He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist-Leninist.

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Reminder: Engaging in political debates is encouraged, insulting and attacking other users is not.
Insulting or attacking other users, even so much saying "fuck you", "fuck [this group of people]", "you're an idiot" or anything like that while debating IS against the rules of Lemmy.ml. This goes for every political view, you DO NOT get free passes no matter if you're leftist, rightist, communist, anarchist, liberal, etc. If you're confident of your position you should be able to debate in a civil manner without cursing someone else out. I understand that debates can get heated and frustrating, hell I've debated with a good bunch of users, but you can still express that without resorting to name calling or insults. Check the modlog, we HAVE removed replies of this nature from every political view, and even if we don't say it every time, we DO keep track of both removals per user and general behaviour even if it doesn't get removed, and too many infractions WILL result in a ban. That said, it is NOT against the rules to present countering facts or opinions, or to have political opinions in general. Don't report comments for "being pro communist" or "being pro China" unless they have broken an actual rule, namely the ones about being civil. Don't attack or insult people from Lemmygrad just because they're from Lemmygrad or they're arguing for Marxism-Leninism or supporting a country you don't. If they're presenting their points in a civil manner (which had been the case for almost everyone from Lemmygrad), you can either read it and respond in kind with your questions or counterpoints, or just move on. People coming over from other instances is not brigading if they're mostly being civil, that's the whole point of federation. Things people disagree with getting down voted is also acceptable, it's not considered an attack on you if your comment has a negative score, and it doesn't even significantly affect the ranking because of the relatively low comment volumes currently on Lemmy. It's just imaginary internet points, relax.
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I mean, with all energy storage tech, the rule should be “be hopeful, expect nothing, and don’t seriously believe it until you can hold it”. Just because it demonstrates crazy high energy density in a lab does not automatucally mean it will be a viable solution… One hundred and one times bitten, one hundred and second time shy.


Admin reminder to everyone: insulting other users, even so much saying “fuck you”, “fuck [this group of people]” or anything like that while debating IS against the rules of Lemmy.ml. This goes for every political view, you DO NOT get free passes because you’re leftist, rightist, communist, etc. If you’re confident of your position you should be able to debate politely without cursing someone else out.

Check the modlog, we HAVE removed replies of this nature from both sides, and even if we don’t say it every time, we DO keep track of both removals per user and general behaviour even if it doesn’t get removed, and too many infractions WILL result in a ban.

That said, it is NOT against the rules to present countering facts or opinions, or to have political opinions in general. Don’t report comments for “being pro communist” or “being pro China” unless they have broken an actual rule, namely the ones about being civil. Things people disagree with getting down voted is also acceptable, it’s not considered an attack on you if your comment has a negative score, and it doesn’t even significantly affect the ranking because of the relatively low comment volumes currently on Lemmy. It’s just imaginary internet points, relax.


Admin reminder to everyone: insulting other users, even so much saying “fuck you”, “fuck [this group of people]” or anything like that while debating IS against the rules of Lemmy.ml. This goes for every political view, you DO NOT get free passes because you’re leftist, rightist, communist, etc. If you’re confident of your position you should be able to debate politely without cursing someone else out.

Check the modlog, we HAVE removed replies of this nature from both sides, and even if we don’t say it every time, we DO keep track of both removals per user and general behaviour even if it doesn’t get removed, and too many infractions WILL result in a ban.

That said, it is NOT against the rules to present countering facts or opinions, or to have political opinions in general. Don’t report comments for “being pro communist” or “being pro China” unless they have broken an actual rule, namely the ones about being civil. Things people disagree with getting down voted is also acceptable, it’s not considered an attack on you if your comment has a negative score, and it doesn’t even significantly affect the ranking because of the relatively low comment volumes currently on Lemmy. It’s just imaginary internet points, relax.


Technically correct, but since it’s directly answering an asklemmy thread (which was deleted), IMO it still fits here.


Or in terms of the GitHub analogy, this would be like malware making its way into somewhere like a distro’s package manager.




Favourite Parks and Rec scene:

“Oh my god I’m so hung over, I’ve never been this hung over!”

“Well I feel fine, I ran five K this morning!”

“Really?”

“No I threw up in a jar.”


Breaking news: Facebook anti-disinformation bot deletes Facebook!


Not just that, even if they weren’t, if you know enough JavaScript/HTML to pull this crap, you should also know your way around a browser’s viewport settings to tell a mobile browser to scale your site to desktop mode by default.


I doubt they’d give a crap and actually make it worth my time. They explicitly chose to do this after all.


If there's no actual technical reason you can't support my device, I don't want to hear your opinions on my device.
![Webpage on a mobile browser only displays "Sorry, use more productive devices."](https://files.mastodon.social/media_attachments/files/108/810/739/845/976/878/original/7adc0eccf12f7f18.png) ![Desktop mode: off](https://files.mastodon.social/media_attachments/files/108/810/741/819/726/453/original/ca10663d61aa370b.jpg) ![Desktop mode: on](https://files.mastodon.social/media_attachments/files/108/810/742/179/294/750/original/cd4e7d8b4ce31178.jpg) ![Now the site displays correctly, still on mobile.](https://files.mastodon.social/media_attachments/files/108/810/742/587/915/047/original/87b1449b8dd35b66.png) This might not seem like much, but it also discriminates against people in poverty. Why? Because a lot of severely impoverished people (the homeless, refugees, many people in developing countries) have a smartphone but not a laptop, because it's easier to carry and is also a more versatile single device. There are many charities giving smartphones to impoverished people for this reason, because in this day and age you will not be able to get out of poverty without some sort of computing device.
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Source: https://teddit.net/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/wlt6b9/the_documentation/
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Source: https://teddit.net/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/wl2g2q/its_time_for_appappapp/
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touch grass
Source: https://chaos.social/@skruffl/108786460105694818
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Printerface
Source: https://teddit.net/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/wlssgj/those_damn_naming_conventions/
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Most of the newer Lemmygrad users are specifically from the /r/Genzedong ban. From what I’ve seen, most general new users are still a lot more likely to choose .ml or a local instance in their language. Speaking as both an admin of .ml and a Lemmygrad user, I think the perception of Lemmygrad being the “preferred” instance for new users over all other instances is bias due to the short term influx of new users over there, by people who have reason to only choose that one instance, because it’s meant to replace an existing community that was lost.


How all chatbots should be programmed.

if (facebookBad) { return true; }


North America was actually colonized much earlier.

Are you referring to the first nations coming over the Bearing land bridge? Because that’s an extremely loose definition of colonialism and would mean literally the entire Earth has been colonized since the beginning of our species.

If you want to make the argument that everyone who isn’t descended from native Americans leave North America, and everyone who is descended from Han Chinese leave Taiwan, make that argument.

Did I say that? Hmm, must have been in a parallel universe because I definitely don’t remember saying that. There’s a difference between saying that the land is stolen and that needs to be reconcilled and saying everyone of a certain race needing to leave. Decolonisation is rarely about making anyone leave, certainly not about making any ethnostates, it chiefly means giving sovereignty and representation to Indigenous governments, which, the KMT is not an Indigenous Taiwanese government and doesn’t give sovereignty to Indigenous Taiwanese people, so how will Taiwan being a country (under KMT rule) be better for Indigenous Taiwanese people again?

(BTW, if someone says that every Han person needs to leave Taiwan or Tibet or whatever, by the same logic, it also means that every Uyghur needs to leave Xinjiang, because they migrated into the region when Chinese people already had a presence there. I love pointing that out to “go away, Han’s!” people and then watching them lose their minds.)

BTW, most Americans are sympathetic to indigenous independence movements. Americans take great pride in their native American population and don’t want to see them extinguished.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, they’re sympathetic riiiiight up until they’re personally affected in any way by giving Indigenous people any sovereignty. Go watch Silver Spook or any of the other actual Indigenous people’s political content and they invariably tell you about how utterly empty the support they get from the rest of the population really are. Shocker, learning about Indigenous people from white people won’t get you an accurate picture of their situation! For more information by actual Indigenous people, visit https://therednation.org/

Actually, it might be worse than not supporting them at all, because you’re apparently no longer allowed to point to colonialism as a source for any Indigenous issues anymore, because “well we like them now! if they’re still suffering, it’s their own fault!” As someone living in Canada, you’d be surprised how many people believe the previous statement unironically.


  1. They have been politically and societally associated with China since Ancient China

  2. My your own admission, it was the KMT that colonized the island, not the CPC, who has never had a presence on Taiwan (that’s the reason the KMT fled there in the first place). And you… Want to give the KMT total control of the island. Okay…



Aww, did they realize that the US is an asshole and doesn’t actually give a shit about them?


Dude, assuming you’re in the US/Canada, none of the land you’re standing on belongs to that country. Meanwhile, Taiwan was ancestrally apart of China for thousands of years and wasn’t colonized.

Let’s have an indigenous tribe want independence and see how the US reacts to it? Oh wait! We already know! And we also know that the PRC has been way more restrained dealing with Taiwan than the US/Canada has been enforcing their stolen land!



but it avoids many issues down the road.

If you mean it avoids parties being salty that something is going through and doesn’t want to participate and/or try to undermine it, not really. People and their opinions change, people make not well thought out decisions that sound good only on paper, people get coerced or threatened into agreeing. So you’ll get disagreements even from a uninamous system.

I really don’t think that it’s worth the significant efficiency hit that such a system brings about. A good governing organisation needs to get shit done that benefits as many people as possible, not twiddle their thumbs in deadlock. When the government is in deadlock, the people, namely the poor and vulrnable in society, almost invariably suffers while there are no consequences to the rich elite and especially the people responsible. At the end of the day, a philosophically pure system that doesn’t produce results is useless.

Example: US vs China. The US has more checks and balances that in theory is intended that a larger consensus is required to make a decision than China has (whether that actually works as intended is a whole other story). But the US also takes literally decades to pass even the most basic of laws, or sometimes not at all (see codifying Roe v Wade, they had half a century). Meanwhile, China has been on a reform rampage in recent years, and the changes have been massively beneficial to their people.


People want to know why socialists use the term “dictatorship of the bourgeoisie” and what it actually means? Take a look at this.


Way to miss the point of my comment! The point was that according to most of the West, everything Russia/Belarus/China/etc says about geopolitics ia false and everything the West says is true, and they always trust the West when they clam different things despite the West’s clear track record of deception.