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So yeah you can lose your job to AI… as in: you’re laid off and someone working on AI gets hired in your place. That’s not nearly in the top 3 worst things Intuit has done anyway.

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Apple providing third-party access to NFC for wireless payment via other services than Apple Pay is an easy win for the DMA, but of course that’s only going to be enabled in Europe 😔

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These small little birds are bad-ass. They give zero fucks to the big dog trying to shoo them away from “his” backyard and even, I think, taunt him with their little annoying chirps. Good on you, little bird.

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So apparently the key elements of Canadian military defence include… (check notes) a hangar in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.

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“Feds look to limit farmers’ ancient practice of saving seed”: every now and then I learn a new, shocking, face-palming fact about the farming industry and how greed keeps fucking it up.

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“Insurance companies financed fossil fuels to the tune of $19.5 billion in 2023”, and other ways insurance companies are clever, evil bastards. “As soon as these weather events tilt over from being accidents to being predictable, then they’re not really insurable”

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Steve Jackson Games’ Pyramid Magazine Volume 2 is now available as an HTML archive! Oh the good old times…

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Sony is stopping production of consumer writable Blu-ray disks. They still make them for other businesses like movie studios, but it’s obvious that will go away (along with the concept of “ownership”) as everybody transitions to streaming & licensing. Piracy remains attractive.

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Yesterday we saw this banger classic that is “Pirates of the Caribbean” at the Orpheum with the Vancouver Symphonic Orchestra playing the soundtrack live. It was great, with the audience cheering enthusiastically during the best moments. Great job by the VSO!

A view of the main, multi-level lobby of the Orpheum theatre in Vancouver, BC View from the balcony at the Orpheum theatre in Vancouver, BC. The orchestra is taking place shortly before the movie starts. A group of people (among many others) dressed in pirate costumes, waiting at a balcony of the Orpheum theatre in Vancouver, BC.
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Kieron Gillen’s “General Player Advice for RPGs” has 7 great and simple recommendations to be a better #TTRPG player. Share it widely!

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In British Columbia, the common-folk graffiti isn’t found on walls but on arbutus trees.

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Adventures in Lighthouse Park! The fluffy good boy always have lots of fun there.

A good boy golden retriever overlooking a small creek from a rocky outcrop in Lighthouse Park, BC A good boy golden retriever cooling down in the ocean in Lighthouse Park, BC. An old rusty small boat has been left there. Vancouver can be seen in the distance. A good boy golden retriever pauses on top of a big rock in Lighthouse Park, BC. A good boy golden retriever pauses on top of a big rock in Lighthouse Park, BC.
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Out and about without the fluffy good boy… the BC coast is pretty neat.

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I finally watched the 4-hours long (yes) Jenny Nicholson video about the Star Wars hotel and it was great! If you only have 10min, watch the “Robbed” segment at the end for a damning summary of Disney’s shareholders pandering.

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This in-depth look at the 4K “upgrades” of “Aliens” and “True Lies” is both awesome and totally depressing.

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Uh oh, there might be bigger political changes coming to France soon: Durandal, the 1300 years old sword of Roland, knight of Charlemagne, was stolen earlier this week

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AFAICT, containing the far-right in the recent French election was possibly because of (1) a higher turnout (almost 60% vs <40% in 2022) and (2) mainstream news covering many terrible far-right candidates one by one and highlighting the party’s Russian ties. Good job everyone!

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Well it looks like the French elections are much better than expected: the far-right won more seats but not as much as feared, Macron lost a bunch, and a left-wing union is somehow now ahead. Mediapart has good infographics for you.

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It’s getting too hot around B.C. so go relax in the shade with a good ball!

A good boy golden retriever with an orange ball, lying in the grass
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Interesting: the Ladybird browser forked from SerenityOS is now a non-profit led by the Serenity lead dev and the ex-founder/CEO of Github. Wishing them luck… we need successful alternative browsers.

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Man it’s heartbreaking to see Okanagan farmers having to get rid of entire fields of peach trees because last winter killed everything. Cold snaps happen but this will happen more and more with climate change. 😫

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Hey the Digital Services Tax is finally live: a 3% tax on Amazon, Google, Netflix, and so on, similar to what several European countries already do. The Canadian DST was on hold for years while people argued endlessly about it. Glad to finally see it went through.

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Waking up the Minotaur is frankly not the worst thing that could happen this year in the world.

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This month’s dark chocolate drop is all Spinnaker!

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@bryan yep it’s from my kid’s orthodontist office 😅

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@ner3y I love sniffing the dog!

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@MitchW that sounds accurate 😅

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@kimberley_rose haha yeah thanks!

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@petebrown ah? It’s not going well?

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@gregmoore oh yeah? Huh I’ll look into it thanks

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@petebrown yeah maybe — I guess lots of people don’t eat breakfast (or at best get something on the go from a coffee shop on the way to work), and don’t pack a lunchbox at work (instead going to some local fast food), but I would argue that’s also a big part of what a bad food culture is

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@V_ We've been have a very warm September so there were still quite a few strawberries at the market! Most come from the Okanagan Valley here in BC, Canada

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@bryan Thanks! :)

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@jean heh that’s interesting! The short story’s plot does indeed have similar elements… and great costume too 😝

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@jean oh what do you mean?

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@val haha that might not be super healthy though 😝

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@JohnPhilpin Hehe yes indeed!

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@JohnPhilpin Hehe, you're the third person to mention it :D

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@jean I haven’t but now you’ve sold it 😝

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@Sylari thanks! 😊

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@warner oh no, just sharing it around 😋 I don’t even know who made it

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@petebrown Hah that's very possible indeed... well now I'm committed to watch the rest, can't stop now! :)

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@gorlak …he says, on yet another social network 😝

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@odd thanks! 😊

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@toddgrotenhuis hah probably yeah but that leads to other problems 😅 Oh retirement is going to be sweet

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@toddgrotenhuis yeah the reveal about the half sister. As I understand it that was done in the last chapter of the book, but doing it in a 20secs post credits scene is…. ballsy