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Hail Satan.

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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.

Threads is automatically hiding comments that mention Pixelfed (mastodon.social)

For anyone wondering if Threads and Facebook at large will be a fine neighbor in the space and compatible with other apps/services in the fediverse: they’re already automatically hiding comments that mention Pixelfed mastodon.social/@dansup/112126250737482807

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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.

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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.

For some Helldivers 2 players, the fascist role-play has gone too far (www.polygon.com)

It took GantztheDemon 10 days to be able to play Helldivers 2 again. On Feb. 21, TikTok user AJGaming shared a video featuring Gantz killing them. The sequence went viral overnight, garnering 4.8 million views as of this writing. A subsection of the Helldivers 2 community, hung up on the politically charged satire theme of the...

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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.

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

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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.

Ground cinnamon sold at discount stores is tainted with lead, FDA warns (apnews.com)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said cinnamon sold by stores including the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar contains lead at levels that could be unsafe for people, particularly children, with prolonged exposure to the spice. The agency urged suppliers to recall the products voluntarily....

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Possibly lead-tainted soil that the cinnamon was grown on. Plants can absorb a lot of heavy metals from the soil, which is great for getting it out of the soil, but bad for whatever eats the plants.

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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.

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

Have they learned nothing from the lawsuit?

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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.

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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.

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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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Maybe you should think of non-awful words to use, instead.

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I understand the idea of reclaiming a slur. But general audiences might not recognize what you're saying for what it is. And nothing stops a bad actor from making the same claims and using the terms in bad faith, hence why it's generally easier from all sides to use different verbiage.

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Well ain't this just unfortunate timing.

Roku TV bricked until agreeing to new terms of service

See title - very frustrating. There is no way to continue to use the TV without agreeing to the terms. I couldn’t use different inputs, or even go to settings from the home screen and disconnect from the internet to disable their services. If I don’t agree to their terms, then I don’t get access to their new products. That...

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Eh, the built-in speakers on most TVs these days are all pretty trash across the board. You pretty much need a sound bar at the very least, these days.

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I don't think drawing Hitler mustaches on your face and going classroom to classroom throwing up the Nazi salute is just "kids being kids". That seems like a real dangerous means of sweeping Nazism under the rug.

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I feel like that trope doesn't really ring true these days, as most of the "general purpose" instances are pretty moderate. Back when Lemmy was still just a small handful of instances, that was definitely the case, but I think the wider adoption has balanced things out a bit closer toward center, overall.

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Unfortunately, it still happens even here on Lemmy. I don't think we see it as much because most communities here have far fewer mods than adjacent Reddit subs on average, but occasionally you'll find a mod here who thinks they know better than their community and does whatever they feel like.

Android Microphone Snooping (lemmy.world)

So I had a verbal conversation with a coworker yesterday and now I’m getting fed very specific ads. No possible way it’s accidental. I have most of the microphone access to apps limited, I have Google assistant turned off and no VPA setup in my home. I use a Oneplus 9 pro, does anyone have recommendations on how to further...

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Crazy that they wrote an entire article for one guy's conversation about motor oil. Sounds like a really effective use of resources that is very real and not made up.

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IBM is still just as active, just not in the consumer markets anymore. They're big into industry research and more specialized computing these days.

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"But she's so empowering!" the fans will say, nevermind the fact that she only seems to "empower" fraudsters.

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I also recommend Pluto.TV for anybody who enjoys Plex's live TV. They've got a similar business model in place (watch for free with regularly-scheduled ads, like normal TV), and some different content sources (as well as some overlapping sources). Like Plex, it also doesn't require any account to watch. It also has an app for most TV platforms.

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It's time to cancel reddig33.

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