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  1. Comment on Stellaris Recommends: Sci-fi book recommendations from the team behind Paradox's grand-strategy-in-space game, including notes on prominent tropes and what each book does well. in ~books

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    Fuzzy Nation was the only one I knew from this list too. I did see that Outland is written by Dennis Taylor though, who also write the quite excellent Bobiverse series, so I immediately added it...

    Fuzzy Nation was the only one I knew from this list too. I did see that Outland is written by Dennis Taylor though, who also write the quite excellent Bobiverse series, so I immediately added it to my reading list

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Let's rename some gaming genres to make them more accurate. in ~games

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    Every DotA player I personally know refuses to call the genre MOBA and uses the term ARTS instead, just like you proposed. That includes me, because I too think that it's way too broad

    Every DotA player I personally know refuses to call the genre MOBA and uses the term ARTS instead, just like you proposed. That includes me, because I too think that it's way too broad

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Half-Life: Alyx in ~games

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    I have to admit I haven't taken a closer look at them yet. Partly because I currently don't have space for a decent VR/AR setup, so I've been following the developments in the space, but only loosely

    I have to admit I haven't taken a closer look at them yet. Partly because I currently don't have space for a decent VR/AR setup, so I've been following the developments in the space, but only loosely

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Half-Life: Alyx in ~games

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    My personal issue is that Oculus belongs to facebook though, and the only good alternative I know of is the Vive

    My personal issue is that Oculus belongs to facebook though, and the only good alternative I know of is the Vive

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Firefox UI is now built with Web Components in ~comp

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    (Not OP) On macOS: Mostly scrolling and the context menu

    (Not OP) On macOS: Mostly scrolling and the context menu

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

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    Mainly some Russkaja. I got to see them live a couple days ago, so I prepared by listening to them quite a lot!

    Mainly some Russkaja. I got to see them live a couple days ago, so I prepared by listening to them quite a lot!

    1 vote
  7. Comment on The life of the audiobook star: As the business booms, narrators talk tricky accents, lonely shifts and tackling 100 pages a day in ~books

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    My mom is extremely into audiobooks, so I tried them a couple times when I was younger. I just couldn't get into it. Listening to them while doing something else distracted me from the book so I...

    My mom is extremely into audiobooks, so I tried them a couple times when I was younger. I just couldn't get into it. Listening to them while doing something else distracted me from the book so I had to rewind every couple of minutes and doing nothing while listening to them felt like wasted time - I could just read the books instead and I'd be faster too! Then I got into podcasts which were perfectly fine to listen to for me (missing a couple words or sentences isn't as big of a deal with them), and I kinda got used to listening to something while running errands. Now I can concentrate enough on what I'm listening to and still do whatever I'm doing. (Excluding things where I have to concentrate on the task like coding, reading articles, etc.). My audiobook usage has spiked since then! Additionally, moving out, getting a job, and working out has left me with less time than I'd like to read, but doing chores, grocery shopping, cooking, and pretty much anything I do sports wise (with the exception of going for a swim) works perfectly with a voice in my head

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Let's Talk: What browser are you using? in ~talk

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    Nope, but that's a bit much for me. I usually keep the big ones in their own containers (Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc), but everything else can stay in the main one

    Nope, but that's a bit much for me. I usually keep the big ones in their own containers (Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc), but everything else can stay in the main one

    1 vote
  9. Comment on MacBook Pro 16” in ~tech

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    Now I have something I can replace my current one with if it should die. Hopefully they'll make the same changes to the current 13" one. The former 15"/now 16" is a bit too big for me

    Now I have something I can replace my current one with if it should die. Hopefully they'll make the same changes to the current 13" one. The former 15"/now 16" is a bit too big for me

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Let's Talk: What browser are you using? in ~talk

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    Scrolling with a trackpad feels completely wrong Using it in fullscreen and moving the mouse to the top of the screen only moves the completely unstyled gray top bar down instead of the complete...
    • Scrolling with a trackpad feels completely wrong
    • Using it in fullscreen and moving the mouse to the top of the screen only moves the completely unstyled gray top bar down instead of the complete tab bar like it should (open both FF and safari in fullscreen and move the move to the top. Look at the difference. What FF does is just plain ugly)
    • Context menu is their own implementation instead of using the system provided one. This is annoying, because I have some usefull stuff in the system context menu, which is missing when using FF
    • Quitting when in fullscreen and then re-opening it reopns FF with the window maximized instead of either fullscreen, or the regular, non-fullscreen dimensions
    • Forward/backwards navigation in the history using gestures isn't nearly as good looking as it is in Safari

    A couple weeks ago it was also both slow, drained my battery like crazy, and kept my fans spinning while idling. They fixed that though.
    All in all, it just doesn't feel like a good native mac app, it feels like a cross platform one

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Let's Talk: What browser are you using? in ~talk

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    Firefox on Windows for its multi account contains and the reasons @tildez stated. Safari on macOS, because I don't like Firefox on macOS

    Firefox on Windows for its multi account contains and the reasons @tildez stated. Safari on macOS, because I don't like Firefox on macOS

    9 votes
  12. Comment on New YouTube terms will allow Google to terminate accounts that it determines are not "commercially viable" in ~tech

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    All youtube channels and playlists even have RSS feeds! Depending if you have the channel id or username you can use the following feed urls:...

    All youtube channels and playlists even have RSS feeds! Depending if you have the channel id or username you can use the following feed urls:

    2 votes
  13. Comment on In 2020, I can no longer abide the 100-hour RPG in ~games

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    That's one thing I'Ve always loved about Borderlands 2. You can complete it in a couple hours (maybe 20-25 or so?), but if you feel like it, there's plenty to do if you want to put in more than...

    That's one thing I'Ve always loved about Borderlands 2. You can complete it in a couple hours (maybe 20-25 or so?), but if you feel like it, there's plenty to do if you want to put in more than that, and you can easily go tp 150h or so without getting bored

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What are your favorite genres/themes of music? in ~music

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    Finally got around to listen to the song. It's pretty good, thanks for that!

    Finally got around to listen to the song. It's pretty good, thanks for that!

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

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    Wait, there are others? Well, amused, but not really surprised!

    Wait, there are others? Well, amused, but not really surprised!

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

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    I died trying to grab the tie from the ceiling fan in the room after my character woke up. The second time I tried it again and luckily succeeded the roll :)

    I died trying to grab the tie from the ceiling fan in the room after my character woke up. The second time I tried it again and luckily succeeded the roll :)

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

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    Oh I agree, it's pretty good so far! The first few minutes were pretty annoying (I died very quickly so I had to go throught the whole process in my room again) and the character moved quite...

    Oh I agree, it's pretty good so far! The first few minutes were pretty annoying (I died very quickly so I had to go throught the whole process in my room again) and the character moved quite slowly (understandable from a story point of view, but made it a bit less fun to play)

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What piece of kitchen equipment do you regret buying, and why? in ~food

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    I have one of these and and pretty happy. Barely takes up any space and easy as heck

    I have one of these and and pretty happy. Barely takes up any space and easy as heck

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

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    I played something new! Disco Elysium I didn't yet play a lto of it (maybe an hour or one and a half), and it's pretty good. It's quite different and has soem very interesting (in a good sense)...

    I played something new!


    Disco Elysium

    I didn't yet play a lto of it (maybe an hour or one and a half), and it's pretty good. It's quite different and has soem very interesting (in a good sense) mechanics. So far it looks like it's going towards a very dark path.


    Borderlands 3

    It's, well, more Borderlands. Considering that this is exactly what I wanted I'm happy about it!

    Some stuff I didn't like:

    • The writing doesn't resonate with me as well as the predecessors and can sometimes be more annoying than funny. They're walking a thin line between obnoxious and hilarious and sometimes cross it.
    • Other than that the boss fights started out better than in BL1, BL2, and TPS. Shiv was alright, and Mouthpiece was really fun even! I was extremely happy about that, because I don't like the boss fights of the previous games. They're all pretty bulletsponge-y. The next one was Kilovolt, who destroyed my hopes for the remaining bosses. It was frustrating, boring, and lengthy. I spent an hour last night trying to beat him, and then gave up. Guess he'll need to wait for a few more levels.
    • Human-like Lilith in her overlay looks weird, I wish they had stuck to the rendered ones from the previous games.
    • Lastly, they made a semi-big deal about my character's name in the beginning (got asked a couple times by various NPCs), but after than everyone kept referring me to some generic one (Vault Hunter, VH, whatever) so they don't need mutliple voice lines for the different characters. That's an issue which has been present since BL1 though, including "adressing the player as single charachter even though you are playin as a group" (have played BL3 only solo so far, so this could be fixed)

    And the good parts:

    • It's more Borderlands, and generally pulls the same strings. It's a great game
    • I've always liked the gameplay feel itself of all Borderlands games (with some exception for the low gravity stuff in TPS), and this one feels even a little better (could be due to a different charachter, I've played "VH who drops a companion to help" in the past games, that is: Roland, Axton, Gaige, and Wilhelm. This time I went with Amara, who is more hands-on in combat
    • The map. The map in the older games have always frustrated me, and I have wasted lots of times trying to navigate around and finding stuff. Been one of my major pain points with the predecessors. They kept improving it from BL1->BL2->TPS, but never enough. So far, the map in BL3 is a huge improvement. I still wish I could add a route to quest point on the minimap for the early game where I'm not yet familiar with the map. But at least now the full map is actually good
    5 votes
  20. Comment on What are your favorite genres/themes of music? in ~music

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    Oh yeah, Babymetal are wild. I don't care much about true metal, metalcore, or nü metal, although for some reason people seem surprised when they hear that and usually put me into the true metal...

    Oh yeah, Babymetal are wild. I don't care much about true metal, metalcore, or nü metal, although for some reason people seem surprised when they hear that and usually put me into the true metal camp. Might be the looks

    1 vote