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It's a good feature, and probably makes sense to default to on. But I know I'll find it more distracting than useful, so I'll turn it off.

Large tooltips on mouseover are usually distracting. Facicons, text, and additional windows do enough to remind me what my tabs are.

New features often aren't helpful to each and every user, but as long as I can turn off the ones that are actively unhelpful to me, I'm perfectly happy to see them.

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I didn't see you mention these authors, but maybe because your cutoff date looks to be around 1989:

  • Wild Seed- Octavia E Butler
  • The Left Hand of Darkness- Ursula K LeGuin
  • Dhalgren- Samuel Delaney
  • Book of the New Sun- Gene Wolfe
  • A Scanner Darkly- Philip K Dick
  • Cat's Cradle- Kurt Vonnegut

Not exactly always considered sci fi, but maybe sci fi adjacent:

  • The Terror- Dan Simmons, author of Hyperion, seems to be free of his politics
  • The Yiddish Policemen's Union- Michael Chabon
  • Gravity's Rainbow- Thomas Pynchon
  • Fictions- Jorge Luis Borges
  • Machine of Death- collection of short stories from various authors
  • Infinite Jest- David Foster Wallace

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  • ThisIsNotHim ,
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    The bag suspended from a stick is called a bindle was also real. I suspect these were just replaced by backpacks that were cheap/ubiquitous enough.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Per capita probably isn't a good way to measure this.

    Car deaths should probably be by miles driven.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    No disagreement on raspberries, but your comment makes me think you might like mangos in plain yogurt. The tartness of the yogurt works beautifully with the extreme sweetness of the mango. It tastes like a fresher more balanced version of flavored yogurts. So if you’re into the flavor of mango, but the sweetness is off-putting, this could be a way to still enjoy them.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    It does, but for a real world parallel see bike sprints.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Yes. But it’s a duel, so they’re just trying to stay behind one person.

    You’re not allowed to stop, so you try and creep forward really slowly by doing bike stands until the last lap.

    I dunno exactly what sandbagging looks like in Mario Cart, but I kind of doubt it looks this silly.

    Pope punishes leading critic Cardinal Burke in second action against conservative American prelates (apnews.com)

    Pope Francis has decided to punish one of his highest-ranking critics, Cardinal Raymond Burke, by revoking his right to a subsidized Vatican apartment and salary in the second such radical action against a conservative American prelate this month, according to two people briefed on the measures....

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    IIRC, the Pope is only considered infallible when they say they are. Otherwise they’re just speaking as the highest ranking member. So most of the time what they say is not treated by members of the clergy as the literal word of god.

    Maybe other Catholics are more in the know, but this isn’t a distinction I was aware of when I was a practicing Catholic. That might be because the Pope really didn’t come up much at all. I’m sure he influenced policy, but his words seemed to come up in the news, and not really much outside that.

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    For me it also happens constantly with things like the crossword, which obviously can’t be listening.

    Links between folks is part of it, but a lot is just ordinary coincidence.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Maybe English (Malta) if that’s an option

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    It’s not clear which point OP made that you’re claiming is inaccurate.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Hot take: ham doesn’t go on pizza. The pineapple isn’t the problem

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Bacon or pepperoni. You need something salty do to do the job that ham fails to do.

    Jalapenos are semi-optional. If they’re too spicy for someone, then pepperoni might be the choice. There needs to be something spicy to complement the pineapple.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    It sounds plausible? I haven’t taken the effort to figure out how to like anchovies on pizza.

    The one time I tried it the result was way too salty. I think I need to find someone local that likes them and copy their order.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Has-text is case sensitive. Adding / before the keyword and /i after will set it to case insensitive.

    Example:

    lemmy.world##.d-sm-block.d-none > .row:has-text(/Blockchain/i)

    You can also use | to add multiple keywords to the filter.

    Example:

    lemmy.world##.d-sm-block.d-none > .row:has-text(/Blockchain|ChatGPT/i)

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    If those are communication apps supported by the bank, that’s the idea. Banks have been hit with huge fines for employees communicating over unapproved channels.

    One of the problems with the unapproved channels is that the bank can’t enforce a retention period. So written messages that are supposed to be kept on record for 10 years or whatever can get deleted. In the event of a lawsuit the bank can be fined for not having the messages.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    It took me like half the movie to understand the pidgin for New Hawaii.

    The book doesn’t jump around. Each story is like a book opened to the halfway point, with another book inserted. They’re all nested like this down to New Hawaii, which plays through straight, before finishing each story in turn.

    I love ambitious (if somewhat failed) movies like this, and I’m not really sure if the Wachowskis could have done a better job.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Unless the policy changed recently: Brooklyn doesn’t require a NY address. I had a Brooklyn card for years, but have never lived in NY. It was about $50 a year.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Thanks for this. As a native speaker, it never occurred to me that headlines had separate rules that would be hard to parse as a non-native speaker.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    When poorly written or complex, maybe. I don’t know how often I’ve had to focus on a headline.

    Headlines are also written to be attention grabbing. I’d rather headline-specific grammar over clickbait. Maybe there’s a different attention grabbing technique, but for now I’ll gladly settle for headlines if given a choice.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    That’s a wonderful eggcorn.

    I was watching a video talking about how eggcorns are an unusual category of error because they require intelligence and creativity to make. The argument was that the process goes like this:

    A new word or phrase is heard, but not understood. The brain makes sense of it using existing vocabulary that has sounds that are close enough. This is accompanied an explanation for why those specific words make sense in this new context.

    For example: the original eggcorn was a mishearing of acorn. Egg because it’s roughly egg shaped, and corn is sometimes used to describe small objects similar to how grain can be.

    All this to say, it’s maybe not something to feel dumb about. Your brain did something neat.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    The sulfury water may be part of the appeal to those who like it.

    There’s a handful of other sulfury foods that I love, but usually avoid if I know I won’t have enough alone time for the embarrassing afterparty.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Valve doesn’t have a management team.

    Maybe they could transition to being a worker-owned collective when Gabe wants to retire. I’m not sure what else keeps Valve as we know it alive post Gabe.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Weisswurst looks very similar to the Swiss St Galler style bratwurst, but I’ve never had Weisswurst to compare.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    I’m not who you’re responding to, but you may wish to check the first comment in the thread again.

    The first comment says “running theme,” which most people would interpret to mean generally.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    At the start of the word it’s an acute accent. Like in école or état.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    I don’t have quite the same issues, but I am fairly regularly running into issues where software on the other device is asking to play audio, and stealing focus. Make sure to mute unpredictable sources of sound (like Windows sounds or phone notifications).

    Bluetooth devices and/or software implementations of audio are incredibly buggy.

    Examples:

    • Saying “OK Google” does this, and sometimes detects other sounds. I have to try to never say Google if I’m on Discord for example.
    • Google Photos: the memories have audio, and will steal focus even if the audio is off.
    • Spotify will sometimes get in a mode where it will constantly lose focus, even though nothing else appears to be demanding audio. When this is happening playback in other apps on my phone will continue to work as expected. This only appears to occur when my computer is on and connected to the headset via Bluetooth.

    Other Bluetooth issues:

    • Old games may not reliably play audio over Bluetooth. Fallout New Vegas would regularly get into a state where sound effects & voice wouldn’t play, but the radio might continue. Plugging in speakers and using those for New Vegas worked, but introduced other buggy behavior.
    • Calls may request exclusive access to the Bluetooth device. Like if you’re on Discord, game audio may fail to play, rather than just playing in a degraded quality, or some other more graceful failover. This may be fixed, I’ve had it work at least once with other headphones, but haven’t tested it further. I just have an external microphone now, and have disabled the “headset” functionality in Windows.

    Multi-point may solve your issue, but be aware that what you’re asking for may introduce a bunch of new problems. I still use Bluetooth headphones frequently, and in the way OP seems to want, but there are still significant growing pains, and I’m not sure I can recommend it.

    What made you choose your instance?

    Following the spirit of spreading across the Fediverse (and because my main instance is down so many times, because diverse reasons) I’m intrigued about the joining instance process, because I honestly don’t know what criteria to have in order to join another one if I ever want to do it....

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    This was recommended when I made my account. There weren’t any regional communities for where I’m from, so Finland seems as good a choice as any.

    I’m not sure I made an informed decision, but if there are real downsides to my choice I haven’t noticed them yet. I seem to be able to see the things I want to. I have to use the block button liberally, but I can’t see that being instance related. It’s largely due to using All at times, and not having strong enough tagging/filtering tools to make that workable without blocking tons of communities that are fine, but not for me.

    ThisIsNotHim , (edited )
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    Great recommendation! I’ve made this many times.

    Some additional notes:

    With the limited budget, I would recommend eating the onion halves rather than discarding them.

    And if an onion is too much produce, onion powder will work. Both onion and garlic powder are reasonable options, especially in any recipe that cooks a while. Especially given your limited budget, do not shake any spices directly into the pot (they’ll start to clump). Always put spices in another dish (like your bowl, you can always rinse it if you feel the need), or your hand and then add them to the pot.

    Onions will keep for quite a while in a cool dark place, and can still be used even if they start to go off.

    • Soft spot? Cut it off
    • Sprouting? That’s edible, chuck it in too
    • Mold? If it’s black mold, Peel off all layers with evidence of mold, or wash it off, it’s probably only on the top layer

    In any of these cases, you might consider using twice as much onion as the recipe calls for, to try and use up as much as you can.

    Carrots and celery can also keep for similar amounts of time in the fridge, and bad spots can be cut out. They can also be added in a lot of places where they’re not asked for. I understand that produce might be challenging, but even if you only make it to the grocery store once a month, these may still be an option.

    ThisIsNotHim ,
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    Good note on mold. I considered saying black mold, and for whatever reason decided against it.

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