submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

This is absolutely nuts - getting one country to host all final-stage games of the champions league for 5 years in a row? I can understand using neutral venues during a pandemic, but why scrap the normal home/away format? There's going to be no East Asian fans at least in attendance.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

You can also let an add-on take care of this, e.g. ClearURLs or the "AdGuard URL Tracking Protection" filter in ublock

Edit: actually not much use if you are creating links to share from apps. It only strips the tracking from the URL in the address bar

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Considering getting an S23 256GB (live in UK).

Current price is £899, but there's a samsung.com deal on right now where they give £100 cashback, galaxy buds FE (worth ~£100), and a year Disney+ subscription if you buy it from one of their big list of retailers (it's basically any legit retailer, but excludes, say random Amazon sellers). So I think I get one for ~£810; factor in the £100 cashback, and I'd be paying ~£710 for an S23 and buds.

Looking at Amazon (https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B09NRTV752?context=search&tp=1y), it looks like the S22 dropped £100 when the S23 came out. Does that sound about right to people? In which case, is there any point waiting another few months to wait for a price drop when the S24 comes out?

East Asian wrap (feddit.uk)
submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

We're at the business end of the season for the East Asian "big three" leagues (Japan, South Korea, and China), which all run with the calendar year.

Next season will also herald a major change in the AFC Champions League (ACL) format, as it splits into the ACL Elite and the ACL 2. ACL Elite will be pretty elite - only 24 teams in the group stage, down from the current 40. Each nation will only be sending 3 teams to ACL Elite at most (or possibly 4 if they win the current ACL).

Here's the winners and what's still at stake:

🇯🇵 Japan

The League is still being contested with three matchdays left. Vissel Kobe (Rakuten owned, typically signs ex-Barca players) sit on 62 points. Yokohama F Marinos (CFG in Japan...) sit on 60. Both these teams are effectively qualified to ACL Elite barring total catastrophe, but obviously winning the league is the main goal.

The Emperor Cup final (Japan's FA Cup) will be next month - Kawasaki vs Kashiwa - and the winner will enter ACL Elite.

The League Cup was won this weekend by relative underdogs Avispa Fukuoka against Urawa Reds. No entry to Asian competitions, but it's still silverware.

🇰🇷 South Korea

Ulsan won the league last weekend with a few games to spare. Despite having a charactersitically pretty poor end to the season, the chasing pack were performing even worse. This is their fourth ever league win.

This weekend, Pohang Steelers beat Jeonbuk in the FA Cup final. They will join Ulsan in the ACL Elite group stage.

Still to play for is the last ACL Elite spot (in a playoff) and entry to ACL 2. Three matchdays remain. Currently in line for that last ACL Elite spot are newly promoted Gwangju on 57 points, followed by diminishing powerhouse Jeonbuk on 53 points, or possibly Incheon on 52 points.

🇨🇳 China

Shanghai Port won the league last weekend as they faced off directly against second-placed Shandong Taishan. The game finished in a draw, but with 4 red cards.

The league finished this weekend, with Zhejiang securing third place after overcoming fourth-placed Shanghai Shenhua and a place in ACL 2. However, if Shandong win the CFA Cup, their place will be upgraded to a shot at ACL Elite.

The CFA Cup final will be contested by Shandong and whoever wins the other semifinal (Qingdao or Shanghai Shenhua). The winner, again, will go direct to the ACL Elite group stage.

submitted 4 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Group winners and three best runners-up proceed to knockouts. Don't know how to format tables on Lemmy, so I've done my best.

Group F

  1. 🇹🇭 Bangkok United | GD +3 | 9 pts
  2. 🇰🇷 Jeonbuk | +3 | 6
  3. 🇸🇬 LCS | -3 | 3
  4. 🇭🇰 Kitchee | -3 | 0

Group G

  1. 🇨🇳 Shandong | GD +3 | 6 pts
  2. 🇰🇷 Incheon | +4 | 6
  3. 🇯🇵 Yokohama FM | +1 | 6
  4. 🇵🇭 Kaya | -9 | 0

Group H

  1. 🇦🇺 Melbourne City | GD +3 | 7 pts
  2. 🇯🇵 Venforet Kofu | -1 | 4
  3. 🇹🇭 Buriram | 0 | 3
  4. 🇨🇳 Zhejiang | -2 | 3

Group I

  1. 🇯🇵 Kawasaki | GD +4 | 9 pts
  2. 🇰🇷 Ulsan | +3 | 6
  3. 🇲🇾 JDT | -1 | 3
  4. 🇹🇭 BGPU | -6 | 0

Group J

  1. 🇰🇷 Pohang | GD +6 | 9 pts
  2. 🇯🇵 Urawa | +4 | 4
  3. 🇨🇳 Wuhan | -1 | 4
  4. 🇻🇳 Hanoi | -9 | 0

Runners-up ranking

  1. 🇰🇷 Incheon | GD +4 | 6 pts
  2. 🇰🇷 Jeonbuk | +3 | 6
  3. 🇰🇷 Ulsan | +3 | 6

  1. 🇯🇵 Urawa | +4 | 4
  2. 🇯🇵 Venforet Kofu | -1 | 4
[-] [email protected] 24 points 4 months ago

They were being put under pressure because it has always been their policy to never refer to them (anyone) directly as terrorists, only using that term when quoting someone else calling them terrorists. "Proscribed terrorist organisation" is kind of the same thing, though - someone else has proscribed them as such.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 4 months ago

I think for me this highlights how massive these boats are than anything. 400 m? What the hell? That's almost half a kilometre. I've never actually seen one unless from very distant, so I can't envisage how big it is. I know how big a bus is, but "80 buses" isn't a very useful comparison either.

submitted 4 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Squad is U24 plus three overage players (just like in Olympics). Better-known players include Lee Kang-in (PSG) and Jeong Woo-yeong (Stuttgart).

There are two ways for Korean football players to "win" military service exemption - a medal in the Olympics or gold in the Asian Games.

[-] [email protected] 35 points 5 months ago

This guy's totally lost the plot

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[-] [email protected] 28 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

They don't have Slovakia, which is an EU member, so it seems to be more of a "what can I be bothered to include" map rather than an EU map

Edit: also Turkey, not in the EU

[-] [email protected] 43 points 5 months ago

Sshh! It's a secret

[-] [email protected] 46 points 5 months ago

Either a previous owner had a bad experience where they got halfway up the stairs before they couldn't hold it any more and said, "never again"; or it's a house split into multiple flats and there's literally nowhere else to put it for this particular flat.

submitted 6 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Split into East and West. The 5 group winners and 3 best runners up from each region progress.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 6 months ago

I'm pretty sure he blocks people himself - I wonder if he'll remove it from his own account too

[-] [email protected] 39 points 6 months ago

I use DisplayPort for two monitors (not daisychained) and it works, but that's of no help to you. But perhaps it means there's something about your setup that isn't working rather than it being an inherent DP issue.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 6 months ago

Yeah, it definitely did. Then they all broke suddenly. I even ditched firefox for a while because of that.

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For background the original ran from 2007-2010, and Breaker: New Waves (part 2) ran from 2010-2015. Both were in the classic black and white manga format. I honestly didn't think it would ever come back, but it did - in 2022 in a webtoon format (link).

I had the time this weekend, so I re-read the last bunch of chapters from both part 1 and part 2 to jog my memory and binged the 50-odd chapters officially released in English. The webtoon format is obviously great for reading on mobile, and the colour artwork is fine (and sometimes great). But the artist sometimes throws in a black and white panel that makes me long for the old art style (e.g., Chapter 54).

At the moment, I wouldn't say it's reached the heights of the previous parts (my expectations are maybe too high), but the nostalgia is driving me along and I've still been enjoying it. Just curious if anyone has tried it, either fresh or someone who read the previous parts.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 7 months ago

Just make sure you check the name of the community it was posted in first to avoid surprises

submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I essentially have only been using ublock origin for years as the only extension I bother with, but recently I've felt I should be doing more, so had a look at things like privacy badger and ghostery... but I know firefox has tracking protection on by default, so do those extensions even do anything?

What extensions do use to avoid overlapping functionality?

[-] [email protected] 32 points 7 months ago

If this was in the UK, there’d be a fear among certain groups that the “native” population was going to be replaced by immigrants. I wonder if there’s anything similar in Japan?

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