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Macaroni_ninja Macaroni_ninja @lemmy.world

EU citizen. Interests: RPGs, board games, litrpg, alternative rock/metal, cycling, quality memes

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TolkAnon talks about Shelob
  • Totally not searching the web for Stoya

  • WYM I'M UNQUALIFIED?!
  • Your answer sounds like it was lifted from a LinkedIn motivational post.

    College favours the rich, who can afford it and I don't think people with higher education are better at planning their future.

    Lots of people are forced through college by their parents, often backed up with money and safety nets of security - if they fail the first time they just throw more money at it and try again.

  • WYM I'M UNQUALIFIED?!
  • I guess 5 rounds of 90 minutes long multi-stage interview process is much more efficient, where people selling an idealised version of themselves in imaginary scenarios.

    Also talking to HR/recruitment department, who has no idea of the actual job is a great way to find the right candidate.

    ...its ridiculous

  • WYM I'M UNQUALIFIED?!
  • Cant you find out the answer for these questions with a series of short tests?

    I once applied for a job at IBM and instead of an initial interview they sent me a series of interactive tests to check my skills. I ended up moving to another country and didn't follow through, but still liked this approach.

    Also in the EU I can see lots of job listings are using now a system where you either have a certain type of education/degree or a certain previous experience to be eligible to apply.

    Still you need to have knowledge of the specific field, but technically if you started at the bottom with an entry level low skill job you can get higher with experience alone and without a university degree.

  • Here's why modern gaming suuuuucks.
  • You do not miss old games. You miss being a careless happy kid.

    You can easily ignore the whole corporate AAA games-as-a-service bullshit.

    There was never a better time to be an indie gamer. Arcade, platformer, racing, RPG, shooter. You can find a GOTY contender in each category under 5 USD each year.

  • Bidet users, how do you dry your ass afterward?
  • The settings for different users + all the functions the remote has.

    Nozzle position, water temperature, etc.

    • Some settings like when to open the seat/lid, when to

    I never use the app it as its just a gimmick and the remote has dedicated buttons for everything, but in theory if I go to a place which has the same brand toilet it will set my butt profile automatically if I have the app on my phone with me.

  • Bidet users, how do you dry your ass afterward?
  • I invested in one of those super fancy "smart" toilets with built-in bidet and hot air drying.

    I used to work for the manufacturer and got a big discount on it before I left. It has a lots of overkill functions but damn I love that thing: Night light, dedicated remote, smell absorbing filter, mobile app, automatic flushing, sensor operated seat.

    Its the fanciest thing I own.

  • Bidet users, how do you dry your ass afterward?
  • I invested in one of those super fancy "smart" toilets with built-in bidet and hot air drying.

    I used to work for the manufacturer and got a big discount on it before I left. It has a lots of overkill functions but damn I love that thing: Night light, dedicated remote, smell absorbing filter, mobile app, automatic flushing, sensor operated seat.

    Its the fanciest thing I own.

  • The longer you look, the worse it gets
  • Its like NFS Underground, except the car is shit, the decals are shit and probably the driver is a piece of shit.

  • My job isnt so bad after all...
  • Better Olga then Mike

  • Are there any good casual/low-stress mobile games that aren't filled with microtransactions?
  • You are right, just checked it and its not there anymore. I downloaded it many months ago :(

  • My job isnt so bad after all...
  • As long as it pays the bills no job is a bad job.

    Plus dipping sounds like a tons of fun!

  • Are there any good casual/low-stress mobile games that aren't filled with microtransactions?
  • In my experience the relatively small selection of the F-droid store is full of these type of games.

    Troll patrol

    Sudoku

    Unciv

    Shattered Pixel Dungeon

    Pirate Solitare

    ..just to name a few All full versions, no ads or premuim options. Love F-droid, its a shame the selection is quite small.

  • Does different parts of the world use different standards for water pressure similar to voltages?
  • The gravity systems in this case are not pressurized. They just have a water tank in the loft/airing cupboard and the hight of the tank determines the pressure. 0.1 bar for every 1 meter height. You open the faucet and gravity pushes out the water.

    Its a nightmare, I used to live in UK and these systems are barely enough for anything really.

  • Does different parts of the world use different standards for water pressure similar to voltages?
  • No idea what is the story behind it, or if there is a practical reason.

  • Does different parts of the world use different standards for water pressure similar to voltages?
  • In europe they mostly use Bars as the unit of measurement.

    Mostly water pressure is around 1-2 bars as a minimum, but there are still places using different standards, for example the old style gravity-fed UK watersystems with sub 1 bar pressure, but those are not very common anymore.

    Most domestic sanitary products in the EU are designed to be used on 1-5 bar pressure.

    I read somewhere the domestic water pressure to be between 4-6 bar, however not sure how realistic it is accross the whole EU and also what you got at the mains and what you got when opening the faucet is two different numbers.

  • What YouTubers did you used to watch back then but not anymore?
  • Guy was a legend, I bought Terraria because of him. His voice and style was amazing. Rest in piece!

  • Gassy cows and pigs will face a carbon tax in Denmark, a world first
  • What an idiotic title, it totally undermines the seriousness of the topic

  • About to buy my first road bike, need some advice

    Hi all, I hope my post doesn't violate any rules, because of the links, if yes, please let me know.

    I am a beginner with road bikes, I was always a MTB person, but I decided to get a road bike for my cardio exercise as I turned 40 and I have less option in my area for MTB rides.

    Since Im a beginner with road bikes I would need some advice to not mess up my purchase. Of course I done some research as well, but never know what I missed.

    Im in the EU and my budget is 700-750 EUR, so yes, it will be a budget bike. I will ride 3-4 times a week for 50-70 km distances. Some hills, but nothing serious.

    I found two possible candidates:

    Triban RC500 The obvious choice, many reviews calling it the best budget bike under 1000 EUR, some compromises, but I think it would be perfect for me. Price: 750 EUR where I live.

    Sava Vegur 1.2 A bit of a wild card, its currently on half off sale with a reputable online retailer for 680 EUR, but cant decide if its the deal of the year or I should be cautious. I know, I dont need a carbon bike for my needs, but still, Im curious if anyone ever had experience with the brand? I found reviews, opinions, etc but nothing which would tell me to buy or not buy it specifically. Its a Chinese brand, but thats about it from what I can see.

    Thanks for the time and I would prefer constructive feedback if possible :)

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    This always makes me laugh

    Most likely a repost of a repost from 5 orher platforms but I love how quickly Lemmy become my favourite place and would like to contribute!

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    Question: Should I raise a warranty claim or upgrade?

    Hi Lemmings!

    I have my Deck since March 2022. I was one of the fortunate ones to receive it quite soon.

    Lately I noticed two things: The right joysticks movement is not as smooth as it was before and sometimes it makes a creaking noise.

    The "A" button lost some of its resistance and become super sensitive in some games registering twice per button push. For example in a text heavy game I often skip dialogues because of this.

    The device is in a perfect working order, no abuse, no damage, screen protector since day 1, protective skin applied, etc.

    My question: Should I contact Valve and ask for a repair..

    ...or maybe try to get some nice replacement parts and upgrade the buttons and joysticks?

    How does the available replacements compare to original parts? Are they an improvement? Or should I go the safe route and let Valve repair it for me?

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    [Feature request] : Ability to favourite communities so they will always appear on top of the subscribed list

    First of all love the app, its my daily driver now for Lemmy!

    I was wondering if you could favourite or "star" communities in the list so they would always show on top of the list? I love to check my feed but also I like to daily browse specific communities. It would help a lot, especially with my growing number of communities subbed.

    Many thanks and keep up the great work!

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