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  1. Comment on Nekoweb is a free retro static website hosting service in ~tech

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    Seems similar to, and in spirit of, Neocities — love seeing more of these popping up.

    Seems similar to, and in spirit of, Neocities — love seeing more of these popping up.

    16 votes
  2. Comment on Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children in North American theatres in ~games

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    For missing out on this event, I would hate to know it happened without going to see it. I did. It was fantastic.

    For missing out on this event, I would hate to know it happened without going to see it. I did. It was fantastic.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children in North American theatres in ~games

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    I would hate finding out about this event after the fact and missing out on it. I love the directors cut, the complete edition is by far the best (and only one in my mind) version.

    I would hate finding out about this event after the fact and missing out on it.

    I love the directors cut, the complete edition is by far the best (and only one in my mind) version.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children in North American theatres in ~games

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    Just saw it, absolutely incredible. Really holds up well and looks fantastic on the big screen. I forgot that the second half of the film is a nonstop fight scene. Epic, in the literal and...

    Just saw it, absolutely incredible. Really holds up well and looks fantastic on the big screen. I forgot that the second half of the film is a nonstop fight scene. Epic, in the literal and figurative sense.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Kagi Smallweb [a website where each visit shows a random indie/small website, e.g. personal blogs] in ~tech

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    They feature a tool call "lenses" which limit results based on types of responses and sources. It's really insanely useful. I particular like limiting my responses to forums.

    They feature a tool call "lenses" which limit results based on types of responses and sources. It's really insanely useful. I particular like limiting my responses to forums.

    10 votes
  6. Comment on Kagi Smallweb [a website where each visit shows a random indie/small website, e.g. personal blogs] in ~tech

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    I still can't believe I pay for a search engine, but every time I try a search using anything else it all falls so flat. Especially if you do any sort of programming or code work.

    I still can't believe I pay for a search engine, but every time I try a search using anything else it all falls so flat. Especially if you do any sort of programming or code work.

    17 votes
  7. Comment on Borderlands | Official trailer in ~movies

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    I don't know, if we could have a rehash of 1995 film I would be so into it. Either with a new actress (I can think of a dozen that would fit, Margot Robbie being ideal, or Samara Weaving) or even...

    I don't know, if we could have a rehash of 1995 film I would be so into it. Either with a new actress (I can think of a dozen that would fit, Margot Robbie being ideal, or Samara Weaving) or even have Lori Petty reprise an older version, would be excellent.

    Ah, looks like there IS a Margot Robbie attached Tank Girl stuck in pre-production . Rad.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Borderlands | Official trailer in ~movies

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    Looks better than expected, not really sure what Kevin Hart is doing in something like this. That's the only part that really doesn't make sense to me. Looks more like they wanted to make a Tank...

    Looks better than expected, not really sure what Kevin Hart is doing in something like this. That's the only part that really doesn't make sense to me.

    Looks more like they wanted to make a Tank Girl but couldn't get the rights.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What if "Face to Face" by Daft Punk used newer samples? in ~music

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    This is absolutely incredible. The amount of time and effort is extraordinary.

    This is absolutely incredible. The amount of time and effort is extraordinary.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Reddit has a new AI training deal to sell user content in ~tech

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    With the incessant amount of AI posted garbage in the comments and posts these days, this is certainly ripe for horrific results. GIGO errors are certainly the norm these days it seems.

    With the incessant amount of AI posted garbage in the comments and posts these days, this is certainly ripe for horrific results. GIGO errors are certainly the norm these days it seems.

    20 votes
  11. Comment on Too Many Zooz x Moon Hooch - Nowhere Else to Go (2024) in ~music

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    Moon Hooch is perhaps one of my favorite groups. I prefer them over TMZ (although they are great as well), but I believe MH were the first ones to really popularize this new style of playing Sax,...

    Moon Hooch is perhaps one of my favorite groups. I prefer them over TMZ (although they are great as well), but I believe MH were the first ones to really popularize this new style of playing Sax, as well as their use of traffic cones, albeit not as known as TMZ has been.

    They call this style of music "cave music" and I love their 2014 album that is affectionately named "This is Cave Music" and their follow up "Red Sky". Check them out, they're pretty great.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Parkland mass shooting victims send AI robocalls to NRA-supporting US politicians in ~tech

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    It's not hard to clone a voice, or costly, all you need is less than five minutes of audio and you can make a fairly decent facsimile, and there's a lot of local-first easy to run programs to do...

    It's not hard to clone a voice, or costly, all you need is less than five minutes of audio and you can make a fairly decent facsimile, and there's a lot of local-first easy to run programs to do it on your computer, or services online with a gracious free plan, or even charge very little.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on X-Men '97 | Trailer picks up where the previous series ended in ~tv

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    I'm really digging this animation style, it has the clarity and lining from modern animation combined with the grittiness and maximalism of the 90s animation style.

    I'm really digging this animation style, it has the clarity and lining from modern animation combined with the grittiness and maximalism of the 90s animation style.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on PS5 entering 'the latter stage of its life cycle,' Sony says in ~games

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    While, yes, they had a rocky start. This is still a 5+ year old design, running on equipment made 5-8 years ago in development timelines. Foundries are shifting, and competition can arise at any...

    While, yes, they had a rocky start. This is still a 5+ year old design, running on equipment made 5-8 years ago in development timelines. Foundries are shifting, and competition can arise at any time from any players. They have to stick to it, and if they delay developing a next generation version, they will run the risk of

    1. Boring their hardware developers who will leave and take their knowledge with them (and friends)
    2. Will set expectations that will stifle innovation
    3. set them 5+ years behind the next curve of development. For every year they tack onto the primary manufacturing capabilities of the current gen, I could imagine it sets them back 2 years in manufacturing and development of the next gen.
    4. Licensing terms are based on expected timeline from initial development, the longer a consoles lifetime is, the likely more expensive it is, and with decreasing sales it's not a good place to be.
    5. Sitting on stock of years old hardware (that depreciated in quality as long as it sits) while you are producing new hardware is not good and is detrimental to the entirety of the line. This goes for the end product and the components.
    6. Customers already bought the console, after X amount of time their consoles will start to fail and degrade in performance and you really do not want to force a large number of those to repurchase the same system in year 7, when you are planning on releasing the next generation in year 7-9.

    tl;dr: It's an old design, even at this point, and that's a major liability.

    Playstation unequivocally won this generation, but a delay will hurt them and they could lose the next one.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on PS5 entering 'the latter stage of its life cycle,' Sony says in ~games

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    I mean we're in year four of its lifetime, all previous generations were just around 7 years, and that's not including the Pro model variations. Latter stage of life cycle just means they will...

    I mean we're in year four of its lifetime, all previous generations were just around 7 years, and that's not including the Pro model variations. Latter stage of life cycle just means they will begin serious development likely next year for a release in 2026 or 2027 for a next generation console, likely release a Pro version of current gen this year or next.

    8 votes
  16. Comment on US House Intel Chairman announces ‘serious national security threat,’ sources say it is related to Russia's nuclear capabilities in space in ~news

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    If they were to launch this, it would be the number one target for any person or organization. The amount of power, leverage, and opportunity for anyone to possess such capability from orbit would...

    If they were to launch this, it would be the number one target for any person or organization. The amount of power, leverage, and opportunity for anyone to possess such capability from orbit would be monumental.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Parkland mass shooting victims send AI robocalls to NRA-supporting US politicians in ~tech

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    While I would normally agree with you in nearly any other context on this, I do believe that making those slimey bastards feel as they should, slimey and uncomfortable, is a net good. Edit: At the...

    While I would normally agree with you in nearly any other context on this, I do believe that making those slimey bastards feel as they should, slimey and uncomfortable, is a net good.

    Edit: At the very minimum it will probably push legislation even harder to stop the use of AI vocals in its entirety. It works in two ways here.

    20 votes
  18. Comment on US House Intel Chairman announces ‘serious national security threat,’ sources say it is related to Russia's nuclear capabilities in space in ~news

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    That would be instantly one of the most valuable and focused hacking campaigns by the most number of people or organizations on a single target in history.

    That would be instantly one of the most valuable and focused hacking campaigns by the most number of people or organizations on a single target in history.

    2 votes