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  1. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Sounds really interesting! Could you elaborate on how you're planning to accomplish this?

    Sounds really interesting! Could you elaborate on how you're planning to accomplish this?

    2 votes
  2. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    I posted this on the unofficial Tildes Discord and thought you might want to see it. While your post might not convince OP of anything, I thought you might be happy to know it at least did help...

    I posted this on the unofficial Tildes Discord and thought you might want to see it.

    Context: my parents are both republicans, my dad dogmatically so. They don't hate gay or trans people, but they still accept a number of harmful opinions about them. So naturally I used to have these opinions too, because I was a kid.

    One of the ones that I (apparently) never addressed was the idea that "allowing trans people into <gender here> bathroom will mean sexual predators will use that as an excuse!"
    [Your] comment made me think about that critically and realize the horseshit it was.

    While your post might not convince OP of anything, I thought you might be happy to know it at least did help someone else realize their stupidity ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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

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    I recently had Griftlands recommended to me by a friend as a game similar to Slay the Spire, which is another game I'd liked but never got really sucked into. Griftlands, however, hooked me near...

    I recently had Griftlands recommended to me by a friend as a game similar to Slay the Spire, which is another game I'd liked but never got really sucked into. Griftlands, however, hooked me near immediately.

    Primary difference for it versus Slay the Spire is that it's got way more dialogue and narrative in it than StS does. Furthermore, it expands on that with a second type of combat in the form of negotiations, which uses an entirely different set of cards and some different rules to go by, including being boosted or hindered if other characters who love/like/dislike/hate you are around.

    Most negotiations are completely optional and if you lose you don't lose the game, but it's still highly encouraged because beating those fights a lot can mean either better reputation amongst the characters you negotiate with, or better rewards/easier fights later on. Being liked is very useful too, as each character that you are loved by gives you a special unique benefit that your character keeps so long as they still like you, whereas each character that hates you will give you a unique debuff that also stays so long as they hate you. ('Course, you can also just kill them to remove that too, but that'll probably just piss someone else off)

    What more, the artstyle for this game is, at least in my mind, fantastic. The sim-style gibberish-speak threw me off at first, but you get used to it pretty fast, and the characters are very well written in general. Overall, I've really loved this since I got it, and I'm really looking forwards to how it develops; it just entered early access on the 15th, but the roadmap looks really solid and predictable, so I'm not too worried about it being stuck in EA for too long.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 17 in ~news

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    Worth a warning for anyone about to read the article that it has since been updated with a rather detailed and colorful description of the screenshot the writer was looking for. So...yeah.

    Worth a warning for anyone about to read the article that it has since been updated with a rather detailed and colorful description of the screenshot the writer was looking for. So...yeah.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in ~misc

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    FWIW, I checked the Talk page of the article's deletion vote and it doesn't look likely that it'll be deleted. I'm not well-versed in Wikipedia policy or article deletions, but the vast majority...

    FWIW, I checked the Talk page of the article's deletion vote and it doesn't look likely that it'll be deleted. I'm not well-versed in Wikipedia policy or article deletions, but the vast majority of the comments on that page were voting for it to stay.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on How do you pronounce "antifa"? in ~humanities

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    Oh hell, now that you got me thinking about it, I've now realized that I've been pronouncing the prefix anti– up to 3 completely different ways depending on the word. This is gonna bother me to no...

    Oh hell, now that you got me thinking about it, I've now realized that I've been pronouncing the prefix anti– up to 3 completely different ways depending on the word. This is gonna bother me to no end.

    (To answer the question though: I've always been pronouncing it an-TEE-fah)

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 3 in ~news

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    Why not combine the two? I've always thought hosting or maintaining blogs was a bit overkill now that sites like Tildes exist; after all, why not just post the article you'd write to Tildes...

    Why not combine the two? I've always thought hosting or maintaining blogs was a bit overkill now that sites like Tildes exist; after all, why not just post the article you'd write to Tildes directly? The site loves well-written content, and it's immensely easier to get started what with the lack of all the tedious setup. Combine that with Tildes flexible tagging system for an easy way to connect the posts and you've got a perfect fit.

    With how well you articulate your thoughts, I've no doubt in my mind that any article/post you write here as its own topic would be received fantastically all around.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Minneapolis, and beyond in ~news

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    Any sources for this? I believe you, but it'd be nice have something to show others who may not.

    Any sources for this? I believe you, but it'd be nice have something to show others who may not.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Don't fall for Bloomberg's effusive Elon Musk profile in ~tech

  10. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

  11. Comment on To help support modding, alongside the launch of the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, EA will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their source code under the GPL3 license in ~games

    LukeZaz
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    I'm pretty sure you're right actually — heard a bit of this same question from the /r/games reddit thread. Speculation was that the engine itself might have proprietary software that EA doesn't...

    I'm pretty sure you're right actually — heard a bit of this same question from the /r/games reddit thread. Speculation was that the engine itself might have proprietary software that EA doesn't actually own, and so releasing it would get them into a heap of legal trouble if they didn't edit all that out.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on To help support modding, alongside the launch of the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, EA will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their source code under the GPL3 license in ~games

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    Good lord, it is constantly blowing my mind just how well this remaster effort has been going. I would've expected EA to fuck this up long ago similarly to how they bungled the last few C&C...

    Good lord, it is constantly blowing my mind just how well this remaster effort has been going. I would've expected EA to fuck this up long ago similarly to how they bungled the last few C&C titles. And yet, here we are — a remaster that looks to live up to every expectation, reasonable business practices across the board, and comes with FOSS from EA of all things.

    9 votes
  13. Comment on FDA halts coronavirus testing program backed by Bill Gates in ~health.coronavirus

    LukeZaz
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    Ah yeah, that's probably it, what with it having said "cloudflare" beneath a horizontal rule.

    Ah yeah, that's probably it, what with it having said "cloudflare" beneath a horizontal rule.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on FDA halts coronavirus testing program backed by Bill Gates in ~health.coronavirus

    LukeZaz
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    Link isn't working for me. 403 Forbidden.

    Link isn't working for me. 403 Forbidden.

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

    LukeZaz
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    Quite frankly, you don't. No matter what you do or use – including ring 0 access – nothing will stop a determined cheater from bypassing software on their own computer any which way they want. The...

    Any clue how to implement reliable (= one that cannot be circumvented) client-side anti-cheat software on a PC [...]

    Quite frankly, you don't. No matter what you do or use – including ring 0 access – nothing will stop a determined cheater from bypassing software on their own computer any which way they want. The only good answers are either A) take a fully-authoritative server approach wherein the server verifies almost anything a client does, and deal with the inevitable input latency that results; or B) implement a good-enough anti-cheat that stops most cheaters while periodically updating it to handle new cheats, then ban the few that get past it case-by-case.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on A first look at Unreal Engine 5, including a real-time demo running on PS5 in ~games

    LukeZaz
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    🤔 In all seriousness, I'm absolutely with you on this. I recently upgraded my CPU and so I finally got to experience the difference, and it felt amazing. Would much rather have 60fps over 4k any day.

    but 60fps is quite an improvement over 60fps.

    🤔

    In all seriousness, I'm absolutely with you on this. I recently upgraded my CPU and so I finally got to experience the difference, and it felt amazing. Would much rather have 60fps over 4k any day.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on A first look at Unreal Engine 5, including a real-time demo running on PS5 in ~games

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    Am I the only one who doesn't really care? I mean sure, it looked real pretty, but so did most of the AAA games I've played lately. It feels like we're really nearing the peak on how much graphics...

    Am I the only one who doesn't really care? I mean sure, it looked real pretty, but so did most of the AAA games I've played lately. It feels like we're really nearing the peak on how much graphics improvements will really matter, and to be honest I don't really expect that I'd notice the extra triangles pretty much at all unless I was specifically trying to. The lighting and physics and animation stuff seem more interesting, but still don't look like they'd make or break any game for me.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on May 13th, 1985: The day Philadelphia police bombed a city street, leaving 250 homeless and 11 dead, including 5 children in ~humanities

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    Hoooooly shit. What the fuck. The thing I don't get the most is that people are having to fight just to get a "sorry" out. This was obscenely unconscionable; no apology can make up for this shit,...

    Hoooooly shit. What the fuck.

    The thing I don't get the most is that people are having to fight just to get a "sorry" out. This was obscenely unconscionable; no apology can make up for this shit, yet they won't even give that. This is unbelievable.

    10 votes
  19. Comment on I’m a developer. I won’t teach my kids to code, and neither should you in ~comp

    LukeZaz
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    For what it's worth, I'm with you on this one. The title as the article put it is ridiculously clickbaity, and I was rather peeved when upon reading the article I found out that I had, in effect,...

    For what it's worth, I'm with you on this one. The title as the article put it is ridiculously clickbaity, and I was rather peeved when upon reading the article I found out that I had, in effect, been duped.

    10 votes
  20. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

    LukeZaz
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    Yikes. I had a lot of hope for Vulkan. Any idea if it at least gets better later on, or if it at least successfully removes most of OpenGL's cruft?

    Yikes. I had a lot of hope for Vulkan. Any idea if it at least gets better later on, or if it at least successfully removes most of OpenGL's cruft?

    1 vote