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  1. Comment on Playdate, the indie handheld gaming console with a crank, begins preorders on Thursday, July 29 at 10:00 AM PDT in ~games

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    I was very impressed by their queuing system at first. Shop loaded quickly, I got added to the queue and was able to start shopping soon enough. However international shipping broke (not their...

    I was very impressed by their queuing system at first. Shop loaded quickly, I got added to the queue and was able to start shopping soon enough. However international shipping broke (not their fault) spewing out wrong error messages. That got resolved, but by then 2021 orders had been sold out. I received a „item out of stock“ error (even though they promised it won’t sell out) until I realized I had to remove and re-add the playdate to my cart (switching from the 2021 batch to the 2022 one).

    Better error messages could’ve saved me a lot of frustration!

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  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I'm finally getting back into running! Ever since getting a VR headset and having the coice between Beatsaber or running I rarely went anymore. But for the last three weekends I managed to get my...

    I'm finally getting back into running! Ever since getting a VR headset and having the coice between Beatsaber or running I rarely went anymore. But for the last three weekends I managed to get my ass up and outside. I'm still struggling a bit - much slower than I used to and I've so far only ran the small routes, but I'm improving again!

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  3. Comment on Review a product/service you first used over a year ago in ~life

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    Mine are fairly large, and while I do have smaller backup glasses it felt super uncomfortable (and I was scared to scratch the lenses)

    Mine are fairly large, and while I do have smaller backup glasses it felt super uncomfortable (and I was scared to scratch the lenses)

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  4. Comment on Review a product/service you first used over a year ago in ~life

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    The Valve Index. I got it almost exactly a year ago, for various reasons. I had been looking into getting into VR since the first Oculus, had just re-arranged my furniture (and coincicentally now...

    The Valve Index. I got it almost exactly a year ago, for various reasons. I had been looking into getting into VR since the first Oculus, had just re-arranged my furniture (and coincicentally now had the space), was planning to upgrade my gaming setup through 2020 anyways, and Half-Life: Alyx was the last bit which tipped mne over the edge.

    I have no prio VR experience (except a few short sessions with the Oculus of a friend). Generally, it's fantastic! The wide FOV looks pretty good, and having a 144Hz refresh rate is a blessing (even my GTX 1070 could do some games at 144Hz when I was still using that). Finger tracking works well enough (not perfectly, but well, good enough!) and setting it up was a breeze.

    I wish it dealth with frame rates better. You can select select at which framerate the Index runs (80, 90, 120, 144Hz) and you can switch while using it, but you can not automatically set it on a per-game basis. (Resolution-scaling is on a per game basis though). If a game can't meet the selected frame rate the Index drops to half of what was selected. So if you set it to 144 but your game can only reliably output 130 it#ll drop to 72 instead of 120Hz which is, well, not great. I'd love to be able to set Beat Saber to 144, Alyx to 120, Star Wars Squadrons to 90, etc. instead of manually needing to change it.

    Second complaint is glasses: The only way to use glasses wit it, is ordering a pair of lenses fitting the Index (such as VR optician and a few other providers who do that). It works, but it sucks for letting friends try it on or if your eyesight worsens over time.

    But, all in all, I'd very happy with it!

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Review a product/service you first used over a year ago in ~life

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    This sort of exists actually! If you go to the info-screen for a podcast (either tap on the "home" screen in Overcast on the podcast, or tap the i of an episode in a playlist and then the name of...

    This sort of exists actually! If you go to the info-screen for a podcast (either tap on the "home" screen in Overcast on the podcast, or tap the i of an episode in a playlist and then the name of the podcast) you can select "all" and it shows you all of the episodes for this podcast, including if you have played them or not!

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  6. Comment on What's your hardware setup? in ~tech

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    Sorry for the late reply! I’m using two sticks

    Sorry for the late reply! I’m using two sticks

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  7. Comment on What's your hardware setup? in ~tech

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    I did some big upgrades this year! I'm now rocking: A late 2013 13" Macbook Pro An iPhone 12 Pro Max And a self-built gaming PC: Ryzen 9 5900X RTX 3080 GPU 32GB DDR4 RAM a Lian Li Meshcool II case...

    I did some big upgrades this year! I'm now rocking:

    • A late 2013 13" Macbook Pro
    • An iPhone 12 Pro Max
    • And a self-built gaming PC:
      • Ryzen 9 5900X
      • RTX 3080 GPU
      • 32GB DDR4 RAM
      • a Lian Li Meshcool II case
      • Whatever 1TB SSD I had in my old build, I think a Samsung 960 EVO

    This is hooked up to a 27" Acer XB280HK 4K 60Hz Monitor I bought a few years ago and another old 24" Acer S242HL 1080p 60Hz monitor

    11 votes
  8. Comment on I want to play Cyberpunk 2077 at its best and it sucks that a GPU shortage is going to stop me in ~games

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    alternate.de had them listed (and still does) with an unknown availability date

    alternate.de had them listed (and still does) with an unknown availability date

    1 vote
  9. Comment on I want to play Cyberpunk 2077 at its best and it sucks that a GPU shortage is going to stop me in ~games

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    I managed to get a hold of a 3080, but I'm very bottlenecked by my current CPU (an i7-3770). There's no way my new Ryzen is arriving on time, they're sold out everywhere too. (I ordered one, but I...

    I managed to get a hold of a 3080, but I'm very bottlenecked by my current CPU (an i7-3770). There's no way my new Ryzen is arriving on time, they're sold out everywhere too. (I ordered one, but I have no idea what position in their queue I'm in, so I'm just waiting and hoping it'll be at least this year)

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    With Cory Doctorow's recent kickstarter I started reading his Little Brother series, I already finished Little Brother and the new standalone Attack Surface. Now I'm about halfway through the...

    With Cory Doctorow's recent kickstarter I started reading his Little Brother series, I already finished Little Brother and the new standalone Attack Surface. Now I'm about halfway through the second in the series, Homeland. I like all of them, but Homeland is my favourite so far!

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Rate my homepage! in ~creative

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    I've been neglecting it a bit recently, but here it is: https://groundphlegm.wedro.online/

    I've been neglecting it a bit recently, but here it is: https://groundphlegm.wedro.online/

    2 votes
  12. Comment on How do you buy and read your comics? in ~talk

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    Depends. I usually buy Indiecomics as physical copies from my local comic book store. As for the big one, Marvel and DC: Mostly buy them digitally mostly from Vomixology and read them either on my...

    Depends. I usually buy Indiecomics as physical copies from my local comic book store. As for the big one, Marvel and DC: Mostly buy them digitally mostly from Vomixology and read them either on my tablet (using the app "Chunky"), or on my laptop with "YACReader".
    I tried Marvel Unlimited for a while, but that only gives access to the old stuff, and I usually read them as they come out.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I discovered that Amaranthe have released a new album Manifest which I greatly enjoyed. I also listened to the new album by Saltatio Mortis Für immer frei which was alright

    I discovered that Amaranthe have released a new album Manifest which I greatly enjoyed. I also listened to the new album by Saltatio Mortis Für immer frei which was alright

  14. Comment on New podcast name in ~games

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    I like Our Alts Have Day Jobs the most, however I do agree that you'll have issues finding a decent acronym

    I like Our Alts Have Day Jobs the most, however I do agree that you'll have issues finding a decent acronym

  15. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm actually not quite through yet, forgot to mention that. But so far I've been enjoying it!

    I'm actually not quite through yet, forgot to mention that. But so far I've been enjoying it!

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    A lot! I had a one week vacation last week, so I managed to get a bunch of reading done Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis The Human Son by Walker, Adrian J. Ballistic by Kloos, Marko Yellow Jessamine...

    A lot! I had a one week vacation last week, so I managed to get a bunch of reading done

    • Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis
    • The Human Son by Walker, Adrian J.
    • Ballistic by Kloos, Marko
    • Yellow Jessamine by Starling, Caitlin
    • Rhapsody For The Tempest by Stiegler, Marc
    • Goldilocks by Lam, Laura
    • Critical Point by Huang, S.L.
    • Null Set by Huang, S.L.
    • Crescendo Of Fire by Stiegler, Marc
    • Zero Sum Game by Huang, S.L.
    • The Relentless Moon by Kowal, Mary Robinette
    • The Braintrust: A Harmony of Enemies by Stiegler, Marc
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  17. Comment on Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla's top exec pay going up 400% in ~tech

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    Yeah, I have been using Fenix since it's early beta state. It's a lot better than Fennec!

    Yeah, I have been using Fenix since it's early beta state. It's a lot better than Fennec!

  18. Comment on Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla's top exec pay going up 400% in ~tech

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    I'm using a lot of gesture on my trackpad to navigate back and forth in my history, switch tabs, etc. All of these just feel wrong in FF. Could be just the animation which feels janky, not sure....

    I'm using a lot of gesture on my trackpad to navigate back and forth in my history, switch tabs, etc. All of these just feel wrong in FF. Could be just the animation which feels janky, not sure.

    FF renders its own context menu instead of using the system provided one, so (last time I checked) it was white even in dark mode, and is missing e.g. the "services menu"

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla's top exec pay going up 400% in ~tech

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    I personally use FF on Windows, but stick to Safari on macOS, because I'm not a fan of the macOS version of FF. It feels off, the gestures aren't as nice, the context menu is weird. On mobile I...

    I personally use FF on Windows, but stick to Safari on macOS, because I'm not a fan of the macOS version of FF. It feels off, the gestures aren't as nice, the context menu is weird.

    On mobile I also use Safari (although I would switch to FF if their macOS version was better) and on my low-end Android tablet I do use it, but especially scrolling feels super slow.

    Most people I know just don't care enough and use Chrome, because Google annoyed them into using it and don't give enough crap about anything to switch

    1 vote