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Thread Why does the expletive "fuck" have the bad rep that it does?
I don't swear a lot, not more than others anyway... Either way I just used "how the fuck" in a[ I feel] rather mild manor and context in a comment in our corporate intranet. And someone I know reasonably well and get along with very well reached out to tell me how it made her uncomfortable to see me drop an f-bomb. Why is fuck considered worse than shit, damn, hell, heck, etc.? I don't get it... In general I always thought it is laughable how fuck is beeped out on tv and radio... Like who is being protected here? I am convinced every per-schooler knows more cuss words than me.
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Thread Gardening |OT| Herb Your Enthusiasm
I did this with powerpoint the first year and the second year I just said fuck it. And it worked out fine. :p There are a few combinations of plants you want to avoid. e.g. tomatoes next to potatoes, but mostly it's like whatever... google companion plants to get an idea.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
At your place of work? Maybe they can make some accommodations? I’ve been lobbying my employer to lobby the building management to install some bike lockers in the park deck. So far no dice yet.
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Thread Man Marries Daughter's Bridesmaid and Childhood Friend, Daughter Demands House, This Leads to the Worst Advice Column I've Ever Read
The dad could have been a traveling salesman that was on the road 11 months out of the year for all I know?
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Thread Man Marries Daughter's Bridesmaid and Childhood Friend, Daughter Demands House, This Leads to the Worst Advice Column I've Ever Read
If there was grooming involved that is obviously sick and not remotely defensible. With the very limited given information I’m not going to jump to that conclusion though. For all we know the dad barely saw her when she was young and there is no indication whatsoever that the dad had any feelings to her prior to remeeting her at the wedding.
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Thread Man Marries Daughter's Bridesmaid and Childhood Friend, Daughter Demands House, This Leads to the Worst Advice Column I've Ever Read
I honestly find the moral outrage a little baffling. Is it kinda creepy? Maybe. Is it something I would do? No. Is it complicated? Absolutely. Is this going to destroy all relationships involved? Very likely. But beyond that I find especially the columnist advice relatively even headed… He could also be marrying a 45 year old and still get kids, age really doesn’t seem to factor in imho. He might even adopt children without marrying…
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Thread Man Marries Daughter's Bridesmaid and Childhood Friend, Daughter Demands House, This Leads to the Worst Advice Column I've Ever Read
I tend to agree. The daughter seems awfully entitled to me. Though a question, what is the default inheritance rule when one parent dies in the US? I believe in Germany at least the surviving spouse gets half and all the children then get the other half. This can obviously be changed but baring any other will/testament/paperwork that’s what happens.
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Thread Share Your Generative Art |OT| D̵A̵L̵L̵-̵E̵ ̵M̵i̵n̵i̵ MidJourney is pretty damn impressive and can generate almost anything [Read Staff Post]
I quite like plugging in book descriptions of things. E.g. IT, which looks much less terrifying than you would think... [Minas Tirith]
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Thread Share Your Generative Art |OT| D̵A̵L̵L̵-̵E̵ ̵M̵i̵n̵i̵ MidJourney is pretty damn impressive and can generate almost anything [Read Staff Post]
I think I will sneak these into a presentation at work and see if anyone notices.
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Thread Share Your Generative Art |OT| D̵A̵L̵L̵-̵E̵ ̵M̵i̵n̵i̵ MidJourney is pretty damn impressive and can generate almost anything [Read Staff Post]
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Thread Share Your Generative Art |OT| D̵A̵L̵L̵-̵E̵ ̵M̵i̵n̵i̵ MidJourney is pretty damn impressive and can generate almost anything [Read Staff Post]
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Thread Share Your Generative Art |OT| D̵A̵L̵L̵-̵E̵ ̵M̵i̵n̵i̵ MidJourney is pretty damn impressive and can generate almost anything [Read Staff Post]
Some from yesterday.
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Thread D̵A̵L̵L̵-̵E̵ ̵M̵i̵n̵i̵ MidJourney is pretty damn impressive and can generate almost anything
I got access to Midjourney today. Though this prompt doesn't lead to nearly as good results as Dall-e for some reason... It's almost insulting that the AI think the stars and stripes are an anarchist flag...
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Thread D̵A̵L̵L̵-̵E̵ ̵M̵i̵n̵i̵ MidJourney is pretty damn impressive and can generate almost anything
So I decided to splurge on a MidJurney subscription... This thing is wild...
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Thread Gizmodo: Crypto Platforms Are Halting Withdrawals as Bitcoin Tanks Over 13%
I read an interesting comparison recently via-a-vis decentralisation. For decades now basically anyone could set up their own email/web server. It’s not rocket science and really cheap. But hardly anyone does it because people care much more about convenience. Same here with people just leaving their money on a crypto exchange instead of cold storage. It’s really a tiny fraction of people that give a toss about any of this.
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Thread PixelJunk Monsters 2 |OT| Anywhere Anytime Monsters
I don't understand how these things couldn't have been in there from the get go. It seems painfully obvious to anyone who played and loved the old ones. They would have probably been better off postponing release by a couple months and getting their ducks in a row.
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Thread DALL-E Mini is pretty damn impressive and can generate almost anything
You've probably seen the thread about Midjourney, which is frankly mind bending. But there is a free to use low res version of DALL-E that can be used by anyone right now and I am surprised that I was not able to find a thread on it yet. DALL-E mini So let's share some cool creations, please make sure you also share your used prompts
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Thread What's the most annoying Ad you get consistently on YouTube?
What is it with 20 min ads about shady products read by robots? E.g. along the lines of "Steve Doe had 20 years of experience working as an engineer and came up with this revolutionary device to combat [something]..." Ugh
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Thread Urban Planning YouTube
One of my favourite YouTube rabbit holes is urban planning. Popular channels include , , and to name just a few. They are all well produced, tell interesting stories and absolutely obliterate US-Car-Centric Urban-"Planning". Something I have not seen yet is anyone seriously defending the US-way of doing city planning, surely there must be US city planers that love the US way of doing things and post videos accordingly, about how awful it is that you can cycle everywhere in Amsterdam and that there is no parking in down town Copenhagen? I mean what do urban planners in the US learn at school? Do they not look abroad at best practices there? So any other interesting channel/video recommendations? In particular I would like to see someone seriously try and defend Urban sprawl and strip malls for a change...
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Thread An Ode to Speed-Running
Every now and then I will watch a video on speed-running on YouTube and check out some wild world records for assorted games, and it never ceases to amaze me what people achieve. The perseverance, skill, dedication involved are really quite impressive. Just today this video on Bioshock popped up on my timeline and it was thoroughly entertaining and interesting, the narrator brakes down how all the glitches and tricks work and generally gives interesting commentary, also shout-out for their non-sequitur interlude on looking after your own mental health at one random point in the video. Karl Jobst also always has interesting videos on speed-runs, this is one I watched recently. And obviously Hbomberguys video mirrors many of my sentiments on speed-running. So anyone else think speed running is kinda neat and has some cool videos to share?
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Thread Is Dropping a Season in Two Chunks the Worst of Both Worlds?
For the record, I greatly prefer the OG Netflix model of just dumping a season in one go. I want to watch a show at my own leisure when I happen to have time and the desire to do so, not on a weekly schedule. Now I realize many people prefer the weekly drops for hype/discussion/etc reasons... However the recent trend of dropping shows in two chunks, e.g. Ozark or Better Call Saul just seems like a bad compromise between the two that is somehow worse than both alternatives... What say you?
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Thread Gaz from Game On Daily: Playground's Fable possibly downscaled after having trouble with the Forzatech engine
This seems like second hand information from a content creator that has historical had poorly sourced takes and is impossible to verify. File this under 'we don't need threads from random sources'.
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Thread Tyre Extinguisher’ climate activists ‘disarm’ 100 SUVs in one night across Edinburgh
I mean, in the grand scheme of things of many other popular online gaming and media spaces it probably is more progressive than them, it’s just not nearly as progressive as we like to think on certain issues.
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Thread Tyre Extinguisher’ climate activists ‘disarm’ 100 SUVs in one night across Edinburgh
Astute observation. The hand wringing here is really quite something. And this is allegedly a progressive space. I shudder to think of society overall. We’re doomed (TM).
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Thread Should The United States Break Up?
I don't think anyone is suggesting there is, or in particular that breaking up the US is. The political system in this country as is, is broken [I'd argue beyond repair], there is no meaningful representation for vast swathes of the population all over the place at all levels of government (this also includes conservatives in CA fwiw), this does not seem like a sustainable set up. So talking about breaking up this giant land mass into smaller parts seems like a reasonable point of discussion. Obviously this would have to entail that creating these new nations would involve a process of creating a better foundation, new constitution, getting rid of winner takes all, overall bringing the political system into the 21st century. If it just ends up with Texas being stuck with Greg Abbot and a gerrymandered state legislation on the foundation of the same old broken constitution then it would not actually help anyone... This is also where the comparison with the EU is stupid because while also large and very diverse it's not running all of its constituent parts on a beta version of Democracy developed 250 years ago...
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Thread AP: Parents urged the cops to go into the school where armed gunman was murdering their children. (Cops did not go in for an hour)
I will never understand how anyone can look at those bar graphs and be like, jupp checks out. Nothing else needs funding, please give the police more money. But ohhh no "defund the police is too radical" pathetic. Also why on earth does a community of 13000 need a swat team? Surely two friendly community peace officers would be more than enough...
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Thread So how will the next generation handle such expensive housing?
While I don't do it myself I do feel like multigenerational housing sounds very appealing and is something we as a species have always done till relatively recently when it was for some reason demonized.
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
Absolutely, I'm currently listening to an article on private equity buying up real estate evicting long time tenants, renovating and then re-renting for 2x, 3x markup. The kicker is the money behind this particular venture comes from the Texas Public School's pension fund... Very cool. This house of cards our society is built on seems so fucking wobbly, surely something has to give before too long?
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Thread Will God of War Ragnarök be delayed into 2023?
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Thread ACTUAL GOOD NEWS: Connecticut passes safe-state law for trans youth and women seeking abortions (will ignore any warrants, extradition, etc)
I guess the question is, will people risk traveling to e.g. from Connecticut to Texas if they risk arrest there because there is an open warrant for them due to an abortion they had/supported 5 years ago?
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Thread Los Angeles residents advised to cut shower time by four minutes as drought worsens
Honestly this is the main reason I’m not too broken up about leaving CA for MI. Sure there are things about SoCal that I miss. But sustainable it surely isn’t.
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Thread Politico: Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
And yet they will act surprised when this turns out to be a major turn off for the young and progressive parts of the population. Galvanizing their own base this is not...
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Thread Politico: Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
I’ve been to two protest marches in the last week and the anti Democratic Party sentiment is huge amongst the reproductive rights advocates and other activists that spoke. If the Democratic Party thinks they can win by skating by on outrage over this decision they are in for a rude awakening.
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Thread Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness |OT| No, more mutants. (SPOILERS)
I really enjoyed the movie. Also, while I don't go out of my way to avoid spoilers I am glad I knew nothing of all these cameos. They were fun. But puh, there is a lot going on in this movie...
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Thread What is Your Video Game Mount Rushmore?
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
There is also a protest by a bunch of local orgs at 5 today. ABORTION RIGHTS RALLY TODAY @ 5PM Theodore Levin Federal Courthouse (231 W Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit)
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
Anecdotally I have been hearing about more Covid cases among my local peers.... State numbers seem to bear that out... Anyone know if MI changed anything about how [much] they test?
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Thread No Mow May - gardeners encouraged not to cut lawns in May
We had the yard tilled, then we tarped it through the summer and come first frost we spread 4 pounds of regional wildflowers in the front yard. Next spring everything came to life magically. You can order wildflower seeds that are appropriate for your region here:
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Thread Fallout 76: Wastelanders |OT| Building a Better Future in West Virginia
My randomly put together build would be the problem then. How do I go about fixing that? I've not really understood or been taught through the game how all these systems and mechanics interact with one another... and I am at level 60 or something....
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Thread Fallout 76: Wastelanders |OT| Building a Better Future in West Virginia
Thanks, I feel like I have mostly tried that already adding and cards I can related to Shotguns. One thing I don't understand for a while now my actual SPECIAL levels have not increased even though I bought e.g. higher tier A cards that I just cannot use because it remains stuck at 1...?
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Thread Fallout 76: Wastelanders |OT| Building a Better Future in West Virginia
So. Why is it that enemy health are randomly full up again? I have this all the time that I’ll be whittling down their health and suddenly it’s full again. And I don’t mean the rare instances when they spontaneously become legendary…
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Thread Fallout 76: Wastelanders |OT| Building a Better Future in West Virginia
Something else I am struggling with. I don’t feel like I’m levelling at all up because enemies always scale with my level there’s no point at which I feel actually stronger than my environment. As an extreme example I’m currently stuck in one mission because the robot assassin at the end just one hit kills me and there’s literally nothing I can do about it
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Thread PlayStation users with both PS+ and PS Now subscriptions will get converted to the Premium tier for the longer duration of their 2 subscriptions
Welp, the PS+ card I just bought off CDKeys won't redeem...
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Thread PlayStation users with both PS+ and PS Now subscriptions will get converted to the Premium tier for the longer duration of their 2 subscriptions
Similar experience atm with the two supports handing me off between each other like a hot potato
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Thread Would you jump into an alternate universe without knowing what life would be like there, and there was no guarantee of coming back?
I mean based on those non existent parameters it being even remotely livable would be an unimaginable long shot....
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Thread Cheap-Era: Let's get you some cheap Playstation Plus Premium (pay $63 instead of $120 per year, stackable)
Honestly I think it's kinda cheap of them. How many people would use the opportunity to buy a couple years? Maybe a couple thousand, and it's money in their pocket right now. Just makes them seem petty for stopping to sell 3/12M memberships at this point...
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Thread USA, why do you use yearly salaries when discussing remuneration?
It's not difficult perse, but I have monthly expenses and would prefer monthly income. I mean ideally I would like to "spend" it all as anything I don't spend gets invested. But as it is I am short 10 months and over paid 2 months of the year... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Thread USA, why do you use yearly salaries when discussing remuneration?
A big difference in the US, and something that still bothers me is that you often get paid every two weeks as opposed to every month. So I get 26 paychecks not 12, which makes montly budgeting more convoluted, because things like rent, subscriptions etc. are all monthly...
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Thread Bloomberg is reporting that Sony will reveal its new Spartacus subscription service as soon as next week.
I’m kinda ambivalent tbh a lot of the stuff that is being thrown around in the thread doesn’t interest me at all. Hopefully there is something for me.
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Thread Bloomberg is reporting that Sony will reveal its new Spartacus subscription service as soon as next week.
Good question. I've had + since inception and been mostly fine with it, I no longer play online so it's kinda moot for me from that perspective. My number one pet peeve is the low number of save slots that PS4 can use, I've been over it for so long that cloud save for PS4 titles basically does nothing for me anymore.. I recently signed up to Now when it was on sale and it's ok, but honestly there's a lot of stuff there that I don't particularly care for. I have no interest in playing PS1/2 era games if I'm honest. But if they added more of the PS3/PS4 first party portfolio to it that's probably the best I am currently hoping for... E.g. I'd love to replay all the resistance games and don't understand why only 3 is on Now...?
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Thread EU Proposes a Mandate on Interoperability of Messaging Platforms
[/QUOTE] We will see but even then I could see this still impacting Apple the least.No matter how this shakes out none of it has any indication of "forcing" you to use a single app, quite the opposite no?
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Thread EU Proposes a Mandate on Interoperability of Messaging Platforms
Yea this is where I am at too, I don't see how this affects iMessage. Anyone can text me and I receive it in my Now if I want to "text" someone using e.g. slack, then I am shit out of luck, but unless they want to ban SMS or make SMS available to non-phone platforms I don't see how this could possibly work... Either way, I am curious to see how this pans out...
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Thread Gardening |OT| Herb Your Enthusiasm
I'm interested in hearing what others have to say, as my partner has been eyeing something similar for the living room. I have no personal experience, but see no reason why they wouldn't work. But to be clear with three of these you are not feeding a family of 3 in perpetuity if that is what you are hoping for...
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Thread The Book of Boba Fett |OT| Please...speak freely [SPOILERS ON EPISODE DROP - NO LEAKS]
I guess at least they disabled the comic relief programming for this one. But their timing was impeccable to blow up the car just as everyone had ceased hiding behind it.
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Thread The technical wizards at Fromsoft proclaimed they fixed a major RCE issue for Elden Ring. They did not.
Looks like this was nothing, to rile up the internet. Please exercise more caution when creating threads that are clearly going to cause a ruckus.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
US? If so you could put 6k into an IRA to tax shelter it somewhat. Beyond that you'll need a taxable account. The banks/brokers usually cited here are: Vanguard, FIdelity, Charles Schwab. Overall I think it makes little difference. Personally I have everything with Fidelity because that is where my employer 401k was.
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Thread Switching from Oil Furnace to Natural Gas - Worth It?
Go with a heatpump and minisplits instead. teather yourself from oil/gas compeltely and use electric. Heatpumps are much more efficient these days and you're not burning fossil fuels. We just replaced our gas furnace with a heatpump and minisplits. It's soooooo much more quiet too.
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Thread Anyone here have or thinking about getting an e-bike?
I have a Haibike XDURO Love it! Commute with it every day to work and to yoga, sunshine, rain or snow. It's pedal assist, so you still have to pedal, but it just feels as if you always have wind in your back. (not my picture)
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Thread Anyone here have or thinking about getting an e-bike?
Have you actually tried a pedal assist ebike? Because it really is quite magical and fun. as I mentioned above I use mine to commute and got it to take a little load off when cycling to work so I wouldn't be excessively sweaty. And while riding it just feels like you always have wind in your back. I almost always have it on the lowest setting and am still pedaling plenty, unless I am really fighting on-wind or climbing a steep incline then I will crank it up a notch.
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Thread Marilyn Manson Sues Evan Rachel Wood Over Alleged “Malicious Falsehood” Of Abuse Claims; ‘Westworld’ Actress Forged FBI Letter, Suit Claims
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Thread Married guy wants to cheat on his wife with me (Grindr again!)
This thread has clearly been derailed; Move along people. blame space has a a very long history of trolling, this ban does not stand in isolation. That is all I am going to say on the matter. Have a great week! The thread will remain locked.
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Thread Farlands Design Den - Game Design YouTube channel focused on detailed game reviews and breakdowns, by a game developer
While the effort put into this thread is appreciated, we do have forum rules about self-promoting YouTube content for views. As such, this thread is now locked. Good luck in your endeavors.
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Thread Gardening |OT| Herb Your Enthusiasm
Yea I too was disapointed with the results of growing my own seedlings. So this year I will probably just double down when mothers day comes along and there is a big local plant fair to buy a couple crates of assorted veggie seedlings that are ready to go.Yup our harvest was also a far cry of what I had imagined...
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Thread David Jaffe polls gamers about committing hate crime in a videogame for an easy trophy, plays victim when journalists say how fucked that is
We do not need to give this nonsense any more airtime than it already has....
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Thread BREXIT |OT4.0| Endgame? No, Endgame! [Up: It's done]
I cannot fathom the amount of reach that will be required to come up with benefits to business [or anyone] of going to imperial units... In the US making an argument for preserving imperial [while still silly mind you] is at least semi reasonable, but going back is just insane....
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Thread What are the Most Egregious Examples of Star Wars Suffering from Being too Small?
I started watching Book of Boba recently and it brought to mind again that imho Star Wars suffers from being a gigantic universe that just feels super small. Almost all events that are depicted in the mainline popular media seems to revolve around a handful of people and places, which always struck me as odd considering how large the universe is always depicted as. That is not to say the occasional nod or Easter egg wouldn't be fun, but Star Wars overall takes it to extremes... Now broadly I enjoy Star Wars well enough, I've watched all the movies, most of the shows, played many of the games etc. [not really dabbled in the EU though]. The worst example that always really rubbed me the wrong way was in Revenge of the Sith - Of course Yoda knew Chewbacca... What examples do you think are most egregious?
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Thread [Kotaku] Tekken Pro Player gets kicked out of her team after declaring that men under 170 cms don't have human rights
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Thread [Kotaku] Tekken Pro Player gets kicked out of her team after declaring that men under 170 cms don't have human rights
Locking while we review many reports. Let me take a moment to remind everyone that body shaming is against the rules and will be actioned accordingly, just like it always has.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
I recently spoke with an international tax expert in Germany, to clarify exactly these kind of problems. And he said for the most part at least between the US and Germany it's not much of a problem because there are at least somewhat similar/equivalent financial vehicles in Germany that you can argue the German authorities to treat them as. The exception being an HSA, which is likely going to be treated as a regular taxable account. And because you don't get a 1099 for an HSA I will have to keep track of the comings and goings in that account manually... So before I move back to Europe I will definitely simplify my HSA holdings so it's not a couple different ETF but just a company or two.
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Thread Pics that make you laugh |OT 2022| Back to formula
Looking at the previous year's OTs it seems went old-school and ignored my prior two year title addendums... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I guess I could start banning people for posting cute animals as off-topic posting. But then I would also have to ban you for thread whining and thread derail...
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Thread How many contacts do you have in your phone?
I'm not really referring to the poll but the people that are saying sub 10 or thereabouts... that just doesn't compute for me. I just got a new niece. I added her to my contacts right away to have the birthday readily available, not because she has a phone or anything...
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Thread How many contacts do you have in your phone?
erm... well like 1153 apparently... That said I have never felt the need to prune, there are high school friends in here that I haven't seen or spoken to in two decades, but I still have their birthday at least even if their phone number is likely no longer correct... Just this week I have added about 20 just from a recent meetup I went to from which we now have a group chat so that I can identify the numbers in said chat and have a name to it. I add people all the time, colleague I meet for the first time but we're making plans for lunch, exchange numbers so we can find each other if we get lost.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
So let's say 3k a moth. or 36k a year. x20 =720k is what you would need to live off based on the 4% rule, so even if you want to to be super conservative and double that you should easily reach that by age 57. And probably much earlier.
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Thread Tesla recall on 54, 000 vehicles from 2016 thru 2022: 'Full Self-Driving' software runs stop signs without coming to a complete halt
This is the thing that I cannot wrap my head around... Not even a slap on the wrist...
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Thread Apple |OT|
Say, I have a question to troubleshoot. Sharing Profile Name and Picture is great in iMessage, but it doesn't seem to be working consistently. I have friends on iMessage that do not see my profile thought I have it set to share with all my contacts. Is there any way to force push it through? I've already tried turning the feature off and on again to no avail and google isn't brining anything useful up...
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Thread Spotify's CEO announces new measures to combat Covid-19 disinformation (Adding content advisory labels to podcast episodes discussing COVID19)
"Please be advised, some content contained within this Podcast could be detrimental to our bottom line. Listener discretion is advised."
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Thread LTTP - Red Dead Redemption 2
So... I've recently started playing RDR2 (on PS5). I am now part way through Chapter 2 and mostly enjoying the story and characters, however the gameplay is starting to wear on me. In no particular order I get that most of these complaints can and will be hand waived with "it's more immersive" or "it's more realistic" but I don't necessarily play games for realism, as is these points are just not fun to me and are making playing the game a real slog... I want to and will likely continue playing because there is a lot to like but, puhhh... It's not as easy and enjoyable to quickly pick up for 20 min as it could be...
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Thread Marvel’s Spider-Man |OT| Face it, Tiger… you just hit the jackpot!
Has there been any talk of modifiers for Spiderman? Insomniac is usually great with adding all sorts of modifiers to be used in game (e.g. in Ratchet). This would be totally awesome if we could for example have suit powers be always on or something. :D
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Thread How the Dutch Delivered a Traffic Safety Revolution. Drivers and pedestrians in the Netherlands faced injury risks similar to those in the U.S. in 70.
I'd be lying if I said I felt safe riding my bike in the US... There's a reason a never get on my bike without a high viz vest.... I still ride every day though... The main problem is car drivers just don't expect cyclists anywhere... As opposed to Europe where everyone basically has to expect cyclists behind every turn.
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Thread I wish more developers put significance into Trophy/Achievement design like their peers (The Good & Bad of Achievement/Trophies)
Grindy trophies can go the way of the dodo. I just started RDR2 and I've pretty much resigned myself to not completing the plat because some of those collectible ones are just ridiculous...
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Thread How "Moderates" Serve the Right - Second Thought
It's clear that ST has significantly radicalized since that time. I honestly have no idea if he still does videos on fancy sports cars, it's not an output of his I have ever noticed unless it is used to undermine the more recent anti-capitalistic videos he's made... And where do you draw a line as to what someone who is critical of capitalism is allowed to consume within the confines of the system we are straddled with.
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Thread Hitman 3 Year 2 revealed (RT, PCVR, new modes, new maps, Steam and Gamepass release on January 20th)
There is an overarching story that ties everything together. That said, you can also just play individual missions as you please. If you haven't played any of them before, I see no reason not to start at the beginning though. Some great maps in ever game.
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Thread MS, if you dont bring back true crime after your acti purchase ill be very disappoint. you could set it in HK even & we can pretend its sleepy dogs 2
You all know the rules, no reaction threads.
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Thread When Do You Think Could the US Get Some Form of Universal Health-Care
I was thinking about this recently and am really struggling to see a path for this to happen any time soon™. Without getting bogged down into the details of what shape or form that might take, ACA/Medicare for All/whatever. How does the US get there and when? I'll set the poll to be by presidential terms, because I doubt we're getting a veto proof majority to vote something through congress any time soon...
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Thread 87% percent of teens have iphones. They like Crocs. NFT'S, Crypto, Social Issues, Games and more zoomer stats.
I still don't understand any merrit of turning off iMessage, it's not like it would interfere with your communicating with non iOS friends?
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Thread 87% percent of teens have iphones. They like Crocs. NFT'S, Crypto, Social Issues, Games and more zoomer stats.
I'm actually surprised Android doesn't have something similar yet. Just a matter of time, most other messengers have something like it these days...
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Thread Toyota dethrones GM as U.S. sales leader after nearly a century on top
The amusing thing is, all of those you mention initially will be pretty meaningless to most people outside of the US. Most of those are just not sold at all in Europe for example. Those other international brands that they own or have owned are however well known. Though not many people outside of ANZ will know Holden and Vauxhall is also pretty much unique to the UK.
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Thread Vegan ERA |OT| Eat your veggies
I was invited for dinner over the holidays so I made deserts. Vegan/GF Mince Pies and a Vegan/GF English Christmas Cake Made the Royal Icing with aquafaba and a metric shit ton of icing sugar, but it worked out really nicely! On an unrelated note I saw today that Follow Your Heart now sells blue cheese crumble....
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Thread Senate expected to shelve Build Back Better bill in favor of Voting Rights push
If they don't fall in line with signature policies that got the party and broader slate elected then the party should be withdrawing funding and support from those politicians, be very actively primarying them so that they don't get to obstruct everything again next time around... Just to suggest some things they could do to try and pressure M/S. Instead it's "we tried nothing and are all out of ideas"
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Thread What the hell are you supposed to get your parents for Christmas?
They probably want nothing more than spending time with you, so get them theater tickets and go out for dinner with them or something like that. That's what we would do. A nice double date with the folks.
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Thread Who Buys Premium Petrol?
Every time I have to go get petrol I ask myself who pays an up-charge to get higher octane gas? It must be enough people to make it worth offering all the infrastructure to make, transport and sell the different grades...? On a technical level I am aware of the differences, but it still has never seemed necessary to me...?
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Thread Analysis With Paralysis: The Uselessness of Online White Progressivism to Black and Indigenous Folks, and What We Can Do to Fix It
Great post. This is a big pet peeve of mine. If your “activism” is limited to voting every four years and being self righteous on Era you need to step up or shut up. join an org, knock on doors, etc.
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Thread Schools Are Closing Classrooms on Fridays. Parents Are Furious.
Not surprised. A teacher-friend's school regularly closes for days on end because they are just conically understaffed... Treating teachers and paying them like shit in this country was bound to have repercussions sooner or later....
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Thread Anno 1800 |OT| A whole new world
I will usually play with the easiest and non aggressive AI. I don't play Anno to duke it out with some warmonger... I will also zerg rush and conquer as many islands as possible as quickly as possible in order to avoid having to deal with the AI owning islands I might have wanted... :p
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Thread A Cluttered Life: Middle-Class Abundance (Video)
In the US in particular people in general have so much stuff they have to rent out storage space for the overflow of stuff. There are so many storage rentals all over the place... We bought the smallest house we could find last year and have plenty of room for the two of us and out belongings that we actually use and need.
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Thread Anno 1800 |OT| A whole new world
You have so far 3 Seasons with 3 pieces of DLC each. I would say the story DLCs The Passage and Land of Lions are a must, not least for the new academic class of people and the research institute! Sunken Treasures and Botanica is busy work on the side that doesn't distract too much but can help you complete animal/plant sets. Optional Seat of Power and Bright Harvest I would put in the must have category Docklands is ok, can be hugely benefitial to get rid of your overproduction for things you actually need. High Life and Tourist Season, dunno yet. I will start a grand local coop game with all DLC next weekend with a friend who hasn't played Anno before.
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Thread Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun' Getting a Standalone Expansion, 'Aiko's Choice' Later This Year (PC Exclusive)
I honestly don’t know. And I have the same recollection. Just something one of the devs said in a recent video.
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Thread Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun' Getting a Standalone Expansion, 'Aiko's Choice' Later This Year (PC Exclusive)
D3 is *chef kiss* i read that this new expansion doesn’t have the QOL improvements from D3 due to the engine switch. Not sure if that means you’re better of playing this before D3 through.
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Thread I feel that Dopesick is on par with Chernobyl in as far as "imperative watching" (Hulu show regarding the Opioid Epidemic and the Sackler family)
Watched most of this over the weekend, final episode still left. It's great, yet truly horrifying and infuriating... The corruption, the revolving door between regulator and regulated, the unimaginable extent of misery bestowed upon the affected community...
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Thread Supreme Court Appears Poised to Roll Back Abortion Rights in US
The thing is The GOP is acting exactly a) as one would expect them to b) as is in line with their stated objectives We broadly expect more of the democrats though to be perfectly honest I think the Democratic establishment is probably also acting a) as one expect them to b) as is in line with their [internal] objectives It's just they like to claim their stated objectives are grand and progressive when in truth they don't give a fuck. Why would centrist corporate democrats which run the party care about all the progressive policies that were promissed. Instead we are getting SALT deductions back. Yay. So vote blue no matter who, unless when the candidate is Bryon Brown, then run a write in campaign to elect an establishment Dem with the help of Republicans. But if it makes you happy I am sure we can caveat all our future posts with Also fuck the Republicans.
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Thread Supreme Court Appears Poised to Roll Back Abortion Rights in US
Do I get to say fuck the Democrats? Because I canvassed for shitty Democratic centrist Harley Fucking Rouda in 2019 (better than Dana Rohrbacher ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and knocked on doors for the Democrats and by extension Biden (better than Trump ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) last year and even this year knocked on doors for DSA candidates in local races. Is that good enough to earn the right to criticize them? Fuck the Democrats for being overall useless... And their leadership in particular...
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Thread Supreme Court Appears Poised to Roll Back Abortion Rights in US
It just occurs to me that it's also a game of chicken, the two most likely candidates to want to do it alone are TX and CA, if either of those does leave though it's basically game over for team in what remains of the country... At least in terms of House, EC and presidency. The senate is a lost cause either way. So there might be an incentive for them to see if the other doesn't want to pull the trigger first...?
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Thread [Kurzgesagt] Is Meat Really that Bad?
You realise we can do both. Or do you expect corporations to just stop producing beef burgers if that is the only thing everyone is eating? And politicians won’t do Jack shit either unless we collectively make them by no longer feeding on what polluting industries produce for us. so no you or me no longer eating a dozen beef burgers a year is not going to save the planet but if a critical mass of people does corporate and political Behavior will change and adapt.
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Thread Command & Conquer Remastered Collection |OT| Welcome Back, Commander
I've jumped back into this game for a couple days. It's still great fun and I am legitimately in awe how it feels and to look just like I remember playing it 20+ years ago... and then you hit the space bar and are in awe of what they did to improve it but still retain it to such an amazing extent. Honestly this is what a remaster should be. But... some of the campaign missions are fucking rough on hard... it's such a slog... Often times I will bleed the map dry of any resources and then it's a frantic tedious effort to just stay alive, repair defenses and not needlessly loose any units... and then just piece by painful piece whittle away at the enemies substance... Tiberium regenerates soo freaking slow... Also is it me or are the RA expansion maps really hard even on easy mode?
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
Well our 2 years are up and I called them because the regular price (not the first year one which always comes across as false advertising anyway) on the website for 200 is $45 and we are now paying $55, but they would not budge on lowering my monthly payment. "the $45 is only for new customers"... But looking at alternatives everyone else is still quite a bit more expensive... Any recommendations?
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Thread Homeowners have you ever replaced your furnace?
You might want to look into replacing your furnace with a heat pump. Uses electricity instead of fossil fuel and is much much more efficient and better for the environment. I’m getting mine installed in January as soon as they have all the parts that were on back order.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
How much of your overall portfolio is it? I have a very solid foundation of ETFs and have now also started buying individual stock occasionally to just hold, maybe 5% of my total, so I am not overly concerned... E.g. NVDA, which as you point out has been doing numbers...
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Thread What is your top 5 favorite Rockstar Games?
A list thread is a thread that encourages replies that largely or completely take the form of lists. For example: Asking members to rank their favorite characters in media. These threads tend not to generate much, if any, actual discussion or member interaction. Voting threads (threads that solicit ballot-style replies) will usually fall under this category as well, unless a lot of effort is put into them. If you wish to create a voting thread, please contact an Administrator to seek approval beforehand.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
My employer is starting to roll something like it out too. also a 15% discount, however vesting over 3 years. The only thing that is giving me pause is the fact that it will require a new investment account abroad because it's all handled by a bank in HQ's country... so it's not exactly simplifying my tax life...
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Thread Visiting Miami for a Week at the End of the Month; Looking for Recommendations
Dunno really. Seems like Dry Tortugas is out, because it's sold out. So is it worth driving all the way? Do you get a similar experience driving part way? If we do go all the way we would likely spend a night in KW to avoid spending the entire day in the car...
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Thread Should new cars sold in the future be throttled to a maximum speed of 90-100 MPH or even the current speed limit?
I legit never understood why cars can go over the legal speed limit. give it a +10% for overtaking if you must.
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Thread Visiting Miami for a Week at the End of the Month; Looking for Recommendations
The missus and I are going to visit Florida for the first time and spending a long week with two weekends in Miami. Things I am looking forward to doing:Beyond that I am not really sure what else we want to do, haven't really looked into it yet. So I am looking for any and all fun recommendations from FloridaEra. E.g. are there any good hikes in the Everglades? Does anyone have recommendations for specific airboat ride providers? Is it worth visiting Dry Tortugas? What is must see in the Everglades?
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Thread The more someone cooks, the more someone understands why corn syrup is so used these days.
We cook a lot and corn syrup has never been in our kitchen. if we need something like it we will occasionally use maple syrup. that said I cannot remember ever seeing a recipe calling for corn syrup.
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Thread DUNE | OT | Denis Villeneuve movie, Frank Herbert books etc.
Finally was able to watch the movie at theatres yesterday. What a treat. I'm so glad I went and watched it on the big screen with the professional sound equipment. Amazing realization in all aspects. It's going to be a long wait for Part 2... Might have to re-read the books now...It's a lore video, lots of stuff that is only introduced in later books...
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Thread [Tom Nicholas] Veritasium: A Story of YouTube Propaganda
It’s a pretty damming video and really sours the taste for Veritasium as a whole. Their nit -picky response doesn’t help by completely ignoring the bigger picture. I legit don’t understand why a credible channel would sully their reputation to get a few extra bucks from Google. I can only assume veritasium was making bank without this already.
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
It's not like every staff member sees every report. so even a dozen reports over a couple of weeks might be seen and consequently rejected by two dozen different people without connecting the dots. Staff is not embedded in every community or thread and ongoing subtle trolling that is obvious to thread regulars might very well fly over our heads. That said it does often happen that we have an epiphany along the lines of "hey, this member seems to be reported a lot, maybe we should do some digging", which we then do. But some just fall through the cracks... C'est la vie. Its too bad that in this case that caused a massive fire to flare up with the loss of many beloved members. Obviously that was never anyone's intention.As if we can always know who the members in all of these communities are...
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
Honestly not everyone is interested in the weekly sales thread, I know some prominent members in some communities, and other mods will know other prominent members in other communities.... Asking us to know everything about everyone even before we become a mod seems like a tall ask. And I'm in no way shape or form trying to lay blame for what happened at the feet of the members of said communities, I am trying to give some context as to why reports might have fallen through the cracks without anyone nefariously trying to sabotage said community.
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
For now we can really just take them at their word that they will let us continue to moderate as before. What else is there? I see little value in getting preemptively worked up about something that might happen in the future. And again, I don't think anyone on staff would stand for any significant change that is counter to our own mission. and that brings us back to what PlanetSmasher said above.
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
Both is technically true, they could decide to shutter the forum and just redirect the url to godaddy for all we know. They can now do that as the owners, though I doubt that would recoup their investment. As is they have a forum that runs hands off and generates what 700k? the incentive is clearly to not mess with that too much imho...
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
So speaking for myself. All that linked stuff is obviously horrible and will 100% not fly on Era ever. I don't see anyone on staff sticking around if the powers that be where to try and strong arm us into allowing anything even remotely like it here. That said we all know that the internet is filled with horrible shit and it's that we will now be loosely affiliated with such sites, but we are not going to be held responsible for stuff that is posted on other sites. Honestly their content and threads have never previously showed up on Era, so I see no reason why members would now start linking to these sites. But we have always discouraged cross-forum drama, and that will surely also continue to be the case.
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
I have no idea what happened behind the scenes before I joined the moderation team. I don't know who owned stake, how much, for how long or any of that. Now as to your question. Something along the lines of "you agree to moderate and get a %stake in the forum" sounds like a better value proposition to me personally than you get paid for your moderation work here. Alas that was never offered. Unsurprisingly I am personally a big fan of cooperatives and would have loved the forum to be set up as such. But well no one asked me four years ago about my opinion on the matter.
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
So seeing as moderation pay seems to be a topic of interest I thought I would share my thoughts on it. Firstly: The discussion and resulting decision as to whether mods should be paid was had way back when, before I became a mod. I have only heard tidbits of arguments for and against that were discussed at the time, some of them have been discussed in this very thread. I won't comment on said discussion and decision, as I wasn't in the room at the time. Every mod will have their own view on things and opinions on the matter. That said, I have been thinking the last half an hour while reading this thread whether I personally would want to be paid for this gig. To be honest, I am not sure. In a masochistic way I enjoy some of the mechanical aspects of moderation working through reports & tickets, banning bigots and such. I can do these things in my own time at my leisure. If I feel like it I can spend an hour doing it, or I can just stay offline for two weeks on end without anyone breathing down my neck. Personally I have not really been involved in any of the big community fires that have flared up, for one because I was never part of the belligerent parties and I rarely visit the forum after hours and rather spend my nights blissfully sleeping. Now if I was paid I would feel much more obliged to be hands on in those very, very tense and stressful moments, maybe even be on call for when these fires start as opposed to just modding on my own time. I never really gave it much thought, but it was obvious to me someone is making some money off the forum, I had and have no idea how much that is or where exactly that money goes. Now moving forward it's not an individual making money off the site but a listed company and I do honestly feel conflicted about it. I am not really sure yet whether I will draw a conclusion from that as to my time on staff or not. At the end of the day I don't expect my day to day interaction with the site to be impacted by the sale but it does potentially feel different to volunteer for a corporation as opposed to an individual, though I am not sure if it should make a difference? I volunteer for other things in life too, and in many of those I am sure some people in the organization get paid for what they do. It's well established that non-profits, charities and such have high paid executives and that a shockingly large part of the money they rake in goes to the bureaucracy as opposed to the causes they profess to champion. Does that mean it's a wasted effort to volunteer for causes that are still in and of themselves worth while? As for Era, I am here to volunteer for the community, not for Cerium's bank balance, that was true when I started, it was true yesterday and as of now it is true after the sale too... So would I want to be paid, I still don't know. If it was just some pocket money it would honestly feel insulting. If it was a full time job I doubt I would pick it over my actual regular rather stress free 9-5 for one of those faceless corporations. Maybe if it was hourly, but honestly I would not want to have to clock in and out to visit Era.... On balance I probably prefer the option of just tuning out Era and the staff discord whenever I feel like it.
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Thread No Time to Die |SPOILER OT| Enter at your own risk
I enjoyed the movie but didn't really understand why Safin's employees behaved so referential more like towards a cult leader than a boss? And what was the deal with all the tending to the water [for lack of a better term?] in the base? Overall a great conclusion to the Craig movies. Never thought I'd see bond die on screen, yet here we are.
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Thread Intermittent Fasting OT
So I decided to skip lunch today and fast for two days straight. When I told my wife her eyes rolled to the back of her head, she thinks I am being extreme. I told her occasionally extending the fasting window is perfectly normal. Any good resource I can point her to to prove my point?
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Thread Intermittent Fasting OT
I mean the goal is to be 16:8, i.e. 16 hours of not eating and an 8 hour window of eating. More often than not I am at 18:6 or even 20:4. Hence most people tend to do either breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner. Which really makes no difference and depends on your preference and schedule. For me cutting out breakfast is easy and more importantly personal. Cutting out dinner would mean being very awkward when going out do dinner with friends or colleagues. That said, if we have a family breakfast or brunch with friends planed on the weekend then I will just "cheat" that one day or switch it around as needed. I am not dogmatic about it.
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Thread Rockstar announces Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for PC(RGL), PS4, PS5, X1, XSX, NSW for 2021 & IOS+Android for 2022
Rather excited for this. Would have loved GTA 2 too though.
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Thread German Federal Elections 2021 - 20th Bundestag
I feel like Laschet proved nicely that he isn't actually any more liberal and centrist. He is just an opportunist sans principles who goes whichever way the wind happens to be blowing. That's not to say what comes next wont be much worse though...
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Thread Can YOU Fix Climate Change? (Kurzgesagt)
Yea exactly, for example if more people joined us in biking more, municipalities would make biking safer and more appealing to others rather than organizing everything around cars. If the solution at a big scale is voting for change I am not particularly hopeful that will happen. Biden is more talk than action on climate change, and let's just assume he stays in office for two terms, we will not unlikely get a republican back in office thereafter (or if we're another centrist Dem who is a damp squib on climate) whose priorities are unlikely to include climate justice, so that's another two terms wasted...
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Thread ITT: Post your biggest pet peeves related to email etiquette (or other examples of bothersome unprofessionalism in the workplace)
Totally using bullet points and general formatting to make emails more readable is a must.
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Thread ITT: Post your biggest pet peeves related to email etiquette (or other examples of bothersome unprofessionalism in the workplace)
You should have asked an XOR question, yes is a vaild response to an OR question
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Thread German Federal Elections 2021 - 20th Bundestag
The whole argument is, that we know this is the way it is today, but I believe what Rory is arguing for is that all these basic protections should apply to children outside of wedlock too. The law places too much emphasis on "the traditional family".
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Thread UN Report: Global warming will get progressively worse and cannot be stopped over the next 30 years; A hotter future is now essentially locked in.
I sometimes wonder what would happen if the entire world switched to a model, where you know the well being of your population is actually a government mandated metric to strive for before profit.
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Thread German Federal Elections 2021 - 20th Bundestag
At a local level we get news all the time that they voted together, and we all know that many of their members are just itching to while being whistled back by Berlin. It's not for a lack of trying or lack of desire. I'd wager it's just a matter of time.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
Yea. Move it to one of the often recommended brokerages around here. I.e. fidelity, vanguard or Schwab and then invest it in a low cost total market etf. vanguard usually gets recommended first because it’s a coop and has the longest track record of low cost investing. I have fidelity just because that is where my employer 401k was. It really makes little difference at the end of the day. Once you chosen one and opened an account we can recommend specific funds.
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Thread PS5 Troubleshooting Thread
So I was downloading Hitman 1 and 2 with all the DLC yesterday. But 26 items will not download/install... The error message is not particularly helpful. Based on a quick online search I have already rebuilt the database which made no difference. Also I have plenty of storage space both internally and externally (I believe it installs externally for PS4 games by default, right?) Any ideas? Help me Era, you're my only hope.
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Thread Are ‘prices’ ever coming down again?
Over the last couple weeks I’ve been getting some quotes for various things around the house like a new HVAC system. And prices are just whack. the contractors all tell me that normally they would have year on year increases of maybe 6% but just in H1 they have seen increases of over 20%. just yesterday I got an email about a quote I received only Thursday basically saying better agree now, as we are increasing prices by 15% across the board next week. And all this if they can even get the parts and components that they need. Everything is backordered. OEMs and suppliers cannot even hazard a guess as to when things will be available… Shits wild. And let’s be real. Even if commodity prices normalise again and parts become widely available, does anyone actually expect end consumer prices to come down again? Someone will surely pocket the pretty difference…
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Thread Anyone ever deal with "financial infidelity"?
I mean this is true, but there is also a cultural aspect to it. In Germany for example almost no one regularly uses credit cards. Everyone uses debit cards that directly debit your checking account. If you don't have money on your checking account you are not spending any money.
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Thread Roe v. Wade (technically Planned Parenthood v. Casey) effectively overturned in Texas.
Do you mean to suggest the federal government and congress both of which are controlled by democrats could not sit down together to draft new laws/bills to protect women’s reproductive rights?
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Thread Karl Jobst exposes evidence of potential fraud and deception in Retro VG Market with recent insane retro games auctions (eg. 2M$ SMB copy)
I was just watching this. Pretty whack... Gotta feel bad for actual passionate small time collectors...
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Thread German Federal Elections 2021 - 20th Bundestag
It is kinda ridiculous and absolutely duplicitous. They have been in a coalition with the spd for the better part of 16 years and now want to claim they (especially under OS) are some communist boogie person. I just hope it doesn’t stick and people see through the desperation.
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Thread Aaron Greenberg confirms that starfield is not a timed exclusive, will only release on Xbox and PC
Thank you for confirming what has been the staff position since the acquisition was announced. That said, this thread is just going in circles and we have decided to lock it.
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Thread Taliban has retaken full control of Afghanistan and declare Islamic Emirate
While technically true we all know the international coalition was there because the US wanted it there. It wasn’t Germany or Australia that initiated all of this. that said the entire western coalition has to take full responsibility for this shit show and should offer every single person asylum that wants to leave the country.
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Thread Heavy rain causes catastrophic flooding in parts of Germany and Central Europe [up: at least 120 dead in DE and BE, hundreds more missing]
For me it’s more like this. i really don’t want SG and would greatly prefer GRR (if is was still in the party I would easily vote against a coalition with the CDU). In GRR I am less concerned about the relative strength but in SG I want the greens to be as strong as possible so if we cannot beat S I want to get as close to S as possible. Ergo I’ll be voting for the greens as I have forever.
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Thread Heavy rain causes catastrophic flooding in parts of Germany and Central Europe [up: at least 120 dead in DE and BE, hundreds more missing]
Fuer GRR wird es wohl knap. Will kein SG... fuck this shit.
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Thread Heavy rain causes catastrophic flooding in parts of Germany and Central Europe [up: at least 120 dead in DE and BE, hundreds more missing]
lol, wut, I had not heard about that Laschet story. But yea I agree this is mostly a press hit-job against ACAB.
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Thread Heavy rain causes catastrophic flooding in parts of Germany and Central Europe [up: at least 70 dead in DE and BE, many more missing]
Wow, horrific pictures from all over the place.... Unprecedented.
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Thread Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study
I often wonder if we will look back in a few decades and look at alcohol the way we do at tobacco now. It seems obvious that it is unhealthy. It's just so utterly entrenched in our social lives.
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Thread Is it Appropriate to Wear Traditional Indian Dress (e.g. Sari or Sherwanis) to an Indian Wedding as a Non-Indian?
We have been invited to a friends wedding in the US and because the groom has Indian heritage they are having a small semi-Indian wedding. Now we are wondering if it would be appropriate for us to borrow some Indian clothes from other friends to attend the wedding with. The bride and groom are very much for that, but I wanted to make sure we wouldn't be stepping on anyone's toes by doing it. Most of what I've been reading online says it would be fine and appreciated by all. So what say you Era?
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Thread After the Florida building collapse, condos struggle to fund big repairs
What the US needs is proper renters protection. It's insane to me that a landlord can just up your rent by 50% (or anything really) without any recourse. In LA our rent went up by 7% every year. my income certainly didn't....
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Thread Socialism |OT| The Dawn of a Red Era
Yea. Id loathe the idea of being a landlord because I am actively exploiting someone. Maybe at cost without making a dime. But that seems rather pointless too. I have no qualms with investing and saving for retirement. That’s playing the game under the given circumstances. But I would not want to be an active landlord.
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Thread Share your best vacation ever. Where did you go?
Our 5 week trip in Australia & NZ was pretty dope. Melbourne, Daintree Rainforrest, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Great Ocean Road, Christmas in the Bush and a long week stint on the south island of NZ complete with an overnight kayak trip out in Doubtful Sound. Was amazing all round. One of my personal favorites was as a teenager a two week canoeing trip in France. 2 Weeks of cannoning and wild camping along the river wherever took our fancy. For the most part we didn't even pitch tents and just slept under the stars and counted shooting stars.
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Thread Leftist Youtube |OT| We Virtue Signal
Thanks to Thought Slime I have started reading up more on Anarchist philosophy. Does anyone have any good book recommendations on the subject? I just borrowed two books with anarchism in the title at the library, and am quite enjoying Translating Anarchy by Mark Bray so far.
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Can someone point me to a good video on how the republicans are worse than the democrats on money when they are in office and why being against ‘big government’ because the private sector is better/cheaper is a silly argument? Had a friendly discussion yesterday. I think he is not a a lost cause yet.
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Thread Neue Deutsche ERA |OT| Tja.
Das ist das aergerliche an der Situation. Wenn richtig gehandelt wird mit Lockdown, Social-distancing, Ausgangssperren und so. Dann besteht die Chance dass die ganze Pandemie in den Kinderschuhen stecken bleibt. Und dann heiszt es hinterher, war ja nicht so schlim all die drakonischen Masznahmen waren total ueberzogen... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.... Basically this. "It's because of the walls, Phil."
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Thread Neue Deutsche ERA |OT| Tja.
Ich kann mich gut daran errinern dass damals alle TomP RAider gesagt haben. Und ich habe nie drueber nachgedacht und es auch so genannt bis mein Vater mich korrigiert hat. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Einfach mal mit nicht ganz ernster miene im Meeting sagen "Euch ist schon klar, dass das AXS-ES ausgesprochen wird oder?"
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Thread Neue Deutsche ERA |OT| Tja.
Sick. Find ich auch nicht in Ordnung. Da waere ich fast geneigt mich bei der Oertlichen Artz