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  1. Comment on "Dune: Part Three" in the works, in addition to Denis Villeneuve adapation of "Nuclear War: A Scenario" in ~movies

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    The only good Hamlet movie adaption is The Lion King.

    The only good Hamlet movie adaption is The Lion King.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Palworld. On the surface it's like Pokémon and Breath of the Wild, but with guns.

    Palworld.

    On the surface it's like Pokémon and Breath of the Wild, but with guns.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on The Ladoga was the Soviet Union’s plush nuclear-war command vehicle. A drone just blew one up in Eastern Ukraine. in ~news

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    A land submarine.

    A land submarine.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on It annoys me that so many PC games feel like they're intended for consoles in ~games

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    Tangent: Mistakenly putting the wrong ingredient to what was expected by the customer (real cheese on a vegan pizza) is serious due to allergies (to dairy).

    Tangent:
    Mistakenly putting the wrong ingredient to what was expected by the customer (real cheese on a vegan pizza) is serious due to allergies (to dairy).

    1 vote
  5. Comment on It annoys me that so many PC games feel like they're intended for consoles in ~games

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    SteamDeck shows this is no longer true. Well, yes, the license remains within a Steam compatible system, but the form factor may be more like a console than a PC. They've started labelling games...

    Steam, I've bought a PC game, not multi-platform game. OP can't take their PC license and load it up on a console.

    SteamDeck shows this is no longer true. Well, yes, the license remains within a Steam compatible system, but the form factor may be more like a console than a PC.

    Further, the Steam page doesn't give any indication it is multi-platform,

    They've started labelling games with how playable they are on the SteamDeck. Which could be useful as a PC-only vs Console/multi-platform indicator.

    list its extent of mouse and keyboard support, much like Steam store pages do for controller support

    Agree. But a game not mentioning any level of controller support, to me at least, implies mouse & keyboard as primary input method.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Why the 2% inflation target? in ~finance

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    So in short: original intent for 0-1% range for price stability. Adding a 1% buffer to allow for better influence during a recession. Japan's deflation in the 90s spooked all, while New Zealand's...

    So in short: original intent for 0-1% range for price stability. Adding a 1% buffer to allow for better influence during a recession. Japan's deflation in the 90s spooked all, while New Zealand's success gave credence to accepting a higher range. Giving today's acceptable range as 1-3% and midpoint as target of 2%.

    21 votes
  7. Comment on Seems like all socials are being scraped for AI and personal/aggregate data. Is Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Scraping for data has been happening on every website for at least 25 years because of search engine web crawlers.

    Scraping for data has been happening on every website for at least 25 years because of search engine web crawlers.

    53 votes
  8. Comment on India electrified 45% of its railway network in just five years in ~transport

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    Not to mention that a single large polluter can have all manner of efforts thrown at it while the decentralised problem of thousands of polluters is bloody difficult. That's more true for private...

    Not to mention that a single large polluter can have all manner of efforts thrown at it while the decentralised problem of thousands of polluters is bloody difficult.

    That's more true for private vehicles than a train network. It's still better to have EVs (trains included) powered by coal power stations than ICE engines polluting locally and making air quality worse where we breathe.

    Maybe it comes out in the wash at a global level. But the most obvious difference to people is the one felt locally.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on How a solar revolution in farming is depleting world’s groundwater in ~enviro

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    Perhaps the energy needs of pumping water from the depth is more than a (mechanical) wind pump can provide? For electric pumps, power could come from petrol/diesel generator, solar, maybe wind...

    Perhaps the energy needs of pumping water from the depth is more than a (mechanical) wind pump can provide?

    For electric pumps, power could come from petrol/diesel generator, solar, maybe wind turbine.

    The generator or solar might also provide power to other uses than just pumping water.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Nintendo is suing the creators of popular Switch emulator Yuzu, saying their tech illegally circumvents Nintendo's software encryption and facilitates piracy in ~games

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    Wouldn't be surprised. Probably a litany of examples from the recording industry.

    Wouldn't be surprised. Probably a litany of examples from the recording industry.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Nintendo is suing the creators of popular Switch emulator Yuzu, saying their tech illegally circumvents Nintendo's software encryption and facilitates piracy in ~games

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    That's pretty common for all digital goods. This is probably more relevant to emulators, if enforceable.

    That's pretty common for all digital goods.

    use on the Console.

    This is probably more relevant to emulators, if enforceable.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Norway is well on the way to achieving its target of 100% new electric vehicle registrations by 2025 – the situation is different for vans in ~transport

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    I don't know much about HEVs, but I would hope that they're viable enough to have them be a reasonable low emission vehicle for use here. Provided the batteries aren't just a minimum piece of crap...

    I don't know much about HEVs, but I would hope that they're viable enough to have them be a reasonable low emission vehicle for use here. Provided the batteries aren't just a minimum piece of crap to achieve an EV label.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Should pay be more transparent? Policies that force companies to reveal the pay of peers have unintended consequences. in ~finance

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    They already say this anyway. Assuming no other handcuffs*, adequate annual pay rises are necessary for retention. Hiring replacements almost always costs more to a business, both in salary of the...

    there isn’t the budget to give one

    They already say this anyway.

    Assuming no other handcuffs*, adequate annual pay rises are necessary for retention. Hiring replacements almost always costs more to a business, both in salary of the new hire, and loss of tacit knowledge and short term productivity.

    *eg, waiting for RSUs to vest, insurance, other benefits, fear/effort of job hunting, etc.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on YouTube’s anti-adblock and uBlock Origin in ~tech

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    Pretty sure there also exists non-ad related UI/UX improvement filters/rules out there.

    Pretty sure there also exists non-ad related UI/UX improvement filters/rules out there.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Japan uses blue instead of green on traffic lights in ~engineering

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    Can't have midori at traffic lights that would be inappropriate driving behaviour.

    Can't have midori at traffic lights that would be inappropriate driving behaviour.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Should I stop flying? It’s a difficult decision to make. in ~enviro

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    Would probably be easier if expressways or interstate quality roads. But I'd rather a functional passenger train system, hopefully frequently serviced, and ideally very fast. Being a passenger has...

    Would probably be easier if expressways or interstate quality roads. But I'd rather a functional passenger train system, hopefully frequently serviced, and ideally very fast.

    Being a passenger has so many benefits. Actively navigating a route and driving takes a toll.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Should I stop flying? It’s a difficult decision to make. in ~enviro

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    Yep, Google says 25 hours of driving from Whangarei to Invercargill. And a ferry between the two islands of course. Granted it's not the full route that I'll ever do. Continuous driving for more...

    Yep, Google says 25 hours of driving from Whangarei to Invercargill. And a ferry between the two islands of course.

    Granted it's not the full route that I'll ever do. Continuous driving for more than 5 hours is a stretch for me and my family.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Should I stop flying? It’s a difficult decision to make. in ~enviro

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    Yeah. I'm from New Zealand. If I want to get anywhere outside my country: flight. Domestic travel: flight. Or a road trip, which, idk how that compares. Can't be much better per passenger. Takes...

    Yeah. I'm from New Zealand.

    If I want to get anywhere outside my country: flight.

    Domestic travel: flight.
    Or a road trip, which, idk how that compares. Can't be much better per passenger. Takes multiple days. And we're a fairly tiny country. Can't imagine that for coast to coast USA.

    19 votes
  19. Comment on New Zealand elects its most conservative government in decades in ~news

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    Nothing special really. Though the rhetoric and specific make up of these two parties are considered more conservative and further right than they were when governing from 2008-2017. Combined with...

    Nothing special really.

    Though the rhetoric and specific make up of these two parties are considered more conservative and further right than they were when governing from 2008-2017.
    Combined with possibly needing a third party, more populist and nationalist party to achieve a majority of seats in the house, it's easily seen as even more conservative.

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

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    Could be a cool idea to further remove the JS functions as event handlers there. Perhaps a bit more like a JSON-RPC call definition. idk. "onclick": { "action": "update", "payload": {...

    Could be a cool idea to further remove the JS functions as event handlers there. Perhaps a bit more like a JSON-RPC call definition. idk.

    "onclick": {
      "action": "update",
      "payload": {
        "message-to-user": {
          "content": "You clicked the button!"
        }
      }
    }
    
    2 votes