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i’ve seen a lot of such footage where conductors spend like 30 seconds trying to forcefully pack in a entire train carriage in order for the doors to close and i’ve always found it to be so weird

like, if your metro is so busy, i’m assuming you have trains running every 60-90 seconds, which translates roughly to the minimum safe distance between trains, therefore they literally just spent like half the time they’d have to wait for another train to come simply trying to shove in one passenger, delaying not only everyone on that train, but also everyone is subsequent trains

where is the logic?


found the american lol


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idk, i’ve never heard ppl say these things about brutalism 🤔

maybe a somewhat similar sentiment in protest of high-rise and boring social housing, which happened to have a somewhat brutalist style, but never brutalism itself

if anything, some of the most interesting brutalist works are located in western countries such as england and japan


i don’t understand

is the implication that brutalism does take inspiration from random objects and people dislike it because of that?


til some people walk around with shoes ON in their houses, wtf? 🤔🤦‍♀️


eeeehh, i don’t know 🤔

soviet russia had some of the most advanced technical education curriculum in the world, with most jobs being also in the engineering field; this partially carried over into modern russia, which still has a very strong focus on technical subjects in its education system, so A LOT of russians were not only raised by engineers, but also educated, to an extent, as engineers

this factor, combined with underfunded, subpar quality infrastructure and goods and a poor population practically forces people to demonstrate engineering ingenuity and creativeness with severely constrained resources in order to get by or have fun, which, distorted by the subs you mentioned, creates a superficial perception of “jankiness”, which in reality, again, is nothing but engineering creativity within constrained resources

i don’t think it’s really offensive and i don’t know anyone who thought that overextrapolation of engineering creativity onto the entirety of the russian population was offensive, most just think it’s kind of amusing, maybe even proud really, bc you have to appreciate the ability to get by and have fun when life is so shitty, idk if that makes sense…

the perceived lack of regard for safety is also a combination of poor safety regulations (caused mainly by corruption) and, because life is so hard, people really just stop caring at a certain point, bc if everyone were wholly concerned with ensuring safety at all times, the little time people have to actually enjoy themselves would be wholly consumed by that worry for safety

i agree that this post is a poor example of russian engineering ingenuity, because, well, tying stuff down with a rope is hardly creative, and a pretty standard practice really, emerging thousands of years ago probably

plus, on this occasion, it’s a goddamn funeral, these people just don’t have the money to get a catafalque and the person driving a car prolly works as a taxi driver, therefore has an uber sign on the car…


these types of seemingly absurd combinations are not intended to be things you wear on a regular day, to school etc, they try to encapsulate and present design concept and ideas, sometimes rather vague ones

all of that, combined with the fact that you need to accentuate certain aspects you really care about, obv in the end it doesn’t come out as something super practical


does anyone know what kind of moderation 4chan has? tbh, if it didn’t attract all racists, nazis in the world, i think that kind of forum would be onto something interesting 🤔


atri coming (rust tor impl with multithreading), stay strong


really fascinating documentary about shenzhen :)
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I think the difference with a game is you don’t seek violent games out for the sake of fulfilling murderous urges. In

we prolly play very different videogames lol 😅

running around in a busy gta 5 lobby or playing a counter strike match on eastern european servers often makes me think that the most vile, hateful, murderous, abusive psychopaths all came together to play with me, if i didn’t know that these are actually normal people irl

i think many people actively seek to play games to realise their violent tendencies, griefing everything that moves and does’t move in minecraft, just driving around on a gta 5 map and blowing everyone up for no reason

and just like these users posting their abusive conversations with chatbots, in videogames people do post clips of, say, creating a massive car pile up on a highway and then exploding all of them, and it’s not considered bad in any way

Enabling reinforces the behavior in people, it’s like giving someone fake casino games. If they have what it takes to become addicted, they will soon turn to real casinos with real money because the fake thing is just not the same. By all accounts enabling is the exact opposite of what you should do to treat a disorder, which is to curb it.

once again, couldn’t this same logic be applied to videogames? i still fail to see the difference between this and videogames: of course an ai chat bot is very different from a relationship with a real person, with the latter establishing boundaries and saying no to things, but so are the aspects of owning a gun and driving a car different compared to a videogame, where you can behave however irresponsibly you want, which in no way translates into how you’d want to handle a gun and a car in real life


wouldn’t this logic be applicable to videogames also? when i’m playing a game, if at any random point i’d be interrupted and asked whether the people in the game are real, i’d of course say no, but whenever i’m playing the game, i don’t ever think about that: if it’s a good game, i feel sad for the losses of the characters, feel on edge in tense situations, and happy for their gains, even knowing that these characters aren’t real

but even if it’s enabling, why is this a bad thing? for example, bdsm-esque fantasies are fairly common, and as long as people play them out in a consenting, safe manner, there’s nothing harmlful about it, and people aren’t being dragged into mental asylums for it

i’m not exactly sure what the nature of verbal abuse the article is discussing, but i think it’s a fair comparison


i’m not sure, i’m not a psychologist 🤷

there may be some underlying issues causing this that you’d want to seek help for, or there may be not and this is just another of the myriad of weird fantasies people tend to have and you can’t “correct” much about it idk 🤷‍♀️



exactly my thoughts

if anything, a person releasing their harmful-to-a-real-person tendencies on an algorithm is a sign that this person realises the harmful consequences of these tendencies and therefore doesn’t abuse a real person

not much different from videogames, but because of the novelty of this particular case it’s perceived as bad 🤷‍♀️






If you could introduce a few obscure/minor laws to your country, which ones would you choose that would make the most positive or interesting impact?
i'd probably pick - cartoon tv series can't have more than 3 seasons - avocados should have most subsidies of any food - electron apps are now illegal - normal tv series can't have more than 5 seasons - protruding doorsteps are now illegal
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Do you think there's a viable solution to Wirth's law?
from wikipedia: > Wirth's law is an adage on computer performance which states that software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware is becoming faster hardware doesn't degrade, yet a lot of devices, that felt very snappy in the beginning, that are merely 5 years old feel outdated and slow, because if a trillion dollar corporation can't be bothered to write a native application, and graces us with a control bar widget that's an entire chromium browser, whose only purpose is to push two buttons, then very few others will be on mobile, because developers are practically forced to write an app for absolutely everything, and there are easy to use tools available that will take your js and compile it into native components (like reactnative and nativescript), otherwise your app will be crippled, it is less pronounced on mobile in my opinion on desktop, because you can write applications however you want, every bloody thing is in electron: chat apps, text editors, IDEs and even terminals and browsers (lol), it's a complete disaster in my opinion, even a person like me, who wages holy war against electron apps, is forced to use a couple electron applications (looking angrily at you discord and zoom 😡) the problem is that most people start with (and never go on from) javascript as their first (and final language), which is an interpreted language, made to be run in a browser, that was designed in like two weeks, and the expectations are sky-high (apps that utilize native components across five operating systems and two processor architectures), and the unfortunate result of these requirements is electron there are some emerging solutions like extremely cross-platform flutter (but it's not js) and there are now native macOS and windows targets for react native, but it's rarely used it seems like unless there will emerge some framework, that would magically sip out the project from the developer's mind in js and transform it into native apps for ios, android, linux, macOS and windows, with zero modifications required from the developer, we have little hope, and such a framework would not only be a silly project, but also an effort of astronomical proportions so we're stuck with either iron grip control of corporations over mobile platforms that force everyone to write an app for everything, or with the freedom of the desktop, but we end up running 15 instances of chromium, not to mention the fragility of the web standards nowadays what do you think?
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/c/privacy is looking for moderators
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greetings everyone, there's already >3.5k members here, not all of them are active obviously, but there are still a lot of posts on this sub, and even more comments, i can't really meticulously go through each and every one of them if you are somewhat active in this community, and have been on lemmy (or one of the other instances) for a few months, and would like to dedicate some time to moderating this community, please pm me :)
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/63866 > ***This is a [Reddit post](https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/), not my own work.*** > > ---- > > **Rescue Mission Links** > > * Quick start to rescuing Sci-Hub: Download 1 random torrent (100GB) from the [scimag collection](http://libgen.rs/scimag/repository_torrent/) and download it. Seed forever. > * [Mission Success Tracker](https://phillm.net/libgen-stats-table.php), thanks to phillm > * Contribute to open source Sci-Hub projects: [freereadorg/awesome-libgen](https://github.com/freereadorg/awesome-libgen) > * Join /r/scihub to stay up to date > > # A Rescue Mission for Sci-Hub and Open Science > > Elsevier and the USDOJ have declared war against Sci-Hub and open science. The era of Sci-Hub and Alexandra standing alone in this fight must end. We have to take a stand with her. > > On May 7th, Sci-Hub's Alexandra Elbakyan [revealed](https://twitter.com/ringo_ring/status/1390782451140767749) that the FBI has been wiretapping her accounts for over 2 years. This news comes after Twitter [silenced the official Sci\_Hub](https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22220738/twitter-sci-hub-suspended-indian-court-case) twitter account because Indian academics were organizing on it against Elsevier. > > Sci-Hub itself is currently frozen and has not downloaded any new articles since December 2020. This rescue mission is focused on seeding the article collection in order to prepare for a potential Sci-Hub shutdown. > > [Alexandra Elbakyan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Elbakyan) of Sci-Hub, bookwarrior of [Library Genesis](https://libgen.fun/), [Aaron Swartz](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz), and countless unnamed others have fought to free science from the grips of for-profit publishers. Today, they do it working in hiding, alone, without acknowledgment, in fear of imprisonment, and even now wiretapped by the FBI. They sacrifice everything for one vision: Open Science. > > Why do they do it? They do it so that humble scholars on the other side of the planet can practice medicine, create science, fight for democracy, teach, and learn. People like Alexandra Elbakyan would give up their personal freedom for that one goal: to free knowledge. For that, Elsevier Corp (RELX, market cap: 50 billion) wants to silence her, wants to see her in prison, and wants to shut Sci-Hub down. > > It's time we sent Elsevier and the USDOJ a clearer message about the fate of Sci-Hub and open science: we are the library, we do not get silenced, we do not shut down our computers, and we are many. > > # Rescue Mission for Sci-Hub > > If you have been following the story, then you know that this is not our first rescue mission. > > * [We protected the Library Genesis book collection](https://www.vice.com/en/article/pa7jxb/archivists-are-trying-to-make-sure-a-pirate-bay-of-science-never-goes-down) > * [We unlocked over 5,000 COVID-19 research articles](https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3b3v5/archivists-are-bypassing-paywalls-to-share-studies-about-coronaviruses) > * [We successfully petitioned publishers to unlock their COVID-19 paywalls](https://www.reddit.com/r/Coronavirus/comments/feo68j/humanity_wins_our_fight_to_unlock_32544_covid19/) > * bookwarrior, the *founder* of Library Genesis, took his library [onto the de-centralized and un-censorable IPFS web](http://libgen.fun/) > * Next? Make Sci-Hub un-censorable too. > > # Rescue Target > > A handful of Library Genesis seeders are currently seeding the Sci-Hub torrents. There are [850 scihub torrents](http://libgen.rs/scimag/repository_torrent/), each containing 100,000 scientific articles, to a total of 85 million scientific articles: 77TB. This is the complete Sci-Hub database. We need to protect this. > > # Rescue Team > > **Wave 1:** We need **85 datahoarders** to store and seed 1TB of articles each, 10 torrents in total. Download 10 [random](https://www.random.org/integers/?num=10&min=100&max=850&col=1&base=10&format=html&rnd=new) torrents from the [scimag collection](http://libgen.rs/scimag/repository_torrent/), then load the torrents onto your client and seed for as long as you can. The articles are coded by DOI and in zip files. > > **Wave 2:** Reach out to **10 good friends** to ask them to grab just 1 random torrent (100GB). That's 8,500 seeders. We are now the library. > > **Final Wave:** Development for an open source Sci-Hub. [freereadorg/awesome-libgen](https://github.com/freereadorg/awesome-libgen) is a collection of open source achievements based on the Sci-Hub and Library Genesis databases. Open source de-centralization of Sci-Hub is the ultimate goal here, and this begins with the data, but it is going to take years of developer sweat to carry these libraries into the future. > > Heartfelt thanks to the /r/datahoarder and /r/seedboxes communities, [seedbox.io](https://seedbox.io/) and [NFOrce](https://www.nforce.com/) for your support for previous missions and your love for science.
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What's your favorite software for generating fake identities?
i needed one for filling out required info on some stupid account: things like address, phone number, name etc... any suggestions?
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In your opinion should reposts be allowed, and if so, what should the minimum time period between them be?
reposts are bad, bla bla bla but if almost nobody saw it before, or new people saw the repost for the first time, is it really a bad thing? i see many reposts in communities, but both the [oc] and the [repost] do get many upvotes, which means that there are definitely some people who missed the post before; the question is: should reposts be allowed within a smaller time frame (if at all), and whether it’s worth the sacrifice of the imaginable property of q u a l i t y of content i’m interested to hear what you think
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Has anyone else noticed how fruits and vegetables have been getting consistently worse over time?
we have a small community garden in which we grow some fruits and vegetables in the summer, including tomatoes, strawberries, carrots, cucumbers, apples etc, some of these plant species are many decades old and they taste amazing if you compare these to their commercially sold counterparts, you'll find that the latter are very watered down, rubber-like, overgrown substances, optimized for transportation and storage, not for taste, and taste as though someone verbally described their taste to an alien, who later tried to reproduce it from scratch and added too much water strawberries, blueberries and tomatoes have been hit the worst in my opinion, it's so bad that I try to avoid these as much as possible I observed this trend everywhere I've been, and what worries me is that a ton of people may be unaware that all of these things actually taste amazing in their "conventional" variants, plus due to their seeming unpopularity these species are starting to slowly disappear anyone else notice this?
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no one probably expected such an article title to ever exist, but here we are, 2021 :)
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Legal implications of helping to host LibGen's media on IPFS?
i guess now that we have a separate libgen community, i would ask about this in a separate post anyway, following the recent posts on /r/libgen and /r/datahoarder i thought about hosting some of the content on libgen over IPFS on my home server rpi, however, this is obviously a new level of sharing copyrighted content as compared to small scale movie/tv series sharing over bittorrent, which goes almost universally unnoticed and without consequences here and as such any legal implications, i would assume are different as well does anyone know what the track record, so to speak, is on this issue in eastern europe in general, or in russia in particular?
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