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  1. Comment on How Vim became so popular in ~comp

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    I really dislike Nano, but I can't really pinpoint why.

    I really dislike Nano, but I can't really pinpoint why.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Beaker Browser 1.0 Beta in ~tech

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    You should read @9000's comment or the blog post. It's not just another browser. It uses peer-to-peer to host websites on your local machine. I don't like Blink either but this is actually really...

    You should read @9000's comment or the blog post. It's not just another browser. It uses peer-to-peer to host websites on your local machine. I don't like Blink either but this is actually really cool.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on You can have an organ or feature of any multicellular organism implanted in your body. What is it, why do you want it and how would you use it? in ~talk

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    In Warhammer 40k lore it does it by being able to move larger volumes of oxygen throughout the body. No idea if that's how it would work in real life.

    In Warhammer 40k lore it does it by being able to move larger volumes of oxygen throughout the body. No idea if that's how it would work in real life.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on You can have an organ or feature of any multicellular organism implanted in your body. What is it, why do you want it and how would you use it? in ~talk

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    I think having two hearts like a Space Marine or the Doctor would be pretty useful. You can maintain full vital functions with the loss of one of them, it helps you survive in low oxygen...

    I think having two hearts like a Space Marine or the Doctor would be pretty useful. You can maintain full vital functions with the loss of one of them, it helps you survive in low oxygen environments, and withstand traumatic injuries better. Sounds like a good deal to me.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Let's talk gaming on Linux in ~games

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    How do you like Solus? I haven't come across many people who use it.

    How do you like Solus? I haven't come across many people who use it.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Let's talk gaming on Linux in ~games

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    I haven't used GNOME very much, but I don't understand some of the hate it gets either. I KDE Plasma over GNOME, but that doesn't mean I despise GNOME. It's just a personal preference. I respect...

    I haven't used GNOME very much, but I don't understand some of the hate it gets either. I KDE Plasma over GNOME, but that doesn't mean I despise GNOME. It's just a personal preference. I respect the GNOME Foundation a great deal, and there some parts parts of GNOME that I like, enough so that I might install it on maybe a laptop if I get one. Linux is cool like that, you can have on desktop environment and distro on one machine, and two entirely different ones on another, and that's just fine. I've seen some people hate GNOME just to hate it, but I think it's best for the open source community to stick together, instead of having petty rivalries that should stay behind in proprietary spaces.

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  7. Comment on Let's talk gaming on Linux in ~games

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    I do! I feel like it's been 4-5 months maybe? I have a 1 TB SSD that I have my Linux install on, and I have 120 GB HDD with Windows 10 on it, along with another 2 TB HDD that's being used by...

    Who here games on Linux?

    I do!

    How long have you been doing it?

    I feel like it's been 4-5 months maybe?

    What is your setup like? Full-time Linux? Dual booting? GPU Passthrough?

    I have a 1 TB SSD that I have my Linux install on, and I have 120 GB HDD with Windows 10 on it, along with another 2 TB HDD that's being used by Windows 10 to store some games. I'll probably end up using that drive for Linux though, because I barely have any games installed on Windows 10 anymore (Deep Rock Galactic and Doom Eternal mostly).

    Which distro do you use, and why? Did gaming-related factors have an influence on that choice at all?

    I use ArchLinux, mostly because it's fun to configure my own system, and it has the latest and greatest packages (I don't like being behind on updates). I was using Debian before, and I really liked it, but then I realized I wouldn't be getting the latest version of KDE Plasma for quite a while, so I switched to Arch, because I remember hearing about who cool it was. That was correct. so I've stuck with it since then. Haven't really had any issues.

    Gaming-related factors didn't really have anything to do with it, although I guess having the latest drivers helps a bit.

    What are some of the positives about gaming on Linux?

    Mainly the fact that I get to use Linux while I'm doing it! Linux is just a very fun operating system to use. I hate having to use Windows for anything, so being a click away from my Linux desktop is great.

    There's also tons of open source software in the Linux gaming ecosystem, like Lutris and Proton. If I can use open source software, I do, and there's much more of it here than there is on Windows. The reason I like open source so much is because I believe in the age-old mantra of "sharing is caring".

    What are some of the drawbacks/frustrations?

    I think my main drawback is when games just refuse to work through Proton. That's always extremely frustrating, especially when it's a game that I'm extremely excited for, like Doom Eternal. For the first couple days (or was it weeks) after launch, Doom Eternal just refused to launch without a ton of tinkering, and even then it was at a poor framerate. Fortunately, it's in a much better place now, but I've still been getting hard crashes from it pretty consistently, so I'll have to fix that later.

    What are some of your favorite native Linux games?

    • Alien Isolation
    • All of the classic Doom games that can run in GZDoom, along with Heretic and Hexxen.
    • All the Quake games
    • Amnesia: The Dark Descent (tried the A Machine for Pigs, didn't really pull me in. Super excited for Rebirth though.)
    • BioShock Infinite
    • Day of Infamy
    • Don't Starve Together
    • Dying Light
    • Half-Life 1 and 2
    • Insurgency (too bad Sandstorm won't get a port)
    • Left 4 Dead 2
    • Metro: Last Light and 2033
    • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (hopefully Feral ports the second one too at some point)
    • Papers Please
    • Plague Inc.
    • The Tomb Raider reboot trilogy (I guess just the first two though, because I haven't played the third one yet)

    What are your thoughts on the main gaming platforms' support or lack thereof for Linux?

    • Steam - Love there great support for Linux, that earns them quite a bit of respect from me. But I really dislike their DRM and micro-transactions.
    • GOG - Love the whole DRM-free, but their Linux support leaves a lot to be desired. I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt, but it's been a super long time and Galaxy still isn't on Linux, which is frustrating.
    • itch.io - This is where I buy my games from if I can. It's everything I could ask for. DRM-free, open source client, and they have great Linux support. I adore itch.io.

    For the other Windows exclusive ones, I couldn't care less. EA and Ubisoft make pretty garbage games for the most part. There are exceptions though, like the Assassin's Creed games up to Black Flag, and the Far Cry games up to 4 for Ubisoft, and Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 for EA. I can boot into Windows if I really want to play those though, and I'm pretty sure I could get AC and Far Cry to work on Linux if I tried.

    For Epic Games, I wouldn't touch anything from them with a ten mile pole. I absolutely despise Tim Sweeney and his stance on Linux, and I can't deal with their egregious lack of care for their customers. I wouldn't play their games even if they we're on Linux.

    Do you personally feel a friction between open source philosophy and playing closed-source games?

    I definitely feel a friction. I'm able to set my principles aside for most games though. If there's an open source game that's like or a clone of a proprietary game, I will definitely applaud them, and try and play their game instead of the proprietary one. A recent example of me doing this is Minetest. I'm also totally fine with a game if only the engine is open source (like with older id games), because at least that means the assets can be switched out for free ones. I have no ethical qualms with playing classic Doom and Quake.

    Do you think that Valve's Proton initiative is a help or hindrance for Linux gaming?

    I think it helps a great deal. I wasn't here for the times before Proton, but I heard they were dark. I'm very appreciative of being able to play pretty much all my Windows games on Linux.

    Great discussion, by the way! I'm very passionate about this topic.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's a good name for my open source, tactical WW2 FPS? in ~games

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    I'm going for something like that. I think one of the main differentiators is that mine will be open source.

    I'm going for something like that. I think one of the main differentiators is that mine will be open source.

  9. Comment on What's a good name for my open source, tactical WW2 FPS? in ~games

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    I was probably getting a little ahead of myself.

    I was probably getting a little ahead of myself.

  10. Comment on What's a good name for my open source, tactical WW2 FPS? in ~games

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    Not in development yet unfortunately. I'm going to work on a 2D Godot game before I try to make a 3D one. I want to build up a bit of experience in making video games. I probably won't start...

    Not in development yet unfortunately. I'm going to work on a 2D Godot game before I try to make a 3D one. I want to build up a bit of experience in making video games. I probably won't start working on this game for at least a year.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on YouTube's copyright system isn't broken. The world's is in ~tech

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    Yes, but there are also plenty of open source projects that people work on for free, because they find it enjoyable.

    Yes, but there are also plenty of open source projects that people work on for free, because they find it enjoyable.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Recommend classic games you feel everyone should play at least once in ~games

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    There's nothing wrong with someone playing the game in a way that makes it more comfortable for them. I switch between source ports depending on my mood. I have Chocolate Doom for when I'm feeling...

    There's nothing wrong with someone playing the game in a way that makes it more comfortable for them. I switch between source ports depending on my mood. I have Chocolate Doom for when I'm feeling more old school, and GZDoom for when I want some more modern quality of life tweaks.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on De-Googling my life – two years on in ~tech

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    I used to think LBRY was cool until I saw this post on their official blog. Kind of turned me off.

    I used to think LBRY was cool until I saw this post on their official blog. Kind of turned me off.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Libravatar - A free and open source alternative to Gravatar in ~tech

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    So it's weird that Gravatar isn't open source. WordPress is.

    Though TBH, it's not like this alternative is desperately needed IMO, since Automattic (who owns Wordpress and Gravatar) is actually a pretty decent/ethical company by all accounts.

    So it's weird that Gravatar isn't open source. WordPress is.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Who here has some sort of 'developmental disorder'? in ~talk

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    I have ADHD, General Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. It's a fun combination.

    I have ADHD, General Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. It's a fun combination.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Who else gets concerned about random things at inappropriate times? in ~talk

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    I'm not entirely certain, but that sounds a bit like OCD, especially the obsessive part. I would talk to a therapist though if it's really bothering you. I'm not a doctor though, I just have OCD.

    I'm not entirely certain, but that sounds a bit like OCD, especially the obsessive part. I would talk to a therapist though if it's really bothering you. I'm not a doctor though, I just have OCD.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    If using Windows isn't essential for you, I suggest using Linux. It's free, runs great on older hardware and quite easy to switch over if you choose a distribution (flavor) like Manjaro. It's also...

    If using Windows isn't essential for you, I suggest using Linux. It's free, runs great on older hardware and quite easy to switch over if you choose a distribution (flavor) like Manjaro. It's also just as user friendly as Windows if you use something like the KDE Desktop (software that controls how your system looks.) You just download it to a thumbdrive, plug it in, reboot your computer, and it will walk you through installing it, which consists of clicking a few 'next' buttons (very similar to installing Windows 10). I'm happy to help you if you DM me.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Stack Exchange, the parent company of Stack Overflow, has been taking aggressive stances against the Stack Exchange community in ~comp

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    I think this would be a great opportunity for someone in the Fediverse to try and build an open source and decentralized replacement for Stack Exchange.

    I think this would be a great opportunity for someone in the Fediverse to try and build an open source and decentralized replacement for Stack Exchange.

    3 votes