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  1. Comment on Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle in ~games

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    If anyone wants Hollow Knight let me know

    If anyone wants Hollow Knight let me know

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  2. Comment on What file access do programs have if I install them? Can they see everything? in ~tech

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    Alright thanks!

    Alright thanks!

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What file access do programs have if I install them? Can they see everything? in ~tech

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    Thanks for clarifying. The guest account seems to be the way to go then, since I don't really know how to sandbox a program. Do you know if I can sandbox on a Mac?

    Thanks for clarifying. The guest account seems to be the way to go then, since I don't really know how to sandbox a program. Do you know if I can sandbox on a Mac?

    1 vote
  4. What file access do programs have if I install them? Can they see everything?

    I am thinking on installing League of Legends, but I am not sure about the privacy implications of doing so. If I install it, would it be able to read all the other files in my computer? If it...

    I am thinking on installing League of Legends, but I am not sure about the privacy implications of doing so. If I install it, would it be able to read all the other files in my computer? If it can, can I avoid the problem by using a guest account on my computer to play? Riot's privacy policy seems to be standard as far data mining goes, but I would like to know how much it can see if install it. I am playing on a Mac.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Inside the collapse of $100 million home-design startup Homepolish in ~design

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    They both look pretty good. Thanks!

    They both look pretty good. Thanks!

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Inside the collapse of $100 million home-design startup Homepolish in ~design

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    This does make me wonder how investors pick what to invest in. I expected a little more due diligence form the people who gave him $20 million. I agree that Santos's failure comes from his...

    This does make me wonder how investors pick what to invest in. I expected a little more due diligence form the people who gave him $20 million. I agree that Santos's failure comes from his inexperience running a business. What struck me was Santos starting projects and then abandoning them a couple weeks later, since I have done that multiple times (thankfully without much money involved).

    One another note: articles like this seem really useful. Is there a book detailing startup failures like this one? I guess I am looking for startup that failed because of actual issues, rather than startups like Theranos, which failed because of outright fraud.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Dreams: The video game that lets you make video games in ~games

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    That's a good point, but I was mostly talking about playing games other people have made. So the Minecraft equivalent would be playing on other servers. There are obviously amazing servers and...

    That's a good point, but I was mostly talking about playing games other people have made. So the Minecraft equivalent would be playing on other servers. There are obviously amazing servers and games like Hypixel and Bedwars, but there's a lot of garbage as well.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Dreams: The video game that lets you make video games in ~games

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    The challenge with this game is whether it can go from being a novelty to starting something longer term - either a whole genre about these meta games that becomes more popular or if Dreams itself...

    The challenge with this game is whether it can go from being a novelty to starting something longer term - either a whole genre about these meta games that becomes more popular or if Dreams itself becomes a staple of the industry.

    I watched Dunkey's video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rezzjJ4NtK0

    He obviously takes a comedic take on the game, but his video does highlight the pros and cons of a meta game like this. You could find a gem but you have to sift through so much trash (both ironic and unironic).

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Discord has removed its library and game-launcher functionality as well as the activity feed in ~games

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    Thanks for all this. I didn't think things could get so complex at scale. I will look more into the open source services to see if I can get any more insight.

    Thanks for all this. I didn't think things could get so complex at scale. I will look more into the open source services to see if I can get any more insight.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Coming up with a good personal domain name in ~creative

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    In the same line of thinking as the Magic&Wires example, I decided to focus on the creator rather than the materials for creation. Something like: ElectricSpawn (since everything created seems to...

    In the same line of thinking as the Magic&Wires example, I decided to focus on the creator rather than the materials for creation.

    Something like:
    ElectricSpawn (since everything created seems to be digital)
    ElectricWeave

    CarbonSpark (since you are a carbon-based life-form breathing life into these creations)
    CarbonSpawn
    CarbonCapsule
    CarbonPixels

    1 vote
  11. Comment on An Unserious Man: The Jewish Currents editorial staff reflects on Uncut Gems in ~movies

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    I see what you mean. I assumed by slog you meant 'not engaged.' I understand not enjoying it - it does make you very anxious.

    I see what you mean. I assumed by slog you meant 'not engaged.' I understand not enjoying it - it does make you very anxious.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Discord has removed its library and game-launcher functionality as well as the activity feed in ~games

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    Thanks for at least putting a range on it. I am guessing a lot of tech companies are forced to go to San Francisco, or CA in general, for experienced employees. Although, how difficult would it be...

    Thanks for at least putting a range on it. I am guessing a lot of tech companies are forced to go to San Francisco, or CA in general, for experienced employees. Although, how difficult would it be to make an app like Discord. I am assuming most of the difficulty lies in the backend - server architecture, efficiency and all that. Could you shed some light on that?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Discord has removed its library and game-launcher functionality as well as the activity feed in ~games

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    Thank you for the sources. As for the costs, how much of it do you think is going into the servers? I assume a lot of the costs is hiring employees, but do you think server costs would be the...

    Thank you for the sources.

    As for the costs, how much of it do you think is going into the servers? I assume a lot of the costs is hiring employees, but do you think server costs would be the second largest category?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on An Unserious Man: The Jewish Currents editorial staff reflects on Uncut Gems in ~movies

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    I am surprised you feel that way. I felt like the pacing was really great, and it kept moving on and on. It really left me with a feeling of anxiety throughout and especially at the end. It was as...

    I am surprised you feel that way. I felt like the pacing was really great, and it kept moving on and on. It really left me with a feeling of anxiety throughout and especially at the end. It was as far from a slog as it could be for me. I agree with you on all other points - it was an amazing production. It has been a long time since a movie left me feeling so much emotion - especially anxiety.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Discord has removed its library and game-launcher functionality as well as the activity feed in ~games

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    Do you have a source on the numbers? I would really like to know more about Discord's business, especially the losing $50 million a year part of it.

    Do you have a source on the numbers? I would really like to know more about Discord's business, especially the losing $50 million a year part of it.

  16. Comment on Where can I find collected wisdom from Silicon Valley? in ~tech

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    This is very detailed, thank you so much!

    This is very detailed, thank you so much!

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  19. Comment on Where can I find collected wisdom from Silicon Valley? in ~tech

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    I have seen it all but I wasn't taking notes.

    I have seen it all but I wasn't taking notes.

  20. Comment on Where can I find collected wisdom from Silicon Valley? in ~tech

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    That's funny, but if it really is blank I would like to know why.

    That's funny, but if it really is blank I would like to know why.

    2 votes