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KanaMauna

@KanaMauna@sauropods.win

Faceless bureaucrat dude who likes sciency things. Chauffeur to canine overlords. Avatar is a picture of Bonnie the miniature blink dog (2010–2023). Mask up Buttercup. #SJSU #Milpitas #SFBayArea #SFBA

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thomasfuchs, to random
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The AI hype sometimes reminds me of 1970s foods.

People actually thought dishes like “Avocado Jelly Waldorf with Mayonnaise” were decent and a good idea.

KanaMauna,
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@thomasfuchs At least that dish is nutritious and won’t kill you like an AI “recipe” would.

KanaMauna,
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@thomasfuchs Oh come on, don’t you know that boiled pork skins and cattle joints give you a nice glossy sheen to your hair and nails?

ai6yr, to H5N1

PBS: Raw milk sales spike despite CDC’s warnings of risk associated with bird flu. Raw milk producer: "“Anything that the FDA tells our customers to do, they do the opposite.”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/raw-milk-sales-spike-despite-cdcs-warnings-of-risk-associated-with-bird-flu
#hpai #h5n1 #darwin #darwinaward #birdflu #milk #rawmilk

KanaMauna,
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@ai6yr
99% chance these smooth brains don’t wash their hands after using the restroom. 🚽

futurebird, to random
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Why is this sign so ominous to me? ?

KanaMauna,
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@futurebird
1 clam. Everyone has to share.

ai6yr, to climate

PBS: After a year of record-breaking global heat with El Nino, will La Nina bring a reprieve? That depends on where you live and how you feel about hurricanes. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/la-nina-is-on-its-way-back-an-atmospheric-scientist-explains-what-to-expect

KanaMauna,
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@ai6yr The good news is that you won’t need to run your AC as much this year. The bad news is your AC is at the bottom of Tampa Bay.

futurebird, to random
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You know the early humans who lived in Europe 25k years ago? The ones with stone tools who carved thicc portable woman statues?

How many do you think there were in all of Europe?

I'm shocked to learn the estimates are only 30,000 people! Hardly even a small town... and spread over so much space. Humans were rare animals. Our shift to numerous is more extreme than I think we realize.

It explains why technology changed so slowly. Not enough people!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTn5KdsxZ0E

KanaMauna,
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@futurebird It’s also wild that even m back then they’re already was already long distance trade. I always wonder, how did the traders find each other? Things like ocean seashells must’ve been extremely valuable to the in the interior cause they never knew when the next goods were going to arrive.

KanaMauna,
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@futurebird @Kierkegaanks Today when we look across the world we see thousands of different cultures and languages. But, with the utter isolation of settlements and the vastness of space and time, we must’ve lost far more than we’ve ever encountered.

ai6yr, to random

My neighbor (who hates bees, rabbits, coyotes, and all insects in her yard -- and has replaced their lawn with plastic) has a "Welcome Spring" sign up. 🤔

KanaMauna,
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@ai6yr Um, be careful. It’s always the ones you most expect.

KanaMauna, to random
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WhoTF schedules a meeting on Monday morning at 8am?

atomicpoet, (edited ) to random
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I like Expendable.

It’s basically a 3D polygonal run-and-gun shooter with broad similarities to Contra. It’s not a terribly deep game, but this is basically an arcade-like game.

When you start the game, you have “5 credits” – think of these credits as the equivalent of quarters. Each credit gives you three lives and after your quarters end, it’s game over. But unlike your typical arcade game, you can save your progress should you choose to quit.

But man, the default controls made me realize how far we’ve come with PC gaming. This is one of those games that defaults the movement with arrow keys, fire with space key, and demands a dedicated strafe key. Thankfully, you can change the default controls to WASD, change fire buttons to left and right mouse button, and you can aim with mouse. Also, because this is an old game, be sure to set your mouse to 800dpi or else everything will be too sensitive.

I also haven’t been able to find a mod that supports modern resolutions with widescreen support. However, I don’t mind the low res graphics and find them charming. The way this game looks should be thoroughly enjoyable for anyone who appreciates late 90s games.

Rage Software made this game. I know them from Gun Metal, which was a great mech game and I still play it today. However, they’re perhaps best known for Rocky which, by all accounts, was a fun boxing game.

When I speak about the late 90s and early ‘2000s now being retro, this is a case in point. Games like this simply aren’t being made anymore.

KanaMauna,
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@atomicpoet I loved this Dreamcast game. I had hours of mindless fun while riding an exercise bike.

futurebird, to random
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The disturbing thing about ant technology is it's all ants.

The fridge? It's an ant.
Your tank? It's an ant.
Your boat? It's you, and other ants.
Your house? The walls are ants.
Your weed control for your garden? Tiny ants?
Your glue gun? It's an ant (a baby ant!)

So advanced high tech ants would have ant guns, and ant spaceships. Advanced ants would have ant computers for ants, made of ants. Advanced ants would have ants for storing data.

And ant bombs.

Wait! Those already exist!

KanaMauna,
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@futurebird It’s ants all the way down.

futurebird, to random
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"Joe Biden fascist marxist prosecutors"

Like... how do you even unpack a phrase like that?

The prosecutors aren't--
Biden's not--
Marxism isn't--
Fascism doesn't--
It's New York State not--
Those aren't even--

This is beyond a Gish Gallop (lies so thick you can't sound sane as you counter them all)

It's like information anti-matter and it's not even the whole sentence.

What do we call something that is "beyond untrue" ?

KanaMauna,
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@futurebird MAGA beliefs

atomicpoet, to random
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Okay, so something that been living rent-free in my head today: a woman I know is distraught because she’s 37-years-old and doesn’t think she’ll find a man with small toes.

And small toes are a dealbreaker for her.

But for the life of me… aren’t all toes small? I really am empathetic towards her. I just don’t understand how small a small toe is.

EDIT: Oh yeah, this ideal man has to have big feet and small toes. Size 12 and higher. But this big footed man must have small toes.

KanaMauna,
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@atomicpoet Don’t men get in trouble when we objectize women like this? Also, isn’t a functional brain little bit more important than the toes which are gonna be inside shoes anyways?

futurebird, to random
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I found this photo of a cat and it's one of the most cat cats I've ever seen and I wanted to show it to you.

Did you know that cats are real animals? Did you know you could live with a cat in your house and they really are like this:

https://www.tumblr.com/kaijuno/749103591667679232

KanaMauna,
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@futurebird Cats aren’t real, just like birds aren’t.

atomicpoet, to random
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To this day, what really gets me about 90s music is that “alternative” was considered more rebellious than heavy metal.

People were actually convinced the R.E.M. was edgier than Metallica.

KanaMauna,
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@atomicpoet

I'm a bit older than you but had similar arguments about punk, metal, and new wave. Every generation had their sectarian conflicts that now makes absolutely no sense.

KanaMauna, to random
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On a Teams call right now and a coworker is sharing a worksheet from their desktop and there are all these reminders and chat pop-ups that keep appearing and I can’t make them go away because it’s not my screen. It’s driving me nuts. Stop your presentation right now and make all these pop-ups go away, damn it.

StillIRise1963, to random
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The fact that this presidential immunity question is being discussed in SCOTUS makes this nation look like the land of morons. Seriously.🙄

KanaMauna,
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@StillIRise1963 Pisses me off because my ancestors fought against this sort of madness in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI,and WWII. Seriously stop it.

KanaMauna,
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@superflippy @StillIRise1963
My great great grandfather was present at the Burning of Atlanta and took part in Sherman‘s March to Sea. How many times we need to do this?

ZachWeinersmith, to random
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One of the disappointing things about living in this sci fi future is that nobody wants a heads-up display. They're annoying with basically no upside in most contexts, but when I was a kid I always imagined needing data readouts or whatever.

KanaMauna,
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@ZachWeinersmith The way people walk or drive around staring at their phones makes me think we did implement heads up displays , just in the worst way possible.

atomicpoet, to random
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Generally, I hate DRM because it doesn’t prevent piracy. It just penalizes customers for having the wherewithal to buy the product.

The pirates? They love DRM because there’s nothing they love more than the challenge of a crack. To them, DRM is literally a game.

For people who buy software with DRM, it just makes life more inconvenient.

KanaMauna,
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@atomicpoet

I don't think software companies understand how much revenue they've lost to DRM. By the mid-nineties I essentially stopped buying computer games because I was sick of being locked out everytime I got a new system or moved (and I moved a lot back then). 30+ years latter I still avoid DRM like whenever I can. I am sure countless other middle-aged users do too.

ai6yr, to tesla
KanaMauna,
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@ai6yr I hate these look down excuses. It is 2024, either use voice control or mount the damn phone on your window with a $10 device.

augieray, to random
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I forgot to open a window when I did my 20 minute workout this evening. In the course of a brief workout in a decent sized bedroom, the CO2 went from a safe 600 PPM to an unsafe 1285. That level isn't life-threatening, but it does decrease your brain power and cause drowsiness. Amazing that all it takes is 20 minutes of one person exercising in a room.

KanaMauna,
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@augieray
Want to see some truly scary numbers? Go for a drive. Here we ate take-out in our car with the windows rolled up due to forest fire smoke. Sleeping in one's car feels like a bad idea.

futurebird, (edited ) to random
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They look so innocent at this age. Big yellow heads, soft exoskeletons. These major worker twins just emerged. They are sleeping. Their black antennae remind me of pigtails. So innocent, give them a week and they’ll be up to all kinds of adventures. (Camponotus nicobarensis)

How do I know they are sleeping? Well from this handy guide to ant antennae body language:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8100000/8100876.stm

The article says workers don't sleep for more than one min... but newly eclosed workers sleep longer.

KanaMauna,
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@futurebird Wonder what they dream about.

RickiTarr, to random
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If you could have one new skill starting right now, what would it be?

KanaMauna,
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@RickiTarr Getting rich without really trying.

skykiss, (edited ) to Ukraine
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Thank you to everyone who called in support of . You made a difference! Thank you.

Americans, we must ensure the senate moves quickly to approve/finalize.

It’s crucial to understand that the Republicans had the opportunity to pass the bipartisan national security bill, already approved in the Senate. However, they were UNWILLING to do so for six months. They unnecessarily introduced multiple bills, causing further delays in the aid to Ukraine. This must go through the Senate, even though the Senate had already approved a bill that included national security. The Republicans removed the security from the bill. Removing billions had for CBP and CBP wanted this badly! Keep this manipulation in mind.

Remember this fuckery.

It is crystal clear that the treason caucus republicans are covered in blood. MoscowMike Johnson has been stalling Ukraine aid for months, each time giving a different excuse. Traitorous republicans are marked. We will not forget.

KanaMauna,
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@skykiss @sysop408 Then just vote against 8034 instead of risking everything. Oh well, I guess I’m not a politician.

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