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OOF: Mike Johnson Gets Super Awkward When His Teleprompter Shuts Down
  • Well, with the exception of how much shit they give Biden for not being able to speak without a teleprompter, yeah it would be nothingburger.
    But there's at least something when it's pointing out the hypocrisy of the right.
    And just because they don't care about the hypocrisy doesn't mean that we shouldn't point it out.

  • Trump documents case dismissed by federal judge
  • Honestly for a long time I was really hopeful that the fact that he was doing it out in the open and everyone could see that he was abusing the hell out of every little loophole he could find, and creating some new ones, would mean that we'd start closing those loopholes when he was out of office and we might even see an era of reform.
    He's been out of office for 4 years and all the courts have managed to do is LEGALIZE HIS MISCONDUCT! I feel like I'm finally starting to except our collective fate and now there's nothing left to do but watch it burn down around us.

  • Get a Grip, Democrats. You Can Still Win This | Washington Monthly
  • There are two things that will lose the election for Democrats if they don't get them under control.

    1. Infighting and arguing over who the candidate should be.
    2. The "All is lost" attitude.

    If people don't stop fighting and trying to convince themselves that it's not worth it to go to the polls then this is game over.

  • What is your favorite Audiobook?
  • I have all of the Nigel Planer versions of discworld and have been putting off the new versions for exactly the same reason lol. And maybe we should look into a book club lol I saw roadkill by Dennis e Taylor is likely to get a sequel too, I enjoyed that one as well

  • Scientists call for 'major initiative' to study whether geoengineering should be used on glaciers
  • I personally think we need to leave geoengineering the hell alone.
    We live any closed system where a change of climate in one area can drastically affect the rest of the system, that's why the polar ice caps are melting in the first place.
    If we start deliberately messing with the climate, who knows what kind of hell we could accidentally unleash.
    For example, the Amazon rainforest depends on dust from Saharan sandstorms provide nutrients as it's carried across the ocean, if we were to start a cloud seeding project in the Sahara and turn it green, that would be a sharp reduction in nutrients arriving in the Amazon which would cause the deforestation problem to rapidly accelerate.
    We have no business fucking with the climate at all and we should be looking into eliminating the causes of climate change rather than looking for ways to live with them.

  • Urging Biden to Step Aside, Sen. Peter Welch Warns 'Peril to Democrats Is Escalating'
  • The only thing that's going to Doom the Democratic party for the election is infighting.
    Unless we can get all the people bickering about it to understand that they need to vote blue regardless of who the fucking nominee is in November then we're doomed.
    This isn't an endorsement for Biden to stay or an endorsement for him to step down, it's just a reality check that I think we all need right now.

  • Saudi Arabia Threatened to Sell Off Europe’s Bonds If EU Seized Russian Assets
  • I know that no one is actually serious when they say this, but I think all it would take would be one.
    If we just drag Bezos or Musk out in the streets and have an actual barbecue with them I feel like the rest would start to support a wealth tax pretty fucking quickly.

  • why isn't anyone calling for Trump to drop out.

    I get it, Biden is old and that's a problem, but why doesn't anyone seem to have a problem with the fact that Trump is almost the same age, has 34 felonies, raped at least 2 women, went to Epstein's Island 11 times, sexualized his own daughter, stole classified documents, aligned himself with Xi and Putin, and can't remember common names?

    Is all of that really better than being 2½ years older than he is right now?

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    Apple Creek, Ohio

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    weird mutation on my Pineapple Express Auto seedling

    Anyone seen this before?

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    Aurora, Killbuck Ohio

    !

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    Based on a true story

    My OS is on a 512gb M.2 drive, but the main storage on my laptop was a 1TB HDD, it started making noise about 2 weeks ago so I backed everything up onto a 1TB SanDisk USB SSD. This afternoon it got very clicky when I booted it up after work and icons for a few games I had stored on it, like KSP and YUZU, disappeared from the desktop and taskbar.

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    NOOOOOO!!

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    Sometimes it's better to just leave the franchise alone.

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    Status Of things - 2024/03/04

    dennisetaylor.org Status of Things

    I'll be trying to keep this page up to date with the current status of my projects (and generally failing, from the looks of it). Check here for updates. As of 2024-03-04 Status Update The Bobiverse The release date for book 5 (Not Till We Are Lost) is set to Sept 5 2024. Option on ...

    We already knew the September release date, nothing has changed on that front.

    But, There are a few other interesting things. Mainly We're likely to see at least 5 more bob books but that's subject to change. And Roadkill 2 is coming!!

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    PEMDAS is technically correct, but morally wrong

    If we're supposed to be able to understand math as easily as a language, we should be able to read it from left to right like a language. Yes, I know there's lots other languages that go right to left or top to bottom, but the point is you don't have to go jumping around the page or sentence figuring out which word should be read first based on which characters it contains. We put the first word first, then the second word second, etc. Why can't we just write equations in the order they were meant to be solved?

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    Book 5 is currently set for release on September 5th 2024, Dennis isn't happy about it either

    www.goodreads.com Soooo, any firm date yet on Bobiverse 5?... — Dennis E. Taylor Q&A

    Dennis E. Taylor answered: “Soooo, any firm date yet on Bobiverse 5? Your (deleted) tweet has us worried”

    Soooo, any firm date yet on Bobiverse 5?... — Dennis E. Taylor Q&A

    Sorry for the disappointing news everyone. Looks like audible wants to hold it back until Q4 for some reason despite it being complete.

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    Tracking and marketing metadata probably make up a significant share all data storage available worldwide.

    Edit: I mean to say just a significant amount, not a majority. That's obviously porn.

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    Book 5 and Spoilers

    With "Not Till We Are Lost" likely to release sometime in the next ~60 days or so It's probably time to discuss spoilers leading up to and following release. So for one, There will be a discussion mega-thread, but there won't be any rules discouraging posts for anyone who wants to discuss anything specific, which brings us to rules for posts. I'm going to keep it relatively short and simple here as it's mostly common sense. No Spoilers in post titles This should be a given but I'm sure someone still needs to hear it. Use spoiler tags in post body Yes, you have to click on the post to see the post body in most cases, But some apps and instances show a preview of the post body text and it can be visible to people who didn't intend to view the post.

    These rules will remain in effect leading up to release (samples that may be released before the book count as spoilers) and for 14 days after the release.

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    mod tools?

    I moderate a very small community but I'd like to be able to pin posts and have access to other general moderator tools like removing posts/comments and locking threads. It doesn't seem that I can do any of that with Connect and it's cumbersome at best to try to do it on a mobile browser. Are there any plans to implement mod tools? Or is there a setting I missed somewhere that enabls them?

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    Commmunity feedback thread

    So, I'm new to the whole moderating thing and I'm looking for feedback from the community. What can we do to increase community engagement? Would you guys like to see weekly discussion threads? Book 5 speculation? Writing prompts based in universe? As the mod, what can I do for you to make this community better?

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    This is the only Lemmy client I'm using so it may be a sitewide issue, but is anyone else getting threads from 2-3 years ago mixed in with the other results when sorting by "Hot"?

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    They really are

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    A Theory for Book 5

    spoiler

    Across all the books something that becomes obvious if you pay attention, but is never touched on directly, Is that there is replicant drift between the GUPPI units as well as the Bobs. There's different attitudes, some are flippant, some cooperative, and some downright disrespectful. Now lets take a look at something ANEC mentioned in heavens river:

    "AI is not achievable through algorithmic refinement. It requires a process of simulated annealing to achieve." to which Bill replied: "So they're elvoving the AI?"

    If you think about it the Bobs have been slowly annealing GUPPI with every generation and even leaving him some room to grow, slowly evolving him. My theory is that GUPPI will unintentionally become the first AI the bobs create. This would work well with the parallels the Bobiverse has with ExForce. Even borrowing the term "Skippies" from Skippy, the insolent AI that shares a lot of characteristics with several of the GUPPI's that don't yet have the ability to be outright transgressive and borderline maliciously compliant.

    That's all I have for now, only Dennis and the editors know exactly what will happen but I'm curious to hear any other theories anyone else has.

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    Welcome to The Bobiverse!

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