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  1. Comment on Star Trek: Picard - Teaser in ~tv

  2. Comment on Programming Challenge: Dice Roller in ~comp

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    I'm very much not a programmer, just someone with an interest in coding. Here's my attempt in python, which probably breaks an awful lot of conventions and rules: import re,random,argparse parser...

    I'm very much not a programmer, just someone with an interest in coding. Here's my attempt in python, which probably breaks an awful lot of conventions and rules:

    import re,random,argparse
    
    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description="Roll dice with or without additional operations")
    parser.add_argument("to_roll", metavar="to_roll", type=str, help="A string in the format 4d6+1")
    args = parser.parse_args()
    
    to_roll = args.to_roll
    input = re.match(r'(\d*)d(\d+)(([+-/\*])(\d+))?', to_roll)
    
    if input:
        if input.group(1):
            dice = int(input.group(1))
        else:
            dice = 1
        faces = int(input.group(2))
        if input.group(3):
            mod_op = input.group(4)
            mod_num = int(input.group(5))
    else:
        print("Enter calculation in the correct format ""4d6+1""")
    
    def dice_roll():
        roll_result = []
        for d in range(dice):
            roll = random.randint(1,faces)
            roll_result.append(roll)
    
        roll_total = 0
        for d in roll_result:
            roll_total+=d
    
        if input.group(3):
            if mod_op == "+":
                roll_total+=mod_num
            if mod_op == "-":
                roll_total+-mod_num
            if mod_op == "/":
                roll_total//=mod_num
            if mod_op == "*":
                roll_total*=mod_num
    
        print("Rolled:",*roll_result)
        print("Total:",roll_total)
    
    dice_roll()
    
  3. Comment on HBO Chernobyl miniseries discussion in ~tv

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    Oh thanks! Added that to my "to read" pile

    Oh thanks! Added that to my "to read" pile

    1 vote
  4. Comment on HBO Chernobyl miniseries discussion in ~tv

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    Woops, not sure how I managed that! Thanks.

    Woops, not sure how I managed that! Thanks.

  5. Comment on Black Mirror: Season 5 - Official Trailer in ~tv

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    Cautiously excited for the new season! I've felt hit and miss with the Netflix seasons of Black Mirror. I think they've hit about a 50% enjoyment (if that's the right word) for me. The earlier,...

    Cautiously excited for the new season! I've felt hit and miss with the Netflix seasons of Black Mirror. I think they've hit about a 50% enjoyment (if that's the right word) for me. The earlier, Channel 4 seasons were excellent, especially the Christmas special. Hopefully only having 3 episodes to work on instead of 6 improve the stories!

    7 votes
  6. Warning: this post may contain spoilers

    Thought a thread for this miniseries would be good, as I've only seen discussion of the trailer up here. As of today (16th May) there are two episodes out, and a companion podcast for each (though I've not listened to these yet)
    I just watched both back to back, and I'm blown away. This is some very well made television, and somehow manages to be simultaneously nightmarish, and fully gripping. That this is based on real events is all the more amazing to me, and after watching the revelation about the exploding water tanks in the second episode I'm astonished that the world is as unscathed by this disaster as it is.

    17 votes
  7. Comment on Google I/O 2019 keynote in ~tech

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    Yeah I'm pretty stoked about that myself! I wasn't clear if that would be coming to all pixels later this year, or just the Pixel 4 when it releases. Happy either way, as I'm planning on upgrading...

    Yeah I'm pretty stoked about that myself! I wasn't clear if that would be coming to all pixels later this year, or just the Pixel 4 when it releases. Happy either way, as I'm planning on upgrading to the 4 in due course. But it'd be nice to get it on my OG Pixel beforehand too :D

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Avengers Endgame Discussion Thread, potential spoilers in ~movies

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    Deleted a very long post about the film, because my thoughts aren't particularly insightful. As an MCU casual (I've seen less than half the movies) I was thoroughly entertained, and very glad to...

    Deleted a very long post about the film, because my thoughts aren't particularly insightful. As an MCU casual (I've seen less than half the movies) I was thoroughly entertained, and very glad to have been able to catch this one in the cinema. All the character moments felt earned and satisfying, and the endings for each of the main trio were excellent. I hadn't intended to see the film (hell, I didn't see Infinity War until this week) but am glad I was persuaded to go.
    All that said, I'm glad that it's over: this is a great jumping off point for a casual such as myself, and I don't expect to see any of the subsequent movies that they make. I find myself wondering if this will be a jumping off point for a lot of other people, and if the superhero genre as a whole will start to take a bit of a dip in popularity.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What are you playing this week? in ~games

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    I've committed myself to completing Hollow Knight before I move on to anything else, so I've been smashing a reasonable amount of that (and making limited progress!). It's rock hard, and I don't...

    I've committed myself to completing Hollow Knight before I move on to anything else, so I've been smashing a reasonable amount of that (and making limited progress!). It's rock hard, and I don't think I'm very good at it, but it's a beautiful game, and never having played a Metroidvania before, I'm loving it. Next on the list is going to be either Doom 2016 or Breath of the Wild.
    Some friends just picked up Mysterium and we've played a bunch of rounds in the past few days. This game is fantastic, a combination of Cluedo and Dixit, and it's a whole bunch of fun to play either as the ghost or as a psychic. It'll be a while before we tire of it, I think.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Star Wars Episode IX Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    100%. Under any other circumstances, I'd be properly exasperated about this. But Frank is BACK!

    100%. Under any other circumstances, I'd be properly exasperated about this. But Frank is BACK!

    1 vote
  11. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

  12. Comment on Cosmo Sheldrake - Wriggle (Instrumental) in ~music

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    No problem! Well worth your time, he does a load of improvised songs each set.

    No problem! Well worth your time, he does a load of improvised songs each set.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

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    Good question, and I can't remember my reasoning now - I installed it ages ago. I might look at changing over to mpv. Are the keybindings the same, do you know? The bindings in mplayer2 are pretty...

    Good question, and I can't remember my reasoning now - I installed it ages ago. I might look at changing over to mpv. Are the keybindings the same, do you know? The bindings in mplayer2 are pretty esoteric, but I have the hang of them pretty well.

  14. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

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    I use bspwm. I clocked a gif of someone using it over on /r/unixporn ages back, and was very impressed. Wanted to give it a go, and I love it. I used to distro-hop all the time, but I'm in love...

    I use bspwm. I clocked a gif of someone using it over on /r/unixporn ages back, and was very impressed. Wanted to give it a go, and I love it. I used to distro-hop all the time, but I'm in love with how keyboard driven bspwm is, so I've not changed it in years.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

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    OS: Linux (I use Arch, btw) Browser: firefox Files: ranger Torrents: rtorrent Guitar tabs: Guitar Pro 6 Text editing & coding: vim Music: Turns out I don't listen to music on my laptop much, so I...

    OS: Linux (I use Arch, btw)
    Browser: firefox
    Files: ranger
    Torrents: rtorrent
    Guitar tabs: Guitar Pro 6
    Text editing & coding: vim
    Music: Turns out I don't listen to music on my laptop much, so I don't use anything
    Videos: mplayer2

    Edit to add:
    Launcher: rofi
    Password manager: pass, with rofi-pass

    13 votes
  16. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

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    Which (if any) cloud backup service do you use? I need to get a regular backup of my laptop going! I've been looking at B2 Backblaze, as I've heard the Backblaze ads on podcasts and whatnot, but...

    Which (if any) cloud backup service do you use? I need to get a regular backup of my laptop going! I've been looking at B2 Backblaze, as I've heard the Backblaze ads on podcasts and whatnot, but I'm not particularly au fait with what services are out there.

  17. Comment on Cosmo Sheldrake - Wriggle (Instrumental) in ~music

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    My pleasure :) He's doing a (very limited) tour of North America later this year. If one of the shows is convenient for you, I definitely recommend you go see him live!

    My pleasure :) He's doing a (very limited) tour of North America later this year. If one of the shows is convenient for you, I definitely recommend you go see him live!

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What is your favourite audiobook? in ~books

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    Good to know! To own the truth, I pirated the audiobooks, so it was a case of getting whatever was available!

    Good to know! To own the truth, I pirated the audiobooks, so it was a case of getting whatever was available!

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What is your favourite audiobook? in ~books

  20. Comment on What is your favourite audiobook? in ~books

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    Oooh, the series is fabulous! It's far superior to the film IMHO. The books are magical as well

    Oooh, the series is fabulous! It's far superior to the film IMHO. The books are magical as well

    1 vote