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Joined 9M ago
Cake day: Jan 15, 2022


Aren’t governments asking people to get vaccinated to protect vulnerable people? A fascist government would let a virus like covid-19 spread freely, justifying it with some “let nature/evolution strengthen our gene pool”-social darwinist bullshit.

Thanks, I had also found those pages, but they didn’t really help. This turned out to be the solution: https://prouser123.me/mastodon-userid-lookup/ Thanks anyway!

Mastodon account ID
Does anyone by any chance know how to find/obtain one's Mastodon "Account ID" (also sometimes referred to as "User ID")? Thanks!

See the book “Riding for Deliveroo” by Callum Cant. You’ll have a clear answer (at least when it comes to the food delivery platforms). (You can find it at http://libgen.rs/).

I’m not sure if automation really brings down our labour footprint though. For that to be the case, automation would need to lower the number or hours we work, which I don’t believe is the case?

No, specialization is fine. It’s just that, through the market, you lose track of how many people work for you.

Let’s say you own an estate and have a gardener, a butler and a maid, it’s clear. It’s visible. You know it, they know it, your neighbours know it. If you, through the market, effectively consume 3 fte of (international) labour, you’re practically living the same aristocrat life, without realizing it.

If this situation would be more visible, people might be more willing to vote for (internationally) redistributive politics?

I was thinking about a website/app that uses Google Translate API, but saves each result to its own database, so that every time anyone uses it, we slowly build an alternative together.

But I guess to have a properly functioning alternative you would also want to have the code that generates the results?

Thanks for the reference, I’ve added the book to my reading list.

However,knowing the price of commodities are more closely correlated with labor-time than with profits (or ‘markups’;

I see. Assuming that prices are mostly made up of labour costs (?), I “only” need to know the average hourly wage/salary in the supply chain-network of the products I consume could get me a rough estimate of the labour time that went into it.

variations between prices and labor costs are, on average, 15%,

Is this in Shaikh’s book? If so, do you maybe have a page reference for this? Do you mean that on average, prices are for 85% made up of labour costs? And the rest is profit [1] and rent [2]?

[1] what workers effectively pay their bosses to be allowed to use their machines

[2] what farmers need to pay to landowners to be able to use their land

Yes it is mind-boggling. But then again a lot of these processes serve many people. It may take months for a farmer to grow the wheat that is in my bread, but in doing so he provides for thousands of breads. So effectively my bread doesn’t contain “months of work”, but “months of work” / “thousands of pieces of bread”.

How many hours of labour do you consume per day?
If you would add up all the labour that goes into the things you consume on an average day, how many hours do you consume a day? Extra clarification: https://mishathings.com/2021-08-23-how-many-people-work-for-me.html

“… thousands of fish, birds and other animals were killed, state and local officials said Wednesday.”

I suspect rich influential people of actively keeping “their inner circle” small so that “access to influential people” is such a scarce valuable resource that they can then sell at exorbitant prices (salaries) to companies.

Related, but slightly different: when I DDG this question I find this post, but I cannot comment on it (because I have to sign in to that instance). But when I then search for this title in the search bar of my instance I don’t find the post?

(I love the idea of Lemmy by the way, and all the people who make it happen).

I mean I have yet to meet the angry mob that aggressively demands for critical investigative journalists to analyze its internal conflicts and diversity of opinions.

This. It can take many shapes. Although I guess it is at odds with certain (ideological) sentiments, like valuing pluralism (which suggests respecting minority interests), valuing internal dissent, recognizing the value of mutually adhered to checks and balances (like separating the executive and the legislative part of government).

Moving instances and deleting users
1) I can see that people have been asking for the ability to - as a user - move to a different Lemmy-instance. Is this still considered? How probably is it that it will be implemented any time soon? 2) When I create a user at an instance, I delete it, but then afterwards I want to create it again (with the same name), it says that the user already exists. Is this intentional? Will it be possible to (re)create a user with the same name after some time? Or never?