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The state of search in 2024:

Google: "We threw away decades of search knowledge and Internet indexing and just made an answer up :blobfoxgoogly:"

Bing: "Here's 100 tangentially related pages from 2010 that I only included because your query appears in a tag cloud in the website's footer"

DuckDuckGo: "Here are the Bing results, only with ✨privacy✨"

Reddit: (this user has deleted their entire post history using PowerDeleteMyShit. Fuck /u/Spez)

Yahoo: "Oh thank god, someone's actually using our search engine! No, we're not just Bing!" *frantically trying to cover up the giant Bing sticker* "NO DON'T GO TO GOOGLE!!!!"

Yandex: "Here are all of the Russian-owned resources on this topic. Only Russian sources are trustworthy. Everything else is fake ne—I MEAN, misinformation"

Kagi: "We'll give you what Google used to give you for free, for the low low price of $10/month!"

Ask.com: [hoarse screaming and clawing noises can be heard from the ground beneath a headstone that says "Here lies Jeeves: 1996-2006"]

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A more modern histomap constructed by Schofield & Sims in 2016

Compare to a similar timeline constructed by John B. Sparks in 1931

social.vivaldi.net/@randomwiza

#worldbuilding #history #rpg #osr

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So I feel like this should be obvious, in general, but it's a good, strong move to use your normal choice of cleaner (LA's, Simple Green, Super Clean, 99% IPA) to get most of the paint off, and reserve a special bottle of paint blitzer for the hard to clean bits.

On the other hand, I have cleaned like fifty minis in these two glass jars (using about 2/3 of my half liter supply) and they are still going super strong.

#paintingMinis #miniatures #painting #paintingMiniatures #miniaturePainting

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While I was working on compiling a PDF proof of some writing drafts this morning, I realized MS had "enhanced" office with AI. Without asking, without consent.

I was able to do the registry edit solution and now the AI.exe task does not appear to be loading when I go in to work on a draft.

thegeekpage.com/how-to-disable

I want to again remind people that AI is an equal opportunity robber. Your rough drafts? Private journals? AI don't care and will gobble that up.

#writingcommunity @bookstodon

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i just got the best pop up I've ever received on a website, on @stefan 's website

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Заготовил стикеров к наступающей эпохе господства AI

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This is another of my favourites, just because it confused my son so much 😅 Are you old enough to remember rewinding a video game with a pencil? ✏️

Find this and many other retrogaming, TTRPG and nerdy goodness at store.streamelements.com/pixel ❤️

#VideoGames #Gaming #Gamers #RetroGaming #retro

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I post about a new cult term for rich preppers who seek to accelerate the "Event" or final crisis. NOT rapture-dopes, some are tech zillionaires who think a collapse -followed by their wise rulership- is for the greater good. An ingrate masturba-fantasy.
davidbrin.blogspot.com/2024/04

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6) do not paint when you don't feel like it. That's work, not hobby

7) don't compare your work to others' work. Compare it to your own earlier work

8) take pictures of wash, paint, ink, glue etc spills

9) don't drink paint water of too high toxicity

10) don't clean brushes in beverages too often

#10CommandmentsOfMiniaturePainting #Warhammer #wargaming #PaintingMinis #MiniPainting

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Some lore for you on Elmore’s “Dragonslayers And Proud of It”!

Keith Parkinson posed for a few of them

Both girls in the painting are a waitress from the restaurant Keith & Larry ate breakfast!

Photo taken when Keith & Larry went freelance & had a studio in Lake Geneva
#DnD

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I've been using one flavour or another of UNIX (including Linux) for 35 years and I still have this problem. (Not aided because the order of operands for ln and ln -s are mirrored: it's as infuriating as the meaning of || and && in csh compared to sh/bash, except csh is really of historic interest rather than in day to day use these days.)

social.kernel.org/objects/b48c

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Here's my latest #terrain video - where I make some modular river tiles for #dnd / #warhammer / #pathfinder etc.

They're made from paper and card - and the 'textures' come with and without the grid (depending on your preference).

Hope you like it :)

youtu.be/Lvo3ouCHl78

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