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Yep, whole game for me looks like "eh, should be moderately fun". Nothing about it says "oh boy day one here we go"! I'll be fine waiting a year and paying half or less, and that's what it deserves since it's a live service and they'll probably shut it down a few months after that

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Yeah, 100% , had Mediacom years ago and they were migrating to docsis 3. I'd be very surprised if the lumbering slow Mediacom suddenly switched off.

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Which, I'm all for us all reducing our footprint too, but knowing that at the same time we should be matching oil and gas executives through the streets for old fashioned tar and feathering at the same time.

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Every time I see good news like this I see jerks like the person below or the idiots who sane inane things like "Too bad it only works when it's SUNNY 😂😂😂".

If only they had Dan, Retired, from Idaho Falls to tell them that this massive project was so stupid! No one thought about a cloudy day! It seems so obvious now! To me it says way way way more about how arrogant people are to think they know more than actual experts in the field, the people literally designing and building these things.

Kudos to Europe for leading the way on green energy.

Who is the culprit: me or the married man who enabled me to develop a crush on him?

Let me be extremely clear that I am not a homewrecker and have never condoned infidelity. This married man is senior to me at work but not my direct boss. We recently worked on a project together for months and had many phone calls for at least an hour, sometimes almost two, nearly all initiated by him. It was mostly about work...

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At this point I don't think anyone has done anything wrong.

A bit of flirting at work I'd say is normal, even when married, it's just the human condition. It's when things go beyond that it may be time to stop it and people become guilty.

In this story there is no culprit. Heck, I read it as maybe he picked up on it and decided to stop himself cold turkey. I wouldn't hold it against him, if anything that is an honorable trait, to self reflect and realize it was heading in a bad direction. If I were him, I probably would have knee-jerk reacted too if I realized it. Yeah it might be nice to talk about it.... but work complicates that and it opens the door for HR and a whole bunch of trouble. It also could have just been you read into it a bit too much, I can't say I wasn't there.

There's no harm in developing a little crush, even one on someone we shouldn't have one on. The harm is to follow through with it, or to let it linger. I'd say this is a good time to reflect on it, admit it was fun, but move on professionally together. I would be courteous to him, friendly even if you see him in the break room, but this is the time that I'd recommend coming to terms with it's just a silly crush, nothing will happen with it, and to look elsewhere. No guilt, no blame, it was fun to imagine, but it's not healthy to dwell either.

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First big lesson as a CEO. If they would have ignored this it would have made the rounds but faded into irrelevance. After all it is just a blog, on the fediverse. By engaging though it became very clickable, and now it's going to hurt way worse than the original blog.

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Don't worry, I'm sure they won't burn us with the new Star Wars game!

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Yeah, I'd say at least every ten years I've replaced all my media. Hard drive failures, tape upgrades, physical media changes, tech just moves so quickly. Even if the media survives 100 years, will we still have the tech to read it?

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free update

Hmmmm.... cautious... okay....

Creation Club

Ah okay that's why

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Paid mods essentially

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Okay if I'm reading this it's because you want to ssh into two or more servers from the outside. I get the goal, but I'll tell you it's not great security.

What I personally have used and recommend is that you set up a bastion ssh server. A public ssh server that is exposed, preferably on another port, that is heavily locked down. Once you ssh into the bastion, then you're in the network and can ssh anywhere using your internal DNS.

The added security benefit is that if someone does get into that box, they still need to learn your network topography. Not security, but bastion doesn't do anything, so they're not immediately into a core system.

Added bonus if you do a honepot on 22 and bastion on a different port.

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Don't forget they did battleship. Hollywood's completely out of ideas.

Large lottery prizes like the $1 billion + we just had shouldn't happen.

The prize should hit a limit and be divided into another prize drawing. For example, make $300 million the limit. Still a massively life-changing sum after taxes. When the prize reaches $300 million a new drawing is established alongside the existing one and gets its own numbers for drawing. So now you have twice as many chances...

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300 million and a caveat that that's the amount after taxes, they should calculate that shit for you, and I'd be down with a 100% tax then. "Congrats, you won 300 million" and 300 million goes to the public too, so everyone wins in a way.

Agreed, 1 bil is too much for any person, 300 mil is plenty. You get a 30 million dollar home, and then say 100mil for taxes for the duration of your life and staff to keep it up. Set aside, oh, 1 mil for just random expenses, and then you put the rest in the market with an actual advisor and you never need to work again in your entire life.

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The fun thing with AI that companies are starting to realize is that there's no way to "program" AI, and I just love that. The only way to guide it is by retraining models (and LLMs will just always have stuff you don't like in them), or using more AI to say "Was that response okay?" which is imperfect.

And I am just loving the fallout.

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Yeah I read one of the papers that talked about this. Essentially putting AGI data into a training set will pollute it, and cause it to just fall apart. Most LLMs especially are going to be a ton of fun as there were absolutely no rules about what to do, and bots and spammers immediately used it everywhere on the internet. And the only solution is to.... write a model to detect it. Which then they'll make models that bypass that, and there will just be no way to keep the dataset clean.

The hype of AI is warranted - but also way overblown. Hype from actual developers and seeing what it can do when it's tasked with doing something appropriate? Blown away. Just honestly blown away. However hearing what businesses want to do with it, the crazy shit like "We'll fire everyone and just let AI do it!" Impossible. At least with the current generation of models. Those people remind me of the crypto bros saying it's going to revolutionize everything. It might, but you need to actually understand the tech and it's limitations first.

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That is an amazing person you have there, they are owed some beers for sure

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agreed. I've been pretty okay with ubisoft while everyone else was getting up in arms, but this is my personal breaking point. Yesterday's trailer featured mostly DLC content and didn't tell me anywhere that it was DLC only content.

So yeah. I'll wait for it to be cheap. Plus if it's online only (which of course it will be), I do not want to waste 60 dollars on a game they're going to rip away anyway.

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I think there's a third as well somewhere... He's honestly one of my favorite running gags! Wherever there is forced labor he ends up

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Oh good! Now that they have executives the real work can begin!

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always was

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I hate how these games are too afraid to play with anything cannon.

It's always "Yet another faction" or some enemy you've never heard of before. Yeah, they talk about the Hutts and Crimson Dawn, but that's all you'll see of them, those 2 cutscenes.

I guess what I'm saying is I would love a game where you fight crimson dawn, or with the hutts, or you join up with them, or something. I don't like how every game franchise has a new faction/enemy that conveniently you've never heard of before and will never care about again after this. Yes, it can be fun, but it makes it feel extremely disconnected from the rest of the universe.

Edit: I learned from another thread that the Hutts aren't even going to be a part of the base game, that's a Season Pass/DLC item! So the base game will be even less connected with the star wars universe!

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I guess a balance is needed. I agree, and maybe I just sound like a whiny gamer, but I hate it being completely disconnected, but I agree everything right now is set in between episodes 3 and 4, and there's so much more.

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Marketers really trying to attract people with any 2 second scrap of cutscene

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oh my god I thought you were joking, that's so fucking stupid. The thing they featured primarily isn't even in the base game. I already left another comment in another thread about how we won't even see any real star wars folks and they'll keep all fighting against Sweet New Faction™ NPCs, and now to learn that the very few real Star Wars characters we know will be locked behind a Season Pass/preorder bullshit....

So it's Assassin's Creed in space, with a coat of paint to look like Star Wars.

I'll have a ton of fun playing it next year when it's $10 and they've given up on it.

JUST TODAY I was going to buy WinRar. I've used the software forever, for free, and I just thought... I appreciate this, they've never given me grief, and I'm going to pay them.

And I went on their page to subscribe for a lifetime membership, and they wanted 20 bucks, which I was okay with, but it does not include Major Updates! I guess I'll buy it and just click the do not check for updates button but that seemed kind of, I don't know....

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Switched several years ago. Much better.

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Yup at this point I call that a free checked bag. Oh no... Out of space? Guess I'll just have to be the hero and ditch my bag...

Sidenote people who do things like throw their coats up there when they've announced there is limited space are dicks.

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Yeah I avoid checking bags if I have a layover. Direct flight? Eh it's pretty hard to fuck up then, still absolutely can, but harder. Going to a destination I hate checking because I'm eager to get going, coming home it's just another 15-20 minutes waiting for my bag usually, so I don't care.

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Yes. The overhead is for the carry-on bags. If there is space after everyone has gotten on the plane, then go for it, throw the coat up there. But if you use overhead space for a coat when they announce that space is limited and you see them forcing people to check bags, then that's a jerk move for sure.

I pack my coat in my bag. If it doesn't fit, I wear it on the plane. If that doesn't work, then it's time to start thinking about checking a bag from the start.

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I.. put my coat inside my bag. Whether a carry-on or checked. Even if I go to a cold climate I will have my bags before I walk outside the terminal. I can stop, open my bag, and grab my coat. I don't know how that's skirting around it.

If you don't want to wear it, cool - then put it in your carry-on or hold it for the flight. At the very least wait until everyone has boarded and there is room. Taking up space in the overhead while people are still boarding is selfish, it's saying "My bag and my coat deserve more space than the next person's single bag".

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I never said anyone had a rule about it. I said if you have 2 things, a bag and a coat, and you take up two spots when other people don't get 1, then it's a jerk move.

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I think it's going to happen, but only because the idiots in charge don't know how to make games anymore. I think they're going to squeeze so hard for short term profits that the companies will delay games for long periods of times, and honestly we'll probably see some studios start to fold.

Creative work and investments don't usually go hand in hand. CDPR seems to have changed their tune, it sounds like they're telling investors to pound sand, at least in a way of "look what happened with cyberpunk. We listened to you and that's what happened. So either let us do our thing or you can sell and leave"

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Bold. Bold to be proud of Star Trek online after dumping it after only a few months.

scrubbles ,
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Oh damn you're right, I completely forgot that was Paradox. I had just looked at Infinite that day to see if it was worth getting and read the horrible reviews...

scrubbles OP ,
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I heard it from my truck friends, and this is what I understand too. A truck driver who "has" to own a truck for some flimsy reason, but end up driving it to their office every day. The truck never (or rarely) goes off road, tows anything, or is used for actual truck things.

In essence, you don't need a truck, you could easily rent one from the home depot for $20 twice a year and be perfectly fine

scrubbles OP ,
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Oh no! Does this mean I'll need to develop an actual personality with my own likes and dislikes without following what I think will make me look manly?

scrubbles OP ,
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Literally described just above here in the comments.

scrubbles OP ,
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Fully agree. I think most modern trucks are a minivan but without an enclosed hatch. They're just incompatible. If you want a truck you want bedspace for hauling, it's not supposed to be a driving the family around vehicle. That's a van, or in the 70s terms that's a stationwagon. They're two completely separate vehicles.

Instead people are paying over 70k for a vehicle that does both of those things poorly.

scrubbles OP ,
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See also "Triggered by literally anything they don't understand"

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Thank you for your tipping comment. you have been tipped 0.003 cents

scrubbles ,
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No worries, there's a new coin that a billionaire told me to buy 5 thousand dollars of, it should retain it's value for a while

Basic docker networking?

Hi guys! I'm going at my first docker attempt...and I'm going in Proxmox. I created an LXC container, from which I installed docker, and portainer. Portainer seems happy to work, and shows its admin page on port 9443 correctly. I tried next running the image of immich, following the steps detailed in their own guide....

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I did it that way for years. It's not worth the hassle my man. I did the same, told people that it'd be fine, that it was more performant and so it was worth it. But then the problems, oh lord the problems. Every proxmox update brought hours or days of work trying to figure how how it broke this time. Docker updates would make it completely bork. Random freezes, permission errors galore. I threw in the towel on it, figuring I was hacking it making it work anyway.

Now I do vms on proxmox. Specifically I swapped to k3s which is a whole other thing, but docker in vms runs fine for how much less annoyance there is. Selfhosting became a lot less stressful.

Learn from our mistakes, OP

Quick video demonstrating that lemmy.world sends every activity out twice ( i.imgur.com )

I realise this is a known issue and that lemmy.world isn't the only instance that does this. Also, I'm aware that there are other things affecting federation. But I'm seeing some things not federate, and can't help thinking that things would be going smoother if all the output from the biggest lemmy instance wasn't 50% spam....

scrubbles ,
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That's pretty standard with most libraries

scrubbles ,
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It's probably the option call before the actual http call .

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Methods/OPTIONS

Don't think it's a big unless you can prove it's the same method

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Yeah the moral bit is we know people who hold housing for profit are douches. Churches are worse because they think they're doing the Lord's work and love talking about caring for people, but very few actually do any good.

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Okay, I don't know why you're downvoting me, and I'm over it. I was trying to help you and understand the question, I was trying not to be argumentative. My honest responses haven't changed on your questions, I think it's going to fail quickly, I think you're going to regret it, and I don't think it's good for your use case. But hey, what do I know, I've only done basically the same thing and self hosted stuff for 15 years, and was only trying to help others avoid the mistakes I made. Sorry I didn't just agree with everything you said and was trying to figure out alternatives.

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Yeah, just then I still think it's the worst of both worlds. You still have a single point of failure, that raid controller on that device probably can't be ported anywhere else (at least most of the cheap controllers I've seen haven't been able to, most mobo raids I've been able to recover), and so if you don't have redundancy anyway, then a larger SSD is to me, the way to go. Honestly a single SSD and a nightly backup to an external would be how I'd do it if I was on a budget and only had one SATA port remaining.

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