He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist-Leninist.

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These trams were retired from Vienna this year. Kind of a shame, but at least the new trams are a lot more accessible with up to date technology. I hope they kept at least one of each model for museums and heritage railways. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/90578e4b-0f11-4452-82eb-9fa2f14bac4f.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/07b83e9e-ce3f-445c-ae28-422ddab7d76c.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/1c721702-68b0-45ac-a8b9-2770fe94b0d6.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/6722a5cc-2078-4ff5-aa47-aec69fbcd1a4.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/e8550931-73a5-450b-8042-61674ad05b72.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/9f91f326-70e6-4735-8437-6153f8aeef06.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/90b2645f-484c-470b-b032-2d5cd4c786e5.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/7b4f5a9a-ef3e-4283-a5eb-93db6a33a310.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/27d8db8d-e745-4681-8e31-84796491d19c.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/489d53eb-db8f-4bbc-af05-8cd468122690.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/d1eb4840-051e-4f70-9748-1fa9858b3672.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/8662c825-2a14-4aca-b30b-54aeb01a9198.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/a58e8dd0-0948-4181-b4b5-31573bb2a37b.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/046e048d-c4fc-456b-9769-4c161acf88d5.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/9871acf2-f6f8-48f9-89f6-87b189785eb0.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/6cf2a423-9ecf-4a89-b928-5bcffd0d646c.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/9ba2379a-9d8f-4b17-bf56-cb7651f175c9.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/548c34d1-2a54-4007-afa0-227e03882c0b.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/7403b96e-f457-4ebd-990c-c70a42a2919b.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/a11a123b-20b8-40ad-aa42-106c109d2db2.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c03a1536-abe6-4882-abb8-06d905bb49a6.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/ee20b1a2-12a6-41e8-a0bc-e389928d43ed.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/dce4163e-f6a4-4c06-806a-a7fc54cb2aae.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/cbc6df97-a8bc-4da9-9d1c-b38a8fa8dbd0.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/6262b1d9-b01a-4f7d-889c-6158c137386d.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/e0a3005b-49c0-48a0-8151-7909e03f0a0c.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/9a45d249-4599-4a0e-b903-dfe497674908.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/fec51139-80e6-4ae4-b6c7-152ba55c2e8f.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/4dd71cd9-a67d-4fe4-bbe6-80b95158c11f.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c28a3cf2-1bd2-46ab-821a-c7c68c6a73f8.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/df027c53-cefb-4f38-a2cb-85af513838a1.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/5b5d73e1-3281-41b9-b272-d0a40c810d91.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/e42fe1ad-e017-461e-9775-97957464dcc8.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/3aff3d57-bfb7-4f1a-8beb-4f2ae18677e7.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/95381877-34f8-4dd0-9ca1-5b0d25f9c0f8.jpeg) ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/c702568c-9878-43fe-a24b-8e4cdbf3b254.jpeg)
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Not sure if Signal does this, but most websites will automatically look up the phone number registration, see that it’s from one of those companies, and reject it.




And reactive traffic lights are really common in Europe, so the light is almost always green for buses and trams/light rail to begin with.


Probably referring to that it’s harder for scammers to create scam accounts because they need to verify the phone number is actually theirs before the account can send messages. IMO, still not worth requiring a phone number for the 90% of legitimate users.


How else are they going to track you?

No, seriously. Even if the messages are encrypted, the metadata including your account info and the account info of everyone you talk to are not. In a lot of these cases, they don’t have to have the actual contents of the messages to have a pretty clear picture of what you might be talking about!

With a phone number that’s almost certainly registered to your real identity, it makes it trivial to track what you as a person is doing even without breaking the encryption! An encrypted messenger that requires anything related to your real identity to get an account is security theatre.

For example: if you suddenly start messaging back and fourth with an account, and that account happens to have the same phone number as the one on the business card and website of an out of state abortion clinic worker, and your own phone number’s area code just so happens to fall in a state that banned abortions after Roe v Wade got trashed, it juuuust might imply a few things about you. They can’t definitively prove what the messages were, but if your state criminalizes any and all attempts to get an abortion anywhere, it’s probably enough to get a warrant against you.


Well, there are zip tie release tools that let you reuse or loosen them. I think zipties are the standard because they won’t release accidentally from being jostled.


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I'm in Vancouver, Canada, and almost *every* bus stop at an intersection is like this, where the bus station is after the stop light, so if it's red, the bus needs to stop for the light, then drive ten metres through the intersection once the light turns green, only to then immediately stop at the bus station. And it's like this for both directions. [Example of what I'm talking about. This intersection has four stops, one in each direction, and all of them are after their corresponding stoplights.](https://lemmy.ca/pictrs/image/a0e5318d-a2e9-4451-8770-d093d543ddfc.jpeg). It's like this for every intersection with bus stops. And the two stops on the road marked in yellow are for an express, "rapid transit" line. No parking lanes near this intersection either, the busses just travel along the rightmost lane and stop in place at the stations (they don't need to merge in and out). To me, this seems like the worst way to lay out the bus stops. Why not place the bus stop immediately *before* the red light so it can let people on and off while waiting for the light? We don't have those nifty reactive traffic lights that automatically turn green for buses, aka Advanced Greenaway for Busses. Instead we have what I call Advanced Murphy's Law for Busses, where the more delayed your bus is, the more before-a-stop-red-lights you'll encounter. And TransLink has supposedly cracked down on bus drivers opening the door while waiting at the red light before the stop, which suggests this is a frequent issue for travellers trying to make connections. From personal experience, there is nothing quite like watching your connection go by while your already delayed bus patiently waits at the red light ten metres from its stop. Can someone help me understand why this is the preferred stop placement and not placing the stops before the light? I'm assuming there is some reason this is better that I'm just not thinking about, and that Vancouver's transit planners aren't just screwing with us.
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I thibk mainly because printers are WAY more non-standardized in how they work than routers. An alternative OS would need to account for the minutiae differences of all the mechanical bits.



(Not a fan of Adam Something's politics, but I think he still has some good takes on infrastructure.)
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Maybe the coaxial cables for external antennas?


Probably my favourite joke from Crash Course Science.
![The caption "polar" with a picture of a polar bear](https://files.mastodon.social/media_attachments/files/108/818/473/731/873/123/original/2e989555ecff2aef.png) ![The caption "nonpolar" with a picture of a two-headed polar bear, with what would normally be the butt end replaced with another head, such that it's symmetrical.](https://files.mastodon.social/media_attachments/files/108/818/474/210/915/684/original/c8d153e968534648.png) Source video: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=PVL24HAesnc
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Probably my favourite joke from Crash Course Science.
![The caption "polar" with a picture of a polar bear](https://files.mastodon.social/media_attachments/files/108/818/473/731/873/123/original/2e989555ecff2aef.png) ![The caption "nonpolar" with a picture of a two-headed polar bear, with what would normally be the butt end replaced with another head, such that it's symmetrical.](https://files.mastodon.social/media_attachments/files/108/818/474/210/915/684/original/c8d153e968534648.png) Source video: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=PVL24HAesnc
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You can show them other instances that better match your or their political view. Lemmy.ml is no longer marketed as the flagship instance, and in fact is not intended for everyone.

Again, simply expressing opinions for or against Ukraine or Taiwan is not against the rules.



We have very different definitions for what bigrading is. Simply coming over and providing counterpoints is not brigading if they’re not cursing other people out. The whole point of federation is to allow other instances to interact.

My only advice for being called “liberal” or “imperialist” is to not internalize them so much. Do you expect the admins to police every use of the term imperialist and liberal and remove any potentially inaccurate usage? I’ve been called plenty of things I’m definitely not for being a Marxist-Leninist, including a genocide and cultural cleansing supporter, also imperialist gets dropped on me too for whatever reason, but I honestly just don’t care and being called something I know I’m not is not going to shake my views.

I’m not sure what else to tell you other than to block Lemmygrad users or use an instance that doean’t federate with them.


I recommend this for everyone who buys a lot of canned soup: learn to make it yourself, make in bulk, and freeze or can it yourself. With internet recipes being so accessible, and soup/stew being one of the most tolerant foods to fucking up, there’s no real reason to buy cans anymore. It’ll be cheaper, more eco friendly, and you get to control both the ingredients and how the worker is treated.


Admin reminder to everyone: insulting other users, even so much saying “fuck you”, “fuck [this group of people]” or anything like that while debating IS against the rules of Lemmy.ml. This goes for every political view, you DO NOT get free passes because you’re leftist, rightist, communist, etc. If you’re confident of your position you should be able to debate politely without cursing someone else out.

Check the modlog, we HAVE removed replies of this nature from both sides, and even if we don’t say it every time, we DO keep track of both removals per user and general behaviour even if it doesn’t get removed, and too many infractions WILL result in a ban.

That said, it is NOT against the rules to present countering facts or opinions, or to have political opinions in general. Don’t report comments for “being pro communist” or “being pro China” unless they have broken an actual rule, namely the ones about being civil. Things people disagree with getting down voted is also acceptable, it’s not considered an attack on you if your comment has a negative score, and it doesn’t even significantly affect the ranking because of the relatively low comment volumes currently on Lemmy. It’s just imaginary internet points, relax.


Admin reminder to everyone: insulting other users, even so much saying “fuck you”, “fuck [this group of people]” or anything like that while debating IS against the rules of Lemmy.ml. This goes for every political view, you DO NOT get free passes because you’re leftist, rightist, communist, etc. If you’re confident of your position you should be able to debate politely without cursing someone else out.

Check the modlog, we HAVE removed replies of this nature from both sides, and even if we don’t say it every time, we DO keep track of both removals per user and general behaviour even if it doesn’t get removed, and too many infractions WILL result in a ban.

That said, it is NOT against the rules to present countering facts or opinions, or to have political opinions in general. Don’t report comments for “being pro communist” or “being pro China” unless they have broken an actual rule, namely the ones about being civil. Things people disagree with getting down voted is also acceptable, it’s not considered an attack on you if your comment has a negative score, and it doesn’t even significantly affect the ranking because of the relatively low comment volumes currently on Lemmy. It’s just imaginary internet points, relax.


Technically correct, but since it’s directly answering an asklemmy thread (which was deleted), IMO it still fits here.


Breaking news: Facebook anti-disinformation bot deletes Facebook!


Not just that, even if they weren’t, if you know enough JavaScript/HTML to pull this crap, you should also know your way around a browser’s viewport settings to tell a mobile browser to scale your site to desktop mode by default.


I doubt they’d give a crap and actually make it worth my time. They explicitly chose to do this after all.


Most of the newer Lemmygrad users are specifically from the /r/Genzedong ban. From what I’ve seen, most general new users are still a lot more likely to choose .ml or a local instance in their language. Speaking as both an admin of .ml and a Lemmygrad user, I think the perception of Lemmygrad being the “preferred” instance for new users over all other instances is bias due to the short term influx of new users over there, by people who have reason to only choose that one instance, because it’s meant to replace an existing community that was lost.