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  • The only way they get my clicks now are when I Google something and they come up.

    They really keep making sure that I don't end up there.

  • [repost] Local LAN\co-op best moments
  • It did, and it was wonderful

  • Guess the Episode [Medium]
  • Carl...

    Simpson and Delilah

  • Anyone who says Trek isn’t horny, hasn’t watched enough Trek.
  • I just rewatched this episode and was like oh dang he really did not hold back with that kiss, even though it's dax.

    Then I'm 99% sure he banged her too. Probably didn't include that in the mission brief once he got back

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  • Free, yes, to them. They usually do some basic fundraising, generally it comes from the congregation. They'll stand up at the beginning of service and ask for donations from people, and when they have enough they'll go.

    As for work, I call it light work, because they aren't going down and building a mission for the people, they're usually doing something like painting or washing something. Things that locals are 100% capable of doing themselves, that is not really anything actual like building a well or anything. They do 1 or 2 days of this, and then the other 3 to 4 are on tours of the country, eating out, and basically being on vacation.

    I know what you're trying to do, and I don't care. These "mission trips" are disingenuous to me. They aren't going down to help the people, they want to feel good about themselves and do the bare minimum to do so. They talk about how Jesus affected them personally to people who have never known the luxuries of life that we have, and then they jump on the bus back home, leaving the locals with a brand new bible and a fresh coat of paint, while patting themselves on the back for being such great christians. It's all a show for themselves and for the church.

    Real actual use of that money could go to doctors without borders or UNICEF. There are actual groups doing actual good work in remote areas that desperately need help. These groups have the know how and the ability to do actual change for people, like building wells, providing medicine, building shelter, building schools, and more. They are the ones we should appreciate, they are the ones who should receive the money that was raised. I don't care how you try to word it, 20 teenagers for 3 days aren't going to make any meaningful impact on an impoverished community, actual doctors might though.

    Edit, some resources on the actual problem of missionaries

    A great video from someone who has experience missionaries coming directly, with excerpts from someone who went on a mission trip: Video

    Article explaining how the lack of actual skills hurts more than helps, and all they're doing is building their own savior complex

    People have died because missionaries offer fake care to the people, while raking in donations

    In the end, modern missionaries is a well oiled tourism machine, bringing in a ton of money to small groups who help ferry missionaries over to these areas, give them a tour of the area, and send them home. The part that keeps the machine moving is the marketing and advertising arm of it, posting pictures of great work while not actually doing anything, but encouraging more 1st world white people to go.

  • Last book that made you cry.
  • my SO just asked how induction stoves worked, and I went and whipped out that sucker, looked up induction. It was kind of fun to go there instead of the internet!

  • Last book that made you cry.
  • I remember when I got it and was like "Well, guess I'm never taking this thing to campus"

  • Could Microsoft destroy Linux gaming by using the windows store
  • I bought Gears 4 from the Windows store - they sold it as an exclusive there. We are not under any threat from that.

    The store is clunky, it works about 40% of the time, it constantly needs updates, and there's an install limit of 10 times before you have to buy it again. Even if they locked a tech like DirectX behind it developers wouldn't use it.

  • [repost] Local LAN\co-op best moments
  • A real test to see if anyone recognizes who I am, with people's faces cropped away.

    Our 16 player LAN when Halo 3 dropped, it went for 4 straight days.

    A tarp outside of a garage with a giant Halo 3 symbol on it

    2 CRT tvs on an old table in a garage playing Halo

    Mess of Xbox 360 power cables strewn about on the ground

    Premium Stadium seating. (Notice the air conditioning on the upper right) Stacked stadium couches

    We brought these heavy things in, they were the biggest we all had put together. 3 CRT TVs in a row, surrounded by people

    Everyone had one of these linksys guys somewhere, and of course the most critical piece of hardware goes on the ground in the middle Top notch Linksys gear

    If your mom had a costco member ship you were immediately on soda duty

    A tower of empty 36 packs of soda reaching to the ceiling

    Kids: you were lied to when you were told the internet was the best way to play with people. These are memories I'll cherish forever

  • Last book that made you cry.
  • I just checked, and this is the exact book on my shelf. 1600 pages.

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  • I have a friend on FB who still does these BS trips, and she's well into her thirties. I see the pictures, I know what they are:

    • Get a bunch of teens on a bus down to Mexico
    • Do 1 or 2 days of light labor like painting a church
    • Photo ops with poor non-white kids
    • Hand out bibles
    • Go home after fun free Mexican vacation where you feel good about yourself.

    God forbid they do something real, then you wouldn't get the free trip out of it I guess. Opening a local soup kitchen doesn't look as good on the feeds

  • CrowdStrike IT Outage Explained by a Windows Developer

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    Isn't "MAGA" an admission that currently, America is NOT great?
  • They also never call out by what metric America isn't great anymore. There are plenty of metrics it's not, but they won't call those out.

    Is it peacetime? Because we're the most peaceful we've ever been right now. Is it the economy? It's the strongest now than it ever was. Is it family values? First quantify what that means. Is it divorces? Those are down for the first time. Is it orpahaned families or something? Education? Well those are liberal values so they can't use those.

    Or is it all just racist and homophobic dog whistling, meaning they want to go back to white nuclear families - they just can't say that.

    Really it's all just "My nostalgia is more fun than dealing with today's problems". Nostalgia just ignores all of the problems at the time. "The 60s were better!" Just ignore Vietnam, the separate drinking fountains, the upcoming cold war, also the fact that the reason you had a good childhood was because of the social protections you had that you dismantled

  • Train enthusiast
  • Fair, although while my ride in Italy was faster, I vastly preferred the overall vibe of the UK's system.

    It's honestly hard to explain because it's so much different compared to your guys'.

    So we have exactly one route that can go up to 125, in a couple of places. So taking that one out of the equation, the next highest speed in our entire system is 90mph.

    I live in Seattle, about 4 million people, about 1.8x of Manchester. We have 3 rail lines, that take you to 3 places.

    • Portland, 5 times a day, 4 hours away
    • Vancouver BC, 3 times a day, 3 hours away
    • Chicago, 1 time a day, 36 hours away.
    • LA, 1 time a day, 24 hours away

    We have what you would call a "well connected" city in the states too. Outside of the northeast corridor, this is in fact a "train city" here in the states.

  • This ‘Google TV Streamer’ set-top box is what comes after Chromecast
  • I've been starting to use Snapcast. On it's own it's great, but I don't think I can cast from any generic Android app to snapcast, which is the problem. I'm still learning though

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  • A free trial! It looks awesome, but I was worried, this is great! Now I'll know for sure if I should buy it.

    ...Ah nevermind, I bet there's something else out there.

  • Lemmy siphoned the worst uneducated users from Reddit. Why are you afraid of truth?
  • peasant

    I provided nothing but quality respectful posts seeking answers to perhaps a sensitive question that impacts everyone in this society.

  • Why are people using "coconut" in references to Kamala Harris?
  • I don't even care. The right is floundering right now because they focused all of their attention on Joe, so they're going to just throw random insults at anyone attached to the campaign now, and it's because they are realizing they don't have an actual platform to run on. They were just predicated on loving trump and anti joe, and now they actually might have to come up with some ideas, and of course they don't have any.

    Whatever, let them hurl racist insults. She won't care, and neither will I. I'm busy telling voters what the actual issues are.

  • Olivia Rodrigo: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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    Taylor in Milan

    I hadn't noticed she has a new Fearless outfit

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    World passes 30% renewables milestone for the first time, decline of fossil inevitable

    www.euronews.com World passes 30% renewables milestone for the first time

    A decline in fossil fuel power is now ‘inevitable’, the report's authors say.

    World passes 30% renewables milestone for the first time

    cross-posted from: https://kbin.run/m/[email protected]/t/553659

    > A decline in fossil fuel power is now ‘inevitable’, the report's authors say.

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    Memes since yesterday...

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    This game really is striking sometimes.

    Working on Phase 4, looked up and noticed this. Kudos to you if you can guess where in the map this is just looking at the image.

    A clue, built the bridge a while ago as a key link spanning two new regions. I needed the nodes underneath it for a major component in Phase 4.

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    Taylor in Amsterdam

    I'll always be happy I got to see her on Eras tour, but I won't lie I wish I could have seen her TTPD set.

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    www.androidauthority.com Google Maps tests new pop-up ads that give you an unnecessary detour

    Google Maps is testing a new ad format that gives users the option to add a stop for a sponsored location during navigation.

    Google Maps tests new pop-up ads that give you an unnecessary detour
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    Cities: Skylines @lemmy.ml Scrubbles @poptalk.scrubbles.tech

    Cities: Skylinies 2 console release delayed

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    Satisfactory Release Date Announcement (September 10)

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    Taylor Swift Is Planning a New 2026 Tour, Source Alleges

    > Taylor is working on a new record which is due out in 2025, followed by a new tour in 2026,” the insider alleged. “She is heavily inspired by all the new experiences she is having on ‘The Eras Tour’ and has been quietly writing songs backstage.

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    Quavo, Lana Del Rey - Tough (Visualizer)

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    Wyoming Satellites - What's your go-to purchase?

    Curious to see how many people here are using Wyoming Satellites, and if so, what are you doing to build/house them?

    I have a sample one working on an old pi and a computer speaker hooked up, with my primary Blue mic. Obviously this isn't long term, and I'm looking at building a few of these.

    So, what do you use? Raspberry pi? Some sort of hat on it? What sort of casing do you use? Any really cool implementations? I'll take all ideas and suggestions!

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    Price will increase by $10 for v1.0 after the Steam Summer Sale

    (But it's also heavily on sale right now, for $15 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/526870/Satisfactory/)

    Personally, I don't mind at all. For one I bought it at $30, but also I have 2,000 hours logged. Per hour that's a cost of $0.02 per hour (at the new price) if I had bought it at $40. I'm all for calling out studios like ubisoft for being greedy, but coffee stain has done a very fair job with Satisfactory IMO, and they very well deserve $10 more for the game.

    That being said, go pick it up now for $15

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    Brita, any way an American can watch this?

    Siddy Holloway is doing a special I'd really like to watch, but it's only on BBC2 from what I see. Will it be on a streaming service or anything?

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    Camila Cabello - Chanel No.5

    Didn't like it at first, but won't lie it got stuck in my head and it's growing on me

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    London's Tube Map (Taylor's Version)

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    Taylor in Cardiff yesterday

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    World and Recipe changes happening in 1.0!

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    Taylor announces that The Eras Tour will end in December

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