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Yes! YES!!

Plasma 5.23 has brought back visible scrollbars!

They are thick! They have contrast! The background color is different from the foreground! They have contours! I can visibly see them!

Visible scrollbars are BACK!

#TeamBringBackVisibleScrollbars

dentist visits are just meditation practice (hard mode)

"Seeking participants for a clinical trial"
...
"non-smoker or light smoker (up to 10 cigarettes per day)" :thonk:

guns 

maybe I should get into airsoft (for totally not prepper reasons, I'm just saying the skills translate pretty well)

it's that or getting back into archery, but bows are a logistic nightmare and people keep flipflopping on if carrying them about should be legal or not this week

piss, the discovery of phosphorus, gross 

shout out to the guy that gathered 1500 gallons of piss to do an alchemical experiment where he thought he could synthesize gold from it and just boiled the whole damn quantity until it was thick as honey and glowing in the dark, therefore discovering phosphorus

this is the kind of stuff we're missing out with all the tvs and internets, we're not bored enough to start boiling piss

pro-tip: if you ever get a bit.ly link that you don't trust, add a "+" to the end of the URL so you can be taken to the info page instead

e.g.: bit.ly/3AOKQTQ -> bit.ly/3AOKQTQ+

shadowrun 

The lore for The Black Forest Troll Republic is great

"The southern states seceded from Germany to make their own federation, where they could be Even More Racist. This pissed off the Orks and Trolls they were being extra racist towards, and a local dragon, so much that they overthrew and/or burned the new government down, and claimed the Black Forest for themselves."

I'm running a big system update on the queer.af server, everything may or may not blow up in a minute

art; leafeon 

another leaf.

art by @ieafysapien on Twitter

I turn on my PC.

The local wildlife are immediately sterilised by the excessive output from my four exposed nuclear reactors running at a critically risky heat output.

The sound of 10,000 cooling fans deafens the city’s morning traffic as my warehouse of 500 parallel-chained AMD Razer Threadrippers bursts into life, forming the equivalent processing power of 2015 in one room.

Nearby, my cluster of Nvidia 5090 Test Cards begins to warp the local time continuum as they calculate answers man was never meant to know.

Very gently, I open Microsoft Teams.

Instantly, the already deafening noise of fans increases to a murderous wail as they try to keep my equipment at operating temperatures. A nuclear reactors’ fusion catches up with its cooling and explodes destroying the lives of millions. The floor begins to melt away as my processors over clocked ten-fold reach critical mass and descend directly into hell. My Nvidia cluster collapses into a singularity and begins to devour the planet.

Quickly now, I open a text chat, it’s a bit laggy.

The sheer struggle of loading some text destroys the remaining systems. Me and my equipment are deleted from reality by an unknown overseer.

Humanity is not ready for instant messaging

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