“Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union”

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Are you/is he by any change from what was formerly Bengal? A lot of children were given the name Stalin in honour of the Soviet Union’s support for the region during the Bengal famine.


I’m on the autism spectrum and have noticed I exhibit a few symptoms that are very similar to ADHD symptoms. I’m absolutely terrified of talking to my doctor/psychiatrist/therapist about these for fear that they’ll see those few symptoms and slap me with a diagnosis and I’ll look irrational for not wanting to be put on meds. I’ve seen ADHD meds prescribed to schoolchildren for less. It’s really depressing that it’s seen as something that needs to be “fixed” and “cured” rather than accommodations be made for us but such is the neurodivergent life I guess.



It’s not ideal, yeah. I’ve been able to make do with manually adding covers but it’s a mess…


Openreads is a great way to keep track of what books you're reading and have read
If you're looking for something like goodreads or bookwyrm but aren't interested in the social features, I can't recommend this enough.
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Is there research on how a transition from cars to trains might be achieved? Or any examples?
The cities where I live where obviously designed for cars, are there any proposals on how to transition cities built to favour cars over to other forms of transportation or examples of cities that have done so? I know it's probably possible but my imagination is limited.
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Wow, I’ve been meaning to learn git, this is amazing!




What shell are y'all using?
I've never tried anything other than the ol' reliable bash (with fancy bash prompt to make it look pretty), because none of the alternatives ever really appealed to me.
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I know, I know, it's an article by a lib published in a lib magazine but it's definitely worth a read. The online reactions to the trial are definitely indicative of a cultural backlash to the metoo movement and the effect of the verdict will be victims being more hesitant to come forward.
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  1. Celeste
  2. I don’t really know, maybe Sonic 3 & Knuckles or Ms Pacman
  3. Just set up some emulators so mainly GameCube stuff, right now Mario Kart double dash
  4. I acquired Metroid Prime trilogy through very legal methods
  5. I gave up on Hollow Knight at the final boss lmao
  6. Only my laptop, I really want to get a Vita or 3ds and do some hacking
  7. I guess Duke Nukem forever is considered bad but I really enjoyed it for what it was
  8. Chemical Plant Zone

Oh yeah I’m definitely going with KDE, I’m very much not a gnome person, happy to hear it’s been a good experience!


Planning to distrohop to Fedora soon, any tips and/or advice?
I've been using endeavouros for a while now, but want to switch to a point release because I'm not in a position to do massive updates every few days anymore
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EndeavourOS with KDE Plasma which has been treating me well but in the future I want to try out Fedora since recently everyone has been racing about it and do a vanilla arch install so I can complete my transition to full blown neckbeard


Also Linus “Tech Tips” ““Sebastian”” Media Group, I just have a soft spot for him.




not embracing computer-assisted economic planning. had they imported the cybersyn team from Chile after the coup and allowed them to revive the experiment, it could have made great advances. this was a few years after the liberal economic reforms of course, so I don’t think the Soviet leadership was all too interested…


How to use touchpad gestures in wayland session?
I've tried installing libinput-gestures-qt, set gestures to plasma default, set the daemon to autostart and restarted the system and three finger swipes do absolutely nothing. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
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I’m not French but he looks to me like the standard “left populist” European politician with all that entails(except very critical of NATO, so that’s good), certainly better than Macron or Le Pen though



I have agreed with Macron far more times than is healthy over this past week, please make it stop


What do communists mean when they say "things of themselves" and "things for themselves"?
I came across this while reading Mao's *On Practice* today: he talks about how at the beginning of the capitalist period the proletariat was a "class of itself" but in the later period of organised resistance against capitalism it became a "class for itself". This rang a vague bell for me, I think I've heard people talk about things of themselves while discussing Hegel before but what precisely does it mean? I have not really studied Hegel beyond the very very surface level so I feel there's some context I am missing here.
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I'm looking for an office suite for my phone
I would prefer it to be open source, but at this point that's not a necessity. I need an app that can open word documents, powerpoint presentations and excel spreadsheets (maybe PDFs as well but I could always get a separate app). So far I've tried Openoffice & Libreoffice Document reader from F-droid which worked fine for documents but simply would not load pptx or xlsx files. I've now installed WPS Office from the Play Store but all the conversion options are clogging up the share with.. options every time I want to send a picture. I would appreciate any recommendations at this point.
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