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Cake day: August 30th, 2023

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  • I mean, sure, the human skull is only so thick and a child’s skull is soft- er, but…we’re still talking about a shitty little badminton racket. I’ve hit my head pretty fucking hard, on relatively sharp stuff. Breaking skin on your head is relatively rare. To be impaled by a randomly shattering racket, with that thin aluminum? After the thing flies at least a few feet through the breeze off the water…with enough force to then impale bone?? It just sounds really…implausible. With enough force to kill her! It almost seems more than implausible, honestly. Unless there is a factor they just aren’t sharing. Did the kid intentionally hit his sister is the question. It sounds that way, honestly.



  • Apple has been trying to be the next advertising giant. They’ve been growing their advertising revenue and plan on doubling it this year. They went from $4b ad revenue to $7.5 2022/2023. And if you remember correctly, that was right when you started seeing all their “apple cares about your privacy!” ads and got into it with Facebook. They’re not out here to protect our privacy. They’re trying to take the advertising revenue from the other ad giants and corner that market for themselves.

    Think about it. They have gotten people locked into their OS/ecosystem. They basically hold the advertising golden ticket. They’re not here to make your digital life more private. They’re here to get your data for themselves, locking out the competition. They aim to bring more people into the gate and shut it behind them while extracting all of our advertising milk with their more advanced data udder sucking machine. The pasture looks nice, but when those gates close, the skies darken and the farmer corners you with that look in his eye.

    I don’t know where that metaphor came from. But that’s how I see it in my head. The moo cow with the pretty eyelashes and the shiny bell around her neck is pulled into a false sense of security by the smiling farmer at the gate, but that shit turns dark real quick when she’s locked in.


  • TheFriar@lemm.eetoAsklemmy@lemmy.mlIs everything the worst?
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    While you have a point, if you’re scared you keep watching/reading and that benefits the companies behind pumping the fear, there is also a pretty goddamn dire situation with climate change. Things are happening much faster than they seemed to expect. Remember it used to be “we won’t have an habitable world in a few hundred years at this rate” and then it was “our children’s children are going to have a tough time,” and then it was “ what kind of world are we leaving for the next generation” and now it’s “um…this is happening.”

    Scientists aren’t interested in scaring you. They’re interested in what the data suggests. And the scientists are freaking the fuck out. This is bad. And we’re not moving at 1% of the speed we should be. That really can’t be downplayed. Is this the end of life as we were promised/told it would be? I don’t mean we’re nose to nose with a mad max reality, more that we are going to start feeling pretty intense effects weather-wise, seeing the global south start to emigrate, feel the effects of a capitalism squeezing the last of our money and labor out of us because even their predictions will see profits dip when people start rioting, dying off, etc. (what they plan on doing with those profits in a dead world, I don’t know. But that’s capitalist brain for you.)

    I’m just saying. We need to really consider if what we’re doing with our time is how we’d want to spend it if it were our last chance in this structure. OP, that doesn’t mean you should dive down a bottle, though. I kinda got that from the subtext of this post.











  • I mean, anything that can’t be done in a day is going to be a serious issue. Unless he has an anchor in there with him. Which he obviously doesn’t. So when he sleeps, he could be drifting anywhere. Does he have mariner level gps in there? He wouldn’t be able to power it without a battery, and that would only last so long, unless he also has a solar panel in there with him…and he would have to carry it all when he’s…running across the ocean.



  • TheFriar@lemm.eetoPolitical Memes@lemmy.worldJust a reminder
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    I get what you’re saying, but I’m pretty damn sure you’re confusing Americans’ inability to focus on more than one issue at a time with the seemingly catch-all “bots!” thing.

    Don’t attribute to malice what can easily be attributed to stupidity/ignorance/laziness.


  • I only want to play single player games. I’m not a super big gamer, but I just want campaigns. I recently got a PS5 and I’ve been struggling to find newer games that have a great single player campaign. RDR2 is my style, it’s my favorite game. The gameplay itself is a little problematic, but it’s gorgeous and the story just gets me where I live. And that’s what I want.


  • It’s really aggravating and sad that people just don’t have the capacity for anything resembling nuance anymore. And this isn’t even nuance. It’s basic recognition of who is what. There is no difference between anti-genocide people hating Jews and a white person getting robbed by a person of color and turning against the entire race. This is the type of shit that makes me think all hope is lost. We can’t even have a discussion anymore without having to take time to separate out these people and explain to them what’s wrong with their position. And that conversation never goes easy and never gets anywhere. And then the entire movement is derailed. Or taken over by them.


  • I, the same way. I’m in a pretty outspoken city, but I’m a bit more of a just give in and avoid having to yell at people person. I can get upset and yell when need be, but I don’t employ that tactic unless I lose my cool. Otherwise, I’m overly amenable and very much of the mindset “they’re probably having a tough day” or “it’s not really worth it/this doesn’t really affect me more than my slight disappointment.” And then I just get over it. Or sometimes I’ll think more about it later and wish I acted differently, but right now I can’t really think of a time where that happened, so did it really matter in the long run that I didn’t push harder for myself?

    This is all ironic because my face doesn’t usually seem like the face of a nicer person. I grew up with rbf, mainly because I spent my teen years very angry about everything.