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  1. Comment on DALL-E 2 prompt book in ~creative

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    I can't help but feel a little bit afraid/alone looking at these. I can't quite explain why.

    I can't help but feel a little bit afraid/alone looking at these. I can't quite explain why.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Linus Tech Tips "pirating" OCCT - answer from the dev in ~tech

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    This is completely bogus, right? Linus Media Group is a commercial venture. "Educational use" would be something like demonstrating the software in a class at a public library, I thought?

    Most devs recognize that our use of their software is closer to educational use than it is to commercial use and don't mind us using their software for free if we are demonstrating how to use it and showcasing it to potential customers on the channel.

    This is completely bogus, right? Linus Media Group is a commercial venture. "Educational use" would be something like demonstrating the software in a class at a public library, I thought?

    12 votes
  3. Comment on Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Remastered versions of GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas releasing on consoles and PC later this year in ~games

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    From Big Game Dev™'s perspective, why take the risk of creating a new game? The gaming community has accepted that we now remake ~10 year old games. Judging by the Souls remakes, people seem to...

    From Big Game Dev™'s perspective, why take the risk of creating a new game?

    The gaming community has accepted that we now remake ~10 year old games. Judging by the Souls remakes, people seem to love it. Bethesda is probably hard at work remastering Fallout 3 & New Vegas.

    Most importantly, what would it take to reverse this trend?

  4. Comment on President Biden's COVID-19 plan - Includes a requirement for all employers with 100+ employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly in ~health.coronavirus

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    This will almost certainly end up at the Supreme Court.

    This will almost certainly end up at the Supreme Court.

    10 votes
  5. Comment on China erases billionaire actress Zhao Wei from history in ~movies

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    We are proud to announce that Tencent has purchased a majority stake in Tildes! We, the Tildes management team, feel this creates exciting synergistic opportunities. And, most importantly, this...

    We are proud to announce that Tencent has purchased a majority stake in Tildes! We, the Tildes management team, feel this creates exciting synergistic opportunities. And, most importantly, this will still be the community you know and love, I can assure you.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What games have you played the "wrong" way? in ~games

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    As a high schooler, I rented Metal Gear Solid 3 (my first MGS) and tried to go through guns-a-blazing. It didn't work at all. The game seemed super hard/un-fun. I think I gave up at The End boss...

    As a high schooler, I rented Metal Gear Solid 3 (my first MGS) and tried to go through guns-a-blazing. It didn't work at all. The game seemed super hard/un-fun. I think I gave up at The End boss fight and returned the game. I read more about the series years later, and I ended up picking it up again. MGS3 (along with the whole series) is now one of my favorite games of all-time; I've beaten it 25-30 times.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I hate reading comment threads in the new reddit layout. Maybe I am just a cranky old man, but it seems objectively less compact and harder to follow. Is it the children who are wrong, or is it me?

    I hate reading comment threads in the new reddit layout. Maybe I am just a cranky old man, but it seems objectively less compact and harder to follow. Is it the children who are wrong, or is it me?

    2 votes
  8. Comment on I’m an epidemiologist and a dad. Here’s why I think schools should reopen in ~health.coronavirus

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    The epidemiologist's arguments feel surprisingly weak. This feels like a person taking in all available information and coming up with the same mixed feelings we all have on the subject. We want...

    The epidemiologist's arguments feel surprisingly weak. This feels like a person taking in all available information and coming up with the same mixed feelings we all have on the subject. We want our kids to learn, but we want to keep teachers safe, and both are not really possible on a national/global scale.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What's wrong with email? in ~tech

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    Thank you for providing that detail, but each of these sources seems... not well-sourced. Is it not true that the email server is running whether or not I receive an email? What kind of power...

    Thank you for providing that detail, but each of these sources seems... not well-sourced. Is it not true that the email server is running whether or not I receive an email? What kind of power plant provides electricity to the email server?

    Email seems like the most clear example of an area where an individual's actions should not be overscrutinized, vs. the actions of larger contributors. It seems like the author just doesn't like busy emails and/or google's data collection, and the carbon contribution is more of a throw-in that might stick with some people.

    16 votes
  10. Comment on What's wrong with email? in ~tech

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    I too yearn for an earlier era of email and the internet. But there's no going back. Many of the author's wants (including plain text email) are simply never going to happen. The benefits are also...

    I too yearn for an earlier era of email and the internet. But there's no going back. Many of the author's wants (including plain text email) are simply never going to happen. The benefits are also not clearly laid out. While we're at it, should websites be plain text? Think of the carbon savings!

    The carbon numbers seem impossible, and, given the author's decision to not source anything, I will continue to assume the carbon footprint of one HTML email is effectively 0.

    Based on the content and tone of this blog post, it's hard not to read into this person a bit and see a highly inflexible/anal person.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake | Final trailer in ~games

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    Is it true that it's not the whole game though? (i.e.: it's a remake of the first disc of FFVII)? I can't find anything definitive on that.

    Is it true that it's not the whole game though? (i.e.: it's a remake of the first disc of FFVII)? I can't find anything definitive on that.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Are you having any (professional) "I told you so" moments? in ~tech

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    It's not quite along the lines of your examples, but lots of us complained that open offices with unassigned desks are basically petri dishes. I wonder if/how this changes the direction companies...

    It's not quite along the lines of your examples, but lots of us complained that open offices with unassigned desks are basically petri dishes. I wonder if/how this changes the direction companies take in the future.

    16 votes
  13. Comment on Don't buy new, fix the old: The repair business is booming in ~enviro

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    I wonder what awful ways companies might ruin it in the future. Fake/bad DIY videos? Bogus takedown requests? Not exactly the same thing, but I'm reminded of Casper buying out a mattress review...

    I wonder what awful ways companies might ruin it in the future. Fake/bad DIY videos? Bogus takedown requests?

    Not exactly the same thing, but I'm reminded of Casper buying out a mattress review site:
    https://www.vox.com/2017/9/23/13153814/casper-sleepopolis-lawsuits-mattress-reviews

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Joe Biden's campaign has released an ad attacking Pete Buttigieg's record and experience in ~misc

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    True, people had that criticism of Obama. But it is valid to criticize a political candidate based on their lack of experience; it's not some baseless argument. And the argument has different...

    True, people had that criticism of Obama. But it is valid to criticize a political candidate based on their lack of experience; it's not some baseless argument. And the argument has different merit in each case. Obama was in the senate for 4 years. To put it in perspective, I think Buttigieg is probably now qualified to run for US Congress, as Obama was in 2004.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on The hidden dangers of the great index fund takeover in ~finance

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    It's one thing to own shares and choose not to vote (as I would be doing, in the scenario you described). It's another for a brokerage to basically annex their customers' shares and vote on their...

    It's one thing to own shares and choose not to vote (as I would be doing, in the scenario you described). It's another for a brokerage to basically annex their customers' shares and vote on their behalf without consulting them. That's too far of a logical leap for me (not denying that it's happening). Has anyone tried contesting this in court? The brokerage literally doesn't own the shares they're voting on behalf of.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on The hidden dangers of the great index fund takeover in ~finance

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    Can someone explain why the voting power at these firms would lie with the brokerage and not be divided among millions of individual account holders?

    Can someone explain why the voting power at these firms would lie with the brokerage and not be divided among millions of individual account holders?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What's gonna happen in the 2020s? in ~talk

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    Al Gore and Hillary Clinton?

    The frontrunners at this point in the democratic primary literally never win the nomination. Biden's current position is proof he's toast, not proof he's a winner.

    Al Gore and Hillary Clinton?

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Metric - Synthetica + Dark Saturday + Cascades + Now Or Never Now (Live on KEXP) (2019) in ~music

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    Awesome, thanks for posting. I saw them live 2 years ago, and they were awful. They tried to do an alternative rock-type show, and that's not their sound at all. The unplugged format really brings...

    Awesome, thanks for posting.

    I saw them live 2 years ago, and they were awful. They tried to do an alternative rock-type show, and that's not their sound at all. The unplugged format really brings out Emily's vocals (obviously).

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Epic Games Store Roadmap in ~games

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    Thanks for the detail. The Steam love-fest, in response to all of this, is just weird to me. I guess I'm old enough to remember when Steam launched -- it was EXTREMELY unpopular. People were...

    Thanks for the detail. The Steam love-fest, in response to all of this, is just weird to me. I guess I'm old enough to remember when Steam launched -- it was EXTREMELY unpopular. People were furious at its existence as a launcher for CS, etc. It had practically all of the problems people are complaining about now with Epic. I do think it's important for Valve to face some competition in online game distribution, but obviously I don't want my data stolen. I haven't used or saved any payment information on Epic.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Epic Games Store Roadmap in ~games

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    Obviously I don't want to be tracked online by a Chinese conglomerate or an authoritarian regime, but with posts like yours here and elsewhere, I'm having trouble understanding the immense level...

    Obviously I don't want to be tracked online by a Chinese conglomerate or an authoritarian regime, but with posts like yours here and elsewhere, I'm having trouble understanding the immense level of paranoia. What's "worst case" here? Is the fear that Epic Games Launcher becomes a rootkit that tracks ALL activity on my computer? Or simply that China/Tencent will know what games I play? Not dismissing your concern; I'm genuinely trying to understand.

    9 votes