What is the problem with the word "MOIST". I mean I think it is a very sexy word, yet so many people seem to hate it..
@jalefkowit #UnpopularOpinion if you are in the military and you have to decide whether or not to shoot a target, then the punishment for hitting an innocent target should be the same fate as the hit target. It will certainly make them think twice before pressing a button (and I mean all the people involved in hierarchy)
#UnpopularOpinion Je pense que tout cursus universitaire devrait être faisable avec un maximum de travail de 35-40h par semaine pour les étudiant.e.s, cours, travail personnel et projets compris.
J'entends encore trop souvent parler de formations qui poussent au travail disproportionné et aux nuits blanches, et c'est juste complètement malsain.
(On vient justement de me reparler d'une école dans ce genre)
In my view, most likely "never". WebP is slated to become a defacto "JS-like" browser feature. Anything other than online viewing in a web browser on your own domain, falls apart.
Drag and drop into your email or messenger app? Save as wallpaper? Embed in newsletter? Read in RSS reader? Play with in image editor? Archive with a script and generate appropriately sized thumbnails? Upload to another web app?
WebP is the equivalent of client-side rendering. #unpopularopinion
Noch unpopulärere Meinung: statt die eh schon horrenden Steuern weiter zu erhöhen und die Fachkräfte noch mehr zu vertreiben, könnte man auch erst mal Subventionen kürzen. Z.B. die Pendlerpauschale, oder das Dienstwagenprivileg. Das findet aber nicht nur die FDP blöd, wenn es an die Fleischtöpfe der jeweils eigenen Klientel geht.
#UnpopularOpinion j'ai doublé un papi sur un scooter électrique de location à moins de 30 sur la piste cyclable de Rivoli. On a discuté au feu à la fin parce que j'avais fait une remarque sur son «gros vélo», mais il demandait comment faire et par où passer, vu qu'il ne se sent plus à l'aise dans la circulation générale. Du coup, je me disais que limité à 25 km/h, ça n'était peut-être pas si pire. Ça se fait bien aux Pays Bas.
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@jerod says backslashes are the worst. They disgust him and they're probably to blame for keeping him off Windows computers 🔥
🎥 Explainer ~> https://youtube.com/shorts/Gxjd26O3eMQ
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#unpopularopinion: what Blackcat made notifying themselves their own crime is not a new way of extortion. Not assuming the implications of a data breach in the terms provided by law IS a violation of the law.
Three facts here:
- Victims SHOULD be protected.
- Criminals extorting companies SHOULD be prosecuted with the full force of law.
- Companies ignoring the implications of their failure to protect the rights of individuals SHOULD also be prosecuted for negligent conduct.
Unpopular opinion. Nemám rád ORM.
Ve chvíli, kdy řeším komplexnější dotaz, ORM mi prostě nestačí. Klidně tahá data, která nepotřebuju. Klidně sestaví dotaz, který ignoruje důležitý index. Čím jsou DB schopnější, tím složitější ORM musí být, aby tyto schopnosti pokrylo. No a než ležet v dokumentaci a snažit se zjistit, jak ORM přemluvit ke kýženému výsledku, raději si dotaz napíšu přímo.
Nebývalo tomu tak vždycky a dnes lituji, že tomu tak nebývalo.
#developer #orm #unpopularopinion
Cute renderings of axolotls are cute, while actual axolotls look gross and disturbing.
(Sorry there was an especially weird video I just saw. I wasn’t awake enough for the axolotls! Internet forgive me…)
Unpopular Opinion - I work for a school district in IT and I have been called out to rooms for various issues. When I get there the teacher is like "Technology and me don't get along..." And their issue was they didn't turn on the device on in the first place! My opinion - retire or do ANYTHING else! If you can't figure out how to turn on basic hardware you have no right to teach the next generation! #unpopularOpinion
Sorry, but Portuguese sounds like a Slavic language to me, instead of an alleged Romance.
#UnpopularOpinion when an author tells you there's no relation whatsoever between the aging of their non-humanoid characters and humans, stop bringing it up so you can feel happy to be offended by a relationship you do not like.
"New" Beatles song is interesting but obviously produced in modern style which ruins the "time capsule" aspect of it for this listener.
What killed it for me was the piano which has ZERO dynamic range.
Producers these days keep using "loudness war" techniques (why? Most people aren't consuming music over the air now, so this should be over...) and everything is compressed to hell. Rather sad, really, because dynamic range is a good thing.
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Michael Quigley thinks we're going to move away from streaming and back to a world where we buy and own content instead 🔥
🎥 Explainer ~> https://youtu.be/zn9XnVBy9Xw
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Johnny thinks AI helpers will make programming languages and frameworks not really matter anymore 🔥 (but stick around for the twist ending)
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The new boostagrams-as-chapters is straight-up messy. Those Boostagram chapters and their images stomp right over the album art and linger until the the next boost chimes in or the next podcaster-originated chapter change comes along.
A nifty hack, but a hack none the less. To use a bad analogy, it feels like this should be a parallel 'channel' like what we see in HD FM Radio. 98.6.1 (main content), 98.6.2 (boost channel), etc.
My 2 sat's worth.
bon #UnpopularOpinion mais ChatGPT ne dit pas *que* de la merde, je viens de tester un haïku et c’est juste impressionnant
(oui hier j’ai assisté à une audience du procès de l’antiterrorisme et de ses faillites, dit « du 8 décembre 2020 », et je n’en suis toujours pas remis, le PNAT est réellement flippant dans ses délires et le tribunal a l’air de suivre)
I’ll start us off with 2:
1. I think audience participation additions to songs—chanting “Salt!” in Margaritaville & all the ephemera during “Sweet Caroline”—RUIN the songs.
2. I think stacks of stones in natural places are a nuisance.
Exceptions: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (but not Jingle Bells) & where/when stone piles are traditional.
#RPi should be used only when you need to use their specific I/Os (like the camera port, or the GPIO)...
I couldn’t say that I not partially agree https://youtube.com/watch?v=E9n6Ib7x5ZA&si=0st48W3DZorEtYGW #Docker #Kubernetes #UnpopularOpinion
I miss the laugh tracks in sitcoms. My sense of humor is different from most people’s & it really helped me to know what parts of a show were meant to be funny. #UnpopularOpinion
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Kris Brandow thinks we should stop calling it AI. Instead, we should call it by its underlying technologies. 🔥
Explainer ~> https://youtube.com/shorts/nctb8elfuXI 👀
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Maybe being atheist should be a requirement for any public office. The amount of misguided radicalism caused by religion is a good argument for that, IMHO. No representative of The People should make their decision dependent on some guy in the sky. That's just an excuse to ignore the will of the people. IMHO. #UnpopularOpinion
So @thatfrisiangirlish and I watch a lot of shows and cuddle and philosophize and extrapolate. So I think we moved on from Obi Wan to Star Trek: Enterprise. NGL this show got a really unfair white-fan-boy-nostalgia treatment that largely went unchallenged. I really feel this is one of the most underrated Trek series and it deserved a longer run and more respect.
I guess it's an #UnpopularOpinion but here goes: Maybe it would be better if #Mastodon simply removes the DM/Private Mentions "feature" altogether. In its current form it's effectively kinda useless. It's insecure, it doesn't feel well integrated, it feels like bolted on but not as a natural part of the experience.
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Folks, please…! Before you drink the #react Kool-Aid, take a look at #htmx or any other framework that let's you extend your current server side application without buying into a whole new ecosystem. You can have interactive websites even without react. You can have a specific UI/UX without react. I'm not saying react is bad, it's just completely overblown for most use-cases. And chances are high you underestimate the downsides. Stay small, stay lean!
#webdev #unpopularOpinion #webdevelopment
I find it irritating when people, *checks notes*, employ the 'checks notes' device. Boring! #UnpopularOpinion
Got inspired to share an #UnpopularOpinion elsewhere so might as well toss it here: I’m glad we’re getting rid of headphone jacks and I never want them back.
Wires are fucking awful. They get caught on everything and tear your ears off. They always get tangled. They either awkwardly hang around your clothes or you run them down your shirt which is also weird. You’re tethered to the device and have to keep it on you at all times. Headphone jacks also = less water resistance.
Most Rebecca Sugar songs (Steven Universe) are just bossanova's that have the tempo either sped up or slowed down.
#UnpopularOpinion I don't like instances that allow far more than 500 characters per toot. #ActivityPub is not a blog platform. I tend to just scroll over posts that are too long. I didn't come here to read long texts. I think that toots should be short messages. With links if need to more persistent and retrievable content. Toots are meant to be more like short-lived status updates. Which is why I auto delete toots after a few days, unless they get traction.
#UnpopularOpinion: The badger animation was stupid and annoying, even 20 years ago.
Ditching the SQLite-based Web Database API for IndexedDB was a mistake of colossal dimensions. #unpopularopinion
I’m reading over and over that companies and people would like to solve tomorrows problems. What about solving today’s problems first? Or even yesterday’s problems? Quite honestly we’ve got a humongously huge backlog of problems to pick from.
I think the Internet Archive has about a year or less before being closed down. They face multiple lawsuits demanding better collection management - but they have little or no curation at all.
Just go look for yourself: Taylor Swift albums jumbled up with console games, copied blu rays and random video with no tags - a real museum has direction, purpose and the IA needs to staff up and stop being a huge dumpster of random shit. Or the inevitable will happen.
And another #unpopularopinion on the Digital Markets Act. lol. Everyone will hate me: Side-loading will make everything worse. The current model of trust in the App Store (I agree some of it is security theater and most of it is Apple wanting a huge monetary piece of the pie, which is why we're at this point in the first place) paired with sandboxing and limited access to APIs is a very fine line to walk. iOS does so better than anyone else and yet they improve upon it with every release.
Here's an #unpopularopinion on the Digital Markets Act :D I think Apple Pay should remain the only viable solution on iOS to access payment features of the NFC chip. The only ones who would benefit from opening this would be large banking institutions but at a huge cost to ease of use to the consumer. The consumer would lose in every case.
Posts about why #Mastodon doesn't attract - or rather *keep* - more users are popular now. This might be an #unpopularopinion, but I think those concerns are either exaggerated or people should spend more time researching it before committing to an instance (a mistake I also did with my first account).
As for the tech part, now it's as easy as #Twitter, you make an account, log in, and post. For mobile, there's an official app, but also alternatives, as well as the website. More choice is good.
I really like the new(ish) mastodon mobile web UI.
That vertical bar is kinda smexy.
#Queer.e Selbstverteidigung ist immer die beste Option. Aber da wir diese nicht organisiert haben & die Angriffe auf uns zunehmen, ist meine Antwort auf die Frage nach der Notwendigkeit des Schutzes von #CSD.s durch Cops leider "Ja".
Et #UnpopularOpinion les technologies qui bouffent trop d'énergie ne sont pas pérennes.
Je pense en particulier à ChatGPT qui, pour sortir quelques lignes de texte, bouffe une quantité d'énergie absurdement élevée.
(cela coûte à OpenAI 700 000 dollars PAR JOUR pour faire tourner ses monstrueux datacenter à base de H100)
Non-algorithmic, human-focused social networks like us here and algorithmic, ad-focused, influencer-friendly networks like Twitter, Threads and BlueSky can happily coexist, IMHO.
It's not us v them.
The fediverse has grown over many years. It will continue to do so. Let the other networks try their thing and let us focus on ours. #UnpopularOpinion
#UnpopularOpinion Als geschiedener Gutverdiener sage ich ganz klar: Kinderfreibetrag, Kindergeld, Elterngeld für Familien/Alleinerziehende mit 150000/75000 Jahreseinkommen braucht es nicht. Basta.
So, yeah, Instagram #Threads is coming, and I have to say I am OK with that, heck I may even use it and see what's up. People I actually know will finally clash with the #Fediverse, and I can't wait to see what's gonna happen. This is day 50 of #100DaysToOffload
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#unpopularopinion Aider l'Ukraine à se reconstruire, soit. Les milliards engagés ne sont que la manifestation des 1001 nuances du racisme systémique occidental. On n'aide pas la Lybie à se reconstruire ; on n'aide pas le Yémen à se reconstruire ; on n'aidera pas le Soudan à se reconstruire... Et les exemples sur le continent africain sont légion. On ne les aidera pas car on préfère les piller, c'est plus rentable.
#UnpopularOpinion Running your own #Mastodon instance really isn’t that big a thing. If you can work with WordPress — you’re set, IMHO. Book your instance as a service, so you don’t have to care about the complicated parts. I am a happy and proud customer of @mastohost. Do it for yourself and, say, max 5 friends or family members. I guess I should write a blog entry on how we work with our small instances to show you it’s really not magic.