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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Cities Skylines got me recently. It is something I find mindlessly enjoyable and since I work two jobs my free time is definitely limited. Being able to play a game that doesn't require thinking,...

    Cities Skylines got me recently. It is something I find mindlessly enjoyable and since I work two jobs my free time is definitely limited. Being able to play a game that doesn't require thinking, and that I can leave on for hours while I work and then go back and go full ham on spending is a blast. I have been watching a bunch of youtube videos on road ways and how to better use them as well as mods to help with it. Before that it was OpenTTD but that got to be too much like work so I stopped with it. Still a great game though.

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  2. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Pre-purchased Diablo II back in April, and now I am playing it! It has been a blast. I especially like their implementation of switching back and forth between the new graphics and old. It is fun...

    Pre-purchased Diablo II back in April, and now I am playing it! It has been a blast. I especially like their implementation of switching back and forth between the new graphics and old. It is fun to fight a boss/whatever and swap back to old graphics just for a nostalgic moment. Then switch back to the new higher res graphics. Also realized I never finished all five acts, and have been having a blast going through it.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I have discovered just how easy it is to make shredded chicken/pork with my instapot so I have been doing that. Its great! Large amounts of shredded meat lightly flavored so I can remix it into...

    I have discovered just how easy it is to make shredded chicken/pork with my instapot so I have been doing that. Its great! Large amounts of shredded meat lightly flavored so I can remix it into just about anything. Burrito? Yup. Meataganza? Yup. Part of a quesadilla? Ohhhhhhhh yea. Sew much awesome.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on NASA has developed an interactive map so you can see exactly where the NASA Perseverance rover has been in ~space

  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Maneskin I Wanna Be Your Slave radio on Spotify. I like the beats, the words are fun (not my thing, but still cool), and the other songs are fun.

    Maneskin I Wanna Be Your Slave radio on Spotify. I like the beats, the words are fun (not my thing, but still cool), and the other songs are fun.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Completed skirt project! in ~hobbies

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    I dunno, I think you made a master piece! It may not be ultra form fitting and hug every single curve of your body, but it does have pockets, is an absolutely rocking custom piece, AND YOU MADE...

    I dunno, I think you made a master piece! It may not be ultra form fitting and hug every single curve of your body, but it does have pockets, is an absolutely rocking custom piece, AND YOU MADE IT!!! This is really awesome! This is a huge win Do you do tailoring, or is this your first time entirely? You could maybe take it to an alterations shop and ask them to tailor it to you, and watch what they do. I am 100% certain your are very aware of all the cuts, stitches, and flow of each piece of cloth because YOU MADE IT and are more awesome for it. Due to this awareness you should easily be able to tell what they did and learn from that to make your next awesome piece of clothing even more awesome! Seriously- this is really cool. I know for damn sure I would compliment you if I saw you wearing it!

    5 votes
  7. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I spent my week in the hospital. This year has been hell on me, and this week in particular. I had my third surgical procedure last Thursday, and it was a painful recovery during the weekend. Not...

    I spent my week in the hospital. This year has been hell on me, and this week in particular. I had my third surgical procedure last Thursday, and it was a painful recovery during the weekend. Not uncommon considering the previous two, but it was a bit… extra.

    Gross stuff happened. Possibly NSFW/L Sunday there was a blister, about the size on my thumbnail near the wound. It became finger length by the end of the day. So I checked into the ER, was admitted to the hospital and had a procedure the next morning. Another two days later to remove all the necrotic tissue. Another this morning to ensure they got it all.
    So, in all I have had six surgical procedures in the past four months. Every other one before todays I came out of the haze normal and OK. Not so much today. I woke up crying, swearing, confused as to where I was, having to pee but unable, and just thoroughly miserable. I kept saying my sisters name over and over again. I haven’t seen her in about six years. We are roughly 13 hours drive apart. I texted her and asked if she would come up, and was bawling my eyes out, terrified I already knew the no that was coming. It did not come and I cried even more. She is currently driving here to see me, be with me, and just do whatever. I have never been this low in my life, and having my somewhat estranged sister say she would come help me was a huge thing for me. Since that notification, I have been spending more time out of the bed in my hospital room (I actually care enough now to not want blood clots), eating the food and drinking the water (I actually care enough now to not starve myself to nothing). As I type this I am listening to music and despite all the pain from the antibiotics, the wound, and all my other issues, I am in a not-to-terrible mood.
    3 votes
  8. Comment on Apple introduces AirPods Max in ~tech

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    Meh. Too expensive. Look nice though. As @Ember said- the lightning charger is crap. Can we move on to usb3/4 already?

    Meh. Too expensive. Look nice though. As @Ember said- the lightning charger is crap. Can we move on to usb3/4 already?

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Is this a coup? in ~misc

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  11. Comment on Is this a coup? in ~misc

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    I honestly cannot give concrete examples, but I do know that the oath is as follows: I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States...

    I honestly cannot give concrete examples, but I do know that the oath is as follows:

    I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962). ( https://www.army.mil/values/oath.html )

    I know it states we will obey the orders, but that is superseded by the oath to support and defend the Constitution.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Is this a coup? in ~misc

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    Not sure about the officer side, but I know that at all of the different levels of NCOES (Non-Commissioned Officer Education System/School) I attended we were given scenario based training on how...

    Not sure about the officer side, but I know that at all of the different levels of NCOES (Non-Commissioned Officer Education System/School) I attended we were given scenario based training on how to handle ourselves when given what could be determined an illegal order. Essentially the steps are to repeat the order back to the person giving it, clarifying that it is indeed what they stated. Then if that is correct clarify HOW it is illegal and that it should not be carried out. THEN, if they STILL want to do it, you can state that you want to speak to their superior officer for clarification or that you will not/cannot do it. Then you face the consequences of your actions, and you had better damn well be right or you will probably lose your job, career, and possibly go to jail.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on Florida governor pushes expansion of Stand Your Ground law as part of "anti-mob" crackdown in ~news

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    I am sorta OK with the traffic blocking thing, I think that can be a bit too disruptive. Especially if protestors take over a bridge. I am however, NOT ok with the stupidity that is the 500ft...

    I am sorta OK with the traffic blocking thing, I think that can be a bit too disruptive. Especially if protestors take over a bridge. I am however, NOT ok with the stupidity that is the 500ft thing. I get that they want to justify business owners protecting their place (roof Koreans in LA riots of the 90's), but the breadth of the statement (I have not read the laws drafts, just the article so it could be sensationalism) is horrifying.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Is this a coup? in ~misc

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    I could see this as the beginnings of a civil war. If Trump and his allies lose, they could raise up arms and be 'legitimatized' by being recognized as the real US government by such allies as...

    I could see this as the beginnings of a civil war. If Trump and his allies lose, they could raise up arms and be 'legitimatized' by being recognized as the real US government by such allies as Russia. If they win, through extra-legal means, then it would be a coup.
    As for the military, when I was in I couldn't see Active Duty going against the people of the US. We are sworn to uphold the constitution of the United States of America, not blindly follow the whims of our leadership. Granted, we have to follow orders, but we are trained on how to handle illegal orders (though not everyone will toe that line IMO). What would suck is if the senior military brass decides that it is ok to step in. That could be a disaster of epic purportions.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on How to switch an old Windows laptop to Linux in ~tech

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    This is a great article, and I am excited to see a greater push for Linux. However, the Verge is a tech oriented website, is it not? These kinds of articles need to be pushed out to mainstream...

    This is a great article, and I am excited to see a greater push for Linux. However, the Verge is a tech oriented website, is it not? These kinds of articles need to be pushed out to mainstream news sites in order for it to gain traction. I tried a few years ago to get my mom on Windows. It turned out to be some esoteric scanner thing she had that would NOT play with Linux that stopped that. That and her complaining about it not being Windows. If she didn't live multiple states away, or had half decent internet, I would have pushed the issue. Instead I just installed Windows and walked away. :'(

    2 votes
  16. Comment on How to switch an old Windows laptop to Linux in ~tech

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    Ironic that KDE is now less resource intensive than GNOME. I love how much polish it has, but that is just me loving it and the amount of customization it has. I only use it on an old laptop...

    Ironic that KDE is now less resource intensive than GNOME. I love how much polish it has, but that is just me loving it and the amount of customization it has. I only use it on an old laptop though, I need windows for loads of work crap. :(

  17. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Been playing a lot of 7d2d with a buddy. What started out as a server with 4-5 people became just he & I. We have been having a blast making our base decked out, getting all the goodies. This...

    Been playing a lot of 7d2d with a buddy. What started out as a server with 4-5 people became just he & I. We have been having a blast making our base decked out, getting all the goodies. This weekend we added a few mods, one for UI, one for farming, and one for new vehicles. Now we have so many more things to do/get. Plus we went through a horde night and noticed it was destroying our base so we have started designing a new horde base out in the middle of nowhere on the edges of the town. That led to us needing more concrete, which is what we will have to focus on before the next horde night. I also finally got Age of Wonders: Planetfall from a group I am a part of on Discord. Just started playing it, seems pretty nifty, but I am a sucker for 4x games.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I just re-read what I wrote and wanted to be sure I clarify- I am very sus in that I am the odd man out in this group. :D Any coding is mysterious and magic to me. Home Assistant is an awesome...

    I just re-read what I wrote and wanted to be sure I clarify- I am very sus in that I am the odd man out in this group. :D Any coding is mysterious and magic to me. Home Assistant is an awesome system that has great people doing amazing stuff, AND documenting their work! So it is easy for me to copy paste and change a few variables to make my junk work. Which, I still haven't gotten entirely working. Cheers though- you and the rest of the posters here impress me to no end!

    3 votes
  19. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I am over here struggling with getting my automations working on my home assistant instance and these guys are creating new languages, operating systems, and servers... I am very sus.

    I am over here struggling with getting my automations working on my home assistant instance and these guys are creating new languages, operating systems, and servers... I am very sus.

    10 votes
  20. Comment on Amazon releases "Halo" wearable which analyzes emotions in the user's voice in ~tech

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    At first I thought this would be good for someone like my kids- who have a hard time moderating what they are saying and how they are saying it. They are slightly autistic and this could be...

    At first I thought this would be good for someone like my kids- who have a hard time moderating what they are saying and how they are saying it. They are slightly autistic and this could be beneficial for them. However, there is no way in hell I would let them wear this. Privacy concerns aside, the very idea that the data of how people are speaking being collected and fed into ML is terrifying.

    3 votes