Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian all offer account freezing for free. Take advantage of it! It is a great way to prevent someone from wrecking your credit
It's a website that lets you sort amazon by price per ounce/pound/count
Some examples are:
Cheapest rice per pound https://bangyourbuck.com/search/rice/Lb/US/grid
Cheapest batteries by count: https://bangyourbuck.com/search/aa%20batteries/Count/US/grid
Hard drives by terabyte: https://bangyourbuck.com/search/hard%20drive/Terabyte/US/grid
Been using it for months, and I can't stand using Amazon without it now.
There's a cool government program that trains and gets people jobs. They give people Housing, Basic Medical Care, Meals, Books, an Allowance, Clothing, and a Network of instructors and peers.
It targets low-income young adults ages 16 through 24. Check it out, share it around to people who need it. It seems pretty unknown.
You should know about these sites, especially for this upcoming election season, because they are referential and nonpartisan. Each website has a line about the content.
ProPublica's Represent—Find your legislators and the legislative work they're undertaking on your behalf
Fast Democracy—Find legislation in all 50 states, but we'll probably focus on legislation in our state
Ballotpedia's Ballot Lookup Tool—Know how you're going to vote before you go!
Congress.gov—Information specific to both the House of Representatives and Senate.
Regulations.gov—Federal agencies need your comments on their proposed rules.
Federal Register— Everyday, the government compiles a publication of proposed rules, notices of Federal agencies, executive orders and various other things. You can find it all here!
USA Spending.gov—Investigate how your tax dollars are being spent!
Federal Election Commission—Wonder who is giving how much to a particular candidate during an election? Find it here.
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)—Not technically a government website. Has all the important economic indicators.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy—An excellent resource about philosophy. You can dive into a comprehensive overview of logic, democracy, or whatever philosophy you can think of!.
Oxford Research Encyclopedia—A general encyclopedia
Britannica—Another general encyclopedia
Many have microSD cards soldered to their circuit boards.
Why YSK: I had this experience this morning. I was raging because the "alt + tab" shortcut had changed on my work computer when it worked fine yesterday. Now it opened the task view, but wouldn't switch windows unless I clicked on a different program.
I figured either windows had rolled out some new "feature" or the IT department had changed something without telling anyone. I kept trying different google searches but couldn't find anyone talking about my specific issue. Tried restarting, changing "multitasking" settings, editing the registry.
Finally some old post prompted me to try "windows + tab" and that worked. I discovered the windows and alt tab had been switched. So I tried a different keyboard and it worked fine. Finally I learned that my main keyboard has a "Windows" layout and a "Mac" layout, and somehow I had accidentally switched them.
So I wasted a bunch of time, got upset and was mentally blaming others when the issue was on my end. And one sign I could have used to realize that was that apparently in the whole world of internet search results I was the only one experiencing the issue.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/14853380
[YSK] There is a Firefox extension that redirects Youtube videos to Peertube
I promise I'm not shilling for any of these companies.
I use the gluten free mix because of Celiac. We doubled the water and cheese and used it as batter in our stuffed waffle maker, filled with soft set scrambled eggs and more cheddar cheese. We used a heaping 1/2 cup of batter each for the top and bottom filling. The batter rises pretty quickly once it hits the cooking surface, so we'd press it back down as we were adding the fillings. It takes about 10 minutes to cook.
The mix comes with a herbed butter mix. After the waffle is cooked, we opened the maker, slathered each side of the waffle in the herbed butter, and closed it up again for about thirty seconds to let it cook in.
It's a perfect 5/7, highly recommended.
For the past two years, legitimate job postings on Indeed and Glassdoor have been replaced by scams. If you're tricked, the scammers aren't satisfied with your contact info in your CV, they reach out via email to request that you connect on an encrypted messenger app where they can privately scam you out of thousands in pre-hire "fees."
Applicants now have to add vetting job postings to their repertoire, which adds time and effort to an already stressful process. Things like researching the supposed company in need of labor, and digging into reports against them.
Protect yourself and assume any job posting is fake until proven otherwise. In the US, you should report any scams you became aware of.
Edit: add the following: @LinkOpensChest_wav@lemmy.dbzer0.com recommends reaching out via phone or email to your nearest job service office, if you're seeking employment. These places are federally funded by our taxes, so they should be able to answer questions and help guide you to whatever your best options are, even if that includes helping you find remote work with out-of-state employers.
I've been working as an automation technician for around 5 years now, and I've come across several services that promise a substantial improvement in energy efficiency when it comes to heating, especially involving district heating with water. Most of these are subscription services.
While they usually quote numbers that are based in reality, the way they are accomplished is often covered in technical jargon and straight up BS that a person without experience won't be able to understand and so believes the seller.
That's where this post comes in.
All that the impressive sounding, weather pattern considering, ultra-futuristic solution really does is take the existing setpoint for the heating system and lowers it by ≈2°C. That's it. One line of code. Takes any competent professional 5 minutes to implement. What's worse, some systems are laid on top of the old one, with a higher priority. Meaning that you need a specialist provided by the "optimization" company to adjust the heating. So if you're too cold or too hot, tough shit. Your building's maintenance company can't change it.
The existing system in most cases already bases its setpoints on the current outside temperature, with a pollrate of around a second. What the weather is going to be like next week, or even tomorrow, does not matter. The system already adjusts the setpoints in real time.
Maybe a bit of a niche rant, but hopefully helps at least someone. Thanks for reading!
This is a pretty neat feature which is unknown for some reason. For example, in the Lemmy frontend, you can "speak as mod" which basically distinguishes your comment from others. It highlights it, pins it to the top of the comment section and also adds a red shield next to your username.
Try it by commenting in a post as mod, click on the three dots on your comment and click on the shield on the right.
It's a RES-like browser extension that enables keyboard navigation, meaning you will no longer have to use your mouse to navigate Lemmy if want to use it for accessibility purposes or if you're lazy like myself 😌
If you miss RES and have Chrome/Firefox/Opera/Edge (Safari still not supported) you can give it a spin and see if it makes your life easier.
Hope this is helpful and enjoy! 🚀
Sharing the basic hotkeys below, you may also find everything on the github page:
J = Next Post / Comment
K = Previous Post / Comment
L = Next Page / same-level Comment
H = Previous Page / same-level Comment
A = Upvote
Z = Downvote
X = Expand
C = View Comments
R = Reply
Enter = View Link
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11099621
Apple today launched a new tool for iPhones to help reduce what a thief with your phone and passcode can access. The feature, called Stolen Device Protection, adds extra layers of protection to your iPhone when someone tries to access or change sensitive settings on your device.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11049489
The article provides a comprehensive overview of the risks associated with targeted ads and malvertising. It offers insights into the different ways malvertising can be carried out and how it can appear on any advertisement on any website, including popular ones. It cites examples of high-profile malvertising cases involving major companies and platforms. The article also highlights the dangers of malicious scripts that can be downloaded without user interaction and discusses the potential risks of scams and phishing.
The article provides clear and actionable advice on how to mitigate these risks, such as blocking ads and associated scripts, using adblocking software like uBlock Origin, and employing DNS resolvers capable of blocking malware and ads.
It also offers guidance on what to do when blocking ads is not possible, emphasizing the importance of avoiding clicking on displayed advertisements and being cautious of too-good-to-be-true offers.
Overall, the article is well-researched, informative, and provides a resource for understanding the risks of targeted ads and malvertising.
The app gives a score out of 100 for each product scanned based on how healthy or harmful it may be and offers alternative products which may be healthier. The developers do not sell ads or user data and have a no influence policy which prevents brands from paying to place their products in the app. There is a premium version which is sold on a sliding scale (pay what you want) and it offers the ability to search for products or save the data to search offline and a few other things but the free version is totally functional for checking products at home or at the store.
The article lists settings to change on Android 14 and iOS 17.
According to the author:
Recommended setting changes reduce the amount of data submitted to device manufacturers, cell carriers, or app developers and improve device security against common threats, such as those posed by nosy people who find the device unattended or by common malware.
By enabling all of these settings, you are significantly reducing the amount of tracking and data collection these devices perform, but keep in mind that you are not completely eliminating it.
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Prisoner's dilemma is a problem commonly featured in game theory. Each player is given an option to be either nice or nasty. Each combination of player plays multiple number of rounds. When tested against different strategies, it is found that the best performing strategies are :
- nice first ( they don't start the provoking),
- retaliatory (when opponent is nasty they also resond nasty),
- forgiving (they don't hold grudges),
- clear (their strategies are clear for opponent to interpret) and
- generous (when the opponent has been nasty, they do not retaliate 10℅ of the time )
When a potato cooks, the starches contained in each cell are released as the cell walls break down. These starches absorb the potato's internal moisture and swell and soften. These two processes are what transform a raw, hard potato into a cooked, softer potato fit for mashing.
If you cut your potatoes up before boiling them, the starches absorb the internal potato moisture as well as the water in which they're being boiled. If they boil for too long, they absorb too much water and your mashed potatoes will become gummy. The difference between perfectly cooked potato pieces and soggy pieces can sometimes be as little as a minute or two.
An easy workaround is to boil potatoes whole. They'll take a bit longer to cook but you can leave them in the hot water after boiling without undesirable effects, keeping them warm until it's time to mash them. I start my potatoes boiling as soon as I begin cooking and mash them immediately before dinner.
If they need more moisture, you can add a bit of hot potato boiling water or another liquid. This way, you have more control of their moisture content.
It's refreshing to see a major news outlet discussing collateral damage and not just resistance. Over the past decade, 99% of the time antibiotic overuse is covered and warned about it's always only in regards to resistance.
It's a good article that also doesn't spread the common misinformation of "just take some probiotics and fermented foods after antibiotics and you're good to go".
Swallowing an antibiotic is like carpet-bombing the trillions of microorganisms that live in the gut, killing not just the bad but the good too, said Dr. Martin Blaser, author of the book “Missing Microbes” and director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University.
“I think the health profession in general has systematically overestimated the value of antibiotics and underestimated the cost,” Dr. Blaser said.
No shit. And it has spread like a virus to the general populace as well. The majority of people seem mentally addicted to antibiotics and think they're going to die if they don't get an antibiotic for every minor issue.
- Find out if you really need an antibiotic.
- Ask for the shortest course.
- Rethink probiotics.
I appreciate the NYT for finally helping spread this.
Just yesterday people on Lemmy were cheering about AI discovering new antibiotics. When I shared info about the concerns of collateral damage, the responses were more unintelligent and close-minded than on reddit. Extremely depressing.
For more info on this subject there's a wiki and forum at https://humanmicrobiome.info.
Tldr; Wet newspaper dipped in ashes.
So, the other day I had to clean out the fireplace, and ofc the fireplace window(glass) was rather dirty. Tried for a while to get rid of it with paper, then scrubbing it off with a one-time-use sponge etc.. nothing gave any good results.
Then, I came across this random video online of a woman who said to use wet newspaper dipped in ashes from the stove, and start scrubing - This works like a charm! Forget all expensive chemicals and soaps to do this job, just KISS! Keep-it-simple-stupid.
Please give this a go next time you have to clean your wood-burning stove.
Due to the nature of fediverse, you can't just do a "site:lemmy" search as you'd do with reddit (site:reddit.com). I was searching for ways to do it on my firefox browsers and I came to a solution that searches 21 different instances simultaneously, which I consider to be a big part of lemmy (I also include kbin instances). I am using firefox with DDGO (which has a 500-character limit per search query).
There's gonna be a text you will have to copy, I'll just write it once here hidden inside the spoiler:
https://duckduckgo.com/%s (site:lemmy.world |site:kbin.social |site:lemm.ee |site:programming.dev |site:lemmy.ml |site:sh.itjust.works |site:feddit.de |site:lemmy.ca |site:beehaw.org |site:lemmy.dbzer0.com |site:lemmy.blahaj.zone |site:discuss.tchncs.de |site:sopuli.xyz |site:lemmy.one |site:feddit.uk |site:midwest.social |site:infosec.pub |site:slrpnk.net |site:mander.xyz |site:ttrpg.network |site:lemdro.id)
Replace it when I ask you to write the "URL string".
There are different processes, depending on the type of device/OS (computer, mobile/android etc.). I will list some of them and you can pick the one you want:
Firefox Android: Go to search settings->manage alternative search engines->add search engine. Pick a name you want (eg.
Lemmy) and on the search string URL paste the "URL string" I've written above. Now next time you want to search Lemmy, just select "Lemmy" as your search engine.
Firefox Computer V1: Create a bookmark with a name you want (eg. Lemmy search). In the URL field paste the "URL string" I've written above. In the keyword field add a keyword to use as a prefix to your searches (eg.
@l). Now to search Lemmy, you can type
@l "random search"in the address bar.
Firefox Computer V2: Open a new tab and type
about:configin the address bar. In the search box type:
browser.urlbar.update2.engineAliasRefreshClick on the little
+symbol on the right. Go to firefox Settings->Search or enter this in the address bar:
about:preferences#searchIn the "Search Shortcuts" section you should notice a new "Add" button. Just like on android, press "Add", insert a name (eg.
Lemmy), add the "URL string" from above and once you're done you can add a keyword (eg.
@lemmy). If you want, you can now go back and disable
browser.urlbar.update2.engineAliasRefresh(press the trash can icon) (I don't know if this will crash anything).
I really wanted to search lemmy, but not being able to do a simple site:lemmy detered me from doing so.
So there you have it! The added text is 412 characters which leaves 88 characters for your searches. You can change the url to add/remove instances you want. If anyone can improve it please (like shrinking the url or if you manage to search all instances) it will be appreciated.
The idea came from this site (which I found on lemmy): https://fedi-search.com/ I asked it to search lemmy on ddgo and gave me a similar string to the one I have above, only limited to fewer instances.
I found the biggest instances I wanted to include in the search using the csv from this github page: https://github.com/maltfield/awesome-lemmy-instances/blob/main/awesome-lemmy-instances.csv
Lastly, I found the computer process from 2 answers on this stackoverflow question: https://superuser.com/questions/7327/how-to-add-a-custom-search-engine-to-firefox
When I search for something and open a Reddit post with recommendations, I might select some text (ex. the name of a recommended thing) and drag/drop them into the new tab area to look each one up.
Reddit blocks this when you are not logged in. I don't want to be logged in, especially when I'm on incognito or a firefox container since I'm shopping.
Here's the source of the fix: https://www.reddit.com/r/uBlockOrigin/comments/14h098f/reddit_desktop_embed_button/
Here is the specific UBlock Origin filter you can add (click the popup --> click the gears for
Open the Dashboard -->
My Filters tab)
www.reddit.com##+js(aeld, mousedown, isSelectionOutOfRange)
www.reddit.com##+js(aeld, mouseup, shouldShowButton)
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