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Hey, y’all! Just another random, loudmouthed, opinionated, Southern-fried nerdy American living abroad.

This is my lemmy account because I got sick of how unstable kbin dot social was.

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I just put my current durge run on hold to finish off a different run, so hopefully when I come back, the patch will be live.

California won't prosecute LAPD officer who shot teenage girl in store's dressing room ( calmatters.org )

The California Justice Department announced today that it has found no cause to file chargesagainst a Los Angeles police officer who, while aiming at a suspect, shot and killed a 14-year-old girl hiding in a department store fitting room. ...

The Attacks on HBCUs Extend Beyond Tennessee ( www.themarysue.com )

We know Republicans hate diversity. We see attacks on everything from voting rights to DEI initiatives to teaching accurate American history in schools. Education is, of course, a favorite target for the GOP. In the state of Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee just dissolved the board at the state’s only HBCU, Tennessee...

Search continues in Maine as officer is charged with lying about taking missing person to hospital ( apnews.com )

Washburn Police Sgt. Chandler Cole resigned after being charged with aggravated forgery, tampering with public records or information, falsifying physical evidence, and unsworn falsification, according to court records. He was arrested on March 29....

After Dobbs, twice as many women sought tubal ligation than men turned to vasectomies ( www.salon.com )

Published today in a JAMA Health Forum research letter, policy researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and Boston University show how the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court ruling affected preferences for permanent contraception among males and females between the ages of 18 to 30. It’s the first study...

Japanese indie dev tells randoms begging for keys and offering exposure to 'buy it, you piece of garbage' ( www.pcgamer.com )

In a recent FAQ spotted by Automaton, Housenka responded to a hypothetical of "I'll promote you, give me a Steam key" with a delightfully blunt: "Buy it, you piece of garbage." Or, as Automaton translates it from the original Japanese, "Buy the game, you piece of sh*t." I can't decide which I like better, honestly. The...

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I’d have played it day one had it come out on PC. They’re the ones deciding to cripple sales.

Since I’ve got to wait at least a year - possibly two if they decide to do a timed Epic exclusivity - there’s no way I’m paying full price and will wait for a sale once it’s on Steam.

Former Blizzard President Thinks Tipping Game Creators Is Great Idea ( 80.lv )

By now, everyone in the world knows that American tipping culture is getting out of hand. That doesn't mean you can't introduce another way of "supporting" creators. Mike Ybarra, the former president of Blizzard, shared his desire to tip developers of especially enjoyable games....

Adobe’s ‘Ethical’ Firefly AI Was Trained on Midjourney Images ( www.bloomberg.com )

When Adobe Inc. released its Firefly image-generating software last year, the company said the artificial intelligence model was trained mainly on Adobe Stock, its database of hundreds of millions of licensed images. Firefly, Adobe said, was a “commercially safe” alternative to competitors like Midjourney, which learned by...

Original Fallout lead Tim Cain loves the new show, but remains baffled by how 'destructive' fans can act toward 'people who are trying to create things' ( www.pcgamer.com )

Cain appreciated the performances and storytelling, but singled out how the show nailed the Fallout "vibe" as its biggest achievement. "I was just looking at all the props," he said of one scene. "I realized after a few minutes went by that I had not followed the dialogue at all, because I was so engrossed by it visually."...

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It’s a completely deserved win. It’s one of those games that I want to start playing again before I even finish a play through.

OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76 ( www.13abc.com )

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76....

Elon Musk accused of profiting from tragedy as study finds X rewards hate targeting Israel-Gaza war | TechCrunch ( techcrunch.com )

The CCDH studied the growth rates of 10 influential accounts that pay for X Premium and have posted anti-Jewish and/or anti-Muslim hate speech since October 7, 2023, when Hamas’ attack on Israel sparked the Israel-Gaza conflict. Some of these accounts had previously posted conspiracy theory content related to COVID-19, per the...

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…yeah, I don’t have words for this one past “wtf?!”

Stopthatgirl7 OP ,
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I didn’t include it because it wasn’t in the first three paragraphs. My excerpt is literally the beginning of the article.

Consumer Reports urges USDA to remove Lunchables From National School Lunch Program ( advocacy.consumerreports.org )

Consumer Reports called on the Department of Agriculture today to remove Lunchables food kits from the National School Lunch Program. CR recently compared the nutritional profiles of two Lunchable kits served in schools and found they have even higher levels of sodium than the kits consumers can buy in the store. CR also...

X automatically changed 'Twitter' to 'X' in domain names, breaking legit URLs ( mashable.com )

On Monday, it appears X attempted to encourage users to cease referring to it as Twitter and instead adopt the name X. Some users began noticing that posts viewed via X for iOS were changing any references of "Twitter.com" to "X.com" automatically....

Saber Interactive CEO thinks people are being too hard on 'naive' Embracer Group ( www.gamedeveloper.com )

So, who needs to shoulder the responsibility for Embracer's colossal failings? Some might point the finger at Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors, who earlier this year said the company would "always maximize shareholder value in any given situation."...

NYPD Officials Orchestrated Smear Campaign of Police Critic Using Confidential Details of Her Rape, Lawsuit Alleges ( www.thecity.nyc )

In the lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of New York on Monday, Rachlin alleges that in mid-2020 NYPD officials cut off her access to the North Brooklyn precincts her nonprofit serves and told precinct leaders not to work with her. ...

Fake Photos, Real Harm: AOC and the Fight Against AI Porn ( www.rollingstone.com )

In 2023, more deepfake abuse videos were shared than in every other year in history combined, according to an analysis by independent researcher Genevieve Oh. What used to take skillful, tech-savvy experts hours to Photoshop can now be whipped up at a moment’s notice with the help of an app. Some deepfake websites even offer...

Fake Photos, Real Harm: AOC and the Fight Against AI Porn ( www.rollingstone.com )

In 2023, more deepfake abuse videos were shared than in every other year in history combined, according to an analysis by independent researcher Genevieve Oh. What used to take skillful, tech-savvy experts hours to Photoshop can now be whipped up at a moment’s notice with the help of an app. Some deepfake websites even offer...

Musk Admits He Doesn't Fact-Check Himself and Has Two Burner Accounts on Twitter ( www.rollingstone.com )

Elon Musk‘s erratic posting on X, formerly Twitter, has come back to haunt him once again as a 22-year-old Jewish man pursues a defamation case over tweets in which the tech mogul baselessly suggested the recent college graduate was an undercover federal agent posing as a neo-Nazi during a street fight between far-right...

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It’s a problem when it’s defaming someone.

Stopthatgirl7 ,
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Y’all gotta stop listening to Elon Musk without the world’s largest block of salt.

Stopthatgirl7 ,
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I love BG3, but I’m doing a durge run for the first time and have been really disappointed in the evil option. Like, it wants you to be a crazy, egotistical murder hobo. The dialogue options with your party are so over the top I never choose them, because my character is more of the DL serial killer than murder hobo. There’s zero subtlety if you go down the murder route.

Brazil Supreme Court justice orders investigation of Elon Musk over fake news and obstruction ( apnews.com )

A crusading Brazilian Supreme Court justice included Elon Musk as a target in an ongoing investigation over the dissemination of fake news and opened a separate investigation late Sunday into the executive for alleged obstruction....

Helldivers 2’s Politics Appear To Be Flying Over The Heads Of Some ( www.forbes.com )

There is currently a very funny, kind of sad dust-up over Helldivers 2, in which self-proclaimed “anti-woke” gamers have previously heralded it as a rare game where they believe “politics” does not play a factor. Their faith was been shaken by an Arrowhead community manager they believed they found to be (gasp)...

Larian publishing director on mass layoffs: 'None of these companies are at risk of going bankrupt. They were just at risk of pissing off the shareholders' ( www.pcgamer.com )

Speaking with Game File (users will encounter a paywall) at the Game Developers Choice Awards, Larian director of publishing Michael Douse gave his take on the current state of the industry, including some sharp criticism on the wave after wave of mass layoffs we've been seeing....

‘Romeo & Juliet’ Play Starring Tom Holland and Francesca Amewaduh-Rivers Faces ‘Barrage of Racial Abuse,’ Producer Says ‘This Must Stop’ ( variety.com )

The Jamie Lloyd Company has hit back after its production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” has been the subject of what they call a “barrage of deplorable racial abuse” aimed at an unnamed cast member....

Stopthatgirl7 OP ,
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You step on people you see as beneath you, and suck up to those you see as having power.

Mother’s Custody In Danger After Officer Shot 11-Year-Old Son ( www.mississippifreepress.org )

A Sunflower County, Miss., woman could lose custody rights to her children nearly a year after an Indianola police officer shot her then-11-year-old son, Aderrien Murry, in the chest at the family’s home in May 2023. In court filings, Sunflower County Prosecuting Attorney Gwendolyn Jimison cited the shooting while accusing...

Roblox Studio boss: children making money on the platform isn't exploitation, it's a gift ( www.eurogamer.net )

In an interview with Roblox Studio head Stefano Corazza at GDC in late March, where a new suite of AI-powered creation tools was demoed, I asked about the reputation Roblox hac gained and the notion that it was exploitative of young developers, since it takes a cut from work sometimes produced by children....

Roblox Studio boss: children making money on the platform isn't exploitation, it's a gift ( www.eurogamer.net )

In an interview with Roblox Studio head Stefano Corazza at GDC in late March, where a new suite of AI-powered creation tools was demoed, I asked about the reputation Roblox hac gained and the notion that it was exploitative of young developers, since it takes a cut from work sometimes produced by children....

Roku explores taking over HDMI feeds with ads ( www.lowpass.cc )

Roku is exploring ways to show consumers ads on its TVs even when they are not using its streaming platform: The company has been looking into injecting ads into the video feeds of third-party devices connected to its TVs, according to a recent patent filing.  ...

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