[-] otter 5 points 4 hours ago

I asked about that earlier today, and this is the explanation

It’s in Java, so there’s that overhead. But mostly, it’s less about “efficiency at all costs” and more about maintainability, being easier to contribute to / review, and having a less toxic development community. It’s got more developers working on it than Lemmy, and it’s in a language more people are familiar with (Java). It’s roadmap is also not constrained by the viewpoints of a small group of fairly, uh, controversial figures.

After the 1:1 compatibility phase is over, they’re both free to and planning to implement more features that the Lemmy devs either won’t or can’t be arsed to do.

The comment: https://lemmy.ca/comment/7677015

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cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/25325294

[-] otter 5 points 10 hours ago

Really cool! I've been waiting to see something like this. Excited to see it develop

[-] otter 2 points 11 hours ago

I see, thanks for the info :)

[-] otter 6 points 12 hours ago

I see

How would this compare efficiency wise, because my understanding was that Lemmys backend was very efficient and that was a big advantage

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I might be missing this each time I check, but what is different about sublinks? Visually the demo looks the same

Is it a front-end that's easier to contribute to? Can instances come back to Lemmy if it doesn't work out?

[-] otter 3 points 23 hours ago

I think it's on all the browsers

Instance Assistant

Leap Day – The Jenkins (thejenkinscomic.files.wordpress.com)
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To describe and compare OUD treatment policies across nine international jurisdictions, and to understand how they are situated within their primary care and health systems.


Using policy documents, we collected data on health systems, drug use epidemiology, drug policies, and OUD treatment from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan. We used the health system dynamics framework and adapted definitions of low- and high-threshold treatment to describe and compare OUD treatment policies, and to understand how they may be shaped by their health systems context.

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[-] otter 5 points 1 day ago

A lot of the games I wanted to try as a kid

Some of them aren't as fun as I thought it would be, but at least I can still try them and confirm

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/12546096

Gaza’s government media office accused the Israeli army of “committing a horrific massacre”. More than 70 people were killed and about 250 others wounded, it said in a statement on Thursday.

The citizens had congregated at al-Rashid Street, where aid trucks carrying flour were believed to be on the way. Al Jazeera verified footage showing the bodies of dozens of killed and wounded Palestinians being carried onto trucks as no ambulances could reach the area.

“I have been waiting since yesterday. At about 4.30 this morning, trucks started to come through. Once we approached the aid trucks, the Israeli tanks and warplanes started firing at us, as if it was a trap.

[-] otter 4 points 1 day ago

That's really cool, thank you for sharing :)

[-] otter 8 points 1 day ago

It's very misleading (or straight up false), see the other comments

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Something fun I spotted while checking links: a comment from the Signal subreddit linked to the Lemmy discussion that I was looking for. Lemmy's SEO isn't as good, but I found it indirectly anyways

[-] otter 27 points 1 day ago* (last edited 23 hours ago)

Ah not this again (EDIT: see this link for a better explanation than mine: https://lemmy.ca/comment/5401873 )

Your source there lists it as:

CIA → RFA → OTF → Signal

My understanding is that the CIA operated a news agency in the 50s, then decades later the 2012 president of the news agency started the Open Technology Fund to "help better protect reporters and sources for the news organization with enhanced digital security technology". That organization made (publicly documented) investments in projects including the Tor Project and Signal. Even if someone thinks the OTF is sinister, the total amount over 5 years was $3M.

Condensing all that into "Signal is CIA funded" is silly, and it's even sillier to imply that Signal is controlled by the CIA as a honeypot.

Also, it's open source. Given how popular it is, and how much constant scrutiny the code is under, we should notice any issues that pop up.

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For a while I was using the same username for everything, but recently I've been trying to mix it up.

Context: Currently picking my new username for Signal and I'm not sure what to put. I don't want spam, and I use Signal for privacy, but I could also do something nice. First name? Randomly generated?

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This popped up on the desktop app, I don't see anything on mobile. I haven't closed the window in case I can't get it back

Not sure what to pick for my username either lol

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Huh, so people DO get tired with apps nickel and diming every interaction

Want to filter by more than 2 things? Pay up. Want to send a message? Pay up. Want some privacy measures? Pay up. Also the features are scattered across multiple paid plans, with separate per-item costs for roses/likes/super-likes etc.

This isn't limited to Bumble either

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If someone had the STL file already (from printables), where should they go to get it printed? What about if they also needed to get things scanned?

I see that some libraries have it, but I was curious if there are other options too in case the person needs help

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.nz/post/7325142

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Quoted from Tom Scott's newsletter

ancient scrolls that were buried in the volcanic ash of Vesuvius have been read, thanks to a million-dollar Vesuvius Challenge prize. These scrolls can't be opened without damaging them: but modern CT scanning and AI techniques mean that, for the first time, the words on them have been revealed anyway

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