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  1. Comment on E3 2019: Microsoft Conference in ~games

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    Halo is coming to the PC, no need for an Xbone!

    Halo is coming to the PC, no need for an Xbone!

    3 votes
  2. Comment on ‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects in ~tech

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    There has been a string of declassified files that have been slowly released over the past few years that have focused on Pentagon/Military efforts to quash/downplay 'sightings' over the past 80...

    There has been a string of declassified files that have been slowly released over the past few years that have focused on Pentagon/Military efforts to quash/downplay 'sightings' over the past 80 years or so and I find it fascinating to go through them. I'm a big scifi fan and was UFO-obsessed as a kid, so it's especially thrilling to hear the official accounts from these professionals mirror what Scifi writers have dreamed about for so long.

    In an episode of Stargate SG1, the Pentagon allies with a Hollywood producer to recreate declassified mission reports into TV episodes as a form of plausible deniability -- It'd be pretty ironic if that were a meta-meta reference to what's really going on and why scifi authors depictions seem to mirror these reports so closely.

    For additional reading, NYT seems to cover these stories pretty well every time there's a new batch of files released -- you can find their past articles listed at the bottom of this article.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Everyone is framing 5G as a "race", but nobody seems to be able to explain why it matters who wins in ~tech

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    Every article I've seen about the "Race to 5g" has been framed around the economic impact that 5g is purported to bring. "4g added 100k jobs and $10B to the economy but 5g will bring $100B+ and...

    Every article I've seen about the "Race to 5g" has been framed around the economic impact that 5g is purported to bring. "4g added 100k jobs and $10B to the economy but 5g will bring $100B+ and 400k jobs to the economy". Further, those arguments have been framed to seem like it's an all or nothing scenario and those jobs/money will only happen if the USA gets there first, as if those jobs and money are some finite resource or "reward" for getting there first that's only able to be claimed by the victor.

    Given that 5g has such a limited use-case right now, I can imagine the only real benefit from winning the race is more of a "cultural victory"/bragging rights than anything else.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on 100s of tabs: what is there? in ~comp

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    I use OneTab as well and it doesn't store per-tab-history. If I know I want to save a tab and surrounding items in the history, then I'll open those specific pages as well, arrange the tabs...

    I use OneTab as well and it doesn't store per-tab-history. If I know I want to save a tab and surrounding items in the history, then I'll open those specific pages as well, arrange the tabs accordingly, then send all the tabs to OneTab and name the tab group afterwards with something descriptive. Sometimes Ill save a pastebin tab with a brief explanation of my thoughts from that session for extra context.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Tool performed two new songs live yesterday: "Descending" and "Invincible" in ~music

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    The files are clean, in case anyone was wondering. Thanks OP

    The files are clean, in case anyone was wondering. Thanks OP

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Tool performed two new songs live yesterday: "Descending" and "Invincible" in ~music

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    ILL TAKE IT. After a decade of blue balls, I'll take even a re-recorded second hand half-degaussed casette tape of Maynard gargling in a bathroom as long as it had some semblance of a tune to it....

    ILL TAKE IT. After a decade of blue balls, I'll take even a re-recorded second hand half-degaussed casette tape of Maynard gargling in a bathroom as long as it had some semblance of a tune to it. Descending has been previewed in concert over the past year or so, but only ~3 minutes worth at a time - ex; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpAGp78JTs4 so its great to hear the end result even in low quality. You can definitely hear certain points where a lot is lost due to the quality of the mic and the surrounding noise (the high/low jumps in the heavily distorted guitar at ~7 min in on Descending and the really low bass at ~9 min) but will sound sick with a good sound setup/headphones.

    I can't wait for the album!

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Hungary Is Lost in ~misc

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    Here's another related article I saved a while back about Hungary and a few other countries that went down this path and how things have worked out for them (or rather, haven't worked out):...

    Here's another related article I saved a while back about Hungary and a few other countries that went down this path and how things have worked out for them (or rather, haven't worked out): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/11/16/feature/unfixable-several-nations-have-tried-to-restore-democracy-after-populist-strongmen-it-was-never-the-same/

    2 votes
  8. Comment on How to increase your chances of finding a hidden camera in ~tech

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    I saved this Reddit post a few years back that goes over a more technical way of detecting/disconnecting them that people might like as well: https://redd.it/40uyqr

    I saved this Reddit post a few years back that goes over a more technical way of detecting/disconnecting them that people might like as well: https://redd.it/40uyqr

    3 votes
  9. Comment on The MacBook keyboard fiasco is way worse than Apple thinks in ~tech

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    Can confirm, I have a model that was affected. I spotted it instantly upon purchasing the laptop and nuked it (which in retrospect was a bad idea because almost none of the hardware works with the...

    Can confirm, I have a model that was affected. I spotted it instantly upon purchasing the laptop and nuked it (which in retrospect was a bad idea because almost none of the hardware works with the default Windows drivers). The battery is garbage and the keyboard is slowly dying, but I got 4 solid years out of it and I got 50$ from a class-action suit and there's another going on right now for 40$ more, so eh. It's a gamble.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What song are you currently addicted to? in ~music

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    Pano by TRP. Some sort of Deep House/Minimal bass-heavy something or other.

    Pano by TRP. Some sort of Deep House/Minimal bass-heavy something or other.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Junji Ito's "Shiver" collection in ~anime

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    You're very welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

    You're very welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

  12. Comment on Junji Ito's "Shiver" collection in ~anime

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    I've read most of his comics and I really enjoy his style, I wish there were more artists like him. I suggest reading "Gyo" -- it's the source of this internet-famous pic. Thing That Drifted...

    I've read most of his comics and I really enjoy his style, I wish there were more artists like him. I suggest reading "Gyo" -- it's the source of this internet-famous pic. Thing That Drifted Ashore is pretty good, but it's pretty short. Is "Greased" the same as Glyceride? That's a decent one. Uzumaki is a great series too, I highly recommend that.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on “Boys Can Be Princesses Too”: Challenging gendered stereotypes in Hugtto! PreCure in ~anime

  14. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

  15. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I do appreciate the continuity + time skips between chapters and that every character has some "Jo-" name such that the title of the show works for every new season.

    I do appreciate the continuity + time skips between chapters and that every character has some "Jo-" name such that the title of the show works for every new season.

  16. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Stardust Crusaders. I'm at Episode 12, Season 1. I started watching it because of the memes and references my friends were making, but I'm not exactly blown away by it....

    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Stardust Crusaders. I'm at Episode 12, Season 1. I started watching it because of the memes and references my friends were making, but I'm not exactly blown away by it. I loved the Classic Rock references in Phantom Blood and Battle Tendencies, but the show itself is a bit slow and campy at times. It's good background noise and some of the scenes are worth giving my full attention. I'd rate it a 6.5-7/10.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on "Deep Adaptation": a paper that predicts an inevitable near-term social collapse due to climate change in ~enviro

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    From what I've learned, it's not that WE won't get our oxygen from the plankton, it's that the ocean wont get its oxygen from them -- most of the oxygen you and I breath comes from Taigas/Boreal...

    From what I've learned, it's not that WE won't get our oxygen from the plankton, it's that the ocean wont get its oxygen from them -- most of the oxygen you and I breath comes from Taigas/Boreal Forests. Most of the oxygen created by plankton stays in the water and it's primarily what the fish breath, not us. That's not to say we won't be affected by their reduction directly/indirectly, I just mean to clarify sourcing.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What products do you absolutely love? in ~talk

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    Twins! I bought mine from Massdrop a while back and I'm looking at low-profile splits for my next one.

    Twins! I bought mine from Massdrop a while back and I'm looking at low-profile splits for my next one.

    1 vote