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  1. Comment on What are some older MMOs that can still be played? in ~games

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    Vanguard: https://www.vgoemulator.net/index.php EverQuest: https://www.project1999.com Spell Born: https://spellborn.org Wizardy Online: https://wizardry-online.com/#/ Free Realms:...
    10 votes
  2. Comment on Dungeon & Dragons favorite character sheets? in ~games.tabletop

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    Wow, that is awesome!

    AW like with most sheets - this one is very flexible. It contains all of the content released so far in the books (up to but not yet including Tasha's) and you can create XML files of your own to load any third party or homebrew content. There's lots of 3rd party scripts in the sticky post at /r/mpmb/.

    Downside is that it requires the real Adobe Acrobat reader. None of the open source PDF programs support the kind of coding he's done.

    Wow, that is awesome!

  3. Comment on English translation of Finland's epic poem, The Kalevala (1898) in ~arts

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    That is really cool to know. I have read the book and it is an amazing collection of stories.

    eat. I had heard that Finno-Ugric and Dravidian language groups are distantly linguistically related. I'm curious to read this and see if there are any parallels with some of the Dravidian origin elements of Hindu mythology. It would be cool to discover if there are any surprising links th

    That is really cool to know. I have read the book and it is an amazing collection of stories.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on The case for music.gov in ~music

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    I think a service for artists by artist for artists would be better. I checked on a friend's band and they made $14 a year from spotify. I think a lot of artist have to do live shows and sell CDs...

    I think a service for artists by artist for artists would be better. I checked on a friend's band and they made $14 a year from spotify. I think a lot of artist have to do live shows and sell CDs if they can to make any money and covid really killed that for now.

    You can check out what your favorite bands make here: https://www.royalties-calculator.com

    9 votes
  5. Dungeon & Dragons favorite character sheets?

    I have started playing D&D basic with my family as a way to spend time together away from devices. I found the original character sheets:...

    I have started playing D&D basic with my family as a way to spend time together away from devices.

    I found the original character sheets:
    http://www.ultanya.com/2015/10/throwback-thursday-character-sheets.html

    Anyone else have favorite character sheets for D&D?

    6 votes
  6. Comment on English translation of Finland's epic poem, The Kalevala (1898) in ~arts

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    A divine maiden of the air descends to undifferentiated waters. She becomes pregnant from the wind and a duck lays an egg on her leg. Incubating, it grows too hot to touch. When she flinches, it...

    A divine maiden of the air descends to undifferentiated waters. She becomes pregnant from the wind and a duck lays an egg on her leg. Incubating, it grows too hot to touch. When she flinches, it falls, and the world, sun, and moon are formed from the shards. Then comes her son, Väinämöinen, who sows the forests. And things take a turn for the worse. He gets into a contest with a wiseman from the North, captures him in a mire. As a last resort, the defeated offers his sister’s hand in marriage. But Aino would rather drown than wed Väinämöinen. And from her mother’s tears come the rivers, come the birches, come the cuckoos, who still sing these songs of sorrow.

    This is how the world begins in the Kalevala, Finland’s national epic poem, first published in the nineteenth century. Later in the text, there will be talking salmon, forest demons, wolves that stalk the deadlands, incest, suicide, and a mysterious artefact called the Sampo, forged by a legendary blacksmith, which acts like an anchor for the universe. After more than twenty-thousand lavish verses, the poem ends with modesty and apology: perhaps the singer droned on too long. And perhaps it was a wretched performance. If so, this could not be helped — he never had proper training. Maybe someone else will sing it better in the future.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

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    Any idea is ripe for abuse. That is why you need a group of developers and the community to figure out how to implement this. I was only giving a basic idea that could be fleshed out. For example...

    Any idea is ripe for abuse. That is why you need a group of developers and the community to figure out how to implement this. I was only giving a basic idea that could be fleshed out. For example you could expand the idea to deal with abuse:

    1. Users only have so many votes a month which are gained by participation. If you don't comment then you don't gain votes.

    2. When a post is flagged as abuse 3 sections open for commenting: Why the post is abusive, Why the post isn't abusive, and a Section for user who made the post to explain why they made the post. Each section can be voted on and the votes are tallied.

    3. If more than one post is flagged as abusive the topic is locked.

    4. A user only gets a timeout if they have had multiple posts in say 3 different topics voted as abusive.

    5. You can only get 1 timeout a month.

    6. If a user gets flagged again after a timeout then a private chat begins with that user and a group of people are assigned to find out what is going on with this user. Maybe they have something really hard going in their life and need support. But that group of people focus on discovering what is going on for this person.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

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    I would suggest people who get abusive should get a timeout. The timeout depends on the number of people who vote a comment as abusive. Maybe 1 hours per person that votes them as abusive. During...

    I would suggest people who get abusive should get a timeout. The timeout depends on the number of people who vote a comment as abusive. Maybe 1 hours per person that votes them as abusive. During the timeout they can still read but can't post. Up to a max of 24 hour timeout. Also the post gets highlighted as abusive so the community knows and if there is more than one abusive person the topic gets a timeout where people can read it, but can't post to it.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on How do you choose a desktop wallpaper? in ~tech

  10. Comment on What are the single best resources for learning something new? in ~talk

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    Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex...

    Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.

    https://aquadzn.github.io/learn-x-by-doing-y/

    2 votes
  11. Feature suggestion - tildes only content

    It would be nice if there was an extra box that allows you to add info that is private to the people on tildes. For example I would like to share creds to a game account, but I only want people on...

    It would be nice if there was an extra box that allows you to add info that is private to the people on tildes. For example I would like to share creds to a game account, but I only want people on tildes to get that info, not the public who aren't users and just visit.

    10 votes
  12. Comment on Why is Africa still so poor? in ~humanities

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    I think it really depends on where you go. I hope you keep sharing things that you discover. Thank you for your thoughtful response!

    I think it really depends on where you go. I hope you keep sharing things that you discover.
    Thank you for your thoughtful response!

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Why is Africa still so poor? in ~humanities

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    That is one of the most poorly researched videos I have ever watched. He just paints a broad brush of bias across the face of a diverse range of countries and people. I suggest a better approach...

    That is one of the most poorly researched videos I have ever watched. He just paints a broad brush of bias across the face of a diverse range of countries and people.

    I suggest a better approach than labeling Africa as poor is to actually go visit a country and get to know the people. Ghana is always a good start because they speak english as their business language.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwlt1jotwzU

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Where would you live if you had no ties to where you are now? in ~talk

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    Argentina or Uruguay. The culture, food, music, the land and people are amazing. The other reason is that no country below the equator has nuclear weapons.

    Argentina or Uruguay. The culture, food, music, the land and people are amazing. The other reason is that no country below the equator has nuclear weapons.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Would you be interested in a Tildes community Valheim server? in ~games

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    I would be up for playing. I got the game and it is a lot of fun. You can friend me on steam -https://steamcommunity.com/id/floweringmind

    I would be up for playing. I got the game and it is a lot of fun. You can friend me on steam -https://steamcommunity.com/id/floweringmind

    1 vote
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  17. Comment on Switching from Mac to PC? in ~tech

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    I have used Linux, Mac and Windows and I continue to use Windows 10. I have found no OS is without it's problems but I run into the least problems on Windows. The reason is the wide range of...

    I have used Linux, Mac and Windows and I continue to use Windows 10. I have found no OS is without it's problems but I run into the least problems on Windows.

    The reason is the wide range of software and hardware that I can run without problems. With VMWare Workstation I run Zorin Linux and use it daily. Windows is way more backward compatible than either Linux or Mac, which is called baggage by other people. I use the default Microsoft anti-virus and have had zero problems with viruses.

    On Linux I often spend more time configuraging stuff and I have had terrible problems with multi-monitor setups. With Wayland coming out this year for Ubuntu as default maybe this will resolve many of the video issues I have encountered. I do love Linux but it hasn't been ready for me to switch.

    The Mac looks nice, but forces you to do things their way instead of yours by limiting you. There is no longer 32bit support and now they are forcing everyone to switch to ARM chips and basically have the iPad OS. The range of laptops is very limited as is the ports. The selection of laptops for Windows and Linux is amazing these days! If you want to build your computer you can forget it with Apple. Also they charge you double for their computers and their hardware is often one to two generations behind these days.

    I have also customized Windows 10 with:

    1. https://www.startisback.com - which brings back the really usable start menu.
    2. https://www.displayfusion.com - this allows me to move and organize my windows between monitors or organize my windows on large 58 inch wide screen monitors.
    3. https://www.stardock.com/products/fences/ - this allows me to organize my programs and folders that I have on the desktop.
    4. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/ - powertoys add some great features to Windows.

    I never find my computer slow as I run on high end systems because I like to game as well as work. My work computer is a Razer gaming laptop. You can open these laptops and expand storage and memory.
    https://www.razer.com/gaming-laptops/razer-blade

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia in ~tech

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    Everyone will just switch to Duck Duck Go

    Everyone will just switch to Duck Duck Go

    1 vote