[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 2 points 2 hours ago

Read as "Only 1 in 3 US adults are aware of what Trump did in New York hush money case."

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 3 points 4 hours ago

FTA:

"maybe it's not moral, maybe it's bullshit... But it doesn't mean it's fraud".

I mean, that part's not wrong. It would be like if I advertised saying "Proven method guaranteed to avoid speeding tickets! Works in all jurisdictions in all 50 states! Perfectly legal! Cops can't stop you from doing this! Works on speed trap cameras as well! Send me $10 today to find out how!"

Then when I get the $10, I spend $0.55 to mail them back a flyer that says:

"DON'T SPEED!"

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 5 points 5 hours ago

The thing people forget is that, yeah, we're in the Milky Way, but we're at the ASS END of the Milky Way.

https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/space-science/where-earth-in-milky-way

25,000 light years to Galactic Center, or 25,000 light years to the outer rim.

We aren't even on a MAJOR arm of the Milky Way.

As the link up there noted though, the Milky Way isn't even particularly significant, Andromeda is twice the size.

So any advanced race would a) have to be capable of getting here and b) have some reason to do so.

Think about Easter Island, no contact with the West until 1722. If you had asked them if they had heard about the great empires, England, France or Spain, the reaction would have been "Well, they haven't come here..."

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 3 points 5 hours ago

I mean... if you count the feathers and all the blood spots, way more than 7. :)

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 22 points 5 hours ago

Wait, how much did the 8 year old drink? ;)

lol, I know, it's just a funny headline...

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 2 points 5 hours ago

Oh, not defending them at all, their comments get removed all the time and they got banned from Gone Wild. But at least be honest in your disparagement. ;)

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 4 points 7 hours ago

Reported as "stalking users/harrassment", but I'm removing it because of misinformation. They do have other comments outside of porn communities.

p.s. Public comments are public comments. It's not "stalking" to look at another users comment history.

The modlog is public as well.

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 1 points 7 hours ago

If it's WHOLLY false, I'll absolutely remove it. Partially false? Better to call it out for what it is so other people can see it.

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 1 points 9 hours ago

I'm leaving it with the note that I can prove it's at least PARTIALLY correct. The statement is overblown, and Fatah may be just as disliked, I just don't see a source as definitive as the bit about the PA.

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 1 points 9 hours ago

Sure, the source I found mentions nothing of Fatah, only the Palestinian Authority, and with the vast, vast majority unhappy with the PA, you can't really call them "Israeli plants".

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 2 points 9 hours ago

Pretty much, it's a tax on the poors. They'll have to be satisfied with bump stocks and hellfire triggers.

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 38 points 1 day ago

Probably didn't help that when he walked out of court he said:

“they were engaged in changing votes.”

When a reporter responded there was no proof of such an allegation, Giuliani said: “Oh you’re damn right there is. Stay tuned.”

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Added the city to the headline to be a little less click-baity.

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A) That's not a Hyundai. It's AI bullshit.

B) That's not even the FORM FACTOR for a Palisade.

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submitted 1 week ago by jordanlund@lemmy.world to c/gaming@lemmy.ml

Seems like not a lot of stuff has come out this year, not sure if it's just me or what.

I wanted to make a list of upcoming titles to look for and it's kind of dire. Found this:

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/2024-upcoming-games-release-schedule/1100-6518504/#March

and this:

https://www.metacritic.com/news/major-new-and-upcoming-video-games-ps5-xbox-switch-pc/

Looking at April:

Maybe Grounded (PS5, Switch) - April 16 if they do a physical edition, which I believe they are.

Stellar Blade (PS5) - April 26

After that...

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 (Xbox Series X|S, PC) - May 21

System Shock (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) - May 21

I guess we'll have to wait for whatever announcements are going to happen in June when we would have had E3 to see how the rest of the year looks...

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The IRS says it’s making progress with initiatives to claw back money improperly distributed under the Employee Retention Credit

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submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by jordanlund@lemmy.world to c/world@lemmy.world

Hey all! Friendly neighborhood mod here!

I've just been added (along with @FlyingSquid@lemmy.world (HEY SQUID!)) to the OTHER World News community, "worldnews", totally separate from this group "world".

The reason being, the mods there had effectively retired. Hurts, the lead mod, stepped away and hadn't been active for MONTHS, and post and comment reports were PILING up, to a point where the Admins asked in our Discord chat going "Hey, what's going on with worldnews?"

Which left ME confused, because "world" has a friendly name of "World News" and is generally up to date on the report queue unless two users are engaging in:

https://youtu.be/17ocaZb-bGg

Which, (sigh), happens way more often than I'd like, but what are you going to do?

Before they left 5 months ago, Hurts had pinned a question to worldnews asking, basically, "Do we NEED world AND worldnews?" which I think is a valid question.

There are some key differences, world doesn't accept video links or text pieces, but there's no rule against that in worldnews, so it's a little more free-form than world, although both require legitimate news sources.

So for now, consider the discussion OPEN! Keep them both? Close one or the other?

The volume difference is pretty dramatic:

world:

worldnews:

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submitted 2 weeks ago by jordanlund@lemmy.world to c/music@lemmy.world

Screenshot of the Instagram post in question:

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submitted 2 weeks ago by jordanlund@lemmy.world to c/world@lemmy.world

"Several people, including employees, had been taken hostage at the Cafe Petticoat in the town of Ede early on Saturday morning. The motive was unclear.

Officials said at a news briefing that the suspect, who was previously known to police, had threatened the hostages with knives. There was no indication of a terrorist motive, police have said."

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"Mr Giuliani’s bankruptcy creditors had previously filed a motion to compel him to sell his condo — the former mayor said he needs it to keep him off the streets and recording his podcast"

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submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by jordanlund@lemmy.world to c/news@lemmy.world

FTA:

"A study of over 20,000 adults found that those who followed an 8-hour time-restricted eating schedule, a type of intermittent fasting, had a 91% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

People with heart disease or cancer also had an increased risk of cardiovascular death.

Compared with a standard schedule of eating across 12-16 hours per day, limiting food intake to less than 8 hours per day was not associated with living longer."

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Back in Business! (lemmy.world)
submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by jordanlund@lemmy.world to c/world@lemmy.world

Lemmy.world has had a "Business" community for a while now, but it's been a little sleepy.

!business@lemmy.world

I've been working with their mod and have been added as a mod there now and we're going to try to bring a little more life over there.

So for stories involving corporate news, feel free to post to Business!

As usual, stories with a global bent are always welcome here.

So, for example, Apple signing some new contract with FoxConn? That may or may not be applicable to World News depending on if the FoxConn contract is inside the US or not.

But it ABSOLUTELY would be OK to post in Business, no question.

Here's hoping Business won't end up with "Elon Musk..." top to bottom. :)

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Back in Business! (lemmy.world)
submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by jordanlund@lemmy.world to c/politics@lemmy.world

Lemmy.world has had a "Business" community for a while now, but it's been a little sleepy.

!business@lemmy.world

I've been working with their mod and have been added as a mod there now and we're going to try to bring a little more life over there.

So for stories involving corporate news that may not necessarily have a political angle, feel free to post to Business!

As usual, stories with a political bent are always welcome here.

So, for example, Apple getting tagged with a monopoly investigation? Totally OK to have in Politics.

Apple making some business announcement? That's a good candidate for Business but would get removed here. Probably removed from Technology too unless it revolved around a specific piece of tech.

Here's hoping Business won't end up with "Elon Musk..." top to bottom. :)

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