• Snot Flickerman@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    6 days ago

    Ask anyone who has lived through war: This is fine because it’s the closest you’ll get to peaceful activities.

    You don’t get to pick and choose your disasters and turn them off at will.

    Much more realistic than the original meme. The failures of society overall to be cohesive and care for everyone in society isn’t within the control of the powerless. What the powerless can do is control their own simple joys, that’s all.

    So treating yourself kindly in the face of evil you cannot control nor stop is fine.

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      6 days ago

      Exactly so!

      While I’ll definitely do what I can to try and influence the trajectory we’re on I’m just one person with very little power, and I’m not exactly optimistic about how things are going and figure that at some point something like this meme will be the best I can do

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      This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

      -Douglas Adams

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          The movie straight up ended a relationship I had just because we weren’t that far into dating when we watched it and that shit was bleak as hell

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      5 days ago

      Why do so many folks dislike webp? I really have no strong feelings towards it one way or the other

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        JPEG-XL is better, for one, if we are talking still images, and for two, webp is just one more instance of Google forcing a preference for their own technology over others.

        They refuse to implement JPEG-XL support similar to how they stripped Miracast out of Pixel devices so you can only cast to Chromecast devices unless you root your phone and put on LineageOS, which has brought back Miracast.

        Things like webp are Google trying to do an end-run around web standards with the intent of allowing Google, the company, to be the final arbiter of web standards instead of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

        People who hate webp are most likely people who hate Google’s quest to dominate the web and be the arbiter of standards.

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          Ah well that’s certainly fair enough, I had no idea it’s a Google-encumbered format.

          Not sure I’ve ever “voluntarily” converted something to webp. Many Lemmy instances’ pict-rs setups seem to use it, my home instance sopuli.xyz obviously being one of them, which I guess is a sort of a funny choice considering

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          I wasn’t even aware of it being a format from google. My personal issue is that some programs and apps I use don’t support webp

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            In September 2023, two critical vulnerabilities[108] relating to WebP images were discovered by Apple Security Engineering and Architecture (SEAR) and the Citizen Lab, potentially affecting Google Chrome, Chromium-based browsers and the Google’s libwebp project, among any application implementing libwebp. Among these vulnerabilities, CVE-2023-4863 was an actively exploited vulnerability with a high risk rating of CVSS 8.8. This could lead to an out of bounds/overflow condition in applications using the affected libwebp library, upon exploitation of a maliciously crafted .webp lossless file. This could result in a denial of service (DoS), or worse, enabling malicious remote code execution (RCE). The extensive use of libwebp packages across hundreds of applications, including all categories from web browsers to mobile apps, posed a major patching challenge to mitigate the vulnerability due to the demanding testing requirements before release, highlighting the implications of this vulnerability on a wide scale.

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WebP

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              So what, we’re not supposed to use any library that’s ever had a vulnerability? You better go uninstall literally everything on your computer then

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            It is a modern successor to formats like WebP & JPEG. WebP was barely competitive with JPEG

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        It’s just the typical Lemmy hivemind hating anything made by a large tech company, purely because it’s made by a large tech company, even when it’s actually really good

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        I remember having a lot of trouble with them with my Win 10 machine. I don’t think the old photo viewer supported them and I had to load them into GIMP and convert to a png if I wanted to see what the picture in my meme collection was.

        Nowadays I run linux and it just opens them like anything else. So does my Win 11 machine at work.

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          Yeah never had trouble with them, but I haven’t touched Windows since Win7 so 🤷