Chris Remington

Volunteer amateur systems administrator for Beehaw. Stay-at-home dad. Outdoor enthusiast.

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Joined un anno fa
Cake day: gen 28, 2022


For years, I’ve just used NextDNS and uBlock Origin to rid my home (and all of our devices) of this crap and others like it.

Making the same post in more than one community is considered spam. That is why I’m removing this post and leaving the other in /c/space.

Mammoth for Mastodon is now available to download for free on the App Store
I had been beta testing this Mastodon app and now it is free. I'm incredibly impressed with it so far.

Very interesting idea and it could help with these sorts of problems.

From all of the research that I’ve done, reading countless books concerning psychology, the way to have happiness is to have successful relationships. And successful relationships comes from years of interpersonal communication, especially listening to others talk about their feelings.

I love Bitwarden and have been using it for several years. I’m so happy that they’ve added this feature!

Did you read the article? I did not get a sense of fearmongering when reading it.

pict-rs, more than likely, handles all images on the site. That would include our personal icons, the community icons, community banners, our site logo, etc. Having all of that missing, or not loading properly, would make Beehaw look like shit. After decades of web development experience under my belt, I know for certain that people eat with their eyes.

I’ve already implemented this as well as capping the Docker log files.

Tech proficient users of Beehaw, we need your help
cross-posted from: > We've posted a number of times about our increasing storage issues. We're currently at the cusp of using 80% of the 25gb we have available in the current tier for the online service we run this instance on. This has caused some issues with the server crashing in recent days. > > We've been monitoring and reporting on this [progress]( occasionally, including support requests and comments on the main lemmy instance. Of particular note, it seems that pictures tend to be the culprit when it comes to storage issues. > > The last time a discussion around pict-rs came up, the following [comment]( stuck out to me as a potential solution > > > Storage requirements depend entirely on the amount of images that users upload. In case of, there are currently 1.6 GB of pictrs data. You can also use s3 storage, or something like sshfs to mount remote storage. > > Is there anyone around who is technically proficient enough to help guide us through potential solutions using "something like sshfs" to mount remote storage? As it currently exists, our only feasible option seems to be upgrading from $6/month to $12/month to double our current storage capacity (25GB -> 50 GB) which seems like an undesirable solution.

Supposedly, this will be released one week from now.

> As a Community Interest Company its main purpose is charitable, to make light aviation available to developing countries, where aviation fuel is scarce and expensive, but sunlight is plentiful.

To almost no one’s surprise. Many years ago, when it dawned on me what Google is (the largest data mining corporation on Earth), I’ve tried to avoid them as best as I can.

Forthcoming book by Siddharth Kara: [Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives ]( > Cobalt Red is the searing, first-ever exposé of the immense toll taken on the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by cobalt mining, as told through the testimonies of the Congolese people themselves. Activist and researcher Siddharth Kara has traveled deep into cobalt territory to document the testimonies of the people living, working, and dying for cobalt. To uncover the truth about brutal mining practices, Kara investigated militia-controlled mining areas, traced the supply chain of child-mined cobalt from toxic pit to consumer-facing tech giants, and gathered shocking testimonies of people who endure immense suffering and even die mining cobalt. > Cobalt is an essential component to every lithium-ion rechargeable battery made today, the batteries that power our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and electric vehicles. Roughly 75 percent of the world’s supply of cobalt is mined in the Congo, often by peasants and children in sub-human conditions. Billions of people in the world cannot conduct their daily lives without participating in a human rights and environmental catastrophe in the Congo. In this stark and crucial book, Kara argues that we must all care about what is happening in the Congo―because we are all implicated.

I’m surprised that it took this long for them to implement this.

Same and I will support them as much as I can. Firefox (Developer Edition) has been my default browser for a very long time.

This isn’t news to me. Everyone’s bathroom is covered in poop particles including toothbrushes. Human’s immune system has adapted over decades. Not a problem.

> A nuclear fusion reactor has reportedly created more energy than was put into it, for the first time ever.


The morality police “was abolished by the same authorities who installed it,” Attorney General Mohammad Javad Montazeri said in remarks during a meeting on Saturday where officials were discussing the unrest, according to state media reports. But he went on to suggest that the judiciary would still enforce restrictions on “social behavior.”

On Thursday, the attorney general said that the authorities were reviewing the country’s head scarf regulations and would issue a decision within 15 days.

If the morality police are abolished, it would have a major impact on the state’s ability to police what women wear. But it was not immediately clear whether the authorities were planning to relax the laws mandating that women cover their hair and bodies, which remain in place.

Source: New York Times

First time I’ve heard that sexism and anti-feminism were on the rise there. Sorry to hear.

Interesting. If I reply to your post via Mastodon, then I can’t edit the comment in Lemmy.

I didn’t try. I successfully made my point and backed it up with modern psychology and logical explanations.

Is there something that you don’t understand?

There is a fundamental problem at play here. It is the ‘Us Vs. Them’ that springs up from the natural human desire for identity.

We have two general types of identities; one is on an individual level and one on a collective one. As we grow, our sense of identify also grows. We have seen cases in which individuals are willing to let go of their individual identities to make a sacrifice for their collective ones. People who share the same collective identity think of themselves as having a common interest and a common fate. For example, liberty lovers vs. extremist, republicans vs. democrats, Israelis vs. Palestinians, India and Pakistan, government and insurgents, the list can go on and on forever. The more progressed a sense of identity, the less there is a sense of separation.

On the surface, and hopefully people can understand the common sense of this issue, there is a dichotomous way at viewing our world. For example, black vs white, my way or the highway, right vs wrong, good vs evil so on and so forth.

This is a highly flawed way at understanding reality. However, politicians are incredibly keen on exploiting this human flaw in order to gain more money and power.

Below the Plains - Excavation/US history channel circa 1900
Fascinating early US history channel where outhouse pits are excavated to find all sorts of things that were discarded.

But this is intentional, by the scientists, in order to get ahead of a potential problem. Permafrost will, continually, thaw because of climate change. Thus, scientists are trying to stave off any severe viral outbreaks.

My firewall blocks the domain. Would you anyone mind providing the full link so I can view this? Thanks.

Link to study:

I’ve been around the insurance industry my entire life. My father was an incredibly successful insurance agent making six figures for over 25 years. I’ve been listening to my father talk about climate change with his colleagues for, roughly, 20 years.

In short, there is a tremendous amount of money at stake with various types of property insurance. This is, especially, so with properties located at oceanic coastlines. Globally, the amount of money could approach trillions of dollars.

Thus, the entire property insurance world have had economists working every angle for decades now. Do you know the saying: “The casino always wins”? From what I’ve seen/heard inside the insurance agencies, they are going to make a fortune from the devastation caused by the effects of climate change.

Will I listen to Rupert Murdoch’s poisonous propaganda? Fuck no!

What is ‘the Five’ and what is ‘fix’?

It’s forgiveness and/or relief. My family would have benefited greatly from this. However, and obviously, we did not have this opportunity. It took me 21 years to pay off my student loan debt which was an incredible burden.

Current debt holders should feel incredibly fortunate to have this in their lives.