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  1. Comment on How Joe Biden can win over Bernie voters in ~misc

  2. Comment on Andrew Yang’s new non-profit is giving away $500,000 in free cash as a UBI experiment in ~news

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    Is that necessarily a bad thing?

    Is that necessarily a bad thing?

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Smartphones that make good use of physical buttons in ~tech

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    It's hard to find something that has niche features and is also cheap.

    It's hard to find something that has niche features and is also cheap.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Why the House of Representatives should be far bigger in ~misc

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    In this system wouldn't it make it incredibly easy to buy votes? Bloomberg could just pay people $100 per vote and win the election.

    In this system wouldn't it make it incredibly easy to buy votes? Bloomberg could just pay people $100 per vote and win the election.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Feeding an ebook addiction in ~books

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    myanonamouse has an incredible selection. You have to take an irc interview to get on it, though.

    myanonamouse has an incredible selection. You have to take an irc interview to get on it, though.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What's your screenshotting tool of choice, and why? in ~comp

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    I have a hotkey to use scrot and upload to 0x0.st

    I have a hotkey to use scrot and upload to 0x0.st

    1 vote
  7. Comment on The Light Phone in ~tech

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    I don't know if the reason people are on their phones too much is because they're too enticing like the ad implies. The video was full of attractive people in beautiful places doing interesting...

    I don't know if the reason people are on their phones too much is because they're too enticing like the ad implies. The video was full of attractive people in beautiful places doing interesting things, but i think that usually excessive phone use (Or almost any other addiction) is caused by lack of ability to do interesting things, whether from poverty, living in a rural area, mental or physical disabilities, just being too mentally drained from your job, etc, and that getting a less useful phone probably won't change your life.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What do you want for Christmas? in ~talk

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    well I guess i'm pretty fucking boring, doesn't really change anything for me.

    well I guess i'm pretty fucking boring, doesn't really change anything for me.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What do you want for Christmas? in ~talk

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    I feel very similarly. I can't see myself living a normal average life and enjoying it, but I don't know what other options I have the ability to live.

    I feel very similarly. I can't see myself living a normal average life and enjoying it, but I don't know what other options I have the ability to live.

  10. Comment on Merriam-Webster Singles Out Nonbinary 'They' For Word Of The Year Honors in ~lgbt

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    I think it's because some people are still saying that it can't be used as a singular pronoun so they want to be supportive by highlighting that it can be, which is pretty helpful since they are...

    I think it's because some people are still saying that it can't be used as a singular pronoun so they want to be supportive by highlighting that it can be, which is pretty helpful since they are an actual dictionary. I think it's cool.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on The trouble with the video game industry in ~games

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    Definitely going to try to get my friends who are in to pc gaming to watch this. A lot of people dislike how the epic games is getting exclusives and this video does a really good job of...

    Definitely going to try to get my friends who are in to pc gaming to watch this. A lot of people dislike how the epic games is getting exclusives and this video does a really good job of explaining the underlying problem that epic is a symptom of.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Why I voted to sell .ORG in ~tech

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    TL;DR we wanted money and don't worry the company we sold it to probably won't be that evil.

    TL;DR we wanted money and don't worry the company we sold it to probably won't be that evil.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Half-Life: Alyx in ~games

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    I wish more people understood this. Everyone's like "Cool but I'm not a millionare", but the reality is it's far cheaper to get into vr than it used to be. $600 pc (if you don't have one) plus...

    I wish more people understood this. Everyone's like "Cool but I'm not a millionare", but the reality is it's far cheaper to get into vr than it used to be. $600 pc (if you don't have one) plus $400 headset.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time. in ~games

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    The vast majority of games that have both vr and flat versions are vr adaptations of existing games (skyrim vr, thumper, elite dangerous, etc). There are a few games that were developed in vr and...

    The vast majority of games that have both vr and flat versions are vr adaptations of existing games (skyrim vr, thumper, elite dangerous, etc). There are a few games that were developed in vr and also support normal gaming like darknet but those are usually simple and played with point and click controls, or a controller, not with full presence, or vrchat, where the flat players have much less control than the vr players. Almost all of the developed for vr games that leverage vr features have no real ability to be translated into a flat game. Examples are beatsaber, robot recall, budget cuts, gorn, blade and sorcery, pavlov.

    I'm pretty sure that this is going to use all of the vr features it can because valve really needs a killer app for vr and to demonstrate their new controllers.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time. in ~games

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    Sadly I highly doubt it will be playable in non-vr mode. The difference between vr game play and non-vr game play is so vast that they're basically whole separate mediums.

    Sadly I highly doubt it will be playable in non-vr mode. The difference between vr game play and non-vr game play is so vast that they're basically whole separate mediums.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Rumor of Half-Life: Alyx VR in ~games

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    Have you tried vr? Its current iteration is definitely completely different from anything we've had before. Oculus rift s is $400. WMR devices are cheaper. A big purchase, but hardly a bajillion...

    And that's just the thing: VR is not new. Brilliant minds have sunk money and research into it since the 60s. And as of yet there is nothing about it I personally find appealing, along with many other people.

    Have you tried vr? Its current iteration is definitely completely different from anything we've had before.

    No, I don't have a bajillion dollars laying around for VR equipment and a sufficiently powerful desktop computer.

    Oculus rift s is $400. WMR devices are cheaper. A big purchase, but hardly a bajillion dollars. Getting a pc that can run it isn't cheap either, but my pc was $650 and I do fine, and many people pay more for a pc for flat gaming only.

    No, I don't want to wear a safety hazard on my face that collects spiders. No, I don't want to flail my limbs around when I want to relax, especially when I cannot see.

    Never heard of spiders in someones vr headset before :P. And while I've never "flailed my limbs around" in vr, it does require movement, but I don't understand how you could have an immersive experience without it.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Instagram "Personals" account relaunches as Lex, a dating and social app targeted for people who are lesbian, bisexual, asexual, womxn, trans, genderqueer, intersex, two-spirit and non-binary in ~lgbt

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    No straight cis women either

    No straight cis women either

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Harmonix's VR rhythm shooter Audica has been released for PC and Playstation VR in ~games

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    I really enjoy this game, it feels a lot like vr osu. The only problem is I don't really enjoy any of the songs, and it doesn't seem like you can add more, so I usually just play beat saber...

    I really enjoy this game, it feels a lot like vr osu. The only problem is I don't really enjoy any of the songs, and it doesn't seem like you can add more, so I usually just play beat saber instead even though I enjoy the gameplay.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Tell me about your smartphone! in ~talk

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    I'm not sure where you're located, but g7 plus isn't available in the us, and it's apparently more of a moto x than a moto g. I bought a moto g7 play and returned it for a moto g7. The difference...

    I'm not sure where you're located, but g7 plus isn't available in the us, and it's apparently more of a moto x than a moto g. I bought a moto g7 play and returned it for a moto g7. The difference in quality is worth $100 to me. The screen is night and day, it has 4gb of ram instead of 2, and the notch is much much less intrusive. The play is made of plastic while the g7 is made of glass, but I use a case so I don't really notice. I'm not really sure where the power fits in, but I hope my experiences help.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on "If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game in ~music

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    Vektor - Terminal Redux (Replying to myself but recently found this and it's great)

    Vektor - Terminal Redux
    (Replying to myself but recently found this and it's great)

    2 votes