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Lemons(?) of Lemmy, what is something that feels so obvious to you that you just get lowkey pissed at the world for not knowing?
  • Hamas is also an organization that has been propped up by Israel for the explicit purpose of maintaining a justification for the slaughter of palestinians by the IDF, and to keep the Palestinian Authority out of the picture.

  • Lemons(?) of Lemmy, what is something that feels so obvious to you that you just get lowkey pissed at the world for not knowing?
  • probably gonna have the first generation of people who know and understand less about the technology in their very hand than the people who came before them.

    Gonna be funny as shit in another 20+ years when the memes shift to tech-inept children asking mom and dad how to do frustratingly basic tasks like print a page or save a file.

  • Lemons(?) of Lemmy, what is something that feels so obvious to you that you just get lowkey pissed at the world for not knowing?
  • This is just the 21st century version of getting angry at someone saying to xerox a paper or hand them a kleenex.

    Its not xeroxing, its copying. Its not a kleenex, its a tissue.

    but these brands have become identified so much with a product that their names have become generic for the product itself.

  • Five Men Convicted of Operating Massive, Illegal Streaming Service That Allegedly Had More Content Than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Prime Video Combined
  • then i guess the studios should stop enshitifying streaming and make a service thats affordable and worth using, huh?

  • Five Men Convicted of Operating Massive, Illegal Streaming Service That Allegedly Had More Content Than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Prime Video Combined
  • The entire system exists for the benefit of business, not customers.

    Just look at what happens with accused theft in a store. You get accused of theft? Cops are there in no time, take you to the ground, throw you in the back of the cop car. only after they've gotten the humiliation and brutalization in might someone come and take your proof that you didnt steal anything.

    You accuse the store of stealing from you? Due to not following their own policy on returns, or overcharging and an item and not fixing it Police won't even show. just tell you its a civil matter and to suck it up.

  • Five Men Convicted of Operating Massive, Illegal Streaming Service That Allegedly Had More Content Than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Prime Video Combined
  • I dont subscribe to any streaming service (except the occasional free prime trial, to be full disclosure), not even the one in the news story... but I can still answer your question..

    Because I want to pay a single service to watch everything. Like Netflix used to be. Watch everything I want, for one monthly price that was reasonable.

    But its not like that anymore. Every company looked at how well Netflix used to do, went "Fuck them! I want all that money for my self!" and took their content off Netflix, and made their own streaming services.

    Now if you want to consume any media, You have to subscribe to 50 different subscription services, for hundreds of dollars a month, Which is just Cable 2.0 but with worse service and options.

  • Five Men Convicted of Operating Massive, Illegal Streaming Service That Allegedly Had More Content Than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Prime Video Combined
  • It harmed no one and nothing.

    TV and Film are just angry that competition did it for a reasonable price and provided a superior service for it.

  • Prove youre an OG, State your distro couz
  • Thats definitely been my experience. Easy to set up, easy to use, easy to game on. Simple, slick, and mostly transparent (I.E. Not getting in the way of tasks) to the user. everything an OS should be.

  • Chemicals from East Palestine derailment spread to 16 US states, data shows
  • Its like school shootings, they all blur together and its hard to keep them all straightened out.

  • [USA] Appeals court rules that cops can physically make you unlock your phone
  • So you have to hand over your password if they claim you wont give over your password cause you are hiding CSM?

    also the guy I am thinking of is American.. which I cant find, because there are too many stories about Americans being put in jail/prison for ridiculouslylong amounts of time for not giving over passwords

  • [USA] Appeals court rules that cops can physically make you unlock your phone
  • can you set your phone to log into a different..desktop, for lack of a better term, if biometrics are used? while your main is hidden behind a passcode?

  • [USA] Appeals court rules that cops can physically make you unlock your phone
  • Wasnt there a guy that was kept in prison for years because he "couldnt remember" his password?

  • Crypto Scammers Are Targeting Trump’s MAGA Supporters
  • someone alert the FAA, we got a low flying woosh here.

  • Crypto Scammers Are Targeting Trump’s MAGA Supporters
  • Is it immoral to harm them? Yes, its bad to harm anyone.

    Do I give the slightest fuck about them being victims? Hell no.

    Why?

    Because, to be short about it, my give a fuck is reserved for innocent people. Not for hateful bigots, terrorists, and enemies of the state who want to overthrow our democratic way of life in favor of having a rotten jackolantern as a mentally declining god emperor.

    Watching them get fucked in the way they've tried to fuck everyone else give me the same delight as watching gas station robbers be met with a shotgun from the clerk and earn an emergency trip to the surgical suite via the ER.

    I dont wish it on them, but I will take delight in it.

  • Texas megachurch pastor resigns after admitting to molestation claims in 1980s
  • Guess we know what his idea of Salvation is, too.

  • Texas megachurch pastor resigns after admitting to molestation claims in 1980s
  • I owed it to my daughter

    Found why they were so upset you left.

    Good thing you did, before something happened to her.

  • RFK Jr. won’t meet CNN debate requirement for ballot access
  • So what you're saying is the evil goddamn liberal left wing psyop campaign of communism is trying to keep him off our freedom ballots? /s

  • TIL norway has a homocide map with exact locations of murders.
  • So if I visit the area, just avoid Norway and go hangout in Stockholm instead.

  • "Starfield's lead quest designer had 'absolutely no time' and had to hit the 'panic button' so the game would have a satisfying final quest"

    www.pcgamer.com Starfield's lead quest designer had 'absolutely no time' and had to hit the 'panic button' so the game would have a satisfying final quest

    "It became very clear that we were missing the large final location that was going to tie the story together," says former lead quest designer Will Shen.

    Starfield's lead quest designer had 'absolutely no time' and had to hit the 'panic button' so the game would have a satisfying final quest

    ""We were finally at a state in the project where we could play through the whole [game]. And it became very clear that we were missing the large final location that was going to tie the story together and have a satisfying action-filled payoff," Shen said. "I was both implementing the main quest and leading the quest design team, so I had absolutely no time. The entire quest design team was already overbooked.""

    The quest design team being overbooked and not having time certainly explains a lot.

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    The Creator of Suikoden died on Feb 6 due to complications from an ongoing illness.

    I am immeasurably bummed to hear this, and worse still that he passed with so little fanfare that I am only finding out now over 2 weeks later.

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    Anyone got a good list/collections of "essential"/Recommended mods for Cities Skylines 1?

    Essential as in pretty much everyone agrees are good and worth having, I know no mod is essential in the literal sense, and opinions will change whats essential to each individual.

    Looking for a bit of a list/collection cause otherwise I'll go down the rabbit hole and end up modding my game to much to be playable.. Which I wish was a joke, but that happened last time I got my itch on for city building, lol.

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    Would Nuclear Weapons be as destructive in ship to ship space combat, as they are on the ground in an atmosphere?

    As far as I know, the big damage from Nuclear Weapons planetside is the massive blastwave that can pretty much scour the earth, with radiation and thermal damage bringing up the rear.

    But in space there is no atmosphere to create a huge concussive and scouring blast wave, which means a nuclear weapon would have to rely on its all-directional thermal and radiation to do damage.. but is that enough to actually be usful as a weapon in space, considering ships in space would be designed to handle radiation and extreme thermals due to the lack of any insulative atmosphere?

    I know a lot of this might be supposition based on imaginary future tech and assumptions made about materials science and starship creation, but surely at least some rough guess could be made with regards to a thernonuclear detonation without the focusing effects of an atmosphere?

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    Steam Link broken on linux? Anyone have experience?

    I set up Steam Link on my raspberry pi to try and do some couch gaming over the holiday.. but its no bueno. I am on a 5600x/6700xt with wayland on linux, and steam is up to date.

    I get a black screen with a mouse cursor.

    I try launching steam with the -pipewire command as i've read elsewhere, and I can see big picture mode, but its horribly slow.. But the weird thing is, its only steam/games thats slow. The mouse runs in real time without lag, and any sounds run in real time without lag or hiccup. But the video is like 1 frame per minute, so I can push left on the d-pad and have to sit and wait forever for the selection on the TV to move (even though its moved over immediately on the desktop).

    Games are the same issue. Game runs fine on the desktop, audio runs fine on the streamed TV, but the video is just like..slide show.

    I've tried running it at the lowest possible image quality settings. at low bandwidth, at high bandwidth, at the max the network test suggested, tried turning all the settings like hardware video encoding and stuff off and on. Nothing makes a difference.

    Is steam link just completely screwed or am I being an idiot and doing something wrong?

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    Suikoden II's intro music continues to be one of the greats of video game music to this day.

    And it does such a magnificent, beautiful job of evoking and condensing the emotional roller coaster of the story down into just about 2 and a half minutes of music.

    Starts out low, drawn out, tense. Quickly becomes heavy, evoking a sense of dread and conflict before dumping you off the edge into the uncertanty and panic of conflict and war, building up to a great horror before mellowing out to give you a moments rest..before a massive tonal shift that becomes hopeful, uplifting, an anthem of brighter days ahead. Then it gets more complex, more deep, adding new instruments that represent the new recruits and the growing of the liberation army, before finishing off in a beautiful and powerful crescendo as a triumph over the dark trials earlier in the music.

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    Anyone else reconsidering buying the game with the performance issues now being revealed? Or the lack of Workshop support?

    A lot of people who have had hands on experience with the game thus far (certain modders, City Planner Plays, Biffa, etc) have made note of its terrible performance, even top of the line rigs with 1500 dollar video cards.

    Like, 15-20fps levels of performance on top tier cards.

    Granted, that's on high settings.. but its a freaking city building game, not a AAA hyper realism ray traced first person VR experience. It shouldn't require a nuclear power plant to play a city builder!

    And you shouldn't have to run the game on low settings just to get a playable framerate with a decent rig, modern rig.

    That, and the lack of workshop support? I mean, I get them wanting to host it themselves, but that just means it'll be alive only for as long as they want to host it, vs steam which the workshop will be there until valve goes out of business.. and I'd wager CO goes under long before steam does.

    I was excited for CS2.

    But these two bits have really pushed the game off the shelf for me into that "Well, Maybe I'll buy it in a year or 2 when its on sale for 5-10 bucks" territory.

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    Is the 6800 non XT worth the price increase over the 6700/6750xt?

    I'm currently running a rx580 (with a 5600x and 16gb of ram), and its finally starting to show its age and not be able to run at the settings i would prefer, at the frames I would like.

    This is a card I'll probably, barring its sudden demise, be sticking with for the next 5-6 years, So keep that in mind too. I know vram demand in games is on the rise too, even for 1080p, which is why I have not considered any 8gb cards like the 6600 or the 7600.

    I've narrowed my choices down to the 6700xt, 6750xt and rx6800 (non-xt). Which will be used almost entirely for 1080p gaming (maybe 1440p if my current monitor dies and I'm forced to replace it)

    6700xt is attractive simply because its the cheapest. 6800 is attractive cause its more powerful, which I would hope means I'd get a bit more extra time out of it.

    6750xt is kinda stuck in the middle.. -100ish bucks cheaper than the 6800, but also 70-90ish bucks more expensive than the 6700xt, and from all the reviews I've seen, it seems like it only averages around a 5-8fps boost over the 6700xt which doesn't exactly seem worth the investment?

    This is where I need the advice of those who are more experienced/knowledgeable than I am.

    Would the 6800 have enough horsepower to be viable long enough after the 6700xt/6750xt hit their limits to be worth the price jump, or Should I save 100 bucks and get the 6750? Or should I just go straight with the 6700xt and save almost 200 bucks?

    My gut is telling me 6700xt, but I'd like some outside, hands on experienced opinions, if you'd be so kind to give them, before I can quash the debate in my head.

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    Outer Worlds Spacers Choice Edition: Horrible, Nausea inducing texture/model flickering. Please help?

    I am trying to get Outer Worlds: Spacers Choice edition working, but it has horrible texture flickering, regardless of the proton version of in game graphic settings.

    And I dont mean like, color strobing or anything, World Textures and NPCs both flicker rapidly in and out of existence, to the point you can see through them to whats behind them. I have never had an issue with flickering lights or anything before, but its so intense its even causing me nausea to look at it.

    I have tried many combinations of in game graphic settings from low to ultra, with no effect whatsoever.

    I have also tried several different versions of proton ( Experimental, 7.0-6, 8.0-2 and various versions of GE Proton from 7-20 to 8-6 ) None of which has altered the behavior in any way.

    I'm on Ubuntu 22.04, Using Wayland, and my MESA drivers are up to date. I have a RX580 and a 5600x CPU, with 16g of ram. Edit: I am also on kernal 6.3, not an older one.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.

    edit

    Changed video cards from a rx480 to a 6700xt and it worked fine. game must have had some issue with Polaris.

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