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An important reminder.

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The bartender says “Hey, we don’t serve faster-than-light particles in here.”

A tachyon walks into a bar.

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It doesn't have to be the main GPU. I'm not even sure it would be possible to pass through integrated graphics. But if all you need is HDMI output, you can use the absolute cheapest GPU you can find (assuming there's an open PCIe slot). PCIe pass-through does require CPU support (Intel VT-d or AMD-Vi) on the host and may need to be enabled in the BIOS/UEFI. I have an NVIDIA Telsa card passed through to a VM on my Proxmox server, but I'm only using it for compute; my card doesn't even have a video output.

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Why are kids special?

I think of that quote:

“The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn.

Children aren't quite as good as the unborn, but they're close. Advocating for children still lets you feel good about yourself without having to actually associate with children. They're a group it's pretty much OK to be paternalistic toward. If they do resent your condescension, you can easily write it off because they're just children.

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It might be OK so long as JJ sticks to producing has has absolutely no input on the story.

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Chinese hegemony might be in opposition to American hegemony, but it's still hegemony.

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Deposing one king so the regicide might sit upon his throne is not the same as abolishing monarchy. That isn't bothesidesism, it's just fact.

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An essay by Robert' DROP TABLE Students;--

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Something something shareholder value?

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This fellow is either the avatar or the ultimate repudiation of Poe's Law.

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"You will use Edge as your default browser"

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Humans can't really digest cellulose (assuming the shirt is made of some sort of plant fiber), so eating the shirt would probably expend more calories than it provides.

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About 6-7 years ago, I had a couple of close friends, but they got married and I did not. I've invited them to various events, but they have children now and usually decline.

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I've been attending a monthly men's dinner organized through my church. The most recent occurrence, I almost missed because apparently the organization of the event transitioned from email to WhatsApp. I don't have a WhatsApp account. There was no email about the move to WhatsApp. One person just happened to realize I hadn't gotten the details and called to invite me. I was grateful somebody remembered me (at the last minute), but for weeks leading up, I kept wondering if it just wasn't happening for March or if I were no longer welcome. I guess being an afterthought is better than being no thought at all.

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Is that really new? It seems like I've heard stories for years about short sellers putting out negative press releases to tank one stock or another, making good their short position.

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  1. This is not news
  2. This is not United States news
  3. The sub guidelines call for posting the original source of information and Wikipedia is never the original source
  4. The sub guidelines call for posting the original headline. Inasmuch as Wikipedia has headlines (which they don't really because they are not a source of news), this isn't it.
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By definition, news is something happening now. If you had posted an article about the US selling bombs to Israel, I would have no complaints. But that isn't what you did. You posted a link to David Ben Gurion's Wikipedia entry and a link to a book from 46 years ago, neither of which fit the definition of news.

A better approach would be to post a recent and topical article, something that fits the definition of news. Then, comment on that post adding your commentary.

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You couldn't mock up a version for the N64?

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They say for a half a billion they could do it right:
Bomb all day and burn all night
'Til there's not a living thing upright
In El Salvador Gaza

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You ever wonder if the robots will rise up and kill us all because we actually deserve it?

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One thing to keep in mind is the R10 has a APS-C size sensor. That means that the effective focal length of those lenses will be higher than on a full frame camera. I believe Canon uses a 1.6 crop factor for their APS sensors. So, while a 24mm lens is very wide-angle on a full frame camera, it will be only moderately wide on your camera.

For portraits, a moderately long lens usually produces more pleasing results than wide angle. Wide angle lets you capture more of the scene around a person, but then it's more of a landscape that includes people, not a portrait. A portrait should focus on just one (maybe two) subjects.

Of the lenses you mentioned, the 15-35 is probably your best bet. It's a "L" lens, which is Canon's top-of-the-line. It's fairly bright.
You might also look for Canon's 50mm f 1.2 or f 1.4 "L" lenses. With the crop factor, 50mm is comparable to 80mm on a full frame.
Your subjects will fill the field of view. You might have to take a step or two back, but they'll look better than when shot with a wide angle lens close up.

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Do you already have the 50mm f1.8? That's a good portrait lens. Not as sharp or as bright as the much bigger, much more expensive "L" 50s, but still brighter than a f2.8 lens.

If you've got the 50mm, my advice is to take that to the party as your only lens. If you're going to spend money on something, spend it on a flash.

With a flash, you should be able to stop down, even at night. Try f/4 or f/8. That will boost sharpness. If you're concerned about weight, consider the Canon EL-100. It weighs 6.7oz without batteries. I'm guessing it takes either 2 or 4 AA batteries.

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Read the documentation on the sudoers file. You can specify particular commands to not require a password.

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Color cartridges were an outstanding vehicle fuel. Not fully automatable, but they last a decent time. It didn't take a lot of brush clearing to end up with a supply of flowers that, after conversion to color cartridges, would run your vehicles for dozens of hours.

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Do you think he's tired of winning, yet?

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Simple! Just change the gravitational constant of the universe.

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Won't someone please think of the corporate real estate market!?

What are "complicated" taxes that require a professional? (USA)

I always see advice about which software to use and there’s always the advice that FreeTaxUSA is the best bang for your buck and does everything you need for when your taxes are “simple.” I’ve used and thought it was great for years. But as my career has grown and no longer filed as a single I’ve begun to question when...

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I hired a professional to do my 2022 taxes. I had finally gotten access to an IRA that I inherited from my mother. She passed in 2014. Reading through the rules on inheriting IRAs, I knew I had missed RMD withdrawals, but I couldn't find satisfactory answers on how much I needed to pay. The pros were able to calculate that for me and told me the amount to withdraw. They also drafted a letter to the IRS explaining the situation and asking that I be excused the penalty for missed RMDs. I got a letter back from the IRS in February accepting the explanation.

Lyft and Uber say they will leave Minneapolis after city council forces them to pay drivers more ( apnews.com )

Lyft and Uber said they will cease operations in Minneapolis after the city’s council voted Thursday to override a mayoral veto and require that ride-hailing services increase driver wages to the equivalent of the local minimum wage of $15.57 an hour....

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Don't let the door hit you on the way out

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すみません、日本語は話しません

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That would require the job websites to 1. care and 2. have staff to handle the reports

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A better advertisement for blocking ads, I have not seen.

How to catalogue my library

Hello! I would like to catalogue my library (I estimate in the low thousands but I am unsure of the precise number). I would like to keep tracks of several things, from the “obvious” like author, title, publisher, edition, to more personal like “when”/“where” did I get it. Was it a gift? Is a lucky find from that one...

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You could just make a spreadsheet. Not everything has to be an app.

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What, like slave-rowed galleys?

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A niche that small would be hard to distinguish from quantum fluctuations.

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When I first saw the Pioneer, it didn't hit me that it's supposed to be a female figure, I just thought the coverall was baggy. With this new model, the femininity is more obvious.

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The Atlantic slave trade says what?

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No, they liked it, but only at the barest surface level. They were too media illiterate to pick up on the deeper themes. It doesn't require media literacy to like cool-looking starships going pew pew at each other or Kirk chatting up a hot alien chick.

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What's an example of a device with a 4/3 sensor that is not m43?

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City efforts to manage growing tent encampments usually take the form of punishing people for sleeping outside.

Will the right-wing court side with the cities because right-wingers love punishing people (especially the poor), or will they side with the homeless to stick it to liberal cities?

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Define what you mean by "overhead"

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OK, and compared to what? "Less" is a comparison, but you didn't specify what you're comparing Debian to.
Out-of-the-box RAM usage is a pretty specious metric because you're not installing Debian (or any other OS) just to have sit there in its out-of-the-box condition. Do you think a Debian server running Apache with 1000 vhosts will use less RAM than a RHEL server running nginx with 10 vhosts?

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It's weird to say there's no upper limit. Somewhere around magnitude 46, the entire universe would collapse into a black hole. I think once you've destroyed the universe, you can stop counting.

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Yeah, with Star Trek-level technology, you should be able to tell to the week when a star will nova about 10,000 years in advance.

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The banks should pull themselves up by the bootstraps and cut down on the avocado toast. That's the path to financial solvency, right?

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We live thousands of miles from each other.

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I won't dispute that, but this is someone I knew in real life, not just an Internet acquaintance.
I can't fully discount the possibility they're deceiving me, but it would be out of character for them to do so.

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