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Singapore's baby bust: Record low births in 2023 deepen demographic crisis
  • South Korea is low, but I'm sure it's not that low.

    kagis

    Yeah.

    https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/09/asia/south-korea-government-population-birth-rate-intl-hnk/index.html

    South Korea has the world’s lowest fertility rate, which indicates the average number of children a woman will have in her lifetime. It recorded a rate of just 0.72 in 2023

  • Summer sucks.
  • but its too hot and too humid

    Depends on where you are. A fair bit of coastal California has a Mediterranian climate -- dry, warm summers. Somewhere like Arizona will get too hot for me, but it won't be wet either. Coastal Alaska never manages to get all that warm.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/Köppen_Climate_Types_US_50.png

  • Summer sucks.
  • Hmm. I didn't think I liked summer that much either, but you're making a pretty compelling speech there.

  • Does anyone else have experience with koboldcpp? How do I make it give me longer outputs?
  • https://old.reddit.com/r/KoboldAI/comments/163jfmo/more_than_512_tokens_possible/

    nevermind, just realised you can type in the token amount

    tries it

    Yeah. There's a slider, and if you enter a number outside its acceptable range, it'll be red, but it'll still permit using the number. Worked with Amount to Generate = 1024 and Max Tokens (which also needs to be increased) set to 2048 in a quick test.

  • Is there any reason to upgrade my AMD Ryzen 9 5950x to a 7900x3d or 7950x3d?
  • High resolution will tend to hit the GPU and not the CPU. If your existing CPU is working fine for you, I'd probably leave it as-is.

  • Tunic
  • Tunic
  • EverQuest provided so much pain but I still love it
  • So the other night I logged into the somehow-still-going EverQuest (albeit in somewhat dubious free-to-play form) and sighed. It was the wrong account details. I forgot I had two accounts. The one I needed, the one with thousands of hours of gameplay tied to it, was lost to a now-closed email account and my inability to remember what the password had been.

    It's fitting, I think. Out of all the battles in EverQuest that I conquered, this is one I can't win. It's probably for the best.

    kagis

    Might still be able to recover the account. Apparently there's also a manual process.

    https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/how-to-recover-your-account.275492/

    Have you just returned to EverQuest after some time? Has it been so long that you have completely forgotten your login info, email, or perhaps even your own name?

    We may be able to help.

    Automated Account Recovery

    You can use the automated system to recover your account if you have:

    • Access to the email address on the account

    • The answer to your secret question

    If you do have these, follow the steps on this help page under "Recover My Account."

    Manual Account Recovery

    If you do not have access to your email and secret answer, you will need to contact our support team for assistance. Before you do, locate as much of this information as you can:

    Daybreak username*

    Email address on account*

    Answer to secret question

    name on credit card

    last 4 of credit card

    *You will need to provide either the Daybreak username or email address used on the account in order for customer service to locate your account.

  • Google and Microsoft consume more power than some countries
  • Those will be counted towards GDP -- that's all economic activity.

  • Since upgrading from Plasma 6.0 to Plasma 6.1 my journald.service takes a longtime to boot.
  • considers

    Might be either blocking waiting for something else to start up or waiting for something like drives to spin up, since I assume that it touches drives.

    I bet that systemd has some kind of dependency analysis for time.

    looks in man page

    Yeah. Maybe try rebooting so that you run into the slow startup again, then running systemd-analyze critical-chain systemd-journald.service. Looks like that shows how much time is spent showing what other systemd units were being blocked on.

  • Since upgrading from Plasma 6.0 to Plasma 6.1 my journald.service takes a longtime to boot.
  • I haven't tried to troubleshoot this, but I think the first thing I'd probably try is to see how long sudo systemctl restart systemd-journald.service takes, whether it's specifically blocking at something on boot or whether it always takes a long time to come up.

  • What's an activity that you could foresee yourself doing every weekend for the rest of your life?
  • I was never really into TTRPGs, but surely if D&D sucks today, someone has made competitors? I mean, there were people making competitors back when it was in its prime.

  • Intel accused of selling ‘defective’ Raptor Lake CPUs
  • Raptor Lake

    And Meteor Lake. Raptor Lake is 13th gen, Meteor Lake 14th gen.

    Australia-based indie dev studio Alderon Games made its frustrations with Intel's latest chips public in a write-up titled, "Intel is selling defective 13-14th Gen CPUs," authored by the studio's founder Matthew Cassells.

  • Donald Trump rally shooting being probed as assassination attempt: AP sources
  • TIL

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Westheimer

    Westheimer joined the Haganah Jewish Zionist underground paramilitary organization (later, the Israel Defense Forces) in Jerusalem.[26][27][25][28] Because of her diminutive height of 4 feet 7 inches (140 cm), she was trained as a scout and sniper.[24][28][29] Of this experience, she said, "I never killed anybody, but I know how to throw hand grenades and shoot."[30] She became an ace sniper, and learned to assemble a rifle in the dark.[24][14] When she was 90 years old, she demonstrated that she was still able to put together a Sten gun with her eyes closed.[31]

  • Donald Trump rally shooting being probed as assassination attempt: AP sources
  • Hmm.

    4:21 PM PT -- A SOURCE WHO HAS SPOKEN WITH A MEMBER OF THE SECRET SERVICE TELL TMZ, TRUMP WAS NOT HIT BY A BULLET. RATHER, A BULLET HIT HIS TELEPROMPTER AND THE GLASS STRUCK HIM BY THE EAR.

    kagis

    According to CBS, Trump apparently posted that his ear was hit by a bullet, but I suppose that he might also not have known what hit him:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-says-shots-pierced-injured-ear-rally-pennsylvania/

    The presumptive Republican nominee said he heard "a whizzing sound, shots, and immediately felt the bullet ripping through the skin." It's not yet clear whether Trump was hit by a bullet or shrapnel, but blood was strewn across his ear and face as Secret Service agents ushered him offstage.

    "I want to thank The United States Secret Service, and all of Law Enforcement, for their rapid response on the shooting that just took place in Butler, Pennsylvania," Trump wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social. "Most importantly, I want to extend my condolences to the family of the person at the Rally who was killed, and also to the family of another person that was badly injured. It is incredible that such an act can take place in our Country. Nothing is known at this time about the shooter, who is now dead. I was shot with a bullet that pierced the upper part of my right ear. I knew immediately that something was wrong in that I heard a whizzing sound, shots, and immediately felt the bullet ripping through the skin. Much bleeding took place, so I realized then what was happening. GOD BLESS AMERICA!"

    Back when Reagan was shot, he didn't even think that he'd been shot, was ticked off at the Secret Service guy who threw him into the car, thought that the guy had broken one of his ribs.

    EDIT: Though Teddy Roosevelt knew:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempted_assassination_of_Theodore_Roosevelt

    Schrank did shoot Roosevelt, but the bullet lodged in Roosevelt's chest only after hitting both his steel eyeglass case and a 50-page copy of his speech titled "Progressive Cause Greater Than Any Individual", which he was carrying in his jacket pocket. As onlookers gasped and screamed, Elbert E. Martin, one of Roosevelt's secretaries and an ex-football player, was the first to react, leaping at Schrank, wrestling him to the ground and seizing his gun.[8] A. O. Girard, a former Rough Rider and bodyguard of the ex-president, and several policemen were upon Schrank at the same moment. Roosevelt stumbled, but straightened himself, and again raised his hat, with a reassuring smile upon his face. His aide, Harry Cochems, asked Roosevelt if he was hit, and Roosevelt simply said assuredly, "He pinked me, Harry."[9]

    Roosevelt, as an experienced hunter and anatomist, correctly concluded that since he was not coughing blood, the bullet had not reached his lung, and he declined suggestions to go to the hospital immediately. Instead, he delivered his scheduled speech with blood seeping into his shirt.[11][12] He spoke for 50 minutes before completing his speech and accepting medical attention. His opening comments to the gathered crowd were, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose."[13][14][15]

  • Trump rally: Witness says he saw gunman minutes before shots fired
  • Any armed security worth their salt would have snipers on roofs at large gatherings.

    They did have them here; there are photos of them. The assassin was also apparently on another roof; I linked to what is a purported picture of his body on the roof off Reddit in my comment above.

  • Donald Trump speech shooting: Gunshots heard at president’s rally – latest news
  • I'd imagine that there are a lot of rather confused individuals in a number of countries, and when tempers run high around politics...shrugs

    I don't know if the US would be particularly bad. Would need to have some kind of way to quantify that.

  • Donald Trump speech shooting: Gunshots heard at president’s rally – latest news
  • What's worse is that the MAGA crowd has Trump and some other figures intentionally playing conspiracies up and adding weight to them. The guys on the left don't even have the excuse of Biden and company bullshitting.

  • Trump rally: Witness says he saw gunman minutes before shots fired
  • Yeah, I think that that's been normal for a long time. There are even pictures of the law enforcement on a rooftop at this rally with scoped rifles.

    EDIT: One of the top posts on Reddit says that this is the shooter after having been shot. Assuming that is correct, gives an idea as to what he was wearing.

    https://i.redd.it/4jm18y33gdcd1.jpeg

  • Defunct wiki

    Chezzo ran a wiki that was used by the game for some time at:

    http://cddawiki.chezzo.com/cdda_wiki/index.php

    A lot of useful information, like about martial arts and such, is on there. Unfortunately, that domain apparently went down about two months ago.

    A (fairly-recent) copy of the wiki, archived in late March 2024, can apparently be viewed at:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20240324103752id_/https://cddawiki.chezzo.com/cdda_wiki/index.php/Main_Page

    It looks like archive.org also dumped a several-months-older copy of the site, from August 2023, with MediaWiki-scraper:

    https://archive.org/details/wiki-cddawikichezzocom_cdda_wiki

    I'd guess that this is sufficient to bring the Wiki back to life if someone with a MediaWiki setup wants to do so.

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    Macron is already over. Can anyone stop Le Pen?
    www.politico.eu Macron is already over. Can anyone stop Le Pen?

    The president must decide if his candidates should drop out and back the left to stop the far right winning power in France.

    Macron is already over. Can anyone stop Le Pen?

    The president must decide if his candidates should drop out and back the left to stop the far right winning power in France.

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    What "unique" or single-game-genre games have you enjoyed?

    I can think of a handful of games that, despite being games that I've enjoyed, never really became part of a "genre". Do you have any like this, and if so, which?

    Are they games that you'd like to see another entrant to the genre to? Would you recommend the original game as one to keep playing?

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    Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 27, 2024 | Institute for the Study of War
    understandingwar.org Institute for the Study of War

    Russian forces have sustained the tempo of their offensive operations in the Toretsk direction since activating in the area on June 18 and likely aim to reduce a Ukrainian salient in the area, but there is little current likelihood of rapid Russian gains

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    Yak-52 Kill Marks Hint At Success In Ukraine’s Drone War
    www.twz.com Yak-52 Kill Marks Hint At Success In Ukraine’s Drone War

    For the first time, a Ukrainian Yak-52 propeller-driven trainer has appeared with markings that could indicate a string of aerial victories against Russian drones.

    Yak-52 Kill Marks Hint At Success In Ukraine’s Drone War
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    NASA Satellites Find Snow Didn’t Offset Southwest US Groundwater Loss - NASA
    www.nasa.gov NASA Satellites Find Snow Didn’t Offset Southwest US Groundwater Loss - NASA

    Record snowfall in recent years has not been enough to offset long-term drying conditions and increasing groundwater demands in the U.S. Southwest, according

    NASA Satellites Find Snow Didn’t Offset Southwest US Groundwater Loss - NASA
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    Scotland’s independence warriors could be the UK election’s biggest losers
    www.politico.eu Scotland’s independence warriors could be the UK election’s biggest losers

    Model suggests the once-dominant Scottish National Party could lose 64.6 percent of the total seats it won in 2019 — an even higher share than the dire night projected for the Conservatives.

    Scotland’s independence warriors could be the UK election’s biggest losers
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    Macron rolls the dice on France’s future - Atlantic Council
    www.atlanticcouncil.org Macron rolls the dice on France’s future

    The French president could have responded in many ways to Sunday's humiliation in European elections. He took perhaps the riskiest course available.

    Macron rolls the dice on France’s future
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    Russia Is Testing A First Person View Remote Controlled Tank Conversion In Ukraine
    www.twz.com Russia Is Testing A First Person View Remote Controlled Tank Conversion In Ukraine

    Russia converted a captured Ukrainian tank into a remote controlled vehicle that uses a similar FPV control concept as many kamikaze drones.

    Russia Is Testing A First Person View Remote Controlled Tank Conversion In Ukraine

    Russia converted a captured Ukrainian tank into a remote controlled vehicle that uses a similar FPV control concept as many kamikaze drones.

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    Russia Releases Female Prison Inmates to Join Ukraine War
    www.nytimes.com Russia Releases Female Prison Inmates to Join Ukraine War

    Tens of thousands of male convicts have been freed to fight in Ukraine. It is not clear if a small contingent of female volunteers released from a prison portends wider use of female soldiers.

    Russia Releases Female Prison Inmates to Join Ukraine War

    Tens of thousands of male convicts have been freed to fight in Ukraine. It is not clear if a small contingent of female volunteers released from a prison portends wider use of female soldiers.

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    Giant viruses discovered living in Greenland's dark ice and red snow | Live Science
    www.livescience.com Giant viruses discovered living in Greenland's dark ice and red snow

    The giant viruses might infect algae that are increasing Greenland's ice melt. These viruses could help kill off the damaging algal blooms, helping to reduce some of the impacts of climate change.

    Giant viruses discovered living in Greenland's dark ice and red snow

    The giant viruses might infect algae that are increasing Greenland's ice melt. These viruses could help kill off the damaging algal blooms, helping to reduce some of the impacts of climate change.

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    James Webb telescope finds carbon at the dawn of the universe, challenging our understanding of when life could have emerged | Live Science
    www.livescience.com James Webb telescope finds carbon at the dawn of the universe, challenging our understanding of when life could have emerged

    The James Webb Space Telescope has found carbon in a galaxy just 350 million years after the Big Bang. That could mean life began much earlier too, a new study argues.

    James Webb telescope finds carbon at the dawn of the universe, challenging our understanding of when life could have emerged

    The James Webb Space Telescope has found carbon in a galaxy just 350 million years after the Big Bang. That could mean life began much earlier too, a new study argues.

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    Ukraine Situation Report: Claims Fly Over Deadly ATACMS Missile Strike In Luhansk
    www.twz.com Ukraine Situation Report: Claims Fly Over Deadly ATACMS Missile Strike In Luhansk

    Missiles pounded a large complex in the city of Luhansk that Ukraine says was used by the Russian military, Russia says it was civilian.

    Ukraine Situation Report: Claims Fly Over Deadly ATACMS Missile Strike In Luhansk
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    Italy's Draghi edges von der Leyen in poll on next Commission chief
    www.euronews.com Italy's Draghi edges von der Leyen in poll on next Commission chief

    The former Italian premier pips the incumbent European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in a poll on who is more suited to take the helm of the next EU executive. #EuropeNews

    Italy's Draghi edges von der Leyen in poll on next Commission chief
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    Putin Threatens To Supply Weapons To "Regions" For Retaliatory Strikes On Western Targets
    www.twz.com Putin Threatens To Supply Weapons To "Regions" For Retaliatory Strikes On Western Targets

    The idea of giving weapons to forces that are hostile to countries that allow Ukraine to use their weapons on Russian soil was put forward by Putin today.

    Putin Threatens To Supply Weapons To "Regions" For Retaliatory Strikes On Western Targets
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    Happy Cake Day Sh.itjust.works!

    Not done by me, but @Thelsim@sh.itjust.works. Thought it deserved a crosspost, though.

    cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/20406407

    > Like the title says, happy cake day! Thank you for being so awesome! > Looking forward to another great year!

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    NASA’s Hubble Temporarily Pauses Science - NASA Science
    science.nasa.gov NASA’s Hubble Temporarily Pauses Science - NASA Science

    NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode May 24 due to an ongoing gyroscope (gyro) issue, suspending science operations. Hubble’s instruments are stable, and the telescope is in good health. The telescope automatically entered safe mode when one of its three gyroscopes gave faulty telemetry r...

    NASA’s Hubble Temporarily Pauses Science - NASA Science
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