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  1. Comment on The original roguelike, Rogue, is releasing on Steam in ~games

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    I understand it might be a little strange. But why not accept most people's definition of roguelike and call games similar to the actual rogue game something else?

    I understand it might be a little strange. But why not accept most people's definition of roguelike and call games similar to the actual rogue game something else?

    9 votes
  2. Comment on YouTubers are upscaling the past to 4K. Historians want them to stop in ~tech

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    I think it might be too dismissive to just call them creative recreations. When it comes to increasing the framerate it's sort of very advanced frame interpolation. Its likely to be a more...

    I think it might be too dismissive to just call them creative recreations. When it comes to increasing the framerate it's sort of very advanced frame interpolation. Its likely to be a more accurate representation than the source because there's not much creativity to be injected between frames.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Is there a website to propose/join open source groups? in ~comp

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    That does make sense but is unfortunate because I think there's an opportunity for like minded individuals to get together and plan the foundations of a project. I am somewhat surprised that there...

    That does make sense but is unfortunate because I think there's an opportunity for like minded individuals to get together and plan the foundations of a project. I am somewhat surprised that there might not be a niche site for this though. Perhaps that's the first general project I'll try and get people on-board with.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Is there a website to propose/join open source groups? in ~comp

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    This is a good resource to have and has been bookmarked, thank you. But my initial though was for projects that haven't been started so that it's more of a team project where everyone get's a say...

    This is a good resource to have and has been bookmarked, thank you. But my initial though was for projects that haven't been started so that it's more of a team project where everyone get's a say in the planning stages.

    1 vote
  5. Is there a website to propose/join open source groups?

    I'm interested in working on an open source project from scratch with a group of like minded people and curious how to get something like that started. Does anyone know of any websites that...

    I'm interested in working on an open source project from scratch with a group of like minded people and curious how to get something like that started. Does anyone know of any websites that facilitate that kind of thing? Like where people might propose an project and others can tentatively join?

    12 votes
  6. Comment on Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda, id Software, Arkane Studios, and more in ~games

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    I don't think there's a large chance of these games being Xbox exclusives. They'll all be on PC and I think it's more likely that they'll have timed exclusivity or none at all but be on game pass...

    I don't think there's a large chance of these games being Xbox exclusives. They'll all be on PC and I think it's more likely that they'll have timed exclusivity or none at all but be on game pass day 1.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Masnick's Impossibility Theorem: Content moderation at scale is impossible to do well in ~tech

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    I may be a bit slow today, I did only have a single cup of coffee. But I don't understand the article. I think part of my issue is that a lot of the terms aren't defined. What do we mean by...

    I may be a bit slow today, I did only have a single cup of coffee. But I don't understand the article. I think part of my issue is that a lot of the terms aren't defined. What do we mean by moderation, scale, and what do we define as successful moderation?

    Also a lot of the issues with social media site's moderation seem to stem from poor policy rather than scale. Nobody is really that annoyed that Facebook misses some porn or shock photographs. They're annoyed that they're allowing communities to form that spread hateful propaganda.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on US Postal Service memos detail ‘difficult’ changes, including slower mail delivery in ~news

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    Because despite the narrative, Democrats largely voted for this as well as Republicans.

    Because despite the narrative, Democrats largely voted for this as well as Republicans.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Help me understand the significance of EROI? in ~enviro

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    I can't address everything, but it doesn't seem realistic to me that society would collapse due to changes in EROI. One reason for this is that our society is very inefficient with our energy,...

    I can't address everything, but it doesn't seem realistic to me that society would collapse due to changes in EROI. One reason for this is that our society is very inefficient with our energy, this provides us flexibility. You can relate this to the supply chains we saw failing during the pandemic. Efficiency is optimization for how things currently are. However, we aren't very efficient and so if EROI drops we can be forced to be more efficient with our energy usage to make up for that change.

    That isn't to say that a dramatic change in EROI wouldn't cause panic and change, but it by itself wouldn't lead to collapse IMO.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on How Vim became so popular in ~comp

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    I just had to do this last week. I had to connect to an EC2 instance and modify a file but nano wasn't installed. My next best guess was vim which worked. It's common enough I feel a pressure to...

    I just had to do this last week. I had to connect to an EC2 instance and modify a file but nano wasn't installed. My next best guess was vim which worked. It's common enough I feel a pressure to learn the basics of it.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on How do you deal with the world getting hopeless everyday? in ~talk

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    I try and think of ways I can help solve the problems. For example the problem of litter, I picked up litter around my local library on earth day and wanted while somewhat depressing it was nice...

    I try and think of ways I can help solve the problems. For example the problem of litter, I picked up litter around my local library on earth day and wanted while somewhat depressing it was nice to do. I thought about creating an app that divides areas up and assigns them to individuals to clean once a month or however often they'd like to participate. That way as long as people cared, areas could be kept clean while distributing the effort. I know programming and could work on this, but my point is that just the act of thinking about a potential solution is how I deal with the news of the world being in a bad state.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on "Watching" a comment in a thread in ~tildes

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    Damn alright, maybe this is a good opportunity to try and contribute then. Thanks for the info 👍

    Damn alright, maybe this is a good opportunity to try and contribute then. Thanks for the info 👍

    4 votes
  13. "Watching" a comment in a thread

    I often come across a topic that I find somewhat interesting, but end up being much more interested in a discussion happening within that topic. I think it would be useful to be able to "watch" a...

    I often come across a topic that I find somewhat interesting, but end up being much more interested in a discussion happening within that topic. I think it would be useful to be able to "watch" a comment/thread to be notified if someone replies to a comment. Thoughts?

    10 votes
  14. Comment on YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks in ~tech

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    I realize we're getting into some more nuanced stuff. But I think it's important to point out the retina is a sensory system for radiation and so extreme exposure causing damage isn't particularly...

    I realize we're getting into some more nuanced stuff. But I think it's important to point out the retina is a sensory system for radiation and so extreme exposure causing damage isn't particularly surprising. Applying that to the non-ionizing discussion. In terms of radiation effecting cognition isnt the best example.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on I have used Android my entire life. Then I acquired four Apple devices in a week in ~tech

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    I've had pretty much the exact opposite experience with apple. It's very frustrating to see a post with so much hyperbole.

    I've had pretty much the exact opposite experience with apple. It's very frustrating to see a post with so much hyperbole.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on CLUI: Building a graphical command line in ~comp

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    This looks good. This type of development needs to happen to push CLIs further. They are at the moment pretty awful to use. Please note I did not say they aren't powerful.

    This looks good. This type of development needs to happen to push CLIs further. They are at the moment pretty awful to use. Please note I did not say they aren't powerful.

    3 votes
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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