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why would you take anything you see on the internet seriously?

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Poilievre says he wants to restore the military while cutting spending — how would that work?
  • Cutting spending on social services is how it traditionally works.

    They're already suffering severely. It's all downhill from here folks.

  • Nintendo Switch 2 performance boost to fall short of Valve's Steam Deck
  • I think it's prudent to be on an older node, using stock that's more abundant, even if it's older - especially if it still performs the duties well enough. You're 100% on the cost side of things, especially considering that Nintendo has never had any consoles that were crazy expensive. Everything was always supposed to be family friendly and therefore family attainable.

    I still think battery life is a higher concern for them than sheer power when in handheld mode though, and that's a key differentiating factor between a Deck and a Switch, besides the Nintendo first-party library and chip architecture. It's really cool that the Deck is flexible enough to do both high performance and low performance tasks with toggles for the draw.

  • Nintendo Switch 2 performance boost to fall short of Valve's Steam Deck
  • The performance was never the consideration for Nintendo. They want a handheld that can last a long time, so they will always clock their chips down. You can't compare 30 watts all the time to 30 watts plugged in, let alone 5 watts in handheld mode.

    Steam Decks are great, but lets be real; when you play a big AAA title, even on moderate settings, you might get two hours out of the machine pushing it to the limit at full TDP.

    This is kind of a nothingburger story. We always knew Nintendo were not going to scale their machines up to the level of PC gaming handhelds.

  • Trump’s Wildly Unhinged Attack on NYT Should Wake Up Media: He’s Unfit
  • They're both unfit. One is a literal fascist who wants to create a dictatorship, and the other one is a doddering old man who can't even form fucking sentences.

    Get these goddamn octogenarians the fuck outta here. They don't even know if they're going to wake up tomorrow, what the fuck do they care about the longevity of the rest of us?

  • c/Quarks will change to "local only" when Lemmy 0.19.6 releases
  • I think you guys actually need more open communities and not less.

    Quark's is great as an off-topic zone. The theme makes sense because the bar is somewhere people go to unwind and not necessarily talk direct shop. Stuff like news that's Trek-adjacent fits perfectly in here, but the subsequent topics listed after other sci-fi television kind of deserve their own community. I think the scope of Quark's is too large.

    Navigating the fediverse and server meta have traditionally been their own communities as a /c/meta sort of affair. Those are definitely things that only the @stw community would really want to discuss internally and perhaps should be kept instance-user-only, but something like news and other "adjacent" content is of value across the federation and the opportunity for everyone to post just makes more organic sense to me. I would also take the opportunity to have another themed name, like /c/battlebridge, /c/ops or even /c/conferenceroom for the meta community.

  • c/Quarks will change to "local only" when Lemmy 0.19.6 releases
  • Man, I don't like Stamets but he was right lol.

    When you guys just wanna do something even if people disagree you're gonna do it.

    On either side though it kind of sucks. From the mods are right perspective, yeah, basically only users from the instance post here already. On the other side though, bringing activity in from across the federation is definitely a better move long-term unless the people coming in are toxic. Latest non @stw poster had a hilarious premise and I loved it. Would hate to see that go, but I guess it's going to /c/startrek anyways.

    Everybody is kinda dug in here, it's pretty sad.

  • China’s AI overload: Baidu CEO warns of too many models, too few applications
  • Deleted comment was praising GitHub Copilot.

    It's literally just a glorified autocorrect and suggestion feature.

    It also suggests complete stochastic garbage most of the time. When I type "list" sometimes it will try to infer that I am writing a cookbook and try to autofill to "of ingredients" or even further.

  • PSA: If you use Bazzite on your deck, you need to do a manual fix to get updates
  • It's an atomic variant of Fedora that satisfies all necessities for gaming with Linux, like coming with built in drivers and the option to install stuff like Steam and Discord during initial startup.

    Atomic varieties of Linux are really cool, they are much less prone to breakage because all updates happen at once or not at all. They are just generally more stable and you can rollback easily if necessary.

    Personally I just like Fedora, so my preconfigured options are either Bazzite or Nobara. I also prefer the stability of atomic variants. It's just a solid base to work with, regardless of if you're using a desktop or a handheld.

  • Theory: The founders came to Earth in 1982 as documented by John Carptenter in The Thing
  • Founder Rumspringa is my favorite new term. Thanks for this.

    I wonder how violent one of those would be. They were basically infants thrown into space with nothing but genetic instructions to eventually get back to where they came from. Odo and Laas are the only two yeeted offspring we know about, and they were generally neutral in manner towards humanoids, with Laas generally preferring to avoid them and not entirely agreeing with how dogmatic the Founders are.

    I definitely would be more on the spec-ops team side of things myself, unless the Founder on Rumspringa was really jilted by humanoids and was just fucking 'em up for a laugh.

  • Theory: The founders came to Earth in 1982 as documented by John Carptenter in The Thing
  • In Chimera (which takes place after Accession) they bumped into a changeling flying alongside their runabout in a form that was space-faring. I guess the argument would be if there exists a creature encountered by a Founder that can travel at (high) warp via some kind of biological or entirely different means than subspace manipulation.

  • PSA: If you use Bazzite on your deck, you need to do a manual fix to get updates
  • If you use Bazzite anywhere, you need to apply this fix.

    I had to fix this on my desktop and laptop.

  • Non "Gaming" Headphones, but for gaming
  • ATH-M50x is a great pair of cans.

  • [Hageman brothers interview] Star Trek: Prodigy Season 2’s Janeway Could’ve Captained the Enterprise (But Kate Mulgrew Said No) - IGN
  • I wonder which Enterprise they would have used. I don't think any of them are appropriate for Janeway.

    That being said, it's fun to speculate! Was the E blown up at that point? Was it too early for the Odyssey class?

    It's nice to see Janeway in a new whip. The Voyager-A kind of looks like a Sovereign with an Intrepid deflector. Can't say that I mind the look though, I love arrowhead ships!

  • Mark Meer Wants More People To Play As FemShep In Mass Effect
  • I like how part of Meer's logic is that he's basically inescapable in the franchise otherwise, since he voices so many NPCs as well as BroShep. He boils it down to listening to him some of the time or all of the time.

  • Eminem serving food to customers at his Mom's Spaghetti restaurant, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan
  • He looks like he did before he was famous; just totally fucking burned out.

  • History repeats itself.
  • My Cousin Vinny is one of my favorite movies, I am sad I did not get the reference immediately :(

  • History repeats itself.
  • Utes (yoots). Short for utility vehicle, which is mostly anything with a bed.

  • History repeats itself.
  • They actually have modern El Caminos in Australia. They're called Utes!

    Unfortunately Holden (Chevy) has stopped making them in favor of the Colorado, which is basically just a pickup.

  • Support / Questions smoothbrain coldtakes

    Can we defederate from kbin until they fix their spam issues?

    A lot of my front page is full of kbin magazines that are inundated with spam. As we are all acutely aware, moderation actions on kbin are not replicated across the fediverse, causing lingering spam needing to be cleaned up by other instance moderators and admins.

    I would just eliminate interactivity until kbin pushes an update that fixes the federation moderation issue, because 80% of the kbin content I see these days is just spam.