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  1. Comment on Tildes' "Shop-from-Home" Game Giveaway Event in ~games

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    Hi there! My choices are: Dex Streetfighter V And for my odd choice, Downfall! I've never played a horror game before. Looks spooky. Thanks so much! What a fun cool thing to do!

    Hi there!

    My choices are:
    Dex
    Streetfighter V

    And for my odd choice, Downfall! I've never played a horror game before. Looks spooky.

    Thanks so much! What a fun cool thing to do!

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Weekend projects in ~comp

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    Cool by me, thanks for checking! Your projects look fun, and I like your ethos of just digging in and doing it. Might try fiddling around with midi this weekend from your inspiration. I'd like to...

    Cool by me, thanks for checking!

    Your projects look fun, and I like your ethos of just digging in and doing it. Might try fiddling around with midi this weekend from your inspiration. I'd like to use one of my Raspberry pis to make a drum machine or other midi controller.

    To get further down the rabbit hole, I've been looking for something similar to C Sound but in Python, or, otherwise some way to easily generate interesting audio. I used PD for a bit which is fun (check it out if you like making music), I might try it again with the midi hookup for ease of use.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on That discomfort you’re feeling is grief in ~life

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    That's a really interesting way to put it, I feel that. I took the day off work today and was fretting about it because I'm fine, but there's a lot of shit happening to people I love or their...

    That's a really interesting way to put it, I feel that.

    I took the day off work today and was fretting about it because I'm fine, but there's a lot of shit happening to people I love or their family members. Feels almost selfish to say that I need a day, since "I'm fine" but everything is weighing on me so heavy lately. This article was perfect to help me feel validated.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on That discomfort you’re feeling is grief in ~life

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    Thank you for posting this. I was just talking with my neighbor and we agreed that something feels different this week (we are in California for context). This hits the nail on the head.

    Thank you for posting this. I was just talking with my neighbor and we agreed that something feels different this week (we are in California for context). This hits the nail on the head.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Is anyone playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? in ~games

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    So oranges are my native fruit on my island. If I sell any other fruit on my island, regardless of whether I planted those fruit trees or not, each fruit sells for 500. Then, if I go to someone...

    So oranges are my native fruit on my island. If I sell any other fruit on my island, regardless of whether I planted those fruit trees or not, each fruit sells for 500.

    Then, if I go to someone else's island where their native fruit is apples or something, if I sell my oranges on their island, I get 500 a pop.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Is anyone playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? in ~games

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    Feel free to add me if you'd like. When you see me online see if my gates are open, if not try messaging me on here. Friend code: SW 2194 6592 2230

    Feel free to add me if you'd like. When you see me online see if my gates are open, if not try messaging me on here.

    Friend code: SW 2194 6592 2230

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Is anyone playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? in ~games

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    Haha, I haven't done almost anything with turnips and am almost to the point of terraforming. At about 60 hrs right now. Main source of revenue has been getting fruits from other islands and...

    Haha, I haven't done almost anything with turnips and am almost to the point of terraforming. At about 60 hrs right now.

    Main source of revenue has been getting fruits from other islands and planting orchards. Each fruit sells for $500 on it's non-native island. Also sell your native fruit on friends' islands.

    Edit: Friend code is SW 2194 6592 2230 if anyone wants to add me.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Is anyone playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? in ~games

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    Been loving it. I've never played an AC game but I really enjoyed Stardew Valley and when I completed the majority of the missions I lost interest because I couldn't figure out what else to do. I...

    Been loving it. I've never played an AC game but I really enjoyed Stardew Valley and when I completed the majority of the missions I lost interest because I couldn't figure out what else to do. I was itching for another game like it after I couldn't get into Terraria the same way.

    So far I've put around 60 hours in, which is a lot for me considering it came out a couple weeks ago. I'm almost finished with the main mission, and am excited to unlock all of the other features. I'm hoping the game stays interesting once the credits roll. I suspect it will considering all the different seasons and events but we'll see.

    If anyone is interested in sharing friend codes, mine is SW 2194 6592 2230.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Is anyone playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? in ~games

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    Apparently the new patch should balance the amount of eggs, but we'll see.

    Apparently the new patch should balance the amount of eggs, but we'll see.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Is anyone playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? in ~games

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    Happens to me too with new video games that I play a lot, so strange right?

    Happens to me too with new video games that I play a lot, so strange right?

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Chemists at some of the biggest legal cannabis companies are after an elusive prize: a predictable, reliable product in ~science

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    I would love to read any dependable research on this topic. It's a shame that companies are keeping their research private. I've been hearing about terpenes affecting how the high is experienced,...

    I would love to read any dependable research on this topic. It's a shame that companies are keeping their research private. I've been hearing about terpenes affecting how the high is experienced, but when the author made the analogy to essential oils that sounded like a red flag.

    Personally, I could use the same strain on two different days and get two different reactions. If I'm at peace and not anxious or depressed, weed just makes me enjoy that feeling more. But if I'm anxious, it can at times amplify my anxiety (as an aside, pairing it with mindfulness meditation seems to help).

    Point being, it seems difficult to chalk this up to a magic recipe when it seems like so much of the high experience is based on one's mental state.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on So, what should I get at the grocery store? in ~health.coronavirus

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    You would eat all of that within 2 weeks with 2 adults?? That is a massive amount of food, no? Also you must have a nice pantry. I'd never be able to fit all of that in my small apartment.

    You would eat all of that within 2 weeks with 2 adults?? That is a massive amount of food, no? Also you must have a nice pantry. I'd never be able to fit all of that in my small apartment.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    Actually UI scaling is still pretty awful, at least in the Windows world. Especially if you dock to a monitor with lower DPI... That said, I would take a high res display any day even with the quirks.

    Actually UI scaling is still pretty awful, at least in the Windows world. Especially if you dock to a monitor with lower DPI...

    That said, I would take a high res display any day even with the quirks.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    Good point on storage, I didn't realize that. It is completely bonkers that storage is dirt cheap these days and yet we still have to pay another $100 for another 64 GB or no option at all like...

    Good point on storage, I didn't realize that. It is completely bonkers that storage is dirt cheap these days and yet we still have to pay another $100 for another 64 GB or no option at all like you're saying.

    Problem is, it's in Apple and Google's best interest to offer low storage so we buy their cloud solutions.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    I'm hoping for the Pixel 4a to be announced in May, but an XL variant is rumored not to be included. I have a Pixel 2 now and don't need a huge upgrade to the top tier. Have you looked at the 3a XL?

    I'm hoping for the Pixel 4a to be announced in May, but an XL variant is rumored not to be included. I have a Pixel 2 now and don't need a huge upgrade to the top tier.

    Have you looked at the 3a XL?

    4 votes
  16. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    Got it. So the firmware complaints are chiefly regarding Linux compatibility then.

    Got it. So the firmware complaints are chiefly regarding Linux compatibility then.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    I don't know what he's talking about with most of his points. What "firmware" on the XPS is he talking about? Also what's wrong with Purism? I was pretty excited about their products. As a...

    I don't know what he's talking about with most of his points. What "firmware" on the XPS is he talking about?

    Also what's wrong with Purism? I was pretty excited about their products.

    As a non-developer, I am frustrated that in 2020 there are still laptops being sold with 1080p resolution, HDDs, 4 GB of RAM that still cost an arm and a leg, and if they don't they're shoddy, buggy and probably come with a rootkit.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Dude what. This makes so much sense. Perfect for TV remotes and gamepads. Did you come up with this concept?

    Dude what. This makes so much sense. Perfect for TV remotes and gamepads. Did you come up with this concept?

    2 votes
  19. Comment on The rise of the "information game" genre in ~games

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    Spoiler alerts on Outer Wilds.

    Spoiler alerts on Outer Wilds.

  20. Comment on California's new groundwater law explained in ~enviro

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    Happy to hear about this. I listened to the NPR Planet Money episode a few years back about the tragedy of the commons with the aquifers, as well as the economics around it. Basically: pistachios...

    Happy to hear about this. I listened to the NPR Planet Money episode a few years back about the tragedy of the commons with the aquifers, as well as the economics around it. Basically: pistachios and almonds are water-intensive crops and therefore expensive. This leads to more farmers planting these crops, leading to an arms race of who can dig the deepest to the aquifers. The risk being dustbowls and other environmental calamity.

    This is great news, and certainly seems like legislation to be celebrated, though I understand the hardship this will place on many farmers.

    2 votes