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Cake day: Jan 30, 2022


To be fair to the hoppers, though, I think “I don’t want a distro so bound to US law” is a perfectly good reason to hop and isn’t something I thought about much before. It’ll be interesting seeing how this impacts other distros and what it says about their legal situations. Once that and the plan for workarounds are clear, I’ll maybe then consider it. But those are mostly ideological concerns…I dealt with the codec situation on late 2000s Linux, I can deal with this, lol.

I’m curious what other distros will do in the near future. Some say that those not US-based won’t have to care, while others say it’ll likely spread far and wide. I’ve no idea, I just hope the alternative solutions come quickly. Installing custom-built mesa will be good enough for now but it appears that Fedora developers are not satisfied with leaving it at this and returning to the awful patent situations Linux had to deal with in the past, so I’m sure there will be something like separating it out from mesa to make it easier to distribute for RPMfusion or the like. I don’t know, but I trust it’ll be okay.

Portions of the userbase are absolutely panicking and hopping to other distros. I certainly think this is going to be a problem for accessibility in the short term and that the extra setup step this’ll add will be a damn shame, but it’s probably more work to hop than to just use mesa as provided by others.

Yeah, I think it’s a matter of what you’re seeing being different from the author. I certainly don’t see much of this in my age range and communities around my interests, but when I step into spaces dominated by older centrist liberals, I see it a lot.

I don’t think they totally are, it really depends on usage. Someone using a RIPBOZO gif to react to the queen’s death or a sped up anime catgirl zipping around the screen still comes off as being young…it’s mostly the kinds of facepalms and eye rolls (usually from The Office) that older millennials use which are “cringe,” and have been seen that way for years now.

I’ve been on this for a few days on Fedora 37 Beta. It’s a pretty incremental release toward the vision they’ve had for the last few ones.

I don’t think the title is particularly great and I probably should’ve changed it for this post. I think the issue that they’re addressing here is that the task of addressing disinformation and framing it as the primary problem behind modern issues plays into the hands of different groups of powerful people. The liberal cry that everything they don’t like is Russian interference, that every bit of political activism or deviation from the norm in any direction is the result of a proxy war between Russia and/or China and the rest of us. People desperately looking for tech CEOs to address disinformation by embracing centralized arbiters of truth. That kind of thing that you hear a lot from (often older) American liberals who reject progressives and the left about as much as they do the far right. That attitude can be harmful and lead to a kind of thinking where no one who deviates from the center actually means what they say and that they’re just trying to spread information on the behalf of some Evil party like Russia:

There has been an attempt to understand every instantiation of populism and social tumult as a question of disinformation. Just how far this goes was made clear when Susan Rice invoked Russian meddling in the context of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protest movement. The resulting vision of the world is one in which movements are seen as pseudo-actors subservient to an underlying system of information war. By the same token, the disinfo technocrats can imagine themselves as an indispensable corps of experts who “promote objective fact as the basis for democratic governance worldwide”

The article could’ve gone further to specify what they’re addressing though. I don’t think they’re trying to get into the stuff that you’re talking about.

I’m a ways off from actually reading this because upon seeing this post, I instead started with their posts on EU4, but I just wanted to thank you for posting this. The work here is exceptional and provides a much more thorough and academic backing to my conflicted thoughts about these games. I truly adore Paradox’s GSGs but I’m also deeply uncomfortable with many of the implications of their historical models and where they nudge players. I’ve got plenty of criticisms I can make from my background, but of course the perspective of a proper historian can really tease out every little facet of these games and what they all mean.

It’s also just refreshing seeing such deep games literacy meet deep knowledge in the subject matter in this kind of analysis. The author’s self-labeling as a pedant really undersells what’s happening here…it makes me think I’m about to read a million "um, actually"s correcting minor inaccuracies rather than the deep dive into the mechanics behind these games and how they map onto various ways of thinking about history that this actually is.

Vegans tend to eat too much carbs, and not aware they are defficient in vitamins B12, D, omega 3…

I doubt the “not aware” bit, every vegetarian or vegan is blasted with this the second their diet comes up in conversation regardless of how diligent they are about it. It’s inescapable.

When you go vegetarian or vegan, suddenly your possible nutrient deficiencies that you could maybe have become the concern of everyone you meet.

If you mean their really old rubbery coating, no. Nowadays it’s this chalky feeling that lasts for a very long time. I’m not even sure if it’s a coating or just the texture of the plastic.

It’s funny how little it takes, how statements this weak and indecisive can create such fury.

Worth a read: What Was the Point of Joe Biden’s MAGA Speech?

I normally wouldn’t post something that hasn’t even been out long enough to finish watching, but I’ve been excitedly waiting for this for quite a while and all his other videos on the “Schneiderverse” have been excellent, so I hope you can forgive it here <3

Here is episode 2. Won’t be posting beyond that unless there’s an absurdly good one or something, but I’ll definitely be keeping up with this.

Oh no, has reddit been bullying those subs again?

I’m probably going to stay on AM4 for quite a while, maybe sit out Zen 4 and wait for 5 because I am so far from being CPU bottlenecked.

I’d also like to see wtf is going on with the increasing power draw on both CPUs and GPUs and if that’s just where we stay. It seems kind of weird that it’s happening now of all times that we’re well out of the stagnation of progress there was in the mid-10s, but I dunno. I certainly hope this doesn’t stick as the norm but I probably wouldn’t go higher than the 7700X anyway so I guess it wouldn’t impact me too much on the CPU end.

It’s definitely cute, but would probably work better without the background.