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Cake day: Sep 16, 2020


This community exists as a sort of sister community/copycat community to the r/fuckcars subreddit.

I think both communities exist for the following reasons:

  • to raise awareness around the dangers, inefficiencies and injustice that can come from car dependence.
  • to discuss and promote alternative transport methods

I’m very uncertain about what content is allowed here and I think if the sidebar could specify a bit more that’d be nice.

yeah the sidebar could be a bit more clear. I will update it later today.

  • Find people on your course that can help you and that you can help. Teaching something you know to classmates helps you learn. There is a saying “one teach, two learn” and it is true.
  • Try to review the content of a lecture before attending the lecture. Even if it is a fast 5 minute skim of the material it will help you
  • Try to get an overview of the course at the start, again a quick skim might take an hour or so, but the content will be more familiar when you get around to it.
  • For maths and science Khan academy is really useful.
  • There is a short course on Coursera called ‘Learning how to learn’ that includes some of the above points, it is worth checking out.

@meloo@lemmy.perthchat.org sorry for the slow reply, yes that sounds great! I will link the chat room in the community description

Well done to everyone involved!

How can we follow peertube channels? I can’t seem to see any listed in communities on lemmy.ml

Reddit is really good for hobby/niche content. Reddit communities have become the largest online communities for quiet a few different interests where previously the largest communities would be independent forums.

It would be great if some forums decided to use Lemmy. I guess there are barriers to this, e.g. user interface changes might not be wanted and it might be difficult to export/import the forum history.

This one is really gave me a proper laugh

I am getting tired of this meme. It is basically complaint about people talking about world events unless they are “experts”.

We should look to experts for our sources of information but it is a bit shirt to mock normal people for talking about the world around them imo

Larry Tesler, inventor of the cut, copy, and paste commands, dies at 74

I like to use Lemmy though a browser on mobile, the interface is good (especially compared to reddit) but I think the buttons could be changed a bit to make it better.

I think it might improve the mobile UI to have all buttons at the bottom (sort of like in lemmur):

Buttons that I think would be useful at the bottom:

  • Home (like in lemmur)
  • Communities (like in lemmur)
  • Search (like in lemmur)
  • Profile (like in lemmur)
  • Notifications
  • Create post
  • Sort

Are you going to wait until all hexbear features have been added to Lemmy before moving or do you think you will move over before that point? Any idea how long this will take?

Thanks for the contributions by the way!

The only way to top an illness with a gun is a doctor with a gun

Rather than acknowledging that climate change is caused by emissions which are largely done through energy production, transport in supply chains and industrial activities, i.e. systemic elements, he goes on to complain about how individuals, who have nothing to do with energy production or transport, are hypocrites.

Almost everyone in the countries surveyd use energy and transport. Infact the countries surveyd are the largest GHG emitters (historically and per capita). Why do you think industrial emissions happen? It’s because individuals buy what companies sell.

If people (particularly in the countries surveyd):

  1. continue to consume on this scale
  2. refuse to support regulations that will force companies to emmit less

then GHG emissions (and environmental damage in general) will continue to remain high.

The solution to global warming is to wind down the fossil fuel industry to zero, which should be easy enough to understand. This is an act that will have a significant impact everywhere and we should focus on managing that change.

Ok, how are you going to do that without reducing consumption? We have been investing in green energy for decades and fossil fuel consumption continues to increase every single year:

I don’t like the framing that it is ‘industry’ that is causing GHG emissions because it lets the actual individuals who are taking advantage of the system of the hook. These individuals are the shareholders who profit, but they are also the consumers who get ultra cheap goods because they don’t give a fuck where it came from.

NewPipe can play youtube and soundcloud and bandcamp songs in the background.

It looks like r/roms has also decided to use Lemmy as a fallback

Fairphone seems to be the best repairable phone. Although my current phone still has a few years in it.

Framework seems to be the best repairable laptop. I have ordered one and it should come in February ☺️

This is great news =).

I find the megathread on reddit really useful, are you involved in making it? Would it be possible for it to be posted/pinned here whenever it is updated?

The present mods responsibility is to serve the interests of the present subscribers.

I disagree, mods in general are dooing free labour for the benefit of the community.

The mod of r/piracy (one of the best resources for pirated content I have found) thinks having a backup on Lemmy would help the community. So maybe we should support this instead of saying it’s not their responsibility lol

Because if they are directing the existing r/piracy to here as a backup they should maintain control.

The most success I ever had was counting calories with the myfitnesspal app.

I would like to see more federation if possible. Would it be possible to add seeing Plemora/Mastadon posts on Lemmy? Also it would be cool to federate with pixelfed if possible.

Sounds like you need to prioritise what you read. Bookmark something you think might be interesting, when you have some free time you can read the things you find most important.

Yes, you can also change your settings so that it shows ‘all’ by default

Those services do exist but I wouldn’t pay for it.

I really don’t like the idea of someone profiting of someone else’s work. At least if you pay for a streamung service some money will reach the creators.

Not using a seatbelt will still increase the chance that you are injured. This will put a burden on society.

Asking your estate to pay is useless if you have no money, insurance claims can reach the millions which most people can not afford. Pedestrians and cyclists aren’t and should not need to be insured.

If you don’t wear seatbelts you can hurt other people in the car.

If you don’t have vehicle insurance and you injur someone they won’t have any payout on top of being injured.

This is awesome! Thank you for your hard work

  1. Hardware problems/poor drivers: Linux runs well on some devices and not so well.on others. It is largely up to the manufacturer to make drivers so this will improve if manufacturers want to support Linux.

  2. Software availability: Projects like nix, app image and flathub try to fix this by providing a way developers can package their app so that it can be used on all distros. As far as I can tell:

    • Snap is centralised around canonical.
    • flathub doesn’t seem to have a huge amount of apps packaged yet (at least compared to nix or the aur).
    • App image doesn’t really have an easy way to manage all your different packages/update apps. It is useful though because it lets you install an app by simply downloading a file.

As far as I can tell nix is the best option long term but it doesn’t have a simple gui yet/at the moment. Although there is one being worked on.

There are quiet clear foreign policy differences between Obama and Trump.

Obama approached Iran diplomatically, Trump bombed a general, probably trying to start a war.

Under Obama US military was in Kurdistan, which prevented Turkey from attacking. Trump removed the troops just as Turkey was gearing up to attack.

Edit: Also Obama removed the blockade on Cuba. Trump resumed the blockade on Cuba.

Movie: In Bruges

TV show: Succession

Have a look at my comment here that shows what the redreader app looks like. It is a compact Reddit app: https://lemmy.ml/post/83539/comment/83464

I mainly use redreader for Reddit, I don’t think I have ever used boost. I like it and find it easy/simple to use.

It has a main menu, where you can select the community.

Here is what it looks like.

Main menu/front page:



Hamburger menu options:

Sort menu options:

imo the UI feels much cleaner than the new reddit UI and much more modern that the old reddit UI. I would like to be see some kind of compact mode though, especially for mobile.

The next Reddit controversy is scheduled for a few months time, so around then I would think.

Totally disagree that cars play a role, at least as they are now.

As they are now they:

  1. Take up a lots of space, even when not in use.
  2. Cause health problems for people who live nearby.
  3. Cause congestion, increasing travel times for everyone else.
  4. Are a more expensive (monetarily and environmentally) form of travel (at least in places where there is competetive public transport).
  5. Kill and injur people that aren’t even drivers.

Hydrogen/Electric self driving cars can fix 2. and maybe 5. But they still have lots of problems. So even then I would prefer they are taxed and restricted to areas’s with low population density.

A lot of these forums seem to use discourse which orders comments by time instead of votescore and comment tree.

Is it possible to translate a lemmy thread to something that orders by time like discourse? I guess you could add in an ‘@person1’ or something to show who a comment is replying to. You could translate the other way by just changing ‘@person1’ into a reply to person1 too.

I wonder if this would work well in practise though. Maybe lemmy threads are shaped differently, with more replies than discourse threads.

I think I remember either you or Nutomic talking about this actually and saying it was possible.

I think it would be really cool if forums (e.g. linux distro forums, video game forums ect) migrated to use their own lemmy instances. This would have advantages:

  • Posts that gain traction would be visible to more people.
  • People wouldn’t need to create another new account just for one forum.

I guess it is sort of like same advantages as if they used a subreddit, but with the extra advantage of them ultimately having control.