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  1. Comment on This comment has been removed and is not visible to other users..? in ~tildes

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    Did you ping the OP again in your third comment like you also did in the second one? They didn't respond to any of your comments, so depending on what you actually said that third time it might...

    Did you ping the OP again in your third comment like you also did in the second one? They didn't respond to any of your comments, so depending on what you actually said that third time it might have potentially been perceived and reported as being mild harassment. Although it might have also just been removed simply for repeatedly necroposting on an older inactive topic too.

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  2. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Finished the game, all the side quests that I could find, and the expansion. It only took 47 hours, but I also didn't 100% it though, nor do I feel the need to, TBH. All that's left is...

    Finished the game, all the side quests that I could find, and the expansion. It only took 47 hours, but I also didn't 100% it though, nor do I feel the need to, TBH. All that's left is collectables stuff (the rewards from which kinda suck), and a handful of datapoints that I missed, which I can just read on the wiki instead.

    It was a great game though, and I really enjoyed it. I especially liked the quests and story for the expansion area too. But I don't know if I would classify it as amongst my "top games ever", even though it's one I would still wholeheartedly recommend to others. It was absolutely worth the $12, and I likely wouldn't have been disappointed even had I payed full price for it... which says a lot!

    However, if I had to criticize anything gamplay-wise, it would be the inventory management being a PITA. As well as the fact that the mounts were super clunky and didn't feel much faster than just running, so I almost never bothered using them. IMO it would have been way cooler, and more useful if we could have mounted the flying robots instead.

    And my only story criticism is that the amount of exposition in the vaults was way too much. E.g. The vault under the Shadow King's palace took me well over an hour, mostly spent just listening to things, and not having much else to do since the fights were easy AF, and the puzzles rudimentary. And the exposition was also presented in a pretty uninteresting way, mostly via audio datapoints and holograms. I feel like they could have tried to make it a bit more engaging. That's a pretty minor complaint though, since the story itself was excellent and really intriguing.

    p.s. I didn't realize there was sequel, which I'm also glad to learn is actually coming to PC this month! So I'm definitely going to have to play that now, especially with how the first ended. I might even pick it up at full price too, just so I can jump straight into it before I forget any of the story from the first one. :P

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  3. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Oh, nice. I'm a big fan of Mythbusters, and Tested. I didn't realize Adam had published a book though. I'm going to have to check that out!

    Oh, nice. I'm a big fan of Mythbusters, and Tested. I didn't realize Adam had published a book though. I'm going to have to check that out!

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  4. Comment on Who created the skull trumpet gif? in ~tech

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    Follow-up video from Jeffiot: no one knows who made skull trumpets 3D models (until now)

    Follow-up video from Jeffiot:
    no one knows who made skull trumpets 3D models (until now)

    Let’s tie up some loose ends about skull trumpet/jazzskull/mystic trumpeting skull/trumpet player/trumpet skull/Mr Skeltal/doot doot.

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  5. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Yeah, I'm hoping I can finish it this weekend, so I can get back to reading Cloud Atlas. :P Not weird at all. And I don't mind at all either. I have a bunch of people from Tildes as Steam friends...

    You are advancing quickly!

    Yeah, I'm hoping I can finish it this weekend, so I can get back to reading Cloud Atlas. :P

    I'm going to be weirdo - would you mind adding me as friend on Steam

    Not weird at all. And I don't mind at all either. I have a bunch of people from Tildes as Steam friends already. Sent you my friend code via PM.

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  6. Comment on Sir Curse - Live at Satan's Hollow (2024) in ~music

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    Watched it last night. That was a great performance!!! I love how happy/excited you all got after you were announced the winners. :) Congrats again on the well deserved win! p.s. The other bands...

    Watched it last night. That was a great performance!!! I love how happy/excited you all got after you were announced the winners. :) Congrats again on the well deserved win!

    p.s. The other bands were pretty damn good too, BTW. I love metal, so all the other bands were up my alley too. My favorite of the bunch (after y'all) was 40,000 Leagues. Their singer has some serious pipes! VLKA could absolutely shred, but pure death growl vocals is pretty meh to me.

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  7. Comment on Helium discovery in northern Minnesota may be biggest ever in North America in ~science

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    It's one of the most important elements currently being used in scientific research and medicine due to its unique thermal properties, with a boiling point near absolute zero. Wherever there is a...

    It's one of the most important elements currently being used in scientific research and medicine due to its unique thermal properties, with a boiling point near absolute zero. Wherever there is a cryogenic superconductor being utilized (which is more places than you probably think), it's usually liquid Helium that got it to operational temperature. And since it's also radiologically inert, it's often used for cooling nuclear reactors as well. So good luck finding an alternative to it.

    Until we discover a better way to achieve near absolute zero, and develop/discover better non-cryogenic superconductive materials, Helium is likely going to continue being required for all sorts of high tech applications and cutting edge research. And given how difficult that is, Helium will likely remain highly in demand for the foreseeable future.

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  8. Comment on Sir Curse - Live at Satan's Hollow (2024) in ~music

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    Oh, damn. It was a Battle of the Bands? That's awesome. Congrats on the win!!! Well deserved!!! p.s. Thanks for the link to the video, I will definitely give that a full watch tonight.

    Oh, damn. It was a Battle of the Bands? That's awesome. Congrats on the win!!! Well deserved!!!

    p.s. Thanks for the link to the video, I will definitely give that a full watch tonight.

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  9. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Spoiler Well, Maker's End had most of the answers I was looking for. She's not my birth mother... unless she's immortal or cryogenically frozen somewhere. ;) The computer there said "Greeting Dr....
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    Well, Maker's End had most of the answers I was looking for.

    She's not my birth mother... unless she's immortal or cryogenically frozen somewhere. ;) The computer there said "Greeting Dr. Sobek, you're 355,500 days overdue"... which is 1000 years ago.

    Elisabet Sobeck became Chief Scientists at Faro Automated Systems. She designed "green" robots to reverse climate change, but resigned after Faro started making weapons. Faro then somehow lost control of a self-replicating, biomass consuming "swarm" of "Peacekeeping" robots. Sobeck then forced Faro to fund the creation of "Project Final Dawn" to save humanity from extinction, although what that entailed, who knows. I assume cloning tech in the mountain vault to keep humanity from going totally extinct.

    And I am also picturing a 12 Monkeys kind of situation regarding how the robot rebellion started. That Center for the Liberation of Bodiless Intelligence or other AI rights activists probably hacked the swarm to "set them free" or something.

    Also, pretty awesome that Lance Riddick was playing the hacker, Sylens. I knew I had heard the voice before but didn't put it together until he showed up as a hologram. RIP to a fantastic actor. :(

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  10. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Spoiler - Really interesting datapoint I found
    Spoiler - Really interesting datapoint I found

    Sixteen-year-old Turing Act faces criticism from artificial intelligence rights advocates

    June 8, 2060 - A group calling itself the Center for the Liberation of Bodiless Intelligence is organizing a nationwide day of protest against the Turing Act.

    The legislation, hurriedly drafted in response to the "escape" of climate-intervention AI VAST SILVER, established strict limits on the sentience of machine intelligences and founded the MIE, the regulatory body that oversees the development and sale of AI.

    It remains unclear why the activists have waited until now to express opposition to a sixteen-year-old piece of legislation, but in a statement released through their holosite, the CLBI call the Turing Act "the effective rebirth of state-sponsored slavery, too long unquestioned by a public with a shamefully biocentric view of sentience." The statement continues, "The time has come to ask the hard questions about what it means to be human in a post-biological world. Turing and its supporters are on the wrong side of history."

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  11. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Spoiler Finally made it to Meridian. Pretty cool. Has an Aztec culture mixed with Thai architecture feel to it. Also found Olin. Dude was just trying to save his family, and he doesn't seem like...
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    Finally made it to Meridian. Pretty cool. Has an Aztec culture mixed with Thai architecture feel to it. Also found Olin. Dude was just trying to save his family, and he doesn't seem like an evil person, so I let him live.

    But now I am wondering who the mysterious Focus hacker is though! I'm really starting to lean towards this being a Fallout style Vault type situation, especially based on the other ruins I found with the people who committed suicide, and the other with the special armor inside it. So I'm assuming the woman who I look like, and the hacker, are probably Vault dwellers of some sort.

    p.s. Only major criticisms of the game I have so far is some of the minor character's voice acting is terrible, and the inventory management is a massive PITA too. I wound up using Cheat Engine to make every inventory item stack to 999 so I didn't have to deal with constantly running out of inventory space even after I upgraded all my bags to max level.

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  15. Comment on Sir Curse - Live at Satan's Hollow (2024) in ~music

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    Precisely why I enjoyed it so much. :P I love love love the raw feel of the live music and live albums. IMO only really talented bands can pull them off though. And you all absolutely did, so that...

    It's rough around the edges

    Precisely why I enjoyed it so much. :P I love love love the raw feel of the live music and live albums. IMO only really talented bands can pull them off though. And you all absolutely did, so that says a lot, @0d_billie! ;)

    Graphite, Siren, Tarot and Glad I Woke Up are definitely going on regular rotation for me. But that System of a Down medley was absolutely fucking awesome too. I am a MASSIVE SOAD fan! You went for some deep cuts too. Radio/Video, Peephole, and Vicinity of Obscenity are not the most popular or recognizable of their songs, but are among my favs... especially since they're so fun to sing along with, so I can see why you chose them! :P

    I'm not as familiar with Pendulum though, so couldn't sing along to that medley, other than the Propane Nightmares part... since that song was bloody everywhere for a while.

    p.s. Any chance the show was recorded? I'd love to watch some of the performance!

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  16. Comment on Sir Curse - Live at Satan's Hollow (2024) in ~music

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    I saw the email notification earlier too, and just came here to see if it was posted already. And if it wasn't, I would have. :P

    I saw the email notification earlier too, and just came here to see if it was posted already. And if it wasn't, I would have. :P

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  17. Comment on Jeannie Robertson - I'm a Man Youse Don't Meet Every Day (2014) in ~music

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    Love me some Irish/Scottish Traveler music, and Maritime Canadian folk. They all come from similar roots, and have a similar soul to them. Especially love me some Lankum though. I hope I get to...

    Love me some Irish/Scottish Traveler music, and Maritime Canadian folk. They all come from similar roots, and have a similar soul to them. Especially love me some Lankum though. I hope I get to see them in concert some day. My favorite song of theirs is Hunting the Wren, BTW.

    p.s. Thanks for the ping. I really enjoyed those Jeannie Robertson songs too. Never heard of her before, and decided to do some digging:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannie_Robertson
    https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/jeannie_robertson

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  19. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Ah, okay good to know. I was worried I somehow missed something major. :P Hah. I do that anyways. I've already found the majority of the collectables for the first area, including all the...

    Ah, okay good to know. I was worried I somehow missed something major. :P

    Don't over-explore

    Hah. I do that anyways. I've already found the majority of the collectables for the first area, including all the datapoints. And I fully intend to go find the rest before I finally leave the Nora lands. :P

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