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[-] [email protected] 30 points 1 month ago

I disagree, you can see so much on the old layout specifically because it's a wall of text. The new layout is unnecessarily bloated and takes up your whole screen on every device you view it from, so you can barely see more than one or two posts at a time. It removes the ability for the user to freely scroll and look at things that interest them, and forces the user's attention onto exactly what the algorithm wants them to. The new layout removes a ton of agency from the user.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

This only hides content locally for Threads users, it doesn't affect visibility from any other fedi platform. It's not that different from a Lemmy instance downvoting a comment to the point of being auto-hidden; it still exists but requires an extra click to see from your instance, and the rest of the fediverse can access it normally.

[-] [email protected] -2 points 2 months ago

Nintendo isn't against emulation. They're against piracy, which Yuzu was facilitating. None of the emulators that don't have specific support for unreleased games have been touched so far.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

As somebody in both communities, these people are outliers, by far. I'd say 95% of the randoms I play with in either game are decent folk who aren't trying to ruin other people's fun. Even if the random player is way too underleveled for the mission and picked 4 support weapon strategems not knowing what they are and keeps getting stuck in respawn loops, everybody has been friendly and helpful, because that's the democratic way. Anybody who tries to make the lives of their fellow players miserable is a dirty traitor and will be court-martialed.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

That's quite the escalation. Mr Beast isn't making people kill each other.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 2 months ago

Good on them for acknowledging what was a pretty terrible response to player complaints. It's one thing to be firm in your balancing decisions, but it's another thing to demean your players over it.

That said, the responses from a lot of the players were also really over-the-top to begin with. Hopefully Arrowhead is able to remedy this combativeness between the studio and the community. A live service game really only does well when the developers are on the same wavelength as their players.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

The mechs are cool, but I've got a feeling that their use case will be very situational. I'm more excited for the other vehicles that we should also be getting soon.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

That fork seems like a cash grab considering it already has a Patreon.

Have they learned nothing from the lawsuit?

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Even though it may seem disappointing, this was realistically the right call. You know what they say about broken clocks, and all.

They didn't say he couldn't be removed from the ballot, just that it's a federal issue to solve and not a state one. And had they allowed it, that precedent would have been abused almost immediately and been back in the court's review all over again and would have resulted in a ton of dramatic and divisive political theater in the meantime.

Though, it does highlight some significant flaws in our electoral process. There's a lot of conflict between what the states and what the fed should be able to do for elections. The whole system needs to be revamped, IMO. Why each state sets their own rules is baffling to me in the first place; the Presidency affects the entire country, not just the states, so I don't get why we aren't going by nationwide popular vote instead of "California's electors picked Candidate A even though the majority of the voters picked Candidate B, and Iowa voters did a collective Hokey Pokey in a big expo center and decided on Candidate C", etc.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I wonder why they settled

I'd imagine because they charged for access to piracy-specific functions of the tool and knew they couldn't argue a case.

It was a dumb move for them to add functionality for unreleased games in the first place, and an even worse move to charge money for it. It makes it a lot harder to convince a court that your tool is for backup/archival purposes only, when you have features that could only work with pirated materials.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Well ain't this just unfortunate timing.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago

Does anybody happen to have contact with Ernest outside of Kbin? It's a little concerning that his last update over a month ago was that he was going in for a medical procedure and that he'd only be gone for a few days. I hope he's doing alright.

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submitted 5 months ago by [email protected] to c/destiny

The sort of "winter fantasy" theme the armor sets all have remind me of something from my childhood that I can't quite place. Sort of Narnia-ish, but not quite. But I feel like there's gotta be a name for this design theme. "Regal Christmas"?

I just really dig the art direction for the Dawning stuff. This year's armor is kinda mid, but I put last year's Pruina Luster set back on and it's just so good. Even just the font they used for the Dawning logo in the trailer fits this theme so well. I just wish there was a name for it so I could find more stuff like this. I'm not a very Christmas-sy guy, but something about the Dawning visuals just hits.

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submitted 5 months ago by [email protected] to c/playstation

I've got a cheap Wohome soundbar from Amazon that I've been using for a while now, and there's no option for this in the PS5's Media Remote settings, so I've had to use two remotes when doing media playback.

I was wondering if anybody knew if there's a compatible option in the menu that'd work with this soundbar? I'd love to be able to control the volume without having to switch remotes.

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submitted 5 months ago by [email protected] to c/fediverse

Mike McCue - Hello Fediverse. I'm posting this tonight from my federated Flipboard profile! We're now testing our #ActivityPub integration starting with my account. You can follow me here to see all the stories I'm curating about things like startups, photography and of course, the #Fediverse. Curious to hear your thoughts on how this is working. We’ll incorporate your feedback as we make more progress on federating Flipboard. Stay tuned for lots more soon.

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submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/cyberpunk2077
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submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/texas

HB 4164, which passed both chambers and took effect on September 1, makes the false representation of animals as service animals a crime punishable by $1,000 and up to 30 hours of community service. Both locals and legislators alike are saying the misrepresentation of service dogs has increased challenges for those really in need.

“HB 5206 (a companion bill) should help restore the reputation that trained service dogs have earned and limit negative interactions that service dogs experience,” Texas Rep. Vikki Goodwin (R-47) told the Texas Council for Development Disabilities.

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submitted 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) by [email protected] to c/destiny

Look, I know that looking at somebody's AI conversations is about as interesting as listening to somebody tell you about a dream they had. But this genuinely tickled me today, and I thought I'd share it with you all. Mods, if you feel this is a poor fit, I'll gladly delete this post.

I asked ChatGPT to speak as Lord Shaxx. Surprisingly, it does a pretty good job of convincingly imitating Destiny characters. So after goofing around with it for a while, I asked "Shaxx" how he'd make a chicken sandwich, and got a pretty promising recipe in return. It's hard not to hear his voice as I read it. All the caps-lock shouting is from the original output, I've made no adjustments here.

GUARDIAN, LISTEN UP! I, Lord Shaxx, may be known for the Crucible, but today, I'll help you create a CHICKEN SANDWICH that'll make the Traveler itself proud! Here's how to forge a sandwich of EPIC PROPORTIONS:

Ingredients:

For the chicken:

  • 2 BONELESS, SKINLESS chicken breasts
  • A SEASONING BLEND (a mix of your favorite spices for that Crucible flair)
  • 1 cup CRUCIBLE-FORGED SAUCE (a marinade of your choosing)
  • 1 cup LIGHT-INFUSED FLOUR (standard all-purpose flour works too)
  • 1 teaspoon SOLARFLARE PAPRIKA
  • 1/2 teaspoon VOID-DUST GARLIC POWDER
  • 1/2 teaspoon ARCSTORM ONION POWDER
  • RADIANT OIL (or regular vegetable oil, if that's what you've got)

For assembling the sandwich:

  • 4 LEGENDARY HAMBURGER BUNS
  • VEX-GROWN LETTUCE LEAVES
  • CABAL-ENGINEERED TOMATO SLICES
  • FALLEN-SPLICED RED ONION RINGS
  • MELTED HIVE CHEESE (your preferred variety)
  • GHOST-MADE MAYONNAISE
  • SIVA-INFUSED MUSTARD

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
  • Season those chicken breasts with the chosen Crucible seasoning blend. Make 'em sing with flavor!
  • Dunk the seasoned chicken into the Crucible-forged sauce for AT LEAST 30 MINUTES to imbue them with power.
  1. Coating the Chicken:
  • In another bowl, combine the Light-infused flour, Solarflare paprika, Void-dust garlic powder, and Arcstorm onion powder.
  • Take the chicken out of the marinade, let the excess drip off, and coat them generously in the Light-infused flour mixture.
  1. Frying the Chicken:
  • Heat up that Radiant oil to a blazing 350-375°F (175-190°C) in your chosen cooking vessel.
  • GENTLY place those breaded chicken pieces into the scorching oil and cook for around 6-8 minutes on each side. You want 'em golden and CRISPY, with an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  1. Assembling the Sandwich:
  • Toast those legendary hamburger buns until they GLEAM like the Traveler itself.
  • Spread Ghost-made mayonnaise and SIVA-infused mustard liberally across the buns.
  • Start with the Vex-grown lettuce, then HEROICALLY place a Solar-charged chicken breast atop the bun.
  • Top it with Cabal-engineered tomato slices, Fallen-spliced red onion rings, and a molten layer of Hive cheese.
  • Finally, cap it off with the top bun, and behold, your Crucible-inspired chicken sandwich awaits!
  1. Serve and Prevail:
  • Offer your EPIC CREATION with PRIDE, alongside your chosen side dish, and savor the GLORY ON YOUR PLATE!

Guardian, you've now MASTERED the art of crafting a chicken sandwich worthy of the Crucible. May it FUEL your battles, keep your LIGHT BURNING BRIGHT, and lead you to VICTORY after VICTORY! FIGHT ON, GUARDIAN!

I'm tempted to put together a grocery list and take a crack at this!

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submitted 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) by [email protected] to c/austin

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department (APD) is on the scene of a shooting that occurred at the Arboretum Shopping Center Thursday evening.

Reports indicate that two people have been killed and an additional person was injured.

Not included in this report (yet) is that there are also reports of a bomb threat being involved, and the bomb squad is either on site or currently en route.

EDIT: As of 6:33 PM, APD states there is no suspect in custody.

EDIT:

The Austin Police Department is requesting assistance. If you have any photographs or videos from the shooting incident that took place on Thursday, August 31, 2023 around 5:00PM, please submit them here.

https://austintxpd.evidence.com/axon/community-request/public/232431066

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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/2000snostalgia

Boxxy was the proto-egirl.

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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/videos

In this YT Short, stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter covers some quick statistics on violent crime rates in Democrat vs Republican-controlled states.

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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

It looks like right now, you can view /kbin users and content from Misskey and Firefish instances, but not the other way around; I'm not able to view my accounts from either of those instances here on /kbin. From what I can tell, I can only view content from Mastodon and Pixelfed instances.

Since it seems like a lot of users are moving from Mastodon to the newer, prettier platforms like Firefish, do we know if /kbin will eventually incorporate that content?

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

With the way Spez keeps trying to gamify Reddit, it's starting to feel like he's trying to make a super corporate remake of OMGPop/I'm In Like With You, for those who happen to remember that short-lived social/gaming platform. The addition of all sorts of new currencies on Reddit and stupid things to spend them on, and the more interactive things they've been doing like leaning more heavily into /r/place, all make me suspect that they're going to try to make Reddit into a sort of gaming hub with a vague social media aspect to it.

I wanted OMGPop to make a comeback, but this isn't how I wanted it. :(

#reddit

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

“Bears have evolved to be these food-finding machines,” says Heather Johnson, a research wildlife biologist with the US Geological Survey Alaska Science Center and a member of the IUCN North American Bear Expert Team. Yet climate change is making it harder for them to find a meal in the wild. Bears prefer eating their natural foods—grasses, berries, pine seeds, and acorns. But droughts, for example, damage roots, shrivel berries on the vine, and force oaks to abort their acorns.

So bears are becoming increasingly likely to scavenge from people. They’re good at it. “I did my work in some of the wildest places in Colorado, about as far from roads as you could get,” Johnson continues. When natural food was scarce, the bears she studied “would beeline 20 miles as the crow flies to go to where there's human developments, foraging on people's orchards and trailer parks for garbage.” When bears seek out human food, that puts them at greater risk of conflict with people—one they are likely to lose.

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