The local news just said that 5G was "the next generation of internet" :thonking:

@igeljaeger @ilovecomputers we've been a social democracy for ages, and there doesn't appear to be a trend towards communism. The current government is centre-right. The constitution says that property is inviolable, and that can't easily be changed. I literally can't think of a single person living in today's Denmark who considers themself communist.

Moreover, Nordic countries are considered some of the most democratically stable countries in the world.

@igeljaeger @ilovecomputers you completely missed my point. Would you perhaps think that Denmark is communist?

@ilovecomputers our social democracies are definitely a form of socialism, but Americans et al. should stop confusing it with communism. If you can categorize Denmark as communist, then you might as well categorize the US as fascist.

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@Ytrezar I'd fear for my life if I pinged everyone in my >200K member server :blobsweats:

For context, I am trying to scrape a 24/7 192Kbps MP3 stream from a radio that is closing in 2020. Trying to figure out if using 48Kbps opus will be of similar quality

I need some help
Which sounds better?

They both have the same file size

They are both based on a 192Kbps clip, but one of them was compressed to 48Kbps of opus.

Me: "Oh no, my bicycle broke. Now I need to bring my bicycle to a mechanic. Oh noes, I neglected to go to the mechanic due to [insert bad excuses]. Now I need to skip lectures to have time to bring it to a mechanic."

Also me: *reattaches bike chain with no effort after skipping uni*

I am not as rational as I like to think I am.

This week has been full of server issues that I've had to fix for my work. Take last night for instance. I was migrating servers for 6 hours straight until early morning. The data center pulled the plugs before I was finished. I wasn't even told more than a couple hours in advance.

if coffee doesn't wake you up in the morning, try waking up to a malfunctioning network adapter in a remote production server.

Went to sleep at 2 AM. Got paged to fix a production issue at 4 AM. Was woken up at 6 AM because the last fix only did half the job. It's now 7 AM, and I think the problem is fixed.

Something tells me I won't make it to my introductory database lecture in an hour.

I wish universities and other institutions would be better at teaching more modern technologies when it comes to coding. I'm sick and tired these obligatory courses in Java, SQL, and religious OOP practices.

My uni mates spent a lot of time and effort creating a simple ceasar cipher using OOP. Meanwhile there's me my declarative code:

@iceloops for once I can actually agree with Fox News

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