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  1. Comment on SEGA lawyers demand “immediate suspension” of Steam Database over alleged piracy in ~tech

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    There is a counter claim process in the DMCA, the problem is, it's very expensive and not practical to make and defend a counterclaim against a company with enough money for lawyers.

    There is a counter claim process in the DMCA, the problem is, it's very expensive and not practical to make and defend a counterclaim against a company with enough money for lawyers.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What's something that was ahead of its time? in ~talk

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    It's the mark of a good communicator. It's why channels on Youtube like Numberphile and Vi Hart and all the other math/science communicators do well, you can make anyone pay attention to almost...

    It's the mark of a good communicator. It's why channels on Youtube like Numberphile and Vi Hart and all the other math/science communicators do well, you can make anyone pay attention to almost anything by framing the presentation well, and this post is very well done indeed.

    Edit: I also just noticed in one of his other posts that he used an interrobang (‽). This guy is definitely cool.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on The Signal Private Messenger team is doing an AMA on Reddit in ~tech

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    They're actually working on that. I saw on the AMA they just did on Reddit that they're working on enabling username sign in. I think the only catch is you won't be able to sign in to a new device...

    They're actually working on that. I saw on the AMA they just did on Reddit that they're working on enabling username sign in. I think the only catch is you won't be able to sign in to a new device without one of your other devices. But I may be wrong on that. So, good for backup devices / clients, not great for a 'oh shit every message capable device I own is simultaneously destroyed'.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on TikTok can continue to operate in the US, Commerce Department says in ~tech

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    Trump lost the election in the intervening time. He got mad cause Tiktok users fucked with his rally and now he doesn't care anymore.

    Trump lost the election in the intervening time. He got mad cause Tiktok users fucked with his rally and now he doesn't care anymore.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on People of Tildes, have you travelled the entirety of the length of your country? in ~talk

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    I have, actually, though not all in one go. And not entirely by a single form of transit. I was born in the South East region of the US, travelled all over it before I was 18, including trips to...

    I have, actually, though not all in one go. And not entirely by a single form of transit.

    I was born in the South East region of the US, travelled all over it before I was 18, including trips to Chicago and Ohio. I've been to DC, NYC, Phili, Atlanta, Never any of the gulf states, really, just passed through. Texas, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California. Haven't made it to the PNW or the middle of the country except driving through. Furthest trip was Knoxville, TN to Denver, CO and I've done it, there and back several times.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Quibi raised $1.75 billion and secured a roster of A-list talent, but it can’t get audiences to notice in ~tv

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    I saw marketing for Quibi on tiktok, actually. The impression I got was that it was basically just pulling clips out of old comedy shows and that was it. The ads I saw were all for episodes of...

    I saw marketing for Quibi on tiktok, actually. The impression I got was that it was basically just pulling clips out of old comedy shows and that was it. The ads I saw were all for episodes of various old comedy shows.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm listening to book 2 in The Dresden Files when I want just some filler, and I just picked up the Percy Jackson books to see how I like them.

    I'm listening to book 2 in The Dresden Files when I want just some filler, and I just picked up the Percy Jackson books to see how I like them.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I'm working on a map making / editing utility in flutter. The general idea, you can create a map, populate it with terrain, furniture, buildings, etc and then put character tokens in and use it to...

    I'm working on a map making / editing utility in flutter. The general idea, you can create a map, populate it with terrain, furniture, buildings, etc and then put character tokens in and use it to run a session for D&D / Pathfinder / whatever tabletop system that uses a 2d grid.

    It's still really early days, but I'm excited for it. I have basic terrains and tokens working and now it's just building up the other layers.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What are you typing on? in ~tech

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    I'm using a DasKeyboard full size with Cherry MX Browns. It's so tactile and wonderful without being as loud as clicky switches like Cherry Blues. At work I have a Corsair 10 key-less with browns....

    I'm using a DasKeyboard full size with Cherry MX Browns. It's so tactile and wonderful without being as loud as clicky switches like Cherry Blues.

    At work I have a Corsair 10 key-less with browns.

    Worth noting, neither of these keyboards needs software on the machine to control their lighting features, which is really handy for me since they get used in macOS, Windows, and various Linux / BSDs and microcomputers that don't have the software.