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The point is to get rid of gun culture. Guns should not be a normality, whether they are banned or not. Restricting access could certainly play a role in changing the culture


Advertising is by definition sponsored. If I tell you I think a product is good, and I’m not getting paid, that’s just called advice.


Because it means there will be a fork, which will divide the development of the app in two and waste developers’ time.


If people don’t want it, it should be possible to disable. It should probably be disabled by default.


Sure, it’s up to them at the end of the day, but I can still explain why I think it’s a terrible decision


No they didn’t. Not bothering to implement it because you don’t believe it’s important? Fine. Throwing away the work someone else has done for you? Pathetic.


Why not include a perfectly useful feature into an open source app? This just creates unnecessary division. By all means turn it off by default and hide the enable in settings, but don’t just try to throw away someone’s hard work.


It’s nothing to do with capitalism. Marketing is not an area unique to capitalist economies.


Worst of all, driving people away from official releases puts them more at risk of downloading malware, and wastes the time of developers. By all means turn it off by default, but refusing to include a feature IS an anti-feature.


When we read the news, we care not just about accuracy but relevance. It’s no good presenting a bunch of true facts and reporting nothing about the most important issues of our time. In fact, doing so is misinforming people.

Advertising is the same. Just because a company has the most money doesn’t mean their products are deserving of our brain space.


Advertising is inherently biased. What you describe, “not made or paid by the seller” is NOT advertising.

Imagine I came to you and say “would you like this sandwich?”. You might take it, if you felt hungry or liked the filling. Now imagine I come up to you and say “I’ll pay you 100 (insert currency) to eat this sandwich”. Suddenly, the sandwich becomes decidedly less appealling…

The sandwich is advertising, and eating it is exposing it to your brain. If it were really beneficial to you, no one would be getting paid.


They can have their beliefs, but once it’s available I’ll be switching straight over to the sponsorblock-enabled version thank you very much


Jabber is another protocol, so yes it is different to both. Like Matrix, Jabber (which is the same as XMPP) is an open decentralised protocol so people can talk to each other even if they are using different providers (like email). However, Matrix supports bridging so in theory with some effort you can talk between Matrix and XMPP.

XMPP is not as sophisticated as Matrix because afaik it is not actively being developed by any organisations.



I guess primates spend their whole day searching for food, seeking a mate, defending their territory, or looking after offspring. This is work.


I do try to get out every day, sometimes it helps but sometimes it makes me feel more worn out.

I’ll try keeping my window open a bit more often.

I don’t think the distractions are the problem, on good days I’m motivated enough to keep away from the distractions. On the bad days I can force myself to keep staring at the work but my brain just wanders or I just stare into space.


I’m sober at the moment due to wanting to focus on my work. I’m starting to think it could be sleep related so I might give this a shot


This is possible, I’m vegan so I probably don’t get much from my diet, and I live in the UK so we probably only get enough sunlight in the summer. Do you take vitamin D supplements?


I don’t know much about it honestly. I’m not really an impulsive person though?


I think sleep could be a big part of it, I’ve always struggled to maintain any kind of sleep schedule. I don’t think I suffer from any severe mental health problems as I’m fairly functional in day-to-day life.


Does anyone else get motivation swings?
I'm currently preparing for exams which are very important to me. Some days I can work for 6 hours or more without stopping and I get loads done and feel great about it. Unfortunately some days I get up and I can't bear to work. On bad days, I feel like I can't focus on anything, and no matter how much it stresses me out, my brain just refuses to put any effort in. I have no motivation and just feel like going to sleep or giving up and doing something to waste time. Generally I find if I work a lot one day the next day is more likely to be a bad day. Does anyone else have this? How do you prevent this or at least cope with it?
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