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  1. Comment on Just finished making a 64x64 pixel synthwave game for lowrez jam. (Play in Browser) in ~games

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    Super fun! It reminds of the browser games from the 00's like on albino black sheep and such.

    Super fun! It reminds of the browser games from the 00's like on albino black sheep and such.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Steam now allows you to mark games as owned on another platform, so they will stop appearing in your store but will be used to recommend similar games to you in ~games

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    This not only more convenient for users, but it's good for Valve, too. They can stop recommending games people won't buy because they already have them and they get market data about what games...

    This not only more convenient for users, but it's good for Valve, too. They can stop recommending games people won't buy because they already have them and they get market data about what games people are buying on other platforms.

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

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    I'm playing the Space Exploration mod of Factorio. In Space Exploration launching a rocket is just the beginning. A normal satellite launch returns navigation data, revealing various celestial...

    I'm playing the Space Exploration mod of Factorio. In Space Exploration launching a rocket is just the beginning. A normal satellite launch returns navigation data, revealing various celestial bodies. To actually get to the other bodies you have to launch a cargo rocket, which has its own rocket silo. Different bodies are rich in different resources. You can also go into orbit, where you can build space manufacturing and research facilities.

    So far I've gone into orbit around Nauvis (the starting planet) and I've visited a moon and built a basic factory there. I'm on the cusp of getting some manufacturing going in Nauvis orbit. It's taking multiple trips back and forth between the planet's surface and orbit while I figure out what exactly I need to build out the manufacturing line.

    I'm using Trello to keep track of what I need to do on each surface, and what supplies I need to bring with me on my trips from one surface to another.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Neato in ~test

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    I'm going to try it too! I saw this in hungariantoasts comment [here](https://tildes.net/~games/gk3/what_games_have_you_been_playing_and_whats_your_opinion_on_them#comment-3rb9) and had to try it...
    I'm going to try it too! I saw this in hungariantoasts comment [here](https://tildes.net/~games/gk3/what_games_have_you_been_playing_and_whats_your_opinion_on_them#comment-3rb9) and had to try it out myself. I see other people are, too. (I guess links don't work in detail tags)

    link outside detail tag

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What are some lifehacks you would recommend? in ~life

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    1: Every single time you get out of the car, check the back seat. Do it even if you never have babies or kids in your car. Do it especially if you never have kids in your car. It's people who...

    1: Every single time you get out of the car, check the back seat. Do it even if you never have babies or kids in your car. Do it especially if you never have kids in your car. It's people who normally don't have kids in the car who are most likely to forget and leave the kid in the car in the unusual circumstance that they do have one in the car. Think it will never happen because you don't have kids? What about if a friend or relative asks you to drive their kid somewhere because of some emergency or unforeseen circumstances? Don't have friends or relatives who have kids? That could change. If you check every single time then you will check when the unexpected happens and you drive a kid somewhere. This has the added benefit that you also won't forget items you leave on the back seat.

    2: Every time you lock a door or close a door that could be locked, physically check that you have the keys first. Never rely on thinking you have the keys. Either look at them, or feel them with you hand. Do it immediately before locking/closing the door. Check again even if you just checked a minute ago, but did anything or there was any time between checking and locking, so you don't check, set down your keys to do something, and then lock the door. This habit of always checking for the keys before locking the door has kept me from locking myself out multiple times.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on What are some lifehacks you would recommend? in ~life

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    The over/under cord wrapping method is great. It's less prone to tangling, cords pull out straight, and it's less wear on the cords.

    The over/under cord wrapping method is great. It's less prone to tangling, cords pull out straight, and it's less wear on the cords.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Should clicking an article on Tildes be a prerequisite for posting a comment in the associated thread? in ~tildes

  8. Comment on History Buffs: Agora in ~humanities

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    In this History Buffs video Nick Hodges reviews and explains the history of Agora, a 2009 movie about Hypatia. Hypatia was a fourth/fifth century scholar of philosophy, astronomy and mathematics....

    In this History Buffs video Nick Hodges reviews and explains the history of Agora, a 2009 movie about Hypatia. Hypatia was a fourth/fifth century scholar of philosophy, astronomy and mathematics. She was violently killed by Christians in 415 CE.

    I haven't seen the actual movie yet, but this review made me feel some things. On the one hand it's so sad to think of what was lost by the destruction of libraries and killing of scholars, and where our world would be if knowledge and science had been allowed to thrive.

    On the other hand it shows how remarkable it is that we once again have repositories of the world's knowledge. Only this time it's not restricted to individual libraries. It's available to people around the world and across a wide range of classes. It allows us to have a multitude of Hypatias.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Can we show number of not-label-collapsed comments instead of plain number of comments? in ~tildes

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    What about showing both like "3 relevant comments (7 total)" or something?

    What about showing both like "3 relevant comments (7 total)" or something?

    12 votes
  10. Comment on Rocket Lab - the next era (The Rocket Lab Electron Rocket is going reusable, with passive reentry and offshore helicopter capture) in ~tech

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    It's good to see Peter Beck sticking to his guns on rocket size, even when a larger rocket would make recovery easier. Parachute recovery is interesting. SpaceX considered that for Falcon 1, but...

    It's good to see Peter Beck sticking to his guns on rocket size, even when a larger rocket would make recovery easier. Parachute recovery is interesting. SpaceX considered that for Falcon 1, but rejected it. It means they don't have to save the extra fuel for entry and landing burns, and don't have to develop the guidance and control system for landing. It'll be fun to watch.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Recent updates - repost warning, topic-tagging improvements, group-specific search, markdown strikethrough formatting, wiki/docs updates in ~tildes.official

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    Advanced tag filtering rules would be great. Something like RES's custom filters There could be filter rules, that filter out posts you would normally see, and subscribe rules, that show you posts...

    Advanced tag filtering rules would be great. Something like RES's custom filters

    There could be filter rules, that filter out posts you would normally see, and subscribe rules, that show you posts you normally wouldn't see.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Proposals for new groups - July 2019 in ~tildes.official

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    Something else you could look at is a corralling approach for certain subgroups. What tags have the highest combination of how many people filter out the tag and how much the tag gets used in a...

    Something else you could look at is a corralling approach for certain subgroups. What tags have the highest combination of how many people filter out the tag and how much the tag gets used in a group? If a tag has a lot of use but there are also a lot of people who don't want to see it then corral it off into its own subgroup.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Proposals for new groups - July 2019 in ~tildes.official

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    I would use this group

    I would use this group

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Proposals for new groups - July 2019 in ~tildes.official

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    ~lgbt covers both minority gender and minority sexuality issues. Renaming it ~gender would alienate the lgb part and opening it up to all gender specific issues would crowd (and possible drown...

    ~lgbt covers both minority gender and minority sexuality issues. Renaming it ~gender would alienate the lgb part and opening it up to all gender specific issues would crowd (and possible drown out) the t part.

    A month and a half ago ~lgbt held a vote for what the name of the group should be. They voted to keep the name ~lgbt

    Having a ~gender group wouldn't be a bad thing, but taking ~lgbt away would be.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on Proposals for new groups - July 2019 in ~tildes.official

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    I agree. r/trees and r/marijuanaenthusiasts on reddit do okay, after all. The name is good for first impressions and finding groups you aren't yet familiar with, but it isn't the only way people...

    I think people can get the context pretty quickly

    I agree. r/trees and r/marijuanaenthusiasts on reddit do okay, after all. The name is good for first impressions and finding groups you aren't yet familiar with, but it isn't the only way people get to know what the group is about.

    But just to play devil's pedant: There may be some people who see ~games.video and think it is for videos about games (which is definitely a thing).

    Aesthetically I prefer ~games.videogames over ~games.video . I argue that ~games.videogames is not actually redundant because "video games" has become an open compound word. ~games.videogames is clearer than ~games.video in the same way that ~school.highschool would make more sense than ~school.high

    ~dogs.hot would be the extreme of nonsensical compound reversal. ~rooms.dining is on the other extreme. I put ~games.video somewhere in between.

    (What in the hell.sam am I on about‽)

    9 votes
  16. Comment on Proposals for new groups - July 2019 in ~tildes.official

  17. Comment on Any chance we can get a ~space group? in ~tildes

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    For me it's also a feeling of shouting into the void because the people who are interested in the topic may not see the post.

    "I'd post more if that subgroup existed but I don't want to feel like I'm spamming"

    For me it's also a feeling of shouting into the void because the people who are interested in the topic may not see the post.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Experiment Clears Milestone: ITER On Track To Begin Operations In 2025 in ~science

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    Where does ITER stand on the path to fusion net power generation? Is it likely to produce net positive power, or is it an experimental step with net positive power not coming until some future...

    Where does ITER stand on the path to fusion net power generation? Is it likely to produce net positive power, or is it an experimental step with net positive power not coming until some future reactor down the road?

    2 votes