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  1. Comment on What's one weird thing about yourself? in ~talk

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    Pollute is a little bit harsh, the OP literally says "silly or serious".

    Pollute is a little bit harsh, the OP literally says "silly or serious".

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What's one weird thing about yourself? in ~talk

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    Dang, busted! Alright, here is a better one: I often choke on food (not wrong pipe but just esophagus?). I'm guessing that's how I'll die someday.

    Dang, busted!

    Alright, here is a better one: I often choke on food (not wrong pipe but just esophagus?). I'm guessing that's how I'll die someday.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What's one weird thing about yourself? in ~talk

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    My brain is double the size of a normal human so I have twice the neurons apparently and also twice the IQ (400).

    My brain is double the size of a normal human so I have twice the neurons apparently and also twice the IQ (400).

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Riot Games announces new equity investment in “Arcane” animation studio Fortiche Production in ~games

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    Riot Games, the developer and publisher known for League of Legends and the breakout animated series Arcane, and Fortiche Production, the animation studio behind Arcane and many League videos, today announced a new equity investment by Riot in Fortiche. Under the terms of the investment, which closed earlier this year, Riot now holds a significant non-controlling stake in Fortiche. Brian Wright (Chief Content Officer at Riot) and Brendan Mulligan (Director of Corporate Development at Riot) have also joined Fortiche’s board of directors.

    Riot and Fortiche have partnered in creating amazing experiences for players for nearly a decade, first collaborating on the music video “Get Jinxed” (featuring Djerv) to celebrate the launch of the iconic League champion Jinx. Other notable Riot and Fortiche collaborations include: “WARRIORS” and “Enemy” (both featuring Imagine Dragons); “Seconds” (a cinematic showcasing Ekko, who also appears in Arcane); “POP/STARS” (featuring Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, and Jaira Burns as the virtual K-pop band K/DA); and “RISE” (the anthem for the 2018 League of Legends World Championship featuring Glitch Mob, Mako, and The Word Alive).

    Fortiche worked closely with Riot during the early ideation and storyboard development of Arcane and has been a key partner throughout the development of the show. Riot and Fortiche are currently collaborating on the second season of Arcane, as well as other to-be-announced projects. Arcane premiered in November on Netflix worldwide and Tencent Video in China.

    Arcane premiered at #1 globally on Netflix in November, 2021 and held the top spot for three weeks in a row hitting the top 10 in over 52 countries and maintaining a rare 100% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. The series recently won nine Annie Awards making it the most-nominated and awarded TV show of the year with wins including Best TV/Media General Audience, Best Character Design, and Best Writing. “Enemy,” the single by Imagine Dragons from the original sound track, has reached over 1 billion streams and hit #1 on the Billboard rock chart.

    “The various collaborations with Riot Games, and especially Arcane, have made Fortiche Production a new major player on the international animation scene. Riot Games, by trusting us, has given us the means to achieve our common ambitions and has shown that it is possible to offer new content that can reach a large audience. In 2023, we will celebrate ten years of collaboration: there is no better way to symbolize the trust and ambitions of our two companies than this association!” said Pascal Charrue, Jérôme Combe, and Arnaud Delord, co-founders of Fortiche.

    “Fortiche has been an integral partner for a long time, but this agreement ensures we’ll be working closely for decades to come,” said Nicolo Laurent, CEO of Riot. “We hold a high bar for everyone we work with and insist they understand players deeply and focus on them relentlessly, and from day one, Fortiche has exemplified Player Experience First. In working with Fortiche, we collaborate to push the boundaries of what’s possible and raise expectations for how games can be represented in media. As proud as we are of Arcane, we know the best is yet to come.”

    Fortiche, which now includes 350 employees and collaborators in Paris, Montpellier, and Las Palmas, Spain, will remain operationally independent from Riot aside from Riot’s positions on the board of directors. The company leadership team includes cofounders Charrue Pascal, Combe Jérôme, and Delord Arnaud, as well as Hervé Dupont, appointed Managing Director.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Why store code as text files? in ~comp

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    Was listening to Knowing where to start. A conversation with Casey Muratori. At 52:24, Casey (Handmade Hero) talks about how he thinks the future of programming isn't gonna be with text editors....

    Was listening to Knowing where to start. A conversation with Casey Muratori. At 52:24, Casey (Handmade Hero) talks about how he thinks the future of programming isn't gonna be with text editors. He says that it's sad we haven't moved passed text files yet.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Why store code as text files? in ~comp

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    There's a language like you're saying called Enso. On YouTube. GitHub

    There's a language like you're saying called Enso. On YouTube. GitHub

  7. Comment on Megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - March 9-10 in ~news

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    A few interesting posts were submitted to /r/UkraineWarVideoReport: Comprehensive Assessment of Ukraine/Russia conflict (long-form). Part I of III Assessment on Ukraine/Russia conflict... Part II...
    5 votes
  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I got 10 hours out of it so far. Still a lot of stuff to unlock. Santa Water carries me through all my wins. It does so much damage with a few upgrades. It's funny because the game I'm creating...

    I got 10 hours out of it so far. Still a lot of stuff to unlock. Santa Water carries me through all my wins. It does so much damage with a few upgrades.


    It's funny because the game I'm creating myself is also all about movements. There are no other controls but the game design forces you to move in certain ways. I like the simplicity. snip It's cool to see simple games that can still have depth.

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

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    Vampire Survivors is pretty fun. All you do is move and kite around but it has some good strategy with a lot of builds. Each weapon changes the way you have to position against the hordes. Music...

    Vampire Survivors is pretty fun. All you do is move and kite around but it has some good strategy with a lot of builds. Each weapon changes the way you have to position against the hordes. Music is pretty catchy and sometimes it reminds me of the broodwar soundtrack in a weird way. It's not the most unique game but I like their take on this genre.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Getting into the Guts of Berserk in ~comp

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    They quite like their puns for the tech articles.

    They quite like their puns for the tech articles.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Bandcamp has been acquired by Epic Games in ~music

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    At least with Artstation they made all the courses become free which was nice. If you want to check a Bandcamp competitor, there's still Jamendo that is independent. Wikipedia

    At least with Artstation they made all the courses become free which was nice.

    If you want to check a Bandcamp competitor, there's still Jamendo that is independent. Wikipedia

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Funimation content moving to Crunchyroll in ~anime

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    Someone on Reddit wrote this:

    Someone on Reddit wrote this:

    I just emailed customer support, if paid annually, the remaining months will be sent to a new or existing Crunchyroll account:

    "If you have an annual Funimation Subscription, don’t worry you won’t miss out. We can add any time you have left on that subscription to your new or existing Crunchyroll account. Please provide both your current Funimation account email address and your current Crunchyroll account email address and we’ll get you taken care of."

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Looking for a good map of the internet in ~comp

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    I was hoping you'd find something like that. This looks so cool!

    I was hoping you'd find something like that. This looks so cool!

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What everyday foods are 10/10? in ~food

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    Spaghetti. It's really cheap and I could eat it every single day without ever getting tired of eating it. If you don't have sauce it's trivial to make a quick one with hot peppers, garlic, olive...

    Spaghetti. It's really cheap and I could eat it every single day without ever getting tired of eating it.

    If you don't have sauce it's trivial to make a quick one with hot peppers, garlic, olive oil, salty herbs, fresh tomatoes.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I finished All of Us Are Dead. Quite an enjoyable show. One of the better Zombie series. I liked a lot of the twists, so often the story went in a different direction than what I predicted. I like...

    I finished All of Us Are Dead. Quite an enjoyable show. One of the better Zombie series. I liked a lot of the twists, so often the story went in a different direction than what I predicted.

    I like that they included so many scumbag characters.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Looking for recommendations for self-hostable static blog software in ~comp

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    A big thing is that you control your data. Also you control exactly what ends up in your output. 11ty doesn't require or include anything. That makes it easier to switch to something else later if...

    A big thing is that you control your data. Also you control exactly what ends up in your output. 11ty doesn't require or include anything. That makes it easier to switch to something else later if you need. Or switch to 11ty from something else.

    11ty is JavaScript, but it's not a JavaScript framework. JavaScript gives you have access to all npm modules and the npm ecosystem is huge. I'd bet on JavaScript.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on The White Vault (Audio drama) in ~tv

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    Discovered this audio drama (old radio show) earlier this week. Listened to a few episodes already and it's really well produced. They have sound effects, group voice acting and a legit story with...

    Discovered this audio drama (old radio show) earlier this week.

    Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to a remote arctic outpost and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below.

    The White Vault is a horror fiction audio drama podcast that features languages and voices from around the globe. It often showcases the found footage format, accurate depictions of modern archaeology, and isolation horror, brought to life by a full cast and detailed soundscape.

    Listened to a few episodes already and it's really well produced. They have sound effects, group voice acting and a legit story with a good mood.

    2 votes