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  1. Comment on What would you want in a Digital Card Game? in ~games

  2. Comment on Steam LGBTQ+ Games Sale in ~lgbt

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    I can't vouch for it personally, but The Expression Amrilato looks like a really neat game to me, and everything I've seen about it has been positive (even the Steam reviews are 100% recommended)....

    I can't vouch for it personally, but The Expression Amrilato looks like a really neat game to me, and everything I've seen about it has been positive (even the Steam reviews are 100% recommended).

    The game is about a girl who's transported to an alternate world (isekai, so hot right now), where everyone speaks an unfamiliar language. The interesting part is that the alternate world's language is actually the real constructed language Esperanto, and the game teaches you some Esperanto by going through the story and learning how to communicate in the new world.

    I think it's a great idea for a visual novel, and it might be worth trying if you have any interest at all in Esperanto, or even just the general "learning to communicate in a foreign language" experience.

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  3. Comment on Official Blizzard statement about Blitzchung's punishment at the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament in ~games

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    Yep. Also worth noting that they dropped it on Friday evening after 5 PM Pacific, which is pretty much the worst possible time to release news if you actually want it to get any attention....

    Yep. Also worth noting that they dropped it on Friday evening after 5 PM Pacific, which is pretty much the worst possible time to release news if you actually want it to get any attention. Sometimes people call this a "Friday news dump" when bad news is released late on Friday deliberately to avoid attention.

    It just seems to be a superficial show of making a response, not really anything meaningful.

    26 votes
  4. Comment on Tabletop Weekly Discussion #5 in ~games.tabletop

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    We used to play it a lot, and we have all the early expansions. Looking at the list on Wikipedia, we have everything up to Dark Ages. The one after that was originally intended to be the final...

    We used to play it a lot, and we have all the early expansions. Looking at the list on Wikipedia, we have everything up to Dark Ages. The one after that was originally intended to be the final expansion, but they've kept going, so I guess I haven't played any of the 5 latest ones now.

    From the ones I've played, if I was going to pick a single one it would probably be Prosperity. I think that's always been considered the best expansion overall. Other than that, I remember also liking Seaside and Dark Ages. One thing I especially liked from Dark Ages is that it had some new cards that you'd use in your starting deck to replace the three Estates, which was a little more interesting. I'd also strongly recommend avoiding the Alchemy expansion.

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  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening to Meteor - Defender of the Fleet a bunch. It actually came out 7 months ago, but Google Music is terrible at keeping all of an artist's albums together, so it's under a...

    I've been listening to Meteor - Defender of the Fleet a bunch. It actually came out 7 months ago, but Google Music is terrible at keeping all of an artist's albums together, so it's under a separate "Meteor" than all of his other albums and I didn't see it until this week. It's a good synthwave-y guitar-y album and makes good working music.

    Jakub Zytecki put out a new album last week as well, "Nothing Lasts, Nothing's Lost" (full album on his YouTube channel), and I've been listening to that quite a bit as well. He's a great guitarist, and there are some excellent songs on here.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on The Oracle of Delphi - Chapter 1: The Center of the World in ~humanities

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    This is the start of the next series on The Analog Antiquarian, after he just recently finished writing a massive 18-part series about The Pyramids of Giza over the last 9 months.

    This is the start of the next series on The Analog Antiquarian, after he just recently finished writing a massive 18-part series about The Pyramids of Giza over the last 9 months.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Tabletop Weekly Discussion #5 in ~games.tabletop

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    Have you played Dominion with her at all? The mechanics are pretty straightforward (depending how many expansions you add), but there's quite a bit of strategy and variance to it from the...

    Have you played Dominion with her at all? The mechanics are pretty straightforward (depending how many expansions you add), but there's quite a bit of strategy and variance to it from the different selection of cards in each game.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on The most advanced MySQL raytracer on the market in ~comp

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    Here's a couple of particularly unbelievable ray-tracing ones from Function 2018: Interactive 3D Raycaster in 64 bytes (msdos) Pyrit - 256 bytes - Raytracing, reflections, checkerboard To put that...

    Here's a couple of particularly unbelievable ray-tracing ones from Function 2018:


    To put that in perspective a little, the text of this comment is 329 bytes before the separator above this line. The code for both of those demos combined fits in 320 bytes.

  9. Comment on More about scheduled topics, some group rearranging, and input needed on "content types" in ~tildes.official

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    Definitely could be helpful, but I'd need to start scraping them. It also depends on the site defining it correctly, and I don't think "object" is even one of the valid values. It's not listed on...

    Definitely could be helpful, but I'd need to start scraping them. It also depends on the site defining it correctly, and I don't think "object" is even one of the valid values. It's not listed on the Open Graph site as a valid value, and it seems like "website" is supposed to be treated as the default.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on More about scheduled topics, some group rearranging, and input needed on "content types" in ~tildes.official

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    Yeah, defaulting to unknown/null is probably better overall. That adds some difficulty of needing to figure out how to detect Article for random blogs, but it's probably not bad. Edit: this is...

    Yeah, defaulting to unknown/null is probably better overall. That adds some difficulty of needing to figure out how to detect Article for random blogs, but it's probably not bad.

    Edit: this is done now, and will display "Link" in the unknown case.

    GitHub links are fairly common to submit though, and there is some sort of correct way to label them, so I'd still like to find a good term to be able to use on them.

    3 votes