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  1. Comment on Sins of a Solar Empire 2 | Teaser in ~games

  2. Comment on What's a video game that you really want to exist? in ~games

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    Have you ever tried Star Trek Armada 3 mod for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion? It's one of those older games I always keep installed because nothing else quite satisfies that itch and it's an...

    I'd take a DS9 RTS game

    Have you ever tried Star Trek Armada 3 mod for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion? It's one of those older games I always keep installed because nothing else quite satisfies that itch and it's an excellent mod.

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  3. Comment on Steam Deck production update (it's good news) in ~games

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    I've really been enjoying mine. Went on a long plane ride a few weeks ago to Alaska and it was a huge savior.

    I've really been enjoying mine. Went on a long plane ride a few weeks ago to Alaska and it was a huge savior.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - September 8 in ~news

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    Geopolitics Decanted, a podcast often featuring Michael Kofman (a well regarded open source expert on Russia and the war), put out a double feature today. Russian Northern Front Collapses: Latest...

    Geopolitics Decanted, a podcast often featuring Michael Kofman (a well regarded open source expert on Russia and the war), put out a double feature today.

    Russian Northern Front Collapses: Latest on the Ukrainian Counteroffensive (recorded 10 September)

    Like Ants to Wet Sugar: How Ukraine Won the Battle of Kharkiv

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  5. Comment on Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Oh, Lover (2022) in ~music

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    Man, I love Susanne Sundfør's voice. Been hooked ever since being introduced to her from the credits song of Oblivion. Thanks for sharing.

    Man, I love Susanne Sundfør's voice. Been hooked ever since being introduced to her from the credits song of Oblivion. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Comment on Please spoil Outer Wilds for me in ~games

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    If you can stomach the limited scenes of gameplay, this is the best summary and spoiler of Outer Wilds I have seen. You can probably get most of it just by listening to it, if need be.

    If you can stomach the limited scenes of gameplay, this is the best summary and spoiler of Outer Wilds I have seen. You can probably get most of it just by listening to it, if need be.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Atheism and moral realism/objectivism? in ~talk

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    I'll preface this by giving some of my own context, I've been an atheist or non-theist for as long as I can reasonably remember. Religion happened around me everywhere growing up in the Bible Belt...

    I'll preface this by giving some of my own context, I've been an atheist or non-theist for as long as I can reasonably remember. Religion happened around me everywhere growing up in the Bible Belt in the US (and still does today!), but it was never pushed on me by my parents. I never saw a compelling reason to believe, and in exploring and questioning others about their beliefs, I was never satisfied by their reasons to justify their beliefs. At least, not enough to follow myself.

    All said, why do you feel the need to have a compelling answer to this question? Does it really matter? I don't mean those questions in some facetious way, I mean them quite seriously. Live with principles that cause less harm and suffering than the ones before us and seek to leave the world better than we found it, on all timescales. Take animal suffering and veganism for example. To some that could mean dropping meat tomorrow and becoming a vegan for the rest of their life. If a change like that is too drastic, you don't have to do it all at once. Start somewhere that is comfortable and improve upon it. If you're used to eating meat every day, try having 1 meatless day a week. Once that is normal, increase it to 2. If that takes 1 month or 1 year or 10 years, that's fine.

    Live your life to the best of your ability and guide those around you with those principles. Don't twist yourself in a knot or become anxious over internal debates about things that don't really matter.

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  8. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of July 4 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Some extra bad news came from a paper late last month (still in preprint, but the authors are very notable). Research is beginning to get published about multiple covid infections, and early...

    Some extra bad news came from a paper late last month (still in preprint, but the authors are very notable). Research is beginning to get published about multiple covid infections, and early indications look like that damage to the body is cumulative. Reinfection brings greater chance of issues and ultimately death, contrary to other diseases where antibodies generally provide additional protection from further infections. Coupled with the insane increase in immunity escape BA.5 brings, reinfection is possible every 2 to 3 weeks.

    Eric Topol has a concerning article about it here.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Jordan Peterson suspended from Twitter, says it might as well be a ban: 'I won’t apologize' in ~tech

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    Because JP is a dumb person's idea of what a smart person is.

    Because JP is a dumb person's idea of what a smart person is.

    15 votes
  10. Comment on Two weeks with the Steam Deck in ~games

  11. Comment on Two weeks with the Steam Deck in ~games

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    Thanks for the shoutout, glad you're enjoying it! I just finished up Ori and the Blind Forest tonight on it, and being able to remap the abxy buttons to the back buttons made the game so much more...

    Thanks for the shoutout, glad you're enjoying it! I just finished up Ori and the Blind Forest tonight on it, and being able to remap the abxy buttons to the back buttons made the game so much more functional to play instead of darting a thumb around trying to hit multiple buttons at the same time. Felt really good. It took a little time adjusting to them but I'm glad they're there.

    I haven't seen that issue you've had with the friend's list, but I do recommend restarting the device once a week or so. That tends to happen anyway now with the frequent system updates.

    With the latest update adding Remote Play Together, I picked up Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (Nick Smash clone) and tested it out hosting with the deck. I was impressed with how seamless the experience was, and there was no noticeable lag for me or that my friends mentioned.

    I've really been impressed with the device so far, and I haven't even really dug into the emulator side of it at all yet. Gotta make more of a dent in that steam backlog first.

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  12. Comment on Starfield sounds way too big in ~games

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    I'm looking forward to it. At the very least, it's an enormous canvas for mods. Hopefully it'll be another entertaining space game to sink some hours into.

    I'm looking forward to it. At the very least, it's an enormous canvas for mods. Hopefully it'll be another entertaining space game to sink some hours into.

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  13. Comment on A few more things added to Steam Deck in ~games

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    I've had mine since mid-April. I don't use it every night, but at least every week, depending on the situation. So far I've finished Elden Ring, almost done completing the campaign of every Halo...

    I've had mine since mid-April. I don't use it every night, but at least every week, depending on the situation. So far I've finished Elden Ring, almost done completing the campaign of every Halo in the Master Chief Collection, and I'm about 20% (total guess) through Ori and the Blind Forest. Other than Elden Ring, those others have been sitting in my library waiting for me to get to them, and the Deck has been a great excuse to visit some of the neglected purchases in my library. It's pretty easy to set up for emulation too.

    If you have kids, or feel the need to have some mobility gaming (sometimes I just sit in the same room as my wife and she plays her Switch and I play the Deck while we casually chat about things), then I would recommend it. If every time you want to play, you have your computer available, then maybe you don't have a strong need or desire for one.

    Alternatively, you could flip it for a decent profit, if you want to do so. There's certainly the demand for it.

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

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    I haven't gotten to play much with the emulation side of the deck yet, so no real comments there. There was a beta software build a bit ago that recently got pushed to the main deployed system...

    I haven't gotten to play much with the emulation side of the deck yet, so no real comments there.

    There was a beta software build a bit ago that recently got pushed to the main deployed system build that allows users to set the native refresh rate of the screen. This enables a 40hz profile, and you can then set the deck to follow at 40 fps. It's a pretty big power saver, a smooth 40 fps is substantially better than 30 fps, or erratic frames. This can really help you stretch the deck's battery, especially when playing more modern or more demanding games.

    The deck UI makes it really easy to see other community created control profiles for each game, and then you can edit then however you like. These are also voted on, so it gives a good starting point when starting up a new game if you're looking for something different than the default control setup for that game.

    A battery pack is pretty much a must if you plan to regularly take the deck anywhere. I found one on /r/buildapcsales a couple of months ago that is perfect and a great price. I try to keep mine plugged into the battery pack or the wall if I'm around the house, as the deck has a power passthrough that skips the battery, so it's not constantly discharging and recharging it. Keeping it plugged in when you can should extend the usable life of the original battery, which will be a pain to replace.

    At least when I was actively messing with mine, the default touchpad layout for the desktop view is not intuitive or good. I highly recommend changing it. I use my right touchpad to move the mouse, pressing the right touchpad as left click, and the left touchpad is setup to mimic a scroll wheel and clicking it is right click.

    Overall I have been really happy with mine. I am reminded how out of practice I am with controllers (with Elden Ring being the first game I've primarily used a controller for in at least a decade). I am now terrible at Halo lol.

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

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    Yay finally! I finished out Elden Ring on mine, and now I'm working on Ori and the Blind Forest and The Master Chief Collection.

    Yay finally! I finished out Elden Ring on mine, and now I'm working on Ori and the Blind Forest and The Master Chief Collection.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on 'Catastrophic scene' inside Tulsa medical building where five people died in mass shooting in ~news

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    If the defeated inaction around even the smallest changes in gun control and gun cultural in the US are a foreshadowing of the inability to act on climate change, we are absolutely fucked.

    If the defeated inaction around even the smallest changes in gun control and gun cultural in the US are a foreshadowing of the inability to act on climate change, we are absolutely fucked.

    3 votes