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  1. Current affairs TV shows worth watching?

    Is there a show focused on current affairs that you would feel like recommending? I'm looking for reportages, in-depth interviews, and high-quality commentary, maybe not overly US-focused, the...

    Is there a show focused on current affairs that you would feel like recommending? I'm looking for reportages, in-depth interviews, and high-quality commentary, maybe not overly US-focused, the more international the better. The only one I know is VICE News, which leaves a bit to be desired sometimes. Grateful for any recommendation!

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  2. Comment on Does reformatting an ext4 partition fix bad sectors, and what are they anyway? in ~comp

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    I second that. I would back up all the data (actually, you should already have backups ready to go at a moment notice) and swap the drive asap.

    I second that. I would back up all the data (actually, you should already have backups ready to go at a moment notice) and swap the drive asap.

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  3. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I was finally able to play Black Mesa after finding out about GeForce Now, which allows me to play it on my old-ish MacBook. As a huge fan of the original Half-Life game (1997), it's needless to...

    I was finally able to play Black Mesa after finding out about GeForce Now, which allows me to play it on my old-ish MacBook. As a huge fan of the original Half-Life game (1997), it's needless to say that I'm loving it.

    On a side note, GeForce Now has been the finding of the year for me. As an Apple user with no interest in spending big bucks on a Windows gaming machine, or on a console/TV setup, I had pretty much given up on gaming and just played the few titles available for Mac once in a while as they came out (like Firewatch or Inside). With GeForce Now I'm able to play a lot of titles available only for Windows at maximum graphic settings, and don't even have to download GB after GB on my meager 120 GB SSD to install things locally. I just buy it on Steam and press play in GeForce Now, and off I go. I'm honestly still stoked by the possibilities this has opened up for me. Had no idea cloud gaming was this advanced!

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  4. Comment on What is something cheap to create but expensive to purchase? in ~talk

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    The question is about things that are cheap to create and expensive to purchase. Software is not cheap to create, on the contrary, it’s incredibly expensive. On the other side, you can often buy...

    The question is about things that are cheap to create and expensive to purchase. Software is not cheap to create, on the contrary, it’s incredibly expensive. On the other side, you can often buy an app that took years of continuous, highly-skilled work to be developed for a few bucks. Even expensive software is priced at a fraction of the actual production costs. So you might say that in most cases software is expensive to create and relatively cheap to buy, which is exactly the opposite of what OP was asking.

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  5. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow! Loving it so far.

    The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow! Loving it so far.

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