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To partner with our community and be included here, you are free to message the moderators or comment on our pinned post.

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#nostupidquestions:matrix.org (https://fluffychat.im) How to join:

  1. Create your matrix account! You can just use your Google account if it's easiest for you.
  2. Go on fluffy chat! Just use the link provided. Or, for all using Jerboa, there's an app on the App Store and I think Google Play
  3. Put in the invite link! We can discuss ideas, and general dialogue. Expect something sort of like a subreddit's discord server. See you there!
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I know the real answer is reddit but I really don't want to go back now that I've already grown used to life without it. I was hoping for Lemmy to be a viable substitute but it isn't. I can see how this place is wonderful for the certain type of person but that person is not me. My experience during the past 6+ months has been a net negative and I'm pretty much ready to move on. I just don't know where else to go.

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example: a drug addict alcoholic who discovers god and turns a teetotaler gay bashing abortion hating new born Christian.

Is replacing addictions the rule or the exception?

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Say there's a forest, but there's a small cleared area where a family can build a place to live. What's the geographical term for that?

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I don't think lemmy has an equivalent /r/suggestalaptop community, but feel free to let me know if any.

I really like my acer Chromebook c720 because its easy to carry around and doesn't feel heavy when placed on my lap. Google no longer supports this model, so i turned it into a Linux machine via Arch Linux and Sway as the WM. This setup really fits my needs. However, it is underpowered with only 2G and old cpu. There is another model (4G + i3), but i cant find it anywhere in my area.

Is there a laptop you can suggest that has very similar dimensions, but higher specs (up to 8G ram if possible) and has good compatibility with Linux? I use my c720 for almost all stuff - watching movies, studying some web dev stuff, etc. but not gaming. I'm not really asking for any links on where to find them, but just a suggestion. Already tried 14-15in laptops, but i would still prefer around 11-12 (maybe because of small hands?).

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Every time I see an ancient text translated, it always sounds like it was spoken by a classy Englishman from the 1800s. Is there a reason it's translated that way instead of modern English?

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I swear to god, more and more I keep having 'clean' versions play on Spotify, YouTube Music, Deezer - despite the song being marked as 'Explicit'.

And no, I definitely do not have the setting checked for only playing clean versions.

It's not just me - is it?

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I'm bored of reading how Linux is better than windows, how matrix is better than discord, how foss is better than proprietary etc etc. I didn't even mind but it's always the same things everyone says... so anyway I want to hide comments that mention those words I already did it for posts but can't find an option for comments specifically (I'm using boost for lemmy, yeah yeah I know but I'm used to it I always used boost when I was on reddit and I feel right at home with it.) any suggestions?

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To clarify, I mean what's inside these towers circled in the picture?

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M49, I tend to go a bit long between haircuts which is on me, but I seem to have a really hard time explaining that I want short hair, like 20mm / 3/4"

I usually ask for a #2 clipper on the back and sides, (which works fine), then take as much as they off the top so I can still brush it straight up, preferably too short to grab onto.

Basically a cigar butt with eyes, shut up it works for me.

Even indicating with thumb and finger, this somehow gets interpreted as just barely trimming the tips off and painstakingly shaping the surface, barely affecting the overall quantity of hair.

How's that for length?

What no, get in there with fire and the sword, wreak devastation, I want all of this gone.

:carefully trims another quarter inch off:

It's not just one guy, not just one place, so I am obviously using wrong and misleading words.

How do I ask for the thing I want?

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I'm missing something here. Admittedly, I'm making the assumption that blowing up hospitals is a bad thing to do.

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You wouldn't start off an e-mail with "My Dear X", or "Dearest X", since that would be too personal for a professional email, so "To X" being more impersonal seems like it would make the letter more professional-sounding, compared to "Dear X".

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Used a couple of US recipes recently and most of the ingredients are in cups, or spoons, not by weight. This is a nightmare to convert. Do Americans not own scales or something? What's the reason for measuring everything by volume?

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I get pretty easy depressed watching TV shows with a depressing tone or a lot of character deaths or that. If its more in the background its generally fine, but things like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Boys are a lot for the moment. How does the new Fallout show compare?

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Tried to research this but it only told me how to create one, not view it.

My problem is that anytime there is a long image, namely a scrolling screenshot, it is blurry and unreadable when I try to view it. This includes when I just zoom in as well as when I save the image to my own photos and try to view it from there.

So how am I supposed to do it? These (seemingly) aren't low quality images because it happens every time - on here, text messages, search results - and no one else ever says anything about it.

There are no issues viewing other types of images and my phone is updated.

Also, I'm on Android.

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I live in the U.S., first off.

I was prescribed a narcotic following a minor surgery. I'm not going to say what kind of surgery that was and please don't ask. I'll just go ahead and say that the prescription was for hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5-35. I'm worried about having been prescribed this because I know there's a state-wide electronic system used to monitor all prescriptions—accessible by all doctors, pharmacies, etc. anywhere else in my state—and I know that system is used to flag people for prescription drug abuse. I also know that medications like this are highly frowned upon by the healthcare system itself and even more so by the authorities. I assume it's entirely possible that I look suspicious according to that system now.

I've only taken a three pills so far, out of ten total. If I take the other seven back to the pharmacy to have them destroyed, they'll make a record of that, I would imagine.

What I mean is that I could just stop taking them now but never tell anyone that, and anyone looking at my medical history in the future would see that I picked up ten pills from the pharmacy, and that's all they would see, and so I took the entire script as far as they know; whereas if I take the other seven back, and they make another entry in their records about that, that's in effect like plus ten and then minus seven, and that way I would theoretically have three pills counted against my medical history instead of ten; right?

I could be way overanalyzing this, but frankly, I'm already terrified to take another one anyway. I honestly don't like how they make me feel, which is good, but it would be just my luck that I'd take one more pill and start liking it immediately. I know what happens to people who end up liking this stuff, and how easy it is to end up liking it; I've seen it. It's also that I'm still relatively young, and my health's already bad enough at this point as it is, that I already know they'll eventually put me in the ground with at least one major surgery, and I don't want to have to get through that with ibuprofen because I've already blown it.

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Also, is the base model Macbook still shipping with 8GB RAM? ;)

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During the great migration, the trending communities was showing the latest being created. Nowadays, it seems to be a mix of new communities, and empty old communities.

I am not really sure how it's really working ? Does someone know ?

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I've heard this sentiment that it is immoral a lot on the internet, and I would like to hear more about it. It feels intuitively correct to me, but I would like to hear the reasoning behind it.

Examples to further the title's meaning

  • Calling someone 'queer' to mean they are weird, but not in a way intended as disparaging to those who are LGBT(Q+).

Not Examples

Discussion questions:

  • How does this factor into meanings of words fading away?
    • Does it still pack the same "punch" after it no longer is commonly used as a pejorative?
      • If not, at what point is it generally considered okay to use?
  • How does this differ/compare with reclamation?

Some potential reasoning that I've thought of on my own, feel free to discuss.

  • Bad actors can piggyback off of the use as a negative to help condemn the original target group.
  • It may directly harm the group, by them (also knowing the original context) coming into contact with it and causing/enabling self-hate.
    • This may apply irregardless of if they know it was intended as non-disparaging to them or not, but this is just speculation based off of my similar experiences.

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I apologize for any personal bias within this comment, I tried my best to limit it but I am fallible.

Though I would like a discussion in the comments, please refrain from insults and inflammatory statements towards your fellow lemmings, despite the hot topic. /srs

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In the 19th century sword and gun duel were not that rare, think about Mathematician's Gallois death for example, it seems to be a thing of the past as the last duel occurred in the late 60's.

Politics also used to be pretty violent, with fascist leagues in the 30's and even after the war tons of pretty violent fight between political activist in the 60's and various armed group including full terrorist groups (RAF, ETA and more).

Without saying that today world is peaceful and today politics is "nice diplomacy" things seems pretty laid back simply compared to our parent era and let alone the 19th century.

I would have expected that people would take advantage of modern medicine to be more violent. A duel, or a street fight between political opponent would be way more survivable than it was 100 years ago, so how comes these stuff seems mostly from the past ?

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