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  1. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I recently started Mobile Fighter G Gundam. I asked a friend where to start with the show since there are dozens of iterations of it and he recommended that one. My wife and I are about six...

    I recently started Mobile Fighter G Gundam. I asked a friend where to start with the show since there are dozens of iterations of it and he recommended that one. My wife and I are about six episodes in and it’s great so far. My only complaint is that it throws you in the deep end and you have to watch a few episodes before all of the background and the world itself starts to make sense.

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  2. Comment on Homeownership can bring out the worst in you in ~life

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    Sometimes the cross section of a road just isn’t wide enough for bikes, pedestrians and cars regardless of the concentration of each. Especially in more built up places. It would require removing...

    Sometimes the cross section of a road just isn’t wide enough for bikes, pedestrians and cars regardless of the concentration of each. Especially in more built up places. It would require removing buildings to make room. So yes, I suppose it is physically possible but it is not feasible or sensible.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Homeownership can bring out the worst in you in ~life

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    The idea solves a whole bunch of problems, especially the massive cost with retrofitting existing cities to be more bike and pedestrian friendly. Sometimes it just isn’t physically possible. But...

    Idea: Start building small, dense, high-tech, eco-friendly cities in the middle of a flat rural area, like Kansas. Build everything pedestrian/bike first, with a high-speed and frieght rail connecting them every 50 miles

    The idea solves a whole bunch of problems, especially the massive cost with retrofitting existing cities to be more bike and pedestrian friendly. Sometimes it just isn’t physically possible.

    But it also creates a whole new set of problems. If no one lives there, then businesses won’t want to be there. And if there’s no businesses, no one will want to live there.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Stop saying print journalism is dead. Sixty magazines launched during this crazy year in ~news

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    But how many will still be around in 5-10 years?

    But how many will still be around in 5-10 years?

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  5. Comment on My fanless OpenBSD desktop in ~comp

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    I actually meant Darwin-based (like MacOS), not straight Unix. Typo on my part. The author being a big OpenBSD maintainer/developer is a pretty good reason for choosing OpenBSD (also explains how...

    I actually meant Darwin-based (like MacOS), not straight Unix. Typo on my part.

    The author being a big OpenBSD maintainer/developer is a pretty good reason for choosing OpenBSD (also explains how they were able to just whip up their own driver for the monitor brightness).

  6. Comment on My fanless OpenBSD desktop in ~comp

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    That is one seriously sleek looking case. The overall setup looks great but I wonder how much heat radiates from the case…in a relatively warm room, that can make a big difference. I wish the...

    That is one seriously sleek looking case. The overall setup looks great but I wonder how much heat radiates from the case…in a relatively warm room, that can make a big difference.

    Of course my system wouldn’t be usable to me if I couldn’t run OpenBSD on it.

    I wish the author gave a bit more time to why they chose BSD over something else like Linux. Just personal preference? Or does BSD offer something missing from Linux or Darwin (or MacOS) that they need for their daily use?

  7. Comment on Dune | Official main trailer in ~movies

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    The theater going experience is terrible where I live - people constantly talking and using their phones (college town). I’ll be seeing this on HBO Max with my nice TV and surround sound system.

    The theater going experience is terrible where I live - people constantly talking and using their phones (college town). I’ll be seeing this on HBO Max with my nice TV and surround sound system.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Dune | Official main trailer in ~movies

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    I hope you’re right, but my point was more that they are advertising it as a much more action packed story than it is, so audiences will be disappointed. Unless of course they changed the story to...

    I hope you’re right, but my point was more that they are advertising it as a much more action packed story than it is, so audiences will be disappointed. Unless of course they changed the story to make it more of an action-filled adventure, which is possible.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Dune | Official main trailer in ~movies

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    That’s only if it’s successful. And keep in mind that this is only the first half of the original book. They were originally going to film it as a two part movie back to back a la Lord of the...

    That’s only if it’s successful.

    And keep in mind that this is only the first half of the original book. They were originally going to film it as a two part movie back to back a la Lord of the Rings but it ended up being too expensive so they cut it back to just filming part one.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Dune | Official main trailer in ~movies

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    This and The Matrix 4 are the two movies I’m most excited for right now. I love the huge universe of the Dune books and the absolutely stupidly insane stuff that happens in some of the later books...

    This and The Matrix 4 are the two movies I’m most excited for right now. I love the huge universe of the Dune books and the absolutely stupidly insane stuff that happens in some of the later books (a massive half human/half sand worm emperor who gets assassinated?!).

    But I can’t help but feel like people will be disappointed when they see the actual movie. This trailer makes it seem like a much more action packed movie than it will be. Dune is, at its heart, a story about political machinations and a political war between two factions.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Jackass Forever trailer in ~movies

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    If you liked the first three and the TV show, then you’ll probably love this one. It looks like it’s exactly what everyone expected, more Jackass. Jackass 3D is easily the best 3D experience I’ve...

    If you liked the first three and the TV show, then you’ll probably love this one. It looks like it’s exactly what everyone expected, more Jackass.

    Jackass 3D is easily the best 3D experience I’ve had in a theater.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Live updates: Jeff Bezos heads to space in ~space

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    I’m joking…It’s a common trope in dystopian science fiction movies that the rich abandon the earth and move to a space station, another planet, etc. and leave all the poor people on earth to live...

    I’m joking…It’s a common trope in dystopian science fiction movies that the rich abandon the earth and move to a space station, another planet, etc. and leave all the poor people on earth to live in squalor.

    8 votes
  13. Comment on ARM or x86? ISA doesn’t matter in ~comp

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    If I’m reading this correctly, the reason the distinction doesn’t matter any more is because computers have gotten so fast and chips/features so small that what used to be defining features of...

    If I’m reading this correctly, the reason the distinction doesn’t matter any more is because computers have gotten so fast and chips/features so small that what used to be defining features of each architecture are now just tiny pieces.

    The bigger deal seems to be how each individual chip designer (Apple, Qualcomm, Intel, AMD, etc.) design other parts of the chip and how they keep information flowing to and from the processor.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Live updates: Jeff Bezos heads to space in ~space

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    This is like the beginning of every sci-fi movie. The rich start moving to space and literally leave the poor people down on the surface.

    This is like the beginning of every sci-fi movie. The rich start moving to space and literally leave the poor people down on the surface.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on A practical take on Steam Deck performance (but really just general observations intended for Reddit hype) in ~games

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    Thanks for the extremely detailed write up. I think your expectations are on target. It doesn’t seem designed to blow the doors off in terms of performance, just that it will provide decent...

    Thanks for the extremely detailed write up. I think your expectations are on target. It doesn’t seem designed to blow the doors off in terms of performance, just that it will provide decent portable PC gaming.

    As interested as I am in the product itself, I’m really curious to see what people can do once they get their hands on it. Since it’s all relatively commodity parts, I’m sure hackers will have a field day finding all sorts of interesting uses for it.

    12 votes
  16. Comment on Iron Maiden - The Writing on the Wall (2021) in ~music

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    As long as they play into his strengths, I think they will be okay. The same thing happened with Rob Halford over the past 20 years and Priest just started adapting with their newer stuff....

    As long as they play into his strengths, I think they will be okay. The same thing happened with Rob Halford over the past 20 years and Priest just started adapting with their newer stuff.

    Honestly, the only person I can think of who managed to keep their vocal range through their whole career is Geddy Lee.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Iron Maiden - The Writing on the Wall (2021) in ~music

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    I don’t see much metal talk here on Tildes. For anyone looking for a good place to start with Iron Maiden, I highly recommend the documentary Iron Maiden: Flight 666. I don’t think people in a...

    I don’t see much metal talk here on Tildes. For anyone looking for a good place to start with Iron Maiden, I highly recommend the documentary Iron Maiden: Flight 666. I don’t think people in a good chunk of the world understand just how massively popular they are (like, one of the biggest bands in the world popular).

    Slightly broader, if you just want to know about metal in general, there same guys who directed Iron Maiden: Flight 666 also did a series called Metal Evolution that’s a good primer on metal in general - it’ll help you understand why this post is tagged “nwobhm”.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Iron Maiden - The Writing on the Wall (2021) in ~music

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    You hit the nail on the head: structurally, it’s 100% classic Maiden. I also thought the guitar riffs were pretty catchy. I did notice that Bruce can’t quite sing at the registers he used to,...

    You hit the nail on the head: structurally, it’s 100% classic Maiden. I also thought the guitar riffs were pretty catchy. I did notice that Bruce can’t quite sing at the registers he used to, which isn’t too surprising at this point.

    Did you catch the crashed Ed Force One in the background at the beginning?

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Cheat-maker brags of computer-vision auto-aim that works on “any game” in ~games

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    True, but if game makers can cut down on cheating such that all that remains is the more subtle cheats, then those become more attractive.

    Then again, extremely subtle cheats are probably less attractive because they don't provide as much advantage...

    True, but if game makers can cut down on cheating such that all that remains is the more subtle cheats, then those become more attractive.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on All Futurama opening quotes in ~tv

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    I’ve always enjoyed the “Bender’s humor by Microsoft Joke” one, especially since they used the old 90s Microsoft font. I also love the “Hey TiVo, suggest this!” It’s very of its time.

    I’ve always enjoyed the “Bender’s humor by Microsoft Joke” one, especially since they used the old 90s Microsoft font.

    I also love the “Hey TiVo, suggest this!” It’s very of its time.

    2 votes