@anna I've been playing Spiritfarer and it's very cute if you like light management-type games, co-op is great altho a little asymmetric - only first player can do story-advancing things, basically, which has been fine imo.

Classics are Snipperclips and Unravel Two, both puzzly but in different ways. The untitled goose game just added a co-op mode that is a delight, Yoshi's Crafted World is v. cute and has a great drop-in co-op mode. And I think I've mentioned Conduct Together before, but it's a fun one πŸ™‚

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OMFG.
see the blurry laptop in the banner image on this page?
try selecting text on it.
developer.bbc.com/login-requir

@gabek I just tried mentioning myself and my old @cincodenada account doesn't show up in the prediction list, I imagine because I used the migration feature or whatever to mark it as obsolete. Doesn't help with alts, ofc, but maybe this is fixed for formally migrated accounts?

request for electronics help (boosts plz) 

@balrogboogie @noiob If you do end up going this route, there may be a good teardown video - looks like iFixIt has a one for the SH440 headphones, which look like they have the same kind of wiring you're describing at least!

Another option might be non-solder splices, either with some sort of splice cap/joiner, or something like the lineman's splice with heat-shrink around each splice, and then around the whole wire. I haven't tried that so I'm not sure how well that would hold/add noise, but since it's nondestructive (besides stripping more wire) you could try. You'd also need to make sure there's not an enamel on them too, of course: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_

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I will never forget that video I saw about talking to cops. It was like an hour and a half split between a lawyer, making the case that you shouldn't talk to cops, and a cop, arguing that you should. The lawyer's argument featured all the standard things - you have the right to a lawyer, the lawyer knows the system better than you, the cops can and will lie to you, they might pin something on you even if you're innocent, etc.. He made some really cogent arguments and stated them well.

But what stuck with me was the cop's argument. It basically boiled down to two points: first, don't worry about it! Second, I shit you not, he made the argument that everyone breaks the law in small ways all the time, so you've done something wrong, and if you get on the cops' bad side they can lock you up if they want.

I saw this when I was a baby liberal in college, and I think that cop's terrible, evil argument singlehandedly radicalized me

@nihilazo This is not, like, saying you should, but for context I do tend to appreciate cws for things like gameposting, not for spoilers, but just so I can opt-in to a thread about something that requires context like that, I think? And I will generally cw when I gamepost for the same reason.

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Check out the (ridiculously huge and cheap) Indie bundle for Palestinian Aid. 1000 games for as little as USD $5, including one from yours truly. Lots of good ones in here. itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for

@vivianrose it can mean a lot of things of course, but in case it's helpful: I was talking to a friend who is a nonbinary woman about gender, and and one of the things they said was that both their womanhood and their nonbinary-ness are important parts of their identity, and that made a lot of sense to me at least!

linux fun, ulimits 

Why are prlimit's memory sizes in bytes if ulimit's sizes are in kilobytes? I don't know! But testing bears out that that is the case.

Also, like, yeah this is a mess, but that's the whole point of this project, so it fits right in πŸ˜„

For extra wonkiness, why not bake the prlimit right into your makefile? You know I did!

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linux fun, ulimits 

Linux tip: if you want to run a command that might get out of hand, you can use `prlimit` to set process-specific limits to keep it in line.

So if you're, say, trying to build a Verilog project that might have some exponential nesting if you do it wrong, instead of running `make dangerous.vvp`, you can run:

prlimit --as=10000000000 make dangerous.vvp

Then when it gets greedy and tries to address more than 10GB(ish) of memory, malloc will refuse and it'll crash instead of bogging your system to a standstill until you manage to get a kill command thrown at it.

There are plenty of limits to be had, `man prlimit` will tell you about them. Heads up though, while --as (address-space) is a rather blunt weapon, the more reasonable --rss limit is not honored on many systems, including mine, apparently. prlimit doesn't warn you about this, but the ulimit section of `man bash` does.

Also if you don't know what's going on here, I'm skipping a lot of details - happy to elaborate if you're curious!

@tromino @YaLTeR I was thinking maybe have, like, a diagonal line or other partial fill of the area between actual start and selected start, to make it more clear that that part will also be part of the output?

I really like this idea in general though, it's a great approach to solving a tricky UX imposed by the details of video formats!

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ooh, competitive breakout... sounds like a good idea for a game!

RT @kometbomb@twitter.com

memset(0,17,9215)pal({7,7},1)a={92,23,1,1}b={32,99,1,1}
::_::cls()map()rect(0,0,127,127,2)
for p=0,1 do
a,b=b,a
for n=1,4 do
i=n%2+1f=n%2
b[i]+=b[i+2]x,y=b[1],b[2]
if(pget(x,y)!=1-p)mset(x/8,y/8,1-p)b[i+2]=-b[i+2]b[i]=b[i]+b[i+2]
end
circfill(b[1],b[2],2,p)end
flip()goto _

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/kometbomb/status/1

Just uploaded my HDL trashfire to Gitlab. Current language stats:

40.75% C++
28.98% Awk
9.42% Verilog
7.70% Rust
6.74% Python

I'm irrationally delighted by this unholy mix, it's beautiful! gitlab.com/cincodenada/nand2te

Oof. Small business I'm a subscriber to just sent an email to 312 customers (which might be all of them) *via cc* πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

Worst part: the email was apologizing for a (much smaller) mistake. Double oof.

Sent them an email informing them as gently as I could that they just blasted their mailing list out to everyone and saying they should probably notify folks and check with their lawyer just in case.

So, to anyone out there emailing lots of people: use bcc of course, but also this is one of the many reasons you should use some sort of mailing service for anything more than emailing amongst friends.

The half-dozen children (family relationships here are unclear) banded together in solidarity and negotiated a relocation to a shady spot for lunch. Mom is doing great.

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Small child in the park, distraught: "Mom!! The WIND is too WARM!!!"

Reader, it is 20C and sunny. Which, like, you're right kiddo. This is Portland, it has no right to be room temperature outdoors. How dare.

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I think we on the left could use a lot more friendly, approachable media. While I love me some good aggressive graphic design, right now, I think the right is consistently winning the propaganda game in part because they wrap their ideas with really easy-to-swallow tone and appeals to common sense. We can do that too, in pursuit of a more compassionate, humane, and just world.

So I made a couple images for my local chapter of the IWW that I'm pretty proud of.







I have SVG versions of these if people want to play with them. I'm happy for these to be spread widely; please download them, share them, modify them, whatever. Information wants to be free!

@Siph @cwebber Came here to recommend this one, glad to see it's already covered. Truly a masterpiece.

Operation "let's actually use components" at work is off to a solid start, we're at +332/-540 so far in the initial foray βœ‚οΈ

@karlos After some more testing, here's one that's a bit messier but more strict: it only includes 42 stories and up, and only counts whole buildings (not parts). I also fixed it so it only counts whole numbers, the first version matched a 1.75 story building πŸ˜„

I don't see any in Berlin (except one that is a mistake, I added a note about it), but it looks like Frankfurt has several options: overpass-turbo.eu/s/17dz

Looks like Portland has exactly one tower that barely qualifies, Big Pink is exactly 42 stories tall. Our second tallest is 41, just misses!

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