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Leftist with an incorrigible love for fancy aesthetics that might be incorrectly read as a monarchist because of that.

Pronouns are whatever. He/She/They… They all work.

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Joined 10M ago
Cake day: Aug 17, 2022



No seriously, Himalayan salt is just. Salt with some impurities in it that make it – Less salt-y.

The fun part about this is that it works on every country.

Fucking hell.

They gonna drag us into nukular war.

I am voting for him.

But it’ll be an angry vote.

I sorta understand how americans felt voting for Biden in 2020.

Set up WSL. Just for the convenience of a Linux terminal

Antivirus software nowadays just slows your machine down, even Windows Defender is a pain in the ass – Especially if you pirate things. Sometimes I feel it’s more like a DRM measure masquerading as a security feature, since it only seems to pop when I’m trying to install pirated games.

Instead pack your browser with adblocking and other such security extensions. Or block malicious things through your hosts-file if you’re thus inclined – blocking fake download buttons and such is usually enough to avoid trouble. That and not falling for scam-links. Teach your kids about avoiding scams.

Windows 11 is full of lil’ annoyances that can be removed or altered with third party tools, which is something I’d do on a machine for me, but if it’s for someone else… Enh?

That said what the peeps said here about Linux is true – A lot of Steam games now work out of box. Just install and run. Proton is lovely. Games outside Steam need tinkering, though. And some games require additional setup anyway. But that might imply you having to help your kids set up games, probably. Extra work for you. Also I’ve had shitty experiences with gaming on Linux laptops. But that might be outdated news.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiet. This is gonna get me wanting to build an ill-advised project box.

Powered by fairy dust and the tears of a forsaken child, I presume.

(article is paywalled yo)

“Free Market” people when two institutions they don’t like freely trade with each other

I thought that by this point anyone in the Russian hierarchy that wasn’t a yes man would have gotten unmarked-vanned, given what they’ve been doing to, y’know, the people? But, who knows.

Tbh I’m scared Putin will just say fuck it and hit the nuke button.

He is crazy enough.

Well. My father has yet to turn 80, but as a 60 year old he is rather fond of SimCity type games.

But how approachable they are idk. Cuz my 'pa was always a generalised nerd. :P

The world would be a much simpler place if we all took a deep breath and admitted to ourselves and others that we are not purely rational beings, never were, never will be, aren’t meant to be.

“Logic and Reason” are useful tools, but treating them as the end-all-be-all of everything is foolhardy at best.

Plus, the more “rational” you claim to be (aka, the more you reject your own emotions and refuse to accept and understand them because you think emotions are for others), the more likely you are to make decisions that are, in fact, not rational at all but that you’ve convinced yourself are the logical thing. Our rational brains are incredibly good at coming up with reasonings for our emotional responses that make sense to us but wouldn’t actually hold up to scrutiny.

There’s good content here, but there is so much eyerolling conservative whining too. Listing Reddits like T_D or TheFappening as examples of “unfairly removed” communities paints a very unflattering picture… And when he brought up THE FABRIC OF WESTERN SOCIETY I had to laugh because the alternative was to cringe out of my seat.

Still the story of Schwartz’ erasure is legitimate knowledge and how dirty he was done by both Reddit and the US government. I just don’t get how anyone can learn a story LIKE Schwartz’s and come out of it thinking the US government and “Western Society” are in any way a thing to be fought for, when it is those very systems that fucked him over when he dared put principles over ruthless capitalism.

@Edit: Also this creator has a video about how The Matrix is a call to action for MANHOOD, which lmao it was written by two closeted trans women, and is by their own admittance about the liberating power of femininity, you genius.

InkietoFuck CarsTrains

(…),I like

*trains runs over everyone*

Tabletop: Currently in a Pathfinder campaign and a LANCER RPG campaign. As well as two play-by-posts, one in FFD6, one in a custom system made by me.

PC: Enderal - Forgotten Stories and Divinity: Original Sin 2

Uh, tabletop or computer?

Hasn’t TemTem been fully playable in Early Access for years?

Regardless I heard nice things about it back when everyone was angry at Pokémon SwSh.

I think there is a difference between wanting attention because you like attention and the kind of businesslike image cultivation we see on platforms like facebook.

Way back in the day in an obscure MyBB webforum for Brazilian nerds with 800 users, I was very proud of, as we called it in those times, my e-peen, which is to say, being one of the most well-liked members of the community with lots of in-forum awards listed on my user profile and shit. But like. At no point did I think of myself as cultivating a brand that could (and would) be used to get me employment, and at no point did other people side-eye me for doing “out of brand” or “unprofessional” things, which does happen in places like Facebook.

I mean, at this point, yah kinda? It’s part of why it’s all so boring nowadays. You’re not supposed to use these sites for entertainment or unwinding anymore. You’re meant to use them to curate a “brand”, as that is part and parcel of how you advance yourself in the capitalist nightmare.

Simply asking for sources doth not a debatebro make.

There’s a certain smarmy attitude paired with self-importance that makes a debatebro.

To be like, proper debatebro you have to be stalking people and demanding they debate you based on a statement they made days ago. You have to be sneering and asking for a source when they say that water is wet, even though water being wet is such a common piece of knowledge that the onus of proof should be on the one disagreeing. Shid like that.

A personal philosophy whose main tenet is “be annoying”.

Annoy people who follow religions, regardless if they’re minding their own business or if they’re actually doing harm.

Annoy other atheists for random bullshit.

Basically, annoying people is its own reward. The point is to convince yourself you’re superior to other peeps.

Though the RAYTHEIST community is no longer what it used to be. Most of the big names that kept it alive were absorbed into larger movements, mostly political ones. We now know them as “debate-bros”. There’s leftist debate-bros, rightist debate-bros, centrist debate-bros…

It didn’t “peter out”. It was killed by a several pronged divide-and-conquer strategy.

“Which is why I get to sleep in as I am a multibillionaire. But you, peasant, need to wake up at 4AM everyday after going to bed at midnight.”

Okay. OKAY. I guess we’re meant to post our fringe-ass opinions, the ones that are most likely to make people angry, thus testing your ability to remain polite?

Here goes:
I, as a human being who cares about engaging in politics, am not in any obligation to have an opinion about China, or Russia, or Ukraine, or any of those other countries. They are far, far away. There are big serious problems right here, in my country, that take priority. And besides, it’s hard enough to know truth from propaganda for things that are close, imagine for things that are far away.

And even if I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, who the ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ are in these distant foreign conflicts, I do not have the power to do anything about it.

If I were to don my tinfoil hat for a paragraph or two, I feel like the constant bringing up of this or that foreign country whenever one attempts to discuss the politics of their own country is a deliberate trick to muddy the waters. I could be talking about stopping the privatisation of public services in Brazil and people on Reddit would be going “But what about <totally unrelated human rights violation in the other side of the globe>”

The millions who don’t do not hold power.

Saying “Americans” might be a gross generalisation, but as long as your country acts like the planet’s collective abusive partner, I’ll just. Continue to shit on y’all. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Yeah I’m kinda used to it. As said before, in my country (Brazil) the power grid is… It depends on which state you are in. It’s 120 in my state, but directly south of us is one that uses 240, and to the north two that use 120. I’m used to reading labels and flicking voltage switches.

Since I’m also in the never banned club, the most controversial thing I ever said on Reddit, based entirely on community reactions, was probably “americans perceive everyone outside america as sub-humans who are beneath self-determination, like they should be the ones to choose how we do everything”.

Sounds like at least among lefties this should have been an uncontroversial statement, but gods I made some gringos mad on that day.

Never banned. Purged previous accounts to start anew a couple of times. Plus I’m still there.

Freeman went into a massive career shift after the Half Life games ended…

One of these days I gotta try a Linux without SystemD, just to see if it was worth all the fuss. When I started my Linux journey SystemD was already the default on most distros normal people would use (Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, Suse, etc.) and I just never bothered exploring, despite all the bad things ™ said about SystemD in Linux forums.

Wrestling against ADHD to write my last college thing.

You are not immune to propaganda naked ragebait from assholes who just want to stir shit

Off the top of my head – There is also td-win and voat (which are like, Reddit for neo-nazis) and hexbear (which is like, Reddit for leftists who lack the social skills to be around even other leftists)

  1. Lemmy is newer than Reddit. Reddit has been up for over 15 years.
  2. Lemmy is a Reddit clone but less well known, thus, whatever advantages it has over Reddit, you can pretty much assume anyone who comes to Lemmy is someone who was on Reddit and saw some reason to leave. Or even still uses Reddit but is trying their hand here too. At least for now.
  3. Thus, the Lemmy userbase will, at least within the near future, be a small subset of current or former Redditors.

/shrug If you’re just doing youtube for the sake of doing youtube, you can do whatever you want. Any audience that comes to you will be your audience and you’ll probably not make much money but maybe you’ll make a bit of it.

But if you want youtube to replace your dayjob, then yeah kinda?

And like, most content creators talk about being horribly burnt out and overworked. They quit their nine-to-fives to have YouTube as their main gig, and it starts out as a labour of love, until the bills start coming and the channel starts being more and more of a business, and then they start working insane hours and become slaves to the analytics graphs and (…)

Short version?


Long version, youtube rewards watch time most of all. Youtubers are underpaid and have to try and squeeze as much from their channel as they can if that’s their dayjob. And in the “optimise everything until it is no longer fun” spirit of capitalistic entertainment, youtubers have realised that around 20 minutes is the ideal length for most content (unless you’re in a specific niche for very longform stuff).

And while I do enjoy Alec’s general rambling and playing around with the gadgets he educates us about – Yeah. I can see it as the byproduct of youtube culture that it is.

The banana: The most ultracapitalistically dictatorial fruit. (taken from a meme page on that other link aggregator site)

🤔 I won’t argue because it does sound like something that can happen. It just sounds – Weird – To me. Lmao.

TL;DW: Specification says that the holes are optional, but they are often used to facilitate the manufacture of the plug blades. It defines a position and size for the holes so that they will be out of the way of the actual part of the plug that makes contact

Anyone else feel weird when looking at AI-generated art?
Like. A friend-of-friends got in on Dall-E 2 and was showing some stupid shite they made with it. And the thing is. It _is_ impressive as hell? You give it a vague description and it _will_ give you something that generally matches the vibe of the description. Plus looks very well rendered. But also. Uh. It gives me these weird dystopian feelings. It being in Elongated Muskquito's pockets doesn't _help_ with that feeling, but it's not its main cause. I can't even articulate _why_ it makes me feel so uncomfy though. Was hoping someone smarter than I shared in the same feeling.