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  1. Comment on The shows must go on!: Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to be aired for free in ~arts

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    I liked the weird production style but that film version is a little lacking in warmth. I think stage versions of that distinctly family-friendly show can be more joyful. My partner enjoyed a...

    I liked the weird production style but that film version is a little lacking in warmth. I think stage versions of that distinctly family-friendly show can be more joyful. My partner enjoyed a cassette tape of the soundtrack as a kid and so enjoyed herself anyhow

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Hue Jumper - This entire game fits in a 2048 byte zip file! Made for 2kPlus Jam in ~games

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    jk, I was at work where itch.io is blocked. I ran out of road in one attempt! This is still very nice. It feels breezy -- jumping off hillcrests is extremely satisfying and I don't feel like I...

    jk, I was at work where itch.io is blocked. I ran out of road in one attempt! This is still very nice. It feels breezy -- jumping off hillcrests is extremely satisfying and I don't feel like I have to corner very aggressively to keep up with my checkpoints. I no longer perceive my x and y movement as governed by different mechanisms (jumping/leaning) rather I feel that I am driving a unified vehicle. Good workmanship, thank you!

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Hue Jumper - This entire game fits in a 2048 byte zip file! Made for 2kPlus Jam in ~games

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    nah man we're way past jumpin junipers. I've moved on to ZzArt and that's going to take another month of my time, at least. I'll let you know where I'm at if I get to try this new thing again but...

    nah man we're way past jumpin junipers. I've moved on to ZzArt and that's going to take another month of my time, at least. I'll let you know where I'm at if I get to try this new thing again but your blog goes back a ways, yo, gotta be careful about putting stuff out there suckin people in

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Hue Jumper - This entire game fits in a 2048 byte zip file! Made for 2kPlus Jam in ~games

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    Hey, this is super tight, really well done. I am a connoisseur of little racer toys and this one is impeccably tuned. The double click to jump control is perfection and the acceleration from...

    Hey, this is super tight, really well done. I am a connoisseur of little racer toys and this one is impeccably tuned. The double click to jump control is perfection and the acceleration from braking feels very natural; steering is slightly illusive but is different enough from the jumping that their effect together is pleasant arcadey action. I appreciate the integrity of a raw score attack and your checkpoints are spaced far enough apart that the game retains its tension!! Utterly functional, bravo

    3 votes
  5. Comment on 2020 Doomsday Clock Announcement (100 seconds to midnight) in ~news

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    Nah yeah you're right, it's broadly unscientific and doesn't really measure anything. It's just that to whatever extent there can be thought to be an authority on these matters we would hope that...

    Nah yeah you're right, it's broadly unscientific and doesn't really measure anything. It's just that to whatever extent there can be thought to be an authority on these matters we would hope that that group of people would take seriously the task of reissuing their official warnings. It's just social.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Greta Thunberg: ‘Forget about net zero, we need real zero’ in ~enviro

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    You are confused about the fame? Fame is easy! Her persona as an advocate and a young woman cuts a compelling and presentable figure. Even brief flashes of charisma have the potential to catch...

    You are confused about the fame? Fame is easy! Her persona as an advocate and a young woman cuts a compelling and presentable figure. Even brief flashes of charisma have the potential to catch fire in the public imagination. You are right that her advocacy is largely platitudinous so far, and I wouldn't like to overestimate the potential for this speaking tour to pivot to the kinds of lobbying I still expect will be necessary -- but I don't think there's much to be confused about.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Cache of Crypto-Jewish recipes dating to Inquisition found in Miami kitchen in ~food

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    Does "crypto-jewish" mean Jews who were forced to practice in secret?

    Does "crypto-jewish" mean Jews who were forced to practice in secret?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on A novel example of namespace clashing in competition between bots in ~tech

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    Well, yeah, though I'm not sure what your mean by "the fun". Notification and reminder configuration definitely could be a feature of the website itself, or an extension. RemindMeBot was already...

    Well, yeah, though I'm not sure what your mean by "the fun". Notification and reminder configuration definitely could be a feature of the website itself, or an extension. RemindMeBot was already designed to behave as sort of a parasite.

    1 vote
  9. A novel example of namespace clashing in competition between bots

    Discuss: namespace clashes expose and ensure instabilities in user-side solutions to interface problems. Case in point -- the RemindMeBot, which will send a timed reminder message to anyone who...

    Discuss: namespace clashes expose and ensure instabilities in user-side solutions to interface problems.

    Case in point -- the RemindMeBot, which will send a timed reminder message to anyone who calls it in a reddit comment with the phrase "RemindMe!", has been cloned and iterated upon by another bot, Kzreminderbot, which responds to the exact same trigger phrase. Both bots reply to the comment threads where they are summoned. Kzreminderbot has slightly more diverse features, including email/text notification, but the interesting thing here (I think) is the impotence of the response from the creator of RemindMeBot, who has added a link in their comment replies to send annoyed feedback to the second bot.

    We talk occasionally about the scramble for usernames on new services, but this is an slightly novel example of the cascading hierarchies of website design. A feature which reddit lacked is added by a bot, but that bot is too provisional to cover the hole which it was meant to fill.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Someone's set up a clone of RemindMeBot that triggers off the exact same phrase, doubling spam. in ~tech

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    I dunno, Ump, seems like a fast call. I believe the context is sufficiently evident, and the word "ha" does not indicate flippancy as I think you have assumed. I suppose I'll recompose as a text...

    I dunno, Ump, seems like a fast call. I believe the context is sufficiently evident, and the word "ha" does not indicate flippancy as I think you have assumed. I suppose I'll recompose as a text post, but I think that pretends like the thought preceded the example, which it didn't.

  11. Comment on Someone's set up a clone of RemindMeBot that triggers off the exact same phrase, doubling spam. in ~tech

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    Oh, really? I understand the point about avoiding being a reddit side channel -- but I submitted this because I thought it a superior example of the kinds of web design problem which I understand...

    Oh, really? I understand the point about avoiding being a reddit side channel -- but I submitted this because I thought it a superior example of the kinds of web design problem which I understand to interest the members of this forum. Would you please consider reinstating the topic? It is only not an event insofar as it represents very recent actions of a small number of people, surely.

  12. Comment on Someone's set up a clone of RemindMeBot that triggers off the exact same phrase, doubling spam. in ~tech

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    Check this out, ha -- the reddit RemindMeBot has added a link to message the creator of a duplicate bot which responds to the same trigger phrase in comment threads. Namespace clashes are...

    Check this out, ha -- the reddit RemindMeBot has added a link to message the creator of a duplicate bot which responds to the same trigger phrase in comment threads. Namespace clashes are interesting to me -- there's always talk about how quickly usernames get snapped up on a new service but I thought this was a slightly novel version of this kind of squabble.

  13. Comment on AnnenMayKantereit - Ozean in ~music

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    Ah! I have just got into this singer this year. Is the band having a moment, do you think?

    Ah! I have just got into this singer this year. Is the band having a moment, do you think?

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What if we nuke a city? in ~humanities

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    That's a significant claim... are you quoting someone or is that original analysis?

    That's a significant claim... are you quoting someone or is that original analysis?

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Wait but why: The great battle of fire and light in ~misc

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    Is it a reference to Birds Aren't Real?

    Is it a reference to Birds Aren't Real?

  16. Comment on Contrapoints - Men in ~life

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    Ugh, she is so hot. All of the looks in this video are incredibly potent. Blackpilled Carmen Sandiego is my favorite but the champagnegligee is wonderful too. Lolled at "Frank-N-Furter / Violet...

    Ugh, she is so hot. All of the looks in this video are incredibly potent. Blackpilled Carmen Sandiego is my favorite but the champagnegligee is wonderful too. Lolled at "Frank-N-Furter / Violet Chachki / Dita Von Teese spectrum".

  17. Comment on Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering game that puts the fun in undermining democracy in ~games.tabletop

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    I own a copy. The political theme is pretty pointless, tbh, but it functions very well as an abstract puzzle game. I would recommend a pen-and-paper adaptation very highly, I should think.

    I own a copy. The political theme is pretty pointless, tbh, but it functions very well as an abstract puzzle game. I would recommend a pen-and-paper adaptation very highly, I should think.

  18. Comment on Horticulturists have planted five palm trees in Laugardalur to investigate how these plants respond to Icelandic weather conditions in ~misc

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    You're being facetious, yes? /s? I think every part of that scenario very unlikely.

    You're being facetious, yes? /s? I think every part of that scenario very unlikely.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Buy Nintendo Switch now or wait for new release? in ~games

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    I am waiting for the new release. At one point I thought I was waiting for the pokemon title -- but now I think I'm just waiting for a price drop, which is good enough for me. Patient gaming is...

    I am waiting for the new release. At one point I thought I was waiting for the pokemon title -- but now I think I'm just waiting for a price drop, which is good enough for me. Patient gaming is very rewarding!

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Why you can't trust me in ~misc

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    Ugh, I have been such an ingrate. I think "Tom Scott's Intentions Are Good" is a better title for the video, actually. It would get the vibe across that he would still like credit for the work he...

    Ugh, I have been such an ingrate. I think "Tom Scott's Intentions Are Good" is a better title for the video, actually. It would get the vibe across that he would still like credit for the work he did, going all the way to Australia for that quarrelsome muddle of a town!

    1 vote