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Bishma 👍Maximum Derek👍 @discuss.tchncs.de

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  • Is Jango's unlicensed nuclear accelerator his crime?

  • Source: it was revealed to me in a dream
  • If I had a nickle for each time Claudia Black played an alien who's ancestors were taken from earth during prehistory by aliens, I'd have two nickles. Which isn't a lot but it's... also not that weird for an actor that's done a lot of scfi-fi.

  • SOLVED: This apparently is a baking dish. Thrift store find for my wife. But why is there a hole in the side? What is it?
  • It's an Icelandic Fairy house with the roof missing. The hole is a window, and you're supposed to give them a south facing view for good fortune.

  • Weekend check in. What's going on with your weekend?
  • Going to have a busy morning tomorrow to try an beat the heat. Gotta do some yard stuff before it hits 90f.

    But then Sunday my group will be trying the new beta 1.5 of Daggerheart

  • forums.kleientertainment.com The Frosty Planet Pack DLC releases Thursday July 18th!

    Hi friends! We have exciting news: The Frosty Planet Pack DLC comes out next Thursday on Steam for $7.99usd! This DLC features a new, deep-frozen world brimming with brand new biomes, floofy (and pokey) new critters, new buildings, new blueprints (aka cosmetic skins), a new Duplicant, and even ne...

    The Frosty Planet Pack DLC releases Thursday July 18th!

    We have a release date and price ($7.99 usd) for the new DLC. Also info that there are features in the final not in the beta. Released on Steam first, Epic and WeGame "soon after."

    Steam Page

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    [META] A few words about Bots and Civility
  • Sounds like the sort of thing an bot would say to throw us off its tracks. ಠಿ_ಠ

    /s

  • App that tracked fuel tankers in China used to transport cooking oil is disabled
  • Thanks for bolding the most relevant text. The Guardian's headline is confusing until you get to that part.

  • Joe Biden calls Zelensky "Putin" right before huge press conference
  • Biden's been making gaffs like this for almost 50 years. Its what he was most famous for before becoming VP.

  • "Star Trek is woke now"
  • Dear Paramount: Doctor Twink and his boyfriend Fashion Lizard is a spinoff I would 100% watch every week.

    Thank you.

  • The sperm whale 'phonetic alphabet' revealed by AI
  • I had a marine mammal prof in college who was fiercely dull unless you got him talking about whale hunting techniques. He would get particularly animated when describing how a Sperm Whale click carries enough force at depth that it make luminescent squids "light up like 'eat me' signs."

    He also did a fun impression of a Grey Whale scooping mud off the sea floor. Which was mainly memorable because it was like watching Niles Crane pretend to be a backhoe.

  • Black holes
  • That void kitty is Dr. Ketzer, I will not be convinced otherwise.

  • How to terrify nerds, from 1955 until today
  • And (at least since April 25, 1986) you can terrify the non-nerds by asking, "wanna to see the nuclear reactor in my cocaine-mobile?"

  • What is a subject you would like to learn (more) about?
  • Most of them. I've realized that I give up my hobbies after a while because what I want is to learn the topic, not do the thing. And once something has become second nature I'm no longer driven to pursue it. BUT I also have to have a goal/project for that new knowledge or I won't be motivated to learn... because video games are fun and the internet is distracting.

  • Sony is killing off recordable Blu-ray, bidding farewell to disc burning | TechSpot
  • I'm sure camcorders were the reason. But no, they were BetaMax.

  • Whatever means necessary
  • I think that was the killing blow for her sanity.

    Fatality

  • deadline.com ‘Bob’s Burgers’ & ‘Anchorman’ Actor Jay Johnston Pleads Guilty To Felony Charge Related To January 6 Capitol Siege – Update

    Former 'Bob's Burgers' voice actor Jay Johnston has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

    ‘Bob’s Burgers’ & ‘Anchorman’ Actor Jay Johnston Pleads Guilty To Felony Charge Related To January 6 Capitol Siege – Update

    > ... sentencing guidelines suggest a from eight to 14 months in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 7.

    Back on June 25: > Former Bob’s Burgers voice actor Jay Johnston agreed today to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from his participation in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The 55-year-old actor [...] faces multiple charges including civil disorder and disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds.

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    r/linuxmemes in a nutshell
  • I'm sure they also argue with randos about systemd and down vote any posts about any desktop environments other than the one that they use.

  • Sony is killing off recordable Blu-ray, bidding farewell to disc burning | TechSpot
  • Japan just gave up the floppy (officially), but there will still be other legacy users.

    Until VERY recently the US nuclear arsenal required 8" floppies. Disks that went out of favor in the early 70s because they can only spin for a few hours before they start to corrupt.

    The one that most blew my mind was that my local Walmart only stopped selling blank BetaMax tapes in the mid 00’s. By the time the store was built they weren’t even selling movies on VHS anymore, but the blanks were still worthy of limited shelf space.

  • Sony is killing off recordable Blu-ray, bidding farewell to disc burning | TechSpot
  • Japan just gave up the floppy (officially), but there will still be other legacy users.

    Until VERY recently the US nuclear arsenal required 8" floppies. Disks that went out of favor in the early 70s because they can only spin for a few hours before they start to corrupt.

    The one that most blew my mind was that my local Walmart only stopped selling blank BetaMax tapes in the mid 00's. By the time the store was built they weren't even selling movies on VHS anymore, but the blanks were still worthy of limited shelf space.

  • You need to study your grammar, son
  • Yeah, them = whom and they = who.

  • www.404media.co Scalpers Work With Hackers to Liberate Ticketmaster's ‘Non-Transferable’ Tickets

    Scalpers have reverse-engineered how Ticketmaster creates tickets, and are now generating and selling them on their own parallel infrastructure.

    Scalpers Work With Hackers to Liberate Ticketmaster's ‘Non-Transferable’ Tickets

    > A lawsuit filed in California by concert giant AXS has revealed a legal and technological battle between ticket scalpers and platforms like Ticketmaster and AXS, in which scalpers have figured out how to extract “untransferable” tickets from their accounts by generating entry barcodes on parallel infrastructure that the scalpers control and which can then be sold and transferred to customers.

    > By reverse-engineering how Ticketmaster and AXS actually make their electronic tickets, scalpers have essentially figured out how to regenerate specific, genuine tickets that they have legally purchased from scratch onto infrastructure that they control. In doing so, they are removing the anti-scalping restrictions put on the tickets by Ticketmaster and AXS.

    So Ticketmaster and AXS are suing to maintain their monopoly on scalping?

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    Has anyone used a hard drive data recovery service, and if so do you have any tips?

    We recently had an unfortunate situation where an external magnetic hard drive was dropped while spinning. I knew before we even checked that the heads were gonners, and sure enough the drive seems dead. Unfortunately this was a drive inherited from a deceased relative that were starting to backup at the time the accident happened and now a lot of family photos are inaccessible if not gone forever.

    I'm just getting my feet wet trying to find potential recovery services to get quotes, but I thought it was worth asking you fine folks if you have any experience that might help out. Companies to avoid or who may be worth it even if their quote is high.

    One specific question I have pertains to what's recovered (since most of these services seem to charge based on the amount recovered): We're only concerned with photos but this was, at one point, the single drive in Mac, so there's tons of OS and other files we don't want or need. Are we likely to get charged for it anyway?

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    www.opb.org Local organizations hope to bring mobile recycling bus to Eugene, Springfield

    Many of the people most dependent on income from redeeming bottles and cans struggle to get those items to the places where they can turn them in for money. A new project in Eugene will bring a mobile bottle drop to the people and places it's needed most.

    Local organizations hope to bring mobile recycling bus to Eugene, Springfield

    > “Ten dollars is what you need on average to live a day on the street, and so that’s about two bags of cans. If you’re saying you can only bring one, you need two bags, (so) that’s two trips on the bus. How do you protect that one bag of cans while you’re going and canning on another?”

    On missing redemption facility hours: > “If you don’t make it and you have to keep them,” she said, “if you’re homeless that means you don’t get to sleep that night. You have to stay awake and babysit your cans or someone’s going to come along and steal them from you.”

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    www.theverge.com Redbox’s owner files for bankruptcy after repeatedly missing payments and payroll

    It owes money to Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, Warner Bros., and more.

    Redbox’s owner files for bankruptcy after repeatedly missing payments and payroll

    > informed employees of the filing late Friday [...] that it had filed for a debtor-in-possession loan — a way for companies that are reorganizing after filing for bankruptcy to secure additional working capital to meet payroll. [...] employees have been waiting for paychecks since June 21st [...] it’s not certain that the company will be able to secure such a loan.

    > Chicken Soup took on $325 million in debt when it acquired Redbox in 2022 and has since been sued over a dozen times over unpaid bills.

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    www.newscientist.com What everyone gets wrong about the 2015 Ashley Madison scandal

    Nine years after hackers targeted Ashley Madison, the dating site for wannabe adulterers, many people still don't grasp what was truly chilling about the scandal, says Annalee Newitz

    What everyone gets wrong about the 2015 Ashley Madison scandal

    Found via the author's Mastodon Post

    > Generally, the media has focused on the (mainly) men whose names and desires were taken from the company’s subscriber database and shared with the world. [...] Ashley Madison was never really about that. Avid Life Media, its parent company, wasn’t in the business of sex, it was in the business of bots. Its site became a prototype for what social media platforms such as Facebook are becoming: places so packed with AI-generated nonsense that they feel like spam cages, or information prisons where the only messages that get through are auto-generated ads.

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    Being the emissary to non-temporal beings leads to some fun misdials

    In my headcanon Sisko walks out of corn field one day, a few years after the end of DS9, and gets promoted to admiral.

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    Dr. Reid/Lt. Tendi with Dr. Cox/Dr. T'Ana

    Inspired by ummthatguy's Dr. T'Ana as Dr Cox posts. This one specifically reminded me of this Elliot line exchange Dr Cox.

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    www.theverge.com Sony buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

    Alamo continues to operate its cinemas.

    Sony buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

    > Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the popular movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the two companies announced on Wednesday.

    > Sony, which will oversee the theaters under a new Sony Pictures Experiences division, says it “will preserve Alamo Drafthouse’s distinctive movie-dining experience,”

    > Sony is acquiring Alamo Drafthouse from Altamont Capital Partners, Fortress Investment Group, and Alamo founder Tim League — a group that took ownership of Alamo after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2021.

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    Glory to you and your House music

    I blatantly stole this from a bsky thread my friend reposted, though I'm sure its history is longer and full of more tales of honor than that.

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    Taskmaster (UK) Series 18 Cast

    > Join Andy Zaltzman, Babatunde Aléshé, Emma Sidi, Jack Dee & Rosie Jones in Series 18

    I just Rosie Jones on something talking about taking a first date to a posh restaurant and then seeing Greg, Alex, and Tim Key at a table, and her being torn about wanting to give her attention to her date but also really wanting to be on Taskmaster. I'm glad at least one worked out.

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    > A purported leak of 2,500 pages of internal documentation from Google sheds light on how Search, the most powerful arbiter of the internet, operates.

    > The leaked documents touch on topics like what kind of data Google collects and uses, which sites Google elevates for sensitive topics like elections, how Google handles small websites, and more. Some information in the documents appears to be in conflict with public statements by Google representatives, according to Fishkin and King.

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    Working behind the counter

    This is the first time I've found a squirrel sitting in the tray. They usually sit on the countertop to eat. This is also smaller than most of our brown squirrel customers.

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    ICQ, One of the Oldest Instant Messengers, Is Shutting Down

    > ICQ will stop working on June 26. It's encouraging users to migrate to a messaging app from Russia-based VK, its parent company.

    I stopped using ICQ in the very early 00s. I didn't know anything of it still remained.

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    Subheading: If the trend continues through 2030, the state could lose its recently added sixth U.S. House seat, a think tank says.

    > What does Oregon have in common with West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Louisiana? > > They all lost population in the year ended July 1, 2023, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest estimates, along with California, Hawaii, Illinois and New York.

    > Overall, Oregon’s population fell by 6,021 people, or 0.14%, to 4,233,358. That’s the seventh-largest loss in the nation, just behind high-cost California at -0.19% and ahead of Rust Belt Pennsylvania at -0.08%. > > The declines, though small, are dangerous for a state like Oregon, which has relied on in-migration for much of its economic growth.

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    Meet our new buddy Timber

    We adopted Timber (age 4) today from the a rescue in Springfield Oregon. He's only been with us about 4 hours but he's already settling in.

    We met him at a multi-rescue adaption event this afternoon and were told we'd be called this week to finish the process. Then about 45 minutes later they called to tell us the loud event was making him miserable and they'd be happy to have us take him to our nice quiet home. He's currently in our 2nd bedroom to let him acclimate for a week or so before introducing him to our other cat and the rest of the house. He was very stressed at first but by the end of the first hour he was already training us how he likes to be petted, and how he drools when you're doing it right.

    ! !

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    Izakaya Meiji is Izakaya Meiji again.

    I never tried Junglefowl. Did anyone else?

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