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  1. Comment on What are some games in which movement itself is a joy? in ~games

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    Castlevania:SOTN and Super Metroid’s double-jump fit the bill. Also - and I doubt many will agree - Bionic Commando on NES, while stiff by modern standards, was very satisfying to swing around in...

    Castlevania:SOTN and Super Metroid’s double-jump fit the bill.

    Also - and I doubt many will agree - Bionic Commando on NES, while stiff by modern standards, was very satisfying to swing around in once you got the mechanics down.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 20 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Anybody else feel like going to the grocery store is now like the scene in every zombie movie where they need to do a supply run?

    Anybody else feel like going to the grocery store is now like the scene in every zombie movie where they need to do a supply run?

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released for iOS and Android for US $3 in ~games

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    A classic that deserves better than this.

    A classic that deserves better than this.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal in ~news

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    I’m not American, but as an outside viewer I’m not surprised at the result but at the apathetic response to the result. For a country that prides itself on its democracy and rule of law, this to...

    I’m not American, but as an outside viewer I’m not surprised at the result but at the apathetic response to the result.

    For a country that prides itself on its democracy and rule of law, this to me proves just how fundamentally broken the system is, and it has little to do with Trump.

    To me this looks like a pretty clear roadmap to totalitarianism and I don’t see how anything less than a civil war will change things.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What are your favorite concept albums? in ~music

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    Daft Punk - Discovery / Interstella 5555 Pink Floyd - The Wall

    Daft Punk - Discovery / Interstella 5555
    Pink Floyd - The Wall

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I picked up a Sega Genesis Mini over the holidays and recently installed Project Lunar on it. Being playing Revenge of Shinobi, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage which still hold up....

    I picked up a Sega Genesis Mini over the holidays and recently installed Project Lunar on it. Being playing Revenge of Shinobi, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage which still hold up.

    Have to admit a lot of the games that blew me away as a kid didn’t age well though, and now aren’t much fun. RPGs from that era especially seem like huge grinds.

  7. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I started out doing negative pull ups (and chin ups). What worked for me was to place a chair under the pull up bar, stand on it, and slowly lower myself down. After 10-20 of these a day for 2...

    I started out doing negative pull ups (and chin ups). What worked for me was to place a chair under the pull up bar, stand on it, and slowly lower myself down. After 10-20 of these a day for 2 weeks, I would start trying to pull myself up. After a few weeks it got a lot easier, and now I can do several rounds of 10+ unassisted.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? in ~comp

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    SwiftUI, although I hope Apple improves the error messaging in the next Xcode update. Right now debugging can be very frustrating as compiler errors can be totally misleading if not outright wrong.

    SwiftUI, although I hope Apple improves the error messaging in the next Xcode update. Right now debugging can be very frustrating as compiler errors can be totally misleading if not outright wrong.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Which Tildes Theme are you using? in ~tildes

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    Dracula! Also use it with Xcode, Sublime Text, and Telegram.🧛♂️

    Dracula! Also use it with Xcode, Sublime Text, and Telegram.🧛‍♂️

    3 votes