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  1. Comment on Discussion thread for Hamilton's streaming/theatrical release in ~arts

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    I loved it. I only listened to it through on Spotify before, and there are a number of things you don't get through the auditory experience. The first is that Burr narrates the whole thing...

    I loved it. I only listened to it through on Spotify before, and there are a number of things you don't get through the auditory experience.

    The first is that Burr narrates the whole thing practically. Neat observation how he tells Hamilton's story until the end at which point Eliza takes over.

    Peggy goes missing halfway through. This was kind of disturbing. Turns out she died young, but seeing he come on as a different character helped me make that connection.

    The guy who plays Jefferson and Lafayette actually does some pretty sweet experimental rap. Story 2 by Clipping. is a great example. I watched with a friend and didn't make the connection until then.

    Overall, I'd say the show should be seen at least once, then it can be mostly listened to. I didn't miss much, but having a visual for the characters while listening is a great help.

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  2. Comment on A landmark report into the on-demand workforce commissioned by the Victorian Government has made a host of recommendations to make sure gig economy workers get the fair deal they deserve in ~finance

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    The article doesn't speak much to the nature of the recommendations. Do you know what they would be? The way to fix it in the US would be to give the businesses money to keep their gig workers...

    The article doesn't speak much to the nature of the recommendations. Do you know what they would be? The way to fix it in the US would be to give the businesses money to keep their gig workers afloat, which I'm against. But, if this is more like minimum wage stuff, I can see that.

  3. How can we encourage more posts with comments here?

    On this page, I see posts, but no comments. It's a see of death. The same is true of all game design subreddits. Despite this being a thing a lot of people find interesting, there doesn't seem to...

    On this page, I see posts, but no comments. It's a see of death. The same is true of all game design subreddits. Despite this being a thing a lot of people find interesting, there doesn't seem to be any really successful community oriented way to talk about this type of thing.

    What types of posts do you think we could make to bring this space to life?

    Personally, I think in-depth reviews of games you've played a lot are the way to go. Say you're a grandmaster at chess. Give it a review. Have you played Monopoly into the ground? Critique it. I'd like to start discussing here to, what other ways are there to liven this up?

    I also may start posting speculative designs. So, game rulesets I've come up with, asking for comments from others on what they think I should look out for.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    K, no one is posting to this. I want critical reviews of the first epsisode that you've watched for summer season. I'm talking Re:Zero s2, deca-dence, etc. I'll be seeing siblings again in a...

    K, no one is posting to this. I want critical reviews of the first epsisode that you've watched for summer season. I'm talking Re:Zero s2, deca-dence, etc. I'll be seeing siblings again in a couple days and I need a new show to hook them on.

  5. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    OK, I'm gong to ask a question. Is the LAMP configuration for a web server scaleable? If so, how? If not, how can it be made scaleable?

    OK, I'm gong to ask a question.

    Is the LAMP configuration for a web server scaleable? If so, how? If not, how can it be made scaleable?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What level of conversation is tildes aiming for? in ~tildes

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    There is a specific boundary though: what the moderator decides. Cut and Dry is transparency of the moderator's thought process. It's also a great deal more encouraging. There was a post recently...

    There is a specific boundary though: what the moderator decides. Cut and Dry is transparency of the moderator's thought process. It's also a great deal more encouraging. There was a post recently by a user who felt like they didn't have anything to contribute. I think this is possibly because they got a misguided impression from the vague criteria they had seen before.

  7. Comment on What level of conversation is tildes aiming for? in ~tildes

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    The "Tildes is a place for high-quality discussion" disclaimer before posting is a bit disheartening. I guess what I'm looking for is a more cut and dry analysis of what that is, instead of...

    The "Tildes is a place for high-quality discussion" disclaimer before posting is a bit disheartening. I guess what I'm looking for is a more cut and dry analysis of what that is, instead of vague/case by case analysis. A hard and fast line would be good: Content produced by copy paste is not allowed. Or maybe some form of plagiarism check where Tildes runs a hash over previous posts in its history to determine of people are repeating content.
    Removing posts for isms and obscenities is another matter, but I'd like a computer-decideable way to determine whether the post should stay up.

  8. What level of conversation is tildes aiming for?

    One thing I'm uncertain about Tildes is how informative its posts are meant to be. I've been keeping myself from posting hype threads about upcoming movies (Dune, Ride Your Wave, etc.). What type...

    One thing I'm uncertain about Tildes is how informative its posts are meant to be. I've been keeping myself from posting hype threads about upcoming movies (Dune, Ride Your Wave, etc.).
    What type of balance is tildes trying to strike? I'm in favor of shitposting, but against images, since I think text encourages the type of discussion I'm looking for a community. So I'd like to see copypasta, but I'm not sure what the general consensus is.

    Edit: I'm looking less for general examples than some sort of hard and clear rule. I'm seeing comments which disagree somewhat and leave ambiguities, but I believe the criteria should be better laid out.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on BNA: Brand New Animal: A Racism Allegory That (Mostly) Works in ~anime

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    The last episode is out of the blue, and the world building isn't very consistent. However, except for a few scenes, the style of the animation is fantastic and fun to watch. The characters aren't...

    The last episode is out of the blue, and the world building isn't very consistent.

    However, except for a few scenes, the style of the animation is fantastic and fun to watch. The characters aren't deep, but they're well-developed for the time they are given.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Anime’s Present And Future At Stake: The In-Betweener Problem in ~anime

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    From the article. It's an interesting problem. I'm more hopeful about increased automation than the author is.

    Last week, anime creators with diverse backgrounds and standings in and outside the industry joined their voices to illustrate the hellish experience that is in-betweening. This is how the delegitimization of an essential job is ruining lives and putting anime’s present and future at risk.

    From the article. It's an interesting problem. I'm more hopeful about increased automation than the author is.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Japanese auto companies triple Mexican pay rather than move to US in ~finance

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    An unexpected boon for Mexico?

    An unexpected boon for Mexico?

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Most compute operations can be implemented in graphics. (That's a single person operation though, which is probably not stable.) Anyway, yes I would like to use openCL, but I haven't found any...

    Most compute operations can be implemented in graphics. (That's a single person operation though, which is probably not stable.)

    Anyway, yes I would like to use openCL, but I haven't found any good guides on setting it up. I use both windows 10 and ubuntu, so if you have a suggestion for a guide, I would be happy to try it.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on How Ayn Rand ruined my childhood in ~humanities

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    I'll speak up for Rand. The story in her books isn't the characters, just like the characters are not the focus of the Foundation trilogy. Instead the story is about the character's work. Watching...

    I'll speak up for Rand. The story in her books isn't the characters, just like the characters are not the focus of the Foundation trilogy. Instead the story is about the character's work. Watching their life's pursuit (their company) which they worked tirelessly to maintain being torn apart is gut wrenching.
    It's not the characters, they're cardboard. It's not the selfishness, that's already existent as a philosophical viewpoint, with Nietzsche and others. It's about something you love being torn apart. Rand's book was written in part because she watched her father's business, made by the ground up for his family, be seized during the Communist Revolution. Her book is an overreaction to that.

    The plot can be summarized: Person makes nice thing. Have-Not demands nice thing. Have-Not doesn't understand nice thing and destroys it in using it. Person hates the universe.

    No one should follow Ayn Rand's Objectivism, but that central emotional appeal is the reason it's so popular. If you've ever made something you're proud of only to have a sibling/friend destroy it out of spite, this book is going to be persuasive. Of course there's also the power fantasy of zero altruism, but, like I said, that's been done before, the father in the article would have followed Nietzche if that was more popular, he just wanted to be a jerk, but his conscience wanted to justify it somehow.

    11 votes
  14. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    No, that would be like the reddit downvote button, but far more damaging. Instead of lack of visibility, you'd have lack of existence. If tildes gets large enough, account selling might be a thing.

    No, that would be like the reddit downvote button, but far more damaging. Instead of lack of visibility, you'd have lack of existence. If tildes gets large enough, account selling might be a thing.

    10 votes
  15. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    K, let's say I have a program written in CUDA. I want to make it portable, preferably in vulcan, how would I go about doing that? I've seen VUDA, but It's a one man operation, so I'm uncertain...

    K, let's say I have a program written in CUDA. I want to make it portable, preferably in vulcan, how would I go about doing that?

    I've seen VUDA, but It's a one man operation, so I'm uncertain about using it. I'd like to use NVIDIA libraries, and my impression is that portions of their stuff is open source, so it may be possible to write a home-brew compiler. Thoughts?

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Why do you watch anime? in ~anime

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    That's a lot of anime. What did you like so much about Cowboy Bebop? The movement is very fluid.

    That's a lot of anime. What did you like so much about Cowboy Bebop? The movement is very fluid.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Who are your favourite game developers? in ~games

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    I got the final credits thing by myself, apparently by cheating. I lost my save, then noticed it and ended the game as soon as it had started. I believe where we differ is that I literally play...

    I got the final credits thing by myself, apparently by cheating. I lost my save, then noticed it and ended the game as soon as it had started. I believe where we differ is that I literally play puzzle games for just the puzzles. I never read Braid's story. I never listened to The Witness's story. I have always skipped everything possible in every video game I've played.

    With The Witness, I ran around the island and solved the puzzles, did the mountain, did a bunch of environmental puzzles, and quit. The same with Braid. I solved everything, did a star puzzle, saw another one and realized it would take multiple hours to complete, then quit. This seems to be the opposite of the spirit of the video you linked, but I don't believe so. In The Unbearable Now, the author assumes that the watcher has trouble concentrating in this modern world, which is why demanding the watch through the end of the video is justified, because it is an excessive in patience. In my case, I don't need that. I tend more toward being hyper-focused than otherwise.

    Because of that, in puzzle games, anything that distracts from the puzzle usually annoys me for the same reason I can't read graphic novels. Switching between different modes of thinking breaks my line of thought. In Braid, if you subtract everything out but the puzzles, you get a fantastic sequence of puzzles that build up. In the Witness, you get a rather bloated sequence of puzzles and eye-spy situations, with some admittedly really cool tricks towards the end.

    Based on your comments, I believe you are primarily focused on the story and the atmosphere, which would possibly explain our different responses to the two different games.

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  18. Comment on Why do you watch anime? in ~anime

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    I can see that. Anime is more creator bound, so while you get a lot more variety in quality, there are a lot more unique shows as well, which you just don't see in the modern era of prestige TV in...

    I can see that. Anime is more creator bound, so while you get a lot more variety in quality, there are a lot more unique shows as well, which you just don't see in the modern era of prestige TV in the US.

    2 votes