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Cake day: mar. 23, 2020


The only way I see this work is how China does it, where they simply announce the state is taking over the goods.

Did a really stupid hike with a big group of friends. It was a few different groups, so some people didn’t know each other. We were 4+ hours out from civilization, had no cell reception, and were getting trashed by waves against a cliff face.

We had a few close calls, but by the end we had 4 people back to safety, 3 people stuck on a cliff freezing their butts off, and 6 people who didn’t come to the area. Two of the guys stuck on the cliff were dating (we’ll call them Shirley and Lyndon), the third guy only knew me out of the whole group (we’ll call him Alfred).

These 3 guys sat on that cliff for over an hour - The most athletic guy (we’ll call him James) swam to them from safety multiple times, but against the waves even James was puffed out. On the last swim out, Lyndon and Shirley realized if they didn’t get off the cliff now, James wouldn’t be able to come back to them another time. So they pushed Alfred off the cliff into the water (since Alfred was not moving otherwise), and the 4 of them swam to safety, all completely exhausted.

That night and for the rest of our camping trip, Alfred, Lyndon and Shirley stuck together like a unit. They changed the sleeping arrangement to share a tent, ate on the same end of the table, went to the washroom together, we even made fun of them for it. It was crazy.

So there’s definitely anecdotal experience that intensity forms bonds. That said, after the camping trip they didn’t stay in touch, so other factors do need to be at play for longevity too (living in the same region would probably help).

Really cool info.

If you go to China and get a Chinese citizenship, the Canadian gov’t won’t tell China that you have a Canadian citizenship. Also you can keep your Canadian citizenship while you live in China on a visa for a while. Besides, the best way to learn the language and culture is to yeet yourself over there :)

For two reasons -

  1. You only live once, so it’s not like it’ll be easier later
  2. It’s not actually that hard

A lot of people on this site are miserable and warship China - so like, they should just go? China is a cool place to live.

Do the first two + the thread title cause the third?

John Oliver has on numerous occasions completely omitted crucial points that defend the group he’s attacking - Which is really annoying, because most of the time he’s bang on.

Any study that hasn’t been replicated is worthless. We should really have a “replicated science” community here on Lemmy. That said, this study did account for the quality of the schools and socioeconomic status, which if left unaccounted for could easily produce these results on their own.

If you want a place where you only see things you agree with, make a blog. Although be sure to only display the latest article, in case your opinion changes.

Are there any bacteria that break down and consume plastics? A few years ago I met someone who was studying biodegradable plastics for their masters, and when I asked if it’s possible he basically said “No, biodegradable plastics do not exist, but I’m studying it anyway”

Glass bottles are recyclable, whereas the recyclability of plastic bottles is so bad it’s disingenuous to say they’re recyclable

These two comments summed up the whole situation SO perfectly

Amazing article, thank you.

It’s recycling day for my apartment here in Korea - And we have to separate our plastics, much like the article describes, so they can actually be recycled. It’s cumbersome and easy to make mistakes though, so I’m not an advocate for this either.

They can run everything the API implements (which is pretty much everything), they just can’t use all of the hardware in the graphics card so you have a performance hit

What's An Easy Thing You Did That Made Your Life Easier?
A purchase, an app, a decision, anything

Lemmy.ml link blocked on LinkedIn for being "general malware"
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/337ac1fe-b256-4cd2-9fbf-be1a29754852.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/506fe9e4-b326-4460-a146-35e86cc28b1c.png)

MIT and BSD are cuckold licenses
I would say "change my mind" but I won't. I spent 5 years believing \*maybe\* I was missing something about them, but no, these are licenses selected 49.5% of the time for the wrong reason, 49.5% of the time because the original project devs were cucks, and 1% of the time because they're trying to replace a corporate dominant proprietary solution (which is the only valid usecase for these licenses). If you're a FOSS dev, have some self respect and choose a proper license.

Looking for an Open Source program to automatically seed latest project torrents
Hey Lemmy - I was downloading the KDE Neon edition ISOs yesterday night and noticed there weren't many seeders for the nightly edition. It gave me the idea to write a program that automatically grabs the .torrent file for lots of FOSS projects and throws them on my seedbox every night, but before I reinevent the wheel, does something like this exist? Qbittorrent has a Python API so the code isn't complicated, but with a bit of Google-foo I wasn't able to find something like this already, which kind of blows my mind tbh. Does Lemmy know?

What are some good charities to donate to on behalf of someone for Christmas?
My family is fairly well off, and nobody needs anything. We have a poor tradition of buying gifts nobody needs. I've spoken with some of my family and we're going to change this to make Christmas about giving to those in need. Unfortunately, everyone has slightly different interests and I'm having a hard time coming up with impactful charities for various family members. **Does anyone know of some (global or Canadian) charities in these categories?** * Environment * Animals * Human Rights/Poverty * Technology Some charities I've got so far: * [The Water Project](https://thewaterproject.org/) (Human Rights) * [Software Freedom Conservancy](https://sfconservancy.org/donate/) (Technology) * [Godot](https://godotengine.org/donate) (Technology) * [Doctors Without Borders](https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/donate) (Human Rights) Any suggestions appreciated (:. Share this post with your family if you want to start something like this too!

I have a $50 prepaid Mastercard. Where is a place I can donate it to open source?
The Mastercard is in CAD and I don't have a Paypal account. Where's the easiest place I can donate it? Edit: Donated it to KDE through Paypal without registering an account

Anyone know where I can buy a longer engine oil stick?
My check oil light is on, but my engine oil stick doesn't reach the oil. I want to check how much oil I have though, so it's not very helpful. Google says just add more oil, but I don't know how much oil I already have. Can someone tell me what to do here?

Hey AskLemmy! I created some community icons. Which one do you like most?
I noticed for one of the largest communities, there was no icon! It looks strange in the Communities view. Anyways, I mocked these up trying to use the Lemmy logo. If you like any of them but it's not quite right, I can adjust it - or if you have a new idea, I'm down to try that too! 1. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/Gj6OjKWhlG.png) 2. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/HjhzxLRPLF.png) 3. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/4Ld7dLtMFH.png) 4. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/mbCyBabPkl.png) 5. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/mir2yvspyi.png)

What are some easy ways to use your computer to "Give Back" to the FOSS community?
I've always wanted to run as many programs as possible that "Give back" to awesome developers who create things. **I've got a few, but I'm looking for more.** **Bandwidth Consuming** * I2P [Node](https://github.com/i2p-zero/i2p-zero) * Seed my favorite shows * [IPFS Cluster](https://collab.ipfscluster.io/) **Linux** * [pkgstats](https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/pkgstats) for Arch, `popularity-contest` for Debian (& derivatives) * KDE [telemetry](https://lemmy.ml/post/77859) * Golem [node](https://handbook.golem.network/provider-tutorials/provider-tutorial) **Other** * [Snowflake](https://snowflake.torproject.org/) browser extension ***** If I can get enough of these idle things, I want to one day create a website where you answer a few basic questions about your OS/Hardware and it suggests which of these you can do based in tiers (i.e. how easy it is to set up, how big of an impact you have). What are some other ones I could add?

Want to help Arch Linux? Install pkgstats! It gives basic telemetry on which packages you use!
Related: [How to enable telemetry on KDE](https://lemmy.ml/post/77859) pkgstats is a great way to help the Arch Linux packagers figure out which packages are being used by ((people who enable telemetry)). You can see some cool results of it here: https://pkgstats.archlinux.de/fun Similarly if you use the AUR a lot, check out [aur-auto-vote](https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/aur-auto-vote-git/)

Work for a development company? Ask the CTO to sponsor an Open Source Project!
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/H28RfzsjVs.png) I work for a small gaming company (~10 employees) based out of Toronto, and always wanted to contribute more (financially) to open source projects. There's 2 key ones that come to mind - [Ruffle](https://github.com/ruffle-rs/ruffle), an open source ActionScript (Flash) reimplementation (so you can play Flash games in your webbrowser again!), and [Godot](https://godotengine.org/), an engine that makes creating games as easy as creating 3D models in Blender. I've pitched the idea before, but nothing as concrete or easy as just dropping a link in Slack. **The best part about recurring donations is it keeps it on your company's mind**, meaning they're more likely to donate in the future! It's always easier for a company to fork out cash than yourself. Give it a shot! Most Open Source devs who need funding would love it :)

What does it take to be in the "Trending Communities" in the sidebar?
Is it recently active? Percentage growth? Can consistently active communities be in the "Trending" section for a long time? Thanks!