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  1. Comment on Minecraft update 1.16 has been released in ~games

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    in the vanilla sense, no. There's only really been the faintest amount of official mod support still (only decompilation maps recently, a step that only lowers the bar and doesn't fundamentally...

    in the vanilla sense, no. There's only really been the faintest amount of official mod support still (only decompilation maps recently, a step that only lowers the bar and doesn't fundamentally change much). But Bedrock gets a fundamentally different scripting system and internal limitations.

    Bedrock is better suited imo , but java is where the community and culture is.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Minecraft update 1.16 has been released in ~games

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    My favourite part of this update was the custom dimensions stuff. One of my friends is quite handy with commandblocks and datapacks, so we're always messing around with vanilla+ features (like...

    My favourite part of this update was the custom dimensions stuff. One of my friends is quite handy with commandblocks and datapacks, so we're always messing around with vanilla+ features (like getting bees to spread flowers sometimes) and hotswappable dimensions are a really fun prospect.

    Deffo gonna be a hacky implementation but you can do the "quarry" dimension from that one mod, or something we're hoping is possible in some form- having 2 or more groups of people play their worlds, but on the same server. Imagine being able to craft a portal to a different overworld and go explore an entirely different server, maybe help them build something or do faction-y raids.

    Ultimately though I'm just sad Java edition is never gonna be as extensible as bedrock. We are so unbelievably jealous of your scripting ability.... You guys can even make custom mobs ;c

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  3. Comment on Is there a GPS watch that does not have any wireless radios? in ~tech

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    Sadly I don't think you'll find much luck. That entire market is driven my miniaturisation from the smartphone boom, which has involved a lot of feature cramming. Anything small enough to go on a...

    Sadly I don't think you'll find much luck. That entire market is driven my miniaturisation from the smartphone boom, which has involved a lot of feature cramming. Anything small enough to go on a wrist is going to have some range of wireless connectivity on the same chip I bet.

    If you really do find nothing and start to get desperate, you could start looking into the ifixit/whatever repair forums to see if any look particularly "hardy" and might survive you taking a blunt stab at it with the soldering iron (there's no realistic way to be accurate and DIY). Who knows, maybe the firmware wont care or maybe it'll brick it.

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  4. Comment on Police didn’t spend millions on awesome tank just to let protests stay peaceful in ~misc

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    If they interviewed the officers directly maybe, I'd buy that. Especially based on some of the clips I've seen recently.. Some definitely have a "If you got it, you gotta use it" when it comes to...

    If they interviewed the officers directly maybe, I'd buy that. Especially based on some of the clips I've seen recently.. Some definitely have a "If you got it, you gotta use it" when it comes to their equipment

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  5. Comment on Phone automation - Share your workflows! in ~tech

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    Man i love that app, it's a sleeping giant underdog imo in terms of capability and ease of use. I just wrote a massive ranting thing about all the stuff I made with it, but then realised none of...

    Man i love that app, it's a sleeping giant underdog imo in terms of capability and ease of use.

    I just wrote a massive ranting thing about all the stuff I made with it, but then realised none of them are on this phone (and I'm so rusty I failed at recreating them 1:1) so I'll cut the comment back a bit.

    I mostly had QoL stuff which I seemed to ignore most days. If I left the house i'd go into "outside mode" and would display a little reminder thing every other time I unlocked my phone. For example 'take the long way through the park' or 'how are the bees doing'. little things like that went a long way for my anxiety because I'm never going to "decide" to just go take a walk, or go look at flowers or whatever. And when you're in mission mode getting chores done, its too easy to forget you wanted to do those things in the first place.

    There was some app-specific "await assistance.." things too, one of them was basically a definable autoclicker/macro thing I used to try and learn that side of automate. Wound up only using it to scroll through reddit and other things handsfree. Still idly looking for a way to detect audio/content still being played so it doesn't move on without you. Or maybe just clicking the play/pause headset button to swipe would be a good compromise. But either way it's not that useful, I'm just impressed automate can do it haha

    Most of the time this app goes unused, but I absolutely love the malleability of it. My general advice for it is to just make some stuff in it just for fun FIRST, not to solve a niche. Because you'll wind up with a much better idea on how to attempt what you have in mind afterwards.

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  6. Comment on Frustrated with my Nikon D3500 and looking for advice on upgrading in ~hobbies

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    Ah thank you for this, definitely something I wouldn't have realised and overlooked!

    Ah thank you for this, definitely something I wouldn't have realised and overlooked!

  7. Comment on Frustrated with my Nikon D3500 and looking for advice on upgrading in ~hobbies

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    Not yet, but that's what made me wonder about upgrade paths. I've been wanting to get a 55mm prime lens since I've heard people say it's a good way to learn. All i have currently is the 18-55mm...

    Not yet, but that's what made me wonder about upgrade paths. I've been wanting to get a 55mm prime lens since I've heard people say it's a good way to learn.

    All i have currently is the 18-55mm lens it came with, and a bigger 55-300mm VR lens for distance.

  8. Comment on Frustrated with my Nikon D3500 and looking for advice on upgrading in ~hobbies

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    I did get this 2nd hand, body + 18-55mm lens for around 280 (saved up for a nintendo switch but shortages). I usually do try to get older flagships as most of the time they're better bang for your...

    I did get this 2nd hand, body + 18-55mm lens for around 280 (saved up for a nintendo switch but shortages).

    I usually do try to get older flagships as most of the time they're better bang for your buck, and i thought this was an older series but I guess I just picked a bad model. It's the version that's supposedly more compact and cheaper at the expense of dedicated buttons for some settings and whatnot.

    When the camera exchange opens back up I'll keep my eye open for something well-used again, especially since I've had my interest piqued by infrared photography and would never be able to justify killing something brand new. Although if I was going to do that, i'd probably want to get a specific body that's easy to DIY, or one that's predone.

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  9. Frustrated with my Nikon D3500 and looking for advice on upgrading

    Got it last summer and been having and absolute blast with it, got a macro tube and a bigger 55-300 lens to play with. But time and time again I keep running into annoying little limitations. This...

    Got it last summer and been having and absolute blast with it, got a macro tube and a bigger 55-300 lens to play with. But time and time again I keep running into annoying little limitations.

    This model doesn't have a shutter release input thing, so remote shutter is locked behind a falling apart android app>bluetooth connection. There's a tonne of small little things like this that I wish I looked into before making the purchase

    Essentially - right now I'm thinking that I want to upgrade the actual dslr before investing any more into lenses, but I'm a bit too out of touch to know what the good models to go for 2nd hand or whatever.

    Are there any tildoes out there that have some experience with older but capable bodies?

    9 votes
  10. Comment on De-Googling my life – two years on in ~tech

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    If i were to make that switch, I'd also enjoy the lack of content force-feeding by the algo. I clicked on a scene from Sillicon Valley last week and am still getting "Best of Jared S1-5" kind of...

    If i were to make that switch, I'd also enjoy the lack of content force-feeding by the algo.

    I clicked on a scene from Sillicon Valley last week and am still getting "Best of Jared S1-5" kind of videos. Yeah, I can hit "not interested" but how many times has that actually worked for you? I just get "best of Richard" or the next suggestion from the algo.

    I really miss the days of related videos as opposed to suggested videos, and bc there's probably not a way to bring back the old ways - cutting out the sidebar/homepage/algo as much as possible just sounds like a no-brainer.

    Once you've found some channels, being able to enjoy it in peace sounds nice.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Hue Jumper - This entire game fits in a 2048 byte zip file! Made for 2kPlus Jam in ~games

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    Can I get past 1000? Short answer; no. Slightly longer answer; almost. This is pretty cool man! I'm not sure how much space you have to work with when it comes to tweaks, so I'll try not to spam...

    Can I get past 1000? Short answer; no. Slightly longer answer; almost.

    This is pretty cool man! I'm not sure how much space you have to work with when it comes to tweaks, so I'll try not to spam you with a bunch of nitpicky bits of feedback. Especially considering how it just sucked almost 45 minutes away from me while I waited for food to cook, so it's clearly more than good enough!

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  12. Comment on Four Chinese military personnel charged for Equifax hack in ~tech

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    I was reading a sysadmin thread and had the same realization. https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/f1bkvt/corpcom_is_being_sold_thousands_of_systems_around/fh6c7k1/ he had the domain it.com...

    I was reading a sysadmin thread and had the same realization. https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/f1bkvt/corpcom_is_being_sold_thousands_of_systems_around/fh6c7k1/ he had the domain it.com and it was receiving information it really shouldn't be seeing at all.

    Scary to think that all it would take is a hasty sale by someone not thinking twice, it expiring, or whatever else then there's a huge vector for leaked (well, broadcasted) info.

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  13. Comment on First snapshot for Minecraft update 1.16 released in ~games

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    the issues with lava aren't constrained to Y20 in the nether. There's random pockets of lava p much everywhere from what I remember.

    the issues with lava aren't constrained to Y20 in the nether. There's random pockets of lava p much everywhere from what I remember.

  14. Comment on What are all the different ways in which we can appreciate games? in ~games

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    Something about the speedrunning community that always astonishes me is their ability to appreciate every part of a game. I can only imagine how good it must feel to know that not only are people...

    Something about the speedrunning community that always astonishes me is their ability to appreciate every part of a game. I can only imagine how good it must feel to know that not only are people still playing your game after a few decades, but that they're actively reverse engineering your code and coming up with new ways to play that very same game! I'm not sure how I'd categorize this suggestion since I doubt "reverse engineering" would encapsulate it all, but I didn't see it mentioned just yet so wanted to throw its hat in the ring.

    I'm not even sure what games I'd use as an example. Basically all nintendo games have become staples, but what drew me into this community was Harry Potter 1 for the PS1. Playing the game for the first time since childhood was a nice experience, but it didn't come anywhere close to the months of obsession that came afterwards. A school friend and I would theory craft routes for the 100% and any%, spend hours running into walls during different animations trying to recreate a random glitch, and even looking into how the game engine/games of that era worked so that we might find some inherited glitch or something.

    It's such an interesting ecosystem to me, and there's endless amounts of nichés. There's your any% category where you just gotta finish the game, 100% meaning you must do every tracked activity to completion, glitchless% which is self explanatory. There's a few more but those are the meat and potatoes of it. But then we have TAS. Tool Assisted Speedruns can be anything from letting you use savestates, frame advance, but the real magic happens when you compile a list of inputs and have the emulator play them back at inhuman precision and speeds. It allows for so many shenanigans that you wouldn't even dream of doing by hand - but in the spirit of speedrunning, of course someone has managed to pull of a run previously though to be TAS only.

    This has been more of a rant than I intended and really doesn't fit into your format so I apologize for that, but I hope if you've read this far then you've had your interest piqued a little bit.

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  15. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    I think that's for the same reason that sarcasm is hit and miss on the internet. You can't tell if someone is just letting you know something bc they have a similar preference and solved it a...

    I think that's for the same reason that sarcasm is hit and miss on the internet. You can't tell if someone is just letting you know something bc they have a similar preference and solved it a different way VS someone seeing you do something "wrong" and wanting to correct it.

    I don't usually get bothered by small aside comments, but if I've re-iterated something a bunch yet each reply gives the impression they haven't even read what I wrote, then I start to write it off and assume they're among the "do it my way" crowd.

    Unfortunately though, even if what they said is good advice, I can accidentally read something as preachy/sarcastic/glib and then I'll stubbornly avoid it like the plague. Funny how we can be sometimes.

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  16. Comment on ZzArt - Abstract Art Evolution - Now Open Source on GitHub! in ~creative

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    Ah this is reminding me of this evolvotron thing I found on my raspberry pi repository! I absolutely loved clicking around to see what combinations I could steer it towards, and wound up with a...

    Ah this is reminding me of this evolvotron thing I found on my raspberry pi repository! I absolutely loved clicking around to see what combinations I could steer it towards, and wound up with a bunch of wallpapers I could rotate through with a script.

    I'm on windows now but that live demo is bringing back all sorts of nostalgia, good job dude!

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  17. Comment on What YouTube channels have you been watching more recently and would recommend? in ~talk

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    I could suggest channels endlessly. I'm subscribed to so many that I actually have no clue. You tube just caps the listing at 1000, so I'm not sure if adding new ones is bumping old ones off or if...

    I could suggest channels endlessly. I'm subscribed to so many that I actually have no clue. You tube just caps the listing at 1000, so I'm not sure if adding new ones is bumping old ones off or if the number just stops there. Either way I'm going to limit myself to channels in my youtube history of the last few days.

    Andreas Kling - Dudes building an operating system from scratch and it's already taking shape. I was surprised at how much of his stuff I was actually watching, but I guess it's just entertaining to see someone good at what they do and their thought process along the way.

    post 10 - You might have seen one or two of these on r/videos a bit ago, that's where I stumbled across him. This dude unclogs flooded storm drains, spelunks massive culverts, and it's oh so satisfying. A bit of a guilty pleasure kind of thing, but the more you watch the less guilty it becomes. He's a good dude and really quite smart.

    bad obsession motorsport These guys are doing Project Binky. Shoving the entire running gear of a 4wd toyota celica into a comparatively microscopic mini, all with the self imposed restraint of not just making it a bunch longer or something. They absolutely over-engineer everything so the gaps between videos are more than worth it.

    chubby emu This is a bonafide hypochondriac machine. Some of these videos deeply deeply unsettle me but are so well put together that I almost have to sit through them.

    rctestflight if you're into rc stuff, or just want to see some high production quality goofing around by someone incredibly smart and able - this is your guy. He's got a few projects that i've been following. A solar powered plane with the goal of it being able to sustain flight while recharging the battery, he's made a diy paramotor thing out of rc supplies, and just general finnicky rc projects like experimenting with 3d printing a lifting body and then dropping it from one of his other multirotors.

    dyson5000 If you love corny, bad, dadjokes then look no further. I absolutely love this channel and its ability to just melt a shitty week away. Some of the jokes are a bit out there, and others are typical uncle humour. But more than occasionally there'll be this joke in there that absolutely floors you out of nowhere and you'll spend the rest of the episode in the afterglow.

    kris harbour This guy is making an environmentally friendly homestead and workshop. He's got a little hydroelectric generator set up and videos chronicling that, he's got the main structure of his new workshop up after finishing the roof, and is doing the interior walls and whatnot iirc. He makes quite fast progress on it and although the videos are quite long, it's usually quite full of different things instead of just 1 task + ranting ( although there is a bit of that )

    wintergatan This dudes marble machine is coming along absolutely great. It's amazing watching it come together and eventually evolve as it's being put together. Seeing all the iterations and frustrations get ironed out is so cathartic and the dude is charming as heck too

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  18. Comment on "If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game in ~music

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    Gonna be a bit of a hard/unconventional one I think. I found this album a while ago while I was getting into vaporwave, but it's not vaporwave exactly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-6z9BzM2AQ...

    Gonna be a bit of a hard/unconventional one I think.

    I found this album a while ago while I was getting into vaporwave, but it's not vaporwave exactly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-6z9BzM2AQ

    It's hypnogogic, glitchy, atmospheric, but also upbeat and has some interesting vocals-but-not-lyrics on some songs.

    I'll just be happy with a handful of artists that just have a single component like the vocals as an instrument bit, but i'm hoping this is its own genre.

    e: the spotify link

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  19. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I love me some Go, even though I'm rusty as all hell and produce nothing but steaming bowls of spaghetti. I lost the project when my old laptop died, but I also made a little terminal music...

    I love me some Go, even though I'm rusty as all hell and produce nothing but steaming bowls of spaghetti.

    I lost the project when my old laptop died, but I also made a little terminal music player. Mine was more an audiobook player though. I wanted to be able to flick between a few different books without losing my place but some would be in huge 45m chunks with many chapters, and i'd always forget the mm:ss mark.

    bish bash bosh and i had a quick and dirty audiobook manager that suited me. I got lazy and wound up using https://github.com/JoelOtter/termloop for an awful lot of the heavy lifting, if i'm honest. Most of my effort was spent trying to get the ui looking neat while also have info at a glance.

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  20. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread - 2019W40 in ~comp

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    I've been working on something on/off for a few months now but seemly am making no progress. I've got the individual bits of the project mostly sorted, but this one aspect has me hung up for...

    I've been working on something on/off for a few months now but seemly am making no progress. I've got the individual bits of the project mostly sorted, but this one aspect has me hung up for months...

    What I'm hoping to make is a globe-plotted news blotter. Picture google maps but instead of 'McDonalds' having a marker, its a news story pinned in Chicago. Plus a time slider to go back through the days. There's libraries out there to make that stuff easier like mapbox and cesiumjs.

    My issue is programatically getting the location from news stories. I've tried so many different approaches but I can't really come up with anything better than hand sorting it. The closest I got was using prnewswire, or a service similar to that. But webscraping was a bit too unreliable and I still haven't heard back from the API key request ;c

    I had a bit of a wacky idea of using RSS feeds and just trying to write a program that scans an article and identifies all locations referenced within it. It's been proving to be chronically slow to check reliably.

    This is mostly just a vent post, since I'm fairly sure I'm burnt out on the idea for now. It would have been pretty cool imo though, but maybe I'm just not there yet as a programmer.

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