Em Adespoton

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Cake day: June 4th, 2023

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  • That took some figuring on my part of where they put it — it’s right on top of the old playground, beside the commemorative plaque, between the end of the parking lot and the ponds.

    This isn’t the park’s first foray into rubber; they already put in an outdoor fitness facility slightly downriver when the park was newer, using the same surface material.

    It looks like to be named the “tallest play structure” they cheated and put a cone on top — I was trying to figure out how it was taller than tha Terra Nova Rural Farm Playground in Richmond — the height seems the same (same slide) but the Richmond structure doesn’t have the cone on top.











  • It should be reasonably trivial to programmatically watch the frames; original programming will have mastered audio levels and set video compression; any shift to an ad should stand out like a sore thumb.

    So as long as things aren’t locked down to a DRM’d player, it should be possible to fingerprint the audio and video stream content and drop any inserted frames that don’t match.

    If YouTube decides to mangle the original content to fight back… then maybe that’s finally the impetus people will need to switch platforms.


  • Em Adespoton@lemmy.catome_irl@lemmy.worldme_irl
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    8 days ago

    It’s like diving into cold water… the act of getting there can often be done better when your brain isn’t fully engaged.

    So you run before your mind starts making excuses and before your body starts getting too insistent that you’re hungry and tired. And then it just does it and it’s over.



  • I understand where you’re coming from, but as a poster upthread commented, this confuses faith and belief.

    The truth is, there are atheists who are religious and atheists who aren’t— just as there are theists who are religious and theists who aren’t.

    Religion is about following a social cultural system that includes designated behaviors and usually has related icons and texts.

    It’s possible to not believe in an alien being who created the known universe and its laws and also not adhere to a system of belief that such a being doesn’t exist — and it’s also possible to be someone who aggressively self-identifies as an atheist who can quote Dawkins chapter and verse and takes every opportunity to blame theists for all the world’s ills.

    Likewise, there are both people who believe in some sort of god who don’t necessarily practice a related religion, and there are those who are religious who don’t actually believe, deep down, that there is a power higher than them.

    And this doesn’t even get into the complicated mess that is science and religion.

    As for “I have no idea what is going on” — that sums up agnosticism quite well.