[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago

Love and use them for Photo, Publisher, and Designer, but there's no alternative for Lightroom. And honestly, I like Lightroom. It truly is the best at what it does. Simple, easy to use, great features, thoughtful design.

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submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Must be a cold day in hell because I agree with nearly everything in this essay penned by Lindsey Graham and Elizabeth Warren.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 7 months ago

Public transport in a LOT of US cities is poor, or non-existent. Even where it's good, getting to the city, when you live outside of it, is often not an option without your own transportation.

I appreciate your enthusiasm, really, and in fact I share much of it. But you are oversimplifying and dismissing the reality for many people in the US.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 7 months ago

Except NOTHING is being accomplished by targeting individuals like this. You're not winning people over, you're not changing minds, you're not effecting change. You're protesting the wrong people. I, as an example, am a huge supporter of education and change regarding climate change. But I still have to live and work within the very system I am protesting. You're not doing anything by attacking allies like me. Instead, you need to go after corporations, and politicians. Those are the entities that are responsible for and have the ability to influence real action.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago

but I would hope the activists can decide between a polished up city-only SUV and an actual working-vehicle and act accordingly.

People like the guy I replied to don't, though. See the other reply to my comment as evidence.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

I drive a large truck because I truly need and use the bed on a weekly basis. I wouldn't be able to get by without it, being more than a convenience thing, as I have tried (and failed) for years to use my wife's minivan. There are a lot of things that you straight up cannot do without a truck. I live on 7 acres of mostly heavily wooded land. That kind of property has a lot of maintenance needs that you really need a truck for.

But when I go to the city, I almost never go with anything in the bed. First, I think it can be unsightly to have my bed loaded up with rotting construction material or large bulky items that need to be taken to the transfer station.

Second, it can be dangerous, depending on what I'm hauling. The load needs to be secured. I'm more likely to get into an accident in the city, so if that happens, now in addition to whatever comes off from either vehicle, now whatever else that I was hauling is going to be all over the place, impeding traffic even further.

If my load is heavy, as it often is (think: maybe 1,000 lbs of cord wood), that has a pretty big impact on my gas mileage.

And if it rains? Whatever is in my bed is going to get wet and soggy and nasty.

And then there's the winter. I live in New England. You may have heard about the snow we get here. My driveway is 1/4 mile long, and REALLY steep. I use my truck to keep it plowed. There's no other way we're leaving our property when the snow falls. But obviously I don't have my plow attached in the off-season, so it wouldn't be obvious to you that I also use it for that.

So for many reasons, I need a truck. It is almost never loaded when I have to go into the city. It's not lifted, I don't have obnoxious wheels, but it's a big truck (they don't seem to make them any other way these days). Now I have to also worry about people with attitudes like yours taking their misguided vigilante justice out on my vehicle because you're not thinking beyond your nose? Do you really think that's fair?

[-] [email protected] 31 points 7 months ago

The personalized, colorful web pages became streamlined, conforming to modern design standards and sacrificing individuality for uniformity.

There are some pretty big advantages to 'modern design standards.' For one, they make the Internet a less hostile place to users with accessibility needs. I don't have problems viewing clashing colors, flying gifs, jumbled pages with no sanity, etc, but a hell of a lot of people with various disabilities sure do. I don't want to even think about how screen readers try to deal with pages like that. Web1.0 offered absolutely nothing for those users who needed accessibility.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago

There's no need to be so nasty, friend. I'm removing your comment because this isn't the in line with our community value of 'be(e) nice'

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tldr: Apple prohibits bullshit fees on their Apple Card that predatory lenders like Goldman rely on. Goldman isn’t able profit because they can’t fuck over customers, therefore they want out of the deal they have with Apple as the servicer of the Apple Card.

Boo fucking hoo, Goldman. Eat shit.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 7 months ago

LOL @ Star Wars kid comment. Gave me a good chuckle. But, that’s not fair to the real Star Wars kid, my brother was just enjoying being him, living his best life! You do him dirty by debasing him to Musk’s level 😂

[-] [email protected] 45 points 7 months ago

This is a particularly low effort comment, provides no value, and is therefore unwelcome here. It’s also demonstrably nonsense, as others have shown you.

Please consider engaging intelligently, and in good faith.

[-] [email protected] 56 points 7 months ago

It’s not even enshittification. If it were that at least would be understandable through a capitalistic lens, a natural part of an investor-owned process. It’s the actions and thinking of a man-child with all the brilliance of a 40 watt bulb. No logic is to be had here.

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submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

If you learned that an actor was a serial killer, who would surprise you the least? (Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Walken, Tom Cruise, and Jack Nicholson don't count--everyone knows they're stacking bodies somewhere)

I'm gonna say Chris Pratt. I don't buy that harmless goofy schtick AT ALL

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submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Like many of you, birds are very special to me. I connect with them like I don’t any other living creature, save my wife and kids. I photograph them. I’ve covered my body in nothing but bird tattoos.

To see that a THIRD of them have disappeared is like a knife to the heart.

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Like many of you, birds are very special to me. I connect with them like I don’t any other living creature, save my wife and kids. I photograph them. I’ve covered my body in nothing but bird tattoos.

To see that a THIRD of them have disappeared is like a knife to the heart.

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Like many of you, birds are very special to me. I connect with them like I don’t any other living creature, save my wife and kids. I photograph them. I’ve covered my body in nothing but bird tattoos.

To see that a THIRD of them have disappeared is like a knife to the heart.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 7 months ago

I agree with this. I don’t have a problem with porn, but allowing it on your platform instantiates one HELL of a burden on you.

Let them go to places dedicated to it, like PornHub. PH now has verification requirements, I believe, to protect people. I can’t be bothered to find the article right now, but in the last few weeks I recall reading something about a ton of child porn being traded on Facebook.

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Cute little fella, soon as he spotted me he lifted up and stayed like that, motionless, looking at me as if I were rather sus!

[-] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago

I really love Bear, and I’m immensely relieved they’re not trying to bake AI garbage into it.

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submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

For me, I have shortcuts on my Mac to change the wallpaper based on time of day (light or dark), but that's it. I'd maybe be interested in using more if I could think of a good use case, so share yours, if you have one

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submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

How have they lost so much??

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submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Fucking Religious Reich and this bullshit court...throw it into the fire.

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submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Data on search engine market share is available, but I wonder what that looks like for Lemmy users in particular, who I would assume lean more technical than the average user, so probably use DuckDuckGo and alternates more than Google.

I use a mix of DuckDuckGo and Kagi. I'll also use ChatGPT, which can be good if you're careful to verify the answers it gives you as a check against hallucinations. It's useful for short, direct answers without ads or SEO bullshit.

This article on Ars (and if you're not a subscriber, you absolutely should be, as they are the best tech journalists out there) inspired the question: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/06/google-admits-reddit-protests-make-it-harder-to-find-helpful-search-results

Fucking Reddit. Enshittification ruins everything.

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submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

She has some criticisms for her past as an attorney, but I’m not sure why she’s so disliked now. What has she done to engender such distaste from the public?

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