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MentalEdge

@MentalEdge@sopuli.xyz

Eskating cyclist, gamer and enjoyer of anime. Probably an artist. Also I code sometimes, pretty much just to mod titanfall 2 tho.

Introverted, yet I enjoy discussion to a fault.

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What do you even mean by that?

The text program obviously can't process and play the audio, it will try to open the file as if it contains text.

But it's not like opening the file destroys it. You can still just close the text program, and then open the file using a suitable media program instead.

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MP4 is video.

Do you mean MP3?

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I made the a similar point in that if you look for hate, you can end up finding it even when it isn't there.

But this argument is weird:

Quite often trans people feel they have to showcase their sexuality, instead of just chilling and being cool with it like everyone else.

That type of "often" is an illusion, since you can't know how large the group of people that don't make themselves obvious is.

And plenty of straight cis people engage in the exact same behaviour, broadcasting their sexual identity. It's not something everyone wants to do, but it's absolutely something everyone gets to do.

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Try doing a barrel roll while holding the power button. Or maybe it was the konami code on the flight stick...

Windows 11 is nagging users to try OneDrive to "fully backup" your PC ( www.windowslatest.com )

Windows 11 and Windows 10 were recently updated with “Windows Backup”, which has now become a system app. While the feature initially appeared as “optional” or something that could be easily dismissed, Microsoft is slowly getting aggressive with its new OneDrive backup campaign on Windows 11....

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Good writeup.

But why separate /home?

I get that it makes it easy to just grab the home partition in full, but grabbing just your own home folder isn't any more difficult than grabbing a home partition.

And it makes it really fucking annoying to manage storage between / and /home. You have to pick how much disk space you want for your own things and how much you want for installing things, and changing it later is a giant PIA. The one time I did it I kept running out of space on one or the other.

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Separate root fs makes it easier for timeshift.

How? I use timeshift. I don't see what you mean.

Also makes it easy to install another distro and pick up where you left off with the old home.

Sure, but how often do you distrohop? Not worth the trouble to have to potentielly mess with partitions during everyday use.

When I do reinstall, I've just copied my home folder over to a secondary drive, then back again.

If you alocate 50-60 GB for system it should be ok.

That's the entire boot drive on some of my machines. Not to mention that I have gone well beyond that for root on some systems. You just can't know the numbers in advance, and when you want to just use a system for something, it's really annoying to have extra steps.

Making home a separate partition makes it really hard to use the full capacity of the drive, should you need to. Which people do need to do sometimes, even if only temporarily.

Doing this might make sense if you have terabytes of storage to throw around, enough to never fill any of your volumes. It has benefits, but not enough to make it good advice across the board, which is why I question it.

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Yes.

It's handled by pict-rs, an image hosting server than runs next to lemmy, which lemmy interacts with. When you upload an image on lemmy it goes to pict-rs, and you get a link to that image which is then used for the post or comment.

You can use any other image host that provides a direct image link, as well.

It also worth noting that most instances will host cached thumbnail copies of the images in all posts, regardless of what instance is the main host, or even if using an external host entirely.

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"let's go Morty, just a quick ten-year in-and-out military operation"

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I use this all the time. At some point in my life I just stopped being uncomfortable with silence, but it drives most people mad.

And it's not just useful in terms of having an "opponent" stew in some social discomfort.

Use it to take a moment to think. Use it to give the other party time to think. Use it to let your most recent words hang in the air and gain more weight. Etc.

When is it okay to tilt the camera for a photo?

Hi! I rarely see photos that look good by introducing (either a lot or just a little) tilt. Granted, I don’t look at a lot of professional photos, and I’m more talking about typical amateur photos. So my question is: is there a situation where introducing tilt is beneficial? Or am I right in my intuition to just avoid tilt...

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When taking pictures of a lounging cat so you can snap a closer photo without cropping out any of the cuteness.

MentalEdge ,
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Peer pressure is such a wierd thing. It works, but the second you see how cruel it is, it just disgusts you and loses all power.

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Song is DND, animator seems to have depicted their BG3 characters, as well as other stuff from the game.

MentalEdge OP Mod ,
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Finished the game this weekend.

Now several video-essays deep into coping with what this game has done to me.

The themes and feelings are gonna be bouncing around my brain for years.

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Haha! Yeah.

In my play through, it took me way too long to realize I could level up by sacrificing gold and specific items at the save altars.

I pushed through a lot with my only level-ups coming from more heals.

Bill Gates-backed startup makes ‘butter’ out of water and carbon dioxide ( www.zmescience.com )

A California-based startup called Savor has figured out a unique way to make a butter alternative that doesn’t involve livestock, plants, or even displacing land. Their butter is produced from synthetic fat made using carbon dioxide and hydrogen, and the best part is —- it tastes just like regular butter.

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"Bro", butter is literally just a hydrocarbon. As in carbon atoms and hydrogen atoms.

Making it in the lab produces chemically identical molecules.

As in, literally the same thing. Like actually for real no difference. Including however bad or healthy it is to eat.

Any nuances in the real thing will be from impurities that would have to be added to the lab produced stuff, should you want to.

The real difference is how it is made, not in what it produces. Meaning the synthetic option can be produced without livestock, and potentially using much less energy and land.

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Thanks.

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If you want to be pedantic, straight out of the lab this stuff would be equivalent to "clarified butter". Butter, from which all impurities have been removed.

Still butter tho.

MentalEdge Mod ,
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Man. This is the old video game stuff from before my time that just has A VIBE. Inject it into my veins please.

MentalEdge Mod ,
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Oh, have you marked your account as a bot deliberately, or is that a mistake.

I don't mind, but you do seem to use it as a user.

MentalEdge Mod ,
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"It causes a melting sensation of the heart."

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Man. Remember when Ubisoft had time for small titles that gave them critical acclaim and prestige?

Good times.

MentalEdge OP Mod ,
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The topic itself is poison, and didn't need bringing up.

Cool games are cool games, and cool art is cool art.

MentalEdge OP Mod , (edited )
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This is hardly sexified. The game simply went photorealistic instead of stylized.

The only difference here IMO is a thinner build and cartoony cutesyness. The Aloy we got was given the prerequisite build of a rock-climber, and was definitely made more stoic in demeanor.

The armors are basically one to one.

MentalEdge OP Mod ,
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No.

But I can still tell you off for souring my mood by making one in bad taste.

MentalEdge OP Mod ,
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I'm aware that some people get weird about how she looks. That in itself isn't a problem. I just ignore that shit.

That's not an option when someone makes a snarky comment about it on my post, in a community I moderate.

Or it was, ignoring it would have involved removing your comment and being done with it. But I've seen you around on Lemmy and decided you're worth giving the benefit of the doubt.

Was I wrong?

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I'm not done yet, because I was wrong.

My hope was that I could make you see why your comment was in bad taste. Instead you're fighting me.

The arrogant commenters analogy hits home. You went for low hanging fruit so easy to reach it was rotting on the forest floor, then brought it back to camp expecting everyone to want a bite.

We don't. In fact we're offended you even touched the thing.

I'm ending this discussion here, you're welcome back after your 7 day ban.

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