I'm curious to get everyone's thoughts on opportunities to improve!
Internet, shopping, medical, employment, ect. So much info and it's mostly used to extract resources from you.
Back around 2007 or 2008 I think, I watched a very cool animation on Youtube. I cannot for the life of me remember the name, and i doubt it's still up since it used a well-known song as the audio track.
It was a pretty standard (for the time) anime-style fight video, set to The Prodigy's "Smack my Bitch Up". It's cel-shaded CGI/3D, and starred a yellow-and-black Sentai-style character. I think he was like a robot superhero? The whole animation was basically a demoreel/pilot for an animator who wanted to launch a show based on the characters.
If anyone remembers this or can find a link, I'd be very grateful! It was a cool fight scene (for the time), and it always bothers me when I vaguely remember a neat thing and can find no trace of it.
I'm Looking for a good office chair.
Like there is so much salt in processed food I never felt the need to actually use the salt shaker (until I cut out processed food).
What does this mean for iodine intake? [FYI iodine was added to salt a long time ago because they found people were low in iodine. At the time people used salt shakers. Are we low now because, I'm figuring, people don't use salt shakers as much? Some googling says processed food doesn't use iodized salt.]
Scrum is an agile framework that, if applied properly, can boost the efficiency of teamwork. It is known to be versatile enough, so it could be applied in basically any sort of productive teamwork, even beyond IT (e.g. bakeries, government organizations, etc.)
However, I've never ever seen it being used anywhere else other than in software development, therefore I've always been curious if Scrum is actually being used outside of IT somewhere.
Background+rant: I'm in my early to mid-20s and still living at home with my dad. I'm not a NEET and am employed at a normal office job. I enjoy the comfort of my home. I like being with family (and I believe they feel blessed to have their kid at home longer). I like not having to pay rent. However, I also keep feeling some nagging pressure to "grow up and leave the nest".
Everything in my mind tells me that moving out is irrational. I would lose 1/3rd of my income to rent, go through a bunch of logistical hoops to find a new place, lose the last few moments I have with my family, just so I can prove to nobody that I'm independent, maybe discover new things, and also probably get in on some of that loneliness action that the rest of my generation is going through.
Yet, the pressure is still there. No one looks down on me for it, but I feel a bit embarrassed to tell people I'm living at home, like I'm admitting failure or incompetency. My friends will occasionally ask when I'm planning on moving out and the question just lingers longer than it should in my head. I compare myself to my parents and grandparents and can't help but feel like a child compared to the people they were when they were at my age.
Obviously quite conflicted on this, so I'm interested in seeing what others have to say.
I have three with one on the way. It's a constant struggle to keep the place livable. Before I had children I was not a neat person and kept things livable by not doing things that made mess and staying out as much as possible. Can't do that with kids, so what's the trick?
⚠️ This post was translated from my native language using a machine translator, so forgive me for any grammatical errors.
I'm struggling with a certain problem and don't know what to do, so I'm seeking help here. However, before I describe the issue, let me outline our current family situation. I am 18 years old, my mom is around 40 but closer to 50, and she's a wonderful, kind woman. About 5 years ago, I introduced my mom to the world of the internet and computer games. She plays various multiplayer games and meets new people through Discord.
Some time ago (around a year), she met a guy (around 20 years old) from an authoritarian, harsh country. They have been talking and texting each other for over a year, with almost constant contact. They reply to each other's messages almost instantly, within seconds.
This guy, she met, eventually shared with her that his mother passed away a few years ago, he has no father, and he's struggling, living with his aunt and cousin. Allegedly, his aunt treats him poorly, forces him to pursue studies he's not interested in, and there are constant disputes, with his belongings taken away as punishment (e.g., phone, laptop). In short, a dysfunctional family.
One day, during a conversation with my mom, this guy mentioned that she reminds him a lot of his mother in character and voice. Somehow, it turned into him treating my mom as his own, over the internet.
Then my mom asked me and my siblings if we have any objections to calling him our brother and showing him love, as he is currently a mistreated orphan. Since it was just an online relationship, I agreed. After all, what harm could it do? If it makes someone feel better, why not? And so, my mom, my siblings, and I virtually adopted a guy from the internet.
Everything was fine until my mom suggested he escape from his authoritarian country, where he's having a hard time, and stay with us for a while to find stable work and housing.
Here's where things heated up. Initially, my mom wanted to give him a place in my room. When I said I didn't want a stranger from the internet in my room, she started arguing that I called him a brother and that she knows him well, and ultimately, it's her house, so she sets the rules.
I tried to explain my perspective, that it's just an online acquaintance, and many things can be hidden online, but physical acquaintance is entirely different. However, she insists, arguing that she knows people who knew each other online for a long time and got married immediately upon meeting in person. She also mentioned that they (my mom end my virtual brother) had many arguments during that time, and in arguments, everything about a person comes out, so she would have noticed if he were a bad person.
Then she told me that I'm the only one causing problems about this, and my siblings and father have no objections.
I have him added as a friend on Discord. I don't really enjoy talking to him because we don't have common topics. He can't play games because his current family took away his laptop as a punishment, but my mom forces me to chat with him...
Almost every conversation about him ends up in an argument between my mom and me.
Honestly, I don't know what to think about it. What should I do? Has my mom gone mad? Or maybe I lack empathy and can't help someone in need? And if I'm right, how do I talk to her? 😪
I want to add a couple of good ones I've found:
Jeff the Killer lost media: no one knows where the original Jeff The Killer image came from.
Mortis.com: old weird website
Also here's a good website on various obscure computer/Internet related oddities: https://suricrasia.online/iceberg/
This could be a tool that works across the entire internet but in this case I'm mostly thinking about platforms like Lemmy, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram etc. I'm not necessarily advocating for such thing but mostly just thinking out aloud.
What I'm imagining is something like a truly competent AI assistant that filters out content based on your preferences. As content filtering by keywords and blocking users/communities is quite a blunt weapon, this would be the surgical alternative which lets you be extremely specific in what you want filtered out.
Some examples of the kind of filters you could set would for example be:
- No political threads. Applies only to threads but not comments. Filters out memes aswell based on the content of the media.
- No political content whatsoever. Hides also political comments from non-political threads.
- No right/left wing politics. Self explainatory.
- No right/left wing politics with the exception of good-faith arguments. Filters out trolls and provocateurs but still exposes you to good-faith arguments from the other side.
- No mean, hateful or snide comments. Self explainatory.
- No karma fishing comments. Filters out comments with no real content.
- No content from users that have said/done (something) in the past. Analyzes their post history and acts accordingly. For example hides posts from people that have said mean things in the past.
Now obviously with a tool like this you could build yourself the perfect echo chamber where you're never exposed to new ideas which probably is not optimal but it's also not obvious to me why this would be a bad thing if it's something you want. There's way too much content for you to pay attention to all of it anyway so why not just optimize your feed to only have stuff you're interested in? With a tool like this you could quite easily take a platform that's an absolute dumpster fire like Twitter or Reddit and just clean it up and all of a sudden it's useable again. This could possibly also discourage certain type of behaviour online because it means that trolls for example could no longer reach the people they want to troll.
When I was traveling the world I always learned about new food, then when back home I'd try to recreate it and invite friends and family who have no possibility to travel to taste it.
Now I haven't had the possibility to travel to new places for the last couple of years, but I wonder if you guys have some tips what I could try to make. Something not too complicated but to some extend exotic.
My tip would be the the Sabich which I tried in Jerusalem in 2019. A flatbread with eggplant, egg, other vegetables and sauces. Sweet and savory.
As far as I know there is a good amount of companies that host websites for free( github pages, cloudflare pages, other hosting companies) even intel uses github pages for hosting clear linux website.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/12320962
Neurotypicals, what do autistic people look like to you?
Trying to get an idea of how NTs see us. I know that when I see autistic people, I see someone that's like me. Obviously, that's not how NTs perceive us, so what do we look like to yall??
I keep seeing removed in a lot of comments and posts and my question is why is that?
If you were sent back to the roman era and could only bring a backpack of goods. What would you bring?
Think like cellos and thunder and other low sounds. Why are they relaxing?
If yes, where would you move to?
If no, why not?
I ask this as someone who has moved around a lot (5 states) for better working opportunities. I often hear people say they wish they could leave their current city/state/country, but money is often (understandably) an issue.
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