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(bad joke) how do you tell the difference between a european hedgehog and an american hedgehog 

the european one will run at 50hz, and the american one at 60hz.

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Dear Internet, I'm helping an old man who's almost blind. His computer is really important to him, but he's losing what's left of his sight rapidly. He uses Windows on a normal PC. Can anyone recommend tools/settings/software I can help him try? #a11y #toot

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FEDIBLOCK NOW 

Trump's new social network is preparing to launch... look familiar?

newsweek.com/trump-announces-t

I advise you get on blocking the below domains.

You knew it was going to happen.

Boost it far and wide!

mobile.tmediatech.io/auth/sign

truthsocial.com/

#fediblock

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why do they call them updates when you down load the new data up load install the data

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Are you telling me a castle vania'd this symphony of the night?

If you want to know what my life is like, it is a constant battle of wills between me and my brain to not yell out certain memes on the SLIGHTEST bit of provocation:

Said memes are:

Tubes (metroid)
I'm at soup (code ment)
That's a lot of nuts (Kung Pow enter the fist)
The sun is a deadly Lazer (bill wurtz)
We're jumping on to white base.
The balls are inert
It's Gutsman (last three from Kajetokun's of ytps)
Pepis. (... This one I fail at the most)

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Yeah, so Facebook isn't rebranding because we've somehow got them "on the run." They're pivoting their brand into controlling the data flow of all of our future digital social spaces at the hardware level.

It's so valuable to them that they're willing to risk the obscene value and relative power of their existing brand. Don't misunderstand that: They're willing to risk one of the single most powerful and financially valuable brands in the history of human existence for this.

I know it feels great to think, but the idea of anyone having them over a scandal-shaped-barrel is a weird techno-utopian fantasy.

I don't mean to take the wind out folks' sails, but it's so much worse than anything they've done so far, y'all.

The core mistake that Facebook thinks it made is being a data collection layer on top of someone else's hardware. They're actively trying to correct that by leaning into the hardware that supports the future of digital social spaces (including those that exist withing workplaces) and defining the narrative around it to prevent external criticism of their business model.

The ramifications of this are profound, in a way the current narrative doesn't convey.

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"What are you doing?"
The robot knew that answering with 'Nothing' would only lead to annoyance.
"I exist."
"But you're not doing anything!"
"I exist."
"Are you out of power?"
"No."
"So why aren't you doing anything?"
"I am doing something that is important."
"What?"
"I exist."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

me: hmm i think i want to listen to some nice, calming music right now. let's see... *hits play*

playlist: youtube.com/watch?v=1C7m3EdFfD

me: ... welp. guess this is happening now then.

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i had never noticed this about zsnes before last night.

pay close attention to the shadow rendering on all the UI elements (menus, mouse cursor, dialogs).

every element in the UI has a *depth* and the shadows fall on each thing in the stack appropriate to how deep they are in the screen!

this is all in tightly-optimized handwritten x86 ASM pixel drawing code running on DOS-era hardware from the 90s, just to add a detail that makes the interface *subconsciously* more pleasant and intuitive but won't be noticed by 99%+ of people.

nowadays we all have powerful GPUs in devices of all sizes and they're all wasted on a design landscape that's a flat, solid-color, sea of low-contrast nothing.

(nobody should use zsnes for emulation in 2021, btw - not only is it horrendously inaccurate, there's also a VM escape vulnerability kicking around in it. but it's got some lovely stuff in its GUI!)

hm ishould i try sunset overdrive finally

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1471-1 is one of those rare spooky characters where the universal reaction was not one of fear but unconditional and genuine love

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Food 

Goddamn sandwich toaster, stop sticking to the filling when you're supposed to be sealing the sandwich. You're tearing it apart

Really this game should have lift Muzak whenever Samus is in a lift for those loading zones lmao

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Like, I'm glad this was put in, but... Idk. If it's entirely intended on the part of the Devs, you're not really "breaking" any sequences. You're just taking an alternative route, a secret path.

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Playing Metroid Dread and trying that first sequence break before Kraid.

...

... Honestly it just feels like an intentional secret though. Is this REALLY a sequence break if it's a secret you are meant to access, if you're looking for it, AND it has a nice, comparatively safe version of the puzzle to train you on first?

... Feels like it's only a sequence break if it's actually unintended, you know?

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