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Apparently the leak happened because the discussion took place over an unsecured Webex call which is damning but at least means it's not a bug or inside source. Still awful security awareness.

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You could set up a forwarder for a pretty seamless experience or go with a DS flashcart. Personally I always found DS on 3DS pretty ugly due to scaling so I recommend getting DS Lite or DSi while they are still dirt cheap.

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I own a N3DS and DSI (both non-XL). DS games on N3DS with scaling disabled are uncomfortably small compared to DSI. It might not bother you that much if you're used to DS Lite but those black borders just compound on how off it looks like.

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It's nice that we'll be getting this money but...

This is not a great look for the EU since we have not reached barely any of the milestones. We pinky promised to do so and are likely to achieve them in 2 years (after current presidential term), which is likely but not guaranteed. EU commission president and our prime minister (both EPP coincidentally) are supporting each other's personal political goals which will be brought up by anti-EU crowd for sure. This screams lack of long term vision, again.

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It's not about boosting anti-EU parties, I'm saying neither PiS nor KO led government did what's necessary to unlock the funds. KO didn't change any laws that are the issue, because it would be vetoed by the president. All that was done was essentially executive orders by minister of justice and various legal tricks that could be undone immediately if KO lost power. Things working on a whim of a single person without any checks and balances is not exactly rule of law.

EU critics accused commission of withholding those funds based on sympathies alone and now they have very reasonable proof for just that. It's not good long term, especially for deeper integration.

European banks are scared of the digital euro. Here's how their secret lobbying could torpedo it ( www.ftm.eu )

The launch of the digital euro could give every European a free, universal payment account. But this grand vision is at risk of being curtailed by a well-coordinated lobbying campaign of the banking industry. Banks want to make sure you will keep needing them – and they have EU officials’ ears.

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This is confusing, doesn't EU mandate a free / basic tier of banking account already? And isn't pretty much every currency digital too?

Public payment processor is a pipe dream though. Someone has to do AML, insurance. Free wire transfers are subsidized by other revenue streams.

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There's a catch here. Large amount of AML regulations imposed on banks is an indirect form of taxation, even if it wasn't the original goal. Banks have to do bulk of investigative work that makes sense to do there. To do that they have to employ crapload of people (in Poland, Hungary, Estonia etc). I'm not sure individual governments or EU want to get into that because they could turn out to be less competitive than private sector which has no qualms with outsourcing / offshoring as much as possible.

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I don't want to but keep getting into devils advocate shoes all the time so apologies in advance.

In my opinion blacklisting of sources is OK but the reason for doing so should be well sourced (Wikipedia paints that institute in rather positive light). I modded polish national sub for a while and we kept this documented as a list with reasons for blacklisting (usually connection to Russian misinfo reported by reputable NGOs) in a public wiki which might be overkill made our lives easier in a long run.

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Foundation is pretty good, it's an adaptation of unfilmable series and I understand choices that had to be made. Back in the day I was willing to die on Tom Bombadil shaped cross but since then have learned to enjoy different takes on established stories.

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IIRC the issue is that NATO doesn't necessarily want Austria since their institutions are heavily infiltrated by Russian spies?

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The best part about Vengeance is that it releases on hardware that can actually run it. Original release performance left a very bad taste in my mouth and I have been hoping for ports ever since. It's a shame since SMTV tease before Switch released was one of the more exciting announcements at the time.

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Interfax mentions unscheduled repairs at refineries in Nizhny Novgorod and Volgograd but fails to mention that they were recently targeted by drone attacks. Oh well.

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It's a dumb title but there seems to be plenty of people buying Analogue just to play cartridges. This is a low cost alternative to AP and modded Gameboy.

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I think this is fine because while people should be allowed to do light drugs I don't mind making them jump through some hoops so that it's not that convenient. Alcohol and nicotine are definitely way too accessible and it affects perception of this law.

I use cannabis in Poland where we accidentally legalized it by allowing doctors to prescribe it online which combined with corruption means anyone who wants it can get it but it's not so obvious unless you're interested. It's a surprisingly OK compromise.

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