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Joined 1 year ago
Cake day: June 12th, 2023

  • These are not necessarily unpopular in terms of subscribers, but nieche in terms of topics:

    • acollierastro: theoretical physicist with a unique style. What got me hooked are her videos debunking or responding to popular scientific misconceptions.
    • Ben Eater: teaches computer related subjects like electronics, networking, low level programming, architecture etc. in a fun way. He has a series where he builds a computer from scratch with cables and circuit boards.
    • Living Ironically in Europe: if 2balkans4you was a youtube channel, although he has some serious content as well
    • Masaman: mostly talks about genetics, he hasn’t made any new videos in a while.
    • Max Derrat: he seems to have deep knowledge about occult stuff and its history which he uses to analyse video games and other media.
    • Ostura Official TV: progressive metal band from Lebanon.

  • Granted. You wake up one day and see a button at the corner of your vision. You think you’re hallucinating but you’re not. You concentrate on it and a debug menu appears which has all sorts of buttons: undo, redo, stop time, resume time, add money, add strength, set health to max, save, load etc.

    It’s great! In fact it’s the best thing that could ever happen to you. You’re free of your depressing life, you can do as you please, you have all the money, all the time, all the chances you could ever want, and you haven’t even seen every option yet.

    But after a few weeks it starts to dawn on you that this kind of thing should really be impossible. It’s like it’s straight from a video game. Are you living in a simulation? Is this a test? Is anything real?

    The more you think about it the more depressed you get and the things that you enjoyed just days earlier seem meaningless. You explore this debug menu a bit more and you find something that you weren’t expecting: the exit button.

    As the days go by and you wake up every morning in your huge mansion with the worst hangover ever, you have had enough and you finally press is.

    For a moment everything goes dark but then you wake up. Tubes and cables are sticking out of your body and you can barely walk. It’s dark and cold, you look around and you see millions of other people hooked up in pods, just like you were. You start to make your way forward, trying to find a way to escape this hell, but it seems to go on for hundreds of kilometers, by your estimation. A few days later you die of dehydration.

  • Yes and no. They serve roughly the same purpose.

    I actually hated Powershell until I was forced to work on some automation scripts with it and realized that it’s actually pretty cool.

    Bash is good for quickly doing something in the terminal but for longer script files I prefer PS now. It feels much more modern and has a less janky syntax.

    Funnily enough the reason I had to use it was to make my scripts cross platform between osx, linux and windows.

  • Granted. Stakeholders fire him because they think he doesn’t moderate the platform enough. A new guy is put in his place whose new team insta bans anyone who speaks out of line. What’s the line you can’t cross? Anything that goes against Reddit’s current sponsors and advertisers.

    Spez starts a new social media site that federates with Lemmy. A bunch of old Reddit users flock to that new site, making it the most popular fedi instance. It has all the problems of Reddit and more, and it starts to heavily pollute other instances. Spez pays off Lemmy admins who want to defenderate, ruining this place forever.

  • I agree, and even if it could I don’t think it should.

    But there also should be some kind of mechanism to deal with members whose interests no longer align with the rest of the EU.

    Not necessarily kicking them out or punishing them because they are out of line, but cutting funds seams reasonable. We get that money for specific reasons, and if they are not spent to meet those goals they should no longer be handed out.