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  1. Comment on JavaScript toy that demonstrated a model of how demographics cluster in ~misc

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    I think you are referring to the Parable of the Polygons by Nicky Case. He's got several other good simulations that are worth looking at too when you have the time.

    I think you are referring to the Parable of the Polygons by Nicky Case. He's got several other good simulations that are worth looking at too when you have the time.

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  2. Comment on Interested in Linux Gaming? I run a website just for that in ~games

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    This makes me a little nostalgic for the Linux Game Tome (may it rest in piece). But this site looks well done and seems like it would nicely fill the void left by LGT. Thanks for posting!

    This makes me a little nostalgic for the Linux Game Tome (may it rest in piece). But this site looks well done and seems like it would nicely fill the void left by LGT. Thanks for posting!

  3. Comment on Point-and-click adventures? in ~games

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    I second the recommendation for Thimbleweed Park. It's more pricey than you might expect but you can usually get it cheaper on Google Play than you can from Steam.

    I second the recommendation for Thimbleweed Park. It's more pricey than you might expect but you can usually get it cheaper on Google Play than you can from Steam.

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  4. Comment on Let's speak in foreign (non-English) languages! in ~talk

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    Não sou brasileiro, mas falo português! Eu esperava mais gente que fala teria aparecida nesse thread já. Tem que ter mais que falam o português (se sejam lusitanianos, brasileiros, ou...

    Não sou brasileiro, mas falo português! Eu esperava mais gente que fala teria aparecida nesse thread já. Tem que ter mais que falam o português (se sejam lusitanianos, brasileiros, ou estrangeiros) do que nós dois!

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  5. Comment on You can now set a (global) default sort/period for topic listings + initial default changed to "activity, last 24 hours" in ~tildes.official

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    What are your thoughts on eventually adding post pinning for a group? Or group specific defaults? The reason being is that purposefully long running threads will be effected by the change in the...

    What are your thoughts on eventually adding post pinning for a group? Or group specific defaults? The reason being is that purposefully long running threads will be effected by the change in the defaults. As an example the speedart threads over in ~creative last for a week before being retired and I would imagine the number of submissions dropping significantly if the thread is not bumped by thread activity.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Speedart for June 5th to the 12th in ~creative

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    Nicely done! I like the minimalism of it; it has a very trois crayons feel to it or, perhaps more precisely, a cinq crayons feel.

    Nicely done! I like the minimalism of it; it has a very trois crayons feel to it or, perhaps more precisely, a cinq crayons feel.

    1 vote
  7. Speedart for June 5th to the 12th

    Okay, it's been a little while since the last speedart thread, but I think we are ready for another one! All the same rules apply. Remember, the purpose of this thread is not necessarily to create...

    Okay, it's been a little while since the last speedart thread, but I think we are ready for another one! All the same rules apply.

    Remember, the purpose of this thread is not necessarily to create a masterpiece, but to encourage people to dedicate some time each week to improve their art as well as providing critique and support. Thus this thread is open to all either as constructive critics and/or artists!

    There is no official theme, but if you are looking for inspiration checkout this month's Pictures of the Day over at Wikipedia Commons.

    Now grab your materials, set a timelimit, and get creative!

    8 votes
  8. Comment on How do you manage your dotfiles? in ~comp

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    Yeah, the initial setup is more involved and if you don't have the aliases setup it's a little more awkward to use, but for me it's less complexity than needing to grok any additional magic done...

    Yeah, the initial setup is more involved and if you don't have the aliases setup it's a little more awkward to use, but for me it's less complexity than needing to grok any additional magic done by a dotfile manager. It's just git doing what it's best at.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on How do you manage your dotfiles? in ~comp

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    After using a few different dotfile managers I finally settled on using a simple git repo. This setup is inspired by a comment by StreakyCobra on HN where he uses a bare git repo whose work tree...

    After using a few different dotfile managers I finally settled on using a simple git repo. This setup is inspired by a comment by StreakyCobra on HN where he uses a bare git repo whose work tree overlays the home directory and a couple bash aliases. There's no custom software or scripts to install and when the configuration files diverge between machines I simply make a branch for that machine. It works pretty slick.

    Nicola Paolucci did a nice write up on the method and put it here if you want to know more.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Request for spoiler, strike-through and underline formatting for text posts and comments in ~tildes

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    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!

    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!

  11. Comment on Request for spoiler, strike-through and underline formatting for text posts and comments in ~tildes

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    Since tildes uses markdown you should have strikethrough already. Edit: Nevermind, apparently it doesn't. I could have sworn it used github flavored markdown...

    Since tildes uses markdown you should have strikethrough already.

    Edit: Nevermind, apparently it doesn't. I could have sworn it used github flavored markdown...

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Favorite linux distro? in ~tech

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    Debian has long been my favorite distro, but I've also gotten to really like NixOS.

    Debian has long been my favorite distro, but I've also gotten to really like NixOS.

    20 votes
  13. Comment on Points system for maintaining the quality content on the site? in ~tildes

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    I don't know if this was discussed where you brought this up before but it feels like the ~ is already getting pretty overloaded. Especially since the site is often abbreviated as a ~ and some...

    I don't know if this was discussed where you brought this up before but it feels like the ~ is already getting pretty overloaded. Especially since the site is often abbreviated as a ~ and some times a single group is abbreviated the same way.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - more growth, more groups in ~tildes.official

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    This is surprising to me, because that is much more stringent than what I imagined you'd say. And I'm not convinced that Tildes will ever meet that criteria. In fact I would be surprised to find...

    This is surprising to me, because that is much more stringent than what I imagined you'd say. And I'm not convinced that Tildes will ever meet that criteria. In fact I would be surprised to find many such divisions in much more divided communities like reddit, or the old usenet.

    The reason being that even if Tildes was several times larger and auto subscribe was turned off that there would still be enough people who visit multiple ~s (acting as bridges) that the entire community (all of the ~s) would be a single connected component. In other words no single ~ would have a mutually exclusive set of users from every other ~. Of course I might have the wrong mental model, in which case maybe you explain a little more?

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Afternoon Sun on Tea Tray in ~creative

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    Thank you for sharing both the picture and the context! I knew that tea ceremonies had lot of depth and tradition surrounding them, but I had never looked very close so this post was eye opening....

    Thank you for sharing both the picture and the context! I knew that tea ceremonies had lot of depth and tradition surrounding them, but I had never looked very close so this post was eye opening. As an aside, is the ceramic on the far right the lid to the gaiwan?

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - more growth, more groups in ~tildes.official

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    This was at least one of the reasons @Deimos has waited this long (relative to internet time) to create new groups. And the question of when to auto-subscribe users I think is dependent on how...

    This was at least one of the reasons @Deimos has waited this long (relative to internet time) to create new groups. And the question of when to auto-subscribe users I think is dependent on how many ~s there are and is therefore reducible, for the moment, to the question of when to create new groups. Obviously the metrics for determining when enough growth has occurred will vary from person to person, but I'm curious what your criteria are for sufficient growth? Are there some criteria that are necessary, but not sufficient to justify creation of new groups?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Speedart for May 22 to 28th! in ~creative

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    I don't know that I would put much stock in software being intuitive or not. I feel like it's just as easy (or hard) to use as photoshop, but just with a different focus (e.g., more focus on...

    I don't know that I would put much stock in software being intuitive or not. I feel like it's just as easy (or hard) to use as photoshop, but just with a different focus (e.g., more focus on painting and less on photo manipulation) that might make some things easier/hard to achieve based on what you are used to. If you want low friction digital canvas mypaint is a good one to keep around as well.

    The reference image is just one that I ran across on google images when I was trying to brainstorm what to draw. It's of a bird of paradise, I chose it because I thought painting the iridescence on the throat would be fun.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Speedart for May 22 to 28th! in ~creative

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    For sure, just ask away! For software, I try to use opensource projects like Krita and mypaint primarily (because I'm bit of a FOSS fanatic), but I have been known to use Adobe CC on occasion. My...

    For sure, just ask away! For software, I try to use opensource projects like Krita and mypaint primarily (because I'm bit of a FOSS fanatic), but I have been known to use Adobe CC on occasion. My submission was done in Krita. I have an old Intuos2 that I bought off of ebay several years back that I use for stuff like this.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Speedart for May 22 to 28th! in ~creative

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    Sorry for the late submission! This last week was a little crazy, but here's my contribution. The image includes the primary reference image I used, my initial pencil sketch and a final digital...

    Sorry for the late submission! This last week was a little crazy, but here's my contribution. The image includes the primary reference image I used, my initial pencil sketch and a final digital paint. I'm not super fond of the flat colors in the final image, but I ran out of time because I messed around with some of the less important details too much. It's like an allegory for life.

    10 votes
  20. Comment on Default "Activity" sort should be for a smaller period in ~tildes

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    I don't know. Are they being ignored because of the bumped posts stealing their attention or because the community genuinely isn't as interested in discussing them? I know for me there is nothing...

    I don't know. Are they being ignored because of the bumped posts stealing their attention or because the community genuinely isn't as interested in discussing them? I know for me there is nothing super compelling in the 10 posts right now under new.

    1 vote