[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 days ago

To a lot of laptop manufacturers, it certainly seems that way as of late - that's why I'm ever hopeful that a modular laptop, such as the framework, might give us the option of how we want to control a mouse cursor.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 days ago

That's brilliant! Are there any other songs which do similar?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 days ago

I might put that on my CV :)

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 days ago

Fingers crossed for a touchpad with physical buttons.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 days ago

You just understand them in your own way.

When this first came out, we interpreted it as:

Who? Who has? Who has fish? Who has fish from France?

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

I basically agree with everything the Greens stand for, but in this next election, because of "first past the post" voting, I pretty much have to vote Labour to make sure we're safe from Tories & New Ukip. Even though Starmer's a bit too much of a right-wing ham flannel for my liking.

I don't think my work, health or life could survive another 5 years of Tories.

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In the UK, you can generally still find what you'd recognise as lemonade, but more likely under names like cloudy/flat/traditional/homemade/US style lemonade, then double check the ingredients for carbonated water. If it's just called lemonade (or cherryade, limeade, orangeade etc), it's fizzy.

The other way round, I used to be mystified how Calvin & Hobbes or Bart Simpson etc managed to sell lemonade on a table in front of their house, without a CO2 canister :)

[-] [email protected] 2 points 6 days ago

Basically all the countries except those in North America, I think?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Thank you to everyone who keeps the thing running, both in terms of technically running the instance, and those who find or create content to post :)

... and happy birthday!

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

I guess it's a "right time, right place" thing.

I mean, you're posting on Lemmy, so even when you post interesting, well-thought-out or funny things, you've only got 1 to 500 people going "Oh, cool - I really like that".

People posting stuff on Twitter can get thousands of likes and reshares etc, and sometimes you get places like the BBC making "news" out of a Twitter post, spreading things amongst many more thousands (or millions?) of people.

About 8 billion people have never heard of you, but most of the people on Lemmy probably think you're ace.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

This is brilliant. You're doing a good thing for the world here. Thank you.

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"If Michael Gove really wants to root out the forces threatening British society, perhaps his party should look in the mirror"

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There's a man on my train this morning, and he's listening to stuff out loud on his phone, like fully out loud, not even slightly subtle. The train is in Britain. He keeps listening to 5 seconds of an annoying song, then switching to another song. It sort of sounds like kids TV music. He appears dressed to go work in a fancy office or something, and this is a morning commuter train, so I don't think he's escaped from a prison or mental hospital.

Anyway, amongst myself and another couple of hundred quiet passengers, we've tried everything:

  • tutting and rolling our eyes
  • harrumphing, whingeing and sighing
  • when a bloke got on the train with headphones on, someone said loudly "Isn't it great when someone wears headphones? They can listen to whatever they like and nobody else has to hear it"
  • sometimes it stops for a minute, and there's a widespread muttering of "Ooh, thank god that's over with"
  • followed by an en-masse groan when it starts again "Oh no, not this again!"
  • a lady on the phone saying loudly "Sorry, I can't hear what you're saying, because someone is being inconsiderate and playing music really loudly"
  • saying to one another, loudly enough for the man to hear "isn't it annoying when someone plays their music out loud? I wish he'd stop doing that"
  • muttering aggressive words, under our breath, in his general direction "prick", "wanker" "knobhead", "bellend"
  • Someone getting onto the train, and not sitting at his table and saying "God, I'd rather stand than sit next to that prick", loud enough for him to hear.
  • the ticket-checking man rolled his eyes, but didn't do anything

I think generally we're running out of ideas. I heard someone behind me mentioning they were thinking about "sparking him out", and someone else had suggested they might grab his phone and throw it out the window.

I was toying with the idea of going nuclear on him, and directly but politely asking him to turn it down, but it's a bit early for that kind of extreme behaviour. Perhaps I should throw something at his head?

Anyway, anyone who's been in a similar situation have any suggestions?

[Update] The train got full, so people were standing all the way down the aisle. Three people sat on the table next to him.

Opposite him, an older woman stared at him and shook her head at him, in a gesture I interpreted as "I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed". He put his phone in his pocket and stared out the window. I gave her the subtlest of nods, to communicate "thank you" and "good job".

So we're safe, this time - but I'm still interested in solutions, as something like this could happen again!

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My son says it means taking out the player without getting the ball, all while shouting ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Sound familiar?

For the umpteenth time, my son, with an Ikea stuffed ball he has had since infancy, is playing football in the living room. He is joined by one of his best friends, an equally football-obsessed 10-year-old who, before slide-tackling in what can only be described as a deliberate attempt to knock my son’s legs off, shouts: “Brexit means Brexit!” Confused, I pass it off as an example of tweenage precocity: which 10-year-old is happy to quote Theresa May while playing football?

I must admit, this gives me some hope for the future.

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"Singer whose idiosyncratic performances helped the German band Can stretch the limits of experimental rock"

Saw him sing/speak/make noise at a 2 hour long improv set in a small gig venue in Yorkshire about 10-20 years ago, supported by a handful of local improv musicians.

After they finished the set, he individually thanked (and optionally hugged) every single audience member.

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Cats Protection UK Website - National Black Cat Day

I include a complementary picture of a black cat in a carrier bag.

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Three cats spread over the stairs, staring at the camera person, blocking access to the upstairs. (Actually they're just waiting for someone to throw the fuzzy ball for them to chase).

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/cat

Photo is from about a year ago, when the cats learnt that as well as "on the bed" and "under the duvet", if you explored the area where the buttons were, there was also "inside the duvet cover".

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Three cat brothers, sat neatly on a staircase, Jan 2023. This is probably my favourite photo of the three of them together.

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