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I worked closing shift, it was sometimes faster for me to cook then rely on mcdonalds to have my food ready in a timely manner. At some point of the night they start cooking everything to order, so I pull into mcdonalds, spend 10-15 minutes waiting, or I can drive home spend the same amount of time cooking and sleep around the same time and save like 20$. Was a no brainer for me

that being said, it’s insane to me the pricing difference there. A meal here is at least10-15$ so to think of getting supper at a mcdonalds for roughly a third of that … I haven’t seen that in years

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let’s be real, the genocide would have continued regardless of the attack, this fued has been going for years this attack is a drop in the bucket really. It’s only going to be used an an excuse for international support at this point but, eventually I expect international support will waiver

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I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought this

People need to realize that social media platforms are not always the best medium. Post a summary with the link to the rest of your information and I promise you anyone who’s going to interact/show interest with your article is going to click that link.

This let’s people be able to read your article without having to duct tape all of your post together to get the separation between posts, and allows for easier sharing of medium.

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I apologize if it was hard to read, if it makes you feel better I don’t fully understand emoji lingo, so I’m not quite understanding your post fully either. Are you suggesting that I make it all one big text splurge? I know that might look better on pc but it makes reading on mobile atrocious lol

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You are fine! I just wasn’t sure. Also I never considered that it might be an employer restriction for some of those. I guess that would make sense of why some people might post info dumps in that matter,even if it is hard to read.

Additionally, that emoji makes a lot more sense now, I figured it was something like that. I just hadn’t seen it used that way before.

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I’m glad they added the genes ref, 8 was thinking they were talking about DNA

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I usually ignore video only posts, but the cover art actually caught my eye, this is one of the few times I actually watched the video and that game looks absolutely sick. Instantly wishlisted to keep tabs on it

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from what I understand about it, which I am in no way a scholar on the area I am just going off what I remember from my grandfather who was a history teacher. In order for them to get statehood they essentially have to vote on it twice in favor in a row, because they need to vote on it to elect faux representatives to act on their behalf in washington, then on top of that they need to vote yes on it again a few years later during the actual status of the statehood. Currently they have done the first two steps, and are (unless it’s blocked) currently set up to vote on the status of their state this August.

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Personally I don’t think you improved things either way. At best it came off as a humorous jab at the person, but honestly it leaned more towards super snarky from my perspective. The only thing you’ve done is potentially discourage the person from commenting period next time. That likely wasn’t your intent but, that’s how it read for me.

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems like this article isn’t being completely honest with us.

The article is phrasing in a way as if Amazon has given up on the technology altogether, but then the article talks about how they are moving directions to be still based off the camera model just using a closer up cart style camera instead of a camera everywhere Style

These smart carts are equipped with scales and sensors to track spending in real time and, of course, allow consumers to skip the checkout.

This sounds less of a walking out on the technology as a whole as the title implies, and more geared towards we have a better technology available. I think this is either disingenuous reporting or are trying to gear it in a way that makes it look like Amazon is being pro privacy when in reality the same exact system is going to be in place, it’s just the camera is going to be part of the cart instead of cross the entire store, which has proven to be a large bottleneck for them and getting other retailers adopting it due to the high ceiling requirement

This of course is ignoring what other commenters have stated about the fact that this is literally how training models work, you tell it what to look for and then eventually you have a large enough training set to be able to have it do it on its own. It’s not as if those 1,000 people are ringing out the groceries, they are more so assisting the technology by marking what is a product versus what is not a product, a process which that they have already downsized a few times from their initial Staffing requirements

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I fully agree that the author is being super disingenuous here. However, I don’t think Amazon is fully shuttering the program because they’ve stated they’re switching it over to a cart-based system which is already been proven to be successful in the trade and doesn’t include the high ceiling requirements, their biggest issue is adoption from other retailers, and switching over to that system will lower the ceiling(no pun intended) for entry

Gameplay mechanics were also a lot better with more replayability. (lemmy.world)

Ignoring the lack of updates if the game is buggy, games back then were also more focused on quality and make gamers replay the game with unlockable features based on skills, not money. I can’t count the number of times I played Metal Gear Solid games over and over to unlock new features playing the hardest difficulty and with...

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It takes two is actually one step further, only one player had to own the game. It takes two had what was called a friend pass which as long as you weren’t the host of the game allowed you to play with any other player that had already purchased the game. So despite the fact that it was forced Co-op either split screen or online, only one player had to actually buy the game.

In this day and age it blew me away when I learned that because it’s just unheard of now.

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I didn’t find anything in regards to that but, I did find an interesting timeline article of the more controversial actions done here Granted it’s a commercial site and doesn’t contain sources, but everything is dated so could be fact checked if someone wanted to.

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After all Germany is one of the few countries who put in a serious effort in critically reflect on a very dark spot in their past. That’s something a lot of other countries could learn quite a bit

I fully agree with this, especially in the US, going through the school system and then the post education system, every “bad” action of the country was either skipped or downplayed significantly.

For example, they barely touched on the Vietnam war, and what little they did never mentioned anything that was controversial or inhumane such as the My Lai massacre, it was always what the “other side” did looking in.

What little I did learn about more nefarious acts were from my grandfather who was a history teacher, they just don’t bring it up anymore.

I get that shameful acts like that make the country look bad but not teaching the bad side and only showing the good side is counterproductive to setting up a healthy Viewpoint of the rest of the world. Not to mention disrespectful to anyone who is involved in the conflicts.

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Almost 60 something, I mostly browse by subscribed or local and still get content.

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I’m not sure I agree with that, Arch 100% should continue to be mentioned. Just because the Trojan didn’t launch due to the fact that Arch’s environment didn’t meet its criteria, doesn’t mean you should keep a known malicious package on your system.

People keep preaching to the heavens that Arch was not affected by it, but they don’t always state that Arch was infected by it, it just never binds the library to SSHD like Debian systems do (for systemd notifications) so the attack vector is never made.

The arch Wiki official statement on it is that you should remove the malicious package and do a full system update. Which should be common sense, but people have to be aware that the system is infected by it in order to know that they have to remove it. A process that if Arch was never mentioned as being involved users wouldn’t think to do

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you just made me look for my distros security list, I never even thought of that!

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I gave up keeping the floor clean, I’m the only one that cleaned in the house, any complaints about the dirt on the floor was met with “well you should be wearing shoes”, any attempt at cleaning the clutter is met with the other household members stressed out because things changed. I take any W I can, but it’s defo a learn to get used to it type of situation at least in my case.

But if you manage to somehow do that let me know cause I haven’t managed it completly either lol

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I do, the issue is I’m the ONLY one who does. My parents raised me to take shoes off indoors but I’m not sure where she learned it from because nobody else in the family does.

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The up vote and downvote system is one of the few things on Lemmy that I think is worth not having, it’s nice knowing the relative popularity of a post ahead of time but it should be used as a does this add to the conversation, and not a I agree or disagree with the conversation. When it’s used as an agree or disagree, the opposing side gets reduced visibility in many clients (whether this is lemmy side or client side idk)

Sadly a lot of people do it based off of their opinion of the post instead, it’s one of the reasons that I turned my scores off the other week I want to read the comments based off their contribution to the conversation at hand, and when people use downvote for opinion it creates a tunnel vision/echo chamber.

Sure by doing this you lose the ability to see up votes, but it also removes your subconscious judgement of a post before you enter, you get to read it as it is.

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I do agree the it has it’s merits, I just don’t think that it helps for accepting different POV’s

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“I’m sorry sir, the patent for a flying machine with a large rotor on top and the smaller rotor behind is currently rejected for being too broad”

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I will preface this with this warning because I know in advance this will be a hot take

I think she’s being unreasonable. No if ands or buts, I agree with the company that is suing her, this does not mean that I agree that they should have built the house in the first place; because it was not their property. However, they have tried multiple times to reach a resolution with her that would help both sides, she has turned down every offer so far stating she didn’t want the house there in the first place.

This is a reasonable response, however let’s go over what she’s turned down so far:

  • she has turned down an offer of another plot of land, which was offered free of charge and still in the same area that her other house was which she has turned down because the coordinates are against her zodiac signs.
  • They have offered to sell her the house at a discounted value, what she is also turned down not because she doesn’t think the house shows value, but because “It would set a dangerous precedent if you could go onto someone else’s land, build anything you want, and then sue that individual for the value of it"

This would be 100% understandable if it weren’t for the fact that it is very clear that this was not their intention and also not what they are doing, they are suing the discounted value of it because they know they fucked up.

I agree with the company accusation, she is trying to take advantage of what was a mistake, if she truly felt the way that she feels she would bulldoze the lot or be trying to work with the company to have them pay for bulldozed costs, neither of which have been publically stated(not that the company would agree with bulldozing it). She wants to take advantage of this mistake and get a free 500,000 house out of it. I will be interested how this plays out in court, I’m not a lawyer but I hard disagree with this case being an open shut case like the practicing attorney video posted in another comment.

edit: to save people asking me for the eighth time the same question, yes I understand she has no obligation to propose a solution, but the fact that she has not done so also indicates towards the intent.

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I’m not purchasing victim blame I’m stating that they’ve acknowledged they fucked up they’ve tried to fix it she has not stated she wants it bulldozed nor has she accepted any of the Alternatives that they did.

Being as she was informed of this mistake last year, she has had ample time to either propose a solution on her end or accept a solution on their end she has done neither. Which is why I led to my conclusion that she’s trying to get a $500,000 house for no cost

They have sued her because she’s not being cooperative in any form, and then when she remained being non-cooperative they sued everyone else involved to make it so the legal system decides if she’s being unreasonable or not

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I’m not sure if you’re saying that I’m suggesting that it’s crazy or if you’re just stating it so I’m responding, I’m not saying that it’s crazy one way or the other I’m just stating what she gave as the reason for it

I think we can both agree that the valid outcome of this will be that the property will be bulldozed but the fact that she hasn’t suggested is herself suggest that she might want the house there she just doesn’t want to pay for it.

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So then if they are being unreasonable her suggestion should be that they pay for the bulldoze correct? unless I missed it somewhere I have not seen it posted she suggested this at all.

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like stated prior, while she is under no obligation to suggest anything, the fact that she did not at all indicates her intention

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yes.

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I’m not saying that she’s the only unreasonable party and the company itself is definitely being unreasonable as well, I just definitely don’t think she’s helping the matter at all. Especially since this likely will be brought up in the hearing

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Sorry, I know I’m not amazing at explaining things.

I’ll try rephrasing as a question. What should the company at this point of time do?

The company incorrectly built a house on the wrong property plot, they realize their mistake far too late in the process due to someone’s negilance along the process whether it’s the development company or the construction company maybe even both.

They have reached out to the person whose life they fucked up basically because they now have more in taxes and also now have to deal with squatters and vandalism on the house that they have stated they don’t want.

The landowner has refused to talk it out with the company at all regarding any type of suggestions it’s just been a straight no to any proposal(which as stated multiple times already they were not obligated to do I understand this) while also not bringing anything new to the table including anything to do with restoration or bulldozing

Aside from bringing into the legal system what can that company do?

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I am under the understanding that they were not even aware of the issue until that point, but I could be wrong there.

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By this logic, if a person is driving and looking at their phone, runs a red light and causes an accident, they shouldn’t be held responsible if they don’t give the person reasonable compensation. It wasn’t there intent to cause an accident, it was a mistake. Asking for the property she paid for in the condition she bought it is reasonable.

They would be held responsible, just like the company would be held responsible regardless of the outcome here. If she had sued the company she would win that full force. But the lawsuit isn’t for whether the company is at fault or not, the lawsuit is whether she is trying to exploit their mistake for her own personal gain. This article never talks about it but, other articles have the response from PJ Constructions Attorney

“My client believes she’s trying to exploit PJ Construction’s mistake in order to get money from my client and the other parties,” Olson told The Associated Press Wednesday of her rejecting an offer for an identical lot.

Also, you have no idea what she wants from a 3 minute video. All we know is what the developer offered. She may have asked for the house to be demolished and they said no because it would cost them more money to do so.

I have been reading into it because I have a vested curiosity on it, so I pardon if information is given that isn’t in that article. I agree that not all information is on the table, she might have mentioned it and it was not provided in any of the articles I read related to this for some reason.

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I mean i have a Bsky account, I don’t really use the platform since it doesn’t seem all that active in comparison to others available.

From my understanding they created it as a escape from the changes they disliked on twitter, but like in my opinion the privacy settings on it are far too simplistic to be able to function properly as a service. I find myself checking basically every other service instead.

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the backup was connected via /media/backups so that’s gone too!

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concidering walmart doesn’t sell normal cd players in store but does sell record players, I’m not surprized.

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Then the only your valid alternative to that is that you are no longer allowed to license code that is unable to be open sourced at the provider level. What are companies going to do, stop making software because they don’t want to open source it? Like there isn’t much a company you can do if they just unilaterally decide that this type of Licensing is no longer legal, companies aren’t going to just choose to not exist because of it they’re still going to exist and they’re not going to shut down over the inability to have a closed Source license after abandonment

The worst case scenario is closed Source license libraries might decide to close because they don’t need to exist anymore which means that companies would be forced to actually design the software they’re working on, but in reality these types of libraries would likely just switch over to an open source support funded tier where they will provide the library is however they’re not going to give any support unless they’re on that subscription tier like how msps are

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I agree, unfortunately without addressing the closed Source libraries in abandoned ware problem the higher issue can’t be addressed which is that there is no legal obligation for a company to keep their services active, nor is there an obligation for a company to have a proper phase out of their services they could decide tomorrow to just close up and there’s no real restrictions aside from Word of Mouth / PR.

As much as I would love companies being legally required to have a proper transition period into abandonware via the means of allowing the community to self host or modify their existing software, like you indicated it would put companies in a catch-22 in regards to licensing agreements. So I think the licensing issue has to be addressed first

That being said if a proper abandoned where requirement was pushed through without changes to licensing you would likely gain support of companies for the licensing problem as well because of the fact that they’re in a catch-22, so at that point they have a personal interest and getting that written to law

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I agree, however I also agree that you should not expect to be able to build in an area that is prone to disaster. Like if I build my house on a Sandy Beach and the foundation fails because it’s on Sand I’m not going to expect that the insurance company is going to cover it. The same should be considered for areas that are prone to natural disasters like California or Florida with Hurricanes

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I believe that if an insurance company /chooses/ to take on a insurance contract with a homeowner, they should be able to go through with it. So i fully agree with the grandfathered in thing, but like I also feel that a company shouldn’t be forced to keep a customer outside that contract expiring. If they are canceling the contract mid cycle I am 100% expecting compensation, but if its just a policy renewal? there’s other companies or if not that was a risk being built in a higher risk zone

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if it was allowed to withdraw prior to the loan being paid off yes, if they can’t secure another insurance anyway, but in my opinion that isn’t the insurance companies problem, they only provide their service, they are not involved with the financial issues of the broker/lender. It would fall on the consumer choosing to live in a potentially dangerous area to insure. That being said at least in this situation, the state has acknowledged that it’s an issue for homeleasers, and has given an alternative, but people dislike the cost of the insurance.

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Can’t wait for this to get thrown out.

Like don’t get me wrong, it’s long overdue, I just do not believe our current system will actually have it be enforced.

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I won’t go eco tank personally, clogs and cleaning is a royal pain on them and there’s no good purge feature. I would fully recommend going this path only if accuracy on color is requirement further then laser printers do

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Yes they would, that is why I am for UBI however not without harsh restrictions on rental or mortgage costs in regards to the UBI. I’m not concerned for normal prices but, I know rental and housing costs will rise in comparison. Needs restrictions before implementation

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this is like years too late, I’m not going to mcdonalds for ice cream anymore, especially not now that it’s almost 6$ for a mcflurry. l can spend that much buying M&M’s and the ice cream myself and grt more than one serving for it

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Just responding that I did see this, The video has peaked my curiosity and I plan on watching it later when I have more free time outside of midterm’s season

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yea looking at wyoming I can see there is defo a lack of EV stations, it looks like for southern wyoming the longest stretch is between rock springs and Lareme, but that’s mostly if you lack the ability to use super chargers. I can see how it would be a pain to use an EV in that case, doable but it would stretch it a little further than i would be comfortable with as well. That being said you would never catch me driving 3 hours one way to visit someone anyway lmao

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yes that was what he was doing was selling Hardware mod chips that you could hook to it to be able to run custom firmware which allowed you to pirate games, the issue stemmed from how they were advertising the project. They weren’t advertising the project as a run your own custom firmware/ backup solution, they were selling the product with the intent that it was being used to pirate

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hot tamales and atomic fireballs are the same way, it used to be really hot, now it’s similar to just sweet. same with sour skittles, those used to make you bleed but not anymore, it’s more sweet then sour

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