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Shots fired at Trump at Rally in PA
  • Dude, no. I don't want to live in a country where politicians are being shot.

    Also, I'm pretty sure the blond woman on his left / our right is the one who died. She did not deserve that.

    Not the time for jokes.

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  • Phone cameras tend to ramp up the saturation.

    It gives the photo a more vibrant look, which many people prefer, at the expense of color accuracy.

    But generally with artistic photography, you're going more for a style than for accuracy, so I wouldn't say it's always a bad thing (though sometimes it is).

  • Yet more examples of how copyright destroys culture rather than driving it
  • In this example I would have committed both crimes.

    It's copyright infringement for me to republish and profit from your work without your consent (while that work is not in the public domain).

    It's plagiarism for me to pass that work off as my own.

    So it was a bad example.

  • I am sick of old men.
  • The sides are definitely not the same. One side is a fascist, a rapist, and a felon; the other side has trouble being coherent after 6pm.

    They're not the same, and I know who I'm voting for (not the fascist). But damn do I wish we had some better choices.

  • Yet more examples of how copyright destroys culture rather than driving it
  • Let's say you write a novel. It's really really good. But no one reads it because no one ever hears about it.

    Later, I stumble upon your novel and recognize how great it is. Then I republish it verbatim, except with my name as the author. I am much better at business and marketing than you, so it goes viral. I receive millions in sales, am tapped to produce a movie version, and win a Pulitzer for it.

    Is that fair? Or should you have some rights in all of this since it was your copy?

  • UEFA Ticket app shares users' location data with police
  • Or surveillance.

    It's all "privacy, privacy, privacy" when it comes to private companies. But the EU themselves wants all of that data to create a surveillance state.

    Not that the US government doesn't pull the same shit, but it does feel less hypocritical when they do it, because they're not even pretending to be concerned with privacy.

  • "Selling a machine with proprietary software that links against an LGPLv3 library..." - post discussion
  • You don't need to provide root access just because you used GPL code, you just have to follow the GPL.

    Well, to follow version 3 of the GPL, you do actually need to provide effective root access.

    Specifically, version 3 of the GPL adds language to prevent Tivoization.

    It's not enough to just provide the user with the code. The user is entitled to the freedom to modify that code and to use their modifications.

    In other words, in addition to providing access to the source code, you must actually provide a mechanism to allow the user to change the code on the device.

    The name "Tivoization" comes from the practice of the company TiVo, which sold set-top boxes based on GPL code, but employed DRM to prevent the user from applying custom patches. V3 of the GPL remedies this bug.

  • In just a few years, half of all states passed bans on trans health care for kids
  • I'm frustrated at these kinds of articles because they don't make clear what we are actually talking about.

    I'm not trans, so I don't really understand what these kids are going through, or what kinds of treatments are being banned.

    Are we just banning the really invasive stuff, like hormonal treatment or sex change surgeries? Sure, that seems reasonable to keep away from minors. Like, I couldn't commit to whether or not I was a "music person" at that age; I can't imagine how difficult it must be to question your gender identity as a teenager. I totally get that there should be some safeguards against rash decisions.

    But are we banning things like supportive counseling? That's a whole different issue, and everyone should be entitled to positive, identity-affirming counseling.

    These articles always come up about gender affirming care being denied to minors, but it's never clear to me how reasonable or unreasonable these bills are. Shame on the AP for not providing more context here.

    Can someone here actually explain to me what this means?

  • Joe Biden To Sit Down With ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos For First Post-Debate TV Interview
  • I'm visiting with the fam for the 4th. My grandparents keep CNN on 24/7.

    CNN has been running "Biden should step down" as their main lead, all week. Every show has at least one segment on it.

    They're saying stuff like "70% of democrat voters think he is not fit" or something like that (dunno what their polling data and methodology are though.)

    I expect that these 24/7 news networks can apply a lot of pressure to drive a story like this.

    Edit: I may have misquoted those polls. Which I think shows how bad CNN's reporting is. They just said something very different came out of a Reuter's poll.

  • Drew DeVault on the biggest threats to FOSS and some proposed solutions
  • For Zulip, I've only used it on the web. Apparently they have iOS, Android, Desktop, and Terminal clients.

    For Matrix, there are many clients on all platforms, but none have ever stood out to me. Element is the official client, and it's... fine I guess.

  • What is your favorite though provoking movie?
  • is a pretty surreal. Considered one of the most influential films of all time. One of the earliest examples of post-modernism in film.

    Every scene in Ex Machina is basically a dialogue covering different arguments in the philosophy of AI. Plus a surreal dance scene.

    I was blown away by mother! when I first saw it. But looking back on it, the allegory wasn't exactly subtle.

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a meta-modern masterpiece.

    Tropic Thunder, as a meta commentary on comedy, is actually really good. Aside from the great comedy itself.

  • [BUG] Sync Crashing after lemmy.world 0.19 update

    On my "subscribed" page, if I scroll down, the app crashes. Not sure of anything more than that. But it's definitely repeatable for me.

    Device information

    Sync version: v23.11.29-22:27 Sync flavor: googlePlay

    View type: Smaller cards

    Device: ASUS_AI2302 Model: asus ASUS_AI2302 Android: 14

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    General Programming Discussion @lemmy.ml cbarrick @lemmy.world
    Encoding tic-tac-toe in 15 bits
    cbarrick.dev Encoding tic-tac-toe in 15 bits

    I recently stumbled upon a blog post by Alejandra González (a.k.a @blyxyas) that seeks to compress a tic-tac-toe game state into as few bits as possible. She arrived at a solution in 18 bits. This got me thinking, can we do better?

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    Los Angeles, Seattle selected as USMNT match cities for 2026 World Cup

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11618012

    TL;DR

    • Canada plays in Toronto on June 12 and Vancouver on June 18 and June 24.

    • USA plays in LA on June 12 and June 25 and Seattle on June 19.

    • Mexico plays in Mexico City on June 11 and June 24 and Guadalajara on June 18.

    • Semifinals in Dallas and Atlanta. Bronze Final in Miami. Final in NYC.

    The article has a nice graphic schedule you can download if you want to plan travel to specific cities. Groups have not been drawn yet, so we only know USA, CAN, and MEX.

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    GIFs uploaded from GBoard don't work

    GBoard (Google's keyboard for Android) has a GIF entry feature.

    Sync properly uploads the GIF from GBoard to my Lemmy instance, but the GIF does not play in the comments, and clicking on it returns an error "image was actually a web page!"

    For the record, they're not technically GIFs. GBoard uploads the image as WebM.

    This seems like a user journey that should be supported. Android users who use Google's keyboard to input a GIF comment would expect it to work or throw an error at upload time. Instead, Sync allows us to submit such comments, but they are broken upon viewing.

    Device information

    Sync version: v23.11.29-22:27 Sync flavor: googlePlay

    Ultra user: true View type: Smaller cards

    Device: ASUS_AI2302 Model: asus ASUS_AI2302 Android: 14

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    Pittsburgh, PA @lemmy.world cbarrick @lemmy.world
    When a Coke Plant Closed in Pittsburgh, Cardiovascular ER Visits Plunged
    insideclimatenews.org When a Coke Plant Closed in Pittsburgh, Cardiovascular ER Visits Plunged - Inside Climate News

    A recent study highlights the health benefits of particular plants closing and generally reducing exposure to fossil fuels, researchers say.

    When a Coke Plant Closed in Pittsburgh, Cardiovascular ER Visits Plunged - Inside Climate News

    cross-posted from: https://kbin.social/m/news@lemmy.world/t/370751

    > A recent study highlights the health benefits of particular plants closing and generally reducing exposure to fossil fuels, researchers say.

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    Pittsburgh, PA @lemmy.world cbarrick @lemmy.world
    Pittsburgh Synagogue Trial-Jury Votes for Death Penalty in Antisemitic Attack
    www.nytimes.com Pittsburgh Synagogue Trial: Jury Votes for Death Penalty in Antisemitic Attack

    The jurors had found the gunman guilty of federal hate crimes for killing 11 worshipers in October 2018.

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Trial: Jury Votes for Death Penalty in Antisemitic Attack

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/2548457

    > The judge is required to follow the jury’s decision. Here’s what to know. > > A federal jury on Wednesday condemned to death the gunman who killed 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October 2018, in what is considered the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history. > > The jury’s decision, which is binding on the judge, was announced Wednesday in the same federal courtroom where the jurors in June convicted the gunman, Robert Bowers, 50, of carrying out the massacre during sabbath services nearly five years ago. The judge will formally impose the sentence at a hearing on Thursday morning, when families of some victims are expected to address the court. > > In a statement, the family of two victims — Rose Mallinger, a 97-year-old member of the Tree of Life congregation who was killed in the attack, and Andrea Wedner, her daughter, who was wounded — thanked the jury. “Although we will never attain closure from the loss of our beloved Rose Mallinger, we now feel a measure of justice has been served,” the statement read. > > Jurors deliberated for just under 10 hours before reaching the verdict.

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    Designing error types in Rust
    mmapped.blog Designing error types in Rust

    An optinionated guide to designing humane error types in Rust.

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