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  1. Comment on Scientists make breakthrough discovery while experimenting with urine in ~tech

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    The press release says it's urea and acetamide

    The press release says it's urea and acetamide

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Big Tech won’t let you leave. Here’s a way out. in ~tech

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    Yea Wayback machine has some pretty cringeworthy blog posts of mine from almost 20 years ago. I do my best to keep my social media accounts unlinkable back to my real identity. I can't stop...

    Yea Wayback machine has some pretty cringeworthy blog posts of mine from almost 20 years ago. I do my best to keep my social media accounts unlinkable back to my real identity. I can't stop someone that knows me irl from finding it but I don't need some unhinged rando that's mad because I disagreed with them on a Reddit thread from doxxing me.

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

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    The saving grace of PL is that there is only a couple mandatory missions for driving, first so it can introduce you to the combat system and second is a tail mission that really doesn't require...

    The saving grace of PL is that there is only a couple mandatory missions for driving, first so it can introduce you to the combat system and second is a tail mission that really doesn't require fancy driving.

    The rest come by way of side missions of hijacking cars. Hijacking cars is by far the most lucrative way to make money in Cyberpunk without cheesing the system but like one in four involve combat and often result in your ride blowing up, I'll often quicksave and reload as soon as it's apperant that it's a combat mission.

  4. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Shangri-La Frontier - A VR video game anime in a similar vein as SAO without the contrived "if you die in the game or you try to remove your headset you die in real life" shtick. It somehow still...

    Shangri-La Frontier - A VR video game anime in a similar vein as SAO without the contrived "if you die in the game or you try to remove your headset you die in real life" shtick. It somehow still manages to make the stakes feel high and captures the experience of playing video games where working hard, grinding, exploiting bugs, etc can make you feel powerful.

    Fluffy Paradise - A woman works herself to death and gets isekai'd into a fantasy realm with the power to be friends with all animals. Just some cute and wholesome mind bleach.

    Love Flops (7/10) - Starts off as a ecchi harem romcom hitting the major beats you'd expect but then throws you a curve ball. This is an R18 show and there is some nudity depending on the version you find.

    Spoilers It stops being quite as ecchi after the first few episodes and stuff starts to get weird (well weirder since the MC inadvertently SA'd each of his future harem as well as MC and another character getting SA'd by a dog, all along on his way to school). It start to feel like a fever dream as one boy is revealed to be a girl (actually not that big of a surprise), one character is revealed to be an retired assassin but pulled back in to save the MC after being kidnapped and another character is a magical girl defending earth from robots trying to blow up men's dicks. It all culminates to the point where you really wonder where they are going with everything and it turns out that they are all not real, but MC is in a simulation, the AI controlling it is his dead childhood friend and every girl in the harem is an aspect of her personality.
    4 votes
  5. Comment on I'm about to start my first ever job as a Software Engineer. I'm terrified about losing it in a layoff. in ~tech

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    If you're in the states and work at a large company search "warn act <your state>" they have to file notice of layoffs of more than X (I think 100) people months in advance. As a new SWE you...

    If you're in the states and work at a large company search "warn act <your state>" they have to file notice of layoffs of more than X (I think 100) people months in advance.

    As a new SWE you should be constantly interviewing and changing companies every 1-2 years anyways, it's the primary way you will get substantive increases in your salary as well as a broader range of experience and exposure to different workflows, tech stacks and mentors.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Just finished Phantom Liberty. Man 2.1 and PL made Cyberpunk 2077 a damn near perfect game. I did two endings, and they were both very bittersweet, just what I expect from this game. The end...

    Just finished Phantom Liberty. Man 2.1 and PL made Cyberpunk 2077 a damn near perfect game. I did two endings, and they were both very bittersweet, just what I expect from this game. The end credits of PL have no reason to go so hard; it literally could be the intro of a Sci-Fi James Bond movie. It's such a huge juxtaposition to the vanilla Video Voicemail end credits.

    The only gripe I really have about Cyberpunk at this point is the vehicle handling. Cycles are fine, but cars and trucks feel like you've got slicks and are driving on ice, even when using a controller. I had mods in vanilla before 2.0 that helped, but even then, I mostly stuck to cycles. I was really hoping when they announced vehicle combat that they'd have made the whole vehicle system more ergonomic to handle the added complexity. Instead, it was a huge letdown and not very fun, especially on some of the hijack missions where your vehicle will literally explode from gunfire and vehicles ramming you from all angles, causing you to fail.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Anime is going digital. Fans are wary. in ~anime

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    Though it had some rough edges I also thought Chainsaw Man mostly made good use of 3D. Ditto with Jujustu Kaisen. Which makes sense since they, and Dorohedoro, were all by Studio Mappa.

    Though it had some rough edges I also thought Chainsaw Man mostly made good use of 3D. Ditto with Jujustu Kaisen. Which makes sense since they, and Dorohedoro, were all by Studio Mappa.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Node's "Single Threaded, Event Driven" programming model seems highly deceptive and farcical in ~comp

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    You can also use workers, if what you're doing is cpu intensive, which are on a separate thread from the main process.

    You can also use workers, if what you're doing is cpu intensive, which are on a separate thread from the main process.

  9. Comment on Jeffrey Epstein: documents linking associates to sex trafficker unsealed in ~news

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    Impossible he's incapable of sweating

    Impossible he's incapable of sweating

    12 votes
  10. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Been sick with covid so been watching a few random anime series I just picked out of the backlog that don't require much thinking. The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess (Overall 5.5/10) It...

    Been sick with covid so been watching a few random anime series I just picked out of the backlog that don't require much thinking.

    The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess (Overall 5.5/10) It had potential as the MC is initially portrayed as a non-magical vampire that hates blood and is a shut-in that is forced to command an army in a forever war type scenario where its cut throat and your lieutenants will back stab you in a split second if you display any weakness. But the shut-in aspect didn't really affect the plot, she's just sometimes really sleepy. The back stabbing lieutenants aspect doesn't really last longer than a couple episodes as all her men love her (and all her women LOVE her). And it turns out she's the most magical person to exist and everyone except her knows how to trigger her abilities so they typically just wait until she's been beaten unconscious and then feed her blood (which she was hypnotized to hate so she wasn't a walking nuke all the time). It really felt like the studio was given 3-4 seasons of material and tasked with condensing it down to 1.
    Otaku Elf (Unfinished but so far 6.5/10) Cozy slice of life about an elf that was isekai'd to our world hundreds of years in the past, she is revered as a goddess and lives in a temple. She is a shut-in nerd that likes collecting stuff and just enjoying the conveniences of the modern day Japan. The MC is a girl that recently took over the family business of taking care of the elf and the temple. It's cute and wholesome, nothing too deep as of yet.
    My Senpai is Annoying (Overall 6.5/10) It's about a really small woman and her incredibly large senpai at the office. Pretty standard romcom story beats but was wholesome.
    4 votes
  11. Comment on How bad are search results? Let's compare Google, Bing, Marginalia, Kagi, Mwmbl, and ChatGPT in ~tech

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    I have been trying to main DDG but man the results are so poor I find myself habitually adding !g when I start my searches at this point. Kagi doesn't have a free tier, they just have a 100 search...

    I have been trying to main DDG but man the results are so poor I find myself habitually adding !g when I start my searches at this point.

    Kagi doesn't have a free tier, they just have a 100 search trial (they even label it as a trial in the pricing)

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Just finished The 100 Girlfriends That Really Really Really REALLY Love Me and it overall super happy with the series and glad to hear it was renewed for a second season. I don't know how they are...

    Just finished The 100 Girlfriends That Really Really Really REALLY Love Me and it overall super happy with the series and glad to hear it was renewed for a second season. I don't know how they are going to keep the quality up because at the pace they are going they will need 15+ seasons to get through all the girlfriends. But that said I really appreciate the fact they gave each character enough time to have their development beyond their obvious tropes. The show was very witty and wholesome given the premise as an ecchi harem parody. I genuinely laughed out loud at least once an episode.

    Also finished The Eminence in The Shadows which finished just as strong as season 1 imo, great series and looking forward to more.

    Cannot wait to get home from vacation so my wife and I can catch up on/finish Frieren, Spy x Family and The Apothecary Diaries

    Just wanna say I'm super stoked to hear that Chainsaw Man movie for the Reze arc has been confirmed, I figured they'd go movie route on that as it has fewer volumes than the other two main arcs. I hope it's not a signal we won't get a season to complete the Gun Devil arc

    4 votes
  13. Comment on The Hyperloop was always a scam in ~transport

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    You definitely lived within a blessed circle. There is a company trying to build one in the province I live in and they raised half a billion in private money to work on a POC, our government...

    You definitely lived within a blessed circle. There is a company trying to build one in the province I live in and they raised half a billion in private money to work on a POC, our government donated public lands and it's still considered a major project listed on the governments web site.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Merry Christmas in ~talk

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    At that temp I'm layering t-shirt with a light hoodie. If it's sunny I might even wear shorts and flip-flops

    At that temp I'm layering t-shirt with a light hoodie. If it's sunny I might even wear shorts and flip-flops

  15. Comment on Merry Christmas in ~talk

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    Visiting family in Australia, first time I've spent an Xmas at 35°C where there wasn't minus prefixing it. Not a fan tbh, would rather have it be cold and the dark lit up with colourful lights...

    Visiting family in Australia, first time I've spent an Xmas at 35°C where there wasn't minus prefixing it. Not a fan tbh, would rather have it be cold and the dark lit up with colourful lights while having some hearty meals and warm drink.

    21 votes
  16. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Children of Memory - third installment of the Children of Time series. I absolutely love how Adrian Tchaikovsky manages to come up with "alien" intelligences that are some how both...

    Children of Memory - third installment of the Children of Time series. I absolutely love how Adrian Tchaikovsky manages to come up with "alien" intelligences that are some how both incomprehensible and relatable at the time. This book particularly triggers some existential dread within me along the lines of Blindsight by Peter Watts though without the horror.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Fair warning to anyone that's putting this on their list of books. I listened to this on audiobook and I do not recommend this medium for consuming this particular novel. The format of the story...

    Fair warning to anyone that's putting this on their list of books. I listened to this on audiobook and I do not recommend this medium for consuming this particular novel. The format of the story will be nearly incomprehensible in audio.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Frieren - got nothing to say that hasn't already been said. It's the new anime of the season if not year, though it has been a pretty good year. The Apothecary Diaries - absolutely love this one,...

    Frieren - got nothing to say that hasn't already been said. It's the new anime of the season if not year, though it has been a pretty good year.

    The Apothecary Diaries - absolutely love this one, about a girl kidnapped and sold into service of a Chinese emporer. The MC is adorable, funny and intelligent. Each episode is sort of a murder mystery investigation revolving around poisons or other illnesses/strange behaviours. And it's a gold mine of reaction memes.

    The 100 Girlfriends That Really Really Really REALLY Love Me - a harem parody of a guy that has to juggle his 100 soulmates he'll meet during HS. It's somehow manages to make this work without the MC coming off as a total piece of scum by making him genuinely wholesome and really caring about each of his soulmates equally. It's very funny if you can handle the lewdness.

    Undead Unluck - MC is a girl with a special power of dooming anyone that touches her skin to skin, the more she cares about the person, the longer the contact, the more gruesome and dramatic their demise. She meets a person wanting to but unable to die and he wants to use her to find a way to kill himself. They end up joining a league of other people with abilities trying to prevent earth from being destroyed. The super powers have decent rules that make sense, a good amount of comedy and action.

    Our dating story: The experienced you and inexperienced me - pretty mid story of the loser boy asking our the hottest girl in school and she says yes. It got its charm that keeps me watching.

    The Eminence In Shadow s2 - just keeps on being an amazingly good isekai parody. The last aired episode where he's pretending to be sensitive while trying to convince Rose to be true to herself while noisely eating cookies when she's talking had me laughing out loud. Only because he wants to have an epic battle against her when she betrays him and becomes a tyrant. Or when he literally is playing in boss music on the organ during Rose's wedding. Pure gold.

    Dr. Stone: New World pt2 love this show... Solve problems with science and minimal violence.

    Goblin Slayer - slept on this when it first came out, and, oof, that first episode was really rough but they sure set the tone. QA

    2 votes
  19. Comment on California gas tax revenue will drop by $6 billion, threatening roads in ~transport

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    The problem is taxing charging stations is that a huge chunk of people will be charging at home the vast majority of the time, so you will have to tax charging stations disproportionately more...

    The problem is taxing charging stations is that a huge chunk of people will be charging at home the vast majority of the time, so you will have to tax charging stations disproportionately more compared to gas stations.

    Tires will be abused by people travelling out of state to get cheap tires if it's not applied at the federal level.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on California gas tax revenue will drop by $6 billion, threatening roads in ~transport

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    Maybe the solution would be charging either on registration/insurance renewal or as a levy on new purchase/import of vehicle. I think a formula based on weight and mileage at registration renewal...

    Maybe the solution would be charging either on registration/insurance renewal or as a levy on new purchase/import of vehicle. I think a formula based on weight and mileage at registration renewal would be most fair but a one time levy upfront would probably be easier.

    14 votes