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Watching BBC documentary on WWII.
"It's estimated that over 300,000 civilians died during a 6-week orgy of rape and murder, at the hands of the Japanese troops"

Five seconds later: "The worst incident was when they bombed an American ship and killed 50 crewmen"

What. The. Fuck.

The worst incident was 50 Americans killed, and not 300 fucking thousand Chinese??? WAT?

Hi Mastodon 👋 . I'm a non-binary C++ and weird film nerd. I'm into fermenting everything in sight and not getting enough sleep.

Totally forgot to toot this:
The first pre-release of dhewm3 1.5.1 (Doom3 Source Port) is out, see … ! Most notable changes since 1.5.0 so far:
* (Windows-only) Doom3 Editing Tools are back
* Doom3 demo gamedata can be used

There aren't too many changes to the editors, but I was able to fix an annoying bug in the particle editor that already existed in the official Doom3 1.3.1 release: After selecting a material the game would be rendered in a tiny viewport in the edge of the window

This is the only pinball machine to ever have a safety interlock switch on the glass. The reason for this is the "Time Expander" mini-playfield, which raises and lowers throughout the game. Bally knew that the Time Expander would be up and down all day long and replacing the motor would probably be a pain in the arse, so they had the foresight to overspec the drive motor.

If you put a finger in there, you might not get it back.

Images show the Time Expander at each of its three heights.

As relevant as ever:

"The events of 1933-1945 should have been fought no later than 1928. Later it was too late. One must not wait until the struggle for freedom is called treason. One must not wait until the snowball has become an avalanche. You have to crush the rolling snowball. No one stops the avalanche."

-- Erich Kästner

It bums me out to see nerds repeat what they perceive to be conventional wisdom like "desktop/laptop computing is dying, mobile is the future". There are so many tasks that normal users do that benefit from a full keyboard and a monitor-sized display with multiple windows. Some of those tasks will *always* be a pain on mobile, unless you connect with a kb/mouse + monitor at which point you're using a hobbled PC anyway. We are the torchbearers for general purpose computing, don't give up people.

Yamagi Quake II 7.40 has been released:
Notable changes:
* Supporting fast HTTP-downloading of game data in Multiplayer (like r1q2 and q2pro)
* Savegames can be deleted in the menu
* Soft renderer bugfixes and improvements
* Coop savegames fixed

+ more bugfixes etc

Have fun! :-)

Hot take: post-apocalyptic fiction is so popular because people desperately want to live lives that aren't yoked by capitalism, but are unable to even conceive of such a thing happening without the world ending first

It pisses me off when people don't leave a space after "//" in comments

*IF* –> “Hero” -

This is a tribute to hackers all around the world, without whom we would all have a microphone plugged in our butts by now...
Of course when you have to mention heroes, you think fire fighters, hospital workers, etc. But hackers are essentials to allow us "mortals" to resist huge corporations and governments alike that all want to spy on us.

#mastoart #art #illustration #IF #hero

Wenn ihr mal ein git Fuckup habt und da irgendwie raus kommen müsst, ohne das Repository zu löschen und neu zu ziehen: ich hätte da ein Flowchart für euch. #nerdcontent #git

Now that the discourse around #Facebook begins to implicitly accept that it's declining or collapsing, it's become a sure thing. To help accelerate the decline, remind your friends and family of the services that Facebook owns that they should avoid along with the social network: #Instagram, #Whatsapp.
Remind them that #Google are just a more powerful Facebook.
Before they migrate to a new silo, and a new master.. let them know something new is growing over here on the Fediverse.

Cleaning up a customer's PC, I made the mistake of leaving a tab open on Yahoo's home page. Only 1 minute later: malvertized. Sunuva...

I did it again to pin down the cause, & indeed it's Yahoo's ads breaking out, taking over the page, & loading scary messages that make it difficult to leave.

I can't stress enough, folks, that an ad blocker is Internet SECURITY software.

the degree to which my working life would be improved if australia hadn't elected a conservative government in 2015 cannot be overestimated. behold

Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.

Please shotgun the javascript demons and make more efficient & accessible websites.

I've just released dhewm3 1.5.0:
Changes since 1.4.1 include:
* Support for (some) Mods
* Scale crosshair + menus etc to 4:3 so they're not stretched
* HighDPI support on Windows
* Binary build for Linux amd64
* (Experimental) Uncapped framerate with "com_fixedTic -1"
* Bugfixes

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