[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

These kinds of posts are designed to provoke anxiety and waste thousands of people's time, ironically contributing to energy wastage. I don't see how you can engage with posts like these and think you hate capitalism, you're worshipping the act of consuming negativity and giving someone money from your doomerism lol. It's almost like forum autists cannot into self awareness or something

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JavaScript is a language that's easy to learn and has a gorillion features shoehorned in, to varying degrees of success. If you're relatively new to programming (just got done learning Python/Java) there's bound to be something new that you learn from JavaScript due to all its extra added features. Though these extra features are cool, over time you will slowly learn of the flaws that JavaScript has, and you will begin to associate "easy to learn with cool features" as the worst mistake that the language made. So, surely the answer must be to reduce how easy things are to learn. You will start to worship anything that excludes the less experienced and has cool features - for example Haskell or JS Frameworks - and you will denigrate solutions that seem too "simplistic and dirty". You will point to examples like C or Adobe Flash, citing that they have must have security vulnerabilities because they're accessible and so stupid people must be creating footguns with them. You will completely neglect the ways in which they're poorly designed and you will completely ignore the positives of both. Fundamentally, you will refuse to acknowledge that it's possible for software to be accessible and to be designed well at the same time.

Today, the internet is a dumpster precisely because of this false equivalency. It would be easy for Google to remove the guardrails from WebAssembly in some sort of public testing version of Chromium, allowing WASM to support fun little runtimes with 10x the safety of Flash. Artists could use software packages similar to the old Adobe Flash suite in order to make cool things again, expanding beyond the Neocities pages that are currently trendy. Over time, we could improve WASM environments to be incredibly safe, have interesting specialized runtimes and make super cool creations, a development model which basically already worked with HTML and CSS. But, because people still think accessible === vulnerable, we will never have that, and so every site will have the same hyperminimalistic slop look, and artists will be pushed onto the same shitty platforms to do nothing exciting in formats that have existed for centuries.

Programmers learned the wrong lesson in the 00s - that everything needs to be gatekept to protect people from themselves. The actual lesson was that designing things properly can let anyone make anything. Sure, the DOM doesn't satisfy people's need today, but it used to be excellently designed for its task - that's why it could let anyone build something amazing

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Every time I see millennials exposed to zoomer fashion they instantly start seething. it's always some 20 year old celebrity who goes outside wearing baggy clothes with a graphic tee and millennials online start screeching shit like


Why are you people like this

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Hmmm you make a good point

Still not convinced the Reddit front page isn't artificially burying Israeli-Palestine content though

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

quit being disingenuous. of course that beef is nuts but lemmy's front page barely has anything on that whole fiasco, do you know why? because lemmy's front page is actually organic

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As soon as people showed the slightest signs of paying less attention to the Israel-Gaza situation, the entire frontpage is suddenly not enshittified anymore. Wow, look at this insane rapper beef! I haven't seen memes this funny in ages! Hey hockey fans, look at this insane helldivers 2 drama! Of course, all the political bullshit is conveniently removed so you're not angry about that, you're not supposed to be angry about that right now...

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I see this phrase used a lot on blahaj lemmy. I’m actually bi but I don’t really like using the word ‘folk’ over ‘people’... it just kinda sounds pretentious, I don't want to be described like a mythical creature

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During the last 'election summer' things went haywire but ultimately nothing meaningful really happened, and not a whole lot really changed as a result of that unrest. This time things are going haywire again, and it seems like something big will happen but people thought that the last time... Would it just be better to ignore everything and go work on yourself, your skills, etc. or consume whatever thing is going on? The constant fear that's being pushed is so emotionally exhausting... I'm finding it harder to care about these things without anything major happening, as shitty as that sounds

[-] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This is definitely true, trust me

[-] [email protected] 31 points 1 month ago

Thank god this isn't a problem here

P░ U░S░S░ Y░I░ N░B░I░O ░

nuclear take: (lemmy.world)
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[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

holy kernel

not templeos

worshipping false idols now, are we?

[-] [email protected] -1 points 1 month ago

I always see takes like this when people discuss alternative platforms. This is almost never the actual reason why people don't switch. The real reason is that most modern internet users are incredibly afraid of using a web browser - anything that isn't an official app is sketchy to them.

They have been entirely socially conditioned to think that looking for "alternative to x" or "free version of x" will give them an adware extension. Google knowingly promotes adware sites to any 8 year old who wants to get Minecraft for free, so they learn young that you can never trust alternative online services for anything. If a person makes it to 10 and is unable to find emuparadise, they will be afraid of any online 'alternative' for the rest of their lives.

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[-] [email protected] 22 points 2 months ago

Reminder that all libaom versions are named after My Little Pony characters. Anytime you watch a video encoded in AV1 you are consuming My Little Pony content

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

and nearly every client has something that's half baked, and it's funded by a shady UK nonprofit with links to israeli intelligence, and...

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Untrap for Youtube

The same dev also makes an extension that lets you block individual elements for facebook, instagram, leddit, etc. Useful to break a habit

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I have an extension that can individually disable all the most useless/addicting components of the Youtube site, such as shorts and whatnot. On the search page, I have turned on:

hide Shorts

hide For You

hide Trending

hide 'People Also Searched For'

hide Search Categories

hide Promoted Videos

hide Promoted Websites

hide Suggested Products

Do you know what Youtube has started doing? They are now inserting engagement slop DIRECTLY into the search results, as seen in the image above. It's literally a short, yet it's inserted like a video so you're forced to see it. The only possible way to remove it is by using a privacy frontend, as even on incognito mode, Youtube will look at the three videos you've watched and start inserting shit based off that.

Louis Rossman is right, they all have rapist mentalities... "just let me stick it in"

average reddit user (lemmy.world)
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