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  1. Comment on Denis Villeneuve hates dialogue in film in ~movies

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    I don't really think they need it, it's just what they've been given in big blockbusters for years. There's a reason Dune, Barbie, Oppenheimer and others took off as much as they did: they don't...

    I don't really think they need it, it's just what they've been given in big blockbusters for years. There's a reason Dune, Barbie, Oppenheimer and others took off as much as they did: they don't assume the audience is made of idiots.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Microsoft Flight Simulator | Dune expansion launch trailer in ~games

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    Re-downloaded flight sim just for this and it was totally worth it. Thopters are incredibly fun to fly.

    Re-downloaded flight sim just for this and it was totally worth it. Thopters are incredibly fun to fly.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Tell me about your weird religious beliefs in ~humanities

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    So basically, you think, therefore you are?

    So basically, you think, therefore you are?

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Introducing Mozilla Monitor Plus, a new tool to automatically remove your personal information from data broker sites in ~tech

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    They still don't even support HDR :/

    They still don't even support HDR :/

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Online anonymity: study found ‘stable pseudonyms’ created a more civil environment than real user names in ~tech

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    Not OP, but yes, you totally can! Aseprite is a great tool, and one I also use for packs. You can absolutely find a better guide online, but I'd recommend the following to get started: Copy your...

    Not OP, but yes, you totally can! Aseprite is a great tool, and one I also use for packs. You can absolutely find a better guide online, but I'd recommend the following to get started:

    1. Copy your target Minecraft version's jar file somewhere else and rename it to (for example) 1.20.zip. Open it up and extract the assets folder, pack.mcmeta, and pack.png to a separate folder.
    2. That folder is now the vanilla resource pack! You can explore the file structure and find textures you'd like to change.
    3. When you make changes, make sure to save them to a separate folder (but with the same structure and the vanilla one). So VanillaPack/assets/minecraft/textures/item/diamond.png should be moved to YourPack/assets/minecraft/textures/item/diamond.png. Aseprite is perfect for this!
    4. Copy pack.mcmeta to the root of your folder. This will tell Minecraft that your folder is a resource pack. You can edit it to change your pack's name and description.
    5. Personally, I like to edit my resource pack directly in the resourcepacks directory. That way I can easily just hit F3+T in Minecraft to reload the textures immediately.

    I'd check out this guide on the Minecraft Wiki for a more detailed guide. Good luck!

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not in ~tech

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    You're not gonna believe this, but they actually sell something like this for $30 on Amazon. Obviously it can be improved by Vision Pro motion tracking, but the technology is there.

    You're not gonna believe this, but they actually sell something like this for $30 on Amazon. Obviously it can be improved by Vision Pro motion tracking, but the technology is there.

  7. Comment on What's a recent queer milestone you've reached? in ~lgbt

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    I retook my driver's license pic for the first time since transitioning! I actually look like myself and it's so nice.

    I retook my driver's license pic for the first time since transitioning! I actually look like myself and it's so nice.

    23 votes
  8. Comment on Single-player games to play with my partner in ~games

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    If you fail your check to grab your tie from the ceiling fan, you overexert yourself, have a heart attack, and die.

    If you fail your check to grab your tie from the ceiling fan, you overexert yourself, have a heart attack, and die.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Pace of electric car adoption has markedly slowed in the US in ~transport

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    Not OP, but I live in an apartment with two chargers total for a few hundred tenants. If I were to get an EV, there's no way I'd be able to charge there more than once a week.

    Not OP, but I live in an apartment with two chargers total for a few hundred tenants. If I were to get an EV, there's no way I'd be able to charge there more than once a week.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Is fandom.com actually getting worse? in ~tech

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    Not to mention Fandom has a history of not allowing communities that move to delete their Fandom wikis or even add a notice saying they've moved. They've banned long-standing admins for...

    Not to mention Fandom has a history of not allowing communities that move to delete their Fandom wikis or even add a notice saying they've moved. They've banned long-standing admins for "vandalizing" pages.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Is fandom.com actually getting worse? in ~tech

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    May I ask why not? That seems like a pretty essential part of browsing the web these days. That said, yeah, Fandom is somehow getting worse. I've noticed similar issues even with an adblocker in...

    (And before anyone says anything, no, I have no intention of using an ad blocker to deal with it.)

    May I ask why not? That seems like a pretty essential part of browsing the web these days. That said, yeah, Fandom is somehow getting worse. I've noticed similar issues even with an adblocker in Chrome. Wookieepedia is similarly impossible to read.

    88 votes
  12. Comment on 40% of US electricity is now emissions-free in ~enviro

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    For example... nuclear waste does not cause climate change.

    For example... nuclear waste does not cause climate change.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on NASA's 3D-printed detonation engine revs up for four minutes in breakthrough test in ~space

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    According to this StackExchange answer, an earlier NASA test had an ISP of ~127s. Honestly kind of interesting; I had assumed they would have better efficiency but apparently their main advantage...

    According to this StackExchange answer, an earlier NASA test had an ISP of ~127s. Honestly kind of interesting; I had assumed they would have better efficiency but apparently their main advantage is that they can work with lower compression pressures, which is great for engineering.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Arc Browser has started Beta testing on Windows in ~comp

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    As someone who has a weird fascination with working with Swift cross-platform, this is amazing news.

    As someone who has a weird fascination with working with Swift cross-platform, this is amazing news.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Unproven 'winter break' hypothesis seeks to explain ChatGPT's seemingly new reluctance to do hard work in ~tech

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    3.5 definitely can too - it often includes the current date for me in examples of dates, but then says it doesn't actually know the date when I ask about it. But it's mentioned the current time...

    3.5 definitely can too - it often includes the current date for me in examples of dates, but then says it doesn't actually know the date when I ask about it. But it's mentioned the current time down to the minute before.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on How the ballpoint pen killed cursive in ~humanities.history

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    Apparently, they're still written with the right hand (which makes sense given most people (and mammals in general) are right handed), but they use a different technique where they keep their hand...

    Apparently, they're still written with the right hand (which makes sense given most people (and mammals in general) are right handed), but they use a different technique where they keep their hand under the line they're writing. Chinese calligraphers get around the smudging by holding their pens vertically.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Bluesky says it will allow users to opt out of the public web interface after backlash in ~tech

  18. Comment on 'The Marvels' ends box office run as lowest-grossing MCU movie in history in ~movies

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    Also see the second season of Loki - the rules fall apart if you think about them too hard, but the way they're bent creates an interesting and creative narrative with a satisfying character arc.

    Also see the second season of Loki - the rules fall apart if you think about them too hard, but the way they're bent creates an interesting and creative narrative with a satisfying character arc.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on The McDonald's theory of why everyone thinks the economy sucks in ~finance

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    I live in Arkansas, which is significantly less liberal, and the minimum suggested tip here is usually like 18.5%.

    I live in Arkansas, which is significantly less liberal, and the minimum suggested tip here is usually like 18.5%.

  20. Comment on ‘Songbirds & Snakes’ reigns supreme over Thanksgiving stretch with $42m five-day; ‘Napoleon’ steps on Disney’s ‘Wish’ with $32m+ in ~movies

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    Weird, Google's showtimes show for me. I just searched "showtimes near me" and they came up. Unless you're referring to something else?

    Weird, Google's showtimes show for me. I just searched "showtimes near me" and they came up. Unless you're referring to something else?

    1 vote