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Politics can be a cynical, nasty game, but it's important that everyone believes that the game's rules matter. For a football (soccer) analogy, Nixon was hoping to get away with an intentional handball or studs-up tackle, while Trump is Suarez biting people, or maybe a pitch invasion by angry ultras. None of them are within the rules and should not be tolerated, but some are not even identifiable as football and are way harder to manage than the others.

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Costco used to (still does?) sell these tubs of chocolate covered caramel macadamia nut clusters. Literally food of the diabetic gods. I had to stop buying them because they were expensive AF and disappeared way too quickly.

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It was better than Crystal Skull because it didn't quite so explicitly sci-fi the magic, the set pieces were a little better, and Helena was less annoying than Mutt, but both movies are sort of equally useless, and openly depressed Indy was VERY depressing. The character always had some undiagnosed mental health issues pushing him towards unhealthy risk-taking, but Mangold's Indy just made me sad.

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King Charles III said his thoughts and prayers were with the family of the young victim, and he saluted the courage of emergency workers, Buckingham Palace said.

"King Charles III" still sounds so weird to me. The last story I ran across with his name in it was about either Ireland or Scotland, I can't remember which, and it took me longer than I care to admit to realize it wasn't some sly Jacobite comment.

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Had this aluminum plate laser cut a few months back and hand-wired it with Box Navies and a RPi Pico, and oiled oak for the sides. I missed my numpad, though, so I used my own laser cutter and made an external one from Masonite and textured spraypaint.

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I’m not sure where it will live long term, but “southpaw” numpads are definitely a thing. They allow for mousing while doing data entry, and they mitigate one of the reasons some people do without numpads by allowing the shoulders to stay more neutral when the mouse is close to the right edge of the keyboard.

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I am in the US, so Xometry was pretty economical for my needs. I had three top and three bottom plates cut from 1.5mm 5052 aluminum for $67 total, tax and (free) shipping included. I added in a laser kerf on the swillkb plate generator that probably wasn't needed, as the switches are in there VERY snug. If you were doing a plate for hand-wiring, that's not a bad thing, actually. If you need one to mate with a PCB, I'd consider leaving it off, but it could have been the specific shop or really anything. There is a bit of luck involved in this process, which is basically a crude form of prototyping.

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“You have review boards, that’s fine, but it’s got to be done in ways where you have the Sheriff or Chief of Police appointing people,” the governor said. “It can’t be people that have an agenda.”

JFC. DeSantis knows how fuckin' dumb he sounds. He just doesn't care.

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A fox of the same species was found in a much older grave in another part of Argentina nearly a decade ago. It may also have been a pet but its diet was not analysed.

As usual, it's more the article (and especially the headline) than the science. Here is the Abstract of the study.

It's much more about the specific burial and the inferences that can be reasonably drawn about South America before the introduction of dogs from the north 5k years ago. It references multiple burials with non-dog canids from across time periods in S.A., including at least one from about 4k years ago, as well as many other remains scattered in with human burials. It seems to build on existing theorizing that pre-Columbian practices might have changed more slowly than post. Then there are the statistical arguments. If you occasionally find a fox in human burials, based on the number of human burials you didn't find, you can feel pretty confident that there were more foxes buried with humans.

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I fear that he's going to under-perform his party, but still squick out a win. People dislike him almost universally, but the GOP folks who don't respect him can still count on his vote and they know that he will kiss the ring to keep his job.

Also, I've decided "squick" is probably a good verb to use for most things that Ted Cruz does.

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Yes, there is some similarity. You're not wrong.

However, it's much more likely to be due to the common experience of solo devs whose projects blow up than it is about bad actors on kbin.

If you're so inclined, you can always check the profiles of those who were pushing for it and particularly those who were volunteering; the boehs.org link should supply some helpful red flags to look for. Ernest would be wise to check IP activity and even ask for IRL credentials of those he would consider giving any real level of access to. Beyond that, it's firmly in the realm of "mildly interesting."

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I'm kinda sad to see it enshittify, for gamers and for those who find it fits their actual collaboration use case, but I also really hate the number forum-format communities that Discord has displaced or prevented from coalescing. Discoverability on Discord is terrible, as is having help available long term, as well as older advice and other content that helps newbies get the culture of a community. Even where the functionality exists, the general "real time" transitory feel of it reduces the quality of content and encourages people to be dicks, since it will all scroll by or be forgotten (if streaming) in a few moments anyway.

Horses for courses, and my old-ass X-ennial self thinks Discord has been pressed into service on a lot of courses where it's terrible.

Got a new windows 98 gaming PC, and boi she's huge!! (lemmy.blahaj.zone)

I’ve gotten really interested in old Computers since I got my Commodore PET 2 months ago, so to play some good ol MS Train Simulator and Stronghold 2, I got this massive beauty. Here is a little size comparison between it and my main PC https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/pictrs/image/3b050b45-42bf-4f1b-b3c0-799795c76389.jpeg

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Ha! I used it TWICE!

Also, to OP, that definitely wouldn't have come OEM on a PC that shipped with Win 98.

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Mine are the remnants of a vacuum cleaner power cord. There's a lot of copper there, and a lot of rubber between them.

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This all feels a lot like any low- or mid-range CAD suite that gets acquired by Autodesk, Siemens, or PTC. Promise enough to avoid a revolt, but start eroding with the next release.

The educational licensing for lock-in is also par for the course. It can be done well (Rhino 3D is legendary for letting small-shop designers use their cheap edu license forever, even commercially), but generally it's just there to maintain the supply of baby drafters and get subscriptions from employers.

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Twice that I recall, both while at least mildly ill. Once, in law school, I was late to class and had an assigned seat in the middle of a row, so I was not keen to draw further attention to myself, but I had a rumbly tummy and the bowel wants what it wants. Eventually, despite what felt to me like truly heroic efforts, I did in fact excuse myself, only to find that floor's bathroom was closed. going down a flight of stairs does things to your regular clenching pressure, and by the time I made it to the toilet, "slug of poo" had made its way into my boxers. Damage to the undies was surprisingly mild, but I went ahead and called it a day for the rest of my classes, as I had skipped many times for far less legitimate reasons.

The other time I was just home with the shits and didn't quite make it once. Afterwards I moved my "I'm sick" nest a lot closer to the bathroom for the rest of the day.

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Yes, it was in that exact sweet spot where it was good enough and popular enough that it got to tell its story, but not of such broad appeal that they got pressured to keep it going. I'm sure the theology and philsophy don't hold up, but it was funny and smart and heartfelt and I loved the entire run.

ESPECIALLY being from Jacksonville. :-)

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Well put, and you have a well-chosen user name. :-)

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Yes, that's probably about perfect. There are a few human deaths, occasionally with a fair amount of blood, though it's fairly stylized, and part of the lore involves the banal commonness of resurrection spells, so I doubt it would be too traumatizing for a teen. The rest of the gore is non-humans and often almost more like a particularly unflinching cooking show.

There's only a little bit of "nudity," and it's thoroughly PG-13. Then the character interactions and themes are pretty gentle overall, though I guess there's some realpolitik trouble brewing with some of the supporting characters.

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Because I can? LOL.

I do try to make to make boards with layouts that are slightly unique from anything I could buy, just to lie to myself and pretend that I "have to" make them. Latest kick, which simplifies construction in a couple of ways, is making boards that have no key wider than 1.75 "regular" ones. Means I have more real estate to play with and don't need the notoriously noisy "stabilizer" hardware.

The kind of soldering you do with a handwire is also sort of relaxing, like tying fishing flies, except you burn your finger every once in a while.

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Any tips on the offending glasses? I live in the path of totality, and I don't want to blind my kid.

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Anything that results in less Dabo Swinney in the world is probably not entirely bad.

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Well, those are standard MX compatible switches. No big deal to find keycaps, but selection of numpad-only sets is more limited. Any idea what you want, style wise? Do you only want GMK or Signature Plastics or Drop, or are random sets and clones from Amazon/AliExpress okay?

Some of the higher end stuff will sell numpad only, generally for way less than the base kit (to wit...), but a really cheap set will cost the same for the full set, or even potentially a good bit less if you go bargain hunting and aren't picky.

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