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  1. Comment on Reddit is launching "RPAN" live streaming as a time-limited experiment for this week, but it will become a permanent feature soon in ~tech

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    I find the branding interesting and clever (a take on CSPAN), but aside from that this isn't really interesting to me. Although I've never really been into livestreaming, so that could be why.

    I find the branding interesting and clever (a take on CSPAN), but aside from that this isn't really interesting to me. Although I've never really been into livestreaming, so that could be why.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on The events that led to Gamergate started 5 years ago today, and The New York Times has just published a series of 4 pieces related to it in ~tech

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    Just look at the Ooblets controversy to see that nothing's really changed. Epic exclusivity is a controversial issue already, but the response to it was straight out of the Gamergate playbook. I'm...

    Just look at the Ooblets controversy to see that nothing's really changed. Epic exclusivity is a controversial issue already, but the response to it was straight out of the Gamergate playbook.

    I'm just left hating gaming "culture" right now. Gaming was such a big part of my childhood on into adulthood and while I still love gaming, I want nothing to do with any online community involving it. Aside from really niche ones, they're all just filled with the same obnoxious, entitled brats who think they're owed everything and will go to ridiculous lengths to get revenge on devs who don't give them what they want.

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  3. Comment on What are some lifehacks you would recommend? in ~life

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    If you pointed your router's DNS to it, yeah. But if you just set your PC's, it'll just be on that device.

    If you pointed your router's DNS to it, yeah. But if you just set your PC's, it'll just be on that device.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What are some lifehacks you would recommend? in ~life

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    PiHole sounds like it may be a good solution for you. Throw it on a raspberry pi, route your computer's DNS through it, and add those domains to your blacklist. And then if you ever actually need...

    PiHole sounds like it may be a good solution for you. Throw it on a raspberry pi, route your computer's DNS through it, and add those domains to your blacklist. And then if you ever actually need access to those sites you can temporarily disable PiHole for a period of time. Think of it as (among other things) a network-wide hosts file.

  5. Comment on If you build it ... White Sox and Yankees to play at 'Field of Dreams' movie site in Iowa in ~news

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    Oh man that's so cool! Can we get some Sandlot action some day, maybe? Complete with constant threat of a monstrous dog just over the fence?

    Oh man that's so cool! Can we get some Sandlot action some day, maybe? Complete with constant threat of a monstrous dog just over the fence?

  6. Comment on The lonely work of moderating Hacker News in ~tech

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    What kind of unethical things are being seen on Hacker News? I'm not a very consistent user of the site so I'm not sure what's being alluded to there.

    What kind of unethical things are being seen on Hacker News? I'm not a very consistent user of the site so I'm not sure what's being alluded to there.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on DuckTales: Remastered is being removed from digital storefronts starting August 8th, last-chance 75% off sale on most platforms in ~games

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    Moon Theme piano cover for nostalgia's sake. We didn't have a whole lot of NES games growing up, but DuckTales was one of them. I was terrible at it and not much better at the remaster, but man...

    Moon Theme piano cover for nostalgia's sake. We didn't have a whole lot of NES games growing up, but DuckTales was one of them. I was terrible at it and not much better at the remaster, but man did I love it as a kid! Moon Theme is some beautiful music.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Who are your favourite female YouTubers? in ~talk

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    Big fan of Physics Girl and Simone Giertz, but others have linked to their channels. One I haven't seen mentioned yet is HowToADHD. Really great for those with ADHD or living with someone with it....

    Big fan of Physics Girl and Simone Giertz, but others have linked to their channels. One I haven't seen mentioned yet is HowToADHD. Really great for those with ADHD or living with someone with it. It's been really helping me realize how many of my quirks and flaws are a either coping mechanisms for or the result of my ADHD.

    edit: Oh! Vintage Space is another good one. Lots of really interesting videos exploring early NASA and sometimes current space events.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Ooblets dev received thousands of "hateful, threatening messages" over Epic exclusivity in ~games

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    I'm just going to blindly assume this shit started on reddit because it almost always does. For as quick as reddit is to mock people for falling for the Streishand Effect, that's exactly what...

    I'm just going to blindly assume this shit started on reddit because it almost always does. For as quick as reddit is to mock people for falling for the Streishand Effect, that's exactly what they're doing here. Yes, absolutely complain and call out dev bullshit in a civilized manner. But when you take it to this level, threaten them, make it the only fucking thing that matters in your small life for a few days, etc. you're giving the game and its devs way more exposure and sales than you ever would have otherwise.

    I'd literally never even heard of this game before and I adore Pokemon, Animal Crossing, and Stardew Valley. Looking at their website I can't think of a more perfect video game for myself than this one and I'd never heard of it until a bunch of angry pricks started hollering about it like cavemen. So thanks, gamer mob, can't wait to buy this on the Epic store.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Classic Doom games vanish, reappear on Xbox One with features missing in ~games

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    I joined the game a month or so after release when the worst of the bugs/glitches had been fixed. But what initially kept me was the story. Not having human NPCs was a very bold move that...

    I joined the game a month or so after release when the worst of the bugs/glitches had been fixed. But what initially kept me was the story. Not having human NPCs was a very bold move that obviously rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but personally I enjoyed it. It made sense from the story standpoint and I found the lack of humanity and exploring storylines via terminals, tapes, and robots to be really interesting. But the story doesn't have much replay value, admittedly. In subsequent playthroughs I've mostly just skipped around the story. If you're wondering why I'd have multiple characters it's because it's fun to try out different builds. There's a painfully slow means of respecing your character in-game, but it's a lot more fun to just start over.

    What kept me was that they kept releasing content for the game. We've gotten quite a few substantial content updates to the game release and we're not even a year in. All for free, too. We got a new dungeon, several events, legendary vendor, and a handful of new questlines. They announced earlier today we'd be getting another raid and the BR mode that was introduced last month or so is getting a few more maps. Believe it or not the BR mode is surprisingly fun and I generally hate BRs.

    There's also an element of grind in the end-game that scratches the itch that WoW once did for me. Gearing up and running through Whitesprings or the Borrows for legendaries and supplies can be a lot of fun. Plus there's also CAMP building, but I'm a sick son of a bitch who loved Settlements in FO4 :)

    So that's why this is so frustrating to me. On one hand they're doing things right with frequent free updates and fun gameplay, but they're doing literally everything else wrong with all of these bugs, greedy atom shop practices, and lack of worthwhile communication with players when shit hits the fan.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Classic Doom games vanish, reappear on Xbox One with features missing in ~games

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    FO76 is driving me nuts. The game was insanely buggy at launch, but overall I really enjoyed it for a quite a while (I'd say up until a few months ago). They'd patched most of the worst bugs,...

    FO76 is driving me nuts. The game was insanely buggy at launch, but overall I really enjoyed it for a quite a while (I'd say up until a few months ago). They'd patched most of the worst bugs, addressed cheaters, and it started to look like there was light at the end of the tunnel with some of the upcoming content. Then a few patches ago we started to have major bugs re-introduced, bugs listed as "fixed", but clearly not, and entirely new bugs. Then there are some challenges (the means of collecting Atoms currency w/o spending money) getting bugged out to the point where they can't be completed at all. And then to add insult to injury, they reworked a bunch of early game challenges to reward useless items rather than atoms. And they keep releasing interesting items in the atom shop as parts of bundles, which are overpriced. You can't just buy a single item, you have to buy that entire $20 bundle, which costs more than some folks paid for the game initially.

    I'll keep playing it when new content's added and whenever I get an itch for a SBQ fight (some of the most fun I've had with multiplayer since WoW), but they've basically put an end to me playing it daily for a few hours. Too many bugs, too little effort from Beth, too much greedy bullshit on the atom store.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on A blind man couldn't order pizza from Domino's. The company wants the US Supreme Court to say websites don't have to be accessible in ~tech

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    All for making websites more accessible, but in this specific case, couldn't he have just called in? It's not like he was discriminated against from ordering a custom pizza entirely, it's just...

    All for making websites more accessible, but in this specific case, couldn't he have just called in? It's not like he was discriminated against from ordering a custom pizza entirely, it's just that he couldn't do it from their website. You don't get to claim discrimination from your wheelchair at the foot of the stairs because you'd rather not use the ramp. Now if the local Domino's refused to take a custom order over the phone or wouldn't honor an online deal, that's another issue entirely because then he's actually missing out on something by not being able to use the website. Not trying to be snarky or dismissive of the struggles of disabled folks, but is there any legal reason they're entitled to using a website if the service it provides is freely available via other means? Domino's is kind of the dick in this situation, but I do think there's more nuance to it than that.

    The article mentions another website, Beyonce's, being targeted. That makes perfect sense to me because it's information that could potentially only exist on the website. If that's Beyonce's brand's official means of communicating with fans, selling tickets, listing tour dates, etc. it needs to be accessible entirely.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack in ~tech

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    ehhh I don't buy that. They support macOS, which has a similarly small presence in business enterprise relative to Windows. Slack has a similar target demo and they don't seem to struggle to have...

    ehhh I don't buy that. They support macOS, which has a similarly small presence in business enterprise relative to Windows. Slack has a similar target demo and they don't seem to struggle to have their software available for multiple Linux distros. And furthermore, Teams the app is basically just the browser version wrapped in Electron with some extra effort put into enabling screensharing and OS-level notifications. Are you telling me there aren't enough linux-users employed by companies that utilize Teams to justify just putting a little extra effort into creating a build for Linux?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack in ~tech

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    And still no official linux support beyond the crippled browser version.

    And still no official linux support beyond the crippled browser version.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Nintendo Switch Lite Announced - $199 on September 20th in ~games

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    I'm saying I'd homebrew the original, leaving the new one for "legal" play.

    I'm saying I'd homebrew the original, leaving the new one for "legal" play.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Nintendo Switch Lite Announced - $199 on September 20th in ~games

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    I'm liking the pricepoint. Been wanting to try out the homebrew scene on ours, but I don't want to risk a ban from Nintendo because my wife will murder me if she can't visit people's towns when...

    I'm liking the pricepoint. Been wanting to try out the homebrew scene on ours, but I don't want to risk a ban from Nintendo because my wife will murder me if she can't visit people's towns when Animal Crossing releases. Sounds like a good chance to grab that for her and fool around with homebrew on the original.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Denver is capturing geese from city parks to be killed and given to hungry families in ~enviro

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    Can't say I really object to this. If they have a genuine goose problem and they've found a way to use the solution to solve another problem, then good on them. As far as ethical treatment of...

    Can't say I really object to this. If they have a genuine goose problem and they've found a way to use the solution to solve another problem, then good on them. As far as ethical treatment of animals go, it's about as offensive to me as hunting deer for sustenance (so not at all). As long as they don't go overboard and start negatively impacting the ecosystem with huge drops in the goose population, this sounds like an okay idea to me.

    I do question how healthy (or I guess...gross?) it is to eat animals that roam urban areas though. I'd imagine they consume a great deal more garbage than their more rural counterparts do. Canadian Geese are herbivores, but I'd imagine they often mistake trash for food.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Tildee — A python library for interacting with Tildes in ~tildes

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    Basically what @Silbern was saying is that you could use it to create a command line based interface for tildes. Some folks (especially programmers) really like doing things entirely from the...

    Basically what @Silbern was saying is that you could use it to create a command line based interface for tildes. Some folks (especially programmers) really like doing things entirely from the keyboard and/or through the command line (like DOS or 80s home computers). Definitely something I'd enjoy playing around with, but not likely something I'd use very often. Although on the upside it would look like I was doing work while I was goofing off on tildes :P

    3 votes
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    I've been wanting to get into Minecraft again, so this seems like a good chance to. What version of MC is it on?

    I've been wanting to get into Minecraft again, so this seems like a good chance to. What version of MC is it on?

    1 vote