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  1. Comment on How Vim became so popular in ~comp

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    It’s quite possible to outperform Vim and Emacs when it comes to the basics, the problem is competing with hundreds of external packages that grant astounding functionalities to the users.

    It’s quite possible to outperform Vim and Emacs when it comes to the basics, the problem is competing with hundreds of external packages that grant astounding functionalities to the users.

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  2. Comment on What's wrong with WhatsApp? As social media has become more inhospitable, the appeal of private online groups has grown. But they hold their own dangers – to those both inside and out in ~tech

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    I believe this is not that simple. WhatsApp is responsible for knowingly amplifying some of the worst aspects of human nature for the purpose of profit. That’s frequently okay, but in this...

    If this is a problem, that is on us as human beings

    I believe this is not that simple. WhatsApp is responsible for knowingly amplifying some of the worst aspects of human nature for the purpose of profit. That’s frequently okay, but in this particular case the problem became big enough to have actual, measurable, negative consequences.

    When the outcomes are knowable, both companies and individuals are morally responsible for the consequences of their actions, regardless of their legality.

  3. Comment on How Vim became so popular in ~comp

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    So the setup is very simple and you can find it here. It only took some trial and error—keymaps on Linux are not super intuitive IMHO. The main script is init_keys. Replace the br with your...

    So the setup is very simple and you can find it here. It only took some trial and error—keymaps on Linux are not super intuitive IMHO.

    The main script is init_keys. Replace the br with your keyboard layout on setxkbmap -option -layout br.

    Run init_keys on startup either manually or automatically. On Linux I use i3wm, so I just call it from ~/.config/i3/config (which i3 runs on startup).

    This sets my keyboard layout just to make sure (not really necessary, but useful to reload my settings when I'm messing with keymappings), sources xmodmap changes (you could do that on single file too, I just like it that way), kill xcape if it's running (again, useful when I'm messing with stuff, not required on first run), starts xcape and sets my keyboard repeat rate (I like it extra fast).

    reset_keys is useful for when you mess things up.

    Put them all in your $PATH.

    Let me know if you want more details.

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  4. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 — Official trailer — The Gig in ~games

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    Isn't the RPG game it's based on a very over-the-top take of the cyberpunk genre? In any case, I suppose dialogue trees and skill charts don't make for good trailers. There is hope.

    Isn't the RPG game it's based on a very over-the-top take of the cyberpunk genre?

    In any case, I suppose dialogue trees and skill charts don't make for good trailers. There is hope.

  5. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 — Official trailer — The Gig in ~games

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    Roleplay can be violent, can't it? I mean, there is no real opposition in terms. Maybe you mean that it's a lot more "shootery" than you expected?

    Roleplay can be violent, can't it? I mean, there is no real opposition in terms. Maybe you mean that it's a lot more "shootery" than you expected?

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  6. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I like Travelers but clearly not as much. I find it kinda loose in terms of plot, since they can basically weasel themselves out of everything with future tech and newfangled interpretations of...

    I like Travelers but clearly not as much. I find it kinda loose in terms of plot, since they can basically weasel themselves out of everything with future tech and newfangled interpretations of the rules.

    The “being a regular human” part of the episodes is usually boring. But the characters are pretty good, as well as the acting and premises.

    It’s funny how no one ever gets that they’re part of some kind of conspiracy—it’s like they have invisible Clark Kent glasses.

    I’m actually watching it right now.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Tell me about your living space in ~life

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    @Kuromantis, I believe that “mechanic” (oficina mecânica?) is probably better translated as “auto repair shop”. Some info for Tilderinos: this is how many if not most Brazilians live. Our nuclear...

    @Kuromantis, I believe that “mechanic” (oficina mecânica?) is probably better translated as “auto repair shop”.

    Some info for Tilderinos: this is how many if not most Brazilians live. Our nuclear families are frequently extended for cultural and economic reasons. Even when we got the means, we tend to stay close—in the same neighborhood or at least the same city (when we migrate, we often bring relatives along). Americans seem to place great value in going where the wind blows. Us, not so much. Independence is still expected and we will have our own places if possible, but failing to do so is frequently not considered an existencial apocalypse—just super annoying at times.

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  8. Comment on How Vim became so popular in ~comp

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    How was the internet in Bolivia, 1998?

    How was the internet in Bolivia, 1998?

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Apple rejects Down Dog app's latest update because they don't auto-bill customers after their free trial in ~tech

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    Literally punished for being decent.

    Literally punished for being decent.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on The Stoic self | An eminently practical take on who we are in ~humanities

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    Tell me more about Sufism :)

    Tell me more about Sufism :)

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  11. Comment on Please stop subscribing new accounts to a set of groups in ~tildes

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    So you’ll probably only have to do that once. Is it really that bothersome?

    So you’ll probably only have to do that once. Is it really that bothersome?

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Tell me about your living space in ~life

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    Unless you're facing the largest pandemic in the history of humankind, my situation is quite comfortable: I live in my mother's apartment rent-free, while she lives in another continent and spends...

    Unless you're facing the largest pandemic in the history of humankind, my situation is quite comfortable: I live in my mother's apartment rent-free, while she lives in another continent and spends 60 non-consecutive days a year with me.

    It's a big place (190m2), in a good neighborhood, relatively safe (for Brazil), surrounded by amenities, and close to the ocean.

    I'm quite happy, but only stayed here because of her unique work schedule, and that can change any minute (like covid has shown--she's now stuck in Brazil due to air travel restrictions). I intend to look for a place of my own once this ends.

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

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    Read a guy on IMDB complaining they made Perry Mason into a lowlife. I know nothing about this IP, but I found it interesting that someone hated the show precisely for the reasons you seem to like it.

    Read a guy on IMDB complaining they made Perry Mason into a lowlife. I know nothing about this IP, but I found it interesting that someone hated the show precisely for the reasons you seem to like it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on 3DSen: A NES emulator that makes games playable in full 3D and VR in ~games

  15. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I’m still watching a lot of Deep Space Nine, but also a few episodes of Travelers—not a super great show, but good enough, great cast and a theme that I love: time travel.

    I’m still watching a lot of Deep Space Nine, but also a few episodes of Travelers—not a super great show, but good enough, great cast and a theme that I love: time travel.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Isn’t this show super preachy?

    Dear White People

    Isn’t this show super preachy?

  17. Comment on How Vim became so popular in ~comp

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    Yes, xcape and xmodmap on Linux, Karabiner on macOS. I’m not sure if I have my Linux script on repo, I’ll check when I’m on the computer.

    Yes, xcape and xmodmap on Linux, Karabiner on macOS. I’m not sure if I have my Linux script on repo, I’ll check when I’m on the computer.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on How Vim became so popular in ~comp

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    I use xcape on Linux but I’m now stranded on MacOS so I’m using Karabiner.

    I use xcape on Linux but I’m now stranded on MacOS so I’m using Karabiner.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on How Vim became so popular in ~comp

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    I have CAPS mapped to ESC on tap and CONTROL on hold. Works well for me.

    I have CAPS mapped to ESC on tap and CONTROL on hold. Works well for me.

    9 votes