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Die4Ever

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Developer of Deus Ex Randomizer, StarCraft 2 Randomizer, RollerCoaster Tycoon Randomizer, Build Engine Randomizer, and Groovie 2 in ScummVM

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94 days (they said 2252 hours in the article) on 28,000 mAh? that means a more normal phone with 5,000 mAh would get nearly 17 days of standby time? I've never tried not touching my phone for a full day but I don't believe that, not with Android running. Maybe if it was untouched and in airplane mode lol.

Protecting user content and data on Lemmy

I see talk here and there about how any company or individual can easily use anything we post on Lemmy however they want. This could include AI training, behavior analysis, or user profiling. With the recent news of Reddit data being sold and licensed for AI training, I thought this would be a great time to preemptively discuss...

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cloning data in that way isn't legally different than what The Wayback Machine does for other websites, it doesn't mean a company can just ignore the legal license of the content just because they can get a copy of it

if the only concern was getting a copy of the data, then Reddit wouldn't be able to sell access to the data for $75mil or whatever, the AI company would just scrape the pages or pay the API fees directly, and then they could even store the data and serve it to other people as a mirror and make some money off of the content with ads too!

same thing with licenses on Git repos, you can't just clone it and do whatever you want with it, there are laws

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you make a good point about push vs pull, although things are only pushed if someone is subscribed (opt-ed in)

I think the proposal is for licenses to become part of the ActivityPub protocol, so all applications would retain the original license of the content, license would be a first class citizen

although without licenses this is functionally the same as email, I wonder how the laws work for that, for example I don't think you can just plagiarize something that someone wrote, quoted, or copy-pasted to you in an email if it's actually copyrighted content like from a book (aka content that had a license)

What game do you recommend someone who likes the mechanics but not the setting of Baldur's Gate 3?

I saw people going on about how great BG3 is on this site, so I thought I'd check out a let's play to see what all the fuss was about. I immediately fell in love with the graphics and the mechanics, such as the classes, races, spells, dice etc, but I disliked the emphasis on gore/horror in the game, and I know I wouldn't enjoy...

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Ok I actually haven't played BG3 yet lol, but I'm gonna suggest Freedom Force. It's a superhero RPG with some cool character building. The game is on Steam and GOG but I see some people saying the GOG version works better out of the box for modern Windows.

It doesn't have dialog trees though just combat. But it's not violent, you said you didn't like the violence. And it takes very little storage space.

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@einat2346 actually dbzer0 doesn't have access to your IP address, only lemmy.today sees it

for everyone else it's the instance that your account lives on

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This is interesting. I think I'd rather it just keep my actual web browser app in RAM and always open that with a new tab instead of the basic system web view. Or can you change which web browser app is the default web view? Seems like a waste to keep the web view in RAM and also your web browser app

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And then a user copy-pastes all the content onto pastebin or something lol

I guess the more important part might be only allowing posts/comments/votes from actually approved users, this should be good enough for that purpose

Anything more than that just use a local-only private community

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Android 15 DP1 has added the "notification cooldown" feature I first revealed in the Android 14 QPR2 beta for
@AndroidPolice. This feature "gradually lower[s] the notification volume when you get many successive notifications from the same app."

I've wanted a feature like this for so long lol

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During the July-December period, Embracer said the number of gaming projects it had in the works fell from 153 to 124, according to VGC. Total headcount was cut by 8%, or 1,387 jobs. These cuts includes 871 game developers at internal studios, 264 at external studios, and 252 internal staff working on game projects as non-developers.

Wow that's a lot of in progress games

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good idea, I think some big instances would ideally want all communities to always be visible, so people can find what they're looking for even if it isn't popular

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I've been enjoying Boost lately

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the Mastodon user has to do an @ tag for the community in their toot, so if @community is in their toot then it'll show up on that Lemmy community

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I'm surprised they're still on 0.18.4. They made that big post complaining about moderation actions not federating, then the 0.18.5 hotfix came out and the only change was that fix, and they never updated anyways? I even put a comment on their post to let them know the hotfix for their issue. There's no database changes, it's the simplest update.

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side-loaded videos

Fucking Apple lol, just let people play video files, this should be basic minimum functionality

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Drop the permaurl/fedilink into your own instance's search box. Note that you have to be logged in when searching for remote content otherwise it'll silently find nothing, probably to avoid abuse of server resources.

Related minor issue https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/2160

And pull request with the fix https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/pull/2344 (give a thumbs up or comment if you want to see this fix accepted)

Basically if the colorful fedilink icon is not there then you can just copy the URL from your address bar cause you're already on the local post. Posts are local to the instance of the poster, not the instance of the community.

Here's a couple of feature requests filed for improving the core issue: (give them thumbs ups)

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/2318

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2987

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You're framing it as if this is a bad thing that Lemmy can only see some of the agupe content, but wait until you see how much content non federated platforms can see from each other! I really don't see how some content is worse than none, if you really want all of it then make an account over there like every other social network in the past requires you to browse on their site/app. It'll probably improve over time but it really sounds like you're upset that it already sometimes works instead of not at all.

Lemmy needs better integration/federation. Too much content is hidden. A community on the biggest instance was not visible to me on another large instance.

I did a search from shitjustworks for "reddit die" and did not find https://lemmy.world/c/watchredditdie so I made https://sh.itjust.works/c/watchredditdie (unnecessarily). This should really not happen. When someone makes a community there should be a "ping" sent out to notify all other federated instances....

Die4Ever ,
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that was fixed, I think in v0.19.0, but your instance hasn't updated yet

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I'm surprised there was no issue filed for this already, maybe I just failed to find it, but I made a new issue

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/4412

if anyone wants to give it a thumbs up reaction then the devs will know to prioritize it, and if you have any ideas you could leave a comment there

Edit: that was somewhat a duplicate of this issue

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2951

Give that one a thumbs up

The main feature i would like to see on Lemmy

Im pretty satisfied with Lemmy, but one thing i wish you could do is browse instances. Like i wish there was a way i could almost emulate being on my programming.dev account and see all that instances communities while im logged into this account. Afaik theres no easy way to do that without visiting some aggregator website. It...

Die4Ever ,
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all this because of misuse of the latest tag and unwillingness to downgrade the version? lol seems a little excessive but hopefully it turns out good

Die4Ever ,
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use Kbin's search and search for @community_name@server, it's the same as Lemmy except you use an @ sign at the front instead of an ! sign

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I like how the cracks in the monitor extend beyond the glass lol

Die4Ever , (edited )
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Defederation messes with this though, we need more ways to control the content without relying on defederation

It makes me feel like I should be making the post to multiple communities, but then I feel like I'm spamming

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Sure unless your instance is defederated, we need more ways to control the content without relying on defederation

It makes me feel like I should be making the post to multiple communities, but then I feel like I'm spamming

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Yeah I think there needs to be more options though, for admins and for users. Like conditional caching or proxying of images from other instances.

And not just blocking instances but choosing to block all the users from an instance without blocking their communities, or only blocking their comments not their posts. Also admins should be able to set default blocks that all the users get but can change individually

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I guess this feature request would help you?

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/3809

So communities could disallow link posts

Die4Ever ,
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sorry what do you mean?

the feature request is suggesting the ability to disallow link posts, as well as the ability to disallow text posts

Ability to disallow certain kinds of posts (text posts/link posts) in specific communities

Currently it is not possible to disallow using the text field or URL field in specific communities.

Similarly one could imagine a setting to disallow using the URL field, for example in a conversation-only community.

which did you want?

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Their donation links go straight to the charity, PayPal clearly tells you who you're sending money to

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Yeah at the very minimum you should tell them which instance to use, don't make them choose

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yes I think there can be a lot of power here, Reddit was really bad about this

sometimes I like to sort posts by "New Comments" so it's like an old style forum, Reddit couldn't do this at all and it was awful, Lemmy's "Active" sort is also pretty good for this

https://join-lemmy.org/docs/users/03-votes-and-ranking.html

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traditional old-school forum software and I think that revives older content better, as one user commenting on an old post will bring up a thread to the top again.

Lemmy does this if you use the "New Comments" sort method

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I'm not talking about the "New" sort method for comments, I'm talking about the "New Comments" sort method for posts

https://programming.dev/pictrs/image/4489bd78-2e7c-4d3b-beaa-d79cfb4d39ca.png

https://join-lemmy.org/docs/users/03-votes-and-ranking.html

New Comments: Bumps posts to the top when they are created or receive a new reply, analogous to the sorting of traditional forums

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imagine if someone creates a truly better Reddit alternative than Lemmy and all the others (or maybe just a fork and not truly brand new)

they don't have to fight against the momentum and start with 0 users and 0 content, they get kickstarted by the content already in the Fediverse, so people will be more willing to jump in

so the best platform actually has the chance to shine instead of dying because no one is using it, but it also doesn't leave users behind who prefer the other platforms, and the other platforms have a chance to catch up again with all the access to the shared content

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Discord has a really low barrier to entry for conversation, it's low friction. If someone playing a game gets a sorta funny screenshot they can share it in Discord and have a decent chance to get some responses or reactions.

But they won't post it on Reddit or anything because there's more friction there, it feels like more work to create a post and then you're unlikely to get any responses anyways, and even if you get upvotes you can't see who upvoted like if it's someone you know, and there's no easy emoji reactions. And users making comments to respond also feels higher friction than a message, people are just less likely to do it for whatever reason.

It just feels like small scale conversations are more likely to happen in Discord than anywhere else. If you have a small group of people then something like Reddit/Lemmy probably won't be sustainable, it'll never take off, but get them in Discord and you're more likely to keep the group active.

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This game was amazing, and it still is. Use the PC version "Blue Burst" to play on a private server

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There is a literal DOG doing a speedrun of Gyromite on Tuesday

https://youtu.be/IvShUE5zIXE?si=uWRhqoiiCXvIu14g

Also any Doom game is always worth watching! Also Donkey Kong or Sonic games

And the awful games block is always hilarious, I think starting Wednesday night / Thursday morning with Beetlejuice, and running all the way to Skator Gator 3D, I know Virtual Hydlide is a funny one in there, and Skull Island: Rise of Kong is one of the newest games ever featured in an awful games block

The schedule is a bit easier to read and Ctrl+f here: https://horaro.org/agdq/2024

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Worms speedruns in the past have been really cool, definitely looking forward to that. And Mario 2 is always amazing.

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Interesting that the hands on the parents are mostly alright, maybe they were fixed manually. But the kids' hands are all messed up.

Look at the girl on the far left side lol, she has 3 arms and fingers are bending in every direction, truly horrific

And the boy on the right side has some oddly chonky hands lol and definitely not the correct number of fingers on each hand

The 9 people that own all of Toronto’s real estate extremely upset about property tax hike ( www.thebeaverton.com )

TORONTO – Reacting to news of Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow’s plan to hike property taxes by more than 10%, the 9 or so people that collectively own all Toronto real estate expressed outrage, saying that Chow is making the city unaffordable....

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Yeah but the community name is The Onion

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they really need to remaster/rerelease Panzer Dragoon Saga, such a great JRPG that barely anyone has played

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Interesting thought experiment lol, what's the difference between the knife stabbing a human vs an animal (meat)

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Yep, which is why you don't need to throw out the knife lol

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I wish they would just allow 3rd party share menus, like launchers

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