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  • For me I think a technological solution would be less far-fetched. 😆

  • I made bubble hash, album in comment.
  • Haha wow. That must have been intense. In contrast, last week I had a little too much of a lollipop and fell asleep like a big dumb baby. 😆

  • Just got this message/survey from a Democratic PAC, who would you pick?
  • As POTUS I don't doubt that she'd adopt the same shitty foreign policy as Biden, but I do like what Whitmer has done in Michigan. We could do worse.

  • I made bubble hash, album in comment.
  • Ah far out. Thanks for getting me dialed up.

    I mainly do edibles these days bc of my old asthmatic lungs. Hemp derived Delta 9 is legal in my state for now, but they've been talking about closing the loophole that allows it. Some long weekend car trips may be in my near future.

  • does anyone use a modern screen-foldable phone as their regular phone?
  • I think they're figuring it out. The hinges must have been a real engineering challenge, not to mention the flexibility and durability of the screens. Remains to be seen if they're around long term.

    Yup fold it like an L for camcorder mode or when you need a stand. Some apps switch modes when you do that. Like with YouTube it'll put persistent controls in the lower half while it shows just the video in the upper half. Probably also good for zoom or teams or other video calls since it becomes its own stand for the camera.

  • does anyone use a modern screen-foldable phone as their regular phone?
  • I was afraid if I waited until the screen died it would make it harder to transfer to a new phone. I do cloud backups but I don't know how hard they are to restore when going between phone brands. USB transfer seemed safest bet.

    As for watching videos, I do like that you have the option to fold it like an L so you don't need a stand or anything if you don't have something to prop it on and you need your hands. They also have a "camcorder mode" where they work sort of like a viewfinder when recording video which I found useful. The difference is mainly how you fold and hold it.

    Sound was pretty good but not great on mine, but that's most phones I've had experience with if you're not using buds/cans.

    Edit: My good Tech Spurt dude did a thing recently comparing moto and sammy that you might find helpful. He may have other full reviews of the individual phones by now, too. https://youtube.com/watch?v=XFtMrPPcL00

  • I made bubble hash, album in comment.
  • Ok sorry but what's a dab?

    Carts are for vaporizer or some kind of pen?

    I appreciate you guys answering my questions. I must really be an old stoner. You kids and your newfangled things. 😄

  • I made bubble hash, album in comment.
  • Ah neat ty for explaining

  • I made bubble hash, album in comment.
  • Dumb questions: Why do this and how does one consume it? I've had hash and edibles and I've used rolling paper, spoon pipes, and other glassware for bud, but I've never heard of this.

  • does anyone use a modern screen-foldable phone as their regular phone?
  • After my wife's started dying I was concerned mine would as well. If hers hadn't crapped out I'd probably still be using mine.

    Edit: There's always the possibility that mine would have stopped working at some point, too, had I kept using it. After switching I mainly use it when I sleep now, so there's been much less daily wear and tear. Who knows?

  • 7700 XT a good choice?
  • Not useless. I've been using Bazzite for a couple months with my RTX 3080. I've played BG3, The Talos Principle, and Divinity Original Sin EE. I have to use X11 instead of Wayland so I can use GWE for fan curve, but honestly I've been shocked by how well everything just works. I'd give it a go first before dropping your dosh on a new card unless you really need to upgrade anyway.

  • does anyone use a modern screen-foldable phone as their regular phone?
  • I need to watch a full review on the Motorola razr+ (U.S. name - I forget what it's called in Europe). I saw some preliminary info that compared favorably to the latest Samsung, plus it runs closer to stock Android. Definitely going to take a closer look.

  • does anyone use a modern screen-foldable phone as their regular phone?
  • My wife and I both used Z Flip 4 for over a year. Mine isn't my daily anymore but it's still fine. Wife's inner screen died on hers just after the warranty expired. I guess that's mixed results. 😄

    Honestly I've thought about going back to mine once or twice since my Pixel 8 Pro had some issues (now mostly resolved).

  • NVIDIA Transitions Fully Towards Open-Source GPU Kernel Modules. Keep in mind that the drivers are still proprietary.
  • Forgive the stupid question, but what does this mean, exactly? Does it mean Nvidia support on par with that for AMD? Will this enable a release of Bazzite that supports Steam Gaming Mode for Nvidia cards?

  • Do you run the water while soaping up in the shower?
  • We've got a shower massage type thing with multiple settings that include a cutoff, but I never use it because we also have this water conditioner can before the shower massage that I'm pretty sure would just explode if it had to hold back our water pressure. Wife likes the conditioner bc she claims it helps with the itchy. I'm sure we could save some water if we used the cutoff, but it's not like we spend hours in there anyway.

  • A portrait of Unsinkable Sam. A cat who survived the sinking of three navy ships during WW2.
  • I'll try my best to endure said ducking like the idiot man child that I am.

  • A portrait of Unsinkable Sam. A cat who survived the sinking of three navy ships during WW2.
  • There's a quest chain in Divinity Original Sin (2014) that involves a cat named Unsinkable Sam, original name Oscar, that I literally played for the first time over the weekend. I had no idea there was a possible historical basis for the character. Crazy coincidence that this was posted today.

    Edit: Damn autocorrect

  • What are you hoping to see happen in the future?
  • At this point, every day above ground is a good day.

  • New release Thunderbird 128 "Nebula"
  • Did they find a way to cram even more stuff into the title bar?

  • Young Lady Eddison?

    Would anyone happen to have a source on who portrayed the young Lady Eddison in The Unicorn and the Wasp? I've checked IMDb, Wikipedia, fandom, Shannon Sullivan, and a few sites I wasn't previously familiar with. Fandom had the names of some of the uncredited cast (footmen, kitchen staff, etc.) but I couldn't find anything about young Lady Eddison. Thanks!

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    Microsoft extolling the benefits of cloud storage in their Office save dialog

    "If you don't save your data to someone else's computer then we can't monetize it."

    I know they're not explicitly selling SkyDrive or OneDrive or whatever it's called now, but they kinda are.

    What's funny is, this file is stored in an encrypted container that does live in the cloud. 😄

    Edit: Thanks to user @NoneYa@lemm.ee I now know about F12 in Office applications to bring up the "classic" Save As... dialog. Today I learned!

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    Does the American Diabetes Association work for patients or companies? A lawsuit dared to ask | Neil Barsky
    www.theguardian.com Does the American Diabetes Association work for patients or companies? A lawsuit dared to ask | Neil Barsky

    The ADA just settled an explosive legal case accusing the organization of betraying people with diabetes

    Does the American Diabetes Association work for patients or companies? A lawsuit dared to ask | Neil Barsky

    > The ADA just settled an explosive legal case accusing the organization of betraying people with diabetes

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    Today I learned @lemmy.ml sgibson5150 @slrpnk.net
    TIL that Gwyneth Paltrow is not just a harmless grifter
    arstechnica.com Three women contract HIV from dirty “vampire facials” at unlicensed spa

    Five patients with links to the spa had viral genetic sequences that closely matched.

    Three women contract HIV from dirty “vampire facials” at unlicensed spa

    I never went as far as to defend Gwyneth Paltrow, but after her Hot Ones appearance I created a post (which I will link in the comments) where I suggested that she's done no more harm than male grifters and that the dislike of her as a person was primarily due to misogyny. That's before I learned about her promotion of these unproven "vampire facials". Now an unlicensed clinic performing this procedure has given at least three women HIV. You guys were right and I was wrong.

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    Android app dependency?

    I have found the translation from camera source feature useful in Google Translate and I use it from time to time. Last night was one such occasion, yet when I attempted to enable camera mode, I received the message shown in the screenshot, "Please install the latest Google app in order to use camera translation". I currently have a Pixel phone and I have had the Google app disabled since shortly after I got it.

    I left negative feedback on the Play Store after I discovered this new wrinkle as I feel Google thinks they have struck upon a way to prevent users from disabling or uninstalling the Google app. The developer responded that Translate camera is "now powered by Google Lens which is part of the Google app".

    I have been struggling to remember another occasion where an app has been dependent on the presence of another app to function in either Android or iOS. Besides the obvious Google shittiness, I feel like introducing these sorts of application interdependencies opens the door to... idk, something bad.

    Thoughts?

    Edit: As I have noted in the comments, this is not a problem unique to the Google Pixel phone. If the Google app is disabled on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, the same behavior occurs.

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    Me and the girls are doing a little shopping
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    Edit: I can't say I'm not curious about all the downvotes. FWIW this is OC from my third and current playthrough of the game. My sorcerer had to live though the first two acts wearing her awful "Playtex" underwear set, so it was good when we finally made it to the Lower City and were able to purchase some proper sexy unmentionables at the shop near the gate to the Upper City.

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    The 30-year hunt to find the Priscilla, Queen of the Desert bus: ‘My jaw was on the ground’
    www.theguardian.com The 30-year hunt to find the Priscilla, Queen of the Desert bus: ‘My jaw was on the ground’

    Not long after the 1994 film became a smash hit, the titular bus disappeared. Where did it go? Who had it? And could it be recovered before it was too late?

    The 30-year hunt to find the Priscilla, Queen of the Desert bus: ‘My jaw was on the ground’

    > Not long after the 1994 film became a smash hit, the titular bus disappeared. Where did it go? Who had it? And could it be recovered before it was too late?

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    YouTube needs more potato

    🤨

    Edit: Thanks all for the troubleshooting advice but this occurred on a channel that is known to me that regularly posts 4k HDR content. At the time I tried to play it, the video had 14k views and had been up for two days. It's probably just a transient thing. I mainly thought this was funny because I'd never seen such an anemic selection of resolutions. Perhaps you guys can try to enjoy the post in that spirit.

    Edit #2: I know I said we weren't troubleshooting but if anyone wants to try it out, the video is here. I tried on my phone this morning and there are only the two crappy resolutions.

    Edit #3: Credit to skullgiver@popplesburger.hilciferous.nl here. I think they came the closest to explaining the problem. After I tried this on my phone, I tried it on the laptop and all resolutions with and without HDR were available. This may indicate that something like H.264 High Profile was used for encoding which (depending on the level) may not be supported on mobile device and it would seem, set top boxes like my Roku Ultra.

    Edit #4: Some others had commented about the same problem in the video comments on YT so I told the content creator what I knew and (politely) asked how the video was compressed. Will report back if I get a response.

    Edit #5: Clarified a point in Edit #3. Some mobile devices may support some levels of High Profile, or at least that's my understanding.

    Final Edit: Creator did not respond to me directly but they indicated that they requested help from YouTube in the matter. Haven't checked the Roku yet but all resolutions are now available from my phone as of 2024-04-13T11:12:00.000 UTC.

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    Jurassic Park is 6/10 at best

    I do not like Jurassic Park. I have never liked Jurassic Park. It has great special effects and Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, but that does not make it a good movie. I don't care if it made a billion dollars at the box office. I don't care how many awards it won.

    The worst part, though, is the memes. They're second only to Prequel Trilogy memes in terms of how much they annoy me. I long ago added "clever girl" and "life uh finds a way" to the list of phrases that braying jackasses won't stop posting on social media that fill me with a near-homocidal rage. I'd block these phrases and move on with my life but these people put them in freaking images, too. I can't get away from it. \continues to froth incoherently\

    Edit: As of this writing, I have three downdoots. I'm going to assume that all downdooters agree with this post. Edit #2: Now like 8 of 29 people agree with me! I guess this unpopular opinion isn't quite as unpopular as I believed. ❤️

    Edit #3: 15 of 45 people reject that this is an unpopular opinion! Thank you all for your love and support. ✌️

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    How do you wash a granite mortar and pestle?

    A few years ago I got a Gorilla brand granite mortar and pestle. I seasoned it as directed and got quite a bit of use out of it, then I stopped cooking for a while and it got kind of...well, gross. It's possible that I spilled something on it, but portions of the bowl and exterior are a darker color now. I guess I'm afraid with the relatively porous granite that it's full of rancid garlic effluvium. Does anyone know how to clean this thing? Should I just pitch it?

    Before: https://imgur.com/a/lWyQNGH

    After: See Google album link (I tried again to use imgur and my phone crashed 😆)

    Alt share because imgur is being a pain: https://photos.app.goo.gl/LzXZoxnhdEvmQHug7

    Edit: Edited to include links to "before" images. Edit #2: Added a backup Google album Edit #3: Added after images to Google album

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    Advocacy emails

    This is the second such email I have received recently. Seems legit but I don't recognize the domain in the link to sign, and it seems like the people who make Firefox would know that the people who use Firefox would be hesitant to click. IDGI. Anyone else getting these?

    Edit 2024-04-10: Got a new email today and it appears all the links now go to links dot mozilla dot org. I won't flatter myself that this post had anything to do with that, but maybe the same thought occurred to someone at Mozilla. Nice. ✌️

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    THCA in Tennessee: A 'legalized high' could soon end
    www.wbir.com THCA in Tennessee: A 'legalized high' could soon end

    Hemp store owners are fighting back against proposed rules from the Department of Agriculture.

    THCA in Tennessee: A 'legalized high' could soon end

    Upside down. Seems like this will impact hundreds of entrepreneurs in the state.

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    America Debates Gays in the Military

    A classic. 🫡

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    Bus Stop Gaiety Corner
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    I found this in a Tourister video: https://youtu.be/2xGOPO65kWk?t=10657

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    Gwyneth Paltrow Is Full of Regret While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones

    I went into this highly skeptical. I've probably at some point made a derogatory comment about Gwyneth Paltrow. Now I'm wondering if we should all be steaming our vaginas.

    Edit: You guys are a hoot. Thanks to those who saw my point. If you didn't, then that's cool too. I'll check back later.

    Very Late Edit: Please see my mea culpa, here: https://slrpnk.net/post/8972825

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    Little statue makes me happy
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    I found this little guy in a VIRTUAL JAPAN video: https://youtu.be/EnmtIxjEw7Y?t=858

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    Would it be useful to have a community where users could ask the best place to post something?

    I was thinking instead of a /r/lostredditors that makes fun of bad posting choices there could be a community that could allow more experienced users to offer advice on the best community to post in. Maybe something slightly silly like...idk, /c/fedditorsearchparty?

    I've had need of something like this more than once. For instance, I saw a cool little statue in an HDR walker video on YouTube recently. It was cute and made me happy and I wanted to share it, but I had no idea where to post it. There are so many communities across so many instances now.

    Does this sound interesting or helpful? Or maybe something like this already exists!

    Thanks in advance for your input. Have a nice weekend!

    Edit: Many thanks to kersploosh@sh.itjust.works who pointed out existing community !nowhereelsetoshare@sh.itjust.works.

    Edit #2: Thanks to RobotToaster@mander.xyz who pointed out existing community !lemmy411@lemmy.ca.

    Edit #3: Thanks to Otter@lemmy.ca who pointed out existing community !communitypromo@lemmy.ca. Asking for posting advice is allowed per the sidebar. 👍

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    sgibson5150 sgibson5150 @slrpnk.net

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