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  1. Comment on Youtube Regrets in ~tech

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    I refuse to watch anything with politics in it on YouTube after I had a similar experience. I'm back to a point where it rarely if ever suggests that kind of shit. Now my feed is just science,...

    I refuse to watch anything with politics in it on YouTube after I had a similar experience. I'm back to a point where it rarely if ever suggests that kind of shit. Now my feed is just science, engineering, and gaming content plus random old episodes of GMM.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What would you want in a Digital Card Game? in ~games

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    I want a business model that doesn't rely on lootboxes for distributing cards. Ideally, a one-time $40 or $60 purchase would get me and unlimited number of all the cards in the game so I can build...

    I want a business model that doesn't rely on lootboxes for distributing cards. Ideally, a one-time $40 or $60 purchase would get me and unlimited number of all the cards in the game so I can build whatever decks I want. After that, sell expansion packs for $20-$30 a pop.

    Because apparently mutliplayer games are no longer allowed to be successful if they aren't "free", let free players to build decks only from a limited selection of F2P cards that changes at a set interval. Have some kind of currency you can earn through gameplay that allows you to buy individual cards to permanently add to your account, and maybe some kind of cosmetics.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC - First screenshots, details about new features and updates, and system requirements in ~games

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    Steam has a feature to move games between drives for you.

    Steam has a feature to move games between drives for you.

  4. Comment on US Attorney General and officials from UK and Australia will ask Facebook to halt plans for end-to-end encryption in its messaging apps in ~tech

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    Old farts don't understand new technology, demand changes that undermine its reason for existing. More at 11.

    Old farts don't understand new technology, demand changes that undermine its reason for existing. More at 11.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    Age can be a legitimate concern when you get up there in years. Before my grandfather died last year, he went from perfectly functioning in all his mental faculties to thinking Ronald Reagan was...

    Age can be a legitimate concern when you get up there in years. Before my grandfather died last year, he went from perfectly functioning in all his mental faculties to thinking Ronald Reagan was still president in the span of about 18 months. Early on in his trip to dementia he would seem fine, but make very questionable random decisions.

    I don't think it's offensive or politically incorrect to acknowledge that humans are fragile beings with limited lifespans.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    You really think they could fit all of Breaking Bad into ~12 episodes and still have the same impact? There's a lot more to telling a good story than just conveying plot points.

    You really think they could fit all of Breaking Bad into ~12 episodes and still have the same impact?

    There's a lot more to telling a good story than just conveying plot points.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What games would you consider "expired classics"? in ~games

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    I find it hard to understand how Super Mario Kart turned out the way it did when Nintendo had already perfected the Mode 7 racer with F-Zero, to which time has been far more forgiving.

    I find it hard to understand how Super Mario Kart turned out the way it did when Nintendo had already perfected the Mode 7 racer with F-Zero, to which time has been far more forgiving.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What games would you consider "expired classics"? in ~games

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    The old Tomb Raider games are a nightmare to play these days.

    The old Tomb Raider games are a nightmare to play these days.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Centralised DNS-over-HTTPS is bad for privacy, in 2019 and beyond in ~tech

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    These DoH hit pieces make absolutely no sense. They argue against the use of it, and cite reasons that have literally nothing to do with the underlying technology whatsoever. Their cause for...

    These DoH hit pieces make absolutely no sense. They argue against the use of it, and cite reasons that have literally nothing to do with the underlying technology whatsoever.

    Their cause for concern is that Firefox is beginning to use Cloudflare over DoH by Default for US based users, and that Cloudflare is a US based company subject to US laws. Now I'm no rocket scientist, but any DNS provided by affected users ISPs are going to be subject to those same laws causing the concern, while not encrypting the requests or making a promise not to divulge your request history to third parties. Everything about this is a net win in terms of privacy, for the people actually affected by Mozilla's change.

    The prevalence of these takedowns of DoH have me feeling a little tinfoil-hatty. It seems like someone doesn't want use of DoH to become widespread.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on ReactOS 0.4.12 released in ~comp

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    Sounds like a lot of code that desperately needs to be re-written regardless.

    Sounds like a lot of code that desperately needs to be re-written regardless.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on ReactOS 0.4.12 released in ~comp

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    That feeling when you realize it will be easier to re-implement the entire operating system your code runs on than to just refactor it to work in Linux

    That feeling when you realize it will be easier to re-implement the entire operating system your code runs on than to just refactor it to work in Linux

    3 votes
  12. Comment on If you don't find IMDB reviews useful you may like Cherry Picks instead in ~movies

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    Wow, thanks for turning me on to The Movie DB. This looks so much better than IMDB, and they have a UI that isn't 20 years old to boot.

    Wow, thanks for turning me on to The Movie DB. This looks so much better than IMDB, and they have a UI that isn't 20 years old to boot.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on French Court Says Valve Must Allow Steam Users To Resell Games in ~games

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    I think a good middle ground would be to require storefronts to allow players to resell/trade licenses for content which has been delisted.

    I think a good middle ground would be to require storefronts to allow players to resell/trade licenses for content which has been delisted.

  14. Comment on Netflix acquires global streaming rights to Seinfeld for five years, starting in 2021 in ~tv

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    Emby's free option is much less featureful than Plex.

    Emby's free option is much less featureful than Plex.

  15. Comment on Netflix acquires global streaming rights to Seinfeld for five years, starting in 2021 in ~tv

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    Plex Pass is only necessary for features like syncing offline copies of files to mobile devices, as well as early access to beta features. All the major core functionality is free.

    Plex Pass is only necessary for features like syncing offline copies of files to mobile devices, as well as early access to beta features. All the major core functionality is free.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on I haven't owned a car in 12 years. What should I buy? in ~hobbies

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    Every Mazda I've ever driven ticks this box, it's what Mazda is known for. The only cars I have driven that are more fun are pricey luxury sports cars like the BMW Z4, though some will argue that...

    Fun! I haven't owned a car in forever. I want to enjoy driving it. A manual is out as my wife will need to drive it too, but something that feels peppy and has a good drive feel is important to me. I really like to "feel" like I'm driving and want something with really responsive steering and an okay amount of pick-up. We don't need to be getting into racer level, but I also don't want it to feel like I'm struggling to merge onto the highway (as I often do in a rental Fiesta or Cruze).

    Every Mazda I've ever driven ticks this box, it's what Mazda is known for. The only cars I have driven that are more fun are pricey luxury sports cars like the BMW Z4, though some will argue that the Mazda MX-5 is still more fun than that. A CX-5 or CX-9 might be worth considering.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux in ~tech

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    I'm torn. Gaming was the thing keeping me on Windows, but lately Microsoft has been doing a good job of making me not feel like I need to be in a full blown Linux environment. The Windows 10...

    I'm torn. Gaming was the thing keeping me on Windows, but lately Microsoft has been doing a good job of making me not feel like I need to be in a full blown Linux environment. The Windows 10 desktop is adequate. the new Windows Terminal is pretty slick, though I've gotten by fine with cmder for years. Windows Subsystem for Linux is awesome and about to get a whole lot better with WSL2. Hyper-V makes spinning up and managing Linux and Windows VMs pretty trivial. Most of my issues with Windows are just kind of evaporating.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on New Wi-Fi 6 Certification is Officially Released, Up to 3x Faster Than 802.11ac in ~tech

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    WiFi 6 is less about increased speed and more about reliability and security. Pending FCC licenses, WiFi 6 greatly expands the available bands spanning from 1GHz to 7 GHz. This is a huge deal for...

    WiFi 6 is less about increased speed and more about reliability and security.

    Pending FCC licenses, WiFi 6 greatly expands the available bands spanning from 1GHz to 7 GHz. This is a huge deal for office buildings and high density residential areas. On the 2.4GHz spectrum commonly used right now, there are only three non-overlapping channels. This means access points and devices in crowded areas have to fight tons of interference from other devices on other networks nearby. Many non-WiFi wireless consumer devices also operate within the same 2.4Ghz spectrum, creating even more interference. 5GHz mitigates this to an extent, but has its own issues penetrating building materials.

    WPA3 enables opportunistic encryption between access points and clients even on open networks, preventing people from easily sniffing going over the air on public networks.

    Unfortunately speed is the only metric that is easy to market to consumers, so that's what gets plastered on all the marketing hype.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on In 1886, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Known Fruit in the World in ~arts

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    These would make an amazing coffee table book

    These would make an amazing coffee table book

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Square Wants to Be a Bank But Doesn’t Want to Be Taxed Like One in ~finance

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    They've been operating for over a decade and they still haven't figured out accurate reporting for financial transactions?

    They've been operating for over a decade and they still haven't figured out accurate reporting for financial transactions?

    7 votes