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  1. Comment on Humble Builder Bundle - featuring Portal Knights, Bridge Constructor Portal, and others in ~games

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    Well as the head mod over there, that's very sweet of you to say! I don't think it'd be fair to inundate Tildes with too many deal posts just yet - at least not on the same scale of /r/GameDeals -...

    /r/GameDeals is one of the main reasons I still visit reddit often.

    Well as the head mod over there, that's very sweet of you to say!

    I don't think it'd be fair to inundate Tildes with too many deal posts just yet - at least not on the same scale of /r/GameDeals - but maybe some of the highlights would be good for now. Big bundles, standout deals, and of course freebies.

    By the way: I know we don't have any sort of group moderation process in place over here, but if some time down the road that becomes a thing I'd probably be interested in taking up a similar mantle over here. At least this is a little niche that I understand well.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Humble Builder Bundle - featuring Portal Knights, Bridge Constructor Portal, and others in ~games

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    Not sure if there's an established protocol for submitting game deals. They don't have their own subgroup yet, so this seems the most appropriate spot. If this isn't considered quality enough I'll...

    Not sure if there's an established protocol for submitting game deals. They don't have their own subgroup yet, so this seems the most appropriate spot. If this isn't considered quality enough I'll gladly remove.

    For me, I think I'll grab the BTA for Portal Knights. It does have a fair bit of DLC which puts me off, but I think it could still be fun in coop.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Microsoft's STL is open-sourced in ~comp

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    Wow. That's much bigger news than them open-sourcing Calc. I'm really a big fan of Microsoft under Satya. The big scary mask is coming off, and Microsoft is starting to feel like a welcomed...

    Wow. That's much bigger news than them open-sourcing Calc.

    I'm really a big fan of Microsoft under Satya. The big scary mask is coming off, and Microsoft is starting to feel like a welcomed contributor.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    It's good to see how both of you, who came down on opposite sides of the debacle, have come to a healthy understanding. That helps inspire some faith in this community. Despite some troll-like...

    It's good to see how both of you, who came down on opposite sides of the debacle, have come to a healthy understanding. That helps inspire some faith in this community.

    Despite some troll-like behaviour in that thread (from others) I'm really glad to see how this was resolved. So, good on you, folks.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Steam free weekend: Deep Rock Galactic in ~games

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    Well I was just starting so I didn't have many modes unlocked yet. The one I did today was finding 2,000 ore, and 10 fossils. That took 40 minutes. I did an egg hunt with friends as well which...

    Well I was just starting so I didn't have many modes unlocked yet. The one I did today was finding 2,000 ore, and 10 fossils. That took 40 minutes.

    I did an egg hunt with friends as well which didn't take quite as long. I believe the map was smaller though.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Steam free weekend: Deep Rock Galactic in ~games

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    I gave it a go this weekend and found myself enjoying it. The game is a small download and is very approachable. The core gameplay loop works pretty well. Hunt for ore, shoot baddies. It's like a...

    I gave it a go this weekend and found myself enjoying it. The game is a small download and is very approachable.

    The core gameplay loop works pretty well. Hunt for ore, shoot baddies. It's like a more active version of Minecraft caving. The customization after each dig seems pretty extensive as well, which adds a lot of replayability.

    My only complaints are that the games last a little too long (~40 minutes per dig), and the unlocking system seems a bit grindy.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Remove Richard Stallman in ~tech

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    Thanks for being open to what was (hopefully) constructive criticism. I think your point shines through much more clearly in that comment, and certainly does add to the discussion.

    Thanks for being open to what was (hopefully) constructive criticism. I think your point shines through much more clearly in that comment, and certainly does add to the discussion.

    12 votes
  8. Comment on Remove Richard Stallman in ~tech

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    We all take different things from what we read online. I appreciate your view, but I found their comment mostly served to add fuel to the fire, and this thread became more heated as a result of that.

    We all take different things from what we read online. I appreciate your view, but I found their comment mostly served to add fuel to the fire, and this thread became more heated as a result of that.

    15 votes
  9. Comment on Remove Richard Stallman in ~tech

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    I think that's a bit unfair to your fellow commenters. Especially as they (we) have remained mostly neutral in tone, while your comment relied on emotional language and name calling.

    I really hoped we'd have a better discussion about this issue than the "other Internet spaces" have had.

    I think that's a bit unfair to your fellow commenters. Especially as they (we) have remained mostly neutral in tone, while your comment relied on emotional language and name calling.

    43 votes
  10. Comment on Remove Richard Stallman in ~tech

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    The current top comment on HN is the only one that seems to hold a decent, nuanced view. This is two people coming at this event from two completely different worlds. Stallman as an awkward...

    The current top comment on HN is the only one that seems to hold a decent, nuanced view.

    This is two people coming at this event from two completely different worlds. Stallman as an awkward pedant, focusing on the language and being extremely precise. The article author instead lives in - let's call it "the real world", had no idea who RMS was prior to this, and perceived his pedantry as endorsement.

    I don't find myself taking either side here. I've never cared much for RMS, but as a person with pedantic-tendencies I think I can understand where he was coming from. His comments were dumb and tone deaf, but I don't read malice in them.

    Like the HN commenter, I agree that it may be time for RMS to step back from the limelight, but not to be forced out.

    25 votes
  11. Comment on The Big Stellar Space Drop - Keybase Blog in ~comp

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    Looks like I need an account. But, if I can get $20 from it... I'll check it out, thanks! edit: Bah, it requires a cellphone for "two-step verification". edit2: Tried downloading "Google...

    Looks like I need an account. But, if I can get $20 from it... I'll check it out, thanks!

    edit: Bah, it requires a cellphone for "two-step verification".
    edit2: Tried downloading "Google Authenticator" but couldn't work it out. Contacted them and they say a cellphone is indeed required to use their service.

  12. Comment on The Big Stellar Space Drop - Keybase Blog in ~comp

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    Does anyone accept these "lumens" as currency? If I can buy a game or some groceries with them, then cool. Otherwise I don't really see the point... edit: Looking back at this comment, this might...

    Does anyone accept these "lumens" as currency? If I can buy a game or some groceries with them, then cool. Otherwise I don't really see the point...

    edit: Looking back at this comment, this might read as a bit snarky. If there is a place to spend these, I'd actually be quite glad to know.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on DNS-over-HTTPS should not be the default in Firefox in ~comp

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    Very sensationalist. DoH is a useful technology that will improve privacy for users.

    Very sensationalist. DoH is a useful technology that will improve privacy for users.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Unofficial Weekly Discussion #4 - What is your most "thinking outside the box", "pie in the sky", and/or "out there" idea for Tildes? in ~tildes

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    My answer would have been to remove all visible scoring. This is how I use reddit and I much prefer the experience. We did actually run that experiment for a week here, but there's been no more on...

    My answer would have been to remove all visible scoring. This is how I use reddit and I much prefer the experience.

    We did actually run that experiment for a week here, but there's been no more on it so I'm guessing it was a once-off thing.

    Failing turning off votes for everybody, I'd like to see an option to disable it in user preferences. Or perhaps more granularly: show votes on your comments, show votes on other's comments, show votes on threads.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Unofficial Weekly Discussion #4 - What is your most "thinking outside the box", "pie in the sky", and/or "out there" idea for Tildes? in ~tildes

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    "RemindMe" is one of my least favorite aspects about reddit. It seems very spammy to post a comment (and generate a new comment) rather than just clicking the "save" button under any post....

    "RemindMe" is one of my least favorite aspects about reddit. It seems very spammy to post a comment (and generate a new comment) rather than just clicking the "save" button under any post.

    AutoModerator, of course, provides much more utility.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on 93% of British Columbians want to scrap changing clocks for daylight time, survey says in ~news

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    Sounds like there's a good chance this will go through. DSTs grip seems to be loosening, which pleases me greatly.

    Sounds like there's a good chance this will go through. DSTs grip seems to be loosening, which pleases me greatly.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on The stakes are too high for Apple to spin the iPhone exploits in ~tech

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    I thought Apple's response was pretty lousy, too. Address the news stories misreporting it if you must, but PZ's post didn't take any shots at you, so no need to take shots at them. Apple have...

    I thought Apple's response was pretty lousy, too. Address the news stories misreporting it if you must, but PZ's post didn't take any shots at you, so no need to take shots at them.

    Apple have been playing defense a lot lately. It's not a great look for them.

    2 votes