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Donald Trump speech shooting: Gunshots heard at president’s rally – latest news
  • Prosecuting the president for stochastic terrorism? That's a precedent they really don't want to set with Trump as their candidate.

    That they are pushing it is evidence they don't think they'll have to follow the rule of law if they win.

  • The amount of sugar consumed by children from soft drinks in the UK halved within a year of the sugar tax being introduced, a study has found.
  • Don't forget the agricultural lobbies, which are huge but rarely talked about. They've lobbied for massive subsidies for corn and as a result corn syrup is cheap and used everywhere as a sweetener. A bill restricting it would never make it through the corporatist Congress.

  • Official Kristi Noem social media accounts appear to have been deleted
  • Trump picked General Mattis as his Secretary of Defense purely because he had the nickname "Mad Dog", then got upset when Mattis wasn't a psychopathic warhawk who'd do anything Trump wanted.

    And the rest of his cabinet was a revolving door of awful people. There's no failure of character he won't tolerate as long as they bend the knee and stroke his ego enough.

  • My (re)discovery of roguelites
  • I second this. Heat Signature is the perfect heist game, and there's no feeling as good as when you get into the zone and take out or avoid everyone in a high-ranked mission and escape without being noticed. And when you're not in the zone and screw up, it turns into pure chaos as you desperately try to salvage the situation. It's great fun.

    It's by the same guy who's making Tactical Breach Wizards, if that helps.

  • What universally beloved videogame you just can't enjoy?
  • The battle pass from Genshin/Star Rail boggles the mind. You have to grind like crazy or play almost every day to complete it, and the majority of the rewards are character and weapon advancement materials. You know, something you'd usually have to grind for.

    Escape the grind through more grinding.

    Oh, and you only get 1/6 of the battle pass rewards as a F2P player. It's ten bucks to unlock the majority of the rewards. And the headline feature, the weapon/star cone you unlock at tier 30 (only it you pay, naturally), is easily outclassed by stuff you'll get as a F2P player.

  • No matter what I do before I die, I will not have a gravestone this cool.
  • In a similar vein:

    "A silvery thing in another cabinet, like a three-pointed star inside a circle, was made of no substance she knew; it was softer than metal, scratched and gouged, yet even older than any of the ancient bones. From ten paces she could sense pride and vanity."

    From the Wheel of Time.

  • What universally beloved videogame you just can't enjoy?
  • Gacha games, but surprisingly not for the gacha elements. FOMO events, where you either play during a limited period or miss the event and its rewards forever, killed my interest in every one I played.

    The worst are the ones that put critical parts of character stories in them, then never rerun the events. Genshin and other MiHoYo games were especially bad about this (Albedo's evil twin says hello).

  • What universally beloved videogame you just can't enjoy?
  • What? X is all about the passive income and telling NPCs what to do. You play long enough to afford a cheap cargo runner as a second ship, put an AI pilot in it, and tell them to run trade routes in the background while you do whatever you find fun. Your income snowballs from there as you buy more and bigger ships and unlock better trading automation, then becomes ridiculous once you start building stations and producing entire supply chains yourself.

    I say this as someone who also bounced off X4, because even with all that and time compression it still takes ages to get to the fun endgame stuff I actually enjoy.

  • Long pressing a malformed link crashes the app

    Long-pressing the link in [](this comment) will cause Boost to crash.

    The link markdown is wrong, with the URL in the text tag and the destination tag empty, but this shouldn't crash the app.

    Alternate test link in case the commenter fixes it: