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Audentes fortuna iuvat.

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novamdomum ,
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Step 1 - Putin doesn't like a thing.
Step 2 - Putin says that if you do the thing you'll get nuked.
Step 3 - Putin's little cyber puppets flood social media with posts "concerned" about the risks of him launching the mighty nukes. Oh noes!
Step 4 - Putin hopes you believe him.
Step 5 - Nobody believes him.

...some times passes...

aaand we're back to Step 1...

novamdomum ,
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The Homeworld 3 demo is impressive and I'm really enjoying Lightyear Frontier as well. Definitely going to buy both when they come out in March. I've been hooked on the Homeworld universe since I started playing it in the 90's (25 years ago! lol I'm old) so it's been quite a long wait but it looks like BBI have done a great job. I've loved them since Hardspace Shipbreaker so I knew this would be something special.

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Are there any add ons for Kbin or any existing features within it that would let me filter out posts based on selected keywords? So if I didn't ever want to read any posts that mentioned bitcoin or covid for example, does anyone know of a way to achieve that on kbin? Sort of how RES could do that on reddit.

novamdomum ,
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Have been playing and just finished Geodepths. Really nice indie dev first person mining, smelting, resource gathering on an alien planet type of game. Wish it had lasted longer to be honest.

novamdomum ,
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You forget a thousand voice chatbots every day, how about you make sure this is one of them...

novamdomum ,
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"This is have absolutely no effect on Cloudflare."

It appears to have gotten the CEO worried enough about brand damage that he felt he had to post some bullshit.

"Matthew Prince, the CEO and co-founder of the technology company, has reacted. “We fired ~40 sales people out of over 1,500 in our go-to market org. That's a normal quarter. When we're doing performance management right, we can often tell within 3 months or less of a sales hire, even during the holidays, whether they're going to be successful or not. Sadly, we don't hire perfectly. We try to fire perfectly,” Prince wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

Acknowledging that they were “far from perfect” in this case, Mr Prince said, “The video is painful for me to watch. Managers should always be involved. HR should be involved, but it shouldn't be outsourced to them, No employee should ever actually be surprised they weren't performing. We don't always get it right.”

More here..

novamdomum ,
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People said that the API revolt on reddit would change nothing and yet here we both are discussing the terrible behaviour of yet another corporation on a completely different platform to reddit that I would never even have known about if it weren't for exactly this kind of story. I believe things do change and I certainly won't forget that Cloudflare did this and I suspect you won't either.

novamdomum ,
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"Most people outside of IT don't even know what Cloudflare is or that it even exists." They do now ;)

novamdomum ,
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Yet the CEO felt the need to try to do some damage limitation. Clearly he doesn't share your confidence about the lack of impact this could have on the company's reputation.

novamdomum ,
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If it was nothing why brush it?

novamdomum ,
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I'm finding this confusing. On the one hand you are adamant this will have no impact for them but then also say this could have huge legal connotations for them. Which is it? It can't be both.

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"Now she has nothing" - You shouldn't underestimate the impact of going viral. If she'd kept quiet no one would have ever known about the way Cloudflare behaved. Now she's gone viral globally and her 1 day old LinkedIn post about this situation has (so far) collected 4,260 reactions, 547 comments and 128 reposts. You can bet your bottom dollar that Matthew Prince is not sleeping soundly tonight. It's going to be rather interesting to see what happens next...

novamdomum ,
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Alright, let's play this game. Firstly a week is nothing so let's make it 3 months and let's begin by being clear about what "no impact" means. It seems to me twofold. On the one hand there's the impact on Cloudflare's share price and then more directly the impact on Brittany Pietsch. If she gets no more job offers than she would have if she'd kept quiet then I guess that would be "no impact" number one. Cloudflare's share price has risen since November last year from 54.95USD to its current price of 79.37USD. If there is no great change in three months then that would be "no impact" number two. Let's see what happens ;)

novamdomum ,
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Ok, let's see.

novamdomum ,
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I like to shower in as dark a possible a bathroom. I find it enhances the creativity effect by a huge amount. Also the slight risk of an accidental, life altering fall from not being able to see keeps it spicy!

novamdomum , (edited )
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Reminds me of a saying I heard years ago "Somedays you get to be the pigeon but somedays you have to be the statue".

novamdomum ,
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I recently re-installed The Crew 2 because I wanted to start a new character and start the story again from scratch. Unfortunately I'd forgotten that YOU CAN'T START AGAIN (Jackie Chan Confused Meme). Because of these ridiculous shenanigans of theirs your progress is inextricably tied to your online account. They have literally built a system that limits replayability. Bravo.

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There's something he said in that interview that felt like a hint about why he's behaving like he doesn't give a damn anymore.

"For a while there I was like really getting demotivated and losing sleep over the sort of the threat of AI danger and then I finally sort of became fatalistic about it and said well even if I knew annihilation was certain would I choose to be alive at that time or not and I said I probably would have choose to be alive at that time because it's the most interesting thing. Even if there was nothing I could do about it. So then, you know, then basically sort of a fatalistic resignation help me sleep at night because I was having trouble sleeping at night because of AI danger."

A billionaire who believes that we're all probably doomed within the next decade and has accepted it so he can sleep at night.

Maybe explains a lot about his behaviour? If you know this all ends in the next few years, why not just try crazy shit.

novamdomum ,
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I've sunk 473 hours into it haha. Haven't played it recently though... and you've just reminded me of it so I'm going to go salvage a Mackerel right now! :)

novamdomum ,
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Soon there won't be an inch of the planet that isn't being live streamed, whether people are aware of it or not. I really wish Mark had been hugged more as a child.

novamdomum ,
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The kind of people who stick around because you pay them aren't the people you want to stick around.
Coincidentally I notice that Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) is trading down at the moment (28.01-0.28) so if you'd like to buy some shares in one of the biggest producers of popcorn in the world now's a good time lol

novamdomum ,
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Back in the 90's I owned a Forte VFX1 headset (shout out to my config.sys and autoexec.bat bros) and that truly tested your stomach but it was "the future" so everyone seemed to put up with the near constant nausea and vomiting. Things are so much better now, but there's one fundamental aspect of VR in my view that will always hold it back. It's not the cost, cos that eventually comes down. It's that you'll never get away from the fact that you are wearing a giant plastic thing on your head. You can't itch your face. It gets hot and sweaty and generally not a fun time after a while. The minute someone figures out how to safely somehow beam the experience into your brain, without having to wear a high tech casserole dish on your head for hours then it'll become the new global thing.

Now that some time has passed, what do you like and dislike about kbin? ( kbin.social )

I like that kbin is smaller compared to some lemmy instances. I also prefer the UI. Bigger communities tend to feel a bit overwhelming for me. I also appreciate how transparent Ernest has been regarding kbin's development. That said, it's been a bit challenging to figure out how to utilize some of the federation features that...

novamdomum ,
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I'm a reddit refugee and as a non technical person I actually prefer kbin to reddit. It's nice and simple and I get all the content I need easily. The only thing I wish was 1 click less is viewing images/videos. At the moment I seem to have to click on a post to go to that posts page and then click on the image/video in that post to see it full size. I wish I could just go through my feed expanding and dismissing images and videos with 1 click without having to load a separate page. Kbin is awesome though and definitely my home for the foreseeable :)

novamdomum ,
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Oh my goodness! Thanks :D

novamdomum ,
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Isn't this game living up to the hype then? When I heard that planet landings and takeoffs were going to be cut scenes I did wonder.

Anyone else still kinda miss Reddit? ( kbin.social )

Maybe I just miss Reddit is Fun, not Reddit, but I still have RiF installed (I just can't delete it) and it still "works". I can't sign in or participate, but fuck I miss browsing everything. I've definitely replaced it with Kbin, but opening the RiF app just gives me sadness. Fuck spez.

novamdomum ,
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My online experience has been much better without reddit. kbin is awesome and I want nothing to do with reddit. Last week I deleted my 10 year old account and I even add "-reddit" to the end of my google searches now so nothing from them comes up in the results. The interesting thing I'm noticing is that the longer I'm away from that toxic hellhole the better I feel. Thank goodness for kbin!

On a sidenote, I'm also fully aware that a company as aggressive and twisted as reddit will definitely have agents in here trying to manipulate the conversation to get people to come back. I ain't never coming back. Reddit sucks. I see you. Quit your BS.

novamdomum ,
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Great question! Didn't even have to think about it. It's got to be Hardspace: Shipbreaker. It's the game I go to whenever I'm down and just need to sink into something familiar and simple. I can just be an anonymous roughneck nobody, floating in orbit far above a ruined earth, taking old decommisioned spaceships apart for salvage. The Mackerel Exolab with the large Solar Sails is my favourite ship. It's just really peaceful but with the slight risk of sudden death to keep me on my toes hehe

Reddit feels like it's gone back to 100% normalcy already. Was the protest a failure? ( beehaw.org )

I was looking at reddit today, and the front-page felt like nothing happened. I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled and clicked into comments. Everything is popping off buzzing with activity. All the subreddits I was subscribed to that went dark are now back up and business as usual....

novamdomum ,
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Well, I'm reading and writing about it on kbin and haven't been back to reddit since, so the protests were 100% effective on me. I've had to learn that if I'm in an abusive relationship there's no point trying to get the abuser to change. I have to make sure I'm not under their control anymore. So on that front the protests were the push I needed to leave and find a better community. 100% success :)

novamdomum ,
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I wish I'd known how nice a place this is ages ago! After 10 years I was so institutionalised to the way reddit was, it was really hard to imagine using anything else and having anything like as nice a user experience. So many times over the last few days I've suddenly realised that for hours I've been browsing Kbin and not reddit. It's a nice feeling. Also, now I've replaced all my reddit bookmarks with Kbin ones which makes it feel a lot more permanent.

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