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Why am I so tired?
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  • Trump Docket: Smith could invoke 'nearly 140 years' of history to appeal Mar-a-Lago dismissal
  • Notice when news sites use Trump photos framed to show his ear bandage prominently.

  • Heathcliff without Heathcliff 7/20/2024
  • Robophobes are the real problem, you think you know a person!

  • Broken wind turbine blade, nearly the length of a football field, settles on ocean floor off Nantucket, officials say
  • But would people still swim in a pool if they could see the wind turbine blade on the bottom? What if it were an L-shaped pool?

  • Count on Critters
  • If you look up this artist, which I don't recommend, you'll find this on their About page:

    I am a centuries old racist cryptid. I cannot be stopped, I cannot be killed. I am fueled by my intense racism.

    The rest of the comics very much live up to this statement, and then some. This is a Nazi comic, comparing minorities to insects.

  • Anyone getting 2016 Déjà vu?
  • I dislike Harris' police background but I find it difficult to argue that the Biden admin doesn't do a lot of good. I dislike a lot of people in politics more than Kamala, and her opponent more than most. Plus, someone "joked" about a Harris/AOC ticket, which I find way too exciting to believe is possible.

    I don't really find it worthwhile to draw comparison's to Hilary or her failed campaign. The circumstances are different, the candidates are very different. At least Harris is comparatively young and vibrant, possibly enough to energize some otherwise apathetic people to the polls.

  • The Whole Murder Thing, I'm Guessing
  • I guess I'm going fully red-string crazy because yeah, we've been under a russian propaganda storm for years now and like... why does the cia just let them? I think we have to recognize that the global information apparatus is allied against the ignorant public, their mutual targets.

  • No PS3 backwards compatibility
  • Ah, that sounded familiar as you described it! Thanks for the correction and context! I'd forgotten how early into multicore we still were. Well that also explains why it doesn't have specific fans then, it's "basically" "just" parallel programming (which people still don't understand!)

    Yeah the university running a PS3 cluster was fun news! I recall there being a brief run on the devices as people thought there'd be sudden academic demand for them as supercomputers. I think you could run "folding at home" on them as a screensaver? Which (if I remember right) kind of would make ps3 the biggest research computing cluster around for a while!

  • The Nation: Silicon Valley is fully MAGA-Pilled
  • I had essentially the same reaction. Tech shops are hard to unionize (see above for why, hah) but I think "joint equal ownership" as rebranding for starting a union shop is a good approach to poaching some people out of the capitalist system.

    Anyway, here's the post:

    https://lemmy.sdf.org/post/19592490

  • The Nation: Silicon Valley is fully MAGA-Pilled
  • Hah, yeah I suppose so!

    Also, and this is wild I know, I live in New Orleans and somehow did not know about Joseph Déjacque! So thanks for the links, I've got some books to add to my reading material it seems.

  • The taste of 🦅🇺🇲 Freedom 🇺🇸🦅
  • I saw a statistics that 12% of Americans eat 50% of all beef produced in the USA and I cannot stop thinking about it. Everytime I eat a burger I wonder if I've passed into the 12%. When I look at a stack like this, I see a beef 1%er

  • The taste of 🦅🇺🇲 Freedom 🇺🇸🦅
  • Nothing came to mind but my hand sympathetically grasped at my heart the moment I saw it. If I had pearls, they'd be clutched!

  • Is Trump's oversized bandage a coverup?
  • Skepticism, also spelled scepticism (from the Greek σκέπτομαι skeptomai, to search, to think about or look for), refers to a doubting attitude toward knowledge.

    It doesn't require evidence to be a skeptic, merely to question claims made by others. When only dogma and hearsay exist, a skeptic should draw no conclusions.

    However, regarding Trump, based on past evidence of his behavior, a skeptic could assume a high probability of deception in some form.

  • An angry admin shares the CrowdStrike outage experience
  • Our administrator is understandably a little bitter about the whole experience as it has unfolded, saying, "We were forced to switch from the perfectly good ESET solution which we have used for years by our central IT team last year.

    Sounds like a lot of architects and admins are going to get thrown under the bus for this one.

    "Yes, we ordered you to cut costs in impossible ways, but we never told you specifically to centralize everything with a third party, that was just the only financially acceptable solution that we would approve. This is still your fault, so we're firing the entire IT department and replacing them with an AI managed by a company in Sri Lanka."

  • No PS3 backwards compatibility
  • I always wondered about the legacy of the Cell architecture, which seems to have gone nowhere. I've never seen a developer praise it, and you can find devs who love just about every silly weird computer thing. Like, surely someone out there (emu devs?) have respect for what Cell was doing, right?

    I've never understood it. Multicore processors already existed (the X360 had a triple-core processor, oddly) so I'm not clear what going back to multiple CPUs accomplished. Cell cores could act as FPUs also, right? PS3 didn't have dedicated GPU, right?

    Such a strange little system, I'm still amazed it ever existed. Especially the OG ones that had PS2 chips in them for backwards compatability! Ah, I miss my old PS3.

  • WARNING: Spoilers for "Deadpool & Wolverine" have found their way online. Please exercise caution when visiting Marvel-related Internet spaces.
  • I like the part where Deadpool steals Wolverine's pipe and then he yells, like, "DEAD-POOOOOOL!!!"

  • Choose your fighter!
  • This pretty common now. Streaming and internet in general have made music so accessible (and private) that music-as-lifestyle subcultures are dying off due to genre intermixing.

  • Choose your fighter!
  • Premium DLC, 1% of all funds generated go to the Crystal Deodorant Foundation.

  • Seriously, how? 🤔
  • The paintings are the wizard equivalent of an LLM trained on all your social media posts.

  • Commanding the Room: The Spread of Christian Nationalism in Louisiana Politics

    antigravitymagazine.com Commanding the Room

    “But it is dominion that we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after. World conquest… we must never settle for anything less.” —George Grant, The Changing of the Guard: Biblical Bluepri...

    Commanding the Room

    I really enjoyed this high level review of how we got to where we are, and where they're trying to take us. From my favorite local left wing rag.

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    PlayStation has no games!

    cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/35692489

    > A callback to the PS3 early days.

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    Ashes: Hard Reset OST by John S. Weekley

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16392555

    > Ashes: Hard Reset OST by John S. Weekley > > I saw over the weekend that the soundtrack had been released ahead of the upcoming (!) prequel (‼️) to the amazing series of Doom mods. The Ashes series rules, play them if you haven't. The soundtracks also rule and I had the Afterglow OST in heavy rotation all last year. > > This one is pretty good. Very heavy with callbacks to the previous OSTs and to the original Doom's music. "Romero Waiting for the Train" is particularly fun for it's mix-in of my favorite OG track. I can't wait to wander more post-apocalyptic subways to this groovy tune!

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    Ashes: Hard Reset OST by John S. Weekley

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16392555

    > Ashes: Hard Reset OST by John S. Weekley > > I saw over the weekend that the soundtrack had been released ahead of the upcoming (!) prequel (‼️) to the amazing series of Doom mods. The Ashes series rules, play them if you haven't. The soundtracks also rule and I had the Afterglow OST in heavy rotation all last year. > > This one is pretty good. Very heavy with callbacks to the previous OSTs and to the original Doom's music. "Romero Waiting for the Train" is particularly fun for it's mix-in of my favorite OG track. I can't wait to wander more post-apocalyptic subways to this groovy tune!

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    Ashes: Hard Reset OST by John S. Weekley

    I saw over the weekend that the soundtrack had been released ahead of the upcoming (!) prequel (‼️) to the amazing series of Doom mods. The Ashes series rules, play them if you haven't. The soundtracks also rule and I had the Afterglow OST in heavy rotation all last year.

    This one is pretty good. Very heavy with callbacks to the previous OSTs and to the original Doom's music. "Romero Waiting for the Train" is particularly fun for it's mix-in of my favorite OG track. I can't wait to wander more post-apocalyptic subways to this groovy tune!

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    Dad

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.dbzer0.com/post/17079090

    > Dad

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    Anyone remember an older YT animation?

    Back around 2007 or 2008 I think, I watched a very cool animation on Youtube. I cannot for the life of me remember the name, and i doubt it's still up since it used a well-known song as the audio track.

    It was a pretty standard (for the time) anime-style fight video, set to The Prodigy's "Smack my Bitch Up". It's cel-shaded CGI/3D, and starred a yellow-and-black Sentai-style character. I think he was like a robot superhero? The whole animation was basically a demoreel/pilot for an animator who wanted to launch a show based on the characters.

    If anyone remembers this or can find a link, I'd be very grateful! It was a cool fight scene (for the time), and it always bothers me when I vaguely remember a neat thing and can find no trace of it.

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    i'm just so happy there's stuff here at all

    Seriously! Thanks to all the meme makers out there for supporting Lemmy/Kbin/etc and keeping the alternatives to the corporate internet alive and fun!

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    A Woman Named Viktoria - Thief: The Dark Project OST

    When her theme kicks in at about 30s is around in the cutscene when I knew trusting her was going to be trouble. Something haunting and dangerous about it, almost circus-like in a way.

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    Layers of KETR

    This old meme format popped into my head, but honestly I was lost on what the best punchline would be.

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    My consolidated, last minute #RPGaDAY2023

    I totally missed that #RPGaDay2003 was a thing until like the 26th! So, inspired by James, I'm going to play catch up for this year all at once, and next August I'll try to get in on the daily game!

    First RPG played this year:

    Nobilis. Ran a hacked together "3.9 Edition" using Glitch and Chuubo's rules. Worked pretty well, but has already fallen apart due to adult scheduling.

    First RPG Gamemaster:

    Me! No intro, I dove in using the books and first principles! Then my best friend got in on it and ran a different game for our group! Good times!

    First RPG bought this year:

    Delta Green, I think.

    Most recent game bought:

    Also Delta Green, I believe, the Impossible Landscapes scenario book.

    Oldest Game Played:

    Brown pamphlet D&D, about as old as you can get unless I recreate the legendary Braunstein or Blackmoor games.

    Favourite game you never get to play:

    All of them, but FATE and Unknown Armies specifically. Goddamn, I'd love to run so many UA games!

    Smartest RPG you've played:

    I think they can all vary, depends on the group, the session, etc. Nobilis is easily the most consistently cerebral game I get into though.

    Favourite Character:

    I really enjoyed my Lord of Doomscrolling emo-kid Strategist from that recent Nobilis game. Hard to play favs though, I love them all in their times.

    Favourite Dice:

    FATE dice! I have a cool fire-and-ice set that I enjoy rolling quite a bit!

    Favourite tie-in fiction:

    I liked Dan Abnett's Inquisitor books (Warhammer 40K) more than I expected. Been meaning to reread them, see how they hold up.

    Weirdest game you've played:

    Human Occupied Landfill (HOL); or that homebrew Gamma World Gurps session that went some places. Both ages ago.

    Oldest Game you still play:

    I'd throw down one of the Basic clones I have (S&W, ACKS) in a heart beat for some old school dungeon stomping, but honestly anything I want to run seems to be old now: FATE, UA, Reign. I guess those all have good new editions though!

    Most memorable character demise:

    I don't recall any funny or heartfelt ones offhand. Character death has never featured heavily for me, and games where it is common you tend to have a chuckle at the 1st level fighter being melted by a slime trap WHILE the the mage accidentally fireballs them, then you roll up a new target dummy and forget about the last one.

    Favourite Convention Purchase:

    I hardly get to gaming conventions any more. Uhh... I got an awesome signed copy of Loony Labs' Pyramid Arcade at PAX South one year. That's an underappreciated collection of great games and it was tons of fun meeting and playing games with the owners!

    Favourite Con Module/One Shot:

    Meh, I never get into these. I do own several neat little games that are clearly convention one-off games, but I couldn't pick a fav of them.

    Game I wish I owned:

    Well, I DO own Nobilis 2nd (the GWB) which would be it if I didn't. I wish I had original books for a lot of classic games: Paranoia, various D&D, the first Vampire maybe, RIFTS, that kind of stuff.

    Funniest Game you've played?

    I had a good laugh at the Knights of the Dinner Table game, which is a pretty good farce of early D&D. My Nobilis games do tend to be pretty funny too.

    Favourite game system?

    FATE. I think Aspects are just the best idea ever. They work well with almost any other system, yet can also be the only mechanic if you want. Truly genius.

    Favourite published adventure?

    No idea, hardly ever us them. Impossible Landscapes does intrigue the shit out of me, as do megadungeons like Rappan Athuk that I've got sitting here. There's something amusing and thoughtful to me about a long,

    spoiler

    and in the end impossible to win

    , scenario that makes me want to explore them with a group.

    Will still play in 20 years time?

    FATE for sure! I'm a big fan of the One Roll Engine and I'm sure I'll still be breaking that out too!

    Favourite licensed RPG?

    Weapons of the Gods counts, I guess? Eventually turned into uh... Legends of the Wulin? Not sure what's going on with EOS Sama these days, or those properties. I don't get it licensed stuff much.

    Best Secondhand RPG Purchase?

    Ooh, a D&D Set 1 Basic Rules (red box) in very good condition that I just found at a thrift store one day!

    Coolest Looking RPG product/book?

    Uh, I'm just going to brag about owning the absolutely gorgeous Nobilis 2nd edition again! I also have a lot of very cool props and accessories for running D&D that I'm like never going to get to use!

    Complex / Simple RPG you play?

    For simple it's FATE. Like I said, you could literally have aspects and nothing else and have a very effective system.

    For complexity it's Burning Wheel. Just, all of the fucking Burning engine books. I don't understand how Crane and co had time to write these things, let alone play them!

    Unplayed RPG You Own?

    Far too many of them, sadly. Going to say Delta Green and Unknown Armies are the ones I most want to play right now.

    Favourite Character Sheet?

    I always design my own and I love them! My Nobilis sheets have been great, but my favorite is for a long abandoned RPG of my own design. It was way too complex and unfun to play, but that character sheet was gorgeous!

    Game I'd like a new edition of?

    I'm pretty good, haha, got new editions I haven't even gotten to yet! I do wish Weapons of the Gods / Legends of the Wulin had a better publisher and about a dozen more source books by Jenna Morran!

    Scariest game I've ever played?

    Tremulus, ran a pretty fun and spooky one-off with it for Halloween. But the scariest to come is the DG scenario I've been wanting to run. Got some good, spooky ideas for that one!

    Most memorable encounter?

    I once talked a kill team of Dragonblood assasins into joining our righteous cause in an Exalted game. That was pretty amazing, and really annoyed the DM since he hadn't planned for them having much personality, since he also hadn't planned on my pacifistic charming character being literally irresistible!

    Most obscure RPG that you've played?

    My own homebrews, surely. HOL, as mentioned, and a few other weird RPGs from that era like Feng Shui.

    Favourite RPG of all time?

    The most successful campaign I've run was with Diaspora, which is basically Traveller run with FATE. I really loved that game, and would run another session any time. Greg Stolze's Reign is way up there too.

    I think Unknown Armies is my favorite to just read and think about.

    Compare your answers with those from the first #RPGaDay.

    First time posting! I'll look forward to looking back next year though!

    Thanks for reading and happy gaming!

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