[-] Phoenix3875 2 points 5 days ago
[-] Phoenix3875 33 points 1 week ago

Zizek's take on 300 is so good, here's an excerpt:

it is the story a small and poor country (Greece) invaded by the army of a much larges state (Persia), at that point much more developed, and with a much more developed military technology - are the Persian elephants, giants and large fire arrows not the ancient version of high-tech arms? When the last surviving group of the Spartans and their king Leonidas are killed by the thousands of arrows, are they not in a way bombed to death by techno-soldiers operating sophisticated weapons from a safe distance, like today's US soldiers who push the rocket buttons from the warships safely away in the Persian Gulf? Furthermore, Xerxes's words when he attempts to convince Leonidas to accept the Persian domination, definitely do not sound as the words of a fanatic Muslim fundamentalist: he tries to seduce Leonidas into subjection by promising him peace and sensual pleasures if he rejoins the Persian global empire. All he asks from him is a formal gesture of kneeling down, of recognizing the Persian supremacy - if the Spartans do this, they will be given supreme authority over the entire Greece. Is this not the same as what President Reagan demanded from Nicaraguan Sandinista government? They should just say "Hey uncle!" to the US..

[-] Phoenix3875 4 points 1 week ago

Apart from cargo bikes, in London City ULEZ, buses, cabs, and utility trucks are allowed. It's amazing how little traffic they generate.

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  • Do you push the tip of the solder down into the pad, draw it up along the pin, or pull it away as it melts?

According to what I remembered, you don't move the solder at step 2, but when you are almost finished (step 3-4), you should pull it up along the pin.

[-] Phoenix3875 6 points 2 weeks ago

A Scanner Darkly, book and movie, really good.

[-] Phoenix3875 15 points 2 weeks ago

Password manager is the way. It's recommended for all password related things anyway.

[-] Phoenix3875 1 points 2 weeks ago

It does say "yield and cost effectiveness" in the picture, so I'm not emphasizing on availability, but discussing just that.

[-] Phoenix3875 8 points 2 weeks ago

Why subsidized? A fair comparison would be subsidized home farming vs. subsidized industrial farming, or neither are subsidized.

The exact problem was discussed in Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott, where he reached a very different and nuanced conclusion. You can have a read if you are truly interested.

[-] Phoenix3875 3 points 2 weeks ago

There's a Generals Evolution mod for Red Alert 3, which super-glues Generals to RA3 and it's pretty great.

[-] Phoenix3875 95 points 2 weeks ago

Deprecation warnings should contain suggestions for alternatives.

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can be used as a bunker at war

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It seems to be a bug for Firefox Android, but I had an empty space at the top when using wefwef as a PWA. Setting the toolbar position to "bottom" in the three-dot setting menu seems to fix it.

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