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Cruising the . Let's seed more resilient communities

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Hasbro being the worst, yet again

BG3's only sin is having to be tied to the worst owner in tabletop gaming. Thank god Larian is independent.

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Suppose it just formalized the situation already effectively in place. Bungie giving a thumbs down + major staff loss on a live service is essentially game over.
Glad they didn't double down.

America has lost its f*****g mind. (feddit.de)

Hey, German here. What the f*** are Americans doing at the other side of the Atlantic? Some of you already know this monstrosity. I did’nt. This is a Ford F650 Truck and when I stepped out of my Youtube Bubble I realized, it was marketed as the “biggest, baddest Truck on the road” for the everyday American. Are you guys...

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I didn't even know Ford trucks got up to 650. Very normal country

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Heard about about the port literally today at 3 and immediately downloaded it, but I thought I'd have more time than literally disappearing the same day.

Was inevitable though.

Show's not quite over yet, as of writing this the itch.io page is still live.

May that pseudonymous dev be blessed

glassbottommeg, to PCGaming
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Because of Light No Fire having rideable birds and being very much my thing, and it being from the devs (who really understand how to do primarily cooperative online), I'm once again thinking about No Man's Sky and

seriously if you never did the Expeditions? They're 100% the right way to experience the game now. Taking the game and necking it down to a bunch of specific but wildly divergent goals that sorta, tell a mechanical narrative, and giving you a bunch of resources if necessary to smooth out the rough spots you'd normally hit doing those, is just such a clever thing.

Really dig the community aspect too. Everyone has a good reason to build a bunch of purpose-specific bases to help everyone else along with the objectives, which gives you a new reason to go HAM and build some cool new base themed around (whatever it is), just- the whole thing is super rad. Fucking fantastic sense of community in those.

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@glassbottommeg I hope that whenever Hello Games puts NMS into maintenance mode, they give players the tools to craft (and hopefully share) their own content using the tools they previously worked in via major updates and Expeditions. HG gets really creative with how they can stretch the normal mechanics of the game into a completely different experience (the semi-rogue-like mode they did in one of the previous expeditions blew my mind). Clearly, in their near-infinite universe, they can still find stories to tell, and Id love to see the stories fans could come up with well into the future.

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Not even mods can save this game, Todd. How many more sweet little lies will you tell?

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It's still refreshing that you can simply just edit a title now, lol

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Nice >:]]]

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Fingers crossed it comes to GOG, otherwise they can keep it

WagesOf, to android
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It kind of burns my biscuits that we don't have a good proton equivalent for .

My s23 is pretty close to the in raw power. If valve had a framework for running steam games on it 80% of their library would open up for me to play with my kishi.

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@WagesOf the bones are all there. Box86, Wine, DXVK - put it together and you have Proton for Android.

In fact, multiple people have tried to put it together - the latest attempt is Winlator.

Firefish Mastodon alternative (joinfirefish.org)

I found Firefish which is a better alternative to the standard Mastodon application. It’s compatible with Mastodon and has better features. It allows users to create web pages and the character limit is 3,000 instead of the 500 on Mastodon. It feels like a good limit for the type of site that it is. Plus this means that it can...

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Wish they had a native app. The misskey clients make my phone itch

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Samsung One UI moment

You can do some heavy modifications to their skin, on par with some custom ROMs of old, but it seems that a third of the time all the users do is install The Ugliest Font You've Ever Seen

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There has not been an election by Palestine in Gaza for roughly 17 years. Hamas isn't exactly democratic.

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Ah, no wonder they're exporting their fascist trash to the states these days. Had to cultivate it somehow.

technicat, to steam
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@technicat it's THAT bowling game, holy shit.

steinbring, to kbinMeta
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I have been following @milwaukee and @wisconsin from kbin.social and I noticed that starting around a week ago or so, I can post to the communities but new posts and comments don't make it from midwest.social to kbin.social. Is there a federation issue? Was something recently broken?

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@steinbring can you see this?

teachpaperless, to android

Hello world! I'm back in black - or in other words I shifted back to from .😅

But which app should I use??

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@teachpaperless My favorite is Moshidon.

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Mmm yes, because when I think of dating apps for adults I think of the kids app with obby jump challenges and the oof sound. Mixing together vulnerable children with adults looking for sexual/romantic relationships will surely go well.

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I'm not on anymore, but these apps look nice. https://www.simplemobiletools.com/

> A group of simple, open source Android apps without ads and unnecessary permissions, with customizable colors.

Interesting discussions on HN about it (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=37463662), especially regarding the Google Play & F-Droid versions (spoiler: they’re the same). Some people are balking at the author(s) asking for optional financial support because “that's advertisement!!” but fuck them. Asking for support != ads.

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@czottmann Never quite understood that group of people. I can understand how the introduction of money into a project can invite anxiety into incentives for nefarious behavior later down the line, especially from big time corporations, but applying that fear and hostility to what are often 1-5 guys working on a side project (sometimes even as their main project) always seemed silly to me.

Especially as I grew older and was reading into these FOSS projects which the world has built huge, foundational derivative projects on top of being maintained at the core by 1 dude in the middle of Montana for less than $40k a year with very few other contributors. Like, what??

I have no problems with how developers take it the way SMT do; i.e. charging for compiled, auto updated binaries and also leaving up the source code (and many times, also compiled binaries) on their forge. You can still compile the code! Hell, sometimes you don't even have to!

A lot of people forget that the quality, accessibility, and popularity of non-proprietary, libre software is historically rather recent. We should support its continuation while being grateful for the people who make it now.

ETA: It seems that SMT has updated their monetization strategy to be trialware on Google Play, rather than donate to support. A bit unfortunate, but I would guess they are making this move because they are not capable of maintaining development the way they have been prior. They are making like 8 different apps, and that cost of living certainly isn't getting any lower, but I wouldn't say a bit of nagging is the same as ad sdks being put into your apps. Is this not the generation that grew up with WinRAR and other sharewarez?

For what it's worth, I think the F-Droid version remains free.

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Welllllllllllllllllllll there is a stereotype with the armed forces 👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨

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Take em to the trash (or don't!), UE local 150

Where is Microsoft’s handheld Xbox? (www.theverge.com)

The Steam Deck has kick-started a wave of handhelds from some of the big names in PC gaming. Asus has its Windows-powered ROG Ally, Lenovo just announced its own Legion Go handheld PC, and Logitech released a cloud-focused handheld. AMD has been quietly arming an entire new wave of Steam Deck competitors, and that got me...

alternativeto, to android
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Google is revamping its brand to match the aesthetics of Android 14, with an updated logo. The redesign includes a new typeface and a shift from lowercase to capitalized Android name.
https://alternativeto.net/news/2023/9/google-unveils-android-s-brand-revamp-ahead-of-android-14-launch/

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@alternativeto same as it ever was

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Macabre. Why do you need two silent letters?

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Congratulations, you've sufficiently annoyed me enough to log in to my local instances to type this out.

There is no ”one” way to speak and write English — we don't have an """official""" institute of our language like Spanish or French does (and even if we did, they would not have a monopoly on English). We don't speak in Received Pronunciation or keep the superfluous 'u' next to every 'o.'
Like every language, English has multiple dialects with their own vocabulary, and even some with their own specific grammar. The sentence in the OP was likely written in one of them - African-American Vernacular English. This dialect codifies double negatives, the habitual be, and words like 'finna.' Many of its aspects are already integrated into 'standard' American English.

This is part of the process of language in general. Many of the rules in 'proper form' come from shorthand, slang, and and crude versions of other languages and forms. Being aware of the rules shifting and changing as people shift and change how they speak will probably get you further than turning your nose up at rules you don't recognize.

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