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  • Ah well that’s certainly fair enough, I had no idea it’s a Google-encumbered format.

    Not sure I’ve ever “voluntarily” converted something to webp. Many Lemmy instances’ pict-rs setups seem to use it, my home instance sopuli.xyz obviously being one of them, which I guess is a sort of a funny choice considering




  • hydroptic@sopuli.xyzOPtoMemes@lemmy.mlThis is unironically fine
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    13 days ago

    Exactly so!

    While I’ll definitely do what I can to try and influence the trajectory we’re on I’m just one person with very little power, and I’m not exactly optimistic about how things are going and figure that at some point something like this meme will be the best I can do




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    Yeah it was a middle school thing in Finland too, at least in the 90’s.

    I did an exchange year in the US in my 2nd high school year, and I was honestly a bit surprised at how… well, simple it all was. I was a senior in the US and I’d learned just about everything they taught that wasn’t specific to the US or the English language (and even some of those…) either in my 1st year in high school or in middle school.




  • Honestly, just properly funding anything that is designed to do benevolent things for the community as a whole is a tough sell with way too many US community politicians

    This seems to be a problem with at least conservative politicians everywhere. In Finland where I live we do still have the vestiges of a welfare state (and it really is vestigial at this point), but right wing politicians keep dismantling it and cutting taxes on the rich, and later on leftist politicians find it impossible to roll back any changes due to resistance from the right.



  • hydroptic@sopuli.xyztoMemes@lemmy.mlAmazing app ideas
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    1 month ago

    Oh yeah it’s obviously a shit idea, but that generally doesn’t stop executives when they think there’s money to be made – considering how eg. YouTube’s trying to stop you from blocking ads and will apparently start showing ads when videos are paused, requiring attention seems like a logical next step to drive that CPM up to fund the CEO’s new yacht


  • hydroptic@sopuli.xyztoMemes@lemmy.mlAmazing app ideas
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    But they haven’t released a TV with that feature yet though, and if I remember right that patent’s fairly old – something like 10–15 years.

    Wonder what’s kept them from actually doing it. Maybe even Sony suits understood it’d be a fucking disaster from a marketing perspective?

    Edit: the patent was filed in 2009



  • The way I’ve understood the “defund the police” movement’s point is that they’re saying police funding is excessive because a lot of the things cops do should be handled before the cops have to get involved, eg. with higher funding for mental health and social services, housing for homeless people etc. So the point is that you wouldn’t need as many cops in the first place if things were handled more humanely “downstream” so to speak, instead of just letting problems fester until things go sideways







  • hydroptic@sopuli.xyztoMemes@lemmy.mlSplitters!
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    1 month ago

    It’d be funny if they were eg. Revolutionary Socialist Party and Socialist Revolutionary Party, or Communist Party of India and Indian Communist Party. Now it’s just… well, two parties with very different names and different politics (socialism ≠ communism) (edit: see reply comment re politics of the RSP)