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  1. Comment on Newsletter Recommendations in ~talk

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    Colin Wright's Let's Know Things newsletter is pretty good I find - a small curated list of interesting articles about a wide variety of subjects. I don't usually read them all, just the ones I'm...

    Colin Wright's Let's Know Things newsletter is pretty good I find - a small curated list of interesting articles about a wide variety of subjects. I don't usually read them all, just the ones I'm interested in, but there's never been an email without at least one article on a subject I'm curious about. Well worth your time!

    1 vote
  2. Comment on 3D Realms' "Ion Maiden" has been renamed to "Ion Fury" due to a lawsuit - new trailer, and will release from Early Access on August 15 in ~games

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    Haha, yep. Founding member of the band. Without 'Arry, there is no Maiden.

    Haha, yep. Founding member of the band. Without 'Arry, there is no Maiden.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Interesting fast-paced space-themed racing games on Switch in ~games

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    Some of these look great! I'll be sure to check them out :D

    Some of these look great! I'll be sure to check them out :D

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are your favorite short games? in ~games

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    I just got finished playing My Friend, Pedro on the Switch, and I really enjoyed that. If you're not fussed about getting a high score in each level you could probably blast through it in about 3...

    I just got finished playing My Friend, Pedro on the Switch, and I really enjoyed that. If you're not fussed about getting a high score in each level you could probably blast through it in about 3 hours or so.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Public Service Broadcasting - Go! in ~music

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    Haven't listened to anything other than this album of theirs, I'll check it out!

    Haven't listened to anything other than this album of theirs, I'll check it out!

    1 vote
  6. Comment on You should watch Years and Years in ~tv

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    I've heard excellent things about Years and Years, and am going to start it once I finish Killing Eve :D

    I've heard excellent things about Years and Years, and am going to start it once I finish Killing Eve :D

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Anyone fancy a bash at the Game of Thrones board game? in ~games

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    I've not played 1e, but the 2nd edition feels very balanced IMO.

    I've not played 1e, but the 2nd edition feels very balanced IMO.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Anyone fancy a bash at the Game of Thrones board game? in ~games

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    It's a turn-based game a little like Risk in which players take on the roles of the 6 great houses of Westeros. Your objective is to take and hold 7 castles, and to do that you'll most likely need...

    It's a turn-based game a little like Risk in which players take on the roles of the 6 great houses of Westeros. Your objective is to take and hold 7 castles, and to do that you'll most likely need to negotiate with (and betray) your fellow players.
    Here's a good tutorial if you're still interested :)

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Anyone fancy a bash at the Game of Thrones board game? in ~games

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    It would be a play by email game with no explicit time limit, although in an ideal world I'd like to keep it to around 2 days per turn. The full game then would take a few weeks I think, depending...

    It would be a play by email game with no explicit time limit, although in an ideal world I'd like to keep it to around 2 days per turn. The full game then would take a few weeks I think, depending on how quickly people respond to the turn notifications.
    Let me get back to you with the rule set, I don't imagine I'd want to alter it from the default at all though.

  10. Comment on What are your thoughts on the Blloc phone? in ~tech

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    A very fair point. I'm operating on the assumption that there's no Google Play Services, but then in the FAQ they mention that you can download everything from the Play Store as normal, so maybe...

    A very fair point. I'm operating on the assumption that there's no Google Play Services, but then in the FAQ they mention that you can download everything from the Play Store as normal, so maybe there are.
    Again, it's assumption, but the screenshot of the app list shows a very minimal selection, so I'm expecting that it's devoid of Google default apps, and just uses the AOSP versions.

  11. Comment on What are your thoughts on the Blloc phone? in ~tech

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    Ah, sorry - didn't realise! €299 (+shipping depending where you live) or €349 if you want the protect package which offers a one-time phone replacement within a year for water damage, drops, or...

    Ah, sorry - didn't realise! €299 (+shipping depending where you live) or €349 if you want the protect package which offers a one-time phone replacement within a year for water damage, drops, or malfunction.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What are your thoughts on the Blloc phone? in ~tech

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    This phone was mentioned on a YouTube channel I follow, and I was quite interested to check it out. As it is, I don't have the money to get one now that it's back in stock, but I still find the...

    This phone was mentioned on a YouTube channel I follow, and I was quite interested to check it out. As it is, I don't have the money to get one now that it's back in stock, but I still find the concept very interesting. It's a minimalist, privacy-focused phone, that is black and white by default. It doesn't seem to come with Google apps preinstalled, and it has a very different take on the operating system.
    I find boutique phones like this quite interesting, I was really into the Nextbit Robin when it came out (and owned one for some time). I doubt that it will last, or even see a second model released, but the concept alone is worthy of discussion I think.

    As an aside, I have an invite code if anybody is so tempted as to buy one.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - Launch Trailer - Worldwide launch starting June 21 in ~games

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    Hmm, will it run on the Android Q beta I wonder? I've been struggling to get PoGo working D:

    Hmm, will it run on the Android Q beta I wonder? I've been struggling to get PoGo working D:

    2 votes
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  15. Comment on Lyrics website Genius.com accuses Google of lifting its content in ~tech

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    Yeah, the secret message thing made me so happy. It reminded me a bit of notpr0n or something

    Yeah, the secret message thing made me so happy. It reminded me a bit of notpr0n or something

    1 vote