How to Set Your Thermostat—According to Science https://www.wired.com/story/smart-thermostat-science/ #Science #HotTake
How to Set Your Thermostat—According to Science - Win the family arguments over heating your home this winter—or better yet, avoid them alt... - https://www.wired.com/story/smart-thermostat-science/ #science #hottake
Mastodon needs viral content before anyone starts to pay attention. Viral content breeds content curators, which will breed fresh eyeballs every day.
That's how you entice the media and politicians to show up, which will make it relevant to people who are terrified of learning new things (that's most of the people).
Sites like BlueSky and Meta thought they could circumvent the process by billionaire brand recognition, but that hasnt worked out for them.
No viral content. Nobody gives a shit because nobody is going to see a trainwreck here.
They will probably find one over at the Nazi bar though.
Overall, I really liked the aesthetics of the Andromeda ship -- but I was particularly entranced by this arboretum/greenhouse!
Now, get ready for the hot take: this kinda puts Keiko O'Brien's arboretum on the Enterprise to shame... 😅
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #Religion #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Racism #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate #EmptyThePews
The amazingly misplaced confidence on display in the various "think pieces" posted to LinkedIn. Oof. #hottake
2/2 Sitten #HotTake -osio:
Ja jos näin on, pitäisikö #äärioikeisto- ja / tai populistipuolueita ja niiden kannatusta lähestyä ja pohtia välistä silläkin näkökulmalla, että miksi juuri #miehet lankeavat yksinkertaisia ratkaisuja vaikeisiin ja monimutkaisiin ongelmiin tarjoileviin #HelppoHeikki -puolueisiin ja -poliitikoihin?
Että miten todellinen asia esim. ne miesten paljon puhutut #putkiaivot ovat?
Ja miten tämän voisi ns. ylittää?
Että jäsenensä, kannattajansa ja äänestäjänsä ovat selvällä enemmistöllä miehiä.
This may be a #HotTake but I really don't like when people say "#Duolingo won't make you fluent so there's not much point". No, it won't make you fluent, but it'll sure as hell give you a good (and broad) #vocabulary and a decent *#Sprachgefühl* that will allow you to start doing other things to learn by #immersion (which is the besst way imo). For free, no less!
https://www.lovenba.com/1197678/ This Is Who Draymond Is – Dan Patrick Reacts To The Warriors-Timberwolves Skirmish | 11/15/23 #AT&T #Audience #Baseball #Basketball #college #DanPatrick #Danettes #DIRECTV #DpShow #Football #fritzy #HotTake #ManCave #mancave #mclovin #MinnesotaTimberwolves #MLB #NBA #ncaa #NFL #NorthwestDivision #PaulPabst #paulie #perloff #SetonO'connor #Sports #SuperBowl #TheDanPatrickShow #ToddFritz #WesternConference
If there is one conviction that I have gained in the course of rewiring my house, it is that people should spend less time on politball and more time on learning how the magical electron fairies in the walls bring them the delights of modern civilization.
#HotTake Digital “deluxe” or “expanded” album editions suck. I just want to listen to the original album as the artist intended. Don’t make me delete a bunch of cutting room floor tracks from the end of my queue.
#HotTake on last night’s elections - it looks like, in the places where it was possible, the #Fascists lost. I am heartened by this, and more hopeful for next year’s national elections. My state, Pennsylvania, went Blue for statewide elections, as did my county, Bucks. Even better, in my backyard, #CentralBucks school district kicked hate group #M4L off of their board. A strong showing for liberty and civil rights all around.
Good job, America! Keep it going for next year!
I bought some wired #earbuds.
It's #hottake time, people: Wireless earbuds are over-rated and I'm sick of them.
You know why good sounding wireless earbuds are so expensive? It's not because of the audio quality, no, it's because of all the other shit, chips, batteries and so on.
Do you know how good of a pair of wired earbuds you can get for less than 50 bucks?!
I'm at a point where I'd rather have a cable than connection issues or having to babysit yet another battery.
Mielipiteeseeni heijastimista vaikuttaa ennen kaikkea kolme faktaa.
1) Olen lohjalainen ja identiteetti on yhä vähän syrjäkylällä
2) Heijastimet hohtaa ja✨ kimaltaa✨
3) Huomiovärit on saatanasta
One year #FediverseAnniversary today! Yes I share similar reasons to many, but one odd contributor that oddly hammered home the toxicity of the ecosystem I had inhabited :
The week leadup was literally just #hottake assholes playing contrarian for the sake of being contrary. Non-stop shit stirring simply to bait people into a game of wasted time and effort
Somehow, of all the dumb arguments I witnessed, that was the real eyeopener to the toxic "well actually.." culture..
The thing I think tool vendors in the digital forensics space need to work on more the most:
☑️ Reporting options
☑️ Report presentation
☑️ Timeline reporting and presentation
📊 Fact: HTML and PDF will continue to be needed reporting formats. The fancy .exe based report will not run on old computers or not be allowed to run per group policy on newer ones.
🔵 Better use of reporting space. No need to have 5 pages to show 3 pictures.
🔵 Show tagged records and fields in a concise manner.
🔵 Have a printable visual timeline feature. Even more so for tagged items. And show the media in this view as well if any tagged item has them.
🔵 Give user the ability to organize the report, and the individual tags in it, in any order as needed to include categorization.
🔵 Reach out constantly to practicioners for direction.
#HotTake : Running each step of a build pipeline in a different kubernetes pod is mostly a bad thing.
Some time ago, on Reddit, I posted that there are only maybe like 5 good games on the Nintendo Switch. Of course that post got downvoted pretty hard so I deleted my comment because I didn't want to loose too much karma.
This might have been exaggerated from my part, like there are maybe 20 or 30 that are actually good and I'm talking about first-party games here, like Mario Kart or Breath of the Wild and stuff.
But for every game on there that is also available on another platform, guaranteed that the other version is superior somehow.
#Hottake Union Staff, staff to an organization, staff in a socialist organization should never expect to have that job for life, it is a political moment they are in not a pension receiving position, we advance by being in the place where the capitalist class conflict with the working class and that is in the workplace, in industry, in public sector employment. If new direction happens to be elected then stepping down to let ones who want that vision should be a common practice.
*iPhone users can only reply if they can prove that either:
1. They did not yet get the newest version, or, if they did,
2. They fully recycled their old one.
All this fanboying and fangirling over a poorly programmed phone is creating hella waste.
No, I can’t tip. No, don’t donate to whatever at checkout. I barely make enough to live. Sorry.
Tipping should be outlawed because baristas and service workers should be making a living wage. I should not be shamed at checkout for not paying extra.
Don’t donate through the checkout. The corporation makes the donation and collects the tax write off. Donate directly, like https://tiltify.com/@rknightuk/stjude2023.
All that said, why aren’t we all making a living wage?
#hottake CSS is too hard to read
As a #UX designer, I want code to have a clear, clean syntax that is easy to understand. I was excited that Nesting would improve how to write/read CSS but I'm horribly confused, e.g. when to use &. Here is the 'help text':
"Nesting classes without `&` will always result in descendant selectors. Use the `&` symbol to change that result"
This means nothing to me. I understand it's a complex problem but does the syntax need to be so baroque?
Here's my #HotTake for the day (that I personally follow):
If you are publishing a new package to a public package repository, and you plan to use #SemVer, it should be 1.0.0.
Let me preface this with: if you are an open source dev doing this for the fun of it, you owe me nothing, so just ignore this if you feel like it. If you don't plan to use SemVer, then this also doesn't apply to you.
Back to the matter, 0.x versioning is a mistake and should not be in SemVer. It makes things difficult for your package's user, as it's basically not-SemVer. Any bump to the version can mean anything, and the user cannot know what has been going on with your package without combing through the changelogs. When you start following proper SemVer right away, the users of your package know what to expect. (Of course people sometimes make mistakes, and other times it's hard to say what's a major or minor bump, but no one will blame you for trying.)
But, my package isn't ready yet! My API isn't stable yet!That's fine! We can forget the idea that 1.0.0 means stable. You can write it in bold letters in the readme and package description. And the users will obviously notice it when you bump that major version. If it so happens that you ended up with a perfect design in the first place, great! No need to do many major bumps then.
Waiting for the perfect 1.0.0 version also leads to packages that languish for years and end up in the 0.25.x territory. All the time making users confused when upgrading, or worse, upgrading without even checking the versions.
If you really feel your package isn't ready, then maybe it should be shared via a Git repository instead, or some other method, to people who then really know that this is a work-in-progress.
If I bump the major version for every incompatible version, my package will be in version 15 soon.Don't fear it! Embrace the big numbers, we're not going to be running out of numbers any time soon. So what if your package is 63.35.1? It's just numbers to aid in quickly knowing the compatibility of the package, it shouldn't be an aesthetic.
This is actually why I've sometimes thought that there should be another number, just for humans and their aesthetic needs. An "era", if you will; bump it when you feel like the package changed substantially enough.
You're wrong.Tell me how! I guess there's things I haven't thought about. :)
Thanks for coming to my #TEDTalk.
iPhone 15 is $800 for 128GB storage. 👀 :KEKW:
I bought a Galaxy S21 FE in 2021 with 256GB brand new for something like $500.
For all the talk about how you can keep your phone longer because they hold their value they sure seem to be finding new ways to force you into an upgrade. And oh wow they made the cameras take even bigger photos! Of course they did.
Hot garbage IMO. Don't buy Apple unless you enjoy getting fleeced.
Hot take: 🌶️
We should be using SQLite more. I'm so tired of pretending that every data store has to be a cloud-hybrid, clustered, PostgreSQL database with automated failover.
I just want to put my data somewhere, have it be durable, easy to backup, and easy-enough to move in to something more complicated if needed.
The power to Silence accounts, or whole domains of them, is as necessary as the power to Unfollow or Unsubscribe. They're all ways we curate our own social media experiences, avoiding digital pollution like spam, flooding, angry rants, dogpiles, etc.
That said, probably contentious #HotTake...
L'autotune, c'est le nuggets de poulet de la musique : tous les morceaux les plus dégueulasses, hachés tellement fin qu'on discerne plus ce que c'est, on en fait une boulette informe et on la plonge dans assez de friture pour cacher le goût.
I’d choose McDonald’s over Wendy’s in most scenarios.
Let the spicy replies begin :blobcatgiggle:
This may be a #hottake but I have no sympathy for #LGBTQ+ people who support the #GOP and subsequently get burned by their party. Sorry, but you get what's coming to you. You don't get to support a party that hates LGBTQ people then complain when they openly hate you.
Hot take: The live action Cowboy Bebop was a good show that got torpedoed by shitty fanboys before the first few episodes finished airing.
Was it a live action version of the anime? No. Was it "as good as" the anime? No. Was it good? Yes. Was it a quality adaptation of the concepts into live action? Absolutely.
I already had Cowboy Bebop the anime. I don't know why anyone wanted Cowboy Bebop The Anime But Live Action.
And I'm salty I didn't get to see more of it.
Aggressive #musical hot take: Soundchecks are absolutely stupid and worthless. Whatever your EQ is when that room is empty will be gone by the time you fill that space with bodies. You really need to wait until people are IN the space, then run soundcheck. Anything else means you’re yelling at the soundperson all night.
We need more cat girls (f/m) in video games. And I mean *proper* cat girls. Fur and all, not just humans with tails and ears added.
Si on veut faire l'économie politique des transformation de l'Etat social en France depuis 1X ans il va falloir sérieusement inclure la police et ses organisations représentatives comme des acteurs pertinents en plus du gouvernement, des partis, confédérations...
Il y a des transformations qu'on ne peut pas expliquer sans inclure l'usage des force de l'ordre comme élément clé, et le pouvoir politique gagné en contrepartie par les forces de l'ordre. #hottake
I think a lot of symptoms we attribute to various psychological "disorders" are symptoms of the trauma people with those "disorders" endure as part of ableist and anti-neurodivergent abuse.
#ableism #mentaldisorders #neurodivergent #neurodiversity #disorder #disorders #mentaldisorders #mentaldisorder #psychology #psychologicaldisorders #abuse #childabuse #ableist #symptoms #symptom #hottake #SpicyTakes #hottakes
12 should never have made it onto clocks.
Nothing personal against 12, it's just that 0 does the job so much better.
Currently times progress as:
1 AM, 2 AM, ... , 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, ... , 11 PM, 12 AM
which any sane person can see makes no sense (unless you know what AM and PM mean - in which case it's just unsatisfying).
With 0 it looks like:
1 AM, 2 AM, ... , 11 AM, 0 PM, 1 PM, ... , 11 PM, 0 AM.
This also makes 12 hour time line up with my beloved 24 hour time that labels midnight as 00:00 already.
(Image credit to Mads Stoumann)
Preface: I’m a former #Apple employee, I helped launch the iPhone in Cupertino back in ‘07. I still use Apple products but I’m no ‘fan girl’ and give criticism when it’s deserved.
The #VisionPro is cool tech, but the price point is insulting. It looks dumb. I hate it.
There, I said it. K thx byeeee. #WWDC
No autocorrect, I did not mean "sells like hot takes". Hot Takes don't sell, as shown by a long list of bankrupt internet media companies. Hot cakes are delicious, sugary and hot - so everyone wants one; hot takes no-one cares about. Which is ironic, given that the average #hottake contains more air, and even less nutrition, than your average sponge #cake.
Friends, Statians, residents of the USA. I love you. I know things are tough. I know you are about to go into an election cycle. Can you believe it's come around this quickly?
However, if you keep tooting about your politics without a CW, or retooting things with no CW about your politics, I am gonna have to go ahead and mute you. I've tried filtering words, but there are too many GOP politicians, too many judges, too much obscure lingo. Then there are all the memes! And people keep putting *s in terms describing traumatic events.
The rest of the world is also on Mastodon and many of us are also dealing with our own crumbling democracies. It's just too hard to absorb bad news across multiple continents - especially as there is nothing I can do to affect things in the USA. I know the names of judges in specific US states. I know about elections in specific counties within Texas and Florida. I know more about Tennessee than I do about Wales - and they're right next door to me!
Maybe this is a bad take, I don't know. The lovely thing about Mastodon is that we can be more kind to our fellow humans on here and let them decide if they're in a place to read whatever we're posting about. And we can better choose what to see with filters. I love that. My mental health has benefitted enormously from limiting my news to specific times of day, and getting it by reading news sources I trust, instead of having it mixed into all my digital social interactions. I've found that this leaves me with more energy and hope to spend on proactively working on the causes I care about, whereas when I was on the Bird app I would argue with TERFs and Nazis and feel doomed and hopeless and have no emotional energy for anything but rewatching Schitt's Creek (again).
Solidarity with everyone fighting for rights all over the planet and all over Mastodon. I'm sorry I can't keep up with it all.
How many people out there in #Mastodon-land are watching the #NFLDraft? If you are, boost this post and give it a like to cast a wider net and connect. I would love to get a group together to chat about it all!
Also, let me know your #hottake for tonight! Where is the drama coming from? What teams are trading up? Down? Any surprise pick predictions?
Let's do this, people! T-minus 20 minutes!
As a dad that had to navigate the custody system in the US and fight for my rights as a father, Mrs. Doubtfire is really terrible. Dan got the shit end of the stick. No visitation unless he has a job? I'm sorry Miranda, do you hate your children and want to be the root cause for future emotional issues?
On top of that, when he does get visitation, she just shows up and takes them on her whim with a complete disregard to his parenting time.
She's toxic as shit.
#ChatGPT #HotTake: ChatGPT is a simplistic, shallow model with access to most of recorded human knowledge whereas each of us is a sophisticated, deep processor of an incredibly tiny slice of human knowledge.
Should we, as a species, invest more in:
1. Making AI more sophisticated?
2. Helping humans have access to more of the corpus of human knowledge?
Reader stagnated years before it was shut down, yet it sucked absolutely all of the air out of the room for other newsreaders. Its death allowed the rest of the market to flourish with new ideas, features, and specialties.
I'm glad Reader is gone, I hope it never comes back, and there are tons of far better alternatives for you to explore.
@TechConnectify @nrmacdonald #hottake So given the latitude I grew up at, maybe the Netherlands should be looking at moving the clock by two hours each time? Because with a one-hour difference, I went to school in the dark regardless.
Northern Scandinavia would have to move the clock by six months. I'm not sure that'd be worth it.
🔥 HOT TAKE ALERT! 🔥
I'm a metric system believer, but true metric system fans should adopt Fahrenheit for weather.
Bold, eh? Let me explain.
Fahrenheit expresses the temperature of our bodies and how the environment affects our bodies on a simple 0-100 scale. 0 for super cold and 100 for super hot.
A clean base 10 scale for the environment, weather, and our biology.
Celsius is great for math & science, but Fahrenheit is for life.
#HotTake: Almost every social media site eventually runs into problems created by the fact that it is run/owned by a person and subject to that individual person's preferences/capacities/whims.
Mastodon avoids some of that through decentralization, but individual instances are still run by individual people.
Maybe a feature, maybe a bug, depending on the situation. And maybe there's no solution other than portability of identity/followers/posts so folks can move their social media presence.