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At that distance we'd still have millions, if not billions, of years until it would actually be an issue.

I mean, we're on a collision course with Andromeda and several smaller galaxies and nobody is worrying about that.

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Every sign has a story. I bet in this instance someone accidentally the spoon.

Why do car repair shops always assume you can leave while they work on your car?

Serious question. I only have the one car. I know there are people with more money than sense that have more cars than they can actually drive at a time, and that there are couples who may or may not be able to drive their SO to the mechanic. But how can they _assumef that I can even afford a cab, well Uber these days, when I'm...

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My shop usually offers to drive me somewhere. Also helps to live in a country with viable public transportation. And higher tier shops even have cheap car rentals which often even tie into people's insurance.

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As a VR game by the Alien Isolation guys would be nice.

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Probably Bee Maja, Wickie and the strong men or Heidi. Tons of classic German children's shows are actually animes.

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I bet they want to be played. They're just a little shy, is all.

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You should be able to run any executable you like in your home directory. No need for any containers. Try it out with a Hello World app.

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Sounds like the "Negerkuss" (Negrokiss) or "Moorenkuss" in Germany. Nowadays it's called "Schokokuss" (chocolate kiss) or "Dickmann" (fat man, a brand name). First time I noticed that as a kid was at a bakery that wouldn't sell you a Negerkuss only a Schokokuss. Even our black friend didn't get one.

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I often ate them with the paper. Good thing they were banned.

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Depends on where you live and what you do. A car is definitely nice to have in (minor) emergencies.

But if you live in a region where everything is in a walkable distance and/or you have good public transportation you don't really need a car.

But it's also very practical to have when you need to transport big and heavy stuff.

Also, some jobs require you to have a driver's licence.

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Analogue TV was much faster with much lower latency than digital TV.

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Mostly because of the timing of the electron beam. That let the game see which target you hit. Otherwise you could hit everything by shooting any bright light.

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It was funny during the transition period. You could hear through the timing of cheers during football matches who in the neighbourhood was analogue and who was digital.

But yeah, recording features were really nice for the transition to streaming.

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Reminds me of the time I had to make an interface for a set top box by Deutsche Telekom. It was severely underpowered and I had to work with some very quirky browser. I think the browser was based on Internet Explorer.

It was super slow and couldn't handle anything asynchronous. Which meant that it would lock up for even the simplest operation. And they insisted on their buttons having button down animations. Which meant that I had to slow down the incredibly slow machine artificially so that you could see the animation. And it wasn't enough to slow it down just for the animation duration. You had to give it some extra time because it was so damn underpowered. I think in the end a button push took a whole second extra time.

And it was still faster than what they had produced themselves before that, even though their thing didn't have any animations.

The worst was that those machines actually did have a fancy hardware accelerated interface one could use. But for some reason they weren't ready yet for that. So everything I had done was just a placeholder anyways.

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Quantum physics. But I'm at a stage where I actually would have to really start learning. YouTube videos don't cut it anymore. I would have to actually understand the maths and my brain can't handle that at the moment.

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My brain got stupid. So I cannot read subs for too long. Shit also stopped my Baldur's Gate 2 playthrough.

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Is that real 50%? In my experience whenever such numbers are thrown around it actually means that a specific function call might be 50 % faster but overall it just means 50 % of a frame per second more.

Edit: https://news.itsfoss.com/content/images/2024/02/NTSYNC_Benchmarks.png

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It's a shitty overbloated Electron app.

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It takes up half a GB of RAM and constantly keeps the CPU active. It's still on X11 and thus integrates poorly with the rest of my Wayland apps. It seems to report itself to Pipewire as something else every other week and is thus impossible to control reliably.

It works well and I haven't encountered any crashes or other bugs in months. But I genuinely think it could have been much better as a QT app or so. Plus, thanks to Electron there isn't an ARM version either making it impossible to run on my Raspberry Pi or my Pinephone.

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Probably gonna watch Physics Girl's Long Covid stream. If I can stay awake.

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Predator

A bunch of kids investigating random disappearances around town. Similar to Predator 2.

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Someone should make stopkillingshoes.com.

Google Researchers Publish Paper About How AI Is Ruining the Internet ( futurism.com )

Google researchers have come out with a new paper that warns that generative AI is ruining vast swaths of the internet with fake content — which is painfully ironic because Google has been hard at work pushing the same technology to its enormous user base.

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What's the reverse of Obama giving Obama a medal?

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I just played Super Mario World again. Great game!

With DevilutionX you can also play the original Diablo with gamepad controls.

Starfox 64 is also awesome.

And the original Tomb Raider is always great.

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I was just about to ask. I'm two and a half years in and still bedridden. I want my money back!

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Fuck, that sucks.

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Not sure if true. But as far as I know acupuncture has been proven to be effective. But you don't have to hit the magic energy spots you can stick the needles anywhere.

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About ten years ago or so that number was 75k to live comfortably without any worries.

bjoern_tantau OP ,
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Dann iss Milchreis. Ist auch Kuh-basiert.

bjoern_tantau ,
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Probably written by a kid who's learning English through Minecraft.

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The guy with the PhD is much more likely to get frustrated to the point that they're either quitting early or stirring up trouble to "improve" things. Both cost money. That's a risk most employers aren't likely to take.

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I mean, there are so many species in Faerun. You're likely to run into a few unfamiliar ones in your life.

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Probably for external radiotors. Outside of the case you can make them bigger and thus more silent.

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Since I got ill immensely. Probably until I have disability set up.

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    Doug and Carrie, Doug and Carrie, Doug and Carrie, Doug and Carrie

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    As a kid varius radio play cassettes like Benjamin Blümchen, Bibi Blocksberg, later the Star Wars soundtrack.

    Nowadays various science shows on YouTube. Mainly astrophysics stuff. My favourites are Dr Becky, Harald Lesh and PBS Space Time.

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    Reminds me of my Commodore 128. You could boot it into 64 bit mode for legacy programs. I had exactly one C-128 game (which was a super complicated combat flight sim) so I only used it in C-64 mode.

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    First thing I always do on a new Termux installation is setting up bash and GNU tools.

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    I never got the puking scene at the end of Ace Ventura as a kid. I still don't really do. Always loved that movie but that is just too much.

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    10 episodes for Namek to blow up "in five minutes". That's a whole season for some shows. Dragonball Abridged is the true canon for me.

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