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  1. Comment on Alienware’s Concept UFO prototype imagines a gaming PC that’s shaped like a Nintendo Switch in ~games

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    Ooooh, that looks awesome! Thanks for letting me know it exists!

    Ooooh, that looks awesome! Thanks for letting me know it exists!

  2. Comment on Alienware’s Concept UFO prototype imagines a gaming PC that’s shaped like a Nintendo Switch in ~games

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    Yeah I am new to PC gaming and really need to break the mouse scroll wheel habit. I have big hands too so it's not even that I can't reach or another. When you press 1 or another number do you...

    Yeah I am new to PC gaming and really need to break the mouse scroll wheel habit. I have big hands too so it's not even that I can't reach or another. When you press 1 or another number do you lift your fingers off the WASD keys?

    I need more practice, cause the mouse wheel thing is a bad habit. The other thing I struggle with is using the ctrl button. That hurts my hand. But yeah I think all this is mostly because I'm new to PC gaming. Practice pratice pratice.

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  3. Comment on Why Pete Buttigieg enrages the young left in ~news

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    I would love to hear about who you do intend to vote for and if you would be willing to share the reasoning behind it! Just appreciated your replies and would like to hear more from you

    I would love to hear about who you do intend to vote for and if you would be willing to share the reasoning behind it! Just appreciated your replies and would like to hear more from you

    5 votes
  4. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    How can you measure this? Consider to what extent powerful people could control the entity of media back then compared to now. Sure, my gut reaction would be that's its easier to spread propaganda...

    How can you measure this? Consider to what extent powerful people could control the entity of media back then compared to now. Sure, my gut reaction would be that's its easier to spread propaganda today but at the same time isn't it also easier to find not-propaganda?

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Alienware’s Concept UFO prototype imagines a gaming PC that’s shaped like a Nintendo Switch in ~games

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    I've played on console most of my life, but found the switch to feel dinky and annoying to use. Xbox controllers are the only ones I like. I got one that is basically an xbox controller (came with...

    I've played on console most of my life, but found the switch to feel dinky and annoying to use. Xbox controllers are the only ones I like. I got one that is basically an xbox controller (came with two flush buttons on the back, which should be a new standard) for the switch and use that most of the time.

    I do find a mouse easier to do just about everything with. Only thing I am bad with is games that heavily use the number buttons for a hot bar. I miss too frequently so have the bad habit of using the mouse wheel to select things instead. Just feels awkward reaching for those in the middle of an intense PvP battle.

    Overall though I liked being able to sit literally wherever with the switch or even the PSP back in the day. I find that benefit to be well worth being uncomfortable with the controller. I think especially for kids that would be awesome.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on reCAPTCHA: Is there method in monotony? in ~tech

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    The "keep answering until none are left" can be terrible. I did it until exactly zero traffic lights were left and it simply wouldn't let me confirm. So I just spam clicked a bunch of random tiles...

    The "keep answering until none are left" can be terrible. I did it until exactly zero traffic lights were left and it simply wouldn't let me confirm. So I just spam clicked a bunch of random tiles as I didn't know what else to do and that worked for whatever reason...

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What's your screenshotting tool of choice, and why? in ~comp

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    Gotcha. I was just asking since I only learned about it from this thread. I was still pulling up the snipping tool via windows key and then typing 's' and was content with that. Only thing else...

    Gotcha. I was just asking since I only learned about it from this thread. I was still pulling up the snipping tool via windows key and then typing 's' and was content with that.

    Only thing else I'd like is a scrolling screenshot. But I just use the browser screenshot functionality to do this as I only occasionally need this for web pages.

  8. Comment on What's your screenshotting tool of choice, and why? in ~comp

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    What's the major difference? From what I can tell it's basically the same thing in a new skin but I can now do multiple screenshots at once and deal with them later. Otherwise seems mostly the same

    What's the major difference? From what I can tell it's basically the same thing in a new skin but I can now do multiple screenshots at once and deal with them later. Otherwise seems mostly the same

  9. Comment on Software disenchantment in ~comp

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    One problem I see is that there is such a focus on making things easy to use (which is a good thing) that we tend to ignore the possibility of being extremely efficient with something. One thing...

    One problem I see is that there is such a focus on making things easy to use (which is a good thing) that we tend to ignore the possibility of being extremely efficient with something. One thing in particular that bugs me is just how often I have to use a mouse. Keyboards have so many keys and they are simply forgotten in most software today, especially function keys. Mice are excellent for a lot of the complex software we use, but they are slow. You can only get so fast with a mouse. Primarily keyboard based interfaces can be blazing fast and can be used without even thinking. Even hyper specific software today fails to take advantage of this.

    Ideally it's best to use both, but modern software is almost entirely centered around using a mouse, even when it isn't necessary. This translates poorly to a good keyboard interface. Granted, touchscreens only make this more common in order to keep common interfaces between platforms. I guess I just miss feeling like the flash every time I'm forced to use software with a slow interface. Some productivity software in particular bugs me in this regard, as it seems trivial to improve upon.

    Edit: @Akir below mentioned that the beautification of software affects performance and efficiency. I couldn't agree more.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? in ~comp

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    My list: C - always wanted to learn it in and out, but never have done anything major with it. Shell scripting - seems rather useful Assembly - :)

    My list:

    C - always wanted to learn it in and out, but never have done anything major with it.

    Shell scripting - seems rather useful

    Assembly - :)

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? in ~comp

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    Glad to see someone else who appreciates the em dash! I have the alt-code memorized: alt-0151

    Glad to see someone else who appreciates the em dash! I have the alt-code memorized: alt-0151

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? in ~comp

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    Anyone have suggestions for a decent alternative to Haskell? I always see it being the one suggested. I don't know much at all about functional programming but would like to dip my toes.

    Anyone have suggestions for a decent alternative to Haskell? I always see it being the one suggested. I don't know much at all about functional programming but would like to dip my toes.

    3 votes