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  1. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Some of the best games that came out last year were indie games.

    Some of the best games that came out last year were indie games.

  2. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Steam is constantly being flooded with new indie games that run on a potato.

    Too few games are made and/or optimized for lower-tier hardware, even though there's a wide market for things that can work on such machines, particularly in poorer countries

    Steam is constantly being flooded with new indie games that run on a potato.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    It's not the open world that makes people like New Vegas more than Fallout 3. It's the fantastic quest design and writing.

    Fallout: New Vegas is a very bad open world game and the fact people consider it better than Fallout 3 kills me.

    It's not the open world that makes people like New Vegas more than Fallout 3. It's the fantastic quest design and writing.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Ray tracing, VRS, and DLSS in id Tech 6 and Wolfenstein: Youngblood in ~games

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    I do not think it is fair to judge the tech based on its implementation in a game that tacked it on as a tech demo rather than one built from the ground up as an integral part of their art style.

    I do not think it is fair to judge the tech based on its implementation in a game that tacked it on as a tech demo rather than one built from the ground up as an integral part of their art style.

  5. Comment on Ray tracing, VRS, and DLSS in id Tech 6 and Wolfenstein: Youngblood in ~games

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    I think proper ray-traced reflections will look less cluttered and distracting than the current mess of screen space reflections most games use.

    I think proper ray-traced reflections will look less cluttered and distracting than the current mess of screen space reflections most games use.

  6. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    There are skins for Plasma that look like Windows but I've yet to see someone configure any DE to actually behave exactly like Windows.

    That said, there are easily applied skins for Linux that can make your experience with it during everyday use nearly impossible to discern from Win 7 and you can get versions of Linux that'll run on just about anything in perpetuity for however long your outdated hardware lasts.

    There are skins for Plasma that look like Windows but I've yet to see someone configure any DE to actually behave exactly like Windows.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    Where do you draw the line? Should Microsoft still be distributing security updates for Windows 95?

    Where do you draw the line? Should Microsoft still be distributing security updates for Windows 95?

    9 votes
  8. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    It's a free upgrade for Windows 7, you don't need a new computer to run it. And even if it wasn't a free upgrade, there would be nothing stopping you from buying a copy and installing it on your...

    I can't afford to buy a new computer to run it anyway.

    It's a free upgrade for Windows 7, you don't need a new computer to run it. And even if it wasn't a free upgrade, there would be nothing stopping you from buying a copy and installing it on your older hardware.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on App tracking alert in iOS 13 has dramatically cut location data flow to ad industry in ~tech

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    It's for marketing, but it's backed by the fact that Apple's business model isn't built around shoving ads in your face or selling your data. Many tech companies make money by selling you...

    It's for marketing, but it's backed by the fact that Apple's business model isn't built around shoving ads in your face or selling your data. Many tech companies make money by selling you discounted hardware or giving you a free service in exchange for your privacy. Apple makes money by selling hardware at a premium and selling you services. They have determined that there is a substantial market that is willing to pay more money for goods and services rather than get a discount in exchange for privacy.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    Them's fightin' words All is forgiven my son

    2014s RoboCop is a much better film than the original

    Them's fightin' words

    Blade Runner 2049 is a much better film than the original

    All is forgiven my son

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    Don't go around saying this on Reddit. To them, The Last Jedi is the worst thing since the Holocaust.

    Don't go around saying this on Reddit. To them, The Last Jedi is the worst thing since the Holocaust.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    The Last Jedi is the best Star Wars movie since Empire Strikes Back. I also thought The Force Awakens was a disappointment.

    The Last Jedi is the best Star Wars movie since Empire Strikes Back. I also thought The Force Awakens was a disappointment.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are you looking for in a private messaging app? in ~comp

  14. Comment on What are you looking for in a private messaging app? in ~comp

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    The big one that most platforms seem to miss is using end to end encryption by default. The only platforms I've used that behave this way are Signal and iMessage. They are also the only platforms...

    The big one that most platforms seem to miss is using end to end encryption by default. The only platforms I've used that behave this way are Signal and iMessage. They are also the only platforms I've used that make end to end encryption seamless to users. Other platforms, like Telegram and Messenger, require you to initiate a separate private chat with your contact, and do not properly sync your private chats across devices.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on BusKill: A kill cord for your laptop in ~comp

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    The annoyance of having to use this system (and have one of my USB ports more or less permanently occupied) makes it not seem worth the protection offered in the unlikely (and almost cartoonishly...

    The annoyance of having to use this system (and have one of my USB ports more or less permanently occupied) makes it not seem worth the protection offered in the unlikely (and almost cartoonishly bizarre) scenario painted in the intro.

    The simplicity and ingenuity on display here sure is entertaining though.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on The Light Phone in ~tech

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    I like the idea, but there are certain features that require a more fully feature smartphone t hat I find indispensable. The big ones being GPS/maps, and a web browser. I feel like the screen time...

    I like the idea, but there are certain features that require a more fully feature smartphone t hat I find indispensable. The big ones being GPS/maps, and a web browser.

    I feel like the screen time features in iOS are meant to address the same problems as the Light Phone without physically limiting the hardware.

    9 votes
  17. Comment on Why It's Already 2020 - Tom Scott in ~misc

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    Sponsors usually have YouTubers include referral codes or links to track how effective their sponsorship is. If a sponsorship isn't effective, then there isn't much of a reason to keep giving that...

    Sponsors usually have YouTubers include referral codes or links to track how effective their sponsorship is. If a sponsorship isn't effective, then there isn't much of a reason to keep giving that YouTuber a lot of money. Companies don't like randomly handing out money without verifying that there is a return on their investment.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Why It's Already 2020 - Tom Scott in ~misc

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    I'm sure sponsors are always doing their research and finding out just what ratio of views result in impressions and adjust contract prices accordingly.

    I'm sure sponsors are always doing their research and finding out just what ratio of views result in impressions and adjust contract prices accordingly.

  19. Comment on Why It's Already 2020 - Tom Scott in ~misc

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    Seems like a shitty thing to do seeing as many YouTubers rely on those sponsorships to eat.

    Seems like a shitty thing to do seeing as many YouTubers rely on those sponsorships to eat.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Sonos's “recycle mode” intentionally bricks devices so they can't be reused in ~tech

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    What actual benefit does the mode provide? I can't imagine it magically makes the device easier to recycle.

    What actual benefit does the mode provide? I can't imagine it magically makes the device easier to recycle.

    10 votes