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Cake day: kesä 24, 2020


It’s not chat apps that are making things worse, it’s the various companies and organizations using these apps for support channels instead of easily searchable software like forums.

Elon and his empty promises strike again. As a reminder, Musk promised to put a man on Mars in 10 years… 10 years ago.

Fun as it is to think about, I have trouble believing the EU will do anything beyond sabre-rattling.

At the cost of creative writing, it looks like.

Not open source, not for me.

Yeah, I can imagine. Some of the ones I’ve seen came with a small stand to get around this problem, which was really just a bent wire, but I guess this solution isn’t exactly commonplace. Not that it matters, disposable barbecues are a flawed concept to begin with and they should just go away.

Oh, for sure. Most of is made of aluminum which, if not recycled, apparently takes 200-500 years to decompose.

Good riddance, I hate disposable barbecues. You want to have a barbecue wherever you travel? Get a portable grill instead, not this piece of soon-to-be garbage.

Needless to say, the patients are the real victims here. But let’s be honest. You have no right to be surprised at this outcome when you buy equipment from an infamously privacy disrespecting company. Here’s hoping the hospitals win and that they fire the dumbasses that made this deal.

Wow, you weren’t kidding. That man is in possession of some very specialized tools. As in, ones you wouldn’t ever find in an average garage.

Neither. This sub is about commiting fornication with motor vehicles.

I have a self-hosted Nextcloud instance with the News plugin. That fetches the news, but I actually read it on my phone or PC. Whenever I read a feed on one device, it automatically syncs up and marks it as read on other devices. As far as actual clients are concerned, you can see the list of apps that can connect to Nextcloud News here. I would hesitate to say I couldn’t live without it, but the app I use is News (yes, just it’s just News on F-Droid). I’ve used it for years and it’s great!

This is a setup specific to my situation, however. If you’re looking for something simple, have a look at Liferea, QuiteRSS or Akregator for PC. As for Android: there’s a bunch and I’ve honestly only used just the one I mentioned, but I hear Feeder is good!

The Dodge Ram: does exactly what it says on the tin.

“Well, I think that the military thinks it’s not a good idea right now,” Biden said about the prospective trip on July 20. “But I don’t know what the status of it is.”

Even if he didn’t mean it, it comes off like he has no idea what the military thinks and he’s just guessing. The two thinks are really tripping me up, too. Aren’t presidents supposed to be more… eloquent?

Would you happen to still have the link? I’m in need of some lols.

Because when using touchscreens, you need to press against something. Using touchscreens on laptops would only result in tilting the screen further back, because that’s how they’re made: to be easilly flipped up or down.

Learn and play Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (it's a card game)
So I recently got this board game. It's sort of, kind of like Magic: the Gathering. You play as a so-called Phoenixborn and you have a set number of hit points. When they reach zero, you lose. There's a bit more to it than that, but that's the gist of it. Alas, it's kind of hard to get a match going with my friends. Then I came across this neat webpage dedicated to the game. It is: https://ashes.live/ What I find neat about this page is that it links to not one, not two, but THREE resources where you can practice playing! - Option 1 (free): [Ashteki](https://ashteki.com/). Play against a human - Option 2 (free): [Felt Table](https://felttable.com/ashes). Play against an AI (what I mostly use) - Option 3: [Ashes Reborn for Tabletop Simulator](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2386753960). The mod is free, but like the name implies, you need to own Tabletop Simulator on Steam first. As for the rules, they're near the bottom of the page at the Files section. There are also other resources like youtube tutorials and premade decks and stuff. Anyway, just thought I'd share.

Diablo Immortal is now banned in China
This is hilarious. Blizzard created Diablo Immortal with the express purpose of getting their foot into the Chinese market. Then some genius at Blizzard had the brilliant idea to make a post on Weibou (a social network in China) to make fun of Xi Jinping: [Picture of post](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/b9b4aa88-e394-4821-8944-c6693f5060a7.webp) Welp, there goes that Tencent money. Couldn't have happened to a nicer company, too.

Dragon's Dogma II has been announced
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndLqGPqeQqM&t=691s I was very impressed with how Dragon's Dogma handled battles with huge enemies. The combat was so good. Instead of hacking away at their ankles, you could climb them and hack away at their weakspots. Or, if you prefer solid ground beneath your feet, you could also impale them with an icy spike three times your size using magick. Speaking of, the some of the spells were insane. I mean just [look](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Gicel?file=Skill_Sorc_Gicel.gif) [at](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Bolide?file=Skill_Sorc_Bolide.gif) [this](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Seism?file=Skill_Sorc_Seism.gif) [madness](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Maelstrom?file=Skill_Sorc_Maelstorm.gif). And those aren't even the most powerful versions. Very excited for this.

Thoughts on repositories such as this?
The repository in question: https://github.com/BullyWiiPlaza/Ghosts-WiiU-Mod-Injector All it has is a README.md file and they want 8€ for anyone to use this app. I mean, sure, but why host something like this on github? Or am I missing something?

Staff speak out on pay, working conditions and management failures.

Ubisoft VP says players 'don't get' NFTs, but can't explain what there is to get
Original article: https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/ubisoft-vp-says-players-dont-get-nfts-but-cant-explain-what-there-is-to-get/

Does anyone else dislike Bluray discs?
For me, they're more trouble than they're worth. For wanting to support your favorite artists, I'm rewarded with unskippable trailers and FBI warnings, and if you want to play Blurays on PC, well... Just take a look at [this](https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Blu-ray#Playback). Keydb files? BD+ decryption? What happened to just putting the stupid disc in the machine and hitting play? With pirated movies and shows, I just double-click on a file and away I go. Why would I ever want to go back to Blurays?

No way I can be objective about all of this, so here I go! After months, if not years of enabling sexual harrassment and doing jack shit about it, Kotick is walking away without repercussions. What he IS walking away with is hundreds of millions. Check out the tweet near the bottom of the article to see just how much. Don't get me wrong, it's good that the Tick is finally dropping off its host after all the horrible things he's done, but man. No repercussions? At all? Just a big, fat paycheck?

Can anyone tell me what the heck web3 actually is?
I mean specifically, what criteria does a webpage have to fulfill for it to be considered web3 compliant? Because all I see around the web are people waxing poetic about freedom, ownership and whatnot without really saying anything. There's no consensus, there's no whitepaper, just... vague, nondescript ideas.

Here's the original letter. It's as dry as it is depressing: https://archive.ph/Bqd4f Some choice quotes for you: > I realize that some people who “play to have fun” and who currently form the majority of players have voiced their reservations toward these new trends, and understandably so. However, I believe that there will be a certain number of people whose motivation is to “play to contribute,” by which I mean to help make the game more exciting. Translation: I realize that the majority of people play games to have fun, but I only care about the people who will continue to give me money after they've bought the game. And I don't know about you, but "play to contribute" sounds a lot like work to me. > Traditional gaming has offered no explicit incentive to this latter group of people, who were motivated strictly by such inconsistent personal feelings as goodwill and volunteer spirit. Yeah, fuck those feelings. > It is precisely this sort of ecosystem that lies at the heart of what I refer to as “decentralized gaming,” and I hope that this becomes a major trend in gaming going forward. If we refer to the one-way relationship where game players and game providers are linked by games that are finished products as “centralized gaming” to contrast it with decentralized gaming, then incorporating decentralized games into our portfolio in addition to centralized games will be a major strategic theme for us starting in 2022. He keeps throwing that phrase around, "decentralized gaming". Does he even know what decentralized means? If it's made and controlled by his company, then it's by definition centralized. Sorry if this was a bit long, but corporate drivel such as this really gets my goat.

What's the cheapest hardware that can playback videos at 1080p?
There are so many options out there, it's kind of dizzying. I'm looking for a cheap solution that I could hook up to a TV and ethernet, so it could run a flavor of Linux (or BSD) and play videos at 1080p. Bonus points if it can handle 1080p@60 FPS. Other than that, it would be used for light web browsing. I was looking at Raspberry Pi 4, but is there anything else you would suggest?

[Answered] Trying to remember an IP-KVM-like device
This is going to sound rather vague, but less than a week ago, I was reading a forum post somewhere about a device that lets you control a machine remotely, allowing you to do stuff like remotely access a machine's BIOS. Pretty sure it was Linux-based. I thought it was super neat, so I bookmarked it. Or so I thought, because I can't find the bookmark anywhere and for the life of me I can't remember the name of the device. I do remember it being really small, about the size of a Raspberry Pi. In fact, I remember reading the "recipe" for the device on the manufacturer's website that would allow you to make your own and I distinctly remember one of the components being an RPi. There was also a pre-assembled model available. Does this ring any bells for anyone or am I just talking nonsense?

GOG removes HITMAN after customer backlash over online features
Yoink'd from [here](https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/10/gog-removes-hitman-after-customer-backlash-over-online-features)

GOG and IO Interactive are finding out what happens when you try to sell a game with online DRM on a DRM-free store
The game in question being Hitman: Game of the Year Edition, which has content locked away behind an online connection. The community is not taking the news well: https://www.gog.com/forum/general/release_hitman_game_of_the_year_edition_11093 https://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/remove_hitman_game_of_the_year_edition_from_catalog The store page for the game currently features [this](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/7MiZ3afzfH.png) lovely banner, a [less than stellar user rating](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/Wszoouj14p.png) and a bunch of customers who are rightfully upset at the prospect.

Just in time for your daily dose of Schadenfreude. EDIT: Archive.is link for those who prefer it: https://archive.is/Vm2Vc