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Atari Announces Intellivision Brand Acquisition
  • How do you write an article like this without mentioning Tommy Tallarico? 😆

    https://youtu.be/0twDETh6QaI

    Edit: Another article does mention Tallarico.

    Interestingly, though, this deal doesn’t include the Intellivision Amico. Atari stated that Intellivision would rebrand itself and continue to work on developing the console project that was originally scheduled to launch in 2020 and was once headed up by “prolific” video game composer Tommy Tallarico. Atari said that the company formerly known as Intellivision would rebrand itself and that it would grant licensing rights to the new company permitting it to feature Intellivision games on the console.

    https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/23/24163176/atari-acquires-intellivision-amico-console

  • Republicans plan new criminal investigation into Hunter Biden
  • Eric's wife became co-chair of the RNC in March. It's MAGA all the way down.

  • Baldur's Gate 3 Dev Larian Opens New Studio As Development On Two 'Very Ambitious' RPGs Continues
  • Larian Studios, the Good Guy Greg to Microsoft's (and Ubisoft's and EA's) Scumbag Steve.

  • Stroller designed against gas attacks, England, 1938
  • I was curious about this. According to Wikipedia, the Allies had stockpiles of chemical weapons but war leaders were against using them first (except Churchill, apparently) out of fear of the civilian reaction should it become known that the Allies used them first. The Allied side had them in theater, however, and there was an incident in Bari, Italy where an accidental release of mustard gas occurred after an Axis attack, leading to a number of deaths from exposure to the gas. The UK government apparently didn't admit this until the mid-1980s.

    Sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_chemical_warfare https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_raid_on_Bari

  • Is this season just not hitting for anyone else?
  • It's so bad. 🙈

    Wild Blue Yonder is the only watchable RTD2 episode so far IMO. Haven't seen Boom. May not bother.

  • Seriously, why aren't most people using adblock these days
  • LMAO are you trying to get me divorced

  • Seriously, why aren't most people using adblock these days
  • Interesting! I didn't know this was a thing.

  • Seriously, why aren't most people using adblock these days
  • Solid suggestions! I'll keep at it.

  • Seriously, why aren't most people using adblock these days
  • My dodgy friend, I have appealed to my wife not once or twice but three times that we should drop all our subs and return to those placid waters that I sailed in my younger days. She has yet to relent in her view that we should stay on the right side of the law. I look for any opportunity to press my advantage. Do you have a suggestion as to the perfect argument that will sway her?

  • Seriously, why aren't most people using adblock these days
  • I was already sick of all the freaking Taylor Swift ads but Roku announcing that video ads are coming to the home screen was the last straw for me. Finally set up a Pi-hole and Roku ads are gone. I know it's an ongoing war and this is just one battle, but damn it's nice right now. I even became a supporter on Patreon. ❤️

    I still run uBlock Origin on all my browsers, though.

  • Mozilla Firefox Adds AI-Powered RTX Video
  • On the new clean profile I created in v126.0, I didn't have a gfx.webrender.enabled and gfx.webrender.all was set to false. Changing gfx.webrender.all to true didn't really change the behavior. Nvidia control panel only shows super resolution active when full screen. Watching the same test video as yesterday at the same requested resolution. I did notice that if I set the Quality back to auto, with gfx.webrender.all = true, it picked 2 today instead of 1. 🤷‍♂️

    Edit: One DDG search later https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1445419

  • Why do men call their father their "old man", but their "old lady" is their wife?
  • I've had this happen to me. I suspect it's one sad MRA type with a pile of accounts bringing the downvotes. He can sense when I post anything remotely respectful of women because his pee pee hurts. 😆

  • Mozilla Firefox Adds AI-Powered RTX Video
  • Sorry. Should have mentioned. OS is Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593. Also, video driver is Nvidia Game Ready Driver 552.44.

  • Mozilla Firefox Adds AI-Powered RTX Video
  • From my testing today I found that this actually works pretty well (though not in FF haha). See my top level comment this thread.

  • Mozilla Firefox Adds AI-Powered RTX Video
  • I set this up today on my work laptop with (internal) RTX3060. According to the status indicators on the Adjust Video Image Settings page in the Nvidia control panel, super resolution is working in Chrome v124.x and v125.x but not at all in Firefox v126.0. My eyes tell me the same thing. I was able to play a 480p YT stream in Chrome and it looked surprisingly good on my external 1440p monitor. In FF it looks like ass. I may set up a secondary profile in FF just to make sure I haven't changed some config setting over the years that would prevent it from working right in FF. Will update if I find anything interesting.

    Edit: Just tried this again with YouTube in FF v126.0 with a clean profile. It does work, but only when the video is full screen (which makes sense I guess, but the behavior is different from Chrome) and I had to manually set the quality level in the Nvidia control panel. In Chrome the auto setting used level 4 (the highest level), but in FF the auto setting only used level 1.

  • Microsoft extolling the benefits of cloud storage in their Office save dialog
  • I hear you, though I think this is less about education and more about getting folks to fork over $9.99 a month. Like so many others, I've a long frustrating relationship with Microsoft. They're literally the largest company in world atm and they just keep laying off people. I don't hate them quite as much as EA or Comcast, but it's getting pretty close.

  • What's your favorite budget "little treat"?
  • We don't keep bread in the house anymore but occasionally I want cinnamon toast. Nuke a little butter, mix in sugar & cinnamon, enjoy on saltines. It's a little messy because the sugar and butter won't completely emulsify but it scratches that itch when I'm baked.

  • Microsoft extolling the benefits of cloud storage in their Office save dialog
  • Holy cow. Thank you! Didn't know that was there. ❤️

  • Microsoft extolling the benefits of cloud storage in their Office save dialog

    "If you don't save your data to someone else's computer then we can't monetize it."

    I know they're not explicitly selling SkyDrive or OneDrive or whatever it's called now, but they kinda are.

    What's funny is, this file is stored in an encrypted container that does live in the cloud. 😄

    Edit: Thanks to user @[email protected] I now know about F12 in Office applications to bring up the "classic" Save As... dialog. Today I learned!

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    TIL that Elizabeth Montgomery voiced one of Anne Rice's erotic Sleeping Beauty books
  • You absolutely have a point. I guess she felt one lost her money and the other made her money. 😄

    Incidentally, she published the Sleeping Beauty books under a pseudonym. Not sure when it became widely known that she was in fact the author.

  • www.theguardian.com Does the American Diabetes Association work for patients or companies? A lawsuit dared to ask | Neil Barsky

    The ADA just settled an explosive legal case accusing the organization of betraying people with diabetes

    Does the American Diabetes Association work for patients or companies? A lawsuit dared to ask | Neil Barsky

    > The ADA just settled an explosive legal case accusing the organization of betraying people with diabetes

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    Today I learned @lemmy.ml sgibson5150 @slrpnk.net
    TIL that Gwyneth Paltrow is not just a harmless grifter
    arstechnica.com Three women contract HIV from dirty “vampire facials” at unlicensed spa

    Five patients with links to the spa had viral genetic sequences that closely matched.

    Three women contract HIV from dirty “vampire facials” at unlicensed spa

    I never went as far as to defend Gwyneth Paltrow, but after her Hot Ones appearance I created a post (which I will link in the comments) where I suggested that she's done no more harm than male grifters and that the dislike of her as a person was primarily due to misogyny. That's before I learned about her promotion of these unproven "vampire facials". Now an unlicensed clinic performing this procedure has given at least three women HIV. You guys were right and I was wrong.

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    Android app dependency?

    I have found the translation from camera source feature useful in Google Translate and I use it from time to time. Last night was one such occasion, yet when I attempted to enable camera mode, I received the message shown in the screenshot, "Please install the latest Google app in order to use camera translation". I currently have a Pixel phone and I have had the Google app disabled since shortly after I got it.

    I left negative feedback on the Play Store after I discovered this new wrinkle as I feel Google thinks they have struck upon a way to prevent users from disabling or uninstalling the Google app. The developer responded that Translate camera is "now powered by Google Lens which is part of the Google app".

    I have been struggling to remember another occasion where an app has been dependent on the presence of another app to function in either Android or iOS. Besides the obvious Google shittiness, I feel like introducing these sorts of application interdependencies opens the door to... idk, something bad.

    Thoughts?

    Edit: As I have noted in the comments, this is not a problem unique to the Google Pixel phone. If the Google app is disabled on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, the same behavior occurs.

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    Me and the girls are doing a little shopping
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    Edit: I can't say I'm not curious about all the downvotes. FWIW this is OC from my third and current playthrough of the game. My sorcerer had to live though the first two acts wearing her awful "Playtex" underwear set, so it was good when we finally made it to the Lower City and were able to purchase some proper sexy unmentionables at the shop near the gate to the Upper City.

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    YouTube needs more potato

    🤨

    Edit: Thanks all for the troubleshooting advice but this occurred on a channel that is known to me that regularly posts 4k HDR content. At the time I tried to play it, the video had 14k views and had been up for two days. It's probably just a transient thing. I mainly thought this was funny because I'd never seen such an anemic selection of resolutions. Perhaps you guys can try to enjoy the post in that spirit.

    Edit #2: I know I said we weren't troubleshooting but if anyone wants to try it out, the video is here. I tried on my phone this morning and there are only the two crappy resolutions.

    Edit #3: Credit to [email protected] here. I think they came the closest to explaining the problem. After I tried this on my phone, I tried it on the laptop and all resolutions with and without HDR were available. This may indicate that something like H.264 High Profile was used for encoding which (depending on the level) may not be supported on mobile device and it would seem, set top boxes like my Roku Ultra.

    Edit #4: Some others had commented about the same problem in the video comments on YT so I told the content creator what I knew and (politely) asked how the video was compressed. Will report back if I get a response.

    Edit #5: Clarified a point in Edit #3. Some mobile devices may support some levels of High Profile, or at least that's my understanding.

    Final Edit: Creator did not respond to me directly but they indicated that they requested help from YouTube in the matter. Haven't checked the Roku yet but all resolutions are now available from my phone as of 2024-04-13T11:12:00.000 UTC.

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    Jurassic Park is 6/10 at best

    I do not like Jurassic Park. I have never liked Jurassic Park. It has great special effects and Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, but that does not make it a good movie. I don't care if it made a billion dollars at the box office. I don't care how many awards it won.

    The worst part, though, is the memes. They're second only to Prequel Trilogy memes in terms of how much they annoy me. I long ago added "clever girl" and "life uh finds a way" to the list of phrases that braying jackasses won't stop posting on social media that fill me with a near-homocidal rage. I'd block these phrases and move on with my life but these people put them in freaking images, too. I can't get away from it. \continues to froth incoherently\

    Edit: As of this writing, I have three downdoots. I'm going to assume that all downdooters agree with this post. Edit #2: Now like 8 of 29 people agree with me! I guess this unpopular opinion isn't quite as unpopular as I believed. ❤️

    Edit #3: 15 of 45 people reject that this is an unpopular opinion! Thank you all for your love and support. ✌️

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    Advocacy emails

    This is the second such email I have received recently. Seems legit but I don't recognize the domain in the link to sign, and it seems like the people who make Firefox would know that the people who use Firefox would be hesitant to click. IDGI. Anyone else getting these?

    Edit 2024-04-10: Got a new email today and it appears all the links now go to links dot mozilla dot org. I won't flatter myself that this post had anything to do with that, but maybe the same thought occurred to someone at Mozilla. Nice. ✌️

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    America Debates Gays in the Military

    A classic. 🫡

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    Bus Stop Gaiety Corner
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    I found this in a Tourister video: https://youtu.be/2xGOPO65kWk?t=10657

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    I went into this highly skeptical. I've probably at some point made a derogatory comment about Gwyneth Paltrow. Now I'm wondering if we should all be steaming our vaginas.

    Edit: You guys are a hoot. Thanks to those who saw my point. If you didn't, then that's cool too. I'll check back later.

    Very Late Edit: Please see my mea culpa, here: https://slrpnk.net/post/8972825

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    Little statue makes me happy
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    I found this little guy in a VIRTUAL JAPAN video: https://youtu.be/EnmtIxjEw7Y?t=858

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    Would it be useful to have a community where users could ask the best place to post something?

    I was thinking instead of a /r/lostredditors that makes fun of bad posting choices there could be a community that could allow more experienced users to offer advice on the best community to post in. Maybe something slightly silly like...idk, /c/fedditorsearchparty?

    I've had need of something like this more than once. For instance, I saw a cool little statue in an HDR walker video on YouTube recently. It was cute and made me happy and I wanted to share it, but I had no idea where to post it. There are so many communities across so many instances now.

    Does this sound interesting or helpful? Or maybe something like this already exists!

    Thanks in advance for your input. Have a nice weekend!

    Edit: Many thanks to [email protected] who pointed out existing community [email protected].

    Edit #2: Thanks to [email protected] who pointed out existing community [email protected].

    Edit #3: Thanks to [email protected] who pointed out existing community [email protected]. Asking for posting advice is allowed per the sidebar. 👍

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    Asian barred owlet is sick of your shit

    Photo credit: Anuwar Hazarika/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

    Source

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    Lemmy loses scroll position on Android FF

    Not new to the Fediverse but new to Lemmy. I've noticed that after viewing a post, navigating back does not restore the vertical scroll position on the previous page. This is happening on latest stable Firefox for Android, but not on FF desktop 123.0. I tried searching but I only found this (not sure if this is even the right project):

    https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/1551

    Anyone else having this issue on Android and is there anything I can do to mitigate it? Clearing the cache did not change the behavior.

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