bdonvr

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[–] bdonvr 3 points 2 hours ago* (last edited 2 hours ago)

I find it hard to imagine learning a language that I don't foresee myself using at least once a week IRL

I've tried learning French and German but honestly I very rarely encounter speakers of those languages and can count on one hand the number that don't also speak English.

I've been learning Spanish though for nearly a year to great success.

[–] bdonvr 3 points 2 hours ago (1 children)

Britbox has them for the US last I checked

[–] bdonvr 10 points 2 hours ago* (last edited 2 hours ago) (1 children)

Theoretically it should only be running during gameplay, and that's probably true as I'm sure security researchers would've pointed it out if games installed a persistently running rootkit. So it's different than Crowdstrike which was running immediately from boot.

So there is that, if it caused your PC to crash it should be fine after reboot. The driver has God power though as far as your PC goes so if it was the point of entry for a malicious attack you could be really screwed.

[–] bdonvr 6 points 19 hours ago (1 children)
[–] bdonvr 3 points 20 hours ago

The walls were put up after the toilet, possibly. (Probably fake)

[–] bdonvr 7 points 20 hours ago

I saw someone mention Mark Kelly, the astronaut turned AZ senator that flipped AZ blue. I think people could get behind that with the right campaign. I dunno if the DNC is that competent though

[–] bdonvr 2 points 20 hours ago

2020 was pretty close and Biden's image hasn't gotten any better and clearly wasn't going to. He was never going to win.

[–] bdonvr 4 points 20 hours ago

Actually that's not a bad idea at all

[–] bdonvr 1 points 20 hours ago (1 children)

Biden had zero, and I mean ZERO chance of winning. This was the only real choice.

[–] bdonvr 10 points 1 day ago

That's cool

Hopefully one day they can do it for a cause beyond filling the coffers of the rich through exploitative work. (And also never feel obligated to work past retirement should they wish to stop)

[–] bdonvr 7 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Y todos los estudiantes de español tienen problemas con eso. (Al menos que ya hablen una idioma similar....)

Pero los estoy aprendiendo.... lentamente.

[–] bdonvr 8 points 2 days ago
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submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by bdonvr to c/[email protected]
 

https://archive.is/jMIo6

Seriously how do people write such slanted headlines it's fucking art.

Alternative title: "America continues to illegally occupy area of Cuba near Cuban military facility"

 

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. military launched a secret campaign to counter what it perceived as China’s growing influence in the Philippines, a nation hit especially hard by the deadly virus.

The clandestine operation has not been previously reported. It aimed to sow doubt about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other life-saving aid that was being supplied by China, a Reuters investigation found. Through phony internet accounts meant to impersonate Filipinos, the military’s propaganda efforts morphed into an anti-vax campaign. Social media posts decried the quality of face masks, test kits and the first vaccine that would become available in the Philippines – China’s Sinovac inoculation.

Reuters identified at least 300 accounts on X, formerly Twitter, that matched descriptions shared by former U.S. military officials familiar with the Philippines operation. Almost all were created in the summer of 2020 and centered on the slogan #Chinaangvirus – Tagalog for China is the virus.

(More on site)

 

Sorry it took 35 minutes over my promised timeframe. My fault. I should've been keeping up my Ansible config not bumbling around manually. Then I would've known that I needed to uncap pict-rs' memory limit. Ah well we got there in the end.


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0.19.4 mostly changes things in the backend, but there are a couple notable user features:

  • You can now see all media you've uploaded and delete what you wish (only affects media uploaded after the upgrade)

  • Better federation with Mastodon and other similar software, all posts are tagged with the community name (in the background, you won't see it) so that Mastodon users can see them.

  • Vote totals now have settings. You can see a total (Upvotes minus downvotes), both seperate, or a percentage.

You can see the full changelog here.

You can follow the upgrade process at https://status.thelemmy.club/maintenance

As always, thanks for being a member of The Lemmy Club.


If you’d like to help contribute to our ongoing costs, or would like to show some appreciation, you can at OpenCollective: https://opencollective.com/thelemmyclub

This instance is funded primarily out of my own pocket with no return whatsoever. The costs aren't too high (~$250/yr) but community donations are always very appreciated. At the moment, we're about 10% community funded. Either way, The Lemmy Club isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by bdonvr to c/[email protected]
 

Edit: YouTube link if Vimeo gives you issues

https://youtu.be/qq8zFLIftGk

 

JERUSALEM, May 11 (Reuters) - Israel called on Saturday for Palestinians in more areas of Gaza's southern city of Rafah to evacuate and head to what it calls an expanded humanitarian area in Al-Mawasi, in a further indication that the military is pressing ahead with its plans for a ground attack on Rafah.

In a post on social media site X, a military spokesperson also called on residents and displaced people in the Jabalia area of northern Gaza, and 11 other neighbourhoods in the enclave to go immediately to the shelters west of Gaza City.

According to the Palestinian news agency WAFA, 24 Palestinians were killed overnight after Israeli jets targeted several areas in central Gaza.

Despite heavy U.S. pressure and alarm expressed by residents and humanitarian groups, Israel has said it will proceed with an incursion into Rafah, where more than 1 million displaced people have sought refuge during the seven-month-old war.

Israel's military said that so far, about 300,000 Gazans have moved towards Al-Mawasi.

Israel says it cannot win the war without rooting out thousands of fighters of the Islamist Hamas movement it believes are deployed in Rafah.

Israeli tanks captured the main road dividing Rafah's eastern and western sections on Friday, effectively encircling the eastern side in an assault that has caused Washington to hold up delivery of some military aid to its ally.

The White House said on Friday it was watching the Israeli operations "with concern," but they appeared to be localized around the shuttered Rafah crossing and did not reflect a large-scale invasion of the city.

The war was triggered by a Hamas-led attack on southern Israel in which some 1,200 people were killed and more than 250 people taken hostage, according to Israeli tallies.

Israel's military operation in Gaza, which it says aims to eliminate Hamas, has killed close to 35,000 Palestinians, according to Gaza's health ministry. The bombardment has laid waste to the coastal enclave and caused a deep humanitarian crisis.

The Biden administration said on Friday Israel's use of U.S.-supplied weapons may have violated international humanitarian law during its Gaza operation, in its strongest criticism to date of Israel.

But the administration stopped short of a definitive assessment, saying that due to the chaos of the war it could not verify specific instances where use of those weapons might have been involved in alleged breaches.

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