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  1. Comment on Stadia is shutting down in ~games

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    USB only, it connected wirelessly over WiFi. It does have BLE built-in, so hopefully they can push an update to allow Bluetooth like Valve did with the Steam Controller.

    USB only, it connected wirelessly over WiFi. It does have BLE built-in, so hopefully they can push an update to allow Bluetooth like Valve did with the Steam Controller.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Axios agrees to sell to Cox for $525 million in cash in ~finance

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    I liked Axios because they usually broke news before other free news services and never bombarded you with ads (they had sponsored articles, but nothing overly-obtrusive). That being said, I...

    I liked Axios because they usually broke news before other free news services and never bombarded you with ads (they had sponsored articles, but nothing overly-obtrusive).

    That being said, I prefer my premium news sources because they give more thorough reporting.

    But don’t forget, Axios is who gave us that excellent Trump interview.

    This is very disappointing news to me and I’ve uninstalled the Axios app.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on HBO Max adds a shuffle button to help you find something to watch in ~tv

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    I mean, I get what you’re saying, but I’ve never seen censored nudity in the U.S. on HBO Max, granted I haven’t watched Dave. HBO has even shown clips of actual porn before (How To With John Wilson).

    Gotta love the puritanical wave coming from the US as services go universal.

    I mean, I get what you’re saying, but I’ve never seen censored nudity in the U.S. on HBO Max, granted I haven’t watched Dave. HBO has even shown clips of actual porn before (How To With John Wilson).

    2 votes
  4. Comment on HBO Max adds a shuffle button to help you find something to watch in ~tv

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    I’ve watched non-chronological reruns of sitcoms like The Golden Girls or I Love Lucy because it was on, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to put it on.

    I’ve watched non-chronological reruns of sitcoms like The Golden Girls or I Love Lucy because it was on, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to put it on.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on My "final" Oscar winning predictions for the 94th Academy Awards in ~movies

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    You really think CODA is going to get Best Picture? Or are those your own picks? I loved CODA, but I don’t see it getting Best Picture. Edit: Well, would you look at that…

    You really think CODA is going to get Best Picture? Or are those your own picks? I loved CODA, but I don’t see it getting Best Picture.

    Edit: Well, would you look at that…

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Google said Steam had arrived on Chromebooks, but now says it’s ‘coming soon’ in ~games

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    9to5Google did a hands-on and it works surprisingly well. And here’s the Chromium post detailing devices, installation, and recommended games for the alpha.

    9to5Google did a hands-on and it works surprisingly well. And here’s the Chromium post detailing devices, installation, and recommended games for the alpha.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Google said Steam had arrived on Chromebooks, but now says it’s ‘coming soon’ in ~games

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    Technically you can install it with Crostini (the built-in Linux environment), but I’m guessing what’s coming soon is a version optimized for ChromeOS. I’m curious whether it will be an app built...

    Technically you can install it with Crostini (the built-in Linux environment), but I’m guessing what’s coming soon is a version optimized for ChromeOS. I’m curious whether it will be an app built for Crostini, or if it’s a PWA with Crostini access for installing games. The latter sounds optimal to me, but it’s likely going to run on Crostini like they did with Android Studio.

    I’m hoping this will prompt manufacturers to make beefier Chromebooks. There are some decently-specced Chromeboxes, but as far as I’m aware there aren’t any with a dedicated GPU. I’d be happy for eGPU support as well.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What's one weird thing about yourself? in ~talk

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    I was trying to think of something, and I took a break to take a sip from my drink… And yeah, I found my answer. So two things related to drinking. I take a sip from both sides of a cup in...

    I was trying to think of something, and I took a break to take a sip from my drink… And yeah, I found my answer.

    So two things related to drinking. I take a sip from both sides of a cup in particular. I always drink half of the drink from one side and the other half from the other. The only exception is eggnog, which I drink all from one side of the cup. I have no idea why I do this, I just do and always have for as long as I can remember.

    Here’s another to do with drinking. In cutting back from straws, I’ve started drinking directly from the straw hole in a lid. So the cut part of a lid where a straw would go, I’ll just put my lips over that and drink it like a sippy-cup. I have a reusable straw, but bringing that with me is a chore. I know what I really should be cutting out is the cup at all, but I still love to get a drink whenever I’m out.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on How many of this year's Oscar nominees have you seen? in ~movies

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    Mine kinda inverts your own ranking, but it’s still a sorting-in-progress, I want to give these all another viewing. Dune Belfast Nightmare Alley Licorice Pizza CODA King Richard The Power of the...

    Mine kinda inverts your own ranking, but it’s still a sorting-in-progress, I want to give these all another viewing.

    1. Dune
    2. Belfast
    3. Nightmare Alley
    4. Licorice Pizza
    5. CODA
    6. King Richard
    7. The Power of the Dog
    8. Don’t Look Up
    1 vote
  10. Comment on How many of this year's Oscar nominees have you seen? in ~movies

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    I’ve seen all but West Side Story and Drive My Car. They’re both on my watchlist and on HBO Max, I just haven’t gotten around to them. I’d have seen West Side Story in theatres, but I could never...

    I’ve seen all but West Side Story and Drive My Car. They’re both on my watchlist and on HBO Max, I just haven’t gotten around to them. I’d have seen West Side Story in theatres, but I could never fit it in my schedule (it’s a long movie and showtimes were limited after it did poorly).

    Since y’all have seen so few of them, I’ll list out where they’re all available, you can’t lose picking one of these movies.

    Belfast — Rent/Purchase, will likely go to Peacock.
    CODAApple TV+
    Don’t Look UpNetflix
    Drive My CarHBO Max
    DuneHBO Max. Bonus: Original on Starz
    King Richard — HBO Max on March 24.
    Licorice Pizza — Rent/Purchase, Possibly Amazon
    Nightmare AlleyHBO Max and Hulu. Bonus: Original on YouTube
    The Power of the DogNetflix
    West Side StoryHBO Max and Disney+. Bonus: Original on HBO Max

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Doctors transplant a genetically modified pig heart into a human for the first time in ~science

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    Update: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/09/health/heart-transplant-pig-bennett.html It’s so disappointing. Hopefully his death was unrelated, we probably won’t know for a while, but it’s pretty...

    Update: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/09/health/heart-transplant-pig-bennett.html

    The first person to have his failing heart replaced with that of a genetically altered pig in a groundbreaking operation died Tuesday afternoon at the University of Maryland Medical Center, two months after the transplant surgery.

    It’s so disappointing. Hopefully his death was unrelated, we probably won’t know for a while, but it’s pretty incredible what they were able to achieve nonetheless.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on What newspapers do you support? What are the criteria you use to judge whether they're worthy of your support? in ~talk

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    How is Espresso? I’ve wanted to add The Economist to my list, but it’s always seemed a bit pricey.

    How is Espresso? I’ve wanted to add The Economist to my list, but it’s always seemed a bit pricey.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on ‘Futurama’ revival ordered at Hulu with multiple original cast members returning in ~tv

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    According to The Hollywood Reporter, DiMaggio is in negotiations but hasn’t closed a deal. I trust that they’ll work something out with him, he’s probably going to use the fan outrage as leverage...

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, DiMaggio is in negotiations but hasn’t closed a deal. I trust that they’ll work something out with him, he’s probably going to use the fan outrage as leverage to get himself a better deal.

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  14. Comment on What newspapers do you support? What are the criteria you use to judge whether they're worthy of your support? in ~talk

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    My grocery store carries most national papers as well as the local. But I like my digital access. It’s often cheaper and you can guiltlessly block their ads if they don’t remove them with your...

    My grocery store carries most national papers as well as the local.
    But I like my digital access. It’s often cheaper and you can guiltlessly block their ads if they don’t remove them with your subscription (double-paying is ridiculous). I can understand not wanting the news to take up all of your attention, to which I’d suggest disabling notifications or not downloading the apps at all.

    But the reason I was responding wasn’t to change your mind on newspapers, rather, this comment reminded me of a publication that I’d heard of from here: The Correspondent, an attempt to bring De Correpondente to America. It was like a more relaxed New Yorker. I really loved their articles, but unfortunately their business model didn’t seem to work in the U.S., and was shut down last year. I’ve considered supporting the Dutch original, but I’m not sure how well I trust Translate for full articles.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What newspapers do you support? What are the criteria you use to judge whether they're worthy of your support? in ~talk

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    I’m subscribed to a few publications. These are the main three, they’ve all had major investigations, and any breaking news will be covered in detail from them: The New York Times This is my most...

    I’m subscribed to a few publications.

    These are the main three, they’ve all had major investigations, and any breaking news will be covered in detail from them:

    • The New York Times
      This is my most used subscription, I couldn’t go without it. They have the highest output and quality newsletters that don’t feel like I’m being spammed. NYT Games and Cooking are great bonuses, and I try to get my use out of those too.
    • The Washington Post
      I was hesitant to subscribe after Bezos bought them out, but it doesn’t appear to me that that’s had much of an effect on what they report. They’ve frequently got special events, though I don’t watch in as often as I’d like.
    • The Wall Street Journal
      I wanted a wider perspective that I didn’t feel I was getting with “liberal” outlets and WSJ seemed to fill that spot without being a conspiracy mill. (Any respectable conservative outlets anyone would recommend?)

    And here are some others:

    • The New Yorker
      This has a lot of interesting, well-written articles and opinions. I don’t rely on them for breaking news, but if I want to read something thought-provoking, I’ll turn to them.
    • Bloomberg
      This one is a recent addition. I will probably drop it after the pandemic is over. I’ve appreciated their coverage of the coronavirus and the statistic dashboards (NYT is pretty good with these too).
    • Miami Herald and The Lakeland Ledger
      I got these for some local coverage, they keep me better informed on the state politics. I definitely recommend finding a good local publication to support.

    I’ve also been considering subscribing to Insider since their rebrand. They seem to be taking a more serious shift, and I appreciate that. I’m going to wait and see what more they break before joining, but they’re on my watchlist.

    Let me also plug Axios. Although they don’t have a premium subscription (yet?), they often cover stories right as they break without a paywall. They also have local branches.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Gamers Nexus reviews Valve's Steam Deck hardware in ~games

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    I was there the moment pre-orders went live and have an After Q2 date because it locked me out thinking its problems were my suspicious activities. Got in a couple hours later when it would let me...

    I was there the moment pre-orders went live and have an After Q2 date because it locked me out thinking its problems were my suspicious activities. Got in a couple hours later when it would let me log-in again. They crashed hard.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Google Stadia has reportedly been demoted in ~games

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    How was the pricing ridiculous? You just buy the game like you would on any other platform…

    How was the pricing ridiculous? You just buy the game like you would on any other platform…

    3 votes