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@Moon feel our pain lol

The current state of internationalisation and localisation is absolutely shit, especially in the cancer that is modern web.

Like, wherever possible I have my region set as Poland for units, currency etc, and language set to English (UK) because fuck the shitty outsourced or plain automatic Polish translations. Many websites and apps still either completely ignore the Polish region part and present to me pounds and gallons, or ignore that and the (UK) part and use the imperial system, as if every English-speaking person in the world lives in the Middle Ages.

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>why did this happen?

bullied.

>what could posses someone to go out and do this?

bullied.

>what would have to happen for someone to think this is a good idea?

bullied.

solve your bully problems and the victims will stop solving them for you lmao

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I was recently informed that many people interpret the “I identify as an attack helicopter” thing differently than I knew it, so checking, what do you think it makes fun of?

The options aren’t long enough, so:

  • All non-cis - it makes fun of all trans people and overall everyone that doesn’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth.
  • otherkin/xenogender - the people identifying as ponies, turtles, fictional characters, etc
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It’s always interesting to see how the IT space changes. I remember at most 10 years ago reading about the sufficiently smart compiler fallacy which was often used by fans of high level, interpreted languages such as Lisp or Python to justify their inherent performance issues. Because “the compilers are getting smart enough that with a sufficiently smart compiler all of these inefficiencies can be optimised away”.

Since then advancements in compiler technology and overall CS created JIT-compiled languages with optional/inferred typing like Julia or Rust which write and read high level but statically compile to very efficient code. It’s not quite the level of making Lisp or Python blazing-fast, but it’s close enough to make the sufficiently smart compiler not so much of a fallacy after all.

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Hey Fedi, do you know if there is a federated (perhaps even #ActivityPub-powered) cooking recipe hosting service? If not, let's 👏 make 👏 this 👏 happen!

I hate modern recipe websites. All of them are full with ads and tracking. The leading recipe hosting in my country loads over 30 different trackers, and that's excluding the ads!

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Tankies are wild. “Capitalism is bad because it creates monopolies which are horribly inefficient so lets replace it with a single, country-wide monopoly ran by politicians, there is not a single possible way this could go horribly wrong.”

@Johann150 @volpeon HTML5 is no longer compatible with XML, as it allows boolean values amongst other things. And since it’s new enough to just blanket-allow Unicode I assume an emoji in an attribute name is legal, even if absolutely cursed.

@trinsec I recommend PlantNet, it's well made, popular, and FOSS.

@grey you do you m8, I’m happy the Linux ecosystem has options for people with your kind of preferences too

@Linux_in_a_Bit Cinnamon is what Gnome 3 should’ve been. Probably the best DE I’ve used; Gnome 3 is just bad in pretty much every design choice they made, KDE is klunky and buggy on Wayland, and all the rest like MATE and XFCE look and feel straight out of early 2000s.

@256 looks like a fresh Windows installation lol

No joke, when I worked at a computer service in the times of Win8, the standard step after installing and configuring a Windows system was a defrag. It was f’d up out-of-the-box.

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