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  1. Comment on New mod for bsnes emulator makes “Mode 7” SNES games look like new in ~games

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    Oh the caption was referring to that background. When I read the word background I just stared right at the horizon until I saw something that wasn't there lol.

    Oh the caption was referring to that background. When I read the word background I just stared right at the horizon until I saw something that wasn't there lol.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on New mod for bsnes emulator makes “Mode 7” SNES games look like new in ~games

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    Kinda funny their image captions mention FZero's background becoming more readable. On the framecompare link it's immediately obvious that absolutely nothing about the background changes. But...

    Kinda funny their image captions mention FZero's background becoming more readable. On the framecompare link it's immediately obvious that absolutely nothing about the background changes. But until I stumbled on that framecompare link I totally thought I could see the pixels being slightly more evenly laid out in the HD screenshot.

  3. Comment on Favorite homebrew console applications/games in ~games

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    FuSa Gamepad for the PSP. Makes it act like an Xinput-type controller, I use it all the time when I need a 4th controller on family game nights.

    FuSa Gamepad for the PSP. Makes it act like an Xinput-type controller, I use it all the time when I need a 4th controller on family game nights.

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  4. Comment on “Just Switch to Linux” Is The Loser’s Game in ~tech

  5. Comment on “Just Switch to Linux” Is The Loser’s Game in ~tech

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    As I understand it Gentoo is more or less ChromeOS' build system, after the install it doesn't really use its package manager at all. But there's dpkg available in Gentoo's repos (tree?). Pretty...

    As I understand it Gentoo is more or less ChromeOS' build system, after the install it doesn't really use its package manager at all. But there's dpkg available in Gentoo's repos (tree?). Pretty easy to slip that in as part of your finished system.

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  6. Comment on Switching from Win10 to something else: what are my options? in ~tech

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    GreenteaOS doesn't seem to actually exist

    GreenteaOS doesn't seem to actually exist

  7. Comment on Switching from Win10 to something else: what are my options? in ~tech

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    This is what I did for years, really just trying to avoid buyer's remorse with Win10. I ended up just spending all my time under Linux though. But if I ever did really need it, it was there. It's...

    This is what I did for years, really just trying to avoid buyer's remorse with Win10. I ended up just spending all my time under Linux though. But if I ever did really need it, it was there. It's gone now, but I still keep the copy on my laptop snoozing in some tiny, dark corner of the hard drive.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Google’s constant product shutdowns are damaging its brand in ~tech

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    Some sites don't even allow the + character in email addresses.

    Some sites don't even allow the + character in email addresses.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Hear what a genderless AI voice sounds like—and consider why it matters in ~tech

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    What do you mean? She had her voice completely sampled, so with the magic of Technology™ we can make her say anything at all.

    What do you mean? She had her voice completely sampled, so with the magic of Technology™ we can make her say anything at all.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Hear what a genderless AI voice sounds like—and consider why it matters in ~tech

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    I got hints of what Pahoojy was talking about, but it wasn't constant throughout the entire voice. Sometimes it'd fade out into something I didn't immediately file under that label.

    I got hints of what Pahoojy was talking about, but it wasn't constant throughout the entire voice. Sometimes it'd fade out into something I didn't immediately file under that label.

  11. Comment on GRID 2 + 2 Dlc Free for a limited time via Humble Bundle in ~games

  12. Comment on Why open source projects don't charge (while keeping the code open)? in ~comp

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    They've got really a lot of high quality apps. I'm always tempted to go back just for them lol

    They've got really a lot of high quality apps. I'm always tempted to go back just for them lol

  13. Comment on Why open source projects don't charge (while keeping the code open)? in ~comp

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    elementaryOS has been doing something along these lines, although it's more "pay what you want, but you're encouraged to support development." They have their own software store with a lot of apps...

    elementaryOS has been doing something along these lines, although it's more "pay what you want, but you're encouraged to support development." They have their own software store with a lot of apps people make specifically for eOS.

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Tesla launches long-awaited standard Model 3 starting at $35,000 in ~tech

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    Sounds like the remaining retail stores are turning into galleries.

    Sounds like the remaining retail stores are turning into galleries.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Motorola will sell its first foldable smartphone this summer in ~tech

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    Calling, texting, and browsing are relatively close to the minimum requirements on what a phone needs to be able to do, yeah. But people do plenty of crap way beyond that. When it's not subzero...

    Calling, texting, and browsing are relatively close to the minimum requirements on what a phone needs to be able to do, yeah. But people do plenty of crap way beyond that. When it's not subzero outside, I like to play Pokemon Go, that really benefits from having a little extra power. More power gets you better performance in emulators, too.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on EFF announces "Fix It Already" campaign to demand fixes for specific issues from 9 major tech companies and platforms in ~tech

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    I rarely ever browse it anymore because of that, and it's got so many administration and management issues alone to drive away a lot of people, but it's also the single biggest community of its...

    I rarely ever browse it anymore because of that, and it's got so many administration and management issues alone to drive away a lot of people, but it's also the single biggest community of its kind so it's hard to leave completely. Started my own site to compete with it but all the people are still just over there.

  17. Comment on EFF announces "Fix It Already" campaign to demand fixes for specific issues from 9 major tech companies and platforms in ~tech

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    It did kill one site for me, but it's one of those sites that lets you on for like 30 seconds and kicks you off if the ads haven't loaded by then.

    It did kill one site for me, but it's one of those sites that lets you on for like 30 seconds and kicks you off if the ads haven't loaded by then.

  18. Comment on EFF announces "Fix It Already" campaign to demand fixes for specific issues from 9 major tech companies and platforms in ~tech

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    Google absolutely thought of it before. It's been thrown at them so many times. They gave a lame almost nonsensical response, the real reason probably being that taking away internet means taking...

    Google absolutely thought of it before. It's been thrown at them so many times. They gave a lame almost nonsensical response, the real reason probably being that taking away internet means taking away ad metrics or something like that.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Opportunity did not answer NASA’s final call, and it’s now lost to us in ~tech

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    I think she's gone for good. It apparently needs to keep itself warm throughout the winter or else important parts face damage. Considering its last message was "my battery is low and it's getting...

    I think she's gone for good. It apparently needs to keep itself warm throughout the winter or else important parts face damage. Considering its last message was "my battery is low and it's getting dark" with its solar panels coated in dust, it doesn't seem likely that it'll be able to scrape any energy together to fire up its heaters.

  20. Comment on F(x)tec Pro 1 – A Slider Phone for QWERTY Keyboard Lovers? in ~tech

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    It's blowing my mind that I'm seeing all these fantastic media consuming devices with no headphone jack. The Galaxy Fold, maybe the only use case I can actually see for it is media consumption....

    It's blowing my mind that I'm seeing all these fantastic media consuming devices with no headphone jack. The Galaxy Fold, maybe the only use case I can actually see for it is media consumption. Folded, it's a decent enough size width-wise even if it's absurdly tall. But on long trips you unfold it and have a stunning way to watch movies. Or you would, if it didn't rely on Bluetooth headphones which will increase drain on the Fold and won't last through a lengthy trip without making several breaks of their own to charge.

    And with the fold at least it's not like Samsung's swearing off the jack. Apparently the S10+ has one? So for some unknowable reason they deliberately decided to omit it from the fold.

    The Energizer phone here would be fantastic for powering through extremely long sessions of streaming media, that's one of the most draining things you can do on a phone. And yet no headphone jack.

    I just don't get it. Bluetooth headphones aren't good enough to replace the 3.5mm jack. They complement it pretty well, though. Every set of bluetooth headphones I've had has been able to fall back to the jack when it ran out of power or when there was too much interference for it to be worth it.

    6 votes