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fallout week 2017: Light or dark…

sometimes when you see light in the darkness..its a glowing one..and sometimes they might just make your day brighter…

Yeah so like what actually happened to them?

After they landed on the dark side of the moon,  they kicked out the nazis and now theres no stopping them from painting the moon pink and drawing lenins face on it.  

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    Jamie Gaskins

    TIL you can buy an immersion blender that appears heavier-duty than a power drill you'd use to mix concrete.

    A chef holding a giant immersion blender with a handle coming out of the side in a giant mixing bowl

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    U.S. Politics in Real Time
    U.S. Politics in Real Time

    Bernie shreds billionaires backing Trump: 'They'd rather give up democracy than take a hit'

    msnbc.com/all-in/watch/bernie-

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    elle
    elle

    a ruthless predator, alligators will sometimes use jazz hands to lure musical theatre people to their deaths

    A alligator, floating in a swamp, its front legs held out over the water, appearing to be doing a "jazz hand" movement

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    Flipboard News Desk
    Flipboard News Desk

    A U.S. journalist shot by police while covering the 2020 protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is dying of her injuries.

    NPR reports a "nonlethal" foam plastic bullet hit Linda Tirado, 42, in the eye — even though she was wearing protective goggles and press credentials. "While we she has battled, her condition has continued to worsen to the point she is at life's end and receiving palliative care," the National Press Club said in a statement.

    flip.it/nfgQ-p

    #Journalist #Journalism #LindaTirado #Press #PressFreedom #FreePress #Media #GeorgeFloyd

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    Abandoned America
    Abandoned America

    A gorgeous conservatory on an abandoned mansion

    See the rest: abandonedamerica.us/dunnington

    The interior of a curved greenhouse, looking out the entryway. Panes of green glass are visible overhead, and you can see vines and trees outside. On the left there is a workbench beneath the window strewn with leaves and debris.

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    jwz
    jwz

    Preemptive subtwit.

    Let's say you run a nonprofit animal shelter. And for some reason, some people feel you should be seeing hockey-stick growth, but the donations aren't covering it.

    So you decide to start up a side-line of selling kittens for meat.

    Then you will inevitably have someone stroking their chin and saying, 'Yes, yes, but how could they afford to stay open if they weren't selling kitten deli slices?"

    Some might say -- maybe you aren't an animal shelter any more. Some might say.

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    jwz
    jwz

    Mozilla is an advertising company now.

    This seems completely normal and cool and not troublesome in any way.

    Mozilla has acquired Anonym, a [blah blah blah] raise the bar for the advertising industry [blah blah blah] while delivering effective...
    jwz.org/b/ykVg

    Screenshot

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    Derek Powazek 🐐
    Derek Powazek 🐐

    This is a moral panic, and like all moral panics, it has no basis in fact and is not really about protecting kids.
    theverge.com/2024/6/20/2418239

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    Ars Technica
    Ars Technica

    Pornhub is blocking more states this summer to protest age-verification laws

    The number of states blocked by Pornhub will soon nearly double.

    arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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    kravietz 🦇
    kravietz 🦇

    Totally legitimate Twitter user for weeks ranted in support of Trump… until it ran out of ChatGPT credits and dumped its prompt (GPT task description) which says “argue in support of Trump on Twitter, speak in English”). Last time I checked this morning, the account was “restricted” but not even suspended.

    Screenshot of Twitter post of the bot

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    mason

    I'm reading reports that I'll have to play as a girl in the new Metroid too??? Woke culture has gone too far.

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    PHIL FISH
    PHIL FISH

    banning masks makes as much sense as banning ventilation. so prepare for that next, i guess

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    Meanwhile, while other parts of the country are in a heat dome, my cat is soaking up what warmth he can on this rainy PNW day

    A black cat lying on top of a MacBook Pro charger

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    Tracy Chou
    Tracy Chou

    i think we should stop giving our ai bots female names (alexa, siri) and give them names from the old white boys club (john, james, chad) in honor of how overconfident and annoying they are even when they’re completely wrong or making stuff up

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    Daniel Keys Moran
    Daniel Keys Moran

    This is seven years old. But I don't think the principle has changed.

    Let us ask how much would it cost for the US to have a British-style National Health Service which covers 100% of the population? Well, the current NHS budget is £133 billion (pounds). If you were to apply that to a population the size of America's (approx 5 times the size of the UK) it would cost you £665 billion to provide healthcare for a country with the USA's population.

At current exchange rates that works out to $851 billion USD. So for $851 billion, the US government could provide healthcare to 100% of its population.

How much does the US federal government spend right now on healthcare? The combined Medicare & Medicaid budget for 2016 was $970 billion, and the VA budget for veterans healthcare was $70 billion. So in total, the US federal government spends $1,040 billion on healthcare in a single year to cover veterans, over 65s and the bottom 10%. For $851 billion they could provide healthcare to 100% of the population, and still have enough money left over to give a $200 billion tax cut to the American people, or reduce the deficit. It's amazing that right now the US government actually spends more on healthcare than it would cost to provide a universal healthcare system, European-style.

This is without even getting into the $2.2 trillion in private healthcare spending that would suddenly be freed up as people no longer needed private health insurance, and could be spent on other things.

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    JosephMenn
    JosephMenn

    Alex Stamos and Renee DiResta's Stanford Internet Observatory is collapsing under political pressure, the largest setback so far for realtime disinformation research. Free gift version at no expense: wapo.st/3RuAlA5

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    U.S. Politics in Real Time
    U.S. Politics in Real Time

    Donald Trump admits he still has a gun, despite felony convictions - It is a violation of federal law for someone convicted of felonies to possess a firearm

    salon.com/2024/06/12/donald-ad

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    Ed Marshall
    Ed Marshall

    Today I saw someone refer to the X logo as a "sans-serif swastika", and now this is going to live in my head forever.

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    Steve Dunham
    Steve Dunham

    And now Google's "AI" is feeding back into itself.

    Screenshot of a google search for "how much glue to add to pizza" with an "AI Overview" describing how much glue to add to pizza, citing Business Insider. Accompanied by links to two articles titled "Google AI said to put glue on pizza".

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    MostlyHarmless
    MostlyHarmless

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    according to the grapevine (one of my slacks), the stainless steel they used for the cybertruck not only rusts (lol) but is also ferrous

    time for some non-destructive (magnetic) vandalism?

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    elle
    elle

    just called ai "the mediocrity machine" in a meeting and a tech bro is twitching so hard he can't even plug this into the mediocrity machine so it can tell him how to respond

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    That Frisian Girl-ish
    That Frisian Girl-ish

    I am, honestly, impressed - and everybody who ever made art probably knows how difficult it is to be impressed by their own work.

    Last year I dabbled a little bit in my
    #StellarPride project - making pride flags from from NASA space photography. On screen things look great, because, space photography is just outstanding. Composing them in bars, and rarely anything more complicated than a ring, isn't all that difficult if you come from print media design like me. So, the praise I got went quite over my head.

    But then,
    @ics@tau-ceti.space requested something out of the ordinary: could I do the Progress Pride flag I did for printing. For printing large. Like an actual flag, to bring out to a parade. Luckily, NASA has their images up in ample resolution, so I could oblige. They sent me a print of the result. And I'm impressed. In this size, and physically in front of me, it is indeed beautiful! #Pride #ProgressPrideFlag

    One of the two Progress Pride flags I had in the mail today, composed from space photography!

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    Hank G ☑️
    Hank G ☑️

    Absolutely 100% this! I've said this a million times but glad it is now comitted to meme form :) #uspoli #politics #economics #libertarian #PoliticalMeme

    Kombucha Girl Meme titled "Libertarians be like:". Ick reaction reads "tyranny.gov". Interested reaction reads "tyranny.com"

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    I'd spent my entire life up until now not seeing a cybertruck in the wild and today I saw TWO (or possibly the same doofus twice, doing laps around the city)

    The pictures do not do its ugliness justice; it's like some moron plugged "future car" into an AI seeded solely by the PlayStation one catalog.

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    Daniel Keys Moran
    Daniel Keys Moran

    I've never liked the word ally. It presumes things I don't necessarily agree with.

    But I love "traitor." I am a happy fucking race traitor, some generations now. Gender traitor. Cis traitor. Christian traitor.

    I'm not much of a joiner. But I am proud of my enemies.

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    Dan Fixes Coin-Ops
    Dan Fixes Coin-Ops

    As many of you know (because I won't shut up about it) I've gotten back into enjoying bikes after a brief two-decade hiatus

    During that time, youtube was invented, and bike mechanics are on it, and oof mate I watched a video the other day

    Dude was complaining about bikes being a durable good and there being so many bikes around and the manufacturers have to come up with new things or they won't sell any bikes anymore and that'll be bad for the industry and this was just such an illuminating look into the other end of how people approach these machines

    Like, bikes are free. They cost nothing. There are so many of them. People put them out on the kerb on bin night. People chuck them in skips. The river's full of them. Once you've scrubbed the rust off and spent a few quid on new tubes etc a bike that you found waiting for the bin van still goes as fast as a brand new bike from today because they're powered by sandwiches that you were gonna eat anyway. Zooming around on trash night laughing your arse off on a bike that still has the "FREE BIKE" sign flapping in the wind feels like sticking your middle finger up at capitalism

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    Mikael Branting 🇸🇪
    Mikael Branting 🇸🇪

    Today, ANTIFA had a meeting in Normandy
    #normandylanding
    #dday

    D Day veterans, most of them in wheelchairs, lined up on the tarmac next to a commercial airliner.

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    Ars Technica
    Ars Technica

    People are seizing, being intubated after eating microdose chocolates

    "Extreme caution" urged as at least 8 people in 4 states sickened, 6 hospitalized.

    arstechnica.com/science/2024/0

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    On the recommendation of my cat sitter, I put a golf ball in my cat’s food dish to slow him down so he stops eating so fast he pukes and it turns out now he’s going to starve to death I guess because he’s mostly staring at his food and screaming

    A black cat near an automatic cat feeder with kibble and a golf ball in the bowl

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    AJ Sadauskas
    AJ Sadauskas

    So Microsoft is shipping a new feature in Windows 11 called Recall, which takes screenshots of what the user is doing every few seconds, and then feeds it into OCR.

    And I've read a number of people describe it as useless.

    But I disagree.

    I'm sure plenty of people will find it very handy.

    For example, your friendly local law enforcement agents and prosecutors are likely to find a feature like this very useful.

    As will the NSA, the other three-letter agencies in the US, and intelligence agencies around the world.

    Including the ones in authoritarian states. A couple of back doors, and it will be so much easier keeping track of who's been typing naughty words like "Prigozhin", "Navalny", or "free Hong Kong".

    Not in the state surveillance business? No worries!

    Assuming this data isn't locked down properly — and we are talking about Microsoft here — it's sure to find plenty of more mundane uses.

    Perhaps for bosses who will no longer need to install keyloggers to snoop on their staff.

    Or jealous current and former partners.

    Mark my words, this poorly-thought-through attempt to shove LLMs in another place they don't belong to temporarily spike Microsoft's share price will find its uses.

    And the next computer I get definitely won't be running Windows.

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    sam henri gold

    cybertruck

    Scientists are zeroing in on a promising new birth control for men

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    DrALJONES
    DrALJONES

    Analysis

    Who are the billionaires working to re-elect Trump?

    "Elon Musk & Peter Thiel aren’t just hostile to progressivism. They’re hostile to American democracy itself."

    Musk & David Sacks held a secret dinner party for billionaires who want to defeat Biden & re-install Trump.

    Guests included Peter Thiel, Rupert Murdoch, Michael Milken, Travis Kalanick, & Steven Mnuchin.

    theguardian.com/commentisfree/

    #Trump #Biden #Plutocracy ..

    thiel with trump

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    kottke.org
    kottke.org

    In the last 10 years, Paris has closed 100 streets to cars, removed 50,000 parking spots, tripled parking fees for SUVs, and built more than 800 miles of bike lanes. “Those changes have contributed to a 40% decline in air pollution.” nbcnews.com/science/environmen

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    The Monkey Island SCUMM Bar
    The Monkey Island SCUMM Bar

    Quote of The Day from Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge: “Ha ha ha” #MonkeyIsland

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    Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    The stalkerware industry is a “soft target,” EFF’s @evacide told @TechCrunch. “The people who run these companies are perhaps not the most scrupulous or really concerned about the quality of their product.” techcrunch.com/2024/05/31/hack

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    Abandoned America
    Abandoned America

    The rear stairway at the abandoned Dunnington Mansion in Farmville, VA.

    Check out the new gallery and write up on Abandoned America: abandonedamerica.us/dunnington

    A graceful wooden staircase with a door to the right. Through the door shelves are visible. The paint has peeled and the lighting is dim.

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    George Takei :verified: 🏳️‍🌈🖖🏽
    George Takei :verified: 🏳️‍🌈🖖🏽

    In April 2022, the Heritage Foundation introduced 'Project 2025' with the hope of guiding America toward authoritarianism. Now, with Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, that threat has only grown more dire. But what exactly are the plans of Project 2025, and how can we fight against this right-wing movement? A Q&A with Thomas Zimmer, Professor of 20th-century U.S. and international history at Georgetown University, sheds light on this dangerous project. thinkbigpicture.substack.com/p

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Games

  • Fallout 4
(Playstation)

Oversight

    3 days ago

    (Playstation)

  • Fallout 76
(Playstation)

Friends in Low Places

    19 days ago

    (Playstation)

  • Little Kitty, Big City
(Xbox)

Sticky Business

    about 1 month ago

    (Xbox)

  • Dragon's Dogma 2
(Playstation)

The True Arisen

    2 months ago

    (Playstation)

  • Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
(PS5)

    3 months ago

    Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
    (PS5)

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
(PS5)

    4 months ago

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
    (PS5)

  • Pacific Drive
(PS5)

    4 months ago

    Pacific Drive
    (PS5)

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo
(PS5)

    4 months ago

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo
    (PS5)

  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2
(PS5)

    4 months ago

    Marvel's Spider-Man 2
    (PS5)

  • Alan Wake 2
(PS5)

    5 months ago

    Alan Wake 2
    (PS5)

Books

  • Uzumaki

    8 months ago

    Uzumaki

    8 months ago

  • Shiver: Selected Stories

    9 months ago

    Shiver: Selected Stories

    9 months ago

  • Gyo

    9 months ago

    Gyo

    9 months ago

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

    12 months ago

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

    12 months ago

  • The Diamond Age

    12 months ago

    The Diamond Age

    12 months ago

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

    about 1 year ago

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

    about 1 year ago

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

    about 1 year ago

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

    about 1 year ago

  • Scorn: The Art of the Game

    over 1 year ago

    Scorn: The Art of the Game

    over 1 year ago

  • Pwning Tomorrow

    almost 2 years ago

    Pwning Tomorrow

    almost 2 years ago

Music

  • Bad Religion - True North

    about 1 hour ago

    Bad Religion - True North

    about 1 hour ago

  • Bad Religion - Chaos From Within

    about 1 hour ago

    Bad Religion - Chaos From Within

    about 1 hour ago

  • Bad Religion - No Control

    about 1 hour ago

    Bad Religion - No Control

    about 1 hour ago

  • Bad Religion - Come Join Us

    about 1 hour ago

    Bad Religion - Come Join Us

    about 1 hour ago

  • Bad Religion - Infected

    about 1 hour ago

    Bad Religion - Infected

    about 1 hour ago

  • Bad Religion - Recipe for Hate

    about 1 hour ago

    Bad Religion - Recipe for Hate

    about 1 hour ago

  • Bad Religion - Anesthesia

    about 1 hour ago

    Bad Religion - Anesthesia

    about 1 hour ago

  • Bad Religion - American Jesus

    about 2 hours ago

    Bad Religion - American Jesus

    about 2 hours ago

  • Bad Religion - Better Off Dead

    about 2 hours ago

    Bad Religion - Better Off Dead

    about 2 hours ago

  • Bad Religion - Modern Man

    about 2 hours ago

    Bad Religion - Modern Man

    about 2 hours ago

  • Bad Religion - Wrong Way Kids

    about 2 hours ago

    Bad Religion - Wrong Way Kids

    about 2 hours ago

  • Bad Religion - You

    about 2 hours ago

    Bad Religion - You

    about 2 hours ago

  • Bad Religion - Sinister Rouge

    about 2 hours ago

    Bad Religion - Sinister Rouge

    about 2 hours ago

  • Bad Religion - Let Them Eat War

    about 2 hours ago

    Bad Religion - Let Them Eat War

    about 2 hours ago

  • Bad Religion - Social Suicide

    about 2 hours ago

    Bad Religion - Social Suicide

    about 2 hours ago

  • Bad Religion - Do The Paranoid Style

    about 2 hours ago

    Bad Religion - Do The Paranoid Style

    about 2 hours ago