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  1. Comment on How Eating Out Keeps You Poor in ~finance

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    The prices seem pretty close to what I have seen. A typical night at the pub for me with some friends ends up at $22 AUD for a chicken schnitzel and $10 for 1 beer.

    The prices seem pretty close to what I have seen. A typical night at the pub for me with some friends ends up at $22 AUD for a chicken schnitzel and $10 for 1 beer.

  2. Comment on How Eating Out Keeps You Poor in ~finance

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    Poor is a relative term. To some it means on the verge of homelessness and to others it means unable to afford a deposit on a home loan. The video is obviously refers to the latter group who are...

    Poor is a relative term. To some it means on the verge of homelessness and to others it means unable to afford a deposit on a home loan. The video is obviously refers to the latter group who are the ones who can afford to eat out at fancy places at the cost of their long term financial success.

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  3. Comment on How Eating Out Keeps You Poor in ~finance

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    I have literally never met a person who has no time at all for cooking and can't find fresh produce. This doesn't mean those people don't exist but that there is a massive amount of people who...

    I have literally never met a person who has no time at all for cooking and can't find fresh produce. This doesn't mean those people don't exist but that there is a massive amount of people who actually do have the resources to cook at home but don't.

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  4. Comment on How to build a desktop computer (tower) for Linux with pieces that are easily available worldwide (most especially South-America)? in ~tech

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    Just about anything works in the desktop space. The key things to look for is wifi and gpu. Look up wifi cards that work with linux (probably about 70% do) and for the gpu make sure you get an AMD...

    Just about anything works in the desktop space. The key things to look for is wifi and gpu. Look up wifi cards that work with linux (probably about 70% do) and for the gpu make sure you get an AMD one since the nvidia ones have less stable and proprietary drivers that always seem to break stuff.

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  5. Comment on [PDF] Analysis of PC game sales on Steam in 2019, by Mike Rose (founder of publisher No More Robots) in ~games

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    There have been a few I can think of. Stardew Valley and Rimworld are some new games that are really nice. I don't think the games have got any worse, you have just forgotten the meh games of the...

    There have been a few I can think of. Stardew Valley and Rimworld are some new games that are really nice. I don't think the games have got any worse, you have just forgotten the meh games of the past. I once downloaded a mega pack of C64 games and most of them are garbage with a few gems.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on [PDF] Analysis of PC game sales on Steam in 2019, by Mike Rose (founder of publisher No More Robots) in ~games

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    My anecdata says that the reason for this is there just less demand for new games these days. In the past you had game changing new technology that enabled huge improvements in graphics and the...

    My anecdata says that the reason for this is there just less demand for new games these days. In the past you had game changing new technology that enabled huge improvements in graphics and the amount of stuff that can be done in games. For the last 5-10 years PCs have been good enough for almost any kind of gaming experiencing so there is now no reason to want the latest games since they aren't necessarily any more fun than the older games.

    Looking at the games I have been playing recently: CS:GO, Civ V, Sims 3, Age Of Empires II. All of these games are at least 10 years old with AoE hitting 20 years old and are still super fun to play today. PC also doesn't have the forced obsolesion like console games have when a new console comes out that can't play the older games so the lifespan of a game on PC is way higher.

    Another thing that makes old games more desirable is when playing multiplayer its more likely that more of your friends own the older games. Civ 6 is out but all of my friends own 5 so thats what we play.

    I wonder that now with technological progression out of the way if we will see video games reach a state like traditional games where a great game lasts generations like chess or go. VR is the only disruption I see in this space but I wonder if vr will even be suitable for most game types.

    12 votes
  7. Comment on “Free time” has been corrupted into “recovery time”: spells of lethargy between periods of work that merely prepare us for the resumption of labor in ~life

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    The article is full of filler random quotes and not very interesting so I'll just comment on the title. I certainly feel the same way, I have plenty of free time in terms of hours but I tend to...

    The article is full of filler random quotes and not very interesting so I'll just comment on the title. I certainly feel the same way, I have plenty of free time in terms of hours but I tend to spend it on idle activities like reading comments because I just don't have the energy to take on bigger activities. Some time I want to try taking 6 months off work so I can actually do some of the cool things on my mind.

    12 votes
  8. Comment on A taste test of meat-replacement burgers, including the Impossible burger, Beyond Burger, and others in ~food

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    I did the same thing with the grill'd vegan burger and a regular burger. Was pretty mind blowing. The vegan cheese burger tastes good, not the best burger I have ever had but the fact that it was...

    I did the same thing with the grill'd vegan burger and a regular burger. Was pretty mind blowing. The vegan cheese burger tastes good, not the best burger I have ever had but the fact that it was simply good was incredible compared to what I had tried in the past.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Librem 5 Shipping Announcement in ~tech

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    Why would anyone pay that much, wait for years and then opt to get the first batch of unfinished devices when they could wait a few more months and get a finished product?

    Why would anyone pay that much, wait for years and then opt to get the first batch of unfinished devices when they could wait a few more months and get a finished product?

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Steam Key Giveaway Thread, September 2019 Edition in ~games

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    Avadon: The Black Fortress Eufloria Thanks!

    Avadon: The Black Fortress
    Eufloria

    Thanks!

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    I checked 4chan and it is currently being branded as GG 2. Not sure if that will actually stick around though.

    I checked 4chan and it is currently being branded as GG 2. Not sure if that will actually stick around though.

  12. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    This is why I don't engage in social media drama. We only get to see a tiny part of the story which is not enough to make a proper judgement. Really the original story should have never been...

    This is why I don't engage in social media drama. We only get to see a tiny part of the story which is not enough to make a proper judgement. Really the original story should have never been posted around until the courts had made their judgement.

    12 votes
  13. Comment on BangBros bought PornWikiLeaks.com—a website devoted to doxing and harassing porn performers—solely to shut it down and remove all information associated with it in ~tech

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    Surely this can't work. What is stopping the old owners selling it and then creating a backup website later?

    Surely this can't work. What is stopping the old owners selling it and then creating a backup website later?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Twitch Suspends Popular Leftist Streamer After Controversial 9/11 Comments in ~misc

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    Its unreadable on desktop as well

    Its unreadable on desktop as well

    22 votes
  15. Comment on Debian: No longer a “Universal” operating system in ~comp

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    I was panicking when I saw the tags but then I remembered my device is actually mipsel so it looks like I'm all good. I wonder how many devices are actually mips these days.

    I was panicking when I saw the tags but then I remembered my device is actually mipsel so it looks like I'm all good. I wonder how many devices are actually mips these days.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on You can now practice firing someone in virtual reality in ~misc

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    I doubt we are really at the point where this is a useful tool and that this is anything more than a "select from the list of replies" demo but I think its certainly something we will be seeing in...

    I doubt we are really at the point where this is a useful tool and that this is anything more than a "select from the list of replies" demo but I think its certainly something we will be seeing in the future.

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  17. Comment on Software remains insecure because the existence of insecure software has so far helped society far more than it has harmed it in ~comp

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    Perfect security may be impossible but what we have is far from perfect security. Most data breaches happen due to absolutely trivial mistakes like forgetting to put a password on a database or...

    perfect security is impossible in any and all situations.

    Perfect security may be impossible but what we have is far from perfect security. Most data breaches happen due to absolutely trivial mistakes like forgetting to put a password on a database or using a non type safe language when languages like Rust exist.

    The real reason we have so much insecure software is because security is expensive and data breaches are cheap. There is next to no business risk for most companies in having their personal data leaked so the expense it would take to write more secure software is not worth it. No business is going to spend 5x as long performing rigorous testing on any new code which has a very real cost to prevent some user data getting leaked which everyone will forget about next week.

    Encryption helps, but every encryption eventually gets broken.

    AES encryption has been around since the late 90s and has still not been broken. Encryption is never what is broken, its always another part of the system. If you encrypt a HDD with a secure password and it gets stolen there is pretty much 0 chance even the government will be able to get the data on it unless they have some super secret tech they never use. The reason phones can be hacked by the government at great difficulty is you have a very short password on them which is not cryptographically secure. Phones have built in protections which try to prevent brute force attacks against the password which would not stand up on its own and this is the part that often gets broken

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  18. Comment on Aether | A decentralized social network in ~tech

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    I tried the previous version many years ago. It was a cool tech demo but really I don't think this is the answer we need. Moderation is very good and makes a website worth while. I think mastodon...

    I tried the previous version many years ago. It was a cool tech demo but really I don't think this is the answer we need. Moderation is very good and makes a website worth while. I think mastodon has it right, anyone can set up an instance and run it however they want and the user gets to pick which set of rules they find suitable instead of picking between no rules at all and the one size fits none from megacorps.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Minecraft's "Super Duper Graphics Pack" has been cancelled in ~games

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    Or you can just use the java version. Its no wonder the java one is more popular when its better in every single way other than speed.

    Or you can just use the java version. Its no wonder the java one is more popular when its better in every single way other than speed.

    8 votes
  20. Comment on Minecraft's "Super Duper Graphics Pack" has been cancelled in ~games

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    It also has no linux build.

    It also has no linux build.

    5 votes