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Palworld releases patch 0.1.50 and it’s a big one, but do Xbox saves have a bigger problem?

Palworld releases patch 0.1.50 and it’s a big one, but do Xbox saves have a bigger problem?

Palworld devs continue to pour their heart and soul into the surprise massive hit and today reach the milestone of a 0.1.5 release. Posting on X  they unveiled a large set of patch notes fixing a ton of issues, but also, right at the very bottom said they were looking into a potentially serious Xbox-only issue that some people have been experiencing saying, “We are currently working on an issue where auto-save fails on the Xbox and Xbox Game Pass versions. We expect that this will be resolved in an upcoming update.” As ever the Steam version has been released but the Xbox version 1 will follow “as soon as it is ready”, leading to more minor frustration for those who may be playing the game for free on Game Pass. One of the biggest highlights is perhaps a small Quality of Life fix. The Work button can now be toggled to allow continuous work rather than repeat tapping. Our F key thanks you Palworld. Palworld 0.1.5.0 patch notes and highlights Major Fixes ・Implemented backup …

The Guardian view on Islamophobia and the Tories: the problem is bigger than Lee Anderson | Editorial

The Guardian view on Islamophobia and the Tories: the problem is bigger than Lee Anderson | Editorial

Lee Anderson’s failure to apologise for grotesque remarks about Sadiq Khan, and subsequent insistence that he was right, have isolated him. Rightly, the Conservative whip was withdrawn after he claimed that Islamists had “got control” of the mayor of London. But while he is the locus of the current row over Islamophobia in Tory ranks, he is hardly unique. Rishi Sunak’s belated response, the leadership’s unwillingness to acknowledge his comments not just as prejudiced but as racist or Islamophobic, and the lack of reaction to the inflammatory words of colleagues, all speak to a broader problem and a failure to tackle it. Mr Anderson was responding to an article by Suella Braverman, the former home secretary, stating that “the Islamists, the extremists and the anti-Semites are in charge now”. The prime minister and others say that the Ashfield MP was wrong to name an individual. Targeting Mr Khan – the UK’s most prominent Muslim politician and a recipient of regular death threats – was repugnant. It was also very familiar. The chair of the Conservative …

Shane Gillis Addresses 2019 ‘SNL’ Firing in Opening Monologue, Thought Jokes Would ‘Get a Bigger Laugh’

Shane Gillis Addresses 2019 ‘SNL’ Firing in Opening Monologue, Thought Jokes Would ‘Get a Bigger Laugh’

Shane Gillis used his Saturday Night Live opening monologue to address his 2019 firing from the variety sketch series.  On Saturday, the stand-up comedian took on the coveted role of SNL host nearly five years after he was fired from a cast position for using racial and homophobic slurs on a podcast. While addressing the crowd from the stage inside Studio 8H, he brought up the controversy and told the audience to not bother doing their research into his past if they don’t know anything about what went down.  “I’m here,” the 36-year-old said at the start of the almost eight-minute monologue. “Most of you probably have no idea who I am. I was actually — I was fired from this show a while ago. But, you know, don’t look that up, please. If you don’t know who I am, please don’t Google that. It’s fine. Don’t even worry about it.” NBC via Getty Images As the opening went on, Gillis went into his personal brand of in-your-face comedy, talking about his sister marrying an Egyptian man …

‘We need a bigger bazooka’: Liz Truss takes aim at left ‘deep state’ at CPAC | CPAC

‘We need a bigger bazooka’: Liz Truss takes aim at left ‘deep state’ at CPAC | CPAC

Liz Truss, the former British prime minister, has made a fresh bid for political relevance by addressing a far-right conference in the US, railing against Joe Biden, transgender rights and a so-called leftwing-run deep state. Truss was greeted by gentle applause and dozens of empty seats when she walked on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the National Harbor in Maryland. CPAC styles itself as the biggest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world but is now widely seen as a glorified Donald Trump campaign rally, drawing speakers only from the populist right of the Republican party. “Conservatives are now operating in what is a hostile environment and we essentially need a bigger bazooka in order to be able to deliver,” Truss said in a 15-minute speech entitled Taking Back Our Parties. “We have got to challenge the institutions themselves. We’ve got to challenge the system itself, and we’ve got to be prepared to take that on as conservatives.” CPAC provides a safe space for Truss, far from the ridicule that …

Tesla works to slash Sentry Mode power usage by ~40%, and why that’s bigger than you think

Tesla works to slash Sentry Mode power usage by ~40%, and why that’s bigger than you think

Tesla is working on a software update to slash Sentry Mode power usage by ~40% – reducing “vampire drain” on parked vehicles. It might sound like a small update that’s bigger than you think. Electric vehicles lose some power when parked. It’s often been referred to as “vampire drain”. There are several factors that can contribute to vampire drain, like battery temperature control, pining connectivity features, etc. With Tesla vehicles, there’s an optional feature that can contribute significantly: Sentry Mode. Sentry Mode uses the cameras all around Tesla vehicles, which are primarily there for Tesla’s driver-assist features and promised self-driving, to monitor suspicious activities, record, and remote view what’s happening around your vehicle. The feature has been used to counter the epidemic of people keying Tesla cars a few years ago. Sentry Mode does consume a good amount of power – contributing to the vampire drain. With Sentry Mode on, some Tesla owners reported a vampire drain of 7.2 kWh in a day. That’s roughly 10% of the battery capacity of long range Model 3 …

The mothers fighting a scandal bigger than thalidomide: ‘We were told the medication was safe’ | Health

The mothers fighting a scandal bigger than thalidomide: ‘We were told the medication was safe’ | Health

In 2009, Emma Murphy took a phone call from her sister that changed her life. “At first, I couldn’t make out what she was saying; she was crying so much,” Murphy says. “All I could hear was ‘Epilim’.” This was a brand name for sodium valproate, the medication Murphy had been taking since she was 12 to manage her epilepsy. Her sister explained that a woman on the local news had claimed that taking the drug during her pregnancies had harmed her children. She was appealing for other women who might have experienced this to come forward. Murphy found the news segment that evening and watched it. “I was just stunned,” she says. “Watching that, I knew. I knew there and then that my children had been affected.” At that point, Murphy was a mother to five children, all under six, and married to Joe, a taxi driver in Manchester. “My kids are fabulous, all of them, but I’d known for years that something was wrong,” she says. “They weren’t meeting milestones. There was delayed speech, …

Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra Tease Reveals Bigger Size, Video Features

Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra Tease Reveals Bigger Size, Video Features

Asus is giving its Zenfone 11 Ultra phone an early tease this week, but unlike competitors such as OnePlus, the company isn’t going to be bringing the phone to next week’s Mobile World Congress. Instead, Asus on Tuesday announced that its next flagship phone will be fully revealed on March 14, but in a few early photos it looks like the next Zenfone will also be coming in a larger size than the Zenfone 9 and Zenfone 10 did. On its event website, Asus is teasing that it will come in an “Ultra size,” with most photos showing that the entire device isn’t likely to fit within one hand. It’s unfortunate, since over the last few years, Asus had been one of the few companies left releasing phones with screen sizes that are under 6 inches. If that’s true, it appears that Asus will be taking its Zenfone line in the direction of the rest of the industry — 6.1-inch phones appear to be the new “small.” The Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra is also advertised as …

‘Dune: Part Two’ Is Bigger and Better

‘Dune: Part Two’ Is Bigger and Better

The first Dune film of the new Dune era—which is to say, director Denis Villeneuve’s version of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, both stark and maximalist at once—was a lot of flash with dismayingly little substance. The film, shot by Greig Fraser in eye-popping washes of fiery orange and forbidding black, was an aesthetic marvel, a Hans Zimmer score groaning away as the the noble House Atreides (including young heir Paul, played by Timothée Chalamet) moved to the desert planet Arrakis and quickly fell victim to a terrible assault by their galactic rivals, vicious House Harkonnen. Dune suggested grandeur but its good looks belied a thin narrative, one more predicated on mood than on compelling incident. That’s largely because Dune is actually a part one; it’s a preamble, ornately setting the stage for Dune: Part Two (in theaters March 1), in which the real meat of the story is served. Part Two is thus a more engaging film, a robust space opera of revolution and religious fervor built off of the first film’s collection of …

Google’s new version of Gemini can handle far bigger amounts of data

Google’s new version of Gemini can handle far bigger amounts of data

“In one way it operates much like our brain does, where not the whole brain activates all the time,” says Oriol Vinyals, a deep learning team lead at DeepMind. This compartmentalizing saves the AI computing power and can generate responses faster. “That kind of fluidity going back and forth across different modalities, and using that to search and understand, is very impressive,” says Oren Etzioni, former technical director of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, who was not involved in the work. “This is stuff I have not seen before.” An AI that can operate across modalities would more closely resemble the way that human beings behave. “People are naturally multimodal,” Etzioni says, because we can effortlessly switch between speaking, writing, and drawing images or charts to convey ideas.  Etzioni cautioned against taking too much meaning from the developments, however. “There’s a famous line,” he says. “Never trust an AI demo.”  For one, it’s not clear how much the demonstration videos left out or cherry-picked from various tasks (Google indeed received criticism for its early …

‘Texas hair’ is back and bigger than ever thanks to Beyoncé

‘Texas hair’ is back and bigger than ever thanks to Beyoncé

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Beyoncé is bringing back big, voluminous “Texas hair.” With high-volume ‘90s blowouts seeing a resurgence in 2023, it’s only fair that this year, the big hair trend gets kicked up a notch with a decidedly Southern twist. The “Texas hair” trend has been blowing up since Beyoncé donned the look during her appearance at the Super Bowl, promoting her upcoming country album and two singles titled “Texas Hold ’Em” and “16 Carriages.” The “Alien Superstar” singer’s hairstylist, Neal Farinah, called it “Super Bowl Texan hair” in an Instagram post of the pop star rocking her big, bouncy hair. Western influences have been cropping up in beauty, with the “cowgirl copper” red hair look making waves last year. The “Texas hair” look is inspired by common Southern aesthetics that follow the age-old adage, “The higher the hair, the closer to God.” Women in states like …