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  • It must be weird having the beach on the wrong side there

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    open letter to the NixOS foundation
  • I'm not terribly concerned over the ethics of the defense contractor, what I took away from the article is that Eelco develops some competing products for nix which are proprietary and leads the nix project. Massive conflict of interest he refused to address. Furthermore, his behaviour in the community isn't very good - you could argue "But that doesn't matter, what matters is that he writes good code", however you would miss the point. Such behaviour has the potential to alienate current and future contributors - what open source projects need to keep going.

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    open letter to the NixOS foundation
  • From reading the letter it seemed that they were more concerned with the lead developer's conflict of interest with said defense company as their company, Determinant Systems, may or may not work with them. They can't say due to an NDA which implies that they do work with them.

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    Audacity 3.5 Released with Cloud Saving, Beat Detection, Pitch Shifting, and More
  • Pricing doesn't look that bad $2.99/month for 250GB ($0.01196/GB) but bit of a jump to $14.99/month for 2TB ($0.007495/GB), real lack of middle ground there though. I think it is US dollars (hate how websites don't tell you). Since Audacity is open source it should be possible to create an identical API to the audio.com one for custom storage.

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    Audacity 3.5 Released with Cloud Saving, Beat Detection, Pitch Shifting, and More
  • It's free software so you can get rid of it if you want. It's not really for the users of a free software project to dictate the direction the project should take, perhaps unless they have made substantial contributions

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    There's a baby drought in Australia. Maybe we should fund IVF?
  • Maybe I'm reading it wrong but they just seem to insinuate that it is common knowledge when I doubt most people would be aware of the issue. It just seems really off topic - I suppose it's important but as far as I know that practice does not continue today.

    Should we be trying to correct it by encouraging Indigenous Australians to have more children? It's up to the individuals really but I don't think it's wise to encourage people to have children if it's not economically sustainable for them just so we can feel satisfied that some past wrongdoings have been "corrected" (at least on the population size front, not the socio-economic front). Personally, I don't think we really need to increase our population size too much anyway, as we're seeing now "baby booms" aren't actually that good long term, when there is a massive ageing population in need of care. Simply put I think that quality of life is inversely proportional to population size.

    I believe this is what they were referring to: https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-too-many-aboriginal-babies-australias-secret-history-of-aboriginal-population-control-in-the-1960s-189249

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    Anthony Albanese has praised a lone police officer who pursued a man on a stabbing spree through a shopping mall, saying ‘there is no doubt that she saved lives through her action’
  • You never said that we should have less police, you only said that certain groups feel safer with less police. I was under the impression that you didn't want police at all

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    Anthony Albanese has praised a lone police officer who pursued a man on a stabbing spree through a shopping mall, saying ‘there is no doubt that she saved lives through her action’
  • Sure grab some quotes, don't engage with the whole comment. I can change my mind on things. I don't know why this needs to be about trying to hurt me rather than have a reasonable debate

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    Anthony Albanese has praised a lone police officer who pursued a man on a stabbing spree through a shopping mall, saying ‘there is no doubt that she saved lives through her action’
  • I think hating the police is a distraction from holding politicians who create and protect the laws which the police enforce. For anything to be done politicians need to do it, yet they don't. Don't fight the symptoms fight the disease

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    There's a baby drought in Australia. Maybe we should fund IVF?
  • Okay, the above comment just seemed low-effort and rage bait

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    Anthony Albanese has praised a lone police officer who pursued a man on a stabbing spree through a shopping mall, saying ‘there is no doubt that she saved lives through her action’
  • I mostly agree with what you have said. I'm not denying that the problem is societal:

    I’m not sure what the alternative to police would be, something like the second amendment in the US?

    What I meant by that statement was what do we do to prevent crimes (especially of the violent kind) when societal change fails to prevent it? My solution would be a much, much smaller police force that can run more efficiently with much higher standards of training and accountabilty

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    There's a baby drought in Australia. Maybe we should fund IVF?
  • ??? I don't think this is targeted at Indigenous Australians, I think the point of the article is that the economy requires population growth in order to grow. I suppose economic growth may be a threat to Indigenous communities if more land is taken to support the growth.

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    Rachael Dixon, 53, dies in suspected mushroom poisoning (Ballarat).
  • This is really sad as is the previous case. There needs to be some accountability from the operator of this centre

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    I've never played games. Suggest a couple of addictive games I can play on Linux
  • Beyond All Reason was recently recommended to me in an ask Lemmy Thread. Can confirm it is a great game if you're into real time strategy (Free and Open Source). Naev and Endless Sky - Single player 2D open world space exploration, trading with some interesting storylines (Both are also FOSS and inspired heavily by the Escape Velocity series of games), I have spent ma y hours playing these games. Mindustry is another fun one people are recommending, takes elements of Factory Building games and Real Time Strategy (FOSS).

    Venturing into the non-foss side of things, most games seem to work, check protondb before purchasing for Linux compatiblility. Steam is pretty good on Linux. I've found Terraria to be quite addictive which natively supports Linux. Starbound is also pretty good but I haven't touched it for a few years because the storyline is rather a cliche and just not interesting at all to me (I did finish it).

    Another option for games is emulation.

    If your gaming laptop has an NVIDIA GPU as well as integrated (usually Intel) you may need to launch your games with certain environment variables incase they default to the integrated graphics. In my experience with hybrid graphics Wayland works quite well as the desktop will be run on the integrated graphics.

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    Coulda been worse. Could've ended up like Oscar Wilde
  • And why was 7 on the wrong side of both of these cases?

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    Anthony Albanese has praised a lone police officer who pursued a man on a stabbing spree through a shopping mall, saying ‘there is no doubt that she saved lives through her action’
  • I wonder also whether it would be interesting if votes were public like on Facebook for example. Though I don't think disabling downvotes solves the problem. It makes it easier to agree and harder to disagree. You'll still be mostly exposed to things that the majority of people agree with, this not challenging the majority opinion. Looking at how most social media work, aiming to keep you on the platform longer to see more ads the votes make sense, see more stuff you agree with, happier you are, longer you stay. I don't see why we need that here, I'm not currently aware of any for-profit instances (there is threads I guess). It was probably brought over from Reddit without much thought.

    Edit: I'll also point out that the voting system on the Stack Exchange sites is different as those sites generally cover objective topics (it does fall apart in some cases), while here pretty much everything is political.

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    Rachael Dixon, 53, dies in suspected mushroom poisoning (Ballarat).
  • Should put it on the number plates: "Victoria - Don't eat the Mushrooms"

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    Anthony Albanese has praised a lone police officer who pursued a man on a stabbing spree through a shopping mall, saying ‘there is no doubt that she saved lives through her action’
  • I've no doubt that the prejudices of individual officers affects their policing and in some cases may be racist or anti-minority. I think the way around this is more accountability for police officers: they must have bodycams when doing their jobs which are publicly available (we live in a Democracy do we not?) and officers can be removed due random reviews. There is no internal process, it is done by an independent commision. In incidents like this or when in a dodgy area I wouldn't feel very comfortable with a low police presence. I'm not sure what the alternative to police would be, something like the second amendment in the US?

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  • cross-posted from: https://jlai.lu/post/6041838

    > ## The results are in! 🎶 > > Hey everyone! > > Thank you for participating, I gathered the votes submitted until this morning and put together this little graphics to announce the results, it looks like The Northern Boys were a clear favourite with their eccentric yet catchy song ; Azahriah and Bagarre, both ex-aequo, follow them closely in second position. > > Congratulations to everyone for submitting great songs! > > The ranking is based on the average position out of every vote, here are the details: > > 1. The Northern Boys - Sexy Train (avg. rank : 3.4) > 2. Azahriah - Introvertált dal (4.2) > 3. Bagarre - On est les mêmes (4.2) > 4. Royel Otis - Heading for the Door (4.5) > 5. Tiki Taane - Tangaroa (4.6) > 6. Cassette Beasts - Your Inception (4.9) > 7. Pil - Dronning af månen - (5.0) > 8. Lu Kala - Hotter Now (5.2) > 9. Puggy - Lost Child (5.5) > > The ranks are super close, I personally liked every single song and it was hard to have to rank them, because the last position didn't necessarily mean the song was bad. > > But wait there's more! Here's a ranking based on how many time each song was ranked first : > > 1. The Northern Boys - Sexy Train (21 times ranked first!) > 2. Tiki Taane - Tangaroa (13) > 3. Bagarre - On est les mêmes (10) > 4. Azahriah - Introvertált dal (8) > 5. Royel Otis - Heading for the Door (8) > 6. Lu Kala - Hotter Now (4) > 7. Pil - Dronning af månen (3) > 8. Cassette Beasts - Your Inception (2) > 9. Puggy - Lost Child (1) > > That means every single song submitted was at least one person's favourite song, which is heartwarming, everyone got to discover new music! > > There's even more! Here's a small list of every instance's most favourite songs (the songs that were most ranked highest for each instance), Belgium sadly didn't vote : > > - Australia (aussie.zone) : The Northern Boys & Tiki Taane > - Canada (lemmy.ca) : The Northern Boys > - Denmark (feddit.dk) : The Northern Boys > - France (jlai.lu) : The Northern Boys, Royel Otis > - Hungary (!hungary@lemmy.world) : Tiki Taane > - New Zealand (lemmy.nz) : Pil > - Programming.dev (programming.dev) : The Northern Boys > - United Kingdom (feddit.uk) : Bagarre, Tiki Taane, Lu Kala > - 3rd party voters : The Northern Boys, Bagarre, Royel Otis > > Again, I want to reiterate how thankful I am that y'all participated. I didn't expect any response at all for such a niche event in such a niche social media, it was scary to be responsible that everything goes smoothly, but so rewarding to see people coming together and sending songs, and discovering new music from you! > > ## What's next for Lemmyvision? > > I'm going to keep the community open if you want to use it to share lesser known songs from where you're from, that you'd like people to discover, feel free to use !lemmyvision@jlai.lu as you wish, as long as it's in the spirit of this contest. > > Obviously another edition will happen, and hopefully with more people, as Lemmy grows, and gathers more users, and I manage to make contact with more instances, there is an opportunity to discover even more music! If you'd like to help, feel free to send a message too! > > However, I do like the idea of having smaller scale, thematic, events, or just prompts in between, like how the speedrunning event AGDQ has the SQDG in summer ; I'll think about something, but feel free to share ideas as well. > > Thank you, and see you next year for Lemmyvision 2 !! 🎶

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    www.abc.net.au Dutton accuses Wong of 'most reckless act' in decades over Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution calls

    Opposition Leader Peter Dutton accuses the government of "a clear prejudice towards Israel" after Foreign Minister Penny Wong reiterated support for a two-state solution.

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    cross-posted from: https://jlai.lu/post/5874257

    > Lemmy users, you can now vote for your favourite song in Lemmyvision's song contest, an Eurovision-like song contest, in which various instances submitted a song of their choice! > > My sincere thanks everyone for your submissions, I have created a form where you can rank your favourite songs, it's available here : > > ➡️ Lemmyvision Voting Form - https://tally.so/r/nWNgKQ ⬅️ > > I'll leave the form open for a week and then collect the results! > > Make sure to check each submitted song thanks to the playlists @Ategon@programming.dev has created: > - Youtube Link > - Spotify Link > - Invidious Link > > Full list of songs: > - 🇦🇺 Royel Otis - Heading For The Door (aussie.zone / Australia) > - 🇧🇪 Puggy - Lost Child (!belgique@jlai.lu / Belgium) > - 🇨🇦 Lu Kala - Hotter Now (lemmy.ca / Canada) > - 🇩🇰 Pil - Dronning Af Månen (feddit.dk / Denmark) > - 🇫🇷 Bagarre - ON EST LES MÊMES (jlai.lu / France) > - 🇭🇺 Azahriah - introvertált dal (!hungary@lemmy.world / Hungary) > - 🇬🇧 The Northern Boys - Sexy Train (feddit.uk / UK) > - 🇦🇶 Casette Beasts - Your Inception (programming.dev / Programming) > - 🇳🇿 Tiki Taana - Tangaroa (lemmy.nz / New Zealand) > > You will be asked to rank the songs from your favourite to least favourite ; you may notice that users from specific instance cannot rank the song their instance has submitted, in order to keep things fair. Users from non-participating instances can still participate in the voting, and self identify as third party. Let me know if there's any issue with the form! > > Enjoy! 🎶

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    www.abc.net.au How a Taylor Swift faux pas led to the upending of Bruce Lehrmann's defamation case's final days

    The Federal Court this week played host to allegations of cocaine benders, boozy dinners, $10,000 in sex worker and massage services charged to the Network Seven company card. The unexpected twist has its origins in a much smaller, Sydney political scandal.

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    !

    Checking the poll this morning three songs were at equal scores. To break the tie I decided to use the fraction of upvotes with respect to the total number of votes cast the results were:

    • Royel Otis - Heading for the Door (6/(6+3) = 66.67%)
    • Donny Benét- American Dream (7/(7+4) = 63.64%)
    • Kylie Minogue - Padum Padum (8/(8+5) = 61.54%)

    Here's a link to the song if you haven't heard it: https://youtu.be/cG5ex57YZ40?si=56_EIkKhLu5WBl1e

    Thank you to everyone who participated, keep an eye on !lemmyvision@jlai.lu for any updates on the competition.

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    discussion.fedoraproject.org Attention: Malicious code in current pre-release & testing versions/variants: F40 and rawhide affected - users of F40/rawhide need to respond

    JWF edit: More about this now on the Fedora Magazine: The xz package that has already entered the current F40 pre-release versions/variants and rawhide contains malicious code. This does NOT affect users of the Fedora releases (F38, F39 are thus not affected), but all users who use already F40

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    With Lemmyvision around the corner, we have a pinned thread to determine which song we should nominate into Lemmyvision. Don't forget to have your say

    I'm trying a new preferential-like system using upvotes and downvoted so feedback is also appreciated, in the case of a tie I'll pick at random (since we can only send one unfortunately).

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    See https://aussie.zone/post/8404273 for result

    As mentioned in my earlier post [1] we are conducting a poll to determine our nomination for Lemmyvision which you can read more about in !lemmyvision@jlai.lu.

    Here's how the poll will work:

    • I'll create a comment for each option, upvote it if you like it, leave it if indifferent and downvote if you don't like it.
    • Try not to feel pressured to vote for the option that is most popular.
    • While this post will appear as locked you should still be able to cast votes.
    • The option with the highest score wins.
    • I will take the result at an undisclosed time on the 29th of March. I will screenshot the results for authenticity.
    • If you have any trouble casting a vote please reach out.

    [1] What should we nominate for Lemmyvision?

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    www.abc.net.au Ex-Ted Cruz spokesman and Peta Credlin to help Liberal Party's newly launched network to recruit women

    A new national women's Liberal network quietly launches to a small crowd at Parliament House, more than a year after it was recommended by a party review of the 2022 election loss.

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    For those of you who missed the post the other week Lemmyvision is a contest where participating country-based communities (like ours) nominate a song from our country (Australia) and there will be some voting to determine the winner.

    If you have a song that is Australian or some ideas comment them here (and maybe why you should vote for i + a link). They will be added to a post (released on 25/03) where they will be voted on to select our official nomination. This post will be closed on 24/03 sometime AEST.

    Update: It has been confirmed that the earliest a song can be released to be eligible is 1/1/2023

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    Just came across this gem. The creator also did a write-up if you wanted to replicate it yourself: https://kittenlabs.de/real-gaming-router/

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    www.abc.net.au 'He was an idiot': NT chief minister backs police minister after racist Facebook posts

    NT Police Minister Brent Potter is under pressure over now-deleted Facebook posts he shared on his profile, which included homophobic and racial slurs and misogynistic language.

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    meta.stackexchange.com Our partnership with Google and commitment to socially responsible AI

    Today, we announced an exciting new partnership with Google to bring Google's Gemini to Stack Overflow and to provide Stack Overflow content directly within Google Cloud. The story of this partners...

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    www.abc.net.au This island risks being transformed into a consumer experience for the wealthy. Should it be a wake-up call?

    Humans are wreaking havoc on our most cherished places and tourism is a significant and growing contributor to the chaos, writes Linton Besser.

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    Just discovered this. I will pin this as it may be useful to come back to in discussion

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