the first and second bomb. Japanese high command thought the allies only had one bomb, refused to surrender. They only surrendered after the second bomb, when they realized this was repeatable.

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    What other parts of the fediverse are you using?
  • Matrix isn't using Activitypub, so it isn't compatible with the rest of the fediverse. However, with Matrix anybody can host a chat server and all servers interact with each other. So just like the rest of the fediverse, Matrix is fully decentralized, free, and open source.

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    what a joke
  • As an MN native I've always had a soft spot for Jesse and I've been willing to overlook some of his more eccentric attributes. However if he endorses RFK Jr it means he's truly gone off the deep end and I would be sad. Say it ain't so Jesse! 😭

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    Planning on moving over from Windows 10 to Linux for my Personal Work Station. Can't decide which OS I should switch to.
  • I've used Pamac, and I did like it but had to move off Manjaro for other reasons. Bauh is leagues better. Pamac is really cluttered UI whereas bauh is just search and install. No frills, pure utility.

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    Planning on moving over from Windows 10 to Linux for my Personal Work Station. Can't decide which OS I should switch to.
  • EndevourOS (alt Manjaro) Cons: Manjaro has died on me once, and is a hassle to setup right and keep up. EndevourOS has no Package Manager GUI, and is over reliant on the Terminal. Can’t use pacman in a terminal the commands are confusing.

    I hear this and I highly recommend Bauh. Its a GUI package manager that supports Arch, AUR, Flatpak and Snaps. Will even automatically generate snapshots in Timeshift before you update. Super easy to use. I can't recommend it enough, I use it on all my desktops.

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    Old is stability
  • It's definitely Wayland on Nvidia, I had the same issues, Element had a flickering black screen. Switching the default session from Wayland to X11 fixed all issues.

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    What kind of pride flag IS that, anyway?
  • An-coms are like small government socialists. Give means of production to the local unions! Abolish corps! Abolish federal government!

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    ditch discord!
  • I recently soured on Discord myself and here is my story. I have been part of the same private chatroom since 1999. We started on IRC as a Pokemon community and some of us just never left. We moved the chat off IRC to Discord in 2015? At first it was great, discord is miles ahead of IRC in terms of accessibility, now we were sharing photos and videos in chat and now we had it on our phones. We had seen myspace, facebook and countless other social networks go from good to terrible in our lifetimes and I guess we've always known the writing was on the wall for Discord. The end of last year we saw a few different things happen that really creeped me the fuck out.

    1. USA government has access to unencrypted push notifications on Android and iOS. Discord does not offer any encryption. Wired Article
    2. Discord is moderating private chats PC Gamer,
    3. Discord moderating policy is becoming more ideological and political. TechCrunch
    4. Tencent Ownership
    5. General fear that our 25 year long running chat will be sold as AI training data or other BS against our will.

    So we moved to a Matrix instance. It was a struggle, some people just flat out refused and to this day (months later) will probably never come. The tech is I'd say, 90% on par with discord. Element (the main Matrix client) sucks at voice chat. It is embarrassingly bad, WHY ISNT THERE PUSH TO TALK? HELLO? Youtube videos won't play in chat, which sucks too. Otherwise we gained encryption and a sense of independence I feel. Looking forward it is possible we will buy rack space for our own instance to further get off the grid. Definitely pros and cons overall but thats my experience. Anybody looking to try out Matrix hit me up you're welcome on my server.

    Edit: I completely forgot about the mobile app redesign what a shit show that was! The devs attitude during that is what lead me find Matrix in the first place.

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    FLOSS communities right now
  • Element is just a client, while Matrix is the chat protocol. But yeah, I have recently switched my discord server to a matrix instance and its been pretty great. Some pushback by users who didn't care about privacy or security, but overall the tech is solid. We didn't like that discord was moderating private chats and they don't offer any type of encryption.

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    FLOSS communities right now
  • This user is being extremely pedantic, I recently moved my discord server to a matrix instance and I promise you, it is not that hard. Download Element, make an account in the app, log in. It takes no longer than any other service.

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