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38% of webpages that existed in 2013 are no longer accessible a decade later
  • That, in and of itself, is also a problem! First of all, because such pages often fail to return a HTTP 301 moved permanently response, and second (but perhaps even more importantly) the reason they move is because the site transitioned from using static, human-readable URLs to some kind of unstable CMS-managed non-descriptive gibberish that breaks caching and linking. It's an intentional siloing and hoarding of content.

  • You can pay 5 thousands for a company to generate 20 names through GPT-4
  • LOL, WTF? Basically the entire point of generative "AI" is to not pay bespoke prices for services like this. How much of a fucking moron do you have to be to see that they're bragging that they aren't doing any actual work for you and think that's a point in favor of paying them instead of just taking the same shortcut yourself?

  • Surge Engine, the open source Sonic-like game engine (and game) gets upgraded
  • Yep, that feels exactly like Sonic 2. I'm not a fan of putting a water level as the very first level in the game, though.

    Edit: when I exited the "Waterworks" often-underwater level, it gave me the option to try the "classic levels." That started me off in a zone called "Sunshine Paradise," which was a much better intro to the game. After I beat that zone, it took me to what was apparently an older(?) version of the Waterworks zone, which was also less underwater.

    Don't get me wrong: that first Waterworks level it defaulted to is a good level; it's just too challenging for a first level because of the drowning mechanic.

  • Biden: what would Trump have done if the Capitol riots had been led by Black Americans?
  • You sure about that? Seems to me his base is learning its history just fine, since they're managing to speedrun Hitler's rise to power even faster than Hitler did.

    We've really got to quit underestimating the enemy and get serious about defending ourselves.

  • Anon wants to ride a zeppelin
  • I've got to assume most of those are things like single cars falling off the track in the switching yard or something, not major service-interrupting, cargo-damaging, or injury-causing incidents.

  • Trump floats idea of three-term presidency at NRA convention
  • As the saying goes, "go far enough left and you get your guns back." It's not leftists clutching pearls over "gun violence;" it's privileged centrist liberals (a.k.a. MLK's "white moderates") doing that.

  • www.penny-arcade.com Cyberyuck - Penny Arcade

    Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

    Cyberyuck - Penny Arcade

    !!!

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    80's Music @lemmy.world grue @lemmy.world
    Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (1987)
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    The rule is still present in your time, as it was in ours

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/10553287

    > Alt text: pictures of suburban neighborhoods and homes with text over it that reads: “this is no place of honor. No esteemed deed is commemorated here. What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us. Turn back.”

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    micromobility - Ebikes, scooters, longboards: Whatever floats your goat, this is micromobility @lemmy.world grue @lemmy.world
    Ikea launches deliveries by cargo bike (in Florence, Italy)

    The article is in Italian; here's an automatic translation by Firefox:

    > New sustainable delivery service by the Swedish giant Ikea on Florence. In fact, customers will be able to choose to receive in their homes light products - up to a total weight of 30 kilos - via cargo bike. A way to help reduce traffic and city pollution that will be made possible by the Ikea Italia agreement with Ecopony and Robin Food, local and ethical delivery specialized in deliveries on two wheels. A green experimentation that sees Florence as the protagonist. > > “With the increasing diffusion of sales methods such as e-commerce and new purchasing habits, it is necessary to put in place actions that are sustainable in the long term – says Carlo Guandalini, IKEA Market Manager Florence – For this reason, even in the city of Florence, we have implemented an important plan linked to the logistics of the last mile to ensure that the path of our products has a positive impact, not only for the environment but for the entire community”. > > Florence was also among the first Italian cities that saw IKEA equip itself with a fleet of electric vehicles to make deliveries to the plan in zero emission mode: from last June 10 electric vehicles were progressively introduced to cover all deliveries in the city. The Swedish giant aims to deliver zero-impact deliveries by 2025.

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    Atlanta News @yall.theatl.social grue @lemmy.world
    www.theguardian.com Atlanta Police Foundation ignored records requests about role in Cop City, lawsuit claims

    University of Georgia filed complaint on behalf of news outlet and transparency research organization, saying queries unanswered

    Atlanta Police Foundation ignored records requests about role in Cop City, lawsuit claims

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/12964138

    > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/17136474 > > > The lawsuit’s claims highlight how “over the last decade, the failure of police foundations nationwide to provide basic levels of transparency raises questions about their motives, and whether or not they have the public interest at heart”, said Alex Vitale, the author of The End of Policing. “If you have nothing to hide, then why are you hiding?” Vitale said. > > > > Last week’s lawsuit draws attention to the center’s driving force, the APF – the nation’s largest police foundations, and one of the most well-funded among hundreds, with support from corporate donors such as Delta, Wells Fargo and Home Depot. Its CEO, Dave Wilkinson, is also the highest-paid among police foundation CEOs nationwide, with a 2022 salary of $500,000. > > > > Corporate funding, coupled with their non-profit status, have allowed police foundations to escape public scrutiny, said Vitale. “Police have relied on these slush funds to provide them with levels of independence from government oversight unheard of in any other agency,” Vitale said.

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    www.theguardian.com Atlanta Police Foundation ignored records requests about role in Cop City, lawsuit claims

    University of Georgia filed complaint on behalf of news outlet and transparency research organization, saying queries unanswered

    Atlanta Police Foundation ignored records requests about role in Cop City, lawsuit claims

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/17136474

    > The lawsuit’s claims highlight how “over the last decade, the failure of police foundations nationwide to provide basic levels of transparency raises questions about their motives, and whether or not they have the public interest at heart”, said Alex Vitale, the author of The End of Policing. “If you have nothing to hide, then why are you hiding?” Vitale said. > > Last week’s lawsuit draws attention to the center’s driving force, the APF – the nation’s largest police foundations, and one of the most well-funded among hundreds, with support from corporate donors such as Delta, Wells Fargo and Home Depot. Its CEO, Dave Wilkinson, is also the highest-paid among police foundation CEOs nationwide, with a 2022 salary of $500,000. > > Corporate funding, coupled with their non-profit status, have allowed police foundations to escape public scrutiny, said Vitale. “Police have relied on these slush funds to provide them with levels of independence from government oversight unheard of in any other agency,” Vitale said.

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    Jon Stewart is back on The Daily Show
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    www.theguardian.com Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes

    Pre-dawn operations in residential areas resulted in a woman forced out of her home with no shirt and a man dragged by his hair

    Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes
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    Atlanta, GA @lemmy.ml grue @lemmy.world
    www.theguardian.com Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes

    Pre-dawn operations in residential areas resulted in a woman forced out of her home with no shirt and a man dragged by his hair

    Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes
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    Atlanta News @yall.theatl.social grue @lemmy.world
    www.theguardian.com Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes

    Pre-dawn operations in residential areas resulted in a woman forced out of her home with no shirt and a man dragged by his hair

    Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes
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    www.theguardian.com Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes

    Pre-dawn operations in residential areas resulted in a woman forced out of her home with no shirt and a man dragged by his hair

    Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on ‘Cop City’ activists’ homes
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    Stop in the Name of The United Fruit Company! - Thompson SMG Riot Ammo (1925)

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11207741

    > In the 1920s an increasing number of corporations were acquiring machine guns for labor relations related reasons. Deterring striking employees. > > >Did you know that the Peters company made ammunition specifically for riot control for the Thompson submachine gun in the 1920s? And it wasn’t rubber bullets, either – it was paper-wrapped snakeshot. The cartridges were actually longer than a standard magazine would accept, necessitating the production of a special longer magazine to fit them. That magazine would hold 18 rounds, and was specially marked as such... > > >... At about 8 feet it made a pattern about 18 inches in diameter (from a rifled Tommy Gun barrel), and did not cycle the action... the proper way to use this ammo for crowd control: fire it into the pavement in front of the crowd, allowing it to ricochet up into the crowd at a lower velocity. It would be less lethal that way, but still a great way to lose an eye! > > Ian's video: [5:30] > https://youtu.be/ud3Csq6568k?si= > > Old Popular Mechanics article that mentions this type of ammo.

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    American society wasn't always so car-centric. Our future doesn't have to be
    yaleclimateconnections.org American society wasn’t always so car-centric. Our future doesn’t have to be, either. » Yale Climate Connections

    The surprising history of cars in the U.S. offers hope for a shift toward more climate-friendly transportation options.

    American society wasn’t always so car-centric. Our future doesn’t have to be, either. » Yale Climate Connections

    cross-posted from: https://derp.foo/post/635208

    > There is a discussion on Hacker News, but feel free to comment here as well.

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    georgia @yall.theatl.social grue @lemmy.world
    When families need housing, Georgia will pay for foster care rather than provide assistance
    www.propublica.org When Families Need Housing, Georgia Will Pay for Foster Care Rather Than Provide Assistance

    In more than 700 cases over five years, Georgia reported inadequate housing as the sole reason for taking a child into foster care, a WABE and ProPublica analysis found. Advocates say it would be cheaper to help families get housing.

    When Families Need Housing, Georgia Will Pay for Foster Care Rather Than Provide Assistance

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10875583

    > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10873441 > > > In more than 700 cases over five years, Georgia reported inadequate housing as the sole reason for taking a child into foster care, a WABE and ProPublica analysis found. Advocates say it would be cheaper to help families get housing. > > > > ... > > > > In recent years, child welfare advocates and policymakers across the country have been working to prevent situations like this, arguing that no parent should ever lose their children just because they can’t afford housing. A handful of states now have laws and policies prohibiting government agencies from taking children into foster care because of homelessness. Georgia has not adopted such a rule, but the state Court of Appeals has ruled a number of times that unstable housing and employment “in no way constitutes intentional or unintentional misconduct resulting in abuse or neglect” that would justify child removals. > > > > But Wise’s experience illustrates how an inability to afford housing still stands between parents and their children in many child welfare cases in Georgia. > > > > Between fiscal years 2018 and 2022, DFCS reported “inadequate housing” as the sole reason for removing a child in more than 700 cases, according to an analysis by WABE and ProPublica. > > > > The analysis, using data from the federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, which tracks child removal cases in each state, also shows that in thousands of additional cases — about 20% of Georgia’s nearly 31,000 child removals during the five-year period — DFCS reported housing as one of multiple reasons. Housing was the third most reported reason after substance use and neglect.

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    When families need housing, Georgia will pay for foster care rather than provide assistance
    www.propublica.org When Families Need Housing, Georgia Will Pay for Foster Care Rather Than Provide Assistance

    In more than 700 cases over five years, Georgia reported inadequate housing as the sole reason for taking a child into foster care, a WABE and ProPublica analysis found. Advocates say it would be cheaper to help families get housing.

    When Families Need Housing, Georgia Will Pay for Foster Care Rather Than Provide Assistance

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10873441

    > In more than 700 cases over five years, Georgia reported inadequate housing as the sole reason for taking a child into foster care, a WABE and ProPublica analysis found. Advocates say it would be cheaper to help families get housing. > > ... > > In recent years, child welfare advocates and policymakers across the country have been working to prevent situations like this, arguing that no parent should ever lose their children just because they can’t afford housing. A handful of states now have laws and policies prohibiting government agencies from taking children into foster care because of homelessness. Georgia has not adopted such a rule, but the state Court of Appeals has ruled a number of times that unstable housing and employment “in no way constitutes intentional or unintentional misconduct resulting in abuse or neglect” that would justify child removals. > > But Wise’s experience illustrates how an inability to afford housing still stands between parents and their children in many child welfare cases in Georgia. > > Between fiscal years 2018 and 2022, DFCS reported “inadequate housing” as the sole reason for removing a child in more than 700 cases, according to an analysis by WABE and ProPublica. > > The analysis, using data from the federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, which tracks child removal cases in each state, also shows that in thousands of additional cases — about 20% of Georgia’s nearly 31,000 child removals during the five-year period — DFCS reported housing as one of multiple reasons. Housing was the third most reported reason after substance use and neglect.

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    My Steam Year in Review device pie chart

    [There isn't one because I gamed on 100% Linux.]

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    Atlanta @yall.theatl.social grue @lemmy.world
    A prominent election rights lawyer is calling out Atlanta’s voter suppression on Cop City referendum
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