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  1. Comment on If you die in the game, you die in real life in ~tech

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    I'm sure that the fetish community is already putting in their pre-orders.

    I'm sure that the fetish community is already putting in their pre-orders.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Open source recommendations for a photo/post voting site? in ~comp

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    Sounds like you want a "booru". You can upload images and tag them, it displays them as a gallery, and there's voting features. Implementations of the concept are Shimmie 2 and Danbooru.

    Sounds like you want a "booru". You can upload images and tag them, it displays them as a gallery, and there's voting features. Implementations of the concept are Shimmie 2 and Danbooru.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Chrome OS Flex announced in ~comp

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    Looks like this is what became of CloudReady after Google acquired it.

    Looks like this is what became of CloudReady after Google acquired it.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Longstanding discourse w/ my SO about the phrase "a couple of..." in ~humanities

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    Same issue here in Dutch. You say “een paar citroenen” to mean “a few lemons”, but some pedant replies “a couple is always two!”.

    Same issue here in Dutch. You say “een paar citroenen” to mean “a few lemons”, but some pedant replies “a couple is always two!”.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on A unique performance art project shows just how useless NFTs can be in ~arts

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    The pictures the NFTs refer to. When the trend first took off, they were on images that were already popular and widely shared. Now that people are making shitty drawings for the sole purpose of...

    The pictures the NFTs refer to. When the trend first took off, they were on images that were already popular and widely shared. Now that people are making shitty drawings for the sole purpose of selling NFTs on them, there's a fat chance of the picture disappearing from the internet and the NFT becoming useless.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on A unique performance art project shows just how useless NFTs can be in ~arts

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    Doesn't this only make the NFTs more useful? Having them all backed-up in one handy torrent ensures their longevity.

    Doesn't this only make the NFTs more useful? Having them all backed-up in one handy torrent ensures their longevity.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on A note from the Rockstar Games team RE: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition in ~games

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    Looks like the website is about as well-developed as the game. I just get a screen that says TypeError: Not enough arguments to Window.postMessage.

    Looks like the website is about as well-developed as the game. I just get a screen that says TypeError: Not enough arguments to Window.postMessage.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Ighor July "unlocks" GeForce Now in ~games

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    Nvidia has worked together with Nintendo before. They provided the hardware for the Switch, and Super Mario Galaxy has been released for the Nvidia Shield in China. Also, w

    Nvidia has worked together with Nintendo before. They provided the hardware for the Switch, and Super Mario Galaxy has been released for the Nvidia Shield in China. Also,

    Dolphin (emulator)
    Genre: Simulation

    w

    4 votes
  9. Comment on It began as an AI-fueled dungeon game, it got much darker in ~games

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    Their stance used to be “We won't read your private stories, unless they happen to come up during debugging. Our guidelines only apply if you decide to publish to the Explore page.” For them to...

    Their stance used to be “We won't read your private stories, unless they happen to come up during debugging. Our guidelines only apply if you decide to publish to the Explore page.” For them to suddenly take a 180° on this felt like a huge violation of trust.

    I understand why these filters are needed, but they should be optional and transparent. As it stands, it's even interfering with playing the game normally: It's a simple keyword filter, so cursing or flying a plane (cockpit) around children is a no-go. You only get a vague (and frankly condescending) error message, which makes it hard to figure out what to edit to continue playing.

    It's really unfortunate that there are no proper alternatives at the moment. OpenAI's ToS prohibits the kind of free interaction with the AI that AiD allows, so you won't be able to start a competitor using the same models. (Latitude got an exception by virtue of getting in early.) The current freely available models are much worse than GPT-3. EleutherAI is currently gearing up to train a competing model, but even when that gets released, it'll be much too large to run on consumer hardware.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on YouTube can now warn creators about copyright issues before videos are posted in ~tech

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    It's ridiculous that this feature took so long to arrive. Before this, YouTubers had to upload the video to a second test channel, to see if it would get blocked. (And even that wasn't perfect,...

    It's ridiculous that this feature took so long to arrive. Before this, YouTubers had to upload the video to a second test channel, to see if it would get blocked. (And even that wasn't perfect, since sometimes the video would pass on the test channel but would get claimed on the main one.) It won't protect creators from manual claims, but it's a lot better than not being warned at all.

    Are YouTube's rules too harsh, or is it simply necessary for appeasing rightsholders and advertisers?

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Valve ceases development on their unfinished rework of Artifact, makes both the original and new versions free to play in ~games

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    Pretty recently, they released an update to their very first game, Half-Life. (Just some bug fixes.) I guess that's just what happens with their "work on what you find interesting" culture.

    Pretty recently, they released an update to their very first game, Half-Life. (Just some bug fixes.) I guess that's just what happens with their "work on what you find interesting" culture.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I'm currently watching Himitsu no Cocotama. It's very lovely. I'm about 30 episodes in, and they're still introducing new characters. Though, I'm not sure if I'll watch the whole thing. It's 139...

    I'm currently watching Himitsu no Cocotama. It's very lovely. I'm about 30 episodes in, and they're still introducing new characters.

    Though, I'm not sure if I'll watch the whole thing. It's 139 episodes long. I didn't even know anime series could be that long.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    Why wouldn't they be? Creating a watertight agreement takes some expertise. They had to hire a lawyer to write it for them.

    Why wouldn't they be? Creating a watertight agreement takes some expertise. They had to hire a lawyer to write it for them.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Pinephone ends its Community Edition model in ~tech

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    I do. Sailfish has been the most usable OS in my experience. I wish I'd have gotten a real Jolla phone instead. The Pinephone works, but it's got plenty of annoying issues, such as the radios...

    I do. Sailfish has been the most usable OS in my experience. I wish I'd have gotten a real Jolla phone instead. The Pinephone works, but it's got plenty of annoying issues, such as the radios having trouble getting back up after standby. I hope those issues get fixed, since it's a pretty good experience when it does work.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on VR furries are now running around The Four Seasons Total Landscaping in ~tech

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    Did this accidentally go up on BuzzFeed News instead of regular BuzzFeed?

    Did this accidentally go up on BuzzFeed News instead of regular BuzzFeed?

  16. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~games

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    Good luck getting past the lava moat around his $70 million villa.

    Despite Notch's views, I think they should thwack him with a plastic bat and make him work on minecraft again

    Good luck getting past the lava moat around his $70 million villa.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Alternative to TeamViewer for LAN? in ~comp

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    If you have Windows 10 Pro or above, you can enable Remote Desktop by going to Settings > System > Remote Desktop. Then you can connect to it using the Remote Desktop Connection program.

    If you have Windows 10 Pro or above, you can enable Remote Desktop by going to Settings > System > Remote Desktop. Then you can connect to it using the Remote Desktop Connection program.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Wikipedia is getting a new look for the first time in ten years. Here’s why in ~design

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    Add ?useskin=[name of skin] to the end of the URL, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_oder?useskin=monobook. Available skins are: vector minervaneue modern monobook timeless

    Add ?useskin=[name of skin] to the end of the URL, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_oder?useskin=monobook. Available skins are:

    • vector
    • minervaneue
    • modern
    • monobook
    • timeless
    6 votes
  19. Comment on To the three people on Tildes using LineageOS: is it worth it? in ~tech

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    I've been running Lineage on my Pocophone F1 for about two years now, and I only had it mess up once after an update. I didn't lose any data, I just had to connect it to a computer to restore the...

    I've been running Lineage on my Pocophone F1 for about two years now, and I only had it mess up once after an update. I didn't lose any data, I just had to connect it to a computer to restore the system partition.

    I don't like Google that much.

    Normally, when installing Lineage, you'd install OpenGApps, which is just a repackaging of the proprietary Google apps. If you want to avoid running Google code on your device, you can use microG, but I personally haven't tried it.

    8 votes