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How big is your desk?
  • I got one of those desks with a vertical pneumatic lift so I can stack the computers vertically in a rack and just raise/lower it so the right one is at eye height

  • Factorio Friday Facts #416 - Fluids 2.0
  • Oh wow I didn't realize nearly any of that detail about the current system. That explains why my fluid systems would always be unbalanced crap and sometimes require inexplicable pumps be added.

  • Ditto for 'Game of Thrones'
  • The silverhaired people fight the nonsilverhaired people. The creepy looking guy dies.

  • Recommended something to a co-worker yesterday
  • I wonder if you applied inflation from the time that idiom was first popularized what the modern price would be.

  • Start ups when that VC funding kicks in
  • MAAAN would be a much better acronym though

  • this is what peak web traffic looks like
  • Alternatively all 504 Gateway Timeout

  • ‘The Boys’ To End With Season 5 At Amazon
  • Don't get me wrong, I watched every single episode (multiple times) but compared to the first 5 it was like eating fast food. Enjoyable but left you wondering if leviathans spiked the HFCS.

  • ‘The Boys’ To End With Season 5 At Amazon
  • In 2020, Kripke told fans that his “rough idea” for The Boys was “five seasons total,” acknowledging at the time, “But I also know better than to say how many seasons a show is gonna have.” Kripke’s last show Supernatural lasted for 15 seasons.

    Interesting parallel since supernatural was also supposed to be 5 seasons with the narrative arc all neatly wrapped up. Then they changed their mind and dragged the dead body of the show against the pavement for another 10 seasons.

  • Why do teeth don't regenerate?
  • You're saying we weren't intelligently designed? Heathen! Someone get the "burning people" sticks! Quick, before they reproduce amd spread their frail-teeth genetics!

  • Cupholder.exe
  • That joke was constant in the early 00s.

  • pee(1) rule
  • No, pipes don't really store it unless they're blocked a long time and even then they don't hold much. They facilitate the pee's transfer to your cat in a child

  • Mythology Rule
  • Sunburnt Clitoris. Sounds itchy.

  • Google signs deal with organization to distribute $100M to Canadian news companies
  • More like following in the footsteps of the AUS.

    The US would never (federally) pass a law like this that forces rich companies to actually pay for shit they make money from.

  • What was announced at Summer Games Fest that you are most excited for?
  • Oh wow that looks fucking awesome. Major Legends & Lattes vibes but with a dark undercurrent.

  • Rule Man
  • You could say finding the Trans Server is their TransMission

  • NSFW
    tell me what you want to see <3 filming soon [OC] [F]
  • Walkthrough how to solve a complex non-linear differential equation step-by-step. Each step should be incorrect and as you explain it you remove an item of clothing. Once you have no more clothes, for the next step you pour a glass of seemingly-milk from a labelless container. The glass sits there while you do another step and then you drink it and say "that's good goat sperm". Before you finish the equation, a doorbell rings. You go over to the front door, open it, and retrieve a package. As the camera follows you we can subtly see the sky is green. You place the package on a table and finish explaining the equation. After you're done you open the package; it's revealed to be a rubber mask of a politician of your choice. You say "it's time to save our country" and put it on. The final shot is of you leaving the house. Give the film a French name.

  • Is there any reason the fediverse doesn't use torrents to not ddos itself?
  • Data size and user expectations is the main difference. It's possible but there'd be a lot of latency and overhead for just scrolling down a page with a bunch of images. Maybe there's fancy stuff you could do by batching images together and reusing connection pools but it feels sisyphean.

  • Is there any reason the fediverse doesn't use torrents to not ddos itself?
  • Mastodon and lemmy handle this in slightly different ways. Mastodon (according to the link) replicates media on every instance while lemmy (mostly) only replicates thumbnails. That means a popular post doesn't cause load for one server on mastodon but does on lemmy. But Mastodon has a higher aggregate cost due to all the replicated data, which is what the linked proposal solves by making it sublinear.

    If the torrent is instance to instance I don't see any real benefit (and instance to client is infeasible). On Mastodon side you still have data duplication driving storage costs and bandwidth usage regardless of whether it's delivered via direct http or torrent. On the lemmy side it wouldn't gain much (asymmetric load is based on subscription count and so not very bursty) but would add a lot of non-determinism and complexity to the already fragile federation process.

    Conventional solutions like cache/CDN/Object Storage or switching to a shared hosting solution (decoupled from instances like your link proposes) seems like a more feasible way to address things.

  • What's the reason for high refresh rates?

    I was reading an article on the new LG display with a refresh rate of 7680Hz and it says:

    > While a typical refresh rate for a monitor might be 60Hz-240Hz, an outdoor display designed to be viewed from a distance needs to be much higher

    The idea that there's an intrinsic link between refresh rate and viewing distance is new to me and feels unintuitive. I can understand the need for high brighteness for far view distance. I also could understand refresh rate mattering for a non-persistent (CRT) display. But for an Led display surely you can see it far away even if it refreshes once a second?

    Refresh rate normally needs to be high enough to avoid pixels "jumping" between refreshes on high resolution displays, so wouldn't higher view distances allow you to decrease the refresh rate?

    Is the article just spouting bullshit? Or is there an actual link between refresh rate and view distance?


    SLPT: in a rush after a snowstorm? Skip brushing your car off by simply driving fast! The air will brush your car off for you.

    This can also save you shoveling/plowing your driveway, simply drive over the accumulated snow at high speed. Make sure to avoid getting stuck however.


    Who is a fictional character you most identified with?

    From TV, movie, book, fanfic, audio drama, cuneiform tablet, or whatever.


    SLPT: Striking out on tinder? Use AI to make you look attractive and give you the profile of someone with an actual personality.

    Before your first date go to an MMA dojo and insult anyone walking out so you have a cover for why you aren't like your profile.

    Truth or Dare key

    Dare: Pretend to be a pirate suffering from scurvy until the next time you see a lemon (limes do not count)


    Patch Notes

    Hi Pioneers!

    Hello everyone, Today we have a patch for you all which will most likely be our last patch until most of the studio comes back from vacation around August, When we return from vacation we will resume stabilizing the Experimental branch to get it to a level where we are happy to release this to everyone in our Early Access branch.

    We know there are some issues that are not addressed in this patch, performance issues across the board being a good example, which we know a lot of you have reported in our QA site, we have not forgotten about this nor about any of the other issues or bugs you have reported on the site and once we’re all back in full force we will go back to regularly patching.

    In order for us to be able to really fix what is truly important for you all, please let us know any feedback you might have over at our QA site: We will be happy to read any posts from you all when we’re back from vacation.

    As always, with every new update if you’re experiencing some major issues launching the game or very unexpected behaviour, please take a look at the “Known Issues” section as this contains some very common workarounds for those issues.

    See you again soon everyone, Thank you all for enjoying our game and we hope you’re having fun with the Experimental release of Update 8 <3


    • Fixed Wall Outlets not snapping to Beams and Pillars

    • Fixed Wall Outlets not allowing 45 degree rotation

    • Fixed Blueprints saved over old Update 7 Blueprints having weird issues and crashing when the Blueprint contained Pipelines

    • Fixed crash when opening an empty Crash Site

    • Fixed being able to exit Locomotives while having the Train Menu UI open

    • Fixed the MAM UI closing after any research was completed


    • Removed the legacy option for “Enable Gamepad Input” from the “Controls” submenu and removed leftover keybinds

    To elaborate further on this change, This option did NOT mean that we had gamepad support, this has never been the case, it was some legacy leftover inputs from default UE4, we intentionally left those in as at the time, some players were using them alongside the custom controller configs on Steam to create controller layouts for the game.

    In UE5, this option does nothing as a result of the Input System overhaul, there also were some leftover keybindings, I.E. Right Thumbstick look, which was not properly set up and would cause issues, so this would actually get in the way of anyone who is trying to properly set up a controller config via Steam or any other third party application.

    Now these leftover inputs have been removed, so now you should be able to properly set up a custom controller configuration without any issues.

    Existing custom controller configs will most likely need to be updated when moving from Update 7 to Update 8, but this was already the case, now it will just be smoother when trying to update these configs as there will be no leftover inputs that get in the way.


    • Updated all languages with the latest translations

    • Updated language completion rates

    • Updated community translators in the credits


    • A reminder for people who have been having issues with unexpected crashes on startup or weird behaviour with the game, in that case please try to verify your game files.

    You can do this on Steam by Right Clicking the game in your Library > Properties > Local Files > Verify integrity of game files...

    And on Epic by clicking on the three dots (“...”) next to the title or at the right side, depending on your selected library view > Manage > Verify Files > Verify

    This may or may not redownload a large amount of files which might take a while depending on your internet connection or hard drive speeds so be wary of that.

    • If you are using mods, they might need to be updated or uninstalled after updating so please keep this in mind too.

    • The first time booting the game will be very slow, but that should not continue to happen after the first boot

    • Game can hang on quit

    • There is major performance loss when running out of VRAM

    • Lights don’t behave correctly in Lumen compared to Signs

    • Factory Animation tick reductions can be slightly too aggressive

    • TSR can cause visual issues with conveyor belts, you can try using the following console command to alleviate the issues, but this will reduce AntiAliasing quality

    • r.TSR.ShadingRejection.Flickering 0