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brisk , (edited )

Maybe tektites? Natural glass formed when lightning meteorites strikes sand. I only remember the name because they share it with the jumpy spiders from Zelda

brisk ,

Oh look there’s a whole Wikipedia page on it

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_glass

Possibly an accidental byproduct of metal working

brisk ,

I am sorry for insulting your people

brisk OP ,

I appreciate the ambiguity in your comment created by the missing pronoun.

brisk OP ,

It’s not clear from your post whether you’ve read the article. In case you haven’t, it’s not really about printers.

Apples4Ceasefire: Apple Employees Request Ceasefire Recognition (www.apples4ceasefire.com)

"We, current and previous employees of Apple Inc., wish to express our disappointment and shock at the lack of care and understanding this company has given the Palestinian community, not only abroad suffering in Gaza, but also towards our own team members and anyone who supports them within our stores and offices. "

brisk ,

It’s a watermelon. It’s used as a symbol for Palestine due to it’s alignment with the colours of the flag

brisk ,

I don’t think there are too many people arguing against fission who are in favour of coal

brisk ,

The coal plants are decommissioning due to costs, renewable energy is booming, and (obviously due to the ban) there is no local nuclear industry or expertise. Even if you manage to lift the ban, which nobody is trying to do*, nuclear would not be replacing coal plants here, but might divert renewable funding. In other countries I have no doubt building more nuclear could offset coal, not here.

  • The coalition claims to be in favour of nuclear power, but they’ve spruiked it before in opposition, and nothing gets tabled when they’re in power. It’s got as much chance of happening as high speed rail.
brisk ,

Member functions that are defined within a class definition are implicitly inline

brisk ,

Header files aren’t part of the C++ language at all.

Also mandatory “C++/C is not a language”

What are Some Good, Recent, and Available Dumb Cars?

I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla. She’s been my trusty steed for the last 14 years and is in good working order. I recognize she won’t last forever, and if, god forbid (mostly for her) I get in an accident, I will need to get a new car. So what dumb cars do you drive, and what would you replace them with?

brisk ,

That report is based on reading privacy policies, it doesn’t actually assess what cars / brands actually do or are capable of

brisk ,

You have to do that to be a “Chartered Engineer”, “Professional Engineer” etc. Some states require you to have some kind of registration to practice in some roles.

“Engineer” remains an unprotected term in all states and territories as far as I know but I could be wrong. It’s definitely unprotected federally.

brisk ,

Who could have ever guessed that naming different software the same thing would ever come back to bite them

brisk ,

Will we ever stop referring to the Web as “the Internet”?

brisk , (edited )

Provided you live in a country that cares about transparency.

My meter has a single LED and a propietary optical connection that claims to alarm the supplier if used.

brisk ,

Plus you turn it on/off by clacking the eyes together.

This took me straight from disinterested to sold

brisk , (edited )

Yep, I’ve got one of those going already! I’m currently working on improving the power consumption so I can run it off a LiFePO4 without recharging every week.

brisk ,

I’ll throw in, YouTube channels are all fully functional RSS feeds, and you don’t need to interact with YouTube at all to get your subscriptions.

brisk ,

Replaceable caps definitely exist, they are common on glass soft drink bottles where I am. They look just like the plastic lids but in thin sheet metal, complete with perforations and ring.

Some of the screwtop beer bottle style reseal pretty well too.

brisk ,

All the adjacent windows have various minor ailments and phrases like “fix this? Treat that?” It’s trying to give an idea of what chemists can do for you.

In Aus chemists (pharmacists) are medical professionals, capable of providing medical advice and minor treatment, but a lot of people don’t consider going to the chemist for anything other then buying specific medicine (or for some reason, perfume or most egregiously, homeopathy).

And in case you’re still confused, the baby is crying (implied for medical reasons like colic)

Online vape seller has ‘no intention of stopping’ shipments to Australia, despite nationwide ban — ‘We have no intention of stopping just because of one twat in Canberra.’ (www.vice.com)

Online vape seller has ‘no intention of stopping’ shipments to Australia, despite nationwide ban — ‘We have no intention of stopping just because of one twat in Canberra.’::The New Zealand-based seller issued a notice to its Australian customers that shipments will continue regardless of the government’s vape reform.

brisk ,

Nicotine eCigarettes are still available by prescription

I disagree with the chosen changes , but they come as a result of nicotine being found in the vast majority of “nicotine-free” vapes and juices. So we’re not really coming from a position of “choose what goes into your body”.

brisk ,

I have segfaulted in all those languages.

brisk ,

The correct answer is, was and always has been elastic tabstops

brisk ,

In Australia it’s standard to sit in the front in a taxi

brisk ,

It’s not unusual, but there are also plenty of drivers that are uninterested in conversation

How Do You Deal With Thumb Stick Drift? (lemmy.world)

So I like to use Xbox controllers (doesn’t matter if it’s first- or third-party) because I like the layout, it’s just comfortable to me. However I’ve noticed that on all my controllers in the past few years, the left thumb stick will start to “give out” over the course of a couple months. For instance I’ll be...

brisk ,

WD-40 leaves residue, it is not suitable for cleaning

brisk ,

A percentage of income still isn’t equitable though.

If you’re destitute a week’s income means you starve.

If you’re a millionnaire a week’s income stings bit doesn’t affect much.

If you’re a billionnaire there is a good chance you don’t technically have an income, and if you do you can lose half of your wealth without feeling it.

brisk ,

The FTC argued this would happen, it’s the court that swallowed Microsoft’s tripe. This is the FTC’s “I told you, bro!”

brisk ,

Every one of these words was boogeymanned as a deliberate political move

brisk ,

Is that the OSS F_Droid feeder or the other one?

brisk ,

THE COURT,

Indicates the following provisional measures:

(1) By fifteen votes to two,

The State of Israel shall, in accordance with its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in relation to Palestinians in Gaza, take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts within the scope of Article II of this Convention, in particular:

(a) killing members of the group;

(b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

© deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; and

(d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(2) By fifteen votes to two, The State of Israel shall ensure with immediate effect that its military does not commit any acts described in point 1 above;

Emphasis added

brisk ,

Probably to get some other benefitof the PR system, such as CI tests

brisk ,

My only complaint is the suggestion that engineers like to be clear. My undergrad classes included far too many things like 2 cos 2 x sin y

brisk ,

I’ve had to do a lot of Jira captchas over time. They were so horribly ambiguous that I had a failure rate of about one in two. So I tried the audio captcha and was met with the sound of a demon being murdered and nothing else.

brisk ,

I stumbled on this recently

friendlycaptcha.com

I can hardly claim to know enough about captchas to weigh up the cost / benefit, but I was delighted to come across a captcha that didn’t try to force me to train an AI

brisk ,

Which EV manufacturer doesn’t use DRM or similar post-sale controls?

brisk ,

There’s an Australian company targeting that market, although AFAICT is vapourware so far, and imo a little too low performance for the price

ace-ev.com.au

Fairphone has created a smartphone that owners can repair themselves - This sustainable smartphone aims to reduce global electronic waste (www.bbc.com)

Fairphone has created a smartphone that owners can repair themselves - This sustainable smartphone aims to reduce global electronic waste::In a bid to reduce global electronic waste, Fairphone has created a smartphone that owners can repair themselves. What makes its technology so sustainable?

brisk ,

My Galaxy S2 actually had more updates than it could handle. While the last useful update had already slowed down the phone somewhat, the last available update was actually completely uninstallable - the portion of Google play services that was required to be installed on the system memory was larger than the entire system memory.

I more than doubled the useful life of that phone by switching to LineageOS / microG.

Chip support is definitely an issue with these devices, but it’s Google that’s running the treadmill.

brisk , (edited )

Ironically Nokia* now make highly repairable phones** again

  • Specifically, the company that bought the Nokia Phones brand

** Only their G series

brisk ,

I can’t speak to your other requirements but the Nokia brand has a couple of repairable phones as a result of an ifixit partnership.

As Linux Phones they’re a bit more niche but the Librem 5 and the Pine Phone/Pro are very repairability focussed

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