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  1. Comment on What's something you wish made a comeback? in ~talk

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    I want the C64 back and thankfully it is coming back with the Mega 65 https://mega65.org

    I want the C64 back and thankfully it is coming back with the Mega 65
    https://mega65.org

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Apple’s software head Craig Federighi openly admits that the Mac has a security problem in ~tech

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    I would say $72.3 billion in revenue from the app store in 2020 is a cash cow.

    Most of their "services" revenue is just Google paying them to make Google the default search engine on Safari. It's far from a "cash cow." Apple realizes that the App Store being safe is why people are willing to spend money in it.

    I would say $72.3 billion in revenue from the app store in 2020 is a cash cow.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Apple’s software head Craig Federighi openly admits that the Mac has a security problem in ~tech

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    They make most of their revenue from the iphone (ios) which accounts for 40% of their revenue and services which accounts for 22% of their revenue. Thus their argument makes sense for their need...

    They make most of their revenue from the iphone (ios) which accounts for 40% of their revenue and services which accounts for 22% of their revenue. Thus their argument makes sense for their need to protect their cash cow.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Watched Ed Lasso - very funny and serious at the same time. Also I loved his personality and want to be more like him.

    Watched Ed Lasso - very funny and serious at the same time. Also I loved his personality and want to be more like him.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Can anyone recommend a printer? (...ahem...) a Linux printer? in ~tech

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    I love the new Epson EcoTank printers. You can easily refill the ink yourself and they print for more than a year before running out of ink, in some cases longer....

    I love the new Epson EcoTank printers. You can easily refill the ink yourself and they print for more than a year before running out of ink, in some cases longer.

    https://epson.com/ecotank-ink-tank-printers

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Tildes Film Festival: Final call for nominations in ~movies

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    First Cow A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two...

    First Cow
    A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRUWVT87mt8

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What would make app stores better? in ~tech

  8. Comment on Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster in ~tech

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    I wasn't saying he was lying, I was saying his article comes across as bitter and I was giving a suggestion of what I thought might have happened to make him that way. I didn't feel like the...

    I wasn't saying he was lying, I was saying his article comes across as bitter and I was giving a suggestion of what I thought might have happened to make him that way. I didn't feel like the article offered much beyond a rant on how bad crypto is. As I said these kind of articles are dime a dozen.

  9. Comment on What would make app stores better? in ~tech

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    Thank you. I stand corrected.

    t's nothing to do with the app store, or restrictions on app store apps.

    What you're probably thinking about is back when the mac app store first launched, they tried to force sandboxing like the iOS app store but all the developers were too lazy and they eventually gave up. Note, gave up - there is no difference currently.

    Thank you. I stand corrected.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What would make app stores better? in ~tech

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    App is a term for a light weight Application. An Application is a full blown application. They are not the same. Do a search on Google for: app vs application

    App is a term for a light weight Application.
    An Application is a full blown application.
    They are not the same. Do a search on Google for: app vs application

  11. Comment on What would make app stores better? in ~tech

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    You cherry picked one app, not all apps are the same. You may well be right with that one application. The reality is majority of apps are light weight versions due to restrictions that Apple...

    You cherry picked one app, not all apps are the same. You may well be right with that one application. The reality is majority of apps are light weight versions due to restrictions that Apple imposes to have the application in their store.

    https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/blog/apple_hell.html

    You are basically developing ipad like apps. Now with the M1 chips there will be no other type of app but what goes through the app store. If you started from M1 and onward then my comment will be meaningless and won't apply.

  12. Comment on What would make app stores better? in ~tech

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    I can't stand apps. They are worse versions of real software and just a way for the whole development of software to be controlled by a company that does nothing but gets a cut. I am sick of...

    I can't stand apps. They are worse versions of real software and just a way for the whole development of software to be controlled by a company that does nothing but gets a cut. I am sick of sacrificing everything on the alter of security to have a worse and worse experience. Apple store sucks compared to any real applications, same with Windows. The cell phones are even worse.

    Linux is the only platform that does an app store right. Because it isn't apps, it is full blown applications and is just installing them for you.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster in ~tech

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    There are always articles demonizing crypto. I bet he lost his less than $10,000 in the last big drop and sold at a loss. Then he sees all these people making lots of money so his jealousy has to...

    There are always articles demonizing crypto. I bet he lost his less than $10,000 in the last big drop and sold at a loss. Then he sees all these people making lots of money so his jealousy has to write this article. Where ever there is money to be made there are scammers.

    Plain and simple, crypto is currently gambling, just like the stock market. Easy to win and easy to lose. Does crypto have a use, sometimes, but there are usually better technologies. Will crypto be the next big currency? Maybe, some banks and credit services think there is at least a way to make money off of fees.

    The biggest positive issue of crypto is countries where their currency is being devalued.

    The reason I invest in crypto is because it is way easier than stocks and faster to cash in and out.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Self hosting email at home? in ~comp

  15. 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
  16. 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!

  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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