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  1. Comment on What's a good way to learn how to maintain my own computer hardware? in ~comp

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    Modern PCs (and laptops, though they suffer from everything being a bit smaller and often soldered on, thus irreplacable) are really like lego for adults. I'd suggest looking at PC building...

    Modern PCs (and laptops, though they suffer from everything being a bit smaller and often soldered on, thus irreplacable) are really like lego for adults. I'd suggest looking at PC building videos/tutorials, because there's little more to it (especially with your laptop, look up how to disassemble the model you have). You have a few big building blocks and cables connecting them to the motherboard.

    If you don't know what broke down, go off on what the software tells you, i.e. if you got Windows bluescreen, look up the error code the OS gives. This might give clues as to what is causing the problem. If you don't have such clues, you have little recourse than exchanging each component individually, starting the computer and seeing if it works normally (i.e reproducing the steps that usually lead to a breakdown and seeing if the PC breaks down again).

    Otherwise, there's little to maintain with a computer. Keep it clean, occasionally get rid of the dust. Technically you can keep it running 24/7, but that will take a toll on the PSU, because really only server-grade PSUs are designed to run at all times. Modern hardware is good at throttling itself when it gets to hot, so that usually isn't a source of breakdown, and more a source of not running optimally.

    I don't know if there are any specific guides on how to "maintain" a computer because most people get interested in it specifically when the PC breaks down, so most guides deal with solving a specific problem.

    I'm sure the people here would be willing to help, if you provided details in how your computer broke down/what the problem is.

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

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    Oh yeah, it's kind of weird situation, because I'd definitely recommend playing Doom 2016 as an intro to Eternal, but at the same time Eternal changes so many things that your knowledge and skill...

    Oh yeah, it's kind of weird situation, because I'd definitely recommend playing Doom 2016 as an intro to Eternal, but at the same time Eternal changes so many things that your knowledge and skill from Doom 2016 is only partially applicable. I really love how the game forces you to use the new systems to survive, but when you master them, you shred everything.

    I also really enjoyed the story and them building up the myth of the doomguy. How after every mission you have the ARC broadcast telling everyone of your deeds, the way you enter their defensive base and everyone's afraid of you.

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

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    Doom Eternal. It is harsh, it's brutal, but it's fucking awesome. I powered through the campaign over the weekend and finished most of the collectibles and I enjoyed myself immensely. id Software...

    Doom Eternal.

    It is harsh, it's brutal, but it's fucking awesome. I powered through the campaign over the weekend and finished most of the collectibles and I enjoyed myself immensely. id Software changed some stuff from Doom 2016 and that took some adjustments on my part, but the way the game is designed it really forces you to use all aspects of your kit, and if you do, it feels fucking awesome.

    18 votes
  4. Comment on Magnitude 5.3 quake shakes Zagreb in ~news

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    I feel like that's a global thing right now. What is wrong with this year...

    black humour being the main entertainment lately

    I feel like that's a global thing right now. What is wrong with this year...

  5. Comment on Recommend classic games you feel everyone should play at least once in ~games

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    It's younger than other titles mentioned here, but I'd recommend Warcraft III and it's expansion The frozen Throne. That game essentially defined the modern RTS, it's story launched WoW (although...

    It's younger than other titles mentioned here, but I'd recommend Warcraft III and it's expansion The frozen Throne. That game essentially defined the modern RTS, it's story launched WoW (although I'd advise not getting too emotionally involved, because Blizzard is doing a wonderful job at ruining all those characters you so love with every passing WoW expansion), which is a behemoth of it's own right and it's old graphics are timeless. The new remaster botched a number of things, though.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend in ~life

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    Honestly I think they'd prefer it? Reading through the lines of the interview, at least the guy giving the answers seems to not be that interested in getting to know the other boyfriend. It seems...

    Also what happens if not all of them can live under the same roof without some weird improvisation?

    Honestly I think they'd prefer it? Reading through the lines of the interview, at least the guy giving the answers seems to not be that interested in getting to know the other boyfriend. It seems to be more of a "I like her enough to tolerate it" situation whereby the girl is the main instigator of the poly relationship maybe cause she's high energy, likes the attention, whatever.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Operation cancel Spring Break: Floridians fret over coronavirus as young revelers try to keep the party going in ~health.coronavirus

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    This isn't going to work and the cities in the US are going to turn into a hotbed for the virus. Good luck lads, you gonna need it.

    “If a crowd starts to get too big, the lifeguard will go and remind them that they may want to limit their group to 10.”

    This isn't going to work and the cities in the US are going to turn into a hotbed for the virus. Good luck lads, you gonna need it.

    9 votes
  8. Comment on What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend in ~life

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    Thanks for your input, and I'm sorry someone cheated on you. :( But it's good to see that you learned from those past experiences, and yes, communication is always the most important in...

    Thanks for your input, and I'm sorry someone cheated on you. :(

    But it's good to see that you learned from those past experiences, and yes, communication is always the most important in relationships, especially talking about difficult subjects (though I wouldn't attribute that knowledge solely to polyamorous relationships, but knowledge can come from many different places).

    The most important thing is that everyone is happy that way (which tbh, the person in the interview doesn't seem as much) and that options are out there.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend in ~life

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    As long as we're all happy mate, all's well with me. :)

    As long as we're all happy mate, all's well with me. :)

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend in ~life

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    The anecdotal consensus I get from this thread and others on Tildes about the subject is that people previously were pretty toxic, possessive and jealous and that polyamory was a way to unlearn...

    The anecdotal consensus I get from this thread and others on Tildes about the subject is that people previously were pretty toxic, possessive and jealous and that polyamory was a way to unlearn those behaviours. I'd be interested if someone went from mono to poly and back to mono if those feelings and behaviours manifested again.

    You're right though, attributing hippie communes fell apart solely to their polyamorous lifestyle is most likely wrong.

    I just love getting to know someone very intimitately, knowing what she loves and likes, anticipating desires and fulfilling them, and receiving back the same. It's one of the best feelings when someone you care about deeply does something unexpected, that goes from getting that cocoa water you love on her way back home from work or doing chores at home you don't mind doing, but she hates.

    Doing this with multiple people sounds, as I said, exhausting.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend in ~life

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    Sounds exhausting. Polyamory probably couldn't work for me. I could imagine something like friends with benefits, where there's little contact except for occasional booty calls, if my partner's...

    Sounds exhausting. Polyamory probably couldn't work for me. I could imagine something like friends with benefits, where there's little contact except for occasional booty calls, if my partner's other partner was okay with it, but I've never tried it before, so I don't know how I would ultimately feel about it. Considering how older hippie communes where "everyone loved everyone" usually fell apart due to jealousy, I can't imagine that polyamory would work for the majority of the population, but if some people arrange themselves and are happy with it, more power to them.

    14 votes
  12. Comment on Internal TikTok policies instructed moderators to suppress videos featuring unattractive, disabled, or poor people so they wouldn't scare off new users, as well as to remove specific types of content in ~tech

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    Isn't this old news? I feel like this has been known for quite some time now.

    Isn't this old news? I feel like this has been known for quite some time now.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What's the coronavirus like where you are? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Austria has gone pretty much on lockdown over the weekend: Schools and universities are closed, albeit children under 14 still can be dropped off at school if you have an important job to do and...

    Austria has gone pretty much on lockdown over the weekend:

    Schools and universities are closed, albeit children under 14 still can be dropped off at school if you have an important job to do and can't watch them yourself. Jobs that can have switched to home office, those that can't have given employees a forced vacation. Restaurants and bars are to remain closed till further notice, which has obviously dire consequences for a lot of places and employees, their future is still uncertain.

    People are to remain at home, unless they are doing vital tasks like buying groceries (supermarkets and pharmacies are the only stores permitted to remain open) or drugs, or helping someone who can't help themselves. You can only walk around alone in public or you might be fined.

    Toilet paper is kind of hard to come by, but it's definitely not as bad as in other countries. Food is well stocked.

    Austria still has military and civil service for men, and those of us who served in civil in the last five years have been called to volunteer back to our positions, with forced reactivation on the horizon, should the situation become more dire. Those currently serving have to keep serving until further notice. I completed my civil service 4 years ago in a hospital, I currently don't plan on volunteering, but there's a chance I might get called back in.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Do you still post on Reddit? in ~talk

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    I do that a lot. When I've got something to say but don't care enough to get into an online argument about it, especially on controversial topics.

    I originally learned this from a manager back in the 1990s as "write the email, but press 'Delete' instead of 'Send'", but the principle is the same.

    I do that a lot. When I've got something to say but don't care enough to get into an online argument about it, especially on controversial topics.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Witcher dev CD Projekt Red already working on a new single-player game to follow Cyberpunk 2077 in ~games

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    Of course. Everyone reads text differently. You probably didn't mean it that way when you wrote it, and I just read it differently.

    Of course. Everyone reads text differently. You probably didn't mean it that way when you wrote it, and I just read it differently.

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  16. Comment on Witcher dev CD Projekt Red already working on a new single-player game to follow Cyberpunk 2077 in ~games

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    ...What? People don't take a week off after launching a game, maybe they celebrate for a night or two, and on the next workday they're back to fixing launch-day issues. Additionally, as projects...

    ...What?

    People don't take a week off after launching a game, maybe they celebrate for a night or two, and on the next workday they're back to fixing launch-day issues. Additionally, as projects near completition, you don't have enough work on the project to involve everyone in the studio, and CDPR is a massive studio. Games take multiple years to develop, it makes total sense to have to develop it partially in parallel.

    That's a very normal, very AAA thing to do.

    That's not a justification mantra, it's just stating that it's standard business practice. Your comment feels uncalled for and hostile.

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  17. Comment on Explosive Barrels in ~games

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    Ahoy is great, when it comes to games he does a lot of research in what would be the ancient times of video games before the internet and it's really interesting to see how they looked right at...

    Ahoy is great, when it comes to games he does a lot of research in what would be the ancient times of video games before the internet and it's really interesting to see how they looked right at the start.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Explosive Barrels in ~games

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    Ahoy is a youtuber I can't recommend enough. His series on iconic weapons and either specific game (franchises) or simply aspects of games are always very interesting and enjoyable to watch.

    Ahoy is a youtuber I can't recommend enough. His series on iconic weapons and either specific game (franchises) or simply aspects of games are always very interesting and enjoyable to watch.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Happy International Women's Day! in ~talk

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    You seem to wander in different social circles than I do. Sure, women's day is definitely more internationally celebrated and publicly mentioned more, and lots of people don't even know men's day...

    You seem to wander in different social circles than I do. Sure, women's day is definitely more internationally celebrated and publicly mentioned more, and lots of people don't even know men's day is a thing, as evidenced by the link above by @bhrgunatha (mate I swear to the gods, couldn't you have picked an easier name to type out? :D), and when it comes around I usually only see it mentioned on the internet, never in real life.

    3 votes