WanderingPoltergeist
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WanderingPoltergeist

@WanderingPoltergeist@kbin.social

Former Reddit user looking for an alternative! I love Creative Writing, games, anime/manga, Android, movies, books, practicing phone photography, and long strolls to nowhere in particular. I'm also on Mastodon talking about day-to-day stuff like my progress in Animal Crossing New Horizons or whatever has caught my fancy!

I'm a card-carrying homosexual if that truly matters duckies!

I'm @WanderingInDigitalWorlds on Mastodon, I joined the @mstdn.games server!

Sonikku, to random
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Cope and seethe

WanderingPoltergeist,
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They don't know how to cope, but I know how to celebrate! It won't necessarily stop him from running but it does take a lot of wind out of his sails. Biden is right about one thing in particular: "There’s only one way to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office: At the ballot box,"

WanderingPoltergeist, to random
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Cyberpunk 2077 is finished, I got the "Things Done Changed" for my V. He was a star which shone too bright and was due to be snuffed out because the only way to fix what was killing him would end his career as an Edgerunner. Totally fine in my opinion because becoming a face in the crowd isn't a curse which he is burdened with, he has a second chance to find happiness. Sure, V is not as strong as he was; now he will have to run away from gunfire instead of towards like before. He can start fresh at least and find purpose out there in Night City somewhere.

Despite that, I still wondered what would happen if V ever did get a chance to become an Edgerunner again; Get himself tangled up in dangerous biz which only a clever person could hope to extricate themselves from. The ending of this game got me thinking about how that could happen, almost interested in writing a brief or long adventure about it using the Cyberpunk TTRPG source material and Cyberpunk 2077 as inspiration. I thought of a brief scenario and shared it on Mastodon but...I don't think I will bore anyone on here with my ideas.

campuscodi, to random
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How about you f*** off instead

WanderingPoltergeist,
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Oh joy, I sure hope they make this opt-in instead of opt-out! Otherwise, the European Government is going to have a field day with this; I sure wish the American Government was as concerned about its citizen's privacy!

18+ niclake, to random
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Holy fucking shit, Google

WanderingPoltergeist,
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Wow, that first option suggested from Reddit; Google and other LLM shills said that LLMs would improve the human condition. Clearly between suggesting eating one small rock a day and suggesting a final solution over better ones like sleeping more. LLMs are too flawed for active use, developers need to take these tools back into the lab and isolate them for a long time.

WanderingPoltergeist,
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It represents a callous, inhumane desire to beat everyone in a tech race without consideration for how their LLM tech affects real users. It's infuriating that there are no brakes in this race, no oversight committee to slap a 'not ready for human usage' sticker on this shit. 🤬

I hope your op ed reaches enough people to get them interested in stopping the techbro LLM race.

WanderingPoltergeist,
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I can do that, it would be easy enough later on tonight!

dannotdaniel, to random
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mastodon is the methodone of social media

you still get some of that dopamine hit but without the babies crawling at you on the ceiling

WanderingPoltergeist,
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ROFL An interesting take, I do agree with it overall. The Fediverse has been a lot friendlier (with very few exceptions) in comparison to the assholes on other platforms. People are more willing to hear you out first if you misspoke and acknowledge that in a reply. It's social media that feels better without the mental bender that one can have after too many hits of X or Facebook in a day.

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Have y'all ever had someone act like you were hurting them somehow by just liking a food?

Any time I buy or make kimchi, my Mom says it's so gross and she doesn't want any and just on and on. I never offer it to her, or make group food with it, but for some reason she seems offended by it, and I don't know why.

WanderingPoltergeist,
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I have occasionally and as a teen...Acted like the same person you described until I understood how to keep my dislike separate from discussions around food. Unless someone is offering me a food I dislike or asking me if I like it, I tend to keep that opinion to myself. Answering as neutrally as possible, because their love for a particular food doesn't have a real impact on me. As for Kimchi, I love that it's a flexible recipe which can be custom tailored to one's personal taste. I tend to like it sans carrots. Kimchi is great in soups, on rice, and a bonus ingredient in curry.

WanderingPoltergeist,
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Exactly, I don't want to rob someone of their joy when it comes to favorite foods; there is enough out there that can suck the joy and love out of a person's life!

WanderingPoltergeist, to gaming
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I've gotten back into Cyberpunk 2077; This game went from a disaster to becoming the version which should have been released! So many systems reworked, being able to ride the Metro in cinematic style, and the new story of Phantom Liberty makes this game great. It's still disappointing that the pool of romanceable characters is so small, with only one gay man in the entire line up. At least the other parts of Cyberpunk 2077 are so much stronger, like the lore about the Cyberpunk universe; talking about the game makes me want to continue my Phantom Liberty play session!

WanderingPoltergeist,
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Personally, I am having fun with the game in its current state. The release version was so shitty, and I posted some spicy responses about Cyberpunk 2077 on release day. Shilling for corporations isn't my vibe, plus fanboys will shill for free because they have rose-tinted glasses on. They hope that all the positive press will give them more of a thing they like. I would prefer a game which is in a stable state and is content rich. Cyberpunk 2077 got there in the end, despite the stupid executives over the dev team almost sunk this game with their poor decision to release in a broken fucking state!

WanderingPoltergeist,
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Overall, I find the full version of Cyberpunk 2077 a hell of a lot more satisfying than when it initially released in a broken state! If you are playing on Xbox Series S or X, there are occasional crashes but autosaving mostly makes it so only a few seconds to minutes is lost. As for the PC version, I cannot say what state Cyberpunk 2077 is on Steam/GOG. I agree that it's better to work on the games you have ahead in your to be played queue!

WanderingPoltergeist,
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You certainly live up to your username. ROFL Shilling for a corporation is a move which is never in one's best interest! We should always speak honestly about games and the corpos who made said games. Cyberpunk 2077 will never be the release trailer, as game trailers have a history of being dishonest. It certainly wasn't at launch because Cyberpunk 2077 was a broken fucking mess. The dev team did try their best to make good on some of the promises, but not all of them. I do speak honestly that I do enjoy Cyberpunk 2077 in its current state, but I also acknowledge that it wasn't the game we were originally promised.

WanderingPoltergeist,
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If they would have released this current version instead of the shitty release that we got at first...That would've been better in my opinion and I could've easily lived with a stable, fun game. We never were going to get a 1 to 1 trailer version of Cyberpunk 2077; I made peace with that after learning the misleading nature of trailers in general long ago (personally find trailers should be honest). It's close but not 100% there.

As for my enjoyment being taken away, you couldn't have if you tried! It was just a strongly worded response to my own post. You didn't do what most people would do and devolve into slurs or other demeaning statements used on those who have contrasting opinions.

WanderingPoltergeist,
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PC seems to have gotten a better deal in that regard it seems! I do wish they would address the console issue of occasional crashes though, but I am happy you are having an smooth game experience.

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  • WanderingPoltergeist,
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    ROFL This is amazing, and I love it to bits...The Chuck Tingle style is wonderfully emulated!

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  • WanderingPoltergeist,
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    I wonder that myself, I found Oppenheimer to be an intriguing movie...An artistic dive into the minds and lives of those who formed the Manhattan Project. It was intense, oozing with the thrill of discovery and even displayed how someone else imagined the hard to see aspects of our world. Sam Altman is one of those techbro ghouls who's shilling AI because they don't have a compelling creative inner life (at least this is what I suspect, I have nothing to go on aside from his actions).

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    I couldn't imagine it myself as I tend to play in single-player mode. It gives me time to read, react, and puzzle out how to approach a specific encounter. With other people involved, I feel that there would be a pressure to advance forward and not take in every moment in my own time. Little segments of play would be manageable potentially especially if a few of the players have a better situation awareness than I; helping me overcome challenges that would have taken me a long time to figure out.

    WanderingPoltergeist,
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    It's such a pretty game with an enthralling story, one of the few that I truly paw/pore over like it's a masterpiece because BG3 is in my opinion. The writing, mood, character interactions and personalities are rich. My Tav is a Druid, who will be rebuilt to focus mostly on Spellcasting, perception checks, and crowd control! I was playing as a shapeshifting badass who waded into the battlefield, abandoning reason, and becoming a primal force of nature. However, I find that focusing on buffing and other spells is a better use of my Druid's time. As I have plenty of combat-oriented builds for my companions.

    realTuckFrumper, to random
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    Wow! Boebert SILENCES Marjorie Taylor Greene on House Floor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC4bcm5kod0&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon

    WanderingPoltergeist,
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    ROFL Wow these rats are sinking their own ship and I am here for it!

    Quinnypig, to random
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    I'm sorry Slack, you're doing fucking WHAT with user DMs, messages, files, etc? I'm positive I'm not reading this correctly.

    WanderingPoltergeist,
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    I'm floored by Slack getting drunk on the idea of LLMs enough to compromise the privacy of customer data for the purpose of training an LLM! This should be an opt-in due to the nature of how much sensitive information will flow into training an LLM...I hope this move bites them in the ass.

    twipped, to random
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    I’ve never understood how this sort of thing happens. How does one guy in a gym shower signal to another guy in a gym shower, “hey, want me to give you a wank?” Is there some secret gay hand signal that everyone else is oblivious to?
    https://mastodon.social/@fesshole/112451459621105934

    WanderingPoltergeist,
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    It's a complex dance of watching the reactions of others, body language can be like a scream which clearly broadcasts one's wanton desire. It's a tricky thing to master reading though...As there are local variations to keep in mind.

    Binder, to random
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    “What’s stopping you from ditching $msft?”

    My sister in FOSS, have you even heard of UX?

    WanderingPoltergeist,
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    UX is also one of the things that has kept me firmly in Windows, it's consistent and often can be navigated intuitively! Linux's UX has been improving, it's not to the point I would recommend Linux over Windows for someone asking about OS recommendations.

    WanderingPoltergeist,
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    When I say UX, I mean User Experience. I much prefer the experience on Windows vs Linux, it feels intuitive to me. Linux has a different user experience due to the types of people who would be using it. The distro does affect how well or poorly the UX is, Ubuntu or Mint in my opinion are the better ones that I have genuine experience with. We all have different use cases, for me, Windows fills the role I need it to.

    gabek, to random

    Honest question out of curiosity: What's with mushrooms being so popular? Everywhere I turn people are talking about gathering them, or growing them, or cooking with them, etc. Sure, they've always been around, but it's kind of weird. It seems to be a hobby now that other foods aren't.

    WanderingPoltergeist,
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    I feel like people are getting back into foraging for food in general these days...Mushrooms are an easy gateway into the activity! It keeps you active, thinking (in regard to identification tests for mushrooms), and it is a community that people can use to make friends. There is the aspect of finding those shrooms which can get you hallucinating safely; I feel like people enjoy the taste of fungus they either raised or foraged personally more than store bought.

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