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  1. Comment on This is why we don't shoot earth's garbage into the sun in ~space

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    Not a rocket scientist here, but I'm pretty sure your orbital velocity increases as your orbit gets lower. It would be harder to send garbage into the sun from the outer planets and easiest from...

    Not a rocket scientist here, but I'm pretty sure your orbital velocity increases as your orbit gets lower. It would be harder to send garbage into the sun from the outer planets and easiest from Mercury.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on KSP 1.12; On final approach: On june 24th, ten years after first debut, PC version of Kerbal Space Program will receive it's final major update in ~games

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    I hope that this "final" version will encourage modders to bring their mods up to date one last time. It's also great to see that Squad will get involved in the development of KSP 2!

    I hope that this "final" version will encourage modders to bring their mods up to date one last time. It's also great to see that Squad will get involved in the development of KSP 2!

    8 votes
  3. Comment on Nassim Taleb: Bitcoin failed as a currency and became a speculative ponzi scheme in ~finance

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    Not really anything new. Most governments and retail investors treat bitcoin as a digital commodity rather than a currency.

    Not really anything new. Most governments and retail investors treat bitcoin as a digital commodity rather than a currency.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on 2-person boardgames? in ~talk

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    My spouse and I play these and have had a lot of fun: 7 wonders duel Hanabi Pandemic Legacy Viticulture (with Tuscany expansion)

    My spouse and I play these and have had a lot of fun:

    • 7 wonders duel
    • Hanabi
    • Pandemic Legacy
    • Viticulture (with Tuscany expansion)
    3 votes
  5. Comment on Why I still Lisp (and you should too!) in ~comp

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    Totally fair! The big advantage of Clojure is using the same semantics on both the server and the client!

    Totally fair! The big advantage of Clojure is using the same semantics on both the server and the client!

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Why I still Lisp (and you should too!) in ~comp

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    I know what you mean. Check out Clojure. It's way more practical than ELISP or Scheme.

    I know what you mean. Check out Clojure. It's way more practical than ELISP or Scheme.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on I have $15 burning a hole in my Google Play balance. Help me figure out what to spend it on. in ~tech

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    I really enjoyed playing Lost Frontier. Definitely worth the price.

    I really enjoyed playing Lost Frontier. Definitely worth the price.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Stardew Valley 1.5 Update out now on PC, with the largest amount of new content added to the game since launch in ~games

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    Imho, this is the biggest design flaw in the game. After a few seasons, I've decided to play without looking anything up anymore. I'd recommend a mod that lets you know how much your crops will...

    Imho, this is the biggest design flaw in the game. After a few seasons, I've decided to play without looking anything up anymore.

    I'd recommend a mod that lets you know how much your crops will sell for.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to leave US Netflix on Christmas Day in ~movies

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    I wouldn't have thought of it that way, but actually yes. Spotify is terrible. Terrible for net neutrality, terrible for artists, and terrible for ad-blockers. I'm done with them and now either...

    I wouldn't have thought of it that way, but actually yes.

    Spotify is terrible. Terrible for net neutrality, terrible for artists, and terrible for ad-blockers. I'm done with them and now either listen on youtube or pirate music.

    As for television and movies, I'll use Amazon Prime or Netflix, or Disney+. Lots of great content. If I'm looking for something specific, I'll pirate it... but that's usually older more esoteric stuff. I like going to the theater and will watch new releases on the big screen.

    I haven't pirated games for a long while. Steam has a lot of sales all the time and it's honestly way more convenient than piracy.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on On the graying of GNOME in ~comp

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    Ummm... what about number of users or user satisfaction? To say that GNOME "peaked" when development was most active is not very interesting. As a user, I don't care about the number of commits. I...

    Ummm... what about number of users or user satisfaction?

    To say that GNOME "peaked" when development was most active is not very interesting. As a user, I don't care about the number of commits. I just want it fully featured, performant, and not break on updates.

    If reaching those goals means that the core team is more selective about contributions, that's fine Imho.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on CD Projekt faces hostile staff after failed launch in ~games

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    It really does seem this simple.

    It really does seem this simple.

  12. Comment on Beat Saber (and the Oculus Quest 2) in ~games

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    Almost the same as my experience (but on the original Oculus Quest). Beat Saber taps into some visceral feelings that make it an absolute blast to play. Pro tip: get mods. It's totally worth it....

    Almost the same as my experience (but on the original Oculus Quest). Beat Saber taps into some visceral feelings that make it an absolute blast to play.

    Pro tip: get mods. It's totally worth it. The quality of the community-created tracks is very high, and there's a massive amount out there.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on I want to play Cyberpunk 2077 at its best and it sucks that a GPU shortage is going to stop me in ~games

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    I also have an RX 580. I'm satisfied with 1080p at 60fps, and I'm happy knowing that my gpu should hold up for at least a few years in that regard. I'm going to wait another year or two before...

    I also have an RX 580. I'm satisfied with 1080p at 60fps, and I'm happy knowing that my gpu should hold up for at least a few years in that regard.

    I'm going to wait another year or two before buying a new gpu and a Valve Index. It's a seller's market right now, so I'll hold tight and play through my backlog of games from the last 5 years.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Google Photos will no longer have unlimited free storage after June 1 in ~tech

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    What's your backup strategy? Part of the issue is that Google is familiar. Even for someone who wants to pay, there are many choices and it's hard to know which are reliable or worth the money.

    What's your backup strategy?

    Part of the issue is that Google is familiar. Even for someone who wants to pay, there are many choices and it's hard to know which are reliable or worth the money.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Google Photos will no longer have unlimited free storage after June 1 in ~tech

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    I'd be interested to hear more about your degoogling. Do you have any tips?

    I'd be interested to hear more about your degoogling. Do you have any tips?

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Google Photos will no longer have unlimited free storage after June 1 in ~tech

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    Not until now did I realize that Amazon provides a similar free service for prime members. Where will you all be moving your photos?

    Not until now did I realize that Amazon provides a similar free service for prime members.

    Where will you all be moving your photos?

    3 votes
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I'd want to challenge the implicit assumption that the desktop will maintain relevance in personal computing. For work, yes, people will need company-provided laptops or desktops. But for personal...

    I'd want to challenge the implicit assumption that the desktop will maintain relevance in personal computing.

    For work, yes, people will need company-provided laptops or desktops. But for personal computing? If someone set their mind to it, a phone and a smart TV would be enough. If you don't game (on a PC) or don't have a hobby that requires a computer, you really don't need a desktop at all.

    The duopoly will last only as long as the current paradigm. If desktop computing becomes more niche, I expect that its more technical userbase will be more likely to use linux.

  18. Comment on Modern IDEs are magic. Why are so many coders still using Vim and Emacs? in ~comp

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    This article really misses the mark. Most emacs (and probably vim) users add packages that provide the same functionality of as an IDE.

    This article really misses the mark. Most emacs (and probably vim) users add packages that provide the same functionality of as an IDE.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on How to switch an old Windows laptop to Linux in ~tech

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    I've become so disappointed with the bloat and telemetry built into Windows. Just switched over to Pop!_OS a month ago, and I'm surprised at how far Linux desktops have come in even the last few...

    I've become so disappointed with the bloat and telemetry built into Windows. Just switched over to Pop!_OS a month ago, and I'm surprised at how far Linux desktops have come in even the last few years.

    11 votes
  20. Comment on Rate my homepage! in ~creative

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    Just started this last month. Would love feedback! https://carlsteib.com/

    Just started this last month. Would love feedback! https://carlsteib.com/

    3 votes