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  • Ever played Suzerain? There’s a timeline where this is possible, but you gotta play it right.

    That said, this speech would make a big impact in that game. But it’s obviously fictional and based in the beginning of a the Cold War within the Eastern Bloc, so it’s more realistic in expected outcomes than the reality of 2024 United States. Maybe they can make a hardcore mode DLC based on those societal and political conditions.

    In truth, regardless of camps, all Americans should be livid if they are those that refer to themselves as real Americans—honestly, patriotic conservatives the most, in protection of the constitution. Unfortunately that unity is gone, so the words will get washed away by a torrent of bias before they can be pondered on.


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    I believe it. I used to have a small dog that grew up with big working breeds, never being treated like a prince, etc., I wouldn’t have him in the small dog area at dog parks because they all mostly have terrible behaviours borne of terrible owners.

    So in with the big dogs like he knows.

    Within five minutes he’s running around with a massive group of dogs following him, copying him. Apart from a “Hello” butt sniff, he wouldn’t interact much more and just went and sniffed stuff here, or explored a new stick there, not reacting or paying attention to bigger dogs wanting to play.or chase. Just kept plodding along indifferently. It turns out, that oozed some sort of pack leadership confidence, like he was doing more interesting and important things than paying attention to other dogs. So wherever he’d go and what he’d do, the group of dogs in tow would stop and join in, until moved on and they’d follow wondering what’s next.


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    I work as a non-academic at a research university.

    Let me tell you, academics love discussing and sharing every phase of their papers, especially the findings and subsequent theories or discoveries. I get to participate in research activities quite frequently and some of it is so fascinating. They love someone showing interest and love sharing on their knowledge and findings. There’s a couple I’ll be waiting months more to hear conclusions on, but it’s that “so cool if true” stuff. I can’t imagine the anticipation of those involved, but even if they hit a wall, they explain they’re still just as excited to know they’ve closed the door on something and may open the door to something else.

    It seems like such rewarding work.

    There’s also a stigma around journals the older and more experienced academics get. I won’t get into it, but yeah, all good things are open to exploitation and often the younger ones are held under wings to guide them on the right path for quicker career growth. That’s just how it eventually works with humans for any thing that’s meant to be of best intentions.

    But most people are good people and their passion is untameable, so all you need is just ask them to share knowledge—they absolutely will. The vast majority are certainly not in it for the money, not unless it can get them more financing for more research lol.



  • Russia’s annexation of Ukraine is a geographical one. It’s the last corridor of easier mobilisation in Europe. Should the western border close that door, they are quite trapped by borders and the Black Sea with exception of northern approach via Belarus, though a terrible and easily stoppable option.

    Should they not have Ukraine, taking more territory in Europe is basically impossible and any dreams of a restored or Empirical Russia are well and truly dead. For all intents and purposes, they will be surrounded by unfriendly borders or impassable natural features. Even if they were capable of some sort of modern Blitzkrieg tactic—theyve proven that could never happen—it wouldn’t work.





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    I don’t see how that’s racism. There’s no discrimination of traits, assertion of superiority or inferiority of races, and it’s actually being used to help sell a product and brand identity which requires.positivity.and.attraction from others.

    Culturally inappropriate? Sure, could be. That’s up to that culture to determine and advise though. But we know the artist was also of the same group of indigenlus people.

    The artist responsible for redesigning the Land O’Lakes logo in 1954 and creating the iconic image of the Native American woman was Patrick DesJarlait. DesJarlait was an Ojibwe artist from Red Lake, Minnesota, and his design has become closely associated with the Land O’Lakes brand.




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    I honestly don’t know why “it’s bad to show”. Like, if the person on the packet isn’t a white man, it’s bad.

    We had these growing up in Australia…

    Like, that I get now, but it’s worth pointing out no kid in Australia obviously even knew what a “redskin” was. Hell, I thought Comanches and Apaches were snakes because of the Huey Cobra.

    Wait a second… Oh my god, just realised a Blackhawk isn’t named after a hawk, this is also a native American peoples. Like the NHL team, duh. And that’s my wife’s second fav team because she thinks it’s a cool logo and “I’m glad they’re repping the native Americans.”

    See?

    Anyway, I strayed from my point. I really like seeing other cultures on stuff. Seems a shame to remove that stuff, kind of disingenuous or disrespectful. If there’s a dark history, no one’s researching that, they’re more interested in other things like buttering some toast and then deciding to put a documentary about native Americans on because of the cool image.




  • The 600 and 32GB seem like overkill unless you’re future-proofing. I have a pretty solid data crunching and gaming rig (6800XT and 5900X with AIO, lighting, fans, and quite a few peripherals drawing USB power) running on 550 with 32.

    Your screenshot is saying 258W est draw. Without a GPU, I’d expext 350W is more than fine. Big ballpark to play in, get those colours and cables good. 32 will help the IGPU maybe in gaming, but 16 (as 2× 8 DDR4) should be plenty. Don’t forget to make sure the BIOS has them running at their proper speed! (Easy to Google)

    Oh, and money saved, spend on CPU or consider 16 on a 450 with a lower end dedicated GPU. Otherwise, spend it on quality of life peripherals like wireless charger, nice mouse/keyboard or monitor, nice headphones or speakers.