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  1. Comment on [PDF] Analysis of PC game sales on Steam in 2019, by Mike Rose (founder of publisher No More Robots) in ~games

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    I agree. There are very few recent games that I see people remembering for very long into the future. Games feel much more disposable now for some reason, just jumping from fad to fad and trend to...

    I agree. There are very few recent games that I see people remembering for very long into the future. Games feel much more disposable now for some reason, just jumping from fad to fad and trend to trend.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Clarifying ProtonMail and Huawei in ~tech

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    I don't understand where you're getting that from. The fact that Protonmail is considering releasing their app on Huawei's store doesn't seem to say anything about Huawei "wanting" proton mail. Do...

    I don't understand where you're getting that from. The fact that Protonmail is considering releasing their app on Huawei's store doesn't seem to say anything about Huawei "wanting" proton mail. Do you believe that Google specifically "wants" and endorses (beyond the assurance that it isn't malware) every app on their store?

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Clarifying ProtonMail and Huawei in ~tech

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    I think everyone is reading way to much into this. All proton is doing is considering putting their app on huawei's store, so that Chinese users can continue to use it if they lose access to...

    I think everyone is reading way to much into this. All proton is doing is considering putting their app on huawei's store, so that Chinese users can continue to use it if they lose access to google play. I don't think that means huawei "wants" protonmail any more than google "wants" micro transaction riddled shovel wear that is put on their store.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Where did all the nerds go? in ~talk

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    I was in high school until last year, and there are definitely still nerds. Sure, everyone has a phone and plays video games now, but most high school students just learn enough about technology...

    I was in high school until last year, and there are definitely still nerds. Sure, everyone has a phone and plays video games now, but most high school students just learn enough about technology to talk to their friends and consume media. D&D and Magic the gathering are still nerdy hobbies, at least in my area. Most kids play video games on a console, the nerdier ones build their own computers, host game servers, and have a less superficial understanding of technology.

    I wasn't around in the 80's, but it seems like cliques were more rigidly defined then. I think now they still definitely exist, but it's much more accepted to be friends with people from other groups, so you'll see "nerds" and "jocks" hanging out as friends, but I don't think that means nerds and jocks no longer exist.

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  5. Comment on Would it be bad to mount a macbook pro upside down on a VESA tray? in ~comp

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    Are you actually using all 3 keyboards, or do they just live at your desk?

    Are you actually using all 3 keyboards, or do they just live at your desk?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Advice for first home server? in ~tech

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    It's really not that tough, I have a home web/ssh/ftp server. I easily forwarded all of the ports. Not having a static public ip can be annoying, but it doesn't change often and I set up dynamic...

    It's really not that tough, I have a home web/ssh/ftp server. I easily forwarded all of the ports. Not having a static public ip can be annoying, but it doesn't change often and I set up dynamic dns. I don't have many outages and I don't need better than 95% uptime, and if you experience psu/drive failures on a small home server you probably should get better parts. Do the drives in your desktop regularly fail?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Privacytools delisted brave from their website in ~tech

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    Can I ask why you need a chromium type browser?

    Can I ask why you need a chromium type browser?

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Privacytools delisted brave from their website in ~tech

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    Yeah, I don't get it. I use firefox but brave has always seemed to brand itself as privacy focused chrome + that weird advertising cryptocurrency. Wouldn't it be their best interest to be on...

    Yeah, I don't get it. I use firefox but brave has always seemed to brand itself as privacy focused chrome + that weird advertising cryptocurrency. Wouldn't it be their best interest to be on privacytools.io?

    4 votes
  9. I just feel like I've been thrown into an up to 80 year long game where I have to manage various hardships and difficulties in the hopes of getting the highest score possible when the real outcome...

    I just feel like I've been thrown into an up to 80 year long game where I have to manage various hardships and difficulties in the hopes of getting the highest score possible when the real outcome is the same no matter what I do. Sure, there are some fun times too, but nothing really matters in the end.

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

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    Honestly, it looks awful. It's a phone that defaults to black and white for a bullshit reason, has an icon pack built in that looks neat but obviously can't support every app, so some will stick...

    Honestly, it looks awful. It's a phone that defaults to black and white for a bullshit reason, has an icon pack built in that looks neat but obviously can't support every app, so some will stick out way too much. The "tree" and "grid" look like they'll have the same problem, not supporting all necessary apps. Plus they look a bit poorly designed and not practical. It just feels limiting and pretentious.

    3 votes
  11. I try to be privacy focused. I don't use social media, I use Firefox with adblock and tracker protection, with duck duck go as my search engine. I also pay for proton vpn. My question is, when...

    I try to be privacy focused. I don't use social media, I use Firefox with adblock and tracker protection, with duck duck go as my search engine. I also pay for proton vpn. My question is, when should I use it? I use it when I'm on open networks on my phone, but that's about it. Do you guys run it 24/7 on your computer?

    25 votes
  12. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening to The Flaming Lips' Embryonic and Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Sex & Food. The flaming lips are one of my favorite bands and I've just really been feeling Embryonic lately,...

    I've been listening to The Flaming Lips' Embryonic and Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Sex & Food.

    The flaming lips are one of my favorite bands and I've just really been feeling Embryonic lately, there isn't much that sounds like it. I think my favorite songs from it right now are The Sparrow Looks up at the Machine and The Ego's Last Stand

    I've recently started listening to UMO and got to see them live this week! The coolest song live was probably American Guilt but just listening to the album I also like Chronos Feasts On His Children and Ministry of Alienation. A lot of people really like Honeybee but it doesn't really do it for me.

  13. Comment on What is something you have done, or not done, that you are still regretting today? in ~talk

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    I was best friends with my cousin growing up, we were the same age, lived close together, and were best friends. A few years ago I moved out of state and started to drift apart from him. I've been...

    I was best friends with my cousin growing up, we were the same age, lived close together, and were best friends. A few years ago I moved out of state and started to drift apart from him. I've been going through depression, but I've been ok.

    I heard from other family that he was having trouble as well, and had dropped out of his out of state college he had a scholarship for to go to a more local community college.

    Two weeks ago he committed suicide, and I hadn't spoken with him for months. I wish I would have called him, I'd been meaning to. Even if it wouldn't have changed anything, our experiences have been similar and a conversation about it would have helped us both.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on The standalone YouTube Gaming app and standalone gaming.youtube.com website have shut down in ~tech

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    I never understood the purpose of YouTube gaming. I've always just watched gaming videos on YouTube.

    I never understood the purpose of YouTube gaming. I've always just watched gaming videos on YouTube.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas. in ~tech

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    This feels like "all the shady and bad stuff isn't our fault, it's the GOVERNMENT'S. If you want better practices protest against them, not us"

    This feels like "all the shady and bad stuff isn't our fault, it's the GOVERNMENT'S. If you want better practices protest against them, not us"

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Valve Index in ~tech

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    I'm glad there's another high end headset coming out now that Oculus is essentially selling windows mixed reality.

    I'm glad there's another high end headset coming out now that Oculus is essentially selling windows mixed reality.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Valve Index in ~tech

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    Yeah that would be great, hopefully valve focuses more on that this time.

    Yeah that would be great, hopefully valve focuses more on that this time.

  18. Comment on Is it a good idea to use an AWS server as a vpn? in ~tech

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    I use a t2.micro and I pay nothing. I do have a student account, though.

    I use a t2.micro and I pay nothing. I do have a student account, though.

    1 vote