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  1. Comment on Seed sellers across North America have been overwhelmed by skyrocketing demand in recent weeks in ~enviro

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    I've had a pretty disorganised vegetable garden for the last few months (we bought a house in October so it was a novelty to shove some spinach and a tomato in the ground and see what happens) and...

    I've had a pretty disorganised vegetable garden for the last few months (we bought a house in October so it was a novelty to shove some spinach and a tomato in the ground and see what happens) and the plan was that once the tomato bush finished up I'd rip everything up, add a bunch of compost to the soil and actually plant the bed properly.

    Due to this panic buying of seeds/seedlings I ended up having to go to a friend's place to take some of their seed supplies because even local stores are selling out. I've been reading about saving seeds and I think it's definitely worth doing!

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Is anyone playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? in ~games

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    I'm finding it is actually making me play less because what's the point when I catch seven eggs in a row and can't get any raw materials to make anything non-egg related?

    I'm finding it is actually making me play less because what's the point when I catch seven eggs in a row and can't get any raw materials to make anything non-egg related?

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Khronos Group releases Vulkan ray tracing in ~tech

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    This is pretty huge. The gap between DirectX and Vulkan keeps narrowing!

    This is pretty huge. The gap between DirectX and Vulkan keeps narrowing!

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Prosperous Universe Presence release is live in ~games

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    It's very much worth trying, I love the pace of the game! I've got my production lines set up so I can basically log in on my bus to work and then again in the evening

    It's very much worth trying, I love the pace of the game! I've got my production lines set up so I can basically log in on my bus to work and then again in the evening

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Prosperous Universe Presence release is live in ~games

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    The latest Prosperous Universe update formalises space trucking/logistics companies. Players have been running logistics companies for a while with a bunch of workarounds to handle the trading but...

    The latest Prosperous Universe update formalises space trucking/logistics companies. Players have been running logistics companies for a while with a bunch of workarounds to handle the trading but this update brings shipment orders.

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

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    Once you've played the original games, look in to an engine port like GZDoom and some of the community expansions like Eviternity or Ashes 2063. There's 25 years of innovative level and mod design...

    Once you've played the original games, look in to an engine port like GZDoom and some of the community expansions like Eviternity or Ashes 2063. There's 25 years of innovative level and mod design in that community and there is some amazing stuff around!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Why Svelte is our choice for a large web project in 2020 in ~comp

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    I need to put together a data driven forms type application at some stage for work and I've been eyeing React/Redux for a little while. I've got plenty of time for research as it's sort of a V2 of...

    I need to put together a data driven forms type application at some stage for work and I've been eyeing React/Redux for a little while. I've got plenty of time for research as it's sort of a V2 of what we're working on now that I'm trying to get my head around pre-emptively (until now we've been kind of just making shit up and rolling our own after being locked in to ASP.NET Web Forms)

    This has given me something else to consider now!

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Brands can now purchase an ad in the #2 slot of Reddit's "Trending" sections in the Popular page and Search dropdown in ~tech

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    I'm honestly surprised nobody's done an Invidious/Nitter style Web based front end for Reddit yet

    I'm honestly surprised nobody's done an Invidious/Nitter style Web based front end for Reddit yet

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

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    I picked up Halo:CE:Anniversary on PC the other day. I haven't played a massive amount of it so far thanks to work and other life commitments but it feels like a pretty good port. At the moment...

    I picked up Halo:CE:Anniversary on PC the other day. I haven't played a massive amount of it so far thanks to work and other life commitments but it feels like a pretty good port. At the moment the Halo series is the only thing holding me back from putting Debian back on my main PC. I've been so psyched for halo on pc for so many years that it seems silly to have to subsist with Proton

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary available now for PC with The Master Chief Collection in ~games

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    You do need an Xbox account but you don't need the paid Xbox live subscription

    You do need an Xbox account but you don't need the paid Xbox live subscription

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Diablo IV - February 2020 quarterly update in ~games

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    I found Diablo 3 didn't feel particularly challenging so much as it felt time consuming. I didn't feel like I was doing much damage but at the same time I wasn't really taking much damage so I...

    I found Diablo 3 didn't feel particularly challenging so much as it felt time consuming. I didn't feel like I was doing much damage but at the same time I wasn't really taking much damage so I just got bored and sold my copy.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Star Wars: The High Republic - A new era of stories in books and comics, set 200 years before The Phantom Menace in ~books

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    I mean honestly the main thing I liked about the Old Republic as an era was the fact that Jedi weren't everywhere. It sort of made them feel special..

    I mean honestly the main thing I liked about the Old Republic as an era was the fact that Jedi weren't everywhere. It sort of made them feel special..

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Fear Not the Long Road - After 14 years of work, Black Mesa 1.0 will launch on March 5, 2020 in ~games

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    This has been on my to-play list for a long time. Maybe it's time to finally fire it up!

    This has been on my to-play list for a long time. Maybe it's time to finally fire it up!

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Discord is not an acceptable choice for free software projects in ~comp

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    I guess you're right.

    I guess you're right.

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

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    Bear in mind the automated scraping is against the rules and frowned upon

    Bear in mind the automated scraping is against the rules and frowned upon

  16. Comment on Discord is not an acceptable choice for free software projects in ~comp

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    I like the way Pine64 do their chat network, they have a bot which bridges their Matrix/IRC/Telegram/Discord channels so everybody can communicate on their platform of choice.

    I like the way Pine64 do their chat network, they have a bot which bridges their Matrix/IRC/Telegram/Discord channels so everybody can communicate on their platform of choice.

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

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    The only features you need to pay for are local markets (which are basically player message boards where you post an ad saying "I want to sell 100 silicon ore for 4,000NCC pick up within three...

    The only features you need to pay for are local markets (which are basically player message boards where you post an ad saying "I want to sell 100 silicon ore for 4,000NCC pick up within three days". You still get the centralised commodity exchanges where the lions share of trading in the standard buy order sell order and it matches you style happens though) and the currency exchange.

    I believe they intend to move to a subscription model for the premium stuff when they do a full release but that won't be for a good time yet as far as I'm aware.

    I'm sure they're going to add further content that isn't free, but they do state "Realism will not be sacrificed to pay-to-win shenanigans – your money is no good here." on their website which is actually kind of what enticed me.

    I obviously can't comment on how it'll go in the future but I think the devs are doing this because they want to make an amazing spreadsheets in space game first over money.

    TL;DR give it a try and see what you think.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    Yeah Drew Devault is a maintainer for a bunch of open source Linux software

    Yeah Drew Devault is a maintainer for a bunch of open source Linux software

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Scythe’s Automa designer on making cardboard AI feel human in solo board games in ~games.tabletop

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    Solo board games and RPGs are something which has always interested me but I've never actually sat down to try. Does anybody who plays them regularly have any insights?

    Solo board games and RPGs are something which has always interested me but I've never actually sat down to try. Does anybody who plays them regularly have any insights?

    4 votes