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The Smartest Zionist
  • Obviously the genocide the government of Israel is committing right now is horrific, but this begs the question: does any colonially-established and colonizer-ruled country have the right to exist? Like the USA? Canada? Australia?

  • Lords of the Fallen reboot Lords of the Fallen is getting a sequel in 2026, probably called Lords of the Fallen
  • What I don’t get is why Deck13 kicked ass with The Surge 2, showing they really know how to iterate and improve on a core concept really well, but now this IP was taken from them to be given to a completely different team?

    TBH I didn’t play LOTF but I really just want to see Deck13 make another game like LOTF or The Surge

  • I just saw a Youtube ad for penis enlargement

    I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this, but it’s the first place that came to mind.

    I just saw an ad on YouTube advertising penis enlargement pills with nothing but a video of a doctor that had a handful of jump cuts, and the video was paired with audio that had no noticeable cuts.

    Most notably, the doctor’s lips were clearly edited by an AI to make it look like what she was saying matched the audio, even though the video and audio were obviously recorded separately.

    I just think it’s downright fucking hilarious that YouTube now has the same ads that porn sites have. Damn, Google. What a dumpster fire.

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    What do you think of the term "short king" as a term that's supposed to champion body positivity for men?

    Body positivity is such a strange concept to me. There's efforts to reclaim words while simultaneously calling them bad if used as an insult. Ideally, people wouldn't be offended by someone describing their body with common descriptors, but socially there is so much value attributed to certain body types that it's almost impossible to avoid having an emotional response of some kind to various descriptors.

    For example, It's not bad to be fat, but calling someone "fat" is almost universally considered a bad thing. The same definitely seems to go for the idea of being "short."

    I'm asking this question because I can't put my finger on why but something seems to be different about the use of the term "short" from the use of the term "fat." I think that part of it is how, to me at least, the term "fat" is so generic and hard to nail down to a discrete definition, implying that the word really doesn't have a clear connection to reality. On the other hand, height is a single-dimensional number. You either are above a certain threshold, or you aren't.

    I recently learned that May 6th to May 10th is "short king week" because it's 5'6" to 5'10" which then prompted me to search for the origins of "short king" and apparently the person most-credited with popularizing the term is Jaboukie Young-White who claims the term was meant to include all men under 6 feet tall. The average adult male height is 5'9" leaving men considered roughly average to be called "short" which is still considered an insult by many.

    I dunno. As a term that was intended to champion body positivity compared with how the term is actually used, what do you think of "short king?"

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    Increase in Nz stickers on the streets?

    Has anyone else noticed a lot of white supremacist/nazi/racist/homophobic stickers trying to recruit people in the city lately? I’ve seen a lot near Coors Field and it’s extremely upsetting.

    I try to take them down or draw over them with sharpie if I can but I’m wondering if anyone else has noticed this uptick in fascist tags everywhere.

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    Imagine being “lol omg so rule” that you win an award

    Alt Text: Avi Wigderson, an Israeli-born mathematician, won what's known as "the Nobel Prize of computing" for his work on randomness.

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    So the customizable voices for my helldiver(s) implies there will be voices in a future warbond, right? In that case…

    Please oh PUHLEASE can we get a Zapp Brannigan voice for our Helldiver? I would buy the entire Warbond just for this voice.

    PLEASE

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    generulesity

    "No one who works here at CapitalOne would ever tip this much so we just wanted to double-check you were of sound mind when you did this! :)"

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    Political Memes @lemmy.world BmeBenji @lemm.ee

    The first thing I thought of when I saw this headline

    imgur.com "Supreme court"

    Discover the magic of the internet at Imgur, a community powered entertainment destination. Lift your spirits with funny jokes, trending memes, entertaining gifs, inspiring stories, viral videos, and so much more from users like BmeBenji.

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    First thing that came to mind when I saw this headline

    imgur.com "Supreme court"

    Discover the magic of the internet at Imgur, a community powered entertainment destination. Lift your spirits with funny jokes, trending memes, entertaining gifs, inspiring stories, viral videos, and so much more from users like BmeBenji.

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    www.theonion.com Women Explain Why They Became Tradwives

    The tradwives movement, which has recently exploded on TikTok, is composed of young women who espouse the joys of adhering to traditional family values in a patriarchal marriage. The Onion asked women why they decided to become tradwives, and this is what they said.

    Women Explain Why They Became Tradwives

    “No sense in letting my 40 identical gingham blouses go to waste.”

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    OLED Bluetooth Wake with Steam Controller?

    I read on Steam’s website that one of the new features of the Deck OLED was waking the Deck via a bluetooth controller. I was trying it out with my Steam Controller that has already been paired by putting the Deck to sleep while it was docked (which shut off my Steam Controller automatically) then waiting a few seconds (like 15), then powering the Steam Controller back on. The Steam button on the controller flashed for a while like it was looking for something to connect to, then it shut off and the Deck did not wake up.

    Is there a setting for either the Deck or the controller that enables wake via Bluetooth or is the Steam Controller just old enough that it won’t work? Or do I need to update the controller firmware?

    Any guidance here would be appreciated.

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    4-day workweek still going strong with U.K. companies : NPR

    The four-day workweek is proving to be the gift that keeps on giving.

    Companies that have tried it are reporting happier workers, lower turnover and greater efficiency. Now, there's evidence that those effects are long lasting.

    The latest data come from a trial in the U.K. In 2022, 61 companies moved their employees to a four-day workweek with no reduction in pay.

    They began it as a six-month experiment. But today, 54 of the companies still have the policy. Just over half have declared it permanent, according to researchers with the think tank Autonomy, who organized the trial along with the groups 4-Day Week Campaign and 4 Day Week Global.

    Follow-up surveys help to explain the four-day workweek's success. .

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    4-day workweek still going strong with U.K. companies : NPR

    The four-day workweek is proving to be the gift that keeps on giving.

    Companies that have tried it are reporting happier workers, lower turnover and greater efficiency. Now, there's evidence that those effects are long lasting.

    The latest data come from a trial in the U.K. In 2022, 61 companies moved their employees to a four-day workweek with no reduction in pay.

    They began it as a six-month experiment. But today, 54 of the companies still have the policy. Just over half have declared it permanent, according to researchers with the think tank Autonomy, who organized the trial along with the groups 4-Day Week Campaign and 4 Day Week Global.

    Follow-up surveys help to explain the four-day workweek's success.

    Improvements in physical and mental health, work-life balance, and general life satisfaction, as well as reductions in burnout, have been maintained over the past year, says sociologist Juliet Schor of Boston College, who's part of the research team. Workers report higher job satisfaction now than before the trial began.

    "The results are really stable. It's not a novelty effect," she says. "People are feeling really on top of their work with this new model."

    Similarly positive results are emerging from other four-day workweek trials, including in the U.S., Schor says.

    "Doesn't happen by magic"

    At a recent webinar, participating companies shared their experiences and tips for success.

    "It absolutely doesn't happen by magic," says Nicci Russell, CEO of the London-based water conservancy non-profit Waterwise. "You can't just drop a day and carry on as usual, because how stressful would that be?"

    Russell says after some initial teething problems, they managed to find efficiencies that allow all 10 employees to take Fridays off. They keep all meetings to 30 minutes and make sure those meetings start on time. They block off focus time on their calendars — sometimes even declaring Monk Mode Mondays. They're more mindful of the emails they send and of the time they spend going through their inboxes.

    "I only do my emails now at certain times of the day. I'm not drawn into them all day, every day," she says.

    At the end of the pilot, the staff at Waterwise were unanimous in their desire to continue the four-day week. A majority said they wouldn't consider a five-day-a-week job again unless presented with a significant pay raise.

    "It's brilliant for retention, which is super important in a teeny organization like ours," says Russell.

    No one-size-fits-all

    One important finding, researchers say, is that there is no one-size-fits-all recipe when it comes to the four-day workweek.

    At Merthyr Valleys Homes in South Wales, giving everyone Fridays off wouldn't have worked, says Ruth Llewellyn, who led the pilot at the housing cooperative.

    With 240 employees working in roles from customer service to home repairs and maintenance, they decided to keep their operations running from Monday through Friday.

    "For us, the thought of dropping repair service for our tenants one day a week meant that we wouldn't be providing the same service," Llewellyn says.

    Instead, employees work a variety of schedules depending on individual and team needs. Some have a set day off every week, while others are on a rolling schedule. Some employees work two half-days, and some still work five days a week but shorter hours, allowing them to drop off and pick up their children from school.

    The teams found time savings in different places. Some of the trades staff found they could reduce travel time to and from the building supplier with better planning around which materials they needed. Customer-facing teams found they could address smaller issues quickly over the phone.

    Employees are more motivated, employee performance has held consistent, and absences for illnesses have fallen, Llewellyn says.

    Yet the company is not committing to the four-day workweek forever — at least, not yet. Hoping for still more data, it extended the pilot and will re-evaluate the results later this spring.

    "We're really hopeful at that point that we can make it permanent," says Llewellyn.

    Why companies fail

    Of the 61 U.K. companies that joined the 2022 pilot, only a few have discontinued the four-day workweek.

    At one small consultancy, although the staff reported improved morale and the company reported a boost in efficiency, there were problems managing client and stakeholder expectations, according to feedback collected after the pilot.

    Researchers suggest that better external communications and more flexibility in adapting the policy to challenging conditions might have made a difference.

    "There is a suggestion that the organisation did not give the policy enough of a chance, and indications of a change of heart on the issue from management," the researchers wrote.

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