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  1. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2020 on the internet in ~misc

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    LPL makes such compelling content, and I'm not sure I can even explain why. I'm only moderately interested in locks or locksports, and yet I will sometimes find myself watching his videos back to...

    LPL makes such compelling content, and I'm not sure I can even explain why. I'm only moderately interested in locks or locksports, and yet I will sometimes find myself watching his videos back to back for an hour.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    For some reason I've been revisiting Neil Cicierega's Mouth Trilogy, which is a pretty stupid trilogy of mashup albums by internet legend Neil Cicierega (Flash Artist, Lemon Demon, Potter Pupper...

    For some reason I've been revisiting Neil Cicierega's Mouth Trilogy, which is a pretty stupid trilogy of mashup albums by internet legend Neil Cicierega (Flash Artist, Lemon Demon, Potter Pupper Pals, and much more). The songs are ridiculous but there's a lot of really hilarious (to me) musical humor in them. It helps that the mashups are generally pretty well put together.

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

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    I've been playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 and it's been a lot of fun. It seems like a very deep game, but the volume of content can feel a little overwhelming at times. Also, either I'm missing...

    I've been playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 and it's been a lot of fun. It seems like a very deep game, but the volume of content can feel a little overwhelming at times. Also, either I'm missing something or the game doesn't telegraph the difficulty of encounters very well. I've several times found myself exploring and found myself in a fight that doesn't seem like it should be that difficult, but once I'm in it it is glaringly obviously that I am under-leveled.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What are some games in which movement itself is a joy? in ~games

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    So much about the core D2 gameplay feels so buttery smooth. I was really reluctant to stop playing when I gave it up last fall, but the grind and the reward systems were really starting to feel...

    So much about the core D2 gameplay feels so buttery smooth. I was really reluctant to stop playing when I gave it up last fall, but the grind and the reward systems were really starting to feel awful for me. I still consider picking back up from time to time, but I just don't want to devote the time to grinding that I feel like I would need to.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released for iOS and Android for US $3 in ~games

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    It's not even that bad on touchscreen. I picked it up out of curiosity and the on-screen controls are surprisingly good. Not as good as a physical controller, but then again it also has full...

    It's not even that bad on touchscreen. I picked it up out of curiosity and the on-screen controls are surprisingly good. Not as good as a physical controller, but then again it also has full controller support.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released for iOS and Android for US $3 in ~games

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    Did you play Planescape on a phone or tablet? I've looked at it and considered buying it before, but I wasn't sure how well it would play on a phone.

    Did you play Planescape on a phone or tablet? I've looked at it and considered buying it before, but I wasn't sure how well it would play on a phone.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released for iOS and Android for US $3 in ~games

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    I remember the PSP port being pretty good. The big complaint that I mostly see about it is the re-dubbed dialogue, because the old, terrible dub is so famous.

    I remember the PSP port being pretty good. The big complaint that I mostly see about it is the re-dubbed dialogue, because the old, terrible dub is so famous.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released for iOS and Android for US $3 in ~games

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    Have you actually played the port? Everything that I've seen says it's very well done...

    Have you actually played the port? Everything that I've seen says it's very well done...

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Oooh, WoT is one of my all-time favorite series! I realize that it's pretty divisive, though. How are you finding it so far?

    Oooh, WoT is one of my all-time favorite series! I realize that it's pretty divisive, though. How are you finding it so far?

    3 votes
  10. Comment on An idea on how to allow anonymous posts/comments without ruining Tildes in ~tildes

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    Sure, but then again I try to be careful not to post potentially identifying info about myself. I also really try to make sure nobody I know irl knows my usernames here or on reddit. But not...

    I can already do those things on this account though. Can't you on your account?

    Sure, but then again I try to be careful not to post potentially identifying info about myself. I also really try to make sure nobody I know irl knows my usernames here or on reddit. But not everybody does that. If I've posted things about the town I live in, my work, my hobbies, my family, that can be enough for somebody with malicious intent to dox me.

  11. Comment on An idea on how to allow anonymous posts/comments without ruining Tildes in ~tildes

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    I can see cases where allowing someone who is commenting about an employer to do so anonymously would let them be more frank about the employer. Maybe it would also allow someone who hasn't come...

    I can see cases where allowing someone who is commenting about an employer to do so anonymously would let them be more frank about the employer.

    Maybe it would also allow someone who hasn't come out to comment in threads about gender/sexual identity without worrying about outing themselves?

    I don't really know. I can see some potential benefits but I can also certainly see potential problems and abuses.

    23 votes
  12. Comment on Any tips for painting miniatures? in ~games.tabletop

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    I'm not much more than a beginner when it comes to mini painting myself, but the best tip I have gotten is to thin your paints a little. It keeps the paint from filling in all the details in the...

    I'm not much more than a beginner when it comes to mini painting myself, but the best tip I have gotten is to thin your paints a little. It keeps the paint from filling in all the details in the miniature. You might have to paint a couple of layers, but it really makes a huge difference.

    My other recommendation for this mini would be to add a wash. With a wash, the pigment will settle into the low points of the miniature, which lets you easily add shading to places that would normally have some shadow, and makes the miniature look a lot less flat. It can really bring out a ton of detail.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on QAnon-ers’ magic cure for coronavirus: Just drink bleach! in ~health.coronavirus

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    I find it particularly amusing that the Journalist quoted in this piece as an expert on QAnon has the last name Rothschild.

    I find it particularly amusing that the Journalist quoted in this piece as an expert on QAnon has the last name Rothschild.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on What are your favorite concept albums? in ~music

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    I love The Alchemy Index by Thrice. It's a two volume, four disk album themed around the four classic elements. So there's a Fire album, Earth album, Air album, and Water Album. In addition to the...

    I love The Alchemy Index by Thrice. It's a two volume, four disk album themed around the four classic elements. So there's a Fire album, Earth album, Air album, and Water Album. In addition to the lyrics being themed around the elements, each of the albums has a very different sound that is meant to represent its element. Fire is super aggressive and very, very heavy, water has a lot of delay/reverb and some synth sounds, etc. As an added bonus, each of the albums ends with a song written in sonnet form.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on How dog parks took over the urban landscape in ~life

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    In my fairly limited experience, lots of people think they have trained their dog well enough to let them off a leash, and very few actually have. I'm pretty allergic to dogs, so even if the dog...

    In my fairly limited experience, lots of people think they have trained their dog well enough to let them off a leash, and very few actually have. I'm pretty allergic to dogs, so even if the dog isn't dangerous I don't really want to deal with somebody's animal trying to jump all over me.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on Who moved my cheese? in ~tildes

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    An Alternate Reality Game. They are sort-of multimedia puzzle games/scavenger hunts that scatter narratives and clues throughout different web and real world destinations. They often start with...

    An Alternate Reality Game. They are sort-of multimedia puzzle games/scavenger hunts that scatter narratives and clues throughout different web and real world destinations. They often start with weird "rabbit hole" or "trailhead" posts in forums that are meant to get people started.

    I haven't following any major ARGs recently, but they can get really complex and convoluted.

    Maybe somebody with more involvement in that scene can give some good examples of the genre.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science in ~comp

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    I didn't even consider that, but you're right. I don't really see it much where I live, but I know it's a thing.

    I didn't even consider that, but you're right. I don't really see it much where I live, but I know it's a thing.

  18. Comment on Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science in ~comp

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    What about women who change their last name when they get married? I realize that it is becoming more common to not do this, but based on a cursory google about 80% of women who marry still change...

    Yes, name changes do happen, but they are fairly rare events

    What about women who change their last name when they get married? I realize that it is becoming more common to not do this, but based on a cursory google about 80% of women who marry still change their name, and about 47% (let's round up to 50 because I'm pretty bad at math) will get married at some point. If women are about 50% of the population of the U.S., about 50% of women get married, and 80% of those women will change their name that's what, 20% of the US population who are going to change their name at some point in their lives? That doesn't seem all that rare.

    It's entirely possible I'm misunderstanding that, though. x.D

    I do think your quote of the top comment hits home. Most of the folks that are making decisions aren't ever going to need to deal with this.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Slayer - Reign In Jazz (Andy Rehfeldt Version) in ~music

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    Rehfeldt's covers are so much fun to listen to. I love these kinds of covers that really transform the original song. I also really enjoy mashups that warp the mashed-up tracks into something...

    Rehfeldt's covers are so much fun to listen to. I love these kinds of covers that really transform the original song. I also really enjoy mashups that warp the mashed-up tracks into something really new. Stuff like the excellent DJ Cummerbund's mashups. He often does similar genre-bending remixes, usually by mashing up heavy vocals with more poppy instrumentals (or vice-versa). I unironically enjoy BasketFlies and Freaktender because for some reason they just work. On the other hand, there are hilarious abominations like YYMilk which is a mashup of Rush's "YYZ" and "Milkshake" by Kelis.

    There's also the amazing mashups by artists like Isosine and Neil Cicierega, and the guys over on r/mashups

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

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    Yeah I've been sticking it out with BL3, but I've been overall disappointed. I've been looking for something to scratch the Destiny 2 itch since I quit before the last expansion. I just got sick...

    Yeah I've been sticking it out with BL3, but I've been overall disappointed.

    I've been looking for something to scratch the Destiny 2 itch since I quit before the last expansion. I just got sick of the ridiculous grind which always felt really unrewarding. But it has been really hard to find anything that feels as slick as Destiny.

    3 votes