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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    So you did replay, just not individual scenes. I’m bummed down by some of the mechanics but I’ll probably finish it this week. The story really is pretty cool.

    So you did replay, just not individual scenes.

    I’m bummed down by some of the mechanics but I’ll probably finish it this week. The story really is pretty cool.

  2. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    It doesn’t bother even when you have to retrace your steps multiple times? What about when you replay a scene? Cause I do that a lot. Maybe you’re simply a more talented player than I am.

    It doesn’t bother even when you have to retrace your steps multiple times? What about when you replay a scene? Cause I do that a lot. Maybe you’re simply a more talented player than I am.

  3. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    The differences in speed are certainly ridiculous, but Detroit’s solution is to make motions morose 100% of the time. It’s tedious and heavy-handed.

    The differences in speed are certainly ridiculous, but Detroit’s solution is to make motions morose 100% of the time. It’s tedious and heavy-handed.

  4. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    Dishonored has for me the perfect stealth mechanics. Challenging, varied and open, but not too complex (I’m looking at you, MGS5!).

    Dishonored has for me the perfect stealth mechanics. Challenging, varied and open, but not too complex (I’m looking at you, MGS5!).

  5. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    I also like Detroit, but I had to take a break. The mechanics are awful most of the time.

    I also like Detroit, but I had to take a break. The mechanics are awful most of the time.

  6. Comment on Top Gun: Maverick - Official Trailer (2020) in ~movies

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    He seems like a perfect gentleman in public appearances. But, of course, those are public appearances. So I'll abstain from judgment. Subjectively, black masks look cooler. Would these masks be on...
    • He seems like a perfect gentleman in public appearances. But, of course, those are public appearances. So I'll abstain from judgment.

    • Subjectively, black masks look cooler. Would these masks be on camera? (this is fiction, after all).

    • Why couldn't they be painted black? Safety concerns? Realism?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    Not American, not even in America. But in my household we love that Latina with the Netflix documentary. We’re latinos too, so take that as you wish.

    Not American, not even in America. But in my household we love that Latina with the Netflix documentary. We’re latinos too, so take that as you wish.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on IT Chapter Two - Final Trailer in ~movies

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    I absolutely loved the first one. It’s a shame some people dismissed it just because of the jump scares. No artistic device is inherently inferior. To me, It comes very close to being a masterpiece.

    I absolutely loved the first one. It’s a shame some people dismissed it just because of the jump scares. No artistic device is inherently inferior. To me, It comes very close to being a masterpiece.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Which technical/technological issues or needs do you think should have been sorted out by now? in ~comp

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    most people don’t care about looking stupid talking talking to their phones on the street. Lots of them send audios via WhatsApp that way. I do. there are many blind programmers. I’m not saying...
    • most people don’t care about looking stupid talking talking to their phones on the street. Lots of them send audios via WhatsApp that way. I do.
    • there are many blind programmers. I’m not saying that’s either easy nor practical
    • most people are not programmers anyway
    • I have used voice to text on my iPhone many times. I stopped because nowadays I write more English than Portuguese and my accent is atrocious. But it works pretty well in native language. It doesn’t beat an actual keyboard, but it’s better than the virtual one
    1 vote
  10. Comment on Which technical/technological issues or needs do you think should have been sorted out by now? in ~comp

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    Huh. Just realized Brazil is more advanced than America when it comes to payment.

    Huh. Just realized Brazil is more advanced than America when it comes to payment.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Which technical/technological issues or needs do you think should have been sorted out by now? in ~comp

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    That makes sense too.

    That makes sense too.

  12. Comment on Which technical/technological issues or needs do you think should have been sorted out by now? in ~comp

  13. Comment on Which technical/technological issues or needs do you think should have been sorted out by now? in ~comp

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    That would be awesome.

    That would be awesome.

  14. Comment on Which technical/technological issues or needs do you think should have been sorted out by now? in ~comp

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    That makes sense. Linux is the same. IDK if there's a technical explanation for that behavior.

    That makes sense. Linux is the same. IDK if there's a technical explanation for that behavior.

  15. 20 years ago I saw a computer scientist on TV saying that operating systems should come up with a better way to organize and present files, something that took into consideration the files we used...

    20 years ago I saw a computer scientist on TV saying that operating systems should come up with a better way to organize and present files, something that took into consideration the files we used the most and the ones we were likely to use again. Not just a recent files menu, but some form of AI prediction that would prepare our desktops with little intervention. This, of course, didn't happen, but I think about it from time to time. I would love to have an AI that would understand my workflow and do a bunch of things for me.

    This is obviously way too advanced as an answer to this thread, but I'm curious: what did you expect to already exist in the field of computer science, but simply didn't pan out?

    19 votes
  16. Comment on The Golden Age of Cord-Cutting Is Over. Now What? in ~tv

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    I pirated before, I’ll pirate again.

    I pirated before, I’ll pirate again.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on If you had to write a book, what would it be about? in ~talk

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    Valeria 2199. The story of how one of the highest and poorest neighborhoods of my city remains above sea level after most of Brazil is submerged by global warming, and how the rich gentrified it,...

    Valeria 2199. The story of how one of the highest and poorest neighborhoods of my city remains above sea level after most of Brazil is submerged by global warming, and how the rich gentrified it, forcing the original population to live in subhuman conditions and creating a serious social problem. There’s a lot more to that. It’s a big universe.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What do you think about "robot affection"? in ~talk

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    We might feel love for robots, but robots cannot feel affection for us since there’s no intentionality there. So it’s kinda sad.

    We might feel love for robots, but robots cannot feel affection for us since there’s no intentionality there. So it’s kinda sad.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Lashana Lynch To Take Over James Bond's Iconic 007 Code Name in ~movies

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    I’m a bond fan since Roger Moore. I can’t think of anything about 007 that’s incompatible with the female genre. My only disappointment is knowing how awesome Idris Elba would be. The guy fits the...

    I’m a bond fan since Roger Moore. I can’t think of anything about 007 that’s incompatible with the female genre. My only disappointment is knowing how awesome Idris Elba would be. The guy fits the role like a glove.

    Anyway, could you elaborate on your position?

  20. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (July 2019 edition) in ~creative