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  1. Comment on Teknik.io registration is open for a few more hours! in ~tech

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    Oh, I see. The way it is listed on the website made me think it was a separate feature from the file hosting stuff.

    Oh, I see. The way it is listed on the website made me think it was a separate feature from the file hosting stuff.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Teknik.io registration is open for a few more hours! in ~tech

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    Ah damn, looks like I just missed it. Hadn't heard about it, but it sure looks interesting. What exactly is the "vault"?

    Ah damn, looks like I just missed it. Hadn't heard about it, but it sure looks interesting. What exactly is the "vault"?

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What are some of your favorite game mechanics? in ~games

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    Darkmoon Faire has a mini-game like that if you feel like doing some flying.

    Darkmoon Faire has a mini-game like that if you feel like doing some flying.

  4. Comment on What is (and isn't) queerbaiting in ~talk

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    Yea, I don't think crossposting would be very good just yet. This should probably just be moved to ~lgbt instead of crossposted. Definitely with you, it's a bit annoying to see the same Reddit...

    Yea, I don't think crossposting would be very good just yet. This should probably just be moved to ~lgbt instead of crossposted.

    P.s. This is also one of the reasons I have advocated for the ability to legitimately cross-post, where rather than a duplicate topic being submitted to multiple groups

    Definitely with you, it's a bit annoying to see the same Reddit post two or three times in the span of a few minutes because it has been crossposted/reposted to multiple subreddits I'm subscribed to.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on How are you keeping track of anime? in ~anime

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    I just have a little "spreadsheet" in OneNote to keep track of the episodes watched and use Anichart to scout for new shows every season. Never got into any of the tracking websites or apps.

    I just have a little "spreadsheet" in OneNote to keep track of the episodes watched and use Anichart to scout for new shows every season. Never got into any of the tracking websites or apps.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Is Hacker News suppressing leftist articles? Or just a conspiracy of poor point scoring? in ~talk

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    To be fair, it's a tech forum. If I were a regular user, I'd be glad to see politics buried very quickly.

    To be fair, it's a tech forum. If I were a regular user, I'd be glad to see politics buried very quickly.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on World of Warcraft and all current expansions no longer need to be purchased (only pay for a subscription) in ~games

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    No, you just buy it once and the expansion content gets unlocked for you as they are phased out. The only thing you need to buy every time is the latest expansion.

    No, you just buy it once and the expansion content gets unlocked for you as they are phased out. The only thing you need to buy every time is the latest expansion.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on World of Warcraft and all current expansions no longer need to be purchased (only pay for a subscription) in ~games

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    This definitely helps bringing in new players, but you never had to buy the previous expansions (at least not for a while now). Whenever a new expansion comes out, the previous one gets thrown...

    This definitely helps bringing in new players, but you never had to buy the previous expansions (at least not for a while now). Whenever a new expansion comes out, the previous one gets thrown into the base game for everyone.

  9. Comment on Stardew Valley Multiplayer Update - Trailer & Release Date (August 1) in ~games

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    Same thing happened to me. First time I played, I tried to do as much as I could with my time and optimize everything. Didn't last more than a few hours. Came back to it later with the goal of...

    Same thing happened to me. First time I played, I tried to do as much as I could with my time and optimize everything. Didn't last more than a few hours. Came back to it later with the goal of doing things at my own pace and just relaxing. I put something like 140 hours into this game by the end. I collected almost everything you can collect and did pretty much everything the game has to offer outside of relationships. It's definitely worth a second try.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on World of Warcraft and all current expansions no longer need to be purchased (only pay for a subscription) in ~games

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    I might be biased, since I'm a huge fan of the game, but single player games have nothing to do with WoW's success or failure. They're doing this to make it more accessible to new players, which...

    I might be biased, since I'm a huge fan of the game, but single player games have nothing to do with WoW's success or failure. They're doing this to make it more accessible to new players, which was always a problem. Many friends of mine refused to try the game because they'd have to buy the base game.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on World of Warcraft and all current expansions no longer need to be purchased (only pay for a subscription) in ~games

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    Yea, please don't.

    Yea, please don't.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on World of Warcraft and all current expansions no longer need to be purchased (only pay for a subscription) in ~games

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    It's been like this since forever. The change is that now you don't have to buy the base game anymore. As long as you have a subscription, you have access to everything in the base game.

    By making everything but the most recent (or rather, the next) expansion part of the "base" game, you can get people into the game a lot easier.

    It's been like this since forever. The change is that now you don't have to buy the base game anymore. As long as you have a subscription, you have access to everything in the base game.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on No Man's Sky NEXT trailer in ~games

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    Holy shit, this can't be serious. That was the whole problem with the game in the first place... Haven't even seen anyone play it and I already dislike it.

    Holy shit, this can't be serious. That was the whole problem with the game in the first place... Haven't even seen anyone play it and I already dislike it.

  14. Comment on File sharing over a network in ~comp

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    I don't know about you, but to me that falls under the "doesn't work" category

    I don't know about you, but to me that falls under the "doesn't work" category

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Filezilla bundles malware; dev doubles down on "false positive" in ~tech

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    Most people I know are using WinSCP instead. I haven't used it more than a couple of times, but it seems to do the job just fine and I've heard many good things about it.

    Most people I know are using WinSCP instead. I haven't used it more than a couple of times, but it seems to do the job just fine and I've heard many good things about it.

    13 votes
  16. Comment on Now that the Steam Summer Sale is over, what have you bought? in ~games

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    Forgot to mention you should launch the emulator through Steam. Good luck.

    Forgot to mention you should launch the emulator through Steam. Good luck.

  17. Comment on Now that the Steam Summer Sale is over, what have you bought? in ~games

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    You do this by adding the emulators as "Non-Steam games" in your library (ADD A GAME -> Add a Non-Steam Game...). From there you can right click the emulator in your library and go to "Edit Steam...

    I think the biggest issue for me was to get Steam to recognize the emulators and set up the controller from their.

    You do this by adding the emulators as "Non-Steam games" in your library (ADD A GAME -> Add a Non-Steam Game...). From there you can right click the emulator in your library and go to "Edit Steam Controller Configuration..." to change your keybinds for that emulator. If the emulator has controller support, you just set your controller as a regular controller. If it doesn't you bind your controller buttons to the same keyboard keys the emulator expects (this was detailed in my previous comment).

    Unfortunately, I haven't played around with emulators for those two consoles too much. I do have an N64 emulator installed, but I haven't used it more than a couple of times so I may have missed something. The one I have is Mupen64 with Mupen64Py for the GUI. This is what my controller configs look like (it's just a regular gamepad) and this is what my keybindings look like in the emulator (it's set up as a regular controller since it has controller support).

    Those configs are as basic as it gets, so here's something a little more complicated. Here's what my Citra (3DS emulator) setup looks like: controller configs and emulator keybindings.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - figuring out some early details of the group hierarchy in ~tildes.official

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    As long as I can block specific subgroups from bubbling up, I'm okay with this.

    As long as I can block specific subgroups from bubbling up, I'm okay with this.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on What is tildes' take on NSFW content? in ~tildes

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    I think it should be handled just like any other content. If it's interesting content that could generate discussion or meaningful comments, then by all means let it happen. Using examples I've...

    I think it should be handled just like any other content. If it's interesting content that could generate discussion or meaningful comments, then by all means let it happen.

    Using examples I've seen going around this thread, posting a picture of a porn star naked or a gif of her having sex probably won't bring too much to the table. You'll get comments like "oh yea this is so hot", which are completely useless, and that's about it.

    On the other hand, a post about sex education or a health focused one would be perfectly fine. I'd say even AskReddit-style posts like "What are your fetishes" are fine. Those get people involved, generate discussion and often have interesting information.

    We shouldn't ban NSFW just because it's NSFW, we should treat it like every other kind of content.

    That said, we would probably need a functional NSFW tag before we start posting that.

    10 votes
  20. Comment on What are you looking forward to right now? in ~talk

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    A little bit of both. Going to France for a few days and then I'll have like a week to relax before everything gets going again.

    A little bit of both. Going to France for a few days and then I'll have like a week to relax before everything gets going again.