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  1. Comment on [Kind Words] (lo fi chill beats to write to) is now available on Steam! in ~games

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    Store page says that this is singleplayer. Are you writing letters to bots or real humans?

    Store page says that this is singleplayer.

    Are you writing letters to bots or real humans?

    2 votes
  2. Comment on The curious case of a weapon in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory that sounded so good players thought it was overpowered in ~games.game_design

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    While the weapons were identical, there are other plausible explanations for the difference in kill rates. ET was an objective based game with asymmetric map design. Map design elements could give...

    While the weapons were identical, there are other plausible explanations for the difference in kill rates.

    ET was an objective based game with asymmetric map design.

    Map design elements could give allies better peaking angles, or could have encouraged axis players to use different weapons besides smgs.

    The allies were also generally the aggressors which means they would often have peaker's advantage which was even more significant with the internet connections of the day.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What old game would you most want to see remastered/remade? in ~games

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    This idea feels like a potential indie hit in the making.

    This idea feels like a potential indie hit in the making.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Twitch streamer Ninja leaves Twitch and will be streaming on Mixer in ~games

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    Twitch was not owned by Amazon at the time and own3d did not fail to outspend twitch so much as it outspent itself into oblivion. Microsoft may eventually decide to stop pouring money into mixer...

    Twitch was not owned by Amazon at the time and own3d did not fail to outspend twitch so much as it outspent itself into oblivion.

    Microsoft may eventually decide to stop pouring money into mixer but everyone involved at least knows they will be paid what they are owed.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Twitch streamer Ninja leaves Twitch and will be streaming on Mixer in ~games

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    This is the same strategy used by own3d.tv to compete with twitch. Microsoft has deeper pockets so perhaps this time it will work.

    This is the same strategy used by own3d.tv to compete with twitch. Microsoft has deeper pockets so perhaps this time it will work.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on How would one go about removing Google from one's life? in ~tech

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    The official OpenStreetMap site you linked is useable but only intended for contributors and such lacks common features end users would expect in a google maps alternative. Instead I'd recommend...

    The official OpenStreetMap site you linked is useable but only intended for contributors and such lacks common features end users would expect in a google maps alternative.

    Instead I'd recommend Osmand as an phone app.

    For browser you could try Qwantmaps, Maps.me or any number of sites that use osm data for niche purposes.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on Must-have browser extensions? in ~tech

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    Recommended Extensions from the Tildes Community I also recommend tab wrangler if you have a tendency to let your tab collection grow out of control as I habitually do.

    Recommended Extensions from the Tildes Community

    I also recommend tab wrangler if you have a tendency to let your tab collection grow out of control as I habitually do.

    11 votes
  8. Comment on Any chance we can get a ~space group? in ~tildes

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    No, but you may be able to make ~%20 group.

    No, but you may be able to make ~%20 group.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Using OpenStreetMap Data to Create Video Game Maps: The Idea in ~games

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    Something else you may find interesting is using the same technology and crowd sourcing concepts of openstreetmap to create maps of fictional worlds eg: opengeofiction. Using the same process as...

    Something else you may find interesting is using the same technology and crowd sourcing concepts of openstreetmap to create maps of fictional worlds eg: opengeofiction. Using the same process as your blog post this could allow games to be based on a public domain shared universes.

    There is an extended list of games already based on osm data if you are looking for more examples.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Sam & Max: Hit the Road in ~games

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    Mirror as the site is currently down.

    Mirror as the site is currently down.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Open Place Reviews, an open data review site developed by osmand and maps.me in ~misc

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    I am generally skeptical of user reviews but consider it a necessity to bridge the feature gap between open street map and google. I'm also generally skeptical of blockchain hype which often seems...

    I am generally skeptical of user reviews but consider it a necessity to bridge the feature gap between open street map and google.

    I'm also generally skeptical of blockchain hype which often seems to be implemented in detriment to the actual function of the software it's attached to.

    However as the website states; it would provide some transparency to data manipulation.

    A recent article posted here described a restaurant owner's accusations that yelp maintains a racket by threatening to manipulate reviews. This type of intimidation could be prevented with a open blockchain.

    However the more pressing and veritably true problem of fake reviews is not addressed by blockchain technology to my knowledge and may even been worsened as fake reviews cannot be deleted in the absence of a central authority.

    Another website posted here, lib.reviews uses the centralisation approach and has maintained a very high quality standard for reviews. However it remains to be seen if it could retain that standard if it were to gain popularity.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on What are your thoughts on the Blloc phone? in ~tech

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    They don't provide enough information on that site to really comment on if it is truly a privacy centered phone. Not shipping with the privacy invasive usual suspects (google, facebook) is better...

    They don't provide enough information on that site to really comment on if it is truly a privacy centered phone.

    Not shipping with the privacy invasive usual suspects (google, facebook) is better than most but what are they replaced with?

    The only specifically named alternative is duckduckgo browser which is fine but something you could install on any android phone in a minute.

    As for other common apps like facebook, messenger, googlemaps etc, some kind of replacement needs to be provided or else users will inevitably compromise their privacy by manually installing the typical android bloatwares.

    Not mentioned anywhere I can see is if google play services is installed. This is a source of telemetry to google and would be a bold move to remove it due to the vast majority of apps requiring it.

    All I can see through the slick presentation is the line "your privacy, your choice" where the choice may very well privacy or basic functionality.

    9 votes
  13. Comment on When do you use a VPN? in ~tech

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    I live in Australia where ISPs are mandated to retain consumer meta data so I use a vpn for nearly all of my internet use.

    I live in Australia where ISPs are mandated to retain consumer meta data so I use a vpn for nearly all of my internet use.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on The euthanasia that wasn’t in ~news

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    This is sloppy irresponsible journalism but is distinct from fake news which is completely fabricated stories for the purposes of confirming existing biases.

    This is sloppy irresponsible journalism but is distinct from fake news which is completely fabricated stories for the purposes of confirming existing biases.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Announcing GitHub Sponsors: a new way to contribute to open source in ~comp

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    Possibly supporting the work of other developers means that there is no fee for transactions between developers using funds already in the github ecosystem but there will be a fee when the money...

    GitHub Sponsors charges zero platform fees when you support the work of other developers.

    Possibly supporting the work of other developers means that there is no fee for transactions between developers using funds already in the github ecosystem but there will be a fee when the money originally enters github from a nondeveloper.

  16. Comment on Request: a ~health group in ~tildes

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  18. Comment on Librem announces Librem One in ~tech

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    You would use them if you trust purism. If you don't then the nature of the services being federated means you can still interact with any of your friends who do.

    You would use them if you trust purism.

    If you don't then the nature of the services being federated means you can still interact with any of your friends who do.

    2 votes