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  1. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    This one is my favorite of the run so far. He is getting into areas I've never seen. It's so cool when games have "in world" world building. You can see how the island got architected. Also the...

    This one is my favorite of the run so far. He is getting into areas I've never seen. It's so cool when games have "in world" world building. You can see how the island got architected.

    Also the puzzles are getting really interesting, for example that big pool room with all the trash and the bridge that gets created as you draw. There are so many ways to draw the bridge and get a working solution, but because of the trash, not all are valid solutions. (But there's also a trash shortcut which enables some bridges.)

    Or just to enter the mountain, you have to find the angle while looking at the people standing, it does some sort of weird 2D / 3D puzzles that couldn't be represented on paper. And combines a lot of previous mechanics. And it has to be solved in 3 separate ways. You have to admire the 3D modelers for this game. Every details in how the people are standing are deliberate to allow for the line to pass.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Please stop closing forums and moving people to Discord in ~tech

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    If I don't use comments, then the need to keep using WordPress diminishes.

    If I don't use comments, then the need to keep using WordPress diminishes.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Please stop closing forums and moving people to Discord in ~tech

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    It's the same for my site, planning on getting rid of WordPress because of that.

    It's the same for my site, planning on getting rid of WordPress because of that.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Netflix hit with $5M suit over “sexism” of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ line about Soviet chess legend in ~tv

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    I think it's because it's really hard for women in chess. I remember when the show came out and BotezLive spoke about it. They mentioned how it's much harder in real life than what the show portrays.

    I think it's because it's really hard for women in chess. I remember when the show came out and BotezLive spoke about it. They mentioned how it's much harder in real life than what the show portrays.

  5. Comment on Netflix hit with $5M suit over “sexism” of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ line about Soviet chess legend in ~tv

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    They used a real person's name and lied about her. Nona Gaprindashvili You can see the suit here. Point 5 says: There are more points in the suit which are pretty good. For example they got where...

    They used a real person's name and lied about her. Nona Gaprindashvili

    You can see the suit here. Point 5 says:

    The Series was based on the Novel and for the most part follows it
    closely. However, in the final episode, just after Harmon beats a fictional Russian
    Grandmaster called Viktor Laev at the Moscow Invitational, a commentator
    observes that the male players in the tournament believed that:
    “Harmon’s level of play wasn’t at theirs. Someone like Laev probably didn’t spend a lot of time preparing for their match. Elizabeth Harmon’s not at all an important player by their standards. The only unusual thing about her, really, is her sex. And even that’s not unique in Russia. There’s Nona Gaprindashvili, but she’s the female world champion and has never faced men. My guess is Laev was expecting an easy win, and not at all the 27-move thrashing Beth Harmon just gave him.” (Emphasis added).

    There are more points in the suit which are pretty good. For example they got where she is from wrong.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Wait you're right! 😮 And looks like vscode opens it as markdown out of the box even without the extension. I'll have to remember that trick.

    Wait you're right! 😮

    And looks like vscode opens it as markdown out of the box even without the extension. I'll have to remember that trick.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

  8. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ But everything is plain text also, for example my C# files are plain text but I still put the .cs extension.

    You can even not quote them at all as long as you quote the "special" cases https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/syntax.html#unquoted

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    I prefer no extension on Markdown files (it's plain text, right?) but GitHub renders as Markdown only files ending in .md?

    But everything is plain text also, for example my C# files are plain text but I still put the .cs extension.

  9. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    That site also doesn't work, I get a SSL_ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED_ALERT error. Why did you do a link from README.md -> README in the mkws repo? I think it's the first time I see that.

    That site also doesn't work, I get a SSL_ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED_ALERT error.


    Why did you do a link from README.md -> README in the mkws repo? I think it's the first time I see that.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Please stop closing forums and moving people to Discord in ~tech

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    You could ask them to set the channel as an announcement channel. This would allow you to forward everything that gets posted there to a server that you control which should enable you to get...

    You could ask them to set the channel as an announcement channel. This would allow you to forward everything that gets posted there to a server that you control which should enable you to get notifications.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Pretty cool! Never realized I could use single quotes in HTML. Is the source code browsable online? Or the .tgz has to be downloaded? Looks like one of the showcase website is down...

    Pretty cool! Never realized I could use single quotes in HTML. Is the source code browsable online? Or the .tgz has to be downloaded?

    Looks like one of the showcase website is down https://andrewjvpowell.com/.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe is so cool! I'm really tempted to implement the game myself. You'd think it's an easy game to solve since it's tic-tac-toe but in reality it's not? I guess it's more similar...

    Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe is so cool! I'm really tempted to implement the game myself. You'd think it's an easy game to solve since it's tic-tac-toe but in reality it's not? I guess it's more similar to something like "go" than chess?

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Please stop closing forums and moving people to Discord in ~tech

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    I'm not familiar with the word substack. What does it mean in this context?

    I'm not familiar with the word substack. What does it mean in this context?

  14. Comment on Please stop closing forums and moving people to Discord in ~tech

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    That's quite an interesting thought. I just asked the admins / mods from a really niche old school handcrafted forum if they need to deal with spam and their answer was "all the time". Even as I'm...

    That's quite an interesting thought. I just asked the admins / mods from a really niche old school handcrafted forum if they need to deal with spam and their answer was "all the time". Even as I'm writing this new accounts are being made, around 50 per day. And somehow the spam accounts can use their handcrafted ajax chatbox and a bunch of other custom site stuff. WTF!

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    I usually like puzzle games, but The Witness didn't grab my attention, I thought the puzzles were too easy. I could understand why people like it, but I wish it was less open world. I can...

    I usually like puzzle games, but The Witness didn't grab my attention, I thought the puzzles were too easy. I could understand why people like it, but I wish it was less open world. I can appreciate the subtle nuances between all the similar puzzles much better with Simon playing it. The way he plays it, the game looks a lot more guided, or it looks like it has a narrative direction that I just couldn't appreciate on my own.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Andrew Yang to launch a third party in ~news

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    Launching a party will cost much more than whatever he makes from the book sales. He released The War on Normal People for his last presidential campaign and the book was well received, and it...

    Launching a party will cost much more than whatever he makes from the book sales.

    He released The War on Normal People for his last presidential campaign and the book was well received, and it definitely helped for understanding where he was coming from and his political goals.

    Now he has experience campaigning and he got to see what politics is from the inside which is what the new book is about. It will definitely set the tone for his political party.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    I don't think there's a regular schedule, but if you subscribe to their YouTube, the streams are announced multiple days before the event. The next one doesn't seem to be announced yet (part 7).

    I don't think there's a regular schedule, but if you subscribe to their YouTube, the streams are announced multiple days before the event. The next one doesn't seem to be announced yet (part 7).

    2 votes
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  19. Comment on TikTok overtakes YouTube for average watch time in US and UK in ~tech

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    I think the YouTube algorithm is broken right now (unless it's working as intended?), it didn't used to do that maybe two years ago. Before ~two years ago, I remember thinking the recommendations...

    I think the YouTube algorithm is broken right now (unless it's working as intended?), it didn't used to do that maybe two years ago. Before ~two years ago, I remember thinking the recommendations sucked, then there was a sweet spot where for months all recommendations were good. Now I'm back to thinking it sucks. Like you it's always showing stuff I've already seen. Or putting stuff that has a 0% chance that I'd ever want to watch.

    Right now it seems to prioritize types of content I've just watched in my recent history. If I accidentally watch something I don't care about, it skews the algorithm right away. Have to be really careful what I click on.

    I've started being more proactive with my watch later playlist.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    If you watch someone playing for the first time, it should be pretty similar. Preferably someone that takes their time reading the lore.

    If you watch someone playing for the first time, it should be pretty similar. Preferably someone that takes their time reading the lore.

    4 votes