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How can i make myself poisonous to mosquitos?
  • IIRC the itching and inflammation is an immune response to the shit they inject you so you don't feel the bite as much while they're drinking, and huge bumps/lots of itching is an allergic reactions of sorts (which is really just the immune system going way overboard with a reaction to something that is not a threat or not a big one). So you may have no reaction to it, or a very light one

  • I need them all
  • It's an in-joke within the community. These messages are shared on the Internet, and you can only use preset phrases and words (e.g "behold, ___!" here). From day one, people have been calling turtles and other cute critters dogs.

  • Just being nice..
  • Good luck trying that shit in France. I think the fact that the actual word we use literally means "for drinks" (pourboire) hammers home the fact that this is extra money you are giving a "service" employee because you like them, and not because their employer is not paying them enough

  • It's happening again: War Thunder players continue to leak classified military documents
  • I assume it has a lot more players because it heavily invests in marketing and has broader appeal (not everyone wants to spend hours reading a plane's manual and watching tutorials just to be able to get through the pre flight checklist). So more chances of a random player having access to (low level) classified docs, and then uploading them.

  • Drunken driver who snapped photo going 141 mph before deadly collision imprisoned for 17 years
  • A pretty stupid and/or egotistical person, which is not illegal. I have literally met people who think like that. Also that's arguably the most dangerous part of drunk driving: impaired judgement makes you think you've got everything under control, and you're not that drunk anyway, and you're a good driver... Combine that with someone whose brain isn't exactly firing up on all cylinders when they're sober and you've got a deadly cocktail, and also probably someone who is more likely to get too drunk to legally drive (and not give up on driving home after that line is crossed)

  • What's something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?
  • Also it really fucks with some peripherals. I even had a motherboard with RGB lights (don't judge me, it was actually cheaper than the "normie" version I originally wanted) that didn't turn off the lights and the fans because of this shitty feature. I never got around to investigating who was doing things wrong between Microsoft and the manufacturer in this case though, I just got into the habit of holding shift while clicking the shutdown button.

  • What's something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?
  • I have never volunteered to count or observe elections. However I am a professional programmer, and I absolutely agree, electronic voting opens up tons of new attacks, whereas paper voting "security" is basically a solved problem at this point

  • I got to fly some birds of prey this weekend !

    This lil guy didn't get to fly but he was very cute



    Gamescope on pop!_os

    Hi, I recently installed pop!_os on my shiny new gaming desktop and I'm loving it so far. But I'm now trying to get some games to work (mostly Helldivers 2 right now, which does work after a fresh install, but then freezes on a blackscreen with all subsequent launches. I'm assuming this is due to that awful kernel level anti cheat somehow)

    Long story short, according to the fine folks over at protonDB, gamescope can help. But I can't find it on the pop shop or with apt-get. If anyone can point me to some trusted PPA I can use, or the dependencies I need to build it from source, that would be very appreciated (or even, just how to find out what dependencies I am missing. I lost my linux-fu after a long period of using Windows exclusively but I'm not a complete noob)

    Additional infos : I used the Nvidia installer, 550 drivers (I have the RTX 3080 Ti), have the Nvidia drm modeset enabled, and I'm using the pop_os Steam package. I also enabled "force full composition pipeline" in Nvidia settings actually I just disabled it because it was causing issues with some other games that were running fine without it