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  1. Comment on A small notebook for a system administrator in ~comp

    Adys Link Parent
    Hah, perfect analogy.

    Hah, perfect analogy.

  2. Comment on A small notebook for a system administrator in ~comp

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    I like the idea of a notebook with similar design principles as the CAT phone line (https://www.catphones.com/). But this, for as much work that's been put into it, looks: Unrealistic. Despite the...

    I like the idea of a notebook with similar design principles as the CAT phone line (https://www.catphones.com/). But this, for as much work that's been put into it, looks:

    • Unrealistic. Despite the amount of work that went into it, it doesn't really seem like this was made by someone who has experience making laptops. This is the first red flag: If you want to do something differently from others, you should first have experience knowing why others do it the way they do.
    • Impractical. I've always hated this idea that you need a billion ports for a device to be useful. I'd rather carry around a small toolbelt of usb/eth/vga adapters (which I do anyway) than have to deal with a laptop this thick.
    • Plain ugly.

    There's some good ideas in there though. I especially like the water-resistant keyboard.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Introducing a new Twitter.com - a refreshed and updated website in ~tech

    Adys Link Parent
    You should try realtwitter.com. it's a redirect to the type of feed you seem to want. If you want a specific account you can do eg. https://realtwitter.com/Adys

    You should try realtwitter.com. it's a redirect to the type of feed you seem to want. If you want a specific account you can do eg. https://realtwitter.com/Adys

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Introducing a new Twitter.com - a refreshed and updated website in ~tech

    Adys Link Parent
    Design is good but I despise how it constantly resets your "show most recent tweets first" setting. It gives you the setting but resets it on purpose every few days. Such an awful "we know better"...

    Design is good but I despise how it constantly resets your "show most recent tweets first" setting. It gives you the setting but resets it on purpose every few days. Such an awful "we know better" attitude…

    9 votes
  5. Comment on How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem in ~tech

    Adys Link Parent
    I think you missed the point @tesseractcat was trying to make. We do have recourses against sites like these. Legal ones, usually, but moreso like you said the services they use will bail on them...

    I think you missed the point @tesseractcat was trying to make.
    We do have recourses against sites like these. Legal ones, usually, but moreso like you said the services they use will bail on them as they end up threatening business, breaking TOS, or simply being dicks to the service.
    But changing the tools themselves (the browsers) to block such sites is a huuuuge leap. We do already have the unsafe site lists, and those are restricted to phishing and malware distribution. Beyond that, blocking legal speech is a massively bad idea. Let it be illegal but don't touch the tools, you know? Especially since the people interested will simply use different tools.

    Remember the EU upload filter legislation and how bad an idea that is.

    10 votes
  6. Comment on Danish government will consider tabling a bill which would define sex without explicit consent as rape in ~news

    Adys Link Parent
    Many modern countries don't recognize "sex without consent" to be rape. That's partly not because of the definition of "rape" but the definition of "consent". I personally like the definition from...

    Many modern countries don't recognize "sex without consent" to be rape. That's partly not because of the definition of "rape" but the definition of "consent".

    I personally like the definition from Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/sex-and-relationships/sexual-consent -- but using such a definition also means that, if you treat every single case of non-consensual sex as rape, you'll be categorizing "My SO of 5 years and I had sex drunk then regretted it" the same way as "I was threatened with a knife in a back-alley".

    Now that doesn't mean they'll be treated the same (violence being the main factor), but laws being too broad, especially around sex, is a common problem. The US' national sexual offender registry famously treats "I had a 3am drunk wee in an alley close to a school" the same as much worse things.

    Point is, your "yeah it does" is correct but not because we're in a society filled with people that desperately need things spelled out for them. Rather, because that's how the law works.

    12 votes
  7. Comment on We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster. in ~misc

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    The Tiles privacy policy is really nice yeah. I wrote the Privacy Policy for my previous company and it looks pretty similar: https://github.com/HearthSim/legal/blob/master/PRIVACY.md Benefit of...

    The Tiles privacy policy is really nice yeah. I wrote the Privacy Policy for my previous company and it looks pretty similar: https://github.com/HearthSim/legal/blob/master/PRIVACY.md

    Benefit of having it on Github is you get the diffs for free: https://github.com/HearthSim/legal/commits/master/PRIVACY.md

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Minecraft Earth: Closed beta announcement + first gameplay shown in ~games

    Adys Link
    Wow, really neat concept for an AR game; with all the Niantic-like gimmicks that make their games popular. This could be pretty big.

    Wow, really neat concept for an AR game; with all the Niantic-like gimmicks that make their games popular. This could be pretty big.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on 3D Realms' "Ion Maiden" has been renamed to "Ion Fury" due to a lawsuit - new trailer, and will release from Early Access on August 15 in ~games

    Adys Link Parent
    You're thinking of trademark law. Filed trademarks have to be consistently defended; copyright is much more creator-friendly (cf. Happy Birthday song which was, up until recently, copyrighted).

    You're thinking of trademark law. Filed trademarks have to be consistently defended; copyright is much more creator-friendly (cf. Happy Birthday song which was, up until recently, copyrighted).

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Buy Nintendo Switch now or wait for new release? in ~games

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    I love my Switch but it has a couple of glaring flaws: No Bluetooth compatibility for headsets (eg airpods). Serious battery drain even when it's turned off. Fairly low amount of internal storage....

    I love my Switch but it has a couple of glaring flaws:

    • No Bluetooth compatibility for headsets (eg airpods).
    • Serious battery drain even when it's turned off.
    • Fairly low amount of internal storage. Using an SD card helps but it's impractical and slow.

    I think these are all first-gen issues, likely to get fixed in a future version. You decide what you want to do; personally, I'd wait a few months.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Disney's Mulan - Official Teaser in ~movies

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    Very excited about this. In general, excited about all the live-action remakes of disney classics. Lion King as well. Even Aladdin, which apparently hasn't been blowing people's minds…

    Very excited about this. In general, excited about all the live-action remakes of disney classics. Lion King as well. Even Aladdin, which apparently hasn't been blowing people's minds…

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Looking for game recommendations to tickle my Tempest itch in ~games

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    Speaking of Polybius, highly recommending Ahoy's "Polybius: The Video Game That Doesn't Exist" documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7X6Yeydgyg

    Speaking of Polybius, highly recommending Ahoy's "Polybius: The Video Game That Doesn't Exist" documentary.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7X6Yeydgyg

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What was your most memorable gaming moment? in ~games

  14. Comment on What was your most memorable gaming moment? in ~games

    Adys Link
    After two (three?) weeks training on Nefarian, finally seeing him go down. WoW vanilla raids are some of my top memories. Killing Vaelastrasz, killing C'Thun, Huhuran, Viscidus, Twin Emperors,...

    After two (three?) weeks training on Nefarian, finally seeing him go down.

    WoW vanilla raids are some of my top memories. Killing Vaelastrasz, killing C'Thun, Huhuran, Viscidus, Twin Emperors, Patchwerk, Thaddius…

    Nefarian is my strongest memory though. I was still full of adrenaline the day after.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Streaming TV is about to get very expensive as Disney, NBC and more companies start launching their own services and pulling their content from others in ~tv

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    Honestly, Netflix was super convenient but even imagining all the services are free, just the hassle of switching between apps on my tv is enough to make me want to drop everything and go back to...

    Honestly, Netflix was super convenient but even imagining all the services are free, just the hassle of switching between apps on my tv is enough to make me want to drop everything and go back to piracy. I'm thinking, set up a solid Plex server somewhere…

    8 votes
  16. Comment on On 'Hottest Day in History of France,' World Told 'Do Not Look Away' as Police Tear-Gas Climate Campaigners in Paris in ~enviro

    Adys Link Parent
    It's probably worth having the correct philosophy about it... In that sense, being wasteful just for the sake of being wasteful isn't good. Teaching the philosophy of being less wasteful, of being...

    It's probably worth having the correct philosophy about it... In that sense, being wasteful just for the sake of being wasteful isn't good. Teaching the philosophy of being less wasteful, of being environmentally and wcologically friendly, those things are important because you may end up influencing someone who could have far, far more impact and reach than you.

    Do have children. Your kids may end up being the politicians, CEOs or lobbyists powerful enough to have a large impact.

    Or maybe you. There's still time.

  17. Comment on Breaking Bad on Rewatch (Heavy spoilers) in ~tv

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    I have! And yeah, it's a lot less intense but I'm super happy it exists. Saul is my favourite character from Breaking Bad.

    I have! And yeah, it's a lot less intense but I'm super happy it exists. Saul is my favourite character from Breaking Bad.

    1 vote
  18. Warning: this post may contain spoilers

    I just finished Breaking Bad, second run-through. I had first started watching it when Season 4 had just started; binging seasons 1-3 and followed it episode-by-episode after.

    I was surprised to notice that the content I binged stayed with me much better than the seasons I watched one-episode-at-a-time.
    Also… Holy shit. Breaking Bad gets dark towards the end (Jesse getting imprisoned and forced to cook for months; his ex-girlfriend getting shot). I had forgotten all about that. I had forgotten almost everything about the last … 4-5 episodes.

    The scenes that had stayed with me the most from my first watch: Box Cutter's throat-slicing scene, the Prison Shankings, Hank vs. the Cousins, Hank's death scene, Gus's death scene.

    But, seriously, rewatching it reminded me how good of a series Breaking Bad is. I couldn't help but binge the entire rewatch marathon. It's an incredibly intense experience.

    In the context of what happened to Game of Thrones I'm also very happy to see the consistent quality and execution in Breaking Bad's storytelling. It's a series that set out to tell a story. The story makes sense from beginning to end, and gets resolved nice and tidy.

    I'm a little disappointed we don't get to see more of what happens to the family while Walt is gone. The trial etc, that all seems like potentially interesting stuff.

    On rewatch, I noticed my sympathies changing. I have a lot less sympathy towards Walt, even very early on. Knowing some things in advanced completely changed my view on him; whereas on first watch I rooted for him quite a bit.

    My sympathy towards Skyler also flipped. On my first watch, I disliked her a lot at first, but grew to like her when she "went dark". On this rewatch, I disliked her less and sympathized more with her, though her behaviour beyond season 4 became incomprehensible to me.
    I like Marie a lot more this time around as well. She's still pretty unbearable when it comes to shoplifting and generally the way she talks to people; but I hadn't realized just how much she loves Hank. How much she supports him through his PT (despite how atrocious Hank is specifically to her). Knowing Hank's death was coming, my heart broke into pieces when I heard their last phone call end in "I love you. // I love you too.". Hearing her say "He isn't picking up, probably because he's in the thick of it".

    I don't think I even noticed anyone's grief the first time around, most likely because I was dealing with my own. Hank's death was a shock then. This time, I knew it was coming, and I had a lot more time to process how people felt about Hank before and their reactions to the news.

    Just a bunch of random thoughts about that series. I usually only rewatch "comfort series" such as comedies, animated series, etc; I very rarely rewatch epics (except that I used to re-marathon GoT before a new season). But I don't regret giving Breaking Bad a full rerun. It is such an intense experience; during Seasons 3&4 I yelled in my pillows a few times on credit roll, just from the adrenaline.

    You too should give it a shot.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Sam & Max: Hit the Road in ~games

  20. Comment on Sam & Max: Hit the Road in ~games

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    I'm not sure what other tags to give it. Maybe @deimos can edit the title (I'm unable to).

    I'm not sure what other tags to give it. Maybe @deimos can edit the title (I'm unable to).

    1 vote