dotsforeyes's recent activity

  1. Comment on What is/was your favorite console, and why? in ~games

    dotsforeyes
    Link
    My childhood was largely nintendo-less because my parents didn't approve of handheld gaming at the time. We eventually got a beat up ps2 that was shared amongst us cousins and that started off the...

    My childhood was largely nintendo-less because my parents didn't approve of handheld gaming at the time. We eventually got a beat up ps2 that was shared amongst us cousins and that started off the love of videogames. I am proud to say that unit still works to this day, although it needs a bit of a prayer at the starting logo from time to time. The PS2 will always have a special place in my heart. That and the fact that I primarily play RPG games means I grew up almost exclusively with sony systems.

    In terms of current favorites, the emulation scene is amazingly accessible even for the average programming illiterate consumer such as myself so I have to say the PC really opened up a ton of doors in terms of retro gaming, which I prefer and wish I played more of as a kid.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Arrest warrant issued in the Philippines for Fredrick Brennan, founder of 8chan, under cyberlibel charges brought by the site's current owner in ~tech

    dotsforeyes
    Link Parent
    I'm not familiar with this 8chan issue but the Philippines' libel laws are... outdated at best and ridiculous at worst. He does have a strong fighting chance in that the law itself is murky and...

    I'm not familiar with this 8chan issue but the Philippines' libel laws are... outdated at best and ridiculous at worst. He does have a strong fighting chance in that the law itself is murky and presumably he has a good lawyer familiar with the legal situation in the country.

    I wouldnt wish entry into the Philippine public prison system on my worst enemy.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Is sex work bad? in ~talk

    dotsforeyes
    Link Parent
    Not sure if we're thinking along the same lines but I immediately thought of The Good Place, as this topic reminded me so much of the ethical and philosophical problem of spoiler Doug Forcett

    Not sure if we're thinking along the same lines but I immediately thought of The Good Place, as this topic reminded me so much of the ethical and philosophical problem of

    spoiler

    Doug Forcett

  4. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

    dotsforeyes
    Link
    Thank you for this census! As a long time lurker/rare poster, a lot of this was expected but a lot was also surprising. I admit I've gotten more shy now. I'm in the minority for almost all of my...

    Thank you for this census! As a long time lurker/rare poster, a lot of this was expected but a lot was also surprising. I admit I've gotten more shy now. I'm in the minority for almost all of my information?! Solo charge.

    Still, I enjoy my time here, IT speak and all (as an extremely non-IT person). It's different from the online crowd I'm used to and the change is welcome. The pace is good, and the nuances of forum communication are fun to figure out. I know I should post more to widen the content, but now I think I'll lurk and see. Perhaps i'll invite a few people when the growing pains have settled. I guess its just pretty intimidating.

    Sincerely and thankfully, a female, non-american, non-leftist (centrist?) MD

    9 votes
  5. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

    dotsforeyes
    Link Parent
    First of all, I did not know speed hacks for this game even existed! I completely understand your ship speed stress. Everytime I made a round trip to Irem, I would have notes on my desk to study...

    First of all, I did not know speed hacks for this game even existed! I completely understand your ship speed stress. Everytime I made a round trip to Irem, I would have notes on my desk to study or I play fallen London until my ship bumps into something. This is crazy good news. I'm now planning on retiring this captain and starting fresh with a new one on speedhack.

    Secondly, yes Fallen London is unfortunately cursed with a premium currency feature. Its not necessary except to speed things up. I mostly play it since I enjoyed the little hints and characters in Sunless seas and wanted to learn more about them. For example, you can find out more about the Smuggler's employer and the Isle of Cats. Havent spent a single cent on Fallen London, but its definitely an in between game to do during commute or something.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

    dotsforeyes
    Link Parent
    I suppose what I meant by need to know is that if I will coherently understand the plot, game logic, and be able to finish the game without what seems to be more than a decade's worth of star wars...

    I suppose what I meant by need to know is that if I will coherently understand the plot, game logic, and be able to finish the game without what seems to be more than a decade's worth of star wars lore behind me.

    That said, if the minimum knowledge is jedi are neon light wizards, excellent news for me. Thanks!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

    dotsforeyes
    Link Parent
    That's good to know, thank you for the reply! I do like soul games but I also take an infinitely long amount of time to finish them. I'll stay posted for a sale that makes it worth it.

    That's good to know, thank you for the reply! I do like soul games but I also take an infinitely long amount of time to finish them. I'll stay posted for a sale that makes it worth it.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

    dotsforeyes
    Link Parent
    Stardew Valley is one of my favorites as well, and the latest patch was incredible. A lot of qualms I had with the game (not that there were many) were all addressed and this patch, I introduced...

    Stardew Valley is one of my favorites as well, and the latest patch was incredible. A lot of qualms I had with the game (not that there were many) were all addressed and this patch, I introduced it to my sister who is playing it right now.

    Would you recommend playing Star Wars: Fallen Order for someone with no Star Wars knowledge? Never played a Star Wars game but an extended vacation is coming up and I wanted to stockpile on new games while the sales are out.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

    dotsforeyes
    Link
    The TV show is out today and I have always been sitting on the game even when I purchased it on steam sale, so I've popped in my steam controller to start playing The Witcher on pc. It's...

    The TV show is out today and I have always been sitting on the game even when I purchased it on steam sale, so I've popped in my steam controller to start playing The Witcher on pc. It's downloading now. I'm not a hardcore gamer per se but it made a lot of buzz some years back and I escaped amazingly spoiler free so here's to being hopeful.

    A couple of weeks ago I also recently found out about Sunless Seas, and its sister browser game Fallen London (10 years late to the party). I had some downtime between studying and was "just gonna try it out" when I glance at the time and more then 10 hours had passed. Text-heavy, graphics-lite, and slow paced, I expected to hate it. Instead I keep coming back to play it in between breaks or when I can't fall asleep. It plays like a choose-your-own-adventure novel but to make the choices you want, you have to build up your character or move around and discover the lore of the game.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on It’s not enough to be right—You also have to be kind in ~life

    dotsforeyes
    Link Parent
    After reading both the article and your comment, I'm willing to give the author benefit of the doubt but you bring up valid points. The thought I'm left with is after this comment is that I'd read...

    After reading both the article and your comment, I'm willing to give the author benefit of the doubt but you bring up valid points. The thought I'm left with is after this comment is that I'd read any book on the topic written by you. Well caught and well said.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising in ~tech

    dotsforeyes
    Link
    As a consumer who knows nothing meaningful about economics, this was an interesting read that I'd like to understand more. Given that the issue of privacy and ad marketing wasn't the focus, when...

    As a consumer who knows nothing meaningful about economics, this was an interesting read that I'd like to understand more. Given that the issue of privacy and ad marketing wasn't the focus, when it talks about debunking the advertising influence of online ads, should I take this as good news from a privacy standpoint?

    As the article said, it brings up the moral dilemma of the convenience of a "free but with ads" online system that many major players use. If we assume that ads are manipulation and big companies are pouring money into manipulation that doesn't work, even when they know it doesn't work, isn't that a boon for consumers who get the free stuff minus a chunk of the manipulation?

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Which games have great communities, and what do you like about them? in ~games

    dotsforeyes
    Link
    I'd say the Stardew Valley Community is the most wholesome I've seen, especially since the multiplayer update. The game is a chill farming simulator so that could be why, but the mod community is...

    I'd say the Stardew Valley Community is the most wholesome I've seen, especially since the multiplayer update. The game is a chill farming simulator so that could be why, but the mod community is brilliant and everyone always seems so willing to help out your farm or have a good laugh. Friendly to beginners as well and they've organized a lot of events on the discord and reddit sub.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Why Moving the Mouse in Windows 95 Made the OS Faster in ~tech

    dotsforeyes
    Link
    This is one of those things, like moving your videogame controller to go faster, that I thought for sure was nothing but placebo effect. I bet more than half the people doing this were just bored...

    This is one of those things, like moving your videogame controller to go faster, that I thought for sure was nothing but placebo effect. I bet more than half the people doing this were just bored waiting for stuff to finish, haha. TIL, thanks.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

    dotsforeyes
    Link Parent
    Speaking as someone from a country where durian is a native fruit: From experience, if someone can get past the smell, they surprisingly love the taste. Candied durian, durian halo halo, chocolate...

    Speaking as someone from a country where durian is a native fruit: From experience, if someone can get past the smell, they surprisingly love the taste.

    Candied durian, durian halo halo, chocolate dipped durian, and durian ice cream (forms where the overpowering stench is almost totally removed) are truly delicious and if you are a fan of durian, I highly recommend.

    God does the kitchen stink for days when we get them fresh though.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

    dotsforeyes
    Link Parent
    Agreed. This reminds me of a video I saw on youtube about the game Hollow Knight and how a good game's design, tutorial, and mechanics are integrated in a - excuse the term - organic way into the...

    Agreed. This reminds me of a video I saw on youtube about the game Hollow Knight and how a good game's design, tutorial, and mechanics are integrated in a - excuse the term - organic way into the game itself. It made me realize that a lot of games throw the text equivalent of a manual in your face. Rare is the game these days that is plug and play and still good with depth.

    Link to youtube video: 6 Lessons from Hollow Knight's Immersive Tutorial (https://youtu.be/vWiDS8SUvds)

    2 votes