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  1. Comment on EverQuest is 20 years old, and people are still playing in ~games

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    Right Meridian 51 and Ultima Online both well preceeded it.

    Right Meridian 51 and Ultima Online both well preceeded it.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 announced for March 2020 in ~games

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    I know that Epic snark is the cool fad of the week, but Paradox is deeply tied into the Steam ecosystem, using it for their multiplayer and modding support. I'd be very surprised to see them go...

    I know that Epic snark is the cool fad of the week, but Paradox is deeply tied into the Steam ecosystem, using it for their multiplayer and modding support. I'd be very surprised to see them go with a different platform.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 announced for March 2020 in ~games

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    Both. Like many games of the era it is pretty janky, and worth playing. Thankfully there's an overhaul patch that helps with a lot of the issues.

    Both. Like many games of the era it is pretty janky, and worth playing. Thankfully there's an overhaul patch that helps with a lot of the issues.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on What do you think about the problem of unreachability of decision makers? in ~talk

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    Yes, but that would require that users as a group gathered together to engage in some sort of collective action that could put them on a roughly equal level of power and influence with the...

    Yes, but that would require that users as a group gathered together to engage in some sort of collective action that could put them on a roughly equal level of power and influence with the companies. That is, if our governments worked to protect our interests more directly.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What's your opinion on Accelerationism? in ~talk

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    "Everything needs to fall apart before the people gain the will to fight, so things that make the world worse faster are good because it will speed the coming of the Revolution."
    • Exemplary

    "Everything needs to fall apart before the people gain the will to fight, so things that make the world worse faster are good because it will speed the coming of the Revolution."

    14 votes
  6. Comment on Making Grass flow like Water in ~science

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    That's pretty cool. It's always fun to see inside technical challenges to make things happen. That was the part of Mythbusters that I really loved, before it became all about explosions.

    That's pretty cool. It's always fun to see inside technical challenges to make things happen. That was the part of Mythbusters that I really loved, before it became all about explosions.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What exactly is Amazon? This is the question that has consumed me for the last ten years. in ~tech

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    I do like the analysis of the pressures on Amazon, but the Walmart cheerleading is really off-putting.

    I do like the analysis of the pressures on Amazon, but the Walmart cheerleading is really off-putting.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1 million on first day, topping Sanders and all other rivals in ~news

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    I will. I've heard a little bit about him, and liked what I heard, but I haven't read up on him. I'll take a closer look. Really, now is the time for dark horse candidates, even if they don't win....

    I will. I've heard a little bit about him, and liked what I heard, but I haven't read up on him. I'll take a closer look.

    Really, now is the time for dark horse candidates, even if they don't win. Getting the more extreme ideas out into the public discourse so that the people closer to the center seem reasonable is a tactic the right has been using for years to normalize some awful positions; I'd be happy to see the overall discourse moving further towards the left through exposure to a wider variety of ideas.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1 million on first day, topping Sanders and all other rivals in ~news

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    Very, very much. Trump's presidency has been an unprecedented disaster from my perspective. I'd prefer Sanders, though would settle for Warren if it comes to it. Her ideas aren't as exciting, but...

    Very, very much. Trump's presidency has been an unprecedented disaster from my perspective.

    I'd prefer Sanders, though would settle for Warren if it comes to it. Her ideas aren't as exciting, but I feel that it would be a strong step in the right direction as far as ameliorating corporate control goes.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1 million on first day, topping Sanders and all other rivals in ~news

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    I'm not surprised that the charismatic young face of the corporate branch of the Democratic party got a lot of money, especially if it means that he can just barely one-up Sanders and get a news...

    I'm not surprised that the charismatic young face of the corporate branch of the Democratic party got a lot of money, especially if it means that he can just barely one-up Sanders and get a news cycle out of it, but on his policies he's really not who I'm passionate about.

    19 votes
  11. Comment on Bernie Sanders' staff unionizes in presidential campaign first in ~news

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    Ok, thank you for your explanation. That makes sense.

    Ok, thank you for your explanation. That makes sense.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Bernie Sanders' staff unionizes in presidential campaign first in ~news

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    Can you explain a bit more about how that will happen? I'm not seeing how your statement leads from what is described in the article.

    Can you explain a bit more about how that will happen? I'm not seeing how your statement leads from what is described in the article.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on What are your views on hydrogen powered vehicles? in ~tech

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    There's actually been a recent development in solar panels that generate hydrogen instead of electricity. It's not yet efficient enough to be practical, but it would solve much of the distribution...

    There's actually been a recent development in solar panels that generate hydrogen instead of electricity. It's not yet efficient enough to be practical, but it would solve much of the distribution issue, and would also provide, in stored hydrogen, a power source that doesn't depend as entirely on advances in batteries.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on "It’s an old joke that ride-share companies are slowly inventing the bus, but it’s more accurate to say that they have reinvented the servant." in ~tech

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    Reading up on Lyft's IPO, I saw that if they ceased additional marketing and R&D, they'd already be profitable. At this point, increased revenues is less desirable than increased market share with...

    Reading up on Lyft's IPO, I saw that if they ceased additional marketing and R&D, they'd already be profitable. At this point, increased revenues is less desirable than increased market share with the ability to turn the screws and ramp up prices later.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Valve: Rape Day will not be released on Steam in ~games

    MimicSquid Link Parent
    Right, and it's equally weird to apply it to Valve.

    Right, and it's equally weird to apply it to Valve.

  16. Comment on Designing natural beauty in Eastshade in ~games

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    Having played that game for 7 minutes, I can say that the screenshots don't do it justice. The voice acting is incredibly variable in actor quality, audio quality and sound level, and the facial...

    Having played that game for 7 minutes, I can say that the screenshots don't do it justice. The voice acting is incredibly variable in actor quality, audio quality and sound level, and the facial animations include the NPCs staring at you with only their mouths creakily and inconsistently opening and closing, no other part of their face moving at all. It's lovely, but I couldn't handle the sound and animations.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Turning Our Garden’s Bounty Into Community in ~life

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    That was lovely.

    That was lovely.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on After three years of development and thirty-seven thousand commits from over seven hundred contributors, Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead has a new stable release, version 0.D Danny in ~games

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    It is a roguelike, in the old-school, super complex and dense sense. I'm just trying to figure it out now, and I'm intimidated by its depth. Character creation offers several dozen presets, or you...

    It is a roguelike, in the old-school, super complex and dense sense. I'm just trying to figure it out now, and I'm intimidated by its depth. Character creation offers several dozen presets, or you can pick for yourself from a broad pool of perks and skills.

    As an example of complexity: each tool can vary in how good it is at different tasks, so despite both being knives an exacto knife will do better at certain tasks than a survival knife.

    It's worth a look, and I get the feeling it'll be great fun once I get over the initial cliff of understanding, but it doesn't ease you into it. You get a giant wall of options (admittedly, each with an explanatory tooltip) right from the get-go.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on After three years of development and thirty-seven thousand commits from over seven hundred contributors, Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead has a new stable release, version 0.D Danny in ~games

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    I recall reading your previous descriptions of the game and being interested; it looks like now is a great time to check it out. Thanks for sharing such a cool thing.

    I recall reading your previous descriptions of the game and being interested; it looks like now is a great time to check it out. Thanks for sharing such a cool thing.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Valve: Rape Day will not be released on Steam in ~games

    MimicSquid Link Parent
    Then I am currently censoring this game by failing to sell it through my bookkeeping business. They haven't asked me, but I'm definitely not allowing it.

    Then I am currently censoring this game by failing to sell it through my bookkeeping business. They haven't asked me, but I'm definitely not allowing it.

    7 votes