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  1. Comment on What are some ideas and experiences that are underexplored in gaming? in ~games

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    Conversation as Combat, or something similar to the mass effect interrupt options, but instead of loyalty to a side, it's loyalty to a person or an option for an emotional response. Maybe you have...

    Conversation as Combat, or something similar to the mass effect interrupt options, but instead of loyalty to a side, it's loyalty to a person or an option for an emotional response. Maybe you have to choose between a light tap or a hard press for reserved and impassioned responses. Maybe a bonus for character's sincerity or you can take a feat to be better able to fake a response or sense the other character's motivation. The idea would be that you are assigned or can pick your objective, and the dialogue is less of a measure of your good-evi lor lawful-chaotic affinity, and more the game opens up options based on how you react and can control conversations.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Feature Phones and Time Management Apps Recs in ~tech

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    Yeah, my time loops are Google News, now Tildes, and a few select subreddits/twitter profiles/comment sections. I have a Feedly, Youtube, Hearthstone and Podcasts, but I don't really lose time to...

    Yeah, my time loops are Google News, now Tildes, and a few select subreddits/twitter profiles/comment sections. I have a Feedly, Youtube, Hearthstone and Podcasts, but I don't really lose time to them so much as have them on in the background or check them every once in a while. I do have a Kindle, and maybe I can work some IFTTT magic to get things onto there. Ideally live updates would be good, particularly for Podcasts, but I guess then you would just be wasting time on a new device.

    EDIT: Punkt has an interesting model out, something like an Android Feature phone with a Hotspot. Really expensive though. Wonder if it would be good to tackle this by features, with telephone/hotspot, GPS, Media, Voice Assistant, all being separate devices without a touchscreen internet browser, or is that just distraction via tools instead of content?

    https://www.punkt.ch/en/products/

  3. Comment on Mental health support & discussion thread (May 2019 edition) in ~talk

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    Turned down a job offer. I am working in a call center that I am frustrated with, and the offer was a contract position for $3.50 more an hour, but it was only until September, didn't cover...

    Turned down a job offer. I am working in a call center that I am frustrated with, and the offer was a contract position for $3.50 more an hour, but it was only until September, didn't cover insurance, up to 40 hours a week but scheduled in advance and twice the commute time, plus traffic. I get that logically I made a good decision, but I still emotionally like the idea of leaving my job, getting paid more, and working on new things.

    9 votes
  4. So I kind of want to try the Nokia 8110, it's a feature phone with an app store that contains it's own version of Google Maps and Assistant. I use my phone an awful lot, and I'm thinking that a...

    So I kind of want to try the Nokia 8110, it's a feature phone with an app store that contains it's own version of Google Maps and Assistant. I use my phone an awful lot, and I'm thinking that a less capable phone would be helpful in using my phone less for browsing the internet, news, and discourse and using it more for what I would want to do with it, calls, texts, navigation, music and podcasts.

    Unfortunately, the Nokia 8110 is only available on AT&T in the States, and they stink, so I was wondering if anyone had any picks for devices that would scratch that itch, specialized apps, or other tools that could be used. I like the idea of another device that I could use as a daily driver so I can put some physical distance between myself and my current phone, but if you have an app or a system that you swear by, I'm down for it.

    Also kind of interested in maybe combining the ZeroPhone Raspberry Pi with support for Alexa or Google Assistant, but that seems like a time waster and a half.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Alex Jones’s Pepe the Frog Copyright Trial Will Help Decide Who Can Use Memes in ~misc

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    That is one hell of a headline. As far as the meat of the article goes, I'm kinda torn because while I think you should have some recompense if somebody takes your trademarked character that you...

    That is one hell of a headline.

    As far as the meat of the article goes, I'm kinda torn because while I think you should have some recompense if somebody takes your trademarked character that you legally own and literally defames them, it also has MASSIVE implications for putting pictures of things on the internet if only approved pictures are allowed.

    13 votes
  6. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Yeah, I'm thinking that, especially with the revelation that the contract doesn't specify that I'm working 40 hours a week. I can then say for the next job that I worked $17.50, but that doesn't...

    Yeah, I'm thinking that, especially with the revelation that the contract doesn't specify that I'm working 40 hours a week. I can then say for the next job that I worked $17.50, but that doesn't outweigh the cons, and it's nice to know I can still do an interview. I'm going to ask some questions on Monday and probably decline.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on The Race is on to Make the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ in ~tv

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    Probably a different topic all together, but I'm kinda watching less live action TV, definitely keeping to half hour shows with the exception of The Orville (which is just fun enough to keep up...

    Probably a different topic all together, but I'm kinda watching less live action TV, definitely keeping to half hour shows with the exception of The Orville (which is just fun enough to keep up with.) YouTube essays can go on for a while, but that's a monthly commitment as opposed to weekly or all at once. Movies are a self contained block and then I'm done. Let's plays I can stop when I'm bored or skip around and don't feel like I'm missing anything. I guess the question is the Hour Long TV Drama format going to be on the wane post GoT or is that just a me thing.

    But if you want me to call a shot, the next GoT will come out on Disney+, fite me.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Might make a new post, but I got a job offer for a new help desk position at $17.50 compared to the $14 I'm making now. No insurance through work, 40 minute drive compared to 20, and it's a...

    Might make a new post, but I got a job offer for a new help desk position at $17.50 compared to the $14 I'm making now. No insurance through work, 40 minute drive compared to 20, and it's a contract position that's over by September. So my weekend is probably going to be noodling that over.

    Edit: Right now, I'm caught between more money and learning new stuff vs being out on my ass in 6 months and having to roll my own insurance compared to the employment I have now.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Epic Games Store - Mega Sale - Up to 75% off and $10 off every game $14.99+ in ~games

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    Meanwhile... https://twitter.com/SupergiantGames/status/1129055307169116160 I get that Epic kind of dropped the $10 price in their lap, but Supergiant doesn't come out of this smelling like a rose...

    Meanwhile...

    https://twitter.com/SupergiantGames/status/1129055307169116160

    I get that Epic kind of dropped the $10 price in their lap, but Supergiant doesn't come out of this smelling like a rose either.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Epic Games Store - Mega Sale - Up to 75% off and $10 off every game $14.99+ in ~games

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    Wow, Epic taking their subsidizing strategy and going to town on it, bringing back some of the Steam Sales deals of yore. Might be time to drop on Hades.

    Wow, Epic taking their subsidizing strategy and going to town on it, bringing back some of the Steam Sales deals of yore. Might be time to drop on Hades.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Super Mario Maker 2 Direct 5.15.2019 in ~games

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    Guess not, but it would be weird if that wasn't an option later.

    Guess not, but it would be weird if that wasn't an option later.

  12. Comment on Super Mario Maker 2 Direct 5.15.2019 in ~games

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    The vouchers are probably intended for new games that aren't otherwise on sale, and are probably going to be a big gift around Christmas.

    The vouchers are probably intended for new games that aren't otherwise on sale, and are probably going to be a big gift around Christmas.

  13. Comment on Super Mario Maker 2 Direct 5.15.2019 in ~games

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    Lots of new modes and toys to play around with, multiplayer looks fun, not sure if everyone having their own switch is feasible, but Nintendo going to Nintendo. As far as passing around your...

    Lots of new modes and toys to play around with, multiplayer looks fun, not sure if everyone having their own switch is feasible, but Nintendo going to Nintendo. As far as passing around your levels outside of the Nintendo ecosystem, I guess either the bookmark system is coming back or there is something else planned.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Twitch Prime is offering a Free Month of Crunchyroll in ~anime

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    I'm kind of into shows that start off as one thing, and sort of change into something else, or surprise me with a standard premise punching way beyond it's weight. Some of the recent stuff I...

    I'm kind of into shows that start off as one thing, and sort of change into something else, or surprise me with a standard premise punching way beyond it's weight. Some of the recent stuff I really got into was Love is War, Gridman, Planet With, Dororo, and Made in Abyss.

    Edit: And Hero Aca, but I'm not looking to pick up another long runner.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Twitch Prime is offering a Free Month of Crunchyroll in ~anime

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    I was asking if there was anything worth keeping up with in the simulcast, since it seemed like nothing really caught my attention this go around.

    I was asking if there was anything worth keeping up with in the simulcast, since it seemed like nothing really caught my attention this go around.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Black Mirror: Season 5 - Official Trailer in ~tv

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    3 episodes in a season? Kind of a throwback, but it works because Black Mirror is probably the hardest thing on Netflix to binge.

    3 episodes in a season? Kind of a throwback, but it works because Black Mirror is probably the hardest thing on Netflix to binge.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What's an important life lesson that you learned far later than you should have? in ~talk

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    Were I to take on this philosophy, I'd have to compartmentalize on things that were "actually" things I had agency over, verses things entirely outside of my control, less I would be stuck in,...

    Were I to take on this philosophy, I'd have to compartmentalize on things that were "actually" things I had agency over, verses things entirely outside of my control, less I would be stuck in, "All consequences of all actions can be traced back to me and my failings, thus I am responsible for every bad thing that happens to me, so I'm ultimately guilty of neglect in regards to all unknowns." Or is there a stipulation in that sometimes things happen, and even if you aren't responsible, you have to deal with the consequences?

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Disney assumes full control of Hulu in deal with Comcast in ~tv

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    Wasn't Comcast totally not interested in selling their share in Hulu immediately? Or is agreeing to sell immediately and giving the keys over completely different.

    Wasn't Comcast totally not interested in selling their share in Hulu immediately? Or is agreeing to sell immediately and giving the keys over completely different.