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  • Elytron sounds like the name of a superhero.

  • Leaving baby alone with dad
  • Reminds me of little Ryan George

  • Who else is left to blame?
  • Patteridge's law of headlines. Although in this case, if talking about the Jewish god as described in the Torah, he definitely kills and tortures a lot of Jews. More non Jews, but still many Jews. So maybe instead of antisemitic, god is just generally misanthropic. Which should be weird, as supposedly he created them.

  • Is there any actual standalone AI software?
  • I use Krita with the AI Diffusion plugin for Image Generation, which is working great, and Jan for text Generation, using the Llama 3 8B Q4 model. I have a NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of VRAM and both are reasonably fast.

  • Boredom
  • Who makes fun of people for reading or having creative hobbies? I've literally never experienced that.

  • ‘I wanted my clitoris back’ – FGM survivor opts for reconstructive surgery
  • Is similar surgery available for MGM survivors?

  • ‘I’m so sorry, I’ve got cancer’: why do two of every five Australian men die early from preventable conditions?
  • They didn't say cancer was only a result of smoking, but that smoking could cause cancer. You beat down a scarecrow of their argument, well done /s

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  • Tbh it also fooled me initially, KDE Plasma does look very similar to win10. I had to read the community and look at the Plasma icon rather than Windows icon to see.

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  • Its just a machine though, you can flash it with any distro you like.

  • Just waiting for the inevitable server shutdown
  • I don't like how 'free to play' has become synonymous with 'shitty monetisation strategies'. FOSS games like Minetest are free to play, and as they aren't monetised, they don't have any of the aforementioned bad features either.

  • Here kitty kitty
  • Lol, all of those are philosophies. Philosophy isn't separate to science, or theology, of whatever. It's the bigger group they're all part of.

  • Windows 11 is nagging users to try OneDrive to "fully backup" your PC
  • When I had an iPhone it had a constant notification in the settings app that could only be dismissed while using icloud. Tbf, I removed most Google apps from my phone, but I haven't got any pushing to use Google Drive, not from the settings app or anywhere else.

  • In story telling, having a the whole story revealed to be a dream or hallucination in the end is lazy writing/ bad story telling.
  • Alice in Wonderland is the example that first pops into my head. And yes, it is really lazy and annoying.

  • “Extraordinarily disappointed” users reckon with the Google-fication of Fitbit
  • I would get a Garmin if it was cheap enough, instead I got a second hand Hauwei watch and just don't connect it to the internet so it can't upload my data to China.

  • If you suddenly found yourself teleported into a Minecraft world, how scared of dying would you be compared to before?


    What would you do if you were on an underground train, when suddenly the train shook, you passed through a portal, and the next thing you knew your carriage was lying in an unknown new world?

    Edit: apparently this is a very common form of Japanese storytelling called an isekai. There are 8 billion people in this world, no idea can be original. And sometimes you miss out on things many other people know. I'm clearly one of today's lucky 10000.


    Do you think there are any beliefs which makes a person believing them a horrible person, or is it always 'hate the belief, not the person'?


    If 'dawg' didn't already have a very different meaning, it would sound like some sort of mythical draconid.


    Lighting and quest paths mods?

    Coming to Skyrim from The Witcher 3, and two things I really feel the absence of is realictic lighting that makes the whole world look flat and boring, and hard to look at for too long, and that quest markers show you the direction of the quest, but not the path to get there on the minimap.

    What mods that work well with playing on Linux through Proton do you recommend (and how to install them)?


    What would you do if you got all ATLA bending powers, with the caveat that every time someone saw you using them, you would lose the power until they looked away again. They can still use other senses


    Why does this game have to be so infuriating?

    This is outrageous! I was replaying The Witcher 3, and when I got to the A Hallowed Horn quest, I remembered that last time, Mithias got annoyed at me for killing the thieves. So this time, when I got to the thieves, and already knew that the horn was in a chest, rather than any of the thieves inventories, so I didn't actually have to kill them, I took care to not kill any of the thieves, while still retrieving the horn - which was a difficult job, as I couldn't loot the chest while the thieves were nearby, so I had to lure the thieves away from the chest, then circle back, and in the extremely narrow time window between when the battle music stops, and when the thieves return to the chest - as they start to return immediately once the battle music stops, loot the chest - made even more difficult by the game's janky input mechanics, where it seems to treat all inputs as a queue (moving, pressing 'e' to loot, etc), so I had to make sure not to queue up too much movement so I could quickly loot the chest before the thieves returned - anyway, I did it, after a lot of effort and time, and the cheek! Geralt still said that he killed the thieves when talking to Mithias, as if all that effort to not harm a single hair on their heads was for nothing!


    If you could take a single character out of a piece of media (book, film, TV show, video game, etc) who would it be?

    They would lose any magical powers they may have had in the book, but anything they are, rather than can do, will stay. For example people from the His Dark Materials world would keep their daemons. You can take them out at any time in the story's plot, but for all other people consuming the media, it will be shown that the character suddenly disappears, with the rest of the plot being affected accordingly. People will notice this happening. The character is not under any sort of control by you once you have taken them out of the story, although they will appear next to you to start with.


    Don’t upvote this

    cross-posted from:

    > Don’t upvote this


    Is sexual harrasment really this common on the tube they need so many ads about it?


    If a person from 1700 asked you your job, would they understand your answer, and if not, how would you explain it to them?


    What does your desktop look like?

    Here's mine. No inspiration at all taken from a certain California based company's OS ;p

    I use:

    • Manjaro OS
    • GNOME desktop
    • WhiteSur icon theme (with a few icons changed in the desktop file)
    • WhiteSur GTK and shell theme
    • Bing wallpaper
    • net speed simplified
    • Logo Menu
    • Show Desktop
    • Top Bar Organiser (to move the time to the right)
    • Overview background

    I apologise if I missed anything.


    Great, the worst of both worlds.

    I can't root my phone because I don't have an image for it (Moto G73) although I'd like to, but for some reason my banking app thinks it's rooted and refuses to work. This happened just after I updated it, it wasn't happening before.

    Edit: I'm regretting not getting the Motorola Edge 40 Neo, which also costs £250, but is slightly better in multiple ways, and seems like it has better root support.


    What game do you recommend someone who likes the mechanics but not the setting of Baldur's Gate 3?

    I saw people going on about how great BG3 is on this site, so I thought I'd check out a let's play to see what all the fuss was about. I immediately fell in love with the graphics and the mechanics, such as the classes, races, spells, dice etc, but I disliked the emphasis on gore/horror in the game, and I know I wouldn't enjoy playing a game with that whole brain horror thing going on. Not to mention the price and storage requirements being excessive. (150GB!)

    So, bearing in mind that, is there a game that would match my criteria, and if not, what do you think comes closest?


    Can you help me with my JavaScript issue?

    Intended output: { children: { Display: { children: { ... value: 2 } } } }

    Real output: { children: {}, Display: {}, ... value: 2 }



    // Load default settings let defaultSettings;

    load("/assets/json/default-settings.json", 'json', function(defset) { defaultSettings = defset;

    // Create custom settings if(!Object.keys(localStorage).includes('settings')) { setLs('settings', JSON.stringify({})); };

    customiseSetting('Display/UI/Distance', 2) });

    function settingURL(url) { return('children/' + url.split('/').join('/children/') + '/value'); }

    function customiseSetting(url, value) { url = settingURL(url);

    // Split the string by '/' and use reduce to access the nested properties const newSettings = url.split('/').reduce(function(accumulator, val, index, array) { // If the object does not have the current component as a property, create an empty object for it // If the current component is the last one, assign the value if (index == array.length - 1) { accumulator[val] = value; } else if (!accumulator.hasOwnProperty(val)) { accumulator[val] = {}; // update the accumulator object }

    log([accumulator, val, index, array]) // Return the updated object return(accumulator); }, JSON.parse(ls('settings'))); log(newSettings); setLs('settings', JSON.stringify(newSettings)); }


    I've been trying unsuccessfully for several days to fix to what must be a simple error. I've looked over it myself, but I can't find the cause of the bug. I asked Bing, which usually helps, but it was unhelpful. So I'm sorry to be bothering you, but if you could help me solve this problem, I would really appreciate it.

    EDIT: I fixed my code by using a recursive function as follows:

    function customiseSetting(url, value) { url = settingURL(url).split('/');

    let newSettings;

    function recursiveSet(object, list, index, setTo) { // If the current component is the last one, assign the value if(index == list.length - 1) { object[list[index]] = setTo; return(object); } else { // Check if it already contains the value if(object.hasOwnProperty(list[index])) { object[list[index]] = recursiveSet(object[list[index]], list, index + 1, setTo); } else { object[list[index]] = recursiveSet({}, list, index + 1, setTo); } return(object); } };

    newSettings = recursiveSet(JSON.parse(ls('settings')), url, 0, value);

    log(newSettings); setLs('settings', JSON.stringify(newSettings)); }


    What VR games do you recommend that are on F-Droid?


    What 3d Lemuroid racing games do you recommend?

    Basically the title. I installed Lemuroid recently and was wondering if you had any suggestions for specific 3d racing games you could recommend.


    Wwyd if you were given a pocket dimension 3m cubed?


    *You can teleport into and out of it at will

    *It has a couple of plug sockets and can connect to internet from the region you teleported in from

    *You can take objects and people with you

    *As already stated, it is (3m)^3 (3m\*3m\*3m). The walls are plain plaster with a light in the middle of the ceiling. The pocket dimension is topologically toroidal, so if there weren't walls and a ceiling/floor (which you can actually destroy) you would loop if you went more than 3m in any direction. Gravity, then, is artificial and can be altered to anywhere from 0 to 2g from a dial on the wall.

    Edit: additional specifications

    *You can only teleport out to where you teleported in from.

    *Time proceeds at the same rate inside the pocket dimension

    *There is an eject button for those inside to get out if something happens to you


    Any 'creation' of information (pictures, books, code, etc) is just pruning the huge space of possible information to leave just the information you want.

    Like carving a block of stone to leave only the form of a horse.

    The stone (or the information space) already contained the horse, and a million other possibilities, the job of the artist is to collapse those possibilities into a single reality.


    What FOSS Android speech recognition app do you recommend?

    I'm using espeak (from F-Droid) for text to speech, and it's working great. I'd like an app that does speech to text though, ideally supporting Swedish as well as English for Duolingo purposes, but even just English would be more than I have now.