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Mbin Sharkey

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Reddit seem to have switched to the newer, even shittier UI by default.
  • I disagree, you can see so much on the old layout specifically because it's a wall of text. The new layout is unnecessarily bloated and takes up your whole screen on every device you view it from, so you can barely see more than one or two posts at a time. It removes the ability for the user to freely scroll and look at things that interest them, and forces the user's attention onto exactly what the algorithm wants them to. The new layout removes a ton of agency from the user.

  • Threads is automatically hiding comments that mention Pixelfed
  • This only hides content locally for Threads users, it doesn't affect visibility from any other fedi platform. It's not that different from a Lemmy instance downvoting a comment to the point of being auto-hidden; it still exists but requires an extra click to see from your instance, and the rest of the fediverse can access it normally.

  • MAR10 Day 2024 - Nintendo
  • Nintendo isn't against emulation. They're against piracy, which Yuzu was facilitating. None of the emulators that don't have specific support for unreleased games have been touched so far.

  • For some Helldivers 2 players, the fascist role-play has gone too far
  • As somebody in both communities, these people are outliers, by far. I'd say 95% of the randoms I play with in either game are decent folk who aren't trying to ruin other people's fun. Even if the random player is way too underleveled for the mission and picked 4 support weapon strategems not knowing what they are and keeps getting stuck in respawn loops, everybody has been friendly and helpful, because that's the democratic way. Anybody who tries to make the lives of their fellow players miserable is a dirty traitor and will be court-martialed.

  • Mr Beast is an evil guy that show how capitalisim can turn poor people into clowns to entertain rich people.
  • That's quite the escalation. Mr Beast isn't making people kill each other.

  • Helldivers 2 boss apologizes for 'horrible' dev comments, says Arrowhead has 'taken action internally to educate our developers'
  • Good on them for acknowledging what was a pretty terrible response to player complaints. It's one thing to be firm in your balancing decisions, but it's another thing to demean your players over it.

    That said, the responses from a lot of the players were also really over-the-top to begin with. Hopefully Arrowhead is able to remedy this combativeness between the studio and the community. A live service game really only does well when the developers are on the same wavelength as their players.

  • Get in there, Helldivers 2's mechs are officially confirmed to be on the way "soon"
  • The mechs are cool, but I've got a feeling that their use case will be very situational. I'm more excited for the other vehicles that we should also be getting soon.

  • Settlement for the Yuzu Nintendo Switch emulator also resulted in takedown of the Citra 3DS emulator created by the same developers.
  • That fork seems like a cash grab considering it already has a Patreon.

    Have they learned nothing from the lawsuit?

  • Supreme Court Rules Trump Stays on Colorado Ballot
  • Even though it may seem disappointing, this was realistically the right call. You know what they say about broken clocks, and all.

    They didn't say he couldn't be removed from the ballot, just that it's a federal issue to solve and not a state one. And had they allowed it, that precedent would have been abused almost immediately and been back in the court's review all over again and would have resulted in a ton of dramatic and divisive political theater in the meantime.

    Though, it does highlight some significant flaws in our electoral process. There's a lot of conflict between what the states and what the fed should be able to do for elections. The whole system needs to be revamped, IMO. Why each state sets their own rules is baffling to me in the first place; the Presidency affects the entire country, not just the states, so I don't get why we aren't going by nationwide popular vote instead of "California's electors picked Candidate A even though the majority of the voters picked Candidate B, and Iowa voters did a collective Hokey Pokey in a big expo center and decided on Candidate C", etc.

  • Switch emulator creator settles Nintendo lawsuit for $2.4m | VGC
  • I wonder why they settled

    I'd imagine because they charged for access to piracy-specific functions of the tool and knew they couldn't argue a case.

    It was a dumb move for them to add functionality for unreleased games in the first place, and an even worse move to charge money for it. It makes it a lot harder to convince a court that your tool is for backup/archival purposes only, when you have features that could only work with pirated materials.

  • Unmoderated and now extremely delayed federation - is it time to move?
  • Well ain't this just unfortunate timing.

  • Unmoderated and now extremely delayed federation - is it time to move?
  • Does anybody happen to have contact with Ernest outside of Kbin? It's a little concerning that his last update over a month ago was that he was going in for a medical procedure and that he'd only be gone for a few days. I hope he's doing alright.

  • Roku TV bricked until agreeing to new terms of service
  • Eh, the built-in speakers on most TVs these days are all pretty trash across the board. You pretty much need a sound bar at the very least, these days.

  • Antisemitic teens terrorizing Jewish teacher with Hitler jabs, death threats as NYC school refuses to discipline them: ‘I live in fear’: lawsuit
  • I don't think drawing Hitler mustaches on your face and going classroom to classroom throwing up the Nazi salute is just "kids being kids". That seems like a real dangerous means of sweeping Nazism under the rug.

  • What does Lemmy do better than Reddit?
  • Unfortunately, it still happens even here on Lemmy. I don't think we see it as much because most communities here have far fewer mods than adjacent Reddit subs on average, but occasionally you'll find a mod here who thinks they know better than their community and does whatever they feel like.

  • What does Lemmy do better than Reddit?
  • I feel like that trope doesn't really ring true these days, as most of the "general purpose" instances are pretty moderate. Back when Lemmy was still just a small handful of instances, that was definitely the case, but I think the wider adoption has balanced things out a bit closer toward center, overall.

  • Android Microphone Snooping
  • Crazy that they wrote an entire article for one guy's conversation about motor oil. Sounds like a really effective use of resources that is very real and not made up.

  • Hands up if you want to volunteer for layoffs, IBM tells staff
  • IBM is still just as active, just not in the consumer markets anymore. They're big into industry research and more specialized computing these days.

  • What YouTube channels post content similar to TV shows?
  • I also recommend Pluto.TV for anybody who enjoys Plex's live TV. They've got a similar business model in place (watch for free with regularly-scheduled ads, like normal TV), and some different content sources (as well as some overlapping sources). Like Plex, it also doesn't require any account to watch. It also has an app for most TV platforms.

  • Oprah Exits Weight Watchers Board After Admitting She Took Weight Loss Meds, Stock Tumbling
  • "But she's so empowering!" the fans will say, nevermind the fact that she only seems to "empower" fraudsters.

  • Is there a term for the aesthetic used in the Dawning?

    The sort of "winter fantasy" theme the armor sets all have remind me of something from my childhood that I can't quite place. Sort of Narnia-ish, but not quite. But I feel like there's gotta be a name for this design theme. "Regal Christmas"?

    I just really dig the art direction for the Dawning stuff. This year's armor is kinda mid, but I put last year's Pruina Luster set back on and it's just so good. Even just the font they used for the Dawning logo in the trailer fits this theme so well. I just wish there was a name for it so I could find more stuff like this. I'm not a very Christmas-sy guy, but something about the Dawning visuals just hits.


    Does anybody know of a setting for the PS Media Remote that will let me control the volume from a Wohome soundbar?

    I've got a cheap Wohome soundbar from Amazon that I've been using for a while now, and there's no option for this in the PS5's Media Remote settings, so I've had to use two remotes when doing media playback.

    I was wondering if anybody knew if there's a compatible option in the menu that'd work with this soundbar? I'd love to be able to control the volume without having to switch remotes.


    Flipboard has begun testing ActivityPub federation of user accounts Flipboard: Your Social Magazine

    Mike McCue - Hello Fediverse. I'm posting this tonight from my federated Flipboard profile! We're now testing our #ActivityPub integration starting with my account. You can follow me here to see all the stories I'm curating about things like startups, photography and of course, the #Fediverse. Curio...

    Flipboard: Your Social Magazine

    > > > Mike McCue - Hello Fediverse. I'm posting this tonight from my federated Flipboard profile! We're now testing our #ActivityPub integration starting with my account. You can follow me here to see all the stories I'm curating about things like startups, photography and of course, the #Fediverse. Curious to hear your thoughts on how this is working. We’ll incorporate your feedback as we make more progress on federating Flipboard. Stay tuned for lots more soon. > >


    2.01 patch should be out tomorrow (10/5/23)


    Texas residents with fake service dogs will be fined $1k under HB 4164

    > > > HB 4164, which passed both chambers and took effect on September 1, makes the false representation of animals as service animals a crime punishable by $1,000 and up to 30 hours of community service. Both locals and legislators alike are saying the misrepresentation of service dogs has increased challenges for those really in need. > > > > “HB 5206 (a companion bill) should help restore the reputation that trained service dogs have earned and limit negative interactions that service dogs experience,” Texas Rep. Vikki Goodwin (R-47) told the Texas Council for Development Disabilities. > >


    Shaxx's Chicken Sandwich

    Look, I know that looking at somebody's AI conversations is about as interesting as listening to somebody tell you about a dream they had. But this genuinely tickled me today, and I thought I'd share it with you all. Mods, if you feel this is a poor fit, I'll gladly delete this post.

    I asked ChatGPT to speak as Lord Shaxx. Surprisingly, it does a pretty good job of convincingly imitating Destiny characters. So after goofing around with it for a while, I asked "Shaxx" how he'd make a chicken sandwich, and got a pretty promising recipe in return. It's hard not to hear his voice as I read it. All the caps-lock shouting is from the original output, I've made no adjustments here.

    > > > GUARDIAN, LISTEN UP! I, Lord Shaxx, may be known for the Crucible, but today, I'll help you create a CHICKEN SANDWICH that'll make the Traveler itself proud! Here's how to forge a sandwich of EPIC PROPORTIONS: > > > > Ingredients: > > > > For the chicken: > > > > * 2 BONELESS, SKINLESS chicken breasts > * A SEASONING BLEND (a mix of your favorite spices for that Crucible flair) > * 1 cup CRUCIBLE-FORGED SAUCE (a marinade of your choosing) > * 1 cup LIGHT-INFUSED FLOUR (standard all-purpose flour works too) > * 1 teaspoon SOLARFLARE PAPRIKA > * 1/2 teaspoon VOID-DUST GARLIC POWDER > * 1/2 teaspoon ARCSTORM ONION POWDER > * RADIANT OIL (or regular vegetable oil, if that's what you've got) > > > > For assembling the sandwich: > > > > * 4 LEGENDARY HAMBURGER BUNS > * VEX-GROWN LETTUCE LEAVES > * CABAL-ENGINEERED TOMATO SLICES > * FALLEN-SPLICED RED ONION RINGS > * MELTED HIVE CHEESE (your preferred variety) > * GHOST-MADE MAYONNAISE > * SIVA-INFUSED MUSTARD > > > > Instructions: > > > > 1. Prepare the Chicken: > > > > * Season those chicken breasts with the chosen Crucible seasoning blend. Make 'em sing with flavor! > * Dunk the seasoned chicken into the Crucible-forged sauce for AT LEAST 30 MINUTES to imbue them with power. > > > > 1. Coating the Chicken: > > > > * In another bowl, combine the Light-infused flour, Solarflare paprika, Void-dust garlic powder, and Arcstorm onion powder. > * Take the chicken out of the marinade, let the excess drip off, and coat them generously in the Light-infused flour mixture. > > > > 1. Frying the Chicken: > > > > * Heat up that Radiant oil to a blazing 350-375°F (175-190°C) in your chosen cooking vessel. > * GENTLY place those breaded chicken pieces into the scorching oil and cook for around 6-8 minutes on each side. You want 'em golden and CRISPY, with an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). > > > > 1. Assembling the Sandwich: > > > > * Toast those legendary hamburger buns until they GLEAM like the Traveler itself. > * Spread Ghost-made mayonnaise and SIVA-infused mustard liberally across the buns. > * Start with the Vex-grown lettuce, then HEROICALLY place a Solar-charged chicken breast atop the bun. > * Top it with Cabal-engineered tomato slices, Fallen-spliced red onion rings, and a molten layer of Hive cheese. > * Finally, cap it off with the top bun, and behold, your Crucible-inspired chicken sandwich awaits! > > > > 1. Serve and Prevail: > > > > * Offer your EPIC CREATION with PRIDE, alongside your chosen side dish, and savor the GLORY ON YOUR PLATE! > > > > Guardian, you've now MASTERED the art of crafting a chicken sandwich worthy of the Crucible. May it FUEL your battles, keep your LIGHT BURNING BRIGHT, and lead you to VICTORY after VICTORY! FIGHT ON, GUARDIAN! > >

    I'm tempted to put together a grocery list and take a crack at this!


    APD on-scene of shooting at Arboretum Shopping Center

    > > > AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department (APD) is on the scene of a shooting that occurred at the Arboretum Shopping Center Thursday evening. > > > > Reports indicate that two people have been killed and an additional person was injured. > >

    Not included in this report (yet) is that there are also reports of a bomb threat being involved, and the bomb squad is either on site or currently en route.

    EDIT: As of 6:33 PM, APD states there is no suspect in custody.


    > > > The Austin Police Department is requesting assistance. If you have any photographs or videos from the shooting incident that took place on Thursday, August 31, 2023 around 5:00PM, please submit them here. > >



    Boxxy was the proto-egirl.


    "Republicans are Dangerous" - Steve Hofstetter

    In this YT Short, stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter covers some quick statistics on violent crime rates in Democrat vs Republican-controlled states.

    /kbin meta Chozo

    Will /kbin eventually support the more "advanced" microblog platforms like Misskey or Firefish?

    It looks like right now, you can view /kbin users and content from Misskey and Firefish instances, but not the other way around; I'm not able to view my accounts from either of those instances here on /kbin. From what I can tell, I can only view content from Mastodon and Pixelfed instances.

    Since it seems like a lot of users are moving from Mastodon to the newer, prettier platforms like Firefish, do we know if /kbin will eventually incorporate that content?

    Reddit Chozo

    With the way Spez keeps trying to gamify Reddit, it's starting to feel like he's trying to make a super corporate remake of OMGPop/I'm In Like With You, for those who happen to remember that short-liv

    With the way Spez keeps trying to gamify Reddit, it's starting to feel like he's trying to make a super corporate remake of OMGPop/I'm In Like With You, for those who happen to remember that short-lived social/gaming platform. The addition of all sorts of new currencies on Reddit and stupid things to spend them on, and the more interactive things they've been doing like leaning more heavily into /r/place, all make me suspect that they're going to try to make Reddit into a sort of gaming hub with a vague social media aspect to it.

    I wanted OMGPop to make a comeback, but this isn't how I wanted it. :(


    0 Coming Soon Near You: Bears

    Extreme heat and other weather events are driving bears closer to humans’ campgrounds and hiking trails—and that’s no good for either species.

    > > > “Bears have evolved to be these food-finding machines,” says Heather Johnson, a research wildlife biologist with the US Geological Survey Alaska Science Center and a member of the IUCN North American Bear Expert Team. Yet climate change is making it harder for them to find a meal in the wild. Bears prefer eating their natural foods—grasses, berries, pine seeds, and acorns. But droughts, for example, damage roots, shrivel berries on the vine, and force oaks to abort their acorns. > > > > So bears are becoming increasingly likely to scavenge from people. They’re good at it. “I did my work in some of the wildest places in Colorado, about as far from roads as you could get,” Johnson continues. When natural food was scarce, the bears she studied “would beeline 20 miles as the crow flies to go to where there's human developments, foraging on people's orchards and trailer parks for garbage.” When bears seek out human food, that puts them at greater risk of conflict with people—one they are likely to lose. > >

    0 AMD ‘Zenbleed’ bug can leak passwords from Ryzen CPUs

    Most patches for impacted CPUs won’t arrive until late 2023.

    AMD ‘Zenbleed’ bug can leak passwords from Ryzen CPUs

    > > > A new vulnerability impacting AMD’s line of Zen 2 processors — which includes popular CPUs like the budget-friendly Ryzen 5 3600 — has been discovered that can be exploited to steal sensitive data like passwords and encryption keys. Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy disclosed the “Zenbleed” bug (filed as CVE-2023-20593) on his blog this week after first reporting the vulnerability to AMD on May 15th. > > > > The entire Zen 2 product stack is impacted by the vulnerability, including all processors within the AMD Ryzen 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 7020 series, the Ryzen Pro 3000 / 4000 series, and AMD’s EPYC “Rome” data center processors. AMD has since published its anticipated release timeline for patching out the exploit, with most firmware updates not expected to arrive until later this year. > >


    Texas tops list of worst places to live and work in America, study says

    > > > Texas received 53 out of 350 points for its 2023 Life, Health & Inclusion score, giving it an F in its Top States grade and the lowest nationwide, securing its number one spot on the list. > >


    How do you guys feel about the Solstice event so far?

    There's been some significant changes to the gameplay loop this year, and I'm seeing a lot of mixed opinions. Interested to hear what you guys think!


    This Week In Destiny - 07/20/2023

    • A quick catch-up on Solstice 2023.
    • Our next Developer Insights article is around the corner.
    • The winner of the Bungie Foundation community emblem contest.
    • Is that... is that Ghost!?
    • Two Trials weapons are leaving the loot pool soon.
    • The new Solstice sunglasses are here.
    • Prime Gaming Rewards are back.
    • The weekly Destiny Player Report.
    • Our community's always amazing Art of the Week and Movie of the Week.

    A Texas mom was denied maternity leave after delivering a stillborn baby

    On May 7, after an induction and 15 hours of intense labor, Andres gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. The baby weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces.


    Andres was told that maternity leave does not apply to people in her situation, but instead is used for people who "give birth and care for a healthy newborn baby."


    Pilot, husband thrashed for 'torturing' 10-year-old domestic help in Delhi's Dwarka

    A 10-year-old girl working as a domestic help at a couple's house in southwest Delhi's Dwarka was allegedly beaten up by the two on Wednesday, following which a mob manhandled the duo.

    16 Delta passengers fall ill while stuck on tarmac for hours during blistering Las Vegas heatwave

    Delta Air Lines has apologized for the incident and said it is investigating the matter.

    Delta passengers fall ill while stuck on tarmac for hours during blistering Las Vegas heatwave

    A Delta Air Lines flight out of Las Vegas was canceled Monday after several passengers and at least one crew member fell ill amid "uncomfortable temperatures" on the plane as they waited for it to take off during an unrelenting heatwave, the airline said.

    Multiple customers on Flight 555, which had been bound for Atlanta from Harry Reid International Airport, were seen by first responders, including a passenger and a flight attendant who had to be transported to a local hospital, according to Delta.