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Absolutely - more about Midichlorians, I say!

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If you are asked about bad reviews directly, you can’t exactly ‘no comment’ them. His response is basically ‘it’s not a conventional film’ is a perfectly reasonable one, I think.

Who knows how this will turn out

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The technology is magnifying the flaws in capitalism

HeartyBeast,
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Thus absolutely want written by an AI, was it.

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I think I volunteered to help moderate it about 3 months ago 😕

I'm seeing more microblog posts (kbin.social)

Is anyone else? One of the reasons I was interested in /kbin over other options was this feature, but I don't remember seeing them on subscribed or all. Is this new? I'm kind of intimidated by it but ultimately know I want to interact. I'm seeing some cool stuff! It's all on magazines I have subscribed to.

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Perhaps you switched your view from ‘Threads’ to ‘All content’ without realising?

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I’m not going to pick through his last year’s posts and make a diagnosis, but if you’ve seen no evidence of that, I think you’re wilfully ignoring the signs.

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Irrespective this thread is not about who is or is not burnt out, it's about how posts like your are what enabled the xz backdoor to happen.

I thin you need to chill a bit. Open source has a long illustrious history of people cooperating to build software and submit patches and enhancements which are then scrutinized by project leads. Yes, occasionally bad actors use this model to try and slip through exploits, but you don't throw out one of the strengths of open source because of that. You make sure mechanisms are in palce to allow robust scrutiny.

And no, I'm absolutely not going go through someone's post history and quote bits that show someone is frazzled. I expect you to have enough empathy

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Totally awesome answer. Saving for future study.

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I’m pretty sure that’s a browser feature

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“If you’re not cop, you’re little people”.

RIP

Dune: The History Of The Spacing Guild Navigators (www.thegamer.com)

Many new concepts and ideas are introduced in the earliest chapters of the series, but a key part of the Dune universe is the Spacing Guild Navigators. In a universe that thrives on interstellar travel, this group holds a pretty important position. They don't usually take center stage, but their lore and history are as dense as...

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To compare and contrast, here is an attempt by chatGPT 3.5.

The prompt I gave it was: "Write an approximately 400 word article on the Space Guild in the Dune novels. Touch upon its history, it's significance in the Dune universe and what we know about the navigators themselves."

It's response:

In the expansive and intricate universe crafted by Frank Herbert in the Dune novels, the Space Guild stands out as a mysterious and indispensable entity. As a critical player in the galactic power dynamics, the Space Guild's history, significance, and the enigmatic navigators who guide its vessels through the vastness of space contribute to the rich tapestry of the Dune universe.

The Space Guild, also known simply as the Guild, is a highly secretive and exclusive organization responsible for interstellar travel in the Dune universe. Its origins are shrouded in mystery, with hints of its formation dating back to the Butlerian Jihad, a conflict against thinking machines. However, the exact circumstances leading to the Guild's establishment remain unclear, adding an air of intrigue to its history.

Central to the Guild's role is the Navigators, mutated individuals with heightened prescient abilities. Exposure to the spice melange, mined exclusively on the desert planet Arrakis, alters the genetic makeup of these navigators, granting them the ability to see into the future. This prescience is crucial for safely navigating starships through foldspace, a dimension that allows for faster-than-light travel.

The significance of the Space Guild in the Dune universe cannot be overstated. With its monopoly on interstellar travel, the Guild holds immense power, both economically and politically. The spice melange, which is not only the source of navigators' abilities but also highly sought after for its various other properties, becomes a crucial resource controlled by the Guild. Houses and factions across the universe depend on the Guild for transportation, trade, and communication, making it a linchpin in the delicate balance of power.

Navigators themselves are mysterious and rarely seen outside their heavily fortified and spice-infused chambers. The mutation caused by the spice results in physical deformities, transforming navigators into beings with elongated limbs and enlarged heads. Their appearance reflects the high cost paid for the ability to fold space and traverse the vast distances between stars.

Despite their physical alterations, navigators are highly respected and feared for their abilities. Their prescient visions guide the Guild's starships, enabling them to navigate through the perilous folds of space with unparalleled precision. The reliance on spice, however, makes navigators vulnerable and beholden to the spice production on Arrakis, adding an element of dependency and vulnerability to the Guild's dominance.

In conclusion, the Space Guild in the Dune novels is a captivating and integral component of the expansive universe crafted by Frank Herbert. Its mysterious history, indispensable role in interstellar travel, and the enigmatic navigators with their prescient abilities contribute to the complex and engaging narrative of the Dune series, making the Guild a focal point in the political and economic struggles that unfold across the cosmos.

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I spend a lot of time downvoting and reporting and I've volunteered to co-mod the worst offending subs that I'm subnscribed to. It's not clear that any of this has any effect.

At this point, it feels like a bit of a lost cause.

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Yes, I quite often browse by new

HeartyBeast,
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I’ve volunteered for several over the last month. Never heard a thing. -in particular science, fediverse, tech where large amounts of spam seem to occur and which seem abandoned

HeartyBeast,
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You may be right because the sdgfdg@kbin.social account is now doing the same thing

HeartyBeast,
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Is there anything practical that I, or another average user can do to help practically in these situations?

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I hate doing that - unless the admins use multiple people blocking the account as a signal

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Thank you for your service 🫡

What's the quickest way to find a magazine/community you've subscribed to? (kbin.social)

I've been using kbin since the Reddit exodus and I still don't really know the path to finding my way into a specific community/magazine I've subscribed to. I usually search for the name using the search function, then hope I find a thread from there in the results where I can just click directly into it. Surely there must be a...

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If you go to ‘Settings’ you will see a ‘Subscriptions’ tab - all your magazines are listed in there - sadly I haven’t worked out how they are ordered.

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You don’t think that time travel stories can’t be intrinsically interesting? I find that … surprising

HeartyBeast,
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The theatrical ending fereks much more in keeping with the themes in the short story “The Story of Your Life”

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I found the first book really quite disappointing. Though I wonder if it had something to do with the translation.

Never made it to book 2 The trailer looks pretty interesting though.

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I wasn’t particularly perplexed. It was a parallel reality. I wasn’t particularly perplexed by an evil spock with a beard.

HeartyBeast,
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You know the generic ‘we are working on issues’ page that comes up on an error.

Any chance of adding a ‘Last updated’ date stamp on that, to let users know it’s not just an old generic piece of text?

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Thanks for the new banner - super helpful.

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Please please implement a simple banner which displays this info on the home page with a timestamp, if possible

HeartyBeast,
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'm trying to spend a bit lot more time with my family

Take some time for yourself. We'll still be when uyou get back. Thanks for all your hard work

[SOLVED] Need help getting my dad to play Baldur's Gate 3

Edit: Looks like the GOG version is available for OS X, so I’m hoping that’ll work. I guess I was just a little tipsy when looking at the GOG page since it’s the holidays and missed it. Also, I didn’t think about Steam gift cards/PayPal. That’s another way of getting games on Steam without giving payment info. Thanks...

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The link thing is fantastic news. Thanks!

RTR#43 Break time (kbin.social)

I just got back from a over five-hour walk with my dog. I had promised him that for a long time, and both of us really needed it ;-) Now, a quick lunch, and I still have an evening workout ahead of me. Today, I decided to take a break from coding, although I probably won't resist doing something, and at night I'll probably tweak...

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can't believe there's no picture of the dog :)

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Yeh, you say that. But you know they finished Half Life 4 about 2 years ago and are holding it back on purpose

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That’s been in the warehouse for 10 years.

To those genuinely interested in moderating (kbin.social)

@Ernest has pushed an update which allows users to request ownership/moderation of abandoned magazines. Ghost/abandoned magazines were fairly prevalent after the initial wave of hype due to users either squatting magazine names or becoming inactive for other reasons. Now is your chance to get involved, if you were waiting to do...

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Has anyone actually been accepted as a moderator? I requested to help moderate /science a while ago - just because it was full of spam - and I've heard nothing - not even a rejection. Still happy to kill spam.

HeartyBeast,
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Come now. They released some cool Mac games before they were snapped up by MS

HeartyBeast,
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What’s this business about Epic changing from a game developer into a ‘platform’ and him no longer being a good fit? Anyone able to explain that a bit?

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So your saying they didn’t time the share sales with respect to the announcement- they timed the announcement with respect to the fixed share sales date.

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