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  1. Comment on What are some bugs/glitches/exploits that have actually made games better? in ~games

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    So the legend goes: in the original Street Fighter, special moves such as Hadoken or Shoryuken were especially difficult to perform, as they required extreme precision in inputs and timing. When...

    So the legend goes: in the original Street Fighter, special moves such as Hadoken or Shoryuken were especially difficult to perform, as they required extreme precision in inputs and timing. When they worked on the sequel, Capcom added mechanics to relax the execution requirements; a side-effect was that you could input these special moves while still in the middle of a normal attack, creating unintended combos. We call this "special-cancelling" today, and it appears in pretty much every fighting game now.

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  2. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    Neat. Thanks for the read; I've crossed the relevant bit out and will cease spreading the misinformation.

    Neat. Thanks for the read; I've crossed the relevant bit out and will cease spreading the misinformation.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    Cloudflare Registrar looks so compelling. Shame they don't support my tld (.moe); maybe someday..

    Cloudflare Registrar looks so compelling. Shame they don't support my tld (.moe); maybe someday..

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  4. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    Something you may not be thinking about is your exit strategy should you wish to someday migrate from your current email provider (maybe to another, or maybe to something self-hosted, for...

    Something you may not be thinking about is your exit strategy should you wish to someday migrate from your current email provider (maybe to another, or maybe to something self-hosted, for example). A neutral client makes those transitions easier.

    That said, I still just use the Fastmail app; I only ever boot up Thunderbird when I want to see all my inboxes from both Fastmail and Gmail.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    The practice is to set up your mail such that mail sent to multiple addresses automatically go a single account. On Gmail, this is built-in; I believe, if you have the address kirisame@gmail.com,...

    The practice is to set up your mail such that mail sent to multiple addresses automatically go a single account. On Gmail, this is built-in; I believe, if you have the address kirisame@gmail.com, then all mail routed to kirisame+XXXX@gmail.com (kirisame+tildes@gmail.com, kirisame+paypal@gmail.com, etc) are all routed to my inbox at kirisame@gmail.com (I don't actually have this email address).

    If you use Fastmail, they offer something very similar.

    If you have kirisame@domain.tld, you can set it up such that kirisame@XXXX.domain.tld (kirisame@tildes.domain.tld, kirisame@paypal.domain.tld, etc) are all routed to one inbox. All this, so you can see that kirisame@sketchysite.domain.tld, which you provided when you signed up for SketchySite four years ago, is starting to receive spam mail; they may have sold the address to some spammers. Unfortunate, but you can just block mail incoming to @sketchysite.domain.tld and move on.

    GP mentioned buying a domain and just setting up a catch-all account; if you, for example, get a domain on NameCheap, you can configure it such that all emails inbound on @whatever.party (tildes@whatever.party, paypal@whatever.party) are forwarded to a specific email address. Maybe you'd have them all routed to accountstuff@domain.tld, so you don't have to see all this stuff on your primary inbox at thatfanficguy@domain.tld .

    Personally, I use Fastmail's domain-prefixing thing.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    I'm not sure if there's any easy way. When migrating from Gmail, what I did was this: every time I logged into an online service, I'd go and update the email address. And same thing whenever I get...
    1. I'm not sure if there's any easy way. When migrating from Gmail, what I did was this: every time I logged into an online service, I'd go and update the email address. And same thing whenever I get another email in my Gmail inbox: I update that, too. Eventually, the Gmail inbox gets quieter and quieter. I still get push notifications for it on my phone, but they're rare. And each time, they should become rarer still.

    2. I use Fastmail because it was highly recommended on HackerNews at the time for good ux, app, customer service. But they're located in Australia, which has some anti-encryption laws now? Anyway, I'm with them still because of inertia.

    3. As far as I know, Apple's business model does not (yet) include selling user data. A good portion of their positive reputation is built on this, so I'm not sure that will change anytime in the near future. Personally, I would recommend you focus on your current de-Google phase before trying to figure out replacements for other stuff.

    10 votes
  7. Comment on Any bike commuters here? in ~life

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    I used to use a bicycle for an 8mi commute, but nowadays I commute on a motorcycle. I don't have to worry so much about physical exhaustion anymore, but I still carry the same visibility and...

    I used to use a bicycle for an 8mi commute, but nowadays I commute on a motorcycle. I don't have to worry so much about physical exhaustion anymore, but I still carry the same visibility and safety concerns!

    2 votes
  8. Comment on If you could delete one website from the internet which one would you delete in ~talk

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    I'm not a money-ologist or anything, but if I had the opportunity, I think I'd probably short Amazon, then nuke their website?

    I'm not a money-ologist or anything, but if I had the opportunity, I think I'd probably short Amazon, then nuke their website?

  9. Comment on Why we need to dream bigger than bike lanes in ~design

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    I like the idea of encouraging other forms of micro-mobility. I traded my car for a small (300cc) motorcycle recently, but I might have gone all the way down to a scooter instead if something like...

    I like the idea of encouraging other forms of micro-mobility. I traded my car for a small (300cc) motorcycle recently, but I might have gone all the way down to a scooter instead if something like those micro-mobility freeways existed.

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

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    I'm currently on my first playthrough. Blue Lions, Madness/Classic (I had started on Hard and got to chapter 9, but when the Madness DLC dropped, I restarted from the beginning). I'm on chapter 11...

    I'm currently on my first playthrough. Blue Lions, Madness/Classic (I had started on Hard and got to chapter 9, but when the Madness DLC dropped, I restarted from the beginning).

    I'm on chapter 11 now, I think? I'm pretty glad I restarted for Madness, because by chapter 5 or so on Hard, it honestly felt like the strategy mostly vanished; you could just place a knight, pegasus (vs magic), or Byleth pretty much anywhere and tank as many units as you want. ...at least on Madness, this didn't become the case until chapter 7 or 8.

    So far, I think the overhauled class and skills systems are really cool! There are so many new knobs and dials by which you can customize the characters, now -- like Battalions and the numerous accessories. Weapons not being class-restricted allows for neat stuff, and only having five ability slots means you can't go too crazy with it. Combat Arts and Gambits are pretty neat, too. The old rock-paper-scissors stuff kinda lives on a little with the -breaker abilities. At least on Madness, I do have to plan a little around enemies who have them, since they can tank hit rates down to 30% or worse for my armoured knight.

    My only real gripe with the combat changes would probably have to be that magic feels... Pretty unbalanced, lol. You're basically carrying every single book you unlock, at all times. And they refill, every battle. For free. And at no cost to inventory slots.

    I think I appreciated the professor stuff and exploration at first, but honestly, it became pretty unwelcome for me after the fourth or fifth month. So much time spent running around the castle chatting, tea partying, and whatever else. I'm sick of it, but there's no way I'm going to skip all that dialogue! I can't bring myself to not talk to every single student to see what they have to say about whatever's happening this month...

    I was considering not using NG+ for subsequent playthroughs , to retain the difficulty of a fresh start, but the allure of not having to sit through as many tea parties and rest through some months instead of maximizing battle point usage is strong.

    Difficulty in this game seems to be very "choose your own," even beyond the initial choice. If I weren't Battling every single free weekend (other than spending one on Exploration), I'm sure combat would be much more challenging; but I'm the type to want to maximize whatever resources I do have, so that's difficult for me to do.

    I don't really like how the main character is pushed so hard towards a particular build (with a unique class and all). I much preferred MU from New Mystery of the Emblem and Robin from Awakening; you can choose a strength/weakness and just build into whatever you like. I'll concede that since Byleth is just good at everything, you can still do whatever you want; but at least to me, it'd feel bad to not take advantage of the bonuses from going in the direction IS wants you to.

    Anyway, I'll probably have more developed opinions by the time I finish the game... Momentum's picked up a lot as my workload decreases recently! But maybe I should go back and finish Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night sometime, too...

    6 votes
  11. Comment on The GGPO rollback networking SDK used in games like Skullgirls and Fantasy Strike is now available under the MIT license in ~comp

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    This is so exciting. Happened not too long after the game director at French Bread (Melty Blood, Under Night In-Birth) inquired about GGPO in response to a long, ongoing clamour about improving...

    This is so exciting. Happened not too long after the game director at French Bread (Melty Blood, Under Night In-Birth) inquired about GGPO in response to a long, ongoing clamour about improving networked experiences in their games.

    I won't hold onto hope for the games I'm most anticipating next year, but maybe sometime soon after, playing fighting games online won't be so awful.

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

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    Are you playing official servers, or private? Last I played RO was for Re:Start (what a clusterfuck that was. Enjoyed my time thoroughly, though!), but I mostly spent my RO time over the years on...

    Are you playing official servers, or private? Last I played RO was for Re:Start (what a clusterfuck that was. Enjoyed my time thoroughly, though!), but I mostly spent my RO time over the years on pre-remewal private servers.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Congrats! I'm glad you're so far along. I've got a little sister entering CC out of high school with the intent to transfer to the same 4year uni I attended. Unfortunately, she didn't make the cut...

    Congrats! I'm glad you're so far along.

    I've got a little sister entering CC out of high school with the intent to transfer to the same 4year uni I attended. Unfortunately, she didn't make the cut for admissions for the universities she wanted. Fortunately, this means there's a ton of money to be saved! Just need to make sure she stays on top of her coursework.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    I've started riding a motorcycle to work. It's a short ride; just about ten miles, avoiding freeways. A mix of "very scary" and "very fun". Hopefully, I'll be less anxious and just get better at...

    I've started riding a motorcycle to work. It's a short ride; just about ten miles, avoiding freeways. A mix of "very scary" and "very fun". Hopefully, I'll be less anxious and just get better at it as time moves forward and the miles pile on; in the meanwhile, I've been voraciously consuming Moto content on YouTube (and there's a lot of it) trying to stay as best prepared as I can.

    Also, I might be attending a tournament for Guilty Gear Xrd, a 2d fighting game (think Street Fighter's genre). I'm not good, but just being able to play with other people offline is a huge boon. I wish more games in this genre had good online experiences.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on The new Path of Exile league starts September 6th in ~games

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    Ah, I see what you mean. Yeah, I can agree with that. In PoE, your one stacked attack is going to clear the entire screen in a heartbeat. Part of the difference in D3, though, is just that...

    Ah, I see what you mean. Yeah, I can agree with that. In PoE, your one stacked attack is going to clear the entire screen in a heartbeat. Part of the difference in D3, though, is just that difficulty in that game is so adjustable. You'll seldom be clearing screens the way you can in PoE because if you can, then you'd probably crank the difficulty further up for rewards. Not as easy to do in PoE (without opening up that currency tab, lol).

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  16. Comment on The new Path of Exile league starts September 6th in ~games

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    As someone who used to play quite a bit of PoE, and holds it in higher regard than Diablo, I'm a little surprised at this particular criticism. When I played years ago, in PoE you'd build around a...

    ...it felt like I could basically hold attack to win most of the time

    As someone who used to play quite a bit of PoE, and holds it in higher regard than Diablo, I'm a little surprised at this particular criticism. When I played years ago, in PoE you'd build around a single 6-link attack skill to maximize its damage and carnage; the rest of your skills would be auras and movement abilities. Has this changed a lot?

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  17. Comment on GUILTY GEAR Teaser Trailer at EVO2019 in ~games

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    I can't believe it's finally happening. Between this, UniCLR, and Granblue Versus, 2020 is going to be so busy for me. I hope Elphelt makes it to this new entry! But if she doesn't, I won't mind...

    I can't believe it's finally happening. Between this, UniCLR, and Granblue Versus, 2020 is going to be so busy for me.

    I hope Elphelt makes it to this new entry! But if she doesn't, I won't mind picking up that new hunk of a Ky.

  18. Comment on Regal unveils bold unlimited movie ticket subscription plan in ~movies

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    I might have considered this, but AMC being first got me committed with them instead. I don't care for 3D either, but premium showings are nice! I'll admit I can't really tell the difference, but...

    I might have considered this, but AMC being first got me committed with them instead. I don't care for 3D either, but premium showings are nice! I'll admit I can't really tell the difference, but having more options to book surely doesn't hurt.

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  19. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    I haven't! I actually haven't made much progress at all since my last video; been moving to a new home for the past week or two, so I haven't been able to play at all. I hope to get back on this...

    I haven't! I actually haven't made much progress at all since my last video; been moving to a new home for the past week or two, so I haven't been able to play at all. I hope to get back on this train soon! Maybe another week and I'll be done...

    Of all the boss fights so far, I think Zangetsu gave me the most trouble. Being so early in the game, and having moves that oneshot... He really taxed my patience. Took a couple play sessions for me to really get the fight down.

    Valac wasn't as bad -- not when I realized you could just... Do the cheese I did, lol. I was thinking about ways to effectively dodge the long fire sweeping phases, and saw the huge gap above the right head. And remembered that I'd just unlocked double jump/divekicks...

  20. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    Last boss I beat was the dude who shoots bouncy lasers, so I don't think I'm too far in yet. Anyway, 99% of the time, I'm running the best whip I have access to; and I'll shamelessly switch to...

    Last boss I beat was the dude who shoots bouncy lasers, so I don't think I'm too far in yet.

    Anyway, 99% of the time, I'm running the best whip I have access to; and I'll shamelessly switch to guns for stuff that's dicey to fight at closer ranges. I posted my boss kills so far here! Obvious spoilers for people who haven't started the game.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_9HuwQeE1bNTCoDxTYURQ

    Another warning: my Valac and Craftwork clears are mega cheesy. I'm proud of the Valac one, though.

    3 votes