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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    There's something ironic about the idea of a book having less wooden acting...

    There's something ironic about the idea of a book having less wooden acting...

  2. Comment on LibreSSL languishes on Linux in ~comp

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    I (re)discovered this article tonight while reading that Void Linux is switching back to OpenSSL.

    I (re)discovered this article tonight while reading that Void Linux is switching back to OpenSSL.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Is building a folding iPhone possible? Let's take a closer look at these flexible amoled screens I found on AliExpress in ~tech

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    I don't see how phone prototypes not entering mass production yet is evidence that it's impossible to have a rollable display that's still rigid enough to be a touchscreen, but okay. I don't know...

    I don't see how phone prototypes not entering mass production yet is evidence that it's impossible to have a rollable display that's still rigid enough to be a touchscreen, but okay.

    I don't know dude, if you're really this pessimistic about tech then okay, I'll try to remember not to reply to you with stuff that I think is cool or exciting. Sorry I brought it up

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Is building a folding iPhone possible? Let's take a closer look at these flexible amoled screens I found on AliExpress in ~tech

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    If you're asserting that the rollable phones that currently exist aren't actually usable as smartphones, then please actually provide evidence of that rather than just waving them off "as a tech...

    If you're asserting that the rollable phones that currently exist aren't actually usable as smartphones, then please actually provide evidence of that rather than just waving them off "as a tech demo for a CES booth" or implying that they don't actually work.

    Like it’s not actually that handy to need to have two hands free so you can unfurl your phone before using it. Stuff that seems cool in the concept stage often ends up being kind of annoying or lame in practice.

    Yet we lock our phones with complex patterns or passcodes, still require laptops to be opened and logged in to before using.

    I really don't think having to unroll a display is going to be nearly as annoying as you seem to think it is. In the future it doesn't have to be a slow process, and it doesn't have to require two hands.


    Aside from all that, why be so negative?

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Is building a folding iPhone possible? Let's take a closer look at these flexible amoled screens I found on AliExpress in ~tech

  6. Comment on Is building a folding iPhone possible? Let's take a closer look at these flexible amoled screens I found on AliExpress in ~tech

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    Like I said: Rollable smartphones already exist. Having displays that are both flexible and rigid enough is not an issue.

    Like I said:

    the screen rolls out of the cylinder and snaps into a rigid position

    Rollable smartphones already exist. Having displays that are both flexible and rigid enough is not an issue.

  7. Comment on Is building a folding iPhone possible? Let's take a closer look at these flexible amoled screens I found on AliExpress in ~tech

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    Sure, that's true. You're not reducing the overall volume of the phone by making it foldable, but by folding that volume a certain way, it becomes a lot easier to handle. Personally, I'm more...

    In fact, it takes up more space since you need to design to accommodate a hinge and lose all the real estate along the hinge where you can’t have any circuits go through or any battery.

    Sure, that's true. You're not reducing the overall volume of the phone by making it foldable, but by folding that volume a certain way, it becomes a lot easier to handle.

    Personally, I'm more excited for phones with rollable displays. The phone itself is basically a cylinder. Then, as if unrolling some arcane scroll, the display rolls out of the cylinder and snaps into a rigid position, as wide/long as you need it to be. You get a neat, thin, almost bezel-less display, but it rolls up into an easy to carry package.

    Even cooler would be something like a thirteen-inch ultrabook with a rollable display that could extend outward to become a seventeen-inch display (or even larger). Or imagine having a forty-inch 8K display, that could roll down to a narrower 21:9 aspect ratio when you want to play games.

    One day...

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Suggestion: Having an @ help for users in ~tildes

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    There is something like this in the unofficial Discord and it's really cool. Users can ping roles such as "Curator: Tags" or "Curator: Links" and anyone on the server with that role will get a...

    There is something like this in the unofficial Discord and it's really cool. Users can ping roles such as "Curator: Tags" or "Curator: Links" and anyone on the server with that role will get a notification.

    Having something like this on the site itself would be really cool.

    I would personally prefer if a system like that could somehow be implemented without users having to post actual comments though. So maybe if a user types into the comment box @help title Any chance we could change the title? the site would, instead of posting that message as a comment, send the message as a private message to every user with title editing permissions instead. So for the user asking for help it's just like posting a comment, but instead of actually posting a comment and adding noise to a thread, it just sends a private message.

    That would be... not the most transparent feature in the world, if you didn't know the very specific functionality of the @help syntax, but maybe it wouldn't be too much of a problem.


    Maybe instead of having a specific syntax like @help that users have to type into a comment box, we could instead (or additionally) have a Request curation button in the More... drop down, alongside the View Markdown button, that when clicked brings up another menu similar to how the Label button does on comments, and inside that menu we could have Tag Title Group Link buttons. Those buttons (fuck that's a lot of buttons) could then, when clicked, prompt the user to enter a message that would be sent as a private message to every user with the relevant permissions.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on The Framework Laptop is a 13.5" laptop with swappable mainboards, displays, ports, and more in ~tech

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    I'm not in love with the general aesthetic of the device, or its keyboard layout, and I would prefer a 4K+ display rather than 'just' a 1440p+ display, but other than that, this device seems...

    I'm not in love with the general aesthetic of the device, or its keyboard layout, and I would prefer a 4K+ display rather than 'just' a 1440p+ display, but other than that, this device seems really neat. The ability to replace the entire mainboard with new generation processors is a compelling feature.

    Right now I'm stuck waiting for either the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 or the Asus ROG Flow X13... Supernova Edition 🙄 to release before I finally buy a new laptop (which I'm going to need before transferring schools in August).

    If this laptop actually materializes, I would be really tempted to just buy it instead though. Not necessarily because I like it more than the other options, but because I really want the ideals of modularity in laptops to make a comeback.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Anthem development ceases, BioWare to focus on Dragon Age, Mass Effect in ~games

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    As best I can tell, both Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem were profitable, even if they didn't live up to EA's financial expectations. That, combined with the upcoming Mass Effect: Legendary...

    As best I can tell, both Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem were profitable, even if they didn't live up to EA's financial expectations. That, combined with the upcoming Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, a fifth Mass Effect game, and Dragon Age 4 make me doubt BioWare is getting closed any time soon. I simply can't imagine a reality where any of those three games aren't profitable, even if they don't hit the financial targets EA is looking for.

    I'd say, worse case scenario, if BioWare's fourth upcoming game, after those mentioned above, tanks hard, then we might see the studio close.

    2 votes