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negativeyoda @lemmy.world

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It's weird that we enjoy stimulating our fear response
  • Before we figured out tools and became apex predators we were prey animals... we're SUPPOSED to be nervous and scared because that's what kept us alive. Some people have speculated that this is why in aggregate humans are prone to being spiteful, destructive, bored, and shitty

  • ‘Too many old people’: A rural Pa. town reckons with population loss
  • I could be a racist piece of shit and drop the n word. If a black person then turns around and calls all white people racist pieces of shit, we're both bigots

    Except... 2 people being assholes when the power dynamic is still very stilted is NOT a level playing field. Context matters. You're not some enlightened sigma with this hot take.

    Suffer a few generations of systemic oppression and you might get the parity you think you have

  • I ordered my daughter a pizza, something I don't usually do. I got Domino's smallest size with two toppings. I got her cheese sticks and two sauces and tipped the driver 20%. $31.07.
  • Kinda shitty that Dominos has it set up so that tip is calculated on top of the delivery and service fees. Tipping on the value of food, I understand. Tipping on the cost of those other fees is double dipping and bad faith in my opinion.

    Seriously, "y'all charged me a service fee to deliver my food? Cool! Let me tip you for that!"

    Having done time in the service industry, I have no problem tipping where it's warranted, but you're tipping the Dominos corporation for their fuckery at that point, not the driver

  • Star Wars Fans Seem to Be Review-Bombing the Wrong 'Acolyte'
  • It was only because of that ignominy that he became an icon… why take that away?

    $$$$$

    I don't disagree necessarily with your take on Boba Fett. I think it's distractingly annoying how the current Star Wars universe shoehorns Mandalorians into any story they can because of Fett

  • Star Wars Fans Seem to Be Review-Bombing the Wrong 'Acolyte'
  • Boba Fett came back in the books which... aren't cannon, but a lot of the cooler elements have been borrowed and shoehorned in (ie Thrawn)

    I didn't have a problem with it. I just think the show fumbled that story pretty hard.

    Kenobi... man. I was excited, but honestly... the fight with Vader just fucked up so much of the continuity for me. You knew nothing was at stake because they'd have to fight later in ANH. Also, it completely invalidated Vader's while tirade about "last time we met, you were the master" because Vader effectively kicked his ass. It was a meh story that didn't need to happen IMHO

  • Star Wars Fans Seem to Be Review-Bombing the Wrong 'Acolyte'
  • That "woke" shit is so fucking stupid. Rogue One has a pretty obviously gay couple and that movie is universally loved. One can even make the argument that when the empire was in charge that OF FUCKING COURSE gay people wouldn't be out. It's even cannon that the empire was racist towards non humans.

    If the stories are good, fans will eat it up. That some reprobate is butthurt because a main character isn't a straight, white dude is the dumbest shit.

    Conversely, I hope this series is good, because if it isn't, I won't want to talk about it and inadvertently join the chorus of those mouthbreathers who are all screaming go woke go broke when legitimate criticisms with that show have NOTHING to do with that

  • Man who survived ebike fire that killed his family fights for change to UK law
  • If it's your interest, why not? People buy all sorts of stupid shit. At least my expensive, stupid shit keeps me in shape.

    My road bike and mountain bikes aren't even top tier and both individually coast twice that. A new, tricked out Moots or SWorks is $15k.

    A $4k eBike can replace your car and save tons more in the long run

  • "Genocide is good if an Anti-Imperialist Country(tm) is doing it!"
  • I've seen plenty of tankies "defend Russia" M8. Especially on lemmy fucking tons of erm

    I feel like it's the same dozen howling assholes.

    Me personally fuck Putin and fuck zelensky. I don't care who wins

    Yeah, you lost me there... Last time the world tried appeasing an asshole with conquest delusions in the hope they'd cut it out it didn't work out to well

  • Man who survived ebike fire that killed his family fights for change to UK law
  • Get something mainstream. As long as the bike has one of the following engine systems: Shimano, Bosch, Specialized, Mahle, TQ and a couple others I can't think of off hand. Any of the other weird ones are often impossible to diagnose and work on

    Bafang motors are a crap shoot. They make a couple that are okay, but also a lot of low end, sketchy systems.

    Electra has a couple of cheaper models that come in under $2k. While the motors themselves aren't unsafe, I think the bikes themselves have underpowered brakes and the like. Something like the Specialized Globe is $2800 and is a pretty solid, utilitarian platform.

    Avoid Rad Power, Lectric, Super 73, and any of the other weird, fly by night direct to consumer Asian brands

  • Man who survived ebike fire that killed his family fights for change to UK law
  • I work at a bike shop. This is the main reason why we refuse to service cheap, direct to consumer bikes. Plus, most use non standard parts, underpowered brakes, etc. They're non serviceable death traps

    I feel terrible for that guy. Sadly most consumers don't know. They see one bike that's $1200 while most are $4000+ and they think they're getting a deal

  • lawandcrime.com Inmate died after jail medical staff denied him HIV medication for months, lawsuit alleges

    An inmate whose HIV-positive diagnosis devolved into AIDS died because the medical staff at the jail where he was housed denied him lifesaving medication, a new federal wrongful death lawsuit alleges.

    Inmate died after jail medical staff denied him HIV medication for months, lawsuit alleges

    An inmate whose HIV-positive diagnosis devolved into AIDS died because the medical staff at the California jail where he was housed denied him lifesaving medication even though they had his prescription and were told he needed it to survive, a new federal wrongful death lawsuit alleges

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    After years-long fight, ex-sheriff agrees to comply with subpoenas, testify on deputy gangs

    After years of resisting subpoenas to testify under oath about deputy gangs, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has reversed course and agreed to appear in front of the Civilian Oversight Commission.

    More info on Villaneuva's fuckery here: https://knock-la.com/lasd-gangs-little-devils-wayside-whities-cavemen-vikings/

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    www.opb.org Proud Boy Tusitala ‘Tiny’ Toese sentenced to 8 years for violence at Portland rallies

    A judge on Friday sentenced Proud Boy Tusitala “Tiny” Toese to 95 months in prison, almost two years after violent clashes with Portland anti-fascists in August 2021.

    Proud Boy Tusitala ‘Tiny’ Toese sentenced to 8 years for violence at Portland rallies

    Happy Friday, everyone!

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