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UngodlyAudrey

@UngodlyAudrey@beehaw.org

35 year old that enjoys games from 1980 to today. Pokemon/Final Fantasy fan. Loves RPGs. Twitch Affiliate. Trans woman. Other interests include bad movies, history, cheese and camp, leftist politics, and humor.

Mastodon profile: retro.pizza/@UngodlyAudrey

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Research has found liberals to be more empathetic than conservatives, so in a troubled world one might expect them to be sadder. But a profound shift appears to be under way when it comes to excitement about change. “One of the fundamental traits of the conservative attitude is a fear of change, a timid distrust of the new as such,” wrote Friedrich Hayek in “The Constitution of Liberty” in 1960, “while the liberal position is based on courage and confidence, on a preparedness to let change run its course.”

of course we're not excited about change... shit's getting worse

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Live service games have always kinda rubbed me the wrong way, and that's past just the obviously predatory stuff. I like to hop around from game to game to game. But the live service games are all like "what about the daily log in bonuses and weekly challenges?" I can ignore that, but it still bothers me how much they try to badger you into being obligated to play. Give me a regular old single player game any day of the week.

That being said, I suspect that as time goes on, AAA single player games are going to be harder and harder to find. Multiplayer is simply where the money is(and where the players are), and in this stupid "perpetual growth no matter what" economy, that's all the suits will pay money for. Thankfully, we still have indies making great stuff.

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If something's going to try to grab my attention, it had better be worth my while. I block as many notifications as I can, both on my phone and my computer. I also try to avoid using apps for things unless I have to.

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As nice as it would be to see people ditch Threads for the Fediverse, I suspect the number of people who will actually do that would be infinitesimally small. The power of inertia is very, very strong.

(EDIT: Sadness canceled, read edit) Although relatable, I feel sad beehaw wants to leave lemmy (+ I propose talking to the inital sponsor of lemmy development to get moderation issues fixed)

EDIT: as one of the admins explained below, they plan to migrate to something whitch uses ActivityPub, which means that my concerns are gone. I liked the interactions between servers who are equally wholesome compared to beehaw, which will be possible after the migration because of ActivityPub. So therefore, my sadness is...

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It's less disinterest and more hostility. The Lemmy devs straight up don't want us here. Even if they fix the moderation issues, I don't think it's a great idea to stay on the platform in the long term.

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I'll never use a Meta/Facebook product if I can help it. They're pure evil.

Is there a good place to ask for tech support on Beehaw?

I'm having a really specific problem trying to play a game with my friend on fedora linux, and the internet seems to hold no wisdom for me. Can I ask for tech support here, or on the gaming community? I'm used to reddit where posts get deleted for being off topic, and often asking in a specific community is also considered off...

UngodlyAudrey Mod ,
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This community is meant for questions! :) Yeah, you may not necessarily get the best answers here than on a community that specializes on that sort of thing, but I don't consider that "off-topic".

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Good. She can't win; she'd only function as a spoiler. Not that I'd want her to win anyway, she was awful. I still remember that weird thumbs down into curtsy motion she made to kill a bill (I think it was to increase the federal minimum wage). Had real "fuck the poors" energy.

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How shocking it is that someone dumb enough to work for Trump is dumb enough to lie to prosecutors. Guess he isn't getting away with just probation after all.

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Pretty crappy, really, I've been laid low with what is most likely a flu since Tuesday. I'm still sick, but I think I'm getting better now. At least it doesn't seem to be covid(I took two tests and both came back negative).

Billy Mitchell has surrendered ( perfectpacman.com )

Billy Mitchell didn't win his defamation lawsuit against Twin Galaxies. Not only was Billy not in a position to get a financial settlement, Billy's cheated Donkey Kong scores were not reinstated(as he's claiming), and his claimed Pac-Man score from 1999 is also not on the main scoreboards. What had happened is that the score is...

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I really hope it was Billy that caved and not TG. Dude really is awful in quite a few ways.

If anyone wants a ridiculously long deep dive on the Billy Mitchell stuff(and is willing to read instead of watching a video), I recommend checking out this. There's also on that website a huge deep dive into the story about his alleged "perfect Pacman" run, and his history of gaslighting the classic gaming community into thinking he was the greatest gamer ever.

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I couldn't get past the second area(I think?)of Cuphead, there was a dragon boss that was just a wall for me.

UngodlyAudrey OP ,
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That's what they should be doing, but it isn't what they're going to do, unfortunately.

Kimathi Bradford, a 16-year-old Oakland tech repair intern, has looked into whether there was a way to replace the outdated Chromebook software with a non-Google brand, but it ended up being a lot of work, Kimathi said, and the open-source replacement wasn’t up to par. “It’s like the Fritos of software,” he said. “No one really wants to use it.”

Now, I'm not sure if what they tried was Linux, but I wouldn't be too surprised. The younger generations grew up with smartphones; I feel as though operating systems will become more streamlined and opaque as time goes on. I suspect we'll have to contend with the phonification of mainstream computing in the coming years.

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