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Just like corporate donations are “speech”. Some Citizens United logic here.

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When will people stop supporting this clown?

Remember when some people were like “well, I don’t support him, but I’ve had this Twitter account forever, so I’m not leaving.” This is what happens. Things just get worse until you gain plausible deniability for continuing to support the bullshit.

YSK : Dark patterns among large companies are becoming more mainstream (youtu.be)

While it is no secret that exploitative practices are interlaced with capitalistic tendencies, the practices are becoming intolerable. Signing up to pay usually takes only two clicks that are prominently visible whereas cancelation options are hidden away in deep settings requiring multiple clicks. Pricing often feel arbitrary...

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But at a certain point, it’s still a cop out. And part of the trick. If you drown anyone in enough bullshit, you can’t expect it to all get called out – but that doesn’t mean it’s not all bullshit. It is divide and conquer in another form.

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You also can’t do shit with their service, app and web, if you’re on a VPN. It just refuses. Even – and this may be illegal – unsubscribing from their emails.

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Lots of old cars. You can get 80s and 90s Rolls Royce for very cheap from private sellers. Some late 70s / early 80s Ferraris (like the 308) can be had for under $10k.

Mind you, they’re still incredibly expensive to maintain and thus not terribly practical, but the cost to entry can be far lower than most would think.

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Tbh I see quite a few on the regular using local Craigslist.

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This, and as far as I can tell, the only way to avoid being called a RINO is to completely eschew any kind of critical thinking and absolutely toe the party line regardless of how asinine or nonsensical.

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My Android device has 128GB of internal storage, and I still could not imagine not having a MicroSD slot for additional storage.

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    +1 for Pop. I fully expected to distro hop but have had it on my main rig for over a year now. Surprisingly pleasant.

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    It’s those damn inertial dampeners again

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    Just to make sure it’s clear: not being Deck Verified doesn’t mean it won’t run on the Deck or on Linux in general. It means Valve has not hit their testing threshold for the title to mark it as verified or unsupported.

    More specifically, it means Valve cannot guarantee a) the game will run (though anecdotally, I’ve had most if not all unverified games I tried work without issue), b) that the text is large enough to be readable on the Deck, or c) that the controls are usable (=you might have to just use the configurator yourself).

    I think a danger Valve has introduced with the verification system is people thinking that not verified == no worky.

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    This result is predictable for a lot of different things that started as products and seem to be ending up as services.

    Microsoft wants Windows to be a subscription service with the associated perks to the company (namely, targeted ads, and also extreme control over anything the system does, including this ad scheme), and so an increased number of people seek a more traditional OS.

    The movie industry pushes streaming down everyone’s throat as a highly fragmented market where media ownership no longer exists; thus an increased number of people start to return to physical media.

    Car companies push to paywall features of their cars behind subscription services. An increased number of people seek used cars which have no such paywalls.

    The patterns are clear, in my view, but the C-suite is always driven by a naïve lust for ever-increasing profit.

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    I’ve got an Apple II+ that was doing weird shit. Turns out after a lot of sleuthing that it was a single bad DRAM chip, which due to the way that system handles RAM would show up as single unpredictable bits in various locations.

    NASA, seek me out if y’all get stuck.

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    I don’t disagree that roads can feel unsafe. But there’s an important detail about sidewalk riding: you can be traveling against the direction of traffic. This is demonstrably dangerous at any kind of lot entry or any time cars can traverse the sidewalk path, because there should not be vehicle traffic moving in a different direction.

    So I’d say both parts are true. Bikers may feel unsafe and may be unsafe on congested roads (or especially roads without dedicated bike paths), but riding on sidewalks is actually demonstrably unsafe for the biker (not to mention unsafe for anyone walking on the sidewalk).

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    They should be on a different grade

    This doesn’t apply to parking entrances or other areas where cars are expected to cross the sidewalk, which is the specific portion of that point.

    And the bigger point in my view is pedestrians. I don’t believe that pedestrians should need to deal with bikers on the sidewalk. It’s called a sidewalk for a reason. Walk the bike.

    I understand bikers being upset about unsafe road conditions, but lessening safety of sidewalks for pedestrians is not the answer.

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    I not only remember the cornucopia one, but I thought this was the reason I learned the word cornucopia when I was a kid. Most Mandela effect stuff is kind of silly to me, but this one just freaks me out.

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    Mankind Divided is free right now btw

    It’s not free. The point is to get me to make an account on Epic and install their stupid launcher. That isn’t free and I’m tired of people claiming things are “free” when in fact they exist to get you to sign up for another service. It’s not free-as-in-air.

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    Chances are they have already gotten more than a cent from you – depending on what they do with your account data. Even just an email address has a price. That’s my only point, really. Just signing up gives them something.

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    They can. That’s literally what data brokers do.

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    But it wasn’t worthless to Epic, who potentially sold it, active address or not. It doesn’t really matter what happens with it further down the chain after that sale. The point is that simply signing up for an account, even with fake credentials, does give Epic something. Not a lot, but something.

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    I legit never imagined I’d see another expansion for this game. I say expansion because we didn’t call the others DLC back then.

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    Just to add: the Steam Controller may have been a commercial flop, but I still maintain that it is one of the best controllers out there, in particular for playing strategy games from the couch (right pad > mouse). I still use mine regularly and have a couple backups. The price of the Steam Controllers now reflects that it’s technically a niche success.

    Edit: and the dual trackpad setup plus integrated configurator technically does live on for the Steam Deck

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    And not to mention: the original versions actually run fine to this day. Pure money grab and they made the product(s) worse to do it.

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