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  1. Comment on Google blew a ten-year lead in ~tech

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    Would you know of something like these services that is just an Open Source local install app? While I see the draw for cloud functionality, I'd only envision using something like this on one device.

    Would you know of something like these services that is just an Open Source local install app? While I see the draw for cloud functionality, I'd only envision using something like this on one device.

  2. Comment on Google blew a ten-year lead in ~tech

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    As an aside to this - the author mentions a nice looking app called Notion that looks like the type of thing I'd like to try but I'm loathe to sign up to yet another service. Would anyone know of...

    As an aside to this - the author mentions a nice looking app called Notion that looks like the type of thing I'd like to try but I'm loathe to sign up to yet another service. Would anyone know of any Open Source alternative that is similar?

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  3. Comment on Destiny 2: Season of Dawn in ~games

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    I hit 100 about a week ago and I must say was a bit disappointed by the rewards in the 80 -100 range overall. Looking forward to leveling up a new artifact though!

    I hit 100 about a week ago and I must say was a bit disappointed by the rewards in the 80 -100 range overall.
    Looking forward to leveling up a new artifact though!

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  4. Comment on Destiny 2: Season of Dawn in ~games

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    Anyone hyped for the new Season?

    Anyone hyped for the new Season?

  5. Comment on Destiny 2 - Year 3 in ~games

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    If what the writer says is true, It would seem like an odd choice to present to the large influx of New Light players, for many of whom it is their first experience of Destiny. "Welcome to Destiny...

    If what the writer says is true, It would seem like an odd choice to present to the large influx of New Light players, for many of whom it is their first experience of Destiny. "Welcome to Destiny ! Buy the DLC! Here's.... very little" surely this would sour the experience for these new players?

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  6. Comment on What does everyone think of Pathfinder 2nd edition? in ~games

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    I definitely agree with you on having to bend the rules of 5E to fit concepts. The reality say, that there is no class that works really well with TWF (even the feat to really get the concept to...

    I definitely agree with you on having to bend the rules of 5E to fit concepts. The reality say, that there is no class that works really well with TWF (even the feat to really get the concept to work is garbage compared to GWM) is just ridiculous from a design point of view.

    I really like the look of martials in PF2 on the whole, they just have so many more options both in creation and in play compared to 5e.

    I must say however that I am a bit anxious about running the game(as a first time GM) mainly due to the skill system, I think I might find it difficult keeping the multiple DC's for the different TEML proficiencies and results for critical failures & successes in my head. It looks a bit daunting, memory wise for the sheer number of skill actions in and out of combat to keep track of.

  7. Comment on What does everyone think of Pathfinder 2nd edition? in ~games

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    I get the crunch alright, I'm coming from 5E so I was looking for a less loose system. Our 5E DM has to make a lot of calls and judgements on the fly as a lot of things aren't covered, some of...

    I get the crunch alright, I'm coming from 5E so I was looking for a less loose system. Our 5E DM has to make a lot of calls and judgements on the fly as a lot of things aren't covered, some of which have come back to bite later on down the campaign. So I like the idea of a more robust framework for those niche cases.

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  8. Comment on What does everyone think of Pathfinder 2nd edition? in ~games

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    I've only been able to dig into the first half of the Core rulebook but I like what I see so far! Think I'm going to try and GM for the first time with this new system.

    I've only been able to dig into the first half of the Core rulebook but I like what I see so far!

    Think I'm going to try and GM for the first time with this new system.

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

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    The Gloaming - A fantastic modern Irish Trad band incorporating classical & jazz influences. Really just great melancholic tunes!

    The Gloaming - A fantastic modern Irish Trad band incorporating classical & jazz influences. Really just great melancholic tunes!

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  10. Comment on Recommend me some podcasts! in ~talk

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    The Glass Cannon Podcast is a truly hilarious actual-play podcast of five friends playing the table-top RPG Pathfinder. Each episode is carefully edited down to about an hour and is probably the...

    The Glass Cannon Podcast is a truly hilarious actual-play podcast of five friends playing the table-top RPG Pathfinder. Each episode is carefully edited down to about an hour and is probably the most entertaining podcast I listen to. Highly recommend even if your not into TTRPG's (yet!).

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  11. Comment on Beginning rowing in ~hobbies

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    Thanks for the advice ! The mistakes video was pretty informative. One question - why put thumb's on top of the handle ?

    Thanks for the advice ! The mistakes video was pretty informative.

    One question - why put thumb's on top of the handle ?

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  12. Comment on Beginning rowing in ~hobbies

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    Hey Tilders, A friend & I are interested in getting into indoor rowing primarily for fitness. Due to knee injury i've had to dial back on weight training and have heard that rowing can improve...

    Hey Tilders,
    A friend & I are interested in getting into indoor rowing primarily for fitness.

    Due to knee injury i've had to dial back on weight training and have heard that rowing can improve knee strength at low resistances and is good for general fitness.

    We will be using Concept2 machines and have both rowed before but not on a strict plan. We have reviewed the Concept2 videos on form & technique as a refresher and are going to follow the beginner Pete Plan (linked).

    Just wondering if anyone had any general advice or pointers or if there was a better beginner plan I might not be aware of?

    Secondly would anyone know what damper setting you should ideally start at and what stroke rate you should aim for or if there was anything else we should keep an eye on?

    Thanks!

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  13. Comment on I just discovered Steam in ~games

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    Use vkquake for quake using the vulkan engine !

    Use vkquake for quake using the vulkan engine !

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

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    Not music - but I'm listening to The Glass Cannon Podcast which is hilarious.

    Not music - but I'm listening to The Glass Cannon Podcast which is hilarious.

  15. Comment on I just discovered Steam in ~games

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    That's a pretty good guide ! They can do a bit of everything and scale through the whole saga

    That's a pretty good guide ! They can do a bit of everything and scale through the whole saga