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

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    I played many hours of that on PS4. Never did finish it, but that should not be taken as a reflection of the quality of the game. It is an excellent game. I recommend it. It is slightly unique...

    I played many hours of that on PS4. Never did finish it, but that should not be taken as a reflection of the quality of the game. It is an excellent game. I recommend it. It is slightly unique insofar as one of the core aspects: combat with entities (animal machines), which is quite challenging. You can adopt a stealth playstyle, or a brute force playstyle, or a hybrid of both. Playing on harder difficulty, the thrill is real. One of the more heart-pounding experiences I've had in gaming, trying to survive, escape from, sneak up on, and defeat a very tough creature, one which could kill you in one or two hits. Graphics are brilliant, from the environment to the people. Story is interesting, too. Oh, and: Don't judge the story or the world too soon, because it evolves or unfolds beyond the first few hours in.

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  2. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    I'll take WRC 7, please. :) Also: If Kingdom Come: Deliverance does not get taken, it would be a crying shame. (I already have it.) Anyone who likes history or RPG games: This is a MUST-PLAY.

    I'll take WRC 7, please. :)

    Also: If Kingdom Come: Deliverance does not get taken, it would be a crying shame. (I already have it.) Anyone who likes history or RPG games: This is a MUST-PLAY.

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

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

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    If you've played it, how do you feel it compares to Pillars of Eternity?

    If you've played it, how do you feel it compares to Pillars of Eternity?

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  5. Comment on Two weeks with the Steam Deck in ~games

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    Thanks for taking the time to write this up. You may or may not find some that will fit (since this is a new device on the market), but you could try thumb stick extenders. They're better for FPS...

    Thanks for taking the time to write this up.

    I wish the control sticks had deeper indents for your thumbs. They're pretty flat, and my thumbs tend to slip off on stick-focused games

    You may or may not find some that will fit (since this is a new device on the market), but you could try thumb stick extenders. They're better for FPS games, too (than not using them).

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

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    Yeah, I saw that I missed the sale by a week or so. Oh well. I'm pretty patient when it comes to game-related sales, because my backlog is long enough already, and I'm very content with whatever...

    Yeah, I saw that I missed the sale by a week or so. Oh well. I'm pretty patient when it comes to game-related sales, because my backlog is long enough already, and I'm very content with whatever my array of $current_games is in any given month.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Thanks for the info! I've put some on my Steam wishlist. Regarding the Snowfall DLC: I absolutely do want to see my cities in winter conditions, but I saw that it had Mixed reviews on Steam, and...

    Thanks for the info! I've put some on my Steam wishlist.

    Regarding the Snowfall DLC: I absolutely do want to see my cities in winter conditions, but I saw that it had Mixed reviews on Steam, and some of the detractors are saying that this DLC doesn't actually make the city go through seasons through the year. You just get canned winter maps which are in winter all throughout the year. That's disappointing.

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

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    Want to share any mini-review of any of the DLCs? I have that game, too, but I only got the Mass Transit DLC. I find the regular DLC price too high for what value they seem to offer, but I'd be...

    Want to share any mini-review of any of the DLCs? I have that game, too, but I only got the Mass Transit DLC. I find the regular DLC price too high for what value they seem to offer, but I'd be happy to pick some up next time they go on sale, if any DLC are particularly good to get.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Introducing the Himitsu keyring & password manager for Unix in ~comp

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    The target audience will be power users, and this really evokes an interpretation of "password is not equal to hunter2". How about using a question mark instead? Anyway, the flow of the typical...

    password!=hunter2

    The target audience will be power users, and this really evokes an interpretation of "password is not equal to hunter2".

    The bang (!) indicates that the password is a “secret” value

    How about using a question mark instead?

    Anyway, the flow of the typical use case is not leaping out at me. I read the text, but didn't watch the video. I don't use a standalone password manager, so maybe my lack of knowing the pain points of those is skewing my ability to bite on the sales pitch here.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Anybody have experience writing a scripting language? in ~comp

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    Consider embedding or otherwise using an existing scripting language. I hear Lua is often used.

    Consider embedding or otherwise using an existing scripting language. I hear Lua is often used.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What is something you have changed your mind about in the last year? in ~talk

  12. Comment on What is something you have changed your mind about in the last year? in ~talk

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    I know they're different, but, along the same lines: podcasts are free, and there are many good ones.

    [audiobooks] seem to be relatively expensive

    I know they're different, but, along the same lines: podcasts are free, and there are many good ones.

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  13. Comment on Adobe plans to make Photoshop on the web free to everyone, beta in Canada in ~design

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    Interesting, though it looked and felt a little underpowered (compared to GIMP and Photoshop) in the few minutes I gave it a spin. Being asked to give a website read access to the local OS...

    Interesting, though it looked and felt a little underpowered (compared to GIMP and Photoshop) in the few minutes I gave it a spin. Being asked to give a website read access to the local OS clipboard also seems a bit scary.

  14. Comment on Email client K-9 Mail will become Thunderbird for Android in ~comp

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    Interesting. K-9 is a pretty good client, but one crucial feature I found that it's missing is recipient suggestion from history. Made me switch to FairEmail.

    Interesting. K-9 is a pretty good client, but one crucial feature I found that it's missing is recipient suggestion from history. Made me switch to FairEmail.

  15. Comment on Acapellas in ~creative

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    I hear what you're saying, but, for me, it's not so much that I just dislike an a capella performance by default, but more that it takes more to really impress me. At the same time, I think...

    I hear what you're saying, but, for me, it's not so much that I just dislike an a capella performance by default, but more that it takes more to really impress me. At the same time, I think something that deserves a bit of recognition is the skill it takes for the members of a group to work together to make a good overall sound, and also how individual talent can elevate the group. I'm talking things like self-adjusting in order to balance volume, having a strong sense of rhythm and tempo, clarity of pronunciation, dynamic control, and vocal range (pitch). Even something like having a good or interesting mix of vocal timbres among the members or soloists. On top of all that, there's also judgement of the a capella arrangement itself (complexity, difficulty, novelty), and also whether the song is original vs a cover. Not to mention choreography, which can make a routine even more entertaining.

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  16. Comment on Recommendations for Universal Game Launcher for Windows PC in ~games

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    I realize you said "Windows PC", but in case anyone else was curious:

    I realize you said "Windows PC", but in case anyone else was curious:

    Will there be Linux or macOS version?

    Not in near future, mainly for technical reasons. More information here.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Thunderbird's donation-driven revenue rose 21% in 2021 to $2.7 million in ~comp

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    Just speculating here, but maybe they've deemed it too hard or too costly to do right. (sufficiently secure, private, featureful, scalable)

    Just speculating here, but maybe they've deemed it too hard or too costly to do right. (sufficiently secure, private, featureful, scalable)

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Any Thunderbird aficionados here? in ~tech

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    I've been using Thunderbird for years. Currently on version 91.x. I've always upgraded regularly. Never had an issue. This is on Linux; can't speak to what the experience is like on Windows or...

    I've been using Thunderbird for years. Currently on version 91.x. I've always upgraded regularly. Never had an issue. This is on Linux; can't speak to what the experience is like on Windows or Mac. If you're on Linux, I'd say it's safe to upgrade.

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  19. Comment on Feature suggestion: Non-bumping comments in ~tildes

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    This might suggest a follow-on feature: an account setting to allow non-bump replies to bump anyway :) (in one's own personal view of the homepage, not globally for everyone).

    This might suggest a follow-on feature: an account setting to allow non-bump replies to bump anyway :) (in one's own personal view of the homepage, not globally for everyone).

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