Why the fuck are bottom-barrel GPUs selling for 300, 400, 500 dollars? My GPU died on me and all I need is a cheapo card to keep chugging along with work stuff. And I'm out at least 300 bucks? Fucking cryptominers, wasting ungodly amounts of useful electricity on useless speculation -__-

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"our child prison is better than theirs" is peak liberalism.

And on the fifth day, we have water again! No more melting snow to flush, which is good because it's all melted now anyway.

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Day four without running water -__- . Getting real tired of melting snow to flush the toilet.

Well, it's still five dollars last I checked, so... coincidence it is.

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> I can pinpoint precisely the Dark Triad of Web UI Design Choices that addict people to social media and drive us all slowly crazy (by design!):

> Relative timestamps (“3 hours ago” instead of “6:56 PM”). This creates IMMEDIACY.

> Infinite scrolling with no “more” button or link. This creates PERPETUATION.

> Fake internet points (clickable, often animated icons with incrementing numbers. Likes, reactions, upvotes, retweets, etc.). This creates ADDICTION.

Also... we lost power from 1730 on monday to 1600 on tuesday. It was a crisp 46 Fahrenheit inside by the time power was restored.

my sister just sent me this meme and that's how you know that despite our differences and past strife, we are truly siblings out to support each other

So... Amazon has a bunch of romcoms on deep discount for Valentines weekend. In unrelated news, Cowboy Bebop, a classic anime with a character named Faye Valentine, is currently priced at five dollars for the entire series.

SDL moves to Github 😕

> And I grew up during the heyday of the Free Software Foundation, so I *know* this is a trap, but I’m *tired* and don’t have the energy to be a server admin for something that’s held together with scotch tape and prayers when I’m really supposed to be writing OpenGL code.


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Wrapping up an all-night clean-slate install of windows 10 pro on a newer ssd. Had to move files to a NAS and back after the install, and that's still going on, but otherwise, it looks like this laptop will finally stop running windows 7 on an old hdd and crashing every 15 minutes.

pretty sick of the "hipster" (sorry; if there's a better term that's less hackneyed, do chime in) error screens like Chromium's "Aww, snap!" "Something went wrong (BUT WE DAMNED-WELL WON'T TELL YOU WHAT IT WAS)" screen

And when you click through to "Learn more", it's a generic help page.

It needs a "Technical details" link at least.

In typical fashion, other software has gleefully taken this to mean "to hell with meaningful error messages; 'SOMETHING WENT WRONG!'"

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