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Details from the report conclusion:

More specifically, current evidence suggests any biological advantages trans women have in sport performance do not fall outside the range observed among cis women after testosterone suppression. Red blood cell count is well within cis women’s range after four months of testosterone suppression. Strength is a possible exception, a topic on which research is limited/non-existent. Available related research seems to suggest strength decreases over time after suppression, demonstrated through significant decreases in strength (LBM, CSA) after 12 months of suppression and ongoing decreases after the arbitrary one-year mark.





This is actually hilarious, going to use it anytime I send a link to someone



Tl;dr new EU law adds requirement to software distributors (ie. package managers) to verify your age if the app allows users to contact eachother


This community is so impressionable. Casually seeing a post like this every other week really makes me dislike cars


As someone who uses Github copilot and Stable Diffusion to do my job:

LOL

Please stop posting this garbage



If the news makes zero attempt to cite where facts in the title (“majority of the German population”) then yea, uh, that’s fake news.

Edit: Looks like the Mexican president also said it was the majority


the Mexican President said

provides no further citations

everyone downvotes Michkineflo for correctly calling this fake news


Tl;dr

“We are fighting a war against Russia and not against each other,” Baerbock said, according to the A News TV network.




First they’re gonna have to define objectives they can stick with


What sort of communist workplace allows recursive code in production?


  • Cites a pro-Ukrainian source
  • Azov Regiment members can’t help but have Nazi symbols on them

Makes it hard to refute, even if you’re pro-Ukraine.


They’re giving huge amounts to the people they’re laying off though

Severance package starting at 16 weeks salary plus two weeks for every additional year at Google, and accelerate at least 16 weeks of GSU vesting.

We’ll pay 2022 bonuses and remaining vacation time.

We’ll be offering 6 months of healthcare, job placement services, and immigration support for those affected.


My bad, it was Muon. No idea why I wrote Gecko


Did you confirm if the recipient got it? I shared a Lemmy post link via Linkedin DMs once and the message was shadow un-received (I could see it as sent but the other person never got it, only my before and after messages)


I’ve been using Brave since it was based on Gecko Muon, and all it’s worth is ad-blocking by default. If you know how to install uBlock Origin, Brave won’t offer you any advantages.


Linkedin blocks .ml website domains too. Rip any site that uses that I guess


@OsrsNeedsF2PtoLinux...
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I’ve been up and down all the common ones from AUR to Pacstall to Homebrew, and honestly Flatpak and AUR stand head and shoulders above the rest. There might be some more obscure ones out there but I’d doubt their catalog at this point if I haven’t heard of them


I have no proof but I wouldn’t be surprised if the coal industry was indirectly lobbying for renewables. “Renewable energy” might have been the final nail in the coffin to make earth succumb to pollution while nuclear was somehow ignored.

Actual fridge temp IQs still repeating narratives about nuclear safety and nuclear waste are possibly the most environmentally damaging groups of the 21st century.


but its so cheap that doesn’t always generate profits

This doesn’t even make sense, since the alternative is buying oil from Russia


They forked from Lemmy early on and were the most popular site running the Lemmy codebase. After some time the developers realized maintaining their codebase independent of Lemmy was duplicated effort (and effort they didn’t have), so they started work to get back on the main line.


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If value you mean value to PC users, it’s a tricky question. The x86 processor (the one used in pretty much every computer and laptop) is actually licensed by Intel and AMD. Apparently they’re letting some Chinese companies use it, but much like what they tried to do with Apple, it could be to keep them on a leash. Other efforts like Arm (i.e. Rasberry Pi and the new Macbooks) cannot run Windows (since Qualcomm has exclusive rights to make Arm chips for Windows), so you’re left with… Well Linux and MacOS. MacOS offers very little value to power users or gamers, and Linux has both low marketshare and to be honest subpar ARM binary support (I know Linux has had ARM support for like 20 years, but if you look at Flathub for example, it’s like 50% of the apps support Arm, and >99% support x86).

So tl;dr if they use x86 they’re on a leash, if they use ARM there’s limited adoption, and they probably can’t make their own instruction set without having the same issue ARM does. They’re gonna have to be a lot better than “Western” CPUs (made in China) to make up for these losses, so if I had to guess, it’s honestly more than 10+ years out.

I’d love to be wrong though, and they’ll probably ramp up marketshare on mobile a lot sooner (like 2-3 years)

Edit: Doing a little more research, it looks like mobile or desktop aside they’re at least 5+ years out from even being comparable to modern CPUs. Right now the best Chinese CPUs are having their performance actually annihilated by low-tier 10 year old AMD CPUs. That’s not to say they don’t have uses today (apparently Chinese government computers require them for security purposes), but they have quite a bit of catching up to do, and again, they then need to surpass that (or become cheaper, which they are not) for it to gain value in the market.



ER wait times? Sounds like Cana… Oh, yup.

Why are all the middle class people leaving to where they can pay for life saving healthcare?? They should stay and pay taxes for the rest of us >:[ >:[

source


Too real. The unimaginable weight that comes with running a successful piece of work is the reason I’ve stepped down from every. successful. project I’ve made.

A successful trait I’ve seen is the maintainer of the project is not someone who touches the code anymore. At a glance you’d think “What do they do?”, but the answer is a lot


Love to see it. Mastodon is a trojan horse that companies are joining to keep up with technology, but it’s taking the power out from underneath them. See what happened to Raspberry Pi after they moved to Mastodon and still tried to keep their community on a string :)


If there’s one thing everyone on Lemmy.ml seems to agree on, it’s this


I find it extremely difficult to sympathize with companies and governments that suffer cyberattacks. Stop writing bad, proprietary software with tax payers’ money, and half your problems will soon be solved.


Huge portions of the homeless (or even poor-looking people) in South Korea have randomly disappeared multiple times now. It also happened in 1988 when SK hosted the Olympics for optics

Police officers often received promotions based on the number of vagrants they had arrested, and owners of facilities received a subsidy based on the number of people held. There were multiple reports of inmates raped or beaten, and sometimes beaten to death.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_Summer_Olympics


Russian and Ukrainian officials tentatively agreed on a potential peace deal during negotiations back in April 2022, according to a Foreign Affairs article by Fiona Hill and Angela Stent that cited former US officials.

The terms of that settlement would have been for Russia to withdraw to the positions it held before launching the invasion on February 24. In exchange, Ukraine would “promise not to seek NATO membership and instead receive security guarantees from a number of countries.”

Huge if true, surprised I haven’t seen this before


Edit: Nevermind, I thought Russia was willing to withdraw from their occupied territory. From the article’s source:

Russia would withdraw to its position on February 23, when it controlled part of the Donbas region and all of Crimea,

So this would just greenlight invading countries as a thing we can do in the 2020s. Not ideal if your interest is avoiding wasting talent and life



Usually I’m against whataboutism, but this article is targeting the US directly - and the US international interference is several fold worse than what China does. Look no further than literal government destabalization over the past 20 years for examples.


Upvoted because US bad but let’s do basic math here –

Housing is a social issue not a budget one

Edit: You can downvote all you want, but the numbers speak for themselves



This is why personal anecdotes aren’t used in studies







Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/Non-Immigrant-Statistics/MonthlyNIVIssuances/SEPTEMBER%202022%20-%20NIV%20Issuances%20by%20Nationality%20and%20Visa%20Class.pdf F1 visa allows a student to attend school (Highschool/College/etc) full time. This is apparently the first time a North Korean got an F1 visa since 2015

::: spoiler Click to view bonus question Does the second robot's answer matter? :::


WhatsApp is Complete Malware (And It Has Killed People Too)
Dumping the sources here because a friend requested them. Thought it would be good to document. 2019 - [A recently discovered zero-day vulnerability in the world’s most popular messenger — WhatsApp — allowed hackers to eavesdrop on users, read their encrypted chats, turn on the microphone and camera, and install spyware that allows even further surveillance, such as browsing through the victim’s photos and videos, accessing their contact list, and so on. What’s even worse, to exploit the vulnerability, all the hacker needs to do is call the victim on WhatsApp.](https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/whatsapp-call-zeroday/26941/). Reported by Kaspersky, highly reputable cyber security company 2020 - [NSO Group allegedly connected to hacks of 1,400 people including human rights activists](https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/29/whatsapp-israeli-firm-deeply-involved-in-hacking-our-users). Reported by TheGuardian, perennial news outlet. Note the (Israeli) NSO Group discussed here was exploiting WhatsApp 2021 - [50 people close to Mexico's president spied on via WhatsApp backdoors](https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/09/mexico-arrest-businessman-nso-israeli-company-spyware). Again reported by TheGuardian. Same (Israeli) NSO group as above 2021 - [Revealed: murdered journalist’s number selected by Mexican NSO client](https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/jul/18/revealed-murdered-journalist-number-selected-mexico-nso-client-cecilio-pineda-birto). Again reported by TheGuardian (there's lots of sources but I'm sticking with these guys for their good journalism). Mexican journalist was murdered. Was one of the people who was hacked through WhatsApp. Note his murder actually took place in 2017 (this has been going on for some time) 2022 - [WhatsApp accidentally had another insanely dangerous vulnurability](https://socradar.io/critical-whatsapp-vulnerabilities-allow-attackers-remote-device-hacking/). This one is a random source, but it links the actual CVE. It's crazy how WhatsApp keeps "accidentally" having perfect government-level backdoors. ***** My personal take is this - Unless you genuinely want everyone to read the messages you send your friends, you need to use a private messaging app. For an app to be private, it needs to be secure. For an app to be secure, it needs to be open source. WhatsApp is not secure. It is not private. Stop using it. ***** Apologies for typos/mistakes, it's 4:30am, was just stitching sources together real quick. By the way, the founder(?) of Telegram had a blog where he wrote about this too but I can't find it right now. If anyone has a link, please share :)


It feels like upvotes don't have enough weight in the algorithm, as the order is almost always newest-comments-first



What did the Viet people ever do to you, @yorma?
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c6e00e47-19f8-414f-adc5-c9681313712e.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/b0952131-f7ad-4891-8478-b4a8648cc631.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/43106a3c-8eb8-44e2-b665-fb8757c3e201.png) These aren't even recent events. Vietnamese people must be pretty passive if you have to go all the way back to 2019 to find a case of organized crime.

What are you glad you did before you died?
"debated more NATO shills/tankies on Lemmy" probably won't be on that list



https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/xof6c1/swastikawearing_gunman_kills_13_at_russian_school/


The Real Issue with Github Copilot - You Forget How Your Code Works (From the Perspective of a User)
I've been using Github Copliot since beta. In general I find it an extremely nifty tool, and definitely recommend it to developers of any skill level to try out. There's a lot of complaints about Copilot, that IMO are somewhat valid, but also negated. For instance, Copilot is undeniably laundering FOSS code.. But it's also laundering proprietary code. Specific licensing aside, everything Copilot is doing here is lowkey making software much more collaborative and closer to at least some ideas open source stands for. Another thing people bring up is Copilot would make you forget how to code. After almost a year of using it, I have to disagree. Things like setting up the environment, making architectural decisions, and integrations are always the hardest part about coding, and regrettably Copilot doesn't help with that. Even if Copilot makes you "lazy", so does any good tool. **The real problem is I don't know what my code is doing anymore.** It's not that I don't read what Copilot spits out, but when you don't have to put in the effort writing it, **you forget the details** much more quickly. The obvious side effect is you spend much more time debugging your code, trying to figure out how it works, when you only wrote it a week ago.




DropKiwiFarms.net - A short compilation on the impact KiwiFarms has had on real people around the world
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DropKiwiFarms.net - A short compilation on the impact KiwiFarms has had on real people around the world

Okayy- Let’s test this community out. List of groups/projects/entities that distinctly refer to Taiwan as separate from China
(Not exhaustive) **Refers to Taiwan independently of China** * [World Trade Organization](https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/countries_e/chinese_taipei_e.htm) * [Google](https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?geo=TW) * [Steam](https://store.steampowered.com/stats/content/) **Explicitly refers to Taiwan as a country** * [Twitter](https://i.imgur.com/LkrCxN7.png) * [Reddit](https://i.imgur.com/IALQjSb.png) * [Arch Linux](https://archlinux.org/mirrors/status/) * [Bloomberg](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-01-07/china-s-next-crisis-brews-in-taiwan-s-upcoming-election) * [Worldometers](https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/taiwan/) (Trusted source by UK Government, Johns Hopkins CSSE, the Government of Thailand, the Government of Pakistan, the Government of Sri Lanka, Government of Vietnam, and others) Alright I'm bored now, should be a decent sized list











This kind of explains the teeter-totter you see in comment sections, especially on posts that are a few days old but still on the front page thanks to Lemmy's algorithm. It looks like, surprisingly, Lemmy.ml has not turned into an echo chamber like all the other alternatives did. Maybe we got Federation to thank for that? 🇨🇳 🇺🇸


Snap actually sucks. This isn’t even a meme.
Upgraded Ubuntu to 22.04, where Firefox is Snap by default. Wasn't going to fight it, especially since Canonical has made 3 blog posts talking about how much faster they made Firefox on Snap. Since then, I've had subtle but annoying issues. * Can't Google things that have a colon after the first word- i.e. `error: file not found` doesn't work * I get *notifications* for pending updates * Other apps like Gnome's Software take a minute+ to load on my beefy computer This isn't even a meme. Snap is trash. I wanted to be neutral and not join the "hate train" but seriously. Snap is that bad.