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  1. Comment on Does anyone have some sort of wiki for surf? in ~comp

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    I heard about all the customizability, low resource usage, keyboard-centric interface, etc. Plus I wanted a bit of a challenge.

    I heard about all the customizability, low resource usage, keyboard-centric interface, etc.

    Plus I wanted a bit of a challenge.

  2. Comment on What's one thing you HAVEN'T been able to find online, no matter how hard you tried? in ~talk

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    A track off the compilation album Kilamadgargoyle from the early '80s called Funky Winston's Exploding Trousers by the band Funky Winston and his Individually Wrapped Fruit Pies. I saw it on a...

    A track off the compilation album Kilamadgargoyle from the early '80s called Funky Winston's Exploding Trousers by the band Funky Winston and his Individually Wrapped Fruit Pies. I saw it on a list of bad band names from about 2005 and I just had to hear it. Nothing on the guy who allegedly wrote it's website, nothing on Youtube, no indication the original cassette even exists anymore outside a few attics in southern England. I was, however, able to find another track from the same album. It's called I Hate the Entire Population of the World (Except Cromer) The guy who uploaded this song never uploaded the rest of them. I also have a track listing, but nothing there either. However, there are auto-generated topic channels for several of the bands listed, but they all have no content.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Diablo IV announced at Blizzcon 2019 in ~games

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    Cue everyone forgetting about blitzchung completely.

    Cue everyone forgetting about blitzchung completely.

    13 votes
  4. Comment on What editor/IDE do you use? in ~comp

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    For stuff like editing config files and writing a few lines of bash I use nano simply because I'm usually already in the terminal and why not. For actual programming I use Sublime. It's a good...

    For stuff like editing config files and writing a few lines of bash I use nano simply because I'm usually already in the terminal and why not.

    For actual programming I use Sublime. It's a good combination of simplicity and functionality, and it's not overly focused towards any individual language.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Will Non-Binary Gender Options on State IDs Reduce Discrimination? in ~lgbt

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    Yeah, and we could probably use the space for something actually useful like blood type.

    Yeah, and we could probably use the space for something actually useful like blood type.

  6. Comment on How do you keep up with version changes in downloaded software? in ~comp

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    I just use whatever package manager comes with the OS. Every modern OS except Win10 has one by default.

    I just use whatever package manager comes with the OS. Every modern OS except Win10 has one by default.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What's your OS and how does it look? in ~comp

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    On my desktop, it's fairly standard KDE (anything complicated would require a good bit of tweaking as I fluctuate between 4 and 5 monitors) On my laptop, it's still unmodified Manjaro i3 since I...

    On my desktop, it's fairly standard KDE (anything complicated would require a good bit of tweaking as I fluctuate between 4 and 5 monitors)

    On my laptop, it's still unmodified Manjaro i3 since I only got it on Thursday.

  8. Comment on Let's talk Puppy Linux in ~comp

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    It''s pretty nice to be able to make a computer that's older than I am actually usable.

    It''s pretty nice to be able to make a computer that's older than I am actually usable.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Where would you like to be at the moment? in ~talk

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    Southern United States.

    Southern United States.

  10. Comment on Where would you like to be at the moment? in ~talk

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    Probably somewhere in Europe. Things are getting pretty bad for trans people over here. I've always liked Germany. Seems like a pretty varied place.

    Probably somewhere in Europe. Things are getting pretty bad for trans people over here. I've always liked Germany. Seems like a pretty varied place.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on An error message in Windows 10 is a mistake from 1974 in ~comp

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    To be fair the Linux kernel still has a 'temporary fix' for some piece of Atari hardware from about 1994.

    To be fair the Linux kernel still has a 'temporary fix' for some piece of Atari hardware from about 1994.

  12. Comment on Tech Talk: What's the make & model of your current phone? What do you like about it? Dislike? What phones have you owned in the past? in ~tech

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    I'm using a Galaxy S9 64GB at the moment. I like it, bezels are small, high enough specs for my needs. I like how there's a headphone jack, no notch, and USB-C. I am kind of mad it's literally the...

    I'm using a Galaxy S9 64GB at the moment. I like it, bezels are small, high enough specs for my needs. I like how there's a headphone jack, no notch, and USB-C. I am kind of mad it's literally the one model that's non-rootable though. Literally the entire reason I bought it was to put LineageOS on it.

    The only phone I've ever had before this was a Motorola Droid MAXX 2. It was...... less than great. Battery life was terrible, it cracked easily, and I had to send it back twice due to overheating issues. But considering it was 2015 and up until then I was the last kid in my middle school without a smartphone, I liked it at the time.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Hey ~comp, what's your current project? [2] in ~comp

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    I'm working on a customized version of XFCE for a little 'smartwatch' (read: Compute Stick attached to a Pi screen) I built.

    I'm working on a customized version of XFCE for a little 'smartwatch' (read: Compute Stick attached to a Pi screen) I built.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What editor do you use? in ~comp

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    Nano for configuration/administration, and Sublime for more complex things like coding.

    Nano for configuration/administration, and Sublime for more complex things like coding.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What are some of your favorite "lost" games? in ~games

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    An old Minecraft ripoff flash game called Block Miner. I used to play it in the early 2010s because my Pentium 4 couldn't really run Minecraft.

    An old Minecraft ripoff flash game called Block Miner. I used to play it in the early 2010s because my Pentium 4 couldn't really run Minecraft.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What are your thoughts on the BAT system? in ~talk

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    Should we really trust any software this guy writes?

    Creator of Javascript

    Should we really trust any software this guy writes?

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What's a game you like that was overlooked? in ~games

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    I feel like flash games are often overlooked simply because of the format they're in. Give Up Robot, 4 Second Frenzy, Crush the Castle, Fancy Pants Adventure, hell VVVVVV and Alien Hominid both...

    I feel like flash games are often overlooked simply because of the format they're in. Give Up Robot, 4 Second Frenzy, Crush the Castle, Fancy Pants Adventure, hell VVVVVV and Alien Hominid both started out as flash games. People seem to think flash games are just a stupid time-waster for kids, but they often ended up being great games in their own right, and they had huge influences on the rest of the industry. Candy Crush is just Bejeweled, and Angry Birds is just Crush the Castle. I remember Minecraft used to be playable in-browser too, even though it's not a Flash game.

    9 votes
  18. Comment on How did you discover your sexuality? in ~lgbt

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    You know how they say psychadelics "expand your mind"? They weren't kidding.

    You know how they say psychadelics "expand your mind"?

    They weren't kidding.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Belgium has regional elections on sunday, voting machines use USB sticks and store votes on a Linux partition which users will be prompted to format when using Windows, deleting all the votes in ~tech

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    Um Why? No seriously, w h y? This is just comical. For all the good ideas European governments tend towards adopting, Jesus Christ are they stupid.

    Um

    Why?

    No seriously, w h y?

    This is just comical.

    For all the good ideas European governments tend towards adopting, Jesus Christ are they stupid.

    2 votes