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  1. Comment on Onivim 2: First round of MIT commits have been released in ~comp

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    How is tree-sitter working out for you? I've been eagerly waiting for 0.5 to officially land. I maintain a private fork of vim-javascript to change some of the highlighting, and it's an enormous...

    How is tree-sitter working out for you? I've been eagerly waiting for 0.5 to officially land. I maintain a private fork of vim-javascript to change some of the highlighting, and it's an enormous pain in the ass - can't wait to get rid of it.

  2. Comment on Onivim 2: First round of MIT commits have been released in ~comp

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    I pre-ordered Onivim 2 the day it was announced. I'm always hopeful that something modern and shiny will actually deliver on its promises, but... I just always come back to Alacritty + tmux +...

    I pre-ordered Onivim 2 the day it was announced. I'm always hopeful that something modern and shiny will actually deliver on its promises, but... I just always come back to Alacritty + tmux + neovim. It's the perfect mix of raw speed and powerful window / project management for me, especially when used with vim-tmux-navigator.

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  3. Comment on Supreme Court says Manhattan DA can get Trump’s tax records, but rejects bid by House Democrats in ~news

  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    These were hilarious, thanks for sharing!

    These were hilarious, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Comment on The marijuana superweapon Biden refuses to use in ~misc

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    Yeah, just look at the absolutely disastrous conditions evident since legalization in Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and...

    Yeah, just look at the absolutely disastrous conditions evident since legalization in Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.

    Marijuana use is not ruining society, the vast majority of users face no long-term downsides, and the medicinal benefits are way larger than your casual dismissal of them.

    Legalization does not increase teenage drug use (in fact, more studies than not show a decrease in teen usage 3 years after legalization in Colorado), has no proven correlation with crime, and (to your point) jailing people for years for personal-usage possession is an absolute travesty.

    We haven't even touched on the financial gains from taxation and job creation.

    Marijuana legalization is actually not a hard decision at all.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Satisfactory is incredible. I bought this game about two weeks ago, and nearly all of my free time since has gone into it. Base building: It's a lot of fun figuring out how you want to lay out...

    Satisfactory is incredible.

    I bought this game about two weeks ago, and nearly all of my free time since has gone into it.

    • Base building: It's a lot of fun figuring out how you want to lay out your factory(ies) and then executing on it. It's similar to Minecraft in that you can spend a bunch of time making something look nice or just spaghetti your shit all over. Destroying things you've made fully refunds the cost of building, so you can tinker as much as you like.

    • Efficiency: Each of the buildings you create in the game works on input and output parts per minute. It's very rewarding to hook this up correctly and achieve 100% efficiency across each of your buildings.

    • Depth: There's a lot to the game. The world is large, you're forced to explore for various different ores, and the game requires a lot of building to automate everything. Once you've done that, you can work towards creating more of the end game parts per minute by making larger factories and using alternative recipes that you unlock as you progress. Also, the game's still in early access - more's coming.

    I cannot recommend this enough if you like logistics games.

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  7. Comment on Microsoft is shutting down their Mixer livestreaming service on July 22 and encouraging users to switch to Facebook Gaming in ~games

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    I watch a lot of Twitch - it's nearly always turned on in the background on a second screen while I'm working. I've tried Mixer a couple of times, but it's just not as good, and it's annoying to...

    I watch a lot of Twitch - it's nearly always turned on in the background on a second screen while I'm working. I've tried Mixer a couple of times, but it's just not as good, and it's annoying to use two different platforms.

    I can't imagine any scenario where I watch anything on Facebook Gaming, including Twitch's demise - I'll stop watching streamers altogether before that happens.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 8 in ~news

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    Thanks for sharing this, was a nice summary. The author's Twitter account (some sources posted): https://twitter.com/gv4et

    Thanks for sharing this, was a nice summary.

    The author's Twitter account (some sources posted): https://twitter.com/gv4et

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Protests and policing will worsen the coronavirus pandemic - The US has moved from attempting to beat the virus to managing the harm of losing in ~health.coronavirus

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    It's basically guaranteed that the protests will worsen the coronavirus pandemic. However, it's also basically guaranteed that the premature re-opening across the country will also worsen the...

    It's basically guaranteed that the protests will worsen the coronavirus pandemic. However, it's also basically guaranteed that the premature re-opening across the country will also worsen the pandemic.

    I'm going to go out on a very safe limb and claim that once the upcoming surge arrives, Fox News and the right will place 99% of the blame on the protestors, if they even caveat it at all.

    Here's a great thread on Twitter, from a doctor, discussing this: https://twitter.com/Craig_A_Spencer/status/1269798948371341312

    A quote from said thread: "Right now, we don't know for sure. But I certainly worry way more about a bunch of people indoors, with no physical distancing, and without masks. Based on everything we've learned over the past few months, THIS seems to be a much greater risk."

    11 votes
  10. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 4 in ~news

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    I wonder if the two officers would have been suspended without pay - quickly in fact, on the same day of the incident - if the victim were a black 75 year old man.

    I wonder if the two officers would have been suspended without pay - quickly in fact, on the same day of the incident - if the victim were a black 75 year old man.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on One Twitter account is reposting everything Trump tweets. It was suspended within three days in ~tech

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    Episode #148 of Sam Harris' Making Sense podcast is an interview with Jack Dorsey where he explains the rationale for keeping Trump on Twitter. It's not a fully satisfying answer (IMO the real...

    Episode #148 of Sam Harris' Making Sense podcast is an interview with Jack Dorsey where he explains the rationale for keeping Trump on Twitter.

    It's not a fully satisfying answer (IMO the real reason is the amount of money Trump brings to Twitter, but I'm a cynic), but you might find it worthwhile to hear Jack's perspective.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Do you think there is anything from the past we should bring back? in ~talk

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    Boost in --> apex seals out is a very relevant meme about rotary engines. A close friend rebuilt his FD's motor 3 times before swapping it out for an LS2.

    Boost in --> apex seals out is a very relevant meme about rotary engines. A close friend rebuilt his FD's motor 3 times before swapping it out for an LS2.

  13. Comment on Immigration to US to be suspended amid pandemic, Trump says in ~news

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    Yet another attempt by the orange man to distract his followers from his poor coronavirus response and instead go back to the popular race-baiting narrative. Nevermind the fact a substantial...

    Yet another attempt by the orange man to distract his followers from his poor coronavirus response and instead go back to the popular race-baiting narrative. Nevermind the fact a substantial portion of essential workers, including nurses, are immigrants.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on This is Trump’s fault: The president is failing, and Americans are paying for his failures in ~misc

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    You could try to preface it with David's background as a lifelong Republican and former speechwriter for GWB, but I'm inclined to agree with your instincts.

    You could try to preface it with David's background as a lifelong Republican and former speechwriter for GWB, but I'm inclined to agree with your instincts.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on The erosion of deep literacy in ~misc

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    It was definitely a joke, but I also can't claim to have read the article - the headline was enough for the joke :)

    It was definitely a joke, but I also can't claim to have read the article - the headline was enough for the joke :)

    5 votes
  16. Comment on The erosion of deep literacy in ~misc

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    Anyone have a tl;dr for this?

    Anyone have a tl;dr for this?

    8 votes
  17. Comment on What are your favorite CLI tools/applications? in ~comp

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    z or autojump are invaluable for navigating to frequently used directories quickly. tmux for dealing with more than one shell at a time. I use alacritty on OS X, which doesn't have tabs and...

    z or autojump are invaluable for navigating to frequently used directories quickly.

    tmux for dealing with more than one shell at a time. I use alacritty on OS X, which doesn't have tabs and splits, and tmux is nicer anyways. I spend my entire day in vim inside tmux.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Ted Cruz self quarantines after contact with coronavirus carrier, likely safe in ~health.coronavirus

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    Thoughts + prayers

    Thoughts + prayers

    7 votes
  19. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    From my understanding, FOV shouldn't be treated as a subjective setting - its purpose is to give you better depth and speed perception, and is based on the distance to your monitor and its size....

    From my understanding, FOV shouldn't be treated as a subjective setting - its purpose is to give you better depth and speed perception, and is based on the distance to your monitor and its size. Seeing more of the track left/right is useful, especially to see other cars, and that's where you have one of three options:

    1. Three monitors
    2. An ultrawide
    3. VR

    Options 1 and 2 are basically the same - it comes down to whether you'd prefer more of your peripheral vision being used and more track width (1) or eliminating the bezels and not needing to render as many pixels (2). I have the 1080p version of the Samsung ultrawide - the 1440p one is sharper, but considerably more work for your CPU/GPU.

    Option 3 is VR. Some people like it, some people don't. It's more immersive, but it comes with a few drawbacks:

    • It's not comfortable to have something on your head, especially for hours on end
    • Worse game support (Assetto Corsa Competizione is basically unplayable)
    • The FOV is rather narrow, which means you'll look around more than you would in a car. For example, you have to fully move your head to look at the side mirrors.

    There were actually two threads on Reddit yesterday about this very topic:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/iRacing/comments/erdqq9/ditched_vr_for_this_49_ultrawide/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/simracing/comments/erdr85/ditched_my_oculus_for_a_49_ultrawide/

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I have the Samsung CHG90 for my iRacing (and now ACC since the 1.2 patch) rig and really like it. It's a 49" ultrawide, which gives me a wide field of view while not requiring a VR headset. It's...

    I have the Samsung CHG90 for my iRacing (and now ACC since the 1.2 patch) rig and really like it. It's a 49" ultrawide, which gives me a wide field of view while not requiring a VR headset. It's popular among the iRacing Twitch streamers (check out Dan_Suzuki or Quirkitized).

    Have you calculated your FOV? This is the best calculator I've found, I'm within a couple of degrees from what it suggests in both games.

    2 votes