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Modder, programmer, and all around tinkerer. Yes, I’m that New Vegas and Deus Ex guy.

You can also find me over at lemmy.sdf.org under the same username.

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The “distributions” argument always smells like bullshit. Developers actually interested on supporting Linux usually stick to one or two distros of their choice. (Typically Ubuntu.)

My thoughts exactly. It is not unheard of at all for Linux ports to only be guaranteed to function on specific distros. It's well within the realm of possibility and this is not a real stumbling block at all.

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If you’re going to have a shitty anticheat at least give people the option to play in anticheat disabled lobbies.

This, a thousand times. I can understand requiring anti-cheat for Ranked matches, but some of us just wanna screw around. If there's no progression tied to the match why should they care?

(Microtransactions, if I had to guess)

When people post YouTube links, is there a cool open source way to watch it on mobile without going through youtube, firefox, or downloading adblockers?

When people post YouTube links… is there a cool open source way to watch it on mobile without going through youtube? Because when I click on a YouTube link and I’m on my phone and it immediately gives me an ad it’s pissing me off like in a huge way… is there a way to bypass ads without an ad blocker on my phone

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Seconding NewPipe. It's the easiest to get set up, and once you get it set up you basically never have to touch it again.

YouTube Revanced is more user friendly and has more features once it's set up, but the install process is more involved and updating it essentially requires you to redo the install process again. It's nothing crazy, but NewPipe is the "set it and forget it" option IMO.

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He may have been a jerk but the town officials were raging assholes who were doing blatantly unethical if not outright illegal things aimed at screwing him over.

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Try to see if there are any that do that little Javascript-evaluation-to-render-the-client-side-site thing, and if there are, have them mine cryptocurrency for you.

Using your evil powers for good I see.

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The other guy is worse, so we really don’t have to listen to a damn thing you say at all and you have to vote for our guy, get that through your poverty addled brains.

I mean I hate to say it but this is unironically true. As bad as things are now The Other Guy absolutely would make things worse. Neoliberals may be a scourge but MAGA is cancer. One of the bad cancers. Not even prostate cancer, like pancreatic cancer.

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The upcoming Fallout series on Amazon Prime. This is a screencap taken from one of the most recent trailers.

yukichigai OP ,
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You say, I feel that, and yet every time another poll about the economy comes out its like I live in a different universe entirely.

yukichigai OP ,
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Supposedly there was a similar policy at my elementary school early on, which led to a kid being forced to eat something they were allergic to. As the story goes, they vomited violently all over the lunch monitor and then had to be taken to the nurse's office. Their parents were not amused. The policy did not stay in place.

yukichigai OP ,
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No hats. Toques are allowed, everything else is banned.

It's always rough when a gang of Chefs take over a school.

yukichigai OP ,
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My high school had a "no hats indoors" rule and even that was regarded as dumb. No hats at all? Screw you if you wanna keep the sun out of your eyes I guess?

yukichigai ,
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Knowing him this is less of a matter of conscience and more a "fuck it I'mma burn this bitch to the ground on the way out".

yukichigai ,
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Also, don't put all your eggs in one basket: diversify, diversify, diversify. Make a main account, but have more on at least one other instance. Instances go down for maintenance, software gets updated, owners change moderation policies, so on. If you can't get to Lemmy through your main, use your secondary.

Personally I use lemmy.sdf.org as my secondary. It's run by a bunch of retro-enthusiast Unix nerds who more care about the functionality of the tech than anything else. No blocked communities there, and AFAIK they haven't defederated from any instance outside of ones that were hacked/compromised. That does not mean you can just go there and be a shitbird though, they do have standards.

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Thrift stores are getting in on the piracy game I guess. Can't say I'm disappointed.

Look, I might have better copies now, but if someone wants to spend $3 and get the first 150+ episodes of Bleach and Naruto burned to KDVD I'd say they're gonna walk away happy with the deal they got.

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My man.

The thought of burning some BD5s filled with a bunch of new series and/or movies fills me with a joy that's hard to describe. Getting stuff for myself is one thing. Making it easily accessible for others is just a different level entirely. I'd love to know that I've given someone down on their luck countless hours of entertainment for a $3 investment.

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For religious people they're sure eager to sell used "personal massagers" for $10.

Also, frankly, here in the Reno area it's basically impossible to find a thrift store that's not run by incredibly religious wackadoos. Best you can do is Goodwill, which is far from irreligious. Salvation Army is one of the few that isn't blasting Jesus Rock on the speakers when you're in there.

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Fair question: I saw they already had a partial spindle of mixed disks for sale. Just the one though, so I couldn't be sure it wasn't a fluke. Turns out it wasn't.

The spindles weren't the only thing I donated, just so we're clear. I just mixed them in with the rest of boxes of stuff, some of it pretty good. Someone can now snag an OG release copy of Bioshock 2 or Doom 3 for a song. Oh, and the entire Half Life Collection.

yukichigai OP ,
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They often have no damn clue what they're selling and clearly just make up prices on the spot. I've flipped a few things for a 500%+ profit from the super-ultra-Jesus-ey thrift stores. Computer hardware in particular is something they just don't grasp the value of. If you ever need a managed switch or a spare monitor, check the thrift stores.

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I went through every single disc before I donated them, yeah. Actually I did some organization so one spindle was all Anime, another was all SciFi, so on.

...found a fair bit of porn. I kept the porn. TV series are ephemeral. Porn is eternal.

yukichigai OP ,
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Seattle, too. As far as I can tell from my time spent there during multiple years of PAX the only thing the Seattle cops do is harass the homeless and local rappers trying to push their demo albums.

yukichigai OP ,
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Almost all FM transceivers that aren't put inline with the actual car antenna are crap. FCC rules limit their broadcast strength severely and even crosstalk from an adjacent FM frequency can be enough to overpower them, or at least seriously disrupt them. Inline transmitters don't have that problem, but at that point you have to pull the radio anyway so you may as well replace it with something that has bluetooth or at least an aux input.

The only time an FM transmitter is a good solution is when you're dealing with things like early 2000s Chevy vehicles, where part of the cruise control module is in the stereo. The best practice for replacing one of those stereos is "add a long wiring harness so you can keep the original stereo hooked up and stashed in the back, then wire the new stereo in to the actual speakers and nothing else."

yukichigai OP ,
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I answered that elsewhere, so lemme just cut/paste:

Fair question: I saw they already had a partial spindle of mixed disks for sale. Just the one though, so I couldn't be sure it wasn't a fluke. Turns out it wasn't.

The spindles weren't the only thing I donated, just so we're clear. I just mixed them in with the rest of boxes of stuff, some of it pretty good. Someone can now snag an OG release copy of Bioshock 2 or Doom 3 for a song. Oh, and the entire Half Life Collection.

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Child's Play is my go-to. They provide video games and consoles to hospitalized and often terminally ill children who literally can't go out and play. It was founded by the creators of Penny Arcade back in the early 2000s and so far to my knowledge hasn't had a single controversy or hint of anything nefarious. It's just nerds helping other, young, sick nerds/would-be-nerds get their nerd on.

I mean Doctors Without Borders definitely does more important work on the balance, but giving pediatric terminal cancer patients countless hours of joy isn't a trivial thing either.

yukichigai OP ,
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Good point. For all I know I've got the last viewable copy of "Sodomy Cream Pies" in existence.

yukichigai OP ,
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Sparks, Nevada. Reno's parasitic conjoined twin.

yukichigai OP ,
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We're not yet at the point where people are huffing drugs made from fermented cow poop, but I feel like that's not as far away as polite society would like us to believe.

yukichigai OP ,
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That's me. Nevadan to the bone, even if it's the opposite end of the state.

yukichigai OP ,
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I didn't check literally every one, but I did a few spot checks and none of them had problems.

yukichigai OP ,
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Thanks, though I am honor-bound to point out that Sandbox6 has been maintaining YUP for the last several years now. Doing a great job, too.

AFAIK they're not on Lemmy or I'd tell you to thank them more directly. Still!

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Good as that is, I gotta endorse the Utah Philips version. It comes with context and a story, and also he's hilarious.

yukichigai ,
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This, right here. Live Closed Captions are often a fair bit behind the actual video, because when it comes to accessibility it's more important to get the text right than to get the timing right.

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My dude, prices were shooting up well before Biden entered office.

yukichigai ,
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If nothing else, it pretty well cuts off any claims they might make about not being aware they were not in compliance. It speeds cases along once they do get to court, plus there's the prospect of fines, so on.

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Yeah, we'd need to know the gpu or even vague specs on the laptop to give a good answer.

Even assuming that OP is talking about Intel Integrated Graphics that's still a huge range depending on which series it is.

yukichigai ,
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I said this elsewhere, but without knowing what specific integrated graphics card you're using (e.g. Intel HD 4000 series) it's hard to give specific recommendations. Generally though there's a range of things that will work:

  • Any game released 7+-ish years before the laptop was manufactured.
  • Most 2D games released 4+-ish years before the laptop was manufactured.
  • Anything that has an Android/iOS version.
  • Emulated games for anything from 2 console generations ago or more (e.g. OG Xbox, Playstation 2). Also the PC releases of those games (e.g. Knights of the Old Republic)
yukichigai ,
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The same folks who complain about new Star Trek being ruined by the "woke mind virus" and apparently never watched the original series.

yukichigai ,
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He got better.

yukichigai ,
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Yep, specifically a post-scarcity society that is absent the concept of money.

yukichigai ,
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LTSC also doesn't get incremental updates other than absolutely critical vulnerability fixes. It's specifically meant for machines that need everything to function exactly the same over a long period of time, e.g. point of sale machines, the accounting/inventory machine that hangs out in the back office, so on. You aren't going to get any major update or overhaul pushed to an LTSC version of Windows.

LTSC can also be a pain in the tuchus to get your hands on as an individual. If you have an MSDN account however (like through work or school) they often come with a bunch of keys for Microsoft products, including LTSC products. You can check here, just try logging in with your work/school email - even if it's non-Microsoft - and see what happens.

If you can't get your hands on an LTSC copy, then at a minimum try getting a copy of Windows 10/11 "N", which comes without Windows Media Player and Skype pre-installed. It's nowhere near as clean as LTSC, but every little bit helps.

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This is what Andrew Tate actually believes.

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Really early on, too. It was one of the things that made me go "oh wait this isn't just fart jokes in space".

Though to be fair, the reality is that no matter how advanced we get there's still gonna be fart jokes in space. That scene in the cafeteria where everyone's getting Bortus to eat random things seems like a far more realistic vision of a space-faring post-scarcity future.

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