[-] dustyData 4 points 7 hours ago* (last edited 7 hours ago)

I won't say exactly where I work, because it is a sensitive topic. But the best part of my job is that I get to facilitate access to help for people after they have suffered some of the worst and most horrible experiences that humans can go through. The worse part of my work, interestingly, is not having to listen to the most disheartening stories and life experiences that usually really challenge my faith in humanity. Although that is heavy on the soul and tiring on my emotions, the actually worst part of my job is that I also have to inform to a lot of people, asking for help but who don't fit the selection criteria for the help programs, that they will not be receiving help from my organization. I do try to get them in touch with others who sometimes can help them, but in general, it is always more people being turned down than accepted. There's too much need in the world and too little people helping, but we are here helping.

[-] dustyData 25 points 10 hours ago* (last edited 10 hours ago)

Well, you see. Those in charge want that apple there. Because when push comes to shove that apple will also kill activists, protestors and political opponents without asking questions or refusing orders. He will keep fellow apples in check and keep them from speaking up as well. They like that apple.

[-] dustyData 12 points 10 hours ago

That use of et as &c. Though.

[-] dustyData 23 points 15 hours ago* (last edited 15 hours ago)

Canva is an aggressively for profit company. They use the freemium model to manipulate users into FOMO, pay-walling the actually useful parts of their product offering. They are an unicorn startup from Australia. They want to engorge the entirety of the design and office market all at once, thus have expanded fast but entirely on the basis of venture capitalism and stock trading. ~~They, as far as I can recall, are not entirely profitable yet~~*. This means that their model is incompatible with Affinity's model and brings about the fear that they will enshittify Affinity very soon in order to either try to promote their desired monopoly or to flow in some short-term profits.

*: They are profitable, but still their model is embrace, extend, extinguish, just like MS. And subscription based monetization is still icky and contrary to Affinity's original vision.

[-] dustyData 5 points 16 hours ago* (last edited 16 hours ago)

Perfect is the enemy of good.

If it is worth doing, it is worth getting it done, even if we aren't 100% certain or ready on a lot of things. Doctors don't wait for the worst before starting treatment. Specially if corrections carry none or way less risks than what is currently being done.

[-] dustyData 2 points 16 hours ago

Guys, let's not jump into conclusions. I'd say that it is not a real issue until at least a billion people have died from it.

[-] dustyData 1 points 19 hours ago* (last edited 19 hours ago)

Turing never said anything of the sort, "this is a test for intelligence". Intelligence and thinking are not the same. Humans have plenty of unintelligent behaviors, that has no bearing on their ability to think. And plenty of animals display intelligent behavior but that is not evidence of their ability to think. Really, if you know nothing about epistemology, just shut up, nobody likes your stupid LLMs and the marketing is tiring already, and the copyright infringement and rampant privacy violations and property theft and insatiable power hunger are not worthy.

[-] dustyData 1 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Of course, as we know no Apple device has ever caught on fire, never.

[-] dustyData 7 points 1 day ago

Yes, I also believe in invisible pink unicorns. You'll get to see one soon, I promise.

[-] dustyData 1 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

You mean to say that the accidentally bendy phone is better than the actually foldable phone? Or that the accidentally bendy tablet is better than the tablet that is almost 20% larger, equally thin but somehow doesn't bend?

[-] dustyData 1 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

There's the MobileStudio Pro and Wacom is hardly the only brand. There's also the Huion Kamvas Studio. Both are cheaper than an iPad Pro and both come in multiple sizes. I'm not sure about Huion but Wacom has had rotating barrel sensors on the pen for almost a decade.

[-] dustyData 2 points 2 days ago

Apple pencil is better than alternatives

I can see your wife has never actually used a good drawing tablet. Wacoms beat even the latest iPad for drawing and are a tiny fraction of their cost.

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submitted 2 months ago by dustyData to c/venezuela

La doctora en filosofía e historia y docente Corina Yoris será la candidata sustituta de la Plataforma Unitaria Democrática de cara a las elecciones presidenciales de 2024, anunció María Corina Machado desde una conferencia de prensa realizada este viernes 22 de marzo en Caracas.

¿Quién es Corina Yoris, la candidata sustituta de María Corina Machado?

Crónica Uno

Caraota Digital

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submitted 3 months ago by dustyData to c/venezuela

El comandante estratégico operacional de la FANB, Domingo Hernández Lárez, detalló que de esta zona protegida se han desalojado 301 mujeres; 839 hombres; 49 adolescentes y 82 niños.

TalCual

ElUniversal

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submitted 3 months ago by dustyData to c/venezuela

La Sala de Apelaciones de la Corte Penal Internacional acordó rechazar este viernes el recurso presentado por el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro el año pasado ante la Sala y que buscaba parar la investigación por la presunta comisión de crímenes de lesa humanidad en Venezuela.

NTN24

Reuters

ElSiglo

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submitted 3 months ago by dustyData to c/brandnewsentence

Courtesy of @RaoulDook.

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submitted 4 months ago by dustyData to c/venezuela

El gobierno de Nicolás Maduro anunció la suspensión de las actividades de la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de la ONU en Venezuela y les dio plazo de 72 horas a sus funcionarios para abandonar el país, bajo el argumento de que “se inmiscuyeron en asuntos internos”.

Caraota Digital

Crónica Uno

Globovisión

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submitted 4 months ago by dustyData to c/venezuela

Este viernes 16 de febrero se cumple una semana de la detención de la activista de derechos humanos y presidenta de la ONG Control Ciudadano, Rocío San Miguel, a quien apresaron agentes de seguridad cuando se disponía a salir de Venezuela, junto con su hija, desde el aeropuerto de Maiquetía el pasado 9 de febrero.

Caraota Digital

Crónica Uno

Reuters

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submitted 7 months ago by dustyData to c/venezuela

La candidata María Corina Machado, de Vente Venezuela, obtenía 552.430 votos que representaba el 93, 13% del total con el 26,06% de las actas escrutadas que la dan como ganadora de la consulta interna de la plataforma unitaria demócratica, anunció la madrugada de este 23 de octubre el presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Primaria, Jesús María Casal, al dar a conocer el primer boletín del proceso.

Después de denunciar un bloqueo en sus servidores, que impidieron transmitir los primeros resultados, la favorita del proceso sumaba 552.430 votos, de 601.010 mil de los que se habían totalizado hasta el momento.

En segundo lugar estaba Carlos Prosperi, candidato de Acción Democrática, quien durante la tarde del domingo dijo en un video que no iba a reconocer los resultados al sostener que hubo irregularidades durante la jornada.

Fuentes alternativas:

United Press International

El País

CNN en español: En Vivo

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submitted 8 months ago by dustyData to c/venezuela

La selección venezolana de fútbol goleó a su similar chilena, tres goles a cero, en la cuarta jornada de las Clasificatorias Mundialista Canadá, Estados Unidos y México 2026.

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The games industry sucks (www.youtube.com)
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Same title as the video. Game dev writer Alanah Pierce offers her POV on the recent layoffs from Epic Games.

This is one of the few industries that consistently and continuously posts record profits while also firing everyone who put in the work to make the success possible.

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submitted 9 months ago by dustyData to c/venezuela

Al menos 11 mil funcionarios policiales y militares se desplegaron en la cárcel de Tocorón, en el estado Aragua desde la madrugada de este miércoles 20 de septiembre, donde esperan desmantelar grupos delictivos que operan desde este centro penitenciario.

#URGENT Gobierno Bolivariano pone en marcha operación contra la delincuencia organizada que funciona desde el Centro Penitenciario de Tocoron.11 mil efectivos desplegados en esta acción enmarcada en Los cuadrantes de paz para garantizar la seguridad ciudadana #LiberacionDeTocoron pic.twitter.com/5hpV8g7U6z — Alfred Nazareth (@luchaalmada) September 20, 2023

Fuentes alternativas:

El Pitazo

La Patilla

Tal Cual

Telesur

América Económica

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submitted 9 months ago by dustyData to c/venezuela

Al menos siete apagones se han registrado en zonas de Caracas y otros 17 estados del país, donde además reportaron bajones, desde la 1:00 de la tarde de este miércoles 13 de septiembre.

Fuentes alternativas:

Tal Cual

El Nacional

ACN

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