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  1. Comment on What does your ideal Friday night look like? in ~talk

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    Definitely alone. 10pm at night with a bowl of chips, a non-alcholic beer or two, and a good game, movie, YouTube series, or new Linux distro or project is heaven to me. I get to do this pretty...

    Definitely alone. 10pm at night with a bowl of chips, a non-alcholic beer or two, and a good game, movie, YouTube series, or new Linux distro or project is heaven to me. I get to do this pretty frequently as I go out of my way to do any work or appointments on a day other than Friday, and I don't have many friends nor would be most people's pick to go to a party anyway.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Please don’t theme our apps in ~tech

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    How does it actually harm these developers though, that distro maintainers are putting in custom themes? Couldn't they simply refuse to spend time fixing them and require the maintainer to make...

    How does it actually harm these developers though, that distro maintainers are putting in custom themes? Couldn't they simply refuse to spend time fixing them and require the maintainer to make the theme work for the program? But for that matter, shouldn't GTK apps be theme agnostic in the first place???

    12 votes
  3. Comment on Reddit user requested all the personal info Epic Games has on him and Epic sent that info to a random person in ~games

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    LOL, that's hilarious. Well, probably not so much for the guy himself, but.... dear god... at least the guy they sent all that info to confirmed he deleted it, though I suppose Epic Games has no...

    LOL, that's hilarious. Well, probably not so much for the guy himself, but.... dear god... at least the guy they sent all that info to confirmed he deleted it, though I suppose Epic Games has no way to make sure...

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Apple introduces 8-core MacBook Pro in ~tech

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    I'm just so bored with it. You're absolutely right that it's a matter of taste (as aesthetic always is), but idk. I remember Apple when they used to make fun and unique looking products that stood...

    I'm just so bored with it. You're absolutely right that it's a matter of taste (as aesthetic always is), but idk. I remember Apple when they used to make fun and unique looking products that stood out from their competition. I'm kinda bummed they no longer seem to value that...

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Apple introduces 8-core MacBook Pro in ~tech

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    Keyboard got only an incremental fix, the design is the same dull black and stainless steel they've had for the last 10+ years, I don't see anything on how they're going to cool an 8 core chip at...

    Keyboard got only an incremental fix, the design is the same dull black and stainless steel they've had for the last 10+ years, I don't see anything on how they're going to cool an 8 core chip at full load, and likely no part of this laptop is user upgradable or user serviceable. I'll wait for the reviews, but... looks like I'm sticking with ThinkPads.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Apple introduces 8-core MacBook Pro in ~tech

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    Out of curiosity, why wouldn't you count WLS though?

    Out of curiosity, why wouldn't you count WLS though?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Apple introduces 8-core MacBook Pro in ~tech

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    How would you use multiple cores without taxing the CPU though? Unless you use each one at very low capacity, any well threaded workload should cause the CPU to spike up. But I don't see why...

    How would you use multiple cores without taxing the CPU though? Unless you use each one at very low capacity, any well threaded workload should cause the CPU to spike up. But I don't see why anyone would buy a super expensive i9 enabled laptop to only use 40% of its capacity...

    7 votes
  8. Comment on What is the size of your smartphone? in ~talk

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    I have an ancient Samsung Epic 4G, an original Galaxy S model. The screen size is 4 (as in 4.0) inches, and I find it to be the perfect size - large enough to be comfortable using, small enough to...

    I have an ancient Samsung Epic 4G, an original Galaxy S model. The screen size is 4 (as in 4.0) inches, and I find it to be the perfect size - large enough to be comfortable using, small enough to easily fit in my pocket. It's rather chunky because of the slideout keyboard, but I love the form factor, and it bums me out how hard it is to find modern phones in this size, I have a tablet for when I want a bigger screen and I don't want anything bigger than 4 inches. I'll probably get a Galaxy S5 Mini when I'm forced to upgrade, that seems to be the closest semi-modern equivalent to it (iPhone SE isn't an option because it doesn't support Android), but it's still 4.5...

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What cultural misunderstandings have you experienced? in ~talk

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    I lived in Japan for two years, and respect matters a lot in Japan. For such a grave offense, I can easily see a CEO refusing to go through with a deal. From their perspective, what's a deal going...

    I lived in Japan for two years, and respect matters a lot in Japan. For such a grave offense, I can easily see a CEO refusing to go through with a deal. From their perspective, what's a deal going to founded on if you're not willing to give them the respect they would to you? In addition, it could be seen as demeaning if they made a deal anyway even after you blatantly disrespected them, and for better or worse, most Japanese people (especially these older CEOs) have an intense aversion to anything that would make them lose face.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Roughly, how many people are contributing to the development (writing code) of Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Same. I'd love to contribute, but I have little to no experience with the language and tools for Tildes. Someday though, maybe as a project for my university or something, I'll sink in the work. I...

    Same. I'd love to contribute, but I have little to no experience with the language and tools for Tildes. Someday though, maybe as a project for my university or something, I'll sink in the work. I try to contribute through occasionally posting and commenting, if that can be counted as contributing...

    2 votes
  11. Comment on World of Warcraft Classic goes live worldwide August 27 in ~games

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    I really love that Blizzard is doing this - rather than letting the old versions be lost to time, they're bringing them back and preserving them alongside the modern experience, 2006 graphics and...

    I really love that Blizzard is doing this - rather than letting the old versions be lost to time, they're bringing them back and preserving them alongside the modern experience, 2006 graphics and all. I wish more companies made an effort to preserve their past as well.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on What are some quality mobile games? in ~games

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    It's super old and hasn't been updated in years, but Great Little War is a turn based strategy game for Android, very akin to Advance Wars, and I've enjoyed it quite a bit from what I've played....

    It's super old and hasn't been updated in years, but Great Little War is a turn based strategy game for Android, very akin to Advance Wars, and I've enjoyed it quite a bit from what I've played. And it runs on even a potato like my Epic 4G.

    Edit: Oh and of course, Relay for Reddit and KDE Connect if you use Linux might be some more suggestions. Relay is just amazing once you wrap your head around it, and KDE Connect solves the age old problem of how to easily transfer files between Android and computer (albeit, quite slowly).

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are some quality mobile games? in ~games

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    Preach! I've been grinding through Minish Cap on my Android on my bus commutes, it's great. I've even got a slide out physical keyboard on my old ass phone, which does make the button mashing a...

    If you're on Android there is a world of emulation, even N64 and PSX games are running well on modern devices. There is always a question of touch screen controls being suboptimal, but I've played through the biggest JRPGs on my phone.

    Preach! I've been grinding through Minish Cap on my Android on my bus commutes, it's great. I've even got a slide out physical keyboard on my old ass phone, which does make the button mashing a lot more pleasant. It's not as smooth as on the real thing, but it's sure a lot more vivid on an OLED!

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    Civ VI can look really beautiful when it's maxxed out, but admittedly the Linux version is a little gimped since it only supports OpenGL, which bottlenecks it. Space Simulator ^2 is definitely...

    Civ VI can look really beautiful when it's maxxed out, but admittedly the Linux version is a little gimped since it only supports OpenGL, which bottlenecks it. Space Simulator ^2 is definitely filled with eye candy when it's in action, although it's not really a game so much as a simulator.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    I love this genre so much! Clickpocalypse 2 is my favorite of the online ones, but a lot of games like many in the C&C series or Civilization with the right mod can be too. There's something super...

    I love this genre so much! Clickpocalypse 2 is my favorite of the online ones, but a lot of games like many in the C&C series or Civilization with the right mod can be too. There's something super enjoyable about just watching a world grow and develop all by itself! :)

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What OS do you use and what are your favourite programs? in ~comp

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    A whoooooole bunch. Sticking to my top 2, I use OpenSUSE Tumbleweed on my desktop with KDE 5 and Firefox, Eclipse, Amarok, Konsole, sshfs, etc. Pretty standard. On my old ThinkPad I use Debian in...

    A whoooooole bunch. Sticking to my top 2, I use OpenSUSE Tumbleweed on my desktop with KDE 5 and Firefox, Eclipse, Amarok, Konsole, sshfs, etc. Pretty standard.

    On my old ThinkPad I use Debian in combination with TDE, Trinity Desktop Environment, which is basically a modern version of KDE 3. It's super snappy, customizable, powerful, and I love the retro vibe, especially since it looks period appropriate for the laptop itself. The programs themselves are very similar though - Firefox, a much older version of Eclipse, Konsole, Amarok, sshfs, Kate, vim, etc.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Switch's 'boost mode' tested: what is it and how does it work? in ~games

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    The GameBoy and DS lines also have a bunch of super convenient and portable yet deeply enjoyable games, and you can find the consoles for pretty cheap on eBay! I burned so many hours as a kid on...

    The GameBoy and DS lines also have a bunch of super convenient and portable yet deeply enjoyable games, and you can find the consoles for pretty cheap on eBay! I burned so many hours as a kid on them in short car rides, waiting rooms, etc.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What is the current feeling about users having alternate accounts on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    I asked /u/Deimos about this ages ago and his response at the time was essentially "I'm not looking for it, but I'd really prefer if people didn't do it" iirc. As far as I know, nothing's changed...

    I asked /u/Deimos about this ages ago and his response at the time was essentially "I'm not looking for it, but I'd really prefer if people didn't do it" iirc. As far as I know, nothing's changed on that front, although I don't follow development all that closely. If you're looking to change your name or something though, I think he did that on a few occasions for special requests.

    3 votes