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  1. Comment on How would you explain your favorite sport to someone that knows nothing about it? in ~talk

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    Spikeball/Roundnet It's like playing volleyball 2vs2, but instead of playing over a net, you smack the ball on a net, so that it bounces. Once you get good at it, it's really fun, and you run...

    Spikeball/Roundnet

    It's like playing volleyball 2vs2, but instead of playing over a net, you smack the ball on a net, so that it bounces. Once you get good at it, it's really fun, and you run around the net like crazy

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Details ($50/year) in ~games

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    I will check if my family plan people want to put some money together for this, but it’sa not pricier than I hoped. I did buy the n64 controller though. Really looking forward to it

    I will check if my family plan people want to put some money together for this, but it’sa not pricier than I hoped. I did buy the n64 controller though. Really looking forward to it

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The entirety of Twitch has reportedly been leaked in ~tech

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    This is a fun week for fuckups of gigantic proportions.

    This is a fun week for fuckups of gigantic proportions.

    28 votes
  4. Comment on Apple / iOS rant in ~tech

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    Only if you know that blue bubble = iMessage and green bubble = textmessage.

    100% transparent.

    Only if you know that blue bubble = iMessage and green bubble = textmessage.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Hands-on with Facebook and Ray-Ban’s first pair of smart glasses in ~tech

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    I wonder how regulations on this will look. I’m from Germany, and we have pretty strong regulations regarding data privacy. I wouldn’t be surprised if these glasses weren’t sold here.

    I wonder how regulations on this will look. I’m from Germany, and we have pretty strong regulations regarding data privacy. I wouldn’t be surprised if these glasses weren’t sold here.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Hands-on with Facebook and Ray-Ban’s first pair of smart glasses in ~tech

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    Facebook releases their first smart glasses. tl;dr: They have microphones, speakers and cameras. No AR functionality. I‘m curious where this will go, especially once facebook releases real AR glasses.

    Facebook releases their first smart glasses.

    tl;dr: They have microphones, speakers and cameras. No AR functionality.

    I‘m curious where this will go, especially once facebook releases real AR glasses.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Elon Musk says Tesla is working on humanoid robots in ~tech

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    oh I missed the "underground shelter" part - my bad. yes, for that it's a good idea. Funny enough, I did work on a robot control VR application during my final year of university. Running fully in...

    oh I missed the "underground shelter" part - my bad.

    yes, for that it's a good idea. Funny enough, I did work on a robot control VR application during my final year of university. Running fully in the browser and using ROS.

    here's the repo

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Elon Musk says Tesla is working on humanoid robots in ~tech

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    I think a rover is much better suited for the task. Especially for space tasks, human controlled is not as great as it is here. Each small command you want to send takes minutes to arrive at the...

    I think a rover is much better suited for the task. Especially for space tasks, human controlled is not as great as it is here. Each small command you want to send takes minutes to arrive at the bot. I think that’s something unsolvable without AI

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Tobacco firm Philip Morris calls for ban on cigarettes within decade in ~news

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    At this point I don’t even care about whether People want to poison themselves with cigarettes anymore. I just get majorly pissed if I can’t avoid it. Here in Germany, you’ll see people smoking on...

    shifting the culture away from smoking.

    At this point I don’t even care about whether People want to poison themselves with cigarettes anymore. I just get majorly pissed if I can’t avoid it. Here in Germany, you’ll see people smoking on outside in restaurants (where you would want to be to avoid covid), at entrances to every building, even if your downstairs neighbor smokes it’s just like: sucks for you, nothing you can do about it.

    Just make smoking unattractive outside, and protect people that don’t want to smoke.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) in ~games

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    Interesting arguments. I was actually looking forward to an upgraded switch. Exclusives to the new version would suck though. But there are some occasions in which the switch could profit of more...

    Interesting arguments. I was actually looking forward to an upgraded switch. Exclusives to the new version would suck though.
    But there are some occasions in which the switch could profit of more power. E.g. the deku forest in breath of the wild

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) in ~games

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    It there was no joycon drift, the switch would be the perfect console in my eyes. There’s some amazing games. The power is enough for me. The portability and the ability to pick it up and put it...

    It there was no joycon drift, the switch would be the perfect console in my eyes.

    There’s some amazing games. The power is enough for me. The portability and the ability to pick it up and put it down are amazing

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Reddit CryptoSnoos NFT Auction has ended; The average sale price is 131.67 ETH in ~tech

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    Okay, I have to admit I am not deep into NFTs. But as an outsider this just looks like a quick cash grab utilizing FOMO. Congrats to the people making tons of money out of it, but I just don't...

    Okay, I have to admit I am not deep into NFTs.
    But as an outsider this just looks like a quick cash grab utilizing FOMO.
    Congrats to the people making tons of money out of it, but I just don't understand why you would buy bragging rights for digital goods?
    I mean one way I would utilize NFTs is by buying my own stuff for a lot of money, maybe to get my name out and sell more?
    Another would be: oops, I forgot to declare my crypto in my last tax declaration, so I will just claim it as new earnings.

    Not sure how often either of those apply though.

    14 votes
  13. Comment on New ad-free search subscription service: Neeva in ~tech

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    Wow, you just put into words perfectly what I felt for a while, too. In recent times, I have started to use image search more often. Also because it feels like the results to some questions are...

    Wow, you just put into words perfectly what I felt for a while, too.
    In recent times, I have started to use image search more often. Also because it feels like the results to some questions are just the exact same text on different websites.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Baba Is You - Mobile release trailer in ~games

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    I wanted to check this game out anyways. And I love playing games on mobile, because you’re not bound to one room, like on the PC. And it’s easier to just pick up, play a bit and put down - I...

    I wanted to check this game out anyways. And I love playing games on mobile, because you’re not bound to one room, like on the PC. And it’s easier to just pick up, play a bit and put down - I think the switch is the best example of that.

    I think I’ll finally get to try it

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more in ~tech

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    Do you mean chromeOS?

    fastest growing platform.

    Do you mean chromeOS?

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

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    Thank you and @grendel It was such a huge challenge for me. Especially the writing and then, after working on it for months it feels like "did I really do anything worthwhile?" Because you compare...

    Thank you and @grendel

    It was such a huge challenge for me. Especially the writing and then, after working on it for months it feels like "did I really do anything worthwhile?"
    Because you compare yourself to all this novel research you see all the time.
    I’m just glad it’s over to be honest.
    First break I have had in a long time

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

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    After 5 weeks of writing I handed my masters thesis last night. The sub area was natural language processing (just woke up when I first wrote this) Some more info: I wanted to write a classifier...

    After 5 weeks of writing I handed my masters thesis last night. The sub area was natural language processing (just woke up when I first wrote this)

    Some more info:
    I wanted to write a classifier to extract object information from natural language answers. That tool is supposed to be used for explanatory learning, to get neural networks to be ‚right for the right reasons‘

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit and more go down in Fastly CDN outage in ~tech

  19. Comment on Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit and more go down in Fastly CDN outage in ~tech

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    I didn't see that it was a fault with fastly, I just assumed it was AWS issues

    I didn't see that it was a fault with fastly, I just assumed it was AWS issues

    2 votes