A bit of an idealist and fond of empathy.
Can respond in English, Suomi and broken 日本語.
The official specs say the battery will last 2-8h, but the overlay estimates say 1,5-6h. According to the performance overlay, it can’t get to 7h on the main menu. On all of the three units I’ve had. Battery life on Steam Deck isn’t its strength for sure, though it’s still enough for me and likely most others.
“We have no allies including Canada, UK, Israel and Australia with such a unique security partnership as the Saudis, providing them with ownership and local manufacturing capability of our most sensitive strategic weapons,” he said, adding that the arrangements began in 2017, under the Trump administration.
The past 30 or so years has been slow movement towards NATO so that if shit ever hit the fan, Finland could join pretty much immediately. This in conjuction with building self defense capabilities that would make an invasion - specifically by the Russian army - incredibly expensive.
In the end, the decisions to not join NATO and then to join were both done on national security grounds, and not for some sort of ideological stance. Finland’s just shedding the remaining bits of finlandization now.
I feel like there could be a button to simply sign up to a random instance from a curated list.
The site could essentially offer an easy (default) path that would tell you in the simplest possible terms (preferably with pictures) what Lemmy is and enough about federation that the user is aware that it’s normal to have multiple web addresses, they all just access the same network. It would then offer two buttons, one would take the user immediately to a recommended instance, the other would fork them to the “advanced” path, allowing them to pick an instance with all the bells and whistle options and access more detailed information about federation etc.
“Sign up to a recommended instance (server)” and “learn more first”/“advanced options” buttons, perhaps?
I would urge anyone on the verge of quitting Lemmy due to this to check out either beehaw.org or sopuli.xyz. There’s a (still small but) active effort in providing general instances and contributing general content in a less politically hostile environment.
One of the biggest, if not the biggest benefits of federation is that you can easily change administrators while staying on the same network.
Only Gargron wants to run a flagship instance. Lemmy devs have made it very clear their instance has certain specific purposes and that they don’t intend it to be the main instance. I’m just wondering if we should remove the invite-request friction for a little while in Beehaw and Sopuli to take the weight off of lemmy.ml and so that the admins there can keep federating with Lemmygrad if they really wish.
It would probably be best to recreate some of the communities made in lemmy.ml elsewhere and actually contribute there. I really think your best bet is to just contribute elsewhere.
No one wants nukes to fly, not the US, not China, not Russia. But the second we give the threat any influence to extend borders forcibly is when we’ve lost, and you can already see it in the hesitance to actually help Ukraine with boots on the ground.
And if Ukraine and NATO has proven anything, it’s that there has to be a real military and political deterrence to prevent conflicts.
The US visits enforce this deterrence, so of course China’s going to be displeased at the increased barrier for hostility. They then host military drills and achieve two things: get people blaming the US for their lunacy and getting to actually practice the hostility itself.
I think the recent US visits indicate that you could as well extend Taiwan’s forces to include the US ones. In the long run however it would of course be best to reduce the threat by acknowledging the immense risks involved in codependency with Chinese trade and start eliminating it ASAP. We’re feeding the problem ourselves.
I’m trying encourage thinking a little further than just immediately giving in to any demands, no matter how unreasonable. Giving in to such demands will only further instill the malign influence and anyone suggesting we just give in to it all to avoid conflict plays their part in dooming this planet in to aggressive authoritarian hellholes.
When I say “they’re just trading goods”, I’m saying they’re not the ones doing anything wrong here and blaming the US for a potential conflict is ridiculous.
My understanding is that CSGO is actually at its peak popularity right now. I wonder if Valorant was siphoning the playerbase and if this’ll slow it down. I haven’t actively played the game since 1.6.