[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 days ago

This is weird. I wonder if this type of crowdfunding will catch on.

I'm interested in Stormgate and I want it to succeed, but being able to invest in it like this kinda gives it scammy vibes.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

I just don't see this happening at all. Scouring neighborhoods to find illegal immigrants like this sounds horribly inefficient and dangerous (not to mention awkward and shameful for the people who have to do it?) Building a giant wall across the border sounds more realistic than this.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 4 days ago

“Providing young people with a safer, healthier experience online has always been core to our work,” Google said. “In collaboration with youth, mental health and parenting experts, we’ve built services and policies to give young people age-appropriate experiences, and parents robust controls.”

It's ridiculous to design an app specifically to get children addicted, then say it's the role of the parents to prevent children from getting addicted. The parents are literally the obstacle that Google is fighting against. The solution is to pass legislation that will force the apps to become less addictive.

[-] [email protected] 38 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

No matter what Google does, people are going to come up with gotcha scenarios to complain about. People need to accept the fact that if you don't specify what race you want, then the output might not contain the race you want. This seems like such a silly thing to be mad about.

[-] [email protected] 37 points 2 weeks ago

I've been thinking lately about how someone could use AI to make a "social network" site that works just like Facebook, except the user is the only real person and everyone else is AI. The AI users would respond very favorably to everything you post, and all of your posts would go viral. It would be kind of like an AI girlfriend, except instead of providing companionship, it would make you feel like you're famous and popular. (I doubt Facebook would want to be associated with a product like that, but I bet someone will make something like that eventually.)

submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/nostupidquestions

I noticed that the track "Canon (Primo)" by Justice only has 5,815 plays on Spotify, even though every other track on the album has millions of plays. How is this possible? I know it's just an interlude track that you wouldn't listen to unless you're listening to the full album, but still, this play count seems extremely low. What's going on here? (I'm hoping my attached screenshot shows up here)

[-] [email protected] 37 points 1 month ago

I'm having fun with it on Game Pass but I don't think I would describe it as a good game. It's formulaic and low quality. It's just a normal survival game IMO, although the aspect of collecting Pokémon is enough to keep the game engaging since it makes you want to collect them all.

[-] [email protected] 31 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This article isn't really saying anything. It's just saying that a lot of people feel like the job market has gotten tougher, but we don't have any solid evidence to prove that.

Personally, I recently got a new software development job, and it was offered to me from the very first company I interviewed for. (This is out of the ordinary for me, as during past job searches it took me several interviews before I got an offer.) Did I get a job quickly this time because the job market is better, because I've become a better candidate, or because I got lucky? It's impossible to say. Anecdotal evidence doesn't really mean anything when it comes to market competitiveness IMO.

submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I'm looking for a website where I can practice SQL by doing challenges. Like something where it provides you with some tables and you're tasked with writing a script to achieve a certain output. I know how to do basic SELECT and UPDATE commands and stuff, but I need a way to practice writing more complex scripts. What do you guys recommend?

[-] [email protected] 30 points 2 months ago

I'm confused, what does "meta" mean in this context?

[-] [email protected] 56 points 2 months ago

Do kids these days know what Xavier Renegade Angel is? Must-watch show IMO

submitted 2 months ago by [email protected] to c/nostupidquestions

In Windows 11 there's a button on the taskbar next to the start button that lets you switch between multiple desktop environments. It seems like something that would probably be useful in theory, but I can't think of any reason why I would want to use it. Is it actually useful? What do people use it for?

[-] [email protected] 132 points 2 months ago

I don't really understand what the author is complaining about. Spotify Wrapped is just a fun thing that shows you your music listening stats. The data is all very obvious and not invasive at all. Is the author arguing that it should be discontinued? Or is he saying it should change in some way?

submitted 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) by [email protected] to c/nostupidquestions

I'm asking because I'm wondering if there's a more efficient way for me to handle my notes at work. Currently I just use a txt file in Notepad++. I use this file to track all of the stuff I have to do, such as tasks for stories I'm working on, next steps for projects, discussions I need to follow up on, questions and ideas I want to bring up, etc. The way I organize the document works pretty well for me, but I'm just curious how other people do it.

submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/nostupidquestions

I mean it's bad juju to throw books in the trash right? What's the proper way to get rid of them? (with the least amount of effort)

submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Hi, I'm following the Ansible setup instructions located here: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ansible

When I run the ansible-playbook command, I get this error. It's very long and hard to read, but I think the error is related to nginx:


Also, here's the output on my target machine when I check nginx status:


Any ideas on what I should do? After doing some Googling and asking ChatGPT, it looks like my issue might have something to do with IPv6 compatibility or something like that. Unfortunately I'm not very knowledgeable about networking stuff, so I'm not sure how to identify or fix the issue.


I solved the problem by commenting out the line listen [::]:80 in templates/nginx.conf, and also commenting out the same line on the target server in /etc/nginx/sites-available/default.

submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

The rumor is that Metroid Prime 2 and 3 are going to get straightforward ports on Switch, not remastered. Which is fine by me cuz I just want an excuse to play those games again.

When do you guys think the ports will be announced? I'm no marketing strategist, but I feel like it would be important to release the games while Metroid Prime Remastered is still relevant and people still have the game fresh in their minds. So I feel like now would be a good time to release them. Unless they're planning on waiting until MP4 is revealed, in which case we're going to be waiting a while.

submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/nostupidquestions

I want to make sure I reapply sunscreen every 1-2 hours, but I don't want to carry my phone or wear a watch on my wrist. I'm thinking it would be ideal to have some kind of super light waterproof pocket watch that I can attach to my swim trunks or something. But I don't know if such a thing exists. How do you guys normally check the time when you're at a water park?

submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

submitted 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I'm trying to set up a Lemmy instance using Docker on Ubuntu. This is my first time interacting with the open source community, so apologies if this is a stupid question. I'm not familiar with any common knowledge that might be obvious for people who frequently install software from github.

Anyway, in the official Lemmy installation guide, it says to download the following two files from the Lemmy github:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/main/docker/docker-compose.yml https://raw.githubusercontent.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/main/docker/lemmy.hjson

However when you look at lemmy.hjson, it has a comment that says "This is a minimal lemmy config for the dev / main branch. Do not use for a release / stable version."

I'm a little confused because I would expect that the setup guide would want me to use the latest release version, not the dev version. Why is this not the case? If I'm not supposed to use the release version, then who is the release version intended for?

Anyways I tried looking for the latest release version branch, which appears to be 0.17, and I got confused again when I saw folders for "prod" and "federation" in the Docker folder. What's the difference?

Anyways can someone please help me understand the branch/folder structure? If I just want to run a regular Lemmy server with the latest stable code, which files should I use? Thanks

[-] [email protected] 29 points 8 months ago

I think the main point of decentralization is to spread the burden of hosting around so that no individual has control of the system. I think having themed servers like what you're suggesting would aid in discoverability of different communities, but the downside is that that would mean individual servers would have monopolies on certain subjects.

submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/dark_souls

I don't know if it would make sense for them to ever make Dark Souls 4 since Elden Ring is the more popular franchise and they're probably going to stick with open world going forward. But I think it would be pretty sweet if they made a remake of Dark Souls with an open world or something.

submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

The problem: when a new user who is unfamiliar with the fediverse visits join-lemmy.org, they will likely be turned off when they see how few users are on each server. This is because many people will assume that having a low number of users on your server means that you'll have a low number of users to interact with. (This is what I assumed when I first discovered Lemmy.)

The solution: instead of showing the number of users on each server, we should instead show information that feels more intuitive to new users and doesn't mislead people into assuming the user count is more important than it actually is.

I think it would be a good idea to show the date that the server was founded, and show the server's network traffic in terms of Low/Moderate/High. I think this would make the prospect of joining a server much more appealing to new members, and it would also help them understand that it's actually a good thing to join a server with fewer users, not a bad thing.

Here's my quick mockup of what it could look like. (I made up random dates but you get the idea):

[-] [email protected] 27 points 8 months ago

I'm really skeptical about this. I feel like it could make misinformation even worse. By letting users democratically label things as "true" or "false", you're encouraging users to rely on groupthink to decide what's true, rather than encouraging users to think critically about everything they see. For example, if a user comes across a post that's been voted as 90% true, they'll probably be like "I don't need to think critically about this because the community says it's true, which means it must be true."

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