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[-] RememberTheApollo_ 4 points 15 hours ago
[-] RememberTheApollo_ 2 points 15 hours ago

That’s like those Snapchat or TikTok filters that have a spider crawl across the user’s face. Too realistic to be enjoyed for most.

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 6 points 15 hours ago

Like a right wing spin on proles trying to live unenslaved lives.

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 13 points 15 hours ago

I’d have a lot more sympathy for this comment if people would actually do this in reference to Space Billionaires. I’ve had far too many conversations online and elsewhere where the individual shits on NASA for space industry problems and worships Space Billionaires because [some convoluted “government bad rich entrepreneurs good” reason] and their problems aren’t really problems. I’m not saying you’re part of the billionaire sycophant club, but I’m not against musk’s well deserved criticism as he sacrifices people in his rush, and probably work quality suffers alongside them.

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 2 points 15 hours ago

Someone had to be the first Porthos.

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 3 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Watch the “Pot Brothers” video clips that deal with traffic stops. Not exactly the same situation, but the rules are similar. Don’t talk to the cops. Cooperate, but stick to your rights, and shut the fuck up.

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 1 points 1 day ago

Only two survived the event (1984) version. Man, that film didn’t age well. The Chinese were our allies, Nicaragua and Cuba I think were part of the attackers. Russia is still an enemy, though.

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 12 points 1 day ago

In other words, “Let’s strip out one of the checks and balances built in to the country in order to ensure we get the very dictator king the founders sought to prevent.”

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 4 points 1 day ago

Yeah, that’s totally what I said. (Deep /s in case it isn’t obvious)

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 5 points 1 day ago

To get people who are on the fence to try it.

I’m not a fan of vegan or vegetarian proteins being labeled like their actual meat counterparts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for eating less meat, but frankly the vast majority of meat alternatives labeled with their real-world counterpart’s names pretty much suck or at least taste very little like them. That can be a quick turn-off to people trying it out to see if they want to change.

There absolutely are good vegan and vegetarian foods, but they need to be prepared by someone who knows what they’re doing. There’s a vegan restaurant near me that makes a vegan bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich that is absolutely amazing and actually makes a really good pass for what it looks like except they label it as what it is. Tofu scramble, etc. You know what you’re getting, so expectations are a little more open.

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 15 points 1 day ago

That’s like a right wing doomsday prepper fantasy. Them and their arsenal against a mob of whoever trying to take their stuff.

But they always stop before the end where they get killed anyway. Only so many bullets and starving people with nothing to lose aren’t giving up.

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 2 points 1 day ago

They want them begging at the church and kissing ass for largesse.

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submitted 1 month ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/politics

Donald Trump’s main 2024 White House campaign fundraising operation sharply increased spending at the former president's properties in recent months, funneling money into his businesses at a time when he is facing serious legal jeopardy and desperately needs cash.

Trump’s joint fundraising committee wrote three checks in February and one in March to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, totaling $411,287 and another in March to Trump National Doral Miami for $62,337, according to a report filed to the Federal Election Commission this week.

Federal law and FEC regulations allow donor funds to be spent at a candidate’s business so long as the campaign pays fair market value, experts say. Trump has been doing it for years, shifting millions in campaign cash into his sprawling business empire to pay for expenses such as using his personal aircraft for political events, rent at Trump Tower and events at his properties, which has included hotels and private clubs.

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submitted 1 month ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/unpopularopinion

The prize should hit a limit and be divided into another prize drawing. For example, make $300 million the limit. Still a massively life-changing sum after taxes. When the prize reaches $300 million a new drawing is established alongside the existing one and gets its own numbers for drawing. So now you have twice as many chances to win, albeit one large pool and a smaller, growing pool. Repeat when the second pool reaches $300 million. You could have had 4 simultaneous drawings for the billion+ pot that was just won by a single person.

More people get a shot at a huge sum of money. Seems like a better deal, more winners, more exciting because you get more chances per drawing if there are multiple prizes.

(I’m not encouraging anyone to play if they don’t want to, and pedants need not repeat the odds of winning. Don’t play if you don’t want to, but obviously someone wins.)

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submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by RememberTheApollo_ to c/adhd

When texting people in general I find it frustrating that people don’t seem to view it as a conversation. If someone texts me and I catch it and text back right away, I get frustrated when people don’t return the favor. They might text back 5, 10, minutes or an hour or more later. Why did you text me if you didn’t want to have a conversation? Why am I the one sitting here waiting for a response?

It’s like someone sitting down across from at a table and asking you “Hey, how ya doin?” You respond “Great! what’s up?” and they just sit there for 10 minutes not saying anything.

Might be the whisper of ASD in my ADHD contributing to not understanding how this social interaction actually works vs how I think it should work.

Anyone else have this grinding their gears?

E: apparently it’s just me!

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

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submitted 3 months ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/[email protected]

Did this really need a reboot?

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submitted 3 months ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/asklemmy

Picked up a bottle of squash and got to wondering about the term "squash", so I went digging around on the internet. Of course all the returns are squash (cucurbita) not squash the drink. Keep digging and more specificity and finally find out the obvious, "sqaush" is a concentrated fruit juice. No shit. Dig more and finally find out that it's originally from a drink called "lemon squash". Real helpful. So where does "lemon squash" come from? Who knows. There's a curcubita called "lemon squash" that seems to be inescapable when searching for the origins of the drink.

So natives of where squash (drink) is common...how did it get it's name? I await to be enlightened while sipping my Ribena.

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submitted 3 months ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/[email protected]

Carl Weathers has had a storied career in Hollywood, spanning 50 years. The actor known for a number of impactful roles, from Apollo Creed in Rocky to Greef Karga in The Mandalorian, has passed away at the age of 76.

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submitted 3 months ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/movies

Carl Weathers has had a storied career in Hollywood, spanning 50 years. The actor known for a number of impactful roles, from Apollo Creed in Rocky to Greef Karga in The Mandalorian, has passed away at the age of 76.

I wonder if Arnold will comment?

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submitted 3 months ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/news

Carl Weathers has had a storied career in Hollywood, spanning 50 years. The actor known for a number of impactful roles, from Apollo Creed in Rocky to Greef Karga in The Mandalorian, has passed away at the age of 76.

I wonder if Arnold will comment?

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submitted 4 months ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/politics

"Texas this week erected new barriers along part of the state's border with Mexico, blocking Border Patrol access, a court filing said on Friday, as conflict over migration escalates between the state's Republican governor and Democratic U.S. President Joe Biden. The Texas National Guard added new concertina wire and fencing to a stretch of the border near Eagle Pass, blocking U.S. Border Patrol access to a city park that contains a boat ramp agents use to reach the Rio Grande, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court."

Further:

https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/15/us/what-we-know-about-the-drownings-of-3-migrants-in-eagle-pass-texas/index.html

"The drownings – as well as the rescue of two other migrants on the US side of the Rio Grande by Mexican authorities – “underscore that Texas is firm in its continued efforts to exercise complete control of the border and land” in the area “and to block Border Patrol’s access to the border even in emergency circumstances,” the administration wrote. "

...

"“At the very least, however, Border Patrol would have had the opportunity to take any available steps to fulfill its responsibilities and assist its counterparts in the Mexican government with undertaking the rescue mission. Texas made that impossible.” "

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submitted 4 months ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/politics

“ Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday at a pair of cable networks not named Fox News for their decision not to air all of his Iowa caucuses victory speech as it happened, suggesting that what they did was so heinous that they should “have their licenses, or whatever they have, taken away.”

Dictators gonna dictate.

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submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by RememberTheApollo_ to c/battlefield_2042

I've got well over 2k hours in game and it's like a complete shift in gameplay over the holidays, but it's been drifting this way over the last 3-6 months. I'm more than just a little familiar with how the game plays and what the average player is capable of. Either the cheats have become more popular, people bought XIM/Chronos boxes with Christmas money, or IDK what the issue is. More laser-beam guns with zero bloom and zero misses at longer range, more people running rounds of TDM and the like 40:1, 45:4 on the KDR, kills through smoke and incendiary flames like they don't exist while I can't see shit. Yeah we all have good rounds sometimes, but one thing about humans is that we are not good at consistency. The game also makes sure you can't be consistent with handicaps like bloom, yet there are players that headshot you every. single. time. Every time. With guns like the PBX, K30, the 880...one shot, or short burst they get the kill. Absolutely absurd. I have the Network performance bar and graphs, as well as the damage logs and events enabled. my latency is 18, the ALAT is usually ~40, my shots have an average hit of ~20% on a good day, but watching the "skilled" players damage on the event log? Damn near 100% hits on target. That literally should be impossible thanks to bloom. I've been through the attachments on gun kits via multiple iterations on several of the favored guns that already are "laser-beam" like to minimize recoil and bloom and simply cannot match that damage rate at all.

Sure, some of it is going to be netcode, EA/Origin has completely messed up how it treats low ping connections (seriously, Fuck EA/Dice for this. So tired of getting killed by a spurt of lagged bullets after I'm already behind cover) by sort of favoring laggers, but that's still not an explanation for the accuracy and lack of bullet deviation in some of these players.

Initially I thought the AC for this game was pretty good. There weren't too may players that were outliers. Now? Seems like that at least 1-3 players per round are running "assistance" of some sort. The scores are wildly and consistently out of par with the rest of the field. Guess the anti-cheat has been mostly neutralized, and certainly isn't capable of detecting external devices like the XIM or Chronos boxes, and absolutely doesn't look at players with what should be literally impossible hit %.

Unfortunately the TDM side is becoming unplayable. Big maps with lots of players make it so "cheats" can't really take advantage of their boost, too many other players to get in the way of a good run, ranges are too great to overcome with predictable accuracy. TDM? nice and close. Lots of kills. High accuracy.

2042 was fun while it lasted, but I think it's gone the way of V and 1...overrun with cheats.

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submitted 5 months ago by RememberTheApollo_ to c/asklemmy

I’ll offer “A reading list”. There’s no shortage of good books to read, and to no longer read anything for entertainment and/or knowledge would be a bad thing.

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