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  1. Comment on Sunsetting Mercurial support in Bitbucket in ~comp

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    If you are moving to sourcehut, there is a script to migrate repos: https://hg.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/invertbucket. You could probably modify this to work with most other hosts too.

    If you are moving to sourcehut, there is a script to migrate repos: https://hg.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/invertbucket. You could probably modify this to work with most other hosts too.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Making the switch to Bitwarden, unsure how to go about it in ~tech

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    When I transitioned to a password manager I just added accounts when I needed them. I just used the web like I normally did and when I found a site that I didn't have saved I generated a new...

    When I transitioned to a password manager I just added accounts when I needed them. I just used the web like I normally did and when I found a site that I didn't have saved I generated a new password for it. I think it is much easier to do this way.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Electron is flash for the desktop in ~comp

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    That's less than nvim for me, unless I read the memory usage wrong. I also haven't used Haskell to make anything, that was just what I had downloaded when I opened vscode on a machine I hadn't...

    That's less than nvim for me, unless I read the memory usage wrong.

    I also haven't used Haskell to make anything, that was just what I had downloaded when I opened vscode on a machine I hadn't used for dev stuff in a little over a year.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Electron is flash for the desktop in ~comp

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    The original comment seemed to imply that.

    The original comment seemed to imply that.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Electron is flash for the desktop in ~comp

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    Electron is definitely not the holy grail of cross platform development, and I don't believe that it will ever be. It's not just slightly worse performance, it is disastrously worse. On my windows...

    But oh no a 6 year old desktop wrapper isn't as performant as native apps!

    Electron is definitely not the holy grail of cross platform development, and I don't believe that it will ever be. It's not just slightly worse performance, it is disastrously worse. On my windows machine, if I open this file in vscode with the Vim, Path Intellisense, and Haskell Syntax Highlighting extensions installed it uses >400MB of ram, but if I open the file (and solution) in Visual Studio it only uses ~360MB of ram. Visual Studio has many more features for C++ development, including intellisense, and it still uses less ram (and also seemingly CPU, but I am not 100% about that). If I open this file in kakoune on my linux machine kakoune + my terminal emulator uses ~60MB of ram (~15MB for kakoune, ~40MB for kitty) . Saying "isn't as performant" is just misleading, electron has terrible performance.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on What cloud storage service do you believe will be around for quite some time that offers a decent free package? in ~comp

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    I'm not aware of any free storage solutions that would provide free storage enough for media content for thousands of people, but amazon's s3 standard is $0.023/GB/month, and like half that if you...

    I'm not aware of any free storage solutions that would provide free storage enough for media content for thousands of people, but amazon's s3 standard is $0.023/GB/month, and like half that if you don't need to access the data that often. If you only need to access the data a few times a year, it is under $5/TB/month. There are some other services that are cheaper too, see https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/. I also doubt that s3 is going anywhere.

    10 votes
  7. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I do like plenty of pop rap, I am not trying to say that rap (or any music) needs to be deep or complex to be good. I just saw TWRP in concert last week and their music is just about as surface...

    I do like plenty of pop rap, I am not trying to say that rap (or any music) needs to be deep or complex to be good. I just saw TWRP in concert last week and their music is just about as surface level as possible but they execute it well and commit fully to their act. According to Spotify my most most listened track in the last 6 months is Busted from Phineas and Ferb, a song with absolutely no depth or meaning. To me the lyrics in the big day actively take away from the songs, and he doesn't execute it well enough to overcome the poor writing.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I have listened to his new album twice now, and I just can't get past his delivery and the lyrics to the songs. IMO, it is almost laughably bad. I did like Do You Remember, but it got real boring...

    I have listened to his new album twice now, and I just can't get past his delivery and the lyrics to the songs. IMO, it is almost laughably bad. I did like Do You Remember, but it got real boring and grating after my 3rd listen or so. Also the genre diversity doesn't really land for me as he doesn't really work in some of the genres that well. The album as a whole feels kinda disconnected and almost lazy to me.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Ooblets announces Epic Store exclusivity and explains some details of the deal, including that it matched their expectation of sales across all stores in ~games

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    I really wish I could agree with you, but I have also been following the development, albeit more casually, and while I agree that the post itself is kinda in their style, the rest of their...

    I really wish I could agree with you, but I have also been following the development, albeit more casually, and while I agree that the post itself is kinda in their style, the rest of their comments around it show that the condescending tone is the correct way to interpret what they were saying. Ben even literally said that "the toxic entitled gamers took it as directed at them".

    8 votes
  10. Comment on This week's album and EP releases (20-26 July) in ~music

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    Man the new chance is really bad. Luckily, I the new rich brian and big data albums are pretty good, so that kinda makes up for it.

    Man the new chance is really bad. Luckily, I the new rich brian and big data albums are pretty good, so that kinda makes up for it.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Debian 10 "buster" released in ~tech

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    I don't play games on my laptop that runs linux, so I am not sure about that one. I do know that mouse grabbing sometimes is a little buggy, iirc wayland doesn't have official support for it, but...
    • I don't play games on my laptop that runs linux, so I am not sure about that one. I do know that mouse grabbing sometimes is a little buggy, iirc wayland doesn't have official support for it, but I could be wrong.
    • The only thing I use with Xwayland is Kritta, and I havn't had any issues, although I did just buy my laptop last year.
    • copy-paste works just fine with wl-clipboard which imo has a better interface than xclip, and even has an xclip wrapper to use with any app that only supports xclip. I have had no issue with copy-paste at all after installing these, so I wouldn't say it's a pain at all.
    • I use Firefox stable on wayland and I don't have any issues at all. Crashes less than Firefox does on my windows desktop.
    3 votes
  12. Comment on meli, a new mail client for the terminal - pre-alpha release in ~comp

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    They say it is an ECS model, but I am pretty sure that it is not an ECS model? If it was an ECS model, that seems like it would be way overkill for something like this. I'm looking forward to it...

    They say it is an ECS model, but I am pretty sure that it is not an ECS model? If it was an ECS model, that seems like it would be way overkill for something like this. I'm looking forward to it getting IMAP support though, always good to have more stuff like this.

  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    here is my spotitude for the last 4 weeks. Now that I am done my summer semester I have been somewhat trying to catch up with the new stuff that came out over the summer. I am really liking ZUU by...

    here is my spotitude for the last 4 weeks. Now that I am done my summer semester I have been somewhat trying to catch up with the new stuff that came out over the summer. I am really liking ZUU by Denzel Curry and IGOR by Tyler the Creator. This month is also pretty exciting, as later this month I am going to a TWRP & The Protomen concert, and the new Chance album is coming out! so in my excitement I have been listening to a lot of those people's songs. Also, if anyone has any songs with the same "vibe" as busted from Phineas and Ferb, I need to find more songs like it.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on The Road to Zig 1.0 - Andrew Kelley in ~comp

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    I am yet to write anything major in Zig, but I love how consistent everything is. The compile time evaluation makes for some very elegant code. I am crazy impressed with a language that is just a...

    I am yet to write anything major in Zig, but I love how consistent everything is. The compile time evaluation makes for some very elegant code. I am crazy impressed with a language that is just a little bit over 3 years old, I'm surprised there isn't more hype or interest in the project. It makes me a little sad to see that v has almost triple zig's stars on GitHub (9.2k vs 3.5k), even though stars don't really matter.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What are your favorite short games? in ~games

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    A story about my uncle is a fun first person platformer, that iirc takes only like 3-4 hours to beat. It has a decent story, and a grappling hook, so it's pretty good.

    A story about my uncle is a fun first person platformer, that iirc takes only like 3-4 hours to beat. It has a decent story, and a grappling hook, so it's pretty good.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Does anyone use a trackball mouse? in ~games

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    My dad only owned a thumb trackball mouse when I first started playing games, so the first mouse I used was a trackball. I think that for twitch shooters and games where you would move your mouse...

    My dad only owned a thumb trackball mouse when I first started playing games, so the first mouse I used was a trackball. I think that for twitch shooters and games where you would move your mouse back and forth quickly it is noticably worse. When I finally got my own computer and a normal mouse, it was noticably easier to use for the fps games I played, even though I grew up using a trackball mouse.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Game Frameworks: What are people using for game jams nowadays? in ~comp

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    I have only really done 2 game jams, and I found that for game jams, depending on what you want to make, pico-8 is pretty good. I personally don't love lua, but it is easy to get up and running...

    I have only really done 2 game jams, and I found that for game jams, depending on what you want to make, pico-8 is pretty good. I personally don't love lua, but it is easy to get up and running and can export to html5. Outside of game jams, I have used Godot, which was fine, but not my personal cup of tea, ggez which I like a lot, but is written in Rust so compile times are slow, and toyed around with custom engines, but that is probably too much for a game jam. For hacking together a quick game I would just go with whatever you are most comfortable with. For most quick prototyping, engine will not matter.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Writing HTML in HTML in ~comp

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    I don't really think you have to do this if you set it up correctly? I have never used Jekyll, but I have a super basic website made using zola, which looks similar, and past the initial setup of...

    Using a static site generator means that you have to keep track of two sources: the actual Markdown source and the resulting HTML source.

    I don't really think you have to do this if you set it up correctly? I have never used Jekyll, but I have a super basic website made using zola, which looks similar, and past the initial setup of making the html templates and css theme, I don't have to look at anything not markdown. When you copy/paste the html and css for every page, you still have to keep track of the files. The proposed method kinda feels like copying a command instead of writing a makefile.

    10 votes
  19. Comment on What is your personal preference and why: vim or emacs? in ~comp

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    It has snippets although I am not sure how well they work as I do not use them, autocomplete (with lsp support), and built in git-gutter support. There is a guide on the github for migrating from...

    It has snippets although I am not sure how well they work as I do not use them, autocomplete (with lsp support), and built in git-gutter support. There is a guide on the github for migrating from vim and for vim plugin alternatives.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What is your personal preference and why: vim or emacs? in ~comp

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    Kakoune has absolutely ruined vim for me. It is just so much better and I can't go back.

    Kakoune has absolutely ruined vim for me. It is just so much better and I can't go back.

    1 vote