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  1. Comment on Firefox Fenix for Android mockups in ~tech

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    This is true. I've been using kiwi browser with the option to move the address bar to the bottom for only a few weeks, and I already feel like I don't ever want it at the top anymore. It probably...

    This is true. I've been using kiwi browser with the option to move the address bar to the bottom for only a few weeks, and I already feel like I don't ever want it at the top anymore. It probably helped that I thought it was the way to go even before trying it.

    Now, with android pie and its new gesture controls, I think it's even more useful.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on BELOW Launch Trailer in ~games

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    It's been weird waiting for this game. I was starting to think it's never going to release. There have been year long gaps without any info, and now when it's finally coming out it's so stealthy I...

    It's been weird waiting for this game. I was starting to think it's never going to release. There have been year long gaps without any info, and now when it's finally coming out it's so stealthy I almost missed it.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on BELOW Launch Trailer in ~games

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    This has been in the making for five years and now its finally coming out. It looks pretty promising.

    This has been in the making for five years and now its finally coming out. It looks pretty promising.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Most useful Chrome extensions in ~tech

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    These are for chrome (I use them with Vivaldi though). I left out security/adblock extensions from the list, because those are covered here many times already. (I mostly use uBlock Origin, Privacy...

    These are for chrome (I use them with Vivaldi though). I left out security/adblock extensions from the list, because those are covered here many times already. (I mostly use uBlock Origin, Privacy Possum, HTTPS Everywhere and Decentraleyes)

    • Dark Reader - Dynamically themes websites dark. Very useful when browsing in the dark. Feature rich. Helps avoid blasting your eyes blind with bright sites.
    • Imagus - Shows images and videos when hovering over links.
    • Iridium - An extension for Youtube. Has lots of useful features.
    • Lucky - Adds google's "I'm feeling lucky!"-search as a context menu item when selecting text.
    • Rescroller - Customizes browser's scrollbars in pretty much every way possible.
    • ShareX - A companion extension for ShareX, an amazing and super useful open source screenshot/multitool program.
    • Stylus - Allows custom stylesheets for websites. A fork of stylish made after stylish became spyware.
    • Tildes Extended - Adds useful features to Tildes.
    2 votes
  5. Comment on Tab Muter: re-enables Google Chrome's "Mute Tab" feature in ~comp

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    It's feels so silly to me that they disabled this. I guess it's in line with their trend of making everything as simple and dumbed down as possible, but still. I don't think there are any users...

    It's feels so silly to me that they disabled this. I guess it's in line with their trend of making everything as simple and dumbed down as possible, but still. I don't think there are any users who think removing the option was a good thing.

    I like the way Vivaldi handles this btw. You can choose to play audio on all tabs, only in the active tab or you can prioritize active tab so background tabs only mute when the active tab is playing audio. You can still manually mute/unmute them as well.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Anyone still listening to music with files instead of streaming? in ~music

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    Yup, that's the main reason I use them. Another reason being that I can not rely entirely on online services.

    local music players are a lot more lightweight, snappy, and efficient than connecting through some bloated web interface

    Yup, that's the main reason I use them. Another reason being that I can not rely entirely on online services.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Anyone still listening to music with files instead of streaming? in ~music

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    Holy shit that new Nokia bananaphone remake is awesome! Thankfully they still make it in yellow.

    Holy shit that new Nokia bananaphone remake is awesome! Thankfully they still make it in yellow.

    2 votes
  8. My hardrives are filling with music, but most of my friends only use spotify, youtube or something like 'em. I do like spotify, and other streaming services for their convenience, but I still have...

    My hardrives are filling with music, but most of my friends only use spotify, youtube or something like 'em.

    I do like spotify, and other streaming services for their convenience, but I still have to have all my music physically on my harddrive. I'd rather use my customized foobar2000 to play my songs than any other proprietary player.
    Anyone here still stuck on the oldschool way?

    38 votes
  9. Comment on What's the origin of the name of this website? in ~tildes

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    Stackedit is pretty nice if you have to write long bits with MarkDown or its variants.

    Stackedit is pretty nice if you have to write long bits with MarkDown or its variants.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What are you typing on? in ~tech

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    Old Ducky Zero with custom caps and MX reds. I think I'll be using this until it breaks some day in the far future. My next keyboard will have MX browns or similarly working keys.

    Old Ducky Zero with custom caps and MX reds. I think I'll be using this until it breaks some day in the far future. My next keyboard will have MX browns or similarly working keys.

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

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    Automated Refrains by Dan Terminus. It came out last year, but I somehow missed it although I liked his previous release, The Wrath Of Code very much also. Automated Refrains is an exceptional...

    Automated Refrains by Dan Terminus. It came out last year, but I somehow missed it although I liked his previous release, The Wrath Of Code very much also. Automated Refrains is an exceptional conceptual synthwave/cyberpunk album. The structure of the tracks, and the whole album actually reminds me of old prog rock, and I haven't heard anyone really going that way in a genre like this before.

  12. Comment on RimWorld 1.0 released in ~games

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    It's a lot more accessible. It's like a sci-fi DF with decent graphics and more importantly, menus. The thing that mostly bugged me with DF wasn't the ascii graphics. What bothered me most was the...

    It's a lot more accessible. It's like a sci-fi DF with decent graphics and more importantly, menus. The thing that mostly bugged me with DF wasn't the ascii graphics. What bothered me most was the menus and the ui, because those were just illogical. I could never really get in to it, even if I very much wanted to.

    It's a whole different thing with Rimworld. The basic idea is the same; autonomous characters living by your instructions and rules, but the gameplay is just so much more easier, and more intuitive to get into for a first time player. It's not nearly as complex and comprehensive in the simulation aspect that Dwarf Fortress is, but hey, nothing else is either. It's a really great game in its own though.

    edit. added and reformatted stuff

    8 votes
  13. Comment on Ray Tracing Is No New Thing in ~comp

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    I made my first renders and 3d animations with POV-Ray in secondary school back in the nineties. Raytracing certainly is not a new thing. Realtime raytracing though is something I'd very much like...

    I made my first renders and 3d animations with POV-Ray in secondary school back in the nineties. Raytracing certainly is not a new thing. Realtime raytracing though is something I'd very much like to see already.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on The Beauty of Programming in ~comp

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    This was a good read even for a non-programmer. Linus has got his share of shit slung at him due to his authoritarian (but effective) leadership of the development of the linux kernel (and...

    This was a good read even for a non-programmer. Linus has got his share of shit slung at him due to his authoritarian (but effective) leadership of the development of the linux kernel (and recently for the whole linux kernel CoC debacle), but he is a brilliant programmer nonetheless.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Is there any objective value of having your biologically own kids? in ~talk

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    I don't know about objective, but there are nonsensical trains of thought very much involved too. As someone who is probably never going to have children, it's pretty weird to think that I'll be...

    I don't know about objective, but there are nonsensical trains of thought very much involved too.

    As someone who is probably never going to have children, it's pretty weird to think that I'll be the last.
    The last link in an unbroken chain that started some four billion years ago. I will be the one to break that unbroken series of species, and more species, propagating through the aeons and geological periods against all odds, and through all the catastrophies.
    Now, when we are at our most prosperous era ever, my chain probably terminates here, and I will be guilty of that. It's comforting that the only place that any this matters is just in my head.

    edit. Typos and wording

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Thoughts on private trackers in ~tech

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    I spent a combined ten years on Oink's Pink Palace and What.CD, and the quality standards on them were truly faultless. You could find any music you could think of, in any format or quality you...

    There's a type of tracker dedicated largely to one niche of media or theme (e.g. music, comics, movies, anime) and they have coherent communities that attract high quality contributors.

    I spent a combined ten years on Oink's Pink Palace and What.CD, and the quality standards on them were truly faultless. You could find any music you could think of, in any format or quality you wished. If you couldn't, you'd make a request and someone would fill it within a day (except for that legendary unreleased Aphex Twin album always on top of the requests pile).
    Those places were not for leechers though. You had to know what you were doing. You really had to contribute, or you'd soon find your account suspended. The ratio requirements, especially on OiNK, were pretty high. Haven't used a private tracker for years now, so I don't really know what's going on with them these days.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on In search of the dark mode holy grail in ~comp

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    I've used that very same combination for a long time, and It does work pretty well. I usually set up userstyles only for sites I use daily, or almost daily, and let Dark Reader handle the rest....

    I've used that very same combination for a long time, and It does work pretty well. I usually set up userstyles only for sites I use daily, or almost daily, and let Dark Reader handle the rest.
    I've tried every "darkener"-extension over the years, that I could find, and I think Dark Reader is the best one yet.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Learning English from the ground up in ~talk

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    Only thing I spotted: I don't think the comma right there is needed, but hey, I don't really know. English is not my native language either, and I go by my gut too in these things. Your english is...

    Only thing I spotted:

    ... and mostly relied on my instinct, as to what "sounded" right ...

    I don't think the comma right there is needed, but hey, I don't really know. English is not my native language either, and I go by my gut too in these things.

    Your english is very good by the way. Much better than many native speakers produce in places like reddit. I think you're being too hard on yourself.