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[Discussion] Do you still use your Steam Deck much?
  • Daily

    With summer in particular my office/gaming room can become unbearable hot

    Grabbing my deck and laying on the couch outside has been amazing

    I also keep it docked on my tv and use it as a console and stream in home streaming for everything

  • Pierre Poilievre called lobbyists 'utterly useless,' but they're still attending his fundraisers
  • While PP might not actually be the wealthiest, He has consistently for years now pulled in the largest income as well as one of the highest expense portfolios. https://canadianpolitics101.substack.com/p/pierre-poilievre-spent-129825715

    that doesn't include all the "free" travel and expenses he managed to get from those so called lobbyists he hates: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-mps-free-foreign-travel-620k-1.4595379

    addition to being regularly one of the top earners and expense users, he also already has his full pension and has been an MP for 19 years. During that time, we know at least that he has some investments with his wife in real estate.

    the man is as phony as they come.

  • It's Time to Bring Back the Steam Machine
  • And it would be great and would break Microsoft's hold on the "desktop" for the average user.

    These sorts of computers do already exist though. They're called NUC's. Valve could basically just take one fo those, use a custom APU from AMD again, and have their own full fledged console. Heck, the XBOX and PS5 is exactly that. A Custom AMD APU in a small box.

  • With a Nintendo Switch 2 on the way, I hope Valve make a Steam Deck 2
  • The point of the Deck versus anything else was that it was common x86 architecture and it runs skinned linux, thus letting us have access to virtually all our library.

    Moving to ARM based silicon would massively change things in that regard. We don't want yet another platform to have to worry about ports for. The Steam Deck is a PC and that's it's goal

  • With a Nintendo Switch 2 on the way, I hope Valve make a Steam Deck 2
  • I don't want a Steam Deck 2. I want Steam Deck to live up to the upgradability and customizability that Valve had originally empasized for it.

    It would be amazing to be able to just swap the main board for a GPU update. on the OG deck, it's the single biggest bottleneck I run into. (for docked gaming on a big screen). Plus a better GPU would allow it to run cooler when only doing 720p and quieter on the fan.

    but, Id on't want to buy another Steam Deck :p

  • I prefer to buy video games without knowing anything about them
  • I've stopped getting into hype for Media. It's allowed me to go into everything blind, and truly experience it without some predetermined expectations.

    I am thoroughly enjoying gaming, movies and TV again. twists are actually twists again. I get to learn the world and backstories as they're told by the story tellers.

    It makes gaming fun again for me. like it was when I was a kid and just got my first nintendo

  • If we took material like rock from space and got it back to Earth enough times, would Earth grow as a planet?
  • Simple Answer: Yes.

    Everytime we launch something into space the mass of Earth itself decreases by that amount. There is also energy trade off with the mass stealing a bit of earth's momentum/energy for it to continue as well.

    Overall, we're talking about absolutely micro, if not smaller changes in mass and energy and it ultimately has zero affect on anything.

  • What's the deal with Isreal vs. Palestine side taking in the West?
  • The situation is even more complicated) While the general population would probably be okay with just being left in peace, there are radical groups like Hamas who want to take back what was taken from them by the British and Israel.

    As you said in your edit, the situation is extremely complicated, because it involved groups that are historically opposed for generations, if not centuries.

  • Has community engagement dropped off suddenly?
  • nice attempted rage bate

    There's a massive difference between sharing views, IE: "I don't like billionaires", and Making threatening remarks, or calling to violence (not ok).

    trying to frame me pointing out that calls to violence are NOT a good look for Lemmy, is not me calling out censorship. That's you trying to rage bate the conversation into some argument about your rights (which ends where my nose begins)

  • What's the deal with Isreal vs. Palestine side taking in the West?
  • Not all Arab nations are united in their beliefs or how government / religion should be linked.

    Saudi for example has absolutely no love for Iran. Saudi maybe a muslim Kingdom ran by Sultans. But Iran is a Theocracy ran by the Clergy and is far more hell bent on spreading their form of religion to even the other Muslim nations. Jordan for example is fairly secularly run Kingdom. Iran despises that too.

    As for "Sides". Israel has existing peace treaties and open relations now with several of it's neighbouring muslim nations. Egypt and Israel have been allied for decades now. Egypt maintains a border wall and blockade of Gaza as well. Jordan and Israel have been fairly peaceful now for decades. And Lebanon frequently looks to Israel military support to quell Hezbollah. Up until Oct 7th, Saudi Arabia was also in negotiations with Israel to normalize relations towards a peace deal.

  • What's the deal with Isreal vs. Palestine side taking in the West?
  • A Neutral UN city not directly ran by Israel or Palestine would likely have settled a lot of tensions. Firstly, Israel couldn't claim it their capital, which has been a major pain point for decades now. Something Trump further inflamed by moving the US Consulate to Israel in it.

    If it were made a place where all religions of all type are allowed in all parts as a historical landmark, maybe there'd be a peaceful place where the three Bbrahamic religions could actually find common ground.

    Instead they created a religious McGuffin to fight over.

  • What's the deal with Isreal vs. Palestine side taking in the West?
  • The state of Isreael was officially founded in 1948 but there was never any formal agreement on who controls which parts of the region. The Arabs got driven from their homes and only kept the West Bank and the Gaza Strip but were obviously never happy about that.

    This is one place I just want to offer some correction:

    There was a formal agreement between UN/West and the Jewish people who occupied the areas that were to become Israel. The British Mandate of Palestine had a sizeable Jewish population already which is why it was also favoured.

    It was the Arab nations who completely disagreed and said "NO" to the partition plans. Under which a large portion of the southern half of Israel would become Palestine-Jordan. (Jordan was originally intended to be the Palestinian/muslim portion). The WestBank was accepted as Jordanian in this agreement, as well as Gaza ownership was by Egypt. Israel would originally honour those borders.

    Once the British Mandated ended and Israel formed, All the surrounding Arab nations attacked Israel immediately, Calling for all Muslims within the Israel land to leave Israel and fight against it. Israel won this war annexing the entirety of Israel instead.

    Israel would not actually take Gaza or the West Bank until later wars. They took West Bank from Jordan; Gaza and the Sinai from Egypt. They would later return Sinai to Egypt as part of Peace treaty, but Egypt did not want Gaza due their own history with the Palestinian's of the region.

    As for the Muslim's who stayed in Israel after its forming? They're citizens and have full vote/power/rights as every single other Israeli citizen. Since Israel is a democracy with a fairly secular government (even if it's currently ran by right wing terrorists).

  • How do short-term thinking business types infiltrate technology companies?
  • Short Answer - Money.

    Long Answer:

    Money and Greed :p

    But in reality, it's usually just money. Ultimately if a company has decided that it's sole purpose for existing is maximization of wealth for it's owners, it will inevitably tend to go to the traditional business routes and hire executives who are educated in doing exactly that.

    Technology companies in particular are prime for that because everyone hopes to eventually either become the next Apple/Microsoft, or be bought out by them. It's fast, short term and big money.

    Only time in my career I was laid off was because of this. Brother owners had been running their business for 40 years very well and very employee friendly. We got lots of bonuses and pay outs based on revenues and was an awesome place to work.

    one of the 3 died and so the other 2 decided it was time to retire, and they did exactly this. Went out and hired a CEO who came from a reputable business school, who has done nothing but "be an executive" since graduating, and was purely a sociopath.

    within 3 years the company was a horrendous place to work for. our bonuses nearly all disapeared, or started getting pegged to arbitrary company performance standards and other bullshit. by the end of 3 years 30% of us were then let go.

    All because this shmuck's primary objective was "maximize the value of the company above all else" and for him, that meant going after the employees. Since we released ZERO product in those 3 years since he took over.

  • Ontario's government to ban tolls on provincial highways | CityNews

    The Ford government announced legislation on Thursday that, if passed, would ban tolls on Ontario major highways, except for Highway 407.

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    peelregion.ca Peel Public Health investigating a confirmed case of measles - Region of Peel

    Brampton, ON. (February 13, 2024) – Peel Public Health (PPH) is investigating a confirmed case of measles in a child with a recent history of international travel. Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily to

    Brampton, ON. (February 13, 2024) – Peel Public Health (PPH) is investigating a confirmed case of measles in a child with a recent history of international travel.

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    Hospital leaders sign letter denouncing Mount Sinai demonstrations in Toronto | CP24

    www.cp24.com Hospital leaders sign letter denouncing Mount Sinai demonstrations in Toronto

    More than a dozen hospital leaders have signed a letter denouncing demonstrations and trespassing on hospital property at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital Monday night.

    Hospital leaders sign letter denouncing Mount Sinai demonstrations in Toronto

    > More than a dozen hospital leaders have signed a letter denouncing demonstrations and trespassing on hospital property at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital Monday night.

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    London, Ont. police asked to explain why over 40% of sex assault reports didn’t lead to charges | Globalnews.ca

    globalnews.ca London, Ont. police asked to explain why over 40% of sex assault reports didn’t lead to charges | Globalnews.ca

    Of the 587 reported sexual assaults in London in 2023, police say 254 did not lead to charges, prompting questions from the London Police Services Board.

    London, Ont. police asked to explain why over 40% of sex assault reports didn’t lead to charges  | Globalnews.ca

    >The oversight body for London, Ont., police is asking the force to explain why roughly 40 per cent of sexual assault reports filed last year did not lead to charges.

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    The 9 people that own all of Toronto’s real estate extremely upset about property tax hike

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.zip/post/8278907

    > > TORONTO – Reacting to news of Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow’s plan to hike property taxes by more than 10%, the 9 or so people that collectively own all Toronto real estate expressed outrage, saying that Chow is making the city unaffordable. > > > > “This city is expensive enough,” said the landlord who owns everything south of Front Street. “For the mayor to then turn around and raise property taxes knowing that I’m obviously going to immediately pass on that cost to my tenants is truly unconscionable.” > > > > “Sure I can only raise the rent so much every year, but if tenants don’t play ball let’s just say I’ve got a cousin moving from overseas who’s going to need their place,” he added. > > > > Members of the small handful of people that own most of Toronto’s houses, townhouses and condos expressed concern that the tax hikes would have a disruptive effect on their cash flow. > > > > “For the odd person here and there who owns a property not owned by me, this is going to cost them another $300-$600 a year, or about $25-$50 a month,” explained a property manager for the consortium who own the west end. “For someone in our situation, this is going to cost us millions of dollars. How am I going to explain to my bosses that we’re going to make slightly less money this year?” > > > > Others were more pointed in their criticism, calling the abrupt property tax hikes “reckless”, and poorly thought out. > > > > “People are struggling to put food on the table, pay their car bills or, in my case, attain the exponential growth that investors have come to expect from REITs no matter what, and this property tax hike isn’t going to help any of us with our equally relatable problems,” said a private investment fund manager who controls Scarborough and most of Leaside. > > > > “It’s almost like they don’t want massive private investment from outside Canada controlling the market of the country’s largest city?” he added. > > > > At press time, Toronto area home improvement stores have already reported a marked uptick in the sale of cheap paint brushes, ladders, plastic tarps, wall mounted shelving, and other mainstays of performatively large renovations that result in the property looking the exact same. > > link: https://www.thebeaverton.com/2024/01/the-9-people-that-own-all-of-torontos-real-estate-extremely-upset-about-property-tax-hike/

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    Man who waved terrorist flag in Toronto charged with public incitement of hatred: police | Globalnews.ca

    globalnews.ca Man who waved terrorist flag in Toronto charged with public incitement of hatred: police | Globalnews.ca

    A man who allegedly waved the flag of a terrorist group while marching in downtown Toronto has been arrested and charged, police say.

    Man who waved terrorist flag in Toronto charged with public incitement of hatred: police  | Globalnews.ca

    A man who allegedly waved the flag of a terrorist group while marching in downtown Toronto has been arrested and charged.

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    Ontario’s universities face a looming crisis. ‘Efficiencies’ aren’t the answer

    OPINION: Nearly half of the province’s publicly funded universities are heading for the red. The Tories’ response has been wholly inadequate — and unsurprising

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    Welcome to /c/Ontario - Yours to Discover

    Welcome to the new /c/Ontario on Lemmy.world!

    I hope to grow this community to be the unofficial home of Ontarian's on Lemmy. Please read the rules of the community for participating.

    Now for the gritty - Rules

    Golden Rule: Be Excellent to each other (Treat other’s the way you wish to be treated in kind).

    If we find people attacking eachother, we will remove posts. Continued behaviour will result in a removal from the community.

    Do not change headlines of linked articles to attempt to editoralize the story in any particular way. let users form their own opinions on the news / article link.

    Keep posts substantive to the topic. Low quality posts intended to troll or rile up that are clearly not discussing the topic at hand will be removed. Frequent offenders will be removed from the community.

    SFW - Please keep posts Safe For Work. This is a community for everyone.

    Links and submissions must be about the Canadian province of Ontario, or related to it. Posts not meeting this criteria will be removed.

    Spamming the same news articles will be removed and offender removed from the community.

    NO MISINFORMATION SPREADING - If you cannot back up your claims with reputible evidence, we will take action.

    Editorials maybe removed at Mod discretion if they do not meet the same above requirements. Editorials are not news.

    No direct advocacy. this isn’t a place for you to canvas for political donations, or political favour. if you are here to recruit for politics, you will be removed.

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    I encourage anyone joining to post about themselves (what they're comfortable) and what they wish to see in our new community.

    If we grow we also will look to open moderation team.

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