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Was there ever a internet comment that actually really hurt you?
  • Fine. Try not to judge.

    Someone was having a very bad day and took it out on me with unprovoked anger on Reddit (of course). Their comments were very pointed, unnecessary, and all around inappropriate for the work related sub we were in. I took the bait, and it got a lot worse. Any attempt to reason with them (my first mistake) just made it worse.

    So, I found out who they were and where they worked based on their username. Called the office (with no plan, like what was I going to accomplish? Dumb.) But, I found out he was just fired the prior week. With surprisingly little effort, I was able to squeeze the dirty details out of the receptionist. It was bad—and it was the dirt I needed. I took that information and formed a comment that would shut their shit down for good…

    What ended up happening was they responded negatively—as anyone would. But, there was weakness in it. I won. But I wasn’t satisfied. “They sucker punched me. I am the victim!” I convinced myself.

    So, high on anger and craving the last blow, I dug through their comment history like a rabid animal, but instead of dirt, I found their life story. They were having a lot of mental issues dealing with anger. They were mid-divorce. They were having anxiety about finding employment. They were up to their eyeballs in debt. Etc…

    Fuck, what have I done?!

    Never again.

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    KDE Plasma Features You Might Not Know About ...
  • Anyone got a list instead of a video?

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    Can you live without YouTube ?
  • Ahh yes IPFS is exactly what we need.

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    Can you live without YouTube ?
  • I haven’t been to YouTube in over a decade. Granted, many embedded videos have been hosted on YouTube. I see a need for video hosting, and I’m not sure how that could be sustainable without advertising.

    Perhaps there could be something like a a torrent, where people volunteer a certain amount of free space, and files are downloaded in chunks from whomever is available at the time? There could be one central repository, with clones, that keeps track, and distributes these chunks in the most efficient way, and moves frequently accessed data to faster hosts.

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    Was there ever a internet comment that actually really hurt you?
  • Not really, my skin is pretty thick. But I made a comment once that fucked someone up real good. I think about it every time I start to go “too far” and I reel it back in, because I never want to be that person again.

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    Contaminated synchronized swimming
  • RadAway can fix that.

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    Who would you save between your cat and your worst enemy?
  • There’s only one person I’d pick over my cat, so, sorry guys.

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    Tips on how to structure your home directory
  • Wish I could get it to boot on hardware.

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    Gentoo bans AI-created contributions
  • It certainly has its limitations. I’ve noticed a few topics where it generally gets things wrong, or I can’t seem to explain it properly. In that case, you may just use it as a reference guide. Maybe toss it some code and ask it what it thinks. It’s not always useful information, but sometimes that leads you down a different road that you would not have thought of before.

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    Gentoo bans AI-created contributions
  • I frequently ask ChatGPT to make whole functions for me. It’s important to check the code and test it, obviously, but it has saved me quite a bit of time.

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    Free and open source software, for 5 dollars
  • That’s how I got Slackware.

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    Climate change likely killed tens of thousands of people in 2023 | And that’s an extremely conservative estimate.
  • Give it a few years and no one is gonna be able to afford maple syrup.

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    How do you say SUSE?
  • Blinkvergesser!

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    MUSIC - What is the deepest cover song you know?
  • “Torn,” by Natalie Imbruglia (1997) was originally written by Ednaswap and recorded in 1995—which, imo, is better. However, even though they wrote it, it was first recorded in 1993 by danish band, Lis Sørensen, who titled it “Brændt,” which means “Burned.”

    Bonus! "The State I'm In" a song from Ednaswap’s first album, was covered by Sinéad O'Connor for her 2000 album Faith and Courage.

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    How do you handle UX Design?
  • If you’re using web stuff, just use a framework. Whatever has the easiest to use components for your workflow. As long as your app doesn’t look like total ass, people will forgive an uninspired design in favor of functionality.

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  • He goes from arm to arm of the couch and looks back meowing incessantly until I go over and bongo his booty until he has had enough. Then, the other arm, and repeat… all day.

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    Being particularly adorable when I came home for lunch.

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    If you want to vote, you have to comment.

    It encourages dialog and discourages horde mentality voting.

    Edit: Judging from the number of downvotes, my opinion is very popular. My apologies 😅

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    Did I hear someone say it’s belly time?

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    reddthat.com Knock Knock - Reddthat

    [https://reddthat.com/pictrs/image/361d77a9-86a2-4996-8048-2559097ba930.png]

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    reddthat.com Knock Knock - Reddthat

    [https://reddthat.com/pictrs/image/361d77a9-86a2-4996-8048-2559097ba930.png]

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    www.boston.com Man arrested after allegedly planning to bomb Satanic Temple in Salem

    A man was arrested after police say he planned to bomb the Satanic Temple in Salem. Luke Isaac Terpstra was charged with explosives - possession of bombs with unlawful intent after an investigation.

    > According to a Jan. 12 press release by the Salem Police Department, 30-year-old Luke Isaac Terpstra was arrested and charged with possession of bombs with unlawful intent, after an investigation by the Grant Police Department in Michigan.

    > The Satanic Temple is a religious organization that encourages “benevolence and empathy among all people,” rejects tyranny, advocates for “practical common sense,” opposes injustice, and undertakes “noble pursuits,” according to its website.

    Edit: pasted the entire article, rule violation. edit most of it down. Whoopsie.

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    I recently played Alien Isolation, and I noticed all of the “hacking” she does on doors and computers are different types of games, like press the button at the right time, or match the images within a timer, etc.

    A lot of games have these mini-games, and I was wondering which you think are the best? Or at least, didn’t get old fast?

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    Apple delivery drivers stole my phone

    I ordered an iPhone on Black Friday and had their courier deliver it to me. They hired one of the Spark Drivers (Walmart owned) to deliver it. They said it was delivered and never showed up. Then Apple refused to do anything about it and their official response after hours of calling was, “call the police.” So I filed a police report (that went nowhere) and told my credit card to reject the charge.

    Don’t use this service.

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    www.westernsydney.edu.au Supercomputer that simulates entire human brain will switch on in 2024

    A neuromorphic supercomputer called DeepSouth will be capable of 228 trillion synaptic operations per second, which is on par with the estimated number of operations in the human brain

    > A neuromorphic supercomputer called DeepSouth will be capable of 228 trillion synaptic operations per second, which is on par with the estimated number of operations in the human brain

    Edit: updated link, no paywall

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    thehill.com Congress approves bill barring any president from unilaterally withdrawing from NATO

    Congress has approved legislation that would prevent any president from withdrawing the United States from NATO without approval from the Senate or an Act of Congress.  The measure, spearheade…

    > Congress has approved legislation that would prevent any president from withdrawing the United States from NATO without approval from the Senate or an Act of Congress. The measure, spearheaded by Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), was included in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which passed out of the House on Thursday and is expected to be signed by President Biden.

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