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  1. Comment on What are some ideas and experiences that are underexplored in gaming? in ~games

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    It's probably not as open-ended/creative as you're thinking about, but Noita is an upcoming game that's doing a lot of particle-simulation. They haven't shown much of it in a while (at least as...

    It's probably not as open-ended/creative as you're thinking about, but Noita is an upcoming game that's doing a lot of particle-simulation.

    They haven't shown much of it in a while (at least as far as I've seen), but this was an article I read about it a couple of months ago that seemed very positive: Noita is Spelunky as magical, melting nightmare

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What are some ideas and experiences that are underexplored in gaming? in ~games

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    I haven't played either of these games so I can't personally vouch for the recommendations, but ones that I see brought up often on this topic are This War of Mine and Spec Ops: The Line. Have you...

    I haven't played either of these games so I can't personally vouch for the recommendations, but ones that I see brought up often on this topic are This War of Mine and Spec Ops: The Line. Have you played either of those?

    Edit: oh, and one more I remembered (but also haven't played): Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Playdate. A New Handheld Gaming System. in ~games

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    You're missing the point. This is closer to an art project than a mass-market console.

    You're missing the point. This is closer to an art project than a mass-market console.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Playdate. A New Handheld Gaming System. in ~games

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    Huh, I'm not really sure what to think about this. There's a fair amount more info on the media/FAQ page as well as a short article (excerpt?) from Edge magazine, and a few more...

    Huh, I'm not really sure what to think about this. There's a fair amount more info on the media/FAQ page as well as a short article (excerpt?) from Edge magazine, and a few more details/photos/screenshots on their Twitter.

    It's definitely interesting overall, but $150 USD is a lot to ask for very minimal capabilities (black and white, low resolution, few buttons) and there will still be so many unknowns at the time of purchase (what games you're getting, how long they'll be, what happens outside of the 12 included games, etc.).

    I like the idea and I look forward to seeing what comes out of it, but I don't think I'd buy one myself.

    Edit: it feels like the type of thing that ends up being (sometimes accidentally) built by indie game devs primarily targeted at other indie game devs. This was a pretty good twitter thread about that from a couple of weeks ago: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1126531195666411521.html

    8 votes
  5. Comment on GOG Galaxy 2.0 - All your games and friends in one place in ~games

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    I highly doubt it's that simple. It's not just a web app that interacts with a remote server, there are various functions that will need to interact with the local machine and/or other programs...

    I highly doubt it's that simple. It's not just a web app that interacts with a remote server, there are various functions that will need to interact with the local machine and/or other programs running on it.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changes today in ~science

    Deimos (edited ) Link Parent
    Please don't post unless you have something of substance to contribute. This didn't add anything and just started a useless argument.

    Please don't post unless you have something of substance to contribute. This didn't add anything and just started a useless argument.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Abolish the Priesthood: To save the Church, Catholics must detach themselves from the clerical hierarchy—and take the faith back into their own hands. in ~humanities

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    You two can PM each other if you really want to continue this. @NaraVara

    You two can PM each other if you really want to continue this. @NaraVara

  8. Comment on GOG Galaxy 2.0 - All your games and friends in one place in ~games

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    I think you also have to take into account that GOG is currently barely breaking even. They had a total profit of $7800 on $34.5M revenue last year. Linux development takes significant resources...

    I think you also have to take into account that GOG is currently barely breaking even. They had a total profit of $7800 on $34.5M revenue last year.

    Linux development takes significant resources to support a tiny minority of users, and those users tend to be the source of an outsize number of issues because of all the different possible configurations. Yes, Linux support would be nice, but I can understand if it doesn't make the cut while they're living on the edge of their resources.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Firefox 67 released - Updates focused on performance and privacy in ~tech

  10. Comment on GOG Galaxy 2.0 - All your games and friends in one place in ~games

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    I don't think Discord can do much of this, can it? I thought it could only launch games that you've launched manually before, without any library importing or anything.

    I don't think Discord can do much of this, can it? I thought it could only launch games that you've launched manually before, without any library importing or anything.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Python built-ins worth learning in ~comp

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    Yeah, I'm using type annotations with mypy quite strictly for Tildes' code. For example, I'm blocked from committing if a new function doesn't have annotations. It's been pretty decent overall,...

    Yeah, I'm using type annotations with mypy quite strictly for Tildes' code. For example, I'm blocked from committing if a new function doesn't have annotations.

    It's been pretty decent overall, and has definitely prevented me from making some errors. However, they're still pretty early, and I don't think I'd recommend them unreservedly to everyone yet. I've ran into a few issues that can be tricky to debug, and I've had to report a number of issues to the mypy devs (and do a couple of pull requests to fix incorrect stubs, like this one recently).

    They're absolutely useful, but I think it'll still take a while until they're fully usable.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Firefox 67 released - Updates focused on performance and privacy in ~tech

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    The blank tab? There's some information about how to do it in this question on StackExchange: https://superuser.com/questions/1235975/change-firefox-new-tab-background In the comments on there,...

    The blank tab? There's some information about how to do it in this question on StackExchange: https://superuser.com/questions/1235975/change-firefox-new-tab-background

    In the comments on there, people link to these two extensions which seem like they should be able to do it:

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies in ~misc

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    Alright, I think this has run its course.

    Alright, I think this has run its course.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Firefox 67 released - Updates focused on performance and privacy in ~tech

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    Thanks, that <link> tag approach seems like a pretty good method. That way I should just be able to generate a separate CSS file that would override the default light theme with a dark one when...

    Thanks, that <link> tag approach seems like a pretty good method. That way I should just be able to generate a separate CSS file that would override the default light theme with a dark one when wanted, but no effects in any other cases.

    4 votes