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If we give it a few more generations wealth will certainly begin to trickle down.

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I have had some good luck with Bottles.

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As someone who did choose to leave the USA, it is not as easy as they make it out to be. I honestly would probably have given up on the idea if I did not have dual citizenship. It is expensive and difficult.

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Comox BC

What the camera sees vs something closer to what the eye sees.
https://imgur.com/a/I3nZ3uW

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Buckaroo Banzai was working on similar tech all the way back in 1984!

RAWHIDE:Dr. Banzai is using a laser to vaporize a pineal tumor without damaging the parthogenital plate. A subcutaneous microphone will allow the patient to transmit verbal instructions to his own brain.

STAR SURGEON: What, like "raise my left arm"?

RAWHIDE: Or "throw the harpoon," . People are gonna come from all over. This boy's an Eskimo.

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Look backward to the past and see how it was done when links between systems were slow and less reliable.

Lots of caching and slow infrequent syncing.

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There were several attempts to chain CDs to caddys, kind of like Laser Disc none stuck.

There were also Zip (250MB) and Jazz (1GB) Drives that were pretty amazing for their day. Unfortunately media was expensive. Jazz was pretty great for backups though.

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Now they can cut out the middle man and have a robot do that. The Future is Now.

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"grandpa is protected at the bottom of the stairs"

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The scope of the Civilization games is a bit too fast and broad to get down to the "This War of Mine" level.

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I remember buying a region unlocked DVD player that would also play DIVX discs. I just recently got rid of it when i moved and cleaned out my garage.

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I used the free version of Proton for a while, but when I decided to start paying I went with Surfshark. They were the best deal at the time and their client works well with the Windows, Android and Linux devices I have used it on. I have encountered some annoying "prove you are human" prompts when using Google Search so I mostly use DuckDuckGo.

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LLMs will replace the programmers right before they replace the satarists.

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The best scene in a terrible movie.

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Everything's out of control and the corps are doing it from pole to pole.

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Wasnt Robert Moses also the bastard responsible for all the "urban renewal" projects that bulldozed poor/black neighborhoods to build freeways?

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When that song came out it hit 19yr old me HARD. I am now 51 and it still does.

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"Common sense Conservatives will fire the gatekeepers and remove the bureaucracy to build the homes Canadians can afford,” Aitchison said.

If I am reading the article correctly, they dont have to take the money if they dont like the requirements. They can come up with their own plan and build houses to their own local code specifications. Which I guess will allow for building-code-free shanty towns?

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Most of these protesters, if pressed would struggle to provide a well thought out justification for their anger. Lots of it is rooted in conspiracy.

For many, it would come down to a lack of belief in need for a carbon price because they dont believe it is a real problem. Those that do say they believe in that would claim that now is not the time to be raising taxes on fuel when Real Hardworking Canadians are struggling. The issue is there will never be a Right Time in their eyes as deep down they dont really believe there is a crisis to address. For those that do accept that there is an issue, I doubt that they could provide a alternative strategy to address carbon emissions that would not have all the same issues they are protesting.

'Hamas mouthpiece': Netanyahu lauds new law allowing him to shut Al-Jazeera in Israel ( www.haaretz.com )

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the law's passing, saying that "Al Jazeera has harmed Israel's security, actively participated in the October 7 massacre, and incited against IDF soldiers. It's time to remove Hamas' mouthpiece from our country."...

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i want to laugh and cry at the same time...

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Just have the AI design a smaller 3D printer to print the larger one.

Its printers all the way down

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3D-printed by robots in a factory over a period of six months

they needed to use better AI. Facts.

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LMStudio is excellent for downloading and running local models. Performance and quality are vastly improved since the first versions of LLMs came out. I get near instant responses on my laptop with only a GTX1650 in it.

With that said, they still fail to produce much of value. YMMV

I'm looking to drop cable but need live sports alternative.

As the title states, I currently have cable but want to cut it. I dont watch anything live anymore aside for sports. I can't buy a sports package as the local pro teams are blacked out, and you must watch on the local channel. Are there any alternatives?

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I have had very bad luck with sportsurge lately. Ad loops, login requirements, and buffering. racereplay is still excellent but a much more limited selection of sports.

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racereplay net

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no hockey on racereplay :(

ironically it has been a struggle for me to watch hockey since I moved to Canada. Sportsnet+ is an outrageous price to watch out of market hockey games.

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expect the NHL to fuck it up somehow

Practically the league motto.

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Why so many unhelpful comments here? I get it, you are not into sports, but some people are and want to enjoy them. No need to take a superior stance and tell us we are wasting our time by doing so.

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ah. Miserable people usually want to make everyone else miserable too.
From now on I will just wish them all a good day. :)

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I hated them before MAGA even came along.

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I started playing Minecraft with Alpha 1.1 so I might actually have some archived antique versions somewhere. It has been years since you could just DL the game and play it though, so even the latest of those would be terribly out of date and missing many features. Better off at this point moving to Minetest-Mineclone 2 and avoid all the hassle.

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It is one of Reagan's most famous (and lucid) statements. The connection is fairly obvious to anyone familiar with the history.

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    I have a copy in my collection still. They were the butt of many an unfair joke, but they were actually quite good. Perhaps they were just ahead of their time.

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    Firefox+UBlock Origin worked with no issue.

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    insert coin, turn knob

    Gumball machines solved this 100 years ago.

    I tried, I really did

    I've been an IT professional for 20 years now, but I've mainly dealt with Windows. I've worked with Linux servers through out the years, but never had Linux as a daily driver. And I decided it was time to change. I only had 2 requirements. One, I need to be able to use my Nvidia 3080 ti for local LLM and I need to be able to RDP...

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    I have been using linux off and on since I first installed Slackware from floppy. Mint is generally what I go to when I just want to have a working desktop and not dick around with it too much.

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    the DNC is going to cause it

    It is not the fault of the DNC that the Republicans are full fascist. I wish there were a more compelling candidate that Biden but put the blame where it belongs. Squarely on the shoulders of the GOP and their voters.

    Moms for Liberty Completely Collapses in Former Strongholds ( newrepublic.com )

    Moms for Liberty experienced a meteoric rise at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, as local chapters sprang up to push back against coronavirus restrictions in schools. The organization soon expanded to pushing book bans and opposing discussion of LGBTQ issues and race and diversity in classrooms, prompting the Southern Poverty...

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    being aware that children were much less at risk from Covid than older people

    That was not really the problem though. Those kids interacting in small classrooms would undo all the work of controlling the spread of the disease. They infect each other and then carry it back home to more vulnerable people. Or to the teachers, administrators and staff members working at the schools.

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    Mint dumped Snaps in favour of Flatpack. Even then they are clearly labeled as such in the Software Manager. If both Flatpack and Deb are available for the package you can choose which to install.

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    my mistake. I read your first sentence to mean "Mint followed Ubuntu and would Rhino do the same" rather than "Would Rhino follow Mints lead".

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    Not a bad singer either. I have a copy of his album somewhere and a couple of the songs are actually pretty good. Others are ... weird.

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