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    Mike McCaffrey :pdx_badge:
    Mike McCaffrey :pdx_badge:

    @ingalls At first glance, I thought these were a single photo and that you were biking with a very small person wearing an identical suit and glasses.

    Two photos side by side from different distances. A suited man with his family is sitting on a bike in both, but when viewed together it looks like one large and one small version of the same person in a single scene.

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    My biggest hope for season 2 of Fallout is that Ron Perlman is in it, specifically as...

    Marcus the leader of Jacobstown

    fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Marcus

    #FalloutTV

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    Well, I finished the first season of #FalloutTV and Reddit nerds complaining that it retconned New Vegas away and wondering “but what happened to Shady Sands????” didn’t watch the same show I did, I guess?

    Anyway, no complaints yet, we’ll see what happens in the next season, which looks to take place IN New Vegas

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Seth Hanford 🐡
    Seth Hanford 🐡

    I know who needs to hear this, but I'm not sure they follow me on here.

    You can't wrap a Linux shell safely.

    I know you're going to try. I know that it's super easy to just like pass arbitrary text through your cute little CLI tool or web interface or whatevs.

    But the perl CGI folks couldn't do it, the web servers couldn't do it, the network device folks couldn't do it, nobody can do it.

    It's not a good pattern. Please. Stop.

    (This message brought to you by the PSIRT Council and our generous donors: $ () {} && || ` ; > < ../ and so many others that I can't remember them all even though I've been watching you fail to do this well for over 2 decades)

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    I platinumed #DragonsDogma2 last night and instead of feeling happy or accomplished I just feel relieved to be done with it

    I swear I was having a lot of fun with it until the other day I ran into an annoying bug that meant because I was *too good* at killing the dragon in Melve I was locked out of the Mystic Spearhead maister skill unless I started a NG++ and I was just *done*.

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    I've only had a chance to watch the first two episodes so far, but the #FalloutTV series has started off really good!

    But Todd's daddy issues are present, surprising no one.

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    Dr. Lucky Tran :verified:
    Dr. Lucky Tran :verified:

    This was avoidable.

    Maps of US comparing Google search volume for "eyes hurt" with total solar eclipse path on April 2024

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    Marc Elias
    Marc Elias

    Trump's campaign knows:

    A vote for Robert Kennedy is a vote for Trump.
    A vote for Cornel West is a vote for Trump.
    A vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Trump.
    Not voting is a vote for Trump.

    A vote for Biden is a vote for democracy.
    nytimes.com/2024/04/10/us/poli

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    George Takei :verified: 🏳️‍🌈🖖🏽
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    My #DragonsDogma2 party is familiar

    A screenshot from Dragon’s Dogma 2, with Astarion, Lae’zel, and Shadowheart pawns.

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    In #DragonsDogma2 when I'm just wandering around minding my own business and a random pawn initiates a conversation with me my totally normal and not-at-all-unhinged reaction is to murder them right into a poof of rift smoke. Anyone else?

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    someone shared this in one of my discords and now you all have to see it, too
    #baldursgate3 #astarion #loss

    A modified version of the Baldur’s Gate 3 Astarion back scar reveal where the infernal runes are replaced by the Loss meme

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    Annika Backstrom
    Annika Backstrom

    Instead of "golden parachutes" we should give CEOs "golden pair of shoes." Really big, thick, golden shoes, which they can wear when we toss them in the ocean.

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    Thomas Roccia :verified:
    Thomas Roccia :verified:

    🤯 The level of sophistication of the XZ attack is very impressive! I tried to make sense of the analysis in a single page (which was quite complicated)!

    I hope it helps to make sense of the information out there. Please treat the information "as is" while the analysis progresses! 🧐 #infosec #xz

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    Meredith Whittaker
    Meredith Whittaker

    Most lives could be much shorter, too, if we insisted on measuring their worth against brutal, joyless utilitarian metrics.

    Screenshot of a tiresom Elon tweet that say, "Most books can be much shorter. Definitely a useful task for LLM's to summarize the salient points of a book."

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    Joe Cooper 💾
    Joe Cooper 💾

    The abusive behavior that was being used to manipulate Lasse Collin into bringing on more maintainers for #xz went unnoticed because abusive behavior in Open Source communities is so pervasive. In context, we can clearly see it was part of an orchestrated operation. Out of context, it looks like just another asshole complaining about stuff they have no right to complain about. robmensching.com/blog/posts/20

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    VessOnSecurity
    VessOnSecurity

    So, kids, what's the moral of the XZ story?

    If you're going to backdoor something, make sure that your changes don't impact its performance. Nobody cares about security - but if your backdoor makes the thing half a second slower, some nerd is going to dig it up.

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    Steve Bellovin
    Steve Bellovin

    If you use Homebrew on MacOS, you're affected—do 'brew update' and 'brew upgrade’.
    infosec.exchange/@wdormann/112

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    Yellow Flag
    Yellow Flag

    Just your casual reminder: if you are staying on Xitter, then I don’t care that you aren’t a Nazi yourself. I don’t care whether you are “fighting Nazis” there. I don’t care that switching social networks is hard, or that there are no good alternatives. I don’t care that you only use it to communicate behind a lock with a selected few people.

    Whatever your reasons, your mere presence there provides relevance and credibility to a platform which is being run by a Nazi sympathizer and used to amplify Nazi ideas. Your mere presence there helps secure revenue for this crap. I don’t see how anything you say can possibly outweigh this kind of damage.

    This is merely the most recent example in a very long row:

    “X has locked and suspended the accounts of journalists and researchers who shared the alleged identity of a neo-Nazi cartoonist known as Stonetoss after the cartoonist appealed to site owner Elon Musk.”

    arstechnica.com/?p=2011854

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    Helen Czerski
    Helen Czerski

    I have just discovered that those odd waste/recycling bins that are all over the oldest bits of Bergen, Norway, link to an UNDERGROUND PNEUMATIC WASTE TRANSPORT SYSTEM. The waste collects for a bit and then WHOOSH... it's off to the recycling centre. All underground. No bin lorries (garbage trucks), fewer road vehicles, less noise... amazing. @davidho says that my (considerable) excitement about this is entirely unreasonable. I disagree.
    envacgroup.com/how-it-works/th

    #climate #waste #Norway

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    jimray
    jimray

    Me, an idiot: “So, kids, by setting the thermostat a little lower and eating less meat, we’re doing our part to make the world more sustainable”

    VCs, very smart: “We just raised $100 billion dollars from the sovereign wealth funds of three petrostates to build the world’s largest AI supercomputer. It uses as much power and water as Guatemala and the primary use case is for management consultants to autogenerate powerpoints for justifying mass layoffs.”

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    Derek Powazek 🐐
    Derek Powazek 🐐

    If you gather people together, online or off, managing those people is your job. It is, first and foremost, a human job because humans are very weird. Technology can help, sure, but anyone who sees it as primarily a tech problem is destined for failure.

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    SerTapTap (Birthday4/19)🏳️‍⚧️
    SerTapTap (Birthday4/19)🏳️‍⚧️

    Imagine if we addressed climate change as quickly as corporations jammed AI into every possible crevice

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    @cy Final Fantasy VII Remake had it! Rebirth is the middle of the remake trilogy, apparently.

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    Dgar
    Dgar

    Photo of Mark Zuckerberg peering into a house through a window. 
Caption: JUST CHECKING IN TO MAKE SURE 
TIKTOK ISN'T SPYING ON YOU

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    I finished Final Fantasy Rebirth and I can’t remember ever feeling so ambivalent about a game before.

    On the one hand, it’s masterfully done and looks exactly like a modern FFVII should look, and the story updates are for the most part enhancements to the original, or intriguing.

    On the other hand, there is SO MUCH of it. By the end I was ready to be done and everything began to feel like a chore. The end fight sequence (from the last rest area) alone took like two hours.

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    Democracy Matters :verified:
    Democracy Matters :verified:

    When someone says "bloodbath," I don't care about the fucking context.

    #BloodbathTrump #NeverAgainTrump #VoteBlueToSaveEveryone #NoRepublicansEverAgain

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    ben🌱ui
    ben🌱ui

    ✨ new tech bingo ✨

    Bingo card listing a bunch of common issues with newly-released technology. Squares include "destroys well-paying jobs", "horrifying military applications", "ceo is a real piece of shit". The free square in the middle is "ads!"

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    Widdershins Smith 🐘
    Widdershins Smith 🐘

    You don’t become cooler with age, but you do care progressively less about being cool, which is the only true way of being cool. This is called the Geezer’s Paradox

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    The research fairy
    The research fairy

    "What if an AI got hyper-focused on making paperclips and destroyed us all?" asked the insufferable nerd, as corporations whose only directive is "make stock price go up" utterly destroyed the conditions favourable for human life

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    sam henri gold
    sam henri gold

    💡 UX Tips: Improving Alert Copy

    Follow for more UX tips, tricks, and tips!

    Before. An alert box. Title: Confirm Cancellation. Body: Are you sure you want to cancel? This action cannot be undone. At the bottom, one button reads "Cancel Subscription" while the other reads "Do not cancel". Design notes and arrows are all around the box.  Note 1 points to a red close button and reads "Both buttons close the alert, we don't need a third". Note 2 points to the copy and reads "Cannot be undone is a double negative". Note 3 points to the "Do not cancel" button and reads "Users expect standard terms". Note 4 points to the "cancel subscription" button and reads "Repetitive info, user already knows what they're cancelling". Note 5 points to "Are you sure" text and reads "More question from body to title. Copy is too wordy"

    After. A dialog box. Title: Are you sure? Body: This action can be done. The highlighted button reads "Cancel" and the second button reads "Cancel"

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    Georgiann Baldino
    Georgiann Baldino
    coarse language

    Note that this warning post was dated Feb. 2020

    Post by J. Warren Welch 
"Can we please stop pretending to be shocked at the evangelical embrace of totalitarianism? Their entire worldview is 'obey me or burn in hell'. The fuck did you think their politics were going to be?

 7:51 PM - 2/13/20

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    stux⚡
    stux⚡

    The fire #cat

    Sliding down a pole (fence)

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    You know how they tell you to use a little elbow grease when cleaning?

    They don't warn you that this will absolutely injure your decrepit elderly body given enough elbow grease and enough life experience.

    Having an injured shoulder from scrubbing a frying pan is somehow even more annoying than waking up with a stiff/pulled muscle (which I have also done).

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    Andrea Junker :verified:
    Andrea Junker :verified:

    For anyone who still thinks we shouldn’t prosecute Trump and his co-conspirators because their insurrection failed, consider this: there is no such thing as prosecuting a successful insurrection.

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    StillIRise1963
    StillIRise1963

    Trump will kill YOU and let Netanyahu kill THEM.

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    Jared White
    Jared White

    This is brilliant. The Biden campaign should be and is courting Nikki Haley supporters. It's a reversal of the so-called Reagan Democrats of the 80s. Call it "Biden Republicans" of 2024. 🙌

    Statement From President Biden on
Nikki Haley Withdrawing from the
Republican Presidential Primary
"It takes a lot of courage to run for President - that's especially true
in today's Republican Party, where so few dare to speak the truth
about Donald Trump. Nikki Haley was willing to speak the truth
about Trump: about the chaos that always follows him, about his
inability to see right from wrong, about his cowering
before Vladimir Putin.
Donald Trump made it clear he doesn't want Nikki Haley's
supporters. I want to be clear: There is a place for them in my
campaign. I know there is a lot we won't agree on. But on the
fundamental issues of preserving American democracy, on standing
up for the rule of law, on treating each other with decency and
dignity and respect, on preserving NATO and standing up to
America's adversaries, I hope and believe we can
find common ground.
We all know this is no ordinary election. And the stakes for America
couldn't be higher. I know that Democrats and Republicans and
Independents disagree on many issues and hold strong convictions.
That's a good thing. That's what America stands for. But I also
know this: what unites Democrats and Republicans and
Independents is a love for America."

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    sam henri gold
    sam henri gold

    WE ARE SO BACK LETS GOOOOOO
    xoxo.zone/@xoxo/11205006253245

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    Mike Says No
    Mike Says No

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    Tualatin, Oregon
    Tualatin, Oregon
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Games

  • Fallout 76
(Playstation)

The New Fort Knox

    3 days ago

    (Playstation)

  • Dragon's Dogma 2
(Playstation)

The True Arisen

    4 days ago

    (Playstation)

  • Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
(Playstation)

Teamwork

    27 days ago

    (Playstation)

  • FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH
(Playstation)

Confluence of Worlds

    28 days ago

    (Playstation)

  • Pacific Drive
(PS5)

    about 2 months ago

    Pacific Drive
    (PS5)

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo
(PS5)

    about 2 months ago

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo
    (PS5)

  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2
(PS5)

    about 2 months ago

    Marvel's Spider-Man 2
    (PS5)

  • Alan Wake 2
(PS5)

    2 months ago

    Alan Wake 2
    (PS5)

  • SILENT HILL: The Short Message
(PS5)

    2 months ago

    SILENT HILL: The Short Message
    (PS5)

  • Atomic Heart
(PS5)

    2 months ago

    Atomic Heart
    (PS5)

Books

  • Uzumaki

    6 months ago

    Uzumaki

    6 months ago

  • Shiver: Selected Stories

    7 months ago

    Shiver: Selected Stories

    7 months ago

  • Gyo

    7 months ago

    Gyo

    7 months ago

  • If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe

    9 months ago

    If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe

    9 months ago

  • The Diamond Age

    9 months ago

    The Diamond Age

    9 months ago

  • John Constantine: Hellblazer, Vol. 2: The Best Version of You

    10 months ago

    John Constantine: Hellblazer, Vol. 2: The Best Version of You

    10 months ago

  • John Constantine: Hellblazer, Vol. 1: Marks of Woe

    10 months ago

    John Constantine: Hellblazer, Vol. 1: Marks of Woe

    10 months ago

  • Scorn: The Art of the Game

    about 1 year ago

    Scorn: The Art of the Game

    about 1 year ago

  • Pwning Tomorrow

    over 1 year ago

    Pwning Tomorrow

    over 1 year ago

Music

  • Marty Robbins - Big Iron

    14 minutes ago

    Marty Robbins - Big Iron

    today

  • Mitzi Gaynor - I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy

    21 minutes ago

    Mitzi Gaynor - I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy

    today

  • Betty Hutton - He's a Demon, He's a Devil, He's a Doll

    23 minutes ago

    Betty Hutton - He's a Demon, He's a Devil, He's a Doll

    today

  • Guy Mitchell - Heartaches by the Numbers (Rerecorded)

    2 days ago

    Guy Mitchell - Heartaches by the Numbers (Rerecorded)

    yesterday

  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Stormy Weather

    2 days ago

    Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Stormy Weather

    yesterday

  • Tex Beneke - A Wonderful Guy

    2 days ago

    Tex Beneke - A Wonderful Guy

    yesterday

  • Bing Crosby - A Hundred And Sixty Acres - Single Version

    2 days ago

    Bing Crosby - A Hundred And Sixty Acres - Single Version

    yesterday

  • Bob Crosby And The Bobcats - Bye Bye Baby—from 1948 show Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    2 days ago

    Bob Crosby And The Bobcats - Bye Bye Baby—from 1948 show Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    yesterday

  • Dean Martin - Ain't That a Kick in the Head

    2 days ago

    Dean Martin - Ain't That a Kick in the Head

    yesterday

  • Dion - The Wanderer

    2 days ago

    Dion - The Wanderer

    yesterday

  • Fred Astaire - Cheek To Cheek

    2 days ago

    Fred Astaire - Cheek To Cheek

    yesterday

  • The Boswell Sisters - Rock and Roll

    2 days ago

    The Boswell Sisters - Rock and Roll

    yesterday

  • Danny Kaye - Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) - Single Version

    2 days ago

    Danny Kaye - Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) - Single Version

    yesterday

  • Django Reinhardt - I'll See You in My Dreams

    2 days ago

    Django Reinhardt - I'll See You in My Dreams

    yesterday

  • Louis Prima - That Old Black Magic - Remastered

    2 days ago

    Louis Prima - That Old Black Magic - Remastered

    yesterday

  • Bob Crosby & The Bob Cats - Way Back Home

    2 days ago

    Bob Crosby & The Bob Cats - Way Back Home

    yesterday