[-] droning_in_my_ears 4 points 3 days ago

I get no kick from champagne

[-] droning_in_my_ears 4 points 5 days ago

Move to Canada

Move to Alaxka

Move to Antarctica

Move to the UK...

[-] droning_in_my_ears 20 points 2 weeks ago

Morally wrong? What does morality have to do with any of this?

This is a matter of conventions. Which way we do it doesn't actually matter that much as long as we all agree on a way. Maybe you think PEMDAS is counterintuitive, maybe others disagree. That doesn't make it morally wrong.

[-] droning_in_my_ears 22 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

There's a Japanese YouTuber my japanese learning friend would watch called "that Japanese man Yuta" who goes into this

[-] droning_in_my_ears 19 points 3 weeks ago

Yeah it's pretty incredible. Wikimedia is the kind of project that almost feels like a small glimpse into a better world. What the internet could have been. It's got some problems of course but it's still a huge success.

submitted 3 weeks ago by droning_in_my_ears to c/casualconversation

Well not quite but close. I'm holding a hard disk that has ALL of Wikipedia's text in 10 different languages.

Yes you can download all of Wikipedia and yes it can easily fit in a hard drive. Isn't that amazing? Text is incredibly dense compared to images and video. Around 22 GiB for English Wikipedia alone and 56 GiB for the 10 languages I downloaded.

I also have all of Wiktionary in the same hard drive. It's around 16.4 GiB.

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by droning_in_my_ears to c/casualconversation

Besides lemmy of course

Edit: By community I didn't mean lemmy community. I meant like a fandom for an old or obscure piece of media with still some activity

[-] droning_in_my_ears 79 points 1 month ago

Happy public domain day

[-] droning_in_my_ears 21 points 2 months ago

I don't.

I don't care if it's actually real because it feels real enough.

[-] droning_in_my_ears 30 points 2 months ago

Look at that beautiful [answered]. I forgot lemmy lets you edit the title of posts. So many embarrassing typos avoided

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

I mean they're still the ones who made the hardware

[-] droning_in_my_ears 73 points 2 months ago

My country is going through a civil war right now.

The US is nowhere near close. You'll be fine.

submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by droning_in_my_ears to c/casualconversation

Fun coincidence. Makes me think of reincarnation. Now I wonder what else we shared?

submitted 2 months ago by droning_in_my_ears to c/languagelearning

I usually spend 1-2 hours. Any more than that and I get too tired. At my pace it takes about a year and a half to 2 years to get to where I can read and listen. But I reckon it could be cut down if I was spending more time a day.

I heard that training diplomats spend 8 hours a day on the language they're learning: a full time job. Imagine that. I'd be completely exhausted and my brain would be buzzing by the end. You reckon you could do that?

[-] droning_in_my_ears 31 points 2 months ago

The mobile website is god awful. Forcing you to use the app which also sucks.

[-] droning_in_my_ears 41 points 2 months ago

I kept zooming in trying to decipher it

[-] droning_in_my_ears 46 points 2 months ago

I hate that stuff. Also websites that have lots of specific conditions for what a password contains. You're just increasing the likelihood of me forgetting it.

submitted 2 months ago by droning_in_my_ears to c/nostupidquestions

I'm a reddit refugee trying to figure this out. It seems to me like it's a decent idea to break up countrol like this, but unfortunately there are some inherent problems that mean it might not work in the real world.

The biggest in my view is that communities are scoped to the instance they started in. You could have 2 different communities with the same niche and the same or similar name but different insurances and the subscriber numbers will be split across them. I think this is damaging to growth because it spreads active users.

Eventually if the niche grows one of the communities of the niche will be the biggest and most active. So generally users will consolidate around the instances with the most active communities thus making those instances have a lot of control and defeating the purpose of federation.

Is there something I'm missing here? Because currently I'm not convinced this can both grow and keep things decentralized.

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