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  1. Comment on Make a loop with the Chrome Music Lab song maker! in ~creative

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    Holy shit, that’s incredible. All I made was a crappy little ringtone.

    Holy shit, that’s incredible.
    All I made was a crappy little ringtone.

    4 votes
  2. What publications do you subscribe to?

    I've recently gotten into paying the wall rather than jumping it. Until recently my only paid subscription was The Correspondent, before it unfortunately passed away. I'm now subscribed to: The...

    I've recently gotten into paying the wall rather than jumping it.
    Until recently my only paid subscription was The Correspondent, before it unfortunately passed away.

    I'm now subscribed to:

    • The New Yorker
      A publication I've long wanted to subscribe to, but never did. It lives up to its reputation, only wish it had an Android app.
    • The New York Times
      This one I started on the basic subscription, but upgraded to All Access for the crosswords and bonus subscription. I've found the Cooking subscription included to be quite interesting too.
    • The Wall Street Journal
      I subscribed to this one to provide me another perspective apart from NYT. I also have known them to uncover many stories in the past, and would like to have access whenever that does happen.
    • The Washington Post
      This one I'm not sure how I feel, I don't feel right giving Bezos money, or rather trusting him as a news source—but I got a pretty good deal on it for the year. I know The Washington Post rates highly in terms of credibility, but I can't help but be skeptical.
    • The Information
      This one I started before all the ones listed above, I've enjoyed it, it provides tech news, but I think I'm going to cancel it as soon as my billing period is over. They make quality articles and such, but they're a bit pricey for my taste.

    Anyway, I'd like to know what publications y'all subscribe to. Do you get paper or are you all-digital? And are there any credible conservative sources to broaden the perspectives I see?

    15 votes
  3. Comment on Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. lawsuit: Can APIs be copyrighted? in ~comp

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    Any insight as to why video recording isn't allowed?

    Any insight as to why video recording isn't allowed?

    4 votes
  4. Comment on NPR's Planet Money performs The Great Gatsby in ~books

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    Is this a typo, or some sort of message I'm unaware of?

    NP$'s

    Is this a typo, or some sort of message I'm unaware of?

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Lucasfilm Games announces that Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment is developing an open-world Star Wars game, the first non-EA Star Wars game since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 in ~games

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    I agree that another Ubisoft studio might be better for this, but I strongly disagree that they don't have any good games. The Division 2 is a fantastic game. Its foundation doesn't really fit...

    I agree that another Ubisoft studio might be better for this, but I strongly disagree that they don't have any good games. The Division 2 is a fantastic game. Its foundation doesn't really fit what I'd picture for an open world Star Wars game, but it's still a great game nonetheless.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Google acquires Neverware, a company that turns old PCs into Chromebooks in ~tech

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    With Crostini it essentially is just another Linux distro (I mean, technically...). It supports Android apps, and seamlessly runs your choice of distribution (Debian by default) in containers...

    With Crostini it essentially is just another Linux distro (I mean, technically...).

    It supports Android apps, and seamlessly runs your choice of distribution (Debian by default) in containers (within Chrome OS). Whatever you run on Linux essentially runs as another app on Chrome OS.

    I use it for my main machine.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 preload now available in ~games

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    I haven't personally, but I have downloaded them with Google Takeout. I also know someone that transferred their FFVX save to PC.

    I haven't personally, but I have downloaded them with Google Takeout. I also know someone that transferred their FFVX save to PC.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 preload now available in ~games

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    I'm going to purchase it on Stadia. I'm going to wait a little while for the bugs to be fixed though. And yes, as @moocow1452 said, you are able to download your saves (I can confirm).

    I'm going to purchase it on Stadia. I'm going to wait a little while for the bugs to be fixed though.
    And yes, as @moocow1452 said, you are able to download your saves (I can confirm).

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 preload now available in ~games

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    I cancelled my pre-order just in time then. It was going to charge yesterday (or at least put a hold on my card), I cancelled the day before. I'm willing to wait for bugs to be ironed out. Still...

    I cancelled my pre-order just in time then. It was going to charge yesterday (or at least put a hold on my card), I cancelled the day before. I'm willing to wait for bugs to be ironed out. Still heavily looking forward to it, but I realized I wasn't even going to be able to play this week. Just have to not get anything spoiled before I do eventually get it.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle DEMO - Google Stadia in ~games

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    It's PAC-MAN, you know what you're getting with this. It's fun, I just wish it supported local multiplayer. They used to have this four-player arcade PAC-MAN at Disney Quest, was hoping to revisit...

    It's PAC-MAN, you know what you're getting with this. It's fun, I just wish it supported local multiplayer. They used to have this four-player arcade PAC-MAN at Disney Quest, was hoping to revisit those memories.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on The future of Risk of Rain 2 - Hopoo Games Dev Thoughts #18 in ~games

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    I heard that it's only exclusive for a month, not sure how accurate that is—but it seems pretty fair based on the implication that Google helped support the port.

    I heard that it's only exclusive for a month, not sure how accurate that is—but it seems pretty fair based on the implication that Google helped support the port.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What TLDs do you view the most positively? in ~comp

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    Zoho has a free-forever email service with up to 5GB/User. Works perfectly for me since I delete all of my emails anyway, though 5GB isn't terrible disregarding that.

    Zoho has a free-forever email service with up to 5GB/User.

    Works perfectly for me since I delete all of my emails anyway, though 5GB isn't terrible disregarding that.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Watch Dogs 2 free on PC right now in ~games

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    It was supposed to be given to people watching Ubisoft Forward, but their site wouldn't let people log-in, so now anyone can get it for Uplay.

    It was supposed to be given to people watching Ubisoft Forward, but their site wouldn't let people log-in, so now anyone can get it for Uplay.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~talk

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    I got a pair of Pixel Buds, I normally use my Philips SHP9500s, but they're not great out-and-about and while working around the house. These things are so much better than I expected, not that I...

    I got a pair of Pixel Buds, I normally use my Philips SHP9500s, but they're not great out-and-about and while working around the house. These things are so much better than I expected, not that I expected them to be bad, but I've not had the best experience with earbuds in the past. The sound quality is good (not quite as good as my Philips), and the battery lasts me a week with the case.

    I also got a USB Type-C Hub for my Pixel Slate. It has been a wonder for productivity being able to plug in my monitor, keyboard, mouse, and charge it at the same time. I've been playing around with Unity and a mouse is a must.

    Finally, not technically electronic, but my Flair Classic espresso maker came in today, and I have a Lido E-T coffee grinder arriving next week. I'm beyond excited to finally be able to play around with espresso drinks after over a year of eyeing these.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on 2K Games breaks gaming's de facto $60 (USD) price ceiling, announces MSRP for next-gen NBA 2K21 as $70 in ~games

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    Half-Life (which came out in 1998) was $50 at launch, not exactly $60, but damn close. Also nearly $80 after inflation.

    Half-Life (which came out in 1998) was $50 at launch, not exactly $60, but damn close. Also nearly $80 after inflation.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on In first for Congress, US House passes bill to establish DC as the nation's 51st state, but it faces insurmountable opposition in the Senate in ~news

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    State rights... as long as it's Republican run, which D.C. would not be.

    State rights... as long as it's Republican run, which D.C. would not be.

    19 votes
  17. Comment on Doom Eternal Update 1 adds Denuvo Anti-Cheat, anti-cheat software running on ring 0 in ~games

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    Have you actually tried it? After this patch, which cites reduced input latency, someone tested it and it went from 142ms to 83ms. Digital Foundry even found Stadia had lower latency in RDR2 than...

    Have you actually tried it? After this patch, which cites reduced input latency, someone tested it and it went from 142ms to 83ms. Digital Foundry even found Stadia had lower latency in RDR2 than the Xbox One X (they have not retested DOOM Eternal since the patch.)

    2 votes