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  1. Comment on Twitch's first big streamer - The history of Reckful in ~games

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    Very touching documentary. I never watched his steam but the game he was working on, Everland, seems like an interesting project. My friends that did play wow, at least whenever I would observe...

    Very touching documentary.

    I never watched his steam but the game he was working on, Everland, seems like an interesting project. My friends that did play wow, at least whenever I would observe them seemed to spend the majority of their time just loitering around rather than really playing. The game seemed like a vestigial obligation to socialise with the guilds and networks formed in it so making a mmo that drops the pretense makes a lot of sense.

  2. Comment on The history of Wii Sports Resort Golf world records in ~games

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    I had no prior interest in wii golf but this video drew me in.

    I had no prior interest in wii golf but this video drew me in.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Reddit starts an Ethereum scalability competition in order to launch Community Points (monetization of karma) site-wide in ~tech

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    I would certainly use an alt front end for reddit. I suppose for certain use cases the subreddit rss feeds would suffice but not for the community centric subreddits.

    I would certainly use an alt front end for reddit.

    I suppose for certain use cases the subreddit rss feeds would suffice but not for the community centric subreddits.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Guinness reinstates Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong, Pac-Man records in ~games

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    Egregious misuse of that meme by Twin Galaxies.

    Egregious misuse of that meme by Twin Galaxies.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Facebook and Google refuse to pay revenue to Australian media in ~tech

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    I think this is a bluff on facebook's part. They are obsessed with monopolising their share of user's attention. Forcing users to leave their ecosystem to receive local news will have a far bigger...

    I think this is a bluff on facebook's part. They are obsessed with monopolising their share of user's attention. Forcing users to leave their ecosystem to receive local news will have a far bigger impact than just the views they currently receive.

    I think it would be analogous to a supermarket refusing to sell bread. Once customers are forced to visit a bakery the convenience barrier has been broken and they may decide they may don't really need the impulse buys, or might as well visit the butcher, green grocer etc now that they are out.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Cheesy Medieval/Fantasy cover of "What is Love" in ~music

  7. Comment on Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

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    Invidious does not work around regional restrictions. There are however unofficial reuploads floating around that do not have the restrictions.

    Invidious does not work around regional restrictions.

    There are however unofficial reuploads floating around that do not have the restrictions.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on An AMA with the developers of Lemmy, a federated open-source alternative to reddit in ~tech

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    I think this is because the question they are answering is "what advantages does lemmy the software" have over reddit rather than "what advantages does the flag ship instance dev.lemmy.ml have".

    I think this is because the question they are answering is "what advantages does lemmy the software" have over reddit rather than "what advantages does the flag ship instance dev.lemmy.ml have".

    12 votes
  9. Comment on With miniseries “Grant,” executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio celebrates Ulysses S. Grant’s Civil War heroism in ~tv

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    I haven't read the book but I would recommend this miniseries.

    I haven't read the book but I would recommend this miniseries.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on WeCo - Cooperatively owned, democratically governed, open source social news in ~tech

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    Is this a link aggregator with a cooperative ownership model? or does it do original reporting? The website has been replaced with a static page to save bandwidth costs that is sparse on...

    Is this a link aggregator with a cooperative ownership model? or does it do original reporting?

    The website has been replaced with a static page to save bandwidth costs that is sparse on information. Perhaps we have tildes hug-of-death'ed it.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on To help support modding, alongside the launch of the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, EA will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their source code under the GPL3 license in ~games

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    Maybe I'm reading it wrong but it appears like they are only releasing the source code for one of the games files, not the whole game.

    Maybe I'm reading it wrong but it appears like they are only releasing the source code for one of the games files, not the whole game.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on To help support modding, alongside the launch of the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, EA will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their source code under the GPL3 license in ~games

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    Why only open source a dll file instead of the whole thing? especially given it's an antiquated engine and there are already popular open source clones of these particular games.

    Why only open source a dll file instead of the whole thing? especially given it's an antiquated engine and there are already popular open source clones of these particular games.

    2 votes