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  • “In October 2021, Governor Greg Abbott hosted the lobbying group Texas Blockchain Council at the governor’s mansion. The group insisted that their industry would help the state’s overtaxed energy grid; that during energy crises, miners would be one of the few energy customers able to shut off upon request, provided that they were paid in exchange.”

    Incredible. Driving up energy needs to make their fake currency will help the state’s energy grid, because we can then hold the grid hostage until we’re paid.


  • ourobtoMicroblog Memes@lemmy.worldBorzoi
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    17 days ago

    “Remain wary of the frailty of men. Their wills are weak, minds young. Were it not for fear, death would go unlamented.”

    “Seek the old blood.”

    “Let us pray, let us wish… to partake in communion. Let us partake in communion… and feast upon the old blood. Our thirst for blood satiates us, soothes our fears.”

    “Seek the old blood.”

    “But beware the frailty of men. Their wills are weak, minds young. The foul beasts will dangle nectar and lure the meek into the depths.”

    “Remain wary of the frailty of men…”


  • I like that I can currently adjust the volume or silence a call on my phone in my pocket by feeling the physical buttons. I miss being able to deliberately unlock my phone with touch id as I’m picking it up without having to look at it square on.

    Hell, I even miss the chin and bezel. I liked having neutral space to grab the phone without it registering a tap or swipe.

    Maybe I’m getting old, but smartphone design largely peaked several years ago, and they insist on making changes to parts of the phone that are perfectly fine.



  • I use this recipe to make 2 thick crust pan pizzas:

    • Flour: 420 g (3 1⁄2 cups)
    • Water: 285 g (2 1⁄4 cups)
    • Yeast: 4g (1 1⁄2 tsp)
    • Salt: 8g (1 1⁄2 tsp)
    • Olive Oil: 16 g (1 1⁄4 tbsp)

    It works for thin crust too, just reduce the quantities by 25-50%.

    Homemade pizza dough (and lean bread in general) is really easy to make at home by hand. The day before you want pizza, just mix everything together into a rough sticky dough ball, let it rest a few minutes, then knead until it’s smooth. Then stick it in the fridge overnight or up to 5 days or so. More time in the fridge means more fermentation and more flavor. After 5 days, it’ll start taking on slight sourdough qualities (though if you want an actual sourdough crust, you’ll need a sourdough starter).




  • Copy+paste the article into GPTZero, and every sentence is flagged as likely to be generated text.

    Furthermore, the article is utterly devoid of substance. Every section reads like boilerplate filler that could maybe be building to some larger point, then the article ends with basically “people use the OS that meets their needs.”

    It’s a junk article on what appears to be a junk site.



  • I see two possible reasons for your situation. One is that the company is turning to contractors to fill in gaps in their knowledge/experience, which is why everyone else has no clue how to tackle these tasks and why they get assigned the easy ones.

    The other possibility is that the senior devs are gaming the metrics, letting the employees knock out easy tasks while the contractor is stuck with untangling the knots of the more intractable tasks.










  • ourobtomemes@lemmy.worldOr when they give you just docx files
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    6 months ago

    Most of my recent experience with office is on corporate laptops loaded down with enterprise management software, antivirus, etc, so I relate to this meme.

    After being on Linux desktops for both work and home for the last few years, it’s jarring how sluggish corporate windows laptops can be, even with new and fast hardware.


  • ourobOPtoCast Iron@lemmy.worldSteak night!
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    It was eaten too quickly!

    The steaks were actually cooked to opposite preferences. The filet was a perfect medium rare, but my wife likes it more medium/medium well. The ribeye was a solid medium, but I like it more medium rare.

    The ribeye was delicious, though, and my wife was happy, so no complaints.



  • GPL can be used for commercial purposes, but it requires all software derived from it to also be open source and GPL compatible. So no one whose commercial business relies on selling software will use GPL because their customers can copy and distribute the code.

    Neither Safari nor Chrome’s rendering engine is GPL. Safari’s engine is LGPL, which means the binary library can be linked into a closed source program, but modifications to the library’s code must remain open.

    Chromium is BSD, which doesn’t even require modifications to remain open. So I can take chromium’s source, change it however I want for my own browser, and never distribute that code.

    If Safari’s and Chrome’s engines were GPL, Safari and Chrome would be forced to be open source, and they very much are not.