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  1. Comment on Cowboy Bebop - Lost Session Teaser (Netflix) in ~anime

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    The original series comes to Netflix Oct. 21 if you want to pan that particular stream.

    The original series comes to Netflix Oct. 21 if you want to pan that particular stream.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Cowboy Bebop - Lost Session Teaser (Netflix) in ~anime

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    Not sure if this is a ~TV or an ~anime post, but if the whole show is this ultra stylized "Scott Pilgrim" nonsense, I'm down for it.

    Not sure if this is a ~TV or an ~anime post, but if the whole show is this ultra stylized "Scott Pilgrim" nonsense, I'm down for it.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I installed a smart thermostat to save on energy, and now have to go down the list of how connected I want this thing to be, since the old thermostat had four hookups (R,G,Y,W) and the furnace has...

    I installed a smart thermostat to save on energy, and now have to go down the list of how connected I want this thing to be, since the old thermostat had four hookups (R,G,Y,W) and the furnace has three more (W2, C, and Hum) that I have to figure out if I want to leave as is, or run new wires for. Complications things is that I have an extra wire that wasn't being used, so I could hook one of these things up now, and get an adapter for C...

    Also got a old stationary bike who was trading up, and I'm trying to do a health. It's supposed to get better, I think, but personal fitness isn't really selling me on it day one.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Details ($50/year) in ~games

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    Agreed, I understand that $50 a year is about ballpark compared to your average streaming service or game subscription plan, but I don't have faith in Nintendo to build the platform out anymore...

    Agreed, I understand that $50 a year is about ballpark compared to your average streaming service or game subscription plan, but I don't have faith in Nintendo to build the platform out anymore than we've already seen going off of prior experience. If you're going to build it more than we have seen, market that more will be added over time, because for what I've seen so far, might as well get the Animal Crossing DLC if you want that and keep on the basic service.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Details ($50/year) in ~games

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    Fair, I used the Gold transfer and waited until Black Friday to re-up for a year. I don't know if there are comparable deals for Online, especially since this service is brand new.

    Fair, I used the Gold transfer and waited until Black Friday to re-up for a year. I don't know if there are comparable deals for Online, especially since this service is brand new.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Introducing the PinePhone Pro in ~tech

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    I wonder if this could be turned into a Steam Deck pocket through Box86 to get some smaller scale games and indies available in a phone form factor.

    I wonder if this could be turned into a Steam Deck pocket through Box86 to get some smaller scale games and indies available in a phone form factor.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Details ($50/year) in ~games

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    If you want more virtual consoles, $50 would let you go all in on bringing classics from everything up to Wii or 3DS, whatever the system can take. If you wanted to market that $50 gets you all...

    If you want more virtual consoles, $50 would let you go all in on bringing classics from everything up to Wii or 3DS, whatever the system can take. If you wanted to market that $50 gets you all the DLC for first party games, you could go that route too with some success. But $50 for a little bit of both and "what we feel like" seems like it's going to be a really hard sell, compared to $20 for the base model, and ~$60 for a year of Game Pass Xbox Gold or PS+.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on What are some engrossing self-contained iPhone games? in ~games

  9. Comment on Sudoku experts “Cracking the Cryptic” play Baba Is You in ~games

  10. Comment on What are some engrossing self-contained iPhone games? in ~games

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    The most engaging mobile games I ever played were casual puzzle games like 10,000,000 or You Must Build a Boat. I also liked The Room series with it's horror puzzle vibes, but they go pretty...

    The most engaging mobile games I ever played were casual puzzle games like 10,000,000 or You Must Build a Boat. I also liked The Room series with it's horror puzzle vibes, but they go pretty quickly, and you could get a Square RPG port now that the remasters are here. (I really like Chrono Trigger.) With something like Slay the Spire, might be better for an iPad, but it's available. FTL is amazing, but iPad only. I think Dead Cells has an iOS port if you have a decent controller, and Binding of Isaac does as well, but I have no idea what shape it's in.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Lower Decks: Season 2 grew it's beard with these past couple episodes. Not that it wasn't good before, but it's not going to the joke as frequently and seems to be having a bit of an arc going....

    Lower Decks: Season 2 grew it's beard with these past couple episodes. Not that it wasn't good before, but it's not going to the joke as frequently and seems to be having a bit of an arc going. It's also nice to have a Star Trek series that's not obsessed with it's protagonist, and is just as much about the Cerritos crew and community as it is any one of its members.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Sudoku experts “Cracking the Cryptic” play Baba Is You in ~games

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    Yeah, I tuned in just as they were working on Double Moat, and their solution was absolutely inspired.

    Yeah, I tuned in just as they were working on Double Moat, and their solution was absolutely inspired.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Facebook is nearing a reputational point of no return in ~tech

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    The article mentions that people still buy the stock, so what use is Facebook's reputation if everyone is using Facebook already? It feels like they're aiming for a Nestle or a Comcast position...

    The article mentions that people still buy the stock, so what use is Facebook's reputation if everyone is using Facebook already? It feels like they're aiming for a Nestle or a Comcast position where they are such a staple in modern society that they can do whatever the hell they want, and I think they mostly have succeeded. Maybe the best we can hope for is that the feds ban FB from making anymore acquisitions and someone makes a better one, but there's a reason FAANG starts with F.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on What is your favorite comedy sketch of all time? in ~talk

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    I don't know if anything can top the original Who's on First? as far as timing and wordplay goes. There's been some great stuff that's built on it, but the original has aged fantastically.

    I don't know if anything can top the original Who's on First? as far as timing and wordplay goes. There's been some great stuff that's built on it, but the original has aged fantastically.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on First malaria vaccine approved by WHO in ~health

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    Medical advances are going to be absolutely insane in the next couple decades, aren't they?

    Medical advances are going to be absolutely insane in the next couple decades, aren't they?

    4 votes