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Linux server admin, MySQL/TSQL database admin, Python programmer, Linux gaming enthusiast and a forever GM.

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First overseas trip with my girlfriend – Any tips to make It our best trip?
  • Tourists in Bulgaria, for example, always get caught out by this. They shake their head for yes and nod for no.

  • First overseas trip with my girlfriend – Any tips to make It our best trip?
  • Exactly what I wanted to say. All that talk of "perfection" makes me imagine them snapping and going full psycho because a train was cancelled and they need to book a different one.

    To OP: just stop trying to plan that much. A general plan is good. Just be aware things will change and that's ok. As long as you two are having a good time, the rest really doesn't matter as much as you think it does.

    If you want a little psychological trick to make the trip more memorable than it otherwise would be, whatever you think is going to be the most impressive, save it for last. Our memories have a very strong recency bias.

  • Victoria 3 warfare
  • History is full of examples of small forces outsmarting and outmaneuvering larger forces.

    Yes, but not every war forever for whichever nation the player is piloting. Once you've "solved" combat in a game like this, then suddenly every general for the rest of history for every nation you ever play is a super-genius, which feels pretty ridiculous and gamey.

    It is a geopolitical simulator

    Yes. Completely agree. Micro-managing individual battalions doesn't fit very cleanly into a game about geopolitics. War is a part of it, but not at that granular a level. To take this into hyperbolic extremes to illustrate a point, just because a game includes warfare doesn't mean it has to have a first person shooter segment.

  • Victoria 3 warfare
  • Everyone's entitled to their opinion, so I'm not going to say you're right or wrong, and if this is the deal-breaker for you then no skin off my nose.

    With all that said, I heavily disagree with you. The game on launch was an unplayable mess, yes, but that wasn't to do with the overall concept of the combat system.

    Combat in V3 should be decided by technology level, logistics, the general's skill and numbers. The combat system does this. Manually moving around units to exploit the AI does not help the verisimilitude of the simulation. Conversely, if you aren't exploiting the AI, then it's just busywork that can be automated... which they did. This is not a game where player skill expression in terms of unit placement makes sense.

  • Victoria 3 warfare
  • is the warfare still broken

    No

    reworked it to include proper units

    Also no.

    The reasons that V3's combat was broken wasn't actually due to no units to micromanage. It was due to:

    • Front splits & merges breaking frontlines (in most cases sending everyone home, so you'd have to redo them),

    • No real decisions to make in terms of army composition and extra supplies

    • 1 battle at a time per frontline, regardless of how large the front was (Russia Vs China? Enjoy a 10 year war due to that issue)

    • No ability to designate a priority target for your military

    All of these issues and more have been fixed. V3 is not a game about warfare, it's a game about industry and the social changes that industrialization brings. Micro-managing a war would be outside the scope of the game. Micro-managing the exact inputs, with more supplies stressing your economy and national expenditure for more combat power if/when you go to war is exactly inside the scope.

    I will die on this hill, damnit.

  • How do you tell someone is vegan? Ask them
  • Exactly! Had a group of guys complaining to me the other day, saying "You can't just shoot dogs in the street", "That was my seeing eye dog", and "Murderer".

    I say that's really overreacting. We're smarter than them, we can do what we want! Namby-pamby vegans always get in the way of my recreational dog shooting.

  • Nato summit: Ukraine on 'irreversible path' to membership
  • Me as a Romanian: heh. Yup, no post WW2 puppet government extracted our resources, no sirree bob. Totally benevolent soviet occupational forces who bestowed flowers, kisses and rainbows upon the populace.

  • Nato summit: Ukraine on 'irreversible path' to membership
  • It also tends to be people farthest away from what's going on. The most anti-Russian countries tend to be those geographically closest to Russia. Those on the border with them know what's at stake and why having military backing against Russian aggression is so important.

  • I emailed Jean Paul Gaultier to ask if their cosmetics are vegan, and found out that bees are not animals and that they're appropriate for vegetarians.
  • It’s illegal in most countries and frowned upon by most beekeepers.

    Could you please give me a source on the legality? Can't seem to find anything. From my own google-fu, it seems it's a controversial practice, with different beekeeper blogs laying out the pros and cons. It looks very much like an ongoing discussion rather than a clean "It's bad, don't do it ever" like declawing is for cats, for example.

    Considering putting pigs (who are known to be smarter than dogs) into gas chambers to suffocate to death while their lungs burn is 100% legal in the EU, I would be absolutely astonished if they actually had a strong animal welfare stance on bees.

  • I giggle every time rule
  • i really think it’s just more nuanced.

    Absolutely! Despite making a short straightforward comment about my own experiences with the time commitment and cost of veganism, I fully understand that it's more nuanced in my own life, let alone across the breadth of differing human experiences and cultures worldwide.

    One of my absolute favourite food products is Felix vegetarian hash

    I am genuinely glad you managed to find a cheap and tasty food which can at least help you reduce slightly your meat purchases.

  • I emailed Jean Paul Gaultier to ask if their cosmetics are vegan, and found out that bees are not animals and that they're appropriate for vegetarians.
  • Ok, sure. You do realize all these are methods to prevent the bees from leaving, which undermines your original point, right?

  • I giggle every time rule
  • Being a vegan is expensive in time and money

    I don't think the second half is true. Despite being subsidized like crazy, meat is still relatively expensive.

    It's definitely more time-consuming if you wouldn't be cooking otherwise. At least in my experience if you want to eat something vegan you gotta make it yourself (at least in my home country).

  • Trump's Project 2025 is now being searched in Google more than Taylor Swift and the NFL
  • How does his decision to move the embassy make sense in that context?

    Here's a quote from that article, to illustrate how people saw the Trump government on Israel at that moment:

    Every previous US administration has been pro-Israel but made some effort to understand and respond to the Palestinian narrative, says Mr Miller.

    This one is so "deeply ensconced" in the Israeli narrative it has crossed a red line, he says.

    If so, it will be difficult for it to keep propping up the framework, with unpredictable results.

    It is true that key Arab countries seem more willing to sanction a settlement less favourable to the Palestinians than before because they want Israel as an ally against Iran.

    But Mr Trump's decision on Jerusalem, and Israel's heavy-handed approach in Gaza, reduces their room for manoeuvre.

  • Multiple nations enact mysterious export controls on quantum computers
  • Interesting article, thanks. Based on that, I think it's more correct to say that that these encryption schemes will likely not be breakable by current quantum computer algorithms. It's possible that there are entirely new approaches and algorithms that would be unaffected by these new approaches to encryption.

    I believe we're a long way away from the end of the quantum arms race.

  • I emailed Jean Paul Gaultier to ask if their cosmetics are vegan, and found out that bees are not animals and that they're appropriate for vegetarians.
  • According to a quick Google search, it's absolutely common practice by beekeepers specifically to prevent queens leaving. Check the beekeeping tab on this wiki page.

  • Trump's Project 2025 is now being searched in Google more than Taylor Swift and the NFL
  • He's very pro Israel, and if he was given the current situation in Israel as president he'd probably be waving a pair of pompoms in the Knesset.

  • I emailed Jean Paul Gaultier to ask if their cosmetics are vegan, and found out that bees are not animals and that they're appropriate for vegetarians.
  • they can literally leave at any time - and occasionally do.

    Isn't clipping the wings of the queen fairly common practice? That's what keeps the bee hive in place, from what I understand.

  • Multiple nations enact mysterious export controls on quantum computers
  • Not really. It's fairly well known that a sufficiently powerful quantum computer with the right software theoretically renders all conventional encryption irrelevant.

    This seems like they're preemptively setting up export controls with fairly arbitrary specification limits so they aren't caught with their pants down if there is a sudden breakthrough, and also so that it's harder for countries they consider hostile to buy quantum computers and replicate future findings.

  • Why spend money on ChatGPT?
  • pi ends with the digit 9, followed by an infinite sequence of other digits.

    That's a very interesting use of the word "ends".

  • Devs should not be "forced to run on a treadmill until their mental or physical health breaks", says publisher of Manor Lords, citing how gamers seem to be trained to expect endless content work now
  • Good thing I double-checked to see if someone else made this point yet.

    Yeah. Not only that, but the splash screen when you launch the game makes it incredibly clear that it's one guy called Greg (very humanizing) and he's working on it, but he's not some superhero.

  • Parking Laws Are Strangling America | Climate Town

    Climate Town & Not Just Bikes collaborating on how parking minimums destroy both the environment and cities

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    Useful Resources for Finding Instances

    Join-Lemmy.org instance list - Official instance list.

    Lemmy Explorer - Nice list of all instances with sorting and filters.

    Fedidb instance list - Much faster to load & browse than Lemmy Explorer, but less options for sorting and filtering. Great if you just wanna check the top few instances quickly

    Fediverse Observer map - Shows where all the Lemmy servers are physically located

    Fediverse Observer list - Probably my least favourite of the options I know about, but it does exist. Fedidb and Lemmy Explorer are better.

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    [Discussion] Protecting ourselves from bot instances

    If you look at the top ~20 servers on fedidb, they are very clearly botswarms. Either intentionally set up that way, or accidentally due to turning off protections and not deleting users.

    You can tell this because they have 70,000 registered users, but only 10 of them are active.

    I believe we should pre-emptively defederate with botswarms before they're turned on. If the instance owners clear out the bots on their instances (like lemmy.ninja did) then they should be immediately refederated.

    I don't know about you guys, but I don't want this place to be drowned in spam as soon as they're activated.

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    PSA: Federation with Kbin currently broken

    github.com [Bug]: Lemmy 0.18.0 no longer federates outbound with non-Lemmy instances · Issue #3354 · LemmyNet/lemmy

    Requirements Is this a bug report? For questions or discussions use https://lemmy.ml/c/lemmy_support Did you check to see if this issue already exists? Is this only a single bug? Do not put multipl...

    [Bug]: Lemmy 0.18.0 no longer federates outbound with non-Lemmy instances · Issue #3354 · LemmyNet/lemmy

    Just so people are aware, Kbin users will not see your comments or get your votes.

    If you comment on a Kbin post, only other users on sh.itjust.works will see it. We are effectively defederated due to this bug. This affects all instances on 0.18.0, as far as I understand it.

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    The Worst Things About the Balkans

    This sub seems to be very western EU focused, so putting in a video about life here in the east seemed fun and interesting. Happy to answer any questions about life on this side of the continent.

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    This is Why I Don't Believe in God

    There doesn't seem to be a general-purpose atheist community yet, so here is the closest thing. I hope this link fits in with your community! If not, fully understand if it's deleted.

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    Shadowrun Storytime - "Taking the shot"

    cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/508825

    > This was an experienced group, and had been through quite a few runs by this point. After many runs working up the ladder, they'd managed to piss off all the local cops in Seattle, which was a perfect hook to pull them into the London Falling campaign. After that, they'd worked for most of the major corps by this point, so I wanted to do something in South America with Aztechnology. > > As a starting point, I ran a wetwork run. Nothing too crazy for this group at this stage of development. Get in to a AA corp HQ, kill a high-level executive, get out. What I wanted to happen is that they'd talk to an NPC in the room clearly signalling that she was impressed and wanted them to do a job for her. > > Oh boy, never count on your players to act rationally. They do the job pretty much as expected: decker gets into the security systems, face gets them through the front door, street sam sniper set up on the building across the road, and they finally get to the point where they can open the bulletproof windows for support fire as they go for the target. > > Face & mage go into the room, bullshit a bit with the target about some computer troubles, data tap goes on, decker opens the glass, target goes down. The NPC says she's impressed with the work and wants to give them a commlink number, maybe they'll call it if they want some higher pay. > > I barely get out "Impressive..." before the player playing the street sam says "I take the shot". > > "What shot?" > > "The shot on the witness" > > "Hey, just giving you a heads up here as the GM, she's offering you a..." > > "Don't care, I'm taking the shot. She's a witness." > > So, they excavate the brain cavity of the connection to this big campaign I had planned in South America, and had to sit down and re-do most of the setup for it. > > Maybe it's my fault? I can't exactly blame my players for being paranoid after instilling it into them xD

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    Aesop Rock - Klutz

    Even though this song isn't exactly new and everyone who calls themselves a hiphop head knows who Aesop is (regardless of whether you like his music or not), I thought I might as well post one of my fav tracks from my fav artist.

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    Ukraine @sh.itjust.works Barbarian @sh.itjust.works

    Perun - Ukraine's Counter Offensive (So far) - Attrition, Adaptation & What Next?

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    Shadowrun Source Book - Cutting Black Guide/Review

    cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/336160

    I'm only including the overall review, not the chapter-by-chapter breakdown because I hit Lemmy's character limit twice, and I cba to split it into multiple sections again. Just click the link above if you want to see the full breakdown.

    > TL;DR: The book is overall pretty good. It's not a literary masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but the chapters that work, work really well. There are also chapters that are awful, and you should just straight-up ignore. There are also some very questionable editing decisions that mean you have to cross-reference things across both ends of the book, but this is something that can be overcome by taking notes and assembling a timeline yourself. This started as a review, but ended up being more of a GM guide on how to use the book. I hope nobody minds terribly.

    >Overall, this book is really all over the place. Some terrible editing decisions, an awful chapter that should have never made it past the draft stage, and some questionable organizational decisions, but the chapters that work really work. I think it’s well worth it just for the Detroit Rupture/Detroit Now and UCrASh chapters. There’s lots of potential shadowruns here, and if the official timeline is too tight and you want your players to see more of this important moment in UCAS history, you can always tweak the timeline yourself to lengthen or shorten it. I really do think there’s a lot of value in this book, but it is a bit of a slog to get to it.

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    How to Join Lemmy and Find and Subscribe to Communities

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/61827

    Hello! Friendly neighbor over at sh.itjust.works popping in to lend a hand. Here's a very useful set of instructions and tips that have been floating about, I hope you find it useful too.

    You can ignore the "How to Join Lemmy" part if you're already happily set up on pathofexile-discuss.com, but the rest'll still be useful.

    > (These instructions are for using Lemmy in a browser. If you are using an app, some steps may differ.) > > ## How to Join Lemmy > > To use Lemmy, you need to be a member of one instance from the list at https://join-lemmy.org/instances. You will still be able to see content from anywhere, but the instance you choose will determine: > * What URL you use to log in to Lemmy, > * What content shows on the homepage when you select "Local" or "All", > * Who moderates your instance, and > * What rules you agree to when you sign up. > > Choose an instance that matches your interests, language, and region. (If you want more information about an instance, you can tap its "Join" button, which will show you its current homepage in the main view and its description in the sidebar. You can also check the tables here and here.) Please avoid joining instances that are already crowded (1K+ users/month). If an instance gets overcrowded, it can start running slowly or experiencing downtime, so choosing an uncrowded instance will give both you and others a better Lemmy experience. > > Once you have decided on an instance, tap its "Join" button to open it and then tap "Sign Up" in the upper-right corner. Fill out the form and wait for your account to be approved. > > When your account is approved, log in and customize your profile and settings. If you change your language settings, select "Undetermined" in addition to any languages you speak so that you can still see posts and comments that are not tagged as being in any particular language. > > ## How to Find and Subscribe to Communities > > There are four ways to find communities through Lemmy: > > 1. To browse communities that others in your instance are already subscribed to, tap the "Communities" tab at the top of the page and choose the "All" scope. Tapping on a community name will open it through your instance. > > 2. To browse communities across all instances, visit https://browse.feddit.de/. Tapping on the community's name will open it, but probably not through your instance (in which case the page will say that you are not logged in). Instead, follow these steps: > > a. Copy the community's URL or remote name. You can use the copy button next to the community name, you can open the community outside your instance and copy the URL from your address bar, or you can open the community outside your instance and copy the remote name (which will look like [email protected]) from the sidebar. > > b. In your instance, tap on the "🔍 Search" button in the upper toolbar. > > c. Make sure that you have chosen "All" for each of the four filters: "Type", "Scope", "Community", and "Creator". > > d. Paste the community's URL or remote name into the search field and tap "Search". > > e. One of the results should be the community shown as an icon, a name, and a subscriber count. If you do not see it, or it is buried too deep in the search results, try changing "Scope" to "Local". If that does not work, you may need to wait a bit and try again. > > f. Tap on the community in the search results to open it in your instance. > > 3. If you want an experience similar to Reddit's r/all, visit https://lemmy.directory/home/data_type/Post/listing_type/All/sort/Hot/page/1, which aggregates from these communities as described here. As in Option 2, you can copy and search for a community's URL to open it in your instance and subscribe to it. > > 4. If you don't see a community by browsing, subscribe to <https://lemmy.ml/c/findacommunity> and make a post about what you're looking for. > > Once a community is open in your instance, subscribe to it by tapping on the "Subscribe" button at the top of the sidebar. It will then appear in the "Subscribed" section of your "Communities" tab, and its posts will show on your home feeds. > > Can't find a community you're looking for? If your instance allows it, you can create the community yourself by tapping "Create Community" in the upper toolbar. >

    The simple version of that wall of text is if you're the first person on your instance to subscribe to a community:

    1. Get the URL (for example, https://lemmy.ml/c/lemmy)

    2. Go to the Communities page

    3. Search for that URL

    4. Change all search options to "All" (even "Communities")

    5. Click the federated link it gives you (for example, https://pathofexile-discuss.com/c/[email protected])

    6. Click subscribe

    Also, there's a new project for finding communities across instances! lemmyverse.net is a REALLY cool and easy way to find communities that you might want to subscribe to!

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    Steam Client Now Lets You Enable Hardware Acceleration on Linux

    9to5linux.com Steam Client Now Lets You Enable Hardware Acceleration on Linux - 9to5Linux

    Valve released a new stable Steam Client update that that enables hardware acceleration on Linux and brings an overhauled user interface.

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    Exurb1a: Big Oxygen

    A crazy sci-fi tale about alternative facts and belief systems

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    (Beehaw.org) ANNOUNCEMENT: defederating effective immediately from lemmy.world and sh.itjust.works

    cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/567170

    We've been defederated. Were there that many trolls/assholes on our server? What on earth happened while I was asleep?

    > hey folks, we'll be quick and to the point with this one: > > ##### we have made the decision to defederate from lemmy.world and sh.itjust.works. we recognize this is hugely inconvenient for a wide variety of reasons, but we think this is a decision we need to take immediately. the remainder of the post details our thoughts and decision-making on why this is necessary. > > --- > > we have been concerned with how sustainable the explosion of new users on Lemmy is--particularly with federation in mind--basically since it began. i have already related how difficult dealing with the explosion has been just constrained to this instance for us four Admins, and increasingly we're being confronted with external vectors we have to deal with that have further stressed our capabilities (elaborated on below). > > an unfortunate reality we've also found is we just don't have the tools or the time here to parse out all the good from all the bad. all we have is a nuke and some pretty rudimentary mod powers that don't scale well. we have a list of improvements we'd like to see both on the moderation side of Lemmy and federation if at all possible--but we're unanimous in the belief that we can't wait on what we want to be developed here. separately, we want to do this now, while the band-aid can be ripped off with substantially less pain. > > aside from/complementary to what's mentioned above, our reason for defederating, by and large, boils down to: > - these two instances' open registration policy, which is extremely problematic for us given how federation works and how trivial it makes trolling, harassment, and other undesirable behavior; > - the disproportionate number of moderator actions we take against users of these two instances, and the general amount of time we have to dedicate to bad actors on those two instances; > - our need to preserve not only a moderated community but a vibe and general feeling this is actually a safe space for our users to participate in; > - and the reality that fulfilling our ethos is simply not possible when we not only have to account for our own users but have to account for literally tens of thousands of new, completely unvetted users, some of whom explicitly see spaces like this as desirable to troll and disrupt and others of whom simply don't care about what our instance stands for > > as Gaywallet puts it, in our discussion of whether to do this: > > > There's a lot of soft moderating that happens, where people step in to diffuse tense situations. But it's not just that, there's a vibe that comes along with it. Most people need a lot of trust and support to open up, and it's really hard to trust and support who's around you when there are bad actors. People shut themselves off in various ways when there's more hostility around them. They'll even shut themselves off when there's fake nice behavior around. There's a lot of nuance in modding a community like this and it's not just where we take moderator actions- sometimes people need to step in to diffuse, to negotiate, to help people grow. This only works when everyone is on the same page about our ethos and right now we can't even assess that for people who aren't from our instance, so we're walking a tightrope by trying to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. That isn't sustainable forever and especially not in the face of massive growth on such a short timeframe. > > > > Explicitly safe spaces in real life typically aren't open to having strangers walk in off the street, even if they have a bouncer to throw problematic people out. A single negative interaction might require a lot of energy to undo. > > and, to reiterate: we understand that a lot of people legitimately and fairly use these instances, and this is going to be painful while it's in effect. but we hope you can understand why we're doing this. our words, when we talk about building something better here, are not idle platitudes, and we are not out to build a space that grows at any cost. we want a better space, and we think this is necessary to do that right now. if you disagree we understand that, but we hope you can if nothing else come away with the understanding it was an informed decision. > > this is also not a permanent judgement (or a moral one on the part of either community's owner, i should add--we just have differing interests here and that's fine). in the future as tools develop, cultures settle, attitudes and interest change, and the wave of newcomers settles down, we'll reassess whether we feel capable of refederating with these communities. > > thanks for using our site folks.

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    Find a Community @lemmy.ml Barbarian @sh.itjust.works

    Official mod team of /r/Counterstrike has made a Kbin magazine

    You can subscribe to this like any Lemmy community with the following:

    [email protected]

    https://kbin.social/m/cs

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    How to Join Lemmy and Find and Subscribe to Communities

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/61827

    Hello friends! Friendly neighbor over at sh.itjust.works popping in to lend a hand. Here's a very useful set of instructions and tips that have been floating about, I hope you find it useful too.

    You can ignore the "How to Join Lemmy" part if you're already happily set up on startrek.website, but the rest'll still be useful.

    I'm happy to answer any questions people may have!

    > (These instructions are for using Lemmy in a browser. If you are using an app, some steps may differ.) > > ## How to Join Lemmy > > To use Lemmy, you need to be a member of one instance from the list at https://join-lemmy.org/instances. You will still be able to see content from anywhere, but the instance you choose will determine: > * What URL you use to log in to Lemmy, > * What content shows on the homepage when you select "Local" or "All", > * Who moderates your instance, and > * What rules you agree to when you sign up. > > Choose an instance that matches your interests, language, and region. (If you want more information about an instance, you can tap its "Join" button, which will show you its current homepage in the main view and its description in the sidebar. You can also check the tables here and here.) Please avoid joining instances that are already crowded (1K+ users/month). If an instance gets overcrowded, it can start running slowly or experiencing downtime, so choosing an uncrowded instance will give both you and others a better Lemmy experience. > > Once you have decided on an instance, tap its "Join" button to open it and then tap "Sign Up" in the upper-right corner. Fill out the form and wait for your account to be approved. > > When your account is approved, log in and customize your profile and settings. If you change your language settings, select "Undetermined" in addition to any languages you speak so that you can still see posts and comments that are not tagged as being in any particular language. > > ## How to Find and Subscribe to Communities > > There are four ways to find communities through Lemmy: > > 1. To browse communities that others in your instance are already subscribed to, tap the "Communities" tab at the top of the page and choose the "All" scope. Tapping on a community name will open it through your instance. > > 2. To browse communities across all instances, visit https://browse.feddit.de/. Tapping on the community's name will open it, but probably not through your instance (in which case the page will say that you are not logged in). Instead, follow these steps: > > a. Copy the community's URL or remote name. You can use the copy button next to the community name, you can open the community outside your instance and copy the URL from your address bar, or you can open the community outside your instance and copy the remote name (which will look like [email protected]) from the sidebar. > > b. In your instance, tap on the "🔍 Search" button in the upper toolbar. > > c. Make sure that you have chosen "All" for each of the four filters: "Type", "Scope", "Community", and "Creator". > > d. Paste the community's URL or remote name into the search field and tap "Search". > > e. One of the results should be the community shown as an icon, a name, and a subscriber count. If you do not see it, or it is buried too deep in the search results, try changing "Scope" to "Local". If that does not work, you may need to wait a bit and try again. > > f. Tap on the community in the search results to open it in your instance. > > 3. If you want an experience similar to Reddit's r/all, visit https://lemmy.directory/home/data_type/Post/listing_type/All/sort/Hot/page/1, which aggregates from these communities as described here. As in Option 2, you can copy and search for a community's URL to open it in your instance and subscribe to it. > > 4. If you don't see a community by browsing, subscribe to <https://lemmy.ml/c/findacommunity> and make a post about what you're looking for. > > Once a community is open in your instance, subscribe to it by tapping on the "Subscribe" button at the top of the sidebar. It will then appear in the "Subscribed" section of your "Communities" tab, and its posts will show on your home feeds. > > Can't find a community you're looking for? If your instance allows it, you can create the community yourself by tapping "Create Community" in the upper toolbar. >

    The simple version of that wall of text is if you're the first person on your instance to subscribe to a community:

    1. Get the URL (for example, https://lemmy.ml/c/lemmy)

    2. Go to the Communities page

    3. Search for that URL

    4. Change all search options to "All" (even "Communities")

    5. Click the federated link it gives you (for example, https://startrek.website/c/[email protected])

    6. Click subscribe

    EDIT: Also, there's a new project for finding communities across instances! lemmyverse.net is a REALLY cool and easy way to find communities that you might want to subscribe to!

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    Find a Community @lemmy.ml Barbarian @sh.itjust.works

    cross-posted from: https://mastodon.scot/users/Stoat/statuses/110544618609672068

    > startrek.website is a partnership between /r/StarTrek and /r/DaystromInstitute from Reddit, they've both locked their subs over there for good. Follow @startrek for all your Trek needs. 🖖 :trek: > > \#StarTrek

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    "Where's the decker?"

    cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/82851

    > I thought I'd share this funny story as it's easier to write than the Cutting Black review (coming soon). > > It was the first session for a bunch of new players. I did the run I normally do for chummers: kill a gang leader called Chumkicker, frame another gang by copying their signature style. So, they decide to frame the Leather Devils as they have a bike fancy enough to make it work. > > Their plan isn't bad, but I spot a pretty obvious hole in it and keep it to myself. They have the decker set up on the street corner to mess with smartlink systems and stuff, they have the mage make a big enough distraction to pull them out of the building, and they have the street sam & rigger do the actual drive-by. > > The mage does the distraction (trid phantasm) from inside his car, and drives off as soon as the gang members start coming outside to investigate. > > The street sam & rigger come roaring down the street, and while the decker is data spiking all the smartgun systems, they get the mark and roar off. > > The decker is now alone, on a street corner, with no exit plan and the entire gang looking around for anybody associated with the hit. > > What follows is a looney tunes escape, where he gets shot twice while summoning his scooter (yes, scooter. He blew all his starting nuyen on the best cyberdeck money could buy), and hops on and tries to drive away. Unfortunately, he doesn't have pilot ground vehicle trained, so he's rolling like 2 dice each combat round trying to gain speed. He eventually critically glitches and abandons the broken scooter, and tries to run on foot. He also does not have Running trained, btw. > > While all of this is going on, the rest of the party has met up, starts high-fiving (the players knew what was going on, kudos to them for staying in character and not metagaming), and one of them asks "Where's the decker?". They all turn pale as they realize what happened, and get back on their respective vehicles trying to rescue him. > > By the time they get there, the decker's been shot a few more times, managed to lose them for a few combat rounds in a crowd but is bleeding profusely, and another shot finally knocks him out cold (burned edge permanently to not die). As he's laying there, with the gang members coming to finish him off, the rest of the party roars in, starts a short gunfight and rescues him. > > Moral of the story: have an exit plan for everyone.

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    www.bitecode.dev This is valid Python syntax

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    > Some surprising, but valid, python syntax examples.

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