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Cake day: Jan 20, 2022


For the same reason a lot of people prefer cities over towns.

You’re presumably a leftist and you don’t see how this is blaming victims?


Source: Me, just had a fantastic mango and thought "if everyone tasted this mango, it would be their most loved fruit"

You’re missing my point. Most working class people don’t have the time/resources to look into all of these alternatives. This is like telling someone who shops at Wal-Mart that if they looked harder, they could find a more ethical place to shop without realizing that the reason why they shop at Wal-Mart is because they can barely afford the time or gas to get there and back.

I understand that reading these things, often full of judicial jargon, is something undesirable, but not doing so is the same as signing a loan in a bank, without reading the conditions, it can give many unpleasant surprises and consequences.

I agree. And similar to bank loans, TOS are often predatory and reliant on working class people not understanding what they’re getting into.

I think you’re blaming the victims of a very predatory practice. In fact, I’d venture to say that even you don’t 100% know what you’re getting into when you’ve read various TOSs. Given the fact that they’re often written by corporate lawyers with the intention of obscuring any nefarious intentions, I think you should try to understand the Sisyphean task you’re assigning working class people with very limited time and resources.

To quote Jerry Seinfeld…

“Have you read that thing? It’s like the Declaration of Independence.”"

Point is,

a) most people don’t have the time to read the TOS;

b) most people don’t understand half of what a TOS even talks about; and

c) people have fewer and fewer alternatives to these companies because this sort of thing is becoming so common.

I’m just replying so I can tell the FBI agent reading this to settle down

Depends on a lot of factors related to the environment, i.e. pollution types, viability of water treatment, food sources and what their growth is reliant on, equipment and what their maintenance is reliant on (i.e. parts/consumables ideally not reliant on regions in heavy conflict).

I’ve never been in a war zone but I have been in one of the country’s worst natural disasters (along with several smaller ones) and what I learned from those experiences is not to trust anyone who refuses to understand the importance of fluid decision-making in complex life or death scenarios, instead rigidly adhering to a fixed plan they had developed long before the emergency situation happened. It ends up slowing them down far more than anything and creates loads of avoidable problems in the name of consistency.

That’s not to say one shouldn’t have a plan but if it relies on taking route A to escape and route A is on fire, the people who blindly say "STICK TO THE PLAN" without recognizing that the plan requires adaptation, they’re not to be trusted because they possess a theoretical understanding of the situation, not a practical understanding.

Far too often people who confidently think their plan A will work, end up dying because they foolishly downplayed the need for adapting/abandoning their plan in the face of impending doom. Wildfires in particular have resulted in entire families burning to death-- wealthy families who were convinced their various expensive, extensive precautionary methods were foolproof but learned the hard way that mother nature can very quickly make a mockery of the measures humans take.

Last year, the Chinese military banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes, citing security concerns over cameras installed on the vehicles, Reuters reported at the time citing sources who had seen the directive.

I think that’s a reasonable security concern.

Thaank you, glad I’m not the only one who feels lost trying to navigate Peertube…

I wouldn’t consider myself a “content creator” but I do post YouTube videos and I wouldn’t be upset at all if people watched my videos through something like FreeTube or NewPipe. I just want people to see/hear what I’m posting.

The fact that it would be an absurdly privileged thing for me to do and would involve me leaving behind a lot of people I can help. I understand other people have their own valid reasons to move and I don’t judge them for it but for me personally, I don’t think it would be the right thing to do.

Yep, I’m starting to notice that. Disappointing.

A not so wise man once said…

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again"

I have no clue how to make a PeerTube account. I’m trying to do that now and it’s asking me to choose an “instance” without explaining what that is. Then when I click the topics relevant to my videos, either no instances show up or those that do have a puny amount of users like 30.

edit: The video finally made it to Odysee. It is here

Yeah I’m looking into PeerTube now and it’s pretty confusing compared to YouTube or Odysee. Like it’s telling me to choose an instance, without even explaining what an instance is… and then when I click the relevant topics… no instances pop up.

I really wish YouTube’s alternatives could understand why stuff like this ends up being a massive barrier for regular people. This is frustrating. I managed to upload my video to Odysee but now it’s stuck in this nebulous “confirming” page. So disappointing.

I just tried to post my video to Odysee and it keeps failing…

What is the best alternative to YouTube?
I recently posted a video of the Jaleel Stallings case but a number of people without Google accounts want to see the video, and so I'd like to post it on another platform. Any recommendations?

Why can’t you answer my very simple question? I was courteous enough to answer yours, so why are you unable to reciprocate?

Great. Seems to me a lot of leftists prefer painting themselves into a corner and then wonder why leftist spaces are lacking. Disappointing but unsurprising. Deleting this thread now, thanks for wasting my time.

I mean, you didn’t even start by saying there isn’t a Lemmy Discord. You immediately just recommended something else instead of even thinking about why I asked for a Discord specifically.

Original article: https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjby4b/anarchist-collective-shares-instructions-to-make-diy-abortion-pills Original video: https://archive.org/details/FTVDIYA Original Usage Information: https://archive.org/details/miso-medication/mode/2up Original English subtitles file (SRT): https://archive.org/details/ftvdiya-subtitle Video created by: Michael Laufer of The Four Thieves Vinegar Collective This video was uploaded for archival purposes. Merchants of Misery cannot speak to the safety of making your own pills.

How do I filter a community?
There's a certain community there that I'd like to filter because a) I find the content/discussions to just be generally awful circlejerky nonsense and b) it's polluting the "All" section that I like to browse.

Looking at you, non-essential business owners... particularly those who insist on staying open and not providing employees with adequate PPE and sick days...

If anyone would like specific clips of DS9 scenes, let me know and I can clip/post them on YouTube in 720p.
I've been doing this with clips of Seinfeld lately but I love DS9 and now that I finally finished watching the series, I can talk to strangers about DS9 without having to worry about spoilers. So if you or anyone you know has a specific scene from DS9 that you'd like a clip of, let me know.