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Wonderful, this answer is very instructive, thanks.


Refrigerators can actually work as electric heaters: they produce a lot of heat at the back side in order to extract a bit of heat from the inside. If you leave a refrigerator open, heat will just flow back in and the refrigerator will convert almost all its input power into heat.


How does the labor market work under socialism?
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/411395 > Every production system has a way to assign jobs to citizens. The basic idea is that the kinds of labor "required" by society for an efficient fulfillment of needs don't necessarily align with those that an unhindered free choice of jobs would afford. > > The way this is solved under capitalism is letting labor be a commodity, subject to market forces. Workers earn wages that are determined by the demand for their work and the availability of it. The difference in wages across jobs pushes us towards working jobs we otherwise wouldn't. > > I believe the importance of the job market is underestimated in past Marxist literature. It used to be the case that labor was expendable and interchangeable; the availability of any one kind of labor greatly surpassed demand, making wages just a way to keep the proletariat living and reproducing. > > However, with an increase in automation, those jobs have long ago disappeared in developed countries, and new ones are taking their place. Notably, these new jobs increasingly require training, which has the effect of making a worker unsuitable for all but their own specialized job. > > As a result, wages are now established mainly by market forces. If an employer can, by virtue of the rest of the economy, offer worse working conditions than minimally required by the workforce, they will. Conversely, if a particular kind of labor is sold for a higher price, the employer will oblige. > > As a special case that I'd like to mention, those that are very heavily demanded (e.g. public figures, elite sportsmen...) can get extremely high market prices for their labor. This is a new mechanic that has become more common. > > I'd like to discuss how a Socialist country would tackle the problem of job distribution, in a way that hopefully offers better guarantees than a free job market.


“Left is wen authoritarian”


The field of biologics in pharmacology is evolving really fast. I’d like everyone to be able to synthesize their own biologics and easily use them in their own body.


So, all complaining about intrusive browser-related ads and not a single mention to Firefox.


How does the labor market work under socialism?
Every production system has a way to assign jobs to citizens. The basic idea is that the kinds of labor "required" by society for an efficient fulfillment of needs don't necessarily align with those that an unhindered free choice of jobs would afford. The way this is solved under capitalism is letting labor be a commodity, subject to market forces. Workers earn wages that are determined by the demand for their work and the availability of it. The difference in wages across jobs pushes us towards working jobs we otherwise wouldn't. I believe the importance of the job market is underestimated in past Marxist literature. It used to be the case that labor was expendable and interchangeable; the availability of any one kind of labor greatly surpassed demand, making wages just a way to keep the proletariat living and reproducing. However, with an increase in automation, those jobs have long ago disappeared in developed countries, and new ones are taking their place. Notably, these new jobs increasingly require training, which has the effect of making a worker unsuitable for all but their own specialized job. As a result, wages are now established mainly by market forces. If an employer can, by virtue of the rest of the economy, offer worse working conditions than minimally required by the workforce, they will. Conversely, if a particular kind of labor is sold for a higher price, the employer will oblige. As a special case that I'd like to mention, those that are very heavily demanded (e.g. public figures, elite sportsmen...) can get extremely high market prices for their labor. This is a new mechanic that has become more common. I'd like to discuss how a Socialist country would tackle the problem of job distribution, in a way that hopefully offers better guarantees than a free job market.


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Can happen if your device fails to fetch styling information. Should resolve on the next reload, unless you have a really problematic Internet connection.



I agree… Here is our Discord, in case you want to monitor the progress or lend a hand. I’ve decided to continue after two other users here expressed their interest, let’s kick this dystopian system in the ass!


See this comment. It’s not necessary to help, but I believe it’s a good idea to gather together people with the same project, especially since some joined a long time ago and we can share ideas :)


Ok, check out this Discord. I’m the person that was tasked with designing a printing head that can be 3D printed. If anyone reading this wants to chime in, I can return to work too, and some more help and ideas would be appreciated.

Btw, there is no patent currently active on the most common inkjet printing mechanism that I’m aware of. Other people in the Discord seem to agree. Anyway, this will use a different design, and the code I wrote for my ongoing solid state lab project.


Well, conventional dog food is heavily processed, which could explain its negative health effects relative to raw meat. Also red meat and raw meat are already known to worsen human health, so it’s only logical that they would do the same to dogs…


I joined a group of people that wanted to make a fully open source printer. Unfortunately none of them were actually doing anything and I eventually quit too…

Edit: We’re back!


“Took too long to respond, thus must be hiding Captain America irl”

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I just came across a EU-censored news outlet
It's a Russian state-funded news network, I was admittedly actively searching for censorship in my country... However... There was a time when I didn't believe I'd see true censorship in my lifetime. Yet now I'm seeing it with my own eyes.

The last sentence seems stupid to me. That’s the same shit that’s already going on with homes, with renting slowly surpassing buying as the main way to get your hands on one.


I’d say it doesn’t. Free will only exists when one’s actions can’t be reliably predicted by anyone else, but that doesn’t depend on or affect oneself.


If depression isn’t caused by low serotonin levels, and antidepressants are meant to increase serotonin levels, then they failed.

Why? Is there any general rule that not acting upon the root cause of a problem implies failure? Especially when such cause is not known… E.g. giving painkillers doesn’t cure the flu, or cancer, or anything, but no one doubts their usefulness.


Depression isn’t caused by low serotonin levels, indeed. Every psychiatrist on Earth knows that. But nobody knows for sure what causes it, and the safest and currently most effective antidepressants available work by increasing serotonin levels. There are drugs that work differently, of course, some already in use (mirtazapine, tianeptine, bupropion) and some under active research (esketamine, zuranolone).


Personally I only lurk Lemmy… I have Mastodon and Matrix accounts but not really active on those. What could we write about?


I've been working to create an Open Source solid-state molecular biology lab, everyone can help
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/364981 > I've spent 1-2 years designing everything, even bought many parts to start building and written some code. But I realize that a project like this can't be successful without a community. > > I'll be brief here: such a device would help bring many of the coming medical advances to the masses, even to people that can't afford them, as well as make research cheaper for non-corporate-backed groups. > > If you think this is important, I could share what's been done and we could discuss ideas, get organized, find people with skills that would like to help, etc.

I've been working to create an Open Source solid-state molecular biology lab, everyone can help
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/364981 > I've spent 1-2 years designing everything, even bought many parts to start building and written some code. But I realize that a project like this can't be successful without a community. > > I'll be brief here: such a device would help bring many of the coming medical advances to the masses, even to people that can't afford them, as well as make research cheaper for non-corporate-backed groups. > > If you think this is important, I could share what's been done and we could discuss ideas, get organized, find people with skills that would like to help, etc.

I've been working to create an Open Source solid-state molecular biology lab, everyone can help
I've spent 1-2 years designing everything, even bought many parts to start building and written some code. But I realize that a project like this can't be successful without a community. I'll be brief here: such a device would help bring many of the coming medical advances to the masses, even to people that can't afford them, as well as make research cheaper for non-corporate-backed groups. If you think this is important, I could share what's been done and we could discuss ideas, get organized, find people with skills that would like to help, etc.

What's your opinion on neuropsychology?
So, in recent years there's been an increased interest in correlating brain activity patterns with psychological phenomena. Basically, the goal is providing psychiatry with objective measuring tools. I, myself, have been involved with professionals from that newer field, and currently have a great interest in it, with an intention to perform research work on it in the near future. I've read in this community that psychiatry has a tendency to impose artificial labels on people. Do you think these future tools will help this?

Do you think it's some sort of bug or mistake on their part, or that they're actively trying to sanction Russia? What's your opinion on this?


I made a list of mod-removed posts from r/MarchAgainstNazis... You guys were right
Pro-Ukrainian, mentions (denies) Ukrainian nazis https://www.reveddit.com/v/ukraine/comments/utbbu0/to_people_say_azovs_are_nazis_ill_show_you_what/ https://i.redd.it/3ao4409ewjn81.jpg Pro-Ukrainian, actually shows Ukrainian nazis https://i.redd.it/eiapgfkh38n81.jpg https://imgur.com/tHjNkQJ Ukrainian nazis https://i.redd.it/rdbs822xb7191.jpg https://i.redd.it/dciznrnnh8n81.jpg https://www.reddit.com/r/GreenAndEXTREME/comments/tf4c3l/western_media_ukraine_arent_nazis_ukrainian_media/ https://i.redd.it/9evb10ue48n81.jpg https://www.reddit.com/r/MarchAgainstNazis/comments/thnjp3/inside_a_white_supremacist_neonazis_militia_in/ https://v.redd.it/dyiy84tp5ll81 (sub banned) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AqijdHFyOM&feature=youtu.be https://i.redd.it/72q4xbshefl81.jpg https://i.redd.it/6uy4ngpmbsl81.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjAGfvqLMzw&t=1s (removed) https://www.reddit.com/r/MarchAgainstNazis/comments/t5s36o/captured_aidar_battalion_neonazi_showcases_his/ https://i.redd.it/67g2f0843gm81.jpg https://i.redd.it/qf1dpr6ce8k81.jpg https://i.redd.it/m7a0gkf4m8k81.jpg https://i.redd.it/t9246fm0lvg81.jpg https://i.redd.it/79zh5s20hai81.jpg https://i.redd.it/ma8xiaa8z3i81.jpg

I get Google recommends for Stranger Things after reading a post on it with Jerboa
How??? I haven't typed a word about it in my keyboard. Haven't watched the series either. How did they associate me with it at all?

Sandsifter is a tool to find undocumented instructions, hardware bugs, and bugs in (dis)assemblers, emulators... Given the large number of anomalies it typically outputs for each run, I'm surprised that no one has tried to collect all of them in one place. I must have missed it somehow.

The Great Josh Battle just finished!
For anyone remembering that meme from like a year ago about hundreds of people named Josh that would fight each other... Well, it happened today, and was beautiful!

A website asking me to "disable ad-blocker" has the balls to tell me I should turn off Firefox Tracking Protection. That's like saying "yeah, we absolutely want to track you across websites, would you do us a favor and let us do it? Please :)"


Anybody tried methallylescaline (or similar)?
Do you have any experiences to share about it or other phenethylamines?

[The webpage](https://the-federation.info/) monitors Fediverse growth and activity.