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  1. Comment on Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC November 5th in ~games

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    I'm willing to bet that Rockstar won't publicly release the fully functional Linux version they created, because they're too lazy to support the myriad of configurations Linux users use, and...

    I'm willing to bet that Rockstar won't publicly release the fully functional Linux version they created, because they're too lazy to support the myriad of configurations Linux users use, and because their launcher is exclusive to Windows.

    I'd love to be proven wrong, but unfortunately that's the kind of stuff Rockstar does.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

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    OS: macOS and Ubuntu MATE 18.04. MATE has quickly become my favorite Linux DE because I like the traditional metaphors and customization. Screw everything being a solid color box, I want my...

    OS: macOS and Ubuntu MATE 18.04. MATE has quickly become my favorite Linux DE because I like the traditional metaphors and customization. Screw everything being a solid color box, I want my gradients!

    Passwords: 1Password. They sadly don't have a Linux app but they do have a Linux command line version and their web version works fine.

    Browser: Firefox. Google is attacking the openness of the web by inventing new features, putting them in Chrome, submitting an RFC, and then saying they have the "latest support for web standards" as an excuse to shut out non-Chrome users. I don't support that.

    Torrents: Transmission

    Text editing: VS Code and BBEdit, and occasionally Vim when I'm on SSH but I can never remember the keyboard shortcuts.

    Messaging: iMessage for talking to family, Discord for friends. I hate the Discord app because it's Electron (disgusting) but their service is pretty good.

    Shell: zsh with the Powerlevel9k theme.

    Video: IINA on Mac, VLC and sometimes MPV on Ubuntu

    Cloud: iCloud for my stuff, MEGA free account for public files

    Mail: Boring old Mail.app, it works

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Laptops to stay in bags as TSA brings new technology to airports in ~tech

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    Using "no electronics larger than a phone" has gotten harder and harder because phones have gotten bigger and bigger.

    Using "no electronics larger than a phone" has gotten harder and harder because phones have gotten bigger and bigger.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on The GOG client for Linux is no longer actively being worked on in ~games

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    and I still have no reason to stop using Steam.

    and I still have no reason to stop using Steam.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2019! in ~games

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    This is one of the coolest games that nobody ever played because you needed 4 GBAs and 4 link cables and a GameCube. Hopefully this rerelease can make it accessible to more people!

    This is one of the coolest games that nobody ever played because you needed 4 GBAs and 4 link cables and a GameCube. Hopefully this rerelease can make it accessible to more people!

    6 votes
  6. Comment on What is/are your go-to system fonts? in ~comp

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    On macOS my favorite sans font is DIN Alternate. On Windows, Trebuchet MS. And I like Ubuntu Mono so much that I install it on a lot of computers that aren’t running Linux.

    On macOS my favorite sans font is DIN Alternate. On Windows, Trebuchet MS. And I like Ubuntu Mono so much that I install it on a lot of computers that aren’t running Linux.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Voltron: Legendary Defender - Shiro and Adam in ~tv

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    If they didn't hype up Adam at Comic-Con it would've been fine. If they had just not showed him again after the initial scene the backlash probably would've been smaller. But them hyping up this...

    If they didn't hype up Adam at Comic-Con it would've been fine. If they had just not showed him again after the initial scene the backlash probably would've been smaller. But them hyping up this new character, barely developing him, and then just killing him felt like he only existed for marketing. Honestly, I feel like DreamWorks probably interfered with the storyline somehow, and Adam was supposed to be more significant, because this character arc was just so suddenly cut short.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on The JPEG Committee is “exploring Blockchain” to put DRM into JPEG in ~comp

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    Now nobody will be able to repost my memes. This is a worthwhile use of our scarce nonrenewable energy resources.

    Now nobody will be able to repost my memes. This is a worthwhile use of our scarce nonrenewable energy resources.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What would you think of completely supressing user invites? in ~tildes

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    I don't feel like you should have to "earn" an invite here. Tildes should allow as many users as its moderation system is able to support, instead of making invites scarce to create a superiority...

    I don't feel like you should have to "earn" an invite here. Tildes should allow as many users as its moderation system is able to support, instead of making invites scarce to create a superiority complex so that only people who "deserve" an invite can get one. You shouldn't have to prove that you're worthy of getting an invite, all that does is create an echo chamber.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on What is tildes' take on NSFW content? in ~tildes

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    IMO discussions about NSFW things should be allowed, but not posting those NSFW things themselves (e.g. you can talk about sex but you can't post pornographic images). The internet has enough sex...

    IMO discussions about NSFW things should be allowed, but not posting those NSFW things themselves (e.g. you can talk about sex but you can't post pornographic images). The internet has enough sex on it already.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on How smart TVs in millions of US homes track more than what’s on tonight in ~tech

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    Yeah, it really sucks how "dumb" TVs are basically nonexistent at this point. I don't want my TV to have a shitty built-in processor to run Android, I just want it to display video from an input.

    Yeah, it really sucks how "dumb" TVs are basically nonexistent at this point. I don't want my TV to have a shitty built-in processor to run Android, I just want it to display video from an input.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on How smart TVs in millions of US homes track more than what’s on tonight in ~tech

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    I've never understood smart TVs in general. Why would you want a TV that has built-in software you can't control that is connected to the internet, capable of tracking what you do, and far worse...

    I've never understood smart TVs in general. Why would you want a TV that has built-in software you can't control that is connected to the internet, capable of tracking what you do, and far worse than just plugging in a separate box that does streaming better? It would be cheaper anyway for companies to just not include "smart" features in their TVs, and just let the customers buy separate hardware.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Reddit — one of the world's most popular websites — is trying to cash in through advertising in ~tech

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    Well yeah, Reddit now allows you to post to your profile, which you can freely moderate. Which was obviously implemented specifically for this purpose.

    Well yeah, Reddit now allows you to post to your profile, which you can freely moderate. Which was obviously implemented specifically for this purpose.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Bias towards older comments in ~tildes

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    Reddit still has that issue. If you comment on a popular post that's at least 6 hours old it's highly unlikely you'll get more than a couple upvotes.

    Reddit still has that issue. If you comment on a popular post that's at least 6 hours old it's highly unlikely you'll get more than a couple upvotes.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Open Source & Languages in ~tildes

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    Also, GitLab has free unlimited private repositories.

    Also, GitLab has free unlimited private repositories.

    1 vote
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  17. Comment on The EU's copyright proposal is extremely bad news for everyone, even (especially!) Wikipedia in ~tech

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    Content ID is already incredibly terrible, and applying something like it to the whole internet is an incredibly stupid idea. This totally ignores the principles of fair use and basically forces...

    Content ID is already incredibly terrible, and applying something like it to the whole internet is an incredibly stupid idea. This totally ignores the principles of fair use and basically forces websites to assume any copyrighted file is infringing on someone's rights and hold it for review. And this also makes it pretty much impossible for small sites that allow user-generated content to operate in the EU, because they don't have the funds to create or license auto copyright claiming technology. Hopefully it doesn't pass.

  18. Comment on Disagree button in ~tildes

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    Sadly, that's what happened with Reddit, too.

    Sadly, that's what happened with Reddit, too.

  19. Comment on MIT creates "World's first psychopath AI" named Norman by exposing machine learning algorithm to the darkest corners of Reddit in ~comp

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    Unlike this AI, though, Tay becoming an insane racist neo-Nazi was mainly caused by 1. 4chan's organized effort to make it racist and 2. the fact that the bot had a "repeat after me" function that...

    Unlike this AI, though, Tay becoming an insane racist neo-Nazi was mainly caused by 1. 4chan's organized effort to make it racist and 2. the fact that the bot had a "repeat after me" function that let you make it say whatever you wanted.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Disagree button in ~tildes

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    Voting for something on Tildes is generally supposed to mean "this is quality content", and I don't think a disagree button would function well as a comparison because it isn't the opposite of a...

    Voting for something on Tildes is generally supposed to mean "this is quality content", and I don't think a disagree button would function well as a comparison because it isn't the opposite of a vote button; the vote button isn't an agree button, and IMO it should be used on everything that is well written/researched, not just things you agree with. I also don't think you should need to explain to someone why their comment was well written, although if you want to, you can always do that by replying. I agree with you that it would be useful as a poll-type thing to see how many people disagree with something, but without an agree button counterpart it wouldn't make much sense, and I feel like some people would use it as an alternative to replying.

    3 votes