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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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    Being low on ammo was my thinking behind it too, especially because I'm not particularily good at shooters and VR doesn't help much. Throwing crap with the gravity gun was fun, and in Alyx I feel...

    Being low on ammo was my thinking behind it too, especially because I'm not particularily good at shooters and VR doesn't help much. Throwing crap with the gravity gun was fun, and in Alyx I feel the urge to smack headcrabs with a brick.

    I agree, I'm super excited to see Valve getting back into game dev. (Yes, I know Dota, Underlords, etc, but a full, single player game is quite different to that)

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

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    Just got my Valve Index, so naturally I've mostly been rhythmically slicing cubes and been getting jumped at by headcrabs. Beatsaber: Unsurprisingly, it's tons of fun! I wish there were more ways...

    Just got my Valve Index, so naturally I've mostly been rhythmically slicing cubes and been getting jumped at by headcrabs.

    Beatsaber: Unsurprisingly, it's tons of fun! I wish there were more ways of categorizing songs, e.g. by slapping tags on them. Right now there's only a "favorite" button. I also keep being surprised about finding some of the less popular/more obscure songs, and not finding (or only bad maps of) a couple popular ones. Nonetheless, I'm having a great time with it!

    Half-Life: Alyx: It's a good VR game and a good Half-Life game. So far I played it less than I had thought I would, mainly because it's super exhausting (mentally, not physically) and I usually have to take a break after half an hour or maximum an hour. Brings up Ravenholm memories again, with the exception of being, quite literally, more in your face. Sometimes I wish I could do more with the environment. Sure, I can crush cans, throw bottles, and pull things toward me, but I can't do much with them. Throwing explsives at enemies and crushing ammo boxes doesn't quite fill the huge potential that the games physics has. The gravity gloves are insanely fun though! All in all it's a fantastic game!

    Grip: I just jumped for a quick round into Grip, only bought it a day ago. It's a nicely done VR update!

    5 votes
  3. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    Windows Stable Firefox Addons: 1Password X Privacy Badger uBlock Origin Dark Reader Tildes ReExtended Multi Account Containers RES I did not disable Pocket, and I've been using it even before they...

    Windows

    Stable Firefox
    Addons:

    • 1Password X
    • Privacy Badger
    • uBlock Origin
    • Dark Reader
    • Tildes ReExtended
    • Multi Account Containers
    • RES

    I did not disable Pocket, and I've been using it even before they belonged to Mozilla. My DoH is set to https://dns.digitale-gesellschaft.ch/dns-query


    macOS & iOS

    Safari.
    Addons:

    • 1Password
    • uBlock Origin
    • Dark Reader

    Search engine is DDG on all devices/browsers

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Happy International Women's Day! in ~talk

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    I read that (and its sequels) last year too, excellent books!

    I read that (and its sequels) last year too, excellent books!

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Apple now allows push notification advertising, updates dating app review guidelines and more in ~tech

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    They have to use Apple's API though, and that requires a permission dialogue, so you need to give the app permission to send you notifications

    They have to use Apple's API though, and that requires a permission dialogue, so you need to give the app permission to send you notifications

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Apple now allows push notification advertising, updates dating app review guidelines and more in ~tech

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    I was already getting these and I haven't found a simple way to report violations. Absolutely nothing about this makes me think that I'll be actually able to turn them off and that this rule will...

    Push notifications can now be used for marketing purposes, as long as the user authorizes it. Developers must also provide a method in the app to allow users to opt-out of receiving such messages.

    I was already getting these and I haven't found a simple way to report violations. Absolutely nothing about this makes me think that I'll be actually able to turn them off and that this rule will actually enforced. Hell, even Apple themselves have using notifications for marketing (although I'm less affected, because Apple News is not available in my country, and they seem to be a major offender)

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Get a kitchen scale, and an app that allows you to track your intake easily. Dependong on where you life and your OS, I've found Lifesum, FatSecret, Calory, or Carrot Hunger to be decent. (I...

    Next step in the progression is to start counting calories and to think more about what, and how much I'm eating. Has anyone here done this before, and do you have any tips on keeping it manageable?

    Get a kitchen scale, and an app that allows you to track your intake easily. Dependong on where you life and your OS, I've found Lifesum, FatSecret, Calory, or Carrot Hunger to be decent. (I stopped using the latter two pretty soon though, because their catalogue is super US centric, and I don't live there). Some people swear on MFP, but I personally don't like it, and have found many of the entries to be quite different from the label on the products.

    I personally do IF (Intermediate Fasting), but mainly because that's what works best for me. I enjoy a big meal (and snacking on some fruit or veggies shortly before that) to multiple smaller ones.
    My suggestion is finding a system that works for you (several small meals vs. fewer larger ones; restricting food types vs. restricting amounts; planning and prepping vs. eating what you feel up to right now) and stick to it.

    Ddoing your own cooking helps immensly. Both by increasing the accuracy of cour counting (weigh ingredients, see exactly what's in it) and by adjusting your food towards your goals

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Firefox has started enabling DNS-over-HTTPS by default for all US-based users in ~tech

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    I've been using the DoH by Digitale Gesellschaft (page is in German) since Firefoy started supporting it and am quite happy with it!

    I've been using the DoH by Digitale Gesellschaft (page is in German) since Firefoy started supporting it and am quite happy with it!

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    That's an issue I'm facing too. I used to be really into the Harry Potter books, and still consider myself a big fan. But Rowling has become... a bit problematic over time

    That's an issue I'm facing too. I used to be really into the Harry Potter books, and still consider myself a big fan. But Rowling has become... a bit problematic over time

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Any bike commuters here? in ~life

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    I bike pretty much every day to and from work, a trip of 4.5km (2.8mi) each way. I don't do exceptions for weather (in the 2.5 years I've been working at my current office I only had to skip once,...

    I bike pretty much every day to and from work, a trip of 4.5km (2.8mi) each way. I don't do exceptions for weather (in the 2.5 years I've been working at my current office I only had to skip once, and that was because my bike was broken), I've got clothes for al kinds of weather. Currently, we have storm Sabine going on in large parts of the country and I did think about taking the bus, but ended up on my bike.

    I personally don't shower at work, it's not a long commute and mostly downhill from my place so I'm not sweaty.

    I don't own a car, and public transport would take me a bit more time and bind me to its schedule, so I consider my bike the best option

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Something is broken in our science fiction in ~misc

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    Oh I agree. I just think that the initial statement in the comment I replied to was too broad

    Oh I agree. I just think that the initial statement in the comment I replied to was too broad

  12. Comment on Something is broken in our science fiction in ~misc

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    I disagree. We have come a long way, especially with issues such as women's rights, homophobia, transphobia, and general equality. We're nowhere near a perfect world with these things of course,...

    In many ways, our society hasn't much advanced from the 80s.

    I disagree. We have come a long way, especially with issues such as women's rights, homophobia, transphobia, and general equality. We're nowhere near a perfect world with these things of course, but we have made a lot of progress

    11 votes
  13. Comment on You have unlimited funds. How do you help your city? in ~talk

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    Build a bunch of affordable student homes and/or buy existing high-income homes and rent them out for affordable prices to students Greatly improve the existing cargo-bike sharing project: More...
    • Build a bunch of affordable student homes and/or buy existing high-income homes and rent them out for affordable prices to students
    • Greatly improve the existing cargo-bike sharing project: More stations, better bikes, better pricing
    • Gigabit Fiber to the home for everyone
    1 vote
  14. Comment on Tildes users on the fediverse in ~talk

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    I'm @aymm@metalhead.club. I post sometimes in English and sometimes in German, depending on a number of things, inclusing my current mood.

    I'm @aymm@metalhead.club. I post sometimes in English and sometimes in German, depending on a number of things, inclusing my current mood.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Let's talk about humorous podcasts in ~talk

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    DiceFunk is currently in the middle of a season and you can just hop in (I did that when I started listening) it's usually better to start from the beginning of a season. If you just want to get a...

    DiceFunk is currently in the middle of a season and you can just hop in (I did that when I started listening) it's usually better to start from the beginning of a season. If you just want to get a feel for it, they have a few One-Shot episodes, the latest one is the Halloween onehttps://austinyorski.podbean.com/e/df-one-shot-mr-spookys-house-of-fun/).

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Let's talk about humorous podcasts in ~talk

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    I'm surprised No such thing as a fish hasn't been mentioned yet. They collect fun facts, talk about them, and are generally pretty funny. Dice Funk is a comedy DnD Podcast, despite me not being a...
    • I'm surprised No such thing as a fish hasn't been mentioned yet. They collect fun facts, talk about them, and are generally pretty funny.

    • Dice Funk is a comedy DnD Podcast, despite me not being a DnD player I follow along pretty well

    • Potterless is about the host reading the Potter series for the first time and making predictions. He has finished now though and is starting to cover the expanded stuff (movies, etc). It's probably the funnies podcast I'm subscribed to!

    • Boston's favorite son is a stand-up podcast by Jim Sterling and Konrad Zimmermann. Good, but it they have a very... special type of humor

    4 votes
  17. Comment on DOOM Eternal - Official Trailer 2 in ~games

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    I really enjoyed Doom 2016, so I'm looking forward to Eternal!

    I really enjoyed Doom 2016, so I'm looking forward to Eternal!

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What languages do you speak? in ~talk

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    Can't really say, the language has fascinated me for a few years now. Back in school I had to learn an additional language (French in my case) and didn't want to and I've always sucked at doing...

    Can't really say, the language has fascinated me for a few years now. Back in school I had to learn an additional language (French in my case) and didn't want to and I've always sucked at doing so. So learning a language purely based on interest was something I wanted to try. When I moved in with my housemates a while ago, there were two big Sweden fans among them (they're siblings and the entire family is that way) and that finally tipped me over to try. It's also close-ish to my native language (German). I'm not exactly planning on going there, but I can absolutely see myself going to Sweden for a vacation. (In fact, I went with my parents when I was a kid)

  19. Comment on What languages do you speak? in ~talk

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    You might find more answers in the census results. I personally speak German (natively), English (fluently), and I'm currently learning Swedish. I did learn bits of French and Spanish in school,...

    You might find more answers in the census results. I personally speak German (natively), English (fluently), and I'm currently learning Swedish. I did learn bits of French and Spanish in school, but don't remember much of that

    8 votes
  20. Comment on What's your screenshotting tool of choice, and why? in ~comp

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    On newer versions (starting with 1903 I think) snip and sketch opens when hitting the "print" key too

    On newer versions (starting with 1903 I think) snip and sketch opens when hitting the "print" key too

    1 vote