NeoTheFox's recent activity

  1. Comment on The tyranny of lawns and landlords: Renting culture puts dreams of cultivating wildness out of reach. in ~life

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    Wow, I'm surprised people care about lawns on rented property at all.

    Wow, I'm surprised people care about lawns on rented property at all.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on What old game would you most want to see remastered/remade? in ~games

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    Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, that would be really cool to see. Maybe make one game out of the 2 like Crash did.

    Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, that would be really cool to see. Maybe make one game out of the 2 like Crash did.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Subnautica: a world without guns | War Stories in ~games

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    One of my favorite games of all time, but now having watched this video I can see how much thought have been put into it. However, combat in that game still can be really rewarding. Some creatures...

    One of my favorite games of all time, but now having watched this video I can see how much thought have been put into it. However, combat in that game still can be really rewarding. Some creatures patrol certain places you would want to go to, and it's a very rewarding experience to finally kill that annoying crab that haunted that one place you wanted to get to without your seamoth being destroyed. But they still succeeded in making me kill stuff only when absolutely necessary, and kudos to that - the game ended up much more interesting and unique for that

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What games have you enjoyed for the "wrong" reasons? in ~games

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    I also loved the Mako! I used to drive it just for the fun of it, trying to get up mountains just because and such. When Andromeda announced there will be driving and exploration again I was...

    I also loved the Mako! I used to drive it just for the fun of it, trying to get up mountains just because and such. When Andromeda announced there will be driving and exploration again I was happy, but ugh, we all know how that turned out.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on What games have you enjoyed for the "wrong" reasons? in ~games

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    Yeah, I would just create random sims, and do whatever makes them sad. Burn their food, remove the ladder from the pool, force them to interact and live with people they hate, deny them toilets,...

    Yeah, I would just create random sims, and do whatever makes them sad. Burn their food, remove the ladder from the pool, force them to interact and live with people they hate, deny them toilets, this kind of stuff. I wouldn't play the game as intended, instead I would mod it to give me basically everything because without it I would have to make their lives actually livable.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What games have you enjoyed for the "wrong" reasons? in ~games

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    Sims series, because it would let me torture people and create personal hell scenarios for the NPCs. Used to be my outlet for the entire middle schoiol.

    Sims series, because it would let me torture people and create personal hell scenarios for the NPCs. Used to be my outlet for the entire middle schoiol.

    12 votes
  7. Comment on What password manager, if any, would you recommend? in ~tech

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    KeePassXC or KeePass + your own cloud provider like NextCloud. You can go serverless sync with Syncthing. KeePass databases are widely supported by a lot of applications, and there are browser...

    KeePassXC or KeePass + your own cloud provider like NextCloud. You can go serverless sync with Syncthing. KeePass databases are widely supported by a lot of applications, and there are browser extensions, fully open source and very well made.

    22 votes
  8. Comment on The sinkhole that saved the internet: Keeping the 'kill switch' alive is the only thing preventing another WannaCry outbreak in ~tech

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    Blame Microsoft and Apple. Especially Microsoft. Back when Windows update got introduced in the Windows XP era, the words "update" and "fuck shit up" were interchangeble. Regressions, driver...

    Blame Microsoft and Apple. Especially Microsoft. Back when Windows update got introduced in the Windows XP era, the words "update" and "fuck shit up" were interchangeble. Regressions, driver incompatibility and other joys of using a Microsoft system established a vision that it's better not to update unless you want problems. Only recently that poor excuse for a company managed to wipe select users document folders with an update, and Apple got caught slowing down the CPUs of its phones with updates without informing users. A lot of online guides would tell you to disable updates to not have a headache. So I say the updatophobia is real and it's hard not to see it as a legitimate point knowing the history of companies serving these updates.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on Nintendo Switch Lite Announced - $199 on September 20th in ~games

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    You wouldn't be able to run homebrew on that - not now, not for a while. Even the newer switch consoles are immune to the bypass, and this one doesn't even have that joycon connector you have to...

    You wouldn't be able to run homebrew on that - not now, not for a while. Even the newer switch consoles are immune to the bypass, and this one doesn't even have that joycon connector you have to short to make the bypass work.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Firefox 68 released in ~tech

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    When you type in a URL like ddg.gg it represents an IP address. Your browsers sends a query to a DNS server, that acts like an address book and it tells your browser that ddg.gg means...

    When you type in a URL like ddg.gg it represents an IP address. Your browsers sends a query to a DNS server, that acts like an address book and it tells your browser that ddg.gg means 184.72.104.138. However, these requests are not encrypted, making it possible for ANY third party to intercept them, log them, etc. Basically with how it works today everyone in your supply chain of internet knows exactly what websites you visit and what are you doing on these websites. That's where DNS-over-HTTPS comes in, your browser uses HTTPS to access known servers and exchange DNS data with these servers. This way your browsing stays safe from espionage, censors and regulators.

    16 votes
  11. Comment on Firefox 68 released in ~tech

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    It's time to go to your about:config and set network.trr.mode to 2. This would enable DNS-over-HTTPS with a regular DNS fallback.

    It's time to go to your about:config and set network.trr.mode to 2. This would enable DNS-over-HTTPS with a regular DNS fallback.

    15 votes
  12. Comment on What was your most memorable gaming moment? in ~games

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    Oh yes, I can feel you on City 17. Half Life 2 and the episodes knew all too well how to make an atmosphere and maintain it without a single cut scene

    Oh yes, I can feel you on City 17. Half Life 2 and the episodes knew all too well how to make an atmosphere and maintain it without a single cut scene

  13. Comment on What was your most memorable gaming moment? in ~games

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    This reminds me of how I used to play Civilisation with my girlfriend, we would always team up against the NPCs too.

    This reminds me of how I used to play Civilisation with my girlfriend, we would always team up against the NPCs too.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What was your most memorable gaming moment? in ~games

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    I keep coming back to the Quake 4, to the moment when your character gets made into a strogg. At the time first person perspective, especially as a story telling device was not very common, and...

    I keep coming back to the Quake 4, to the moment when your character gets made into a strogg. At the time first person perspective, especially as a story telling device was not very common, and the inevitability combined with brutality of that sequence really made me feel for the man I've been playing for.

    The second one comes from Fallout 3 - I've been simply exploring the ruins and I found a robot that cited a sad poem (There Will Come Soft Rains) to me. It was so atmospheric that it burned into my memory permanently.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on 11 great mechanical keyboards for coders — updated for 2019 in ~tech

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    I can vouch for my EnduraPro, I like it. The quality isn't bad, and the fact that it comes with a trackpoint is amazing - this alone would be enough to make me buy it. I'm still waiting for that...

    I can vouch for my EnduraPro, I like it. The quality isn't bad, and the fact that it comes with a trackpoint is amazing - this alone would be enough to make me buy it. I'm still waiting for that promised TKL keyboard from them, they've been working on it for some time now.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Has Wine begun to remove the need for linux software? in ~tech

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    I think Proton is a great middle ground for games - it doesn't take much to support it, and all the "porting" efforts are concentrated in 1 thing, rather than spread out across all the developers....

    I think Proton is a great middle ground for games - it doesn't take much to support it, and all the "porting" efforts are concentrated in 1 thing, rather than spread out across all the developers. I remember seeing the same Unity bugs in native Linux versions over and over all the time, and every developer had to struggle with the same problems while porting. Native versions are great, and I am glad a lot of new games support Linux, but it's a slow process, and Proton makes it easier, even if it slows its down a bit.

    But your title says "software", and that's where we do need native versions, because things like Vegas, Solidworks and other important software doesn't work with Wine, and by the very nature of these applications they are harder to make work than simple games.

    9 votes
  17. Comment on Project Borealis (Half Life fan sequel) - Update 5 - Physics Showcase in ~games

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    I really like how faithfully they remade the motion and overall feeling of a source engine

    I really like how faithfully they remade the motion and overall feeling of a source engine

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Retro Shooter ‘Blazing Chrome’ Coming to All Platforms Next Month in ~games

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    After Dusk came out I've been waiting to see something like this surface, and here it is. This game looks absolutely amazing, but I am afraid it's coming out too close to the Contra collection.

    After Dusk came out I've been waiting to see something like this surface, and here it is. This game looks absolutely amazing, but I am afraid it's coming out too close to the Contra collection.

    2 votes