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afaik, every modern chat program except for telegram is web based (and clients use electron); which is part of the reason why they’re all so slow and prone to lag. hopefully there will be adoption of tauri over electron some day soon, but for now, that means telegram will remain the only snappy chat software on the market.


@sibachiantoVeganyeah I agree
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suuuure, that’s what you want us to believe. so we’ll blame the next viking raid on british pirates!

but yeah, makes sense. wish i too could exist on a depopulated island nation far away from the rest of humanity.


Threema is an interesting option, but in my limited experience, it seems to drain a lot of battery? My second caveat is the price tag, which makes it difficult to get people to migrate - don’t get me wrong, I think a price tag is an ingenious marketing strategy, it straight up communicates that they don’t need to sell your data for survival (assuming adoption grows).


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But yeah, you seem to be mostly describing farmer’s market being common in the US. I don’t know about other countries but they are not really a common thing over here in Iceland.

nah, i used NY as an example, as i assume most users here are american. i’ve never actually been to america, but it seems they do have a huge farmer’s market culture. and while i’ve never been to iceland, it doesn’t strike me as one good for farming; what with the ice. ash. vikings… can’t have a farmer’s market if most goods are pillaged from norway. it’d be more like… a spoils market, where you dump the rotting left-overs from the pillage, like, shark fins.

but yeah culture is important too. according to my thai friends (i don’t know if it’s universal across the country), their culture dictates no one should even cook their own food, so most homes don’t come with kitchens. it’s all about the street foods; and they have no distinction of vegetarianism, veganism, etc. so buyers beware when they label something ‘vegan’ at the food stops. they do have plenty of farmer’s markets though, and as a patron to those markets while living there, especially since there’s no hygiene requirements for their street restaurants, i did end up buying an electric kitchen to cook my own food.

but yeah, i’ve lived in other asian and european countries, and farmer’s markets are pretty common place. food is universal, and farming likewise, so it would be a bit odd for there not to be farmers markets. iceland is an exception of course. vikings hellbent on making a sheet of ice habitable is as good an excuse as any!


@sibachiantoAntiworkyup
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Source me please

I’m unfortunately just repeating what my teacher told me earlier this week, when I asked why the requirements of an A-grade are unnecessarily difficult to fulfill.


@sibachiantoVeganyeah I agree
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that’s not how guessing work lol


@sibachiantoVeganyeah I agree
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and your percentage is sourced from…?



@sibachiantoVeganyeah I agree
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not even seasonal? i live in a very cold place atm, where you can’t grow things most of the year, so in the nearby city (some 40km off) the farmers market is only available between august and september. most people don’t live in cold places though, and most people live in cities, and cities usually always have a few farmer’s markets. i.e. new york supposedly has over 400 farmer’s markets (according to google).


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I usually shop food at farmers market’s wherever I go in the world. Sellers run out of their fresh produce pretty quickly though, so they’re usually not open more than once or twice a day. I don’t know the statistics, but I don’t think it’s correct to say most people shop in supermarkets; considering the availability of farmers markets and how fast they run out of supply. Higher quality fresh produce at lower prices, vs shopping at a third party distributor like a supermarket? Why would anyone willingly choose that given the options?

Sure, if you live in an industrial small town, there’s probably no farmers market available (I assume, because there’s no farmland or farmers nearby); but most people in the world don’t live in such places, and indeed, most cities do have farmers markets.



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it takes more skill to be a doctor than to be a janitor, etc.

okay, so privileged knowledge = skill.

nevermind that they had to actually adjust how they score students in many countries with free education because way too many people were becoming doctors, lawyers, etc. collapsing the bottom-line and increasing salary demands for employment of “low-skill” workers; which in turn threatened businesses like supermarkets or fast food chains to fail from labour shortage (unwilling to pay fair wages).

as evident, pretty much anyone can become a doctor if given the opportunity, so how is that a high skill job? i’m not arguing that it isn’t paid fair, it is, because fuck working with assholes all day, and being in the risk of contracting a disease, and working overtime all the time. but supermarket workers have all the same conditions, but even less protective measures, and get paid little to nothing. that doesn’t seem fair to me. but of course, in your world view, privilege deserves better; so it’s probably very fair to you.


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you don’t have any farmers markets around where you live?


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if lab-grown anything becomes the norm, then we become entirely beholden to capitalists and whatever they decide in the ways of food supply and access. fuck lab-grown.


not related to the actual conversation you’re having but i just have to ask; what defines people? a person? is the requirement for being a person, to be human? what would we call other people with the same perceptions as humans, then? from my point of view, people define anyone with equal abstract level of understanding as us, with concepts of culture, medicine and ceremonial traditions. so technically, elephants could be considered people, too (and legally speaking, is being seriously considered as such by some international groups and governments).


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skill is learned performance to execute a task, not at what privilege level of society you exist.

if given the same opportunities in life, most people would have the capacity (skill) to do everything in the higher end category salary base. most people just aren’t privileged to try.

so in place of an opportunity, most people need to learn other skills that don’t come with a diploma. those skills usually involve dealing with the absolute worst parts of society and smile while doing it. such as dealing with assholes on a daily basis, breaking your back/knees, working long hours, working in dangerous environments, working in scorching sun, working in toxic social climates, working in sub-zero, etc. etc. these people, the people not privileged, and forced to take this path, are not unskilled by a measure of raw skill. hell, not everyone can put up with assholes, in fact, most of the time, the level of ability to put up with assholes depend on your level of privilege. the level to put up with permanent back pain, bad knees, etc, depend on your privilege. the level of nutrition, the level of… the list goes fucking on and on.

all jobs takes skills to perform, no skill is worth more than another beyond raw performance of execution. some jobs just don’t need a text-book. what does matter, and what pay should reflect, is the damage and inconvenience it causes to you as an individual to perform said job. high-paying jobs usually are the least demanding, but usually cost the most time or money to attain - resources most people just don’t have, so most people just can’t get the “highly skilled” stamp for jobs, simply because it is beyond their class.

yes, in fact, pretty much anyone could clean up a bathroom that is quite literally covered by shit by some asshole who just want to ruin your day. so shouldn’t the question then be, where is the ceiling of payment for said job on an individual level? if given the choice, few people would accept such a task at the minimum wage they are offered - but, in every single case, it’s usually not about choice, it’s about where on the social level you exist; which allows the upper class to dictate and control exactly how much money said task is worth. likewise, pretty much anyone could sit on their ass all day and collect rent.

labour is literally the act of selling time from your life to someone else and get paid in tokens that can be exchanged for the purpose of survival (shelter/food/water). most people, indeed, sell their entire life (except for their sleeping hours), just to exist. there is no meaning to existence, but they do it anyway, because society tells them that’s how we should exist in society. that doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re doing at their job, that they don’t have skill, it just means they did not win the birth lottery.

so no, there aren’t really that many jobs in todays format that take more skills than others, even jobs that require a diploma usually don’t prepare you for the actual job; the actual job, which goes for most jobs, you train the moment you are hired, which usually takes just a week up to a few months (and why you used to be able to climb from the postal room in classical work ethics). and usually, the higher the job is ranked in skill, the less actual skill it requires. there are exceptions, of course, but the entire system is incompatible with the way we define it today. if we went by the actual exceptions, most of the wealthy would lose their place in society and have to start cleaning shitty toilets for a living, while the rare few with brilliance or unique traits; would dominate the particular fields that the rare few, largely due to genetics, are capable of doing - and i’m not entirely convinced we should categorize genetical traits as a skill, it’s not something you learned, it’s something you were born with, much like privilege. which i believe most would argue is not, in fact, a skill. no matter what they want society to believe.


it’s not a new concept though. it is the way the internet was designed and everything used to work up until the point corporations managed to hijack the ecosystem so they could harvest data and make billions. the open and federated part of the internet is still here (IRC is still alive and well, for example, and open source is still a thing), the vast majority of people just don’t know about it because they weren’t around pre-corporate era, and all they know is what corporations tell them through anti-competitive moves stifle competition and isolate users.

i hope we will reclaim the internet one day, but governments don’t seem to care about keeping up to date with corporate abuse laws. i mean, point me towards one government that isn’t using Windows, for example; and the fact that nearly all governments depend on Windows is both unethical and in many cases illegal, since the tax money paid for infrastructure and IT development should ‘go back’ to the local population, not paid to a foreign corporation, especially not for decades, due to legacy issues.


spreading misinformation is obnoxious, and you defending such behavior is no better.

appropriately, antivaxxers won’t live long enough to be a permanent nuisance for society.


they would if they could. which is my point. without a replacement OS in the pipes, apple would be shooting themselves by demonizing open source software in front of the government.


considering Darwin (unix/BSD) is open source and what MacOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, iPadOS and bridgeOS runs on (and by law, they can’t close that source code), I can’t see Apple arguing in favor of closed source software. Assuming they don’t have an entirely new inhouse OS in the pipelines that they’re planning to replace Darwin with.


Ha! Good thing I just quit my day job as an SEO specialist. An entire industry based on googles whims and secret algo is incredibly fragile anyway. It’s insane how dependent nearly all business is on google. I hope they ban more of their tracking stuff!


could fediverse be installed on an RPi4?

i’ve got an RPi4 not doing much legwork atm. is there an easy way to install and host lemmy on it? if not, maybe a mastodon instance?..


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