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[–] [email protected] 6 points 9 hours ago

He failed to take the Coriolis effect into account.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 day ago

They may be neutral, but they could just personally be tired of his specific presence, so probably low energy. Also complacent, they've gone for over 8 years with zero imminent threats to react to.

[–] [email protected] 132 points 1 day ago (11 children)

Frankly, people act really weird in a crisis. Like totally unexpected behaviors and fixations on stuff you'd think you wouldn't think about. Basically people tend to kind of short circuit when faced with an unfamiliar, panic situation. If people were acting particularly weird before the first shot, that would be suspicious. But once shots are fired, all bets are off for "weird" reactions. Haven't been in a shooting event, but have seen people react to other traumatic stuff and it's all over the place.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 day ago

And Shannon Doherty

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 day ago

Shannon Doherty died yesterday too

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) (1 children)

Depends on who his successor would be. Whoever that would be would have the momentum of a martyr behind them.

As many folks pointed out, there's no shortage of people with Trump like policies but are even more dangerous by being more competent.

No, the only death that might have avoided the would have been zero assassination attempts and some death that couldn't have possibly been an assassination even in the wildest of conspiracy theories.

That shooter may have secured a MAGA victory the instant he pulled the trigger, whether he would have killed Trump or not.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 day ago (1 children)

Thing is he doesn't have to pay anything for security, secret service is paid by the government.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 day ago

I'll offer "hard core maga family, and a close loved one died from COVID-19​ and he blames Trump"

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 day ago

Suppose I'll vote on the grudge.

He was registered Republican, young, and so likely part of Republican family. He felt like giving to Democrats in 2021 (odd year for a political donation). So I'm imagining a close family member who was all in on Trump and anti mask and anti vaccine dying from COVID-19. In the short term he tossed a little money at Democrats as some sort of small token retribution.

As to why he'd miss, he's likely barely got experience and hitting a target from a distance is hard.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Related, I predict Windows on ARM will be a massive failure, again.

Windows is Windows because a critical mass of their market is terrified of being vaguely incompatible with any software they use today. Wine will never give them enough confidence just like ARM emulation of x86 will never give them confidence.

Extra bizarre, from what I've seen the Windows devices vendors are treating the ARM variants as a premium model and charging more for them, despite having no real compelling story for the customers. You can either have an x86 offering that's from all appearances just as overall capable and absolutely able to run your software today, on an ARM offering that is more expensive and maybe a bit less compatible, with maybe better battery life (either sincerely or at least a belief).

Mac is able to force the issue because the hardware and software all wanted to make ARM happen and forced it, but with Windows on ARM, only Qualcomm really cares, Microsoft and all the device vendors would prefer to hedge their bets, which in this case tie goes to the incumbent.

[–] [email protected] 34 points 2 days ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

My main complaint is common to Picard: I don't think the season long arcs were a good idea. I felt like maybe that had enough story for a "two parter" but stretched out to a season because "streamers binge".

[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 days ago

Americans may not know our basic physics, but we know our guns you know.

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