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Semi-Hemi-Demigod Semi-Hemi-Demigod

I'm just this guy, you know?

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One in 10 Republicans less likely to vote for Trump after guilty verdict, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds
  • This is your reminder that national polling doesn't matter, and that you can win the presidency with roughly 20,000 votes

  • Donald Trump Should Drop Out
  • Like what happened to that dude from Metallica's "One"

  • Do 9-5 jobs still exist in the U.S.?
  • Yeah. There's always a chance that a customer could have an issue on a weekend and then I've gotta fix it. Once I was on 27 hours of conference calls over a weekend. But as I've gotten better at my job those sorts of things happen less and less.

    Honestly the worst part of my job is doing my timesheets and updating weekly status, but when the weather's good I do that from my hammock with a cold beer in hand which makes it suck less.

  • Do 9-5 jobs still exist in the U.S.?
  • I'm salaried so I don't have a lunch break. I work from home so I basically set my own hours as long as I can be contacted from about 10am to 3pm and go to any meetings I have scheduled.

  • Controversial law to surgically castrate child sex offenders in Louisiana could soon be reality
  • John Oliver showed me they'll probably just call in a vet.

    Maybe get some farmer with castration bands.

  • Portable convenience [The Square Comics]
  • When I need to do stupid tasks like timesheets and emails I unplug. The lack of screen space means I don't get distracted.

    When I need to do hard work I dock my system and use my dual 4Ks to maximize visual bandwidth.

  • The non-credible world of the DGSE
  • I bet the LGBTQ+ movement has done wonders for recruiting.

    "Ve have footage of you haffink gay sex."

    "Yes, I'm gay. That's my husband. The kids were finally gone for an hour so we had some fun."


  • Hillary Clinton celebrates Donald Trump verdict with 'She was right' merch
  • He didn't lose shit. Square footage is what matters, not people.

  • Apple Signals That It’s Working on TV+ App for Android Phones
  • I remember when iTunes was called SoundJam MP and that was much nicer than iTunes. I still miss its eclipse visualizer.

  • Is lemmy now what reddit used to be 10+ years ago?
  • Which was when Slashdot was like BBS before the Eternal September

  • The top post in music is Alice Cooper's "Guilty"

  • Donald Trump found guilty in N.Y. hush money trial
  • President Biden’s campaign spokesman said Trump’s conviction shows “no one is above the law.” “There is still only one way to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office: at the ballot box,”

    That's fucking terrifying

  • Well that didn't take long.

  • US Officials: A Russian Rocket Launch Last Week Likely Deployed A Space Weapon
  • I'm less concerned with them being effective and more concerned they'll fuck up and kick off Kessler Syndrome

  • Americans shrug over falling birthrate
  • A big one is that pregnancy and child birth SUUUUUCK. Women finally have the ability to avoid it entirely, and I don't blame them.

  • Men with 'toxic masculinity' are more likely to make sexual advances without consent, study finds
  • None of the women I've ever been with have been turned off by me asking for consent. And if they were, they're not someone I'd want to be with anyway. I value clear communication too much to play stupid games.

  • Men with 'toxic masculinity' are more likely to make sexual advances without consent, study finds
  • You dodged three bullets, bro. If a woman gets turned off by asking then she's either not into you or she wants you to chase her, and both should be deal-breakers.

  • Broken clock
  • Carl Sagan co-wrote a paper about what we would expect to find if there had been aliens in the ancient past. Erik von Danniken took this and added a bunch of racism to create Chariots of the Gods.

    Carl Sagan, to his credit, was regretful for writing the paper and sparking this ridiculousness.

  • Man with suspended license appears in Michigan court over Zoom while driving
  • I'd think it would be common sense not to be driving when you have a court appearance. I'd put on at least a collared shirt and a tie and take the call from a quiet place where there's nothing else going on.

  • Hawaii Samurai - ? + Run Chicken Run + Too Drunk To Surf - Live @ Ayers Rock Boat - Lyon 18/10/2016

    Life Pro Tips Semi-Hemi-Demigod

    LPT - Turn down the flow rate to your toilet to keep your showers from being too hot

    My house has the toilet and shower branching from the same cold water line. This means that whenever the toilet flushes, it uses a lot of cold water and the shower gets too hot.

    To solve this I found the valve for the toilet and closed it just enough to fill the toilet without making a weird noise. This reduces the amount of water the toilet uses when filling, which means the shower doesn't get super hot.

    Because of how toilets work, flush performance is unaffected, and my showers are now a lot less perilous. I'm a little ashamed it took me so long to figure this out, but it works so I thought I'd share it.


    How do you treat a cold?

    I have an actual cold for the first time in about four years. What are some of your favorite remedies?

    Windows Semi-Hemi-Demigod

    Linux guy here: How the heck do you automate the deployment of Windows servers?

    Greetings from the other side! I'm working on improving my Windows knowledge, and I'd like to replicate something I can do in Linux with Windows servers: Spinning up an EC2 instance and installing and configuring MySQL.

    I haven't been able to find any way to automate this down to one command. What I'm trying to avoid is spending a lot of time rebuilding my environment while I'm testing things out.

    If anybody has some batch files (I think that's what you call shell scripts here) or tips I'd appreciate it.