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  1. Comment on Distrohoppers, what's your flavor this week? in ~comp

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    Having just switched server distros it's a nightmare. Wait as long as you can and also doing the job will take longer than you expect whenever you do it would be my two takeaways.

    Having just switched server distros it's a nightmare. Wait as long as you can and also doing the job will take longer than you expect whenever you do it would be my two takeaways.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Introductions | April 2023 in ~talk

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    I've very much been feeling the same as regards head exploding what with migrating this weekend to a proper docker unraid setup from just using Ubuntu server on an old pc.

    I've very much been feeling the same as regards head exploding what with migrating this weekend to a proper docker unraid setup from just using Ubuntu server on an old pc.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Introductions | April 2023 in ~talk

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    Just spotted I somehow overlooked replying to this. I've been enjoying the classics like risk recently and well as quicker games like Carcassonne and battle sheep (which has surprising depth the...

    Just spotted I somehow overlooked replying to this. I've been enjoying the classics like risk recently and well as quicker games like Carcassonne and battle sheep (which has surprising depth the more you play).

    Hot seat looks like good fun. How have you found adjusting it to a family setting?

    4 votes
  4. Comment on I beat Breath of the Wild 100% in a single day in ~games

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    I've had this in my to watch list for a while and finally watched it. It's amazing how he keeps his energy up all the way through. If you're at all into speedrunning I'd give it a watch.

    I've had this in my to watch list for a while and finally watched it. It's amazing how he keeps his energy up all the way through. If you're at all into speedrunning I'd give it a watch.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What's your not-D&D RPG, and why? in ~games.tabletop

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    I will always evangelize for Barbarians of Lemuria. It's the first ttrpg I've liked enough to actually buy a paper copy of. It's incredibly flexible and incredibly simple and all of the roles are...

    I will always evangelize for Barbarians of Lemuria. It's the first ttrpg I've liked enough to actually buy a paper copy of. It's incredibly flexible and incredibly simple and all of the roles are 2d6 sometimes with an advantage or disadvantage and you have to beat nine. That's it. You add direct numbers from your stat sheet and just getting 1 extra attack feels powerful. It's an homage to the sword and sourcery of old with heros that spend all their money at the end of each adventure. It's a good fun low crunch easy maths system with simple character sheets and minimal prep needed.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on No, the King doesn't own all the swans in Britain in ~humanities

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    I've always wanted to find and eat a swan on the Thames just to spite the king.

    I've always wanted to find and eat a swan on the Thames just to spite the king.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Bluesky is Jack Dorsey’s attempt at a Twitter redo and it’s already growing fast in ~tech

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    Hate speech allowed but hidden from view sounds like the internet as a whole on the isolated islands of moderation

    Hate speech allowed but hidden from view sounds like the internet as a whole on the isolated islands of moderation

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Introductions | April 2023 in ~talk

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    I've been lurking since the beginning but getting back into posting a little more. These days I'm a combustion engineer researching biofuels. Interested in all things self hosting, automation and...

    I've been lurking since the beginning but getting back into posting a little more. These days I'm a combustion engineer researching biofuels. Interested in all things self hosting, automation and machine learning. Also very into ttrpgs and boardgames.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes | Official trailer in ~movies

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    I read the book recently and really enjoyed it. I can see how it's reason for being written feels forced but the book itself didn't feel forced at all. It's firmly within the YA genre but was an...

    I read the book recently and really enjoyed it. I can see how it's reason for being written feels forced but the book itself didn't feel forced at all. It's firmly within the YA genre but was an enjoyable read with a interesting insight into the background of the world of the Hunger games 60 years earlier.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Bluesky is Jack Dorsey’s attempt at a Twitter redo and it’s already growing fast in ~tech

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    That ended up going in the opposite direction I expected. Maybe I'm just not familiar with the well moderated internet because I thought tildes was an example of good moderation (as far as what...

    That ended up going in the opposite direction I expected. Maybe I'm just not familiar with the well moderated internet because I thought tildes was an example of good moderation (as far as what ends up being removed goes).

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Bluesky is Jack Dorsey’s attempt at a Twitter redo and it’s already growing fast in ~tech

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    Bluesky appears to be trending in my circles on twitter. What are people's thoughts on it/is there much discussion of it on the mastodon side of things?

    Bluesky appears to be trending in my circles on twitter. What are people's thoughts on it/is there much discussion of it on the mastodon side of things?

    2 votes
  12. Does anyone know of alternative Spotify client options to reduce the algorithmic clutter

    I've been slowly more frustrated by the Spotify client updates particularly on android and short of getting all my music offline which I'd like to do eventually I want an alternative client that...

    I've been slowly more frustrated by the Spotify client updates particularly on android and short of getting all my music offline which I'd like to do eventually I want an alternative client that isn't going to change the layout constantly and make listening to the music I want to listen to any more difficult than it should be.

    I'd also like to filter out podcasts if possible because I have my way of listening to podcasts and spotify filling my home screen with them isn't going to make me any more likely to use them. Especially if they keep fucking pushing podcast episodes featuring deceased family members just to ruin my morning.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on The secret life of SIM cards (DEFCON 21) in ~comp

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    I've always enjoyed watching the DEFCON highlights so it's nice to get an older one recommended whilst I wait on this years. I wonder if any further progress has been made on this with how much...

    I've always enjoyed watching the DEFCON highlights so it's nice to get an older one recommended whilst I wait on this years. I wonder if any further progress has been made on this with how much the last decade has seen the continued expansion of cheap phones in africa and the mentioned banking systems that used this tech in kenya.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Why does the IRS need $80 billion? Just look at its cafeteria. in ~finance

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    Having studied OCR for the last few months I'm gobsmacked that the IRS doesn't employ it yet. I get the systematic defunding but the passport office and USPS have done so since the 80s.

    Having studied OCR for the last few months I'm gobsmacked that the IRS doesn't employ it yet. I get the systematic defunding but the passport office and USPS have done so since the 80s.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on ‘Elvis’ boogies past $100M at domestic box office in ~movies

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    What did you think? I went to see it yesterday and really enjoyed it. I realised how little I knew about the man. The pacing seemed a little frenetic but I can see that being by design.

    What did you think? I went to see it yesterday and really enjoyed it. I realised how little I knew about the man. The pacing seemed a little frenetic but I can see that being by design.

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  16. Comment on Developer turns 'future of gaming' talk into a surprise attack on convention's NFT and blockchain sponsors in ~games

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    Speculators who assume it'll go back up eventually? It historically has which I know means nothing but it's not an unreasonable gamble.

    Speculators who assume it'll go back up eventually? It historically has which I know means nothing but it's not an unreasonable gamble.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Two weeks with the Steam Deck in ~games

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    Ah fair. I was wondering if you'd be okay with downloading a rom to run on an emulator on the steamdeck if you'd bought that game. If say you only wanted to pack one console for a trip and took...

    Ah fair. I was wondering if you'd be okay with downloading a rom to run on an emulator on the steamdeck if you'd bought that game. If say you only wanted to pack one console for a trip and took the steamdeck with a switch emulator to have both options. I get wanting to play stuff on original hardware when possible though, there's a reason I still have a ps2, wii, and 3ds ahah.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on The lacking foundations of male friendships in ~life

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    I can definitely 2nd the D&D suggestion. I've reconnected over the last two years with some highschool friends through D&D. We'd done a trial campaign that fell apart quickly back then but one of...

    I can definitely 2nd the D&D suggestion. I've reconnected over the last two years with some highschool friends through D&D. We'd done a trial campaign that fell apart quickly back then but one of them out of the blue suggested retrying it online in the pandemic and we're however many sessions deep now having met weekly for nearing two years now. It's a lovely way to have something you're doing but also space to talk before and after the session with various life issues coming up in the campaign in an abstracted enough format to discuss them without anyone feeling the need to say more than they want.

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

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    I got my deck this week and have been enjoying some styles of games I've not played for a while with the new controls. I've started pokemon uranium which has been a lot of fun and harks back to...

    I got my deck this week and have been enjoying some styles of games I've not played for a while with the new controls.

    I've started pokemon uranium which has been a lot of fun and harks back to the graphics era of the first pokemon game I played which was platinum. It's had a few graphical stutters but other than that has been good fun to play and since pokemon is the way it is the stutters aren't too painful.

    The other new game I've tried on the deck is owlboy. I've only played about an hour but I'm enjoying it so far and only picked it up because it was listed as "great on deck" so I'm glad that's there to shed some light on some lesser seen depths of my library.

    2 votes