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  1. Comment on Website puzzle that was posted to Tildes? in ~games

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    Nice, thank you! I think @cfabbro was cool with Notpron as well!

    Nice, thank you! I think @cfabbro was cool with Notpron as well!

    2 votes
  2. Website puzzle that was posted to Tildes?

    A while ago, maybe like a year ago? There was a thread and two websites were linked to that were basically puzzle sites. As in the sites themselves were the puzzle and you had to find clues in the...

    A while ago, maybe like a year ago? There was a thread and two websites were linked to that were basically puzzle sites. As in the sites themselves were the puzzle and you had to find clues in the site to get to the next page. It was very cool but I managed to lose the link and was hoping someone might know what I'm talking about. We ringing any bells?

    10 votes
  3. Comment on Bethesda never understood Fallout in ~games

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    I can't really get behind this rant. I understand the complaint that they didn't get the fallout game they wanted. But they're very dismissive of the value the 50s aesthetic and humor brings to...

    I can't really get behind this rant. I understand the complaint that they didn't get the fallout game they wanted. But they're very dismissive of the value the 50s aesthetic and humor brings to the series. The fact is that a new group of creative people picked up the franchise and did something different with it. But the argument that they didn't 'understand' it is lame, they just made different choices. Having played Fallout 1, 2 and tactics I think Bethesda has done a good job translating the series. However, I do agree with the author that Fallout 4 has a ton of problems.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on So you want to become a software QA professional? in ~tech

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    As a person who's been a QA Engineer for 3 months I can say this is pretty accurate. However always keep in mind that each company and managers idea of what QA is and what responsibilities they...

    As a person who's been a QA Engineer for 3 months I can say this is pretty accurate. However always keep in mind that each company and managers idea of what QA is and what responsibilities they are responsible for is different. Communicating expectations seems to be incredibly important.

    Also I've seen a surprising amount of QA discussion on tildes and made a Matrix Room for tildes QA people if anyone is interested in having a place to chat/discuss.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    I'll take your word for it, I didn't gt to experience much good writing as I was unlucky enough to have all 3! of my attempts to play the game run into game breaking bugs. But I don't fault...

    I'll take your word for it, I didn't gt to experience much good writing as I was unlucky enough to have all 3! of my attempts to play the game run into game breaking bugs. But I don't fault obsidian for that necessarily, bad luck just happens sometimes. But it probably did color my impressions of the game.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Having multiple guns doesn't do anything meaningful but lead to unreasonable complexity when trying to balance them against each other. That makes the game-play less skill driven because some...

    Having multiple guns doesn't do anything meaningful but lead to unreasonable complexity when trying to balance them against each other. That makes the game-play less skill driven because some people end up with better guns than others. Which is something I don't think people want.

    As for no man's sky, I have gone through the video and feel that interpretation is fairly generous. But even then, acknowledges that Hello Games understood the situation and chose to take the reputational hit instead of the monetary hit by correctly defining what the game was. It is obviously still not a scam because there's plenty of documentation about what you're buying. However the game they've ended up with is still far different than what I believe was initially presented.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Fallout: New Vegas is a very bad open world game and the fact people consider it better than Fallout 3 kills me. Games like Battlefield which offer multiple guns per class is a terrible idea and...
    1. Fallout: New Vegas is a very bad open world game and the fact people consider it better than Fallout 3 kills me.
    2. Games like Battlefield which offer multiple guns per class is a terrible idea and poor design.
    3. The Metro Series is only getting better and Exodus was a natural iteration on the series.
    4. No Man's Sky was still a huge scam. Just because someone scams you so they can continue their passion instead of running doesn't make it OK.
    2 votes
  8. Comment on Congress raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 in ~health

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    Sure, but those who start smoking early are likely exposed to seniors (often 18) who are smoking. If nobody in high school can smoke it seems like less exposure could be helpful.

    Sure, but those who start smoking early are likely exposed to seniors (often 18) who are smoking. If nobody in high school can smoke it seems like less exposure could be helpful.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Congress raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 in ~health

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    Why would it do little to curb teenage use?

    Why would it do little to curb teenage use?

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Epic Games Store holiday sale has started - sales, one free game per day, and $10 off on everything $14.99+ in ~games

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    Thank you for the Heads up Deimos I would have missed this and Into the Breach is great!.

    Thank you for the Heads up Deimos I would have missed this and Into the Breach is great!.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    People like to talk about how we can address problems despite the fact that larger problems exist in society. Just because everything else in wildly inefficient, We do not need to multiply the...

    People like to talk about how we can address problems despite the fact that larger problems exist in society. Just because everything else in wildly inefficient, We do not need to multiply the inefficiency of wireless charging by millions.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    I really dislike this view. It seems like you're worshiping "progress" without really thinking. Apple removing the headphone jack was dumb even if air pods are successful. Also the move to small...

    I really dislike this view. It seems like you're worshiping "progress" without really thinking. Apple removing the headphone jack was dumb even if air pods are successful. Also the move to small devices with batteries that can't be replaced and likely require more resources to manufacture than their wired counterparts doesn't seem like progress to me.

    Additionally the move to wireless charging is supremely bad because it's very inefficient compared to wired conductors. At that point I think you're confusing progress with convenience.

    Also the entire idea that these devices needed to be released in order to build inertia is dubious. Would battery technology not have improved if Tesla never released an electric car?

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

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    I played a lot of Borderlands 3 with friends this weekend because it's a free play weekend on Xbox. I've played Borderlands 1 and part of the second one but didn't love the second one. The third...

    I played a lot of Borderlands 3 with friends this weekend because it's a free play weekend on Xbox. I've played Borderlands 1 and part of the second one but didn't love the second one. The third seems like they've just made another Borderlands 2. It doesn't really do anything to improve on the formula and feels a bit dated due to that. Almost everything about it is just OK, but the overwhelming amount of voice acting and sophomoric jokes really drag you down over time. I'm glad I got a chance to play it, but that will likely be the last time I play it.

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Norwegian sugar tax sends sweet-lovers over border to Sweden in ~food

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    Aren't there other options besides taxing candy? Such as focusing more on nutrition education, getting people to exercise, providing some function for sugar substitutes, and subsidizing healthier...

    Aren't there other options besides taxing candy? Such as focusing more on nutrition education, getting people to exercise, providing some function for sugar substitutes, and subsidizing healthier foods. These can exist with moderate taxation of sugary foods. But I think all of these things should remain reasonable and this article is somewhat about the taxes becoming unreasonable.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Baby Boomers Speaking To Us From 1989 in ~life

  16. Comment on I don't know how to move in ~talk

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    I've felt exactly the same and basically did the same thing. I was dealing with depression and social anxiety. I'm better now, but that may be the case with you. It's relatively normal, most...

    I've felt exactly the same and basically did the same thing. I was dealing with depression and social anxiety. I'm better now, but that may be the case with you. It's relatively normal, most people go through a period where they experience something like this.

    I would recommend telling someone close to you what's going on and then trying to meet with a psychiatrist. Also talk to your instructor, they are people and are often understanding of the situation. This kind of thing is just like personal maintenance. Feel free to PM me if you have questions you don't want to comment here.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on If Materialism Is True, the United States Is Probably Conscious in ~science

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    I absolutely love this. I don't think it's correct but I don't think I've actually read any philosophical thought where the philosopher wasn't wholly and completely up their own ass. It's written...

    I absolutely love this. I don't think it's correct but I don't think I've actually read any philosophical thought where the philosopher wasn't wholly and completely up their own ass. It's written understandably and makes a good argument.

    However we cannot know or many much of an argument about the United States. It definitly shares characteristics of an organism. Even sophisticated organisms, but from my perspective that isn't enough.
    Consciousness in my view is a specific high level process that we don't fully understand. Until we do understand it in ourselves we're only guessing when talking about rabbits, supersquids or the United States.

    Until we know what we're looking for we are only making guesses through proxies like pain, homeostasis, and behavior. But going even further and saying conscious beings can be built of other conscious beings is even more complicated. So I end up saying we simply cannot come close to understanding if the United States is Conscious until we understand more about the underlying process.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has quietly launched a Facebook rival social network named WT:Social in ~tech

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    I was pretty excited when I read this post but quickly lost interest when I tried to sign up. I don't want a site that has memes, or news, or any of that other crap. Reddit and the other trash...

    I was pretty excited when I read this post but quickly lost interest when I tried to sign up. I don't want a site that has memes, or news, or any of that other crap. Reddit and the other trash sources are fine for that. I just want a site with my pictures, interests, links to things I like, and where I can connect to my friends/family where they do the same. That is all I want out of a social media site but nobody seems to really provide that.

    8 votes
  19. Comment on What is your dream game? in ~games

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    I don't have a single idea I'm obsessed with but thinking about it now I've come up with something I'd love. A survival/rpg game that heavily utilizes programming as a mechanic and teaching aid....

    I don't have a single idea I'm obsessed with but thinking about it now I've come up with something I'd love.

    1. A survival/rpg game that heavily utilizes programming as a mechanic and teaching aid. There's something like this for Minecraft, but I would love a large crafted world similar to some RPGs. Perhaps there are old ancient machines and you're the only one that can interface with them to solve peoples problems. To be clear you wouldn't be programming against the game, but entities within a game.
    5 votes
  20. Comment on My Favorite Programming Problem to Teach: Digit Length in ~comp

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    I wanted to try this out in C# and thought I was clever until I got to the end and my string implementation was disallowed. Oh well, it's an interesting little puzzle. But I think another lesson...

    I wanted to try this out in C# and thought I was clever until I got to the end and my string implementation was disallowed. Oh well, it's an interesting little puzzle. But I think another lesson is to actually look at what you're working with. I'm just now familiarizing myself with C# and didn't realize all objects have a toString method.

    My first step in addressing the problem was to actually look at the bulit in integer type documentation. For all I know it would have a count method. That's where I found ToString and came up with a simple solution.

    5 votes