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Nicolas Cage film 'The Surfer' induces knee-buckling six minute standing ovation at Cannes ( beachgrit.com )

Now, let us all be honest. There has only been one surf film, ever, worth the time of an auteur and that is Bruce Brown’s seminal masterpiece The Endless Summer. Others, including Point Break, North Shore, Blue Crush are cute. Others still, including Chasing Mavericks and In God’s Hands, are so offensive as to count as...

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These sovcit posts look like they belong in the wizarding world or something to me. They read like

"I sent three eyes of newts to the ministry of dark arts, and one wing of fairy to the department of destinies, but the overlords of magic constraint still won't let me fly my broomstick to the neverland. Why are they illegally preventing me from binding with the one true dark form? What did everyone else do to get their vessels stamped for approval?"

Meanwhile, their electric company is like, "Yo, you used $50 worth of electricity. We need you to send us $50 in usable currency if you want to continue using electricity from us. Please send us usable currency instead of jars of spiders like you did last month. Thanks."

Is there anything stopping AH from Re-releasing a fork of HD2 as HD3 and putting it on Steam without the PSN requirement?

Main question in title. It sounded like the majority platform for the game is PC. What's stopping the devs from just re-releasing the game on PC without Sony as the publisher? Can the devs just abandon ship and start fresh, but without Sony?

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More content, more comments. The news feed is a little slow, especially for some communities. For example, if you go to specific game communities, there may only be a post or two a day, where Reddit has a dozen an hour. It leads to less conversations.

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This is where we are now in 2024.

Check if Game is Safe to Buy Checklist:

  • The game is available as a direct download, on Steam, GOG, or a console I own (if I want to play on console)
  • The game functions
  • The game is complete, has launched publicly, and has mostly positive reviews
    • Exception: If I believe enough in the product to purchase it early access
  • The game is compatible with my system
    • In my case, this also means 32x9 support in Windows
      • AND Linux because I’m heading there soon no doubt
  • The game’s performance is generally good on a system with my components
  • The game’s bugs aren’t a dealbreaker to me
  • The game is fun
  • The game price is a good value to me
  • The game is not PTW
  • The game has minimal/no MTX
  • If the game has MTX, it’s not intrusive
  • If the game has in-game currency, it can be earned in-game without grinding for ages
  • The game has no advertisements (unless it’s just for a joke)
  • The game is not from the following developers:
    • Bethesda Games Studios (post FO4)
    • Battlestar Games
    • Psyonix
    • Whoever developed the Gollum game?
    • Starbreeze Studios
    • [more to come]
  • The game is not from the following publishers:
    • Sony/Playstation
    • Bethesda Softworks
    • EA
    • Activision Blizzard (post D3)
    • Riot Games
    • WB
    • Deep Silver
    • Ubisoft
    • Psyonix
    • Gearbox (post BL2)
    • [more to come]
  • The game does not require 3rd party launchers
  • The game does not require 3rd party DRM
  • The game does not require 2nd or 3rd party account linking
  • The game does not require kernel-level anti-cheat
  • The game is not related with a blockchain, NFTs, or crypto
  • The developer of the game treats their employees well
  • The publisher of the game treats their developer well
  • The game is not a live service game
  • If the game is co-op, it allows local hosting
  • If the game is single-player, it does NOT require an Internet connection to play (optional net connection OK for things like Elden Ring features)
  • Red Flags:
    • Games developed by:
      • Hello Games
      • CDPR
      • Rockstar
    • Nintendo games (it supports Nintendo’s crappy business practices)

*some exceptions still apply

Tesla Lays Off Entire Team Behind Brakes ( www.theonion.com )

AUSTIN, TX—In the latest round of layoffs for the company’s struggling automotive division, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla fired the entire team behind brakes, sources confirmed Wednesday. “As we continue to rightsize the Tesla workforce, we have come to the decision that stopping the car is no longer a critical...

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TBH, the Onion has to have a hard time these days trying to outdo reality, but this honestly got me for half a second.

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Wasn't there some law about the VP and president not being from the same state? I thought I read that somewhere.

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Thank you for taking the time to explain this to me.

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This map is missing the Cornell University protest.

Don't mind me just mowing my roof. ( lemmy.world )

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17214-Jonas-Hill-Ln-SE-Rainier-WA-98576/2057666191_zpid/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR3gwxZUo3L4D9RuBzb-uilNtpQVR_Lr5ZeufxJ4X0J6IEBPg0ye08Qscc8_aem_AaavXk_P1QA2ylH1YLU-pXyYx-EeUuzu8CoA9SkWSDCo7S3Iu0j_pjW2o73v3N69Eob4waKPiSJYMYA0WmuK1o5V

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I don't know. I looked at the photos, and I'm pretty sure this place is built for drugs.

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Devaluation = Inflation, right? This sounds like a terrible idea.

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I swear I'm about done with YT. The ads are long, overabundant, irrelevant, and timed specifically to fuck with people in the middle of specific segments of content. I mean, I keep getting ads for Oppenheimer for the past four days. I already own Oppenheimer - and Google knows this. My Google account is linked to my MoviesAnywhere account, they have this information. What is the point of "targeted" advertisements if they net the advertiser zero value? Is Google just messing with users trying to block their ads at this point?

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If he was able to get the original loan forgiveness he wanted, my wife and I would have replaced a car with a newer one, or maybe bought a second car. As it stands now, I guess we will be driving ours for a while. I guess the student loan providers wanted our money more than the stock market.

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The car we have is fine at the moment, but it we expect it will eventually need some costly repairs in the next ~3 years (exhaust? suspension?, etc.) as it gets older. The second car would be because We're a large family and support another family. We recently hit a deer and it was very inconvenient while we waited for a repair. A second car would go a long way.

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Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. I was like 7. I was okay-ish with those. Chucky, on the other hand, was too much.

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I'm just to figure out why the Hexbear communities are even federated into some Lemmy instances. They are blatantly racist to users.

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These aren’t weird people with mental health issues standing on the corner with signs. These are elected Republicans.

That's exactly what they are.

https://lemmy.one/pictrs/image/bf69f546-0412-4df6-929c-563e157f41a4.png

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Something tells me that if these things were actually good at mitigating cancer, this poster would question why they are allowed to purchase them, and therefore not use them as a result.

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It strikes a perfect balance between nostalgia and improvement over the old show. They kind of nailed it.

General Motors Quits Sharing Driving Behavior With Data Brokers After Backlash ( www.nytimes.com )

The decision followed a New York Times report this month that G.M. had, for years, been sharing data about drivers’ mileage, braking, acceleration and speed with the insurance industry. The drivers were enrolled — some unknowingly, they said — in OnStar Smart Driver, a feature in G.M.’s internet-connected cars that...

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Nearly all auto companies were found to collect data, not just GM. They are probably all selling that data.

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I'm positive this is the play he is making. It's quite obvious.

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Yep. What's weird is there are multiple posts/comments on Reddit where people are saying Trump is going to spend the money on his campaign while continuing to say he doesn't have the money for the judgement. I don't understand that. How do some people just not see right through Trump's bs?

No charges to be filed in fight involving Oklahoma nonbinary teen Nex Benedict, prosecutor says ( apnews.com )

An Oklahoma district attorney said Thursday he doesn’t plan to file any charges in the case of Nex Benedict, the nonbinary 16-year-old Owasso teenager whose death following a fight in a high school bathroom was ruled a suicide....

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Right? Also, since when does "mutual combat" involving a death not result in a charge to anyone?

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To be fair, it's getting difficult to keep track of his trials.

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Seriously. Man can draw up a normal distribution chart and calculate the stdev of his phone ownership.

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Knowing Reddit, they will likely just find a reason, however valid, to make the sub go permanently dark just before IPO.

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And just like that, all G Pay branding on every store window, door, or register is deprecated. I think they forgot how to make products.

There's a reason Apple sold 7 of the most-sold phones in America last year. They all have the latest OS available, have security patches for years to come, and use the same first-party apps. I beginning to think that Apple isn't necessarily doing anything specifically innovative, they just aren't constantly fucking with their customers (though they do still fuck OVER their customers regularly).

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US will always support Israel's actions, regardless of what it appears to say or do in public.

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The storage facilities can then claim child tax credits for each embryo, right? Are the embryos currently considered in-prisoned against their will? Welfare and food stamp application for the embryos should be interesting. Can I install a freezer with hundreds of frozen embryos, then use taxpayer money to help pay for my mansion to "shelter" them in? Where is the line drawn? Are menstrual cycles without pregnancy considered murder each month? WTF

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It's like they are trying to be ethical thieves.

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Social media goes against their educational programming. They want misinformed youth entering the workforce, can't have any of the "leftist" social media contradicting their narrative.

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Reducing child labor laws, banning books, banning abortion, banning LGBTQIA+ related-activities and banning gender-affirming care...it's clear they have a certain direction they want to take today's youth. I expect that FL is leading towards a religion-based upbringing for the youth in their state.

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Hi. I don't have an intention, just putting in my two cents. The "they" is the Florida Republican party. By "upbringing", I mean what they are pushing on the educational system:

https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/news/state/2024/01/26/bill-allowing-chaplains-in-florida-public-schools-passes-subcommittee/72357759007/

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Is anyone else on a high DPI monitor seeing how wild this site design looks?

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You know how Alton Brown is always going on about how single purpose devices suck? Maybe for some things, it makes sense.

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So under certain scenarios, you may have to find a place to charge and spend 1-2 hours charging it every 3-4 hours when traveling on the highway? I know a couple of sales guys that drive something like 100k-150k (I can't remember exactly) a year. In their case, they would have to charge roughly 750 times in one year, which is ~750-1500 hours of charging time per year, which is up to ~28 hours of charging per work week. I know this is not the target audience for this product, but to be fair, both of these people currently drive trucks because they are hauling things.

EDIT: Doing the math, it may have been 100-150k for TWO years, so cut my estimates in half. That is still a TON of time charging though.

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To be fair, a lot of people were wondering the same thing when the iPad was announced. Now there's like a billion of them out there.

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I'm a fan of public transportation too, but if you live in America, and not in a city, no car equals no job equals no income. Good for some things, not good for economy and living expenses.

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Right. But it's not like a complete overhaul to the entire country to be designed around public transportation is going to happen overnight. I own a house ~9 miles from my wife's work. It's not like me owning my house or where her work is located is going to change in the foreseeable future, so what do you propose in the meantime?

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My wife has an old back & nerve injury, so biking 9 miles to and from work isn't happening, not to mention it's 9 degrees and snowing outside, so not, biking isn't an option. She works in the healthcare industry, and her work is the closest health-related building to our house, so a closer job isn't available unless she changes her profession.

Even if I sold my house, I'm paying ~5% interest rate on a mortgage from ~2010. Selling my house, even at a profit, and purchasing a closer house (even at a lower cost), would result in a significantly higher payment (like 2.5-3x).

I understand that these are options for people that rent, or are planning on moving anyways, or don't have health issues. Also, I agree with the less/fuck cars movement, but I don't see how it's changing in my lifetime. Even if I end up moving in the next 5 years, it's not like we are ever getting rid of owning a single car. We sometimes go camping, and don't have a truck, so we have a car with a hitch for those things. Also, to bring for example, one of my kids to a friend's house, we would need to drive roughly 5-10 miles, without any public transportation in between, no crosswalks, and it's not like my youngest can bike that distance.

I also need to bring my parents to doctor's appointments. Some of them can be 20-50 miles away to see specialists. It's not like they can ride a bike, and public transportation is limited to very specific dates & times (and not convenient ones for 1-hour appointments). Hell, my father has dementia. He can't go anywhere without assistance, even with a car. Car-free living in the boonies seems like a pipe dream. The more I think about it, I'm starting to get irrationally irritated at the idea.

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True. But in this case, the lawyer is also stupid for other fuck-ups.

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Yep. In-person employees are not necessarily working just because they are in-person. Also, I call the instances where people would stop by and interrupt me "drive-bys".

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Honestly, if I saw this after installing a new TV, smart home appliances, etc. I would rip them back out of my house and return them all. That is absurd.

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I didn't know it was quite this bad. App uninstalled, and TV blocked from WiFi. I have connected devices I typically stream from, but that data collection is crazy. Next TV I'm going to rip the WiFi antennas out of it if I have to.

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