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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Comment on Doom Eternal Update 1 adds Denuvo Anti-Cheat, anti-cheat software running on ring 0 in ~games

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    Off-topic, but you don't have to worry about this with Stadia.

    Off-topic, but you don't have to worry about this with Stadia.

  6. Comment on Stadia game suggestions? in ~games

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    Darksiders Genesis is a two-player game, and currently on sale. I haven't gotten to play this all that much, I'm still on the first chapter, but I love the style. You can leave anytime and your...

    Darksiders Genesis is a two-player game, and currently on sale. I haven't gotten to play this all that much, I'm still on the first chapter, but I love the style. You can leave anytime and your progress will be saved, but adding the second player can be difficult as you have to find a summoning stone. I accidentally progressed onto a boss before I could add the second player. I recommend leaving the game at a summoning stone so you can easily jump back on with both players.

    There's also Spitlings, and Serious Sam Collection which are included with Pro—neither are excellent in my opinion, but they're enjoyable, local multiplayer, and free*.

    Get Packed! is really fun. Though you might have difficulty with only two players. There's a level where one of the objectives is to pack a car. One person holds a stop sign to stop one lane of traffic (there's two), while the other players try and move the car. I've managed to do it with 3 players (it's still very difficult), but there's no way 1 person could drag the car along. It does support local+online though, so if you don't mind playing with others, that should make it a bit easier.

    And since you brought up some single-player games, I also have to recommend Final Fantasy XV which is currently on sale. I've not played a Final Fantasy game before, but I got 10 hours in the day I bought it and there's a lot more left for me to do. It does support multiplayer, but only online—so you'd need to buy two copies if you wanted to play together.

    Of all of these, I highly recommend Get Packed! and Final Fantasy XV. I'm Jedi#4759 if you want to add me!

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Destiny 2 on Google Stadia saw 400% higher player count when Stadia’s free trial launched in ~games

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    Your phone can probably run Stadia just fine, but YouTube isn't a benchmark for it. One can buffer, the other is realtime encoding.

    Your phone can probably run Stadia just fine, but YouTube isn't a benchmark for it. One can buffer, the other is realtime encoding.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Thoughts on the Phillips SHP9500 (and future upgrades) in ~tech

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    I've owned mine since 2018 IIRC. I bought it with Bitcoin from Newegg. Best headphones I've had, though I've been wanting to try and improve my audio set-up. As for a mic, I use a Blue Yeti (from...

    I've owned mine since 2018 IIRC. I bought it with Bitcoin from Newegg. Best headphones I've had, though I've been wanting to try and improve my audio set-up.

    As for a mic, I use a Blue Yeti (from a Radioshack...). Pretty decent, I believe. More than enough for voice chats.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on How concerned are Americans about the coronavirus so far? in ~health.coronavirus

  10. Comment on Google now giving away three months of Stadia access to new Chromecast buyers in ~games

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    They're giving it away for quick user acquisition. I've never seen Google not do this with any of their paid services.

    They're giving it away for quick user acquisition. I've never seen Google not do this with any of their paid services.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Google now giving away three months of Stadia access to new Chromecast buyers in ~games

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    Interestingly, they just released a $15 game called Spitlings. They've also frequently had certain games go on sale for as low as $10. I'm unsure if they just don't have the foresight for that...

    Interestingly, they just released a $15 game called Spitlings. They've also frequently had certain games go on sale for as low as $10.
    I'm unsure if they just don't have the foresight for that passing point, or if they just don't care.

  12. Comment on Andrew Yang’s new non-profit is giving away $500,000 in free cash as a UBI experiment in ~news

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    I can't find anything on him leaving? Starting a non-profit doesn't necessarily mean he left CNN.

    I can't find anything on him leaving? Starting a non-profit doesn't necessarily mean he left CNN.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Pete Buttigieg will end his campaign for President on Sunday in ~news

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    He will, no doubt.

    He will, no doubt.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Andrew Yang drops out of presidential race in ~news

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    2024 it is.

    2024 it is.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Do you use Github Actions for continuous integration? in ~comp

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    I use Codemagic for Flutter CI. It used to be completely free, but now it's 500 hours/month (for private projects, still free for open-source), which is fine for a personal project. It's just so...

    I use Codemagic for Flutter CI. It used to be completely free, but now it's 500 hours/month (for private projects, still free for open-source), which is fine for a personal project. It's just so stupidly simple.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on MoviePass and its parent company have both filed for bankruptcy and will liquidate their assets in ~movies

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    Wait, this is just now happening?

    Wait, this is just now happening?

    2 votes
  17. Comment on No-money fun ideas? in ~talk

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    Libby is great, but unfortunately it looks like my library dropped support for it—or the other way around.

    Libby is great, but unfortunately it looks like my library dropped support for it—or the other way around.

    2 votes