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Yup, and in this case the Soviets (/Russians) weren’t really portrayed as villians IMO.

The Boys isn’t much anti-Russian because (beware of Spoilers):

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The captured super hero (Soldier Boy) was actually betrayed by his own comrades and then handed over to the Soviets. IIRC, this betrayal was even coordinated by the super hero company in order to profit off of their new, lab-grown super hero.

If anything, The Boys is more anti-US than anti-Russian due to its underlying anti-Capitalist/anti-Neoliberal messages (The US being more Capitalist than Russia in this case). The show also portrays corruption, illegal business and unethical practices conducted by companies in order to maximize profits. The show is mainly a criticism of Capitalism and Neoliberalism in the US and doesn’t really show anything having much to do with Russia.

Besides that, the most vile characters in the show are actually the american super heros themselves together with the company. From committing murders to doing drugs and even human trafficking. So, I think it’s fair to say that the show isn’t specifically anti-Russian.


A bit off-topic: there have also been initiatives to reduce the tax for oat milk. My favorite example is when multiple cafes came together for a protest to simply sell coffee with oat milk with a 7% tax instead of 19% (they sued themselves afterwards).



>Revolutionary Papers is a transnational research collaboration exploring 20th century periodicals of Left, anti-imperial and anti-colonial critical production. An interesting collection of leftist newspapers, magazines, journals etc. from the global south of the past.

Schade, ich wäre vielleicht dort sogar mit einem Freund hingegangen :(


Inserting the community with the instance into the url when using the web UI also works. For example, if you would want to subscribe to the Technology community but you can’t find it with the search function, you could enter https://midwest.social/c/technology@lemmy.ml to subscribe to the community. From what I’ve heard, communities not being searchable is because no one else from your instance subscribed to that community yet.


page named dataisnewoil

Is The New Oil the website you were referring to?


What exactly are you asking? Are you asking about gender roles, gender or biological sex? Because I would say that it depends heavily on what you’re asking.


Ich habe garnicht mitbekommen, dass eine neue Chefin schon bestimmt wurde. Hoffentlich setzt sie sich stärker für die telefonnummerlose Regestrierung ein.


Ich habe neulich gesehen wie DuckDuckGo das mit ihrem Android App auch gemacht haben und dachte mir dabei wie lange es wohl dauern wird, bis Mozilla das selber macht. Und jetzt wird gefeiert!


Ich habe selber vor ca. einem Jahr einen Pi-hole bei mir zuhause installiert und kann es nur weiter empfehlen. Meine Eltern waren auch ziemlich überrascht darüber, wie viel Werbung blockiert wurde and haben es sogar vermisst, als sie woanders das WLAN benutzten.



for the most part, we don’t have a shortage of water

I’m guessing you haven’t seen the news recently? Entire rivers are starting to dry up and droughts are becoming much more frequent. With the rising temperatures, water used for agriculture will also evaporate much quicker.

The US government is even implementing water cuts.

the health benefits of meat

Honestly, meat barely has any health benefits that plants can’t provide, aside from vitamine B12 (which can easily be taken as supplements). And it has even been observed that (red) meat tends to substantially elevate the risk of cancer and diabetes.

Here’s an example for such a study


if it is possible to restrict a group so only one person could post new articles

IIRC there’s a setting when creating a community for only mods to be able to post.


Just go to the doctor…


About a week ago Bitwarden created an official community on the instance sopuli. But now it seems the community has been removed by Bitwarden due to public backlash.


Such a shame…

I was even excited to see them join a community as small as ours.


The other day a public representative for a company withdrew their community the same day they created it due to the public backlash.

This was probably Bitwarden on the Sopuli instance right? Could you perhaps share a link discussing this in detail?


I also buy about 80-90% of my music from Bandcamp. If some music I really like isn’t on Bandcamp, then I download it from Youtube which would make up the other 10-20%.

I’ve thought about maybe buying the music that’s not on Bandcamp from Itunes instead, but I really don’t like the idea of giving Apple my money or even using their services.


Ja, wie zum Beispiel das mit der Verschlüsselung geregelt werden soll. Ist e2ee dann überhaupt noch in dem Fall möglich?


Definitely, especially when the app starts spamming you with notifications.



FTC Orders Twitter to Pay $150 Million Penalty for Profiting from Deceptively Collected Data
> The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against Twitter, Inc. for deceptively using account security data for targeted advertising. Twitter asked users to give their phone numbers and email addresses to protect their accounts. The firm then profited by allowing advertisers to use this data to target specific users. Twitter’s deception violates a 2011 FTC order that explicitly prohibited the company from misrepresenting its privacy and security practices. Under the proposed order, Twitter must pay a $150 million penalty and is banned from profiting from its deceptively collected data. > “As the complaint notes, Twitter obtained data from users on the pretext of harnessing it for security purposes but then ended up also using the data to target users with ads," said FTC Chair Lina M. Khan. "This practice affected more than 140 million Twitter users, while boosting Twitter’s primary source of revenue.” > In addition to the $150 million penalty, other provisions of the proposed order would: > > - prohibit Twitter from profiting from deceptively collected data; >- allow users to use other multi-factor authentication methods such as mobile authentication apps or security keys that do not require users to provide their telephone numbers; >- notify users that it misused phone numbers and email addresses collected for account security to also target ads to them and provide information about Twitter’s privacy and security controls; >- implement and maintain a comprehensive privacy and information security program that requires the company, among other things, to examine and address the potential privacy and security risks of new products; >- limit employee access to users’ personal data; and >- notify the FTC if the company experiences a data breach.