riddler

riddler wrote

Reply to Nice try by Rambler

There are some little plastic adhesive covers that allow you to easily slide the cover on and off the webcam. These can definitely crack the macbooks. However, tape is fine. I actually bought black masking tape for use on my computers so it's less noticeable. I also put a piece of paper over the adhesive that touches the webcam so it's extra opaque and doesn't get sticky stuff on my webcam.

I used to not care very much about covering my webcam. After seeing Zuckerberg cover his, I do it religiously. If a tech billionaire doesn't trust his very well funded IT staff to secure his laptop, then what hope do I have?

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riddler OP wrote

It's surprising to me that powerful but not truly elite people ($10-500 million net worth types) haven't be fighting back against this. Companies like Pfizer aren't that big compared to the rest of the financial markets. While the powerful might be able to avoid the shot now, they should still be in fear of what happens in a few months when dozens or even hundreds of boosters for every possible illness start being mandated. Also, unlike the truly elite, they will not be able to run from the unrest this will likely create as well.

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riddler wrote

What and idiot. They realize there are no logical precautions being taking the slow the spread of this. Yet still they trust these doctors to administer a safe and effective vaccine. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from states like FL and TX indicating the lock downs and mask mandates do work. The headline is true. Doctors don't seem to care if they kill their patients, so why would you take their advice in regards to the vaccine?

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riddler wrote

Hypothetically these people wouldn't be allowed to walk through a border checkpoint. They'd be stopped. Also, it would be trivial to record the passports and ids of those crossing with the kids. Then the kids could be returned to the passport holder when "lost" on the sidewalk.

So Trump was going to spend a hundred billion dollars to make it 30 feet...

Border patrol was obviously able to catch these people in the act. A simple bean bag from a shotgun would have prevented the crossing and likely demotivated the coyote from trying again.

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riddler wrote

Sorry for your loss.

I've heard several stories like yours, and I believe what happened to you was real. There is obliviously a evolutionary advantage to knowing when one in your group dies. We know many insects like ants and bees have a well understood way of communicating about the death of one of their own. Humans being a higher level animal are harder to understand.

Another commonality in these stories tends to be that few and usually only one family members tend to experience this phenomena. Maybe you are a uniquely perceptive individual. Maybe you were closer than you realize to the person who passed. Maybe the person who passed wanted to thank you personally. Either way, you should be honored to be a part of it.

I've never been religious or spiritual person, but I've recently started feeling that what I can only describe as evil exists in my world. Hopefully what you got to experience was the opposite of that.

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riddler wrote

People should be put into the recovery position on their sides

As a former EMT I know this can't be done with a cuffed suspect. Given his altered state of consciousness, he was an immediate danger to himself and the bystanders around him. Therefore, he could not be released from the cuffs either. Ambulances have soft restraints that they can use to restrain a suspect to the stretcher, but little could be done until the ambulance arrived.

a knee to the back between shoulder blades

Pressure on the chest cavity can absolutely impede breathing in a weak or sedated individual. As long as there is no previous neck trauma, knee on neck, as Chauvin did, is not life threatening. It's super uncomfortable and can lead to non-life threatening neck trauma.

"Sudden In Custody Death Syndrome"

Most people have never been restrained in their adult life. Some people freak out to the point of unconsciousness just from being placed in cuffs. This even happens to people who were calm right up to the instant of being cuffed. If the person had drugs in them or heart problems then it can definitely be fatal. However, Floyd served time in prison, so he should have been able to handle being cuffed.

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riddler wrote

I think they'll have to convict him on a lesser charge or declare a mistrial. He was doing exactly as he was trained. If anyone is responsible for Floyd's death (other than himself) it should be the mayor and police chief who instituted and approved of the neck kneeling. It's worth noting that both of them threw Chauvin under the bus within hours after basically no investigations.

If Chauvin gets more than 12.5 years, then we know there is no justice. Mohamed Noor shot and killed Justine Damond and only got 12.5 years. Noor was violating every possible procedure in his shooting and Damond and he was convicted less than a year before the whole Floyd thing happened. Also, she wasn't a multiple time convicted criminal like Floyd, she wasn't caught committing a crime like Floyd, she was much smaller than the officers unlike Floyd, and she wasn't in a state of cognitive impairment unlike Floyd. Considering they both happened in Minneapolis, Chauvin's actions are way less actionable than Noor's. If we believe Chauvin was 100% responsible for Floyd's death, which he's not, he should still only get three or so years when compared with the sentence given to Noor.

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riddler wrote (edited )

No systemd.

a 2 year break

I've been using linux as my primary OS since the late OOs and my advice is to go with something easy and well supported. I use Fedora since I need to know RedHat tools at work. First get started and stay using a mainstream distribution.

I hate the design philosophy of systemd, but I'm not going to go out of my way to fight it. I am more than capable of setting up any distribution I want, but it usually isn't worth the time. I have virtual machines and embedded stuff running non-systemd distributions, but that is because it offers other compelling advantages for those particular installations. On a modern PC, I would just suggest picking an easy to use distribution and running with it for a few years.

If you pick Fedora, I'm sure I can answer reasonable questions. Ubuntu is also well supported and easy to use. I'm just less experienced with it. I have several machines running with Ubuntu LTS because that is what was tested with the particular hardware or software I needed to run.

Any package manager can be kept stable assuming a well supported upstream and non-bleeding edge software. I've got a debian box that been stable with apt for well over a decade plugging along with no issues.

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riddler wrote

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riddler wrote

I hate instagram and the like. My gym posts updates on facebook and instagram. Every time I just want to figure out if their open or if anything changed it wants me to log in. I'm not giving my information to some evil company so I can just get status updates for a gym too small to justify hiring a web dev to keep their site up.

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I have a friend who works for the oil industry in Mexico. He's been telling me some pretty shocking things lately. The company he works for pays way above average wages for the area and no ones applying for jobs anymore. In the closest major city, people with good stable jobs (by Mexican standards) are walking off or taking vacation to attempt to cross the border.

Apparently it was slowed down by that wave of cold weather earlier in the month. It now accelerated to unseen levels. The locals all believe if they cross illegally soon they can get amnesty. There is no way to prove when someone crossed if they did it illegally. Also, the cartels are making huge profits off the situation.

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He didn't defend the peaceful protesters that appeared on his behalf and at his request on January 6. He is now also pushing a dangerous "vaccine" for a common cold which is already obsolete. Despite voting for him in 2016 and 2020, I can't see myself ever supporting him again.

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