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Cake day: Jan 30, 2022


The massive influx of users makes me want to go back, but I can never get used to how 1:1 twitter it is. It’s infinitely better than other options, but it carries so many of twitter’s questionable design decisions that I always end up feeling gross and deleting a new account after a while.

+1, ideally with the Nicotine+ client. Make sure to leave up shares of your own if you’re able to :D

I disagree with many of Leon’s conclusions (in particular, I think the mission structure of THPS 4 was a fantastic refresh of the series), but this is an excellent history regardless.

I’m loving it! I definitely understand now where they’re coming from with the Factorio comparison. The appeal is pretty different from what typically is involved in grand strategy. This isn’t a game of conquest or necessarily even of alt history (the national flavor here is lacking on launch, though I suspect this will be addressed over time), it’s very squarely a game about keeping a well-oiled economic machine running as efficiently as you can manage, with world events being interesting wrenches thrown in that plan you have to work around via managing different interest groups and the political coalitions they form. Like Vicky 2, the game is very concerned about pops and keeping them well cared for and happy. This is a game that wants you to do the best you can for many different people with many different interests, and I love it for that.

I’d like to play harder difficulties, though, because my main complaint so far is that it hasn’t really forced me to engage with the more involved systems as much as I’d like. A lot of the negative reaction aside from the typical concerns about Paradox’s business model and “grr sjws grr no war micro” comes down to the fact that in many nations you can bypass a lot of the more complex stuff and just build things the game says will be profitable. With more aggressive AI settings and playing more difficult nations, I think I’ll get into that more.

My big things would be that, ethernet, and a separate mic jack instead of the unified one. I’ll defend a lot of Apple’s design decisions, but lacking critical i/o is really rough.

I’m about to disappear from this Earth on launch in about 10 minutes (nvm, apparently pushed back an hour?). Vicky 2 was always the paradox game for me, and if this is to believed, most of my issues with what was already the best of the bunch have been addressed.

Reminded me to set up my extremely helpful and game-changing $1.50 a month donation, thanks.

The kicked devs are moving to the PlaceholderMC fork. ATLauncher is an existing option disconnected from this mess.

I don’t know why these projects keep blowing up. The original situation with MultiMC was fucked up and weird enough and this is just outright evil.

The no-hit community for Souls games is really lovely, I’d like to try learning to do it myself someday. I’ve done a soul level 1 run of Dark Souls 1, and doing a no-hit would be a great next step. Maybe for Elden Ring, even :o

yt-dlp would be how I’d accomplish this, as it supports Apple Podcasts and is something I keep around anyway. For someone not tech savvy and probably not familiar with the terminal, there are several GUIs for youtube-dl out there. I can’t tell you which is the best one, but Open Video Downloader seems decent enough.

Keep in mind that this doesn’t stop you from easily making a fully free system and debian still has a clear separation between free and non-free components, the difference is just collapsing the confusing installer situation into one and what that offers you by default.

I understand if you’d prefer a more pure approach and I respect that, but it doesn’t seem that impactful to an existing debian user unless you’re against the idea of your distro more clearly offering non-free firmware options. For many users, this isn’t even a matter of a performance hit…it’s being able to boot into debian and use it for anything in the first place.

It’s a nice enough place. I’ve had posting privileges since July but honestly I don’t use it that much. Early on it was mostly playing around with CSS which was fun and all but I didn’t really have the skills to participate in. Lately it’s settled into a more casual groove which is nice but doesn’t really provide me with much I don’t get elsewhere.

I dunno, I’ll be keeping an eye on it and checking in every now and then, but as far as the various “old web revival” / ethically-driven projects around go, it’s not my favorite. I’d still love to see it stay around and grow a bit, though.

Yeah, I think it’s a matter of what you’re seeing being different from the author. I certainly don’t see much of this in my age range and communities around my interests, but when I step into spaces dominated by older centrist liberals, I see it a lot.

I don’t think they totally are, it really depends on usage. Someone using a RIPBOZO gif to react to the queen’s death or a sped up anime catgirl zipping around the screen still comes off as being young…it’s mostly the kinds of facepalms and eye rolls (usually from The Office) that older millennials use which are “cringe,” and have been seen that way for years now.

I don’t think the title is particularly great and I probably should’ve changed it for this post. I think the issue that they’re addressing here is that the task of addressing disinformation and framing it as the primary problem behind modern issues plays into the hands of different groups of powerful people. The liberal cry that everything they don’t like is Russian interference, that every bit of political activism or deviation from the norm in any direction is the result of a proxy war between Russia and/or China and the rest of us. People desperately looking for tech CEOs to address disinformation by embracing centralized arbiters of truth. That kind of thing that you hear a lot from (often older) American liberals who reject progressives and the left about as much as they do the far right. That attitude can be harmful and lead to a kind of thinking where no one who deviates from the center actually means what they say and that they’re just trying to spread information on the behalf of some Evil party like Russia:

There has been an attempt to understand every instantiation of populism and social tumult as a question of disinformation. Just how far this goes was made clear when Susan Rice invoked Russian meddling in the context of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protest movement. The resulting vision of the world is one in which movements are seen as pseudo-actors subservient to an underlying system of information war. By the same token, the disinfo technocrats can imagine themselves as an indispensable corps of experts who “promote objective fact as the basis for democratic governance worldwide”

The article could’ve gone further to specify what they’re addressing though. I don’t think they’re trying to get into the stuff that you’re talking about.

Vegans tend to eat too much carbs, and not aware they are defficient in vitamins B12, D, omega 3…

I doubt the “not aware” bit, every vegetarian or vegan is blasted with this the second their diet comes up in conversation regardless of how diligent they are about it. It’s inescapable.

When you go vegetarian or vegan, suddenly your possible nutrient deficiencies that you could maybe have become the concern of everyone you meet.

It’s funny how little it takes, how statements this weak and indecisive can create such fury.

Worth a read: What Was the Point of Joe Biden’s MAGA Speech?

It could impact a ton of activists doing work they may be jailed or killed for where they’re from and queer people in unsafe environments. Victims of stalking, too.

I’m not really sure whose location and real identity could be revealed that would make anything better apart from being able to egg some racist shitposter’s house lol

Here is episode 2. Won’t be posting beyond that unless there’s an absurdly good one or something, but I’ll definitely be keeping up with this.

I’m probably going to stay on AM4 for quite a while, maybe sit out Zen 4 and wait for 5 because I am so far from being CPU bottlenecked.

I’d also like to see wtf is going on with the increasing power draw on both CPUs and GPUs and if that’s just where we stay. It seems kind of weird that it’s happening now of all times that we’re well out of the stagnation of progress there was in the mid-10s, but I dunno. I certainly hope this doesn’t stick as the norm but I probably wouldn’t go higher than the 7700X anyway so I guess it wouldn’t impact me too much on the CPU end.

I’m not quite sure what the deal is there either.

Regardless, this place is clearly a poor fit for you and you should probably just leave.

No, it would not be enough, and I don’t only say this because the police shouldn’t exist in the first place. What’s more important is that they have a right to a fair trial just like anyone else. If there are literally any options to stop him from doing harm without killing him, they first need to be taken. And given that he was in his sister’s arms (it’s unclear if it was his sister or aunt to my reading, given that “the deceased” now refers to two of them) and not, yknow, holding the funeral goers hostage, there were still options.

I don’t care if he had an AK strapped to his back, this murder is unjustifiable.

We all have the context and still feel this was wrong. I assure you, it isn’t a kneejerk reaction.

Political mind: This is not nearly enough but still huge, we should be critical and push for more but still ride this victory.


As someone who was on that previous platform and believed in it (still do, to an extent), how do you plan on being different? I don’t mean to get into the issues over there again, but they hold many of the same principles you state here. I trust yall, but I also trusted the admin there. Do you think it’s a matter of sticking tighter to your principles and simply doing the same thing but better, or is there a core difference in those principles?

I don't really use stuff to enhance the look of old games because I feel like it always feels off, but this is a really impressive effort.

I think what I love most about this is that even at the most frustrating moments, Iron Pineapple is really calm and positive and just genuinely considering each of the mod author’s design decisions. It makes for a much better watch than many other “I tortured myself in a video game” videos. Their “Souls-likes you’ve never heard of” series is excellent for similar reasons.

Yeah, I’d rather not have this place be just crudely complaining about lemmygrad. If it keeps going in that direction we might want to consider banning memes or having a single thread for them, but imo it’s best to just leave it for now.

This could just as easily go into /c/entertainment as these training programs really skirt the edge of gameiness, but without getting into that I put it here just because the CD-i is mostly of interest to people who care about gaming.

Pride’s goal from the beginning has been liberatory politics and it’s important not to downplay that to make it more palatable. It’s political to fight to assert our right to have rights. Hell, the very concept of queerness is extremely political: it’s a political coalition of very different groups who work together because we share common political goals because we all suffer from the same oppressive norms and policies.

Where we should disagree with someone saying to keep politics outta their vidya gaemz is to say that doing so is both impossible and undesirable. AAA games are already so fucking afraid of saying anything at all, imagine how dry they’d be if they listened to the “no politics” crowd even more.

I left OSRS before Swampletics happened and came back recently after it ended, and it makes me really happy seeing so many snowflake accounts playing the game in radically different ways, this being one where they essentially pretend all NPCs disappeared one day. I love this series and hope she picks it up again sometime. Apparently there’s a ton of footage for it Tangled has laying around.

The audio quality is admittedly pretty awful, but it does improve later on.