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Cake day: Dec 29, 2019

i swear, poor urban planning seems to be the most universal thing ever sometimes 🤦‍♀️

The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality | Che Guevara
found this quote on a competitive typing website, and for some reason it really resonated with me, thought i'd share it :)

but to make this point you considered former soviet republics other than russia, and the consequences/reasons as to why life became worse/better besides the regime change, which is exactly what my suggestion for the article was in the initial comment :)

but the article talks about russia in particular, which is not enough to draw any meaningful conclusion by itself, we need all other republics for context

and some republics did have a significant quality of life improvement irrc, like lithuania, latvia, estonia

that’s not very meaningful i’m afraid

say, russia turned out to be like scandinavian countries after the fall of the ussr, russians would have been happy for the fall of the ussr, even though scandinavian countries rely on worker exploitation in third world countries, this only indicates that for a lot of people the quality of life took a plunge after the fall of the ussr

living in russia sucks, welcome to the real world, people are so tired and exhausted that they can’t give a shit, just wanting to live a good quality life, without caring about the consequences of their lifestyle, which is very characteristic of capitalism now that i think about it

If you could introduce a few obscure/minor laws to your country, which ones would you choose that would make the most positive or interesting impact?
i'd probably pick - cartoon tv series can't have more than 3 seasons - avocados should have most subsidies of any food - electron apps are now illegal - normal tv series can't have more than 5 seasons - protruding doorsteps are now illegal

pls let this be the time we finally get a pretty and functional out-of-the-box de 🙏🙏

well, the general goal is to have a community without spam, very off-topic content and toxic environment, it’s the moderator’s role to steer a community to that state

mods usually look through recent posts and comments, and remove those that classify as spam or vioilate rules of the website (mostly the former), but as of recently when reporting functionality was introduced to lemmy, a lot of it is just reviewing reported posts/comments and deciding whether to remove them or not, in the beginning one also get to shape the community by creating rules, general theme etc

the effort required varies depending on commitment and size/activity level of a community and website: in the beginning this instance was like 90 % spam, and users were overwhelmed with it, but now there are a couple of spam posts a day, rarely more

/c/privacy is looking for moderators
greetings everyone, there's already >3.5k members here, not all of them are active obviously, but there are still a lot of posts on this sub, and even more comments, i can't really meticulously go through each and every one of them if you are somewhat active in this community, and have been on lemmy (or one of the other instances) for a few months, and would like to dedicate some time to moderating this community, please pm me :)

how this shit show has not yet fallen apart is a mystery to me 🤷‍♀️

fingers crossed it’s close 🤗🤗

Unlike most comments in this thread, which discuss his social-political orientation, I wanted to question his (please forgive me) genius status.

Yes, he does own some pretty innovative companies that do some pretty innovative cool things, but what exactly was his part in it besides buying/co-founding them? That’s my genuine question. The reason I would ask something like this or doubt his genius in the first place are the things that he proposes purely on his own, with nobody else’s involvement.

For example, the tesla roadster air thrusts, flying cars or the hyperloop as the most notable examples, both extremely dumb ideas that anyone with the most superficial understanding of physics will recognize as completely infeasible.

Yes, he does have a Bachelor’s degree in physics and economics, which makes me think that he is simply very capable of recognizing potential in things, but not conceiving these ideas by himself. He is a very talented business manager and PR strategist, but I have some doubt about his abilities beyond that…

the fact that people think that a person behind something as anti-consumer and for-profit as tesla would try to build universal internet access just out of the goodness of their hearts of insane to me

that’s like saying facebook provides the entire world with a free platform to express their opinions

hi there, i do not agree with much in this article and many tangential view points, however i want to better understand the other side of the discussion, so pls no hostility

how would you say imperialists’ intentions have manifested during the recent elections?

also what do you think about the legitimacy of the recent elections?