He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist-Leninist.

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Was it a poor ans/or coloured child mannequin? If so then there’s no problem! /s

Maybe that should be a sign to rethink your travel habits.

Western “democracy”: vote on which rich white senile asshole gets free reign to make laws for however many years.

Cuban “dictatorship”: vote on the actual laws that were written with public input, in language with the general public actually understanding it in mind.

I love William Osman’s stupid projects!

Reptilians don’t tend to understand human opinions and reasoning.

These trams were retired from Vienna this year. Kind of a shame, but at least the new trams are a lot more accessible with up to date technology. I hope they kept at least one of each model for museums and heritage railways. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/90578e4b-0f11-4452-82eb-9fa2f14bac4f.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/07b83e9e-ce3f-445c-ae28-422ddab7d76c.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/1c721702-68b0-45ac-a8b9-2770fe94b0d6.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/6722a5cc-2078-4ff5-aa47-aec69fbcd1a4.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/e8550931-73a5-450b-8042-61674ad05b72.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/9f91f326-70e6-4735-8437-6153f8aeef06.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/90b2645f-484c-470b-b032-2d5cd4c786e5.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/7b4f5a9a-ef3e-4283-a5eb-93db6a33a310.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/27d8db8d-e745-4681-8e31-84796491d19c.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/489d53eb-db8f-4bbc-af05-8cd468122690.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/d1eb4840-051e-4f70-9748-1fa9858b3672.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/8662c825-2a14-4aca-b30b-54aeb01a9198.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/a58e8dd0-0948-4181-b4b5-31573bb2a37b.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/046e048d-c4fc-456b-9769-4c161acf88d5.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/9871acf2-f6f8-48f9-89f6-87b189785eb0.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/6cf2a423-9ecf-4a89-b928-5bcffd0d646c.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/9ba2379a-9d8f-4b17-bf56-cb7651f175c9.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/548c34d1-2a54-4007-afa0-227e03882c0b.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/7403b96e-f457-4ebd-990c-c70a42a2919b.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/a11a123b-20b8-40ad-aa42-106c109d2db2.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c03a1536-abe6-4882-abb8-06d905bb49a6.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/ee20b1a2-12a6-41e8-a0bc-e389928d43ed.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/dce4163e-f6a4-4c06-806a-a7fc54cb2aae.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/cbc6df97-a8bc-4da9-9d1c-b38a8fa8dbd0.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/6262b1d9-b01a-4f7d-889c-6158c137386d.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/e0a3005b-49c0-48a0-8151-7909e03f0a0c.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/9a45d249-4599-4a0e-b903-dfe497674908.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/fec51139-80e6-4ae4-b6c7-152ba55c2e8f.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/4dd71cd9-a67d-4fe4-bbe6-80b95158c11f.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c28a3cf2-1bd2-46ab-821a-c7c68c6a73f8.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/df027c53-cefb-4f38-a2cb-85af513838a1.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/5b5d73e1-3281-41b9-b272-d0a40c810d91.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/e42fe1ad-e017-461e-9775-97957464dcc8.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/3aff3d57-bfb7-4f1a-8beb-4f2ae18677e7.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/95381877-34f8-4dd0-9ca1-5b0d25f9c0f8.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/c702568c-9878-43fe-a24b-8e4cdbf3b254.jpeg)

Which is why NPM is such a terrible package manager and devs of mission critical codebases think twice about trusting it to not screw them over.

Not sure if Signal does this, but most websites will automatically look up the phone number registration, see that it’s from one of those companies, and reject it.

And reactive traffic lights are really common in Europe, so the light is almost always green for buses and trams/light rail to begin with.

Probably referring to that it’s harder for scammers to create scam accounts because they need to verify the phone number is actually theirs before the account can send messages. IMO, still not worth requiring a phone number for the 90% of legitimate users.

How else are they going to track you?

No, seriously. Even if the messages are encrypted, the metadata including your account info and the account info of everyone you talk to are not. In a lot of these cases, they don’t have to have the actual contents of the messages to have a pretty clear picture of what you might be talking about!

With a phone number that’s almost certainly registered to your real identity, it makes it trivial to track what you as a person is doing even without breaking the encryption! An encrypted messenger that requires anything related to your real identity to get an account is security theatre.

For example: if you suddenly start messaging back and fourth with an account, and that account happens to have the same phone number as the one on the business card and website of an out of state abortion clinic worker, and your own phone number’s area code just so happens to fall in a state that banned abortions after Roe v Wade got trashed, it juuuust might imply a few things about you. They can’t definitively prove what the messages were, but if your state criminalizes any and all attempts to get an abortion anywhere, it’s probably enough to get a warrant against you.

Well, there are zip tie release tools that let you reuse or loosen them. I think zipties are the standard because they won’t release accidentally from being jostled.


I'm in Vancouver, Canada, and almost *every* bus stop at an intersection is like this, where the bus station is after the stop light, so if it's red, the bus needs to stop for the light, then drive ten metres through the intersection once the light turns green, only to then immediately stop at the bus station. And it's like this for both directions. [Example of what I'm talking about. This intersection has four stops, one in each direction, and all of them are after their corresponding stoplights.](https://lemmy.ca/pictrs/image/a0e5318d-a2e9-4451-8770-d093d543ddfc.jpeg). It's like this for every intersection with bus stops. And the two stops on the road marked in yellow are for an express, "rapid transit" line. No parking lanes near this intersection either, the busses just travel along the rightmost lane and stop in place at the stations (they don't need to merge in and out). To me, this seems like the worst way to lay out the bus stops. Why not place the bus stop immediately *before* the red light so it can let people on and off while waiting for the light? We don't have those nifty reactive traffic lights that automatically turn green for buses, aka Advanced Greenaway for Busses. Instead we have what I call Advanced Murphy's Law for Busses, where the more delayed your bus is, the more before-a-stop-red-lights you'll encounter. And TransLink has supposedly cracked down on bus drivers opening the door while waiting at the red light before the stop, which suggests this is a frequent issue for travellers trying to make connections. From personal experience, there is nothing quite like watching your connection go by while your already delayed bus patiently waits at the red light ten metres from its stop. Can someone help me understand why this is the preferred stop placement and not placing the stops before the light? I'm assuming there is some reason this is better that I'm just not thinking about, and that Vancouver's transit planners aren't just screwing with us.

The communism vs libertarianism of decentralised internet.

Honestly, yeah. I’d be seriously surprised if he serves any significant amount of time, and in anything resembling how awful the prison conditions for regular Americans are.

I thibk mainly because printers are WAY more non-standardized in how they work than routers. An alternative OS would need to account for the minutiae differences of all the mechanical bits.

Source: https://autonomous.zone/@dantescanline/108735842421362460

Source: https://autonomous.zone/@dantescanline/108735842421362460