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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative-led attack that could have undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The justices ruled 7-2 that the way the agency is funded does not violate the Constitution, reversing a lower court. The CFPB was created after the 2008 financial crisis to regulate mortgages, car loans and other consumer finance.

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

I had a much better experience with Manjaro over EndeavourOS because it supported more of my hardware, but to be fair I'm using an Asus gaming laptop. When I build my next desktop, I'm gonna try a straight Arch install.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

You're making me want to reread all of the books. GNU, Terry Pratchett.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 2 weeks ago

Just want to clarify, as an Jewish American clergyman, the Israeli government is not our government. To say otherwise is to play into the Israeli propaganda which states "To be Jewish is to be Israeli, and to be Israeli is to be Jewish." The fact that the Israeli government has twisted religion to serve its fascist goals is nauseating.

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[-] [email protected] 31 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

"Shortly before the Patrician came to power there was a terrible plague of rats. The city council countered it by offering twenty pence for every rat tail. This did, for a week or two, reduce the number of rats—and then people were suddenly queueing up with tails, the city treasury was being drained, and no one seemed to be doing much work. And there still seemed to be a lot of rats around. Lord Vetinari had listened carefully while the problem was explained, and had solved the thing with one memorable phrase which said a lot about him, about the folly of bounty offers, and about the natural instinct of Ankh-Morporkians in any situation involving money: “Tax the rat farms.”

-from "Soul Music" by Terry Pratchett

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

I can hear both of these quotes so clearly. I'm sad about what Blizzard has become.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 3 weeks ago

Oh my sweet summer child. Ringtones were in a different audio format than mp3s. Plus, getting the ringtone onto the phone required additional fuckery.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago

To be fair, the plague in Hebrew (Egyptian?) is צפרדע /tz'fardei'ah, which looks like a singular and not a plural. I totally see where he's coming from. But also, I thought it was in Midrash Tanchuma.

חג פסח שמח!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago

What the hell, calculators with color screens? Back in my day our graphing calculators were black and gray and we were told to be happy, damn it.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

EndeavorOS might also be a good option, from what I've heard. It's Arch based, but easier to install and use. I recently switched to Garuda, also Arch based, but focused more on the gaming community.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

I did select a number of programs to install during setup so I had everything I needed. Spot on!

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

That's really cool! Didn't know that. Thanks for sharing, since I've just subscribed to the community.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

Sorry about that. I'll keep that in mind if this gets taken down. Thanks!

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I've been using Fedora for a couple of months now, and have been loving it. Very soon after I jumped into this community (among other Linux communities) and started laughing at all the people saying "KDE rules, GNOME drools," and "GNOME is better, KDE is for babies." But then I thought, "Why not give KDE a try? The worst that happens is I go back to using GNOME."

Now I get it. The level of customization is incredible, it's way faster than GNOME, and looks beautiful too. At this point, I'm not going back.

I'll happily contribute to the playground fight over desktop environments. KDE rules, GNOME drools.

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Conservative activist Christopher Rufo, who is a close ally of Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, hosted a social media debate in which one participant argued that conservatives should cooperate with a hypothetical white nationalist dictator “in order to destroy the power of the left”.

Rufo, a Manhattan Institute fellow who has been a hugely influential figure in DeSantis’ culture war policies in Florida, did not disagree with the sentiments. Instead he commended speakers for their “thoughtful points” and presenting the discussion as a model fo

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