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Hello c/YSK! As you may have noticed from the fancy “A” next to his name on his posts around Lemmy, our fearless leader AvaddonLFC is now an Administrator, which means he can no longer be part of our moderation team. I have agreed to take over his communities because I believe in what we’ve all been building together as a group. There will be no changes to the current rules or moderators, though you may see some new faces that were already chosen to join the team.

If you have any feedback on our rules or just want to tell us how much you’ll miss AvaddonLFC, this is the place to do it. (Don’t worry, I can take it!)

I am grateful to AvaddonnLFC for building this community and inviting me to join him as a moderator, and to my fellow mods (and hopefully the community) for sticking with me through this change!

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To partner with our community and be included here, you are free to message the moderators or comment on our pinned post.

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Check out the full list of what staples accepts now part of their expanded recycling programs.

https://www.staples.com/stores/recycling#workingtowardsabrightertomorrow

More companies should start to follow staples lead and offer return points for packaging and products that reach their end of life.

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While it is no secret that exploitative practices are interlaced with capitalistic tendencies, the practices are becoming intolerable. Signing up to pay usually takes only two clicks that are prominently visible whereas cancelation options are hidden away in deep settings requiring multiple clicks. Pricing often feel arbitrary with no reference points. Every large company grows with the intention of exhibiting monopolistic behavior. This is not sustainable and should not be tolerated.

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I was talking about hygiene with my partner who is a nurse and they were telling me that a lot of people remark that their armpits are smelling worse than normal and they are using more and more deodorant and people just think it is normal.

Trichobacteriosis looks like a yellowish coating on some of your armpit or groin hair and you need to shave and wash the area every day for 2 weeks. It is more common in men than women in the US only because it is more common for women to keep their armpits shaved. Most of the patients who are affected by it think that its actually residue from the increasing amounts of deodorant they end up using.

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Or by only putting one stick of memory in, or changing the slot you're using.

I was assembling a computer and everything seemed to be correct, the fan would spin up, I'd get some lights, but there was no image on the screen, not even the BIOS. I saw someone else make this suggestion and didn't think it was likely to work, but it did. First I just tried one stick, and it booted. Then I tried both sticks and it didn't work, but I reseated and then it did.

(Also worth pointing out that your motherboard should have diagnostic lights which if you check the documentation may point out which component has an issue)

Thinking about Lemmy's demographics many here may have heard of something like this, or have more helpful suggestions about troubleshooting which would be welcome. But thought I'd write out a little post about my experience to contribute to Lemmy SEO supremacy.

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https://siftrss.com

If your RSS feeder doesn't allow you to filter out keywords (looking at Reeder on  Devices), this service allows you to exclude content.

I personally use it to remove ads, sponsored articles and articles about Trump/Elon. For podcasts, I used to remove both sponsored podcasts and episodes featuring the word trump or Elon.

If you find the service useful, the creator has a BuyMeACoffee Page here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/siftrss

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Consider supporting Lemmy development or donating to your local server if you have the means. Peace!

Liberapay (preferred)
Open Collective
Patreon
Crypto.

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In the past, laminated glass was usually installed in the windshield, with side and rear windows being tempered only.

The difference is that tempered glass is per-stressed so that when it cracks, it shatters into many tiny and dull pieces. Laminated is the same thing, but with layers of plastic sandwiched with layers of tempered glass. Laminated glass will still shatter, but will be held together by the plastic layers.

In an emergency, small improvised, or purpose built tools meant to shatter tempered glass will be useless if the glass is laminated.

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Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian all offer account freezing for free. Take advantage of it! It is a great way to prevent someone from wrecking your credit

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It's a website that lets you sort amazon by price per ounce/pound/count

https://bangyourbuck.com/

Some examples are:

Cheapest rice per pound https://bangyourbuck.com/search/rice/Lb/US/grid

Cheapest batteries by count: https://bangyourbuck.com/search/aa%20batteries/Count/US/grid

Hard drives by terabyte: https://bangyourbuck.com/search/hard%20drive/Terabyte/US/grid

Been using it for months, and I can't stand using Amazon without it now.

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There's a cool government program that trains and gets people jobs. They give people Housing, Basic Medical Care, Meals, Books, an Allowance, Clothing, and a Network of instructors and peers.

It targets low-income young adults ages 16 through 24. Check it out, share it around to people who need it. It seems pretty unknown.

https://www.jobcorps.gov/

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You should know about these sites, especially for this upcoming election season, because they are referential and nonpartisan. Each website has a line about the content.

Politics

ProPublica's Represent—Find your legislators and the legislative work they're undertaking on your behalf

Fast Democracy—Find legislation in all 50 states, but we'll probably focus on legislation in our state

Ballotpedia's Ballot Lookup Tool—Know how you're going to vote before you go!

Government Sites

Congress.gov—Information specific to both the House of Representatives and Senate.

Regulations.gov—Federal agencies need your comments on their proposed rules.

Federal Register— Everyday, the government compiles a publication of proposed rules, notices of Federal agencies, executive orders and various other things. You can find it all here!

USA Spending.gov—Investigate how your tax dollars are being spent!

Federal Election Commission—Wonder who is giving how much to a particular candidate during an election? Find it here.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)—Not technically a government website. Has all the important economic indicators.

Reference

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy—An excellent resource about philosophy. You can dive into a comprehensive overview of logic, democracy, or whatever philosophy you can think of!.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia—A general encyclopedia

Britannica—Another general encyclopedia

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Many have microSD cards soldered to their circuit boards.

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Why YSK: I had this experience this morning. I was raging because the "alt + tab" shortcut had changed on my work computer when it worked fine yesterday. Now it opened the task view, but wouldn't switch windows unless I clicked on a different program.

I figured either windows had rolled out some new "feature" or the IT department had changed something without telling anyone. I kept trying different google searches but couldn't find anyone talking about my specific issue. Tried restarting, changing "multitasking" settings, editing the registry.

Finally some old post prompted me to try "windows + tab" and that worked. I discovered the windows and alt tab had been switched. So I tried a different keyboard and it worked fine. Finally I learned that my main keyboard has a "Windows" layout and a "Mac" layout, and somehow I had accidentally switched them.

So I wasted a bunch of time, got upset and was mentally blaming others when the issue was on my end. And one sign I could have used to realize that was that apparently in the whole world of internet search results I was the only one experiencing the issue.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/14853380

[YSK] There is a Firefox extension that redirects Youtube videos to Peertube

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I promise I'm not shilling for any of these companies.

I use the gluten free mix because of Celiac. We doubled the water and cheese and used it as batter in our stuffed waffle maker, filled with soft set scrambled eggs and more cheddar cheese. We used a heaping 1/2 cup of batter each for the top and bottom filling. The batter rises pretty quickly once it hits the cooking surface, so we'd press it back down as we were adding the fillings. It takes about 10 minutes to cook.

The mix comes with a herbed butter mix. After the waffle is cooked, we opened the maker, slathered each side of the waffle in the herbed butter, and closed it up again for about thirty seconds to let it cook in.

It's a perfect 5/7, highly recommended.

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For the past two years, legitimate job postings on Indeed and Glassdoor have been replaced by scams. If you're tricked, the scammers aren't satisfied with your contact info in your CV, they reach out via email to request that you connect on an encrypted messenger app where they can privately scam you out of thousands in pre-hire "fees."

Applicants now have to add vetting job postings to their repertoire, which adds time and effort to an already stressful process. Things like researching the supposed company in need of labor, and digging into reports against them.

Protect yourself and assume any job posting is fake until proven otherwise. In the US, you should report any scams you became aware of.

Edit: add the following: @[email protected] recommends reaching out via phone or email to your nearest job service office, if you're seeking employment. These places are federally funded by our taxes, so they should be able to answer questions and help guide you to whatever your best options are, even if that includes helping you find remote work with out-of-state employers.

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I've been working as an automation technician for around 5 years now, and I've come across several services that promise a substantial improvement in energy efficiency when it comes to heating, especially involving district heating with water. Most of these are subscription services.

While they usually quote numbers that are based in reality, the way they are accomplished is often covered in technical jargon and straight up BS that a person without experience won't be able to understand and so believes the seller.

That's where this post comes in.

All that the impressive sounding, weather pattern considering, ultra-futuristic solution really does is take the existing setpoint for the heating system and lowers it by ≈2°C. That's it. One line of code. Takes any competent professional 5 minutes to implement. What's worse, some systems are laid on top of the old one, with a higher priority. Meaning that you need a specialist provided by the "optimization" company to adjust the heating. So if you're too cold or too hot, tough shit. Your building's maintenance company can't change it.

The existing system in most cases already bases its setpoints on the current outside temperature, with a pollrate of around a second. What the weather is going to be like next week, or even tomorrow, does not matter. The system already adjusts the setpoints in real time.

Maybe a bit of a niche rant, but hopefully helps at least someone. Thanks for reading!

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This is a pretty neat feature which is unknown for some reason. For example, in the Lemmy frontend, you can "speak as mod" which basically distinguishes your comment from others. It highlights it, pins it to the top of the comment section and also adds a red shield next to your username.

Try it by commenting in a post as mod, click on the three dots on your comment and click on the shield on the right.

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What's this?

It's a RES-like browser extension that enables keyboard navigation, meaning you will no longer have to use your mouse to navigate Lemmy if want to use it for accessibility purposes or if you're lazy like myself 😌

Why YSK:

If you miss RES and have Chrome/Firefox/Opera/Edge (Safari still not supported) you can give it a spin and see if it makes your life easier.

Hope this is helpful and enjoy! 🚀

Sharing the basic hotkeys below, you may also find everything on the github page:

J = Next Post	/ Comment
K = Previous Post / Comment
L = Next Page	/ same-level Comment
H = Previous Page / same-level Comment
A = Upvote
Z = Downvote
X = Expand
C = View Comments
R = Reply
Enter = View Link
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11099621

Apple today launched a new tool for iPhones to help reduce what a thief with your phone and passcode can access. The feature, called Stolen Device Protection, adds extra layers of protection to your iPhone when someone tries to access or change sensitive settings on your device.

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