Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
Boost if I'm right.
Someone should bring back the Plus Four Wristlet Route Indicator, a British proto-GPS invention from the early days of the automobile, and market it to retrogrouch gravel cyclists #MastoBikes
Hidetaka Hirose, the genius behind C.S. Hirose, died early on Saturday. For 40 years, he built bicycles that were custom-built for their riders in every way: Not just size, geometry and tubing selection, but even the components.
Hirose bikes were always beautifully balanced. I had the privilege of riding a few, and seeing many more in action. He had an intuitive understanding of frame geometry that allowed him to tune each bike to its rider. They all handled beautifully, whether they were mini-velos with small wheels, cyclotouring bikes with a big handlebar bag, or bikes intended for a full camping load.
Before you could order a bike, Hirose-san invited you to join his Hirose Owners’ Meeting – a bi-annual, two-day cyclotouring journey on small backroads in the high mountains that he had scouted on his own weekend trips. Hirose followed his riders in his van and watched them pedal. This allowed him to build bikes for them that matched not just their bodies’ dimensions, but also their riding style. It also made for great riding, wonderful camaraderie and great food at traditional inns.
His small workshop in Kodaira (Tokyo) was filled with fixtures, gauges and tools. Many of them he had made himself. There were hundreds of them. He even built his own frame jig, which enabled him to work on both sides of the frame.
Hirose was not just a framebuilder, but he made his own components. He simply enjoyed making things, but his goal was always to improve, not just replicate. He liked desmodromic derailleurs (with cables pulling in both directions), and he made his own 10-speed-compatible versions of the classic Cyclo. Just as impressive was his desmodromic conversion of the Huret Allvit (above), a derailleur known for excellent shifts that were spoiled by its heavy action. Hirose’s desmodromic Allvit shifted smoothly, with a light touch and with a precision that the originals could only dream of.
Hirose also made front derailleurs, and he designed the mechanism and cage shape to match the rider’s pedaling style. It was all part of a true custom bike. The one shown above was also desmodromic. When I tried it at one of the Owners’ Meetings, I was impressed how smoothly it shifted over the wide range of the bike’s triple cranks.
As remarkable as Hirose’s bikes are, the man who made them was even more remarkable. Deeply passionate about bicycles, music and many other things and always smiling – we will miss him.
His shop, C. S. Hirose, is now run by his long-time customer and friend, Mr. Okada.
In the west, California's burning because of drought, hollywood egotism, climate change, and a mismanaged water crisis fueled by Silicon Valley "ball and chain" of inflated tech stocks making everything worse... .
In the Gulf of Mexico, Cat 4 Hurricane Laura is set to land between Houston and New Orleans... 4' - 7' storm surge putting everybody knee-deep in "uncontainable" losses spread around as thin as oil can... that's the truly "unfortunate" thing about that industry; toxic oil-drilling contaminates spread far and wide, and they cannot be isolated to the industry that much deeper underwater ...
So "of course" the finanical markets are cashing out as wannabe tech elites cash out at the peak of their own deluded insanity. Makes perfect sense, doesn't it?
Germany's public radio and television uses #Nextcloud to sync interviews & other recordings back to the studios & collaborate easily!
Learn how over 8000 employees enjoy the benefits of easy & secure sharing, transferring over a terabyte of data daily!
Just a quick appeal:
@peertube , the Fediverse's video sharing platform, is having a fundraising drive to get PeerTube v3 done, which features lots of major improvements including video livestreaming.
You can find out more and donate to the crowdfunding on the roadmap page:
Alors que le foncier n'a jamais été aussi cher et que les fractures territoriales se creusent, à Albigny-sur-Sâone on laisse tranquillement construire 2 maisons individuelles et un parking de 30 places sur 5000 m² situés EN FACE de la gare, où passe 1 train /15 min. L'indécence.
Pour ceux qui se demandent quel poids fait une voiture (Une Jeep ?) qui est autorisée à aller plus vite qu'un guépard à proximité de piétons
Pour ceux qui se demandent quelle force a un taureau
Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, Raddle, or Hacker News: you subscribe to forums you’re interested in, post links and discussions, then vote, and comment on them. Behind the scenes, it is very different; anyone can easily run a server, and all these servers are federated (think email), and connected to the same universe, called the Fediverse.
For a link aggregator, this means a user registered on one server can subscribe to forums on any other server, and can have discussions with users registered elsewhere.
The overall goal is to create an easily self-hostable, decentralized alternative to reddit and other link aggregators, outside of their corporate control and meddling.
Each lemmy server can set its own moderation policy; appointing site-wide admins, and community moderators to keep out the trolls, and foster a healthy, non-toxic environment where all can feel comfortable contributing.
Note: Federation is still in active development and the WebSocket, as well as, HTTP API are currently unstable
Youtube nowadays makes you feel un-easy?
Switch to PeerTube!
PeerTube is a free as in freedom +decentralized video sharing and soon possibly even streaming platform.
The good people and developers Framasoft have a roadmap for version 3 of Peertube.
It includes all the things one needs, IN FREEDOM.
Say goodbye to Google (Goolag) oppression.
- Delete your #Google Account: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32046?hl=en
Delete your #Amazon account: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=GDK92DNLSGWTV6M
More can be found here: https://deletemydata.io/
Today, I was trying to find (using commercial search engines) information about a topic. Maybe 9 out of 10 or more "relevant" results was about purchasing items related to the topic. Not ads placed in the result page, no, the actual results.
I remember how, when I was younger, I used to marvel at all the information out there on the web. How it was like a giant library.
I scarcely recognize the place now. If you want to search information about a topic you don't go into a mall. But that's what it feels like I'm forced to do.
I remember going to the library and pulling out drawers of index cards to locate the relevant non-fiction shelves with good content on topics I wanted to learn about. Imagine if those index cards had been mixed with cards with advertisements on them. Increasingly diluting the content with junk. That is the web of today.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.
No hate, No censorship. Be kind, be respectful
We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.