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  1. Comment on Total War: Rome Remastered - One of the best strategy games ever made for the PC is back in ~games

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    Can’t wait for some form of DEI to be plopped on top of it :)

    Can’t wait for some form of DEI to be plopped on top of it :)

  2. Comment on Everything you know about obesity is wrong in ~health

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    Even as someone who has never struggled with the issues they discuss in Maintenance Phase, I highly recommend it. It’s equal parts hilarious and educational. Helped give me a peek at a lot of...

    Even as someone who has never struggled with the issues they discuss in Maintenance Phase, I highly recommend it. It’s equal parts hilarious and educational. Helped give me a peek at a lot of built in biases I didn’t even know I was harboring.

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  3. Comment on Ryo Fukui - Scenery (1976) in ~music

  4. Comment on [LFG] Anyone wanna play a TTRPG? in ~games.tabletop

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    Putting up a scheduler on the charmingly named Dudle (open-source clone of Doodle) to find a good time for everyone: edit: I'm not 100% Dudle is handling time-zone differences... I put in the...

    Putting up a scheduler on the charmingly named Dudle (open-source clone of Doodle) to find a good time for everyone:

    edit: I'm not 100% Dudle is handling time-zone differences... I put in the start times in as 9am-9pm CST, and you may have to translate to your native time-zone.

    Scheduler: https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/ZMaYry2Hbg/
    Game choice: https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/VlX6Y-dERw/

    AFAI can tell, anyone should be able to add their own name / preferences, etc.

    cc: @tardigrade @qis @autumn @mrbig @muffin @thrabalen

    We'll go with whatever time / game works for the most people :)

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  5. Comment on Ryo Fukui - Scenery (1976) in ~music

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    Well, you're assuming I've been to /r/jazz in said time period, lol.

    Well, you're assuming I've been to /r/jazz in said time period, lol.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Ryo Fukui - Scenery (1976) in ~music

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    That's been cool on /r/jazz for... well, since the last time I saw it posted there (years ago) :P. If I was looking to listen to something vaguely in this style, I'd turn to some classic Oscar...

    That's been cool on /r/jazz for... well, since the last time I saw it posted there (years ago) :P.

    If I was looking to listen to something vaguely in this style, I'd turn to some classic Oscar Peterson, or some Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones if I wanted that balls-to-the-walls swing.

    But hey, if you dig it, more power to you!

    1 vote
  7. Comment on [LFG] Anyone wanna play a TTRPG? in ~games.tabletop

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    Definitely! Watch this space :)

    Definitely! Watch this space :)

    1 vote
  8. Comment on [LFG] Anyone wanna play a TTRPG? in ~games.tabletop

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    Heh, no worries. I'm good with all of that. The games I prefer are very much focused on the story, and way less on rules, mechanics, etc. (except so far as having said rules makes for a more fun &...

    Heh, no worries. I'm good with all of that.

    The games I prefer are very much focused on the story, and way less on rules, mechanics, etc. (except so far as having said rules makes for a more fun & interesting story). This is a big departure from your typical D&D style game so:

    I'm not great with rules and intricate/complex systems (my strong suit is roleplay), and don't have the time right now to study a new system in depth.

    really isn't an issue. For instance, the core rules for Fiasco fit in a 5 paragraph wiki entry. You don't even roll dice, except for the very beginning and the very end. It's fairly setting agnostic (check the giant list of playsets for examples).

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  9. Comment on [LFG] Anyone wanna play a TTRPG? in ~games.tabletop

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    Heh, pandemic time is pretty dang flexible for me... How about next Sat? That any better? I could do earlier in the day tomorrow here as well (but I'm not sure what time zones you and @muffin are...

    Heh, pandemic time is pretty dang flexible for me... How about next Sat? That any better?

    I could do earlier in the day tomorrow here as well (but I'm not sure what time zones you and @muffin are in). Plus we might get some more takers in the next week :)

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  10. [LFG] Anyone wanna play a TTRPG?

    My old TTRPG group hasn’t met in months now, and listening to actual play podcasts only scratches the itch. Probably a long shot given the size of the site, but anyone interested in playing a...

    My old TTRPG group hasn’t met in months now, and listening to actual play podcasts only scratches the itch.

    Probably a long shot given the size of the site, but anyone interested in playing a TTRPG sometime soon?

    I’m thinking something easy and low pressure, like Stewpot, or Fiasco or maybe a world builder like the Quiet Year/Microscope/Anomaly/The Ground Itself; I have the PDF for most of those.

    But hey, if you have something you’ve been waiting forever to play: I’m here for it.

    I have literally nothing to do tomorrow so drop a message if you’re interested! I’m in CST

    13 votes
  11. Comment on Flo & Eddie - Who But I? (1972) in ~music

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    Same -- this album came up on my library shuffle yesterday, and I was immediately grooving to it. Top notch from front to back, they really knew how to do the hell out of a psych/pop album. I need...

    Same -- this album came up on my library shuffle yesterday, and I was immediately grooving to it. Top notch from front to back, they really knew how to do the hell out of a psych/pop album. I need to check out more of their discography.

  12. Comment on Flo & Eddie - Who But I? (1972) in ~music

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    From the fantastic "The Phlorescent Leech And Eddie".

    From the fantastic "The Phlorescent Leech And Eddie".

  13. Comment on Disco Elysium: The Final Cut - Launching March 30th, free upgrade for all current owners in ~games

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    Time for another run through :)

    Time for another run through :)

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Why I am obsessed with the forbidden Seuss in ~books

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    I’m really not sure what the author wants... only what they don’t like. Do they want the government to tell businesses what they can and can’t sell? That seems like a terrible idea on its face......

    I’m really not sure what the author wants... only what they don’t like.

    Do they want the government to tell businesses what they can and can’t sell? That seems like a terrible idea on its face...

    Do they want libraries to be forced to carry particular books? Well at least you’re not adrift in a sea of legal nonsense anymore... but I imagine that you’d have better luck making an endowment to your local branch, and working with them to make all parties happy.

    Do they want internet mobs to stop being so mob-like? Ok, I guess... but saying “please stop shaming ____” to the faceless, anonymous mob that is the Internet is spitting into the wind. Maybe talk about ways to humanize interactions on the web, and systematically de-emphasize discord as a growth strategy?

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

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    Reminds me of Frank Zappa’s Cassette Tape over phone line/cable of the late 80s (though it never had an implementation).

    Reminds me of Frank Zappa’s Cassette Tape over phone line/cable of the late 80s (though it never had an implementation).

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Resurrecting Fortran in ~comp

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    The biggest problem I’ve run into with my occasional need to use FORTRAN is the lack of a well defined (or maybe just freely available? Hard to say) standard. When you run into one of the myriad...

    The biggest problem I’ve run into with my occasional need to use FORTRAN is the lack of a well defined (or maybe just freely available? Hard to say) standard.

    When you run into one of the myriad of “oddities” that confuse the hell out of us a primarily C/C++ based folks, I’m reduced to hoping I know enough about the lingo to find my issue in stackoverflow (typically with little success).

    Give me a cppreference and we’ll talk.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation in ~tech

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    That’s a great suggestion, thanks!

    That’s a great suggestion, thanks!

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  18. Comment on How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation in ~tech

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    I don’t love the title, but I found this to be a pretty illuminating look at Facebook’s refusal to address their “engagement and growth at all costs” problem. In particular the discussion near the...

    I don’t love the title, but I found this to be a pretty illuminating look at Facebook’s refusal to address their “engagement and growth at all costs” problem. In particular the discussion near the end of algorithmic fairness shows how deeply the well has been poisoned.

    3 votes