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  • One of the reasons billionaires can "clog up the system" is because Judges are actually really overworked.

    In Trump's Florida case there were only 5 judges who could potentially handle the case, 2 of them were retired and temporarily filing in to keep the system moving, and 3 of them were already booked out for the rest of the year, Eileen Cannon was a 50-50 draw for Trump in that district.

    Many cases plea out because it would take so long to go through the system, that between the waiting for the start of the trial and not getting time served it's less time to just take a plea.

    Bi-partisan bill to change temp judges to full time judges heading to the house. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/senate-passed-bill-on-judgeships-aims-to-help-overworked-courts

    More lawyers than judges has created a 2-tier justice system some world war 2. https://www.ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-library/abstracts/our-overloaded-judicial-system-what-cause-there-remedy

    Pandemic broke the system that was hanging by a thread. https://stateline.org/2024/01/25/shortage-of-prosecutors-judges-leads-to-widespread-court-backlogs/

  • FPV drone follows Russian soldiers into a house, detonating what appears to be a cache of anti-tank mines.
  • I'm so damn happy to support the people trying to keep those explosives out of the ground, where they'd lay for dozens of years waiting to maim future generations.

    I couldn't think of a better use for them than to blow up the people bringing them in.

    Fuck the front line of Russia and anyone who supports it.

  • Steam Deck game library now 29% larger than that of Nintendo Switch
  • Sounds like a deck is perfect for you, I'd recommend the refurbished 512 led (got one for mom, she's loving it, and hasn't had a single problem), or the smallest LCD and a large memory card.

    Emulation is a breeze, and it's a pretty powerful gaming PC in it's own right. I rarely push it, but I've run Witcher 3, which was as good as my 5 year old "gaming"laptop, and baldurs gate 3 runs decently. I've seen my buddy run 'no man's sky' at what looked like buttery 60fps, though he didn't have the overlay turned on. I'd recommend a cheap Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, and a kickstand unless you're going to play it hooked up to the TV, then you'll need a pass through power cable and usbc-> TV input adapter (HDMI), or the dock that they sell, but I haven't had reason to try one.

  • Greater Idaho movement: 13 counties in eastern Oregon have voted to secede and join Idaho
  • Ah yes, those vote suppressing Democrats...

    I do think there needs to be a dissolution of the parties, but accusing both sides of being the same is not valid nor useful in the state (lol, country?) that we currently live in.

  • Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker behind 'Super Size Me,' dies at 53
  • It's really not a hard thing to cut out... Especially with how much I've heard they cost these days, for the exact same shitty product.

    I used to go once in a while to get their shitty cheap breakfast burritos (thinking about it makes my mouth water), 2 for 2 Dollars.

    Last time I went I was out almost 5 dollars for the exact same shitty tiny breakfast burritos.

    I can get a giant hand made breakfast burrito for less than twice that. Or a carton of beaten eggs, Mexican cheese tortillas and sausage for the same price

  • Steam Deck game library now 29% larger than that of Nintendo Switch
  • Do you have a steam account already? Do you have a gaming pc of any variety?

    I love my deck, but I'm a nearly 20 year steam user. If you have a backlog and no steam account, why would you give yourself more of a backlog? (Although the emulation ability of the deck is fantastic, but again, why did a bigger back log hole?)

  • I'm tired...
  • You don't need to hit the sun dead center to incinerate something in the sun, just get it within the orbit of mercury and it'll take care of itself.

    Also what's wrong with firing it into an orbit that'll decay into the sun? You don't need to 1 shot these things.

  • Fuck cancer. In life I've had 3 categories of jobs, 49.99% fun job terrible boss, 49.99%fun boss terrible job. 3 years ago I finally found fun boss fun job (.02%), and boss just told me he's dying.

    I don't know how I got this job, sure it doesn't pay the best in the field, and you need lots of specialized training, and with that training you can go to much more prestigious work, but it pays enough. I don't know why the previous person to do it left (the commute was too much for her, but I would've moved closer if I was her). She trained me very briefly because I knew most of the ins and outs already, she told me the boss had been in and out of remission with bone cancer, but the last flair up was taken care of years ago.

    It's been 7 years since he was first diagnosed, and he's had 2 replacements, they won't do a third. He doesn't want to try the experimental treatments because he'd rather enjoy the time he has.

    I've worked for him for 3 years and I feel so greedy wanting to scream at him to try every avenue available. He has 3 amazing kids, a wife and in-laws who live him, he loves coming into work, he just finished renovating his forever home. And I don't want a different boss. I need more time with my mentor, my friend, the best boss I've ever had.

    I just learned this morning, and it's really raw, I need to get it off my chest, I don't want to steal time from his family, but I want to take from him as much as I can. He's a genius in the field, the person he's trying to get to replace him is remarkable younger guy, but he's my age, he doesn't have the life experience that I've found myself looking to my boss for.

    Fuck cancer.

    Thanks off my chest. Hug your loved ones. Tell your dog they're good, scratch your cat. Enjoy the moments of extra nice weather.

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    "evidence for modified gravity at low acceleration from Gaia observations of wide binary stars." A potential replacement for dark matter scaling? Any physicists want to try to answer some questions?
    phys.org Smoking-gun evidence for modified gravity at low acceleration from Gaia observations of wide binary stars

    A new study reports conclusive evidence for the breakdown of standard gravity in the low acceleration limit from a verifiable analysis of the orbital motions of long-period, widely separated, binary stars, usually referred to as wide binaries in astronomy and astrophysics.

    Smoking-gun evidence for modified gravity at low acceleration from Gaia observations of wide binary stars

    My understanding is the researcher took Gaia probe information and looked at "wide binary stars" (not sure what defines wide, but there must be a ton of them), within 650 light years of earth. They found the ones that accelerate the least (relative to each other? Rotationally?) are, and this is where I get confused, moving more efficiently around each other than their faster counterparts?

    This discrepancy is postulated to be due observations of the stars acting in different physics models based how much they're accelerating relative to each other?

    If this is correct (and the researcher is very transparent with their methods and using public data) would this up-end our models as much as I think it would? There's probably a lot of things interacting with other things at very low relative acceptable throughout the universe. Or is this just highlighting a truth we already knew, that there's a difference between the quantum and relative universes that we're now able to roughly put a scale to?

    I've added to my questions since lemmy has been down, what in the world does this paragraph mean? "Also, unlike other studies Chae calibrated the occurrence rate of hidden nested inner binaries at a benchmark acceleration."

    While doing some you tubing about this (thanks lemmy.world down time) I discovered Sabine hossenfelder, who I think is becoming one of my favorite science communicators I recommend anyone wondering about anything science to check her out https://youtube.com/@SabineHossenfelder

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    Question; "1/2 comments added" how do I load the rest of the comments?

    I'm entirely new to sync, I feel like this will be common knowledge, but I went to expand a comment thread, it said "1/2 comments added" and the "view more (2)" button disappeared, it loaded 1 comment, but I'd be interested to see what that other comment was.

    Thanks Lemmy-syncers

    More info, just updated the app and the first thread I was trying to read showed both comments, but the second thread gave the same response, I was leaning towards "it's not showing deleted by creator" except it loaded 2/2 for one of the previous 1/2 threads.

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    (complete) (steam) dungeon of the endless, this one's straight from steam, grab it for your library! (Uncertain how long it'll be available for, 48 hours maybe?)
    store.steampowered.com Dungeon of the ENDLESS™ on Steam

    Dungeon of the ENDLESS™ is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and their team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events as they try to find their way out...

    Dungeon of the ENDLESS™ on Steam

    Quite a fun game, and the price has never been better, I'm not sure how long it'll be free so grab it while your can. The "endless" universe games, and their spice, have never really caught on with me, but this one was very easy to pick up and play, especially with the heavy+medic+pyro team from the TF2 update.

    Don't let this one go past you!

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    (steam) command and conquer remastered!

    If you weren't a child in the 90s you may not have experienced this gem, now is your chance!

    Rolling a d100 august 1st to pick a winner! Please choose your number, closest number selected gets it.

    Also please feel free to add your name to the Kerbal space program giveaway that I left up while work tried to murder me. I'll pick a winner for that Sunday night.

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    (complete) (steam) classic console gaming giveaway 3 of 3, Destroy all humans

    Alright guys! I’m putting up 3 classic console games in three different threads with three different win conditions. All 3 winners will be selected around the same time Saturday, notified in thread and pm’d the key.

    3rd entry condition is going to be how many "perfect" completion games do I have in my library? (Hint for constraint purposes, it's less than 50). First entry of each number has that number, duplicates don't get duplicate prizes.

    Good luck everyone! Results posted in 45 hours!

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    (complete) (Steam) Classic console giveaway 2 of 3, stubbs the zombie in rebel without a pulse

    Alright guys! I’m putting up 3 classic console games in three different threads with three different win conditions. All 3 winners will be selected around the same time Saturday, notified in thread and pm’d the key.

    To enter this competition please respond with respond with the minutes and seconds (xx:xx) of whichever YouTube music song plays next when I press random on my mega mix playlist (over 600 songs, first song over 2:00 and under 5 minutes, 5:00)

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    (complete) (steam) classic console gaming giveaway 1 of 3, crash bandicoot N-sane! Winner chosen Saturday, noon Pacific time.

    Alright guys! I'm putting up 3 classic console games in three different threads with three different win conditions. All 3 winners will be selected around the same time Saturday, notified in thread and pm'd the key.

    To enter this competition I'd like you to guess how many hours my wife's most played steam game has on it (it's going to be somewhere between 500 and 2000 hours, what is the answer? I don't know yet!)

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    (Complete) An absolute gem of a puzzle/machine building game (very much like any other zachtronics game), Opus Magnum, 36 hours to enter into the raffle.

    Please comment on this thread to be eligible for this awesome game. If you're into zachtronics this is very much in line with space chem, if you have no idea what I'm talking about this game is a great intro to a 1 of a kind genre. Drawing ends Wednesday after my d&d session (10pm PST)

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    (complete) 34 hours to put your name in for monster sanctuary, drawing ends midnight Monday pst

    I hate to see this community existing without a giveaway going, so the next one is monster sanctuary.

    This game is one of my favorite melting pots of genres, a platforming, party building, metroidvania, Pokemon style RPG with seasonal ladder competitions.

    I have a spare key from a humble bundle that is going to be used by one of you! Add yourself to the comment thread below to be entered. Winner selected at random in 34 hours

    Edit, next game will be posted to this subreddit within 24 hours. Stay tuned!

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    (Complete)I'll get in on the giveaway, winner picked in 24 hours, pick a number between 1 and 100. (Steam PC)

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1850570/DEATH_STRANDING_DIRECTORS_CUT/

    I'll roll my lucky d100 tomorrow (11:30 Pacific time) and whoever is closest can have this gem!

    Please make sure you have a unique number, if two people have the same number and it comes up first person with that number gets it. No editing posts, if you think of something you want to add make it a response to your comment. If I see multiple numbers from one account I'll only accept the first number that account posted. Equal distance tie goes to the lower number.

    Community creator please reach out if this isn't the way you want it done and I'll start it over fresh using whatever system you choose.

    Good luck everyone! (If I'm non responsive tomorrow night entries will be cut off and I'll get to it as quickly as possible)

    Edited to add platform

    Edit 2. I've set an alarm for 23 hours from now, there's little chance I'm passed out at that time. If all 100 numbers are used I'll post 2 more games of higher current value (thanks steam sale!) tomorrow, with 200 entry limits each. If we don't reach, no worries, I still intend to post them in the future.

    Last edit for this thread (probably), rolled a damn 100, also rolled 4 more rolls over 50 and a 49. You all owe my dice some good luck.

    I've got plenty more games to give, be sure to check this sublemmy for future giveaways.

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    How many hot/active local pages do you scroll through before taking a break

    When do you stop doom scrolling and: take a break, swap to /all communities, browse by new, or start over from the beginning to see if anything new comes up?

    I find myself going about 6 or 7 pages in.

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    To make a long story short

    To make a long story short, puff daddy's my uncle.

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    I have a theory, the current doctor when you started watching is your favorite doctor. Would this apply to you?

    I started watching Dr who when the reboot was 3 seasons in, I think David Tennant was the greatest doctor. A few years later I finally got wife to give it a shot as I started a fresh rewatch in preparation for Matt Smith's second season, she was ok with Eccelston and Tennant but Matt Smith is far and away her favorite doctor. Does this pattern hold true for any other Dr fans?

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