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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Comment on The afterlife of Android: Netrunner - The community taking a beloved card game's future into their own hands in ~games.tabletop

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    I played A:NR reasonably seriously for a few of years when it first came out, it's a great game. We used to go to tournaments weekly, and even drove from Dallas to San Antonio for regionals one of...

    I played A:NR reasonably seriously for a few of years when it first came out, it's a great game. We used to go to tournaments weekly, and even drove from Dallas to San Antonio for regionals one of the years. When the game was discontinued, I bought a copy of everything that came out after I stopped playing, so I have every card printed. I'm curious to revisit the game in a decade.

    For anyone wanting to try it out, you'll lose some of the magic by not playing with physical cards in person, but https://www.jinteki.net/ is excellent.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    Just wanted to give a shout out to aphoenix for responding to each person in this thread and promoting discussion.

    Just wanted to give a shout out to aphoenix for responding to each person in this thread and promoting discussion.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? in ~comp

  6. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    At this very moment, I'm listening to Brookland/Oaklyn by Alias & Tarsier, which is slower tempo electronica with female vocals. Skip Rope by Vuono is a song I've had on repeat lately. I found it...

    At this very moment, I'm listening to Brookland/Oaklyn by Alias & Tarsier, which is slower tempo electronica with female vocals.

    Skip Rope by Vuono is a song I've had on repeat lately. I found it from this snowboarding video while I was up in Keystone last week.

    The last link I'll share is Masters of the Universe by Binary Star, a classic backpacker album.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on How do you feel about safer kitchen knives? in ~food

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    I feel bad leaving the following low-quality comment, but there's really nothing that summarizes my feelings about this article as well as "Jesus fucking Christ."

    I feel bad leaving the following low-quality comment, but there's really nothing that summarizes my feelings about this article as well as "Jesus fucking Christ."

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Facebook and Instagram ban usage of "commonly sexual emojis" along with solicitations for nude images or sex in ~tech

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    But what if a political ad uses those emojis?

    But what if a political ad uses those emojis?

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

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    The way Indigrid organizes information looks interesting, but the lack of customizable shortcuts is a dealbreaker for me. I hope you consider allowing support for user-specified hotkeys (or maybe...

    The way Indigrid organizes information looks interesting, but the lack of customizable shortcuts is a dealbreaker for me.

    I hope you consider allowing support for user-specified hotkeys (or maybe even consider a built-in vim-esque map). Indigrid's main ethos already seems to be improving your thinking patterns, which resonates with vim pretty well.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Billionaire Industrialist David Koch has died. in ~news

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    A guillotine would have been much too quick for him.

    A guillotine would have been much too quick for him.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Billionaire Industrialist David Koch has died. in ~news

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    I hope his pain was commensurate with the environmental destruction he's responsible for and all of the pain associated with it.

    I hope his pain was commensurate with the environmental destruction he's responsible for and all of the pain associated with it.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on Bolsonaro was ridiculed on social media after criticising Norway for whaling techniques which the country does not use in ~news

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    Do you also think it's inhumane to kill cows for food? Here's a thought experiment for you: Consider a farm that raises a small quantity of animals in a really ethical way. They feed the animals...

    Do you also think it's inhumane to kill cows for food? Here's a thought experiment for you:

    Consider a farm that raises a small quantity of animals in a really ethical way. They feed the animals properly, give them tons of room to roam around, and let them hang out with other animal friends. When it comes time to eat the animal, they only use completely painless, trauma-free slaughtering methods.

    Effectively, this cow led a net-positive life on the pleasure/pain scale, and if the cow were conscious, it would have chosen to live that life instead of not existing at all.

    If that cow only existed because there was demand for its meat, wouldn't it actually be more ethical to eat meat, given that otherwise the farmer wouldn't have a job and the cow would have never existed?

    This isn't necessarily true of whales (which we don't raise), and it's certainly not true of factory farming (which I am completely against - we purchase our meat nearly exclusively from farmer's markets), but is true of many of the animals we eat, and the inhumane argument is really nowhere near as black and white as is often presented.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Dissecting A Dweet: Ring Weave ~ a 140 byte javascript animation in ~comp

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    This was great to read, thanks for sharing!

    This was great to read, thanks for sharing!

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    Just hold option and click on the maximize button, it will make the window as large as it can be without entering fullscreen mode.

    Just hold option and click on the maximize button, it will make the window as large as it can be without entering fullscreen mode.

  15. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Thanks for the reply, and especially the tip about checking out the Appalachians. I've looked around a bit, and it seems more in line with what we're wanting!

    Thanks for the reply, and especially the tip about checking out the Appalachians. I've looked around a bit, and it seems more in line with what we're wanting!

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    It's not the president's job to set economic policy. It's their job to hire a qualified economist to set economic policy. No president will be well-versed in all of fields necessary to effectively...

    It's not the president's job to set economic policy. It's their job to hire a qualified economist to set economic policy. No president will be well-versed in all of fields necessary to effectively govern a country, and they don't need to be. I'll take someone that has a full picture of world history, has uncompromising principles, and demonstrates the ability to delegate and lead over an economist any day.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on I was a fast-food worker. Let me tell you about burnout. in ~life

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    For what it's worth, I found both your and tempestoftruth's comments valuable to read. I'm not sure where you got the unpleasantness from, but I hope it doesn't keep you from contributing in the...

    For what it's worth, I found both your and tempestoftruth's comments valuable to read. I'm not sure where you got the unpleasantness from, but I hope it doesn't keep you from contributing in the future.

  18. Comment on In your opinion, what sort of effects has the rise of social media had upon society? in ~tech

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    This comment may not necessarily apply specifically to social media, but I think it's related enough to post. I don't engage very much on social media, but I can feel negative effects on my...

    This comment may not necessarily apply specifically to social media, but I think it's related enough to post. I don't engage very much on social media, but I can feel negative effects on my attention capacity even as a simple consumer of content on Reddit, Twitter, and Hacker News.

    It's too easy to mindlessly waste time scrolling through an infinitely loading source of shallow entertainment. When I find something deep and interesting to read, I usually just bookmark it into my "read later" queue, which is ever growing, and waste another 20 minutes on bullshit instead.

    I've never had attention deficit issues in the past, but I now find myself needing to mindfully practice focus and willpower. It's not easy - the habitual nature of short content is powerful. When was the last time you didn't check your phone when you had a free 2 minutes? Fiancee pauses a show to go to the kitchen for a snack? Better refresh /r/all. Waiting in a quickly moving line at the grocery store? Better see if there's any new Tweets.

    Consuming deep content is effortful, and our ability to do so is eroding.

    8 votes
  19. Comment on Deploying containerized Docker instances in production? in ~comp

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    nginx is bound to 443 on the VPS (and 80 as well, but I redirect everything to HTTPS). In the Vultr control panel, I have the firewall set to allow 80/443 from anywhere, and 22/5432 from my home...
    • nginx is bound to 443 on the VPS (and 80 as well, but I redirect everything to HTTPS). In the Vultr control panel, I have the firewall set to allow 80/443 from anywhere, and 22/5432 from my home IP.
    • docker-compose lets you specify a data directory really easily:
      postgres:
        image: postgres:10.5
        container_name: postgres
        ports:
         - 5432:5432
        volumes:
            - /apps/postgres-data:/var/lib/postgresql/data:z
        restart: always
        environment:
         - POSTGRES_USER=postgres
         - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=xxx
    

    FYI that :z part is important.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Introducing a new Twitter.com - a refreshed and updated website in ~tech

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    Yeah, this setting defaulting back is infuriating.

    Yeah, this setting defaulting back is infuriating.